Students learn best when they feel comfortable, safe, protected and in an encouraging, friendly environment. Recently, the Michigan MTSS Technical Assistance Center recognized Thornapple Kellogg Schools at the Gold Level for work toward implementing a Multi-Tiered System of Support. It is a program the district implemented about eight years ago aimed at helping fill in the needs of students as a group and individually.
When she’s not in her fourth-grade classroom, you might find Sarah Keizer playing kickball with her students on the playground, taking a long walk with her Chesapeake Bay Retriever Monte, jumping on the trampoline with her two kids, taking quad rides with her family, or even racing around the oval track in the yearly Barry County Fair Powder Puff Autocross race.
Jessie is still a little young and rambunctious and definitely still in training. Still, the 16-month-old Belgium Malawa police dog seemed eager to put on a great demonstration for Lee Elementary second graders about how he and his partner, Barry County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Moore, help each other.
A long line of Thornapple Kellogg High School students reached out to shake hands with veterans after a patriotic and inspiring Veterans Day Assembly. “It means a whole lot. It just really means a lot,” said Sgt. Daniel Rietman.
Thornapple Kellogg High School is excited to again host the annual Veterans Day Assembly which will again be open to the community. The event takes place at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Guests should enter through the athletic lobby and the south parking lot off Bender Road.
Battle of the Buildings is BACK this Friday, Nov. 11. This is a fun district-wide competition pitting each school against each other for bragging rights. Come see who will earn this year's title and cheer on your favorite teachers and staff members in somewhat "competitive" and always fun basketball games. This friendly competition raises funds to support the Close Up Trip to Washington D.C. and the school of your choice.
Brandon Fox never rode the bus to school when he was a kid, but he’s getting a lot of hours in the big yellow rig now. For the past 19 years, Fox has been a school bus driver - the last 10 years at Thornapple Kellogg Schools.