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Annual Tradition Fights Discrimination with Kindness

Students and staff at Thornapple Kellogg High School are fighting the frigid temperatures by spreading warmth and kindness. “Kindness Week is a week where we try to encourage the student body to ‘spread the love,’ ” said senior Jenna Walters. “We realize that we all sort of get in the habit of talking to and sitting by the same people, so for at least a week we wanted students to get out of their comfort zone and make everyone feel equally important through kindness.”
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TKHS Band and Choir Concerts Next Week

The TKHS Concert and Symphonic Bands will present their final performances of the semester at 7 and 8 p.m. Monday, December 17th and the TKHS Concert Choir will perform at 7 pm. Dec. 18. All concerts are free and will be performed in the High School Auditorium.
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Middle School Students Donate to Veterans Groups

After learning about the importance of Veterans Day, Thornapple Kellogg 8th-grade students raised funds to donate to three local organizations. Footprints purchased by the students carry the names of family members, loved ones and friends who are either veterans or currently serving. The footprints line the hallway so as students make their way down the main corridor they are literally "walking in the footsteps of heroes."
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Four TKHS Students Selected for All-State Choir

WOW!! Four TKHS choir students were selected to the State Honors Choir after first performing with the Regional Honors Choir. TKHS students Haley Bovee, Peter Verstraete and Grace Hauschild were selected to perform with the All-State SATB Choir (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) and Jack Schneider was selected to perform with the TTBB Choir (Tenor 1 and 2, Baritone and Bass four-part men's group). Performances will be Jan 26 at DeVos Hall. This is a HUGE honor for these students!!! And for TK to have FOUR students in the State Honors Choir is OUTSTANDING!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
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High School Assignment Wows First Graders

First-grader Adam Beard wiggled in his seat while he meticulously painted each of the six pieces of a wooden ornament in bright colors. He stopped to examine each piece making sure no spot was left bare. "This one's mine," he said excitedly, beaming with pride as he handed over the pieces to waiting high school students. Armed with hot glue guns, the older students carefully put the pieces together to form a beautiful 3-D ornament ready for the first-graders to use as their own decorations at home.
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TK Community and Staff Begin Planning for Future

What will TK Schools look like in five years? How will education change to meet the needs of students in the future and how can TK Schools be prepared for those changes? These were just some of the questions considered as community members, along with Thornapple Kellogg administrators, teachers and staff began working on an updated strategic plan for the district.
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Vote for TK Tree at Barry County Festival of Trees

Gilmore Car Museum is hosting the Barry County Festival of Trees Nov. 16 through Dec. 31. Several business and organizations throughout the county have decorated and created their own unique trees for display. TK also has their own tree adorned with the black and orange "TK" letters at the top.
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Veterans Honored at Annual TK and Community Event

Bob Buys, a U.S. Navy veteran, said he was "humbled and honored" to be named the Middleville Veteran of the Year and he thanked the Middleville and Thornapple Kellogg School community for honoring veterans. "I'm proud to be a veteran and I'm proud of the Middleville and TK community for being patriotic and paying respect. This community just gets it," he said.
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Classmates Care Gets Big Donation to Help TK Kids

Winter in West Michigan is not a matter of "if" it comes - it's "when" it comes. That means the work of Classmates Care is never ending. This year, the organization was named the recipient of $4,000 raised by the annual Thornapple Financial Center and Money Concepts golf event. Each year the company selects a charity or organization to receive their donation.
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