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Superintendent Looks Forward to New Year

Hello, Thornapple Kellogg Community and welcome to another school year! I hope you enjoyed your summer. My name is Rob Blitchok and I am the new Superintendent for TK Schools. I am excited and humbled to be at the helm of this great school district and it is my honor to serve the community in this capacity.
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TK Starts New Year with New Administration

The new school year comes with changes this year in the top leadership roles for the district. With former superintendent Tom Enslen's retirement, Assistant Superintendent Rob Blitchok was hired by the Board of Education to move into the top administrative role. After a brief search, the board approved hiring Craig McCarthy to fill Blitchok's role and serve as the district's assistant superintendent.
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Teacher Moves From Third Grade to District Athletic Director

Brian Hammer is trading in his elementary school teacher hat to lead the district's athletic department. Hammer was named the TKHS athletic director filling the vacancy by retiring AD Dave Chrisinske. "I'm really excited to work with high school kids," said Hammer. "I love this place and I have a lot of loyalty to TK."
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TK Hires Second Resource Officer

Safety of all students and staff is a priority at Thornapple Kellogg Schools, evidenced by recent safety measures taken in each of the buildings and the hiring of a second resource officer for the district. Retired Barry County Sheriff's Detective Jeff Nieuwenhuis will join Tony Stein in serving the district and helping keep everyone safe.
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Hometown Heroes have Deep Roots in Middleville Community

Serving as outstanding role models for the community, Deb and Scott McKeown have been selected as the 2018 Hometown Heroes by the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation. Their actions have touched many areas of life in the Middleville area as they have served by giving of their time, talents and treasures.
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Catch the Buzz - B. Bus Brings Books to Neighborhoods!

“Catch the Buzz...” The B. Bus mobile library is coming to town this summer. The B. Bus library is an old school bus converted into a library on wheels, and it will be pulling into different locations all over Barry County throughout the summer, from June 18 through Aug. 17. The goal of the B. Bus project is to motivate students to continue reading through the summer months and provide easy access to books. The B. Bus will supplement summer reading programs at local libraries and hopefully make books more accessible to students who might have a hard time or not be able to get to the libraries.
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TK Library Summer Reading Program Begins June 4

Thornapple Kellogg School and Community Library will start the summer reading program with sign up the week of June 4 with several fun events planned all summer long. The annual pancake breakfast to kick summer reading events off will be from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 6. The flapjacks will be flying, there will be some simple craft projects and a great chance to sign up for summer reading and check out some books.
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TKHS Students Fare Well in State MITES Competition

It's amazing what high school kids can do with a little wood and some tools. Several Thornapple Kellogg High School students received honors and awards in the annual Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society competition covering woodworking, engineering, drafting and architectural projects from high school students throughout the state.
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Elementary Students Sew Up End-Of-Year Project

Elementary art teacher Kathy Bailey squealed with excitement when she saw the stack of brightly-colored aprons piled neatly on a table beside a sewing machine. "Look at all these! They are wonderful!" she said holding up one of the aprons and gently putting it over the head of a third-grade student who had just finished sewing.
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