News and Announcements

TKHS Wins Johnny's Market School Spirit Contest

TKHS WON the Johnny's Market School Spirit contest and received a $1,500 check this week! Out of 22 schools, TK gathered 5,426 votes - almost 2,000 votes more than the nearest competitor! Principal Tony Petersen said the money will be used for student activities. Just shows what a great community we have supporting TK! Thank you TK community for all your votes! And a huge thanks to Johnny's Markets - with a location right here in Middleville - for supporting schools!

TKHS to Bring Two Performances of “Emma"

Thornapple Kellogg High School will present Jane Austen’s “Emma” in two performances Nov. 4 and 5. Each performance begins at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $7 for adults and may be purchased in advance at and will also be available at the door prior to each show.

District to Host Free Family Seminar

Thornapple Kellogg Schools will host the Protect Young Eyes "Digitial Culture of Kids" seminar from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 10 in the high school auditorium. Childcare is available with registration.

Christmas Comes Early to McFall Elementary

It wasn’t Santa’s sleigh that pulled up in front of the school loaded with surprises, but instead a Penske semi cab and cargo van carrying boxes of new toys. “It feels like Christmas,” said one excited kindergarten student after climbing into the van and finding boxes of toys.

Students Begin To See Things In a Whole New Light

Lee students rubbed their fingers across the raised dots filling pages of a book written in braille. They wore blue-light glasses to protect their eyes from the glare of computer screens and donned sunglasses and reading glasses all in a way of acknowledging World Sight Day this week.

Professionals Shine Light on Careers

Colorful scarves floated effortlessly after being tossed in the air by students as they learned about the career of a dance/movement therapist. In the cafeteria, a rescue dog got plenty of attention as he greeted students listening to Dr. Becca Kursh talk about her career as a veterinarian. And in yet another room, Dr. Jayne Courts Hodgson inflated a pig’s lungs as she talked to students about her career as a medical doctor.

TK Resource Officer Named Homecoming Grand Marshal

Homecoming 2022 was a tremendous show of support and pride for the schools with many families, alumni and student organizations gathered for the evening. Stein has been instrumental in leading the district’s safety and security measures as well as teaching and preparing staff and students for emergency situations.

Two Honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards

Thornapple Kellogg Alumni Association continued their tradition of honoring Distinguished TK Alumni as part of Friday’s homecoming festivities. Former tennis coach Larry Seger and Dr. Christopher Noah received the honors this year in front of the packed stadium. Both were joined by family members as they accepted the honors.

Four Schools - Two Teams - One Cause

Join the DK/TK/HHS ladies swim and dive team along with their opponent Wayland, Oct. 20 for their annual Cancer Awareness swim meet.

Election Update Information

It has come to our attention that some posts made to social media sites may appear to have the district endorsing school board candidates. Whether that is the intent of the posting or not, we feel it may be creating some confusion for voters and as a district we want to help clear up any confusion.
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