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TKMS band students perform at a fall concert.
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TKMS teams compete at OM.
TKMS students were honored with writing awards from an Elks Lodge writing contest.
TKMS students perform
The TKMS band students perform a fall concert.
Students portray the
TKMS sixth-grade band performs in the high school auditorium.
An aerial view shows the beautiful middle school and surrounding grounds.
TKMS students try out hurdles as part of Fitness Palooza events.
Students prepare their robots for the
This TKMS Odyssey of the Mind team advanced to the world finals.
TKMS students enjoy the marketplace at lunch turning in their positive behavior tickets for treats.
TKMS students make donations to organizations assisting veterans.
The TK Trojan mascot rode in the homecoming parade.
Students perform a scene in
Students learn more about where their food comes from when they visited a Farm to Table restuarant.
TKMS students perform in the high school auditorium.
TKMS OM students wait for state final results.
TKMS band members perform a fall concert.
Students work on a project to explore different careers.
Students portray a band of pirates in


TKMS Office Opens for School Year
Date: 8/5/2019, 7 AM 3:30 PM
Location: TKMS
6th Grade Registration
Date: 8/15/2019, 2 PM 4 PM
Location: TKMS
Open House
Date: 8/19/2019, 4 PM 6 PM
Location: TKMS
First Day of School 2019!
Date: 8/20/2019, 7:35 AM 2:20 PM
Location: TKMS

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Teachers and Students Connect With "TrueSuccess"

Thornapple Kellogg Middle School staff and administrators accept a nomination for an award from the TrueSuccess program.

Middle School teachers and students have found a program called "TrueSuccess" and it lives up to its name. TKMS Assistant Principal Lyndsey Fischer said the program is all about building relationships between teachers and students and letting them talk about real-life situations. The program is focused around the nine virtues of respect, responsibility, self-control, gratitude, encouragement, compassion, grit and courage. It works by rewarding positive behavior.

TKMS Students Continue Memorial Day Tradition

TKMS students top at the grave of Middleville-native Nicholas Roush as they place flags in the cemetery.

For many, Memorial Day marks the start of summer and a long weekend to spend with family and friends. But the real meaning of Memorial Day is much more than all that. Memorial Day is the most somber of holidays for Americans. It is a day to remember and honor those service men and women who paid the ultimate price and died while serving in active duty for this country.

MS Choir Students Earn Top Rating; Attend State Festival

Middle School students earned top ratings at the solo and ensemble contest.

Four Middle School choir students recently participated in the middle school solo and ensemble contest and each received a 1 rating - the top rating given. The students earning the top honors are Emmersen DeVries, Luke Hinton, Michael Sager-Wissner and Thea Zellmer. In addition to the solo and ensemble contest, the 7th and 8th-grade choirs performed recently at the State Festival. Choir Director Laura Oprea said both choirs performed very well and were part of excellent clinics with a judge. Although no scores are awarded for middle school students, the festival provides excellent feedback and experience for the students.

TKMS Student Essay Advances to National Competition

TKMS teachers Marc Lester and Rojean Sprague are pictured with Dylan LeClaire, Molly Shepherd and Casey Lopez who received awards from Alma Czinder of the Hastings Elks.

A Thornapple Kellogg Middle School student will have his essay entered in the National Elks Grand Lodge Americanism writing competition. In addition, two other TKMS students had their essays for the same contest win at the local and district levels and moved on to state.

Seventh-Graders Take a Stand

Anna Smith gives her

It's not often you hear seventh-graders talking about racial profiling, the pros and cons of video gaming or debating border wall security effectiveness. But those were just some of the hot-button topics students chose for their argument/advocacy "Take a Stand" speeches.

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