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MS Students, Staff Handle Emergency Situation Smoothly

After middle school students were safely back in their regular classrooms and the regular school day resumed, Principal Kelli Wegner said she was extremely pleased with how the students and staff reacted. The building was evacuated this morning after a small fire in a bathroom trash can was detected and smoke filled a hallway.
Two students try to barter with their teacher Mr. Wilkinson to trade their goods for gold or copper.

Students Gain Rich Sense of History in Classroom Exercise

“I’ll give you five cows for some gold,” one student offered. Another provided three sheep and some beads. These kinds of trades were being made throughout the seventh-grade social studies classrooms taught by Mr. Wilkinson and Mr. Cove as students studied the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia.
TKHS teachers Scott Aldrich and Amy Forman and TKMS teacher Laura Nikkel receive the Above and Beyond  Award.

TK Teachers Honored for Going Above and Beyond

Three teachers were honored with the Shelley Erb “Above and Beyond Award” given annually by the Thornapple Kellogg Education Association. Erb is a retired first-grade teacher whose endless energy and enthusiasm for teaching is the inspiration for the award given annually to a teacher who goes above and beyond what’s expected.


A message from Middle School Principal Kelli Arnold-Wegner

Thornapple Kellogg Middle School
Welcome to Thornapple Kellogg Middle School!
Our middle school has grades 6, 7 and 8 and is filled with enthusiasm for learning and positive behaviors. Each grade level has a separate wing for core subjects with a common wing for our numerous exploratory classes such as choir, band, art, Spanish and 21st Century Skills. Our staff strives to ensure academic, physical, social and emotional growth and development for all students in a secure, creative and challenging environment. We work to develop positive self-images for all students so they can become responsible, lifelong learners. Our staff uses the PBIS program to help students develop core values for themselves and others and we teach and reward students for positive behavior. 
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