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Students win district writing contest.
TKMS students take over the Classmates Care program.
TKMS students performed
A TKMS student decorates a duffel bag for foster children.
A group of boys pose showing their TK Trojan football jerseys.
Students peform
TKMS staff compete at the first Battle of the Buildings.
Band members practice every day in class.
Middle School band members practice for upcoming performances.
TKMS bands perform winter concerts.
An aerial view shows the beautiful middle school and surrounding grounds.


District Art Festival
Date: 5/20/2018, 1 PM 4 PM
Location: TKHS
Spring Concert - 7th Grade Band
Date: 5/21/2018, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: High School Auditorium
Spring Concert - 8th Grade Band
Date: 5/21/2018, 8 PM 9 PM
Location: High School Auditorium
8th Grade Transition Day to HS
Date: 5/22/2018
World OM Competition
Date: 5/23/2018

TK News

MS Students to Perform "Little House on the Prairie"

The TKMS cast of

Middle school students will turn back time with the Ingalls and Olsen families in their production of "Little House on the Prairie: The Spelling Bee." There are 37 students involved in the play directed by Vickie St. John. Performances are scheduled at 7 p.m. March 22 and 23 in the high school auditorium.

Three TK OM Teams Advance to World Finals

A TKMS OM team placed first at the state contest and advances to the world competition.

Three Thornapple Kellogg Odyssey of the Mind teams have advanced to the World competition after finishing first or second at the state last weekend. Two teams will represent the high school and one team will represent the middle school. TK also sent three teams to the World Finals last year, including some of the same students who will be advancing this year.

Next Generation Standards Encourage Learning by "Doing" Science

TKMS students learn about force and motion in a broomball-style experiment.

Ellie Baranek rubbed her hands quickly together until she felt the heat building up in her palms. The fourth-grader quickly realized her action created friction that in turn created heat. "It's motion energy to heat energy," she deduced.
Her classmates rotated around the room to six different stations where they tried to answer the question "How do we know energy is present and moving in a system?" They also gained an understanding of how energy is transferable.

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