TKMS 8th graders Kate Baldry and Cameron Phillips won the middle school spelling bee honors and will represent the school at the regional spelling bee. Baldry won the competition on the word "Auf Wiedersehen." Other grade-level winners at the TKMS spelling bee were Colton (Cash) Rabley in first place for 7th grade with Shelby Robinett as runner-up; Cole Novak in first place for 6th grade with Kennedy Kimmel and Mason Beard as runners-up.
As part of a health and nutrition lesson, middle school teacher Melissa Thaler wanted to give her 8th-grade students a real-life experience in learning where their food comes from and how it's produced.
After learning about the importance of Veterans Day, Thornapple Kellogg 8th-grade students raised funds to donate to three local organizations. Footprints purchased by the students carry the names of family members, loved ones and friends who are either veterans or currently serving. The footprints line the hallway so as students make their way down the main corridor they are literally "walking in the footsteps of heroes."
After hearing real-life war stories from Vietnam, Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students will launch their own effort to honor and remember all veterans.
TKMS students will perform "Oklahoma!" Nov. 14 and 15. The show starts at 7 each night in the high school auditorium. There is no cost to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated to help continue and maintain our middle school theater program. Many students are involved in this production directed by Laura Nikkel and Laura Oprea.