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Middle School teacher Chris Cole speaks into one of the translators so a student can hear instructions immediately in Spanish.

Students Use Technology to Speak Their Language

Imagine starting school in a new country where you don’t speak or understand the language. It’s impossible to realize the frustration and difficulties students in this situation have comprehending lessons while trying to master a new language. Thanks to a grant from the Thornapple Area Enrichment Foundation, some TK students will get a little help as they make the transition to new homes, new schools and a new language.
Different constellations are outlined and identified as part of the Digital Star Lab.

Digital Star Lab Planetarium Comes to MS

Middle School 7th grade students sat under the stars inside a large portable dome inflated right in their own gymnasium. The dome, called the Digital Star Lab, is part of Kalamazoo's Air Zoo. The unique experience gave students a chance to see stars, moons, planets, and the galaxy up close.
TKMS cast and crew of

TKMS to Perform “Annie Jr.”

Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students bring “Annie Jr.” to the stage for two public performances Nov. 20 and 21. Both shows start at 7 p.m. in the high school auditorium. The shows are free to the community. Donations are appreciated to help maintain the middle school theater program.


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 a "TrueSuccess" program to help students develop core values for themselves and others and we teach and reward students for positive behavior. 
We are glad you're here! We welcome volunteer parent and community involvement so please stop in to see us soon!