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TKMS students perform in the high school auditorium.
Students learn more about where their food comes from when they visited a Farm to Table restuarant.
The TK Trojan mascot rode in the homecoming parade.
TKMS students make donations to organizations assisting veterans.
Middle School students perform
Students prepare their robots for the
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Middle school girls gather for a scene in
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An aerial view shows the beautiful middle school and surrounding grounds.
Classmates Care received a boost from Thornapple Financial Center and Money Concepts.
TKMS band students perform at a fall concert.
TKMS students try out hurdles as part of Fitness Palooza events.
TKMS band members perform a fall concert.
The
The TKMS band students perform a fall concert.
Two TKMS students give the hurdles a try during the Fitness Palooza.
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Events

Parent Advisory Council Meeting
Date: 4/16/2019, 9 AM 10 AM
Location: Room 1616
MiCareer Quest
Date: 4/24/2019
Location: DeVos Place
5th Grade Transition Parent Meeting
Date: 5/9/2019, 6 PM
Location: Middle School Room 1616
7th Grade Spring Band Concert
Date: 5/20/2019, 7 PM 8 PM
Location: TKHS Performing Arts Center
8th Grade Spring Band Concert
Date: 5/20/2019, 8 PM 9 PM
Location: TKHS Auditorium

TK News

MS Choirs Earn Top Ratings At Festival

The TKMS 8th-grade choir received a very high score at festival recently to qualify for the state festival in May.

Both the 7th and 8th-grade middle school choirs received top ratings at the recent choir festival. Both choirs scored very high and received excellent scores in sight reading as well as performance. Their top ratings make them eligible to be part of the state festival, May 1-3. Both choirs are directed by Laura Oprea.

Three TK OM Teams Advance to World Finals

TKMS OM team places first at state finals and will advance to the world finals.

Thornapple Kellogg Schools will again be well represented at the Odyssey of the Mind world finals in Lansing this year by three teams - one team from Page, one from the middle school and one from the high school.

MS STEM Class Gives Students Hands-On Lessons

Sixth-grade teacher Shaun Davis shows students how to dissect a frog to look at the organs inside.

Carefully following detailed instructions sixth-grade middle school students got a hands-on lesson they won't soon forget. They were learning about organs, what they look like and how they function. Instead of simply reading about it or even seeing pictures, students were able to see actual organs by looking at the insides of frogs.

Math Made Yummy!

Using weights and calculations students had to accurately determine how many pieces of candy and gum were in each bag.

TK 8th-grade math teachers used Jolly Ranchers and gum for a sweet end-of-unit lesson. Students were given bags filled with 20 total pieces of Jolly Ranchers and gum. But each bag contained a different combination of gum and candy. The task was to develop a set of equations, work the math and accurately come up with the number of candy pieces and the number of pieces of gum in their individual bags. Students who correctly calculated the numbers were able to eat their math rewards! Mrs. Siekman, Ms. Arguello and Mr. Cole each had a pre-determined amount of items in each bag with answers recorded on a spreadsheet to easily check the student answers. What a SWEET way to teach math!

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