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TKMS Students Gain Perspectives on Military Service

As Thornapple Kellogg eight graders filed down for a special Veterans Day program, they looked at the footprints along the hallway walls and some pointed out names of family members printed on paper bricks in a display case.
  The footprints, each costing $1, bore the names of friends, cousins, aunts and uncles who have served or are serving in the armed forces. In a display case, several paper bricks were displayed to build a wall  - each brick had the name of an immediate family member printed on them. They formed the "Building Blocks of Liberty."

TKMS Teacher Earns Classroom of the Week Honors

Science teacher Shaun Davis was honored with the classroom of the week award from Fox 17 and GRCC. Davis has been teaching for more than 20 years and involves his students in many hands-on projects and experiments. Watch the videos to see the award presentation, his students working on a field experiment project, and more about TKMS and the parent organization that helps support enrichment opportunities.

8th Graders Learn Unforgettable Memorial Day Lesson

Bob Roush tried as hard as he could.  But even after almost seven years since his son's death, he just couldn't hide his emotions as he talked to Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students about the meaning and importance of Memorial Day.

TKMS Teen Gives Rather Than Receives

Thornapple Kellogg Middle School seventh-grader Hudson DeHaan decided he would rather give than receive for his 13th birthday and has started a campaign to collect soccer balls, jerseys and other equipment to send to children in Africa.

Sixth Grader Continues Paying it Forward

An 11-year-old Thornapple Kellogg Middle School girl, inspired by a 5-year-old Delton boy, are proving age doesn't matter when it comes to helping others. They'll be featured in a Friday WOOD-TV 8 Connecting with Community segment as one of eight finalists in the contest. It's scheduled to air during the 5 p.m. news.

Four TK Odyssey of the Mind Teams Advance to State

Four Odyssey of the Mind teams from Thornapple Kellogg schools will advance to the state finals, which will be hosted at TK Schools March 19. Three of the teams placed first at the regional contest last weekend at Forest Hills and the fourth team finished second.Other TK teams placed third and fourth, just missing advancement to the state.

TKMS Students Bring Comfort to Young Patients

Warm, colorful, fun blankets were stacked high as Thornapple Kellogg Middle School students surveyed all they had made and were donating to DeVos Children's Hospital.
Some of the blankets were fun, zebra and cheetah prints. Others featured Star Wars characters or other favorite cartoon characters. There were camouflage blankets, Michigan and Michigan State blankets, and even TK orange and black blankets. Each design was handpicked by Lil Lienesch's students in hopes of bringing a little comfort to a sick child.

Students Take to Stage to Present "Fractured"

TKMS students will perform the play "Fractured" at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 in the high school auditorium. The play is a hilarious parody of fairy tales. Poor Princess Esmerelda falls in love with Lance A. Lot from the real world, but must marry a handsome Prince Charming. All the other fairy tales are in turmoil and fight to get to their "happily ever afters." The play includes many childhood favorites including a king, queen, prince and princess, talking mirror, Snow White, Beauty, Cinderella and many more. Don't miss this great show by the TKMS students!
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