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Zadok Shafer with his company truck for ZDubs lawn service.

TK Senior Mows His Way Into Successful Business

Like most high school students, Zadok Shafer gets up early every morning, packs his backpack with his homework and books, and heads to classes for the day. In his free time he likes spending time with friends and watching movies. He sounds like a typical teenager, but there’s much more to this enterprising young man than many people know.
Dylan Welton with two of his prize winning catches.

TK Senior Qualifies for National Fishing Tournament

For the second time in three years, Thornapple Kellogg High School senior Dylan Welton has qualified and will compete in the Bassmaster Team National Tournament. He and his grandfather, who is also his teammate, will be heading to Florida this week for the four-day national competition.
TKHS students and Superintendent Craig McCar thy post for a photo at the KISD Leadership  event.

TKHS Students Offer Input to KISD Leaders

Two Thornapple Kellogg High School seniors are helping the Kent Intermediate School District build better educational experiences by offering suggestions and insights into what students need in schools today.
Assistant Superintendent Chris LaHaie checks out one of the displays.

Students Research Progressive Era Social Issues and Reforms

Child labor, safe working conditions, abuse of big businesses and monopolies, protection of the environment, and political corruption - all just a few of the Progressive Era social issues TKHS U.S. History students researched recently.


A message from High School Principal Tony Petersen

Thornapple Kellogg High School
Welcome to Thornapple Kellogg High School!
This is a great building filled with TK pride! Our staff wants our students to enjoy school and have fun, while at the same time being challenged with a rigorous curriculum, a balanced offering of elective classes, and a variety of extracurricular options. The TKHS staff, in cooperation with students, parents and the TK community, are committed to enabling every child to achieve his or her greatest potential.
We will give students tools they need to be successful once they graduate from TKHS - whether they are going into the workforce, attending a trade school, or moving on to college. We offer Advanced Placement Courses, dual-credit courses, and strong offerings in business, computer science, physical education, fine arts, and vocational areas. We teach and develop leadership skills, provide many opportunities for community service, and create an environment of helping others.
As soon as students enter high school, they become part of a TKHS family. Our staff builds positive relationships with students through our family settings and our focus on teaching and rewarding positive behavior. 
We value and look forward to family and community support in all areas. Please stop in and see us soon!