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TKHS student council members participate in the Day of Caring by cleaning up along the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail.

TKHS Students Give Back in Day of Caring

Being careful not to make skin contact with poison ivy vines or slip down the bank to the Thornapple River below, Thornapple Kellogg High School Student Council members helped clear unwanted vines, trees, shrubs and weeds along the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail. They piled limbs and vines and shrubs high into waiting Middleville Village dump trucks.
Senior Kaylyn Beard paints a compass and quote in her space.

TKHS Parking Lot Becomes Canvas for Student Art

Drive into the Thornapple Kellogg High School parking lot after school hours and you might be surprised by the artwork filling many of the parking spaces. There’s a 3-D design of a dragon popping out of a painted hole in the asphalt, a football field adorned with a senior’s name and graduation year, words of inspiration “Throw Kindness Around Like Confetti” and a clever “If Yer Reading This – I’m Late. Woops!” saying painted on a bright yellow background.
TKHS science department teachers were awarded a grant from the Barry Community Foundation to purchase new equipment for science classrooms.

TK Science Department Gains Grant for Equipment

The Thornapple Kellogg High School Science Department will be gaining some new equipment next year thanks to a grant award through the Barry Community Foundation. The Wilson H. Craig Jr. Fund awarded the district $2,632 to purchase eight new electronic balances for the science programs. Tim Penfield, co-department chair at TK, said the balances will help adequately equip the science rooms with balances and give students ample opportunities to use the scales during classroom projects.


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!