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Next Generation Standards Encourage Student Learning by "Doing" Science

Ellie Baranek rubbed her hands quickly together until she felt the heat building up in her palms. The fourth-grader quickly realized her action created friction that in turn created heat. "It's motion energy to heat energy," she deduced.
Her classmates rotated around the room to six different stations where they tried to answer the question "How do we know energy is present and moving in a system?" They also gained an understanding of how energy is transferable.
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TKHS to Perform "Cinderella Broadway"

Thornapple Kellogg High School students will bring the classic fairy tale "Cinderella" to the stage March 8, 9, and 10. It's a show the entire family will enjoy. Performances begin at 7 p.m. and ticket reservations are available now. Click on this story for a reservation form.
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TKHS BPA Students Earn Honors at Regional Contest

TKHS students said being in Business Professionals of America gives them skills they will need no matter what career lies ahead of them. Senior Justin Scholten, who is the past president of the TK club, will be advancing to the state competition for the third time in his high school career. “Anything I do I'm going to have to use skills I've learned in BPA,” said Scholten.
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'One Simple Thing Can Spread Kindness'

Students Offer Cool Acts of Caring to Community
Thornapple Kellogg Schools - The Thornapple River bustled through the Middleville dam as six high school students cleared brush, scraggly trees, a carpet of bristly grasses and unwanted weed trees on the riverbank. For three November Tuesdays, after school and on their own time, the students trekked to downtown Middleville testing out the science of kindness. It turns out that TK's "Making it Cool To Be Kind" operation -- that willingness to extend a helping hand -- is about creating a culture of kindness.
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Program Offers Students Experience and College Credits

The Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly (KAMA) program is back! This successful program helped launch the careers of nine recent high school graduates in Barry County this past summer, and is being offered as a dual-enrollment opportunity this winter/spring semester in all five Barry County high schools! ( Hastings High School , TK Schools, Delton-Kellogg High School, Maple Valley Jr/Sr High School and Barry County Christian School).
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TKHS Honors Choir Entertains at HolidayLuncheon

Senior citizens in the Thornapple Kellogg School District were treated to a holiday luncheon and entertainment at the Gun Lake Community Church sponsored by TK Schools. The TKHS Honors Choir entertained the 142 guests with a variety of holiday songs and invited the guests to join in singing some favorites, including "Jingle Bells," "Joy to the World," and "Silent Night."
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