Midwest Poultry Supports Junior Achievement Programs at Mentone Elementary School

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Midwest Poultry has generously donated to support the entire Junior Achievement programs being offer at Mentone Elementary School.  Junior Achievement programs help prepare young people for the real world by showing them how to generate wealth and effectively manage it, how to create jobs which make their communities more robust, and how to apply entrepreneurial thinking to the workplace. Students put these lessons into action and learn the value of contributing to their communities.

Junior Achievement Volunteers share their knowledge of the business world with students in the classroom by leading them through five lessons that focus on entrepreneurship, work readiness skills, and financial literacy.  Jeremy Mullins, JA board president stated, “We are so grateful for companies like Midwest Poultry who see the need for financial education for our young people.  Their support helps us empower students to achieve their future economic success.”

During the 2014-2015 academic year, Junior Achievement serving Warsaw and Tippecanoe Valley programs reached over 4700 students in these local school districts.

For more information regarding Junior Achievement and how you can get involved as a classroom volunteer, please contactVicky Decker, Junior Achievement Area Coordinator for Ksociusko County, at [email protected] or 574-527-2080.



TVHS Announces Building Trades Open House

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May 4, 2015

Tippecanoe Valley High School Announces
Building Trades Open House

The Tippecanoe Valley High School (TVHS) Building Trades program, under the direction of instructor, Wes Backus, will host an Open House on Sunday, May 17, 2015, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The Open House features the home built for Cody and Amanda Hudson at 11475 E 200 N, Akron, IN 46910. The home is located one and one-half miles south of TVHS on State Road 19 and one-quarter mile east of State Road 19 on County Road 200 N (County Line Road). The home is on the south side of County Road 200 N.

The Hudson home is a basic ranch style with about 1,800 square feet of living space on the main floor and a full basement. There are three bedrooms with the option of installing a fourth bedroom in the basement at a later date. There are two full baths upstairs and is equipped for a half bath in the basement. The home features a two-car garage (a little over 1,000 square feet) attached to the home on an angle. The home will be heated with a propane furnace and a wood boiler and is air conditioned.

The TVHS Building Trades students have met the established home construction time schedule and the home will be ready for the Open House. They have worked together well to construct the Hudson home. The students completed the entire floor system, including walls and girders in the basement. Once the preliminary floor was established the students completed the framing of the entire house and the garage. They installed the full roof system, including trusses, rafters, roof decking, and shingles. Students installed all the doors and windows and have worked hard to complete the wiring, plumbing, and installation of drywall.

Students involved in the TVHS Building Trades program can earn up to 18 college credits by participating in Building Trades during their junior and senior years. College credits are offered at no cost through Ivy Tech in Fort Wayne. Students must maintain a C or better grade in the class to earn college credits.

The public is invited to attend the Open House and tour the beautiful home constructed by the Building Trades students of Tippecanoe Valley High School.

MES Principal, Angela Miller, Named to AdvancED Indiana State Council

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Friday, May 01, 2015

Mentone Elementary School Principal Angela Miller

Named to AdvancED IndianaState

Mentone Elementary School Principal Angela Miller has been named to serve a three-year term as a member of the AdvancED Indiana State Council.  The State Council is comprised of 15 people including superintendent, principal, teacher, parent and community representatives, and the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction.

AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world.  It is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.   AdvancED is a partner to more than 32,000 schools and school systems across the United States and 70 other nations.

The AdvancED State Council provides guidance and leadership to state offices in the delivery of accreditation, research, and professional services at the state level. The State Council assists the state office in strategic planning, supports the implementation of the AdvancED accreditation process, provides leadership in the design and delivery of professional development across the state, and works to ensure high quality service to schools and districts in the state. In addition, the State Council reviews and makes recommendations regarding the accreditation status for schools within the state.

Mrs. Miller is married to husband, Doug Miller.  They are the parents of Daniel and Madison Miller.  The Millers reside in rural Akron.