Teachers and Staff Honored at Tippecanoe Valley School Board Meeting

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On Monday night, July 11, the conference room of the administration building of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation was filled with people excited to honor teachers and staff members for their years of outstanding service. Micah Lukens, a thirteen-year lead teacher of the alternative education program at the Burket Educational Center, was recognized as one of the corporation’s World Class Teachers. Throughout his career, which began at the same time the Burket Educational Center opened, Lukens has touched the lives of 284 students who have graduated from the program.

Recent retiree, Wayne Landis, was also recognized for his 30 years of service as a Math teacher at Tippecanoe Valley Middle school. Landis received a glass apple and gift card to commemorate his years of teaching.

Teachers were not the only honorees at Monday’s meeting: both Cheryl Simons, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School’s attendance and athletic secretary, and Lyle Butt, the corporation’s head bus mechanic, were recognized for their hard work and dedication and presented with the TVSC Pillar Award for Outstanding Support Staff. Simons, who was unable to attend, has been a part of the corporation since 1985; Butt has been ensuring the safety of the corporation’s buses for twenty years. Everyone in attendance expressed their gratitude to these teachers and staff for their dedication to the corporation and its students.


Pictured, left to right, are Micah Lukens, TVSC School Board President Dave O’Brien, and Lyle Butt.


Pictured, left to right, are TVSC School Board President Dave O’Brien and Wayne Landis.

United Way Day of Caring Comes to Tippecanoe Valley

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As part of the United Way of Kosciusko County’s Day of Caring initiative, a group of Zimmer Biomet employees visited Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, transforming two areas into new health and fitness rooms. Other groups appeared at different area schools throughout the day, painting the bleachers at Mentone Elementary, the curbs and some exterior doors at Tippecanoe Valley High School, as well as the conference room, stage walls, and bleachers at Burket Educational Center.

Pictured are the newly-completed health and fitness rooms at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, which are sure to be well-used.




Reading At Home Over the Summer Increases Student Achievement

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TVSC builds in time for students to read at school each day, but research shows that this may not be enough. Students who read at home in addition to reading at school tend to have higher test scores. Here are some ways to incorporate reading at home this summer!

*Read the cereal box each morning

*Find a reading website or app that your child enjoys

*Look up information about a favorite subject on the computer

*Take regular trips to the library and join the summer reading program

*Start a book club with friends

*Model reading by reading in front of and to your children each day

Elementary Athletes

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Fifth grade girls playing volleyball this fall will need a sports physical. Physical forms are located in the Akron Elementary School Office. Please turn this in prior to the start of the season.

Important Information for the 2016-17 Start of the Year

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Dear Students and Families,

We hope you are enjoying your summer. Please let me welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year!  We want to give a big thank you to all the teachers, coaches and staff who have worked so hard in getting ready for the new school year.  We also want to say thank you to all of our families for the consistent support you give us.  You all make such a huge difference in our ability to succeed at Valley.

Please note the following important information:

Incoming freshmen and their families are invited to the TVHS Freshmen Extravaganza. It will be held on Monday, August 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. We will have food, information, tours, door prizes, etc.  Please plan to attend this orientation. Important information will be given out about this upcoming school year. Freshmen will be able to pick up their schedules and check their lockers as well.

Enclosed please find the current student fee statement for your child. This statement includes course fees, books, supplies, and tablet/laptop fees. Please keep in mind that this amount may change due to several reasons such as: schedule changes, free/reduced lunch status, and tablet insurance.  

If you would like to send in a payment please send a check to:

Tippecanoe Valley High School
     Attention: Shelly Yarian, Treasurer
     8345 S St. Rd 19
     Akron, In 46910 

You may also pay in cash/check at the school or by credit card on our corporation website using our eFunds link. Payment is expected at registration, unless other arrangements are made. If you have any questions or would like to discuss setting up a payment plan, please call our Treasurer, Mrs. Yarian, at 574-598-2100.  She will be happy to assist you.

All students, both new and returning, need to register for school.

Registration for school should be done on-line using the enclosed instructions and snap code. Students and parents will also be able to meet with counselors at TVHS on Tuesday July 26 and Thursday July 28 from noon-8 PM.

Class schedules were mailed home with report cards in June.  Parents and students can email their guidance counselor regarding questions and requested schedule changes.  Changes should be requested before the first day of school. 

Mrs. Anglin- [email protected] or Ms. Tillman- [email protected]

The first day of school for students is Monday, August 8, 2016.

Please have students dress nicely as ID and yearbook photographs will be taken on the first day. Parents will have the opportunity to purchase photographs.

Please do not hesitate to contact me, or any staff member, if we can be of service.

Si necesita ayuda, póngase en contacto con El Departamento de Consejería Estudiantil al número 574-598-2141 o con la Oficina Administrativa al 574-598-2100. Favor de llamar a TVHS si se necesita ayuda en espanol. Estamos felices ayudarle.

We are looking forward to a great school year! ¡Deseamos un gran año escolar para todos!

Sincerely Yours,

Dr. Michael Bendicsen

Principal, Tippecanoe Valley High School

(574) 598-2100 TVHS Main Office
(574) 598-2141 TVHS Guidance Office (Attendance)
(574) 598- 2126 TVHS Athletic Office
(574) 598-2490 Bus/ Transportation

Please access our school website for information and staff email addresses. You can Google Tippecanoe Valley High School or visit http://tippecanoevalleyschools.com/schools/tvhs/

Athletic and class webpages as well as school Facebook pages are accessible from this site as well.

Tippecanoe Valley Student Immunization Information

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July 1, 2016

August 8th is the deadline for all Tippecanoe Valley students to have immunizations completed for the 2016-17 school year. Students in all grades are required to meet the minimum immunization requirements, determined by the Indiana State Department of Health, including children three to five years of age attending a preschool special education program, childcare, or preschool within any Tippecanoe Valley school.   In Indiana the only exemptions allowed are for medical or religious reasons. Each exemption has specific rules for filing an exemption with the school.

When students enroll in a school for the first time parents must provide the school with a written immunization record. As new immunizations are required for students in sixth grade and twelfth grade, parents must also provide the school with written documentation that the updated shots have been completed.

The complete list of immunizations required for the new school year can be found on the Indiana CHIRP and Tippecanoe Valley websites. Questions about school immunizations can be directed to the school nurse in each building.   The school nurses will be available during school registration from noon to 8:00 p.m. on July 26 and 28.