TVMS looking to fill 5 coaching positions

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Position: 

8th Grade Girls’ Basketball Coach

Building: 

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Rate of Pay:

As per contract

Responsibilities:

Teaching Fundamentals of basketball Supervision

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Ability to work well with students and staff

Ability to multi-task

Positive Attitude

Patient

Cooperative

Child-Centered

Neat Appearance

Contact:

Cory Cooper, Athletic Director

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

11303 W. 800 S.

Akron, IN  46910

(574) 353-7353, ext.  3109

Email resumes to: 

[email protected]

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted until positions are filled

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Position:

8th Grade Boys’ Basketball Coach

Building:

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Rate of Pay: 

As per contract

Responsibilities:

Teaching Fundamentals of basketball Supervision

Qualifications:

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Ability to work well with students and staff

Ability to multi-task

Positive Attitude

Patient

Cooperative

Child-Centered

Neat Appearance

Contact:

Cory Cooper, Athletic Director

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

11303 W. 800 S.

Akron, IN  46910

(574) 353-7353, ext.  3109

Email resumes to: 

[email protected]

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted until positions are filled

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Position: 

6th-8th Grades Assistant Track Coach

Building:

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Rate of Pay: 

As per contract

Responsibilities:

Teaching Fundamentals of track Supervision

Qualifications: 

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Ability to work well with students and staff

Ability to multi-task

Positive Attitude

Patient

Cooperative

Child-Centered

Neat Appearance

Contact: 

Cory Cooper, Athletic Director

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

11303 W. 800 S.

Akron, IN  46910

(574) 353-7353, ext.  3109

Email resumes to: 

[email protected]

Application Deadline: 

Applications accepted until positions are filled

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Position:

6th Grade Cheer Sponsor Coach

Building: 

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Rate of Pay: 

As per contract

Responsibilities:

Teaching Fundamentals of cheer leading Supervision

Qualifications: 

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Ability to work well with students and staff

Ability to multi-task

Positive Attitude

Patient

Cooperative

Child-Centered

Neat Appearance

Contact:  

Cory Cooper, Athletic Director

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

11303 W. 800 S.

Akron, IN  46910

(574) 353-7353, ext.  3109

Email resumes to: 

[email protected]

Application Deadline: 

Applications accepted until positions are filled

———————————————————————————————-

Position:

6th Grade Girls’ Basketball Assistant Coach

Building: 

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

Rate of Pay: 

As per contract

Responsibilities: 

Teaching Fundamentals of basketball Supervision

Qualifications: 

High School Diploma or Equivalent

Ability to work well with students and staff

Ability to multi-task

Positive Attitude

Patient

Cooperative

Child-Centered

Neat Appearance

Contact:  

Cory Cooper, Athletic Director

Tippecanoe Valley Middle School

11303 W. 800 S.

Akron, IN  46910

(574) 353-7353, ext.  3109

Email resumes to: 

[email protected]

Application Deadline:

Applications accepted until positions are filled

Community invited to attend suicide prevention training

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The Tippecanoe Valley Community Mental Health Task Force invites the public to attend an upcoming session of QPR suicide prevention training.

QPR stands for Question, Persuade and Refer – three steps anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. People trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade and refer someone for help.

The training session will be conducted by Huntter Randall, corporate training coordinator for the Bowen Center. Randall is a highly-skilled trainer who brings a vast background of meaningful and applicable experiences to his training sessions.

The training will take place on Tuesday, September 26, starting at 4:15 p.m. in the Large Group Instruction room at Mentone Elementary located at 301 E. Jackson Street in Mentone. There is no charge to attend. The training will last until approximately 5:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in attending the training should check in at the front office a few minutes prior to the start of the training session. All Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation staff hired since last year’s training will be required to attend.

The Tippecanoe Valley Community Mental Health Task Force is comprised of close to 50 people from several different counties, professions, businesses and non-profit agencies. The task force was formed as a result of two suicides in the Tippecanoe Valley area in December 2012.

The task force met for the first time on February 19, 2013, with the goals of providing suicide prevention training to the community including Tippecanoe Valley staff and students. Its mission is to develop strategies to both increase knowledge and provide support, while reducing the stigma of mental illness. The task force meets once a month during the school year.

Public input sought for naming of TVHS football field

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The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation is seeking suggestions from the community on a name for the Tippecanoe Valley High School football field.

School corporation policy states that in order to name a facility, a committee must be formed and the public must have a chance to give input. Suggestions from the public will be accepted through noon on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, and must be emailed to [email protected]

The committee will then review the names and narrow the list down to three. Those three names will then be sent to the board of trustees for review and will be discussed during three separate public board meetings – a 6 p.m. work session on Sept. 6 at Mentone Elementary, a 7 p.m. regular board meeting on Sept. 11 at Mentone Elementary and a 7 p.m. special board meeting on Sept. 18 at Mentone Elementary.

According to school corporation policy, the board of trustees will make the final selection from the list submitted by the committee. The policy also states that the board shall name facilities or portions of facilities after staff or community members for meritorious service to the corporation. Any name change in the future must also follow the same process – a chance for public input and deliberation throughout at least three board meetings.

A dedication ceremony featuring the new name is scheduled for Friday, September 22, at the high school football field when Tippecanoe Valley plays Manchester.

Tippecanoe Valley staff to tour orthopedic training facilities

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OrthoWorx recently announced the continuation of efforts to raise awareness among students and parents of orthopedic manufacturing careers.

On August 28th, OrthoWorx will be hosting a tour of the Ivy Tech Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (OAMTC), Warsaw Area Career Center (WACC) and Precision Medical Technologies for faculty and staff of Warsaw, Wawasee, Tippecanoe Valley and Whitko Community School Corporations.

This tour will educate new and existing school system employees about the local orthopedic career pathways available to their students. The ultimate goal is to expose faculty and staff to these resources so that they can promote them within their schools prior to the upcoming Think Ortho Tour, a similar program which will be occurring October 5th that targets selected eighth-grade students and their parents.

“While the purpose of the Think Ortho Tour is to introduce students and their parents/guardians to the exciting career opportunities available in the orthopedic manufacturing industry, an additional goal is to address a common misconception that work in an industrial setting is dirty, disorganized and unsafe. In actuality, today’s orthopedic manufacturing facilities are clean, safe and high tech,” stated Ronna Kawsky, Director of the WACC. “We need to inform our educators about these opportunities, too, in order to initiate this change in opinion.”

The Think Ortho Tour is part of OrthoWorx’s Talent Development Initiative to address the skills gap, particularly in advanced manufacturing fields. The program was initiated to inform students and their parents/guardians about the various career opportunities available through the significant orthopedic economic cluster in the Warsaw area and to inform them about the pathways to careers that can extend from production positions to engineering roles.

“I am encouraging our staff to attend the event on the 28th,” stated Brett Boggs, Superintendent of Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. “They, in turn, can then encourage students and parents/guardians to attend the Think Ortho Tour later in the fall where they can discover the wide range of career opportunities available in the expanding orthopedic manufacturing sector in Kosciusko County.”

Formed in 2009 with initial funding from the Lilly Endowment, OrthoWorx (www.orthoworxindiana.com) is a community-based initiative that works strategically and collaboratively with the orthopedic industry and other stakeholders to ensure that the Warsaw region continues to reap the social and economic benefits that derive from its position as The Orthopedic Capital of the World.®

TVMS to establish coed soccer team

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A coed soccer team is coming to Tippecanoe Valley Middle School this spring. The board of trustees unanimously approved at an August 14th board meeting a request by TVMS Athletic Director Cory Cooper to get a team established.

Students in sixth through eighth grades will have the opportunity to play soccer against Running Rivers Conference (RRC) schools North Miami, Whitko, Peru, Wabash and Manchester. Cooper said the schools will play a total of 10 games on a home and away schedule.

“I’ve been asking kids over the past year or two of their interest in playing soccer. There was always a large group of kids interested. It wasn’t surprising that there are still that many students that want to play. They are very excited,” said Cooper.

37 students have expressed interest in playing this spring so far. Cooper has been working with the RRC and the head soccer coach at Tippecanoe Valley High School to help develop the middle school soccer team.

“This will work out better for our eighth grade soccer players transferring to the high school because they’ll actually be playing all year long,” said Cooper.

Fifth grade students will be allowed to participate, if numbers permit. The season begins on Monday, March 5, 2018. The first game will take place against North Miami on Monday, April 9.

Tippecanoe Valley offering free High School Equivalency course

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The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation will again offer a High School Equivalency (HSE) course free of charge to anyone in the Tippecanoe Valley community or surrounding areas.

The class helps people learn the necessary requirements to complete the HSE test. Classes will take place on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at Akron Elementary School. The first class will begin on Monday, Sept. 11.

Anyone interested in attending the class should contact Debbie Johnston at (574) 598-2100 ext. 2134 to register.

VALLEY INSIGHT: Good Mental Health – A Key to Student Success

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Written by Superintendent Brett Boggs

According to the Mental Health Foundation, mental health problems affect about one in ten children and young people.  They include depression, anxiety, and conduct disorder and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives.  Sadly, 70% of children and young people who experience a mental health problem have not had appropriate interventions at a sufficiently young age.

Most children grow up mentally healthy, but surveys suggest that more children and young people have problems with their mental health today than 30 years ago.  If left untreated, mental health disorders can impede all aspects of health, including emotional well-being and social development, leaving young people feeling socially isolated, stigmatized, and unable to make the most of their social, vocational, and interpersonal contributions to society.

The emotional well-being of children is just as important as their physical health.  Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) understands the importance of good mental health for its children and young people.  TVSC also understands we serve children and young people whose lives are negatively impacted by mental health issues.  It is for this reason that TVSC has contracted with the Bowen Center to bring a Student Assistance Program (SAP) to Tippecanoe Valley. The Tippecanoe Valley Student Assistance Program is available to all students.  The SAP is a benefit provided by Tippecanoe Valley that provides every student two free prepaid sessions of counseling at any of several Bowen Center outpatient locations.  Services may also be provided at the school if available.  There is no co-pay, deductible, or pre-authorization required.  Following the initial two counseling sessions, the parent/guardian and student may decide if they would like to continue in treatment at their own cost.  There is fee assistance available for those who qualify.

Children and young people may be referred to the Student Assistance Program by a parent/guardian, a school staff member, or the child may refer himself.  Students have access to the free counseling sessions at any time during the school year and summer break.  All sessions are private and confidential.  Parental consent is required for any child under the age of 18.

An additional counseling service available this year to Tippecanoe Valley students is the presence of a school-based therapist one day each week.  This individual is a mental health therapist who can work with students that have gone through the referral process with the school counselor and the child’s parent/guardian.

The Student Assistance Program and school-based therapist services are in addition to those already provided by Tippecanoe Valley’s five full-time school counselors and a full-time mental health therapist.

The mission of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation is our commitment to student success through the development of character, leadership, and literacy.  TVSC’s commitment to student success is demonstrated by the provision of these programs and services designed to promote the good mental health and emotional well-being of our children and young people.

Valley Insight is a recurring monthly article written by administrators on a variety of topics related to education and the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation. Articles will be posted to the district’s website and also shared with the local media.

Tippecanoe Valley to host Distinguished Alumni dinner

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The Tippecanoe Valley Distinguished Alumni Dinner will be held on Thursday, September 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Commons to honor the Tippecanoe Valley Distinguished Alumni Class of 2017.  The public is invited.

The menu for the formal Tippecanoe Valley Distinguished Alumni Dinner features baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans, salad, dinner roll, cheese cake, and drink.  The cost is $6 per adult and $3 for students.  Children five years of age and under eat free.  Starting Wednesday, August 9th, tickets may be purchased from any Tippecanoe Valley school or the Tippecanoe Valley Administration Office.  Tickets should be purchased by no later than Wednesday, August 23rd.  The purchase of tickets prior to the dinner is necessary for planning purposes.

Following the dinner local radio personality Rita Price will conduct a personal interview with each honoree.

The eight-member Class of 2017 includes Mike Biddle (TVHS – ’96), Craig Brouyette (TVHS – ’93), Wayne Cumberland (Beaver Dam HS – ’58), Jose Jurado (TVHS – ’09), Ashley Lindenmier (TVHS – ’04), Dan Tucker (TVHS – ’91), Teresa Petrosky Wallace (TVHS – ’78), and Rodney Williams (Mentone HS – ’72).

Fall sports athletes learn safety tips from KCH

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The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation along with Kosciusko Community Hospital hosted a presentation for all fall sports athletes and their parents/guardians on Thursday, August 10.

Presenters from KCH discussed topics such as heat-related illnesses, proper nutrition, and the prevention of concussions.

Jessica Riffle, a clinical dietitian at KCH, talked about athlete nutrition. Matt Hauck, a physical therapist with KCH Regional Rehabilitation, gave a presentation on concussions and heat-related topics.

Anyone who was unable to attend can read the concussion presentation by clicking here and the healthy eating presentation by clicking here. (Note: you must have Microsoft PowerPoint to view)