Nick Patterson Memorial Fund – Camp Scholarships for Students in K-8

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The Fulton County Community Foundation is pleased to promote athletic camp scholarships for kids. These are made possible through the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund. The scholarships are for Kindergarten through eighth grade male students of Rochester and Tippecanoe Valley schools.

Sgt. Nicholas “Nick” James Patterson attended Rochester High School and was a vital part of the basketball and baseball programs. Nick served in the United States Army and passed away Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, while participating in combat operations in Iraq. This fund was created by family, friends, and members of the community as a tribute to Nick and his legacy.

Attached please find the application for this scholarship.

Completed applications can be mailed or hand delivered to the Northern Indiana Community Foundation Inc., 715 Main Street, P.O. Box 807 Rochester, IN 46975. The deadline is in our office by 3 pm. Friday, May 18, 2018.

If you or those seeking scholarships have any questions they can contact me at 224-2227 or toll free at 877-432-6423.

Alison M. Heyde
Scholarship Coordinator

Northern Indiana Community Foundation
PO Box 807
715 Main Street
Rochester, IN  46975

Fulton County Community Foundation
Field of Interest Fund Application

The purpose of the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund is to provide support for athletic camp scholarships for Kindergarten through eighth grade male students attending Rochester Community Schools or Tippecanoe Valley Schools. Basketball, Baseball, and Football camps will have priority in the selection process.

To apply for funding, all interested male students, parents, and teachers, grades Kindergarten through 8th grade must complete the attached application with attached letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach and mail it to the address below. They must be received by 3 pm, Friday May 18th, 2018.


The Fulton County Community Foundation Grants Committee along with Jayme Patterson, serving as ex-officio, will makeup the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund Selection Committee. A decision on funding will be made in the end of May and monies will be paid directly to the camp that the student will be attending.

The Northern Indiana Community Foundation Office must receive this application on or before Friday, May 18, 2018.

Our office will make all appropriate copies, so you only need to send the original copy of this application to our address below:

Alison Heyde,
Scholarship Coordinator
c/o Northern Indiana Community Foundation
715 Main Street P.O. Box 807
Rochester, IN 46975

If you have any questions, please call Alison toll-free at 877-432-6423 or at 574-223-2202.
Nick Patterson Memorial Fund

Application for Funds Deadline Date: Friday, May 18, 2018

Name of Student:


Home Phone Number:

Name of Mother or Guardian:


Day Phone Number: Night Phone Number:

Name of Father or Guardian:


Day Phone Number: Night Phone Number:

Name of school you attend:

Name of Athletic Camp you plan to attend:

Name of the sport:

Name of local coach for the sport:


Phone Number

Please explain why you would like to attend the camp.

Cost of attending camp $

Must attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher or coach explaining why you would be a good candidate for this scholarship and any special needs you may have.

Signature of Parent or Guardian:
(Signature should be from a parent or guardian with primary custody of the student)

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation Earns Continuing Accreditation

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Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation Earns Continuing NCA CASI District Accreditation

(Akron, Indiana – April 16, 2018) – Superintendent Brett R. Boggs announced today that the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation earned continuing district accreditation from the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accreditation division of AdvancED. This action was taken by the AdvancED Accreditation Commission at its meeting on January 30, 2018.

NCA CASI provides nationally-recognized accreditation, the purpose of which is continuous school improvement focused on increasing student performance. To earn accreditation, each school in the district must meet NCA CASI’s high standards, be evaluated by a team of professionals from outside the school and implement a continuous process of school improvement. Accreditation is granted on a five-year term,

“Accreditation demonstrates to our students, parents and community that we are focused district-wide on raising student achievement, providing a safe and enriching learning environment, and maintaining an efficient and effective operation staffed by highly qualified educators,” stated Superintendent Boggs.

NCA CASI accreditation is recognized across state lines, which not only eases the transfer process as students move from accredited school to accredited school but also assures parents that the school district is meeting nationally accepted standards for quality and successful professional practice.

Dr. Mark Elgart, President/CEO of AdvancED, the parent organization of NCA CASI, stated, “NCA CASI Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school district on the primary goal of creating lifelong learners. The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation is to be commended for engaging in this process and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement.”

Parents and interested community members can learn more about accreditation at


About AdvancED and NCA CASI Dedicated to advancing excellence in education through accreditation, research and professional services, AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving and engaging 30,000 public and private schools and school systems in more than 70 countries and serving over 16 million students. AdvancED is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI).

NCA CASI is a non-governmental, voluntary association of nearly 10,000 public and private elementary and secondary schools throughout the world.

AdvancED – District Accreditation

For more information, contact: Lori Tilden-Geiger Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Grant Writing Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation Email: [email protected] Phone: 574-598-2146

Tippecanoe Valley Names New Athletic Director

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Akron, IN – At the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation’s Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 16, 2018, the board approved the hiring of Gina Hierlmeier as the TVHS Athletic Director. Ms. Hierlmeier will replace long-time administrator, coach and educator Duane Burkhart who announced his retirement effective the end of the school year.

Ms. Hierlmeier’s education included receiving a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at IPFW in Fort Wayne, Masters of Education from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion and a Masters of Educational Leadership at Western Governors University. Ms. Hierlmeier’s professional teaching experience took place at Wabash Middle School, West Central High School, Culver High/Middle School, Marian High School (Mishawaka), with her current position at John Glenn High School. While at John Glenn, Ms. Hierlmeier gained administrative and educational leadership experience.

Ms. Hierlmeier stated, “I am thrilled to join the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation and athletic community. I am looking forward to working closely with our administration, coaches, and student athletes to continue the solid tradition of Viking athletics.”

Ms. Hierlmeier also received the following awards during her teaching and coaching career: Western Governors University Task 6 Educational Leadership Practicum Excellence Award, three (3) Coach of the Year honors for Varsity Basketball and Volleyball, five (5) Sectional Championships for Varsity Basketball and Volleyball, and four (4) Conference Championships for Varsity Basketball.

According to Tippecanoe Valley High School Principal Chad Cripe, “Gina has a proven track record in the classroom as an excellent teacher and on the hardwood as a player and coach. Gina’s qualifications, personality and commitment to excellence made her rise above the other candidates from an extremely competitive and qualified pool of applicants.
I look forward to working with Gina and am confident that she will do a terrific job in leading the athletic department at Tippecanoe Valley High School.”


Media Contact: Lori Tilden-Geiger, Director of Marketing, Public Relations, and Grant Writing, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation at [email protected] of 574-598-2146.

Tippecanoe Valley Superintendent Brett Boggs Retirement Interview

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AKRON — Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation Superintendent Brett Boggs has announced he will retire at the end of the current school year.

The board of trustees officially accepted his retirement school board meeting in January, but Boggs will continue to serve as superintendent through June 30. He is putting an end to a 40-year career as an educator at Tippecanoe Valley. Boggs has served as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, principal, assistant superintendent and superintendent over the past four decades.

“Tippecanoe Valley is a community where people truly care about each other and put the needs of children first,” said Boggs.

Tippecanoe Valley Athletic Sports Physical Night – 2018

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Athletes planning to try out for a Tippecanoe Valley Schools Sports Team in the 2018-2019 school year must have a valid physical form on file (dated after April 1, 2018) at your school to be eligible to play. This is for elementary, middle school and high school athletes.

Physicals will take place on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Gym from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.  Valid physicals are those completed on the proper form with complete signatures.  High school student athletes and current-year incoming freshmen must have a copy of their physical on file in the TVHS Athletic Office by July 1, 2018 before participating in any team summer conditioning after this date.

There is no need to schedule and appointment and the cost of the physical is $15.00.  Proceeds benefit TVSC Athletics.


TVSC Viking Athletics would like to thank the many doctors, surgeons, specialists, and nurses who assist on PHYSICAL NIGHT. Viking Athletics, our student-athletes and their families are tremendously fortunate to have such outstanding health care professionals willing to give their time, talent, and resources to make this event possible. Their gracious efforts and sacrifices are very much appreciated!