Registration Information for 2015-2016 School Year

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The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation announces its 2015-2016 registration dates and times for students attending any Tippecanoe Valley school – Akron Elementary School, Mentone Elementary School, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, or Tippecanoe Valley High School. Registration will be held at each school from noon to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28, and Thursday, July 30.

At Tippecanoe Valley High School, students entering grades 11 and 12 are asked to register on Tuesday, July 28. Students entering grades 9 and 10 are asked to register on Thursday, July 30.

High school students new to the district are to contact the high school office at (574) 353-7031, ext. 2420, beginning Tuesday, July 28, to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be made for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, August 3-5, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation also offers an online registration process for those who would like to complete all the necessary paperwork prior to registration. Visit for access to the online registration for new and returning students.

The first student day of the 2015-2016 school year is Monday, August 10.

Randy Dahms Named Principal of Mentone Elementary School

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Randy Dahms Named Principal of Mentone Elementary School

Mr. Randy Dahms has been named by the Board of School Trustees of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation as the next principal of Mentone Elementary School.  A 1999 graduate of Grace College, Mr. Dahms served for seven years as an elementary school teacher at Benton Elementary School in Goshen and Jefferson Elementary School in Winona Lake before being named principal of Westview Elementary School in 2006.  In 2007 he was named principal of Leesburg Elementary School, where he has served for the past eight years.  Mr. Dahms is also an adjunct professor for Grace College where he teaches the course, “Methods of Teaching Science and Social Studies”, to education majors.  In 2005 he earned a Master’s Degree in School Administration from IPFW.

Mr. Dahms comes to Mentone Elementary School with the following vision:  “To be an educational leader who inspires his staff to make a difference in the lives of students.  By being a model of consistency, morality, and integrity, I will help to lead any organization I am a part of in a positive and focused direction.”  In order to accomplish this vision, his personal mission is, “I will work hard to prepare students for higher levels of learning in a safe and structured learning environment.  I will also utilize resources within the community, as well as help to serve needs within the community.”

Mr. Dahms and his wife, Brenn, reside in Warsaw with their four children.

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.

Calling all Kindergarteners

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Kindergarten registration is still going on for the 2015-16 school year. Kindergarten parents may pick up a registration packet now through July 17, and again starting July 27. We look forward to welcoming your kindergartener into the Tippecanoe Valley Family.