TVHS annual fall play set for Nov. 3rd and 4th

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Tippecanoe Valley High School’s theatre department has announced details for its annual fall play.

More than 30 high school students have been practicing, under the direction of Katharina Williamson, since late August to prepare for the comedy If Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life, I’m In Real Trouble by James L. Seay.

The setting takes place in the interior of a deserted saloon in an old ghost town somewhere in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the border of California and Nevada.

“The characters are a mix of stranded college students, a movie company, and some less than law-abiding people that all end up in this one place at the same time getting in each other’s way. If you’re looking for a laugh, this is the show for you!” said Mark Williamson, TVHS music director.

The play will take place Friday, Nov. 3rd, and Saturday, Nov. 4th, at 7 p.m. in the TVHS Lecture Room. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $5 per person.

Pictured left to right are Kori Sebastian (12th grade), Destiny Wallis (12), Bradly Shepard (12), Andrea Dunnuck (11), Kylee Masterson (11), Jeremy Landis (9), Payton Fincher (11), Daphine Mares (9) practice on Oct. 26 for the upcoming play.

Mentone Elementary and TVHS receive “A” letter grades

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Mentone Elementary School and Tippecanoe Valley High School received “A” accountability letter grades from the Indiana Department of Education for the 2016-17 school year.

The IDOE released on Oct. 4 the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades. According to an IDOE news release, nearly 25 percent of schools in Indiana improved one or more letter grades, with the total number of A rated schools increasing by close to six percent. Overall, 62 percent of schools received an A or B.

“I am encouraged by the results of our current accountability grades as an indication of the great education Indiana students are receiving,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction “Our work, however, is not finished. As a Department we will continue to partner with stakeholders from the state level to the local community to ensure every school is successful and every student is academically prepared for the future.”

Established in 1999, the General Assembly passed Public Law 221-199 which created a performance-based accountability system. In response to this legislation, the State Board of Education (SBOE), IDOE, and the Education Roundtable collaborated over the next two years to establish the administrative rules outlining the accountability system. These rules were finalized and in place by the end of 2001. In 2015, SBOE established new metrics for Indiana’s student-centered accountability system. The metrics when into effect beginning with the assessment of the 2015-16 school year.

To view the 2016-17 School Accountability Grades, please visit: For more information on the Indiana’s student-centered accountability system, please visit:

Both Mentone Elementary School and Tippecanoe Valley High School received “B” letter grades for the 2015-16 school year.

Picture: A banner hangs in the foyer of Mentone Elementary School announcing the school’s “A” accountability letter grade accomplishment.

TVHS 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll | Fall 2017

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Freshmen All A Honor Roll

Mackenzie Costello

Hannah Engstrand

Mallorie Isley

Payton Mills

Hannah Parson

Kiara Taylor

Delaney Wagoner

Arika Warren


Freshmen All A & B Honor Roll

Johanna Aguilera

Quentin Aldridge

Alexis Banghart

Leah Betzner

Taylor Biddle

Haylee Brown

Kristina Bubb

Ashley Butler

Kinsi Cline

Jerqey Conley

Ava Craig

Jacob Davis

Alexis Evans

Mackenzie Fisher

Jazimine Gilley

George Gillman

Johnny Gonsalez

Gracey Graham

Taylor Hale-McKinney

Jonathan Helvey

Jada Hicks

Olivia Holstein

Jace Honeycutt

Matthew Howes

Andrew Hurd

Kayle Long

Allison Mahler

Daphine Mares

Marissa McLean

Kaylee Nance

Kaitlin Neese

Daisy Owens

Melissa Ramirez

Flor Rivera

Kailey Rudd

Jaxon Seaney

Erin Simmons

Sidney Wagner


Sophomore All A Honor Roll

Quintin Allen

Amy Baca

Shelby Baker

Amber Evans

Valeria Jimenez

Allison Miller

Jace Potter

Delaney Sandbakken

Mason Stephen

Tanner Trippiedi

Kirstyn Yoder


Sophomore All A & B Honor Roll

Andrew Ames

Alyssa Bell

Cade Brouyette

Caleigh Byrer

Jaydin Conley

Colt Deske

Mayde Fear

Connor Frentzel

Nathaniel Heckman

Chloe Hostetler

Kelton Johnson

Jakob Jones

Faith Kamp

Jadyn Kolesiak

Kaitlyn Lewis

Aleesa Marshall

Alexis Michael

Emily Murphy

Roni Newsome

Jalen Potter

Luke Prater

Jorge Rosas-Jimenez

Tucker Shull

Mitchell Smith

Jessy Weitzel

Makenzie Woodcox


Junior All A Honor Roll

Sophia Bussard

Hannah Durkes

Billy Gillman

Alexandra Gomez

Tiphanie Hodge

Elijah Holder

Sydney Howard

Hannah Jansma

Haley Lewis

Sierra Marshall

Marlea Myers

Sarah Myers

Cameron Parker

Emily Peterson

Hanna Prater

Kinzie Prater

Rachael Randall

Shayleigh Shriver

Sarah Tucker

Dylan Wood

Kamile Yocum


Junior All A & B Honor Roll

Abril Baca

Damian Banghart

Laura Campos

Alexus Cooper

Taylor Czichilski

Rodolfo Díaz

Olivia Ellenwood

Brooke Gothan

Tristen Grubbs

Annabell Gutierrez Eberly

Matthew Helvey

Patrick Kelley

David Krebs

Hannah Lewallen

Colton McCane

Wesley Melanson

Makenzie Oldham

Gabrielle Olson

Dakota Prater

Kelly Randall

Grace Revere

Lorena Santiago

Kaitlin Shepherd

April Slone

Olivia Smith

Lauren Sponseller

Maria Vargas

Lucas Walters


Senior All A Honor Roll

Matheus Bagarollo

Brenna Baney

Izaiah Brown

Hunter Hyden

Kelsey Justice

Gary Klinger

Cheyene Oldfather

Jason Schaefer

Olivia Trippiedi


Senior All A & B Honor Roll

Daniel Alexander

Hannah Ames

Xabier Armentia Touza

Daisy Arroyo

Jameson Baker

Devin Bandow

Xintong Bao

Olivia Bell

Alyssa Brito

Chase Brower

Tyler Craft

Bryce Cudney

Kayley Drummond

Shannon Dugan

Ashley Dunnuck

Macy Engstrand

Garrett Feldman

Morgan Gilbertson

Grace Grosch

Seth Hoffman

Trent Houchin

Jalyssa House

Travis Hyden

William Johnston

Victoria Kratzchmar

Baylee LaFollette

Tristyn Lewis

Gracie Manns

Drake Manwaring

Jacob McDonald

Addy Miller

Zachary Mulldune

McKenzie Murphy

Adam Myers

Katrina Newsome

Susan Nickerson

Asia O’Connor

Angelica Ortega

Amy Ortiz

Dakota Parker

Logan Parker

Michael Paseka

Guadalupe Ramirez

Chelsey Reutebuch

Emily Ruiz

Gretchen Runyon

Makayla Sandbakken

Kori Sebastian

Kelsey Shafer

Raymie Shoop

Travis Shull

Kaleigh Shumaker

Inola Slone

Lea Stouder

Camden Tucker

Stefany Vilela Vallloci

Ethan Warren

Eric Wright

Caleb Zuniga


Akron Elementary 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll | Fall 2017

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2017-2018 HONOR ROLL





Efrain Arroyo

Damian Garcia

Shaun Hinson

Tadeo Lancon

Santiago Ortiz-Arroyo

Francisco Brito Ramirez

Hunter Stage

Kaytlin Tucker


Nathan Andrews

Audriauna Brown

Victor Camacho-Campos

Temperance Caudill

Gretchen Clark

Anna Craft

Wyatt Craig

Alexander Engle

Denise Garcia

Roselyn Garcia-Baca

Riley Gonzales

Claire Haney

Hunter Harris

Max Harsh

Melany Jurado

Lillie Koch

Kenlee Long

Maryssa Lozano

Veronica Morales

Owen Omondi

Hunter Paxton

Julianna Ruiz

Colby Seaney

Greyson Shoemaker

Trista VanDoren

Delilah Wilson

Hardley Wise




Alivia Bucher

Alexis Elliott

Diego Gonsalez

Christian Guzman

Bricklyn Hall

Kyra Kiser

Brenton Miller

Hailee Norman

Cruz Nunez

Natalia Ortiz

Ellis Overbey

Maris Overbey

Jack Parker

Maci Parker

Wesley Parker

Jenna Prater

Cristal Ramirez

Jadelynn Ramirez

Cassie Rich

Jacob Scacco

Anna Sterk


Conner Black

Hope Blankenship

Weston Brown

Evan Burkholder

Madix Carr

Sabrina Cundiff

Aleigha Decker

Cale Dewees

Ryan Dice

Gage Hileman

Kiana Hogue

Manuel Jimenez

Zouie Lagsub

Elizabeth Love

Samantha Luva

Dallas Martin

Gage Overbey

Autumn Parker

Jamison Phillips

Melanie Baca-Quintana

Andres Rosas

Christopher Rosas

Santiago Arroyo-Rosas

Sophia Ruiz

Betty Shepherd

Tatum Shoemaker

KC Shriver

Erika Tapp

Jacob Weaver




Dewey Gillman

Sarah Gross

Mercedes Herrera

Diego Jurado

Cole Montelongo

Ella Sandbakken

Thad Shambaugh

Avery Wagoner


Alexander Arroyo

Aaron Backus

Karegan Callahan

Ian Cooksey

Brooklyn Cooper

Sarah Finney

Keith Haney

Genevieve Heller

Jacob Kiefer

Taylor McGriff

Nash Miller

Temperance Prater

Braxtin Rogers

Jonas Scott

Kolton Seaney

Khristian Sebastian

Olivia Shepherd

Elise Smith

Eli Sterk

Tatiana Strayer

Deven Thorpe

Kyndra Wright






Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes two TVHS students

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There are some students who set the bar. They work harder, show more passion and lead by example—in the classroom, on the field and within the community.

On Oct. 19, Wendy’s High School Heisman recognized Hannah Gibbons and Jacob McDonald from Tippecanoe Valley High School and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

These students are known by their teachers and friends for their commitment to excellence. We are excited and honored that a program like Wendy’s High School Heisman is also recognizing their hard work.

Since 1994, Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust have been running the same play to perfection: honoring more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed students. This year, Wendy’s will celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of the best high school seniors, awarding winners in five phases.

School Winners will receive a School Winner certificate and a Wendy’s High School Heisman Patch. State Finalists will receive a bronze medal, a Wendy’s High School Heisman State Finalist patch and a $25 gift card. From the group of State Finalists announced October 18, 2017, one senior male and female will be selected from each state and announced as State Winners on October 19, 2017.

For more information or to track a student’s progress through the competition, please visit

About Wendy’s High School Heisman

The Wendy’s High School Heisman was created by Wendy’s founder Dave Thomas in 1994.  Dave Thomas dropped out of high school when he was 15 years old in order to work full-time and went on to become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history.  While this nontraditional path led to his prosperity, it always worried Dave that others would follow in his footsteps and expect to achieve similar fame and wealth by not finishing high school or attending college.

Faced with this dilemma, at 61 years old, Dave enrolled at Coconut Creek High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and received his General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Inspired by this moment and with a desire to celebrate the outstanding achievements of youth in America, he launched the Wendy’s High School Heisman program.

Twenty-two years later, Wendy’s High School Heisman has honored more than 600,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors who share Wendy’s values of giving back to their communities, treating people with respect, continuing education and excelling on the athletic field.

The Wendy’s High School Heisman is a joint program between Wendy’s and the Heisman Trophy Trust, host and custodians of the Heisman Memorial Trophy®.

About Wendy’s

The Wendy’s Company (NASDAQ: WEN) is the world’s third largest quick-service hamburger restaurant chain. The Wendy’s system includes more than 6,500 restaurants in 29 countries and U.S. territories. For more information, visit

The Wendy’s name and design and the Wendy’s High School Heisman and design are trademarks of Quality Is Our Recipe, LLC.  The Heisman Memorial Trophy, Heisman name and Heisman Trophy figure are registered trademarks of the Heisman Trophy Trust, used with permission.

TVMS spell team earns top spot at RRC Spell Bowl

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The Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Spell Team took home first place in the Running Rivers Conference Spell Bowl held on Oct. 17 at Manchester Community Schools.

“This marks the 8th win in a row at the RRC Spell Bowl for the team,” said Susanne Siebrase, spell coach at TVMS.

The team studies 1,600 words from the Junior Division of Indiana Academic Spell Bowl to prepare. They’ve been practicing Friday mornings at 7:15, but have since added practices each day of the week for an hour after school to get ready for the regional competition. TVMS will host the regional competition at 6 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Siebrase said all schools competing for a chance to qualify for the state tournament compete on the same day and time with the same word list. The state tournament will be held on November 11 at Purdue University.


Back row left to right: Anahi Ramirez Brito (6th grade), Logan Hummitch (8th), Kennedy Kohler (7th), Mateo Salazar (8th), Adriana Vargas Hernandez (6th)

Front row left to right: Kayly Miller (6th), Bobby Burke (6th), Makynna Rentschler (6th), Lorna Apt (6th), Cheney Canada (8th), Timothy Keesee (7th)

Students experience hands-on lesson in fire safety

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Akron Elementary School students recently got the chance to tour the Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department as part of Fire Prevention Week, a nationwide event held Oct. 8 – 14, 2017.

This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme was “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.”

Kindergartners visited the fire station the morning of Oct. 12. Firefighters from the Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department explained to them the importance of fire safety and ways to stay safe during a fire. They also explained the importance of meeting family members at a pre-planned meeting place in the yard, or some place nearby. Students were also taught how to stop, drop, and roll.

During the fire station tour, students were explained the purpose of each fire truck and were able to walk around and sit on top of the trucks. One firefighter also explained the gear the crew wears when they go out on emergency calls.

Afterwards, the firefighters loaded each student onto the trucks and gave them a ride back to school. The kids even got the chance to go down a slide as a way to get off the truck.

First, second, and third graders were taught the day before some of the same lessons as kindergartners. Thank you to the Henry Township Volunteer Fire Department for providing this experience to our kids!

Fire station tour – Oct. 2017

Thank you to the volunteer firefighters at the Henry Township Fire Department for teaching our kids how to stay safe during a fire! We appreciate all you do for our community! More information on the students' experience can be found here:

Posted by Akron Elementary School on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Mentone Fire Department talks to kids about fire safety

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Students in kindergarten through second grades at Mentone Elementary School got the chance to learn about fire safety the week of Oct. 9 through 13.

Four firemen from the Mentone Fire Department visited the school on Oct. 11 as part of Fire Prevention Week. The kids got an up-close look at a fire truck that was parked outside the school. They were able to walk around the truck and learn about how it operates and see inside each compartment.

The firefighters also gave them a demonstration inside the school about the gear they wear on calls and how it helps protect them. They also talked to the students about how to call 9-1-1 for help, how to create an escape plan in case there is a fire, and how to properly and safely get out of a burning building. The firefighters also ate lunch with the students and helped with a fire drill in the early afternoon.

Fire Prevention Week is a nationwide event that runs through Saturday, Oct. 14. This year’s theme is “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out.”

You can see video of the kids’ experience by visiting the Mentone Elementary School Facebook page.