Tippecanoe Valley 9th Annual Distinguished Alumni Dinner

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The Tippecanoe Valley Distinguished Alumni Committee would like to invite you to honor the Distinguished Alumni Class of 2018 at a dinner on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 6:30pm. The dinner will be held at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School and is open to the public.  Tickets are on sale at all TVSC Schools and Administration Building.  Please join us as we reminisce about the great times at the Valley!  Any questions, please call Lori Tilden-Geiger at 574-598-2146 or 574-527-3000.

TVHS Student Art Supporting Mental Health Earns Grant

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Schools Receive Financial Awards to Support Art Programs

Indianapolis— In May, to bring awareness to the unique mental health challenges that students can face, 132 students representing 18 high schools across Indiana, created and submitted artwork pieces in various mediums for the “Your Health Matters” student art competition and showcase. Three students were chosen for the top awards from New Albany High School and Mooresville HS, with each school receiving $3,000. The remaining schools were awarded more than $1,000 for their art programs with the purpose of promoting mental wellness and reducing stigma, through art. Lisa Lynch, Tippecanoe Valley High School Art Teacher, was awarded $1,400 from the student art to supplement the art program.

Participating in the arts improves cognitive function and memory, reduces stress and anxiety, increases self-esteem, and helps people connect with their emotions. “The student pieces were remarkable”, said Becky Gee. “For the second year, we had a group of Herron School or Art and Design students, led by Katherine Swartzendruber, panel the pieces and the committee had a challenging time choosing the winners because Indiana has some very talented students! We thank the art teachers who sponsored these students, and especially the students, for being vulnerable and creating such authentic and powerful pieces. Their art helped to raise awareness about and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness.”

The Children’s Mental Health Month Committee is comprised of representatives from Adult and Child Health, Family and Social Services Administration, Indiana Center for Children and Families, Indiana Arts Commission, Infancy Onward, Mental Health America of Indiana, Youth M.O.V.E. Indiana, and REACH for Youth. More information about metal health, and this art project, can be found at https://www.in.gov/arts/3033.htm .


Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation – Riley Children’s Foundation

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AKRON, IN (August 13, 2018) – Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) has been recognized as a Red Wagon School Corporation by the Riley Children’s Foundation Kids Caring and Sharing Program. To be eligible, each school in the district has donated at least $1 per student. TVSC schools include Akron Elementary, Mentone Elementary, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, Tippecanoe Valley High School and Burket Educational Center.

TVSC’s students and staff repeatedly exhibit the heart of Valley’s Mission of being committed to student success through the development of character, leadership, and literacy. Tippecanoe Valley is also committed to giving back to others in need, in and out of their community.

Kids Caring & Sharing is the named philanthropic partnership between the Riley Children’s Foundation and the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) that offers students simple ways to help other children by raising funds through their schools to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Participating in the KCS program provides an opportunity to engage students in service learning and character development projects. Since the statewide program’s 1985 inception, Indiana K-12 students have raised more than $15 million for Riley Hospital.

Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Our mission is to raise funds statewide to support Riley Hospital funding priorities: pediatric research and patient care, maternity and newborn health and family support programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.