Tippecanoe Valley High School
Public Notification Statement

Tippecanoe Valley High School is striving to provide the best educational opportunities for our students. The Tippecanoe Valley High School website is one tool that we feel is an effective way to keep students, parents, and community members informed of various activities and programs going on here at the high school. We welcome your comments as we continue to refine our website to make it more user friendly. Please take some time to look over the information and let us know how we might better serve you at Tippecanoe Valley High School.

New Phone System Coming to Tippecanoe Valley in January

The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) is pleased to announce that over the holiday break, all TVSC schools and facilities will be transitioning to a new Voice over IP (VoIP) phone system. The new system will be operational as of Tuesday, January 5, 2016, replacing an aging phone system that can no longer be updated or in many cases repaired due to failure. The new phone system will allow TVSC to maintain the highest level of service to its patrons.

Please note that all phone numbers throughout the district will be changing to a 598 prefix, making calls to any school a local call for most patrons. The new numbers will be: Akron Elementary School (574-598-2367), Burket Educational Center (574-598-2600), Mentone Elementary School (574-598-2590), Tippecanoe Valley Middle School (574-598-2200), Tippecanoe Valley High School (574-598-2100), Tippecanoe Valley Bus Garage (574-598-2490), and Tippecanoe Valley Administration Office (574-598-2759). Staff phone extensions will also change.

TVSC eagerly anticipates the many benefits that will accompany the installation of this new phone system.

Dear Parents:

In an effort to improve our school, TVHS is conducting a Parent Survey. We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to the following link:

Parents will also be able to complete the survey through the TVHS website.  Staff and students will also be given a similar survey.

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated.

Please direct any questions to Dr. Bendicsen, TVHS Principal, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

Michael Bendicsen, Ed.D.

Tippecanoe Valley High School

Due to an equipment failure, our voicemail system is temporarily unavailable.

If you need to communicate attendance for your child after school hours, please email Mrs. Owens at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Thank you for your patience as we work to restore this service.

Tippecanoe Valley to Host Open Swim

The Tippecanoe Valley High School Pool will be open to patrons of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation for Open Swim on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m. during the months of November (1, 8, 15, and 22), and December (6, 13, and 20), 2015, and January (10, 17, 24, and 31), February 7, 14, 21, and 28) and March (6, 13, 20, and 27), 2016. A certified lifeguard will be present; however, swimming instruction will not be provided. To participate in Open Swim children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Proper swim attire is required. A fee of $2 per swimmer will be collected to cover pool supervision and lifeguard costs.

TVHS is currently looking for an individual to work as a paraprofessional with students and teachers in our special education program.  If you are looking for a rewarding career in education, pleasee visit our employment opportunity page located at and complete an online application.

Parents are cordially invited to participate in the



January 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm

April 14, 2016 @ 7:30 am

This is a great opportunity to learn about school operations, meet with teachers and administrators, make constructive comments, and ask important questions.  Student Council members will also be present at these meetings.  Parents are always encouraged to ask questions of TVHS staff.  Please visit our website for contact information. 

The High School weight room will be available to the staff members and the public beginning next Monday August 31st, Times and dates are listed below: 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday    6:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.      Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday  5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Indiana State Department of Health has updated school immunization requirements for the 2014-2015 school year.  Click on the link below for a chart detailing the latest requirements:

IN State Department of Health School Immunization Requirements



November 23rd - November 28th


TVHS senior students & parents:   Visit the TVHS Guidance website for important updates on college admission, financial aid opportunities, and upcoming events. Scholarship resources and information are available on the Guidance website and on My Big Campus.  School Counselor contact information is available on the Guidance website if you would like to schedule an appointment to review college career, and financial aid opportunities.  The Fulton County Lilly Scholarship is now available:  

Interns are needed - here is a current list of internship positions that are being sought after by local businesses and teachers.  Must be a junior or senior to apply.  See Mr. Parker if interested:

  • Editing videos for RTC
  • Library aides at the Mentone & Akron School Libraries 
  • Digital scrapbooking with/for Mrs. Zawlocki
  • Coaching/Football stats data entry with Mr. Parker


Girls Baketball Posters:  with the schedule are on sale for $1.00 in the Athletic Office 

Weight Room wil be open for football players, or any other athletes, on Monday and Wednesdays from 7:00-8:00 am and 3:35 - 5:00 pm 



Boys Basketball:  Open gyms Monday - Thursday from 6-8pm. (start in the auxilliary gym)  

Tippecanoe Valley to Host Open Swim:  The Tippecanoe Valley High School pool will be open to patrons of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation for Open Swim on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-4:00 p.m. during the months of November (1,8,15, and 22) and December (6,13, and 20), 2015 and January (10, 17, 24, and 31), February 7, 14, 21 and 28) and March (6,13, 20, and 27), 2016. A certified lifeguard will be present; however, swimming instruction will not be provided.  To participate in Open Swim children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult.  Proper swim attire is required.  A fee of $2 per swimmer will be collected to cover pool supervision and lifeguard costs.

Driver education forms are now available by the main office at the high school.  The first driving sessions could start as soon as September 21st.  If you plan to participate you should fill out and return the registration form, pay the fee, and start the online class as soon as possible.  Anyone who is at least 15 before November 25th could be eligible to participate.  Students who get a drivers ed. permit are eligible to receive their driver's license much sooner than those who don't.  More information is available on the registration form or talk to Mr. Heinold in room 504.


Adult Education - GED, ESL, and Skills Improvement - TVHS Special Education Department Head Debbie Johnston is the instructor.  Questions may be directed to Mrs.Johnson at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or by calling (574) 353-7031 ext 2203. 

Interested students are encouraged to come to the class where they begin by taking an assessment to determine their level of performance.  An educational plan will then be developed for each participant with the goal of taking and passing the GED test. Similar adult education classes are also offered in Rochester and Warsaw.   Please share this information with anyone that might be interested in participating.

VIKING OF THE WEEK!!!   This Week is Mrs. Eastgate 
Do you know of a TVHS staff member that is hardworking, dedicated, and simply just fabulous?  Well, nominate them to be the next Viking of the Week!  Nomination forms are in the office beside the nomination box in the mailbox area!  Let’s pass the trophy to the next awesome person!  It’s a great day to be a Viking!  

Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) is pleased to announce its new Safe Schools Hotline, a service that provides a means of reporting incidents or possible threats before they happen, so TVSC can take the steps necessary to prevent them from taking place.

TVSC Safe Schools Hotline is a telephone application (voice or text message) that allows students, parents, and members of the community to report threats of violence, bullying, suicide, theft, gang activity, drug use, vandalism or any other concern at any TVSC school. With this telephone application, when someone calls the number to report a threat or problem, the caller is prompted to leave a message along with any other important information.  The message is immediately transmitted via telephone, cell phone and email to the building administrators and the TVSC school resource officer. TVSC has the ability to manage the calls through a web site, where school officials can see and download call reports. A full transcript of the call is transmitted with each email so that the administrator has first-hand knowledge of the call received.  A school administrator will evaluate the potential threat level and respond accordingly.

In a world where the unthinkable happens somewhere nearly every day, tools such as the TVSC Safe Schools Hotline are needed to help protect students and staff from a tragedy that no parent, teacher, or school administrator wants to deal with - ever.  If you have first-hand knowledge of a potentially harmful situation, please call the TVSC Safe Schools Hotline at (574) 387-3825.

Tippecanoe Valley Seeks Talma High School Memorabilia
The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) continues a tradition of honoring the high schools that once existed within its current boundaries by seeking memorabilia from Talma High School.  A
display case for Talma High School memorabilia has been added to the foyer of the north entry to the Tippecanoe Valley High School Gym where it joins similar display cases for Beaver Dam High School and Burket High School.

Anyone with Talma High School memorabilia to donate for permanent display may do so by dropping the items off at the TVSC Administration Office, 8343 South State Road 19, Akron, Indiana, or by calling 574-353-7741  574-353-7741 for additional information.  All items should be accompanied by the name of the individual making the donation. 

Lunch this week:

Monday Nov 23rd:  Sloppy Joe or Chicken Patty, Green Beans, Veggies and Dip, Pears, Mik and Juice 

Tuesday Nov 24th: Tenderloin or Philly Steak & Cheese, Tossed Salad, Peas, Mandrian Oranges, Gold fish Crackers, Milk & Juice

Wednesday Nov 25th: Roast Turkey, Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Stuffing, Cran-Applesauce, Hot Rolls, Cookie, Milk & OJ

Thursday Nov 26th:  Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday Nov 27th: 

This week in Sports:

Mon. Nov 23rd 6:00 Girls Swimming with Knox
Tues. Nov 24th  6:15 Girls Basketball with Maconaquah
Wed. Nov 25th 6:15 Boys Basketball with Warsaw
Thur. Nov 26th  
Fri. Nov 27th
6:15 Girls Basketball with Warsaw
Sat. Nov 28th  Thanksgiving Classic at Tippecanoe Valley
First Game:  Portage vs Tippecanoe Valley 10:30 am
Second Game:  Westfield vs Fort Wayne South 12:00
Consolation:  Loser game 1 vs Loser game 2  6:15 pm
Championship: Winner game 1 vs Winner game 2  8:00pm



Public Notice Statement
 It is the policy of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability, in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Act (I.C. 22-9.1), Title VI and Title VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964), Title IX (Educational Amendments 1972), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, and Section 504 (Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973).
Inquires regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the Assistant Superintendent, Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation, 8343 S State Rd 19, Akron, IN - Telephone (574) 353-7741 ;  Inquires regarding compliance with Section 504 may be directed to the Director of Special Services, Burket Education Center, 5095 S 700W, Box 8, Burket, IN - Telephone ( 574) 491 -2555 .  
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.









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