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.

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TVHS Looks at New Viking Success Schedule

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:

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Tippecanoe Valley High School 

Announcements for

August 24th - 28th

Lunch this week:

Monday Aug 24: Pizza Burger or Cheeseburger, Carrots, Tossed Salad, Tropical Fruit, Milk and Juice

Tuesday Aug 25:  Chicken Nuggets or Beef Dippers, Veggie and Dip, Applesauce, Muffin, Milk and Juice 

Wednesday Aug 26: Tenderloin or Ham Roll up, Rice, Peas, Pears, Goldfish Gram Cracker, Milk and Juice

Thursday Aug 27: Chicken Patty or Tater Tot Cassaerole, Green Beans, Peaches, Hot Roll, Milk and Juice 

Friday Aug 28: Burrito or Quesadilla, refried Beans, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad, Milk and Juice

Sports this week:

Monday  Aug 24

4:45 Tennis with Glenn
6:00 Volleyball at Marion

Tuesday Aug 25

5:00 Tennis at Wabash 
5:00 Cross Country at Warsaw Invite
5:00 Soccer Club at Plymouth
6:00 Volleyball at Winamac

Wednesday Aug 26
4:30 Golf at Bremen/Trition

Thursday Aug 27

4:30 Golf with Whitko/Manch/N Miami
5:00 Soccer Club at Caston
6:00 volleyball with Wabash

Friday Aug 28

5:30 Soccer Club at Granger Christian 
7:30 Football with Western

Saturday Aug 29

9:00 Volleyball at Manchester Try
TBA Volleyball JV at Triton Try.
9:00 Cross Country at Northfield Try


Help support the Tippecanoe Valley Soccer Club by ordering t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweaters and sweat pants.  You may order items through the following link:

The high school weight room will be available to the staff members and public beginning next Monday, August 31st. Times and dates of availability 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.


Driver education froms 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.

A miscommunication regarding retesting students who failed their End of Course Assessents (ECA) was sent out a few weeks a go.  Only students who failed the Algebra 1 and English 10 ECAs will need to retake those tests.    These tests are required for graduation; therefore students must take them until they pass. Passing the  Biology 1 ECA is not a requirement for graduation.  The State of Indiana only requires students to take the Biology 1 ECA, not to pass it.  Students' scores on this test do not affect whether students will graduate or anything else regarding graduation or pursuing further education after high school.  Therefore, regardless of whether or not they passed the Biology 1 ECA, students will not retake the test. 


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

Students your help is needed in designing this year's class shirts.  please submit a rough design or even a quote to Mrs. Shriver by next Wednesday, August 26th.  If we do not receive any designs your class shirt will just  say your grade.

Our first blood drive of the year is Friday, September 4th.  You must be 16 years old or older to donate.  If you are 16, you must have parent permission slip signed and returned to Mrs.Heckaman by Thursday, September 3rd.  sign-up sheet and permission slips are in the main office.

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 will host the Tippecanoe Valley High School Distinguised Alumni Dinner on Thursday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m., in the Tippecanoe Valley Middle School Commons to honor the TCHS Distinguished Alumni Class of 2015.  The public is invited.  The seven member class of 2015 includes Matthew Tod Johnson ('79), Marilyn (Earl) McDonald '(81), Dr. Barb Burdge ('90), Dr. Kevin Day ('02), Elizabeth Ann McCullough ('04), and Lt. B. Luke Scripture ('04). Don Craig, a 1963 graduate of Talma High School, will be honored as a distinguished graduate of one of the five high schools that previously existed within current boundaries of the Tippecanoe Valley School Corportation.  Tickets should be purchased no later than Friday, August 21st.

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.  



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(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(574) 491-2555.  
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.









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8345 S. State Road 19
Akron, IN 46910
(574) 353-7031(574) 353-7031 X2470

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