- Parental involvement and community support should be an intregral part of the educational process.
- Success is determined by individual potential, student commitment to learning and instruction in the appropriate learning style.
- The school climate should foster the desire for lifelong learning.
- Students should develop life skills necessary to become physically fit, socially responsible, and economically independent.
- Developing respectful attitudes toward diversity contributes to a positive learning environment.
Mission Statement: The Akron Elementary School community is committed to preparing every child for each educational transition. We provide a strong academic foundation and guidance in interpersonal and life skills, enabling students to become lifelong learners and responsible, contributing citizens.
PUBLIC NOTIFICATION 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.
2014-2015 TVSC Elementary Student Handbook
2014-2015 Student Class List
2014-2015 Student Supply List
Akron Elementary School was recently named by the Indiana Department of Education as Fulton County's top high-growth school for English/Language Arts. Using new data from the Indiana Growth Model, Akron Elementary School was honored because a large percentage of its students achieved high academic growth in English/Language Arts during the 2009-2010 school year.
According to Indiana State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett, "For the first time ever, we have the ability to do more than just recognize high test scores; the Growth Model allows us to identify schools making the largest gains in student learning. No matter what a child's gifts and limitations - no matter what they know upon entering a classroom - we want to distinguish and praise those educators who meet students where they are and push them to reach their highest academic potential over the course of the school year."
Principal Chrissy Mills and the staff of Akron Elementary School are to be congratulated for being among the state's leaders in helping students achieve high academic growth.
Friday, November 21, 2014
• All Grades: Today’s Lunch: Wet Burrito, Salsa, Cheese, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, and Milk
• Today’s Birthday: Alec Marshall, Jonas Scott, and Michael Davis
• Weekend Birthdays: Malkia Grewe and Temperance Caudill
• At Akron Elementary we are working on treating others with kindness. The Kindness Club has been created to focus on kindness, being active bystanders when we see bullying, being a friend to all, including others, and helping everyone make good choices. The Kindness Club meets several times a month before school with Mrs. Miller. The members of the Kindness Club are: Brandon Hoffman, Andie Schwenger, Grant Skeans, Morgan Smith, Riley Honeycutt, Greg Miller, Ella Myers, and Jonathan Ruiz. Everyone in our school can help the Kindness Club out by spreading kindness.
• SPIRIT WEAR: Akron is selling spirit wear from now until November 24th. There are t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, and sweatshirts available. Orders are all done through the website and payment needs to be made online with a credit card. Check out the cool designs at www.blue84spirit.com/IN114 See Mrs. Miller if you have questions.
• BOX TOPS CLIP IT! COUNT IT! SHEET. When you have filled your sheet, take it to computer lab class and Mrs. Kindig will help you graph the information. Keep bringing those Box Tops in!
• The 5th grade boys’ basketball team will play TVMS B Team at Akron on Tuesday, November 25th, at 4:30 p.m. Go Akron Flyers!!
• Our Annual Student Council Food Drive goes from November 10-21. The following are BONUS ITEM DAYS (worth 25 points each):
Friday—travel size shampoo & conditioner
We have reached our current goal of 3,000 items! (We currently have 3,111 items now!)
Students Council has set a new goal of 4,000 items by Friday!
Every non-perishable food item starting today is worth 5 points!!
Teachers will tally up their points and report back to the Student Council daily. The class that brings in the most food items will get a party of some kind. The party will be on December 19th.
• TEPPECANOE VALLEY ELEMENTARY WRESTLING for KG – 5th Grade: This is a FREE program. There will be practices two evenings a week from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. beginning at TVHS in the Auxiliary Gym and moving to the commons at TVMS in February. There will be some evening meets with area schools in January and February. The program will run from December 1 through February 27. On Friday, February 27, we will host a small friendship tournament with wrestlers from area elementary schools to conclude our program. Order forms for team apparel will be available the first week of practice. If you are interested in joining or want more information contact head coach Scott Smith at 574-353-7031 ext. 2310 or
• Akron Elementary School is having a clothing and toy drive until December 5th. We are in need of gently used or new clothing (sizes infant through adult), toys, books, puzzles, shoes, etc. These items will be shared with families for the holidays. Thank you for your help.
"To view the Akron Parent Support Group web page, please go to Classroom Connect, then click Class Web Pages. Once you get to the class web pages, select Parent Group to find out information that the Akron Parent Support Group will be sponsoring or any new information that will be posted. At this web page you will also find pictures from events that have taken place so far this year by the Akron Parent Support Group."