- 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.
2013-2014 TVSC Elementary Student Handbook
2013-2014 Student Supply List
2013-2014 Student Class 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.
Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
• All Grades: Today’s Lunch: Corn Dog, Sweet Potato Fries, Whales, Applesauce, and Milk
• Today’s Birthdays: Greg Miller and Dallas Martin
• The NED Show is coming to Akron Elementary on Wednesday, April 16th. This convocation uses yo-yo’s and magic tricks to spread the message about Never Give Up, Encourage Others, and Do Your Best. You will have an opportunity to purchase yo-yo’s from April 17-23 during your lunch time. These are the same yo-yo’s used in the convocation. See Mrs. Miller for questions.
• Akron Parent Support Group will be sponsoring the Spring Fling on Friday, May 9th. The Dinner, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce will be from 5-7 pm. Carnival games including- Ooey Gooey Nose Pick, Cake Walk, Ring Toss, several new Minute to Win It games, and lots more from 5:30-7:30. Raffle starting at 5:00. A few of the raffle items are: Flat Screen TV, Weight Bench, Grill, and lots more. Silent Auction from 5-7 with the Live Auction starting at 7:30. Auction Items include- classroom baskets, Duck Dynasty Basket, Lego Basket, and much more. Come for a night of family fun!
• Nick Patterson Memorial Fund - Applications are available in the office for the Nick Patterson Memorial Fund. This fund is to provide support for athletic camp scholarships for kindergarten through eighth grade male students attending Rochester Community Schools or Tippecanoe Valley Schools. Basketball, baseball, and football camps will have priority in the selection process. The Northern Indiana Community Foundation Office must receive this application on or before 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 2nd.
• 2013-2014 school yearbooks are available to pre-order. Cost is $13. Please complete the order form that was sent home and return it to the office. Order forms are also available in the office. Only a certain number of yearbooks will be available so get your order in now. Yearbooks will be distributed in May. See Mrs. Miller for any questions. This is a great way to preserve the memories from this school year.
• The Tippecanoe Valley High School Pool will be available for Open Swim each Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m. from Tuesday, March 18, through Thursday, April 24. Open Swim will not be held the week of Spring Break, April 7-11. Open Swim is an opportunity for those who wish to swim for exercise or enjoyment. A lifeguard will be present; however, swimming instruction will not be provided. 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 lifeguard costs.
• Tabs for Hope - Mrs. Ruppel’s Third Grade continues to collect Pop Tabs for the Mad Anthony Hope House. This house provides housing for parents of critically ill patients that are in Lutheran Hospital. Your tabs can be placed in the little gold and black house by the trophy case. We have collected over 10# so far this year.
"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."