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Akron Elementary School

Our Mission

  • 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.

icon 2014-2015 TVSC Elementary Student Handbook

icon 2014-2015 Student Supply List

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Have you taken our annual parent survery yet this year.  If not, it's not too late.  Use one of the links below to complete the survey.  Thank you for taking the time to help us improve our schools by completing this survey.

2014 Parent Survey (English)

2014 Encuesta para Padres (Español)

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.

Flyer News


Friday, May 22, 2015

•    All Grades: Today’s Lunch:  Chicken Patty/Bun, Broccoli, Pears and Milk

•    Today’s Birthdays:  Andres Rosas and Libby Love

•    Weekend Birthdays:  Evan Harsh

•    Memorial Day is Monday the 25th.  The TVSC will not be in session on Monday.  School will resume on Tuesday the 26th.  

•    We are having a school wide collection of personal care items- toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, and toilet paper.  This collection is for Theresa’s House.  This is a local organization that helps needy people for free.  The collection will be until Friday, May 22nd.  The class with the most items brought in will win treats from Mrs. Miller and an extra recess.  See Mrs. Miller for questions.

•    Student Council will have an end of the year pizza party on Thursday, May 28th, 2015, after school until 4:30.

•    Awards Day will be Friday, May 29th – 3rd thru 5th Grade will go first starting at 8:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.  KG thru 2nd Grade will start on or around 10:30 a.m.  The program will be in the gym.

•    Akron Elementary School is selling yearbooks for the 2014-2015 school year.  You can pick one up in the office for $13.  

•    FUTURE LADY VIKING SUMMER BASKETBALL CAMP will be June 15th thru 19th.  It will be at the Tippecanoe Valley High School from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.  This is for 2015 Fall incoming 3rd thru 5th grade girls.  The camp fee is $25 per 1 child and $40 for 2 siblings and $50 for 3 siblings.  Make checks payable to TVHS Girls B-Ball.  To guarantee a t-shirt size, they must have the registration by June 1st.  Please return the registration and fee attention Coach Alissa Trippied at 2081 S. 400 W.; Warsaw, IN 46580.  If you have any questions, you may contact Coach Kindig at 574-453-0683 or Coach Trippiedi at 574-491-6842.  You may pick up a registration form in the office.

•    Tippecanoe Valley Learn-To-Swim Program June 4th thru June 17th – The American Red Cross learn-to-swim program provides instruction to help swimmers of all abilities and ages to develop their skills in the water.  This program is designed to give children a positive experience in the water.  Swimmers must bring clean suit and towel.  Parents are responsible for providing transportation to and from the TVHS Pool.  The registration deadline for learn-to-swim classes is Friday, May 22nd.  Payment must be turned in with the registration form to the office.  The cost is 1 child $20; 2 children (same household) $30; 3 children (same household) $35; additional children (same household) $50.  Please make checks out to TVSC.  If you have any questions, you may contact Alysha Wachtmann at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 574-353-7465.  You may pick up a registration form in the office.

•    Manchester University is offering a variety of summer camps during the months of June and July. There are camps for students in first grade through eighth grade. Manchester University will offer a LEGO® Camp (Grades 1-6), LEGO® Robotics Camp (Grades 6-8), Science Camp (Grades 4-6), Chess Camp (Grades 3-6), and Culinary Camp (Ages 10-14). Any students interested in attending can pick up a flyer from the office or visit Manchester University’s website at http://www.manchester.edu/OFA/ConferenceServices/summer_kids.htm.

•    4th and 5th Grade Girls:  Tippecanoe Valley Volleyball Youth Summer Camp will be June 8th through 11th.  The cost is $25 per person and $40 for two per family.  Make checks payable to “Tippecanoe Valley Volleyball”.  Grades 4th thru 6th will play from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the HS Auxilary Gym.  If you would like a t-shirt, the registration and money must be turned in by May 28th.  You can turn the registration and money in to Mallory Eaton at the TVMS.  If you have any questions, you can contact Mallory Eaton at 765-623-9894 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  You may pick up a registration form in the office.

•    Viking Volleyball “VALLEY TOTS” Camp 2015 will be June 8th – 12th from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the TVMS.  This camp is designed for our very beginner players, grades kindergarten thru third.  It is to introduce the love of the game and expose our youth to a great camp experience with program players and coaches.  The cost is $25 per player.  Need the registration form and money by Friday, May 8th, in order to get a t-shirt.  You can pick a registration up in the office.  If you have any questions, you may contact Billie Jo Carlin.

•    Mentone EMS is sponsoring their 11th Annual Egg City 5K Run/1 mile walk to be held on June 6th in downtown Mentone.  Registrations are available in the office for the race.  More divisions and awards have been added this year.  Contact Marsha Scott at 574-353-7460 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

•    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.

•    Is your child in need of health insurance?
CANI (Community Action of Northeast Indiana) and Covering Kids & Families of Indiana want to ensure that 100% of Hoosier children have the health care they need.  If you or someone you know needs insurance, please give them a call. They can help you consider your options.  Kosciusko County Outreach Specialist (574) 372-3548.  Information is also available in the school office.

Parent Support Group

"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."



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Mrs. Chrissy Mills
202 E. Rural St., PO Box 8
Akron, IN 46910
(574) 893-4646 X405
Fax: 574-893-4746

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