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.

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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.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Student Announcements

•    All Grades: Today’s Lunch: Taco in a Bag, Meat/Cheese, Refried Beans, Pears and Milk

•    Birthdays:  None

•    Starting February 8, 2016 and ending on February 12, 2016, we will be holding a Riley Foundation Challenge. The Akron Elementary School Student Council will be collecting money for Riley Hospital. Our goal is to raise over $1,000. We will raise money by having Penny Wars amongst the grade level. Students are encouraged to bring money to their classroom. The grade level that brings in the most money will get an ice-cream party. If we exceed our goal of $1,000, every student at Akron Elementary School will get to participate in Fun Day! The Fun Day will consist of playing in a bouncy house and having a school wide read-in.   Something to think about:  If every student and staff members donates $2.50, we will be able to raise $1,092.50. If every class brings in at least $59 we will reach our goal of $1,000.

•    Grand Person Nights: Bring your grandparent or someone special to school to see your classroom, meet your teacher, and have a cookie.  Grand person night for grades 3-5 will be tonight from 6-7 p.m.   

•    Spirit Day is this Friday the 12th.  “Career Day” – Dress up as the career person you want to be when you grow up.

•    Tumbling classes for girls and boys will start next Wednesday the 17th.  It will be on Wednesdays from Feb. 17th thru Mar. 30th in the Akron Elementary Gym.  It will be from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  You must have a registration form turned into the office before you can start the class.  If you have any questions, you may contact Deb Carpenter at 574-224-5907.

•    Registration for the Akron Youth League will be at the Akron Community Center the following dates and times:  February 3rd, 10th, 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and February 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The cost is $40 for the first child, $25 for each additional child, and $80 family max.  They now accept Debit, Visa and Master cards.  You can find us on Facebook – Akron Youth League.  If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Fear at 574-281-2601.

•    Student Leadership Workshop - The Indiana Association of Student Councils (IASC) and the Akron Elementary School Student Council will be offering a leadership workshop for students in grades 2-6 at Akron Elementary. Students that attend will further develop their leadership skills and be able to network with students from around the state of Indiana. Students interested in attending should see one of the student council advisors (Mr. Adams or Miss Reed). Mr. Adams and Miss Reed will take care of the online registration for all students. The Akron Parent Support Group (APSG) has generously volunteered to sponsor some students to attend. If your child would like to be sponsored by APSG, please contact one of the student council advisors.  We hope that you will consider our invitation to attend the leadership workshop!   Information: When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 - Time: 9am-2pm (Registration begins @ 8:30) - Where: Akron Elementary School - Why: Develop leadership skills and network with peers from around the state of Indiana. Cost: $12.50 (Make checks payable to Akron Elementary)

•    TVHS WEIGHT ROOM New Hours:  Monday-Thursday 5:00-7:00 p.m.   We are no longer offering a.m. hours unless you are working out with a sports team that is supervised by an adult.  

•    The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) will offer a variety of community adult education classes at Tippecanoe Valley High School (TVHS) on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-8:00 p.m. starting Tuesday, February 2, 2016 and continuing through Thursday, April 26, 2016.  Classes to be offered include Walk for Fitness, Open Swim, Open Weight Room, Certification or Recertification in First Aid and CPR, HSE/GED Classes and 2 canvas painting classes.  Classes requiring advance registration will be offered pending sufficient participation –(Canvas Painting only).  Tippecanoe Valley Community Adult Education brochures are available from the office at any TVSC school or the corporation website.  Questions may be directed to either Debbie Johnston ( 574-598-2100,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )  or Jeff Shriver (574-598-2100, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

•    From the nurse’s office:  Parents – If your child has borrowed any clothing from the nurse, it needs to be washed and returned to the office in a timely manner.  Thank you! Mrs. Bell

•    The 2015-2016 school yearbook is available for pre-order.  Cost is $13.  Checks are to be made out to Akron Elementary School.  Orders can be given to your teacher or the office.  Make sure you reserve your copy of the yearbook before they sell out.  The yearbooks will come in May.  See Mrs. Miller for questions.

•    New Phone Numbers For Tippecanoe Valley Schools - The new numbers are:  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 have also changed.  

•    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 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.

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

Phone: 574-598-2367
Fax: 574- 598-2361


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