- 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 Supply List
Information on CANI
ISTEP PARENT LETTER 15
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.
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
• All Grades: Today’s Lunch: Salisbury Steak, Mashed/Potatoes/Gravy, Green Beans, Roll, Tropical Fruit, and Milk
• Today’s Birthdays: None
• In honor of the High School Girls Basketball Semi-State game, Friday will be green and gold day. We will also have Spirit Day this Friday!!! Wear your favorite HAT!
• There will be a community Pep Session for the Girls Basketball team on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m. in the Tippecanoe Valley gym. Come out and support the team as they prepare to take on the Rochester Zebras Saturday night at 6:00 p.m. in the Warsaw Tiger Den. Winner advances to the 3A State Championship!!
• Knitting Club - We have missed several Knitting Club meetings due to school cancellations. I also have to cancel Knitting Club for Thursday, February 26th due to an appointment. We will meet on the following dates from 3:45 pm-5:00 pm. March 5th, 12th, and 26th; April 2nd, 16th, and 23rd; May 7th.
• KIDS NIGHT OUT sponsored by the Valley Baseball Program – It will be Friday, March 13th, at the Tippecanoe Valley High School. Registration will be from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The students need to be picked up by 9:15 p.m. The cost will be $10 per kid/$8 per sibling (example: 2 brothers - $18). We will be serving hot dog, chips and pop (free). Both gyms and pool available for kids. Prizes will be given out to winners drawn from a hat. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chris Rassi. Come ready to have fun.
• TG’s FROZEN YOGURT FUNDRAISER – Head to TG’s-Frozen Yogurt on Sunday, March 15th, anytime from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for some yummy yogurt. Tell them you are coming for the APSG fundraiser and the group gets a portion of the sales. TG’s is located at 1991 N. Detroit St. Enjoy yummy treats and help our school!
• Guiding Good Choices - a free parenting workshop will be offered every Monday night in March. These classes will be Monday evenings (March 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30) from 5:30-8 at the Akron Church of God. They are free and supper is provided. Child care is also provided free of charge. If you complete all 5 classes, you will get a $25 gift certificate. Classes will be co-led by Marc Williamson of Connecting Fulton County and Deb Miller, counselor at Akron Elementary School. To sign up, contact Deb Miller at 574-893-4646, ext. 519.
• The Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation announces its plan for making up the remaining instructional days lost this year due to inclement weather:
• Students will attend school on Friday, March 20, previously listed on the master calendar as a parent-teacher conference day and a non-school day for students. Opportunities for parent-teacher conferences will be provided. Information will be distributed specific to each school.
• Students will attend school on Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29.
• Students will attend school on Monday, June 1 and 2.
• Any additional cancellation days will be made up on June 3, 4, and 5.
Questions pertaining to Tippecanoe Valley’s make up day schedule may be directed to the school’s building principal.
• Akron Elementary School is selling yearbooks for the 2014-2015 school year. Order yours today to reserve your copy. A limited number will be ordered. Cost is $13. Orders can be turned into the office.
• Save the Dates: The Akron Parent Support Group will be sponsoring Family Skate Night at the Eastlake Skating Center in Warsaw. Students and their families are invited to a free skating night (free admission and free regular skates). On Tuesday, March 24th, it will be from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for grades 3-5. On Tuesday, March 31st, it will be from
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. for grades K-2. Hope to see you for a night of family fun.
• Tumbling Classes will be after school on Wednesdays until 5:00 p.m. You must have a permission slip turned in to participate in the club.
• 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.
• Any elementary student that wants to join the Tippecanoe Valley Elementary Wrestling team still can. Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30-8 at TVMS. Also, any fifth grader is welcome to join the TVMS wrestling team as well. For more information contact Scott Smith at
or 574-353-7031 x2310.
"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."