Tipton Elementary School Kindergarten students spent some time before Fall Break participating in some Pumpkin Stations. Students traveled from classroom to classroom, where they learned and participated in activities all about Pumpkins. In Mrs. Jessica Higginbotham’s class, they learned about the lifecycle of a pumpkin and even created a Lifecycle Hat to wear for the day, In Miss Amanda Book's class, students used fine-motor skills to paint a pumpkin with a q-tip appropriately. Miss Jenna Smith had a pumpkin measuring station, also determining if pumpkins would sink or float. Miss Jordan Bowen conducted a five-senses pumpkin station where students even got to taste a bit of pumpkin butter. Students became scientists in Mr. Josh Ireland’s classroom; students used various chemicals to create erupting pumpkins. Students and staff had a great day learning all about pumpkins with these hands-on activities.
Thank you to our local firefighters! A huge Thank You to our local firefighters who took the time to share fire safety information with our students today! An extra special thank you to JJ's dad, Olivia's grandpa, and Bray's grandpa for taking the time to spend some bonus time with us!
Mr. Friedle in Mrs. Conaway's third grade classroom to discuss more information about the Learn More Indiana Contest. #tiptonpride Each year, the Commission for Higher Education sponsors contest and grant opportunities for students and educators. One student in each grade across the state will be chosen from the entries to win $529 in an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings Plan and schools can win $1,000 college-readiness grants by sharing their efforts to increase students’ financial preparation.
Mrs. Leffler's class teamed up with Mrs. Hartley's class again today to study the Tower Gardens. The students discussed the plant parts and their jobs, located examples of the plant parts, tested the pH of the water in the Tower Gardens, and were even able to taste the leaves.
TES would like to participate in Homecoming this year. Here are the Dress-up Days! Start spreading the word! #tiptonpride Dress up days are as follows: Monday, Sept 23 Merica Monday- dress up in patriotic attire Tuesday, Sept 24 Time Travel Tuesday- dress up like your favorite decade Wednesday, Sept 25 Color Wednesday- dress up in a colorful t-shirt Thursday, Sept 26 Jersey Thursday- wear your favorite jersey Friday, Sept 27 Blue/White Friday- wear your school colors
Learning about a teaching/learning framework called Universal Design for Learning. #becomingabetterteacher
Our own 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Rich, and High Peers, Gabe and Madison, worked together to create this rounding song. Words by Mrs. Rich and voices by Gabe and Madison- music credit to Lil Nas- "Old Town Road" https://classtag-herokuapp-com.global.ssl.fastly.net/attachments/0bdbcc1e7f2948c99503f7070658328eedbfee91/store/1PfygatnwoLZ4MeY/Untitled_5%2301.aif?force_download=true
Officer Maddox visited a few first grade classes today to talk about safety. He not only discussed ways to stay safe at school but ways to stay safe at home and in the car. We are lucky to have such a great resource officer to talk to our students and connect with them. He will visit the rest of the first grade classes in the upcoming days.
We are loving the new to us smart board! We even got to make our lunch choice on it this morning. 🥗🥪
*FIRST DAY OF 5TH GRADE THOUGHTS* Mr Thomas’s Class *My first day I told my mom that I was scared...but NO it is not scary. *It is the best day! *Good day *I think my first day is going to be fun and full of surprises. *My first day has been awesome! *It’s going to be fun, Mr. Thomas is going to be really nice. *I think that 5th will be fun, and I think Mr. Thomas will be fun. *I think it will be better than last year. I think *I’ll be better than last year, because I got in a little trouble. *5th so far seems really fun. *It looks cool and I’m going to have fun. *My first day: Fifth grade is fun! Looking forward to learning more. *Fifth grade sounds hard, but at the same time...I can’t wait for it. *My first day is fun because it’s Friday! *I think school will be fun because I love Mr. Thomas. *I think that I’ll make friends. *5th grade is awesome. *My first day of 5th grade has been very good,’m very happy to be in this class. *My first day is good so far, but the rest may be bad. *What I think about 5th grade is...I think this will be a great year. *My 1st day has been great so far, it’s Friday. *It’s going to be fun because we are the oldest in elementary. *I think 5th grade is going to be fun. *My first day is good, I hope I will have a lot of friends. *I think this will be a good year because I already have a new friend! *I think it’s going to be fun. *My first day of 5th grade so far has been very good, because I already have 3 new friends, Rihanna, Angel and Abby. *Mr. Thomas - My new group of children seem really awesome and amazing!
We learned how to complete the Sensory Walk on the playground. Note: 5th graders can't skip.
Welcome back! The staff of Tipton Community School Corporation is excited to begin the new 2019-2020 school year. We look forward to sharing an exciting and successful school year where we all learn and grow. #TiptonPride
School Meal Prices 2019-2020 Type of Charge Elementary Reduced Student Breakfast 1.60 0.30 Student Lunch 2.50 0.40 Milk Only - .50
The School Board has approved the following list of textbook rentals and fees for the 2019-2020 School year. Pre-School – Scholarships available Kdg - $100.47 1st - $115.45 2nd - $170.90 3rd - $198.71 4th - $179.92 5th - $179.90 There is a $75.00 computer fee in grades 2-5 that is included in the totals.
Mrs. Gerster, preK Teacher, will be at the school's booth at the Tipton County Fair tonight (July 17) from 4-6:30. Have a pre-school child? Come meet Mrs. Gerster.
Back to School Shots Information By: Student Reporters Paige and Nichole The Health Department in the Tipton Courthouse is giving children from newborn to 18 years old their shots. Whether it is required for school or if it is just time for you to get their shots, you can get them at the Health Department here in Tipton. Immunizations are required before school begins for kindergarten, 6th, and 12th grades If you have commercial insurance, you won’t have to pay anything. If not, then it is 10 dollars. You can get your shots Tuesdays starting at 8 o’clock. They are closed from noon to 1:00 for lunch, then open till 4. Please call, (765) 675-8741, for available times, their schedule is getting filled up quickly. A couple examples of the shots they give are: hep A and B and meningococcal B. They hope to see you there.
Attention TMS incoming 6th Graders: TMS Rocks dates are August 5-7. Hope to see all of you there. If you have not registered to attend please call Mrs. Schultz at TMS.
5th grade Rocket Day at TES By:Daena Eib May 14, 2019, at Tipton Elementary is Rocket Day! Before rocket day, every class made rockets. The rockets were hard to put together, but every class did it. On Rocket Day,Tuesday morning, May 14th, someone in each class passed out the rockets. The weather was perfect, clear and cool with no wind. The classes then went out to the back parking lot and launched them toward high school parking lot. Classes took turns launching and retrieving the rockets. We finished half the launches prior to specials. Then after putting fresh batteries into the launch controls, we went back out and completed the last two classes. As the classes launched, other classes took turns retrieving and returning the rockets. Everyone had a good time launching and retrieving their rockets today!
Never lose hope! Wishes have a way of coming true. Mrs. Rich's Third Grade Classroom is reading Wishtree by Kathryn Applegate. Today, they made their wishes and tied them to their very own Red wishtree. Trees can't tell jokes, but they can certainly tell stories. . . Red is an oak tree who is many rings old. Red is the neighborhood "wishtree"—people write their wishes on pieces of cloth and tie them to Red's branches. Along with her crow friend, Bongo, and other animals who seek refuge in Red's hollows, this "wishtree" watches over the neighborhood. You might say Red has seen it all. Until a new family moves in. Not everyone is welcoming, and Red's experiences as a wishtree are more important than ever.
Gwen Garmon celebrated her 90th birthday Sunday! Gwen taught at Lincoln School for 7 years and at Jefferson School for 21 years here in Tipton. She retired in 1986 when Jefferson closed its doors. Mr. Thomas thoroughly enjoyed her friendship and comradely during those years working with her. Gwen now resides at Autumnwood across the street from the Tipton Community School Corporation complex that hosts students from kindergarten through seniors in high school .
Tipton Community School Corporation students and staff are wearing their Officer Maddox support shirts today, which read “I feel safe in school because my buddy always has my back.” The shirts were made by the local business, Clothesline, and are intended to promote the role Officer Maddox has in each student’s life as a mentor, friend, and protector. #tiptonpd #sro
TES #teachersworkingafterhours #tiptonpride #stemlab
A reminder that Monday, April 8 is an eLearning Day for TCSC.
Thank you, thank you Rock Prairie Church! We appreciated the baked potato bar you provided for Tipton Elementary Staff and the surprise gift card!
We have been studying space in our Discovery on line science. We found the top 100 photographs taken by the Hubble Spacecraft. The students have made representations of them with captions explaining them as a project. Here is the internet link we utilized to find them: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/archive/top100/
Tipton Community School Corporation will begin today operating on a 2-hour delay - Wednesday, February 20.
One more reminder that Tipton Community School Corporation will be in session Monday, February 18.
The 5th graders in Mr. Thomas's classroom have been working on creative writing. They have created narrative stories. Also, by our classroom door we have newspaper articles and Facebook posts our student newspaper reporters have created. Please stop by and check out our work! Mr. Thomas’s plaid has rubbed off on one student.
Tipton Community School Corporation is operating on its regular schedule for Tuesday, February 12.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on a two -hour delay for Monday, February 11.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on a two-hour delay on Thursday, February 7.
Feb. 5 at 6 PM TES Community Room Parent Meeting with Principals. Parents can learn about out new school goals and our upcoming visit from AdvancED in February.
An eLearning Day has and remains scheduled for Monday, February 4.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed on Friday, February 1. This WILL NOT be an eLearning Day. This day will be made up on May 21. Tipton schools are closed.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on a two-hour delay on Friday, February 1. Tipton schools are on a two-hour delay.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed on Thursday, January 31 and will have an eLearning Day. Students can expect to have their assignments posted before 9:00 AM. If students have any questions about assignments they should contact their teacher as directed.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed on Wednesday, January 30 and will have an eLearning Day. All school activities are cancelled. Students can expect to have their assignments posted no later than 9:00 AM. If students have any questions, they should contact their teacher as directed.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on their regular schedule for Tuesday, January 29.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on a two-hour delay on Friday, January 25. Tipton will be on a two-hour delay on Friday.
Presidents' Day (February 18) will be used as a make-up day. School will be in session.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on a two-hour delay on Wednesday, January 23.
January 22 is not an eLearning Day. With the cancellation of today's classes, this day will be made up on Monday, February 18 (President's Day)
Today, Jan. 22, is NOT an e-learning day. We will make it up on Presidents’ Day.
@TiptonSuperin: Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed today, January 22.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be operating on a two-hour delay on Tuesday, January 22.
With the ice accumulation on the county roads, Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed on Monday, January 21 and will have an eLearning Day. Students should have assignments posted no later than 9:00 AM.
Waterford Pen Pals At Tipton Elementary School, two of the fifth-grade classes, Mr. Thomas’s and Mr. Leffler’s are doing “Pen Pals” with the Waterford Place residents. Many of children in both classes are participating. The patients there are thrilled to be pen pals with us and are looking forward to both receiving notes and sending them back to us. Some of the topics we wrote about this week were: hobbies; pets, favorite TV shows, favorite games, favorite colleges, were you in the military, what branch were you in, does Waterford do any special meals, did any groups come to Waterford, did you do anything for Christmas and New Years, what is your favorite thing to drink/ eat, what is your favorite animal, and many more! Everyone who is participating is very excited to write and receive letters. “Pen Pals” are going to be a very fun journey for us. Hopefully, all the students who are doing the Pen Pals are going to have a good time and the residents at Waterford will hopefully have a good time with this too! We thank the teachers and principal, Mrs. Rayl, at Tipton Elementary School and Waterford General Manager, Carol Ward, for letting us do the Pen Pals! Tipton Elementary Reporters: Alexis, Daena ,& Dylan
The M. A. Rooney Foundation is providing professional learning support that focuses on increasing student achievement to TES teachers today. #ILEARN2019 Only 72 school days until we begin the test.
French Christmas By: Alexis Plake and Daena Eib Today, December 12, Tipton High School French students who are studying or already know French came to my classroom. Their names are: Ms. Harrigan (teacher), Kim Hearn, Samantha Mumbower, Ryan Cole, Scotlyn Moore, Emily Hunter, Izaiah Claxton, Brian Oxley, and Carly Ripberger. They taught us some seasonal French words. The high school French students educated, or explained, projects that we could do during the program. The activities we did were: Cotton Snowmen, Pipe Cleaner Candy Canes, and Make Ornaments. There were three groups who did at least one of those crafts. Some of my class made decorations for Mr. Thomas’s good friend, Jack. Others wanted to keep them. Sadly, Jack has only a few weeks left to live due to a medical condition. The children made ornaments that said “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.” They also made red and white pipe cleaner candy canes. The Veterans’ Day cards we made meant so much to him. We know he will thoroughly enjoy our Christmas cards and gifts! He can use these to decorate his room for Christmas in the healthcare facility! Hopefully, these will cheer up Jack and the other residents and staff there. Before the activities, Ms. Harrigan showed us two videos. One video sang Jingle Bells in French language. The other showed us pictures and what they meant in French terms. Ms. Harrigan also showed us some lovely Paris and French pictures. The pictures were from Paris and the name of the picture was put in French wording. All my classmates had a wonderful time and enjoyed learning the meanings and how to pronounce the French words. We want to give you avv big THANK YOU, French Class!.... “Joyeux Noel!”, from Mr. Thomas’s 5th grade class.
TES RECEIVES A "B" KEVIN EMSWELLER THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2018 The Indiana State Board of Education has released the schools’ accountability grades. Tipton Elementary School received a” B.” This grade is based upon the ISTEP assessment given to 380 students in grades 3-5 in the spring of 2018. The grade is based on the percent of students passing the ISTEP and the amount of growth students demonstrated between 2017 and 2018. Both factors are given equal consideration when determining the letter grade. Tipton Elementary received 35.05 points for Performance (percent of students passing ISTEP) and 47.6 points for Growth for a final score of 82.7.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed and have an eLearning Day on Thursday, November 15. Tipton schools are closed and are having an eLearning Day.
Tipton Community School Corporation will be closed and have an eLearning Day on Thursday, November 15. Tipton schools are closed and are having an eLearning Day.
From Mr. Thomas: My 5th grade class made Veterans' Day thank you letters and cards for my life long friend, Jack Berg. Jack has terminal stage 4 liver cancer. I took them to him at the health facility where he now resides. He was thrilled and read each and every one word for word. He then shared them with other veterans who live there. I'm delivering his sincere thank you letter back to the class tomorrow.
Winter Weather Is Here WINTER WEATHER IS HERE KEVIN EMSWELLER MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2018 Winter weather is upon us. As we all know, Indiana weather can be very unpredictable. During the winter months you will be hearing of school delays or closings and may even wonder a time or two how those decisions are made. It is rarely an easy decision and one that involves talking with a number of agencies. Attached to this article is a document that serves as a guide that leads to a decisions as to when to delay or cancel classes. You can get the most up-to-date information on Twitter (@TiptonSuperin, @TiptonSchools), Facebook, Tipton Community School Corporation’s website, or any of the local media outlets. Decisions are made as early as possible and usually before 6:00 a.m. With our transportation routes and bus stops, it will be very important to make sure our children have warm coats, gloves, hats, and scarves as they walk to and from the bus stop and while they wait for their bus. Inclement weather will most assuredly result in our buses being delayed by drivers navigating wet, snowy, slushy, or icy roadways. If you have sidewalks in your neighborhood, please encourage your neighbors to keep their walks cleared of snow and ice during these winter months. In addition, please remind your children that while they may see vehicles approaching, the drivers may not see them. Being aware of their surroundings is even more important when the weather is poor. Finally, we would like to have your children in school every day that we are in session. However, we will always respect your decision as a parent when it comes to the safety of your child(ren). Together, we will continue to provide great opportunities for our children and prepare them for their future successes. TSCS School Closing/Delaying Guidelines link is live on the corporation post.
Mr. Friedle, the Tipton Elementary School Counselor, spent time in the 4th grade classrooms teaching emotional management. This program teaches the students strategies to use when they are in the “Flight, Fight or Freeze” mode. Teaching the body how to calm down to natural reactions is a necessary skill for everyone. Emotions impact everyone, and we need to learn how to control them. Students practiced using “I feel” messages and some volunteered to share these messages with the class. The students were then given a creative assignment. For this assignment, students were to be a reporter and interview their parents. Gracie Creamer said these skills are important because “When you grow up, you can teach yourself these tricks, and it won’t be so bad.”
Tipton County Robotics Team Community Night Wednesday, November 14, 2018 6:00-7:00pm Tipton County 4H Building Please join the team for a demonstration of their hard work and a time for them to review and practice for the official competition. Throughout the evening, the team members will have their research projects on display and explain the project to the attendees using the same format as utilized during the official judging. In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to watch each robot at the challenge table complete the missions selected by each team. The student participants created these robots, jigs, attachments, and programming from start to completion.
Tipton Elementary School will host its second parent meeting on Tuesday, November 6, from 6:00 to 7:00 in the Community Room. We will discuss ways we communicate information, ie: Harmony email, website, social media, newsprint, etc. We will also be open for any other questions or discussions concerning the elementary school. We look forward to seeing you on the 6th.
These 3rd grade engineers designed a new box to ship a Pringle, providing it with protection. A rubric calculated our success. In our novel “The Wild Robot” only one robot survived the voyage due to crates opening and damaging the other robots. This lead us to thinking would a better design have helped? Our boxes are being shipped to Mrs. Rayl, and we will record results upon delivery.
Our Scholastic News had a very interesting article on people in many places in the world eating "bugs"! The class did a writing prompt about this utilizing their creativity and their laptop computers. They used Google Docs for the composition and added interesting photos from the web. Stop by our display in the hall by our classroom...hope the photos of the insects don't "Bug You"! #Mr.Thomas
@dr_cflores: This document highlights the types of items for ILEARN and considerations for student responses.… https://t.co/P8pmb2f44Y
TIPTON ELEMENTARY BOOK FAIR The Tipton Elementary Book Fair will be open and ready to serve you today through Friday, October 12th. This may be the biggest book fair, with the largest selection of books TES has ever had! It actually fills both halves of the Community Room! The hours for the book fair are: Wednesday- 8:30-6:30 Thursday- 8:30-6:30 Friday- 8:30- 10:30 If you pick your child up at the end of the day, feel free to stop by. Also, if you have an after school parent/teacher conference, the fair is open until 6:30. The photographs are featuring Mrs. Degenkolb’s 2nd grade class being helped by Mr. Thomas’s 5th grade students. By: Madilynn Villars Tipton Elementary Newspaper Reporter
What is DOK? Depth of Knowledge The Webb’s Depth of Knowledge Ceiling Context and the driving questions at the top of each ceiling provides administrators, teachers, and hopefully even students and parents an understanding of how deeply and extensively students will be expected to demonstrate and communicate their learning. The question stems within the ceilings actually encourage more flexibility in the level of thinking students are expected to demonstrate within these levels.
PARENT-PRINCIPAL MEETING Miss Heaston and Mrs. Rayl Tuesday, September 18, 2018 On Tuesday, September 18th there will be a parent information meeting hosted by Tipton Elementary School Principals, Miss Heaston and Mrs. Rayl. Topics will include school safety, absences, and using Harmony. The meeting will be held in the Tipton Elementary School Conference room in the main TES office area at 7:15am. The purpose of this meeting is to give parents information on the topics and to receive feedback from parents on general issues. Individual student issues and questions should be handled independently through a meeting with an administrator. Hope to see everyone on Tuesday.
Wednesday is CyberHero Day at Tipton schools - dress up like a superhero to stand up to cyber bullies. Parents - find more info on this issue at https://www.commonsensemedia.org/cyberbullying #INeLearn
School Safety Meeting The purpose of this meeting is to inform the public of the procedures the school has in place to help provide a safe environment for its students. To help answer questions that members of the public may have regarding school safety, individuals were encouraged to ask their questions prior the meeting. Answers will be provided during tonight’s meeting.
Mrs. Hendricks knows how to teach character, plot, and setting. She dressed up as four different characters and told each one's story. The students then filled out a graphic organizer. They stated who the character was, what her plot entailed, and discussed best guesses as to what the setting was based on prior schema. The students greatly enjoyed this lesson!
For the safety of our students and building security of Tipton Elementary School, parents should expect NOT to have access past the office during the school day.
Check out Tipton Elementary School's Welcome Back Video! 2018-19 will be an AWESOME school year for TES!! https://youtu.be/c4YY13IHLf4
Registration is open! We will have walk-in Registration on Tuesday, August 7, 2pm-7pm. Call TES if you have any questions. 765.675.7397
Summer Academy 2018 Teachers are partipating in professional development during the summer.
Tipton Elementary School is having Meet the Teacher on Thursday, August 9, 2018, from 6:00-7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing everyone then.
The Tipton County Health Department will once again host a "Back to School Night" for Families. This event will take place at the Tipton County Fairgrounds on July 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Come and make sure you have everything for your child to start school in the new school year.