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5th Grade Balloon Launch

Reported by 5th Grade Students Tori and Khloe. The fifth-grade students at Tipton Elementary received a ,700 grant, that Mrs. Patricia Herron wrote, from the Tipton County Foundation and a High Ability Grant to participate in a Balloon Launch that will send materials and insects into the sky. We will see how these items are affected by the atmosphere and altitude. When we get the materials and insects back, we will examine them and see if they are acting the same and still alive. On May 3rd at 9:00 Captain Brian Tanner, the owner of Spaceport Indiana, will be visiting our 5th-grade classes. He will be talking to us about the Balloon Launch. We will receive some detailed information about what to expect during this science experiment. Brian Tanner's visit with us will kick off our Balloon Unit with Spaceport Indiana. Spaceport Indiana can offer customers reliable launch services for a variety of purposes. The staff at Spaceport Indiana have over 20 years of launch experience while being able to cover a wide range of applications. The ability to get to an altitude representative of 1% of Earth's atmosphere offers scientists, engineers, and designers unique insight regarding the performance of new and existing technology. If you prefer a higher altitude launch, they can help with planning, safety, debris field analysis, and decision on SRM vs Hybrid, etc. The customers that launch with Spaceport can range from pharmaceutical companies to military customers. There is a growing need to understand the effects of radiation, extreme cold, extreme temperature changes, and power requirements for technologies that will be used near space. From the natural events like hurricane Katrina to man-made events like the war in Iraq we've created a new set of requirements to share data and cover a greater area, sometimes in a very short time frame. Our school is participating in their "BalloonSat Program." We are doing a 5th-grade experiment by launching a balloon with payloads to the edge of space. We are using larger balloons to reach altitudes approximately 20 miles into the atmosphere. Students choose the payloads in their classroom with supervision by their teacher, after they visit with a Mission Specialist. They explain about space environment and the instruments used at the schools launch site. These students, teachers, and parents all think this is an excellent experiment for the students to experience and to participate in. This helps us meet the Indiana requirements and science standards.
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MARSH CARES about Tipton Schools.  When you shop at MARSH April 28th through April 30th, please take this certificate with you and they will donate a portion of the sales to Tipton Schools.

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Intermediate Awards Monday May 16th

Mark your calender for May 16th. The Intermediate kids will be having awards day for their good grades.   Great job to all our kids.

5th   Grade   8:30 am

4th    Grade  9:30 am

3rd   Grade 10:30 am

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Blue Devil Football Camp

Attention Boys!!!  Are you in the 1st through 7th grade?  Do you like football? Do you want to work on your skills.? Well then  the High School/ Middle School Football Coachs will be conducting a football skills camp starting May 9th -13th. Cost is $40. The camp will run from 3:15 to 4:45. Coach Tolle will pick participants up and will walk the to the practice facility. Parents will pick up from there.  
The attched form will give you all the information.
Any questions please contact Coach Tolle at 675-7431 ext. 193

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Transfers to Tipton

Tipton Community School Corporation is accepting transfer student applications for the 2016-2017 school year.  If parents wish to transfer their student, please fill out the application  ( Student Transfer Application rev 2015 ) or stop by the Administrative Office at 1051 S. Main St. to pick up an application.  If you have any questions, please call 765-675-2147.

Effective July 1, 2016, all transfer requests that exceed the available openings in a particular grade level will be subject to a lottery drawing to determine the accepted applications.  If requests received between July 1 and July 31 exceed the available openings, a lottery drawing will be held from those requests to determine which requests will be accepted.  If a drawing  is necessary, it will be held during the Board’s regular meeting scheduled for August 9.  Additional transfer requests will continue to be accepted through January 30 only if openings are available for the given grade level.  Transfer requests that were approved prior to July 1, 2016, have a secured spot for the 2016-2017 school year and will not be part of a potential lottery.

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Tipton Elementary School
1099 S. Main Street
Tipton, IN 46072

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Phone: 765-675-7397
Fax: (765) 675-6211

Kathryn Heaston, Primary Principal
Lori Rayl, Intermediate Principal

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