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10
Feb

Graduation - May 22

Tipton High School has scheduled the graduation for the Class of 2016 on Sunday, May 22 beginning at 2:00 PM.
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04
Feb

Ivy Tech Parent Info Night - Feb 25

Ivy Tech is hosting a Parent Information Night to help parents learn about and understand all college options for your students. This will be held on the Kokomo Campus, 1815 E Morgan St, from 6:00-7:30 PM on Thursday, Feb. 25. 
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01
Feb

World of Creativity

Students can show off their talent, whether it be singing, dancing, or even something as simple as writing poetry and drawing a picture of a tree.  Items will be displayed March 7-10 in the Middle School Library for Students and Staff to admire. Everyone is welcome to join the fun on March 10th at 7 pm in the THS Auditorium for the World of Creativity Showcase.  Students may enter up to five times for the chance to be awarded best in grade or best of show.
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20
Jan

College Goal Sunday

College Goal Sunday will be on February 21 at 2pm.  This event is designed to help students and parents fill out and file their FAFSA.  For more information and to participate go to http://www.collegegoalsunday.org/
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18
Jan

2016-2017 School Year Calendar

2016-2017-Calendar.pdf   The TCSC School Board recently approved the 2016-2017 school calendar.  Please note there are some changes from past calendars. School will start on August 15, 2016 for students. Fall Break will be THREE days, October 19, 20 and 21. Thanksgiving Break will also have THREE days, November 23, 24 and 25. Students will return from Winter Break on January 4, 2017. The calendar can also be found under the the Popular Tab/Yearly School Calendar/2016-2017 School Year Calendar.

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13
Jan

Cold Weather Tips


Winter weather in Indiana always presents some challenges and adjustments to be made.  When considering to delay or cancel school because of low temperatures or low wind chill factors, we do not have a set policy; however, as a general rule, we will look to delay/cancel school if temperatures drop to or below -10 Fahrenheit or -20 wind chill or a combination that creates a potential for frostbite for exposed skin in 30 minutes or less.  Included here is a link that provides a chart on temperature, wind speed and wind chill: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/windchill/index.shtml.

Due to the cold, we ask that ALL students remain indoors until the bus arrives. It may take a little longer than normal to get children picked up tomorrow morning.

With Indiana’s winter weather, we know we need to make adjustments for the weather in our routines. Adjust your driving for road conditions, walk carefully on icy roads and sidewalks, dress appropriately for the weather, etc.

Parents are also urged to make sure their children are dressed appropriately.  A number of students come to school without coats. If your child needs a coat, hat, or gloves, contact your child’s school.  Sometimes we can help with that issue.
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07
Jan
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ISTEP scores for 2015 have been released, and as expected, the scores at Tipton Community School Corporation are much different than in previous years. Because of a variety of well-publicized issues with the test itself, we have little confidence that this is an accurate reflection of the skill level and success of our students. Based on previous performance and the other multiple measures of success we use, we know this is very uncharacteristic of our schools.

The Spring 2015 version of ISTEP+ measured student progress on the new college- and career-ready Indiana Academic Standards in English/Language Arts and Mathematics. These standards, which were first taught during the 2014-15 school year, represent higher-level thinking skills and are more challenging for students. The results of the new ISTEP+ test reflect an increase in expectations regarding students’ knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Because the 2015 ISTEP+ was the first state assessment to be based on Indiana’s new, more rigorous college and career ready standards, these scores are not comparable to previous pass rates. The 2015 ISTEP+ results instead established a new baseline for student progress towards college and career ready benchmarks.

Regardless, you can be confident we will review problematic areas of curriculum and work to ensure our students are mastering the skills necessary to succeed at a high level. Teachers are working hard to integrate the new curriculum standards and prepare students for yet another new testing format for 2016.  With a much improved test we fully anticipate improved scores, reflective of our high achieving district.

We support the efforts of legislators to retain 2014 school grades and "hold harmless" all Indiana school districts for their 2015 ISTEP performance.

 
TCSC ISTEP scores compared with state average.  Scores represent the percentage of students passing the ISTEP+.

   




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12
Nov

AdvancED Parent Survey

As part of our accreditation we are asking that you take a survey by clicking the link below.  You only need to complete this survey one time.  We will use the data collected to evaluate programs and services provided to our students.  Thank you for your participation.


http://www.advanc-ed.org/survey/public/2076192
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14
Oct

WeatherBug is Now at Tipton

Tipton Community School Corporation has become the most recent WeatherBug School. The WeatherBug Program collects weather data from our local site. This information is available to anyone in the community. Individual only need to download the program on their computer or app on their smartphone to receive weather information directly from Tipton. (Google WeatherBug)

In addition to the weather information it provides to the community, this meteorological data can be used in various classes in the school K-12. WeatherBug is an award winning K-12 Program that provides extensive STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) content and skills development.

TCSC included the Lightning Alert System in the project. The optional outdoor alerting system is a valuable community tool in alerting not only school patrons, but also patrons of the city park, the baseball diamonds, and fair ground participants when lightning is in the immediate area. This system will sound a horn when lightning is detected eight miles away. This is a warning that to people outside should seek shelter.

Approximate range of the Lightning Alert Horns at TCSC.
When lightning is within 8 miles of the school, a fifteen (15) second alarm will sound. When lightning has cease to exist within this range for at least thirty (30) minutes, an all-clear signal will be given which is a series of three (3) short alarms of (5) seconds in duration each. Lightning alerts will also be received through individuals’ downloaded computer and phone applications.

The alarms will be activated between the hours of 6:00 am through 10:00 pm. This will prevent the alarms being sounded through the night or early morning hours.
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01
Jun

We Have Tipton Pride!

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Tipton PRIDE is a set of expectations we hold for all students in all buildings, in all grades.  We expect students to do their Personal Best every day.  We expect them to respect themselves and others. We expect them to have integrity. We expect students to be dependable.  We expect students to be enthusiastic about their work and activities.  All staff members promote and recognize students when they demonstrate these expectations.  We hope that parents and the community will help students show their Tipton PRIDE all the time, every day.

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