Friday Message

February 19, 2021

A Message from Dr. Ryan Glaze, Superintendent, Tipton Community School Corporation

Mother Nature certainly dealt a winter blast for a history-making week of weather-related school delays, closures, and eLearning. I appreciate everyone’s flexibility and plowing through it with resilience. While snow days aren’t what they used to be, Wednesday was a traditional snow day. I hope everyone took the opportunity to enjoy it. This day will be made up on Thursday, May 21.

Speaking of making history, our Lady Blue Devils Basketball team has a shot at making history at the 2A Logansport Semi-Final game against North Judson tomorrow. Tipoff is at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and only available to purchase online here. This is the Lady Blue Devil’s third trip (2002 and 2014) to semi-state. Winners of this game advance to the IHSAA Girls Basketball 2A state championship game the following weekend.

Next week our junior class will be taking the ISTEP. Our K-9 students the NWEA. ISTEP measures students' mastery of basic skills, particularly reading, writing, and mathematics. NWEA provides important formative assessment data that allows us to determine how students are progressing. For those who may be falling behind, we are offering a comprehensive summer school program for students K-12. TES and TMS students will have remediation in ELA and math for a two-week period. THS students will have a four-week summer school session allowing for credit recovery and for students to retake core classes such as English and Math. Students can also take Physical Education II during summer school to make room for other courses during the regular school year. More to come on this in the weeks ahead.

Also, next week is National FFA Week (beginning tomorrow through Saturday, February 27). This week-long celebration enables local chapters to educate the public on all thing’s agriculture. FFA is the premier youth organization preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business, and technology of agriculture and is an integral part of agricultural sciences at THS and TMS. In fact, our high school FFA Chapter is among the oldest in the state.

Tim Calloway, who has been at the helm of the program since 2010, has grown the program in size and scope. Stacey Hartley leads the agricultural program and relatively new FFA program at the middle school. We have over 200 THS and TMS students involved in FFA. Together, Tim and Stacey are making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education at TCSC. #FFAweek

Make it a great week! Good luck Lady Blue Devils! #TiptonPride

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Calendar Updates

March 9-End of Third Nine Weeks

March 9-TCSC School Board Work Session 5:30 PM/Board Meeting 6:30 PM THS Auditorium

March 14-Daylight Saving Time Begins

March 26-Spring Break Begins

April 5-Students Return