Friday Message

March 26, 2021

Update from Dr. Ryan Glaze Superintendent, Tipton Community School Corporation

As we approach our scheduled spring break at the end of the week, please remain diligent in fighting the spread of COVID-19 not only in our schools, but also in our communities and wherever your travels may take you. While this situation is not yet in our rearview mirror, we are seeing some light at the end of this pandemic tunnel.


With that said, I know we are on the same page in keeping our students in school five days a week through the end of the year. We also know school is a vital part of children’s well-being, development, and social-emotional health, and we will continue to work in partnership to ensure that we can continue to do so in a safe and healthy manner. I stress this because our ability to remain in full, in-person learning, while also keeping everyone safe, rests in our willingness and ability to continue to follow our health and safety protocols, all of which will remain in effect through the rest of this school year.


Congratulations to the Tipton Middle School’s participating performers in 6th Grade Cadet Choir, 7th and 8th Grade Concert Choir, and 7th and 8th Grade Concert Band, who earned Gold Awards in the annual Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Adjudication Festival. Bonus! All three groups earned the special "With Distinction" recognition, which is reserved for the best of the best, at this year’s virtual event.


Speaking of other cool news from the middle school, I want to give a shout out to members of the Builders Club and the FFA/Ag students. These students embodied what the Tipton Way is all about – giving back and in doing so inspiring others to do the same. The Builders Club helped clean up the future home of the Tipton Humane Society and hosted a weeklong drive to collect cat and dog food and kitty litter for the local pet food pantry. The FFA/Ag students harvested 26 bags of lettuce grown in their inhouse tower gardens and donated the fresh greens to a local food pantry. These are just two examples of what we are seeing throughout the corporation - students giving to others without expectations of anything in return.


In other good news, plans are underway for a high school Prom this year on Friday, April 16 at the Bel Air in Kokomo. After-Prom will take place at Bowl 32 in Noblesville. Ticket information, Prom and After-Prom protocols, signup deadlines, and additional details about these two events can be found on the high school website at: https://www.tcsc.k12.in.us/o/ths


We are optimistic that we can finish the remainder of this quarter in class. Getting here was difficult but we never lost sight of where we wanted to be and why we are here. I am extremely proud of our staff, our students, and our community as we found ways to overcome the many challenges before us. Thank you for your ongoing support and patience as we make our way down this incredible road together.


Please continue to respect the risks this virus still poses by wearing masks and social distancing during spring break while you enjoy a well-deserved break. Turn off your screens, take in the fresh air and sunshine of spring brings, and read a book or two. We all need a pause before returning on Monday, April 6 to begin the final push to the end of this school year. Have a safe, relaxing, and restful break. #TiptonPride

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Calendar Updates

March 26-Spring Break Begins

April 5-Students Return

April 7-Board Work Session 6:30 PM-Administration Offices

April 13-Monthly Board Meeting 6:30 PM