TVHS Shares About Academic Initiatives, Athletic Accomplishments
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By Leah Sander
AKRON — The Tippecanoe Valley School Board received updates on academic initiatives as well as athletic accomplishments at Tippecanoe Valley High School during a March 20 board meeting.
The board heard the annual report on TVHS from Principal Brandon Kresca and his staff.
One of those initiatives was helping students graduate with a year of college credit through the Indiana College Core program. There are 31 juniors involved in it right now.
The board also heard about Valley students being involved in work-based learning via internships. Tippecanoe Valley athletes who set records in various sports were recognized, and the board heard that teacher Jonathan Tinkey will teach a Principles of Criminal Justice class next year, with that coming about related to Valley students’ participation in a mock trial competition this year.
Valley Student Resource Officer and Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Deputy Rick Shepherd will help with that class.
In other business, the board:
- Approved the hiring of Valley Early Learning Academy instructional assistant Juel Back and making Courtney Kindig VELA’s coordinator. Both women were present at Monday’s meeting.
- Approved Tricia Sederholm as the TVHS girls’ soccer coach.
- Accepted the resignations of TVHS Spanish teacher Nataly Lopez and Akron Elementary School instructional assistant Andrea French and cook Lindsy Shambaugh.
- Accepted the following Kosciusko Endowment Youth Services grants: $206 for Akron reading interventionist Hayley Parker for phonics resources; $484 for Akron fourth grade teacher Chris Rassi for 3-D printers; $370 for Akron special education teacher Ryan Adams for pop-up distract-free workspaces; $188 for Akron music teacher Kayla Rassi for rhythm sticks; and $552 for TVHS art teacher Lisa Lynch for art equipment and supplies.
The board’s next regular meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, at Mentone Elementary School.