Tippecanoe High School

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Welcome to Tippecanoe High School!

Home of the Red Devils

615 E. Kessler-Cowlesville Road Tipp City, Ohio 45371

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Steve Verhoff
 (937) 667-8448
School Secretary
Marilynn Rowe
(937) 667-8448
Guidance Secretary
Tracey Gaier
 (937) 667-6419

Assistant Principal
 (937) 667-8448
Becky Petro 
 (937) 669-6362

(937) 667-0912
Athletic Director
 (937) 669-6364
Athletic Office
 (937) 669-6363

Thank you for visiting. We are proud of our school.

Tippecanoe High School is an outstanding place to learn! Tippecanoe High School was named one of the Top 500 High Schools in the U.S. by Newsweek. Tipp City students consistently rank among the top in the Miami Valley area in state assessments and college entrance exams. Eighty-five percent of our graduates in the Class of 2015 continued their education at colleges, universities or vocational schools.

THS offers a rigorous program of studies, including accelerated and Advanced Placement courses. We are also partnered with Urbana University so that our students can earn college credit while taking classes right here at our building taught by our teachers! Our graduates consistently tell us they were well-prepared for college as a result of their education here. Our music program features a marching band, concert band and jazz band, a symphonic choir, and a concert choir.

Students at Tippecanoe have an opportunity to choose from a wide variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities. We have a strong Academic Team that has been an Ohio and National standout for several years and compete throughout the Midwest. We have a local chapter of National Honor Society, a student senate, and clubs that cater to specific interests, such as Chess Club, Drama Club, Outdoor Club and more. Our theater productions are an outstanding showcase for our talented students.

Our athletic teams compete in the Central Buckeye Conference. In 2016 we will become the newest member of the Greater Western Ohio Conference. We offer ten varsity sports for both men and women, plus cheerleading.

The high school also is affiliated with the Miami Valley Career Technology Center, which offers 47 vocational programs and Tech Prep courses of study as an alternative to the general and college preparatory education programs. For more information you may link directly to their site from our website's home page.

While we are proud of the attributes we can list on paper, we are even prouder of that intangible quality called spirit. You can feel it in the classrooms and hallways, see it on the playing fields, hear it from our student musicians. Our students and our staff are proud of the tradition of excellence in Tipp City Schools. Spirit abounds at Tippecanoe High School and throughout the school district.

Come let us show you around. We know you will like what you see!

Steve Verhoff



    Tuesday, September 27, 2016


    If you are a student who is interested in international events, learning about foreign policy, or if you just like to argue, then come be a part of the Model United Nations Team!  Our opening meeting is after school today. Model UN is open to Freshmen through Seniors.  See Mr. Bellas in Room 110 for more information.

    On October 21st our Tippecanoe Red Devils will be taking on the Piqua Indians.  That night will be a pink out.  Student Senate and your Tippecanoe cheerleaders will be doing a pre-order for t-shirts this week at lunch.  Shirts are $10.  Find the cheerleaders in the cafeteria and pick up an order form.  Buy one for yourself, a sibling or a parent then wear them to the game at Piqua.  Let’s turn our stands Pink.  All proceeds go to the Pink Ribbon Girls.

    Alexandra “Alex” Scott had childhood cancer and at the age of 4, she decided that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help other children with cancer.  She decided she could do something to help other kids who had cancer by selling lemonade in her front yard.  Alex died when she was eight years old, but with the help of kids all over the country, she raised more than $1 million dollars.  Today Alex’s Lemonade Stand is a national foundation which sponsors events to raise money and awareness for childhood cancer research.  ASTRA will be holding our own lemonade stand on September 28 and 29, Thursday and Friday of this week afterschool. Lemonade and bags of cookies will be on sale for $1.00 in the front parking lot and the front hallway as seniors leave and then at regular dismissal.  Please support efforts in childhood cancer research by bringing your dollars for a special treat.


    Juniors, you will have powderpuff practice today and Wednesday from 6:15-7:15 at Howell field


    Seniors, you will have powderpuff practice today and Wednesday from 6:45- 8:00 at the high school practice fields

    Attention seniors who do not take government this year.  Please stop by room 126 to pick up a senior class shirt voting sheet and a senior class shirt order form.  Please return them to room 126 by Friday September 30.


    Campus Caravan is visiting Wright State University on October 25th. This trip is open to Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. The trip is $15 and permission slips are available in the guidance office. Only 25 spots are available for this trip, so please sign up soon! Please see Mr. Tackett or Ms. Everhart with any questions.

    Do you want to start a Chain Reaction?  Join Rachel’s Challenge on Wednesday October 12.  Come be a part of the energizing, impactful day of reflection and personal responsibility.  Sign-Ups are in the guidance office by grade level.     

    Students who may have interest in a trade or the work force after high school would benefit from attending an open house at Minco Tool and Mold Inc. and Dysinger Inc. in Dayton on Friday October 7th.  Also students will stop for lunch after both of the tours.  Students must be in good standing with academics and discipline to attend.  If you are interested, pick up a permission slip outside of the guidance office and return to guidance no later than Thursday September 29th.  There are limited seats, so please return your permission slip as soon as possible to secure your spot.  See Mrs. Schmidt for questions.

    The PSAT 8/9 registration has now opened.  The PSAT 8/9 exam measures reading, writing, and math skills and provides detailed personality tests to help students find majors and careers related to their interests.  The exam results will help students in multiple ways by providing information on the college and career readiness, giving multiple strategies and suggestions for ways to improve their future test score(s) and academics, and helping students in their search for colleges and scholarships. The deadline to register is October 12th.  Forms are outside the guidance office.  See Mrs. Schmidt if you have questions.

    The WPAFB Educational Outreach Office will once again host a fall Job Shadow Day for high school juniors and seniors on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Take the day to shadow over 79 different careers.  Pre-registration is required, come get your form in the guidance office!


    Your girls tennis team defeated Celina last night on their senior night 5-0! They are now 15-5 overall on the year! A HUGE congrats to seniors Kennedy Reeder, Ladia Coning, Alyssa Stewart, Anna Kueterman, Monique Jones, Chloe Woodworth and last but not least Olivia Shirley! If you see these girls in the halls today give them a fist bump and tell them congrats on their senior night win!

    There will be open mats this evening 6:00-7:00pm at the Tippecanoe Middle School Wrestling Room located in the old shop room. Use the outdoor garage door entrance. You need to have a completed EMA form turned into Coach Petro before attending.

    There will be a brief basketball meeting for all girls interested in playing basketball this season. This meeting will take place on Thursday, September 29th, in the HS Commons and will begin @ 3:00

    Help our football team Teach the Trojans this Friday night by wearing your nerdiest nerd attire to the game at Troy! Go Devils!


    The Privateering Club will have a meeting at 5:30pm in the band room this Wednesday, September 28. Any questions see Connor Post.

    Follow the Broadcasting On-Air class on twitter @ THSOnAir             

    What do the following events have in common? The mum run, Halloween parade, youth basketball, summer lunch on us, flag football, summer camps, breakfast with Santa, community relief. They all are events that Tipp Monroe Community Services are involved with and these are just a handful.  Tipp Monroe Community Services (TMCS) is looking for 2 students to serve on their board as student representatives. 

    TMCS is a local nonprofit organization responsible for identifying and filling the needs of Tipp City and Monroe Township residents. TMCS works to improve the standard of living in our community and enjoys broad support from local residents, businesses, city and township government and the Board of Education.  Applications are in the main office if you are interested in applying to be a student representative.  Please return by October 1st, so you can represent students at our October board meeting!

    School fees may be paid online through September 30 with no service fee to you.

    If you would like to be added or deleted to our morning announcement via email please send a message to Ms. Rowe at marowe@tippcity.k12.oh.us.

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