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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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Belinda Banks
 (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
Matt Shomper
 (937) 669-6363
Athletic Office Secretary
 (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!


Belinda Banks



    Tuesday, October 6, 2015


    This Friday is the due date for all students interested in participating in this year’s science fair.    If you need science fair registration forms please see Ms. Barnard or Mr. Snyder. 

    Is there a rotten smell coming from your locker?  Do you wish you could go to Hothead for lunch?  Do the Super-Cute-But-Oh-So-Slow Couple block your way to 3rd period daily?  Come to Inferno’s book sale!  It won’t solve these problems, but a good book can take your mind off of them. Stop by this Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 9-1pm with a preview sale during the school day on Friday. 

    Attention all ASTRA members:  we will be holding our October meeting on Thursday, October 8 in room 109 at 7:10 and then again afterschool at 2:45 for those who cannot make it in the morning.  We will discuss our existing service projects for October. We will still be happy to accept new members at this meeting.  ASTRA would also like to thank the students and staff at THS for their strong support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand.  Due to your generosity, we will be able to donate over $400 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand to help support childhood cancer research. 

     There will be a brief but very important meeting for all students interested in being part of the spring musical today Tuesday, October 6th from 2:50 – 3:00 in the CPA.

    Attention Chess Club members - We will have our first meeting of the year Thur Oct 8, right after school in Mr. McCray's room, (room 221).  If you weren't at our first informational meeting but would still like to join, come on out and play some chess or learn to play if you don't know how. 

    There will be a short, BUT VERY IMPORTANT meeting for any student that signed up for Model United Nations this fall after school today, Tuesday in Mr. Bellas’ room 110.  Seniors, stop by 7th period for your information. 

    Once again, Model United Nations, this Tuesday after school, Mr. Bellas’ room 110.

    The books are stacking up! The Inferno literary group is holding their used book sale this Friday 4-8pm and Saturday 9-1pm with a preview sale during the school day on Friday.  Stop by the media center to pick up new-to-you reading material.  Only $1 for paperbacks and $2 for hardcover.


    Don’t forget to order your class shirt during lunch Monday through Wednesday. Shirts are $10.


    WPAFB Job Shadow Day-Are you interested in a job shadow day at the Air force base?

    Come learn about future careers.  Registration forms are located in the guidance office


    Attention High School students interested in Swimming. There will be an informational/sign-up meeting on Oct 6th and Oct 14th at 6:30 in room 109 at the High School. Coach Stanbery and Coach Tim will be running the meeting and will hopefully last 30 to 45 minutes.

    Open fields for baseball will begin this Thursday, October 8 from 3:15 – 4:45 at the high school baseball field.


    Your 5-1 Red Devil varsity football team will travel to the 2-4 Bellefontaine Chieftains this Friday, October 9 at 7:30 PM.  Student presale tickets are available for this game for $4.00 each.  All tickets at the gate will be $6.00.  Student Tickets will be available Hock’s Pharmacy starting Tuesday through GAME TIME on Friday, October 9.  Tickets can also be purchased during school hours in the Middle School Office and the High School Athletic Office.  Elementary buildings will sell tickets through the office on FRIDAY ONLY.  Elementary students should bring their money in an envelope with the following marked on the outside of the envelope – teachers name, number of student tickets, number of adult tickets.  Please include money in the envelope.  Does not need to be exact change.  All ticket sales are CASH ONLY.

     Here are the HS Athletic Events for this week. 

     Monday, October 5, 2015:

    5:30    JV Boys Soccer vs. Stebbins

    7:15    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Stebbins

    6:00    Varsity Girls Soccer AT Stebbins


    Tuesday, October 6, 2015:

    4:30    9th Volleyball vs. Miamisburg

    5:30    JV Volleyball vs. Graham

    6:30    Varsity Volleyball vs. Graham

    9:00a   Varsity Girls Golf AT Sectionals – Kitty Hawk

    9:00a   Varsity Boys Golf AT Sectionals - Reid


    Wednesday, October 7, 2015:

    5:00    Cross Country – Tippecanoe Invitational @ Kyle Park

    5:30    JV Girls Soccer vs. Bellefontaine

    7:15    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Bellefontaine – Senior Night!!!

    5:30    JV Boys Soccer AT Bellefontaine

    7:15    Varsity Boys Soccer AT Bellefontaine


    Thursday, October 8, 2015:

    4:30    9th Volleyball vs. Shawnee

    5:30    JV Volleyball vs. Shawnee

    6:30    Varsity Volleyball vs. Shawnee – Senior Night!!!

    9:00a   Varsity Girls Tennis AT Districts – ATP Center in Mason


    Friday, October 9, 2015:

    7:30    Varsity Football AT Bellefontaine – Get your student presale tickets at Hocks before you go!!!


    Saturday, October 10, 2015:

    10:00  JV Football vs. Bellefontaine

    10:00  Varsity Volleyball Tri Match w/ Fairmont & Bellbrook

    9:00a   Varsity Girls Tennis AT Districts – ATP Center in Mason

    10:00a JV Volleyball AT Fairmont Tri

    10:00a 9th Football AT West Liberty Salem (JV)

    1:00    JV Girls Soccer AT Miamisburg



    If you are a JUNIOR  interested in a career in health care, please stop by the guidance office to sign up for an interactive seminar about careers in health care which is sponsored by Dayton Children’s Hospital and will take place November 3rd from 9 am to  1 pm.  There are only 15 spots, so be sure that if you are really passionate about careers in health care and you are currently a junior to sign up in the guidance office as soon as possible.   Registration ends October 12th unless the 15 spots have been reserved prior to this date.  All students will be required to have a permission slip signed by his/her parent or guardian in order to attend.


    All school fees must be paid in order to purchase your Homecoming tickets. Fees may be paid online for $1 service fee or brought to the main office.


    Outside guests forms for Homecoming are now available in the forms file outside the attendance window. Forms are due to Mr. Oakes no later than Wednesday, October 14.


    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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