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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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    Chris Zink
     (937) 667-8448
    School Secretary
    Marilynn Rowe
    (937) 667-8448
    Counseling 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 high schools in the country by US News & World Report. 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 2018 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 and the University of Cincinnati through Sinclair 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 Miami Valley League. We offer ten varsity sports for 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, and 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!

    Chris Zink




    Monday, September 16, 2019


    Project MORE is looking for student volunteers to be reading mentors for 4th and 5th graders. Mentors will need to be available two or more times a week for about 30 minutes a session. If you or an adult family member is interested, please contact Ms. Pentaudi at LT Ball. This program starts September 30th and runs throughout the school year.


    The PSAT/NMSQT will be held in the LMC on October 16 at 7:40 AM.  The first 75 students who sign up will receive a PSAT/NMSQT study guide.  This test is for all 10th and 11th grade students who want to prepare for the SAT.  In addition, juniors can qualify for the prestigious National merit Scholarship.  Forms are located in the office.  See Mrs. Hlavac with any questions. 


    Students who may have interest in a trade or the work force after high school would benefit from touring two manufacturing companies on Friday October 4th.  The bus will depart from Tippecanoe High School at approximately 9:30 am and will return at approximately 12:30 pm.  There is no cost to attend. Students attending the open house will be given a tour of the facilities and learn about jobs and companies located in the community as well as skills and knowledge students will need in order to enter the manufacturing field.  This year we will be touring Minco Tool and Mold and GE Aviation-TDI.  Permission slips are in the counseling office and must be turned in by 9/25.


    The Vandalia Parks and Recreation Department has job openings for lifeguards for students with a current Lifeguard Certification.  Please see the flyer in the Counseling Office window for more details.



    ASTRA is a service club who strives to make community service personal by connecting high school students with amazing opportunities to support their school and community.  In addition, the club provides opportunities for friendship and fun!   We will have our first organizational meeting on Wednesday, September 18 at both 7:15 and 2:45 in room 111.  You need only to attend one meeting.  If you cannot attend and would like to join, see Mrs. Colebaugh in Room 111.   We hope to see you at our first meeting.   Officers are reminded we will meet in Room 111 afterschool today.


    Outdoor Club will be having an informational kickoff meeting about upcoming events before school (7:20) on Wednesday 9/18 and immediately following school in Ms. Drayton’s Room (room 217).


    Feeling KERFUFFLED?  Want to know exactly what a QWIRKLE is?  Ever seen an EXPLODING KITTEN or an UNSTOPPABLE UNICORN?  Join the Board Game Club to find out more. It won’t be a TRIVIAL PURSUIT!  There will be an informational meeting after school TODAY in Room 205. Everyone is welcome!


    Any Octagon students interested in signing up for the Junior Run for the Mums can do so in Mrs. Wirrig’s room  (129) this week!


    Auditions for the fall play “Clue” will be Monday and Tuesday September 16th and 17th from 2:50-5. No experience required! Clue is a fun, funny murder mystery based on the board game. All you need to bring is a positive attitude.



    There will be TWO Tippecanoe High School Wrestling Meetings this Wednesday September 18, 2019. First meeting is BEFORE school at 7:25am in the Wrestling Room and the Second Meeting is AFTER school at 2:45pm in the Wrestling Room. All Students interested in wrestling this season need to attend one of the two meetings. Contact Coach Petro or Coach Tremblay if you have any questions.


    Red Devils remained undefeated with a 3-1 victory over state ranked Indian Hill. The varsity is now 8-0 on the season. JV also remained undefeated with a 4-0 victory.


    Varsity football won their first game of the season 20-7 over Fairborn. Red Devils are now 1-2 and host Troy this Friday.


    Ben Sauls broke the school record for longest field goal made with a 49 yard Fg in the 2nd quarter and broke it  again with a 55 harder in the third quarter.


    JV football defeated Fairborn 47-0.

    Freshman football lost to Piqua 38-6



    Homecoming Guest forms are now available online.  Please visit the THS “Building News” page.  You must PRINT the document, have it signed by all necessary parties and turn it in to the main office by Wednesday, October 2.  No late forms will be accepted.


    Do you have the travel bug?  Do you want to see some amazing cities and take a cruise around the Greek islands?  If so, come to a meeting on Tuesday September 17th at 6pm in Mrs. Robertson’s room.  We will be discussing our upcoming 2020 summer trip to Spain, France and Greece.  If you have any questions stop by to see Mrs. Robertson.  If you are already enrolled in the trip you do not need to attend this meeting.


    Juniors & Seniors who are thinking about going to college can attend this FREE event and seek assistance in filling out college applications and writing essays. You definitely want to come to this because it is FREE and you will receive valuable insight on how to fill out College Applications & Write Essays. Thursday, September 19th-College Applications & Essays with Erin McKenzie @ 7-8pm-In the Meeting Room.


    The Bradford Community Festival Association is extending an invitation to girls of sophomore, junior, and senior classes to enter. Sponsors for the entry fee may be a school organization, 4-H Club, civic group, area business, or even parents. The 2019 Miss Pumpkin will receive $75 cash, flowers, sash, and crown. 1st Runner-Up will receive $50 cash and sash. 2nd Runner-Up will receive $25 cash and sash. Awards will also be given for Miss Congeniality, Most Photogenic and Best Evening Gown. If we have over twelve contestants, we will award the top 10 contestants, and if we receive less than twelve contestants we will only award the top 5. Contestants having further questions should contact any committee member: Alisha Patty (937) 564-5661, or Megan Hunt (937) 423-0694. If you would like to participate please mail your name, address, phone number, a wallet-size photo, and $25 entry fee (non-refundable) as well as the Miss Pumpkin Queens Contest Application Form to: Alisha Patty, 6814 North State Route 721, Bradford, OH 45308 by SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. Registration forms are available on the Pumpkin Show’s website (bradfordpumpkinshow.com) or in the forms file outside the counseling office.


    ACT Test Prep

    Intensive, six-hour seminar covering test format and structure, what content appears on the test, and ACT specific testing & time management strategies.  Provider:  Dave Dobos, MIT alumnus. 

    Workbook included, bring paper and pencil to take notes.

    Tipp Middle School

    $79 resident, $89 nonresident

    Wed. & Thurs., Oct. 16 & 17, 6-9

    Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 4 & 5, 6-9

    Registration for classes will begin on September 9.  Go online to www.tmcomservices.org to register.

    Call if you need more information – 937-667-8631  



    “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”- Estée Lauder  #empower


    If you would like to be added to (or deleted from) our morning announcements via email please send a message to Ms. Rowe at MARowe@tippcity.k12.oh.us.


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