Tippecanoe High School

Where Excellence is a Tradition

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    7:40 - 2:40
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    7:00 - 3:30
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    7:30 - 4:00

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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



    Monday, October 15, 2018


    All Octagon students that signed up to work at tonight's Halloween Parade / Party should check in with Mrs. Wickline, or an Octagon Officer, at 5:30 in the parking lot of the Tipp City Zion Lutheran Church at the corner of Third Street and Walnut Street.


    The Tippecanoe High School Academic Quiz Team has started off their fall schedule with a roar!  They competed two weekends ago at the Chillicothe Cavalier Classic, where they finished 7-2 and landed in Second Place out of 19 teams.  They followed this performance with an appearance on WOSU-TV’s quiz show, In The Know, where they handily defeated Watkins Memorial High School from Pataskala, Ohio by almost 300 points.  This past weekend the team traveled to White Cloud, Michigan, to take on the best teams from the region.  They were champions of their division, went 7-1 overall, and qualified for nationals as well.  Representing the team this year are Michael Vestey, Gabe Parsons, Ethan Wendel, Ben Chronister, Carsten Benge, Cassie Sharp and Kaylee Eisert.  Congratulations to all of the players and good luck in your November events!


    Hey Tipp, we are having a competition coat drive against that purple and gold school from the south.  Bring in any gently used coats of any kind that will be counted and then donated to St. Vincent de Paul of Dayton.  We will calculate the number brought and the winning school will be announced at the Tipp /Butler game on Friday October 26th.  Senate members will collect coats during advisory on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s for the next two weeks or drop off in rooms 214 or 215. 


    Attention- this coming Friday will be HAT DAY- you can wear your favorite hat to school for only a $1.  All proceeds from HAT DAY is being donated to Unmasking Mental Health- Dayton Children’s Hospital.  The advisory that raises the most money on HAT DAY will win donuts from the Varsity T Club!


    Chess Club will be meeting after school on Thursday Oct 18 in room 221, Mr McCray’s room.  Any chess players are welcome to come and play, or to learn how to play chess.


    We are in need of photos and videos from last week’s manufacturing field trip.  Please see Mrs. Staub with any pictures or video.


    Spirit T-Shirts are on pre-sale at lunch from today until Tuesday the 16th. They are $15 and you must have your money to place your order.



    Attention staff and students, please join the counseling department in celebrating college and career month by wearing college gear this Thursday October 18. Let’s see how many different schools we can represent!



    For those seniors who will be participating in the upcoming senior nights, the athletic office is still in need of your Senior bio’s.  Please turn them in to Mrs. Copley as soon as possible.


    Senior seminar dates are as follows:

    October 31; November 7; November 28; December 5; January 9



    Picture Retake will be on Tues Oct. 16th starting at 7:50.  If students did not have their picture taken they may do so at this time, it does not matter if you’re ordering or not.  If students had their picture taken and did not like them, they may return the picture packet and get their photo retaken.  There will be a $5 retake fee to process the new order unless there was a photographer error (glare on glasses, lighting/shadow issues, etc).  See Ms. Mahaney if you have any questions.


    Need help with your college app essays? Come to the FREE essay writing seminar at the Tipp City Library on Monday, October 15 from 7:00-8:00. The seminar will be led by college consultant, Erin McKenzie.


    Parents of Gifted Children Information Night

    Date: Wednesday, October 17

    Time: 6:30-7:30

    Where: LT Ball Media Center


    QUOTE OF THE DAY: "Kind words do not cost much. Yet they accomplish much." - Blaise Pascal

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

Building News

  • Changes to Class Rank & Graduation Honors Information

    Changes to Class Rank & Graduation Honors Information

    On Monday evening, April 23, the Tipp City Schools Board of Education approved changes to the academic class rank policy and graduation honors. A committee of staff, parents, community members, and Board members examined our current system of class rank and graduation honors and in order to ensure that we foster student learning while continuing to support students in their post-secondary goals. The proposal included research on the impact of class rank on college admissions and potential policy changes to be implemented. The FAQ document answers questions about the policy changes.

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