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Principal's Message

To TVMS Parents and Students,

On behalf of the educational staff, I want to welcome you to Tippecanoe Valley Middle School! Middle school is a unique experience in the educational journey. Students will experience the transition from elementary learning to high school rigor as they advance academically through our middle school program.

Bodies and minds will begin to mature as the middle school years progress and it is our goal that a well-prepared high school student is the result of the experience at TVMS.

At Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, we strive to prepare our students not only for the high school, but life after school. Each level of education is unique and developing an organization that meets the needs of middle school students is our primary purpose. We will be a school that focuses on our TVSC Vision: TVSC does whatever it takes to equip all students to be outstanding – today, tomorrow, and beyond and our TVSC Mission: TVSC is committed to student success through the development of character, leadership, and literacy.

It is our goal that all students experience success and become responsible citizens in society. We will teach and expect these positive behaviors by emphasizing The Viking Way. The Viking Way is “R” way at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School. RESPECT, READY, and RESPONSIBLE are the characteristics of the Viking Way. These behaviors will be taught and expected from all students at TVMS.
Building positive relationships with parents/guardians is critical in the success of our students. Please continue to be active in your student’s education. The staff at TVMS encourages contact with parents in person, via phone, text,
email, or whatever means necessary to help students succeed. Teamwork is critical to student success in middle school.

I am looking forward to working with you during the coming school year. If I, or any staff member, can be of assistance to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We wish each student a successful school year.


Scott Backus
Principal, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School