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2017-2018 Highlights


Ø All State Diagnostic Testing successfully completed by Sept. 30th. Much in part to our continued efforts to reinforce our technology through the purchases of Chrome Books.

Ø All teachers completed the Book Study Professional Development towards their required Gifted Hours.



Ø TVE celebrated Bullying Prevention Month with a variety of classroom activities.

Ø 2nd annual Homecoming was a great success.

Ø SRO Garbig started presenting drug & violence prevention lessons at each grade level. These lessons continued throughout the year.   

Ø Oct. 11th – Fire Prevention Program took place provided by New Madison Fire Department.

Ø Oct. 17th & 19th – We had nearly 100% attendance for our Fall Parent Teacher Conferences.

Ø Oct. 22nd – 3rd & 4th Grade Pee Wee Football Team won the Super Bowl. 

Ø Oct. 27th – The first Patriot of the Month and Lunch with the Principal took place. This took place monthly throughout the school year.



Ø Nov. 4th - Another successful Fund Raiser was completed. The students did a great job helping TVE provide classroom supplies once again this year.   

Ø Nov. 10th – The first Patriot Buck Assembly of the year recognizing students hard work and accomplishments for the 1st quarter. This happened every quarter.

Ø Nov. 10th – Veterans Day Breakfast

Ø Nov. 13th – Our After School Intervention program started for those students who need extra support in the classroom.   

Ø Nov. 15th – Real Success Luncheon recognizing all of our Special Education students for their accomplishments on the 2017 Spring State Test. 

Ø Nov. 16th K-3 students participated in the Arts in Education assembly.  

Ø Nov. 21st – 2nd Grade Grandparents Day

Ø Nov. 30th – Tri-Village Elementary Spelling Bee



Ø Dec. 1st - K-6 Adopt a Family Kickoff

Ø Dec. 8th – Adopt a Family Carnival Night

Ø Dec. 11th – K-3 & 4-6 Christmas Concerts

Ø Dec. 15th – Fund Raiser Limo Ride

Ø Dec. 13th – Pre-School Christmas Concert



Ø Jan. 23rd – County Spelling bee hosted at Ansonia Local Schools



Ø Feb. 15th - Darke County Science Day at GHS



Ø March 1st – The Power Team visited Tri-Village with an inspirational message. 



Ø April 6th – Start of State AIR Testing



Ø Teacher of the Year Luncheon – Cindy Munchel was chosen as the Tri-Village Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year.  

Ø May 4th – End of State AIR Testing

Ø May 11th – Special Olympics at Greenville High School

Ø May 14th – 18th – Book Fair – Thanks to Heather Richards, Robin Bruner, and all the volunteers who made this successful.

Ø May 14th – K-3 & 4-6 Spring Concerts

Ø May 18th – K-2 Field Day

Ø May 25th – 3-6 Field Day

Ø May 24th – Kindergarten Celebration


Overall Successes:

Ø Completion of all testing: MAP, AIR, TGRG, and all required state diagnostics

Ø No retentions from the TGRG

Ø OTES was successfully completed with all staff being either Skilled or Accomplished

Ø After School Intervention was offered to students throughout the year to reinforce skills being taught in the classroom.  

Ø Lunch with the Principal was held monthly where students ate pizza as a reward for positive behavior.

Ø A Patriot of the Month was chosen monthly after being nominated by grade level staff for positive behavior.

Ø Each grade level participated in at least two educational field trips throughout the year.

Ø 2nd Grade Patriot Partners visited the Brethrens Home once a month to read to the residents.

Ø 100% of Elementary teachers successfully completed the Instructional Practice Goals set by the District listed below:

1.       Teachers will engage each students, congruent with building level expectations, in high quality project based learning experiences. 

2.       During this academic year each teacher will engage their students in at least two Career Connection experiences that relate to the content being taught.

3.       Each teacher will assign and evaluate two non-fiction writing samples of every students. One should be completed each semester.   

Elementary Highlights
· Successful implementation of OTES.  The staff worked very hard to make this transition as smooth as possible.
· Third Grade Reading Guarantee.  We went from having 20 possible retentions in the Fall to only having one in the Spring.  This can be contributed to all the hard work both the students and Third Grade staff put in over the course of 9 months.   
· Successful implementation of DRA2.  DRA2 will replace DIBELS Next in grades K-3 due to DRA2 also having a fluency piece that comes with it now. 
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Poster Contest Winners

Natalie Seiber, Alyssa Thumma, Mason Blanton, Eli Hiatt, Hannah Metzner, Amie Burtrum, Takoda Clark, Katelyn Peters, Josh Metzcar, Paul Brewer, and Katie Harville were recognized as the winners of a poster contest put on by Dayton Regional Green. The students created posters to help inform people of food waste and ways to reduce it.  
Kindergarten Registration
Tri Village Elementary School will be registering kindergarten students for the 2018-2019 school year starting on Tuesday, April 3rd.  Registration packets will be available at the office Monday through Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. If you cannot come during this time frame, please call the elementary office as soon as possible so that we can make arrangements for you to receive the necessary information.  All students must be registered by May 2, 2018.

Elementary Spelling Bee
Congratulations to Lydia Ayette for winning the 2017-2018 Tri-Village Elementary spelling bee.  She will compete at teh county level on January 23 at Ansonia Church of God.
4th graders help Houston schools
NEW MADISON – Can jeans, sunglasses, pajamas, costumes, crazy hair, hats, and ice cream sundaes help people recover from a hurricane? Tri-Village fourth grade students will answer that question with an emphatic YES! The students set out to raise a thousand dollars to purchase school supplies for students at two Houston area schools, but by Friday students had more than doubled their goal and raised $2,434.54.    
Crayola ColorCycle

Crayola ColorCycle

Crayola and schools across North America are banding together to help kids understand the importance of their role in protecting the environment. That’s why we launched Crayola ColorCycle. Through this initiative, students in K-12 schools across the continental United States and parts of Canada can collect and repurpose used Crayola markers.

ColorCycle is also a great opportunity for teachers and their students to explore eco-friendly practices. Specially developed standards-based lesson plans are available to enrich instruction and promote lively class discussions.

For more information please go to:

Darke County Science Fair

Alia Ayette
Calvin Fritz & Alexander Milliff 
Principal's Corner

It is with great excitement that we prepare for the challenges of the 2017-18 school year. I am excited that the staff and students are in the building all working together for the betterment of our students and community. I am looking forward to a great year and being a part of your child’s education. We have set our goals high and will work diligently to obtain those goals, which ultimately would make us a school of educational excellence.

Once again Tri-Village Elementary has qualified for federal funds and will remain a School Wide Title I Program based on our free and reduced lunch population. This has allowed us to hire a number of additional qualified teachers who will be working closely with our children. They will be used in multiple ways within our classrooms. They will be co-teaching with our regular education classroom teachers serving the entire classroom population, working with our students in small groups, and working one-on-one with students who need some extra support within the classroom setting. This program is very beneficial for the educational development of our students. It is our goal to shrink the achievement gap of our students and this program is a valuable tool which will assist us in obtaining that goal.

It is a very challenging, but exciting time in education. Tri-Village Elementary will continue to overcome those challenges, build upon our recent successes, and strive for excellence in the classroom. Rest assured you have a dedicated, hard working, and knowledgeable staff of educators making data driven decisions to best educate your child.

Lastly, I encourage you to stay involved in your child’s education. Converse with them about their day at school and ask them what they learned on a daily basis. This will only reinforce the importance of their education. You, as a parent are a very important piece to your child’s education. Please take the time to get to know what your child is learning at Tri-Village Elementary School.


Shane Mead  

Elementary Office
Mr. Shane Mead
Mrs. Angie Harrington 
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