Tipp schools to celebrate arts


For the Weekly Record Herald

TIPP CITY — Tipp City Schools is gearing up for a district wide event to highlight the extraordinary talents of its students.

The district will host Elevate the Arts on Tuesday, May 23. Tippecanoe High School principal Steve Verhoff brought the idea to the district from his previous district where it was a huge success.

Verhoff described the event as an opportunity to “showcase students who we don’t see on the field, track or court. We have talented students in the visual, performing, and musical arts.” This gives them the well-deserved chance to be center stage, he added.

The evening features a gallery of framed student artwork. All students in kindergarten to 12th grade currently enrolled in art will have one piece of art on display.

Students will also take part in musical and theatrical performances, as well as poetry and literary readings. “Guests will be wowed by these students,” said Superintendent Dr. Gretta Kumpf

The free event is open to the public and runs from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

There is no need to eat before the event. Eight to nine food trucks will be on site and selling their specialties. The participants are members of the Dayton Food Truck Association.

“The arts are an important part of our school district and this is a chance for our hard working students in grades K to 12 to show their families and our community their talents,” Kumpf added.