Tippecanoe School Corporation

Academics

Mintonye provides a traditional approach to educating children through a rich curriculum with an emphasis on the common core state standards. Our teachers plan lessons by utilizing the proven format of direct instruction and integrating progressive, research-based techniques and programs that assist students in meeting lesson objectives. Students’ individual needs are met through the use of supplementary programs such as Accelerated Reader. We have also implemented the Project Wisdom character education program to ensure that the children learn and use the traits of good citizenship. Mintonye Elementary School has maintained a ranking in the top twenty percent among Indiana's elementary schools and has received numerous awards for its performance, including Indiana's 4-Star School Award.

Students’ academic progress is reported to parents through a report card every nine weeks. Information is also shared with parents through phone calls, e-mail, newsletters, notes, and at Open House. Parent conferences are held in the fall and spring, but can also be initiated by the parent or teacher at any time throughout the year. When concerns arise about a student’s academic progress or behavior, the teacher or parent may request a meeting of our Problem-Solving Team to create an intervention plan for the child.


Mintonye students are administered the state’s ISTEP+ test in grades three, four and five, and the state’s IREAD3 test in grade 3. Student progress is monitored in kindergarten through second grade using the D.I.B.E.L.S. and mCLASS assessments three times each year. In grades 3, 4, and 5, progress is monitored using the Acuity assessment three times per year. Standardized assessment results are regularly reported to parents.

Mintonye generally has three classrooms at each grade level, with an average of 22 to 26 students per classroom. Special education programs for provide services to students with learning disabilities and severe disabilities. A peer model preschool program is also available for three and four year olds for students with and without disabilities. We also provide the services of an art teacher, music teacher, physical education teacher, librarian, computer teacher, and high-ability education teacher. Further, the services of a student services coordinator, nurse, speech/hearing clinician, and reading tutors are also available. The Lafayette Family YMCA operates K.C.C. (Kids’ Construction Company) at Mintonye, a before and after school care program.

Programs at Mintonye

Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed logo

Watch - Read to Succeed

Read to Succeed is a community initiative led by United Way of Greater Lafayette, Greater Lafayette Commerce and local community school corporations designed to motivate our community to engage in our students’ academic success.

You can help a student succeed at a local elementary school by volunteering one hour a week. Your time and compassion can make a difference in a child's education.

For more information and to sign up to become a volunteer visit:
http://www.readtosucceedgreaterlafayette.org/

Elementary E-Learning Resources

Elementary E-Learning Resources

K-2

http://www.uen.org/k-2interactives/index.shtmlUtah Ed NetworkGrade K-2 Interactives
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htmGrade Level HelpActivities in all subject areas
http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htmCommon Core InteractivesInteractive activities for Common Core Skills

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/k12links.htm

Grade Level LinksActivities for all grade levels, by grade

https://sites.google.com/site/gameonlearning/a-m-elementary-games

VariousArt and Music Games

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Khan AcademyLearn new skills with video explanations and then try them out

3-5

http://www.uen.org/3-6interactives/index.shtml

Utah Ed NetworkGrade 3-6 Interactives

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/grade_level_help.htm

Grade Level HelpActivities in all subject areas

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/common_core/index.htm

Common Core InteractivesInteractive activities for Common Core Skills

http://www.internet4classrooms.com/k12links.htm

Grade Level LinksActivities for all grade levels, by grade

https://sites.google.com/site/gameonlearning/a-m-elementary-games

VariousArt and Music Games

http://www.khanacademy.org/

Khan AcademyLearn new skills with video explanations and then try them out
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