The Tippecanoe School Corporation is moving 950 students whose schools were damaged by Sunday‘s severe storms.

Both Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye (min-TAHN-yay) Elementary School suffered heavy damage from the storms.

Students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade will be moved to First Assembly Community Ministries.

Seventh and eighth graders will be moved to Wea Ridge Middle School in Lafayette.  T-S-C Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback says he is grateful for the community support and the alternative locations are ideal locations “that will allow us to keep our school community united.”


The district says initial estimates indicate it could be six months to one year before students can return to their original schools.  Classes for the affected students are canceled for Tuesday as teachers and administrators prepare for the move to the alternative locations.