Newsletter March 2024



BREAKFAST begins in the cafeteria at 7:55AM


Bismarck Avenue is meant for drop-off and pick-up ONLY.

*on North side of Bismarck Avenue to avoid crossing traffic
*Near the crossing guard to ensure safe crossing
*Further down Bismarck Avenue to avoid congested areas

*NO DROP-OFF or PICK-UP  in our parking lot or the circle drive*

Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our students safe!


March Important Dates:

March 1
4:00 - 10:00 PM - Ski Club
March 2
8:30 AM - Wrestling meet
at Appleton North HS
March 5
4:00 PM - Wrestling meet
at Traeger MS
March 6
8:00 AM Summer School Registration begins
March 7
4:00 - 10:00 PM - Ski Club
4:15 PM - Wrestling meet
at Phillips MS
March 8
NO SCHOOL for students
staff development
March 12
Kwik Trip Scrip order being placed
4:00 PM - Wrestling meet
at Tipler MS
March 16
9:15 AM - All City Wrestling meet
at Phillips MS
March 21
12:15 - 1:30 PM Cultural Fair
in Media Center
Use door #4 off Bismarck Ave
March 22
Lip Sync Competition
~End of Quarter 3~
March 23-31
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break!
March 29

Wisconsin Forward Testing

Tipler/ALPs students will be completing the Wisconsin Forward Exams April 10-19.  Please make every attempt to be sure your student is at school during this important testing time.  Thank you! 
**Students need to bring wired headphones for testing-



End of year field trips!

We are looking ahead to the end-of-year field trips to Mt. Olympus (8th grade) and Bay Beach (4th - 7th grades). Please see the attached letters below in preparation for these field trips.

8th Grade-Mt. Olympus


6th & 7th Grades-Bay Beach

Bay Beach Parent Letter


Each month we participate in the Scrip Program.
Money earned this school year will be used for the Washington DC trip in Spring 2027.

~Order being placed March 12th~


First page of the PDF file: 2024CulturalFairINVITE3_21_24

8th Annual Tipler/ALPs Golf Outing

Hello Tipler/ALPs Families, 

I am reaching out to ask for your support. On May 18, 2024 Perry Tipler will be hosting our 8th Annual Golf Outing at Far Vu Golf Course. The purpose of our golf outing is to collect funds to use for our students. This year we will use funds to help with field trip costs, playground equipment, and student recognition incentives like gift cards and food items. 
We are looking for support from our families in the following ways:
  1. Basket Sponsor ($ Varies)- Create a themed basket for the raffle.
  2. Family Hole Sponsor ($50)
  3. Family Lunch Sponsor ($100) 
  4. Sign up a Golf Team ($70/player or $280/team)
  5. Volunteer the day of the event to help.
  6. Monetary donation ($ Varies) 
If you can help with any of these items, they can be dropped off to Sarah Poquette in the office.  If you are interested in playing golf, please email Jamie Horn at   
Thank you for considering helping with our golf outing. If you have any questions, please reach out. 

Sarah Poquette

Lego League News & Fundraiser

Baksteen Valken, First Lego League team, have qualified to compete at the national American Robotics Tournament in Rutherford, New Jersey on May 18 & 19.  They are looking for support and fundraising for the team to travel to New Jersey May 17-20.
Click the link below to learn more and/or donate:

Lego League - fundraiser

Art News

with Mrs. Meyer

It’s art show season with March being Youth Art Month! 
Our local celebrations will be taking place throughout March in Oshkosh. 
OASD Central Office - 215 S. Eagle Street 
Our month began a little early on February 28th, at the school board meeting, with students being acknowledged for their artwork on display. 
Congratulations to CiCi whose artwork is on display!
ArtSpace Collective - 7 Merritt Avenue
Hosting the display of student artwork from all Oshkosh Area School District schools from March 2 - March 21. Opening of the show will be on March 2 from 6-9 PM.  Regular gallery hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays 5-8 PM, Saturdays 10 AM - 1 PM, and Sundays 1-4 PM.
Congratulations to the following students whose artwork is on display:
4th grader - Miriam
6th grader - Cora
8th grader - CiCi
The Helen Farnsworth Mears Art Contest/Show - 106 Washington Avenue (lower level of the Oshkosh Public Library)
Celebrating the artwork of 7th and 8th grade students throughout the state, will be held throughout the month March.  A reception for all participating students and their families will be held on March 17th from 1:30 - 3:00 PM.
Congratulations to the following students whose artwork is on display:
7th-graders - Rachel and Thatcher
8th-graders - Brody, CiCi, & Carmen

**The art rooms are always looking for newspaper donations to use with projects.  Please consider saving any newspapers you might get and dropping them off at school or send them with your student(s).  Newspapers are always welcome in the art rooms.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding art projects or course happenings, please contact:
Mrs. Meyer
920-424-0320  ext. 6480

Tipler/ALPs Spring Choir Concert

WHEN:  Monday, May 13th,at 6:30 PM
WHERE:  Alberta Kimball Auditorium - West High School
WHO:  4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (both Tipler and ALPs)
Students in all grades should report at 6:00 PM
Thank you families for being flexible. This was the only date we could get into Alberta Kimball and it's a very exciting and wonderful opportunity for the students to perform in an the seating is more comfortable for you!
Any questions or comments, please email Mr. Lindley at:

Be sure to sign up early!  Classes fill up fast! 
Classes without enough students enrolled may be canceled. 
OASD Summer School offers a variety of in-person and virtual classes for students entering kindergarten through high school, including athletic camps, music camps, and eAcademy options. While remedial courses are available, the majority of courses are designed to keep students thinking and exploring during the summer. 
Click links below for more information and registration instructions: 
*Summer School enrollment is FREE and available for all OASD students, students who live within the district boundaries, and students who are open-enrolled in the OASD. 

Exchange Host Families Needed!

Will you have a student attending Oshkosh West in the 2024-2025 school year?
Are you interested in hosting a German student for two weeks?
The Oshkosh West Sister School program will be hosting approximately 20 German students from Rüsselsheim for two weeks in October of 2024 (exact dates are to be determined). We need host families! The host families are responsible for providing food, transportation, and sleeping accommodation for the German student. The German students are very well versed in English.
*The plan is we will then travel to Germany in June of 2025 and stay with host families.
*The approximate cost of the trip to Germany will be around $2500.00.
Pictures from our previous trip
If you need any more information please contact:
Patrick Bertram at or Kelly Wayne at

Parent Portal Update on School Store

Parents can now easily see the field trips or items they have completed in School Store through a recent update on the Infinite Campus Parent Portal.
To access this feature, please go to Activity Registration and select from the menu at top.  See image below.


Hello Parents and Guardians, 

I am reaching out to ask for support. There is a lot of research showing that teenagers and cell phones negatively impact student learning.  My goal is to create the best learning environment possible and it is being impacted by student cell phone use. 
We are seeing an increase of students using and carrying their cell phones at school.  Our school policy is that students may bring phones but they are off and away all day in their lockers.  
Students are taking cell phones out and carrying them in their pockets.  This is causing students to ask to use the restrooms more frequently and then using cell phones in the bathrooms. Cell phones need to stay in student lockers.
We have reviewed the following expectations with students and appreciate your help enforcing these at home.
Student cell phones must stay in lockers.
Students may not carry cell phones in their pockets.
Students always have the ability to come to the office to call parents.
If a student is found to have a cell phone in their pocket or using it during school hours, staff will bring their phone to the office and it can be picked up after school by the student. 
If a student repeatedly is found to use their cell phone or carry them in their pockets, staff will bring their phone to the office and parents will be called to pick up the phone. Other arrangements may be made such as: students will not be allowed to bring their cell phone to school, students will need to drop off their cell phones when they arrive at school and can pick it up after school. 
We need to work together to solve this problem.  Thank you in advance for supporting our school and staff. 
Sarah Poquette
-February 16, 2024

Tipler / ALPs Ski Club

Grades 6, 7, 8
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
March 1st
March 7th

**Registration is closed**


Pre-order your yearbook today!

Yearbook sales will ONLY be done online by clicking the link below.
Enter "Tipler Middle School" 
Click "buy a yearbook"
Enter your student's name and homeroom teacher. 

Cost is $18 

Yearbook sales end March 29, 2024.  


Online Athletic Sign-Up

Athletic Forms- must be completed online through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Payments- must be made online through the Infinite  Campus Parent Portal 

ALL Practices are 3:45-5:15 PM

Out-of-Attendance & Open Enrollment 2024-2025

Out-of-Attendance -
Applications to attend another school WITHIN the OASD for the 2024-2025 school year are due Friday, February 23, 2024.
Open Enrollment -
Applications to attend another public school OUTSIDE of the OASD for the 2024-2025 school year are due by 4pm on Tuesday, April 30, 2024.
Click below for more information and link to applications:

Attendance Procedure at ALPs Charter School

Parents/guardians are expected to notify the school by 9am on the day of absence.   
Call 920-424-0349 - leave a message if the secretaries do not answer. 
*APPOINTMENT - state the date and time of the appointment.
*PERSONAL EXCUSE - you do not need to give a reason, but you can if you would like.
*ILL - state your child's symptoms or if they have received a diagnosis from a doctor. If more information is needed, a school nurse may give you a call back.
*VACATION - state the dates your child will be absent and when they are returning to school.
~ Thank you for helping us keep your student's attendance as accurate as possible ~


New Field Trip Process

Please click on the letter below to read about the new field trip process that will be taking effect this school year.


Volunteer Application Process

*Scroll to the bottom and click on "Volunteer Application Process" to get started.



What's happening in our community? 

Community Event Links

Food Service

Employment Opportunities 

Click HERE to view available openings!

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February Photos