THS Clubs and Activities

Tipton has a strong history of excellence in speech, with a team comprised of approximately 30 students total.


The word "speech" can be misleading as many of the events do not involve giving speeches at all. The speech team is really a competition theatre team that competes on group and individual levels from January to March. Group speech events include choral reading, readers' theatre, radio broadcast, one act, ensemble, group mime, musical theatre, group improvisation, and TV news. Individual events include prose, poetry, radio news, solo mime, individual improvisation, acting, public address, spontaneous speaking, original oratory, expository speaking, review, storytelling, and literary program. In addition,


Tipton hosts Individual Districts for a section of the Southeast region. NEW TO THIS YEAR: As part of our new conference, we will also be competing at the Conference Contests at Cascade HS. Participation in speech is a great way to make friends, gain confidence, and develop a life-long skill. Come join us to see what all the fun is about!


Click here to access the Speech website for all current Speech information.


For additional details please contact McKenna Burke at or call the high school office at 563-886-6027.

Group and Individual Speech
Academic Decathlon

Academic Decathlon is excited for this year's competition where we are studying the history, art, literature, and music of the World War I era.


We have a solid number of students competing this season (enough for a varsity and junior varsity team) and we are always looking for more students to join our team.


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Stroup in Room 211.


The National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.


The Tipton FFA Chapter follows this motto by working closely with the Tipton Community and the Tipton Community Schools in many forms of community service.  


The chapter also focuses on students participating in Career Development Events at the Sub-district, District, State and National levels. However the main goal for the Tipton FFA Chapter is to promote leadership opportunities for all members with the different activities organized by the student leaders.


For more information contact You can find the Tipton FFA website by clicking the FFA logo below.

FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) is an international STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused robotics program.


The team meets all year long, with competitions held in late Fall and Winter. Students build and program a Tetrix robot to complete in the annual game. Teams also go through an interview with a panel of judges at each competition with the goal of being nominated for one of the awards.


This is Tipton's 3rd year having a team. Students interested in joining the team or adults interested in volunteering should contact David Brondyke, team sponsor, at

First Tech Challenge
National Honor Society

National Honor Society has started the year with a variety of projects to help our community.


We have volunteered with the Historical Society Farm to help the local food bank. We are going to be doing a highway clean up to help beautify Tipton. We are also helping with homecoming activities where we will help collect money for the Ronald McDonald House and Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.


Any Tipton organizations or individuals who would benefit from our volunteer organization should contact Lauren Doughty at with ideas and questions.


Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is a dynamic and effective national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders and address important personal, family, work, and societal issues through Family and Consumer Sciences education, or as determined by the state department of education.


FCCLA has more than 219,000 members and nearly 6,500 chapters from 50 state associations, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.


The organization has involved more than ten million youth since its

founding in 1945.


FCCLA: The Ultimate Leadership Experience

is unique among youth organizations because its programs are planned and run by members. It is the only career and technical in-school student organization with the family as its central focus.


Participation in national programs and chapter activities helps members become strong leaders in their families, careers,

and communities.


For more information contact Michelle Allison at

400 East Sixth Street    Tipton, Iowa    52772    Central Office Phone   563-886-6121     Central Office Fax  563-886-2341

The Tipton Community School District does not discriminate in its educational programs and activities on the basis of a student's disability. It has been determined that your child has a qualifying disability for which accommodations may need to be made to meet his or her individual needs as adequately as the needs of other students. It is the policy of the Tipton Community School District not to discriminate on the
basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact: Dawn Siech,, 563-886-6121, 400 E 6th St, Tipton, IA 52772