Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
group of drivers with perfect attendance
TSC recognizes bus drivers with perfect atten dance
The TSC salutes 27 bus drivers who had perfect attendance during the 2017-18 school year. Each driver received a jacket and $1,000 bonus.

The TSC employs 102 regular drivers and six outside subs who perform about 350 routes transporting more than 10,600 students each day. Thank you for your dedication to getting students to and from school safely!

Grant opportunities

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K londike teachers unveil unusual canvas for inspirational messages
Many schools have encouraging messages in the hallways and classrooms. Klondike Elementary has added them to an unexpected location the restrooms.

Art teacher Kelli Waggoner says the staff came together and chose several uplifting, affirming quotes. Some picked up a paint brush and created the messages on the stall doors, while others used colorful sticker decals.

Klondike office dedicated
Friends, family, retirees and others gathered August 25 for the dedication of the Klondike Elementary School office in honor of former principal Cecil L. Helmerick.

Clarks Hill School first hired Helmerick in August 1958 where he taught for four years before being named its principal. In 1966, the TSC named Helmerick as the principal of Klondike Elementary School. He remained principal until his retirement in 1988.

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Purdue vouchers available
The TSC has Purdue University credit vouchers available that expire July 2019. Click here to learn more about eligibility and guidelines. Applications are available here .

To be considered for the first round of voucher distribution, please have your application to Julie Slunaker by September 7.

Please contact HR if you have any questions at .

September - Renovating routines

The seasons change and with them, it’s time to consider if your routines need to change. What routines could you change that would help improve your overall health and well-being?

TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
Click here to see what discounts you are eligible for as a TSC employee -- just in time for the start of the new school year.

Register for the Cupcake Run
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County is hosting its third annual Cupcake Run for Public Education September 23 at Cumberland Park, West Lafayette.

PSF Cupcake run and walk
Get your mud on for JA
Support Junior Achievement by taking part in the annual mud run obstacle course September 16 at Cary Camp.

Register at .
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Google Drive File Stream
Google Drive File Stream is a new feature now available to TSC staff using a PC that's been upgraded to Windows 10. Google Drive File Stream allows users to access and manage Google Drive files directly from their desktop. All files are visible and can be accessed on demand without consuming all of your computer's storage space. Although the file management features are limited compared to the Google Drive on the web, Drive File Stream may be useful for those who frequently work with files from non web-based software programs (Office, Adobe, etc.). 

To utilize Drive File Stream, select the Drive icon from the taskbar icon tray. 
Once signed in, you'll see Google Drive File Stream in your file explorer alongside your other drives (H, T, etc.). All folders/files will be accessible on demand and will by synchronized to Google Drive on your other devices (and web version), so long as you're connected to the internet.
Please visit the  G Suite Learning Center  for more information about Google Drive and Drive File Stream.
With Kathy Nimmer
In a recent class of graduates from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, I noticed that a number of the dogs in the class were named for either workers at the school or individuals in the community. The naming of guide dogs is fascinating to me in general. Databases of potential names are used by the individuals who oversee the breeding program, and each litter uses one letter in a rotating alphabetical pattern. However, specific naming in honor of someone is quite special. It
stands as a legacy or tribute to celebrate and thank someone for making a difference. What a fun brain break to picture a pile of pups bearing names of people who have touched someone's life! This underlines how limitless the opportunities are to express public gratitude, something I think we all could be reminded of every day.

Bob Davis
Employee Name: Bob Davis
Years with TSC: 32
Position: Head custodian, East Tipp Middle School
Why is TSC a great place to work : I enjoy working for TSC because it's a healthy work environment with many quality co-workers.

Janet Stephenson
Employee Name: Janet Stephenson
Years with TSC: 19
Position: Food service assistant, Woodland Elementary
Why is TSC a great place to work: You get to know the children and they become special in your heart. I am excited to see how much they have grown and what they did over the summer.
Dozens of bus drivers stand outside a bus for a photo
October 12 - End of the first nine weeks
October 26 & 29 - No school, fall break
November 21-23 - No school, Thanksgiving