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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
TSC teacher wins prestigious national award
The National Science Foundation has awarded a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) to Wyandotte Elementary School teacher Aaron Hamilton.

Hamilton is currently in Washington DC to accept the award.

Aaron Hamilton
Retirement seminar
Teachers Retirement Seminar by Horace Mann

  • Thursday, November 14
  • Residence Inn, Lafayette (3834 Grace Ln)
  • Light meal served at 5:30 pm
  • Program begins at 6 pm

RSVP with names of those attending by Thursday, October 31.
219.866.7866 or email  davis.wallman@horacemann.com

TSC alerts and notifications
When there is a school delay or cancellation, those alerts will now go through the new mobile app, TSC2Go.

Once you download the app, make sure you sign up for "TSC Alerts, Delays and Closings" not just your school news.

The transition to the mobile app and push notifications means the TSC will no longer send text message alerts.

Click here for step-by-step instructions or to learn more about TSC2Go.

Don't forget to sign up for notifications
Benefits open enrollment for 2020 coming soon
Open enrollment for health insurance eligible employees will be October 28 through November 15 for plan changes effective January 1, 2020.

Click here for the 2020 health plan information and rate sheets.

TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinic news
Flu shots

Health insured employees and family members can receive a flu shot at no cost in the Health and Wellness Clinics or at one of the on-site flu shot clinics. Employees who are not covered by TSC health insurance can receive a flu shot at one of the on-site flu shot clinics for $14.45.

Win a $25 Visa gift card

Each time you visit the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic between October 1 - December 31, 2019, you will receive an email with a survey. Complete the online survey and be entered into a monthly drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card. Click here for details.

No call, no show for appointments

There has been an increase in no call, no show appointments at the clinics. No call, no show for August 1 - September 24:
North Clinic - 35 provider visits, 14 nurse visits
South Clinic - 39 provider visits, 19 nurse visits

As we enter into flu and cold season, make sure you are calling to cancel or reschedule so the clinic can offer these appointments to other patients. 
INPRS Update
Target Date Funds are one of the investment options you can select for your INPRS retirement savings. Click here to learn more about the funds and more in the latest INPRS newsletter.

October - Mindfulness: choose to be mindful
Society doesn’t naturally encourage mindfulness. But, we can learn to recognize the distractions and choose to be mindful. Click   here   to see examples on ways to counteract what culture dictates.

Mindfulness Matters
EVERFI creates online supplemental resources for teachers to use with students at absolutely no cost thanks to sponsors like North Central Health Services (the sponsor of the Resiliency Grant). Resources and materials on the following topics, to name a few, include: prescription drug safety, character playbook, mental wellness basics, digital wellness & safety, bullying prevention and professional development opportunities for trainings for schools. Click on this link to learn more.

Mindfulness Matters
Personal coaching available
Are you ready to live healthier, have more energy and feel better? Learn more about NuStart's personal coaching program . One-on-one coaching can help you lose weight, eat healthier, be more physically active and manage stress.

Click here to get started.

Share how you INtegrate
Walking can help you burn calories, strengthen your heart, lower your blood sugar and improve your mood.

Be sure to use  #TSCINtegrate to encourage others when you tweet and post pictures of how you are integrating movement into your daily routine.

employees walking around track
Castlight is now Engage
Castlight has joined the Anthem team and is now called Engage. On October 8 an email was sent from Engage with details about the changes to the new health transparency tool. Click  here  for more details.

Log on to Engage . If you have a Castlight account, you can log in using that information. If you do not currently have a Castlight account, select "Register."

with Kathy Nimmer
I was scrolling through Twitter one evening when I saw this tweet from an account set up to be written as if by a dog: “I may have gotten bigger, but my desire to be held has remained constant.” I paused. The children in our schools, especially the little ones, have very little difficulty showing their affection through hugs, smiles, and kind gestures. In turn, they receive these gestures without hesitation. We lose some of that expressiveness and that openness as we age. However, we don’t lose the need to be comforted, appreciated, or reassured. Consider making a commitment today to give someone that warmth they need. It might be just the thing that makes all the difference.

Hayden Hicks
Employee Name: Hayden Hicks
Years with TSC: 2
Position: Math teacher, Harrison High School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: H ayden makes our school great because he is hard-working and relates his subject material to his students and their everyday lives.
Brenda Garza
Employee Name: Brenda Garza
Years with TSC: 22
Position: Secretary, Wea Ridge Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Brenda says over the years the WRE staff has become her family. She is described as very organized and always willing to do what it takes.


October 18 and 21 - No school, fall break
November 27-29 - No school, Thanksgiving break