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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Staff Recognition
We appreciate everyone who demonstrated ingenuity, resilience, passion and strength as we navigated unprecedented challenges over the last year.

Our staff recognition program begins with a message from our TSC Board President Patrick Hein along with recognition of our service awards and special awards.

Make sure to check out TSC Matters April 20 to find out who was named TSC Teachers of the Year!

TSC teacher receives Engel Award
Camden Ritchie
The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee (GLHRC) has presented the Engel Award to Southwestern Middle School Choir Director Camden Ritchie. 

Click here to learn more about her project "Reviving Voices from the Holocaust."
Submit nominations for the Golden Apple award
The deadline is approaching to submit nominations for a Golden Apple Award. Greater Lafayette Commerce presents the prestigious award each year to five outstanding educators in our community.

Please consider nominating an educator who has made a positive impact in our schools by April 16. The nomination form can be found here. 

STEM grant opportunity
Evonik Corporation is offering Partners in Education grants to local teachers to promote enrichment and educational excellence in STEM curricula. The deadline to apply is May 5.

COVID leave guidelines
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), COVID Paid Leave, expired on March 31, 2021 and was not extended. More information.

New annuity plan provider
The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce that AIG Retirement Services will become the new exclusive provider for the TSC 403(b) and 403(b) Roth plans effective June 1, 2021.

More information can be found in the Memorandum announcing new 403(b) provider.

Medicare virtual meeting
Are you getting ready to retire or have questions regarding Medicare? Join Bernadette Baugh with EPIC Insurance on April 7 at 4:30 PM for a virtual meeting to learn more about Medicare. Click here for more information.

Incident IQ - Knowledgebase
Did you know that you can find every technology training/professional development resource in a single, searchable location? When the Technology Department transitioned to its new help ticket system, Incident IQ, at the start of the school year, they also migrated all of their training materials from their website. Click the "Kb" option located in the header menu to access the Knowledgebase.
Incident IQ Knowledgebase screen shot
Once in the Knowledgebase, you can browse resources by category or search for the topic you want to learn more about.
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April - Energy Management - Self-care
Self-care is taking action to improve your physical, mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Read more

TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
Are you in a position of knowing you need to improve your self-care routine, but you’re too overwhelmed to know where to start? This is a valid feeling considering the uncertainty and circumstances of this past year and a half, and can often happen despite the occurrence of a global pandemic. One effective way to combat that feeling is to “divide and conquer” and to start very small. 
TSC State of Mind
This article breaks down categories of self-care and how to prioritize your area of need. We often feel we have to do a massive overhaul of our entire life, when in fact, one small change can make a big difference in the quality of how we feel.

TSC INtegrate award
This award recognizes and celebrates TSC employees who embody the spirit of TSC INtegrate through personal example, influencing peers and/or students, and/or serving the community within the greater Lafayette area. Click here or the button below to nominate a peer at for this award to help highlight some things that are helping TSC get healthier and happier. Additionally, the winners' (two) schools will be awarded $350. Learn more.
NuStart video - Breakfast
Click here to watch this short healthy living video on how to make breakfast a part of your daily routine.

TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
Click here to view the interactive employee discount guide. Check out discounts that you are eligible for as a TSC employee from the Lafayette Family YMCA, Fearless Fitness, and more.

Please email us at info@nustarthealth.com if you have any suggestions for a gym or vendor that you would like to add to the discount guide.

with Kathy Nimmer

Coming off of spring break, I have been thinking about the line between "work" and "play." Is there always a line? Can "work" feel like "play" and can "play" feel like "work" at times? I am inclined to think there is interchangeability in those words. It comes down to another word I believe: "enjoyment." Logan Staples, new tech teacher at BGM and HHS, signed off on a recent email to me by writing, I hope you have a great day and that work doesn't feel too much like 'work.'"
I like how Logan put that, so with enjoyment underlining it all, I wish you the same.

Jim Hopkins
Employee Name: Jim Hopkins
Years with TSC: 30
Position: Band teacher, Battle Ground Middle School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Jim has an extraordinary talent for getting students to play music. He's extremely dedicated to working with students to bring out the best in them.
Beth Rivas
Employee Name: Beth Rivas
Years with TSC: 18
Position: Science teacher, Wea Ridge Middle School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Beth brings energy and enthusiasm to the classroom that is contagious. Former students still sing the science songs she taught them to learn sixth grade science concepts.


May 28 - Last student day
June 4 - Harrison High School Spring Commencement
June 5 - McCutcheon High School Spring Commencement