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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
TSC to welcome students back remotely January 4
With concern of community spread during the holidays and following guidance from the Tippecanoe County Health Department, the TSC will start the spring semester with remote learning for two weeks.

Look for additional details in communications from the Personnel Office or your principal/supervisor. 

Share the spirit
Despite the challenges from the pandemic, TSC students and staff demonstrate generosity through many acts of kindness during the holidays. This is a look at some, but not all, of the activities involving our schools.

The act of giving can be one of the most rewarding experiences we can share with our students and one another this holiday season.

Woodland staff shopping for students
Woodland Elementary staff purchased toys, coats, shoes and other goodies for more than 40 children in need.
Holocaust education opportunity
The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee is sponsoring the Gedalyah Engel Education Award for teachers in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties. 

Click here for an application.

Proposals are due January 31, 2021.

Lafayette Breakfast Optimist grants announced
The Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club has awarded several grants to TSC teachers. The winners are:

  • Hannah McElroy, BCE
  • Amy Sturgeon, TSC
  • Anne Brandt, KMS
  • Alec Fenne, WMS
  • Kim Johnson and Beth Buss, BGM
  • Deanna Bibler, BGE
  • Maria Ziegman, MME, BGI
  • Stephanie Rambo, HES
  • Joanne Sprunger, WRE
  • Vernon Pratt, KMS
  • Aliya Scott, BGM
  • Rebecca Combs, BGM

Digital wellness
Unsubscribe from email lists
As we approach a break from the regular routine of our school days, and hopefully find some added free time to our schedules, consider spending a few minutes on this digital wellness strategy: Unsubscribe from email lists.

It is probably safe to unsubscribe from emails from the one store where you ordered a pair of gloves from back in 2012.

Most stores, conference apps, and other publications have a simple “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the emails they are placing in your inbox. Very often, an unsubscribe happens with just one click of a button. Your brain believes what you tell it, so being mindful of what you allow in matters. 

December - Energy Management - Self awareness
Practicing self-awareness can help you manage your emotional energy and have a more enjoyable holiday season. Click here to read more.

Mindfulness Matters
with Anne Marshall
As part of the Resilient Youth Initiative grant earned through NCHS, Lafayette School Corporation and Tippecanoe School Corporation are hosting Resiliency Team training with Butler University's, Dr. Lori Desautels. This free two-day, virtual learning event will center on the framework of applied educational neuroscience
Mindfulness Matters
Here is a flyer and a link to register. We are opening each training to the first 500 people to register. If you know of someone else who may be interested in attending, please email [email protected]For answers to frequently asked questions regarding this training, select this link. Please consider joining us. We are better together. 

TSC Health & Wellness Clinic news
In observance of the upcoming holidays, the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinics will be closed on December 24, 25, and January 1. If you need to contact a provider, please call the After Hours Line at 877-768-0082.

with Kathy Nimmer

I love the way young minds dream. In the kindergarten classroom of Hayley Potts, new to Mayflower Mill Elementary School, a five-year-old student was captivated when Hayley said she herself had once been a student at Mayflower in the same room where she now teaches. The child said, while imagining her own future, “I want to be a kindergarten teacher in Room 28 just like you and just like the teacher you had.” So precious! Can you remember what five was like? Where did you think life would take you? For Hayley, the path was circular, landing her in the same classroom where she once dreamed of the future herself. For Hayley's student, who knows what lies ahead. For each of us now, whatever tomorrow holds, let's never stop dreaming.

Ellen DeFreese
Employee Name: Ellen DeFreese
Years with TSC: 21
Position: Third grade teacher, Cole Elementary School
Why is TSC a great place to be: I enjoy working at Cole Elementary because we are always looking out for the best interest of our students by providing them with what we feel is the best education for our children.
Larry Sturgeon
Employee Name: Larry Sturgeon
Years with TSC: 40
Position: Bus driver, KES, KMS, HHS
Why is TSC a great place to be: I love to be around students and enjoy watching them grow into young adults. For me, driving for TSC is a family tradition: my grandfather, father-in-law, wife and daughters have all driven for TSC.


December 21 - No school, winter break begins
January 4 - School resumes with remote learning
January 9 - Winter Commencement
January 18 - No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20 - Next issue of TSC Matters