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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Anne DeCamp Award winner
The TSC has awarded the Anne DeCamp Award for Creative Teaching to Gidget Master, a special education teacher at Wea Ridge Elementary School.

Master will receive $500 to pursue a Maker Space/Genius Hour project. She will be recognized during the TSC Staff Recognition Night April 22.
Gidget Master
Grant opportunities
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County is accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. Go to psftc.org to apply. The deadline is March 2.

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 March 3.

The  SIA Foundation, Inc.  is now accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. The organization strives to improve the quality of life and help support funding capital projects in the area of arts and culture, education, and health and welfare.
The deadline to apply is March 31.

EconVersations workshop and dinner (new date)
The Purdue Center for Economic Education is offering a free dinner and workshop series for middle and high school teachers and administrators. " The Far-Reaching Effects of Public Assistance: How Payment Timing Affects SAT Scores , " will be held 5:15 pm-7:30 pm Wednesday, March 11 at Rawls Hall, Room 1071, Purdue University.

Click here to sign up before the deadline, March 10.

Facility reminders
Here are some friendly reminders from Director of Buildings and Grounds Steve Tobias:

  • Scented air fresheners of any kind are not allowed in classrooms.
  • Christmas lights, personal desk lamps and refrigerators (except program approved) are not allowed.
  • Corridor exit width needs to be maintained. Placing tables, chairs or other furniture in corridors that impedes the exit path is a fire code violation.
  • Mechanical/boiler rooms are not junk rooms. Organized storage can be permitted if clearances are maintained around electrical and mechanical equipment.

Golden Apple Awards Ceremony invitation
An introduction to financial wellness
TSC will host "Financial Wellness: An Introduction" at 4:45 pm, February 25 in the cafeteria of Wea Ridge Middle School. Presenters will cover a variety of topics from retirement savings to IRAs. Please park in the back lot of the school and enter through Door 17.

February - Mindfulness: resolutions checkup
How are you doing with your resolutions? Relapse can be common but don’t let it derail you. Click  here  to learn about a three-step plan to help get you back on track.

Mindfulness Matters
with Anne Marshall
In an effort to continue ongoing education for the Applied Educational Neuroscience framework within the TSC, " Neural Network News " has been created. On the seventh of each month, principals receive a newsletter to be shared with staff members. If you have not yet had access to this resource, and would like to be added to the mailing list, please email me at amarshall@tscschools.com .
Mindfulness Matters
#TSCINtegrate Award
The #TSCINtegrate Award recognizes employee efforts to help promote healthy living principles (nutrition, sleep, exercise, stress management, mindfulness, etc.) through personal example, influencing peers and/or students, and/or serving the community within the Lafayette area.    Nominations are due by Friday, March 20.   Click  here  to learn more about the inaugural #TSCINtegrate Award. 
Click  here  to nominate a peer for the #TSCINtegrate Award.
Try a personal coach
Are you ready to live healthier, have more energy and feel better? Learn more about NuStart’s personal coaching program . Are you ready? Click here  to get started.

Use Anthem's Engage program and win prizes
For all health insured employees and covered dependents, Engage will help you take charge of your health plan and benefits so you can be confident you're making the best choices for your health and well-being. New in 2020, track your fitness and nutrition in one place. Click  here  for more information.

New prescription programs
TSC health insured employees and insured dependents: the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinics are participating in two new prescription programs. If you are currently taking a prescription on this  formulary , contact the clinic to get more information about receiving these prescriptions at no cost to you.

Search directly inside sites with the omnibox
Search using omnibox screen shot example
You can search through many websites without actually navigating to them, as long as they're in your list of search engines. This trick is beneficial if you wanted, for example, to go directly to the Wikipedia article on orangutans without visiting Google.com or Wikipedia's front page.

First, go to Settings > Search engine > Manage search engines. There, you'll see your default search engine (the one Chrome uses whenever you type a query into the omnibox), other sites already available for quick searches, as well as the option to add other websites to the list.

So, for quick Wikipedia searches, click "Add" under Manage search engines and add the site. Then, the next time you type "Wikipedia.org" in the omnibox, on the far right, you'll see a prompt telling you to press tab to search within the site. Once you press the tab button, you'll see "search Wikipedia" written in blue on the left side of the omnibox; type your query and Chrome will only search within Wikipedia.

This function isn't specific to reference or search sites. You can use the omnibox to search directly through nearly any site as long as it's included in your managed list of search engines. Chrome will automatically add these "keyword searches" to any site you visit.

with Kathy Nimmer

"I tend to think you're fearless when you recognize why you should be scared of things, but do them anyway." - Christian Bale

This quote came to my attention through a blind friend who was almost killed when a semi hit her and her guide dog. She is looking toward a return to the running world now, after months and months of rehab, aiming to finish a 5k and maybe eventually another marathon to join those she completed before the accident. I don't know if she flinches when she hears the rumble of a truck's motor as I do, but I know she is training anyway. When she races again--which I am sure will happen--her victory won't be a shiny medal; it will be much bigger and brighter.

Lynne Knowles
Employee Name: Lynne Knowles
Years with TSC: 20
Position: Secretary, McCutcheon High School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Lynne loves her job and the people she works with and it shows. She is consistently friendly, efficient and has a great rapport with students, staff and parents.

Stephanie Montoya
Employee Name: Stephanie Montoya
Years with TSC: 5
Position: Teacher, Klondike Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Stephanie continuously reflects on her teaching practices and alters her lessons to meet the needs of her students. She differentiates her instruction in creative and interactive ways to ensure all students are successful.


March 13 - End of third nine weeks
March 23-27 - No school, spring break
April 22 - Staff Recognition Night
May 26 - Last student day