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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
TSC teacher awarded Golden Apple
Greater Lafayette Commerce announced Pamela Shideler, a first grade teacher at Dayton Elementary School, won a Golden Apple Award. 

The ceremony recognizing Shideler and other winners will be March 10.

Pamela Shideler
Grant opportunities
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.

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.

Wea Ridge music teacher wins Legacy Award
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The Ouibache Music Festival presented its Legacy Award to Wea Ridge Middle School band teacher Ryan Burnette. The $1,000 gift will be used to address needs in his growing music program.

Get ready for Kindergarten Roundup
The TSC will host Kindergarten Roundup for the 2020-2021 school year Wednesday, April 8 at all 11 of our elementary schools.

EconVersations workshop and dinner
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 4 at Rawls Hall, Room 1071, Purdue University.

Click here to sign up before the deadline, March 3.

February - Mindfulness: better sleep
Sleep is an important necessity. But sometimes we struggle to sleep well. Click here  to learn some ideas for better sleep.

TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
The Conscious Discipline Framework is part of our ongoing journey to address the social and emotional learning needs of the students. To ensure everyone has all of the tools and resources possible, we will be starting a book study in late February for those interested in learning more about this framework. The book study is designed to be done in groups via a live Facebook feed or can be done by watching a recorded version on YouTube on your own time when it’s most convenient. Email me or Ann Marshall to join the book study.

TSC State of Mind
Learn more about Conscious Discipline here .
Annual weight loss challenge
The TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinics are having their annual weight loss challenge January 13 through March 27. All TSC health insured employees and covered dependents can participate. Prizes will be awarded to the top five females and top five males with the greatest percentage change in body fat, along with weekly Amazon gift card raffles. Click   here   for details.  

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.

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.

Let's see how you INtegrate
Strap on a Fitbit/activity tracker and try to get 10,000 steps in a day. Teachers at Burnett Creek Elementary are working toward that goal during their morning "Walking Wednesdays."

Be sure to use  #TSCINtegrate  to encourage others when you tweet/post pictures of how you are integrating movement into your daily routine.
Teachers at Burnett Creek walking the hallways
Financial Wellness: An Introduction
Join us at 4:45 pm, Tuesday, February 25 in the Wea Ridge Middle School Library for overviews of financial options and opportunities within the district and beyond. Topics such as retirement savings, HSA, investments, budgeting, 403bs, and IRAs, will be covered in an interactive and accessible way. In the coming weeks, look for a formal invitation with a comprehensive list of presenters and topics.

with Kathy Nimmer
"Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible!" - Audrey Hepburn

This quote reminds me of a gymnast who will compete in the Olympics this summer; she is in her forties! She will stand beside gymnasts who are just sixteen! The many years she has competed have offered victory and defeat for her, but she has continued doing the sport she loves. No one would have predicted her longevity, but there it is! I wonder what prospects in our own lives might seem impossible that actually are not? Just imagine...

Barbara Tilley
Employee Name: Barb Tilley
Years with TSC: 27
Position: Teacher, Mintonye Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Barb is a creative thinker and loves the challenge of preparing lessons that are exciting for students. She consistently designs lessons that provide hands-on activity and projects that children will always remember.

Kathy Hudgins
Employee Name: Kathy Hudgins
Years with TSC: 5
Position: Nurse, Woodland Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Kathy is an amazing nurse who cares so much for her students, staff and families. She can always be counted on to go above and beyond. She makes a constant effort to promote growth and have a positive impact.

February 17 - School in session; makeup day for November 19
March 13 - End of third nine weeks
March 23-27 - No school, spring break