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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
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Chamber awards Golden Apples
Greater Lafayette Commerce announced three teachers in the TSC won Golden Apple Awards. 

  • Stephanie Rambo, Hershey Elementary
  • Amy McMurray, Dayton Elementary
  • Chad Young, McCutcheon High School/Greater Lafayette Career Academy

Greater Lafayette Commerce will honor the winners at a ceremony March 9.

golden apple winners
Safety matters
The TSC Technology Department has upgraded the phone system to ensure any 911 call placed from a TSC facility will be identified to a specific building and general location. The system is also configured to send an alert to the building principal, assistant principals and the TSC Safety Director when a 911 call is placed.
Professional development opportunity
Indiana University is looking for teachers and principals, grades 8-12, to participate in a Virtual Course Design Academy. Participants will receive a $2,500 stipend, early access to more than 40 virtual courses and assessments, training in research-based virtual instruction and assessment, structure support and more.

Click here for more information. The deadline to express interest is February 15.

TSC celebrates 100 days and beyond
Student raises her hands in celebration
Many schools marked the 100th day of school by having students and staff dress as centenarians and superheroes. Despite challenges this school year, learning never stops.

Free webinar
Keep Indiana Learning is offering a free webinar, "At Home or at School, Play Makes Learning Cool." Dayton teacher Carolyn Howard will help present the session that will enhance your teacher toolbox with hands-on, engaging play-based activities that are adaptable to any classroom lesson.

Click here to learn more.

Grant opportunity
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 in the area of arts and culture, education, and health and welfare.
The deadline to apply is March 30.

Schools that won a grant in 2020 are not eligible for another grant for two cycles after they win.

Referral bonus program
The Transportation Department awarded a $50 referral bonus to Jasmine Perry, a driver for Wea Ridge Middle and Burnett Creek Elementary.

Employees interested in the referral bonus need to make sure the applicant mentions the employee in the job application. The bonus is awarded when driver candidates make their first route.

This is the third referral bonus to be awarded this school year.

Transportation department and Jasmine Perry
Retirement matters
No matter your age or goal, INPRS’s Retirement and Financial Education team is available to help plan for your ideal retirement. Start your plan today by attending one of our PERF and TRF webinars. 

Click here for information on the webinars and more.

Safer Internet Day - Tuesday, February 9
Safer Internet Day (#SID2021) is a global event celebrated in more than 100 countries around the world and provides an opportunity to look for ways to make the online world not just safer, but better.

The Safer Internet Day website includes various resources that can be used to celebrate #SID2021, including sample lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students. Also, Google's Be Internet Awesome initiative has developed a game-based resource to teacher internet safety entitled Interland.
February - Energy Management - Discovering your purpose
Discovering your purpose in life can feel overwhelming. A good place to start is to think about what excites you, what brings you joy, what produces a sense of gratitude. Read more.
TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
You may have recently seen a post from @WeAreTeachers titled “The 7 Types of Rest We All Need” found here. This post and other articles currently circulating are great reminders that rest is not only integral to our mental health, but is also unique and individual to each person.  
TSC State of Mind
Rest includes restoration, meaning not only do we sometimes need to rest “from” things, but we may also need to rest “in” them. That includes taking part in those activities that rejuvenate and restore us. For more information, check out this article.

INtegrate employee discounts
The TSC INtegrate Employee Discount Guide now includes a new vendor. Check out HOTWORX, West Lafayette. All TSC employees are eligible for the discounts.

Grant to enhance student mental health services
The United Way of Greater Lafayette awarded the Tippecanoe School Corporation a $20,000 COVID Relief Grant to help provide additional mental health services for high school students. Through a partnership with Valley Oaks Health, the TSC will provide opportunities for services that remove barriers that some families face, such as lack of insurance. 

TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinic
ProactiveMD is happy to introduce Stephanie Ross as the new clinic Nurse Practitioner. Read more

Are you new to TSC Health insurance? Have you scheduled your initial visit to get established with the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic? Click here for the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic hours and contact information.

with Kathy Nimmer

I don't have a formal bucket list, but I do have a dream: to attend the Olympics in person one day. I'm eyeing 2028 in Los Angeles for that! The athletes who will compete there are names we've not even heard yet, individuals toiling away out of the spotlight. New special education teacher at McCutcheon, Josh Strasser, wrote this in a recent email to me: "I continue to have little victories that I know will be big victories down the road." He wrote this about teaching, yet his words could apply to future Olympians too...and to all of us. It's about trusting the process with certainty that a distant triumph is only possible one small moment at a time.

Kyle Geheb
Employee Name: Kyle Geheb
Years with TSC: 7
Position: Fifth grade teacher, Klondike Elementary School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Kyle develops outstanding relationships with his students and their families. His connections extend outside of the school day and last well beyond students have left his classroom.
Melissa Moxley
Employee Name: Melissa Moxley
Years with TSC: 5
Position: Aide, Wainwright Middle School
How does this employee demonstrate the TSC State of Mind: Melissa makes our school great because she brings a friendly attitude and smile with her each day. She has a strong work ethic and goes above and beyond to help students.


March 12 - End of third nine weeks
March 22-26 - No school, Spring Break