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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
TSC starts the Great Conversation
The video series, The Great Conversation™, is designed to help everyone gain a better understanding of public education's success, how schools have changed over time and the benefits when we work together to increase student achievement.

The Great Conversation
Certified staff can earn seven PGPs by completing the video course and study guide.

Next week, every classroom will get a poster outlining some key points of The Great Conversation.
Professional development opportunity
The Purdue Center for Economic Education is holding a free workshop, " The Classroom Mini-Economy ," Monday, January 27 at Mayflower Mill Elementary School. TSC's own Gina Boyd will be presenting this free workshop that demonstrate ways to incorporate economic concepts in your classrooms.

Register by January 23.

Looking ahead
Online registration for the 2020-2021 school year will be July 13-July 24.

Walk-in registration will be July 30 noon-7 pm and July 31 9 am-1 pm.

The first student day is Tuesday, August 11.

Free 2020 Census classroom resources
Statistics in schools
Using new Statistics in Schools (SIS) resources in your classroom will support efforts to make sure every child is counted in the 2020 Census.

This count impacts the federal funds that communities receive for special education, classroom technology, teacher training, after-school programs, school lunch assistance, and more.

January - Mindfulness: finding more fulfilling time
We may not have the ingredients or ability to make more time; however, with a little awareness you may find more fulfilling time within your day.  Read more .
TSC State of Mind
with Anne Marshall
As you might have heard, Conscious Discipline has arrived in the TSC. Conversations are happening, interest is building and surveys are currently circulating. In an attempt to provide clarity of offerings to our stakeholders, please click this link to learn the details of existing opportunities connected to Conscious Discipline. We are looking forward to helping this framework come to life.

Mindfulness Matters
Clinic Matters
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinics will be closed on Monday, January 20. If you need to contact a provider, please call the After Hours Line at 877-765-0082.

$25 Visa gift card winners
Congratulations to the 2019 Patient Satisfaction Survey winners. Click here to see the gift card winners.

Annual weight loss challenge: Trim and Tone in 2020
For all health insured employees and covered dependents, the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinics are having their annual weight loss challenge January 13 through March 27. 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.  

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.

TSC INtegrate growing
More TSC employees and students are embracing a healthier lifestyle through a districtwide wellness initiative called INtegrate. The program, introduced in 2016 to foster a culture of well-being, is catching on among students and the community.

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TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
Click  here  to see all of the discounts that you are eligible for as a TSC employee. Please email info@nustarthealth.com   if you have any suggestions for a gym or vendor that you would like to add to the discount guide.

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.
New year - review your paycheck
Be sure to review your paycheck this month. You will notice tax rates for 2020 will be reflected on your paycheck.

Also, take time to review your withholdings and make any necessary adjustments (new baby, marital status). In addition, the IRS has now issued a new W-4 for withholding allowances.

with Kathy Nimmer

"It is only with true love and compassion that we can begin to mend what is broken in the world. It is these two blessed things that can begin to heal all broken hearts." - Steve Maraboli

This quote seems highly relevant as we step into a new semester. We don't know what wonderful or hard things happened over winter break in the lives of our colleagues and students. What if we approach this new start with love and compassion instead of impatience and judgment? Imagine the difference that choice might make.

Luanne Campbell
Employee Name: Luanne Campbell
Years with TSC: 8
Position: Technology Center, Central Office
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Luanne makes TSC great because she is personable and professional in providing technical support. She goes to great lengths to ensure staff feel comfortable with the solution to their problem.

Jennifer Huston
Employee Name: Jennifer Huston
Years with TSC: 29
Position: Third grade teacher, Hershey Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Jennifer does whatever it takes to reach all learners. Her kindness and compassion is shared with students and staff alike.

January 20 - No school, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
February 17 - School in session; makeup day for November 19
March 13 - End of third nine weeks