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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
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Staff Recognition 2020
The TSC Staff Recognition Night is an opportunity for us to celebrate our employees and their accomplishments. Click on the link below to join us in applauding our retirees, 30 and 40 year service award recipients and other honorees. Be sure to watch it through to the end for the announcement of this year's TSC Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year.

Principal of the Year honors
The Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) awarded Region 4 Principal of the Year to Mayflower Mill Elementary School Principal Shannon Cauble. The state winner will be announced in November.

Shannon Cauble
IASBO honors
The Indiana Association of School Business Officials (IASBO) named TSC CFO Amanda Brackett as the Region 4 Chief Business Official of the Year. The organization also selected Payroll Manager Gail Collins the Region 4 Support Specialist of the Year.

TSC appoints new WRE principal
The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce it has hired Clint Wilson as the new principal of Wea Ridge Elementary School, effective July 1.

Clint Wilson
Brain Brigade book study
In response to Covid-19 and remote learning, the Brain Brigade has reopened the Conscious Discipline Book Study for new members to join. If interested, email Megan Ulrich to participate and access tools and resources for both remote and classroom learning.

May - Mindfulness: summer routines
Summer brings warmer weather and longer days. It’s the perfect time to think through your routines. Consider trying something new, like gardening.

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Mindfulness Meditation practice group
Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is offering a Mindfulness Meditation group over WebEx every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:15 -12:45 pm.  More information .

TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
 As we continue our journey together in this new normal of social distancing and remote learning, it is important to stop and process how each of us is coping with our understandable grief that we feel over the loss of a “typical” school year. Some very good news is that the coping strategies that we can adhere to now are also positive techniques that we can take with us as we move forward into the summer and next school year. 
TSC State of Mind
There is never a wrong time to use positive mental health and wellness self-care, and this time of “stay at home” gives us the opportunity to create new and positive routines.  This article from the IDOE outlines some positive techniques and strategies for educators to cope with this current situation as well as maintain good mental health moving forward.

Engage Winners
Congratulations to the winners of our first quarter Engage Wellness Sweepstakes: 

  • $25 Target eGiftCard - Michelle Hernandez, Kelly Caudill, Stephanie Kennedy, Sarah Margeson
  • $25 Walmart eGiftCard - Aaron Hamilton, Melanie Quinlisk, Ruth Ewigleben, Jessica Spall
  • $10 Starbucks eGiftCard - Bethellen Crum
  • $50 Amazon Gift Card - Amanda Wright and Zachary McKeever
  • $25 Charity On Top Gift Card - Elaine McFadden
  • $100 Visa Prepaid Card - Kristine Brewer

Even if you didn't win this time, you can now view new items in the Engage Reward Center for the next challenge. K eep working toward your well-being goals and check out additional opportunities to get rewarded in Engage.

COVID-19 Resources 
Anthem continues to offer insured members information regarding COVID-19:

Annual weight loss challenge
Due to the COVID-19, the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic annual weight loss challenge final weigh-in has been extended to June 1.

Leaving the TSC? Use Google Takeout to keep your data
Are you retiring or resigning from the TSC at the end of the school year? If so, you can use Google Takeout to export your Google Drive, Gmail, Calendar and Contacts data. The export can be saved to your Google Drive.

If saved to your TSC Google Drive, you would then want to transfer ownership to a personal Google account. Please note, personal Google accounts have storage limitations; you may need to purchase more storage if you choose to use this option. Step-by-step instructions can be found here . Please contact a member of the Technology Department for further assistance if needed.

with Kathy Nimmer
"You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." - Albert Einstein

Spring normally offers a return to more outdoor experiences including sports which we all appreciate even more in their absence. This quote paints in my mind an image of a softball diamond with athletes running, hitting, throwing, and cheering. They know their game, but they were not born with that knowledge. It came through victories and defeats, through coaches and teammates, through practice and more practice. Athletes work so hard so that the rules of the game
are automatic, leaving more space for breathtaking finesse. I want to be at a place in my world where the things that matter the most to me are so ingrained in me that I have room for what I could not have imagined was possible. And when the thwack of ball hitting bat fills the air again, I want to remember what is necessary for magnificence.

Greg Rhoda
Employee Name: Greg Rhoda
Years with TSC: 17
Position: Custodian, Wea Ridge Middle School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Greg is a hard worker and a dedicated employee. He never misses a day. When he sees something that needs done, he takes the initiative and gets it done. He is very dependable and is willing to help out wherever and whoever needs it.
Allison DeBoy
Employee Name: Allison DeBoy
Years with TS: 9
Position: Interventionist, East Tipp Middle School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Allison continually finds ways to get students in the right frame of mind to overcome mental blocks and learning obstacles. She is their champion as they rise in reading proficiency, dictation and fluency. She celebrates their accomplishments and is their cheerleader when they doubt themselves. 

May 15 - Last student day