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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Red for Ed Action Day
Thousands of educators participated in the Red for Ed rally yesterday at the Indiana Statehouse. Many TSC educators were among those seeking to have their voices heard by lawmakers on issues like school funding and standardized testing.

Click here to read a message from TSC Superintendent Dr. Scott Hanback. 
teachers with signs gather around statehouse
Calendar update
The cancellation from November 19 will be made up on Monday, February 17, a built-in makeup day. Any future school cancellations will be made up by adding days to the end of the school calendar.

PSF grant winners
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County awarded grants to four TSC teachers. The winners of the fall 2019 Seeds for Excellence grants are:

  • Stephanie Rambo, Hershey - Soft Start for Mindful Learning - $2000
  • Aliya Scott, Battle Ground Middle - Sewing Seeds and Closing the Gap - $800
  • Lisa Goodman, Battle Ground Elementary - Eggs-cellent Adventure - $2000
  • Jessica Harris, Mayflower Mill - Balancing Mind and Body with Bal-A-Vis-X - $2000

Lafayette Breakfast Optimist grants announced
The Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club has awarded several grants to TSC teachers. The winners are:

  • Aliya Scott, Battle Ground Middle
  • Michelle Webb and William Ehresman, Battle Ground Middle
  • Hannah McElroy, Burnett Creek Elementary
  • Brandy Cain and Kelly Berger, Dayton Elementary
  • Melissa Tanner, Harrison
  • Angela Yost, Harrison
  • Maria Ziegman, Mayflower Mill/Battle Ground Intermediate
  • Peggy Johnson, Mintonye Elementary
  • Joanne Sprunger, Wea Ridge Elementary
  • Tracy Trice, Wyandotte Elementary

TSC names assistant principal for Hershey Elementary
Lou Ann Keeling, an instructional coach from MSD Washington Township, will join the administrative team at Hershey Elementary on January 6.

Read more .
Lou Ann Keeling
Holocaust education opportunity
The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee is sponsoring the Gedalyah Engel Education Award for teachers in Tippecanoe and surrounding counties. 

Click here for an application.

Proposals are due January 31, 2020.

TSC salutes veterans
From creating thank you cards to choir and band performances, the TSC honored veterans with many activities and programs.

Click here to see a video showcasing the many ways our students and staff recognized those who have served and continue to serve our country.

The season of giving

TSC plans to create a similar video showcasing how our students and staff give back to the community during the holiday season. If your school, club or employee group will be participating in a food drive, collecting items for the animal shelter, toy drive or another community outreach activity, please share information and photos with Sue Scott by Wednesday, December 18.

TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinic news
Holiday schedule

The TSC/LSC Clinics will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Win a $25 Visa gift card

Each time you visit the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic between now and the end of the year, you will receive an email with a survey. Complete the online survey and be entered into a monthly drawing to win a $25 VISA gift card. Click here for details.

November - Mindfulness: holiday strategies
It’s hard to believe but the holiday season is already upon us. Click  here  to learn some holiday strategies for healthy living.

Mindfulness Matters
Gratitude boosts health and spreads happiness. Gratitude practices build new neuropathways in your brain and contribute to a more positive overall disposition. Small expressions of gratitude like saying “thank you,” or letting someone out ahead of you in traffic contribute to a regulated brain state. “Pay attention to that which you feel grateful for." 

For a few more tips on building capacity for gratitude in your life, check out this brief article from Mindful.org.

Mindfulness Matters
Personal coaching program
Don’t just take our word for it…hear from actual participants:

"The NuStart program has given me a new and positive outlook on the future. It is amazingly simple to follow and yet has changed my body, mind and spirit. I am always sharing what I have learned with my family and friends."~Patti I.
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.

How do you INtegrate?
Dayton Elementary School starts the day off on the right foot every Wednesday with "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.
Dayton teachers
Manage your contacts in Google Contacts
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Google Contacts is where the digital contacts associated with your Gmail account are stored. Each time you correspond with someone in an email they are automatically added to your contacts. Within Google Contacts, you can manage your contacts, add additional information to a contact's profile, create contact groups, and much more. This 10-minute module will help you learn more about how to use Google Contacts.

with Kathy Nimmer

Videos of military reunions are always emotional; they also always remind us of what matters most in this world. As Thanksgiving approaches, we have the opportunity to contemplate those priorities. Enjoy this special video , and love abundantly every chance you have.

Kristina Arbic
Employee Name: Kristina Arbic
Years with TSC: 4
Position: Teacher, Woodland Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Kristina is a positive component to our school community. She is committed to creating lifelong learners.

David Bassett
Employee Name: Dave Bassett
Years with TSC: 1 0
Position: Food Service Supervisor, Operations Center
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Dave truly cares about what he does as it directly affects our students.

November 27-29 - No school, Thanksgiving break
December 20 - End of the second nine weeks, end of first semester
December 23 - No school, winter break begins