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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Play-based learning webinar
Wabash Valley Education Center is offering a webinar titled "Flipping the Intervention Paradigm."

Teachers Carol Howard and Carol Grady will host the event that provides hands-on, engaging play-based activities that are adaptable to any classroom lesson.

The November 17 event is $25. Click here to learn more or to register.

Carol Howard and Carol Grady
Holocaust Virtual event
The Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Committee will host "Surviving: Then and now--A Virtual Discussion with Oscar Singer. Singer survived two concentration camps and labored in four others during World War II. The event is free and will be held at 7 pm, Tuesday, October 20. Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.

Grant opportunities
Teachers can apply now for grants from the Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club. The deadline is October 9.

The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County is accepting applications for its Seeds for Excellence grants. Click here for the details and to submit your request by October 16.

James Patterson grant winners
Congratulations Stacy Pollard at Klondike Elementary School and Holly Richard from Wea Ridge Elementary School for receiving a $500 grant to purchase scholastic books. Author James Patterson partnered with the Scholastic Book Club to award $2.5 million in grants to 500 teachers across the country.

Retirement information
October is National Retirement Security Month and INPRS is providing a number of webinars designed to help you become retirement ready.

Click here to schedule an appointment to explore your retirement options.

Horace Mann seminar
INPRS: The Retirement Seminar

Thursday, October 29
Residence Inn Lafayette, 3834 Grace Lane
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Program begins at 6:00 pm
RSVP by October 24 at 219-866-7866 or by email

October - Energy management - Energy cycles
Click here to learn more about how to incorporate rest and breaks into your day. Also, access additional information on breathing techniques that can help you reset and refocus throughout your day.

Flu shot clinics
Flu shot clinics are being held at various locations tomorrow (October 6) and Monday, October 12. Click here to see the full schedule.

TSC State of Mind
with Megan Ulrich
This past month, almost 300 TSC certified staff completed Chapter 4 of the Conscious Discipline book study which focused on adult composure. Our SEL framework at TSC adheres to the concept that “A dysregulated adult cannot regulate a dysregulated child” (Dr. Bruce Perry). The first step to making sure we as adults are regulated and able to respond to the needs of our students is to check in with ourselves. 
TSC State of Mind
Here are two resources to explore from The Center on Great Teachers and Leaders: Stress Spectrum and Self-Assessment and Planning Tool. If you need further assistance, please visit our Student Services Mental Health website and Neuroscience website. 

Try a personal coach
Do you want to get healthier, feel better, and have more energy? NuStart’s personal coaching program provides the support and guidance empowering you to get in tune with your body and gain confidence in your lifestyle choices.

Are you ready? The personal coaching program is for all TSC employees. Click here to get started. You’ll be glad that you did.

Don’t just take our word for it…hear from actual participants:
“This is not a diet. My wife and I are very science based and this is not a fad.” ~Steve M.

TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
Click here to view the new, interactive employee discount guide. Check out discounts that you are eligible for as a TSC employee. Please email us at info@nustarthealth.com if you have any suggestions for a gym or vendor that you would like to add to the discount guide.

Fall break password reset
Your first line of defense when using technology is maintaining strong, secure passwords to protect your computer, your data, your students' data, and other systems throughout the TSC.

All TSC employees will be required to reset their TS Network/Google password when they return from fall break on Tuesday, October 20. Passwords can only be reset when connected to the TSC Network. If you won't be on campus on the 22nd, please navigate to https://tscvdi.tsc.k12.in.us/, select HTML access, then follow the prompts to reset your password.

New passwords must meet certain complexity requirements and must be unique from previously used passwordsHere are a few tips for creating strong passwords. Please do not make note of your password in a location that's accessible by others.

More information about this requirement can be found in this document.

with Kathy Nimmer

We are better as individuals when we adopt a community view. When our focus is not exclusively on ourselves, we can make an incredible impact. A Battle Ground Middle School teacher in her second year with TSC experienced this truth last month after emerging from a challenging time and feeling the BGM staff circle around her. Rayna Campbell wrote, "I feel so blessed to be surrounded by people in this corporation that care so much for me despite me starting here only a year ago." Let's uplift others, especially those newer to our buildings and to those we are just getting to know. Opportunities abound to make a difference.

Ashley Gamble
Employee Name: Ashley Gamble
Years with TSC: 4
Position: Head School Nurse, Dayton Elementary School and Wyandotte Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Ashley goes above and beyond to ensure that her schools remain as safe and healthy as possible. She also takes an active role in training and mentoring new health services staff.
Dawn Caldwell
Employee Name: Dawn Caldwell
Years with TSC: 15
Position: School Treasurer, Harrison High School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Dawn keeps Harrison running efficiently and effectively working with all staff on funding matters, ordering, receiving and appropriate expenditures.

October 16 - End of first nine weeks
October 19 - No school, fall break (one day only)