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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
The 2020 census matters
The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is almost upon us and we need your help to make sure everyone gets counted. 

The Tippecanoe School Corporation receives more than $2 million a year in federal funding to support the hiring of additional classroom aides, EL (English Language) learning materials, school resource officers and community outreach activities. Federal funds also support instructional coaches, professional development for teachers, social and emotional learning initiatives and advanced classes in the arts and foreign languages.

The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30. Getting an accurate count in the census means more money for programs that support our schools and students. Your participation matters. Click here to be counted.

Meet TSC Diversity Coordinator Sadie Harper Scott
Sadie Harper Scott
I grew up in North Carolina, the second oldest of six. My mother died when I was young forcing me to grow up quickly and discover my passion for family, education and helping others.

My husband, Wendell, and I have been in Lafayette 21 years and feel like this is where we can make a difference.

In my role at TSC, I want to encourage families, help others through challenges and help break down barriers. I plan to work with student groups to have those difficult conversations about racism, bridge the gap caused by stereotypes and create an environment in our schools where all students and staff feel valued and empowered. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns at sbharper-scott@tscschools.com.

Grant opportunities
The SIA Foundation is now accepting applications for its fall grants. The foundation awards cash grants to support funding of specific projects in the area of health, education and arts. Click here to apply. The deadline is September 30.

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.

Rapid response grant winners
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County awarded nearly $4,000 in Rapid Response grants to TSC teachers. Here are the winners:
Lauren Ahlersmeyer (BGE)
Kimberly Fallon (BGE, HES, WRE, WES)
Angela Barnes (DES)
Elizabeth Miller (DES)
Heather Frauhiger (DES)
Gaylene Hayden (HHS)
Sarah Williams (HES)
Kelli Whitlock (HES)
Annie Brandt (KMS)
Allyson Marvin (KMS)
Kristy Delp (MES)
Kelly Caudill (WMS)
Christina Mraz (WRE)
Dan Peo (WRM)
Steven Cotton (HHS)
Sarah Synesael (WES)
Mary Fisher (WES)
Marisela Mendieta (WES)
Mollie Newman (WYE)
Tracy Trice (WYE)
Allison Spencer (WYE)
Meet TSC's new SROs
Morgan and Stonerock
Please welcome Steven Stonerock and Jason Morgan as our new TSC school resource officers. The two officers from the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office will join deputies Aaron Gilman, Rob Rush and Beth Kidwell in serving our students and staff.

Loan forgiveness program
Horace Mann recently announced it is giving all public school educators and school districts nationwide access to its Student Loan Solutions suite of student loan management resources, which includes guidance on how to successfully qualify for federal student loan forgiveness. 

Teachers, administrators, school staff and recent college graduates pursuing a career in teaching can sign up directly for the Student Loan Solutions program at horacemann.com/student-loan-debt-help.

September - Energy management - Physical energy
Click here to learn more about managing physical energy and take inventory of key behaviors that will help you improve your health and well-being.

Six TSC schools among the nation's healthiest
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has awarded the 2020 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award to six TSC schools: East Tipp Middle School, Hershey Elementary School, Klondike Middle School, McCutcheon High School, Wea Ridge Middle School and Wyandotte Elementary School.

Mindfulness Matters
with Anne Marshall
Welcome Back, TSC family! It is an honor and privilege to continue serving you as our district’s Neuro Educator this year. 

Today, we feature our Conscious Discipline Building Champions. All TSC schools are fortunate to benefit from the training and talents of a building level social-emotional learning leader. 
Mindfulness Matters
This teacher volunteer is serving all stakeholders in his/her building by providing resources, support and strategies for building a healing-centered community. We are grateful for their willingness to lead by practice so others may mirror their lead. Wishing you well.  

American Fidelity Section 125 enrollment
All TSC benefit eligible employees are required to sign off on Section 125 (pretax health, dental and vision) every year. What is Section 125?

All TSC employees who work over 17.5 hours per week are eligible for ancillary insurance and/or flex spending accounts through American Fidelity. Click here for more information on products. 

Click here to schedule your virtual meeting with Mike Rivas now through September 25.
Last call for INtegrate t-shirts
New TSC INtegrate t-shirts are available for only $3 (one per employee only please). 

Click here to place your order. Orders are due by September 20.
INtegrate shirt
Technology help tickets: Incident IQ
The TSC Technology Department transitioned to Incident IQ, our new technology help ticket system, over the summer. Please be sure to update any shortcuts or bookmarks that may redirect to the previous system. All technology support questions, requests, and inquiries should be submitted in Incident IQ. Most technology-related training and professional development resources have been moved from the Technology Department's web page to the Incident IQ "Knowledge Base." Staff are also welcome to install the mobile app (iOS or Android) for quick access from their mobile device. More information about how to use the system can be found here.

with Kathy Nimmer
A couple weeks ago, Stephanie Bosma, new hire at Klondike Elementary School, wrote something that caught my attention. She said, "Yesterday, within the course of a half hour, I felt an emotional gut punch that stayed with me all night. Thankfully I reached out to the guidance counselor who helped and I've already seen a good plan in motion." Stephanie's words reminded me of how it feels when something happens that we want to fix but that we don't have the power to fix. However, we can't underestimate the importance of reaching out to others who might just have that power. We are not alone, and we are not expected to have every answer. Collectively, though, there is a much greater chance to influence change for the good. That is called teamwork.

Carmen Castro
Employee Name: Carmen Castro
Years with TSC: 18
Position: Custodian, Battle Ground Intermediate School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Carmen is dedicated to helping others and always has a positive attitude. She enjoys helping others and finds it satisfying to give students and staff a clean place to work and learn. 
Steve Leman
Employee Name: Steve Leman
Years with TSC: 30
Position: Fleet Manager, Transportation Service Center
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Steve has been an integral part of TSC's ability to maintain successful transportation services for over 30 years. He's dedicated his professional life to ensuring that our buses are the safest that they can be for our students.


September 21 - Remote learning day
October 16 - End of first nine weeks
October 19 - No school, fall break (one day only)