Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Staff R ecognition Night
Please attend the annual TSC Staff Recognition Night Wednesday, April 24 at McCutcheon High School to recognize our amazing employees. The reception begins at 5:45 pm and the program begins at 6:30 pm.
Service awards
30 years

Elizabeth Brown, HHS
Connie Heier, KES
Kenneth Koger, MHS
Jodi Wickes, WYE

40 years

Teresa Brown, SC
Charles Hunter, OC
Janeen Jensen, BGM
Kay Siple, HES
Red for Ed
The Tippecanoe Education Association (TEA) estimates than more than 700 TSC employees and students participated in the #RedForEd Walk-In Wednesday, April 10.

TEA President Mary Eisert says the event created an overall feeling of solidarity, but understands this is the first step. "We must all continue to push for increased funding for public schools."

Teachers wearing red create a heart shape
Public Schools Foundation grant winners
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County has awarded several grants, worth more than $11,000, to TSC educators. Here is a list of the winners:

  • Katie Nail, Burnett Creek Elementary
  • Kim Pinto, Burnett Creek Elementary
  • Heather Burton, Cole Elementary
  • Jessica Ferger, Cole Elementary
  • Kathy Nimmer, Harrison High School
  • Nicholas Jackson, Harrison High School
  • Megan Keller, Mayflower Mill Elementary
  • Alicia Spray, middle school media specialist

A reception to honor the grant recipients will be May 14 at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette.
Evonik Partners in Education grant winners
Evonik Corporation Tippecanoe Laboratories has awarded Partners in Education grants to two TSC projects. The winners will be recognized at a reception May 1.

  • "Elementary Engineers" - John Pearl, Laurie Camp, Linda Fields, Kimberly Fallon and BeAnn Younker representing Battle Ground, Hershey, Wea Ridge and Woodland elementary schools

  • "Engineering Knowledge in Kindergarten" - Lisa Goodman, Lauren Ahlersmeyer, Stacey McNerney, Gina Roswarski and Catlin Trice at Battle Ground Elementary School

TSC spring newsletter
The TSC spring newsletter is now available online. The issue, mailed out to more than 38,000 patrons, highlights many of our high-quality educational programs and student-centered initiatives in TSC.

Learn more about ways students are benefiting from work-based learning programs at Subaru of Indiana, how one school has revamped recess and meet some award-winning teachers.

TSC/LSC Wellness Clinic update
Wellness for Life has hired Nancy Dawson, FNP, as its clinic nurse practitioner. Dawson received her Master of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University and her Family Nurse Practitioner Certification from the University of Phoenix. She will be joining Dr. Bray at the clinics May 1.

Click here to learn more about our new nurse practitioner.

April - Nutrition
Chances are you are going to want a snack at some point during your day. click here for some snacking strategies.

How do you INtegrate?
teacher filling up water bottle
Dayton Elementary recently installed a new filtered water bottle filling station to encourage everyone to drink more water.

Be sure to use   #TSCINtegrate   to encourage others when you tweet/post pictures of how you are integrating movement into your daily routine .

INtegrate events guide
This weekend is the Run for Justice 5K/10K and the Wyandotte Hawk Walk is May 10. Check out these events and others in the Upcoming Local and TSC Events Guide .

TSC Appreciation day at Purdue Baseball
TSC appreciation day at Purdue baseball May 5
INtegrate discount guide
Click here to see all the new discounts available to TSC employees.

Mindfulness Matters
In the work of an Applied Educational Neuroscience framework, we “check in” with one another. A check-in lets others know we notice them, and most importantly, we care about them. The stress response chart is a tool to use with this procedure.

Mindfulness Matters
Financial Literacy Month
April is Financial Literacy Month and there’s no better time than right now to begin to save for your future.  

Resources from SSA
Resources from INPRS

Registration open for summer eLearning conference
Registration is open for the 2019 Lafayette Regional eLearning Conference. The conference will take place on June 5th and 6th at Lafayette Sunnyside Intermediate School.

  • Choose from over 100 sessions - many will be interactive and hands-on
  • Join over 600 current teachers and administrators as we discover new ways to enhance student learning
  • Sessions on STEM, Microsoft, Apple, Google, and much more

The TSC Technology Department is covering the registration cost for TSC instructional staff who would like to attend the conference. Follow these steps to register:

with Kathy Nimmer

It isn’t that we can always do big things, such as donating a kidney to the parent of a child we love, but we can do so much else each week and each day and each moment. It means being watchful, aware, and present. It means making a choice to notice a need and making a choice to fill that need. It means living with compassion. And when that all seems too hard because too much is pressing us down and blocking out the light, we can watch videos such as this one when the gift was indeed a kidney, and thus we can be uplifted.

Treesa Baldwin
Employee Name: Tresa Baldwin
Years with TSC: 7
Position: Paraprofessional, Harrison High School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Tresa is willing to fill a variety of roles throughout the school. From assisting the front office, supervising in the cafeteria and to overseeing study hall, she is flexible and willing to step up to the plate each day.
Brenda Fassnacht
Employee Name: Brenda Fassnacht
Years with TSC: 5
Position: Bus Driver
Why this employee makes TSC great: Brenda is a very conscientious and thorough driver. She's an outstanding member of our team and our patrons are fortunate to have her transporting our students.


April 24 - Staff Recognition Night
May 28 - Last student day
May 29 - Professional day - staff only
June 2 - TSC spring commencement