Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
Staff Recognition Night
Wood Scholar recipient
Claire Miller
Claire Miller, First-grade teacher, MME
We hope to see you at the TSC Staff Recognition Night next Wednesday at Harrison High School.

We will recognize the Richard D. Wood scholarship winner, Claire Miller from Mayflower Mill Elementary School, along with several other special award winners.

The reception begins at 5:45 pm and the program starts at 6:30 pm. 

Please attend to help recognize our amazing TSC employees.

TSC Annual Performance Report
Two graduates
The Annual Performance Report (APR) is a required publication that includes academic and performance data for all Indiana school corporations. Based on data compiled by the Indiana Department of Education, schools publish the Annual Performance Report which includes the graduation rate, the number of students enrolled in career-technical programs, and the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch. Click the link below to view the report.

TSC Technology Summer PD Series
Enlighten your students with the 4 Cs
The TSC Technology Department's Connected Learning Team is excited to announce its annual Summer Professional Development Series. A collection of short, two-hour PD sessions have been designed to support TSC teachers in their use of technology and digital resources, with each session aligning to one or more of the 4 Cs.

Also new this year are afternoon session times and CoffeeEdu, a fresh take on the traditional "Open Lab" time. Session topics and descriptions can be viewed on this summer's website.

Registration is now open! Staff members are encouraged to register soon, as each session requires a minimum of 10 attendees to be offered. We hope to see you there!
Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking, Creativity
Personnel Matters
Financial Wellness Seminar
"Saving for Retirement" presented by Regions Bank.

--Tuesday, May 15, 4:30 pm, Wea Ridge Middle School, Room 127

--Thursday, May 17, 6:30 pm, Battle Ground Middle School, Room 127
Business Matters
403(b) enrollment information
Preparation is the key to success as we make our best effort to plan for the future. By doing research today and making a solid plan for retirement, we can alleviate concerns for one aspect of the future. Now is the time to create that plan of action, put it to work and start contributing to a supplemental retirement plan.

Learn more about eligibility and enrollment to the TSC 403(b) plan.
Pay schedule forms

If you are a teacher and would like to change the number of pays received annually, please complete the Salary Pay Schedule Form .
Beware of IRS scams

The Internal Revenue Service warns as the filing season ends, thieves are stepping up their efforts. Click here to learn more about refund scams.
Health Matters
April - Stress awareness
The question isn’t if you’ll ever feel stressed, it’s what you do when you feel stressed. Life is busy and there are many things to balance so it’s not uncommon to feel stressed. The key is how you manage the stress. Click  here  to see some strategies on how to positively manage stress.
Movement Challenge
Congratulations to the previous challenge winners – Battle Ground Middle School, Wea Ridge Middle School, and most recently Hershey Elementary School. 

The April INtegrate challenge is wrapping up. Help your school or team win the Golden Sneaker and $100. Click  here to learn how to score points for your team.
Golden Sneaker
If you haven’t downloaded the app you’re missing out on much more than just being able to participate in the challenges.  Sign up today and register on the app to do things like track your food, exercise and sleep. It is free for all TSC employees.
TSC race and event guide
Looking for a race or event? There are several coming up locally and throughout TSC. 

Click here to check out this guide to see some of the options available to you to lace up and get moving.
Nutrition Services
Fresh vegetables and fruit will go bad over time and too often you end up throwing it out. This is not just a waste of food but also can be a waste of money. Click  here  to learn how to reduce food waste with some helpful tips on using produce that’s past its prime.
Do you like berries. If you do you’ll want to check out this new recipe. Click  here  to download a the Strawberry Blueberry Fruit Leather recipe. It’s absolutely delicious!
The last mystery produce item of the year is the blackberry! Elementary and middle school students will have the opportunity to taste these sweet, nutrient-packed berries on May 2 during lunch. To download the elementary mystery produce sheet click  here . For the middle school mystery produce sheet click  here
blackberries on the vine
Students in the lunch line picking up food items
School Lunch Hero Day is May 4.

This day kicks off School Nutrition Employee Week on May 7-11.

Be sure to stop by your school cafeteria to say hello to the individuals who work to ensure no student is left hungry.
Inspiration Matters
With Kathy Nimmer
As creatures of habit, we get lulled into the belief that life is
meant to be predictable, that routine is the norm. That is not a bad
thing, except when it leaves us unprepared to deal with sudden change.
I wonder what mindset would be best suited to help us through the
mundane and miraculous moments equally? The tourist in this video
seems to have figured it out. He retains an amazing stability when a
cheetah decides to hop in the vehicle! If nothing else, this video is
an eye-opener, but for me, it also is a lesson in staying calm while
appreciating the unpredictability of life.
Employees Matter
Cyndi Frey
Employee Name: Cyndi Frey
Years with TSC: 23
Position: Custodial Supervisor
Why this employee makes TSC a great place to work: Cyndi enjoys helping others and is dedicated to TSC. She ensures high standards of cleanliness and appearance are maintained throughout all TSC facilities.

Jodie Lacey
Employee Name: Jodie Lacey
Years with TSC: 8
Position: Cafe Manager, Wyandotte
Why is TSC a great place to work: Working for TSC started as a way to get back into the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom. I thought it would be perfect to work the same hours as my children are in school, and to have the same days off. Well my "job" has truly become my calling. I enjoy being able to serve and work with children everyday, as well as doing what I love, which is managing a kitchen.
TSC Calendar

April 25 - Staff Recognition Night
May 29 - Last student day

Spanish teacher Jill Mansilla holds a sign that reads Juntos (together) surrounded by students.
Pursuing Excellence Together