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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
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Klondike teacher finalist for Indiana Teacher of the Year
The Indiana Department of Education has named Klondike Elementary School teacher Lauri Vitale as a Top 10 finalist for 2020 Teacher of the Year. She has taught for seven years with the Tippecanoe School Corporation.

Lauri Vitale
Grant opportunity with Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club
The Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club is now accepting applications for teacher grants. The organization would like to help fund materials for the classroom or expenses to attend special seminars. Entries are due October 1.

SIA grant deadline approaching
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.

Public Schools Foundation grants
Applications are now being accepted for a Seeds of Excellence grant through the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County. Any public school teacher, counselor or administrator in Tippecanoe County is eligible for the grant program. The deadline is September 23. Learn more here .

Community celebrates opening of GLCA
State and local officials joined school, business and community leaders August 28 to celebrate the opening of the Greater Lafayette Career Academy. 

School and community leaders cutting ribbon
Workshops opportunities with an entrepreneurial focus
The Purdue Center for Economic Education is offering a couple of teacher workshops this fall.

" Bring Entrepreneurship to Your Classroom ," Wednesday, September 25, Purdue University. This one-day workshop is free.

" Teaching Economics Using Children's Literature, " taught by TSC's Gina Boyd, will be 4:30 pm - 6 pm Wednesday, October 9 at Barnes and Noble Bookstore, Lafayette. The workshop is free, but preregistration is required by noon October 8.
TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinic schedule change
Effective November 4, Dr. Bray, MD, and Nancy Dawson, FNP, will be migrating to a weekly rotation between the North and South TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinics, rather than every other day.

Go to Wellness for Life for more information. To view the schedule, click the tab "Provider Schedule" in the top right corner.

We have a corporate sponsor, Turquoise Wealth Management, who has donated an Apple Watch for the Tippecanoe School Corporation United Way campaign this year. Any new TSC donor with a gift of at least $2/week and any previous TSC donor with an increase of $2/week would be entered into a drawing to win this Apple Watch. In addition, even if you are not the lucky winner of the Apple Watch but have met the new or increased gift of $2/week, you will receive a LIVE UNITED t-shirt compliments of Turquoise Wealth Management.

Click here to make your pledge.

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. If you did not make your Section 125 election online, you will need to meet with an American Fidelity account manager.

All TSC employees who work more than 17.5 hours a week are eligible for ancillary benefits through American Fidelity.

Chrome Extension Cleanup
Have you noticed your Chrome browser is running slower than usual lately? In addition to having too many tabs open at one time, using too many Chrome Extensions can significantly degrade the performance of the web browser. With that in mind, it is recommended to periodically review the Chrome Extensions you have installed, evaluate which ones you use, and which ones could be deleted. Here are brief instructions on how to approach this task.

September - Mindfulness: becoming aware and being focused
Being mindful is about becoming more aware in each moment. What is one way you can be mindful today? Click  here  to read more.

Mindfulness Matters
Applied Educational Neuroscience is growing and evolving every day, thanks to you, our community of stakeholders. Learn more about how the framework comes to life within the Tippecanoe School Corporation by reading this infographic , based on the 4 pillars of Applied Educational Neuroscience.

Mindfulness Matters
Upcoming Cupcake events
The Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County will hold its Cupcake Tasting Party, the culminating event of a high school Cupcake Bake Off Challenge. Teams from each of the four public high schools have teamed up with a local bakery to create a cupcake entry using specific products provided by Tate & Lyle. The event starts at 5 pm Wednesday, September 25 at Ivy Tech Community College.

The annual Cupcake Run/Walk for Public Education is Sunday, September 22 in West Lafayette. Click  here  to learn more about the event and/or sign up.

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

Staff members at Wainwright enjoy basketball, ping pong, walking and other activities to start their day.
group of teachers playing basketball
with Kathy Nimmer

We work in schools so that children of all abilities have the chance to become stronger and smarter and happier as they fulfill their personal best. It is hard work, and sometimes we need a dose of joy to remind us why we do what we do. Take time to watch this video . I am not sure there is a more joyful reminder than this breathtaking performance.

Chris Weidner
Employee Name: Chris Weidner
Years with TSC: 2
Position: Technical Specialist, Mintonye/Southwestern
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Chris has shown a high level of commitment and has been dedicated to supporting the staff and students at his schools. Chris is very approachable and goes out of his way to help others
Melissa Tanner
Employee Name: Melissa Tanner
Years with TSC: 7
Position: Counselor, Harrison High School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: I look forward to working with our students each day. The growth, resilience and perseverance of our students is truly an inspiration. I'm fortunate to follow in their journey.

October 11 - End of the first nine weeks
October 18 and 21 - No school, fall break