Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Welcome back
Welcome back for the 2018-19 school year. It's going to be a great year!
Back-to-school celebration
Baseball with TSC 2018-19 written on it
All employee groups including teachers, secretaries and custodians are invited to gather Monday, August 13 at Battle Ground Middle School for a back-to-school celebration.

Your TSC badge is your "ticket" to the event and cool door prizes. It starts at 11:30 am with a vendor fair. At 1 pm, our team will hear from Purdue baseball coach Mark Wasikowski.

TSC will be swinging for the fences in 2018-19!

Anne DeCamp applications available
All regular contracted teachers, media specialists and counselors in the Tippecanoe School Corporation can apply for the Anne DeCamp Award for Creative Teaching. The winner receives $500 to use toward a classroom project, activity or professional development.

The award is presented annually in honor of the late Mrs. John DeCamp, a former TSC board member (1974-1982).

Click  here  for more information and to apply online.

Backpack Splash
About 100 TSC employees have volunteered to help with the inaugural Backpack Splash tomorrow at Wea Ridge Middle School.

TSC Students Services and community organizations will be offering free school supplies, haircuts, food, registration information and more.

Read more .

School safety forum image with sheriff's deputy hat and TSC logo
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The Tippecanoe School Corporation will host a school safety forum at 7 p.m.,  August 9  at McCutcheon High School.

Our school safety team will provide updates regarding security measures and mental health resources.

If you have a question you would like addressed during the forum, questions can be submitted here .

Read more .
TSC names new Dayton Princ ipal
Ryan Simmons
The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce it has hired Ryan Simmons as the new principal of Dayton Elementary School.

He plans to continue with a student-centered approach and focus on building a community of learners and leaders.

Read more .
Three assistant principals named

The Tippecanoe School Corporation made administrative changes at three schools. The TSC has selected Cory Runkle as a new assistant principal at Harrison High School, Dan Peo as an assistant principal at Wea Ridge Middle School and Laurie Camp as an assistant principal at Battle Ground Elementary School.

Read more .

Open enrollment is open

Open enrollmen t is underway through August 22. TSC will have two open enrollments in 2018 because our insurance plan year is changing from October to September to the calendar year, January through December.

Click here to learn more about your benefit choices and to learn what steps you need to take to complete enrollment.

Keep your info current

If you have changed your name, address or tax status, please complete the appropriate forms with the Payroll Department. Change of personal information and tax forms can be found by logging into the  Payroll Portal

In addition, you will need to update any name, address and beneficiary changes with the  Teachers Retirement Fund  and  Public Employees Retirement Fund .

INPRS newsletter
What does the term rate of return mean? Learn about that, a summary of changes made during the 2018 legislative session and more in this INPRS newsletter .

Windows 10 Update
Most TSC desktop computers have been updated to Windows 10 over the summer. In the coming weeks, TSC laptops will also receive the update. While there are similarities between Windows 7 and Windows 10, there are some key differences. All staff are encouraged to review the Windows 10 resources developed by the Connected Learning Team (TSC login required). Specific questions can be submitted to building technicians via a Technology Help Ticket, or emailed to the Connected Learning Team at .

August - Eating together as a family

Family meals have a positive impact on both kids and parents. While it can be a challenge, strive to eat meals at the same time on a regular basis. Click here to learn more about the benefits of eating together.

Personal coaching program
Are you ready to live healthier and feel better in the new school year? Learn more about NuStart's personal coaching program .

  • Get individualized support
  • Set goals for accountability
  • Customize lifestyle strategies
  • Gain life skills education
  • Find your inspiration

Click here to apply.
TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
We are pleased to present this year's TSC INtegrate gym and store discount guide. All TSC employees are eligible for discounts from local partners.

Click here to see the list of discounts available to you.

Educator Appreciation Days
Educator Appreciation Days
Barnes and Noble Inc. is having its Educator Appreciation Days every Saturday and Sunday in August.

Educators can save 25% off books, toys, games, music and more in store.

Click here to learn more .
With Kathy Nimmer
I had the chance this summer to spend time in rural Kentucky where wildlife is far more prominent than humanity. As I sat still to take in this world apart, I began listening to the trees. The constant rustle of their leaves, high above and changing in pitch depending on the strength of the breeze, brought me to a moment of awe. For decades and decades, those trees withstood cold, heat, wind, and disease to now offer me shade and the harmonic reminder of what resilience sounds like. As you step into this day, seek what your heart needs...I bet you will discover it, just as I myself found fortitude by hearing the branches high above.
Bruce Hull
Employee Name: Bruce Hull
Years with TSC: 24
Position: Principal, Woodland Elementary
Why is TSC a great place to work : TSC is a terrific place to work due to the outstanding teachers working together to bring about maximum educational growth for all students. With support from administrators, teachers provide opportunities that enable students from a variety of backgrounds to be successful.

Elaine McFadden
Employee Name: Elaine McFadden
Years with TSC: 15
Position: Benefits Manager
Why is TSC a great place to work: I enjoy helping employees and retirees with their benefits and problem solving insurance issues. I also find it gratifying to help employees with their medical leaves ranging from maternity leaves to major medical issues. I am excited to be part of the TSC INtegrate team promoting well-being!

August 10 - Professional day - staff only
August 13 - Back-to-school celebration
August 14 - Students return
September 3 - No school, Labor Day