Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Holiday message
I am so overwhelmed by the generosity and love that our students and staff demonstrate to one another and our community. During this holiday season, our schools donated thousands of pounds of food, boxes of toys and other items to nonprofit organizations and families in need. Thank you for sharing the joy of giving to our students and how we can be a part of something bigger.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope this upcoming holiday season is filled with love and happiness.

With gratitude,

Scott Hanback
Food piled up by Christmas tree
TSC receives grant for mental health roundtable
Daybreak Rotary presenting check to Megan Ulrich
Lafayette Daybreak Rotary Club presented a $750 grant to McCutcheon High School counselor Megan Ulrich to expand the Mental Health Services Roundtable to include all area counselors.

The first roundtable was held in August and helped educators connect with mental health providers and community resources.
East Tipp teacher awarded microgrant
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation awarded a microgrant to East Tipp engineering and technology teacher Sharita Ware. The $4,119 grant will be used to purchase 10 Lego EV3 Core Sets. The robots will be incorporated into her engineering and technology curriculum, as well as other after-school activities.

Harrison teacher win SIA grant
The SIA Foundation awarded a $5,988 grant to Harrison High School art teacher Jennifer Tordil during a ceremony December 11 at SIA in Lafayette.

Jennifer Tordil holding her grant check
Purdue vouchers available
The TSC has Purdue University credit vouchers available that expire July 2019. Click  here   to learn more about eligibility and guidelines. Applications are available here.

To be considered for the first round of voucher distribution, please have your application to  Julie Slunaker   by January 11.

Please contact HR if you have any questions at .

McDonalds serves McCutcheon some dough
McDonald's donated $100 to the ICE (Interdisciplinary Cooperative Education) and STEP (Student Training Employment Program) classes at McCutcheon High School during the restaurant's grand reopening ceremony. The money will be used for classroom materials.
check presentation at McDonald's
"This restaurant has been hiring and training students in our program for the past 25 years," says STEP Coordinator Peggy Hege. "This is a great example of the school and community working together to benefit students and prepare them for the future."

TSC/LSC Heath & Wellness Center update
Wellness for Life (WFL) conducted a series of 18 educational meetings throughout the school district.

The North Clinic is closed for renovations. The South Clinic will remain open until the North location reopens January 2.

TSC-insured employees will need to complete the Medical Information Release for each member of your family who has medical records at WeCare that you want sent to WFL. Send the documents to Elaine McFadden or complete the forms online . The forms are found in the Forms and Document area at the bottom of the page.


School health info
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) information
The Tippecanoe County Health Department has informed the TSC that it has several students who have confirmed cases of pertussis (whooping cough) .

Click here to know what symptoms to look for.

Happier and healthier holidays

Do you find yourself constantly on the go? The holidays tend to be a busy time of year and can be a challenge to make healthy food choices. Click  here   for tips on how to measure portions when you are on the go.

TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
Does your New Year's resolution include getting more exercise, check out the TSC Discount Guide . Employees can save money at the Lafayette Family YMCA and other local gyms.
Personal coaching available
Don’t just take our word for it…hear from actual participants:

"The benefits I gained from receiving health coaching were numerous. Having someone in my corner to give encouragement, advice, and a nudge in the right direction helped me be successful. My success came not from what she did, but what she helped me do." ~Kristy C
Are you ready to live healthier and feel better?  Learn more  about NuStart’s personal coaching program. Are you ready? Click  here  to get started.

Mindfulness Matters
Mindfulness Matters
Teacher brain state: A dysregulated adult will never regulate a dysregulated child.

In other words, if you are anxious, stressed, and distressed, you are not in a brain state to help others.

Secure your own oxygen mask first before assisting children . Check out this article on practicing self-care. The strategies are useful for parents, teachers, and all personnel interacting with students and adults.

Apply to be a Wood scholar
Applications for the  Richard D. Wood Scholarship   are available for certified employees seeking an administrator's license.

Applications   must be submitted by February 1, 2019.

Guard against identify theft
Once identity thieves have your personal information, they can drain your bank account, run up charges on your credit cards and open new accounts. Here are some valuable resources:

Activity Dashboard in Google Files
The Activity Dashboard can now be accessed in TSC Google files. In Docs, Sheets, and Slides, clicking the line graph icon in the upper right-hand corner of the file will reveal the Activity Dashboard. Within the Dashboard, you can see who has viewed the file, when the file was viewed, how visitors interacted with the file, and much more. Have you ever wondered who viewed your file after it was shared? The Activity Dashboard can answer this question! More information about this feature can be found here .

With Kathy Nimmer

 In this season of hustle and bustle, celebration and stress, and everything in between, do not forget to smile. This video will help that goal be achieved!

Vic Clerget
Employee Name: Vic Clerget
Years with TSC: 41
Position: Math t eacher, McCutcheon High School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Vic brings a positive and pleasant personality to school every day. Students and colleagues appreciate his sense of humor, high standards and caring demeanor.
Janice Fletcher
Employee Name: Janice Fletcher
Years with TSC: 23
Position: P araprofessional, Klondike Middle School
Why is TSC a great place to work: I have seen many changes over the years, but I still love being around the students and staff. Klondike is my second home!

December 21 - End of second nine weeks and end of first semester
December 24 - No school, winter break begins
January 7 - Professional day - staff only
January 8 - Students return to school
January 12 - TSC winter commencement