Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Longtime TSC administrator to retire
Tippecanoe School Corporation Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Susan DeLong will retire June 30, 2019, after 37 years in education. 

DeLong began her career in education as a first-grade teacher at Dayton Elementary School in 1981.  

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Susan DeLong
TSC teachers win Lilly Fellowships
Lilly Endowment Incorporated awarded Teacher Creativity Fellowships to two TSC teachers: Padraig Kavanagh from Wea Ridge Middle School and Gaylene Hayden from Harrison High School.

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Klondike teacher wins Cheryl Cowen Memorial Award
The Hoosier Association of Science Teachers Inc. has selected Klondike Elementary School teacher Lauri Vitale for the Cheryl Cowan Memorial Award.

Vitale is a McCutcheon and Purdue University graduate in her seventh year of teaching at Klondike.

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Vitale working with a student
Grant opportunity
The SIA Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for its spring grant cycle. The organization strives to improve the quality of life and help support funding capital projects in the area of arts and culture, education, and health and welfare.
The deadline to apply is March 31.

 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.

Windows 10 Resources
Are you still struggling to navigate Windows 10? Did you know there is an extensive collection of training resources developed specifically for TSC staff located on the Technology Department's webpage ?

From customizing the taskbar to using the multiple desktops option to leveraging the new Google Drive File Stream feature, browsing the available resources will help you be more efficient in your use of Windows 10.

Need additional support? Use the provided link to request an additional tutorial, or schedule a 1 on 1 meeting with Sarah , Jenny , or Chad .
Payroll information available
W-2 forms are now available on the  Payroll Portal . Hard copies will be sent to each school today. Please report any address changes to Payroll via the Payroll Portal.

A new compensation statement is available on the payroll portal showing total compensation (both salary and benefits) paid on behalf of each employee for calendar year 2018. Please refer any questions to the Payroll office.

Mileage Matters
The mileage rate has been set by the IRS and will be 58 cents for calendar year 2019. Please use the 2019 form for mileage incurred after January 1, 2019. Mileage for 2018 will be accept until January 31.

Castlight under construction
Castlight and Anthem have merged together. Our account is under construction and is expected to launch April 1 as "Engage." 

If you need to view your benefits, find a doctor, check your medical claims, compare costs/quality for common procedures or need to request a new insurance card you can go to . Please note that when searching for care on the Anthem website, the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic is not listed. In most cases, the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic should be first on your search list.

Stop paying too much for your prescriptions
If the TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinic does not stock a medication you or a family member takes, check out  Good Rx  to find the lowest price on the prescription and download free coupons.

With Kathy Nimmer

Earlier this week, I read a Facebook post from a friend who shared the forecast for the big upcoming snowstorm. His message was full of excitement. When I commented on his post, his reply to my comment said, “Time to read a good book.” This reply made me smile. While this friend will surely struggle through shoveling, inconvenience, and all of the complications winter brings, his main source of joy about being snowed in was a chance to have uninterrupted reading time. This was a good reminder to me that we choose our responses in every circumstance, which means we have a chance to make each moment our own.

January - Shop Savvy
Do you ever get to a grocery store and wonder what foods you should buy?  Click  here  for tips on how to shop with the confidence of knowing that you are getting the best foods for you and/or your family.

TSC INtegrate employee discounts
The new Lafayette Family YMCA is open. TSC employees get special pricing on membership. Check out that and other discounts in the TSC INtegrate Employee Discount Guide.
Mindfulness Matters
Recently, there has been an increased interest in “self-care.” Practicing regular self-care doesn’t require a lot of time or money! Self-care can be simple and basic. Try a self-care strategy today and then build upon that one action. Before you know it, you will have developed numerous tools to help ensure wellness.

Check out this article for a list of specific suggestions to help you along on your self-care journey .

Mindfulness Matters
Laces for Lisa 5K run/Walk
McCutcheon High School will be hosting the third annual Laces For Lisa 5K , celebrating the life and memory of 2008 graduate Lisa Strueh. The race this year is on April 27 and starts at the track before heading past Mayflower Mill.

Proceeds go to MADD, Merom Camp and for construction of a fitness trail in Lisa's memory at her church.

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

A new colorful mural with positive messages, including "exercise daily and eat healthy," greets students and staff at Harrison High School.
Harrison mural
Andrea Kellogg
Employee Name: Andrea Kellogg
Years with TSC: 2
Position: Interventionist, Wea Ridge Middle School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Andrea helps students who have struggled find success with her patience and understanding of how to reach them as individual learners.
Shari VanHook
Employee Name: Shari VanHook
Years with TSC: 6
Position: School nurse, Southwestern Middle School and Mintonye Elementary School
Why is TSC a great place to work: I enjoy working for TSC because of the people—students, families and staff working together to accomplish academic success and good health.


February 18 - School is in session. Makeup day for cancellation November 15.
March 8 - End of third nine weeks
March 25-29 - No school, spring break