Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
TSC names new personnel director
The Tippecanoe School Corporation is pleased to announce Doug Allison has joined the administrative team as assistant superintendent of personnel. He replaces Dr. Susan DeLong who is retiring at the end of June.

Doug Allison
Nominate an outstanding educator for a Golden Apple
N ominations are now open for the Greater Lafayette Commerce 2020 Golden Apple Awards.

Parents, students, faculty and others can nominate an outstanding K-12 teacher in Tippecanoe County. Board-certified educators of the GLASS pre-K program are also eligible for the award.

The deadline is April 15. Click here to fill out the online form.
Two-day Resilience for Youth training
Tippecanoe County Juvenile Alternatives is offering Resilience for Youth Training June 3 and 4 at Tecumseh Junior High School. Resilience training is evidence-based and can be used at the elementary and secondary level. The sessions are free, but limited to 40 participants. A $240 stipend is available for educators who agree to facilitate the training at their schools.

Contac t Rebecca Humphrey to register.

Treasurers take a brain break
The TSC Business Office hosted its annual one-day workshop for all school treasurers.

Topics included chart of account updates, payroll and creating a welcoming environment for our schools.

TSC Neuro educator Anne Marshall also gave the group some tips on recognizing stress.

treasurer workshop
Summer teaching opportunities
Summer school teaching pos itions at the high schools a re posted to the TSC website . An online application is required to be considered. The deadline to apply is March 29. Click here for instructions on how to complete an AppliTrack internal application.

New Anthem health insurance cards
If you are covered by TSC health insurance, new health insurance cards were mailed on March 12. Anthem changed its Rx carriers.

Purdue vouchers available
The TSC has Purdue University credit vouchers available that expire July 2020. 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 April 12.

Please contact HR if you have any questions at .

Medicare seminar
Bernadette Baugh, health insurance advisor from MBAH Insurance, will be presenting an overview on Medicare. The same presentation will be offered at the following times:

  • Monday, April 15, 4:30 PM, Wea Ridge Middle School Room 127  
  • Tuesday, April 16, 11:00 AM, Central Office Board Room
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 PM, Battle Ground Middle School Room 127

Please email Elaine McFadden   with any questions you want addressed at the Medicare workshop.

Spring break password reset
Your first line of defense when using technology is maintaining strong, secure passwords to protect your computer, your data, your students' data, and your online accounts.

All TSC employees will be required to reset their Network password when they return from spring break on Monday, April 1.

Not going to be on-site at TSC on the 1st? Employees can reset their password off-site by visiting , selecting HTML access, then following the prompts to reset their password.

New passwords must meet certain complexity requirements and must be unique from previously used passwords. Tips for creating strong passwords can be found here . Please do not make note of your password in a location that's accessible by others.

More information about the upcoming password reset can be found in  this document .

March - restful sleep
Getting enough sleep can be a challenge, but sleep is an essential component to your health and well-being. Click  here  for tips on how to promote quality and quantity sleep.

How do you INtegrate?
table with food
The Klondike Middle School wellness team provided staff members a standing breakfast with quiche, yogurt parfaits and energy balls to power their day.

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

Consider a personal coach
Don’t just take our word for it…hear from actual participants :

"Since I reached my goal with NuStart I can honestly say I feel fantastic. I have so much more energy!" ~Sharon S.
Are you ready to live healthier, have more energy and feel better?   Learn more  about NuStart’s personal coaching program. Are you ready? Click   here  to get started.
Spring 2019 local and TSC event guide
Click  here  to see upcoming local and TSC events. For the  Purdue Challenge , please help get the word out that there is a 50% discount for TSC students (K – 12) by using the code “TSCKID19” making the price $25.

Registration is now open for the Cupcake Run/Walk for Public Education September 11 at Cumberland Park. The cost is only $15 for the 5K if you sign up by April 8.
Mindfulness Matters
Mindfulness Matters
We begin the work of Applied Educational Neuroscience by teaching the neuroanatomy of the brain. The three parts of the brain we teach include the prefrontal cortex, amygdala, and hippocampus. 

The third part of the brain we teach is the hippocampus. Watch this and this video to learn more about it.

Go to the TSC Neuroscience website and click on the Common Language tab to read the TSC common language definition.

with Kathy Nimmer

If you could have any three wishes, what would they be? The idea of three wishes is not new. The compassion, insight, and initiative of children is also not new. If you need a reminder today that our opportunity to change the lives of others is as available as the air we breathe, watch this moving story .

Diane Rolfes
Employee Name: Diane Rolfes
Years with TSC: 36
Position: Aide, Klondike Elementary School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Diane is considered the "Kindergarten Queen." She has been helping students for more than three decades and always has a smile on her face.
Janae bosma
Employee Name: Janae Bosma
Years with TSC: 12
Position: Secretary, Dayton Elementary School
Why TSC is a great place to work: I love working at Dayton because of the community and family feeling. The teachers, principal and support staff are amazing and make working at Dayton a joy. It's nice to see the level of care that is given to every child. 

March 25-29 - No school, spring break
April 10 - Kindergarten Roundup
April 24 - Staff Recognition Night
May 28 - Last student day
May 29 - Professional day - staff only
June 2 - TSC spring commencement