Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Staff Recognition Night
Please attend the annual TSC Staff Recognition Night Wednesday, April 24 at McCutcheon High School to recognize our amazing employees. In addition to honoring the Teachers of the Year, we will celebrate our retirees, offer service awards to 30 and 40 year employees and more. The reception begins at 5:45 pm and the program begins at 6:30 pm.
Teachers of the Year
Elementary Schools
Battle Ground , Lauren Ahlersmeyer
Burnett Creek , Brandy Shiflett
Cole , Jessica Ferger
Dayton , Carolyn Howard
Hershey , Luanne Dodds
Klondike , Lauri Vitale
Mayflower Mill , Gypsi “SunShine” Waber
Mintonye , Karin Schurman
Wea Ridge , Joanne Sprunger
Woodland , Jill Shambach
Wyandotte , Cara Gamble
Middle Schools
Battle Ground , Danielle Goldsmith
East Tipp , Danielle Wynn
Klondike , Neil Radtke
Southwestern , Emily Tierney
Wainwright , Andrew Moody
Wea Ridge , Shelbie Sanders

High Schools
Harrison , Ann Hammons
McCutcheon , Robert “Sig” Kriebel
Red for Ed
The Tippecanoe Education Association (TEA) will host a #RedForEd Walk-In Wednesday, April 10 to demonstrate support for public schools.

Click here to learn more about the event.

The TEA will be distributing red wristbands. Watch for one in your mailbox.

Public education proud tshirt
The TEA is selling # RedForEd shirts. The deadline to order is April 15.

Deadline for Golden Apple nominations
The deadline is approaching to submit nominations 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.

Medicare seminars
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.

TSC/LSC Wellness Clinic
Wellness for Life observes Good Friday. The clinics will be closed Friday, April 19. Click here for more information.

Get Active Challenge
Wellness for Life wants to help motivate you to get moving. it is sponsoring a "Get Active Challenge."

Click here to learn more about how to get involved and how you could win a $25 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card or another prize.
April - Nutrition
Eating healthy, balanced meals can make a significant difference in the way we feel. Click  here   for tips on how to make better food choices.

TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
Having a meal plan can help you stick to your goal of eating healthier. TSC employees get a 20 percent discount on their first three orders with Green Bean Delivery. Check out that offer and more in the TSC Discount Guide .

How do you INtegrate?
two ladies walking at East Tipp
A walk is a great way to start your day. These food service workers at East Tipp Middle School are on the right path.

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

Sign up for the Cupcake Run/Walk
Sign up now for the fourth annual Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County Cupcake Run/Walk September 22 at Cumberland Park, West Lafayette. The registration fee increases after April 8. Clic k here to register.

Teachers, students and school employees should indicate what school they represent when signing up. The traveling trophy will go to the school with the most participants. Prizes are also awarded to the fastest male teacher and fastest female teacher.

Mindfulness Matters
Today’s news from Applied Educational Neuroscience features a website designed to provide mental health resources and tools for students, families, schools, and professionals. Check out the Indiana School Mental Health Initiative website.

Mindfulness Matters
Digital spring cleaning
Just as we conduct spring cleaning activities around our home, spring also offers an opportunity for "digital spring cleaning." Below are a handful of tips you can use to tidy up your digital life.

  • Declutter your bookmark bar - Most of us have bookmarks we no longer use. Delete unused bookmarks and reorder your bookmark bar.
  • Clean up your email - Save only those emails you really need and unsubscribe to email you no longer need/want to receive.
  • Update Google Chrome - Check your Chrome version by going to the three dots in the top right corner. Then go to Help>About Google Chrome. It will update and relaunch.
  • Clean off your desktop - Have files on your Desktop or in your Downloads that you'd like to keep? Move them off your Desktop and into Google Drive.
  • Organize your Google Drive - Create new folders and add all of your unorganized files to them. Consider deleting any unwanted files and only keeping the things you still need.

with Kathy Nimmer

I always want these short messages to lift you up. Occasionally, what
I find for you is something that speaks personally to me. Here is a
video of a teenager auditioning for American Idol. She sings very
well, she is articulate, and she is chosen to advance to the next
round of the competition. Still, it is the fact that she has recently
lost vision that speaks to me, reminding me of the teenager I was and
filling my eyes with tears. May this reach you as well and encourage
you to rise up .

Cheryl Noble
Employee Name: Cheryl Noble
Years with TSC: 21
Position: Secretary/Bookkeeper, Mayflower Mill Elementary School
Why TSC is a great place to work: I look forward to seeing the students every day and watching them grow. The kids keep you young!
Jannelle Knapp
Employee Name: Jannelle Knapp
Years with TSC: 4
Position: Special Education Aide, Burnett Creek Elementary School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Jannelle is simply amazing. She has been a consistent presence in the resource room and students know they can always count on her.


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