Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
School Safety: Remain Diligent
See something, say something. School safety
I would like to thank all employees for doing your part in helping keep our schools safe. School safety and building security requires a community-wide effort and should continue as a focused commitment by all TSC employees.

Please continue taking action when you hear or see something that seems out of place: check for ID badges, report suspicious social media postings, close doors that have been propped open and continue to practice all other school safety procedures.
We are aware of at least three student-led national civic engagement efforts including the idea of walkouts, protests, and/or assembling to honor the victims from Florida. Our school principals and staff are using these teachable moments to communicate with students on how they can peacefully assemble or express their concerns while at the same time maintaining a safe and orderly learning environment for all.

All employees should refer to the guidance and resources on student protests from the Indiana Department of Education. Thanks again for your diligence in supporting the safety and security of the Tippecanoe School Corporation.

Dr. Hanback
Golden Apple awar ds ceremony
Golden Apple awards
The Golden Apple Awards program recognizes five exceptional educators in Tippecanoe County.

Please join us in celebrating the achievements of these outstanding educators tomorrow, March 6, at Jefferson High School.

The reception starts at 4:45 pm followed by an awards program at 6 pm.

Katherine Tackett, Wainwright Middle 
Shelly Buck, Battle Ground Middle
Tom Rice, East Tipp Middle 
Wade Harrington, Tecumseh Junior High 
Zach Brenan, Jefferson High
Grant awarded
Sharita Ware
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation has awarded Sharita Ware of East Tipp Middle School a $4,750 grant. The money will be used to purchase two 3-D printers for technology classes.
30 and 40 year service awards
The TSC wants to recognize our employees who have given 30 and 40 plus years of service during Staff Recognition Night April 25. The 40-year service award is new this year. We are currently identifying those employees. Contact Julie Slunaker if your name is not on one of the lists below and you will have 30 or 40 plus years of service to TSC by the end of the 2017-18 school year.

Here is the list of employees with 30 years of service:
  • Deborah Courtright
  • Tina Cupp
  • Cynthia DeGolyer
  • Susan Gibson
  • Karen Goff
  • Jay Mann
  • Connie Southern

Here is the list of employees with 40 or more years of service:
  • Victor Clerget
  • Kathy Coder
  • Rex Crum
  • David Henry
  • Joan Jackson
  • George Mugford
  • Hahns Pohlenz
  • Pamela Richert
  • James Stalker
  • Steve Whitlock
  • Steve Zinselmeier

Also, please remember to send in information to Pamela Flora about any special awards. If you have already sent in the names to us, please resend to ensure we have an accurate listing for Staff Recognition Night.
Business Matters
IRS warning about refund scams

The IRS warns taxpayers of a new twist on an old scam. Criminals are depositing fraudulent tax refunds into individual's bank accounts, then attempting to reclaim the refund.

Click here to learn more about the IRS Scam alert.
PERF/TRF retirement workshop

When: Thursday, March 22, 1-5 pm

Where: Tippecanoe County Extension Office, 3150 Sagamore Parkway South, Lafayette

Register here if you would like to attend the workshop. Space is limited.
TSC Technology Tip
Close open Chrome tabs
Are you the type of person who often ends up with a large number of "tabs" open in your Chrome web browser? While opening new tabs allows you to quickly access multiple websites, having too many open at one time may slow down your browser. To quickly close open tabs in Chrome, simply right-click on the tab, then select from the available options, such as 'Close other tabs' or 'Close tabs to the right.'
Health Matters
Medicare workshops
Health insurance adviser Bernadette Baugh with MBAH Insurance will be presenting an overview on Medicare. The presentation will be offered three times.

  • Tuesday, April 17, 1 pm, Central Office Boardroom
  • Tuesday, April 17, 4:30 pm, Wea Ridge Middle School, Room 127
  • Thursday, April 19, 6:30 pm, Battle Ground Middle School, Room 127

Please email Elaine McFadden with any questions you want addressed at the Medicare workshop.
Integrate logo, statewide school wellness
March - National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month is a great time to learn what foods will benefit your body the most.

Click here to learn what to eat to achieve better health and greater vitality.
TSC Nutrition Services

Here are some resources from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics that may be fun for the classroom or to send home with students.

Also check out these clue sheets for elementary and middle school students.
Opportunities to step it up
Register early and save
Registration is now open for the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County (PSFTC) Cupcake Run/Walk on September 23 at Cumberland Park, West Lafayette.

Sign up by March 12 and the entry fee is only $15. Click here to register.
Public Schools Foundation Cupcake run and walk
Movement Challenge
golden sneaker and $100
The next INtegrate challenge begins in April where once again you will have the opportunity to help your school or team win the Golden Sneaker trophy and $100. In the meantime, keep on moving and drinking water TSC. If you haven’t downloaded the app you’re missing out on much more than just being able to participate in the challenges. 
Sign up today and register on the app to do things like track your food, exercise, sleep, mood, etc.; receive NuStart’s healthy living content; participate in group discussions; or even receive one-on-one personal tele-coaching from a NuStart coach. The app connects with several types of fitness devices too…and it is free to all TSC employees.

If you need technical assistance, contact NuStart anytime or contact Bryce Lindsay at 260-274-0311 if you have any questions.
TSC rolls for Junior Achievement
TSC employees who participate in the JA bowling event pose for a group photo
Several TSC teams participated in the annual Junior Achievement "Achieve-a-Bowl" February 24 at Mike Aulby's Arrowhead Bowl. 

Teams from Burnett Creek, Central Office, Hershey, Klondike Elementary, Klondike Middle, Mintonye and Woodland raised at least $350 each to support JA programs.
Inspiration Matters
With Kathy Nimmer
"Why does a banana look like a banana and not a taco?" Only a child
could ask that question...but maybe it should not be left to children
to wonder. One of my favorite parts of visiting classrooms is grabbing
ridiculously awesome quotes like this one but also being reminded of
what it is like to care about this world so much that questions are
cool. Kids who are curious turn into kids who investigate. Adulthood
seems too often to replace curiosity with complaceny. Let's shake
that off today and wonder again.
Employees Matter
Krystal Zahn
Employee Name: Krystal Zahn
Years with TSC: 1
Position: TSC Nursing Supervisor
Why is TSC a great place to work:
Regardless of their role, everyone that I have encountered in my time at TSC really seems to care about each other, the students and the schools. You don't have to wonder if you or your job make a difference because people make it a point to remind you that you matter and that what you do is important and appreciated.

Dave Cupp
Employee Name: Dave Cupp
Years with TSC: 20
Position: Maintenance, Operations
Why is TSC a great place to work: Working at TSC is enjoyable as there are always a variety of tasks and challenges. It is satisfying to help solve issues and maintain a safe and comfortable environment .
TSC Calendar

March 9 - End of the third nine weeks
March 26-30 - No school, spring break
April 25 - Staff Recognition Night
May 29 - Last student day
Teacher surrounded by students holding a sign that reads %22together%22