Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
Tonight is GOLDEN
Greater Lafayette Commerce will present the Golden Apple Awards tonight at McCutcheon High School.

Please join us in recognizing these five outstanding educators.

Reception: 4:45 pm - 5:45 pm
Awards presentation: 6 pm
Golden apple winners Cindy Aubuchon Tim Hayes Marti Meyers Beth Rivas and Caren Walker
TSC Transportation recognized
Greater Indiana Clean Cities presented its Outstanding Performance for Propane-powered School Bus Fleet Award to the Tippecanoe School Corporation. The annual award recognizes companies and organizations advancing alternative fuels and technologies.

Construction to begin at Battle Ground Middle
Work to expand Battle Ground Middle School will begin this spring after the Tippecanoe School Board approved JR Kelly Company as the general contractor for the project.

TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinic update
Wellness For Life has hired Dr. William (Bill) Bray as its clinic physician. Bray graduated from Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine. Click here to learn more about our new provider.

For more information or to make an appointment, click here .

Health Savings Account stipend
Employees on High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) will receive a stipend in their regular March 5 and 20 paychecks as a “premium holiday” to help offset the employee cost of health insurance. Except for those insured as employee only, these amounts are equal to the per pay premium for those on 24 pays.

Insurance eligible employees who elect not to have TSC health coverage will receive a $125 stipend on their March 5 and 20 paychecks. 

March - stress management
The question isn't whether you will ever feel stressed, it's what do you do when it happens. What do you do when you feel stressed out?

Clink here for tips on how to manage stress positively.

How do you INtegrate?
Lynn Cisco and Beth Rivas
Almost 80-percent of Wea Ridge Middle School staff participated in the February walking challenge. Employees had their names entered in for a drawing each time they completed at least one lap around the walking track. The winners were Lynn Cisco and Beth Rivas.

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

Spring 2019 Local and TSC Event Guide
There are many opportunities to get moving this spring. Mark your calendar for the Purdue Challenge and the Dayton Bulldog Jog. Click here for the Spring 2019 Local and TSC Event Guid e .

If you have an event to submit to the list, contact Bryce Lindsay at NuStart.

Mindfulness Matters
We begin the work of Applied Educational Neuroscience by teaching the neuroanatomy of the brain. The three parts of the brain we tech include the prefrontal cortex, amygdala and hippocampus.

The second part of the brain we teach is the amygdala. Watch this video to learn more and visit the TSC Neuroscience website , and look for the tab "Educational Neuroscience: TSC Common Language."

Mindfulness Matters
New way to access TSC OverDrive Digital Library: Sora
Are you already thinking ahead to your spring break reading list? If so, don't forget about the TSC OverDrive Digital Library, a resource that is available to all staff and students (TSC username/password).

Recently, OverDrive released a new mobile app and browser experience called Sora. Sora offers the same collection of titles as the traditional OverDrive app/website, but does so in a more user-friendly format.

Follow these instructions to sign in to Sora through the TSC Media Center website. Download the app for iOS or Android to use Sora on your mobile device.

With Kathy Nimmer

We do good things for those around us because we choose to do so and because it is the right thing to do. When goodness occasionally breaks th rough negative headlines, it becomes a message of hope. Wherever you are right now, physically or emotionally, find hope in this story of a community choosing to do the right thing and inspiring us all.

Jodie Lacey
Employee Name: Jodie Lacey
Years with TSC: 10
Position: Cafeteria Manager, Wyandotte Elementary School
Why TSC is a great place to work: I don't feel like it's a "job" at all. I'm doing exactly what I love. I get to manage a kitchen with fantastic employees, and serve the wonderful children of Wyandotte. I feel blessed everyday!
Sierra Fultz
Employee Name: Sierra Fultz
Years with TSC: 2
Position: P araprofessional, Harrison High School
Why this employee makes TSC great: Sierra makes our school great because she fills a number of roles on a daily basis. From study hall supervisor to cafeteria supervisor to last-minute classroom substitute teacher, she is always ready to assist where there is a need.


March 8 - End of third nine weeks
March 25-29 - No school, spring break
April 10 - Kindergarten Roundup