Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
Another year of success
It's hard to believe another school year has come and gone. Thank you for helping make the 2017-18 school year the best ever as our students continue to thrive and excel in our classrooms and beyond.
Congratulations class of 2018
You are invited to celebrate with the TSC as 832 students participate in commencement on Sunday, June 3 at Elliott Hall of Music, after having earned either a McCutcheon or Harrison High School diploma.

Congratulations to all of these students in their success and thank you to every employee in the Tippecanoe School Corporation because without your diligent efforts this special day is not possible.
To all of TSC's faculty and staff retirees this year, on behalf of the hundreds and thousands of students you've guided, shaped, and molded over the years, thank you for your service. We will miss your experience and wish you the very best in your next season of life. 

I wish everyone a wonderfully relaxed summer break.

Scott Hanback
Save the date:
TSC All Staff 2018-19 School Year Kickoff Celebration
1 -3 pm, August 13
Battle Ground Middle School
Three TSC schools named America's Healthiest
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation has awarded Hershey Elementary School, Wyandotte Elementary School and McCutcheon High School the 2018 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award.

Healthier Generation recognizes schools that meet or exceed stringent standards set by its Healthy Schools Program for serving healthier meals and snacks, getting students moving more, and empowering school leaders to become healthy role models.

The amount of work required by these schools to submit their practices for evaluation was substantial. Their commitment to the #TSCINtegrate initiative is unwavering. Thank you to everyone who is striving to ensure a health-promoting culture thrives in our schools.   
students jumping with sign for Alliance for Healthier Generation
Your Voice Matters

IDOE teacher survey
The Indiana Department of Education is conducting a survey to assist teachers and school districts with collecting meaningful data that hopefully will lead to better teacher retention rates.

Teachers should've received an email from IDOE on Monday. If you cannnot access the survey or did not receive one, click here .

Please respond so TSC teachers will be heard in the survey.
Grant opportunity
The Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club will be taking teacher grant applications in September. Because teachers have requested time to work on the applications over the summer, here is information on how to prepare your entry.
Purdue vouchers
The TSC has Purdue University credit vouchers available that expire July 31, 2019. Click here to learn more about eligibility and guidelines.

To be considered for the first round of voucher distribution, please have your completed application to Julie Slunaker by Friday, August 3. 
TSC Technology Summer PD Series
Integrating the 4 C's
The TSC Technology Department's Connected Learning Team is excited to announce its annual Summer Professional Development Series. A collection of short, two-hour PD sessions have been designed to support TSC teachers in their use of technology and digital resources, with each session aligning to one or more of the 
4 C's .

Also new this year are afternoon session times and  CoffeeEdu , a fresh take on the traditional "Open Lab" time. Session topics and descriptions can be viewed on  this summer's website .

Registration is now open!  Staff members are encouraged to register soon, as each session requires a minimum of 10 attendees to be offered. We hope to see you there!
Personnel Matters
2018-2019 benefits open enrollment
The 2018-2019 benefits open enrollment is July 23 - August 22. Information regarding plan options and pricing will be emailed to you in July.
2018-2019 Section 125 enrollment with American Fidelity
The 2018-2019 Section 125 enrollment with  American Fidelity  is July 9 - September 14. Watch for an email that will allow you to sign up online for a benefits review meeting.
Business Matters
403(b) enrollment information
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act made major changes to the tax law. Because of this, you should do a paycheck checkup using the Withholding Calculator on IRS.gov

Recent changes affecting withholding include: 
• Reduced tax rates 
• Elimination of personal exemptions 
• Increased standard deductions: $12,000 for singles, $18,000 for heads of households and $24,000 for married couples filing jointly
• Increased child tax credit: $2,000 per qualifying child and a new $500 credit for other qualifying dependents 
• Changes to itemized deductions 

See IRS.gov/taxreform for more information.
Summer facilities checklist
While students are away for the summer, the TSC Buildings and Grounds Department will complete a number of repairs and improvements to our buildings.

The summer projects list includes new turf at the high school football fields, renovating classroom space at Mayflower Mill and replacing gymnasium bleachers at Battle Ground Intermediate. Click here to see the full list.
Health Matters
Summer travel
Summer is a time for traveling for most of us. Driving to see family and friends, going to sports events and tournaments, camping and taking road trips. Traveling takes you away from your normal routines. Having a plan and being intentional can go a long way in staying healthy when you are away from home. 

Click  here  to check out a few suggestions to consider when traveling.
Movement Challenge
Who is going to win the May INtegrate challenge? Help your school or team win the Golden Sneaker trophy and $100. Click here to learn how to score points for your team.

Sign up today and register on the app to track your food, exercise, sleep and more. It's free for all TSC employees.
Golden Sneaker
TSC/LSC Health & Wellness Clinics
Your primary physician or licensed nurse practitioner and other medical staff will continue to conduct regular office hours during the summer. Click  here  for more information or to schedule an appointment.

TSC race and event guide and discounts
Keep moving this summer by participating in upcoming local races and events . community events and races. 

We are pleased to present this year’s TSC INtegrate gym and store discount guide . All TSC employees are eligible for discounts from local partners. 
Inspiration Matters
With Kathy Nimmer
As summer unfolds before us, may it be a time when we find numerous opportunities to do the right thing. These motorcyclists certainly did. When they saw an elderly woman having trouble crossing a road, they took care of the problem. Find moments such as this in the summer months ahead, and we all will be better for it.
Employees Matter
Alex Hitze
Employee Name: Alex Hitze
Years with TSC: 6
Position: Mechanic Assistant, Transportation
Why is TSC a great place to work: TSC is a great place to work because of the people. My job is hard work, but I know that doing it well makes sure that the students and drivers are safe.

Alicia Alberts
Employee Name: Alicia Alberts
Years with TSC: 7
Position: Secretary , Athletic Department, McCutcheon High School
Why is TSC a great place to work: I feel privileged to work with an amazing athletic director, coaches, staff and student athletes. The best part of being a Maverick is the overwhelming sense of community.
TSC Calendar

May 28 - No School - Memorial Day
May 29 - Last student day
June 3 - TSC spring commencement
June 6-7 - eLearning Conference

Looking ahead
Here are our employee calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-2020 school years. The calendars outline pay dates and holidays.
And that's a wrap....
This will be the final issue of TSC Matters until August 3. Please feel free to send  Sue Scott  photos and information of summer professional development activities that you would like to share in the welcome back issue. Enjoy your summer!
Teachers jumping outside of school
Pursuing Excellence Together