Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
Staff Recognition Night
Teachers of the Year Gina Boyd and Melissa Eddy
TSC Teachers of the Year

The Tippecanoe School Corporation has named Gina Boyd from Mayflower Mill Elementary as the TSC Elementary Teacher of the Year and Melissa Eddy from Battle Ground Middle School as the TSC Secondary Teacher of the Year.

Read full story here .
Collage of photos from staff recognition night
Click  here  to see a list of our retirees, 30 and 40 year service award recipients and employees who earned special recognition.

Enjoy this slide show presentation with more photos from the event.

Public School Foundation grant winners
  • Franklin Mason – Harrison High School, "Empowering Students Bit by Bit," $599.76
  • Sarah Grimes – Mintonye Elementary, "Be Prepared," $1,995.78
  • Kara Meyer – Burnett Creek Elementary, "Breaking the Code," $1,584.00
  • Debbie Beckett – Burnett Creek Elementary, "Meet me at the Fair," $842.40

The winners will be recognized at the PSFTC Seeds for Excellence Grant Reception May 8 at the John E. Christian House, SAMARA in West Lafayette.

Health Matters
Movement Challenge
Congratulations to the April INtegrate Movement Challenge winners -- Battle Ground Middle School. Get your team moving in May to win the Golden Sneaker trophy and $100. Click here to learn how to score points for your team.

If you need any technical assistance with the NuStart Health App , contact NuStart or email Bryce Lindsay .
Golden Sneaker
TSC and local race and event guide              
Looking for a race or event? There are several coming up locally and throughout TSC. Click  here  to check out this guide to see some of the options available to you to lace up and get moving.
M ay - Summertime routines
(Grilling 101)
Finally…the sun is shining and the weather is getting warmer. Many of us will fire up the grills, have cookouts, and enjoy the nicer weather. With a little planning you can grill healthy, tasty food. 

Click  here  to get some grilling ideas that will be sure to please the taste buds without adding to the waistline. 
TSC INtegrate employee discount guide
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. Click here to see what discounts that you are eligible for as a TSC employee.

TSC Technology Tip
Retiring & Resigning Employees - Data Retrieval
In the fall of 2016, the TSC Technology Department established a connection between their systems and those in the HR Department. As a result, activating and disabling staff network accounts is an automated process. Due to this automation, an employee's account status is based on an their employment active/inactive dates in the HR Department’s systems. For employees retiring or resigning at the end of the 17-18 school year, their TSC network account will be disabled on May 31, 2018. If a retiring/resigning teacher is teaching summer school, their account will remain active until that assignment has concluded.

Staff are responsible for exporting any data they wish to keep prior to separating employment with the TSC. For staff using Google Drive, all files can be easily exported using Google Takeout . Google Takeout also exports Gmail, Calendar, and Contacts data. TSC staff are responsible for returning any TSC-owned equipment to the appropriate representative before leaving their position.
Personnel Matters
Financial Wellness Seminar
"Saving for Retirement" presented by Regions Bank.

Tuesday, May 15, 4:30 pm, Wea Ridge Middle School, Room 127

Thursday, May 17, 6:30 pm, Battle Ground Middle School, Room 127
Purdue vouchers available
Purdue University recognizes the TSC for allowing Purdue students field experience assignments in our schools. Purdue credit vouchers are distributed each year for teachers on the current Purdue University Early Field Experience list, media specialists, and building principals participating with Purdue-placed, observing students and who have not exceeded their allotment.

The TSC has vouchers available that expire July 31, 2019 and can be used only at the West Lafayette campus. If you are interested in applying for a voucher, please complete the application and return it to Julie Slunaker by May 18.

Contribution change for HSA
Effective for calendar year 2018, the annual Health Savings Account (HSA) contribution for an individual with self-only coverage is $3,450. On March 5, the IRS reduced the previously released 2018 family contribution limit for HSAs from $6,900 to $6,850. This change is a result of the tax reform law (P.L. 115-97).

After careful consideration and hearing from stakeholders of the administrative and financial burden of refunding an over payment of $50 for individuals that had made the full $6,900 contribution, the IRS reconsidered its earlier decision to reduce the contribution limit. On Thursday, April 26, the IRS announced the 2018 contribution limit for a family HSA to be $6,900. No additional changes were made.

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

The survey will be released May 14 and will be open for 30 days. Click here to learn more about the survey. A link to the survey will be in the next TSC Matters, May 18.
Community meeting on addictions
Tippecanoe County Community Corrections is holding a presentation on "Heroin: It's not an Epidemic, it's a Pandemic," at 6 pm, May 14 at Ivy Tech Community College. The keynote speaker, Tim Ryan, will discuss the issues surrounding addictions and how community members can get involved.

Click here to learn more about the event.
Inspiration Matters
With Kathy Nimmer
We believe in young people or we would not be working so closely with them every day. Still, when an opportunity comes to see them shine, it is forever uplifting. In this link , you will see a teenager with autism performing the National Anthem. Truly, I am not sure which part of this video is more inspiring: his performance or the explosion of support from his peers when his performance ends. May all of it be exactly what you need in order to renew your spirit this day.
Employees Matter
Diana Smith
Employee Name: Diana Smith
Years with TSC: 5
Position: Executive ECA Treasurer
Why is TSC a great place to work: TSC is a great place to be because no day is ever the same. Each day brings new challenges and rewards. You know you're in a great place when you enjoy the people you work with. It is exciting to see our corporation continue to grow!

Aspen Kitchell
Employee Name: Aspen Kitchell
Years with TSC: 1
Position: Teacher, Dayton Elementary
Why is TSC a great place to work: I knew I wanted to be a part of TSC because of the great resources and opportunities it offers new teachers. The people who I work with are unbelievably encouraging and supportive. I consider myself very fortunate to have found a home in TSC!
TSC Calendar

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

Woodland teacher holding a sign that reads together while surrounded by students
Pursuing Excellence Together