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Newsletter for employees of the Tippecanoe School Corporation
TSC Matters
TSC adds third SRO
Deputy Beth Kidwell will join the TSC school resource officer team thanks to a partnership with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office and a grant from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security .

Deputy Kidwell holds a bachelor’s degree from Saint Joseph’s College. She serves as an assistant softball coach at Harrison High School, counselor for the Indiana Sheriff’s Youth Leadership Camp and advisor for the Explorer Program.

TSC's three SROs
Pictured left to right: Officers Aaron Gilman, Beth Kidwell, Rob Rush
Public Schools Foundation news
Applications are now being accepted for a Seeds of Excellence grant through the Public Schools Foundation of Tippecanoe County. Hurry, the deadline is September 23.

Tasting Party Invite - September 25

Cupcake Run/Walk - This Sunday! More information in Health Matters.

Grant opportunity with Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club
The Lafayette Breakfast Optimist Club is now accepting applications for teacher grants. The organization would like to help fund materials for the classroom or expenses to attend special seminars. Entries are due October 1.

Census 2020
Help TSC count in the 2020 Census

Did you know that the next census will take place in 2020?

Responding to the #2020Census is our civic duty and affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources, including our schools.

To learn more, visit 2020census.gov

Future Administrator Seminar
The Future Administrator Seminar program is created to identify potential administrators among the TSC faculty and provide them with appropriate training and leadership opportunities.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Pamela Flora by October 4.
TSC/LSC Health and Wellness Clinic news
Clinics closed October 3 

Due to mandatory employee training, the North and South Health and Wellness Clinics will be closed Thursday, October 3. The After Hours Line will be open if you need immediate care, call 877-768-0082 More information .

Flu shots

Health insured employees and family members can receive a flu shot at no cost in the Health and Wellness Clinics after October 15 or at one of the on-site flu shot clinics. Employees who are not covered by TSC health insurance can receive a flu shot at one of the on-site flu shot clinics for $14.45.

American Fidelity Section 125 enrollment 
All TSC Benefit Eligible Employees are required to sign off on Section 125 (pretax health, dental and vision) every year. If you did not make your Section 125 election online, you will need to meet with an American Fidelity account manager.

All TSC employees who work over 17.5 hours per week are eligible for ancillary benefits through American Fidelity.    

Phishing emails spoof familiar email addresses
Did you know that phishing messages may look as though they are coming from a familiar email address, when really they aren't? Just because an email appears to come from @tsc.k12.in.us or another recognizable domain doesn't mean it is legitimate. Whenever you're asked to click a link in an email message, hover your mouse cursor over the link first, then look at web address preview that appears at the bottom of the browser window. If the link will send you to an unfamiliar website, there is a chance you're on the receiving end of a phishing message.

September - Mindfulness: being mindful about your health
There are many challenges to be mindful about your health. So what do you do about it? Click  here  to read more.

Mindfulness Matters
For today’s post, we return to our focus on the “TSC State of Mind.” Adopting a mindfulness practice is easier than you might think. Consider mindfulness in this way: the goal is to build awareness in “small moments, many times.” This is why we implement Focused Attention Practices within our classrooms and work to build our stamina for the practice. 

Mindfulness is a tool to build focus, sustain attention, build awareness and to notice in the present moment. Check out more on how to build your brain with mindfulness here . 
Mayflower teachers prepare for yoga
Share how you INtegrate

INtegrate is a districtwide initiative that encourages students and staff to make healthy choices. That includes being more active. Several teachers at Mayflower Mill enjoyed yoga before school while the rest of the staff walked the hall.

Use #TSCINtegrate t o encourage others when you tweet/post pictures of how you are integrating movement into your daily routine.

Get ready to run
Cupcake Run/Walk for Public Education - Sunday at Cumberland Park

In preparation for this year's Cupcake Run/Walk for Public Education, TSC has secured a space and post-race snacks for all TSC employees who are participating in the event. Look for the MHS and HHS Cross Country canopy tents (which will be side-by-side) and feel free to use that space for stretching, shade, a meeting spot for your family and/or a great picture opportunity.

In addition to the space and shade, NuStart is donating snacks and water for any TSC employee/family member/friend to enjoy and refuel after the race. We have more than 100 runners and the INtegrate Committee is excited to highlight this event that brings us together to celebrate wellness and our profession. See you there! 

Click   here   to learn more about the event and/or sign up.

ParkRun  at McCallister Park - Free 5K

It is a 5k run - it's you against the clock.  The event takes place every Saturday at 8 am at McAllister Park, 2410 North 9th Street, Lafayette. Se course page   for more details.  

The run is free, but please   register   with ParkRun before your first run. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode ( request a reminder ). If you forget it,  you won't get a time .

TSC employee discount guide
Take advantage of some of the discounts offered to TSC employees at several local businesses including Massage Envy and Fleet Feet Sports. Click here for the TSC Discount Guide.

with Kathy Nimmer

Have you experienced "that day" yet this year? You know, the day when everything feels overwhelming, when it seems impossible to get through
what is in front of you? May this video reassure you as only the unfettered kindness of a child can.

Earl Coleman
Employee Name: Earl Coleman
Years with TSC: 7
Position: Counselor and coach, McCutcheon High School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Earl is described as a gentle giant who cares about students and mentors many students. He says the students and staff make his job fun and interesting. Earl says McCutcheon has great school spirit from academics to athletics.
Tina Richter Sweat
Employee Name: Tina Richter-Sweat
Years with TSC: 3
Position: Teacher, Dayton Elementary School
How this employee demonstrates the TSC State of Mind: Tina served as an interventionist and then moved into a fifth grade teaching position. She is always willing to go above and beyond for students.


October 11 - End of the first nine weeks
October 18 and 21 - No school, fall break