May 14, 2021
Friday Message from Dr. Glaze
This graduation season feels exceptional because of all we have been through as a school district and all we accomplished despite the unprecedented challenges we faced. The fact that we are together, in school, and can experience a more traditional close to the school year, is really something to celebrate in and of itself.
Our students deserve a lot of credit for their hard work and determination that earned them a high school diploma. They deserve the spotlight on graduation day, especially this year. All TCSC employees deserve their share of credit for helping our students to the finish line. They served as a steady beacon of light for students the first time they step into our schools until they step off the commencement stage.
Wednesday wrapped up National Nurses Appreciation Week. I may be biased but we have an incredible nursing staff serving TCSC. Susie Ragan-Walsh (TCSC), Barb Bowman (TMS) and Cindy Gillam (TES) each play a significant role in keeping our schools, students, and communities safe. This was even more evident over the past year as they helped our schools prepare for, address, and remain in compliance with frequently changing COVID-19 guidelines from local, state, and national health agencies. They invested many hours ensuring that staff were well-prepared, protocols were in place, and any signs of illness quickly addressed all while continuing to meet the standard requirements of their jobs. Thank you for your diligence and dedication to support students and staff to their safe return to in-person learning.
In other exciting news, we have a July 1 target date to roll out our new, improved, and much anticipated website. The revamped site — still found at www.tcsc.k12.in.us — will be more user and mobile friendly and has been redesigned to offer a new look and provide a more relevant online presence. It will be a dedicated space for all things related to TCSC. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with the new site before the start of the new school year. We also appreciate your sharing your feedback as we continue to make this a reliable, helpful, and informative site for all things TCSC.
Speaking of helpful information, the events over the past year highlighted the importance of reliable connectivity in our daily lives – for schoolwork and working from home to operating a business and staying connected to friends, family, and the world around us. This was not lost on Tipton County. I wanted to give you a heads up that the Center for Regional Development at Purdue University has partnered with the Tipton County Foundation and the Tipton County Commissioners to create a survey for residents to share information about broadband coverage within our county. Data from the survey will help pursue solutions for the entire county. Stay tuned for more information.
As a reminder, next Thursday, May 20 is the last student day of the year and Friday, May 21 is the last day for staff. We will be sending emails to parents soon to update enrollment information for the 2021-2022 school year. For out of district students interested in transferring to Blue Devil Nation we still have space available and TCSC will provide limited transportation opportunities for those transfer students.
We appreciate your partnership, trust, support, and patience you’ve shown us throughout this year. #TiptonPride
2021-2022 TCSC Academic Calendar
Virtual Art Show for TMS and THS
This year has been unlike any other, but one thing remained the same, CREATIVITY was still thriving in TMS and THS. Tipton Middle School students had the option to showcase their creativity in this Virtual Art Gallery. Grade 6, 7, and 8 students sent in their most cherished artwork to be displayed. THS Annual Art Awards is also virtual this year and it features outstanding work by our high school students. Please take a moment to appreciate the work of our very talented TMS and THS artists.
Did you know?
Speech/Language Pathologist work with students on a wide range of skills to increase their ability to communicate! Check this out!
- Speech sounds. He may have trouble saying sounds. He may not speak clearly and be hard to understand.
- Language and literacy. Your child may have trouble understanding what she hears. She may not follow directions or answer questions well. It may be hard for her to tell others about her thoughts. She may not say the correct words or say only short sentences. Language problems can also make reading and writing harder.
- Social communication. Your child may have trouble talking with other children. He may not make friends easily. He may not understand what others think or how they feel.
- Cognitive communication. These are the thinking skills your child needs to remember, solve problems, and use her imagination. Learning disabilities and brain damage can cause these types of problems.
- Feeding and swallowing. It may sound strange to think of eating as a school problem, but it can be. Feeding and swallowing problems can make it hard for your child to eat and drink enough during the day. This can make it hard to learn. It can also make social times, like lunch or snack, harder for your child.
- Stuttering. Your child may have trouble speaking smoothly. She may repeat sounds or words or have long pauses when she talks. Stuttering can make it hard to answer questions or give speeches in class. It can also make it hard to talk to friends.
- Voice. Your child may sound hoarse or lose his voice. He may sound like he talks through his nose, called nasality. His voice may be too loud or too soft. Voice problems can make it hard to talk in class or with friends.
May 15 - "Stage & Swing" Concert at 7:00 pm
May 18-TMS Band Spring Concert at 7:00 pm
May 20-Last Student Day
May 21-Teacher Work Day
May 24-Summer School Begins