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Twelve times two is 24?
Two teams of 6th grade students represented Tomah Middle School extremely well during our conference Math 24 competition. Competing against 15 other teams, they made us all proud. Great work!
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THE SCHOOL BELL

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility

The Tomah Area School District, along with most schools across the country, will celebrate American Education Week from November 13-17.  The theme for this year is Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.  The Wisconsin Constitution states, in part: The legislature shall provide by law for the establishment of district schools, which shall be as nearly uniform as practicable; and such schools shall be free and without charge for tuition to all children between the ages of 4 and 20 years.  It is the responsibility of our state government to adequately fund our schools and to ensure that they are as uniform as possible.  Uniformity is not required in size or equalized value, but rather, uniformity should exist in the educational programs and opportunities offered to students.  In Wisconsin, we are seeing less uniformity and less equity of educational opportunities due to the need for districts to pass a referendum to sustain or improve their current levels of programs.  For districts that can easily pass a referendum, more and better educational opportunities are available- whether it is in the form of new buildings or sports complexes, improved technology, more music or art programming, additional foreign languages- the list could go on and on.  For districts that struggle to pass a referendum, cuts in programming or personnel and school buildings in need of repairs is often the result.  In addition, the implementation of revenue limits which date back to the 1990’s continues to create increased disparity around the state for low-spending school districts like Tomah.  Funding a free and appropriate education for every child in our state should not be viewed as a burden, but rather a critical obligation that will ensure continued success of our democracy.

During American Education Week, you are cordially invited and encouraged to visit one of your local schools. While the buildings may still look the same, the instructional practices and the technology inside classrooms is very different.  For all community members who no longer have children in school, it is important that the school district communicates with you so you better understand the educational initiatives being implemented in our schools and can appreciate the work being done to prepare our children for the future they face.  Also, during this week, please join us in recognizing the important role of our school support personnel- our bus drivers, teacher aides, food service workers, and maintenance staff- who allow us to meet the needs of the whole child.  It is important that students are provided with a safe ride to and from school, that they receive nutritional meals, that they are provided with a learning environment that is clean and healthy and that they are given appropriate support if learning a skill is challenging.  All of these services promote increased student achievement.  Lastly, please join us in saying thanks to our substitute teachers who continue to ensure instruction takes place when classroom teachers must be absent.  A quality substitute teacher is worth his/her weight in gold!  We don’t want our children to miss any instructional time when they are at school and it is our substitute teachers who ensure that education continues.

Happy American Education Week!  Celebrate the great public schools in our community.  Acknowledge the importance of our responsibility to ensure that the children of Tomah and its surrounding communities are provided with a quality education.  I know I owe a debt of gratitude to past generations of Wisconsin citizens who understood their responsibility to do the same for me!

If you have any questions or comments about the information and opinions expressed in this edition of The School Bell, please contact Cindy Zahrte, District Administrator, at cindyz@tomah.k12.wi.us or 374-7002.

Distinguished Alumni Program

The Tomah Area School District honors the accomplishments and humanitarian efforts of former alumni through nomination, selection and induction to our Distinguished Alumni program.  It is hoped that this recognition will provide role models for our current students, instill pride in our community, and provide an opportunity to celebrate the successes of these outstanding individuals.  We believe distinguished alumni can inspire our students to continue the legacy of excellence which is defined by those whom we are honoring- individuals who have made a difference and have made our world a better place. Click on the button below to see the first class inducted in October 2017.

Video Overview of the Tomah Area School District

The Tomah Area School District is committed to high quality student learning- every child, every day. To get a glimpse of the instructional practices, rigor, and excellence in education happening across our school district every day, watch this short video on the opportunities available to students in the Tomah Area School District.

Employment- Current Job Openings

The Tomah Area School District (TASD) currently has several school aide and bus driver openings. If you would like to see a full listing of openings, click on the 'Read the Full Story' link. This page has current support staff and extracurricular job postings throughout the school year. You can quickly find this page using the search term 'jobs' on the TASD web page.

NOTICE OF SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION

TOMAH AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

 

April 3, 2018

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the School District of Tomah, on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, the following offices are to be elected to succeed the present incumbents listed.  The term of office for a school board member is three years beginning on Monday, April 23, 2018, and expiring on April 25, 2021.

 

          OFFICE                                                 INCUMBENT 

     School Board Member                                       Brian Hennessey

 

     School Board Member                                       Aaron Lueck


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN,
that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2, 2018, in the office of the school district clerk located in the Tomah Area School District Office, 129 W. Clifton Street, Tomah, Wisconsin, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, and between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on January 2, 2018. 

 

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 20, 2018.

 

A description of the school district boundaries can be obtained from the school district office.

 

Acceptable Photo ID will be required to vote at this election.  If you do not have a photo ID you may obtain a free ID for voting from the Division of Motor Vehicles.

 

                                                                                    Given under my hand,

                                                                                    on November 13, 2017.

 

 

________________________

Gary R. Grovesteen

School District Clerk

 

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Substitute Teachers Needed

Certified Teachers or College Graduates

with non-teaching degrees (Bachelor degree required)

Anyone interested in subbing in the

Tomah Area School District

should contact:

Sheila Butzler

Tomah Area School District

129 W. Clifton Street

Tomah, WI 54660

(608) 374-7004

Current Rate of Pay:  $120 Per Day

The Tomah Area School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Si necesita Ud. ayuda en la traducción de este documento,  por favor llama la especialista de ELL del distrito a 374-7014.

 
 
Tomah Area School District
New Student Registration Information
 
     
 
Location for Registration
129 W. Clifton St., Tomah, WI  54660
Tomah Area Schools District Office
608-374-7009
Monday-Friday; 8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
 
     
  The registration office is open all summer.   Please register at your earliest convenience once you are living in the Tomah Area School District.  Call Registrar, Kelli Janusheske, at 608-374-7009 if you have questions regarding the enrollment process.  
 
 
 
 

Learn About the 45-15 School Calendar

Mrs. Nicki Pope explains the concept of a 45-15 school calendar and why this calendar can be beneficial for children and families.  Watch this five minute video to have your questions answered. 

 

Video:  https://www.tomah.k12.wi.us/video/popenicki/45-15INFO.mp4

The link below is to a video produced by LifeTouch which celebrates Wisconsin Public Schools. Enjoy!


YouTube Video
 
Bullying Information and Resources

Dear Parents/Guardians: The issue of school safety is never far from the minds of teachers, support staff members, and administrators. We all understand how very important it is to create a school climate where all students feel welcome, valued, and safe. Perhaps the most prevalent problem impacting a positive school climate found in every school across the country is bullying. It is critical that students know where to turn and how to receive help if they are a victim of this inappropriate and hurtful behavior. The Tomah Area School District recognizes its responsibility to address bullying behavior in our schools, on the bus, and at school-sponsored events. As adults, we understand the importance of serving as positive role models for our students in demonstrating civility and courtesy. The most promising practice for responding to bullying is to focus on teaching all our students to be kind and considerate of one another. Being a person of character - an individual who strives to show compassion for others, who thinks about how his/her comments may affect another person, who is respectful, and caring- is emphasized day in and day out in our schools. Character education activities and anti-bullying messages are prevalent throughout all the Tomah Area School District schools. It is our hope that the resources found on this webpage will provide you with additional information or help. Please do not hesitate to contact your child’s teacher or building principal if you have concerns about bullying behavior. Working together, we can make a difference!

The Parenting Place

The Parenting Place is an important partner with the Tomah Area School District providing young children with a positive start in life through continued education and support of parents and caregivers. To learn more, please click on the 'Read the Full Story' link:

Tomah Schools Informational Brochure
 
Are you moving to the Tomah area?  The brochure at the link below highlights our schools and the surrounding community.  The link is a PDF version of this brochure that can be printed or saved and emailed to any individuals interested in re-locating to Tomah or to any community members or local businesses who would like to reproduce the document to share with prospective clients/employees.   For additional information please contact Cindy Zahrte, District Administrator, at cindyz@tomah.k12.wi.us.
 
 


Si necesita Ud. ayuda en la traducción de este documento, por favor llama la especialista de ELL del distrito a 374-7014. The Tomah Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, sex (including transgender status, change of sex or gender identity) or physical, mental, emotional, or learning disability (“Protected Classes”) in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. The Coordinator of the District’s efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is Dr. Paul Skofronick, 1310 Townline Road, Tomah, WI 54660 – phone: (608) 374-7011. Any inquiries regarding the application of the District’s non-discrimination policy may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.