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Celebrating American Education Week!
In an effort to publicize American Education Week, students around the district are decorating Gordy's bags for groceries packaged November 16 - 20!
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Superintendent School Bell

I came upon the following saying the other day: It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy. I don’t know who authored this phrase but I do believe it is accurate. When I personally take time to reflect on all that I am grateful for, I realize how blessed I am to have a wonderful job, to have a supportive family, to work with highly dedicated teachers, support staff members and administrators, and to live in such a caring community. I have many reasons to be happy. November seems like the perfect time to remember the importance of having a sense of gratitude and being thankful for the blessings bestowed upon us. So let me share with you, from my perspective, why all of us in the Tomah Area School District/community, have reasons to be thankful. Click on the 'Read the Full Story' Link for the Full Article.

Prospective Board Member Workshop December 3

A workshop for individuals interested in running for the Tomah Area School District Board of Education is scheduled for Thursday, December 3 from 6:00- 7:00 p.m. at the District Office (129 W. Clifton).  Interested persons will receive information on how to have one's name placed on the ballot for the February 16 Spring Primary and the April 5 Spring Election.  A copy of the Wisconsin Association of School Board (WASB) Guide for Candidates will be handed out.  Tomah School District policy dealing with the powers, philosophy, and membership of the Board of Education will also be reviewed, along with current Board members sharing their perspective on what makes school boards operate most efficiently and effectively.  Anyone who is considering running for the Tomah School Board is encouraged to attend this meeting.  If you are unable to attend and would like to receive the information provided at the meeting, please contact Cindy Zahrte, District Administrator, at or call 374-7004.


Coffee with the Superintendent


Tomah Area School District Superintendent, Cindy Zahrte, is beginning a new practice of holding a coffee hour with any interested community members at different locations throughout the district. 


During each session, she will provide a brief update on what’s happening in our schools and district, but will reserve the majority of time to discuss whatever topics or questions are raised by those in attendance.  Residents are welcome to come and go as their schedules allow during the 60-minute discussion.  Regular coffee and water will be provided. 


2015-2016 Coffee with the Superintendent Schedule




Friday, December 4

8:00- 9:00 a.m.

Culvers, 147 Wittig Road, Tomah

Friday, December 18

7:30- 8:30 a.m. 

Warrens Mall, 201 Main Street, Warrens

Friday, January 8

7:30- 8:30 a.m. 

Oakdale Electric Cooperative, 489 N. Oakwood Street, Oakdale

Friday, January 29

7:30- 8:30 a.m. 

Greenwood Café, 906 Superior Avenue, Tomah

Friday, February 12

7:30- 8:30 a.m. 

Village Hall, 304 Center Street,  Camp Douglas

Friday, February 26

8:00- 9:00 a.m. 

Smitty’s Overtime Inn, 8293 Hwy. 173, Tomah

Friday, March 11

8:00- 9:00 a.m. 

McDonalds, 2015 N. Superior Avenue, Tomah

  Results of the Community Survey
Earlier this spring all residents of the Tomah Area School District were mailed a survey from School Perceptions which could be completed using a paper or online version.  The survey was designed to provide feedback and direction to the Board of Education in regard to what our residents believe the Tomah Area School District should prioritize, initiatives which should continue to be explored, and how we might reduce spending. Feedback was also obtained on the degree of support for a $1,000,000 referendum to maintain current programs, as well as support for a $500,000 referendum to support technology.  The results of the survey can be reviewed by opening the following link.
We thank the 1,408 respondents who completed the survey for providing us with their opinions and ideas! 



129 W. Clifton Street

Tomah, Wisconsin



April 5, 2016


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that at an election to be held in the School District of Tomah, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 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 25, 2016. 


          OFFICE                                                 INCUMBENT


     School Board Member                               Gary R. Grovesteen


     School Board Member                               Janet Sherwood   

that a Campaign Registration Statement and a Declaration of Candidacy must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 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 5, 2016. 


NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, that if a primary is necessary, the primary will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016.


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


                                                                      Given under my hand,

                                                                      on November 16, 2015.




Gary R. Grovesteen

School District Clerk


Student Academic Standards

Student Academic Standards--Per Section 120.12(13) parents of students enrolled in the school district must be notified of the student academic standards that will be in effect for the school year: For the 2015-16 school year, the Tomah Area School District has adopted the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts (ELA) and math. In the area of science, the Next Generation Science Standards have been adopted and for all other content areas, the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards are used as the academic standards.

Tomah Area School District
New Student Registration Information
Location for Registration
129 W. Clifton St., Tomah, WI  54660
Tomah Area Schools District Office
Mary Storbeck, Registrar
Monday-Friday; 7:30 a.m.-noon 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, Mary Storbeck, at 608-374-7009 if you have questions regarding the enrollment process.  
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.

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

YouTube Video
Tomah Area School District Report Cards 2013-14

The creation of school report cards and a district report card have provided the Tomah Area School District with the ability to shine a light on areas in which we are seeing improved student growth, as well as areas in which we see the need for focusing efforts to promote higher levels of student achievement. We are very happy to report that all of our schools are meeting expectations and four of our elementary schools are actually exceeding expectations. This is a result of the hard work of our teachers, students, and parents/families in each of schools. After reading these short summaries, you may wish to look at the Report Cards in detail by going to the following link: Read the Full Story for more details.

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:

SPECIAL EDITION: School Funding Video

A new video explains how school finance works in Wisconsin and the reasons for reform efforts.

The video from the Department of Public Instruction, Our School Funding System and Why Change is Needed, features animations and interviews.

The video features an interview with Deb Pickett, a business owner and parent from Darlington, as well as interviews with members of the Kettle Moraine and Monona Grove school boards.

At the end of the video, a YouTube annotation appears on the bottom of the screen, directing viewers to the DPI's Fair Funding for Our Future webpage to learn more.

State Superintendent Tony Evers’ earlier video explaining his 2015-2017 education budget is available at

Second Harvest Foodbank Mobile Pantry- Next Date October 6

After reviewing the results of the BackPack Buddies survey conducted last semester, Second Harvest will be replacing the BackPack Buddies program with one that will allow for you, as parents, to select the foods appropriate for your family’s needs and likes, year round. Beginning Tuesday, November 5th, in partnership with Neighbor for Neighbor Food Pantry, Second Harvest is launching a monthly mobile food pantry that will give you access to a much wider array of products, such as dairy, bakery, meat, and fresh produce, among others. You can expect to receive 40-60 pounds of food at the mobile pantry, at no cost (FREE!). This takes place the first Tuesday of each month starting in November at the Tomah Fairgrounds. Registration is at 3:30 p.m. on those days.

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!

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.

Common Core State Standards

Wisconsin adopted Common Core State Standards in 2010. The information below is from a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) publication highlighting important information regarding these standards. Top 5 Reasons to Support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). 1. Wisconsin's Voice 2. Great for Students 3. Great for Schools 4. Great for Parents 5. Great for the Economy For more information Read the Full story for the complete publication.

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.