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Tomah Area Community Band to Perform Summer Concerts
Join the Tomah Area Community Band as they perform at Gillette Park on Thursday at 7:00 PM. The concert is free and they will perform music for all to enjoy! If you are interested in performing with the Tomah Area Community Band they will be rehearsing on Tuesday at 7 PM in the THS Band Room. Musicians of any level are always welcome. For more information contact Charlie O'Brien at charlesobrien@tomah.k12.wi.us
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CESA #4 Superintendents Send Open Letter to Their Communities

A group of 27 Superintendents from area schools have drafted and signed an open letter to their communities.  The paragraph below is an excerpt from that letter. 
 
"The Wisconsin tradition of quality public schools throughout rural areas and within large cities has kept Wisconsin strong and has been reflected in a willingness by our state to invest in our children and their education.  This important Wisconsin tradition is being replaced with the idea that education is an area in which reductions, cuts, and lower standards are acceptable.  There is grave concern about the impact of the educational policies and practices which will be voted on by our legislators in the next few weeks."
 
The full two-page letter is available at the link below.   
 
Superintendent School Bell

As the 2014-15 school year wraps up we take time, not only to look to the future as we bid farewell to our graduating seniors, but we also reflect back on all the accomplishments which made for a successful school year. So, travel with me on a little trip down memory lane as we acknowledge some of the outstanding work of our students and staff from this last year and as we wish our graduating seniors the best in life, as they move on to new places and challenges. In September, Miller Elementary School was recognized by the Department of Public Instruction as a Title 1 School of Recognition. The work of our teachers across the district in closing achievement gaps was reflected in the success of the staff at Miller. In October, the THS girls golf team, under the leadership of coach Tonya Gnewikow and seniors Carly Clay and Devyn Schreier, returned to the WIAA Division State Golf Tournament and took 11th place. More importantly, this group of female athletes (Clay, Schreier, Ilayna Long, Alison Krultz, and Katie Tillman) also earned academic all-state recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of Wisconsin and was the only Mississippi Valley Conference (MVC) team on the list with a cumulative grade point average of over 3.25. Our THS boys soccer team won the MVC Soccer Tournament. Coach Scott Conzemius was proud of his senior players: Hunter Costello, Tyler Habeck, Bishop King, Cody Lenz, Calvin LeQue, Matt Mueller, Blayd Pearson, Tyler Rose, and Nathan Twinde. Also, the Association of General Contractors (AGC) of Wisconsin funded a trip for THS Dean of Students and Career Technical Education Coordinator, Robert Joyce and Technology Education Teacher, Dan Stanek to the National Career Academy Coalition in Arlington, VA. Click on the 'Read the Full Story' Link for the Full Article.

  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! 
 
Summer PACK 2015- Call 608-374-7057 to Register

Summer PACK 2015 is right around the corner! There are classes for all students currently in 4K through 8th grade. If you love science or social studies or math or reading Summer PACK is for you. If you love being active and learning new activities Summer PACK is for you! Classes fill fast so register early. All class and registration information is available on the 'Read the Full Story' link. Come Spend Some Time With Us…

School Supply Lists for 2015-2016
 
School supply lists are the same for all elementary students the district.  You can always find supply lists on this website by using the keyword 'supplies'.

 

 
 
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
608-374-7009
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.  
 
 
 
 

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: http://reportcards.dpi.wi.gov/. 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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjvxZRt8kgI.

Second Harvest Foodbank Mobile Pantry- Next Date June 2

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 (Tania Anderson) a 374-7014. The Tomah Area School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religious beliefs, disabilities, sex, or age, 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.