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Happy Birthday Johnny Appleseed!
Johnny Appleseed visited the Miller Elementary 2nd grade class to teach us the importance of Johnny Appleseed in American history.
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Superintendent School Bell

As I have traveled around the school district visiting all eleven school buildings during the first two days of the 2015-16 school year, I was delighted to see so many smiling faces. Teachers were excited to welcome students back into their classrooms and students were excited to be back, reconnecting with friends and ready to take on the challenge of continuing their educational and personal growth. There is so much hope and optimism which accompanies a new school year and it energizes everyone who is involved in school. I was particularly touched by a decorative sign I read outside an elementary classroom. It read, “I call my students my kids because in our year together they aren’t just kids on my class list, they become a part of my heart”. I truly hope everyone in our community knows the type of people who we employ in the Tomah Area School District. Our staff is our most important resource and they do truly care for the children and young people with whom they work every day. It is their desire to be inspirational, motivational, and supportive. They put in long hours and rarely go home without thoughts about their students, their lessons, and what they can do to make a difference for “their kids”. Click on the 'Read the Full Story' Link for the Full Article.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin State Superintendent of Schools, has created a short back-to-school video, emphasizing “understanding the importance of teaching as a profession,” as well as the ways Agenda 2017 helps students. The video is available at  Please take a few minutes to view.
  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! 
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.

Flu Clinic for Kids
The Monroe County Health Department will provide influenza vaccine for children, 18 & under, at no cost through our vaccine for children program at an influenza vaccine clinic held at the health department on October 13th. Walk-ins encouraged; appointments are not necessary. Parent must be present. 
October 13, 2015 from 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Monroe County Health Department

14301 County Highway B, A-18
Sparta, WI 54656 

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.