High School
901 Lincoln Avenue Tomah, WI 54660, Phone: 608-374-7961
Our mission at Tomah High School is to create a learning community that empowers students to become respectful, responsible, productive citizens in a diverse society; therefore, every student will be inspired and challenged to accomplish academic, social and vocational goals.
David Hay
Principal 608-374-7351 DavidHay@tomah.k12.wi.us
Jeff Adams
Associate Principal 608-374-7339 jeffreya@tomah.k12.wi.us
Robert Joyce
Dean of Students 608-374-7963 RobertJoyce@tomah.k12.wi.us
Melissa Carroll
Building Secretary 608-374-7961 MelissaCarroll@tomah.k12.wi.us
Gail Dvorak
Receptionist, Communications 608-374-7358 gaild@tomah.k12.wi.us
Diana Retzlaff
Attendance Secretary 608-374-7357 dianar@tomah.k12.wi.us
Mr. Hay Begins Saying Goodbye, and Thank You Tomah!
 
 
Independent Languages Studio Session
3/25/2014- Students in Mr. Bartz Independent Language class participated in a studio session using Rosetta Stone.  During the studio session, the students practiced their Chinese speaking skills with a teacher from the other side of the globe.  Both students are learning Mandarin Chinese as part of the districts new language pilot funded by a grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  The grant will provide instruction in strategic languages to all middle school students, and provide elective options to all high school students.  Strategic languages are defined as Russian, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic.  For more information, contact Mike Bartz at michaelbartz@tomah.k12.wi.us
 
 
Success Showcase! 
1/16/2014-More than 300 parents and community members came out on a cold January evening to participate in the 2nd Annual THS Success Showcase!  The event featured students and staff showcasing some of the best work of the year so far!
 
Pictured Above: Show Choir rehearsal during the 2014 Success Showcase.
 
Pictured Above: Project Lead the Way students demonstrate the robot they built in class.
 
Pictured Above: Welding students demonstrate the use of the plasma cutter.

Pictured Above: Environmental Science students conduct a demonstration during the 2nd Annual Success Showcase!
 
Project Lead the Way: Principles of Engineering Class
These students are in the beginning stages of making an operating robot with the RobotC program.  Project Lead the Way is a pre-engineering program offered to students to Tomah High School.  Mr. Jacobson teaches this class.


DECA Central Region Leadership Conference - THS Student Mary Conway Receives a $500 Scholarship! Mrs. Hinkel is the DECA Advisor.



THS Participates in Hour of Code; Wins $10,000, Recognition from State Senator Julie Lassa [Click Graphic Below for Full Text]

 

 

THS Student Council Officers Attend Workshop for Student Leaders in Madison Ms. Ritter is the advisor for Student Council.

 
Dear Students and Parents,
 
All Students Can Learn at High LevelsRecent studies about student achievement indicate that our beliefs and expectations about learning have a significant impact on student achievement.  Researchers call the impact of beliefs on performance “The Pygmalion Effect” also known as a “self-fulfilling prophecy.”  Put simply it means that if you believe you can do something – you are much more likely to actually be successful attempting it. 

NFL pro football players are taught to visualize the success they want to achieve on the football field.  Players like Aaron Rogers spend countless hours training themselves mentally to expect success – to believe that a completed pass is not only possible, but likely.  Donald Driver trains himself to believe that it is not only possible to catch a touchdown pass – but that it will happen each game.

Thinking like this leads to the successes we have come to pride ourselves in as Packer fans.  This same thinking can enable students to become highly successful in the classroom as well.  Approaching, each subject, each teacher, and each day with a belief that you can achieve – and achieve at high levels – is a key factor in determining your success.  In the same way – students who approach the school day with negative beliefs about their ability, or beliefs that they simply “can’t do” a particular subject are likely to perform lower.

One of my favorite teachers always put it this way “We rise and fall according to our expectations.”  Parents play a significant role in helping determine students view of themselves – build them up – strengthen their confidence – raise the expectation of performance – and celebrate their successes.

If you believe, you will achieve!

Sincerely,

David Hay
Principal
 

 
 

DIVERSITY CLUB

This is the second year of the THS Diversity Club. Our school and our nation are diverse places. The Diversity club promotes cross-cultural understanding and positive relationships while building an understanding of our diversity that includes people of all races, ethnicities, socio-economic classes, religious traditions, ages, and abilities. We recently visited Ft. McCoy to hear a Native American Vietnam War Veteran. Mr. Jim Northrup talked about his experiences and shared insights into the importance of National Native American Heritage Month. If you are interested in joining the Diversity Club contact Mr. Jungmeyer in room 121.

 
 

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.