Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Tomah Area School District

From left, sisters Fynlee and Izabella Garcia and Cadence and Bristol Scholze sold lemonade, garden produce and baked goods to turn Lemons into Lunches. Money from the proceeds will be used to offset negative meal balances for students in the Tomah School District. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 9:14am
It may have not been freshly squeezed lemonade, but that did not diminish the effort of four Tomah girls who wanted to help out Tomah students as a new school year starts. Siblings Cadence and Bristol Scholze and Izabela and Fynlee Garcia devoted part of their days on Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday,...
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:59am
If the Wausau School District wants to continue building momentum to ban the remaining 31 Native mascots in Wisconsin schools, it will do so without support from the Tomah School District. Earlier this month the Wausau School Board passed a resolution calling for lawmakers to ban Native American...
Pictured are AP honor students who were at the Tomah School Board meeting. From left, Eric Wilcox-Borg, Rita Conway, Malakai Roman, Natalie Zeps, Tatianna Briggs, Haley Bradley, Riley Krultz, Alexis Smiezek, Clara Krause and Sydney Moore. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 9:43am
Twenty-one Tomah High School grads will enter college this fall a little ahead of the game. The students were recognized at the Tomah School Board meeting for taking advanced placement (AP) exams. The classes count toward college credits. The students earned AP honors for their work. Over 100...
Students at Lemonweir Elementary School will be able to enjoy the fruits and vegetables of labor from the effort of principal Nicki Pope after the school received a $14,400 grant to purchase fruits and vegetables that will be served has healthy options for classroom snacks during the school year. Pope is pictured with Micheal Nelson, Michael Diaz, Jakob Spieker, Blake Champlin, Angel Cepeda and Amerie Cepeda munching on strawberries and blueberries. Contributed photo
Monday, August 19, 2019 - 11:13am
Nicki Pope is an elementary educator. She knows that lessons learned at an elementary age are more likely to be retained at a middle school and high school age. That is a key reason Pope, principal at Tomah's Lemonweir Elementary School, applied for a Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) grant...
Mike Chapes is getting settled as new Tomah Middle School principal. Chapes comes to Tomah after six years as an administrator in the Desoto school district. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 8:56am
Michael  Chapes knows what it's like to work in a small school district and a large school district. Chapes is the new principal at Tomah middle school, replacing Steve Buss, who took an administrative position with the Altoona School District. Chapes comes to Tomah after working as principal in...
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 8:50am
The proposed 2019-20 budget for the Tomah School District that will be considered at the annual meeting in August is slightly higher than last year. The budget approved by the board Monday night is $13,083,739. That is up $540,161 from 2018-19 (4.31%) property tax levy. That calculates to the owner...
Students enrolled in the Summer Pack Pay It Forward class are Larry Baldwin, Shelby Vervoren, Dane Vervoren, Ben Hilson, Lexi Athnos, Nizhu Doddridge Hornett, Aubrey Jungmeyer, Tyler Sonic, Johanna Kara, Destiny Bennett, Mikina Hillesheim, Leeland Hatchett and Alexis Berg. Also pictured is Rocky Shutter, who is teaching the class. Herald photo Bob Kliebenstein
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 8:42am
Though nearly 20 years past, Rocky Shutter still has a soft spot for the movie, Pay It Forward. Pay It Forward is a 2000 movie loosely based on the novel by Catherine Ryan Hyde. It is based on a 12-year-old character's acts of goodwill known as 'pay it forward.' When the Tomah school district was...
One group of students at Camp Invention show their orbots, including Nolan Arch, Tanner Gross, Brigham Horner, Audrey Killoran, Avery Lawton, Lliam Lerczak, Kaylie Perez, Delany Pierce, Maxwell Russell, Hailey Steinhoefel, Loralie Steinhoefel, William Taylor and Henry Zeps. Herald photos Bob Kliebenstein.
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:23am
No bug spray or camp fires during this camping excursion for a group of Tomah elementary students. Twenty-eight students had the opportunity to participate in Camp Invention June 17-21 at La Grange Elementary School. This is the first year Tomah incorporated the program into its summer program, but...
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 9:12am
The Tomah school board approved a base wage increase for professional staff along with a supplemental pay increase based on completion of a successful summary year evaluation. Following a June 10 meeting with members of the Tomah Education Association, a 2.44% wage increase was approved for the...
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 9:58am
The Tomah Area School District honors the accomplishments and humanitarian efforts of former alumni through nomination, selection and induction to its Distinguished Alumni Program.  It is hoped that this recognition will provide role models for current students, instill pride in the community and...

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