Tomahawk Essentials

February 16, 2016

Get the 411...Information at a Glance

Week at a Glimpse


8:30 Specials PLC



4th Grade Multi Disciplinary Performance Task

8:00 Kindergarten IDM

9:30 4th Grade IDM

10:05 Third Grade IDM

11:40 5th Grade IDM

12:10-1:10 SPED PLC

1:15 2nd Grade IDM

2:20 1st Grade IDM


3rd Grade Multi Disciplinary Performance Tasks

4:00 Staff Meeting


1:00-2:00 Data Walks at Woodland (Christy out of the Building)

2:30 First Grade Musical

6:00 First Grade Musical


9:00 Budget Meeting

9:30 Office Staff Meeting

1:00-2:30 District visit and Data Walks

Entering TAG Winners

Just a friendly reminder that the Tomahawk Tag Student List can only be opened by one person at a time. Please remember when you open it to quickly go in and add your student names, click SAVE then exit out of it so others can use it. This is especially true on Thursdays when many are trying to enter information. Thank you.

Assessment Update- Problems in KITE with the MDPT

Several schools have reported problems with the MDPT freezing up when the student tries to close the test. We have learned that it is critical for students to press the Save icon about every 3 minutes to retain their work even if KITE freezes up at the end of the session.

If KITE does freeze at the end of a session, CETE recommends pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete. Our experience is that around 50% of students still lose all of their work when this happens. In those cases, the students will have to be re-activated and will have to redo all of their work. CETE is trying fix this issue

Attention K, 1st, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade Teachers:

Scoring the MDPT on the Assessment Scoring Day – April 15

  • On the district-wide assessment scoring day all elementary teachers (except those in grade 2), all social studies teachers, all science teachers, and all middle-school ELA teachers will score the MDPT.
  • These teachers need to have an account at the Educator Portal (CETE). The Assessment department has created accounts for most teachers. The department is still working adding kindergarten teachers, first grade teachers, elementary resource teachers, and ELL teachers, Title I teachers. In the next couple of weeks, those teachers will be sent an email about activating their account.
  • Details on how to score the MDPT have not been released by KSDE. We will forward them to schools when we receive them.

MAP Update

Within the next few days, some teachers will be getting an invitation email from MAP to set up their account to the MAP System. This is occurring as we automate the process of rostering students from Synergy into MAP. Once this process starts, all student schedules from Synergy will update in MAP nightly. At the elementary level, we originally only rostered the home room teacher. This new process will add teachers of Art, PE and Vocal Music. At the secondary level, this will add all teachers of subjects other than Math and ELA, which already have a MAP account. Please keep an eye on your email for notification on how to create this account.

Let it G.L.O.W. ~ Generate Loads of Wonder

Weekly Wonders

Monday: Why do some year's leap ahead?

Tuesday: How does electricity work?

Wednesday: How strong are your teeth?

Thursday: Does talking to plants help them grow?

Friday: What will we do in PE next week?

What's Trending...

With Classkick, students work assignments on their iPad and get help from teachers and peers. Teachers create assignments, see all their students’ work in real-time, and give LOTS of student feedback. Best of all, students can help each other anonymously.

Kagan Korner

The Kagan Structure for February is Quiz-Quiz-Trade. Please plan to share how you used this structure in February during the staff meeting on Wednesday.

Directions for Quiz-Quiz-Trade can be found in the link above. Please incorporate this structure in your lesson plans for February.

The GLOW Report

Please complete this form to recognize a staff member(s) at Tomahawk that has gone above and beyond to help you, a staff member, or TH family out this week.

Lauren~Thank you for taking care of so many needs with my special little friend. I appreciate you so much! ~Gayla

Cindy, Kim, Amy, Tammy, Chenn~Just thanks for all the support last week with my student. I really appreciate this school and my co-workers. THANKS ~Hoisi