Tomahawk Essentials

March 21, 2016

Get the 411...Information at a Glance

Week at a Glimpse


8:00-11:30 Flex Work Day

12:30-4:00 Professional Development


Science State Assessment-Grade 5

7:00 PTO Meeting



Science State Assessment-Grade 5


9:00-11:30 Elementary Principal Meeting (Christy out of the building)

12:00-2:00 Pull Out Programs Meeting (Christy out of the building)


Grade cards go home.

8:30-12:00 New Elementary Principals visit Tomahawk

Verification of Experience

Professional Council will be sending out a Verification of Experience form to all teachers that should arrive at your buildings March 7th for distribution into mailboxes. It is extremely important that teachers verify the information on this form by making any required edits, signing and returning it to Lori Busing in Employee Services by March 23rd. This information is needed as Professional Council works toward enhancing the current salary schedule. Please respond in a timely manner.

Visas and Stipends

Visas need to be reconciled and submitted to Chenn by Tuesday at 5:00 pm.

Chenn and I have started working on stipends for this year.Please pick up a stipend form from Chenn if you are on the BLT or have coordinated a non-district funded activity.

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.

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

Weekly Wonders

Tuesday:Why are four leaf clovers so hard to find?

Wednesday: What do Killer Whales eat?

Thursday: How does an engine work?

Friday: Do you believe in UFO's?

Kagan Korner

The Kagan Structure for March is Think-Write-RoundRobin.

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.