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Monday, April 9
 

7:30am

Registration & Breakfast
Monday April 9, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Registration/Help Desk Table

8:30am

Welcome Session
Monday April 9, 2018 8:30am - 8:40am
Kaw Nation

8:40am

PowerSchool Registration
Limited Capacity seats available


Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Alcove

8:40am

Beginning Excel
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will learn: the anatomy of the worksheet, first formulas, fill down, absolute & relative cell reference, freeze panes, and how Sort/Filter can be used for data cleanup. This is a hands on class with a spreadsheet provided. Excel on device is needed to work along.

Presenters
avatar for Tera Roblyer

Tera Roblyer

Director of Communications & Information Systems, El Reno Public Schools, El Reno, OK
Tera has been employed with El Reno Public Schools for 26 years. She became the PowerSchool Administrator when her district implemented PowerSchool in 2008. Areas of expertise: Excel, Secretarial tasks, Storing grades, Searching, New user issues, and OK State Reporting,



Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Kings

8:40am

Data Access Tags
Limited Capacity seats available

Data Access Tags (DAT Codes) are snippets of PowerSchool HTML that can be used to export data, modify output, and even perform simple logic.  They are the building blocks of Object Reports, Report Card headers and footers, and PS HTML pages.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Tuttle/McDowell

8:40am

Honor Roll/GPA
Limited Capacity seats available

Don't waste your time calculating honor roll by hand. PowerSchool's Honor Roll function is awesome. Come to this session to see how to setup GPA calculaitons and Honor Roll levels so PowerSchool can do the heavy lifting. There may not be time to discuss Class Rank, but information on Class Rank will be included in the handout.

Presenters
avatar for Wayne A Wiens

Wayne A Wiens

Technology Specialist, Educational Service Unit #10
The most import thing about me is I have four wonderful kids: Casey 26, Jessica 24, Brett 21 and Spencer 12. I grew up on a farm in central Nebraska. After graduating from Hastings College, I worked for Arthur Andersen (Enron fame) for four years, before deciding to go back to school... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Konza Prairie

8:40am

Excel Charting & Graphing
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we'll do some step-by-step instruction on how to user various aspects of graphing capabilities in Excel 2007.  More importantly, we'll go over a lot of tips and tricks: things to think about when creating a graph or chart.

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Big Basin East

8:40am

Group Functions
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
TM

Terry Morrow

Technology Director, Seaman USD 345
I have been the Technology Director at USD 345 for 25 years Seaman has been using PowerSchool since 2003


Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Kaw Nation

8:40am

Start of Year
Limited Capacity full

We will go over a list of items for getting PS started in the new year.  Hopefully covering many of the things needed so that the new year starts out smoothly.

Presenters
avatar for Wanda McGuire

Wanda McGuire

Secretary, Labette County High School
I've been a school secretary for 19 years. The first 9 years were at one of our 5 grade schools, the remaining years I have been at the high school. I am in the PS Admin, in charge of the district state uploads, KCCMS, EDCS, and oversee the grade school PS setup and questions... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Flint Hills

8:40am

Kimono
Presenters
K

Kimono

Kimono
Kimono’s integration platform as a service (iPaaS) makes complex integrations simple by securely exchanging data between your SIS and other applications using a growing number of industry-standard data models, infrastructures, and APIs.


Monday April 9, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Vendors

9:50am

Page and Database Management
Limited Capacity seats available

The session will be an overview of the Page and Data Mangement page.  There will be more detailed information shared with the Manage Database Extensions section and the Data Export Manager session.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Clay

Ken Clay

SIS Administrator, Clearwater USD 264
I have been involved with PowerSchool since 2008. I serve as the PowerSchool and State Reporting Administrator the Clearwater USD 264 School District in Clearwater, KS.



Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Big Basin East

9:50am

Help Desk

We are here to help you resolve your PowerSchool problems and issues.

Tell us your issues and problems and we will help point you in the correct direction to resolve them.


Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Registration/Help Desk Table

9:50am

PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Alcove

9:50am

Beginning Customizations
Limited Capacity seats available

You may have heard that PowerSchool is customizable, but what does that mean?  This session will introduce system administrators to the basics of customization, including enabling and using Custom Page Management, editing existing pages, and creating page fragments.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Tuttle/McDowell

9:50am

PowerSchool 101 for Admins
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will concentrate on the new PowerSchool Administrator basic information to help you help others in your school or district.

Presenters
avatar for Bonnie Saranko

Bonnie Saranko

Database Specialist, Andover Public Schools
Bonnie Saranko is currently the Database Specialist for Andover Public Schools. She started as the Registrar at Andover High School in 1997 and moved to her current position in the Technology Department in 2005. Her many duties include PowerSchool District Administrator and District... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Kings

9:50am

Fees
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
TM

Terry Morrow

Technology Director, Seaman USD 345
I have been the Technology Director at USD 345 for 25 years Seaman has been using PowerSchool since 2003


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Konza Prairie

9:50am

PowerSchool 101 for Secretaries
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is designed for Secretaries fairly new to PowerSchool. We will cover some of the
more common screens used by counselors, registrars and secretaries. For example: Start Screen – tips for searching, Quick Look Up Screen - how to add/edit/remove alerts, Historical Grades Screen – how to update/back fill transcripts, How to use the Special Functions Search for common things (failing grades, log entries).

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Whalen

Carrie Whalen

Technology Coordinator, Remington USD 206


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Flint Hills

9:50am

Level Data
Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Vendors

9:50am

A Day in the Life of a Secretary
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will go through features that a secretary would use on a daily basis.

Presenters
avatar for Tera Roblyer

Tera Roblyer

Director of Communications & Information Systems, El Reno Public Schools, El Reno, OK
Tera has been employed with El Reno Public Schools for 26 years. She became the PowerSchool Administrator when her district implemented PowerSchool in 2008. Areas of expertise: Excel, Secretarial tasks, Storing grades, Searching, New user issues, and OK State Reporting,



Monday April 9, 2018 9:50am - 12:00pm
Kaw Nation

11:00am

Help Desk
Presenters
avatar for Whitney McGinnis

Whitney McGinnis

Academic Counselor, Maur Hill-Mount Academy
My name is Whitney McGinnis and I am in my 7th year as the Academic Counselor at Maur Hill - Mount Academy in Atchison, KS. My school has ~225 students from 17 different countries and 16 different states. My school uses a flex-mod schedule for our classes. As part of my job, I take... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration/Help Desk Table

11:00am

Beginning SQL
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you limited by the export functionality of DDE or export templates and looking for a more powerful way to do exports? Do you ever look at custom pages and wonder what the tlist_sql stuff is and how to modify it? This session will introduce you to SQL, also known as Structured Query Language. You'll learn how to use it with Oracle SQL Developer to get around the limits of PS exports, and get a basic understanding of how it works for use in custom pages and reporting engine reports.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuttle/McDowell

11:00am

Building a MTSS Schedule In 4 Core Areas
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will show the steps we have used to build a Master Schedule which has Tiered classes in Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science. This will show the roadmap which HWMS has used to get students enrolled in the classes which benefit their learning structure the most. With knowing that it is the instruction within the Tiered classes that change and keeping the essentials of the subject the same, this design helps us get the students places where it fits the best.

Presenters
avatar for Keven McDonald

Keven McDonald

Guidance Counselor, USD 261
Educator for over 25 years. Secondary level Language Arts and Middle Level Guidance Counselor. Been working with PowerSchool for over 15 years.



Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kings

11:00am

Modern PowerSchool Security
Limited Capacity seats available

Security, do I need to worry about this? The answer is absolutely YES!

Don't wait until something happens to address security issues in your PowerSchool. This not only deals with intentional, malicious acts, but also the accidental, non-intentional acts. Come to this session to see how to setup security groups, limit access to individual pages and control access at the field level.


Presenters
avatar for Wayne A Wiens

Wayne A Wiens

Technology Specialist, Educational Service Unit #10
The most import thing about me is I have four wonderful kids: Casey 26, Jessica 24, Brett 21 and Spencer 12. I grew up on a farm in central Nebraska. After graduating from Hastings College, I worked for Arthur Andersen (Enron fame) for four years, before deciding to go back to school... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flint Hills

11:00am

ReportWorks
Limited Capacity seats available

Target Audience - Anyone who wants to get started using the new ReportWorks to create reports. This is a basic session that plans to be hands-on for beginners who have not used ReportWorks or has very little experience with ReportWorks. It is suggested that attendees need to configure ReportWorks (before leaving for the conference) so you can participate in the projects.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Clay

Ken Clay

SIS Administrator, Clearwater USD 264
I have been involved with PowerSchool since 2008. I serve as the PowerSchool and State Reporting Administrator the Clearwater USD 264 School District in Clearwater, KS.



Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alcove

11:00am

Visual PST
Limited Capacity seats available

This session, the instructor will demonstrate all the features of ParkBench Visual PST as an elementary standard based report card is built! Attendees will receive a 2-month free license to ParkBench Visual PST and could download the software to work along with instructor.  Attendees will also be given a sneak peek at the newest version of ParkBench in Beta form… You’ll like it! 

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Konza Prairie

11:00am

System Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will go over the reports in the System Reports section of PowerSchool. We will look at reports that you might find helpful in your day-to-day work.

Presenters
avatar for Bonnie Saranko

Bonnie Saranko

Database Specialist, Andover Public Schools
Bonnie Saranko is currently the Database Specialist for Andover Public Schools. She started as the Registrar at Andover High School in 1997 and moved to her current position in the Technology Department in 2005. Her many duties include PowerSchool District Administrator and District... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Big Basin East

11:00am

Marsha Brenner
Monday April 9, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vendors

12:00pm

Lunch
Monday April 9, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kaw Nation

1:20pm

Help Desk
Presenters
avatar for Sheri Schultis

Sheri Schultis

Adminstor, Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative
The Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative assists member districts with PowerSchool. I am the administrator for the cooperative. PowerSchool has been my focus for the past 8 years. Before taking my current position, I was a guidance counselor and teacher. I enjoy working school... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Registration/Help Desk Table

1:20pm

PowerSchool Unified Insights
Limited Capacity seats available


Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Alcove

1:20pm

Intermediate SQL
Limited Capacity seats available

Using WITH to create a set of cursors facilitates dividing a complex query into a series of smaller queries. This clarity provides control over the development of the query and future maintenance. Our exploration will be done in developmental steps to demonstrate a useful methodology.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Tuttle/McDowell

1:20pm

Object Reports
Limited Capacity filling up

I will go the different parts of Object Reports, how to edit an existing object report, how you can import an object report and then edit it for your school, and I will show several object reports I use through the year.

Presenters
avatar for Wanda McGuire

Wanda McGuire

Secretary, Labette County High School
I've been a school secretary for 19 years. The first 9 years were at one of our 5 grade schools, the remaining years I have been at the high school. I am in the PS Admin, in charge of the district state uploads, KCCMS, EDCS, and oversee the grade school PS setup and questions... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Kings

1:20pm

Access Accounts Troubleshooting
Limited Capacity seats available

You have Single Sign On setup at your school, and parent are setting up their accounts,  Unfortunately parents may forget their username and password that they setup when they created their account.  This class will cover ways you can help the parents troubleshooting issues with Single Sign On.  

Presenters
avatar for Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge

Technology Assistant, Abilene Pulbic Schools
Chris works for the Abilene School district part-time working with teachers, staff and administrators using PowerSchool and third party applications that integrate with PowerSchool.  Chris also does contract work for ESU 5 service center in Beatrice, Nebraska supported 55 schools... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Flint Hills

1:20pm

Assignments, Grade Scales and Standards - How they all work!
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will explore in-depth the relationship between assignments, grade scales and standard scores. Lots of AH HA Moments will be shared with respect to how PowerTeacherPro does its calculations.

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Konza Prairie

1:20pm

Excel Formulas and Functions
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session you will learn syntax of formulas and popular functions.  All of the functions are directly relatable to a school environment.  You will learn about the following functions: IF, COUNTIF, AND, COUNT, SUM, AVERAGE, MIN, MAX, VLOOKUP, RAND, RANK, LEFT, and even more.

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Big Basin East

1:20pm

The Secretary and the Gradebook
Limited Capacity seats available

When teachers have a problem with their gradebook, the Secretary may be one of the first people they come to.  But you don't have a gradebook so it is hard to answer their questions.  This session will help you understand what they see and what types of things you may be able to do to help.  We will flip back and forth between the admin side of things and the gradebook side of things and see how they relate.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Whalen

Carrie Whalen

Technology Coordinator, Remington USD 206



Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Kaw Nation

1:20pm

Computer Logic Group (CLG)
Monday April 9, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Vendors

2:30pm

Help Desk
Presenters
avatar for Karen Piper

Karen Piper

Powerschool Admin/Technology Assistant, USD243 Lebo/Waverly


Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration/Help Desk Table

2:30pm

PowerSchool Admin for PTP
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will look at some of the administrative functions in preparing for rolling out PowerTeacher Pro to teachers. 

Presenters
avatar for Karla Renteria

Karla Renteria

Technology Coordinator/PowerSchool Admin, Catholic Diocese of Wichita - CSO
I have worked in the Catholic Schools for 15 years. Our diocese started using PowerSchool in 2004. I became the District PowerSchool Administrator in May 2014. We have 38 schools with 10,000 students.



Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kings

2:30pm

DDE/DDA
Limited Capacity filling up

Database Export (DDE) allows read-only access to PowerSchool tables and the records within them. Becoming familiar with the tables and their fields, is highly beneficial in working with your school’s data, from creating export templates, to form letters.   I use DDA every single day. If you do the EDCS report, for example, you can export the data needed to create the uploads. If you need data on historical grades, courses, sections, attendance, etc., DDA can save you time.

Presenters
avatar for Karla Murray

Karla Murray

Student Data Coordinator, Shawnee Heights USD 450


Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Flint Hills

2:30pm

Excel Cool Tips
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready for some fast-paced training?  In this session, we'll demonstrate approximately 60 tips and tricks in Excel during the 60-minute session.  We're going to show you things in Excel that will greatly improve your productivity.  In addition, a 22-page manual that explains Excel topics in plain English will be a great resource for you to keep next to your computer.

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Big Basin East

2:30pm

Scheduling with Excel for Elementary Schools
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how to create an Excel spreadsheet that will serve as your master schedule.  This technique works best for elementary schedules where administration makes the student choices as oppose to students picking their options. We will introduce or review the components of a schedule including the magic of the dependent sections and expressions. No prior knowledge of Excel is required.

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Konza Prairie

2:30pm

Simple Custom Fields and Screens
Limited Capacity seats available

Follow along as we setup simple custom fields for tracking students data and then create a custom screen to enter that data.  This year's example will be to add device information about devices on loan to students.

  • Purchase Information including Date and Vendor
  • Warranty Information including Date and Vendor

We will also add those fields to a new Custom Screen and then modify a custom screen to display those fields.


Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →



Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kaw Nation

2:30pm

e-Funds
Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Vendors

2:30pm

Using jQuery with Page Fragments
Limited Capacity seats available

jQuery is a powerful JavaScript library that is essential to the PowerSchool customization process.  We use it to add/remove features from PowerSchool pages, fetch data from other pages and insert it where we need it, and modify existing pages to look how we want them to.  With the introduction of insertion points and page fragments, jQuery is THE way to customize PowerSchool so your changes are future-proofed and compatible with future versions.  We will talk about selectors, iterators, DOM manipulation, AJAX, and the anonymous function.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 2:30pm - 4:40pm
Tuttle/McDowell

3:40pm

PowerTeacher Pro and Standards
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will see how the new gradebook (PTP) works with existing standards, come and share/learn so you can better service your teaching staff!  A great follow up to this session is “Assignments, Grade Scales and Standards – How they all work!”

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Konza Prairie

3:40pm

Data Import/Export Manager
Limited Capacity seats available

Want to save time with data entry? Data Import and Data Export Manager gives you access to data in database extension tables. We will walk through some scenarios of why /when you would want to use DIM/DEM.. Specifically, we will look at data for state assessments, activities, alerts, and MBA fees.

Presenters
avatar for Karla Murray

Karla Murray

Student Data Coordinator, Shawnee Heights USD 450


Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Flint Hills

3:40pm

End of Year
Limited Capacity full

Talk through the steps for perform the End of Year Process.

Presenters
avatar for Karla Renteria

Karla Renteria

Technology Coordinator/PowerSchool Admin, Catholic Diocese of Wichita - CSO
I have worked in the Catholic Schools for 15 years. Our diocese started using PowerSchool in 2004. I became the District PowerSchool Administrator in May 2014. We have 38 schools with 10,000 students.



Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Kings

3:40pm

Exporting Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn the variety of ways you can export data in PowerSchool.  Learn the basics of DDE, quick export, and  data export manager to allow you to see your data outside of PowerSchool in spreadsheet view.  Make your life easier by learning how to create templates for exporting the data you need from year to year.


Presenters
avatar for Carrie Whalen

Carrie Whalen

Technology Coordinator, Remington USD 206


Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Kaw Nation

3:40pm

New Feature: Student Contacts Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Ken Clay

Ken Clay

SIS Administrator, Clearwater USD 264
I have been involved with PowerSchool since 2008. I serve as the PowerSchool and State Reporting Administrator the Clearwater USD 264 School District in Clearwater, KS.


Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Big Basin East

3:40pm

Acela School
Presenters
KD

Kelly Duffy

AccelaSchool


Monday April 9, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Vendors
 
Tuesday, April 10
 

7:30am

Registration & Breakfast
Tuesday April 10, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Registration/Help Desk Table

8:30am

Welcome Session
Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:30am - 8:40am
Kaw Nation

8:40am

Pivot Tables and DDE
Limited Capacity filling up

We will use DDE (Direct Data Export)  and Quick Export to pull information out of PS then use Pivot Tables to get the data to show the findings of the fields pulled.  An example would be for pulling CTE info and then using that data to quickly total CTE minutes for each student that can then be imported back into PS.  Before I found how useful Pivot Tables could be, it would take a least a couple of days to look over the student schedules and calculate the minutes for each CTE class.  With Pivot Tables it only takes a few minutes. 

Presenters
avatar for Wanda McGuire

Wanda McGuire

Secretary, Labette County High School
I've been a school secretary for 19 years. The first 9 years were at one of our 5 grade schools, the remaining years I have been at the high school. I am in the PS Admin, in charge of the district state uploads, KCCMS, EDCS, and oversee the grade school PS setup and questions... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Flint Hills

8:40am

PowerSchool Unified Insights
Limited Capacity seats available


Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Alcove

8:40am

Automated Walk In Scheduler
Limited Capacity seats available

Counselors deal with students that have incomplete schedules, need to revise their schedules or are new and have no schedule.  AWI can use the power of your PowerScheduler set up to automatically create a schedule that works best for students.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge

Technology Assistant, Abilene Pulbic Schools
Chris works for the Abilene School district part-time working with teachers, staff and administrators using PowerSchool and third party applications that integrate with PowerSchool.  Chris also does contract work for ESU 5 service center in Beatrice, Nebraska supported 55 schools... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Big Basin East

8:40am

Counselor's: Where is my Training?
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we'll talk about all the areas that counselors deal with but may never have received training on.  We'll discuss better search techniques, stored searches, resources for getting syntax on the Cumulative Info page, and much, much more.

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Konza Prairie

8:40am

Honor Roll/GPA - R
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Wayne A Wiens

Wayne A Wiens

Technology Specialist, Educational Service Unit #10
The most import thing about me is I have four wonderful kids: Casey 26, Jessica 24, Brett 21 and Spencer 12. I grew up on a farm in central Nebraska. After graduating from Hastings College, I worked for Arthur Andersen (Enron fame) for four years, before deciding to go back to school... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Kaw Nation

8:40am

HTML/CSS Part 1
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool is a website, and websites are laid out using HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and styled with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). This session will teach you the basic of both, including the usual HTML tags, their default display behavior, and how to alter their appearance with CSS. We will also cover CSS selectors, IDs, and classes, as well as HTML forms. This is the first course to start learning about PowerSchool customization

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Tuttle/McDowell

8:40am

Photo Management
Limited Capacity filling up

This presentation will cover the basics of creating a roster file for the photographer, manipulation of the data received from the photographer and importing of the photos into PowerSchool. Bring your laptop and Zip files and follow along.

 


Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Kings

8:40am

Computer Logic Group (CLG)
Tuesday April 10, 2018 8:40am - 9:40am
Vendors

9:50am

Help Desk
Presenters
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Terry Morrow

Technology Director, Seaman USD 345
I have been the Technology Director at USD 345 for 25 years Seaman has been using PowerSchool since 2003


Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Registration/Help Desk Table

9:50am

Graduation Planner
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge

Technology Assistant, Abilene Pulbic Schools
Chris works for the Abilene School district part-time working with teachers, staff and administrators using PowerSchool and third party applications that integrate with PowerSchool.  Chris also does contract work for ESU 5 service center in Beatrice, Nebraska supported 55 schools... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Konza Prairie

9:50am

HTML/CSS Part 2
Limited Capacity seats available

This course will discuss more advanced features of HTML and CSS, including pseudo-classes, complex element selectors, troubleshooting design issues, and making customizations fit within the overall PowerSchool design structure.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Tuttle/McDowell

9:50am

Visual PST
Limited Capacity seats available

This session, the instructor will demonstrate all the features of ParkBench Visual PST as an elementary standard based report card is built! Attendees will receive a 2-month free license to ParkBench Visual PST and could download the software to work along with instructor.  Attendees will also be given a sneak peek at the newest version of ParkBench in Beta form… You’ll like it! 

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Kaw Nation

9:50am

Easy Activities Setup & Using Them
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your laptop as we create Activities, assign students to the activities and then use those selection for Form Letters, Attencance, and other useful grouping and special functions.

 


Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Kings

9:50am

The Secretary and the Gradebook
Limited Capacity seats available

When teachers have a problem with their gradebook, the Secretary may be one of the first people they come to.  But you don't have a gradebook so it is hard to answer their questions.  This session will help you understand what they see and what types of things you may be able to do to help.  We will flip back and forth between the admin side of things and the gradebook side of things and see how they relate.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Whalen

Carrie Whalen

Technology Coordinator, Remington USD 206


Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Flint Hills

9:50am

e-Funds
Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:50am
Vendors

9:50am

Attendance Conversions
Limited Capacity filling up

Managing attendance records involves more than recording student absences. To manage attendance information, you must know how to set up attendance preferences, how to troubleshoot attendance, and how to run the appropriate attendance reports.

We will take a look at:

  • Attendance setup and preferences
  • Attendance code categories
  • Attendance codes
  • Attendance conversions (Meeting Conversion)

Presenters
avatar for Sheri Schultis

Sheri Schultis

Adminstor, Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative
The Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative assists member districts with PowerSchool. I am the administrator for the cooperative. PowerSchool has been my focus for the past 8 years. Before taking my current position, I was a guidance counselor and teacher. I enjoy working school... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 10:55am
Alcove

9:50am

A Year In The Life of a Secretary
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will see features that a secretary would use less frequently than daily.

Presenters
avatar for Tera Roblyer

Tera Roblyer

Director of Communications & Information Systems, El Reno Public Schools, El Reno, OK
Tera has been employed with El Reno Public Schools for 26 years. She became the PowerSchool Administrator when her district implemented PowerSchool in 2008. Areas of expertise: Excel, Secretarial tasks, Storing grades, Searching, New user issues, and OK State Reporting,



Tuesday April 10, 2018 9:50am - 12:00pm
Big Basin East

11:00am

Help Desk
Presenters
avatar for Karla Renteria

Karla Renteria

Technology Coordinator/PowerSchool Admin, Catholic Diocese of Wichita - CSO
I have worked in the Catholic Schools for 15 years. Our diocese started using PowerSchool in 2004. I became the District PowerSchool Administrator in May 2014. We have 38 schools with 10,000 students.


Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Registration/Help Desk Table

11:00am

PowerSchool Registration
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Alcove

11:00am

Excel Cool Tips and Tricks
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kaw Nation

11:00am

Beginning SQL
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you limited by the export functionality of DDE or export templates and looking for a more powerful way to do exports? Do you ever look at custom pages and wonder what the tlist_sql stuff is and how to modify it? This session will introduce you to SQL, also known as Structured Query Language. You'll learn how to use it with Oracle SQL Developer to get around the limits of PS exports, and get a basic understanding of how it works for use in custom pages and reporting engine reports.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Tuttle/McDowell

11:00am

PowerTeacher Pro Admin
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will look at some of the administrative functions in preparing for rolling out PowerTeacher Pro to teachers.  

Presenters
avatar for Karla Murray

Karla Murray

Student Data Coordinator, Shawnee Heights USD 450


Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Konza Prairie

11:00am

System Reports
Limited Capacity filling up

This session will go over the reports in the System Reports section of PowerSchool. We will look at reports that you might find helpful in your day-to-day work.

Presenters
avatar for Bonnie Saranko

Bonnie Saranko

Database Specialist, Andover Public Schools
Bonnie Saranko is currently the Database Specialist for Andover Public Schools. She started as the Registrar at Andover High School in 1997 and moved to her current position in the Technology Department in 2005. Her many duties include PowerSchool District Administrator and District... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Flint Hills

11:00am

Missouri State Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

This will be a general discussion and a chance to network with other MO users.  Since MOPSUG isn't holding a state conference this year, this will give attendees a chance to talk about the issues surrounding DESE and MOSIS.  If you're interested in discussing anything in particular, MSIP5 Attendance, Career Ed, or any other area, I'll get all the information gathered for the group.

Presenters
avatar for Jill Anderson

Jill Anderson

Education Data Specialist, Level Data
In the past 12 years I've worked with PS in various positions; first as a PS Admin for Park Hill School District in Kansas City, MO. Then PS recruited me to be the State Reporting Product Manager for MO, CO and ND. And then Level Data came calling and now I'm helping PS users in... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Kings

11:00am

Acela School
Presenters
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Kelly Duffy

AccelaSchool


Tuesday April 10, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Vendors

12:00pm

Lunch
Tuesday April 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Kaw Nation

1:20pm

Help Desk
Presenters
TW

Tim Workman

CAO, Webb City R-7 School District
Oversee accounting and state reporting for a district of just over 4000 students in southwest Missouri


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Registration/Help Desk Table

1:20pm

PowerSchool Unified Classroom
Limited Capacity seats available

Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Alcove

1:20pm

Got Standard Scores, Let's Analyze that Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Custom Standard Reports and SQLReports has helped districts analyze the standard based data. All participants will be given 4 powerful Custom Standard Reports. 1. Standard Grade Search Tool - which quickly finds those students with low grades on any standard. 2. Standard Grade % Breakdown - which tells you by school how the teachers graded each standard the % of each grade regardless of the ones you use in your district. 3. Count of Assignments Tied to Standards - which provides you with the assignments create and the standards tied to each one. 4. Count of Grades given to a standard which tells you which standards were graded in a particular term. Come see how to use these reports!

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Kaw Nation

1:20pm

Graduation Issues
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session, we will discuss the steps necessary to configure the Graduation Progress screen in PowerSchool. We'll discuss the four steps necessary to help counselors tabulate the necessary credits for students toward graduation.  We'll also discuss resources and a way to decrease drop-out rates.

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Konza Prairie

1:20pm

New Student Gradescale Features
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool introduced a new option to assign an individual gradescale to a student within a class while the others remain on the assigned gradescale.  Learn how a teacher can do this in PowerTeacher Pro or it can be done from the admin side.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge

Technology Assistant, Abilene Pulbic Schools
Chris works for the Abilene School district part-time working with teachers, staff and administrators using PowerSchool and third party applications that integrate with PowerSchool.  Chris also does contract work for ESU 5 service center in Beatrice, Nebraska supported 55 schools... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Flint Hills

1:20pm

Kimono
Presenters
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Kimono

Kimono
Kimono’s integration platform as a service (iPaaS) makes complex integrations simple by securely exchanging data between your SIS and other applications using a growing number of industry-standard data models, infrastructures, and APIs.


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Vendors

1:20pm

Creating Custom Reports W/tlist, sql and jQuery
Limited Capacity seats available

Most PowerSchool customizations come in the form of custom reports.  These provide end users with access to filtered, joined, and pivoted data, organized in predictable ways.  This session will introduce system administrators to the technologies used to create these pages and allow users to extract the data they need when they need it.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 3:30pm
Tuttle/McDowell

1:20pm

End of Term Process
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will walk through the process of storing grades. Pre-store and post-store steps will be shared as well as possible pitfalls.

Presenters
avatar for Tera Roblyer

Tera Roblyer

Director of Communications & Information Systems, El Reno Public Schools, El Reno, OK
Tera has been employed with El Reno Public Schools for 26 years. She became the PowerSchool Administrator when her district implemented PowerSchool in 2008. Areas of expertise: Excel, Secretarial tasks, Storing grades, Searching, New user issues, and OK State Reporting,



Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 3:30pm
Big Basin East

1:20pm

Validating Data with Excel & Returning Data to PowerSchool
Limited Capacity filling up

This 2-hour session will focus on using quick export/import and Excel to quickly and easily validate and update lots of data fields. It does NOT require an indepth knowledge of export/import or Microsoft Excel to do what we are going to do. We will cover the general aspects of the quick export/import and a couple of helpful tools in Excel to help us find discrepancies in data. We will do 3 hands-on processes that I do each year: 1) Export all student demographics data fields, fix/update addresses, phone numbers, etc, then import back into Powerschool; 2) Export secondary students, assign lockers and combinations, import back into Powerschool; and, 3) export data for a multitude of uses lists (ie, librarian, yearbook/journalism staff, sports coaches).

Presenters


Tuesday April 10, 2018 1:20pm - 3:30pm
Kings

2:30pm

Help Desk

We are here to help you resolve your PowerSchool problems and issues.

Tell us your issues and problems and we will help point you the the correct direction to resolve them.


Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Registration/Help Desk Table

2:30pm

PowerSchool App
Limited Capacity seats available

We'll give a Parent/Student view of how the Powerschool App works.  
Also we'll cover some behind the scences look in how to make this work in your district.


Presenters
avatar for Kim Kohler

Kim Kohler

KIDS Coordinator, USD 435 Abilene
School district student information and State reporting
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Mike Liby

Technology Director, Abilene Public Schools
I have worked for the Abilene Public Schools for 21 years.


Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Konza Prairie

2:30pm

Thinking about Implementing Standards or Changing Them
Limited Capacity seats available

You are never too late to the standards movement; however, you should learn the proper steps especially on the curriculum side to do this right the first time. Resources, Monthly Benchmarks, importing excel. Best if two folks attend this session from each side of the implementation process - curriculum and technical. For those attendees who already have standards but you want to change them! Learn the proper techniques for retiring old standard and importing new (within the same year or next!)

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Kaw Nation

2:30pm

Counselor Dashboard
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge

Technology Assistant, Abilene Pulbic Schools
Chris works for the Abilene School district part-time working with teachers, staff and administrators using PowerSchool and third party applications that integrate with PowerSchool.  Chris also does contract work for ESU 5 service center in Beatrice, Nebraska supported 55 schools... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Flint Hills

2:30pm

Modern PowerSchool Security
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool security involves deciding which users can sign in, when they can sign in, what they see once they have signed in, which pages they can access, and even which actions or changes they can perform.

In this session, you cover:

  • Set up security groups
  • Limit a user's sign-in attempts
  • Add user access roles
  • Field level securities

Presenters
avatar for Sheri Schultis

Sheri Schultis

Adminstor, Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative
The Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative assists member districts with PowerSchool. I am the administrator for the cooperative. PowerSchool has been my focus for the past 8 years. Before taking my current position, I was a guidance counselor and teacher. I enjoy working school... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Alcove

2:30pm

Level Data
Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Vendors

3:40pm

New Feature: Student Contacts Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Ken Clay

Ken Clay

SIS Administrator, Clearwater USD 264
I have been involved with PowerSchool since 2008. I serve as the PowerSchool and State Reporting Administrator the Clearwater USD 264 School District in Clearwater, KS.


Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Big Basin East

3:40pm

Student Searching
Limited Capacity seats available

Is there information you would to see and not sure how to find it, then this session is for you. The key to using PowerSchool successfully is learning how to perform searches. We will go through basic student searches to help make your life easier. There are 2 sessions one for Administrators and one for Secretaries. The basics will be the same but we will cover searches on what pertains to the audience in the sessions.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Piper

Karen Piper

Powerschool Admin/Technology Assistant, USD243 Lebo/Waverly



Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Flint Hills

3:40pm

Got Standard Scores, Let's Analyze that Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn how Custom Standard Reports and SQLReports has helped districts analyze the standard based data. All participants will be given 4 powerful Custom Standard Reports. 1. Standard Grade Search Tool - which quickly finds those students with low grades on any standard. 2. Standard Grade % Breakdown - which tells you by school how the teachers graded each standard the % of each grade regardless of the ones you use in your district. 3. Count of Assignments Tied to Standards - which provides you with the assignments create and the standards tied to each one. 4. Count of Grades given to a standard which tells you which standards were graded in a particular term. Come see how to use these reports!

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Kaw Nation

3:40pm

Excel Charting & Graphing
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will talk about the vast array of options that Excel provides in the area of charting/graphing.  We'll discuss various aspects of graph creation and presentation, including what to think about when creating a graph and how to best portray the data.

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Konza Prairie

3:40pm

Historical Grades
Limited Capacity filling up

This session is for new users or users who need a refresher on the historical grades process. This session will cover the multiple ways to enter historical grades, as well as breaking down all of the pieces of the historical grade screen. We will also go over how to make changes to a historical grade that has already been entered into the system.

Presenters
avatar for Whitney McGinnis

Whitney McGinnis

Academic Counselor, Maur Hill-Mount Academy
My name is Whitney McGinnis and I am in my 7th year as the Academic Counselor at Maur Hill - Mount Academy in Atchison, KS. My school has ~225 students from 17 different countries and 16 different states. My school uses a flex-mod schedule for our classes. As part of my job, I take... Read More →



Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Kings

3:40pm

Marsha Brenner
Tuesday April 10, 2018 3:40pm - 4:40pm
Vendors
 
Wednesday, April 11
 

7:30am

Registration & Breakfast
Wednesday April 11, 2018 7:30am - 8:30am
Registration/Help Desk Table

8:20am

Welcome Session
Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:20am - 8:30am
Kaw Nation

8:30am

Excel Formulas and Functions
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Al Momrik

Al Momrik

Data Quality Specialist, Level Data
Al Momrik works at Level Data as a Business Analyst. He has been with the company for 4 1/2 years. His work at Level Data includes working with districts to create services to help with State data reporting. Prior to that, Al worked for a school district in Michigan for 23 years... Read More →



Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Konza Prairie

8:30am

PowerSchool 101 for Nurses
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is designed for Nurses who are fairly new to PowerSchool or just need to learn the basics. We will cover some of the more common screens to show you how to find the data you are looking for. For example: Start Screen – tips for searching, Quick Look Up Screen - how to add/edit/remove alerts, how to use the Special Functions Search for common things.

Presenters
avatar for Carrie Whalen

Carrie Whalen

Technology Coordinator, Remington USD 206


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Tuttle/McDowell

8:30am

Automating Data Tasks
Limited Capacity seats available

As schools become more data-driven in their decision making, it is becoming increasingly important to provide consistent, quality data to teachers and school administrators.  One easy way to reduce the workload this places on the IT department and to ensure data integrity is to automate routine tasks.  Do you have reports that need to be run at the same time each week?  Schedule a job to run and e-mail a file without human input at regular intervals.  Attendees will learn about tools for scheduling tasks, queries that change behavior depending on the time of year, and tips for "set-it-and-forget-it" data schedules.  This session will walk users through the Navicat program, but skills and approaches learned here can be generalized to other software packages. Intended audience: PowerSchool system administrators. Requirements: working knowledge of SQL

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Kings

8:30am

OK, NE, MO, CO Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters

Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Big Basin East

8:30am

PowerSchool and KIDS Changes
Limited Capacity seats available

Follow along as we discover the changes and suggested changes in PowerSchook, KiDS, State Assessments, and State Reporting.

 


Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →



Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Kaw Nation

8:30am

Design Considerations for Printable Standards Based Report Cards
Limited Capacity seats available

Interested in creating an Elementary Standards Based Report Cards in your district? We will discuss considerations before you design - tips and tricks from an experienced instructor who has made hundreds of them!  Topics - Images, Mission Statements, Performance Indications, Comments, Landscape vs. Portrait, Attendance as of, Grading Moratorium, Core Academics vs Specials and much more.

Presenters
avatar for Bob Cornacholli

Bob Cornacholli

CEO, DERO Technical Services
Bob retired at the Technology Director and PowerSchool Administrator of Shrewsbury Public Schools in 2010. He is the CEO of DERO Technical Services specializing in the implementations of standards and the creation of standards based report cards. He also works with and for Level Data... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
Flint Hills

8:30am

Setting up Apex and Builidng Custom Enterprise Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

Enterprise Reporting is a new way to build reports that can access database extension fields.   This will be a hands-on session and we will build several reports during the session.  Reports for the auditing process will also be demonstrated.  To be prepared for this session, check that you can access the APEX environment.  Use ":8443/ords" after your PowerSchool domain name to see if you have access (for example https:www.myps.org:8443/ords).   A little knowledge of SQL will be beneficial to help build reports for your school or district.

Presenters
avatar for Ken Clay

Ken Clay

SIS Administrator, Clearwater USD 264
I have been involved with PowerSchool since 2008. I serve as the PowerSchool and State Reporting Administrator the Clearwater USD 264 School District in Clearwater, KS.



Wednesday April 11, 2018 8:30am - 10:40am
Alcove

9:40am

Help Desk
Presenters
TW

Tim Workman

CAO, Webb City R-7 School District
Oversee accounting and state reporting for a district of just over 4000 students in southwest Missouri


Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Registration/Help Desk Table

9:40am

Oklahoma Roundtable
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters
avatar for Tera Roblyer

Tera Roblyer

Director of Communications & Information Systems, El Reno Public Schools, El Reno, OK
Tera has been employed with El Reno Public Schools for 26 years. She became the PowerSchool Administrator when her district implemented PowerSchool in 2008. Areas of expertise: Excel, Secretarial tasks, Storing grades, Searching, New user issues, and OK State Reporting,


Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Flint Hills

9:40am

CareDox: In the Field
Limited Capacity seats available

This session is an introduction to the electronic health records system, CareDox.  I will demonstrate how I utilize CareDox in my school health room.  I will discuss and show the various options CareDox has, discuss immunization synchronization with Kansas WebIZ, managing daily tasks, medication administration, running reports and other functions that are available.

Presenters
avatar for Brandi McGivney RN

Brandi McGivney RN

School Nurse, USD #435 Abilene Public Schools


Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Tuttle/McDowell

9:40am

Visualizing Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Have you ever found yourself making the same Excel charts over and over again in order to stay current with ever-changing data?  Have you ever wondered if there was a way to create graphs of live data right in in PowerSchool?  Open Source visualization APIs provide a free way to develop simple graphs of realtime data and embed them into HTML pages.  This session will introduce attendees to the some API documentation and demonstrate some examples of where these tools could come in handy.

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Kings

9:40am

Kansas State Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Kaw Nation

9:40am

PowerTeacher Pro for Teachers
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool's PowerTeacher Pro gradebook includes robust functionality for managing the classroom, including advanced features for both standards-based and traditional grading. 
In this course, learn how to:
  • Create assignment categories
  • Create and copy assignments
  • Score assignments
  • Score Standards 
  • Setup & Copy final grade calculations 

Presenters
avatar for Sheri Schultis

Sheri Schultis

Adminstor, Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative
The Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative assists member districts with PowerSchool. I am the administrator for the cooperative. PowerSchool has been my focus for the past 8 years. Before taking my current position, I was a guidance counselor and teacher. I enjoy working school... Read More →



Wednesday April 11, 2018 9:40am - 10:40am
Big Basin East

10:50am

Help Desk
Presenters
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Terry Morrow

Technology Director, Seaman USD 345
I have been the Technology Director at USD 345 for 25 years Seaman has been using PowerSchool since 2003


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:50am - 11:50am
Registration/Help Desk Table

10:50am

Q & A
Limited Capacity seats available

Bring your questions about:
  • Advanced PowerSchool system administration
  • Customization
  • SQL
  • jQuery
  • Angular
  • Plugins
  • Database extensions
  • Plugin architecture
  • The API
  • Data Export Manager (+ Scheduled Exports)
  • Python

Presenters
avatar for Adam Larsen

Adam Larsen

Principal Developer, Aurora Educational Technology
Adam Larsen is Assistant Superintendent of Oregon CUSD 220 in Oregon, IL and Principal Developer of Aurora Educational Technology. He implemented PowerSchool in Oregon in 2010 and continues as the primary administrator of the system today. Adam is a regular presenter at user group... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:50am - 11:50am
Kings

10:50am

PowerSchool State Reporting
Limited Capacity seats available

Presenters

Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:50am - 11:50am
Kaw Nation

10:50am

PowerTeacher Pro Reports
Limited Capacity seats available

PowerSchool's PowerTeacher Pro gradebook includes robust functionality for managing the classroom, including advanced features for both standards-based and traditional grading. Teachers use the mobile-friendly gradebook to get their work done quickly and to analyze student performance.
In this course, learn about the following PowerTeacher Pro Reports:
  • Individual Student Report
  • Multi-Function Assignment Report
  • Scoresheet Report
  • Student Roster 

Presenters
avatar for Sheri Schultis

Sheri Schultis

Adminstor, Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative
The Nebraska PowerSchool Cooperative assists member districts with PowerSchool. I am the administrator for the cooperative. PowerSchool has been my focus for the past 8 years. Before taking my current position, I was a guidance counselor and teacher. I enjoy working school... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 10:50am - 11:50am
Big Basin East

11:50am

Lunch
Wednesday April 11, 2018 11:50am - 12:50pm
Kaw Nation

12:50pm

Student Searching
Limited Capacity seats available

Is there information you would to see and not sure how to find it, then this session is for you. The key to using PowerSchool successfully is learning how to perform searches. We will go through basic student searches to help make your life easier. There are 2 sessions one for Administrators and one for Secretaries. The basics will be the same but we will cover searches on what pertains to the audience in the sessions.

Presenters
avatar for Karen Piper

Karen Piper

Powerschool Admin/Technology Assistant, USD243 Lebo/Waverly



Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Tuttle/McDowell

12:50pm

Tech Unwind
Limited Capacity seats available

Join us for a discussion about current issues with PowerSchool, KIDS, State Reporting, Assessments, etc.  Share your problems and ask the experts on how they handle issues in their districts.

Presenters
avatar for Brian Bell

Brian Bell

Technology Facilitator, Ell-Saline USD307
Brian A. Bell has been in Information Technology since the 80's in various functions. Since 2002 he has been the Technology Facilitator for the Ell-Saline USD307 District. Ell-Saline has used PowerSchool as the District’s SIS since 2006. If it has or uses a power source... Read More →


Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Kaw Nation

12:50pm

CRDC
Limited Capacity seats available

CRDC is a federal report that schools need to complete every other year.  Learn all the areas in PowerSchool that you should setup to easily be able to pull the data from PowerSchool.

Presenters
avatar for Chris Rogge

Chris Rogge

Technology Assistant, Abilene Pulbic Schools
Chris works for the Abilene School district part-time working with teachers, staff and administrators using PowerSchool and third party applications that integrate with PowerSchool.  Chris also does contract work for ESU 5 service center in Beatrice, Nebraska supported 55 schools... Read More →



Wednesday April 11, 2018 12:50pm - 1:50pm
Big Basin East