Summer FOCUS 2019 - Converge, Collaborate, Create!

Aug 08, 19

Students at Summer FOCUS

Summer FOCUS 2019 was Another Great Success!
Almost 200 Coordinators participated over the two days–that makes this year’s event the largest Summer FOCUS we’ve ever had!

Our theme this year was CONVERGING our bright minds, COLLABORATING with our knowledge and ideas, and CREATING a new Qmlativ world.

Students at Summer FOCUS
What We Learned

On Monday, Jill Murray (User Experience Manager at Skyward) introduced User-Centered Design in preparation for product-line focused Research and Development sessions for Qmlativ. These sessions allow attendees to review and provide feedback about the Qmlativ product-feedback that Skyward uses as they continue refining Qmlativ.

For the general session on Tuesday, we learned about the basics of the Qmlativ Import Designer before breaking off into product-line groups for hands-on activities.

Our other sessions were broken out into three tracks: Finance, HR-Payroll, and Student. These sessions were a combination of training, review, hands-on, interactive, and discussion sessions all centered around Qmlativ and the migration to Qmlativ.


We have published a post-event version of the OneNote Notebook that we used at Summer FOCUS, with updated documentation based on discussions and questions that you brought up at the event.

Download the Summer FOCUS 2019 Notebook by visiting the Summer FOCUS area on our SharePoint site!

Summer Focus Puzzle
Jigsaw Puzzle Masters!

We completed the 1000-piece Summer FOCUS 2019 jigsaw puzzle in just two days! As you can see from the picture above, we’ve proudly hung it near the reception area here at WSIPC. Next time you’re here, make sure you pose for a selfie with the masterpiece you created!

Thank You for Making Summer FOCUS Amazing!

Summer FOCUS puzzle
A big THANK YOU to all who took part in converging, collaborating, and creating the success that was Summer FOCUS 2019.

Our venue this year was the Capital Event Center at ESD 113. Thank you again ESD 113, for hosting us!

Big shout-outs go to the amazing staff at ESD 113, Elyse’s Catering, the Admin Services team at WSIPC, all the presenters from Skyward, and WSIPC’s Product Support & Services team for helping pull all of this together!

What’s Next?

Need something to look forward to now that Summer FOCUS 2019 is over? Lucky for you, your next learning and networking experience is just a couple of months away! WASWUG Fall is now open for registration-hurry and register by September 6 for early bird pricing. Visit the WASWUG Fall website for more information.

WASWUG is a Washington Skyward User Conference designed for and created by district users who want to learn more about Skyward, share insights, and network.

WSIPC is a non-profit cooperative that provides technology solutions (including Qmlativ), services, and support to K-12 schools. WSIPC’s purpose is to help schools do more with every dollar and to empower them with the tools to work smarter. To learn how your district can become part of the WSIPC Cooperative, contact us at or 425.349.6600.

WSIPC. Inspired by education. Empowered by technology.TM

WASWUG Fall flyer