Back in August, the elementary school received a special donation of 384 backpacks from Costco of Midland, enough for each student! Each backpack included a few school supplies for students to use, as well. We are super appreciative of this donation that helped to lessen the hardships of back-to-school season for our families, especially those families with multiple children in the household. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to partner with Costco and find ways to make it easier to support our students in their learning. Costco's backpack program is a part of their Commitment to Communities initiative. Since 1993, Costco has donated over 7 million backpacks all over the world. Community partnerships such as this are important for our students. When students see that those in the community care about them, it can inspire them and show that their educational success matters and is important. Thanks again to Costco of Midland for the generous donation that helped to kick off our new school year on a great note!
about 11 hours ago, Natalie Rogers
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Welcome to the new CTE Programs page! If you're a current Coleman student, enrolled at a nearby district, or even a homeschool student, check it out! 10th - 12th graders that are interested in our Agriscience or Culinary program are invited to join us for just a few hours out of their school day to learn unique career-focused skills (and earn a math or science credit while they're at it!) Check out the new page to learn more - we hope you consider joining us!
1 day ago, Natalie Rogers
cte page information
Your help is needed to increase access to improve resources for youth and young adults in your school district. Sign up at this link to share what you know, and you can win a $15 gift card. Refer to the flier for more information!
1 day ago, Natalie Rogers
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Residents of the Pere Marquette Senior Apartments enjoyed VIP seats during the 2023 Homecoming Parade on Friday, September 15th. Thank you to Coleman Schools teachers Alex Fox and Jesse Kalitta for escorting residents to and from the event, John and Sandy Spicer from Mama's Market, Coleman Schools maintenance crew, and City of Coleman workers who assisted with set up.
2 days ago, Natalie Rogers
We had some awesome WatchDOGs visit us last Friday! Thank you to Sean Long (pictured with his daughters, Laura and Layna) and to Jason Germain (pictured with his sons Alexander and Quintin) for volunteering your time to show our students what great leaders are like!
3 days ago, Natalie Rogers
jason germain with alexander and quintin
sean long with laura and layna
Today is Technology/Communications Department Recognition Day! This group keeps us all running smoothly, gets us out of many different jams, and honestly just helps us maintain some sanity! They are skilled, detail-oriented, and bring a great deal of knowledge and support to the district and each of us individually. We couldn't do all that we do without them. Please help us recognize the great work they do!
4 days ago, Natalie Rogers
communications/technology staff recognition day!
Did you know that the November 2023 Bond Proposal DOES NOT include the construction of a new auxiliary gym OR a new auditorium? These items were formerly part of the August 2021 Bond Proposal, but have since been removed in the current proposal in order to better reflect community feedback. The current proposal will instead address minor renovations in the current auditorium and a full renovation of the current locker rooms. If you weren't aware of this fact, you should check out our Bond page to make sure you have all the up-to-date info about the current proposal!
4 days ago, Natalie Rogers
the november 2023 bond proposal does not include a new auxiliary gym or auditorium!
Build a closer bond with your 6-18 year-old at this STEM-focused event by Self Love Beauty at the Greater Michigan Construction Academy in Midland next week!
5 days ago, Natalie Rogers
mother and son event flier
Whoa! Is that Mrs. Torreano on the big screen at Dow Diamond?! It is! Congratulations to Mrs. Kirsten Torreano for winning Loons Teacher of the Year! She earned this for her innovative ideas and high standards in the classroom., as well as her collaboration with other colleagues. Awesome job!!!
9 days ago, Natalie Rogers
mrs. torreano
Show the Comets some love with this fancy yard sign! Any orders made using this link will support the junior class to help raise funds for Prom 2024. Go blue!!!
10 days ago, Natalie Rogers
Proud Comets Supporter sign
The Culinary students were working hard on their knife skills and kitchen/classroom etiquette. Looks like they're doing a great job! This class is full of students from Bullock Creek, Coleman, Meridian, Midland Dow and Midland High schools. Learn more about both of our CTE programs at our CTE page here:
12 days ago, Natalie Rogers
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Another reminder about next week's Homecoming Jr/Sr High spirit week themes! Who's excited?!
12 days ago, Natalie Rogers
spirit week
Congratulations to Mrs. Diane Cauchy who is the recipient of a $75 one time use credit to shop for basic school supplies at the Meemic Foundation online store, powered by Office Depot! Thank you, Diane, for submitting this request to provide even more for your students and classroom.
15 days ago, Natalie Rogers
There is so much information on our Bond Page, have you visited it yet? Check it out to get the facts - and only the facts - on the November proposal: renderings of what the projects will look like when finished, a tax calculator that calculates exactly what your taxes will look like, informational videos, a virtual tour of the Jr/Sr High building, project cost breakdown, estimated timeline, home market values, and more! Don't forget to send in your questions with the inquiry form to get answers directly from the source.
16 days ago, Natalie Rogers
bond motto
Next week is Homecoming! Here are all of the Spirit Week details for the Jr/Sr High and event dates and times for all. Class Color Day: Seniors - black, Juniors - gray, Sophomores - purple, Freshmen - green, 8th grade - yellow, 7th grade - teal/turquoise
16 days ago, Coleman Schools
homecoming info
The day before the first day of school is always reserved for our first all-staff professional development day of the year! This year's theme was "Cultivating Comet Connections - Growing for the Future!" Each staff member was gifted a small plant to keep in their work stations as a reminder of our strong ties to agriscience. In addition to our annual trainings in health & wellness with Nurse Weber, ALICE/safety with Deputy Hodges, and technology with Mr. Burkhart, everyone went on a tour of the school and community! Many staff members enjoyed getting the chance to visit areas they don't normally get to see, like the culinary building, the agriscience barn, the forest property and land lab we use with ag students, the family center, and more! It was a great day preparing and getting excited for the school year. Let's make this year the best one yet!
17 days ago, Natalie Rogers
barn tour
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land lab
Blood Drive tomorrow. Walk ins welcome!
23 days ago, Coleman Schools
blood drive flyer
Coleman Elementary got a new little Free Library this summer! Located at the front of the building near the office, students may take a book for themselves, or leave a book for others. It is free for everyone, not just elementary students or families. What a nice new addition!
24 days ago, Natalie Rogers
free library
Agriscience afternoon students learned about the commodities of Michigan farming areas and then used the USDA website to research 10 commodities and the dollar values of various other states. This work will all lead to a sculpture students will be creating in future lessons. Casee Billington is in her second year of the program and was busy extracting honey as part of her work.
24 days ago, Natalie Rogers
Casee scraping honey
casee extracting honey
agriscience classroom
Afternoon Culinary students used examples from the morning classes to get started on a recipe by using the "Mise En Place" process, French for "hunt and gather." Students also learned how to avoid cross-contamination, use teamwork, and learn a bit about carryover cooking.
25 days ago, Natalie Rogers
culinary students in kitchen
more culinary students in kitchen
even more culinary students in kitchen
culinary shelf with projects