As the 2023-2024 school year gets started, remember that you can link our calendar to your Google calendar. As we make updates, additions, and cancelations, they will automatically be recorded on your calendar.
At colemanschools.net, go to the homepage of your school of choice, click the 'link' at the center of the page, and follow instructions.
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!
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!
Next Monday, August 21st, we are hosting our annual school open houses! Come get your schedule, try out your locker combination, meet your teachers, find your classroom, peruse the tables of all the visiting organizations, and enjoy a complimentary hot dog dinner! The elementary school's is from 5:30-6:30, and the high school's is from 6-7 Monday evening. See you there!
The ColemanComet app provides quick access to just about everything on our website. To download to your phone, search "Coleman Community Schools, MI" at your Apple or Google play store. You can also go to settings to receive push notifications from the district and/or either of the school buildings.
Parents and students: Remember, you can log into Skyward at any time to check grades, attendance, missing assignments, teacher information, etc. Classroom assignments and schedules will be available there next week after the Open House. Contact the office in either school building for login information if you don't already have it.
You can link to Skyward from the website or download the app. If you choose to use a search engine, be sure to include 'Coleman' in your search.
Six fifth grade students were nominated by their teachers to
participate in the Possible Dream program that is sponsored by Delta
College. On June 15, 2023, the following students were inducted into the
program during a ceremony at Delta: Hunter Clark, Ethan Colvin, Elizabeth
Drews, Chase MacDonald (pictured here with Mrs. LeFevre), Arianna Rooks, and Riley Tidwell.
The Possible Dream Program encourages students to reach their
highest potential, with priority consideration for a Delta College scholarship
when they graduate. Students are provided cultural and educational
opportunities that broaden their horizons. Students are exposed to college
life and are given the opportunity to explore higher education.
The ultimate goal for all Possible Dream participants is to graduate
from high school and then go on to college. That is made possible by
special scholarships to those who attend Delta College.
The Possible Dream Program has made a significant impact on
thousands of children by giving them a reason to believe in their dreams.
Delta College has confirmed that 70% of graduating Possible Dream
students have gone on to college.
All activities are free to Possible Dream Program participants. The
Possible Dream Program is fully funded by the generosity of sponsors and
attendees of “A Chocolate Affair,” the annual fundraising event.
Students in grades 5, 6, and 7 are selected from schools in Bay,
Midland, and Saginaw counties. Over 2,300 students have been a part of
the program since its inception in 1992.
The Coleman Elementary PTO meeting scheduled for tonight has been CANCELED. See you next time!
Casey Young was a WatchDOG at the Elementary last Thursday. He was able to hang out on the playground with his daughter, Sophia, and her class during recess!
We had two WatchDOGS at the Elementary School last Friday, Jason Suhr (Pictured with daughters Mikayla and Emma) and Jason Germain (pictured with Mrs. Brownlee's class)! Thanks for volunteering and helping us out!
Mrs. LeFevre's fifth graders investigated ways to launch an egg and without breaking it. Katie from Chippewa Nature Center created this lesson as a fun time for her last visit of the school year. There was lots of laughter and a big mess when the eggs broke - a fun time for all!
Last week, led by Mrs. Lagalo, the elementary students spent time practicing positive self affirmations. They made self portraits with affirmations, shared homemade affirmation cards with others, and made an Affirmation Board to be enjoyed by all. They did a great job showing love and care for themselves and others.
2nd grader Arrayah was our awesome Pledge Leader at the Board Meeting tonight! This was her second time leading the pledge, and she did an excellent job getting the meeting started. Thanks for helping us out tonight, Arrayah!
Mr. Denny Lewis was our WatchDOG on Friday! Here he is with his grandchildren, Comets Landon and Lexie Lewis. Thanks for coming to help us out!
Hazel, the Therapy Bunny, and her handler, Gwen, recently visited Coleman Elementary School. Pictured are Ms. McDonald's second grade students enjoying their time with Hazel and Gwen. We can't wait for Hazel to visit again soon!
6th graders and Mr. Rod from the Chippewa Nature Center creating a Land Management Plan for our Forest Lab.
WatchDOG, Jason Germain with Barrett Place, Grant Mogg and Miles Howdyshell last week. Thanks for coming to help out, Mr. Germain!
We had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Charlotte Begley and Ms. Abigayle Brock kick off our last board meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance! Thank you, girls, for taking on the special honor of being Pledge Leaders!
These Elementary students won the following I Spy a Leader Awards:
Charlotte Begley - 'wiggle seat' for a day
Walker Page & Odin Berthume - lunch with Mrs. Araway
Hazel Allen & Charlee Guza - lunch with Mrs. Guza
Roman Beebe and Arrayah Price - pledge leaders
Ireland Fike - 15 minute break
Talon Taylor, Maverick Richmand, Emma Suhr, Liz Govitz, Gage Porter, Paisley Hess, & Hazel Allen - weekly 'Golden Gopher' announcers
Thank you to families of Mrs. Standen/Mrs. Allen's class who came out for Poetry, Pizza and Parents!
Mrs. Tara Standen, joined us as a 4th grade teacher this week. Tara had a business background before going back to school for teaching while raising her own kids. She has completed her teacher training and is ready to get started!
Those who have been working with her in Harrison are thrilled with her ability to connect with students and the team, as well as her curricular knowledge. We are fortunate that she is joining us.