The Student Council is made up of fourth, fifth, and sixth graders. Each homeroom class selects two representatives who must keep their grades up and demonstrate positive behavior while on the council. The representatives select a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Officers must be fifth and sixth graders.
NATIONAL ELEMENTARY HONOR SOCIETY
The National Elementary Honor Society (NEHS) was established in 2008 by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) in partnership with the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP). NEHS recognizes students in both public and nonpublic elementary schools for their outstanding academic achievement and demonstrated personal responsibility. Through NEHS, students provide meaningful service to the school and community and develop essential leadership skills. NEHS supports these purposes by strengthening the lives of our nation's elementary students and the schools in which they are enrolled.
Students in fifth and sixth grades have the opportunity to participate in choir. They receive 30 minutes of choir each week. Any student with a desire to participate who can keep up their grades and demonstrate positive behavior is welcome as choir members. The choirs are under the direction of Jennifer Tallman.
SIXTH GRADE BAND
Students in sixth grade can elect to take band. The band meets four days each week which fulfills the music requirement for sixth grade. Fittings and informational meetings take place in March of the student's fifth-grade year. Please contact Mr. Burkhart, band director, at (989) 442-1998 with any questions about joining the band.
Fourth-grade students perform the service of filling the backpacks for the CES Backpack Buddy Program. They have earned space of their own in which to store and organize food. Backpacks are distributed almost every week. Missy Lynch is the faculty advisor.
Fourth-grade students in Mrs. Lynch's homeroom pick up the recycling every Thursday afternoon.
GIRLS ON THE RUN
Girls on the Run is a program for 3rd through 5th-grade girls meant to encourage young women to be proud of who they are and help them to achieve their goals in a healthy way. The six topics the program lives by are caring, confidence, competence, connection, character, and contribution. The girls receive a lesson in one or more of these topics each practice. Then they set running goals for themselves and practice running to eventually be able to run a 5K at the end of the season.
LEGO LEAGUE & LEGO LEAGUE JR
Tomorrow’s innovators practice imaginative thinking and teamwork. Guided by adult coaches, FIRST LEGO League teams (up to 10 members, grades 4-8) research a real-world problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. and are challenged to develop a solution. They also must design, build, and program a robot using LEGO MINDSTORMS® then compete on a table-top playing field. LEGO League Jr. aims for the younger 2nd-3rd grade group, but follows the same theory. Both seasons run September through December.
Every Kindergartener at Coleman Elementary has the opportunity to experience AgKindergarten. Each student gains experiences related to Agriculture and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics which are incorporated into daily lessons through mentor texts and manipulatives. They also participate in Ag-Based field trips and farm-focused materials for play and exploration during free time. In addition, students visit the AgriScience barn weekly to meet the animals and participate in Ag lessons with AgriScience instructors.