Coleman Schools is Community-Focused! See how it shows through the eyes of Comet students, families and staff and feel free to share at: https://vimeo.com/558889376
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Community Video
Please join us for Bond Informational Community Meeting #2 in person or via Livestream at the QR code link or by contacting us.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Community Meeting #2 Reminder
Q: How will I know how much I would be paying in taxes per month if this bond were to pass? A: You can go to the Bond link at the top of the District Homepage www.colemanschools.net. In that page is a Tax Calculator (also at this link: https://pfmtaxcalc.com/ColemanCommunitySchools/disclaimer.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fColemanCommunitySchools%2fdefault.aspx ) which will determine the highest calculation for your property taxes by year, month and day. Some mills of this total calculation will fall off over time, reducing the amount of taxes per taxpayer. This tax calculator information is ONLY seen by the person entering the information.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Tax Calculator
Q: How does our district’s debt levy compare to the schools around us? A: Most school districts in Michigan address facility and transportation needs with a bond or sinking fund proposal. Currently, as is illustrated by the chart, Coleman is levying the lowest amount of many schools in the area and our size. If this bond proposal is approved on August 3rd, our total mills would increase to an estimated average rate of 7.55 mills over the term of the bond. This would still put us under or even with what at least 6 other local districts our size levy, inclusive of those in the image provided as well as Meridian, Bullock Creek and Harrison which are levying 7 mills, 7 mills and 4.3 mills, respectively.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Surrounding debt levies
Q: How does our district’s debt compare to the schools around us? A: Most school districts in Michigan address facility and transportation needs with a bond or sinking fund proposal. Currently, as is illustrated by the chart, Coleman is levying the lowest amount of many schools in the area and our size. If this bond proposal is approved on August 3rd, our total mills would increase to an estimated average rate of 7.55 mills over the term of the bond. This would still put us under or even with what at least 6 other local districts our size levy, inclusive of those in the image provided as well as Meridian, Bullock Creek and Harrison which are levying 7 mills, 7 mills and 4.3 mills, respectively.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Surrounding Debt Levies
We have some skills clinics coming up! - VOLLEYBALL for incoming 8th-12th grades Monday-Wednesday 9-12; $25. Check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Volleyball-100157275105877 or contact jshumaker@colemanschools.net. - BOYS BASKETBALL July 24-25 for grades 3-8; $25. They also have a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Boys-Basketball-102874921691615 or text 231.215.8782. - HOOPZONE BASKETBALL for incoming grades 6-8 July 26-27 9-3:30; $70. For more information, go to http://hoopzonebasketball.com/campspurehoopColeman.html. - HS FOOTBALL weight lifting and conditioning has begun with some 7-on-7 competition. Email cklopf@colemanschools.net or check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ColemanCometFootball.
11 months ago, Coleman Schools
Don't forget to VOTE August 3rd or anytime before then by Absentee Ballot anytime by contacting your Township/City Clerk. A Coleman Schools Bond Proposal will be on the ballot. Q: Why is a new auditorium necessary? A: The current auditorium, as with all of the school, has been well cared for by the community, staff and students at Coleman and used to the greatest extent possible. The roof, boilers, office area and carpeting has been replaced over time. However, after generations of use, items are worn and the space fits needs of the community and learners from several generations previous, not those of today. Coleman Schools is fortunate to have many people involved and supporting our students at events. No matter how many chairs are put in the auditorium and cafeteria for elementary or jr./sr. high events, there are typically 80-90 people left standing. The current auditorium does not provide enough storage and changing space for drama, choir, band. All other spaces in the district are smaller than the current auditorium. A new auditorium would provide the necessary space for all attendees to sit in tiered seating for elementary, jr./sr. high and community events, being able to see and hear what is taking place on stage. More events could be held in our own facilities and students can learn in the space daily for band, choir, drama and other presentation practices. Each of these groups would have space for materials and equipment that is not available presently. Additional community events could be held in a new space because of the area available. At the same end of the building, some additional classroom space would be added to support future programs and the band/choir/arts classrooms. For more information, go to the bond page on our website at: http://colemanmi.apptegy.us/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Exterior Jr./Sr. High Auditorium Addition- Bond Proposal
Auditorium Exterior/Interior- Bond Proposal
Auditorium Entryway/Hall- Bond Proposal
Just a reminder if you are interested in receiving breakfasts and lunches for the week through August 6th, simply fill out the survey at this link and read the information included about pick-up. https://forms.gle/TRiMDS4JgpF9qi4RA
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Each 5th-12th grade student attending Coleman's Summer Extended Learning Program was able to try out and then compete for a prize with the Merrill Institute Table Top Welder recently while learning more about the trade.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Merrill Institute Virtual Welder- Summer Extended Learning
Merrill Institute Virtual Welder- Summer Learning
Vote Tuesday, August 3rd, or now by Absentee Ballot from our Township/City Clerk. A bond proposal for Coleman Schools is on the ballot. Why are renovated/additional classrooms and recaptured space important in this bond? Coleman teachers work to support group work, problem-solving, literacy circles and cooperative learning which is difficult in the many of the current triangular-shaped classrooms. Recapturing the open spaces allows for more programming for students similar to what has been held over the past 7 years with Zoology, Ag/STEM, Multi-Media, Choir, American Sign Language, Financial Literacy, space for Dual Enrollment & Early/Middle College studies and more. Our current space does not allow for future growth or space currently needed for classrooms, office, conference rooms and storage. See our bond page for more information: http://colemanmi.apptegy.us/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Bond Classroom/Hallway Rendering
Absentee Ballot information
Each 5th-12th grade student attending Coleman's Summer Extended Learning Program was able to try out and then compete for a prize with the Merrill Institute Table Top Welder recently while learning more about the trade.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
See what Opportunities await you at Coleman Schools! https://vimeo.com/558885802 Now accepting registrations, including School of Choice students, for the 2021-22 school year. Call 989.465.6060 for more information or check out our Enrollment page at: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/enrollment--526
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Opportunity
Some of our 5th-12th grade Summer Extended Learning students have chosen to experience a variety of electives throughout the summer. They have been part of a Table Top Virtual Welder Competition with Merrill Institute, dance instructions with Mrs. Tallman, learned about Career-Technical Education (CTE) classes with Mr. Johnson and resume writing and saving money with Mr. Falor so far. This week they are learning skills in Horticulture/Landscaping with Mr. Kalitta. This funds for the Horticulture/Landscaping projects came from a grant with the Midland Area Community Foundation where students and community members work together to create curb appeal and beautify the town. These 5th -8th grade students are also able to use Exact Path on the computer to build reading and math skills specifically tailored to them at school and home and our 9th-12th grade students are involved in extra classes over the summer both in person and virtually.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Curb Appeal- Horticulture/Landscaping
Curb Appeal- Horticulture/Landscaping
Summer Extended Learning - Dance Electives
Summer Extended Learning- Merrill Institute Virtual Welder
Feel free to join us in person or via the Livestream link in the QR code.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Community Meeting #1 Tonight Reminder
Please join us tomorrow night or contact us for the Livestream link.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Community Meeting #1 Tomorrow Reminder
Please join us for information from community members regarding the upcoming bond proposal.
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
Community Meeting #1 Reminder
EBT applications are due July 30.
11 months ago, Coleman Schools
EBT for Jr/Sr High
Congrats Comet Alum Zoe Merillat on passing your CNA test this week! Hard work pays off! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #CometPride #alum #alumni
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
The Agriscience/Culinary Camp first two days have been a success with all hands-on activity for the day. Check out the fabulous pictures in the links below https://www.facebook.com/538668586215015/posts/4093411777407327/ https://www.facebook.com/538668586215015/posts/4093412320740606/
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack
We received good news today from State and Local Health Departments as the new State COVID/ mask guidelines apply to schools. Please read the attached letter for updated information at: https://5il.co/uiq3
11 months ago, Jennifer McCormack