Please take a minute when you have a chance to review the letter at this link regarding the Coleman Schools' Bond Proposal results from Tuesday: https://5il.co/wik2
While this has been sent before, it never hurts to have another copy. The 2021-22 school calendar can be found on our website or "ColemanComet" app under Explore/Administration/Calendars. Open Houses are August 25th and school starts August 30th for a half day: https://5il.co/werw
Coleman Schools offers opportunities for every student! Learn about what we can bring to your child here: https://vimeo.com/558885802
How will the elementary school facilities be impacted if this bond were to pass on August 3rd? A quick tour of the elementary shows which projects would be tackled that were not able to be completed with the 2015 bond https://vimeo.com/571764099 The Tax Calculator on the bond website is easy to find and easy to use. It literally takes one minute and provides you with an accurate estimate of the increase to your property taxes should the bond pass. It is important that you check this out for yourself instead of getting information from other people; everyone's income, township and estimated property tax increase is different. Several people were told their taxes would go up many hundreds of dollars, but after using the tax calculator, found it was much less than they had been told originally. Be informed before you vote. The Tax Calculator can be found at this link: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11#tax Please SHARE with community members and be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
The Lattimer kids have been working hard at the fair. In Showmanship Brooklynn Lattimer took 2nd, Harley Lattimer took 4th, Dakota Lattimer took 2nd and Savannah Lattimer took 1st. Outstanding! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #Agriscience #preferreddistrict #FFA #CometPride #fairweek #leaders Let us know what your favorite kids are doing at the fair!
There are many needs that would be covered by this bond and serve us as we add programming and move into the future of Coleman Schools. Take a few minutes to learn more about the current state through these videos. Classrooms have already been shared as a key reason needed for updates and recapturing of space in the Jr./Sr. High https://vimeo.com/571766770 This includes different types of classrooms, like the Choir room https://vimeo.com/571769990 and Science classrooms for experiments/investigations https://vimeo.com/571737020 but also includes planning for the future and adding courses and programming for our students. With classroom remodels, it would also improve the usability of our media center for dual enrollment, early/middle college and all students https://vimeo.com/571740644, ensure there is sufficient office space and storage https://vimeo.com/571738394 rather than putting people in too small spaces, providing for more conferences rooms, remodeling of bathrooms in the high school https://vimeo.com/571770361 and updating to larger lockers for all students in the Jr./Sr. High https://vimeo.com/571742427 Please SHARE with community members and be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
What is the importance of the updates to the current gym and addition of an auxiliary gym in this bond? Here are a few short videos showing the current state of our Jr./Sr. High locker rooms https://vimeo.com/571742656 , conversation about the auxiliary gym https://vimeo.com/571761679 and how it will support all of our athletes and community, along with conceptual designs of the auxiliary gym https://drive.google.com/file/d/14zc3OguaX_3-zPVY50TXnz4VYnJbB111/view?usp=sharing Please take a few minutes to view and SHARE! Be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
Do you have questions about Coleman Community Schools' relationship with the Greater Midland Coleman Family Center and how the bond could impact that? You can find information in the FAQ on the Bond page or just watch this video: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1AL5zX-hHZ2U4HB1dPSsSslt3o53TsVMi?usp=sharing Feel free to SHARE with the community! Be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
You can learn more about why an Auditorium is necessary and see what we would be doing with the current Auditorium https://vimeo.com/571771367 and Band Room https://vimeo.com/571770888 at these links. Conceptual designs for the Auditorium can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/14hbTTlIHteKThJoubVImvSB1AhgPbP9J/view?usp=sharing and https://drive.google.com/file/d/14p3fx5P4ystPW4ZPjo-PE8_vK727is-S/view?usp=sharing Feel free to SHARE with the community! Be sure to vote on August 3rd or by Absentee Ballot by August 2nd.
Q: Do we have "trades" classes for Coleman Schools' students? A: YES! We certainly do. Coleman Community Schools are part of the Midland County Career-Technical Education (CTE) Consortium offering 18+ programs to high school students, one of them being our own Agriscience Program. CTE courses are what used to be referred to as the "trades". Check out this video for more information about all of the programs our students are currently a part of and what could be if the Bond Proposal were to pass on August 3rd: https://drive.google.com/file/d/15I_Jll_mIRkiRxdoB7thcuT59sfpQrca/view?usp=sharing
The Community Meeting regarding the Bond Proposal, held this past Wednesday is recorded here in full https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlRhw1WpOw (it states the video is unavailable, but click the "Watch on You Tube" link). The recording is information-packed and includes the most recent information as well as conversation from community members, students, board members and a question/answer session. The Tax Calculator usage is also shown. Thank you and as always should you have any questions, please email us email@example.com or call 989.465.6060.
Only 11 days left before the August 3rd Coleman Schools' Bond vote either in person or by Absentee Ballot! Anyone who is a registered voter in the Coleman Community Schools' District, whether a taxpayer or not, can vote. If you haven't yet had a chance to look at the factual information for yourself, you can do so at our website, www.colemanschools.net and click on the Bond Information link at the top of the home page or at this link: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11h There you will find: updated Frequently Asked Questions (more to be added on Monday), short video tours of the buildings' current state and project plans, estimates, Conceptual Designs, a Tax Calculator and much more. Take a few minutes to look through them. We have recently heard of situations where people have been told their taxes would raise significantly, but after going on the Tax Calculator, it was much less than they were told. Please take the chance to look into it for yourself or call the Board Office at 989.465.6060 and we will be happy to walk you through it.
Watching for those fair pictures of our Comets or other fantastic things they are doing this summer, but we don't catch it all. Send us a PM and/picture to FB at Coleman School District letting us know about them so we can share it out. #GoComets
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
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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. - 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 email@example.com or check out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ColemanCometFootball.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Congrats Comet Alum Zoe Merillat on passing your CNA test this week! Hard work pays off! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #CometPride #alum #alumni
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/
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
When you have a chance please take a few minutes to look through the Comet News which will be coming out to all homes in the Coleman School District soon. The News can be found at: https://5il.co/uhmp Also included is information about the upcoming Bond Community Meetings to be held on June 30th and July 21st at 5:30 p.m. in the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium. Please join us!
Community Meetings will be held June 30th and July 21st at 5:30 p.m. in-person at the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium or via Live Stream regarding the proposed school bond vote on the August 3rd, 2021 election ballot. Please join us to learn more about the process and the proposed projects, frequently asked questions and to take a tour of the current status of the Jr./Sr. High if you wish. Live Stream link for June 30th is: https://youtu.be/Q-bNE6pLRIM Live Stream link for July 21st is: https://youtu.be/YFlRhw1WpOw More information on the bond can be found at: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/coleman-cs/page/bond-information--11 or by going to our website at www.colemanschools.net or to the ColemanComet app on your phone and clicking on the link at the top of the Homepage.
Summer Training Opportunities: - HS Football lifting & conditioning has begun. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or go to https://www.facebook.com/ColemanCometFootball - Sideline Cheer - meet Thursday at 6:00 to determine interest for grades 5-12. Contact email@example.com or go to https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Comet-Cheerleading-137345746340914 - HS Volleyball Camp - July 12-15, $25. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or pick up a flyer in the Jr/Sr High office - Boys Basketball Youth Camp - July 24-25, $25. Go to https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Boys-Basketball-102874921691615 - HoopZone Basketball Camp - July 26-27, $70. Register at hoopzonebasketball.com - Fall practices officially begin the week of July 9 (August 23 for JH volleyball). ALL student athletes are required to have a recently completed physical form on file to be eligible for practices. Forms are availabe in the Jr/Sr High office or at https://5il.co/hs3z
In October, students wrote essays as part of an essay contest sponsored by the VFW. The topic was “What is Patriotism to Me?” The winners from the Coleman Post #1071 were recently announced. Winning first place was 7th grader Lilian Rice, and second place was awarded to Jaydia Altenburg, 7th grader. 7th grader Ashlynn Rice (not pictured) earned third place. Each winner was awarded a cash prize, courtesy of VFW Post #1071. Congratulations to our essay winners, and a special thank you to VFW Post #1071 for their generous prize donations!
Good luck to our track State qualifiers tomorrow at the MHSAA D4 State competition at Hudsonville: AJ Simon - 110 Hurdles, Havahna DeJongh - shot put, Bryce Middleton - discus, Isaiah Biers - pole vault, Jessica VanSickle - pole vault, and Kaylee Aultman - 3200 run!
Some exciting news! We have been able, with some of the federal funding we received this year, to purchase enough Chromebooks to be 1:1 for students. The District Curriculum Committee has been talking with teachers and we will be planning just what 1:1 will look like based on the grade level of students and a multi-year plan for teaching students how best to use the devices. We'll be sharing that information out as we get closer to next year. Just a quick reminder if your child(ren) are in the Online Learning Academy or in quarantine or have borrowed a Chromebook/charger at any time this year that has not yet been returned, please bring that to the school. We will have staff available late today, Friday, June 4th from 3-4:30 p.m. and Monday, June 7th from 9-noon. Even if your child will be in a summer program, they should still be returned first and then we will reassign Chromebooks. You can return other days through next week as well when secretaries are in the office. Costs for anyone not returning these items or any damage will be sent to homes within the two weeks and report cards will be held. Thanks in advance for your cooperation. Have a wonderful summer!
Please take a few minutes to read through this letter that will go home with students today: https://5il.co/tjim
Virtual 4-H Spartan Coding Camp: July 17 & 18, 2021 and August 14 & 15, 2021 Explore the exciting field of computer coding at MSU Extension’s newest premier pre-college program! Whether students have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, they will gain valuable coding skills at this fun STEM summer camp. Open to all youth entering grades 9-12 in the fall. By the end of the camp, they will learn to develop their own tech ideas, plus design and code a personal website from scratch! Specific coding languages taught during the program include HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails, and Github. For more information and to register: https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HSpartanCodingCamp2021/ Questions? Contact Christine Miller at MSU Extension at 517-552-6905 or email email@example.com.
All students planning to participate in Jr/Sr High athletics next year will be required to have a completed physical form on file in the school office. West Midland Family Center will provide a free option for sports physicals next Thursday evening, by appointment only. For all 2021-2022 athletes, physical forms are available in the the Jr/Sr High office.
Congratulations ton this year's 66 Board Scholars from 1st through 6th year and thank you to our 40 amazing donors provided monetary gifts for each of these students from $25 for 1st year to $600 for 6th year scholars. #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #citizenship #preferreddistrict #CometPride
Information about Summer Extended Learning Opportunities for student of all grade levels are posted at this link and a copy will come home with students tomorrow. It has also been emailed and sent in a quick text to parents: https://5il.co/t6l5
We're celebrating our Board Scholars tomorrow night! You can watch the livestream beginning at 6:30. https://youtu.be/Imjg-sEfJGg
Anyone else been watching the weather since Friday? The percentages keep lowering and the strong storms have been moving back later, so we are going to move forward with the outdoor Graduation. Those coming to see graduates must have a ticket one of the blue or green tickets or the senior has your name on the list. Welcome also to our 50-Year Graduates from 1970 and 1971 and their guests. Masks are NOT required outdoors, unless within close proximity of others and social distancing between households is appreciated. Please be cognizant of those with vulnerable immune systems who may be at the event today. For those who are unable to attend, you can watch the Graduation at the following link: Graduation: https://youtu.be/isk_k5yzxLg Can't wait to see our graduating seniors and their families in just a little while!
Congratulations to all Track Regional medalists today! Extra congratulations to State qualifiers who will compete in Grand Rapids June 5: AJ Simon - 110 hurdles - 16.86 - 1st place Isaiah Biers - pole vault - 11'6" - 2nd place Havahna DeJongh - shot put - 31'0.5" - 2nd place Kaylee Aultman - 3200 m run - 14:06.96 - 2nd place Bryce Middleton - discuss - 130'2" - qualifying standard Jessica VanSickle - pole vault - 8'3" - qualifying standard https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=428066&show=all&fbclid=IwAR16ZAhRI-AU_2zgSymvCTuR3WbgfWby0QXte7NypQyMyL7ELT2MGEILgl0
Please see the following link for a parent letter, bond information and another copy of the 2021-2022 school calendar: https://5il.co/t193
Coleman Schools' bond language will be on the election ballot for August 3, 2021. Bond information, planned projects and a survey to ask questions/sign up for a tour of facilities at: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/Coleman%20CS/page/bond-information--11
Good Evening, Please find attached here, a letter regarding updates to the COVID guidelines and quarantine information: https://5il.co/sqcu This letter will also be emailed to families and sent home with students on Monday.
A letter will be coming home with Graduating Seniors this afternoon regarding updated Graduation guest limits. The letter can also be found at this link: https://5il.co/spsl
The play, "Drop Dead, Juliet", originally scheduled for this Friday and Saturday has been rescheduled to a one-night only, Friday, June 4th at 7:00 p.m. due to COVID-related issues at the Jr./Sr. High Auditorium. Tickets already purchased will be accepted for the performance. We are sorry for any inconvenience, but really want to figure out a way to allow our students to put on this play this year.
Give Local Midland is over! Thank you so much to all of our selfless donors. Your help will make a huge impact, and we deeply appreciate your dedication to our community. #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Last chance to give! Only 2 hours remain for Give Local Midland! Let’s make these last couple hours really count! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Give Local Midland is only live until 11:59 pm tonight, so make sure to get your gift in on time! Please share to help us out in the final hours of our campaign! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Thank you to everyone who has donated to Give Local Midland so far! You are awesome! Let’s keep the love for our community going. Want to help even more? Share this post! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Want to help Coleman Community Schools improve our programs, activities, and extracurriculars? Visit givelocalmidland.org to give us a gift and support the growth of the schools! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
We are halfway through Giving Day! You have 12 more hours to help us out--make a donation, or share this post! Go to givelocalmidland.org to donate! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
As our students grow for the future, so does the Coleman Community Schools Endowment Fund! Donations we receive will support us in perpetuity, increasing the amount we can use annually. Some generosity now will help in the future. Make a donation and share! #GiveLocalMidland
Tuesday, May 4- Bus 11J (Camel bus) is running about 25 minutes late this morning. We're sorry for the inconvenience.
Good morning, community members! Give Local Midland is under way, and YOU can participate! Check out givelocalmidland.org to read our story and support our community. #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Give Local Midland is LIVE for the next 24 hours, and we're excited to be part of it! Go to givelocalmidland.org to donate to Coleman Community Schools! Share to get the word out! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Give Local Midland launches TONIGHT at midnight! Are you ready to support Coleman Community Schools? Please share to help us out! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #education #preferreddistrict #CometPride #GiveLocal #GiveLocalMidland
Can you be of help? Does anyone know someone from the Coleman Class of 1970 Student Officers? If so, please ask them to contact the Board Office for information to share with their fellow graduates about attending this year's graduation since we were not able to include them last year. We will include graduates from the Class of 1970 and 1971. Please contact 989.465.6060.
Some of you may have received P-EBT cards from the State for your child who have not received them in the past. This is due to some of the remote learning during this school year and the CEP free lunch/breakfast program we have in the district for elementary this year. At this link you will find some information sent from the State that may answer your questions: https://5il.co/rnn6
Should any of you with a child in our district age 16+ be interested, the Health Department will be holding a Student Vaccination Clinic. This is being offered as an option for ease of use for those families who wish to take advantage of it, but completely up to the family to decide if they are interested. The 1st dose clinic will be on April 28th from 2-4:00 p.m.; the 2nd dose clinic will be held on May 19th from 2-4:00 p.m. Parents are welcome to come to the clinic with their child as well and will check in at the marked area just outside of the front doors near the auditorium. Students may also come on their own and can be called down from class. Either way, students must be pre-registered by completing the paperwork at this link https://5il.co/rkhn and submitting it to the school office ahead of the clinic. Parents are also welcome to get vaccinated if they would like and also need to sign up ahead of time. If you as a parent would like to sign up for vaccination for yourself, please fill out the information at this link: https://forms.gle/62LgzBHQLA5j... We hope that this information will be helpful to you. I apologize that some people were having trouble with the original link.
Quick reminder: Tomorrow morning at 9 AM is the first live broadcast in a series for Skilled Trades Live provided by J. Ranck Electric, introducing students to the trades. Here’s a link to a video done today to kick things off: https://youtu.be/d-XzHFjE9MY If you'd like to learn more about possible careers, tomorrow, students can watch on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC9c2boklhCQPupMKx7acrQ or Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/jranckelectric , whichever you prefer.
Shout out from a parent to Comet Alum, Cody Finney. Cody has been assisting at JH track practice, mentoring the shotput athletes. He has also mentored the football team and weight lifting team. I love that he is giving back to his school and our athletes.
Coleman Schools' high school students have the opportunity to join one of 18+ programs (shown here)in Career-Technical Education (CTE) through Midland County, including our own Agriscience Program . Many of these were formerly known as Trades courses. Students remain enrolled in their home school (Coleman) and attend the CTE program 2 hours per day. Coleman Schools' is proud to offer courses for those interested in Career and College courses. Everyone has an interest in something. At Coleman, we are working to offer a wide range of options to fit every student. For more information on Career-Technical Courses listed here, please contact Mr. Cone, our counselor at the Jr./Sr. High.
Good luck to our Individual Wrestlers at Regional this coming Saturday. We'll be rooting for you! Good luck also to our Bowlers at State Finals tomorrow (Friday). The links are available below if you would like to watch and cheer them on: Qualifying 8am: https://youtu.be/LdjtM_YQym4 Quarter Finals 1pm: https://youtu.be/nJUDzoai2Q0 Semi Finals 2:45pm: https://youtu.be/pBoxSoX4HSM Finals 4:15pm: https://youtu.be/dGbC5huOyWQ We have a lot to be proud of with our students as usual! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #preferreddistrict #athletics #CometPride
Congratulations to our Girls and Boys Basketball teams for their semi-final win in districts this week! Good luck tonight to the boys and tomorrow night to our girls as they play in the finals. #Coleman #athletics #basketball #girlsbasketball #boysbasketball #growingforthefuture #preferreddistrict #CometPride
4-H Coding Weekend Workshop-An Intro to Coding: Saturday and Sunday April 10 & 11, and May 22 & 23, 2021- Registration DEADINE - Registration closes Wednesday, April 7th @ Midnight! The 4-H Coding Weekend Workshop will help you discover your passion for technology and enable you to continue practicing throughout high school. This course includes 4-days (2 weekends) of virtual instruction to hone your coding skills. Whether you have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, you will gain valuable coding experience and skills. By the end of the workshop, you will learn to develop with your own tech ideas; design and code a website from scratch! Specific coding languages taught during the program include HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails, and Github. WHERE: Virtually via Zoom WHO: Youth currently in grades 9-12. COST: The cost to attend this four-day workshop (2 weekends) is $150 and includes tech support and program fees. MATERIALS REQUIRED: Computer with internet and the ability to do video conferencing (microphone and webcam). FOR MORE INFORMATION, TO REGISTER, AND PAY: https://events.anr.msu.edu/4HCodingWeekendWorkshop/ Space is limited to 20 participants. This workshop is offered in collaboration with CodeNow and Code Nation. Questions? Contact Christine Miller at MSU Extension at 517-552-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations to the Boys Bowling team for finishing second as a team and advancing to the State Finals! David Maki is continuing on to the individual state meet as a top ten bowler from today's action. Coleman finished with 4 of the top twenty bowlers overall. Outstanding!
Congratulations to Kenzie McCoy who jumped to 6th from 16th in the MSAC Conference in Quizbowl this week! Outstanding progress and representation of Coleman Schools. Nice work, Kenzie! #Coleman #preferredschools #growingforthefuture #education #quizbowl #academics #extracurricular #CometPride
Thank you to the Mammel Family for the donation in loving memory of Gary Mammel. Due to this donation, Gary's passion and love of agriculture will continue on, as funds will be used to grow current programming!
Watch as our newest NHS members were inducted this afternoon. Congratulations to Kaylee Aultman, Savanah Doke, Dawson Haller, Bella Harsh, Hunter Harsh, Ian Johnson, Brooklynn Lattimer, Paige Lynch, Bergen Mowry, Ty Murray, Amber Nehrig, Cynthia Portala, Jade Rinas, Trenton Risdon, and Brayden Servis! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CI2U3EsFPrQ&feature=emb_err_woyt
Wednesday, February 24th, is a half day of school for students. Jr./Sr. High will release at 11:20 a.m. and Elementary at 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be offered prior to dismissal. As a reminder, SPARKS after school program does not run on half days and will not take place tomorrow, Feb. 24th.
Drama Club practice is cancelled for today, Feb. 22nd. Thank you!
JH practices are cancelled for today. High school practices are voluntary; please watch for information from your coaches. The Cheer team will still travel to St. Charles, but bus will leave 15 minutes earlier today than originally scheduled. And the Boys' Basketball game is on for tonight in Coleman!
There will be no school for Coleman Community Schools today, Monday, Feb. 22nd, due to road conditions. Information on events and practices will be shared by noon today. Please be safe and stay warm.
Coleman Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, February 16th, due to road conditions. Please be safe and stay warm. Information on athletic practices and events will be posted by noon today.
As our students and spectators start getting back into events, they'll notice improvements to the Jr./Sr. High gym ceilings, walls and trim paint which has sharpened the look. Special thanks to the Boosters for new mats on the walls and our custodial crew for their extra cleaning/organizing efforts following the painting.
JH Girls Basketball: tickets for tomorrow's game must be purchased online at montabellamustangs.com/online-tickets/. Contact a player, coach, or call the school office for the code. Only 2 spectators allowed per player.
As of 2:20 this afternoon, practices are cancelled for Wrestling, Varsity & JV Boys Basketball, JV & JH Girls Basketball, and Competitive Cheer. Varsity Girls Basketball and Bowling will practice as scheduled with OPTIONAL attendance. Be careful out there!
Download the "ColemanComet" app to your phone or search "Coleman Community Schools, MI" for quick access to all things Coleman Schools. You can also go to settings to receive "PUSH" notifications from the district and/or either of the school buildings. You can also connect the District, Jr./Sr. High and/or Elementary calendar to your Google calendar by clicking the link in the picture on each of the Homepages for the schools.
We are doing some organization and cleanup. There are items available for donation to those who are interested and pictures are on the LiveFeed section of our website or on Facebook in this post and another earlier today. You can get on the list for the items by going to this link: https://forms.gle/faT9Tx45Bhh5pERN6 The items mentioned are available for a donation to the school district. We will post these items out for 1 week and will then begin to distribute the items. They will remain posted until everything is gone. If you are interested in an item, please fill out the form at the link for that item and then go to the link again if you would like to give a donation for another item. The person with the largest donation will be contacted about the item. All items must be picked up and will not be delivered. A school staff member will contact each person to determine a time they can pick-up at the school and donation. Items will not be held past the scheduled time, and will move on to the next bidder.
Any scrappers out there interested? Our custodial/maintenance crew have been hard at work updating and cleaning things up, so we have a few different piles around the district that we would like gone. If you are interested in coming by, please contact Mike Huss for a time at 989.465.6172. These items are available along with 2 other piles of scrap items he will show you.
We are doing some organization and cleanup. Ther are items available for donation to those who are interested. Pictures are on the LiveFeed section of our website or on Facebook. You can get on the list for the items by going to this link: https://forms.gle/faT9Tx45Bhh5pERN6 The items mentioned are available for a donation to the school district. We will post these items out for 1 week and will then begin to distribute the items. They will remain posted until everything is gone. If you are interested in an item, please fill out the form at the link for that item and then go to the link again if you would like to give a donation for another item. The person with the largest donation will be contacted about the item. All items must be picked up and will not be delivered. A school staff member will contact each person to determine a time they can pick-up at the school and donation. Items will not be held past the scheduled time, and will move on to the next bidder.
Reminder, if your child has 1st semester classwork submitted and returns to in-person learning on Monday, you can drop their Chromebook & charger off for check-in at either school from 1-3 Thursday and Friday 8:45-3 @ the elementary or 8:30-4 at the jr./sr. high.
Our HS girls bowling team is looking for one more member to qualify for team points, as well as individual points. Those interested can attend practice this afternoon 3:15-5:00 at Northern Lanes or contact Mr. Mammel in the athletic office at email@example.com or 989.465.9850.
We are so looking forward to having students return to in-person learning on January 25th, 2021. This will include all of our students who are currently remote as well as those who were in the Online Learning Academy and are coming back to in-person. To be prepared for the second semester, it is still important to wrap up the first semester. Please remind your children the importance of getting all of their work turned back in this week and completed. Grades can be seen in the Parent Connect system, but please remind your child if they just completed things, it will take a bit for teachers to get those things graded. Some of those things, especially at the Jr./Sr. High grade level may be past due and not receive full credit as those students are older. Those who submit all their work at once instead of when it was due, may have to wait a bit to have it graded. Should you or your child have ANY questions at all, please reach out to your child's teacher or the school office. Chromebook Devices and Chargers can be returned/checked-in at the dates and times below. If you are unable to drop them off due to work, students can bring them back to the office first thing on January 25th. The more devices we can bring in on Jan. 21st and 22nd, the quicker we can get them checked in, wiped down and cleaned and in to the classrooms for use by the students. Devices should NOT be returned until your child has submitted all of their work for the 1st semester. Devices can be turned in at the elementary or jr./sr. high, regardless of which school your child attends. Times/dates for return are: Thursday, January 21st Jr./Sr. High or Elementary 1-3:00 p.m. Friday, January 22nd Jr./Sr. High- 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Elementary- 8:45 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
The Dow Corning Foundation – SVSU – Community STEM Partnership Scholarship is available to incoming full-time SVSU freshmen whose K-12 school district participated in the Dow Corning Foundation/SVSU Community STEM Partnership Program and are pursuing a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) major. Essay responses will be given significant consideration in the selection process, so applicants are strongly encouraged to do their best work. Awards may be renewed for an additional year assuming the student continues full-time enrollment and remains in good academic standing at SVSU. Award = $1,000 Deadline: 3/1/2021 Application Instructions for Students: *Visit http://www.svsu.edu/scholarships and click the Apply Now button. *Log in with your SVSU username and password and complete a General Application. *Check your list of Recommended Opportunities for the Dow Corning Foundation-SVSU-STEM Community Partnership Scholarship. *Click the red Apply button to answer the additional questions.
As we wrap up the semester, keep your graduation credits in mind. If you're unsure which classes you need to pass to meet graduation requirements, contact Mr. Cone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 989.465.6171. Check with your teachers to catch up on assignments you might have missed and use your option to take the exam to bring your grades up. You will be required to take the exam in any classes you're failing. Semester grades are determined by combining the grades from the 1st and 2nd marking periods and the mid term exam. Failures in any two will result in a failure for the semester.
Winter sports indoor practices will begin/resume on Saturday! (JH girls basketball next Monday & JH boys basketball February 1) Competitions will begin January 25; get in touch with your coaches for details. In addition, ensure your grades will allow you to remain eligible through the coming semester. Per MHSAA guidelines, student athletes cannot fail more than 2 classes per semester or they will remain ineligible for the entire following semester (the remaining winter season and through spring in this case). Competition schedules are posted on the website's Jr/Sr High events, filter sports: https://www.colemanschools.net/o/jr-sr-high-school/events... . https://www.colemanschools.net/o/jr-sr-high-school/events...
1st Semester Exam information is included in the link here: https://5il.co/ofqq and will be sent home with students this week. Please take a minute to read through the information . Should you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher or the Jr./Sr. High School Office.
Please take time to look at the letter in the link below which shares follow-up information regarding remote learning and the survey that went out earlier in the week: https://5il.co/of2c
This is a friendly reminder if you have not filled out the survey sent yesterday, please do so by tomorrow, Wednesday, January 6th, at this link: https://forms.gle/WUWhbrywvghT5WKk6 . Even if you don't have a strong opinion or are comfortable with whatever district decisions are made, we would like you to complete it and check "no preference" in the survey. If you have already completed the survey, thank you! Please do NOT fill it out twice. If your child(ren) are in the Online Learning Academy (OLA), please do not complete this survey. We are taking this opportunity to elicit feedback from Coleman Schools' Parents with regard to the remote learning currently taking place and things we may be able to do to assist them.It will also be used as we plan going forward in conjunction with all other important information as shared yesterday. The information and input we get from some families may be directly opposite to what we receive from others and all of these factors must be weighed as decisions are made. For this reason, the final few questions about mental health and other hardships have been added so we can find ways to assist you. We are currently scheduled to be remote through January 22nd, 2021. If there are any changes, that will be communicated as far in advance as possible to all families. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, January 6th, 2021. Thank you!
Would you like to positively impact Coleman Schools? Here’s your chance! With all students receiving free meals, families may feel it is not important to return a free and reduced application or Household Information Report. Free & Reduced applications and Household Information Reports are used for more than just Food Service. Students and schools both benefit from approved free & reduced apps/HIR on file. Students that are approved for free or reduced priced meals may be eligible to receive help with home internet, college applications fees and financial aid, etc. Students also benefit when the schools benefit! Schools depend on free and reduced applications and HIR to determine the amount of funding they receive from a variety of State and Federal supplement programs like Title I, At-Risk, Title II, E-Rate, etc. These programs have the potential to offer support and services for our students including but not limited to: ● Technology (Chromebooks, internet services, etc.) ● Instructional support (staff, supplies & materials, etc.) ● Non-instructional Services (counseling, social work, health service, etc.) ● Professional Learning for staff ● Parent and Community engagement supplies and activities - such as field trips Even if your child/children do not intend on eating meals from our food service department, it is still critical that families return a free and reduced application or HIR. By doing so, you are helping your family and helping all Coleman families. Elementary Parent- Please fill out the HIR (Household Information Report) Jr/Sr High Parents- Please fill out the free and reduced application If you have students in both buildings you will need to fill out BOTH forms. Free and reduced applications and HIR are confidential. You may fill out an application online through Lunchapp.com, or you may pick an application up at your child’s school. It was also included in your Comet News from August 2020. If you would like an application mailed to you or have any questions about the application, please call 989.442.1997 or email Melissa Gohl at email@example.com.
We are taking this opportunity to elicit feedback from Coleman Schools' Parents with regard to the remote learning currently taking place. Link is at the bottom. If your child(ren) are in the Online Learning Academy, please do not complete this survey. Information received in this survey will be reviewed to help assist families. It will also be used as we plan going forward in conjunction with all other information: e.g. safety of our students and staff, consistency for parents/family planning, other feedback from stakeholders, staffing levels, knowledge of quarantine timelines following holidays, attendance levels, ability to provide a consistent and solid instructional program for all students whether in-person or remote while supporting the Online Learning Academy students, information from the Health Department, State orders and knowledge of upcoming press releases, direction from Michigan Department of Education and other details. The input we get from some families may be directly opposite to what we receive from others and all of these factors must be weighed as decisions are made. For this reason, the final few questions about mental health and hardships have been added so we can find ways to assist you. At this time, we are scheduled to be remote through January 22nd, 2021. Should there be any changes, that will be communicated as far in advance as possible to all families. We would like to thank you for your input to this survey. Please complete the survey by Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 2021 at: https://forms.gle/SrRn9SmyDkZ7QYWQ6
Outstanding job to all of our band students, Mr. Burkhart and Santa on the "Virtual- not at Warriner- Concert" tonight. Very well done in a new way. Thanks for getting us in the spirit. Watch for "Holiday Sing" material posted soon courtesy of Mrs. Tallman! More of our traditions done virtually by some talented people.
Find Your Future (https://5il.co/nx7e) is a fun, interactive event hosted by the Midland County ESA to help junior and senior high students explore careers in six major pathways. Students should register before January 6. Registration: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsJXSmzkarx8xOIqvBD1PShD5Ztvb2b9JsA9l57KKjJ6Lv5Q/viewform?usp=sf_link Payment: https://paypal.me/CTEMCESA?locale.x=en_US
Seniors: Get your Senior yearbook information (favorite quote and school memory and a list of activies, sports, and clubs) in to Mr. Falor at firstname.lastname@example.org or any other member of the yearbook staff. All students: The yearbooks staff is looking for pictures of the following: *pets with students (include pet names) *sunrises and sunsets *ways to keep busy during quarentine *hunting & fishing and other outdoor activities *Spirit Week
Some clean-up has been taking place this fall. If you are interested in making a donation to the school general fund for any of the following items, please contact Kerry at 989.465.6060 or email@example.com with your offer and what you would like. We will contact you to set it up with the highest donation. We would like these items gone by the end of next week. Available: 2 basketball backboards/hoops, 2 basketball steel poles, file cabinets (no locks) 3- drawer and 4-drawer.
Kenzie McCoy was selected as Coleman Jr./Sr. High School’s Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Good Citizen for the 2020/2021 school year. Kenzie was chosen on the basis of Dependability, Service, Leadership, and Patriotism. She was honored on November 6 th by the John Alden Chapter of the DAR. The ceremony, typically held at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Midland, was conducted via Zoom. Kenzie has been involved in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Yearbook, Quiz Bowl, and is a Coleman Community Schools Board Scholar. She has also participated in Robotics, Band, Drama, and Bowling. Kenzie sets a wonderful example for others in our school. She has a positive attitude on a daily basis and is always willing to help out when needed. Kenzie plans to attend the University of Michigan next year and will major in Biology. Congratulations Kenzie!
Good Afternoon & Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to end the week with a couple of pieces of information for all of you. First of all, THANK YOU to our students who are doing an amazing job signing on to the Live Streams/Google Meets and completing assignments during distance learning. We have been highly impressed with attendance and your energy. Keep it up! Please remember that all teachers will have all grading up to date on Dec. 4th in Skyward for your child. If you have not already, please read through the Grading Guidelines During Distance Learning that was sent in the packet last week. Students must keep in contact with their teachers and lack of participation in their chosen method does not excuse them from completing assignments. It details information about when assignments need to be submitted based on whether they are online or paper copy learners and the amount of credit a child will lose if turned in late. We have also been able to make arrangements starting Monday, 11.30 for those who typically have bus routes and ordered food (through the survey link in the packets). These buses will also deliver paper copies for those already assigned paper copies. Students cannot change to paper copies at this point. The buses will leave the Jr./Sr. High at 12:30 p.m. each Monday during the distance learning and arrive at homes between 12:30-2:00 p.m. Someone should be watching for the bus and this will be a contactless drop-offs where items will be left on a porch or in a driveway. Those without a typical bus route and Online Learning Academy families will continue to pick up both food and school work at the side entrance of the Jr./Sr. High on Mondays from 3-5:00 p.m. Have a fantastic weekend!
The HS choir prepared a Veterans Day tribute last week with a couple of patriotic songs. https://youtu.be/37oyovjOHeg
For Jr./Sr. High Parents, a great deal of information was sent home with your child today in 2 packets regarding distance learning through Jan. 22nd. One was posted here yesterday just below and this is the second one. Please take the time to read through all of it. It is at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1O6qLrZF9V6fchqB3QXUhglwyWJ_xR8kP/view?usp=sharing
An important letter regarding Remote Learning Detail for parents will come home tomorrow with your child(ren). Please take the time to read through it completely. It is also at the following link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MgxsHPMefwH2l4LuO61KbeX5QZyeeQRP/view?usp=sharing
Please read the letter at this link for updates and information. There is also information for parents to complete: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1LLIqbSnX2hQO3CeOZpLEfM5eYHbaeSnU/view?usp=sharing
There will be no school for our K-12 students Monday, Nov. 16th. All students will return to school on Tuesday, Nov. 17th. This is following the Governor's announcement at 6:00 p.m. tonight. Staff will still report tomorrow in order to address the new order, determine plans for our Jr./Sr. High and our Elementary students. The last day in-person for our Jr./Sr. High students for at least 3 weeks will be Tuesday, Nov. 17th and they will move to remote learning on Wed., Nov. 18th. We will make determinations on how we will proceed with K-6 in-person learning tomorrow. Further detail on both will be shared with you as soon as we are able tomorrow. Please listen to your voicemail for more detail.
Good luck to our Comet Volleyball players tonight at Districts in AuGres!
We have a limited number of tickets left for tomorrow's District playoff football game at Beal City for those not already on the player guest list. Codes to purchase PAIRS of tickets at https://gofan.co/search will be available today only until 4:00pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Jr/Sr High office at 465-6177 and ask for Laurie. ***Remember, tickets must be purchased in pairs; codes will not be available after 4:00pm today.***
Post season athletics begin! All tickets must be preordered from gofan.co Football will go to Beal City Friday night. Spectators are limited; guests will get ticket preorder codes soon. Live Stream will be available at https://www.facebook.com/Beal-City-Athletics-107042004434997 Cross Country heads to Shepherd Saturday afternoon. The GoFan code for tickets is MI3606. The meet will be live streamed at http://freetracklive.com/ or just watch the live results at https://live.athletic.net/meets/6583.
The Midland County Health Department will provide immunizations to those students in need of them on Nov. 10th in the afternoon. Online Learning Academy students need to contact the office to be scheduled for an after school appointment time. In-Person students will be called down when it is their turn and elementary students will be escorted to the Jr./Sr. High at their time. Parents/guardians are not required to be present, but a consent form like the one seen here must be signed and given to the school office prior to treatment. All student immunizations or a waiver must be up-to-date no later than Nov. 11th.
Thank you to Liz Dana, who has interviewed and agreed to coach our Junior High Girls' Basketball Team! Liz recently was hired to coach JV Volleyball and offered to fill in with JH Volleyball this year during a leave. We're excited to have her expertise, love of the game and interest in growing leaders with us for another sport.
Homecoming Court pictures 2020 https://www.facebook.com/1663958550/posts/10221879261085044/?sfnsn=mo
Check out the Homecoming Game tonight at 7:00 p.m. via Live Stream at: https://youtu.be/Rb4uvHY9FUA Court will be GO COMETS!
Reminder there is no school tomorrow Oct. 20. P/T conferences are 12-4 and 5-8 and will be virtual by Google Meet or phone. Enjoy your day off students!
Homecoming Court will be announced around 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 22nd. Court members will be able to invite 4 spectators who will be checked in. The rest of us still get the opportunity to see it happen on the Live Stream at: https://youtu.be/lCDkX1osKdU
Comets WIN 14-6!
14-0 Comets 3rd quarter @8:41
Comet Football on a drive and winning currently at 6-0!
Today's Comet Footbal game starts at noon. Watch the Live Stream at: https://youtu.be/bqMDh74GRBs GO COMETS! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #football #75 #75thyear #athletics #CometPride
The Governor has recently signed into law a bill recognizing one of our own, a Comet Alum. House Bill 5334 amends the Michigan Memorial Highway Act to designate the portion of US-10 in Warren Township in Midland County in honor of Corporal Casey P. Zylman. Corporal Zylman grew up in Midland County and was a graduate of Coleman High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July 2005 and was killed in May 25, 2007 when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle while driving in Tallafar, Iraq. He was 22 years old. The highway will be known as the "Cpl. Casey P. Zylman Memorial Highway." The bill was sponsored by Representative Roger Hauck, R-Beal City. We are proud of our Comet Alum, Cpl. Zylman's service to our country and this recognition. #military #honor #Coleman #alum #CometPride
Congratulations to those nominated for this year's Homecoming Court! Seniors: Alec Baker, Joshua Kipp, Aiden Young, Grace Araway, Alayna Houghton, Jessica VanSickle Juniors: Konner Carabeno, Richard Sapp, Etta Haggart, Madisyn Croslin Sophomores: Brayden Servis, Kristopher Haney, Adrianna Johnsen, Breanne Wiggins Freshmen: Marlon Garcia, Vance Sysak, Madison Miller, Nevaeh Chaffee
Shout-out to the 8th Grade Volleyball team! Lots of wins and a tie at last night's game!. GO COMETS! #Coleman #growingforthefuture #athletics #volleyball #CometPride #preferreddistrict
PSAT study books are available in the office for OLA juniors and sophomores. They have been sent email notifications... but my not have informed their parents. In-person juniors and sophomores should already have received books... but also may not have notified their parents. All freshman, juniors and sophomores will take the PSAT next Wednesday.
Time is Running Out- Be Counted - Take the Census Respond to Census 2020 right away and bring money to the community for each person listed on your Census. Do not miss out on the resources and political power our community deserves. The Census provides funding for vital programs our community depends on such as free/reduced school lunches, funding for students with disabilities, Title & At-Risk funding which supports teachers, paraprofessionals, counseling, behavioral specialists, interventionists and materials for Coleman Schools’ students every year. Funding also supports our roads and bridges. Higher Census counts for the community and State determine the strength and numbers behind our political voice in Lansing and Washington DC. Be Counted at 2020census.gov or at 844.330.2020.
The Livestream link for tonight's home football game is at https://youtu.be/iMuVN-gIP9I Enjoy and GO COMETS!
Just a reminder, as shared out in a previous message about athletics, Homecoming, previously scheduled for Oct. 2, is postponed. We are not able to hold an assembly, dance, parade due to Executive Orders. Still looking at other options, but they will not take place next week. Please bear with is as everything is a bigger process this year.
Good luck to all of our students taking the SAT tomorrow. Give great effort and energy to it. You got this!
Reminder for fall athletes: Team pictures tomorrow. Order envelopes should have gone home last week, but will be available in the Jr/Sr High office, too. JH volleyball will start with pictures at 3:00 at the Jr/Sr High so they'll have time to get ready for their (first!) game at 4:30.
JV Football vs. Vestaburg today, Sept. 16th at 6 p.m. Only 2 pre-approved spectators per participant at each game, but you can watch the LiveStream at https://youtu.be/HTuo_17Z-IM
Support our student athletes tonight, Sept. 15th. Check out the home Volleyball game at 5:30 p.m. through our LiveStream at: https://youtu.be/HJJOZZ-ygTk
Live stream for tonight's volleyball game v Sacred Heart! Who'll be watching? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJJOZZ-ygTk&feature=youtu.be
Parents: Please make sure your contact information is updated in our computer system. You can log into your Skyward Parent Connect account or, Jr/Sr High parents, complete the emergency form that should have gone home with students yesterday or can be found here: https://5il.co/j3ie. Double check your address and phone numbers for changes or typos and confirm the contact information for those you would like us to get in touch with if you can't be reached in an emergency. https://sis.cgresd.net/scripts/wsisa.dll/WService=wsColeman/seplog01.w
Picture Day at the Jr/Sr High is Tuesday! Orders can be placed online at https://prepay.geskusphoto.com/orderPrePro.asp or with the order envelope that SHOULD have gone home with the students yesterday. Even those who order online will need the school web code from the envelope, so some of you might need to dig into some backpacks!
JV Volleyball coach, Liz Dana, has agreed to get the Jr High Volleyball practices started until we have a coach! (Thank you, Liz!) Practices will take place at the Family Center daily 3-5, beginning tomorrow. First game is Monday, Sept 21, v Breckenridge.
Good Afternoon, This is Coleman Community Schools' Superintendent, Jen McCormack. Happy Labor Day Weekend! Thank you all for a great start to the school year with in-person and online students participating and signing in on time, connecting with us and following the rules for safety. We've been really impressed and let's keep that up this coming week. The students and staff faired far better than our tents placed at the two buildings for outdoor lessons, but we are working to resolve that issue, too. We really appreciate having you back. I wanted to share with you a couple pieces of great news that you may have already heard a little bit about. This past Wednesday, the USDA announced an extension of federal food and nutrition waivers through December 31, or when funding runs out, whichever comes first. While our Elementary students were already receiving FREE breakfast and lunch through our qualified CEP program, Jr./Sr. High students were only receiving a free breakfast. Due to this extension, ALL K-12 students, both online and in-person will be provided with a FREE breakfast AND lunch during this extension. Online students need to sign up at the link already provided to parents. It will be HIGHLY important that all families fill out the Household Report/Free &Reduced Application. When we do revert back to our regular school lunch program, your students Free and Reduced status based on these forms, will be in effect again. The Title funding the school receives from the applications are very important. Title provides funding for paraprofessionals, classroom books, training, tech devices, tech support,field trips, homeless student support and more on an annual basis. If you have not yet sent in your application/household report, please do so now. We want to ensure that your student is being charged accordingly when we go back to our regular program and that we continue to receive as much Title funding as possible to support our students and their programs. With regard to Athletics, on Friday, Executive Order 2020-176 was released late in the day allowing competition to begin immediately, allowing volleyball to begin indoors and football to begin starting this coming week. All football teams will be placed in the first round of playoffs per MHSAA. With this announcement, strict guidelines for spectators and safety are in place. Only two (2) spectators will be allowed per participant and Coleman Schools will be requiring participants list those people prior to events, both home and away. Social distancing will be expected as well as masks when spectators are in close contact (within 6 ft.) and indoors. Scheduling and other details are in progress as area Athletic Directors meet and will be released as we have them. This is exciting news for our student athletes and the community! We are working to determine if rules will be relaxed and we are able to Livestream the games to you. More to come on that. While football will resume, we are postponing Homecoming at this time due to the fact that all Homecoming activities would not likely be able to happen at this time under the orders. Also, in order to ensure cleanliness and emphasize safety for our district and visiting student athletes, district athletic facilities will still remain closed to outside organizations. Please watch for more detail on the rules we will need to follow in order to continue athletics for our students and thanks in advance for your working with us on this. Finally, for those who are transported on district buses, please keep in mind that student drop-off/pick-up is limited to only custodial/guardian stops that you have established for your child with the Transportation Department and Mr. Cowell. Students are only allowed to ride to custodial/guardian stops and not to friends' homes. This is especially important this year as we are reducing the co-mingling of students on buses during the pandemic and ensuring we can contact trace should there be an issue. Thank you for assisting with this. I hope you are have a relaxing weekend with family and friends. See you on Tuesday!
Tonight's Varsity/JV Volleyball game v Merrill has been rescheduled for September 17.
Jr./Sr. High In-Person "A Day in the Life" for grades 7-12 includes information on what time the school doors open, breakfast and more for our students. Check it out at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1i_9TVRspPZGKPuJ3_3ixS7s87V8UTtRt/view?usp=sharing and be ready for our first day, Monday, August 31st, which is a half day for students. Half days at the Jr./Sr. High end at 11:20 a.m.
Cross Country practice starts today 3-4 in the J/S High teachers parking lot.