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Welcome to Coleman Middle School. The "Pride of the East Side" and AVID National Demonstration School.
Upcoming Events
Today
Repeating Event - After School Programs
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
10/27/2014
Repeating Event - After School Programs
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
10/28/2014
Repeating Event - After School Programs
3:20 PM - 5:00 PM
 
The PRIDE of the EAST SIDE
October 20th - 24th
CMS Anti-Bully Themed Spirit Week is Here
Our Anti-Bullying themed SPIRIT WEEK is here and we hope all our students and staff join in the fun as we take a visible stand against bullying here at Coleman.

Monday – Purple Ribbon Spirit Day
  • PURPLE TOPS are OK, but  they must have meet non-standardized dress requirements. (see agenda)
  • Standardized BOTTOMS​ - (khaki, blue, black)
Tuesday – Don’t Close Your Eyes to Bullying (Pajama Day) : Be an UPSTANDER DAY 
  • 1-4 kids will have a Purple “Victim” Sign
  • Pajama Day.
    • No Flip/Flops or House Shoes
    • No Tank Tops
    • No spaghetti straps
    • Must have sleeves
Wednesday – Heroes and Sidekicks: Adopt a  Buddy Day
  • Super Hero themed TOPS
    • Must have sleeves
    • No Hoodies
  • Standardized BOTTOMS​ - (khaki, blue, black)
  • Capes are OK
  • No “masks” covering faces
Thursday – Educate Your Buddy About Bullying
  • College Twin Day
  • College Themed TOPS are OK, but  they must have meet non-standardized dress requirements. (see agenda)
  • Non Standardized Bottoms are OK (see agenda) only WITH College Top
Friday – Have PRIDE; Stand Up to Bullying
  • Black and Orange and White and Purple TOPS OK
    • See Agenda
  • Jeans are OK (see agenda) ​ONLY WITH BINDER CHECK Sticker
    • Only those with a B or better on Binders get the Jeans Day
    • Check with your 7th Hour Teacher
BULLYING, HARASSMENT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT: What Secondary Students and Parents Should Know

Students attended grade level assemblies during recess the week of September 15-19 to review our schoolwide and district expectations regarding BULLYING, HARASSMENT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT​. Here are some of the basic highlights of the information students will be learning.

At Coleman, Bullying is:
  • Purposeful behavior that intends to cause harm or distress.
  • Is repeated over time.
  • Occurs in a relationship where there is an imbalance of power.
Bullying includes cyber bullying which is sending or posting harmful text or images using the internet or other digital media sources. 

At Coleman, Harassment includes:
Verbal or physical behavior that puts another person down  shows hostility toward another person or  group of persons  based on their Race; Color; Religion; Gender; National Origin; Age;Disability; or Sexual Orientation.

At Coleman, Sexual Harassment includes:
Unwanted and unwelcome behavior which interferes with your right to an education or to participate in school activities.
Sexual harassment may result from words or conduct of a sexual nature that offend, stigmatize, demean, frighten, or threaten you because of your sex. Sexual harassment may cause the target to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed or threatened.  Sexual harassment can happen once or many times.  

Have a Problem, Question, or Concern?
Students and parents are encouraged to contact the school administration at 973-6600 or to email them directly here: Mr. Freund  Ms. Brown  Mr. Sweat

We also provide special SPEAK UP lockers in each hallway for students to place anonymous tips or complaints and make use of the districts SPEAK UP anonymous tip line. You can text 'SPEAKUP' plus your tip information to CRIMES (274637) or click the SPEAKUP tab on the left of this website.

 
CPO
The New Spirit Shirts are Here
 
We now have LONG SLEEVED Spirit Shirts.Thanks to the hardwork of the Coleman PTO and the design savvy of parent Nathan Williams

Shirts are $13 for sizes S-XL and $15 for any XXL and larger. See Mrs. Alliband in A HAll Office or contact Asst. Principal, Angie Brown for more info.
Coleman students meet with WSU Basketball star

On Friday, September 26th, our Coleman Cougars learned about the importance of staying in school and getting a good education from a popular messenger. Wichita State University Men’s Basketball Player Fred VanVleet met with students to share how it’s never too early to think about college. He first met with AVID students to talk about the importance of getting a college education and the importance of doing well in school. After speaking with AVID students, he addressed the entire school.He shared that it’s okay to do well in school and said he was a “nerd.” He encouraged them to never give up and that the teachers and staff at school want them to succeed.“It really does matter that you have people in your corner who care about you and want you to do well,” he said. VanVleet also shared with students that what they do now can have an impact on them in the future. He encouraged them to make good choices now. VanVleet says he likes to talk with students and be a role model for them.“I say a lot of the same things that their teachers are saying, but sometimes when they hear it from someone else they soak it up. I know that was the case when I was growing up,” he said.
Coleman students learn healthy habits with their Garden Club

Some students at Coleman Middle School get a different school lunch once a week. Members of the school’s Garden Club are able to eat what they grow. The group has set up a small garden near the school’s entrance where they are growing vegetables and herbs. During their lunch period, the 
students tend to the garden, pull weeds, trim plants and harvest what they grow. After time in the garden, they cook what they picked and eat it for lunch.“The students learn about healthy eating choices and how delicious fresh food can be,” said Judith Wencil, volunteer site contact at Coleman who supervises Garden Club. “They learn that cooking a healthy meal at home doesn’t have to be difficult and they want to try it themselves.”“It’s fun and the food tastes better because you can be creative and you have ownership of it,” said Scottee Schmeidler, eighth-grade student at Coleman. “I can make food the way I want.”
Coleman teacher receives Golden Apple award from KAKE
Amber Barrett, seventh-grade science teacher here at Coleman Middle School, was surprised with the Golden Apple from KAKE-TV, Papa John’s Pizza and Davis-Moore Auto Group on September 11th, 2014.
 
She was nominated for the Golden Apple by a parent, who said she "sees the potential in her students, which makes them strive to do better. She sparks her students’ imagination and encourages them to be successful."
 
Golden Apple recipients are nominated by school staff, parents and community members to showcase their contribution to the classroom. The teacher receives $250, a pizza party for his/her classroom, a Golden Apple trophy and is featured on KAKE-TV during their 6 p.m. Saturday newscast.
 
To nominate a teacher for the Golden Apple, click HERE.
Coleman students work together o
Coleman named KAMSA Kansas Middle School of the Year finalist
Coleman Middle School has been named a Middle School of the Year Finalist by the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators. Coleman was one of five middle schools in Kansas to be named finalists. The award is based on Coleman’s efforts to continually improve student achievement and how the school uses innovative ways to reach students.
 
Coleman will be honored at the KAMSA Spring Conference Luncheon on May 9, 2014.
Coleman Teachers Recognized as 2014 Distinguished Classroom Teachers
The Wichita Public Schools recognized two Coleman teachers as 2014 Distinguished Classroom Teacher Award recipients in their respective categories during the March 10 Board of Education meeting.

Katie Richardson, 6th grade language arts teacher at Coleman Middle School – New Teacher, Secondary category 

Kathleen C. Bastin, science teacher at Coleman Middle School – Middle School Teacher category 

Click here to watch videos of the recipients in their classrooms.  
 
During the meeting, it was announced that Bethany Lewallen and Katie Richardson will represent the district for the Kansas Horizon Award competition, which recognizes outstanding first-year teachers.
 
The recipients were surprised with the award at their schools on February 27 by BOE members, district leadership and members of the selection committee. 

 The Distinguished Classroom Teacher Awards program honors outstanding teachers who affect the quality of education in the Wichita Public Schools. Peers, building administrators or parents have nominated each of the recipients. A committee consisting of principals, assistant principals, teachers, support staff, the assistant superintendents of elementary and secondary schools and a member of United Teachers of Wichita selects the final recipients.

To view past winners, including Coleman teachers Marie Hampton, 2012, and Frances Oare, 2013, click here.
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Principal Freund recognized as WBJ’s 40 Under 40
Four WPS employees were recognized as rising stars in the community as part of The Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Jeff Freund, Coleman Middle School principal, Justin Kasel, Hamilton Middle School principal, Sara Richardson, East High School assistant principal, and Ron Stubbs, Marshall Middle School principal, were honored individually during the 40 Under 40 Banquet on July 31.
 
Each were asked questions about mentors, life lessons and hobbies.
           
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