Welcome to Coleman Middle School. An AVID National Demonstration School and 2015 KAMSA Exemplary Middle School
Coleman 2016 State Assessment Schedule
2/22/2016 thru 4/1/2016       ESOL Students will be individually assigned to dates and times
2/17 2016                                Grades 6 & 8 MDPT Double blocked schedule hours 1 & 2 & 3 & 4
2/18/2016                               Grade 7 MDPT Double blocked schedule hours 1 & 2
2/23/2016                               Grade 8 ELPA21 AM
2/24/2016                               Grade 6 ELPA21 AM, Grade 7 ELPA21 PM
2/25/2016                               Grade 6 ELPA21 AM, Grade 7 ELPA21 PM
3/1/2016                                 Grades 6 & 8 Math Performance through Math class
3/2/2016                                 Grade 7 Math Performance through Math class
3/29, 3/30, 3/31 and 4/1/2016           Math Assessment All Grades through Math class
4/4, 4/5, 4/6 & 4/7/2016        English Language Arts Assessment All Grades through ELA class
4/21/2016                               Grade 6 & 8 Social Studies Assessment through SS class
4/26 & 4/27/2016                   Grade 8 Science Assessment through Science class
Make up assessments will be given as needed with dates scheduled after each test type.
Good Things

Students Leave Positive Notes --   CLICK HERE to watch the video

WICHITA, Kansas – This week, students at Coleman Middle School decided to test out the well known idea that a little positivity can go a long way.

The group of 14 AVID Ambassadors stayed after school on Monday and hatched a plan to positively impact their school. They decided to put up sticky notes on every locker and on teacher’s classroom doors to spread messages of encouragement.

When asked what was going through her mind when she began writing the notes, 8th grader Tia Kirksey said her mindset was simple, “what can I write to make someone feel really happy about themselves? What can I write to make someone really think, wow–someone really cares about me and thinks that I would enjoy that.”

Tuesday morning when students arrived, they were surprised by the messages left behind. Teachers expressed gratitude because of their thoughtfulness as well.

“I caught one teacher, she was coming back into the building after we’d already done the sticky notes and she looked at me and said I need this right now, thank you,” said Megan MacKay, one of the AVID Ambassador advisers at the school.

Coleman receives state honors
Coleman Named Exemplary Middle School 

Coleman Middle School received honors from the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators this week. Coleman Middle School was named an Exemplary Middle School by KAMSA, one of ten middle schools in Kansas to earn the distinction and will be honored at the KAMSA Spring Conference Luncheon on May 1
It Takes an AVID Village
Our own math teacher, and AVID co-coordinator, Michael Sessions is a guest blogger on the AVID national website. You can click HERE to read it. 
Darral Sessions teaches Math at Coleman Middle School in Wichita, KS. A Wichita native, Darral attended Wichita State University, where he received his degree in Math and History Education. During his educational career at Coleman, Darral has been a tutor and taught Math, Social Studies, and the AVID Elective. As a Co-Coordinator, Darral works with the AVID site team to spread AVID strategies schoolwide. When he’s not teaching sixth graders, Darral enjoys coaching track, spending time with his wife and two sons, and golfing.

Black History Month
Coleman students learn from Dockum sit-in participant

Sixth-grade students at Coleman Middle School wrapped up Black History Month by learning that one of the major events of the civil rights movement happened in Wichita. Former WPS principal Karen Ware shared her experience during the 1958 Dockum Drugstore Sit-In. The sit-in was a studentled effort to end segregation. Ware shared how they sat at the counter and waited to be served and how they continued to do it for weeks until they were finally served. She shared how that was the first civil rights protest at the time. "I was just a skinny 17 year old North High graduate. I didn't know what we were doing was going to have such a huge effect," she said. 

Coleman AVID Featured in the Wichita Eagle

Our Coleman AVID program had the opportunity to represent the district and the national AVID program in Sunday's (3/1/15) newspaper.  If you missed the print article, you can click HERE to read all about it.

Good News
Cougar Champions

Congratulations to our Boys and Gilrs Basketball teams on their successful seasons. Coach Rhodes and Coach Arellano guided our Coleman Cougars to DUAL DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIPS!
Our kids are well coached, well disciplined, hard working student athletes and our coaches' high academic and behavior expectations equaled a championship season for each team.
Special congratulations to Coach Rhodes and the boys, who just completed their THIRD STRAIGHT UNDEFEATED SEASON and Divisional Championship.
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