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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Congratulations go out to our Coleman staff who were recognized as the recent BOE meeting for their hardwork and continued success here at Coleman.
- Assistant Principal, Angie Brown, was recognized for her KAMSA Exemplary Asst. Principal of the Year Award
- The AVID Site Team accepted the BOE's recognition of Coleman as an AVID National Demonstration School on behalf of the entire staff.
- Katie Richardson was recognized for her recent Ks. Horizon Award as one of the top new teachers in the state of Kansas.
Coleman Middle School is proud to announce that our own 6th grade Language Arts teacher, Katie Richardson, was just announced as a 2015 Kansas Horizon Award winner.
The Asst. Superintendents of Elementary and Secondary schools, along with the Executive Director of Elementary Schools and Katie's own mother and grandmother were on hand to surprise her this afternoon. The award was announced via a conference call from the interim Commissioner of Education in the main office for all those who had gathered to hear.
The Kansas Horizon Award program identifies and recognizes representatives of excellent teaching in the elementary and secondary classrooms of the state. The mission of the program is to recognize exemplary first-year teachers who perform in a way that distinguishes them as outstanding.
Only 32 teachers are selected across the state for this recognition and it's an exciting recognition for all our staff when one of us receives such an award.
Congratulations Ms. Richardson.
Our newest assistant principal, Angie Brown, was named Exemplary Middle School Assistant Principal of the Year from the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators for 2014-15.
“This is a great honor,” said Brown. “I didn’t expect to be nominated. I’m fortunate to work with a great staff and amazing students.”
She will be recognized in May at KAMSA’s state conference in Topeka.
Coleman has again been named an AVID National Demonstration School. By earning the National Demonstration School recognition, schools from across the country who are interested in an AVID program can visit Coleman to learn how to successfully implement the program.
AVID recognized Coleman as one of the top programs in the country and said the school is a great example to the adherence to the AVID philosophy. AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) is a college prep program designed for students who have the potential, but who traditionally may not see college as a possibility. Each student involved in AVID takes an AVID elective in addition to Advanced Placement and Honors-level courses. The students also receive support from college tutors and are encouraged to become leaders in the school and community.
To learn more about our Coleman AVID program, click here.
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