We will begin using Hall Pass Visitor Management in our school beginning Thursday, August 21. Click here for more information on Hall Pass and how it will impact our school's visitors.
Welcome to Coleman Middle School. The "Pride of the East Side" and AVID National Demonstration School.
6th Grade Parents - SHADOW HOUR is Friday

Our sixth grade parent and guardians are invited to join their student during lunch and recess and then follow them to their 7th hour and attend a class this Friday, September 26th, 2014. 
Please contact 973-6600 or email
Michele Peres for more information and to RSVP.  

Guests will be asked to use our new HALL PASS system when they arrive. Click on the HALL PASS link for more information.
Fall Dance is Friday - September 26th

Our Fall Dance is this Friday from 6:30 - 8:00. Tickets are $5.00 for Pizza, Drink, and Dance or $2.00 for admission to Dance Only.  For more info or to volunteer contact us at 973-6600 or email abrown@usd259.net.
BULLYING, HARASSMENT, AND SEXUAL HARASSMENT: What Secondary Students and Parents Should Know

Students will be attending grade 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.

Cross Country is Running Along
Congratulations to the Coleman's Cross Country Team for their fine performance at the Robinson Invitational early last week.  All runners ran strong and had excellent times.  8th grade girls, Dina Tuong placed 14th and Kamy Nguyen placed 10th.  8th grade boys, Isaiah Brown placed 18th and Matthew Ritter came in 11th. 

On Saturday, Sept. 13th, the Coleman Cross Country Team traveled to Trinity High School to participate in the Wild Wind Race.  Our runners experienced quite a different course this time by running in a tunnel pass, crossing a creek , and finishing in the track stadium full of yelling spectators.  The course was cumulatively challenging.  All runners decreased their race times. 

Look for our Coleman Team Tent at our next meets:
  • Thursday, Sept. 18 at the Cessna Activity Center - 12345 E 21st St. North
  • Monday, Sept. 22 at High Park - 2801 E. James St., Derby, Ks​
  • Tuesday, Sept. 23 at CCessna Activity Center - 12345 E 21st St. North
  • Thursday, Oct. 2 All City Meet at Cessna Activity Center - 12345 E 21st St. North

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.
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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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