Welcome to Coleman Middle School. An AVID National Demonstration School and 2015 KAMSA Exemplary Middle School
Going Green
Coleman Dedicates Community Garden

Students and staff at Coleman Middle School started a community garden with plant beds and a garden shed. With help from area donors, they hope to expand with a greenhouse, which will be built by students in the after-school program, and a compost center where they can make their own compost.
This program teaches students gardening skills, agricultural knowledge and it teaches them business entrepreneurship skills. The Guys Code Business Club (GCBC) at Coleman wrote the initial grant application.
Students will be involved with the program throughout the summer where they will learn about gardening basics, which plants grow best in Kansas, sustainable agriculture and healthy food. The students will also sell the produce.
The community garden is part of Coleman Middle School’s new focus on health, wellness and sustainability.
Coleman Community Garden Needs You!
Do you want to have a fun filled summer and learn about gardening?
Do you love vegetables or want to know more about them?
Does getting down in the dirt and making something of your hands motivate you?
Are you an 8th grader looking to join Southeast’s Agriculture program?

Then we have some news for you! The Coleman Garden is starting our first Summer Garden Program and we are looking for a maximum of 40 excited 6th thru 8th grade students to come help us with the garden and to learn more about gardening and healthy eating.

The program will run 8am-12pm, Monday-Thursday, from June 6 – June 30. We will be planting seeds, tending established plants, weeding, watering, and overall upkeep of the garden. In addition, we will take time to learn about heathy eating practices, safe garden tips, and other information about farming and agriculture. (Especially how it relates to Kansas)

 The program will be run by Mr. Hall and Mrs. Stuart. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to call us. 

Jared Hall 7th Grade Science, 316-973-6652, jhall7@usd259.net
Carol Stuart 8th Grade Science, 316-973-6665, cstuart@usd259.net
Eric Filippi Assistant Principal, 316-973-6614, efilippi@usd259.net
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.

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