Coloma Junior High

Week of September 20th, 2021

NWEA Testing - This Week

We evaluate students 3 times a year with an online assessment called the NWEA. The test is designed to measure your child's progress throughout the year and help us to identify strengths and areas for growth.

All students will begin testing on Monday for Math in their Math classes. Students have as much time as needed to complete the assessment and may work through it over a few class periods next week. We will begin the ELA assessment on Wednesday in the ELA classes. Most students take approximately 60 minutes to complete the assessment. This is a low stakes test, in that we just want to see where your child is at so that our instruction can be targeted.

You can help your student by insuring that they get a good night's rest before coming to school and bring a charged Chromebook.

After School Study Hall - Starts Sept. 28th

Starting September 28th, the JH will be offering After School Study Hall. After School Study Hall is designed to provide a quiet place for students to:

  • Work on homework
  • Get organized
  • Receive Extra Help
  • Have reliable wifi to complete assignments

Study Hall is open from 3:10 - 4:10 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays each week. Students must have their own transportation at 4:10

Go Green Incentive

All students that had zero missing assignments as of this week were rewarded with Popsicles on Friday. Students were called down by grade level to enjoy a cool treat on a hot Friday afternoon. Be sure to keep up on assignments so that you can earn our next incentive on 10/1. Go Green! Go Comets!

Checking your Child's Grades

We celebrated our first Go Green Incentive this week for students with zero missing assignments. Students enjoyed popsicles at the end of the day. Help your child earn the next reward on October 1st.

Be sure to check their grades regularly to help keep your child organized and on top of their grades.

This Week in Second Step Lessons

Every week when we conduct a new lesson, we will let families know what is covered so that you can continue to support the initiative from home.

Topics this Week

6th Graders will learn about trying new strategies when they are having difficulty with something.

7th Graders will talk about learning from their mistakes and how they can learn and grow from them.

8th Graders will discuss using their personal strengths to develop a new skill or ability

Continuing the Conversation at Home

6th Grade families - You can continue the conversation by discussing a time that you had to learn something challenging and how you tried new ways.

7th Grade families - You can discuss mistakes that you made in the past and how you have learned.

8th grade families can discuss your skills and abilities and how you developed it over time and things that have helped along the way.

The Week Ahead


RTI - 6th Hour

NWEA - Math begins

Girls Volleyball Home 5pm


RTI - 1st Hour


RTI - 2nd Hour

NWEA - ELA begins


RTI - 3rd Hour


RTI - 4th Hour

Check to make sure your child is up to date on their immunizations!

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Upcoming Dates

9/27 - Progress Reports Posted

9/29 - Delayed Start

10/1 - Homecoming

10/8 - Half Day All Students

10/13 - Delayed Start

10/22 - End of Marking Period 1

10/27 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm - 7pm

10/28 - Parent Teacher Conferences 4pm - 7pm

10/29 - Half Day All Students

CCS District Calendar 2021-22

View the 2021-22 School Year Calendar by clicking here.

Safe Return to School - CCS Webpage

Information regarding Coloma Community Schools Safe Return to School Plans are available here.

Junior High Student Handbook

Updated Student Handbook 2021-22

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