Coloma Junior High
Week of November 21st
Thank you for the donations for the Food Drive over the past week. We have been able to build 2 large baskets to provide to families from the Junior High.
It is the week of Thanksgiving and that means that we have a short week! There will be No School Wednesday, November 23rd through Monday, November 28th. School will resume on Tuesday, November 29th. Have a happy and safe holiday.
Toy Drive for Mosaic Wonderland Toy Store
This holiday season we would like to promote kindness and compassion within our community by sponsoring the Mosaic Wonderland Toy Store.
The Mosaic Wonderland Toy Store provides parents in financial crisis a way to shop for their children for Christmas.
We will be collecting NEW unwrapped toys, gift cards, and/or cash donations to sponsor the store starting Monday, November 21 through Friday, December 9th, 2022.
Donations can be brought to the front office for collection. Please see the detailed shopping guide below for more information.
Students will have the opportunity to earn a trip to Celebration Cinema in December. Students that meet expectations by not having discipline referrals and are passing all classes will be able to qualify to attend. Details will be coming soon!
Did you Know!?!
Did you know that we provide options during lunches for all students? Now that the weather has turned colder, the Junior High does not go outside until the weather breaks. We are now offering a Quiet Lunch in Room 15. In quiet lunch we play a movie for students to enjoy with their friends with low lights. Students are welcome to eat their lunch while enjoying a quieter and calmer environment.
The JH also now has a game cart available for students to check out games to play with their friends during lunch. If you have games at home that are just taking up shelf space, we would love to add to the cart! Bring your game donations to the front office, our kids love the variety of games.
2024 Trip to Ecuador
Your student is invited to join us on an upcoming educational travel experience to Ecuador in Summer 2024!
When students travel, they expand their knowledge of the world around them, discover more about themselves, and grow more confident. These skills are critical for creating the global citizens of tomorrow, and I would love to have your student join me on this adventure.
Reach out to Mr. Cantrell directly for more information at email@example.com
Please click here to register for the meeting ASAP to save your seat: https://rsvp.eftours.com/tj6uy78.
There are limited spots on this trip, so we would love to have you attend this meeting to learn more about this exciting opportunity!
Reminders - Messages for Students
Please provide any end of the day transportation changes by 2:30 so that we can ensure that your child receives the message prior to dismissal.
Thanks for your help!
Affordable Connectivity Program
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recognized that many households in more rural areas either have no access to high-speed internet or don't have the means to afford high-speed internet. The special Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC-run program to help low-income families pay for internet service and connected devices like a laptop, tablet, or internet hotspot.
There are a number of ways to qualify for the program. If eligible you could receive up to $30/month discount on internet service, a $75/month discount for qualifying Tribal members, a one-time discount of $100 for a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer, or a low-cost internet service plan fully covered.
Visit the link above to follow the 3-step process to see if you qualify, apply for benefits, and find a participating company in our area.
After School Study Hall
Students must have their own transportation home at 4:05. No sign up or fees required. Students can come as often as they need. Students are provided with a quiet space with reliable internet to work on homework with a certified teacher to assist.
Creating a Positive School Climate
In our RTI classes students focus on learning skills that will allow them to manage the middle school grades. Last week our classes completed Unit 1 on Mindset and Goals and they are now moving on to Unit 2 that will discuss being able to recognize bullying and harassment.
This week our students will be able to describe the three most common types of bullying (physical, relational, and verbal).
This week our students will be able to define harassment and distinguish between bullying and harassment.
Our 8th grade students will be able to recognize that most people believe bullying is harmful behavior, despite its prevalence.