Coloma Junior High

Comet Communication - Week of Dec. 10th

Bus Passes

We understand that there may be occasions that your child may need to ride the bus to a different bus stop. We ask that you and your child meet the following guidelines when that is needed:

  • Notify the office upon arrival that day
  • Parent permission provided. Due to safety concerns we do require that we have permission from both the parent sending the child to another house and the adult receiving the child on that day.
  • Please understand that in the event that a bus is full a bus pass may be denied based on occupancy.

Please check with the main office if you have any further questions.

A message from our Superintendent

This message is in regards to dropping off and picking up students in the Junior High/High School west parking lot.

This past week, we had a student that was hit by a car in the west lot after school. In addition, I have observed many unsafe practices in the morning during drop off times as parents enter the lot and cut across parking spaces to get to the row closest to the high school instead of following the circle drive that goes to the Junior High. We are very fortunate that the student who was struck by a vehicle was not injured as a result of the incident and have an opportunity to adjust our practices to ensure the safety of all our students!!

In order to provide a safe drop off and pick up for our students, I ask that you follow the traffic flow that enters the lot and makes a loop down by the junior high school or follow the lanes that run north and south instead of cutting across parking spaces to move near the high school. In addition, I ask that you give yourself plenty of time to enter and drop your student off (or pick up) so you do not feel rushed and thus do something unsafe in haste. I also ask that you slow down while driving in the lots during the winter months as stopping distances are increased with the slick conditions.

Our number one priority is to ensure students arrive and depart school safely and I appreciate your cooperation in helping to make this a reality! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Dave Ehlers, Superintendent

Week at a Glance


Regular Schedule


ICE Schedule


Delayed Start


ICE Schedule

JH Boys Basketball Home vs. Watervliet

Choir Concert 7pm


Regular Schedule

Don't miss out on Candy Grams this week!!!

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Congratulations to our Junior High Solo & Ensemble Participants!

They participated in the S&E Festival that was held December 1st at Edwardsburg High School. Mrs. Thomas & Mr. Keech are very proud of their accomplishments, and we are very thankful to Lane Alsup for accompanying many of the soloists. Many of our students earned the top rating (1st division & a blue ribbon with medal), which means they earned A’s in a majority of the areas of tone, intonation, rhythm, technique, and interpretation. A 2nd division rating is a majority of B’s in those areas. All students learned valuable skills throughout the process, from preparing (practicing) for weeks ahead of time to confidence gained in both preparation & the performance. We are very proud of their efforts!

Participants included (front row, left-right): Evan Kirby, Wyatt Sinnett, Andrew DeRosa, Boden Genovese, Hannah Grenon, Camryn Brown, AshLynn DeLaTorre, and Liliana Contreras; (2nd row, left-right): Fletcher Todd, Brodie McQuillan, Emily Abraham, Amber Cheek, Hannah Wagner, Alyse Grenon, Miryssa Nelson, Jamie Dotson, & Clara Kimmerly; (back row, left-right): Addyson Milnickel, Jazmine Rios, Noah Batey, Jason Zeilke, and Rosa Mock. Missing from photo: McKinleigh Kraemer, Shelby Imler, & Trevor Massey.

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Did you know?

Did you know that CJH was awarded a Title II A grant for the 2018-19 School year. Our building's leadership team is actively working with our coaches and attending training. There is more information available here:

Christmas for Pets

Several students are working on their Genius Hour project in 8th grade to benefit Homeless Animals. They are collecting Dry Cat and Dog Food for the Berrien County Animal Shelter. You can bring your donations into the main office from now until Dec. 17th.

Sock Drive

The Leo Club is hosting a sock drive. You can donate new socks in the main office to benefit the homeless.

Comet Pride Signs Available for Sale

Stop by the main office and pick up your own Comet Pride Sign for just $5. Show your Comet Pride!!
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Upcoming Dates

12/17 - Study Hall Closed

12/17 - Winter Band Concert (Grades 6-8) 7:30pm

12/21 - Half Day

12/24 - 1/4 - Winter Break

1/7 - Classes Resume

1/16 - Delayed Start