Coloma Junior High

Week of April 4th, 2022

Spring is in full swing!

The JH has jumped into Spring! We have begun our last marking period, spring sports have begun and we are enjoying the ups and downs of Michigan Spring weather. This week we also enjoyed a Baseball and Softball themed lunch courtesy of Chartwells and our awesome kitchen staff.

Spring brings State Testing, Track Meets, and Baseball and Softball evenings. We know that the spring can get very busy, but it is important that our students continue to stay on top of their school work and get the rest that they need.

If your child is struggling in their classes, don't forget that we offer study hall every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. A certified teacher is there to offer assistance in any class. Be sure to take advantage of this opportunity.

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Spring Testing

Dates for Spring Testing of all Grade Levels has been set. Our testing will begin with our 8th graders completing the PSAT on April 13th. All grades will then complete their required portion of the M-STEP on April 19th and 21st.

Core Classes will provide students with the opportunity to see the sample test items so that they are familiar with the layout of the test and the online tools available to them.

It is important that your child is able to have a good night's rest prior to testing. We will make sure that all students have an opportunity for breakfast prior to testing.

8th Grade

4/13 - PSAT (Estimated time 2.5 hours)

4/19 - M-Step Science (Estimated time 1.5 hours)

4/21 - M-Step Social Studies (Estimated time 1.0 hour)

7th Grade

4/19 - M-Step ELA (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

4/21 - M-Step Math (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

6th Grade

4/19 - M-Step ELA (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

4/21 - M-Step Math (Estimated time 2.0 hours)

RTI will also be adjusted during the week of 4/11 due to HS State Testing

4/11 - 5th hour RTI

4/12 - 1st hour RTI

4/13 - 2nd hour RTI

4/14 - 5th hour RTI (resume regular schedule)

4/15 - No School

In the event that your child is absent on one of the testing dates, they will be pulled for make-up testing.

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The Week Ahead


RTI 1st Hour


RTI 2nd Hour


Delayed Start


RTI 3rd Hour


RTI 4th Hour

After School Study Hall

If your child needs additional help, access to reliable internet, or even just a place to stay after school; we offer After School Study Hall on the following schedule.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:05 - 4:05.

Study Hall is held in a classroom in the Junior High. Adults are available to provide assistance and check grades.

This is a great option for students that find themselves getting behind in work. No need to sign up, drop in and get some help.

After School Clubs with Mr. Renfro

Tuesday Art Club: Watercolors - Our focus will be on learning to use watercolors for backgrounds and landscapes. All of the materials needed will be provided.

Wednesday Pilot's R.C club - We will be learning how to program the DJI Tello Drones with Scratch. Only students interested in pre-programmed flight patterns are to attend. There will be no open drone flying.

Thursday Game Day Club - The Adventure begins as we go deep into the depths of the earth. Gamers are welcome to bring board games, and non-electronic games to play.

End of Day Transportation Changes

In the event of an unexpected change to your child's after school transportation - please call prior to 2:30pm. The end of the day can be very busy in the main office and at times it can be difficult for us to get messages to students.

Upcoming Dates

4/13 - PSAT 8th Grade

4/15 - No School

4/19 - M-Step Grades 6-8

4/20 - Delayed Start

4/21 - M-Step Grades 6-8

5/11 - Delayed Start

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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