January 2015 - John A. Coleman Catholic High School

John A Coleman Catholic High School
Respect - Responsibility - Religion
January 2015
Mon. Jan. 5th
Thurs. Jan. 8th
Fri. Jan 9th, 7-9pm
Wed. Jan 14th, 6:30pm
Sat. Jan 17th
Mon. Jan. 19th
Tues. Jan 20th, 5:30pm
Sun. Jan. 25th, 1 – 4pm
Mon. Jan 26th-Fri. Jan.30th
Mon. Jan. 26th, 5:45pm
Fri. Jan. 30th
Mon. Feb. 2nd
Week of Feb.9th
Wed. Feb. 11th, 6:30pm
School Reopens
SUNY Ulster trip for Sophomores
Catholic Youth Night
Sophomore Guidance Parent Meeting
Pasta Dinner
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – NO SCHOOL
Golf Tournament Meeting
Open House
School Mid-Terms & Regents Exams (See impt. Info. below)
Board of Trustees Meeting
NO SCHOOL, Teacher Faculty Meeting
2nd semester begins/Report Cards available this week
Drivers Education begins – applications in office, due 2/2
Junior Guidance Parent Meeting
Mid Term and Regents Schedule: There will only be morning transportation
to Coleman. Parents must arrange a ride home for their children after exams. If
necessary, you may call your district’s transportation office to see if they will
transport in the afternoon. Regents exams will be given to those students that
need to make these up. Students who will be taking regents exams will be
notified by their Guidance Counselor. The schedule is attached.
If there is a two hour delay, mid terms will begin two hours late. If there is
a Snow Day, the make-up day will be Friday. Information will be on our
website and on the school’s answering machine.
Mid-Term Exam Schedule January 2015
8:30 – 10
must stay
until 9:45
must stay
until 11:30
Monday Jan 26
Tuesday Jan 27
Wednesday Jan 28
Thursday Jan 29
Fri Jan
Living Environment
Global I
Spanish I
Religion 9
Earth Science
Global II
Spanish II
Religion 10
US History
AP Government
Latin II
Religion 11
English 9
Algebra 2/Trig
Algebra 1
English 10
English 11
College Alg/Trig
US History
Regents Exam
Algebra 2
Regents Exam
Religion 12
AP Calculus
NYS Regents
8:30 –
Living Environment
Regents Exam
Global History
Regents Exam
must stay
until 10:30
NYS Regents
12:00 –
must stay
until 2:00
Geometry Regents
English Regents
Algebra Regents
Earth Science
Chemistry Regents
* Students for the 8:30 exams should be in their assigned classrooms by 8:15 for attendance.
Students arriving before 8:15 should wait in the cafeteria. All students arriving for later exams
must wait in the cafeteria until called to go to the assigned classroom for the test.
* If a student must take a Regents exam and has a conflict with a school exam, he/she will take
the regularly scheduled school exam when they finish the Regents exam.
* Morning bus schedules are the same. Please check with your district for the bus schedule for
midday/afternoon pickup.
* Lunch will not be available during exam week. Those staying for an afternoon Regents exam
should bring their lunch.
We are planning our annual Golf Tournament for July 20, 2015 at
Twaalskill Golf Club. We are looking to add committee members to help
with the tournament. We are having a meeting on Tuesday January 20th
at 5:30pm in the Conference Room at Coleman. Any questions, or if you
are unable to come to the meeting but want to help, please call the
school office, 338-2750. We hope you can join the committee!
Our first Open House for prospective students will be on Sunday January 25th
from 1:00-4:00pm. Attendees will meet the principal, faculty and guidance
counselors, take a tour of the school and participate in a question and answer
session with students and parents. Please join us and tell your friends.
The Columbus Citizens Foundation offers four-year scholarships to students
entering their freshman year of high school or college. Criteria is: Italian
Ancestry, Financial Need, Academic Excellence, and Service to School and
Community. Visit their website for more information and to download an
application (available now) www.ColumbusCitizensFD.org. Application
deadline is Jan. 31, 2015.
We will be offering Drivers Education after school here at Coleman for the
Spring semester. The program begins during the week of February 9 th. The
program consists of a lecture class one day a week after school and there will
also be a driving day once a week. The cost is $545.00 and checks are made
payable to John A. Coleman. You must have your learners permit by February
6th to participate. Applications are available in the school office. After your
application and payment is turned in you will be contacted by mail by the Drivers Ed
Company. The deadline for applications to the Coleman office is February 2, 2015.
Thank you to all of the Coleman families that participated in the 4-H Club’s
tag tree gift drive. The people who received the donations were deeply
touched by the generosity of the Coleman Community. Your generosity made
these two families able to enjoy a Merry Christmas! Coleman is very proud of
our students who organized this drive!!
Congratulations to Andrew Davis for winning first place in
the Ulster County Directory Photo Contest!
Seen in photo is Andrew and John Parete, the Chairman of
the Ulster County Legislature along with his winning
photo. His photo will be featured on the cover of the
directory as well as a photo credit in the directory.
Great job Andrew!"
PSAT Results- Juniors, Sophomores, Freshmen
Juniors, sophomores and freshmen received their PSAT results and test booklet. These
results were explained to the students and they were asked to bring them home. Please ask
them for their scores, test booklet & test explanation papers. College Board offers My
College QuickStart™, a personalized college and career planning kit powered by the
PSAT/NMSQT test. All students will have the opportunity to learn this feature now that they
have their scores. To sign in, you'll need the access code printed on the PSAT/NMSQT paper
score report. If you do not already have a College Board account, you'll be prompted to
create one. It typically takes less than two minutes to create your FREE account. To sign up,
click on the link My College QuickStart™ . If you have any questions about your
son/daughter’s results, please do not hesitate to call the guidance counselor.
The information and answers your child provided when they took the test are
incorporated into this useful tool, and it presents their data back to them in six main parts:
 My Online Score Report- an enhanced score report that allows students to review each
test question, the student’s answer, and the correct answer with answer explanations.
 My SAT Study Plan- a customized SAT study plan based on student PSAT/NMSQT test
performance, highlighting skills for review and practice.
 My Personality- a detailed personality test that helps students better understand
their own strengths and interests.
 My College Matches- A starter list of colleges based on the student’s state and
indicated choice of major.
 My Major and Career Matches- Major and career matches those that are compatible
with the student’s general interests and personality type.
 My AP Potential- a report that shows students which AP® courses they may be ready
for and which match the college majors that interest them.
Access is available using the access code printed on the student’s paper score report,
and the tool can be utilized throughout high school. Using My College QuickStart together
with your child is a great way to introduce and guide your child through important aspects
of the college-going process. Visit www.collegeboard.org/quickstart.
Attention Parents of Sophomores:
Please join the guidance staff for a Guidance Meeting on Wed. Jan. 14, 2015 @ 6:30pm.
Some of the items that will be covered are:
1. PSAT follow-up & questions
2. PSAT follow-up & questions
3. Re-designed PSAT & SAT for next year
4. Early College Planning & Career Planning
6. Course Selections for 2015-2016
Attention Parents of Juniors:
We will be hosting a very important informational meeting on February 11th at 6:30pm in
the Lecture Center. All Parents and Junior students are strongly encouraged to attend. We
will be giving out information on the college process timeline along with important forms
that are necessary to complete. In addition, we will be having the Assistant Director of
Admissions from Marist College coming to present. He will give a presentation on the
college process from an admissions standpoint. This is an opportunity you do not want to
Coleman Parent Association News: January 2015
There are still
Coleman Golf Umbrellas available
In the office!
$25 each!
Perfect for those rainy outdoor Spring Sports!
GOLF COMMITTEE is still looking for new members to help
with the event on July 20, 2015. If you are interested in
Please contact Bryan Smith at [email protected]
PASTA DINNER: January 17, 2015
See flyer and reservation form on following
page for details! Also – if you would like to
help with this event, contact Bev Hricisak at
(845) 430-7731.
Baked goods are needed
for the Coleman Cabaret
Pasta Dinner.
drop off home baked
desserts in the office on
Friday, January 16th.
OPEN HOUSE: Scheduled for January 25th.
Please spread the word to family and friends!
Thank you for your
continued support!
2014 – 2015 Parent Association Officers
Robyn Prosser
389 - 3896 [email protected]
First Vice-President:
Jocelyn Cariello 417 - 8832 [email protected]
Second Vice-President: Bev Hricisak
430 - 7731 [email protected]
389 - 5211 [email protected]
Alison Belfance
Parent Class Representatives
Class of 2015: Annie Pombo, Mary Vazquez, Myrna Capaldi, Sarah Page
Class of 2016: Carol Matthews-Kinnin, Christine LaValle, Dawn Jankowski,
Mary Beth Koch, Patty Deegan
Class of 2017: Deb Crump, Deb Ressa, Wendy Sinagra, Michele Herrling, Christine Hein,
Class of 2018: John Mocarski, Antonia Camisa-Remsen, Crystal Caolan, Melissa Riley,
Renate Soyer