Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 2/13/2020

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Coleman Middle School will become a student-focused community which promotes life-long learning and real-world problem solving through the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math in a global learning community.

The mission of Coleman Middle School is to provide students with rigorous and innovative learning opportunities using Project / Problem Based Learning (PBL) which promote collaboration, critical thinking, community, and creativity.

Principal's Weekly Video Message

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Students received their 4.5-week progress report today. We have only 13.5 weeks until grades are FINAL in May. Please take a moment this weekend to review all of this information with your child.

Please note - we are NOT using report card envelopes this year. Please keep all documents at home and remember they are always accessible through the parent portal.

We appreciate your support!

EARLY RELEASE NEXT WEEK - Feb 19 and Feb 20!

Wednesday and Thursday are early release days to allow teachers to meet with parents. Car riders and walkers will be dismissed at 1:15 pm. Buses will be dismissed by 1:45 pm.

THERE WILL BE NO HELP SESSIONS ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21st. Students will not be admitted in the building until 8:50 am.

Connection Suggestions for Rising 7th and 8th graders

All Coleman Middle School students will be allowed to suggest the connection classes they would like to take for the 2020- 2021 school year. All students are required to take at least one arts class during the school year.

Every effort will be made to place students in ONE of their top choices.

**Please note – a sufficient number of interested students are required for some

classes to be offered. Therefore, some classes may not be offered if enough students do not express an interest. All classes are first come first serve.

We hope to honor all suggestions. If we cannot students will be assigned to connection classes, and these classes will not be changed.

Connection suggestions open Wednesday, February 19 at 5:00pm and close Wednesday, February 26 at 5:00pm.

Please use the following link to make your suggestions.

Rising 7th grade:

Rising 8th grade:

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Georgia School Climate Parent Survey

Please complete this short, but very important survey. The results for this survey are included in Coleman's annual accountability report released by the state.

3rd Quarter PBL Showcases!

Coleman Middle School will be hosting our third quarter PBL (Project Based Learning) showcases during the months of February and March. Coleman students and teachers have been busy conducting their PBL launches in the last few weeks. Our students would appreciate your input and feedback on their final prototypes and projects on the dates and times listed below. Feel free to invite any of your colleagues to attend our events. I have included the grade level driving question along with the dates and times. Please follow the link below for the Google form to sign-up for the showcase prior to attending (this makes check-in move quickly).

8th grade Driving Question:
How do we use forensics to solve a crime?
Showcase: Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Coleman Middle School 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096: Cafeteria, Media Center, 8th grade hallway and classrooms

7th grade Driving Question:
How can we promote biodiversity in urban areas?
Showcase: Friday, March, 6 2020 - 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
Location: Coleman Middle School 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096: Cafeteria, Media Center, 7th grade hallway and classrooms

6th grade Driving Question:
How can we contribute to making clean water a reality?
Showcase: Friday, March 6, 2020 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Coleman Middle School 3057 Main Street, Duluth, GA 30096: Cafeteria, Media Center, Gym, 6th grade hallway and classrooms

Sign-up Link:

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Yearbooks are now ON SALE! Only $25! Get yours now before the price increases!

School code: 14092220

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2nd Annual Duluth Cluster STEAM/STEM Expo - March 20

The second annual Duluth Cluster STEAM/STEM Expo will be held on Friday, March 20, 2020. This event will showcase student projects in STEAM and/or STEM from each of the seven Duluth cluster schools. The Expo will be held at Duluth High School from 5:30- 7 PM. Students are expected to be with their submission during the Expo.

Please have students submit science fair projects, PBL (project based learning) presentations, prototypes, inventions, art work, theatrical and musical performances, etc. from this school year - anything that is STEAM or STEM related that they would like to exhibit to the Duluth community.

Please use the following link for students to register their product prior to March 6, 2020:

Johns Creek Arts Center registration for spring and spring break classes for adults and students

The Music, Art, and Technology Fair hosted by Georgia Tech

The art, music, and technology fair is a unique opportunity to experience groundbreaking art and technology projects in a hands-on, interactive, science fair format. Meet practitioners from Atlanta, Georgia Tech, and around the world. See their projects close up, and talk to them about their work. Students of all ages will enjoy learning about the intersection of music, art, and technology in this hands-on experience.

Stay after the fair for the Guthman Competition Concert, which begins promptly at 7 p.m. in the nearby Ferst Center for the Arts!

Join Us For the Fair

Saturday, March 7, 2020

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Caddell Building

Summer P.E.A.K.S.

P.E.A.K.S. (Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEAM) are hands-on, interactive learning experiences. Summer P.E.A.K.S. give participants the chance to enhance learning during the summer in experiential activities on campus at Georgia Tech. P.E.A.K.S. cover many different Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) concepts. Our programs are one to two week-long day camps for students in rising 4th-12th grade from 9AM-3PM on the Atlanta GT Campus.

Join us in the summer of 2020 for quality, hands on learning.

2019 Sessions included:
Elementary: Artbotics, Makercamp
Middle School: Biology, GT Girls, App & Game development and Micro:bits
High School: App&Game Development, Engineering, DNA Detective and more

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Thank you to our 2019-2020 Business Partners!

Mathnasium Berkeley Lake

Kevin Thi
4895 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, #104

Norcross, GA 30092


Academic Center for Excellence

Rabia Shahbaz

3195 Buford Hwy Duluth GA 30097

Phone: 678-878-4999


Jimmy John's Subs

3631 Peachtree Industrial BLVD, Duluth GA

Catering: April Woodard

The Local Pantry


2715 Buford Highway

Duluth, Ga 30096

Business 678 682 8340

Cell 678 367 8253

The Whitlock Insurance Group

3300 Breckinridge Blvd Suite 200

Duluth, GA 30096

(678) 906-2008

Business Partnerships/Friends of Coleman

Please consider donating $100 and becoming "Friends of Coleman".

Do you know of a business that might be interested in becoming a business partner? Business Partnerships begin at $100 as well.

Partnership proceeds go directly to the classroom to support PBL projects, technology initiatives, and other innovations!

Please contact me at if you are interested. We appreciate your support and generosity!

Who to contact & When

Your student's teacher is always the most appropriate first contact. You may contact them by e-mail. All teachers use LotusNotes (NOT Google) for parent e-mail. E-mails are

Our Assistant Principal Contact Info...

Kim Booth, 6th grade,

Jamie Larkin, 7th grade,

Jennifer Dunn, 8th grade,

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Save the Date - Important Dates for Your Calendar

February 13 - 4.5 Week Progress Reports Issued

February 14 - Inclement Weather Day #1

February 17 - Teacher Workday/Student Holiday

February 19 and 20 - Early Release, Students dismiss at 1:15 pm


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Coleman Middle School

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school &

GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school

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