Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 1/18

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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

Spirit Week has begun!

Spirit week begins today as we get prepared to beat Duluth Middle at the CMS vs. DMS basketball game on Thursday, January 24. Tickets for the game will be sold beginning on Tuesday, January 22 in the front lobby. Students who purchase tickets in advance will stay after school on Thursday and walk as a group to the DHS gym. If students would like to participate in this option, they must have a signed permission slip before purchasing their ticket. Permission slips are available in the grade level offices.

The faculty/student basketball game has been moved to Friday, January 25th. Tickets are $5 and will be sold next week; students must have a signed permission slip before they may purchase a ticket. Students must purchase their ticket BEFORE tickets will be sold at the door! The game will be held at CMS immediately after school. Students must have their rides arranged to pick them up at 5:30 PM in BACK OF THE SCHOOL. Permission slips are available in the grade level offices.

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Post a flipgrid about Ungifted!

Have your student leave a 2 Minute book Review on our Coleman Media Center FlipGrid. Follow the link below, the password is Coleman18 (upper-case C).

Any questions, please see Mrs. Schmidt in the Coleman Media Center.

Congrats to the Coleman Astrocats Robotics Team!

Congratulations to our Astrocats for advancing to the state competition in Athens, GA on February 2! We are proud of you!
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Parents...we need your support with our CMS Think Campaign!

In January, we kicked off our "Think" campaign to encourage students to THINK before they say or do something! Please support us by using these questions at home with your student!
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We need parent input on our annual school climate survey! Please take a moment to complete this important survey!

Please go to: to complete the parent school climate survey. The survey contains 24 questions - your input is much appreciated!

There’s still time to join us for the CMS Washington D.C. trip!! (June 3 – June 6)

Join your friends who are registered for this trip where you’ll visit one of the most important cities in the United States. You will see history come alive, go white water rafting, and have fun with friends while experiencing the Vietnam Memorial, MLK Memorial, Holocaust Museum, Smithsonian, Battlefields and more! See Ms. Jones or Dr. DeMent for more information. If you’re ready to register go to, click “Find My Trip/Register” and search “Coleman Middle School”.

Buy your yearbook TODAY!

PARENTS! Don't miss out on your child's 2018-2019 year at Coleman Middle! Yearbooks are currently for sale for $32.00! The deadline to buy your yearbook is January 31 at, so order yours TODAY! 8th grade parents, please do not forget to order your student's personalized ad!

January Activities at Duluth Public Library

Rock Painting, ages 11+

Tuesday, January 15, 5:30-7:30pm

Learn painting techniques, rock painting history, and paint your own rock!

*Limited Rocks Available, so feel free to bring your own rock!*

Chess Club, all ages and skill levels welcome

Wednesdays 6pm-7pm; January 16, 23

Martin Luther King Jr. and His Dream

Friday, January 18, 3:00-4:30pm

Discuss Experts and Passages from MLK Jr's

"I Have a Dream" speech

Giant Paper Football (TAC Program)

Tuesday, January 29, 5:30-7:30

Pre Super Bowl Fun @ Your Library

*Signed Waiver by Guardian Required for Participation*

Thanks to our sponsors! Please support our business partners!

A video message for our Business Partner, Amy Fuchs/Keller Williams

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Business Partnerships/Friends of Coleman

One of our goals this year is to raise enough money to purchase an electronic marquee for our school sign on Main Street. 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.

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

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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

Kim Booth is our 6th grade assistant principal; her e-mail is Jennifer Dunn is our 7th and 8th grade assistant principal; her e-mail is

Ms. Booth is also the assistant principal in charge of gifted and special education. Mrs. Dunn is the assistant principal in charge of English Language Learners.

Save the Date - Important Dates for Your Calendar

January 18 - 25 - School Spirit Week

January 21 - MLK, Jr. Holiday (SCHOOL CLOSED)

January 24 - Coleman Middle vs. Duluth Middle Basketball Game, Duluth HS, 5 pm

January 28 - 1st semester award ceremony, 6 pm, CMS Gym (by invitation only)

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Coleman Middle School

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school &

GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school