Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 2/7/2020

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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

TODAY is Coleman's 3rd Digital Learning Day!

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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.


Duluth High School was recognized this week by the college board for the following honors:

Advanced Placement School of Distinction - Schools with at least 20% of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50% of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher

Advanced Placement Humanities - Schools with a minimum of five students testing in each of the following AP categories: one English course, two history/social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course

Advanced Placement Humanities Achievement - AP Humanities schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP Humanities exams earning scores of 3 or higher

Advanced Placement STEM - Schools with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles)

Advanced Placement STEM Achievement - AP STEM schools (see above definition) with at least 50% of all AP STEM exams earning scores of 3 or higher.

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:

Student opportunity - University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine program

The University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine has created Ready, Vet, Go, a program for Georgia students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grades who have an interest in veterinary medicine, animals, or science as a whole. The program is free for all participants and will be held at our veterinary teaching hospital on Saturday, April 25 from 9:00am to 1:30pm. UGA is currently accepting applications for our program through Friday, March 20.

Students must complete the attached recommendation form for this student. Lastly, they will have to complete our application online here

Both parts of the application must be received by Friday, March 20.

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:

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

School code: 14092220

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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 11- Spring PTA Parent Seminar, 6pm, Cafeteria

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


Coleman Middle School

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school &

GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school

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