Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 3/15

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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

9 week progress reports going home TODAY!

We have 9 weeks left before 2nd semester grades are final. Please take a moment this weekend to review your child's progress. Signed progress report envelopes should be returned on Monday.
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Congratulations to the following students for being selected captains of the 2019-20 Wildcat Swim Team!

Mason Leatherberry

Seth Routly

Cameron Johnson

Luke Stanley

Lillian Knox

Anna Tarpley

Samantha Harris

Attention Rising 9th graders!

Duluth High is offering a special opportunity for 8th graders at both Coleman Middle and Duluth Middle. The DHS Student Leadership Team would like to invite your student to take part in our annual 8th grade Leadership Summit. The event will take place on Saturday, March 23, from 8:45am-1:15 pm.

A few of our students spoke and handed out flyers at the Rising 9th Grade Parent Night in February. They have also visited 8th grade leadership groups at both middle schools and plan to visit one more time this week.

We are looking forward to hosting, but we have very few RSVPs. I hope this email will provide more information and also increase the number of attendees!

The summit is organized and executed by our student leaders at Duluth, and the agenda entails three leadership lessons, lunch, and a community service project to benefit the DHS CARE Team. (The CARE team assists our students' families in financial need with toiletries, groceries, eye glasses, and other crucial necessities.)

Our GSLT students made a video to promote the event. Please use the link to access:

If your student would like to attend, please use the link below to register by Wednesday, March 13. We realize this is short notice, but we hope your student is able to join us!

Link to registration:

If you have any questions or concerns, please email or

Field Day T-shirts NOW ON SALE!

Don't forget to buy your child's field day t-shirt! T-shirts can be purchased online through My Payments Plus!
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Gwinnett County Special Election, March 19

One of our most important civic responsibilities is participation in the electoral process. The next opportunity to vote in Gwinnett County is on March 19 when voters will go to the polls to consider expansion of the County’s transit options through a contract with MARTA. As the deadline to register to vote in Gwinnett County (or make changes to an existing registration) is Feb. 19 and advance voting begins on Feb. 25, it is important for citizens to be informed about the topic, how to register to vote, and voting.

Citizens can register by mail, online, or in many public buildings, including Gwinnett schools and the J. Alvin Wilbanks Instructional Support Center in Suwanee.

On the Georgia Secretary of State’s website, log on to My Voter Page for voter registration status, mail-in application and ballot status, polling locations, and more. (Go mobile for election info and registration with the GA Votes app, available for Apple and Android.)

Here are four ways to vote in the Special Election— three in-person options and one by mail:

· Advance voting at the county’s election headquarters (located 455 Grayson Highway, Suite 200, in Lawrenceville)—Feb. 25-March 15, seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

· Advance voting at seven satellite locations around the county— March 4-15, seven days a week, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

· Election Day voting: Tuesday, March 19, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at assigned polling locations.

· Absentee voting— Apply for an official absentee ballot through March 15. A completed application must be received before an absentee ballot can be issued. To request an application by mail or fax, visit, or contact the Voter Registrations and Elections Division at (678) 226-7210.

Student Submission needed for Duluth Cluster STEM/STEAM Expo on May 3!!

The first annual Duluth Cluster STEM/STEAM Expo will be held on Friday, May 3, 2019. This event will showcase student projects in STEM and/or STEAM from each of the seven cluster schools. The Expo will be held at Coleman Middle School and Duluth High School from 5 - 7 PM.

Students may submit science fair projects, PBL presentations, prototypes, inventions, art work, theatrical and musical performances from this school year - anything that is STEM or STEAM related that they would like to exhibit to the Duluth community.

Please use the following link to register your product prior to March 28, 2019:


Please contact Sheila Harmony, STEAM Coordinator at Coleman Middle School:


Once registered, you will receive further information via email in April.

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March Programming at Duluth Public Library

Spelling Bee

Teens, Grades 6th-12th

Tuesday, March 5; 5:30-7:30 pm

Participate in our first Spelling Bee!

Paper Lego: Master 3D Origami

For Grades 4th-12th

Wednesday, March 6th; 5:30 pm

Game Changers: Women's Career Panel

Teens, Grades 6th-12th

Tuesday, March 19th; 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Learn secrets to success from game changing women in the community!

Chess Club

All ages and skill levels

Wednesday, March 20; 6-7 pm

Monday, March 25; 6-7 pm

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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

March 15 - 9 week progress reports go home

March 26 - 6th and 8th grade scoliosis screening

March 27 - Spring Pictures

March 29 - Snow-Make Up Day/Student Holiday

April 1 - April 5 - Spring Break

April 8 - Practice GA Milestone Testing

April 9 - Georgia Milestones Begins!

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Coleman Middle School

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school &

GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school