Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 12/6/2019

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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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2nd quarter Project/Problem Based Learning Unit - How you support your child?

Students will be showcasing in TWO WEEKS! THANK YOU FOR PRACTICING WITH YOUR STUDENT! Make sure your child does the following:

  • Introduce yourself

  • Shake hands with the visitor

  • Smile and make eye contact

  • State the driving question

  • What is the real world problem? What are you trying to solve? Why should we care?

  • What was the launch event for this project? What did you learn?

  • Describe the Engineering Design Process

  • Where did you start?

  • Where did you get feedback?

  • What have you had to change along the way?

  • How did you use your PBL workbook to document this?

  • What struggles have you encountered along the way? How did you solve these problems?

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2nd quarter PBL - Parents, WE NEED YOU!

8th grade Driving Question:
How can I artistically share my vision for Georgia's future based on the stories of Georgia's past?
Showcase: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Cafeteria, Media Center, 8th grade hallway and classrooms

7th grade Driving Question:
How can we design a sustainable community on Mars?
Showcase: Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Cafeteria, Media Center, 7th grade hallway and classrooms

6th grade Driving Question:
How can we as urban developers design a community that minimizes the human impact on Earth's surface?
Showcase: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Location: Cafeteria, Media Center, 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

Duluth Public Library December Newsletter

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

December 16 - 19 - 1st Semester Final Exams (Schedule below)

December 20 - End of the Semester

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Coleman Middle School

Gwinnett's flagship STEAM school &

GA Department of Education STEAM-certified school

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