Coleman Connection

Coleman Middle School Newsletter, 11/22/2019

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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


Quick reminder that your Coleman Middle School PTA has new Wildcat spirit wear for you. Order today. DEADLINE TO ORDER EXTENDED THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23!!

We've got hoodies, long-sleeve hooded t-shirts, short-sleeve and performance tees, embroidered shirts, pullovers and even some flannel PJ pants.

These make great gifts for your student. And you will want one for yourself -- especially for our Family Tailgate event before the big Coleman v. Duluth basketball game in January!

We will package and deliver your purchase to your student’s homeroom teacher by December 5. (If your order is a gift, please indicate on the order form and we will hold it for you to pick up in the school office!)

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:

Ciara Remix Competition using EarSketch

EarSketch is a free educational platform developed by Georgia Tech that helps students learn to code by making music. It has been used by over 375,000 students in all 50 states in the US and in over 100 countries around the world.

Gwinnett Public Library Teen Film Challenge!

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

School code: 14092220

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology Applications Available

The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology is a unique high school that focuses on advanced and challenging studies in the fields of engineering, biosciences, and emerging technologies. Enrollment for the 9th grade class is open to all 8th grade students who are residents of the Gwinnett County school district attendance zone; who are successfully promoted to 9th grade by the end of spring semester, 2020; and who successfully complete an 8th grade math curriculum that is a full unit of Carnegie-eligible Accelerated Algebra I or higher. Students in Carnegie-eligible Algebra I will need to achieve a 1st semester grade of 90% or higher – AND – earn a Milestones (EOC) score in the Distinguished category (minimum scaled score of 92) OR earn a score of 550 or higher on the math portion of the PSAT 8/9 or SAT (test must be taken no later than January 24, 2020). GSMST is now accepting registration applications for the 2020-2021 freshman class. The registration deadline is January 24, 2020. Detailed information and the registration forms are available on the school’s website:

Informational Meetings will be held at GSMST at 7:00 PM on:

• Tuesday, November 12, 2019 for the: Archer Cluster, Brookwood Cluster, Dacula Cluster, Grayson Cluster, Mill Creek Cluster, Mountain View Cluster, Parkview Cluster, Shiloh Cluster, South Gwinnett Cluster

• Thursday, December 5, 2019 for the: Berkmar Cluster, Central Gwinnett Cluster, Collins Hill Cluster, Discovery Cluster, Duluth Cluster, Lanier Cluster, Meadowcreek Cluster, Norcross Cluster, North Gwinnett Cluster, Peachtree Ridge Cluster

• Thursday, January 9, 2020 will be a make-up meeting date.

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

November 25 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holidays; SCHOOL CLOSED

December 16 - 19 - 1st Semester Final Exams

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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