GEMS 2nd GradersGEMS 2nd Graders participated with a visit from the Columbus Zoo.
GEMS 2nd Graders
GEMS 7th GradersGEMS 7th grade students visited the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, which included the Wright Brothers Memorial and visiting their cycle shop. This visit helped us gather information for our upcoming podcasts.
GEMS 7th Graders
GEMS 7th Grade MathIn 7th grade math, students explored adding and subtracting integers by creating number lines with chalk while enjoying the beautiful day. 
GEMS 7th grade math class.
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8th Graders Participated in Better World Day!For Better World Day, 8th graders attended the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2017, to honor and interview these very special Veterans, including a Senator, two WWII Vets and a POW survivor??.
GEMS 8th graders
GEMS 5th Grade Participated in Better World Day!5th grade students participated in Better World Day at the Audubon Center by clearing out bush honeysuckle and picking up trash along the Scioto River. Together, they filled over 20 trash bags and took down hundreds of honeysuckle plants!
GEMS 5th graders

Upcoming Events


No School - Thanksgiving Break

Wed Nov 21 2018
to Fri Nov 23 2018


First Day of Trimester 2

Mon Nov 26 2018


Dean's Corner

Greetings Gryphons, this is Heather Markward, Dean of Elementary Grades, with a few announcements for the upcoming the week. A huge shout out to the FTO, C3, and any families that were able to donate towards the Thanksgiving baskets.

  • On November 19th-23rd, we have no school for Thanksgiving Break.
  • Monday, November 19th is student-led conferences for K-4; please sign up for a time with your child's teacher if you haven't done so already. 
  • On November 27th at 6:00pm 6th grade will have their celebration of learning.  
  • Wednesday, November 28th 3rd and 4th grade will have their celebration of learning from 5:30-6:30pm.
  • November 28th at 6:00pm 5th grade will have their celebration of learning. 
  • Kindergarten and 1st grade will have their celebration of learning on Thursday, November 29th from 5:00-6:00pm.
  • 7th Grade will also have their celebration of learning on Thursday, November 29th from 6:00-7:00pm.
  • Student-led conferences will be on December 5th and 6th for grades 5th-8th.
  • Have a great week!
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Have a Heart - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Please join The Graham Family of Schools for Have a Heart - Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00-9:00pm at Peace Hall at Ohio Dominican University. Featuring nationally recognized educational leader and innovator Steven Levy. Please consider donating items to the silent auction. We are looking for a wide variety of items and services.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Waddell at or 614-258-8588.

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GEMS 7th Grade EL Education Better World Project

Last year, as part of EL Education’s 25th Anniversary, a GEMS' 7th grade project was chosen by a national committee of students, teachers, and leaders as one of 18 exceptional Better World Projects from 50 submissions by student-teacher teams across the country. Better World Projects encouraged schools to engage in work that bridges differences, joins scholarship with service, and helps students take ownership of their learning—in short, projects that exemplify the learning happening in EL Education classrooms every day. The projects also support students in learning deeply about a topic through the act of documenting their work and presenting it to the world. Click here to learn more about the 18 exceptional Better World Projects. More +
GEMS 7th grade math class

Don't Forget to sign up for Remind!

Sign up for Remind reminders: Thank you to those who signed up for Remind updates to receive homework and other announcements from teachers.  We notice that students who are signed up are much more consistent with their homework.  You can download the app and type the codes for classes or text 81010 with the codes for each class below: 

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