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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
7th graders at the Ohio History Connection.7th grade students visited the archives at Ohio History Connection to research the ways the invention of the automobile has impacted Columbus since the early 1900s. They looked at photographs, city directories, maps and microfilms of newspapers to collect information. Students will use their research to write and record a podcast to publish online.
7th grade students at the Ohio History Connection.

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GEMS Red Robin Fundraiser

Wed Sep 19 2018


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The Dean's Corner

Greeting Gryphons!

This is Heather Markward, Dean of the Elementary School at GEMS. Here are a few reminders for the upcoming week. Monday, September 17th, clubs will start in grades 5-8. GEMS after school program, also known as GAP, will start Monday, September 17th for grades K-5. Please join us for 3rd & 4th grades’ first Community Meeting this Tuesday, September 18th from 2:45-3:15. This coming Friday, September 21st grades K-4 will host their first Breakfast with Books from 9:00-9:30.  Right after Breakfast with Books there will be coffee with the counselor from 9:30-10:00 for any parents K-8 that would like a chance to meet our school guidance counselor, Courtney Smoot. Next week, the 7th grade will host visitor Ryan Qualls, who is an expert on the Wright Brothers, as part of the 1908 expedition. We will have professional development days on Oct 4th and 5th so there will be no school.

Have a great week!

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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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GEMS After-school Program is a FREE K-5 after school program!

GEMS After-school Program begins September 17th & ends May 24th. The program hours are 3:30-6:30 Monday through Friday.   Please contact Christopher Farris at Click here for more information.  

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