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




Dean's Corner

Greetings Gryphons, this is Hadley Bachman, Dean of the Middle School, with your final weekly update of the 2018-2019 school year.  We have many events this week to celebrate our students’ accomplishments.

  • On Monday May 20, grades 5-8 will take their MAP Science assessment.

  • Also on Monday, the 7th grade will hold their Celebration of Learning at Glen Echo at 5:30 PM.

  • The K-4 Talent Show will be Tuesday May 21 from 2:00-3:15 PM.

  • On Wednesday May 22, the 5th grade will hold their Celebration of Learning at the Audubon Center at 6:30 PM.

  • On Thursday May 23 at 9:00 AM, 8th graders will celebrate the end of their time at GEMS with our traditional 8th grade breakfast.

  • Also on Thursday May 23, grades 5-8 will perform Twelfth Night starting at 1:30 PM in the gym.

  • The 5th-8th grade award ceremony will be at 2:30 PM directly after the play.

  • Finally, also on Thursday, the 8th grade graduation will start promptly at 7:00 PM at Summit Methodist Church.  Park at the school and walk to the church. 8th graders should plan to arrive by 6:45 PM.

  • Friday May 24th is our last day of school!

  • On Friday, 5th-8th graders who have met eligibility requirements will visit Zoombezi Bay and the Columbus Zoo.  Forms and money are due to the office by Wednesday May 22.

  • Ohio Wildlife will visit grades K-4 on Friday May 24 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

  • Field Day for grades K-4 will be Friday May 24 from 1:30-3:00.  Reach out to Mr. Owens if you would like to volunteer.

Thank you for supporting your student to have a successful school year.  We wish you a wonderful summer break!

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School Bus

Bus Information for the 2019-20 School Year

  • All returning GEMS families do not need to complete a new online application for the 2019-20 school year. 
  • All returning GEMS families that have moved or plan to move over the summer will need to complete an online application.
  • All new GEMS families will need to complete an online application. 

Click here to complete the online application.

Please contact CCS transportation at 614-365-5074 with any questions or concerns regarding CCS transportation routing or issues with the application system.

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GEMS student

GEMS Student at Community of Support Breakfast

Roy Hall, former OSU and NFL player and GEMS 4th grader, Marcus spoke at the Communities in Schools Community of Support Breakfast on May 9.  Communities in Schools partners with GEMS to operate the free after school program (GAP) for K-5 students (funded by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant). The mission of Communities and Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and schieve in life.
Photo:  Christopher Farris, Marcus, 4th grader at GEMS and Roy Hall, Driven Foundation, former OSU and NFL football player.
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