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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

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News

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Dean's Corner

  • Jump Rope for Heart, which is now know as Kids Heart Challenge, has kicked off at GEMS! It will run through Friday April 12. Envelopes with donations can be sent directly to Mr. Owens or placed in his mailbox in the office.

  • On Tuesday, the advanced violin students have fieldwork in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday, the 5th grade will be visiting SciDome in Newark all day.

  • Also on Wednesday, the 6th grade will be on fieldwork to Highbanks Metro Park in the afternoon as part of their Minding Your Mind expedition.

  • Friday night, March 22 (from 7pm – 9pm) is the Spring Dance for grades 5-8 from for students who are eligible to attend based on their Habits of Learning.

  • Please also note that testing start not this week, but the following! Please help remind your students to be prepared with good sleep and a healthy breakfast! Schedules will be shared later this week.


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8th Grade Project Accepted into EL Education Models of Excellence!

Big news! GEM's eighth-grade project Ohio Veterans: Our True American Heroes has been accepted into the EL Education's Models of Excellence collection, an amazing and very selective resource of exemplary student work open to educators across the country. Take a look at the work created by students that will be used as a model to raise questions, provoke thinking, and inspire excellence: https://modelsofexcellence.eleducation.org/projects/ohio%E2%80%99s-veterans-our-true-american-heroes. Congratulations Mrs. Cohen and GEMS 8th grade students!

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Support the Annual Fund!

You will received a letter soon about the GEMS Annual Fund. The Annual Fund provides essential resources for our school. We hope to have parents, community members, and local businesses support this important effort. Click here to make your donation. Or mail in your reply envelope. Thanks in advance for your participation! More +

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 +
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