8th Graders Vote with your Fork!8th graders working on the expedition, Vote with your Fork. They read The Omnivore’s Dilemma by Michael Pollan. They learned about food choices, systems, and where our food comes from.
8th graders vote with your fork
GEMS 5th Graders In Full BloomGEMS 5th graders have been learning about Place Value. They practiced matching numbers with their corresponding place values by coloring each petal. All together, students made a beautiful garden!
GEMS 5th graders made a garden
Meet the GEMS staff!At GEMS, experienced teachers and staff fosters each child's unique potential and curiosity within a safe, nurturing environment.
GEMS staff
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.
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

Upcoming Events


GEMS Spirit Week!

Mon Oct 28 2019
to Fri Nov 1 2019



Dean's Corner

GEMS families!

Thank you for your patience with this past week’s crazy schedule. We look forward to starting back in with everyone on Monday morning.

Please note that on Monday grades k-4 will have their school pictures. 5th-8th grade students get theirs taken on Wednesday. You can always purchase pictures after they are taken. However, forms will be sent home on Monday if they haven’t been sent home already. 

On Wednesday and Thursday, invited parent-teacher conferences have been scheduled. If you have received a call from the office or a teacher, please remember your scheduled conference time. 

On Thursday, 6th grade has their first fieldwork experience at The Waterman Farms on the outskirts of OSU’s campus.  

Lastly, on Friday evening the GEMS Family Crew is hosting a school-wide event at SkateZone. Come have fun roller skating with the GEMS community on Friday from 5:30-7:30pm!
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GEMS After-school Program Free for K-5th Graders

GEMS After-school Program is a FREE K-5 after school program! The program hours are 3:30-6:30pm Monday through Friday beginning Sept. 16th - May 22nd.  Please contact Christopher Farris at with any questions. 
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Attention GEMS K and 1st Grade Families

In accordance with Ohio Law, all students entering kindergarten or first grade for the first time will receive hearing & vision screening. Graham Elementary and Middle School will conduct screenings for each student in August, September & October.

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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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