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


College Access Night

Wed Jan 30 2019

No School - PD Days

Thu Feb 7 2019
to Fri Feb 8 2019



Dean's Corner

This is Heather Markward, Dean of K-4, with your weekly announcements.
  • No school on Monday, January 21

  • Interim report cards will be mailed home this week

  • 3rd and 4th grade will have their community meeting on Tuesday from 2:45-3:15. All are welcome!

  • On Wednesday, 7th grade will have lunch with police officers as part of the When Cultures Collide Expedition

  • On Friday, 5th grade will have host an expert from the Refugee Speakers Consortium in humanities and art. A refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo will share his or her story as part of the Human Rights Expedition.  This was rescheduled due to the snow day last week

  • We are excited to welcome Miss Laura Rapp as our new specials teacher K-8.  She will teach an arts and writing focused class to support expedition final products

  • Here’s to a great week!

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TGFS College Access Night - Wed. Jan. 30 at TCS@ODU

The Graham Family of Schools is hosting our annual College Access Night on January 30th  from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University (1270 Brentnell Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219). Families and students are invited to come learn about participating in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program next year and talk to representatives from some of Central Ohio's CCP Programs. In addition to learning about opportunities for students to earn college credit free of charge while in grades 7 - 12 through CCP, there will be sessions on Ohio Dominican's Early College Program at TCS@ODU (grades 11 - 13), as well as other college access information. There will be refreshments and raffle/door prizes, so don't miss this important session on college opportunities for your student! We hope to see you there! More +

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: 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 +
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