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


FTO Meeting - Canceled

Tue Dec 11 2018



Dean's Corner

Greetings Gryphons, this is Heather Markward, Dean of K-4, with your weekly announcements.

  • First off, thank you for joining us for our first K-4 awards assembly.  Our students and teachers were proud to celebrate their accomplishments.
  • This week all students in grades 5-8 will take the mid-year MAP assessments. Please remind your student to get a good night's rest and eat breakfast each day
  • The Family Teacher Organization, or FTO, is meeting on Tuesday at 6PM in the library.  All families are welcome!
  • If you are able, please donate new pajamas newborn-adult sizes by Friday, December 21st
  • Also, please make sure your student is coming to school with a coat so they can participate in outdoor recess.
  • Here’s to a great week!
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GEMS Pajama Drive!

Dear GEMS Families and Friends,
It’s time for the Scholastic Reading Club Great Bedtime Story Pajama Drive. This PJ drive benefits Pajama Program, a nonprofit organization that provides new pajamas and b to children in need. GEMS has participated every year since 2012 and we are excited to continue this tradition again! 

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Have a Heart - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Please join The Graham Family of Schools for Have a Heart - Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00-9:00pm at Peace Hall at Ohio Dominican University. Featuring nationally recognized educational leader and innovator Steven Levy. Please consider donating items to the silent auction. We are looking for a wide variety of items and services.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Waddell at or 614-258-8588.

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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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