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


Last Day of Trimester 2

Wed Feb 27 2019

No School - PD Days

Thu Feb 28 2019
to Fri Mar 1 2019



Dean's Corner

Greetings Gryphons, this is Hadley Bachman, Dean of 5-8, with your weekly announcements.  Join us in welcoming Ms. Sheffield as our new third grade teacher!  We were thrilled that so many families joined us to meet Ms. Sheffield for our meet-the-teacher night on Tuesday and Munchies with Math on Friday.Now a few announcements for the week ahead:  On Monday, February 18, we will not have school.  On Tuesday, the 7th grade will be interviewing experts in cross-cultural community building for the When Cultures Collide expedition.  The 5th grade will be traveling to The Works in Newark, Ohio on Wednesday, February 20th. They will be out of the building from 9:15 AM to 2:30 PM.  Middle school violin students will be on fieldwork on Thursday, February 21 in the morning.  In the afternoon, 2nd grade will host an expert from the Ohio Lepidopterist Society as part of the Butterflies Take Flight expedition.  Finally, GEMS will be celebrating a Spirit Week this week!  Lounge in your favorite (school appropriate) PJs on Tuesday.  Show your support for your favorite sports team on Wednesday.  Don your best hat for Hat Day on Thursday, and wear as much green and gryphon gear as you can on Friday for Gryphon Spirit Day.Here’s to a great week!  Go Gryphons!

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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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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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