First Graders Make Binoculars, Bird Houses and FeedersFirst graders learned more about birds and made homemade binoculars, bird houses, and feeders.
First graders made birdhouses, binoculars and feeders
GEMS 7th Graders work with Boyce Lancaster of WOSUGEMS 7th graders read their podcast scripts to Boyce Lancaster of WOSU to work on their radio voices. Then they recorded their podcasts.
GEMS 7th graders read their podcast scripts to Boyce Lancaster of WOSU to work on their radio voices. Then they recorded their podcasts.
GEMS Kindergarten Students Build New ToysGEMS Kindergarten students learned about toys and play during modules. They practiced reading, writing, sharing and built new toys! ?
GEMS kindergarten student
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 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.

Upcoming Events


MAP Growth Testing - 1st-4th Grades

Tue Oct 6 2020
to Thu Oct 8 2020


MAP Growth Testing - 5th-8th Grades

Mon Oct 12 2020
to Fri Oct 16 2020


PD Days - No School, K-8 Student Led Conferences

Mon Nov 23 2020
to Tue Nov 24 2020


Thanksgiving Break - No School

Wed Nov 25 2020
to Fri Nov 27 2020


Winter Break - No School

Mon Dec 21 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021


School Update 9.30.20

Dear GEMS Families,

It has been three weeks since we opened the school year and we are greatly appreciative of your patience and grace as we finally have been able to provide a Chromebook laptop for every student, internet hotspot connections for every family who qualifies for free or reduced lunch, and breakfast and lunch for every student. 

In spite of the circumstances, we are encouraged by the engagement of our students and the quality of instruction by our teachers. We realize that the impact of COVID-19 is impacting our students and their families in tremendous ways. As we move to the end of the first quarter (October 23), we want to share our plans for the next few months.

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All GEMS Student Now Qualify for Free Breakfast and Lunch

We have received exciting news that all students qualify for free breakfast and lunch from GEMS from now until the end of December. No paperwork is needed, but we do need to know if you are interested to pick up meals so that we can schedule weekly times for you to come to the building to pick up the food. You can let us know you are interested by calling the school or emailing us at [email protected]This is only for students enrolled at GEMS. Food portions will not be provided for siblings. If you have already paid for any meals, your account will be credited for that amount.
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