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Welcome back 5-8 hybrid students!
Welcome back 5-8 hybrid students!
Welcome back 3-4 hybrid students!
Welcome back 3-4 hybrid students!
Welcome back K-2 hybrid students!
Welcome back K-2 hybrid students!
GEMS 5th-8th Grade Community MeetingGEMS middle school students had their first Community Meeting of the year on Friday, February 12th. Students in grades 5-8 gathered via Zoom to play games, listen to announcements, hear who had the highest Hero points in the school, and listened to Mr. Alen's presentation on being a champion. It was a great turnout (with over 100 participants) and so much fun!
GEMS middle school students had their first Community Meeting of the year on Friday, February 12th. Students in grades 5-8 gathered via Zoom to play games, listen to announcements, hear who had the highest Hero points in the school, and listened to Mr. Alen's presentation on being a champion. It was a great turnout (with over 100 participants) and so much fun!
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.

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Family Crew

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GEMS Family Crew

GEMS is excited to host Family Crew on April 22!  This will be a wonderful opportunity to join together with staff and families to talk about Trauma Responsive Educational Practices at school and beyond. Please join us - everyone is welcome! 


Save the Date: 2021 Family Crew

April 22, 2021; 6pm – 6:45pm    Via Zoom    April Focus: Trauma Responsive Educational Practices (TREP)

All GEMS families are invited and encouraged to attend!
Click here to join the meeting!


Crew is a GEMS core practice that brings our community together to promote shared understandings and encourage all community members to become Crew, not passengers.  Crew is a vehicle for developing and supporting students socially, emotionally and academically.  It is also an engine for equity and inclusion, a place where all students feel they belong and can succeed.

We have expanded this work to include Family Crews to engage and connect our families with our Crew culture. This year we are hosting 5 evening Family Crew sessions and offering an accompanying Family Crew workbook. Join us on February 25!

All 2021 Family Crew Dates: January 28; February 25; March 25; April 22; May 13 

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All GEMS Student Qualify for Free Breakfast and Lunch Until the End of the School Year

All students qualify for free breakfast and lunch from GEMS from now until the end of the school year. 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.
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