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


GEMS Scholastic Book Fair

Sun Nov 22 2020
to Sat Dec 5 2020


Winter Break - No School

Mon Dec 21 2020
to Fri Jan 1 2021


PD Day - No School

Mon Jan 4 2021


COVID-19 Precautionary Measures

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak/rise in positive cases and Franklin County’s 28-day Stay-At-Home advisory, The Graham Family of Schools continues to take precautionary measures for the safety of everyone with the following:

  • Our buildings will be open from 9am - 3pm starting Monday, November 23rd

  • We will only be open to visitors by appointment, please contact the front office to schedule necessary appointments. The Graham School 614-262-1111, The Charles School 614-258-8588, Graham Elementary and Middle School 614-253-4000

  • Food distribution will continue as scheduled at each school

Please continue to be safe and may the Thanksgiving season be a healthy and relaxing one for you. 

On behalf of TGFS administration,

James Kutnow - Executive Dean of TGFS Culture/Dean of GEMS

Cathy Baney - Business Administrator

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GEMS Free Virtual After-School Program

Click here to learn more and enroll in the elementary virtual after school program. Click here to learn more and enroll in the middle school virtual after school program.
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Community Resources Information

Click here for GEMS Community Resource Information.
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Important Semester 1 Schedule Updates

Due to the recent trend upward in COVID-19 cases in Ohio and Governor DeWine urging all Ohioans to limit and cancel gatherings of people, GEMS will remain in virtual learning mode at least through the first semester, which ends on January 15. We will communicate proactively about plans for learning during the second semester as it approaches.

We understand that the challenges of supporting your student’s learning at home and working are significant. If there are ways we can support your student or family please reach out to one of our counselors or the front office at [email protected] or 614-253-4000. 

We all look forward to the day when we can return to in-person learning and we urge everyone in our community to do their part by wearing a mask, physical distancing, and staying home if you’re not feeling well or have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
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