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GEMS 4th Graders Painted a "Make a Change" MuralIn partnership with Columbus artist Lisa McLymont and CAPA, GEMS 4th grade students painted a mural as part of their poetry expedition. The "Make the Change" mural will be displayed at one of CAPA theaters. Great work 4th grade!
In partnership with Columbus artist Lisa McLymont and CAPA, our 4th grade students painted a mural as part of their poetry expedition. The "Make the Change" mural will be displayed at one of CAPA theaters. Great work 4th grade!
GEMS 6th Graders at Camp Mary OrtonGEMS 6th graders enjoyed their time at Camp Mary Orton. They participated in games and challenges, enjoyed free time fun, hiked, and loved the heat of a campfire.
GEMS 6th graders at Camp Mary Orton
Fieldwork at Alum Creek Lake7th grade students visited Alum Creek Lake. Students tested water samples from the lake, identified small animals found in the lake water, learned how the Alum Creek Dam works, created a model of a dam, and enjoyed a nature walk. Our young scientists will return to the lake later this year to review the results of their findings.
GEMS 7th Graders
GEMS Teachers and Staff Members
GEMS teachers and staff members
GEMS Schools Around the World ExpeditionGEMS 2nd graders have been working hard as they finish their Schools Around the World expedition. They are learning how other schools are similar and different from GEMS.
GEMS 2nd graders have been working hard as they finish their Schools Around the World expedition. They are learning how other schools are similar and different from GEMS.
GEMS Celebration of Learning and Better World Day
GEMS Celebration of Learning and Better World Day
GEMS 8th graders created natural selection board games.
GEMS 8th graders created natural selection board games.
GEMS 4th graders working on clay projects!GEMS 4th graders working on clay projects during the last week of school!
GEMS 4th graders working on clay projects during the last week of school!
Crossing Cultures ExpeditionEarlier this November, as part of the Crossing Cultures expedition, the GEMS 7th grade class visited the campus of Central State University, an HBCU, and the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Students completed a scavenger hunt on the college campus that included finding campus point of interests and speaking to college students. At the museum they learned about the impact African Americans have made in the United States.
Crossing Cultures expedition

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National School Counseling Week!

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Weekly Announcements

Feb 5, 2023

  • As a reminder there is no school for students on Monday, February 6. This is a professional development day for school staff. We will see all students on Tuesday, February 7th.

  • By now, families should have received grade cards for quarter 2. If you have not please reach out to the school office 

  • Now that our 1st semester is complete, GEMS would like your feedback on how we are doing as a school in regards to communication, family support and engagement, educational quality, school climate, and more. Please take the  survey that was sent via email  to provide your feedback. Your feedback will help us know what we are doing well and where we can grow and improve through 2nd semester and for the future. After completing the survey you will have the opportunity to be placed in a drawing for a gas gift card.

  • Are you interested in enrolling your student the GEMS afterschool program? If so limited spots have become available. This program is a collaboration between GEMS and Communities in Schools of Central Ohio. Please reach out to Ms. Jasmin at [email protected] for more information. Space is limited,

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School Fee, Proof of Residency and Food Service Info!

ANNUAL SCHOOL FEE

We ask our families to help with expenses by making an annual school contribution of $35.00. You may pay with credit card, cash, check or money order in person or by mail. You may also pay with a credit card online via the GEMS School Store.


PROOF OF RESIDENCY

In addition to the Registration Packet, we are mandated by the Ohio Department of Education to obtain a new proof of residency every school year. This may be a copy of a utility bill or bank statement (dated on or after July 1, 2022). Please mail, drop off or e-mail your proof of residency to [email protected]. But it must be submitted on or before the first day of school.


FREE AND REDUCED SCHOOL MEALS APPLICATION

The USDA will not be extending the pandemic related food service program waivers for the 2022-23 school year. This program has allowed The Graham Family of Schools and other school districts to provide free lunches and breakfasts to all students since the spring of 2020. All families should fill out a Free & Reduced School Meals Application to see if they qualify for free or reduced meal pricing. Please complete the application and return it to the front office as soon as possible. The GEMS front office is open Mon.-Fri. 9:00am-3:00pm. Click here to print complete the application.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact, Wesley Owens, Registrar & Community Outreach Liaison at [email protected] or 614-253-4000.

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