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


College Access Night

Wed Jan 30 2019



Dean's Corner

Happy 2019, Gryphons!  This is Hadley Bachman, Dean of Middle Grades, with your weekly announcements.  We would like to send a warm welcome to Miss Nicki Becks who is transitioning from teaching technology to being our new 4th grade classroom teacher!  

Now, here are some upcoming events and reminders:

  • On Tuesday, the 6th grade will host The Ohio School of Falconry expert Joseph Dorrian as part of the Watt’s My Impact Expedition.

  • 5th grade will have a refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo from the Refugee Speakers Consortium come to humanities and art to share about his or her story on Wednesday as part of the Human Rights Expedition.

  • Friday marks the end of the first half of second trimester.  Interim report cards will be mailed during the week of January 22.  

  • 3rd & 4th Grade will have fieldwork at the Zoo on Thursday, Jan. 17.

  • K-4 Breakfast with Books is on Friday, Jan. 18th from 9:00-9:30.

  • No school on Monday January 21.

  • Finally, we are looking for chaperones for 5th grade fieldwork to The Works in Newark OH on February 20th.  Contact Ms. Ecaruan if you are interested

As always, thank you for supporting your child and our educational community.  Have a great week!

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TGFS College Access Night - Wed. Jan. 30 at TCS@ODU

The Graham Family of Schools is hosting our annual College Access Night on January 30th  from 6:00PM - 7:30PM at The Charles School at Ohio Dominican University (1270 Brentnell Avenue, Columbus, OH 43219). Families and students are invited to come learn about participating in the College Credit Plus (CCP) program next year and talk to representatives from some of Central Ohio's CCP Programs. In addition to learning about opportunities for students to earn college credit free of charge while in grades 7 - 12 through CCP, there will be sessions on Ohio Dominican's Early College Program at TCS@ODU (grades 11 - 13), as well as other college access information. There will be refreshments and raffle/door prizes, so don't miss this important session on college opportunities for your student! We hope to see you there! More +

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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