Greetings Gryphons, this is Heather Markward, Dean of K-4 with your weekly announcements.State testing continues this week during the morning for 4th, 5th, 7th, and 8th grade. Any 3rd grade student that hasn’t met the Third Grade Reading Guarantee will have another opportunity to meet the requirements by taking the 3rd grade ELA Star assessment on Thursday morning.Community meeting will be on Tuesday from 2:45-3:15 this week for 3rd and 4th grade. All are welcome to join us.Wednesday, Kindergarten will be going on fieldwork from 9:15-12:00 to the Chadwick arboretum. A big thank you to the FTO for providing an exciting experience from the Columbus Children’s Theater. They will perform for all of our students in grades K-4 at 1:30. All are welcome to join!GEMS will be on spring break so there will be no school from Friday, April 19th through Sunday April 28th. We will see everyone on Monday, April 29th to finish the year strong.
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: https://modelsofexcellence.eleducation.org/projects/ohio%E2%80%99s-veterans-our-true-american-heroes. Congratulations Mrs. Cohen and GEMS 8th grade students!
Attending school daily is critical to student success. Ohio’s new House Bill 410 law requires a preventative approach to excessive student absences. An Attendance Team has been established to work with our students and families to help improve daily attendance. Note* – Missing as few as 2 days per month is considered chronically absent! We want to see your student in school every day!