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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
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 Student Led ConferencesGEMS Student Led Conferences
GEMS Student Led Conferences
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!
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!

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Interested in attending GEMS in the 2022-2023 School Year? Enroll Today!

Do you know someone who might be interested in attending GEMS in the 2022-2023 school year? Here is an opportunity to learn more about the school!
Please contact Wesley Owens, Registrar & Community Outreach Liaison at [email protected] with any questions. 
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Check out the new Student Work site!

Check out selected examples of student-created projects on our new Student Work site! Here you can browse to discover the process of learning, products created, and how students have brought change to our community. We are proud to showcase our students' high-quality work. 
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Have you turned in your proof of residence? All families must submit a new proof of residence every school year!

ALL Students:

Proof of Residence--In addition to the Registration Forms, we are mandated by the Ohio Department of Education to obtain a new proof of residence every school year. This may be a copy of a utility bill (dated on or after July 1, 2021). If you do not have a copy of a utility bill, please contact the school by calling 614-253-4000 or emailing us at: [email protected] for other options. Please submit your Proof of residence TODAY.


School fees--We are asking our families to help with expenses by making an annual school contribution of $35.00. Make arrangements to 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 at this link: GEMS Online Store


Free/Reduced Lunch application--We are asking all our families to complete the Free/Reduced Lunch form. Click here is the link to print the application. After you complete the application it can be mailed or scanned, OR dropped off at the front desk. Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.


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Statement Recognizing Juneteenth Federal Holiday

The Graham Family of Schools (The Graham School, The Charles School, and Graham Elementary and Middle School) joins in solidarity in recognizing the long overdue new federal holiday of Juneteenth!  This is an important new holiday recognizing the day that the last slaves were freed in the U.S.  Since this was newly minted into law within the past 24 hours, we are trying to do our best to recognize the holiday while upholding our obligation to you and your student to continue to educate them in summer school and host normal school activities.  This year we plan to maintain our open status and will not change the school day for Friday, June 18, 2021 (when many federal and state agencies are celebrating).  We plan to integrate Juneteenth into our future academic calendars and celebrations.  At this time, if you and your student wish to observe this holiday, this will not count against them for attendance for June 18, 2021.  If you have questions, please direct them to the office at the respective school.   
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