GEMS

Welcome back 5-8 hybrid students!
Welcome back 5-8 hybrid students!
Welcome back 3-4 hybrid students!
Welcome back 3-4 hybrid students!
Welcome back K-2 hybrid students!
Welcome back K-2 hybrid students!
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!
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

May
20

PD Days - No School, Student Led Conferences, Passages

Thu May 20 2021
to Fri May 21 2021

May
27

8th Grade Graduation

Thu May 27 2021
May
28

Last Day of School

Fri May 28 2021

News

Have you registered your current student for the 2021-2022 school year?

  • Will your student be returning to GEMS next year?

  • Do we have a current email address for you and are you receiving GEMS emails such as announcements, newsletters, etc.?

  • Do we have your current mailing address and have you been receiving information in the mail?

  • Have you created an online account with OneView to complete the Annual Registration forms for your student? To create an account go to https://gems.esvportal.com/

  • You have received an e-mail with your student's invite code. Once you receive the invite code, you’ll be asked to verify information that we already have for your student, and also complete the new information required in order to register them for the 2021-22 school year.

As we continue to plan for the 2021-22 school year, we need to hear from you no later than Friday, May 7, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact LeMoyne Jackson at [email protected] or 614-253-4000.

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GEMS Family Crew

GEMS is excited to host Family Crew on May 11!  This will be a wonderful opportunity to join together with staff and families to talk about Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). Please join us - everyone is welcome! 


Save the Date: 2021 Family Crew

May 11, 2021; 6pm – 6:45pm    Via Zoom    
May Focus: Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) 

All GEMS families are invited and encouraged to attend!
Click here to join the meeting!


Crew is a GEMS core practice that brings our community together to promote shared understandings and encourage all community members to become Crew, not passengers.  Crew is a vehicle for developing and supporting students socially, emotionally and academically.  It is also an engine for equity and inclusion, a place where all students feel they belong and can succeed.

We have expanded this work to include Family Crews to engage and connect our families with our Crew culture. This year we are hosting 5 evening Family Crew sessions and offering an accompanying Family Crew workbook. Join us on May 11!

All 2021 Family Crew Dates: January 28; February 25; March 25; April 22; May 11 

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We Need Your Help - Quick Survey

As part of our OCER grant that is funding the Family Crew initiative, we are required to administer the YouthTruth survey to students, staff and families between now and May 14. These are anonymous surveys being administered through the Ohio Collaborative for Educating Remotely and Transforming Schools initiative – a partnership to support schools in improving remote learning practices and outcomes - to learn from our students, families, and educators about their experiences and to help assess the impact of the grant. Please take 10 minutes to fill out our survey! Please select The Graham School under district site.
Student: ytsurvey.org/graham21
Staff: ytsurvey.org/grahamstaff21
Family: 
ytsurvey.org/ocerfamily21
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