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 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.
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

Upcoming Events


GEMS Spirit Week!

Mon Oct 28 2019
to Fri Nov 1 2019




Dean's Corner

Good afternoon! It is Sunday, October 20th. We have a full week ahead! GEMS was able to represent well at the EL Education National Conference this past week in Atlanta, GA as many staff members shared with colleagues from around the country about the work we are doing at GEMS!

In the week ahead, please note that 6th grade has fieldwork at Summit Vision. Please dress appropriately for the outdoors! 7th grade will be spending time at the Archives library at the Ohio Historical Society on Monday as well.

On Wednesday, we have an enrollment session at 6pm. If you know any families interested in attending GEMS, please encourage them to join us for this information session.

On Friday morning, grades K-4 will be having Munchies with Math. Similar to Breakfast with Books, we are encouraging families to come in and join us as well as provide a breakfast item to share. Your teachers will be sending a reminder with more information before the end of the week.  
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GEMS After-school Program Free for K-5th Graders

GEMS After-school Program is a FREE K-5 after school program! The program hours are 3:30-6:30pm Monday through Friday beginning Sept. 16th - May 22nd.  Please contact Christopher Farris at with any questions. 
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Attention GEMS K and 1st Grade Families

In accordance with Ohio Law, all students entering kindergarten or first grade for the first time will receive hearing & vision screening. Graham Elementary and Middle School will conduct screenings for each student in August, September & October.

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GEMS student

GEMS Student at Community of Support Breakfast

Roy Hall, former OSU and NFL player and GEMS 4th grader, Marcus spoke at the Communities in Schools Community of Support Breakfast on May 9.  Communities in Schools partners with GEMS to operate the free after school program (GAP) for K-5 students (funded by a federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant). The mission of Communities and Schools is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and schieve in life.
Photo:  Christopher Farris, Marcus, 4th grader at GEMS and Roy Hall, Driven Foundation, former OSU and NFL football player.
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