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


GEMS School in session

Thu Mar 28 2019

No School - PD Day

Fri Mar 29 2019



Dean's Corner

Greetings Gryphons, this is Heather Markward, Dean of K-4 with your weekly announcements.
State testing begins this week and will take place and begin in the morning. Please help ensure your student gets to school on time. Each test lasts between 75 – 90 minutes. Please be sure your student gets a good night sleep before their scheduled tests and is able to eat a healthy breakfast. As always, breakfast at school is free and available to every student. We appreciate your support. 
On Tuesday, K-2 has Community Meeting 2:45-3:15. All are welcome.
We DO have school on Thursday, March 28 to make up for the calamity dayThere will be NO school Friday, March 29
Here’s to a great week!

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GEMS K-4th Grade Career Day - Volunteers Needed!

GEMS K-4 Career day is Friday, May 3rd from 1:40-3:05pm and we are looking for volunteers! We want to give our students as much as exposure to different careers as we can! You will be presenting to 4 different classrooms for 20 minutes at a time. If you would like to volunteer please contact Courtney Smoot at 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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