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


Last Day of Trimester 1

Fri Nov 16 2018


Dean's Corner

Greetings Gryphons, this is Hadley Bachman, Dean of Middle Grades, with a few announcements for the remainder of the week.  We are in our last week of the trimester, and our first expedition is coming to a close, and students are celebrating their learning. On Thursday, Kindergarten and 1st grade Celebration of Learning is at 5:00, and 3rd, 4th, and 7th grade Celebration of Learning is at 6:00. 2nd grade changed their Celebration of Learning from Thursday, November 15 to Thursday, November 29th at 5:00 PM. On Friday, K-4 is holding Breakfast with Books from 9:00-9:30, and the 8th grade Celebration of Learning is from 9-11AM.

Need any help with the upcoming holiday? Thanksgiving food baskets are to help ensure every family in our community can celebrate the bounty of the holiday. Please fill out the form that was sent home last week and let us know if you would like a basket for your family or if you would like to donate or volunteer. The baskets will be prepared on Friday, November 16th and will be available for pick-up from 3:30pm – 6:00pm on the same day.

Now for some upcoming events: From November 19th-23rd, we have no school for Thanksgiving Break. Monday, November 19th is student-led conferences for K-4; please sign up for a time with your child's teacher if you haven't done so already. Grades 5-8, mark your calendars for 6th grade celebration of learning on November 27 at 6 PM, 5th grade celebration of learning on November 28 at 6 PM, and student-led conferences on December 5th and 6th. Have a great week!

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Have a Heart - Saturday, March 2, 2019

Please join The Graham Family of Schools for Have a Heart - Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 6:00-9:00pm at Peace Hall at Ohio Dominican University. Featuring nationally recognized educational leader and innovator Steven Levy. Please consider donating items to the silent auction. We are looking for a wide variety of items and services.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Waddell at or 614-258-8588.

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GEMS 7th Grade EL Education Better World Project

Last year, as part of EL Education’s 25th Anniversary, a GEMS' 7th grade project was chosen by a national committee of students, teachers, and leaders as one of 18 exceptional Better World Projects from 50 submissions by student-teacher teams across the country. Better World Projects encouraged schools to engage in work that bridges differences, joins scholarship with service, and helps students take ownership of their learning—in short, projects that exemplify the learning happening in EL Education classrooms every day. The projects also support students in learning deeply about a topic through the act of documenting their work and presenting it to the world. Click here to learn more about the 18 exceptional Better World Projects. More +
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Don't Forget to sign up for Remind!

Sign up for Remind reminders: Thank you to those who signed up for Remind updates to receive homework and other announcements from teachers.  We notice that students who are signed up are much more consistent with their homework.  You can download the app and type the codes for classes or text 81010 with the codes for each class below: 

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