GEMS

Food Justice ExpeditionGEMS 8th grade students visited Jacquemin Farms to continue their Food Justice Expedition. They learned about how Industrial Private Farms function in the state of Ohio.
Food Justice Expedition
GEMS Students Visit Sharon Woods Metro ParkGEMS 3rd grade students visited Sharon Woods Metro Park where they explored the woods and pond in search of living organisms.
GEMS 3rd grade students visited Sharon Woods Metro Park where they explored the woods and pond in search of living organisms.
GEMS Teachers and Staff Members
GEMS teachers and staff members
Reading BuddiesGEMS 7th graders have reading buddies with GEMS 2nd graders!
GEMS 7th graders have reading buddies with GEMS 2nd graders!
GEMS 7th Graders Visit OSUGEMS strives to connect our students with professionals and advocates in the community and provide authentic learning experiences. 7th grade students visited Ohio Stadium to learn how the university manages its zero waste program following game days and campus events.
GEMS strives to connect our students with professionals and advocates in the community and provide authentic learning experiences. 7th grade students visited Ohio Stadium to learn how the university manages its zero waste program following game days and campus events.
GEMS 4th Graders Painted a "Make a Change" MuralIn partnership with Columbus artist Lisa McLymont and CAPA, GEMS 4th grade students painted a mural as part of their poetry expedition. The "Make the Change" mural will be displayed at one of CAPA theaters. Great work 4th grade!
In partnership with Columbus artist Lisa McLymont and CAPA, our 4th grade students painted a mural as part of their poetry expedition. The "Make the Change" mural will be displayed at one of CAPA theaters. Great work 4th grade!
GEMS 6th Graders at Camp Mary OrtonGEMS 6th graders enjoyed their time at Camp Mary Orton. They participated in games and challenges, enjoyed free time fun, hiked, and loved the heat of a campfire.
GEMS 6th graders at Camp Mary Orton
Fieldwork at Alum Creek Lake7th grade students visited Alum Creek Lake. Students tested water samples from the lake, identified small animals found in the lake water, learned how the Alum Creek Dam works, created a model of a dam, and enjoyed a nature walk. Our young scientists will return to the lake later this year to review the results of their findings.
GEMS 7th Graders
GEMS Celebration of Learning and Better World Day
GEMS Celebration of Learning and Better World Day

Upcoming Events

Mar
8

Groovy Gryphon Friday

Fri Mar 8 2024
Mar
13
Mar
14

End of Quarter 3

Thu Mar 14 2024
Mar
15

No School - PD Day

Fri Mar 15 2024
Mar
18

GEMS Math Week

Mon Mar 18 2024
to Fri Mar 22 2024

Mar
19

Invited Conferences

Tue Mar 19 2024
to Thu Mar 21 2024

News

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Interested in attending GEMS in the 2024-2025 School Year? Enroll Today!

Do you have co-workers, friends, or family members looking for school options for the 2024-2025 school year?
Please contact Alisha Porter at [email protected] or 614-253-4000 with any questions.
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Important School Announcements

Feb 25, 2024

  • Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the GEMS Skate Party this past Tuesday! We had such a great time and can’t wait to do it again soon.

  • Our habit of the week, and focus for this week is Quality. The week of March 4th, our new habit focus will be Responsibility. Please continue to review the Kickboard parent portal so you can see updated behavior information that is entered in by school staff. 

  • This Friday and every Friday is Groovy Gryphon Spirit Day! Our Groovy Gryphon Spirit Day this Friday is Decade/ Throwback Day! What decade will your student represent? The 60s or 70s? Maybe the 80s or 90s or maybe a tall tee or jersey from the early 2000s? We can’t wait to see what our students come up with!

  • Do you know someone interested in attending GEMS? GEMS is now accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. Please suggest they attend an upcoming Enrollment Information Session to learn more about GEMS. Our next Enrollment Information Session is this Wed. Feb. 28 at 6:00pm at GEMS. Please contact the office with any questions.

  • Please be sure to email the office at [email protected] to share any absences or dismissal changes. In addition, just a friendly reminder,  also as a reminder the office will not dismiss students early beginning at 2:30 PM daily. If you require assistance, please visit the office either before 2:30 PM or after 3:30 PM. This allows our students to finish the academic day strong as well as to help maintain a safe and efficient dismissal process. If you need to pick up your child early, please contact the office in advance.  

  • Lastly, just so it is on your calendar, on March 15th, there will be no school for students as this is a professional development day for staff.

  • The week of March 18-22nd, will be the first Annual GEMS Math Week! Families will have opportunities to engage in math stories and content at home with opportunities to earn prizes for participation.

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GEMS After School Program (GAP) is a FREE K-8 after school program!

EMS After-school Program is a collaboration between Graham Elementary & Middle School & Communities In Schools of Ohio. The purpose of this collaboration is to surround students with a community of support, empower them to succeed in school and achieve in life.
GAP Middle (5-8) After-school Program is funded through a Nita M. Lowery 21st Century Community Learning Center grant through the Ohio Department of Education.
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