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


Student Led Conferences - K-8th Grade

Wed Nov 20 2019
to Thu Nov 21 2019


Last Day of Trimester 1

Fri Nov 22 2019


Thanksgiving Donations Needed!

GEMS is collecting donations for Thanksgiving baskets for our families. If you are able to donate some food items or your time, please email Rosa Dixon at or sign up at If your family would benefit from a basket, you can email Rosa Dixon at A letter also went home with students that you can fill out and return. More +

Dean's Corner

Good afternoon! This is the weekly announcements for November 11-15.

This week we have visitors from OSU’s Kappa Kappa Gamma to provide a read-in for an initiative they call Reading is Fundamental. This is the second year we have partnered with them. They will be visiting our K-4 classrooms this week.

This Wednesday is our 2nd enrollment information session at 6pm in the library. If you know anyone interested in GEMS, this is a great first step to learn more about the school and begin the enrollment process.
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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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