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Dean's Corner

  • Jump Rope for Heart, which is now know as Kids Heart Challenge, has kicked off at GEMS! It will run through Friday April 12. Envelopes with donations can be sent directly to Mr. Owens or placed in his mailbox in the office.

  • On Tuesday, the advanced violin students have fieldwork in the afternoon.

  • Wednesday, the 5th grade will be visiting SciDome in Newark all day.

  • Also on Wednesday, the 6th grade will be on fieldwork to Highbanks Metro Park in the afternoon as part of their Minding Your Mind expedition.

  • Friday night, March 22 (from 7pm – 9pm) is the Spring Dance for grades 5-8 from for students who are eligible to attend based on their Habits of Learning.

  • Please also note that testing start not this week, but the following! Please help remind your students to be prepared with good sleep and a healthy breakfast! Schedules will be shared later this week.

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Posted Sunday, January 13, 2019

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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Posted Friday, December 14, 2018

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.

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Posted Thursday, October 18, 2018

GEMS Better World Website

GEMS 7th graders and Curtis Autery a GEMS parent worked together to create a website about the Better World project.

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Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018

GEMS Evacuation Update

Dear GEMS Families,

Today we had a bomb threat made at the school and we took the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of everyone. We called the Columbus Police Department and they worked with school administration to investigate the threat and ensure that the building and students were safe.

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Posted Thursday, March 22, 2018

EL Language Arts Curriculum Recognized!

GEMS Educational partner, EL Education is being recognized for their K-5 English Language Arts Curriculum that is used by GEMS K-5 students. EdReport has given this curriculum the highest review score ever given to a K-5 ELA curriculum. Click here to learn more!

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Posted Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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