It’s May! Wow! Our year is flying by. Although it would be natural for the students and staff to begin the transition toward summer, quite the opposite is happening within the walls of GMS. Today kicks off the student art show in the commons and main hallway. Beautiful pieces prepared by nearly every Grizzell student will be on display through May 26th. Please arrive early to the band, choir, and orchestra concerts over the coming weeks to enjoy the hard work of our students.
Earlier this week, our students and staff participated in “Bowties for Brandon,” a community service project designed to raise awareness to the dangers of drunk driving and to making healthy life choices. Please check out @gmsDCSD to see all of the students in their bowties. I would also encourage you to ask your child about the #bowtiesforbrandon initiative.
During the week of May 20th, Celtic Connections will be holding its Spring Fling. Although the event is designed for student fun, there will also be a service component. Many of our 8th grade students are working alongside Celtic Connections and the Principal’s Advisory Council to raise awareness about healthy relationships. Students who donate their entrance tickets to the Spring Fling will contribute to the a Grizzell Middle School gift to Choices, an organization that provides temporary shelter for battered women and children of Central Ohio. Additionally, the same 8th student group suggested the idea of hosting a self-defense class, here at GMS. Please note the sign-up information for this opportunity later in the newsletter. This is just another example of our student body’s service-oriented attitude. I couldn’t be more proud!
Finally, speaking of service. I want to give a special “Thank You” to Lauren Menning and Kim Podobinski. They have chaired the PTO hospitality committee for the last four years and have provided many delicious meals and treats to show appreciation for our wonderful teachers. Thank you Lauren and Kim for your service and for your creativity. You are very appreciated!
Have a great day!