Dear Grizzell Community,
I would like to personally invite you to “Be Well” on February 29th at Hilliard Darby High School and Emerald Campus, here in Dublin. The day will kick off at 9am (Darby HS) with a keynote by the author of Gift of Failure, Jessica Layey. Following the presentation, sessions will continue at both Darby and Emerald Campus. Please find more information about the event at the following link.
50 minute sessions, ranging in topic from substance abuse, bullying, coping strategies, and academic & social pressure will be offered. Supporting our students’ social emotional health is a priority at Grizzell Middle School. Please join me on February 29th as we learn more about how to support your child’s mental health.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Finally we have some beautiful snow. I hope you find time this long weekend to enjoy it or perhaps curl up with a book beside a warm fire!
You may have recently recieved an email announcing the district has started its search for a new Grizzell Principal. In mid-January I announced to our staff and the Board of Education that I am retiring from public education in July. I have THOROUGHLY enjoyed serving the Grizzell community but it is time for me to start the next phase of my life. I am excited and ready to enjoy my grandchildren and support my aging parents.
I have full confidence in the district’s search process. This is the best middle school in America and there is no doubt your next leader will be ready and enthusiastic to continue our amazing work.
Have a great weekend!
Happy Friday! It was a great week at GMS. We have our 2nd trimester art show on display, the 7th and 8th grade orchestras performed beautifully, the Robics Team won first prize in a recent competition, and our basketball teams made successful runs in their end of year tournaments. Congratulations to all!
When you are in the main office over the next 6 weeks, please introduce yourself to Mr. Dan Morris who will be providing additional administrative support while Ms. Murray is out for medical leave. Mr. Morris is a former high school assistant principal at Jerome and Scioto and will bring many strengths to our office team. Welcome Mr. Morris and heal quickly Ms. Murray!
As promised in last week’s newsletter, the link for parent conference sign up is listed below. Before you click, however, please look over the following guidelines.
•All 6th grade conferences should be scheduled through Mrs. Pack, our guidance secretary, at firstname.lastname@example.org
•Team conferences for 7th and 8th grade students will be scheduled by the team leader.
•7th and 8th grade parents should feel free to schedule a conference with as many of your child’s teachers as necessary. Each conference is slated for 15 minutes and only the teacher you request will be in attendance.
•Don’t hesitate to reach out to me or Katie Pack if you have questions about the process.
Take a look at this art! These photos are a SMALL sampling of the amazing talent displayed in our main hallway and commons. Mrs. Beard and Mr. Arnold have displayed at least one piece created by each student enrolled in art for 2nd trimester. Please take the opportunity to stop by the school to check out the amazing work!