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GMS NEWS - November 30, 2018

Dear GMS Community:

By now I am sure you have seen our Profile of a Graduate banner hanging at the front door. Students are building skills and knowledge in all of their classes and as a school community we are focusing on one habit of the Profile each month.  During December, students will be encouraged to show mutual respect. In an effort to emphasize the importance of this habit, we are thrilled to welcome Mr. Brett Bohl who will speak to our students this afternoon about respecting one another as well as appreciating our differences and similarities.  Brett is a member of the Grizzell community. His children both attended Grizzell and he is familiar with the many challenges our students face. I hope you have an opportunity this weekend to discuss Brett’s message with your child. I’m confident you will be pleased and impressed by the positive message that was delivered.  

Finally, I’d like to remind families of the opportunity to support Junior Teen Institute’s holiday giving project.  They have adopted five (5) families and are seeking monetary donations as well as gift cards to Walmart and Target to assist in the shopping.   If you prefer, checks can be made payable to Grizzell Middle School. Encourage your child to “earn” the money by helping out with some chores at home or by helping a family member or neighbor.   Our goal is $750 and a $1 donation from every student helps JTI to exceed this lofty goal. The original end date for this initiative was today, but we are significantly below our goal in donations, so we have extended the deadline to Wednesday. If you are able to donate, I am positive it will be very appreciated by one of the families our students have adopted.

Thank you for your continued support and for raising such amazing kids!


GMS NEWS - November 15, 2018

Dear GMS Community:

As we approach Thanksgiving, it is always good to appreciate the blessings in our lives and the gifts that others bring to our community.  On November 30th, GMS students will participate in a school-wide assembly and welcome guest motivational speaker Brett Bohl. Mr. Bohl will talk with students about the importance of building mutual respect for all, especially those who have different core values. I am excited to host and learn from Mr. Bohl!  The assembly will also be a part of our school wide “Giving Back” initiative recently kicked off by Junior Teen Institute. 

JTI has arranged an opportunity for teams to compete against each other for May Madness points at the same time they serve their community.  As part of the contest, students can donate items or money to serve the needs of Central Ohio families. Your child’s team teachers will communicate details, but one way you can encourage participation is by providing your child an opportunity to serve your family or neighbors.  You may want to consider trading chores for donation items or acts of kindness in the neighborhood for monetary donations. For example, if your child rakes leaves for a neighbor, you could offer to donate toward the JTI initiative. Thank you in advance for encouraging your child to participate in May Madness and for serving those around them!

Have a wonderful weekend and a safe Thanksgiving Holiday!



GMS NEWS - November 9, 2018

Dear GMS Community:

Thank you for supporting DCS Issue 5!  We are all excited to begin the planning steps that will alleviate the crowding issues the district faces.  I am blessed to work and live in a community that cares so deeply about its schools. #thedublindifference

As we enter the winter sports and music concert season, I hope to see all of you.  Ms. Murray and I thoroughly enjoy watching your children perform with their team and classmates. It is a great way to get to know students and appreciate the talents they have outside of the classroom.

Have a great weekend!


GMS NEWS - November 2, 2018


I hope you’re staying warm and dry on this dreary day!  Last evening was the first of our two designated parent/teacher conference evenings. Although the time slots were filled for last night,  there are likely spots available to talk with your child’s teacher on November 8th. If you find, after contacting Mrs. Pack ( or your child’s team leader, that no more times are available in the evening,  don’t give up! Teachers have time between 7:40am and 8:15am several mornings a week to meet with parents.  And, if that time cannot be accommodated in your schedule, team planning time is also available. We want to meet with ALL parents who are interested!

As we close in on our Winter Holiday, I want to call your attention to two local organizations that are available both to support families who are going through tough financial times and to families who wish to help other Central Ohioans in need.  Welcome Warehouse and Dublin Bridges can provide for a variety of needs. The websites for both organizations are listed below.


Finally, our teaching staff will soon be embarking on a discussion about the purpose of homework and how Schoology is supporting students to complete practice at home.  Please take the time prior to next Wednesday morning, November 7th to complete the short survey at the link below. Your child will also be receiving a survey to complete.  Thank you in advance for encouraging him/her to participate. Your input is essential!

                                                   Parent Homework Survey

Have a great weekend!




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Grizzell Middle School 
8705 Avery Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017
Ms. Shana Murray, Assistant Principal
Hours: 8:28 a.m. - 3:08 p.m.
Phone: (614) 798-3569
Attendance: (614) 718-8600 or email:
Athletics: (614) 718-8624
Guidance: (614) 718-8613
Clinic: (614) 718-8615
Fax: (614) 761-6514


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