GMS NEWS - May 4, 2017


Happy Thursday!  One week from today we will be busy putting the finishing touches on the art show, one of my favorite evenings of the year.  It is such a treat to have the students’ work displayed throughout the school.  And- the talent is overwhelming!! Again this year, Mrs. Beard has arranged for food trucks (Aloha Streatery and Kona Ice) to be parked in front of the school so families can enjoy a quick dinner or dessert while at the show. To top off the evening, our 6th, 7th, and 8th grade bands will be performing their spring concerts starting at 7:30pm. I can’t wait to enjoy the showcase of visual and performing arts.  

If your child participated in art or band this year OR if you want to peruse the wonderful pieces, please join me at the art show starting at 6:00pm and the band concert at 7:30pm.

Have a wonderful weekend!



Save the Date:  In order to get ready for the 2017 Soccer Season, we will have a freshman parent meeting on Thursday, May 25th @ 7:00 pm in the Jerome High School Library.  Please plan to attend, as Coach Maust will present an overview of the upcoming season, and we will give parents a chance to get involved throughout the summer and fall season.  More information about the season can be found here:


For parents of current 7th grade students:  The second payment of $250.00 is due to Discovery Tours by next Friday, May 12th.  All payments for the trip are made through the Discovery Tours website at  The final payment of $245 is due by Friday, August 18th.  More information regarding food allergies/sensitivities and medical/permission forms will be forthcoming.

Questions about the trip can be sent to:  Mrs. Raybould @ or Ms. Garrity @


Our core group of Grizzell student and parent travelers invites you to learn more about joining our June 2018 experience. Come to the Grizzell library on Monday, May 15 at 6:30 pm for a fun hour of Rick Steves, travel games and testimony about this custom trip. It's a journey through Greece and Italy, back to the classical times with Dublin students and parents in the Global Scholars Program. Come meet those already enrolled and discover the 13-day itinerary, outlined at Contact with any questions.


Moms of kids interested in playing football in 7th and 8th grade, this is your chance!  Meet the coaches and learn about football at Grizzell Middle School in this informational meeting created just for moms, Wednesday, May 17th @ 6 p.m. in the Library.


Please see the attached invitation from PTO for their final meeting/luncheon of the year, Wednesday May 17, 11:30 - 2:00 p.m. at Tartan Fields Country Club. Featured speakers are Susan Ortego, School-Based Prevention Services Coordinator for Dublin City Schools and Shelbey Mitchell, Outpatient Clinician, School Based Clinician from Syntero. The attached invitation requires an RSVP and lunch entree choice. We hope you will join us.

Begin your interspace exploration with the Girl Scouts of Ohio’s Heartland. You will learn about the terrain, climate, and many other aspects of Mars that make the planet the same as and different from Earth. You will also work on teambuilding with your fellow astronauts and complete engineer training to prepare you for the challenges you might face in space. During the second half, be surprised by how exciting and creative coding can be! CoolTechGirls will show you how to make your own website using HTML 5, CSS, and JavaScript.

Please enroll through the following link:


The Northwest Franklin County Relay For Life is a walking event designed to celebrate and remember cancer patients and their families as well as raise funds for the American Cancer Society. This year's relay will take place at Dublin Sells Middle School on Saturday May 6, 12 noon-midnight. Grizzell students will be represented by the Celtics For A Cure and Cookie Squad teams and many activities for all ages are scheduled throughout the day. Please come out and support our teams by walking in support of all those you know that have been touched cancer. For questions about the event, joining or creating a team, or contributing, please email


Enrollment growth expected to continue

New information on enrollment growth was presented to the Board of Education on April 24. You can read a summary at this link.

Looking for athletic camps and other summer activities?

Information is posted about 2017-18 Dublin Soccer League sign-ups, high school sports camps, and much more. Visit

Chapman music teacher making the Dublin Difference

Teacher Joanne Prendergast is making a difference in her music classes at Chapman Elementary. Click here to watch the short video.


5/4-11 Library Book Fair

5/6 GMS Community Clean Up Day, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

5/11 Extended Book Fair hours, 7-7:45 p.m.

5/11 Art Show, 6-7:30 p.m.

5/11 All Grades Band Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.

5/15 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.

5/16 Spring Sports Awards Night, 7 p.m.

5/17          PTO End of Year Luncheon @ Tartan Fields CC, 11:30 a.m.

5/17 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/17 7th & 8th Football Moms Meeting, Library, 6 p.m.

5/18 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive

5/24 8th Grade Social Event, 6-8:30 p.m. @ Jerome

5/25 Last Day of School

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