GMS NEWS - May 19, 2017


Wow!!!  Time flies when you’re having fun...I’m not sure if any truer words have ever been spoken!  The 2016-17 school year was filled with awesome learning opportunities, enhanced by student clubs, organizations, performance groups and athletics. If you attended a band, orchestra or choir concert, our recent art show, or the drama club production, you witnessed middle school talent and artistry at its best!  

Many of our Celtic athletic teams experienced tremendous success with winning seasons, including the Girls Track 4x4 relay team who finished in 2nd place at the middle school state track tournament. Students excelled in academic clubs as well including Lego League’s world’s qualifying efforts, MathCounts mathletes won 1st place at one of their tournaments and Power of the Pen students are competing this weekend at the state competition.

Students were generous this year too!  They rallied around one of their own classmates in his battle with leukemia and raised more than $3700 in that effort.  Additionally, they collected school supplies for those who need it, made blankets to keep people warm and organized “blessings in a backpack” among many other charitable activities.

And who could forget all the fun of March Madness, or the middle school dodgeball tournament championship that featured not one, but two teams from Grizzell! I hope when your child looks back on this school year, he/she does so with many fond memories.  I know I will!  

For parents of 8th grade students, please make note of the details below regarding the 8th grade end of year events.  

As we close one school year, we can’t do so without thinking ahead to next year.  Please watch both your email and mail, as well as the website near the first part of August for details for next school year.  I can hardly wait to do it all again!

Have a wonderful summer!



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

  • 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast (students only), May 25 @ 8:45 a.m., in the commons

  • 8th Grade Awards Assembly - May 25 @ 10:00 a.m. in the Gym, Parents and family are invited. Since all special activities are planned prior to the awards assembly, students will move through their daily schedule for the remainder of the day.

  • Parents of  the Principal’s 4.0 Award recipients have been notified by phone.  If you have questions regarding this award, please contact Mrs.Evans at 614-718-8618.


Two shots are required before students enter 7th grade: Tdap and MCV4. Please provide the Clinic with an updated immunization record for your 6th grade student ​ASAP.


Once again our PTO is sponsoring our school supply sale.  This is a fantastic way to get your child’s supplies while supporting the PTO at the same time.  The process is very simple - click on the link below to view pertinent information for the 2017-18 school year as well as links to the supply lists and order form.  Print and return your order form to school by May 23rd, or mail your order form to the address on the form by August 5th. Your supplies will be packaged and ready for you during your walk child's walk through on August 9th. Can't come on August 9th? No problem - your kit will be waiting for you in the office. If you have any questions, contact us at the Thank you for supporting the Grizzell PTO!  2017-18 Back to School Information


There will be an information meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at Karrer Middle School for Rising 7th/8th Grade Girls interested in trying out for the Middle School girls golf teams.


Next week begins our cheerleading tryouts for our 7th and 8th grade students. If you were not able to attend the meeting, not a problem, we can’t wait to see you Monday. If your child is unsure if they will like cheer, come in Monday—they might just love it!!  No need to be nervous, we will place all the athletes on a team!!  

Students will be bussed from GMS to DJHS for the tryouts, parents will pick up students at DJHS at 6:30.

If you have questions, please contact Carla Crawford, the DJHS Cheer coach at


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:


There will be an parent/player information meeting for boys interested in trying out for the Grizzell Boys Golf Team on Tuesday, May 23 @ 6:30 p.m. in the commons.


The DJHS environmental science class has purchased water filling stations to put throughout the school.  In order to help fund this, they are selling Celtic reusable water bottles. The goal is to sell enough to be able to purchase additional filling stations and reduce the use/waste of plastic bottles.  If you/your child missed the opportunity to purchase one of these and is interested in supporting this initiative, they are $12 each or 2 for $20, please contact DJHS Environmental Science teachers Katherine Fogg or Ashley Dulen-Smith at or


Click on the link below for information for the Jerome Girls Basketball Camp, May 30 - June 2 for girls in grades 2-8. Focus will be on the following:

• Basketball Athleticism: Drills that will improve speed and agility on the court

• Basketball Mobility: Drills to warm up, cool down and reduce injury

• Basketball Speed: Learning Skills at maximum acceleration and deceleration

• Basketball Strength: Learning skills of the game while moving as fast and effcient as possible

Cost is $90 and includes camp shirt.   JEROME GIRLS BASKETBALL CAMP


Summer Reading List

The District’s summer reading list for middle and high school students is available at this link.

Stay connected this summer!

While the 2016-17 school year comes to an end May 25, our communication with parents will continue throughout the summer. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

More students expected in 2017-18

Dublin City Schools’ enrollment growth is expected to continue next school year and beyond. Get the latest information here.

Summer Camps

Information about the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Summer Reading Club, DFL registration and summer athletic camps is posted at


5/22 7th & 8th Grade Cheerleading Clinics, 4:30-7:00 p.m. @ DJHS

5/23 7th & 8th Cheerleading Clinics, 4:30-7:00 p.m. @ DJHS

5/23 Boys Golf Information Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Commons

5/24 7th & 8th Grade Cheerleading Tryouts @ DJHS

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

5/25 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast, 8:45 a.m. (Students only)

5/25 8th Grade Awards Assembly, 10 a.m., Gym (Parents welcomed)

5/25 Last Day of School


8/1 Fall Sports Begin

8/9 New Student Breakfast, 9 a.m. (for students new to Dublin City Schools)

8/9 6th Grade Back to School Orientation, 10 a.m. - 12:00 noon

8/9 7th & 8th Grade Back to School Orientation, 1-5 p.m.

8/15 Fall Sports Meet the Coach (required for parents of all Fall Athletes), 7 p.m.

8/16 First Day of School

8/29 Open House for All Grades, 6-9 p.m.

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