GMS NEWS - May 11, 2017


April and May are interesting months:  the Ohio weather is unpredictable; school communities are looking forward to the summer holiday; and educators are working to end the school year positively, and at the same time planning for the upcoming year. One of the changes at GMS for 2017-18 is the creation of a dedicated “Maker Space.”  Students will be invited to use the space to create demonstrations of learning, test out novel ideas, and take on many other design challenges.   In order to best stock this room, I am asking you to check your basements and craft areas for supplies you think might be beneficial to the Maker Space.  A few sample items are listed below, but BE CREATIVE as you rummage through your extra or unneeded creative supplies!

Yarn          Paint Paint Brushes Glitter

Artificial Flowers     Scrapbooking Paper Wood Tools

Pipe Cleaners Clay         Construction Paper Felt

Fabric Sewing Machine Crayons

Starting on Monday morning, there will be bins located at the front door in which you or your student can place the donations.  The bins will be emptied daily and will be available all summer long.

Have a wonderful weekend!



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. A description of their presentation is below:  

Seeing the WHOLE Picture: How to Understand and Support Students and Families Impacted by Mental Health Concerns - Mental health and wellness impacts every aspect of our children’s development, however, it often remains an uncomfortable or overlooked topic of discussion. Join the discussion to identify barriers and refocus perspective to enhance our ability to see the WHOLE picture and provide effective supports for students and families navigating journeys toward mental health recovery and wellness. We can all learn to walk these pathways together!  Please see the attached invitation to make your lunch choice and to RSVP.  


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


  • 8th Grade Social Event @ Jerome High School, May 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.

GRIZZELL’S FIRST DARK DAY:  PSA from 6th Grade Cog Ed Class

Dark Day is coming this Tuesday, May 16th! Dark Day is brought to you by the 6th Grade 8th Period B-day COG ED class and is a day where we work on saving/conserving energy. All of the lights and technology in the school will be turned off with a few exceptions (the rooms without windows). The rain date will be Thursday, May 18th. We encourage you to participate, enjoy the day, and think of all of the money we are saving our school!


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:


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 re-usable water bottles. The goal is to sell enough to be able to purchase additional filling stations and lower the use of plastic bottles.  Students from the class will be at GMS Friday and Monday during lunches to offer these to students.  If you/your child is interested in supporting this initiative through the purchase of a water bottle, they are $12 each or 2 for $20.  Thank you for your consideration.


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.


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.


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


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:


What is a Profile of a Graduate?

Dublin City Schools has been conducting focus groups all spring to develop a Profile of a Graduate. Watch this brief video to learn more.

Protecting your investment in our schools

Several important building projects are scheduled to take place this summer. Get the details at this link.

Looking for athletic camps and other summer activities?

Posts include 2017-18 Dublin Soccer League information, high school run sports camps, and more. Visit

The Dublin Difference

Teachers are making a difference in the lives of our community’s young people. You can read some of their stories at  Have one to share? Email us at


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 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

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

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

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