GMS NEWS - May 2, 2019


It’s May Madness time!   Your child will have an opportunity over the coming days to sign up for one or more of  23 events over the two week celebration. Everything from dodgeball to pie eating are offered so there is something fun for every interested student.  

Thank you to our PTO May Madness chairs, Scott Kilgren, Leslie Ungerott, and Beth Krenzel for all of their hard work organizing the fun event!  Although they have done much of the event’s heavy lifting, we still need MANY volunteers to make the it possible for so many students to participate.  Please visit the following link to sign up to volunteer.

On Wednesday, May 8th, each student will receive a May Madness t-shirt.  Please encourage your child to wear the shirt on Friday, May 10th (our kick off date), the grade level competition day (6th- May 14th, 7th- May 15th, & 8th- May 16th), and finale day- May 17th.    

Thanks in advance for all of your support with May Madness. I can’t wait to see you during the event and work alongside you to make the event TONS OF FUN for our kiddos!

Finally, next week is Teacher Appreciation Week.  If the opportunity should arise, please take a moment to wish your child’s teachers a good week and thank them for their efforts.  We are very fortunate here at GMS to have a wonderful, caring and hardworking staff.

Have a great weekend!




Grizzell PTO’s biggest fundraiser, our 2019-2020 Supply Sale, is now live!  All sales are made through the 1ST Day School Supplies website, making it a quick and easy way to order!  The kits are grouped by grade, but please pay special attention to the notes section of each kit.

The extra options include:

*8th grade Spanish

*Calculators (including a graphing calculator for Algebra)

*6th grade Agenda

*Binders - these are not included in the grade level kits, but are VERY POPULAR. Please add it to your order if you'd like one for next year!

Kits will be available for pickup during Back to School Day on August 7, 2019


The 7th Annual Dublin Softball Battle for a Cure is being held at Scioto High School (4000 Hard Road, Dublin, OH 43016) this year on Saturday, May 4th from 11AM - 5PM.  The three Dublin High Schools will play each other and raise money for cancer. This year, Scioto softball is raising money for Melanoma, Coffman softball is raising money for Brain Cancer and Jerome is raising money for Kidney Cancer.  

The game schedule is: 11 a.m. Scioto vs Jerome

1 p.m. Jerome vs Coffman

3 p.m. Scioto vs Coffman

This is a great Dublin community event where friends get to catch up with old teammates on rival high school teams and raise money for a much needed cause.


On Thursday, May 16, 6th and 7th graders will vote on election day for next year's Student Council officers. We are seeking candidates as future leaders, running for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. They will serve the 2019-2020 school year joined by team representatives elected in the fall. This student-led group serves its school and community, so we need our next set of leaders to chart that course. Interested students may complete a petition, available outside room 252. Petitions to run are due by Tuesday, May 14.


Dublin City Schools sponsored Greece and Italy trip is coming up in summer 2020! This educational travel opportunity is a classical 13-day tour departing in May/June of 2020. Join our journey through Greece and Italy, back to the classical times with Dublin students and parents in the Global Scholars Program. This rich travel experience is a custom designed tour that follows the world history curriculum, giving students a chance to immerse themselves in the historical locations that they have long studied. If interested, please attend our upcoming travel meeting on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30pm at the Emerald Campus. The meeting will be held in the Orange Commons (Rms 233/234).

For information about the upcoming meeting Thursday, MAY 9TH AT 6:30 PM, please click the following link below. This meeting is MANDATORY for all interested students and parents, and RSVP’s are required to ensure there will be enough materials.

To RSVP, please click “Register” on the webpage.


As a reminder, all potential fall sports athletes must attend tryouts/practices for their respective sport in the Fall prior to the start of the season.  This always occurs prior to the start of the school year and this year Fall sports practices/tryouts begin on August 1st. Please mark your calendars and plan accordingly so that your child can take advantage of the athletic opportunities offered at GMS!  We don’t want anyone to miss the chance to be part of our teams and to represent Grizzell Middle School. GO CELTS!


Imagination Station Summer Camp at Bowling Green State University.  For more information, click on this link:


Many athletic programs host sports camps for younger athletes as a way of fundraising and all teaching their future athletes. As the feeder school for Jerome High School, we like to support those programs/teams by sharing information with GMS families.  Please consider supporting the Jerome Celtics camps when choosing athletic camps for your child. A few of them are listed below:

Jerome Football Camp

Jerome Girls Basketball Camp

Jerome Girls Soccer Camp

Jerome Cross Country Youth Camp

If you are looking for other camps or the Jerome camp dates don’t work for you, please consider camps being offered by other programs within the district.  They are listed on the district website under


Dublin City Schools has a new app!

The Dublin City Schools app is now available to download! You can download it at the Apple app store and at Google Play for Android.

End of year clinic information

Please take a moment to read this important information from our school nursing staff regarding important health and clinic information.

Summer camps information

You can view new summer camp listings at


5/4 Kings Island Music Festival

5/4 Dublin Community Clean-up Day

5/6-10 Teacher Appreciation Week

5/7 5th Grade Strings Open House (for families of current 4th graders)

5/7 National Teacher Day

5/7 5th Grade Strings Open House in Orchestra Room (for current 4th grade students)

5/8 National School Nurse Day

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

5/9 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, Barry Bagles, 10:30 a.m.

5/10 May Madness Events, 1-3 p.m.

5/13 5th Grade Night

5/13 Art Show, 6-7:30 p.m.

5/13 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30-9 p.m.

5/15 6th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/15 Football Information Meeting for Parents of Prospective Players (next year’s 7th & 8th grade)

5/17 May Madness Finale, 1-3 p.m.

5/18 High School Graduations @ the Schottenstein Center

5/22 8th Grade Choir performs National Anthem at Columbus Clippers game, 6:30 p.m.

5/23 8th Grade Pancake Breakfast, 9-10 a.m.

5/23 8th grade Awards Assembly, 10-11 a.m.

5/24 Last Day of School (half-day)

6/8 1919 Building 100 year celebration, 9 a.m.-noon

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