GMS NEWS - May 23, 2019

Dear Parents,

Where did the year go? Although it flew past, 2018-19 was amazing! Thank you for all of your support, encouraging your son or daughter, volunteering at school events, and donating food for students and staff.  I appreciate all you‘ve done and look forward to working together in coming years! If your child is moving on to High School, please don’t be a stranger. Grizzell will always be your middle school home.

Although we are a few days from the end of this school year, please mark your calendars for late July and early August.  You should receive the summer email on or around Monday, July 29th. Included in it will be several important notes/tasks for the beginning of 2019-20.  Additionally, August 7th is “Back To School” day, where 7th & 8th grade students can pick up their school supplies (Don’t forget to order by June 30th - see link below), get their photos taken, walk their schedules, and decorate lockers from 1-4 p.m.  

Finally, thank you to the many families who loaned corn hole and Kan Jam sets AND volunteered to make May Madness a huge success.  Please stop by the main office to pick up the games you loaned us today or tomorrow. Thank you.

Have a great summer and Go Celts!



On August 5, Dublin City Schools will open its online back to school platforms for the 2019-20 school year at At that time, simply click on the button titled, "2019-2020 Back to School." You will be directed to a webpage with specific directions and links to the sites you will need to access prior to the start of the 2019-20 school year on August 14 and throughout the rest of the school year.

Please note, schedules for middle and high school students and class assignments for elementary students, will be posted in ProgressBook ParentAccess the week of August 5. Bus routes will be available online a few days prior to the beginning of school.

If your child is a student athlete, your coach and/or athletic director will communicate with you this summer regarding requirements for completion of athletic forms.

Important 2019-20 back to school dates will be available through the District’s new app for Apple and Android that you can download for free today. We will also post these dates on the District website. 

Back to school information will also be available on our social media platforms. If you don’t follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or like us on Facebook, this summer is a great time to start!



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


We need help organizing the pre-paid school supply kits on August 6th and distributing them to students on August 7th.  Please visit the following link to volunteer:


Many of you know JJ Thomas who was an 8th grader at Grizzell Middle School last year. He has been fighting Leukemia for 2 1/2 years and has just under a year to go in his treatment. His family is planning a JJ STRONG 5K run/walk this summer to give JJ support to help him get to the finish line of his battle with cancer and to raise money for Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Families for a Cure. Grizzell has been such a huge part of JJ’s support network and it would mean a lot to JJ and his family to have many Grizzell students come out for the JJ STRONG 5K. It will be held on June 15 at 9:30 AM starting outside the Dublin Recreation Center. Sign up online at The Thomas family will be forever grateful to Grizzell Middle School for all you have done for JJ.



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!


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


Abraham Depp selected as the name of Elementary 14

The Dublin City Schools Board of Education unanimously selected the name Abraham Depp for Elementary 14 in Jerome Village. Get all the details at this link.

1919 Building celebrates 100 years

Join us on June 8 for a celebration of 100 years of learning at the 1919 Building, then join the Historic Downtown Business Association Sweet Stroll afterwards. Learn more here.

DSL Soccer, DYA golf, high school sports camps information and more!

Looking for summer activities for students? DSL online registration for the 2019/2020 soccer season is now open, as is registration for DYA soccer camps. All of our high schools have many sports camps scheduled as well. You can view all the offerings at this link.


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

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

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