GMS NEWS - May 10, 2018


It’s an exciting day at GMS!  The 8th grade students are competing in their May Madness preliminary competitions this morning and at lunch time; our incoming 6th grade students and their families will be touring the building starting at 5:30pm; the art show begins at 6pm; and, we culminate our day with a band concert which begins at 7:30pm.  

The fun doesn’t end today! Tomorrow from 3:15-5:30 p.m., May Madness Finals take place in the gym. The competition is closer this year than I recall in my tenure so tomorrow’s finals will determine the 2018 GMS May Madness winner. PTO is providing FREE pizza and water to all students in attendance and please know that you and future GMS students are invited to enjoy the fun. One final note about May Madness...students who stay after school to participate or spectate will be asked to stay in the building until the conclusion of the event, unless a  parent is picking up in the front parking lots. Students who plan on walking home may leave at 5 p.m. Thank you in advance for your support with this safety measure.

Have a wonderful weekend!



The Grizzell PTO Executive Board invites you to our End of the Year Luncheon.  

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The Club at Corazon

7155 Corazon Dr, Dublin

We are excited to have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Todd Hoadley, Superintendent Of Dublin Schools and Deb Papesh and Becka Mayr from the Good Schools Committee.  Please click on the link to print the invitation and RSVP.


Each year, our PTO volunteers work tirelessly to put on a school supply sale that is efficiently run and profitable as their primary fundraiser for the school year.  We encourage you to purchase your supplies through PTO. You simply order in advance and then pick up supplies on the Back to School Orientation Day on August 8th. Click here to purchase your supplies and to support PTO at the same time.

If you choose to purchase your supplies elsewhere, the supply lists can also be found on our website under Back to School Information and the link is here: Back to School Information


The GirlUP club is hosting a walk-a-thon on Friday May 18 from 4:15-6:00 p.m. on the GMS track. All proceeds will go towards buying bikes for girls in Liberia. A member of the club shared that after a 14 year civil war, more than 40% of girls are not in school. Additionally, 40% of girls aged 15-19 report experiencing physical violence by the age 15. Pledges from the Walkathon will help change that, providing a safe way for girls to get to school. Click here for a pledge form:


Our Grizzell Middle School PTO subscribes to the MySchoolAnywhere service for our family directory, online store, volunteer signups, and email communications. It's secure, easy to use, and free to families.  If you haven't received an email asking you to confirm your information (current 8th grade student families are NOT included, this is for the 2018-2019 school year), you can go to the site below, enter our school's code and follows the steps to register your family.  You can specify what information you'd like to appear in the directory - or choose not to appear at all.

Current Families - If you're already registered via Final Forms, you should have received an email asking you to update your family information and display preferences for the 2018-2019 school year. You do not need to register again unless you did not receive the email.

Register at Invitation Code:  grizzellpto

Once we've had a chance to verify your family information, you'll receive an email with login credentials and instructions to access the system.


On Thursday, May 17, 6th and 7th graders will vote on next year's Student Council officers. These future leaders may run for President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer to serve the 2018-2919 school year. Interested students may complete a petition, available outside room 260. Petitions to run are due by Wednesday, May 16.


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 July 30. 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!

For parents of all GMS athletes, we would like to remind you that Dublin Schools Athletic Departments have partnered with FinalForms, an online forms and data management services.  FinalForms allows you to complete and sign athletic participation forms for your child. The most exciting news is that FinalForms saves data from season to season and year to year, meaning that you will never need to enter the same information twice!  FinalForms also pre-populates information wherever possible, for each of your children, saving you time.

You will need to review your information once per school year to verify information is current and sign the forms.  Please click on the link below to get started in FinalForms. If you require any support during the process, scroll to the page bottom and click “Use Support”.  We are asking that ALL parents of athletes use FinalForms.  Please register at now and electronically complete ALL forms.  Thank you for your assistance in streamlining our paperwork processes!


  • Grizzell Boys Golf parent meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 16th from 6-7 pm in the Grizzell Library.

  • Grizzell 7th and 8th football parent meeting will take place on Thursday, May 17th from 6-7:30 pm in the Grizzell MS Library.

  • Dublin Girls Golf Information Meeting, Tuesday, May 22 @ 6:30 p.m. in the Karrer Middle School Library.


Although the district does a great job of providing a resource for parents for various summer camps, clinics and activities for children, we’d like to bring special attention to a few of the Jerome camps since our students will attend Jerome.  See the links below for Jerome Athletics sponsored camps:

Youth Basketball Camp:

Youth Football Camp:

Youth Volleyball Camp:

Youth Soccer Camp:

Youth Cheerleading Camp:

Cross Country Camp:


Dublin Crew is a non-profit rowing club for youth in all of central Ohio. We would love to encourage students to try our Learn to Row in the summer. For dates, registration and more detailed information, please visit the website at


Please see the linked brochure from the Special Education Advancement Council about how to help children with special needs cope with life events like moving, divorce, birth of a sibling, death of a pet etc.


End of Year Events

On May 24th, our 8th graders will have several events to celebrate their middle school years! Please note the following:

8:45 - 10:00 a.m. 8th Grade pancake breakfast (Students only)

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Awards Ceremony (Parents please attend)  

Dress Code: Boys:  Collared shirts and dress pants   

Girls:  Dresses, Skirts or nice slacks (no t-shirts or shorts please)

Lunch          Students are to either pack or buy lunch

1:00 - 3:00 8th grade Celebration (Students only).  

Participate in games and a DJ will play favorite songs.  We will have snacks and Kona Ice available for Students to enjoy.


Three of Ohio’s best high schools are located in Dublin City Schools

Dublin Coffman, Dublin Jerome, and Dublin Scioto have once again all been ranked among the top 35 high schools in Ohio in U.S. News and World Report’s latest ranking of the best high schools. Click here for details.

Looking for details on enrollment growth?

Watch a voice over video of our Master Plan presentation at this link.

Dodgeball tournament sets new record

The Dublin City Schools dodgeball tournament on April 6 set a new record of more than $17,700 raised for this year’s charitable causes that include the Third and Goal Foundation, Dublin Bridges, Hurricane relief for Puerto  Rico, and the Lyndsey Rice and Kyle Colello Memorial Scholarship Funds. Thank you to our community for your generosity and support.


5/10 5th Grade Night, 5:30 p.m.

5/10     Arts Fest, 6:00 p.m.

5/10 Band Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/11 May Madness Finale, 3:15-5:30 p.m.

5/14 7th & 8th Grade Choir Concert, 7:30 p.m.

5/15     Spring Athletic Awards, 7p.m.

5/17 Coffee with Dr. Hoadley, 8-9:30 a.m. at Sunny Street Cafe, 7042 Hospital Drive

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

5/25 Last Day of School (half day - 8:28-11:53 a.m.)

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