School News

Purple Pantry Benefit Game

On Tuesday, November 25th, 6th graders will have the chance to watch or participate in a 6th grade Students vs. Staff dodgeball game to benefit our own Purple Pantry! 

6th graders:  If you want to watch your favorite teachers dominate your classmates, bring in a dollar and give it to your advisory teacher. If you would like to try to take us on, it is $5.00.  7th and 8th graders, don't feel left out -- your turn will come later this year! 

All money raised will be used to purchase items needed to stock our own Purple Pantry, which helps needy students here at GEMS.  

BRING IT ON!  :)  

Please help us raise money for this great cause!

Spirit Wear

Spirit Wear Order Form

2013-2014 Yearbooks Available

We still have several GEMS yearbooks from last school year (2013-14) available for $10.00.  Yearbooks will make great holiday gifts!  See Mrs. Morgan or Mrs. Brock in the front office if interested.

Washington DC Trip

The deadline for the Washington, D.C. trip deposit has been extended to December 1.  Students who wish to attend the trip must have the deposit paid by December 1.  One bus has already been filled.  A waiting list has been started for a second bus.  Forty students must pay the deposit by December 1 or only the first bus will make the trip to D.C.

Boys & Girls Club

The CLUB is coming to GEMS!

The CLUB is a teen program run by the Boys & Girls Club of Clermont County. This program is for middle school students who want to improve their grades, develop positive peer relationships, become more physically fit, and develop positive social skills in a safe environment.

The CLUB will meet at GEMS every day after school until 6:00 pm for only $5 per year!  Adults will be available to help students with homework and study skills, and students will have access to chrome books and the internet.  Club members will be given a free snack and have some physical activity. 

Below you will find links to more information about The CLUB, plus a membership application. The first meeting of The CLUB will be on December 5th

Parent Letter

Student Flyer

Membership Application

Trojan Times

Help Wanted

Do you love writing, editing, drawing, or taking photographs?  Are you a very opinionated person who isn't afraid of trying new things? 

Then you need to be a part of GEMS’ new student newspaper, The Trojan Times!

Staff applications are now available and can be obtained in the office or on the school website. Please make sure you follow all directions on the application!

Application Deadline: November 25, 2014

Considering Weather Related Closings / Delays

In West Clermont, Superintendent Keith Kline makes the decision about emergency weather school opening delays or full school day closings.  Current weather conditions, weather forecasts, road conditions, ...

Teaching and Learning at GEMS
Enjoy the slide show that was presented to the West Clermont Board of Education:

Concert Schedule

Winter Concert Line-up

December 15 - 6th and 7th Grade Band

December 16 - 8th Grade and High School Band

December 18 - Holiday Choral Concert


Spring Concert Line-Up

April 27 - 6th and 7th Grade Band

April 28 - 8th and High School Band

Purple Pantry

Please help restock the GEMS Purple Pantry with food donations to help our school families in need. Please bring in canned foods such as vegetables, soup, SpaghettiOs, boxed dinners, pre-packaged cups of applesauce and fruits, snacks, Pop-Tarts, and cereal. 

Contact Mrs. Howes or Mrs. Jeffcott for more information.

Upcoming Events

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