School News

School is out for Winter Break

Winter break starts on Monday, December 22. Classes resume on Monday, January 5, 2015. Stay safe & warm!

WC By Request performance

WC By Request... I want a hippo...!!! Click here to view the performance.


Giving Tree

MC900439963[1]Our giving tree program at GEMS has been a great success again this year.  Your generosity is unmatched, as always! It makes me so proud to be the Principal of a building with so many kind and compassionate families. Thanks to so many of you, we are able to help provide a very special Christmas to more families than we have ever been able to assist! We forget there are friends and neighbors right in our own backyard who need our support and kindness, so thank you so very much for sharing the gift of giving this holiday season. 

Holiday Concerts

MC900410533[1]Looking for great Holiday entertainment? Be certain to check the dates below and stop by for one of the excellent music concerts that will be held next week.


Monday, December 15 – 6th and 7th Grade Band Concert, 7 pm @ PAC

Tuesday, December 16 – 8th  Grade Band Concert, 7 pm @ PAC

Thursday, December 18 – 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Chorus Concert, 7 pm @ PAC

Holiday Spirit Days

GEMS Holiday Spirit Days are Thursday and Friday! 

Thursday is Holiday Hat Day 

Friday is “Ugly Holiday Sweater (or t-shirt) Day 

MC900303521[1]Students will attend a “Sounds of the Season” concert on Friday to hear their peers perform!  They will also be doing fun, festive activities in their core teams and attending all encore classes.  A huge thanks to the GEMS PTO for providing each team with $50 to use for supplies!!! 

PTO Meeting

The GEMS PTO will meet on Monday, December 15th at 6:30 pm in the library. Please join us to make great things happen for our students!

Positive Behavior Survey

Parents and Guardians,

At GEMS your feedback is very important to us!  Please take time to click on the link below and complete a short survey.

Thank you!

~Mrs. Crowe

New and Improved Services Coming Next Year

The West Clermont School District is planning to increase services for the 2015 – 2016 school year. 

Earlier this year, several factors improved the overall health of the district’s five-year financial forecast: Employees agreed to salary freezes and benefit concessions; Retirees were replaced with lower salaried employee;

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys/Girls Club of Clermont County started last Friday, but applications are still being accepted!  The Club meets every day after school until 6:00 pm.  This is a great opportunity for our students!

Trojan Times

The following students were selected to be on the Trojan Times Staff!!

6th Grade:
Johanna Cervantes
Cameron Kandell
Kelly Knodel
Ariana Montgomery
Caeley Richardson
Payton Smith
Piper Bollen
Joshawah Cerbantec

7th Grade:

Kody Warren
Katie Jennings

8th Grade:
Eli Davis
Samantha Rolsen
Ashley Rupert
Alexa Servizzi
Braden Steele
Lexi Smith
Riley Spatz


Congrats to these students – we can’t wait to see the first issue! The first meeting for the club will be held next Tuesday, December 9 in room 347 until 3:00 p.m.  Mrs. Hufford and Mr. Hagen are the advisors. 

New Calamity Day Rules from the ODE

West Clermont has the equivalent of 32 days that can be used for calamity purposes without dipping below the state minimum hours for 

2015-16 District Calendar

The Board of Education recently approved the 2015-16 School District Calendar. Click here for important dates.

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.

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.

Marco's Pizza-GEMS Advisory Challenge!


Tuesday, December 2nd is our next Marco’s Pizza-GEMS Advisory Challenge!

The Advisory teacher with the highest individual total wins a free Pizza Lunch for that class! 

Plus, Glen Este Middle School will receive a kickback of 15% of the order when you order Marco’s Pizza (dine-in, carry-out, or delivery).

Here's how: When ordering, just mention the name of your Advisory teacher. You can even use your existing coupons or take advantage of the Daily Specials. Marco’s will tally the total for all the Advisory teachers and send Glen Este Middle School a check for 15% of that total.

Please mark your calendar and encourage your friends and neighbors to join our cause. Need coupons to get started? See the attached flyer for challenge details and some great savings!

Upcoming Events

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