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Please check back often for 2016-2017 school year
Griffin Middle School will be undergoing building renovations
beginning May 25, 2016. There will be no admittance to the
building during construction. Updates will be posted when
Thank you for your patience as we make
improvements to better serve our students.
Student registration for the 2016-2017 school year
will take place on the following dates from
9 a.m. until Noon.
Tuesday, July 12th
Monday, July 25th
Tuesday, July 26th
Wednesday, July 27th
Thursday, July 28th
Friday, July 29th
Griffin Middle School
(Back of the Building)
HERE for Registration Information
Griffin Middle School
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
know that students are required to read books over the
summer and do assignments for a grade? Below are the ELA books
students will choose from, along with the links to the
assignments. These assignments are due when students return to
Griffin in the fall.
Books can be checked out at the public library,
purchased from a bookstore, or online at Amazon!
Please encourage and support your student's reading efforts
and help them get a great start for back to school!
Upcoming 8th Grade-AC
Upcoming 8th Grade
Upcoming 7th Grade-AC
Upcoming 7th Grade
Upcoming 6th Grade
LINKS TO BOOK LIST &
2016 ELA Summer Reading List
6th Grade Reading Assignment
7th Grade Reading Assignment
8th Grade Reading Assignment
8th Grade AC Character Log
Summer Reading Challenge
Griffin Middle School is participating
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
Students received information during the spring book fair and
had the opportunity to login to their reading dashboard. This
information will also be distributed with report cards. Students
can win prizes from Scholastic and potentially beat the world
record for number of minutes read! Each time a student reads,
they record it on their Scholastic dashboard! It's that easy!
Students can even record minutes when
they do their
required ELA reading.
HERE for more detailed information.
Or, visit the
Learning Commons webpage.
Parents please encourage your students to participate!
2016-2017 School Supply Lists
School Supply List
Grade School Supply List
6th Grade School Supply List
FREE for Griffin Middle School Students
Office 365 is a collection of
services that allows students to
collaborate, edit, share, and store their schoolwork.
It’s available for FREE to students who are
currently attending a Cobb County school. Yes! This includes
Griffin Middle School! However, students need parental consent.
Please review the document below for more information. You may
also click on this link,
Office 365 Support, for additional
resources and informational videos.
Microsoft Office 365 Informational Flyer
SHREK Opening Night a Huge Success!
"These aren't students, these are
professionals on Broadway"
-SHREK audience member
SHREK The Musical Jr., opened production
in the Griffin Middle School Theater on Thursday, May 19th. It
was a sold out crowd for the opening night performance directed
by Griffin's own chorus teacher, Sarah Rabun. After several
months of dedication from Ms. Rabun, along with assistant
director and Griffin ELA teacher, Tony Smith, and several
creative and behind the scenes team members, including set
design by Griffin art teacher Alison Todd, and the GMS Art Club,
SHREK audience members were able to enjoy the wonderful acting
and vocals of the true stars of the show...our fabulous
students! Their talent is incredible!
Friday's show is sold out
as well, so if you don't want to miss the singing, dancing and
laughs, please contact Wendy Meyer via email at
to get one of the very few tickets left for Saturday's 7 p.m.
Your freak flag is gonna fly!
Congrats to our awesome staff, students, PTSA and sponsors for a
very successful musical production!
Attention Campbell Rising 9th Graders!
SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM INFORMATION
Do you want to get a head
start on high school & start the year LEAPS ahead of all
other freshmen? Please consider attending Campbell's
Summer Bridge Program! See attached flyer & application
Bring completed application to Ms. Efaw's
office by Monday morning, May 23rd.
Congratulations GMS Retirees!
Retirees: Dr. Woodyard, Debbie Joiner,
Kathy Weaver, Denise Grant
Pictured with GMS principal, Mr.
Congratulations, and best wishes to our
Griffin Middle School staff retiring at the end of this school
year. In honor of their dedicated years of service, a retirement
dinner was held in the Griffin Middle School Café on May, 18,
2016. Administrators and staff members attended, along with the
retiree's family members. We will miss each of them
tremendously, but wish them much happiness in their future
Everyone For Chava
Dear Griffin Family--one of
our own CCSD students has sustained a serious head injury
playing a simple game of soccer and is need of our collective
support. Please click on the flyer below and consider
making a donation. Just $1 can make all the difference!
Everyone for Chava
Griffin "Roars Into Reading"
at Six Flags
Beginning February 1st, students were
invited to participate in the “Roar into Reading Challenge”
sponsored by Griffin Middle School. Students in 6th, 7th, and
8th grades were able to read their choice of books and record
the number of pages read each week onto a personal reading log.
In addition to prizes, participants were treated to freshly
popped popcorn every other Wednesday during the challenge. Over
the course of 12 weeks, Griffin students read several pages of
books and competed for a trip to Six Flags. When the challenge
ended on April 15th, reading logs were tallied, and the top ten
readers from each grade level were selected. On Friday, April
22nd, these students, along with GMS chaperones, Mrs. Krengel,
Mrs. Anderson, Mrs. Quintana, Mrs. Beasley and Mr. Quintana,
spent a fun-filled day at Six Flags. We are proud of our Griffin
Wildcats and the dedication they put into reading. Our students
can’t wait for next year’s Roar into Reading Challenge!
The rain didn’t stop our top reading Griffin Wildcats from
the thrilling roller coasters at Six Flags!
School Choice (HB 251 & SB 10) Transfers
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers
for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available
beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our
2016-17 School Choice webpage.
For more information about our Dress Code here at Griffin,
PLEASE CLICK HERE
We Love our Partners In Education!
Griffin Middle School is fortunate to have
such awesome support from our community. Our Partners In
Education help us serve our students in innovative and fun ways.
Thank you to all our Partners for what you provide to our
Partners in Education
Please be advised of Griffin’s hours:
The Fine Arts Doors will open at 8:15 A.M. Please note that there is no adult supervision until 8:15.
Signs will be posted to direct parents to this entrance. Students will be taken to the cafeteria for quiet study time
until breakfast is served. Some students also attend the Griffin Intramural Program. If your student arrives after Intramural
pickup (8:15), they will need to go to the cafeteria. All students must be picked up no later than 4:45 P.M. There
will be no adult supervision after 4:45 P.M. unless the student is participating in an after school program which is supervised
by a Griffin staff member. Griffin Main Entrance doors will open at 8:45 A.M. and be closed at 4:45 P.M. For
the safety of our students, there will be no student pick-up after 3:45 P.M.
School Council News
For the latest news and updates from our school council, please click