Welcome to Griffin Middle School
Be Great. Be Griffin.
Principal: Mr. Paul Gillihan
Hearing and Vision Testing
As checking hearing and vision annually is a
practice for all public schools, Griffin will be mass
screening all 7th grade students
Monday- Tuesday, 9/28-9/29. If your child does not pass
this mass screening, he/she will be re-screened within
two weeks. If your child again does not pass the
screenings, you will be notified by letter with
Also this week and next week, the 7th grade
will be taking two standardized, norm-referenced tests:
the CogAT and IOWA. Students will take the CogAT
(Cognitive Abilities Test) on Thusday, 10/1. The CogAT
measures students’ learned reasoning abilities that
closely relate to success in school. Students will take
the IOWA (formerly known as the ITBS—Iowa Test of Basic
Skills) from Monday, 10/5-Thursday 10/8. The IOWA
measures student achievement compared to a national
sample of students. Although students cannot “study” for
these tests, it is extremely important that our 7th
grade students take these tests seriously as these
scores are key in determining students’ placements into
advanced high school classes/programs. A letter went
home with your child describing these tests on Friday,
9/18. All tests are scheduled to begin promptly each
morning by 9:15 am. Please ensure that your students are
on time to school and prepared to do their best.
Witches with Brooms!
Come for a sCARE,
if you DARE!!!!
House AND Lock-in,
Friday Night, October 16th!!
Be there for an evening of the macabre and learn about the
"frightful facts" that few dare to know...
The Lock-in is now open to both 7th AND 8th graders.
for the flyer!!
Give 2 Griffin Capital Campaign:
HOW?? Cash Donations or Participation in our Upcoming
Parents and Students!!! We DO need
you to give to the Griffin Middle School Foundation's Capital
Campaign. Every year we accept donations from our own GMS
family to support the amazing things we get accomplished each
year to increase student achievement. Our successes have
been great because of your generosity. No gift is too
small. Every dollar helps us to reach our goal!
here to see where your donations goes and how to
make it. Hint: Look in the upper left hand column of
Bring Your Own Device to School
Are you interested in being
able to bring your own device to school and use it in class?
Griffin will be piloting a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.
As with any new program, we seek collaboration and communication
from our beloved stakeholders. So please take a few
minutes to complete the surveys below. You will find a
parent survey and a student survey just below it. Please
take a minute to let us know your thoughts!
8th Graders...Feel Like a Trip to
Now is the time to SIGN UP!! Only
$279 for the trip! April time frame!!
Click HERE for the INFO
FLYER!! More details will be discussed on 8th
Grade Parent Night, September 10, at 6pm. If you intend to
go, this meeting is a MUST!!!
School Council Nominations
Do you know someone who
would be the perfect School Council Leader? Are YOU the
perfect School Council Leader? GMS is looking for parent
leaders who are devoted to our beloved school and who would like
to be involved in building a "Greater Griffin." Board
policy states that at least two parents need to be local
business owners. Please click here for the
nomination form, or stop by and see Ms. Shirley
Perdue for a form!
School Lockers!!! OH BOY!!!
And now...Ladies and
Gentlemen...the time you've all been patiently waiting for has
arrived!! LOCKERMANIA!!! Starting this coming
Monday, August 24, we will begin the process of issuing lockers
to all students who have turned in the forms you received in
your student folders on the first day of school. For
additional information on lockers and procedures, please click
Locker Request Form
Teacher of the Month Nominations
Yes! We would like to
get our entire Griffin Family involved with nominating our
Teacher of the Month each month. For each month,
please click on the Google Doc link below and give us your
Keeping Students Safe is our #1 Priority
Our very own Kathy Weaver
was recently certified in the Diabetes Safe Program training!
Just one of the many ways Griffin looks after each and every one
of our students in our quest of building a Greater Griffin.
Congratulations Ms. Weaver!
New Student Registration
Griffin's New Student Registration will
daily from 9:00 A.M. to 12 noon. If you need
general information about what is required to enroll your child
into Cobb County Schools, please
For more information about
our Dress Code here at Griffin, please click
Be "In the Know.
for our latest edition of "Wildcat Wrap-Up." And please
come on over and visit us!!
Download the 2015-16
Supply List ______________________________
Leadership Selected for 2015-16 School Year
Congratulations to our new Student Leadership Team! Next
year is going to be a stellar year, and we are planning GREAT
things already! We are grateful for our new leaders!
Student Council Members:
Sophi Faust-Vice President
Jr. Beta Club Officers:
Chloe Campbell-Vice President
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