Griffin Middle School

    Empowering All Students to Pursue Their Dreams

Paul Gillihan, Principal

Tracy Efaw AP-6  | Sheleta Young, AP-7  | Dr. Candace English, AP-8  | Kacie Phipps, SLI | Kizzy Jackson, SSA

4010 King Springs Rd. | Smyrna, GA  30082
Office: (678) 842-6917 | Fax: (678) 842-6919
Registration/Records Fax: (678) 842-6924

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Griffin Middle School

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6th Grade Camp
July 19 & 20
We Need Student Mentors!

6th, 7th & 8th Grade Student Mentors Needed!!

Have your ever wanted to help new students learn about Griffin? Now is your chance. We will be conducting our 3rd annual Moving Up! Moving In! 6th grade summer camp on July 19 and 20. Current 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students are encouraged to apply for mentoring positions for this camp. Applications are being accepted until June 14th and can be turned in at the front office or email to Mr. Gillihan.This is your chance to help continue to make Griffin Great!!

Students may earn community service
hours through Griffin student clubs!

Click HERE for the Mentor Application


Learning Commons Open!
During Griffin Summer Camps

Open 8 am to Noon
June 14 & 15
June 19, 20, 21, 22
July 10, 11, 12, 13

Check-out & Return Books This Summer!

Griffin Middle School

8 a.m. to Noon
June 12, 13, 14, 15
June 19, 20, 21, 22
July 10, 11, 12, 13

Dear Parents and Students,

This summer, Griffin is offering a unique opportunity to serve our students in two significant ways that can help them to be successful. 

#1:  Summer Camp for Retention Candidates:  If you have been contacted and informed that your child is in danger of being retained, or going to be retained, your child MUST attend a minimum of one session of summer camp.  Failure to do so will result in retention from moving on to the next grade.  During these sessions, students will be remediated in the skills that they missed during the course of the regular school year.  Remediation will be done electronically with teacher guidance and tutoring available if needed.

#2:  Summer Camp for Students Needing/Wanting Skill Reinforcement:  If you would like to get extra help in reading and/or math skills, you are invited to attend summer camp, and we would LOVE to have you!  We will also be planning some fun activities to do while you are here.

Register online or via the paper forms below. If you register online, you do not need to complete the paper version.

Information and Registration Forms
English and Spanish

Click HERE


Bus Transportion is Provided!

Sign Up Today, Wildcats!

Attention! Attention!
School Council Nominations

Calling all GMS Parents, Faculty, and Staff to come in and vote on your 2017-18 School Council.  We have 3 seats open for next year to be filled. 

Ballot Boxes are located in 2 locations:  Student Support and the Main Office. 




Help support summer lunches at Griffin!
Bring your auto to Pet Supermarket in Smyrna every Saturday in May from 12-4 pm to support our fundraiser!

Help support summer lunches at Griffin!

7th Grade Immunizations
(Students in 7th Grade for 2017-2018)

Students who will be transitioning from 6th grade into 7th grade for the 2017-2018 school year, please review the following information about required vaccinations.

If you have questions, please contact your student's school counselor. Thank you!

6th Grade Letter-Immunization Info

6th Grade Letter-Immunization Info (Spanish)



Summer Reading
Kickoff Party @ Switzer Library

JJoin Griffin & the Cobb Community at Switzer Library in Marietta to kickoff the Scholastic summer reading program!
Music, crafts, games, fun!

Saturday, June 3rd 5-7 pm

Information in English HERE
Information in Spanish HERE

Click the link below for info about the program
Scholastic Summer Reading Letter

ELA Required
Summer Reading List

Each grade level is assigned required summer reading along with assignments that are due when students return to school in late summer. See below for the book list and the assignment links.

These books are highly recommended,
but students may feel free to select
a novel of high interest that aligns with their specific reading level.

8th Grade AC
Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle


8th Grade
Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick
H.I.V.E. by Mark Walden
Sherlock Holmes, The Legend Begins by Andrew Lane Young
Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


7th Grade AC
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Man from the Other Side by Uri Orlev
Ender in Exile by Orscot Scott Card


7th Grade
Hunger Games by Stephanie
Enders Game by Orson Scott Card
Prisoner B-3087 by Alan Gratz
A Night Divided by Jennifer A. Neilsen


6th Grade AC
The Big Field by Mike Lupica
Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis


6th Grade
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life by James Patterson
Behemoth by Scott Westerfield
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Ergon by Christopher Paolini


2017 Summer Reading List


Students Get on Board!
Experience Italy
Spring Break 2018
Book Your Trip Now!

HERE to view a video about the experience and for more information about pricing, payment options and full itinerary. Students will experience 9 Days in Florence, Vatican City, Rome and Assisi! Questions? Contact Tracy Santos at Travel is coordinated through Education First International, LTD. and the trip is chaperoned by Griffin MS staff.

Book EARLY for the Best Travel Price!

You're the Best!
Nominate an Employee!

Have you noticed a teacher or staff member going the extra mile to make a Greater Griffin? What better way to honor the hard work of a teacher or staff member than by nominating him/her for Teacher of the Month or Classified Employee of the Month! Please click on the link(s) above to make your nomination(s).
Remember to submit a form each month!  

Classified Employee Nomination Form

Teacher Nomination Form

Microsoft Office 365
FREE for Griffin Middle School Students

Office 365 is a collection of services that allows students to collaborate, edit, share, and store their schoolwork. There is no software to download and students receive 1TB of storage in OneDrive.

Give Parent Consent in ParentVue Today!
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. Parents can give consent for students to use Office365 at school and at home by logging into their ParentVue account. For a ParentVue account, please contact the 6th grade principal or the school Leadership Intern.

Teachers are taking the pathway to use Office 365 in the classroom so it is important for your student to have an active account through
Cobb County School District.

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


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School Hours

School Begins:
9:15 A.M.
School Ends:
4:15 P.M.

School Council News

For the latest news and updates from our school council, please click here.

The Griffin Middle School student
dress code policy is available in your student's agenda. Please review the policy with your student.

Administrators & teachers shall enforce the dress code rule, and the principal or designee shall be the final judge as to the appropriateness, neatness and cleanliness of the wearing apparel, or whether or not apparel is disruptive, unsafe, or in violation of the dress code.

Students not following school dress code will contact parents to bring them a change of clothes. If students are not able to contact their parents, they will be placed in In-School Suspension (ISS) for the entire school day. Thank you for your cooperation.

Relay for Life



Italy Trip
Spring Break 2018

Click HERE for info!
Students! Book early for the best price!

Join our PTSA!

PTSA Website

Scholastic Books Orders
Click Here or on the LOGO below to order books online! All orders support the Learning Commons.

Add your child and use classroom code: PXV4X

Sign Your Student Up Today!
It's Free!

O365 Info Flyer HERE

8th Grade
Dance Pictures

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