Welcome to Griffin Middle School
Be Great. Be Griffin.
Principal: Mr. Paul Gillihan


Hearing and Vision Testing
This Week
As checking hearing and vision annually is a  mandated  practice for all public schools, Griffin will be mass screening all 7th grade students  this week, 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  further information.


Standardized Testing: CogAT/IOWA
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.


Doom!  Gloom! 
Witches with Brooms!
Come for a sCARE,
if you DARE!!!!
Griffin's Haunted 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.
Click HERE for the flyer!!

Give 2 Griffin Capital Campaign:
HOW??  Cash Donations or Participation in our Upcoming
Haunted House...

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!  Click here to see where your donations goes and how to make it.  Hint:  Look in the upper left hand column of this webage!!!

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!
Parent Survey: 

Student Survey: 

8th Graders...Feel Like a Trip to Savannah??

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 2015-16 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 below:
Locker Procedures
Locker Request Form
Locker Contract

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 feedback!

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 take place 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 click here.

For more information about our Dress Code here at Griffin, please click HERE

Be "In the Know.
Click HERE for our latest edition of "Wildcat Wrap-Up."  And please come on over and visit us!!

Download the 2015-16
Student Supply List

Griffin 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:
Jacqueline Juarez-President
Sophi Faust-Vice President
Skylar James-Secretary
Daniela Valdiviezo-Treasurer
Ethan Mack-Historian

Jr. Beta Club Officers:
Austin Fabritius-President
Chloe Campbell-Vice President
Warren Dias-Secretary
Skylar James-Treasurer


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 school!!  Partners in Education


Calendar of Events

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School Hours

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.