Griffin Middle School

    Empowering All Students to Pursue Their Dreams

Mr. Paul Gillihan, Principal

Ms.Tracy Efaw AP-6  |  Ms. Sheleta Young, AP-7  |  Dr. Candace English, AP-8  |  Ms. Kacie Phipps, SLI | Ms. Rezenia Wilson, SS

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

Welcome to
Griffin Middle School

Be Great! Be Griffin!

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Thank you Griffin Community!

Student Tutoring
Opportunities at Griffin!

All tutoring opportunities will include: tutoring in specific content areas, grade recovery, remediation & teacher-supported study hall. 

Printable Student Tutoring Info Sheet: HERE

Available Opportunities
Morning Tutoring
"Stay & Play"
Serenity Saturday School

We are a Title 1 Reward School!

"Among the highest 10 percent of the Title 1 schools in the state."

Mr. Scotchlas and Griffin students proudly display this honor.

Congratulations Griffin Middle School!

Youth Group Spruces Up GMS
Memorial Garden and Grounds


Smyrna FUMC and Griffin student Haley Atkinson
making a Greater Griffin. Thank you!

Griffin Students at the
Atlanta Braves STEM Night

Griffin students kick-off a new competition at Turner Field that blends STEM education with baseball. Students from five Cobb middle schools will combine their engineering and science skills to build a baseball launching device. Teams will display their launchers at the end of the school year with the winning team earning recognition during the inaugural season at the new Suntrust Park.
Hit a homerun Wildcats!

Yearbook Sales Begin Today!

Purchase your Griffin 2016-2017
yearbook for $25.00 by October 28th
Benefits to ordering during this promotion:
-Introductory $25 pricing for a hardcover yearbook
-Free extra-curricular activity icon on yearbook cover

2016-2017 Yearbook Club Members

Click on HERE to order
your yearbook online!

2016-2017 Student Council

Members: Sophie Faust, Alexis Houston, Skylar James, Emily Nguyen,
McKenzie Titus, Daniela Valdiviezo

2016-2017 Student Ambassadors

Members: Sydni Brown, Rachel Cummings, Deja Kent,
Italy Lettsome, Abby Mize

2016-2017 National PTSA
Reflections Contest

Click on these links for more info:

Reflections Rules
Student Entry Form

Submissions Packaging


Saturday School Dates:
September 10, 17 & 24
October 8 & 22
November 5 & 12
December 3 & 17
January 7, 21 & 28 
February 4 & 11
March 4, 11, 18 & 25

Bus Transportation for Saturday School
BUS #1: Pick-up @Fair Oaks at 7:45 a.m.
Returns to Fair Oaks at 12:15 p.m.
BUS #2:  Pick-up @ LaBelle at 7:45 a.m. & Norton Park at 7:50 a.m.
Return to Norton Park at 12:10 p.m. and LaBelle at 12:15 p.m.

Save the Dates October 21 & 22, 2016....If You DARE!!!


It's a Spooktacular Event!!

We will need many volunteers and items
to make this another great event.
Please contact Rachel Hart (
if you can assist with any of the following:

-Lend a tailgating canopy/tent (20 are Needed)
-Assist with set-up and/or designe of a room
-Donate or lend Halloween themed decorations or props
- Donate gently used or new black sheets, table cloths or large curtains
-Volunteer for set-up, event staff, and/or breakdown


Haunted House & (Give2Griffin) Information in Spanish

Student Clubs Have Started!
Visit the Club webpage for Info

Students! If you are interested in joining a morning or afternoon student club, now is the time to get your permission forms in. Complete club information is available on the Club webpage. Don't miss out on being a part of the Griffin fun! We have THIRTY clubs available for students this year! Some have already started and others will start the first week of September.
Our club sponsors would love to have your participate!


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


Empowering All Students
to Pursue Their Dreams!

August 1st through September 30th

GNow through September 30th you can help support the vision and mission of Griffin Middle School by donating to the "Give to Griffin" Campaign sponsored by the GMS Foundation and PTSA. Through your donation we are able to promote success for every child, every day. Our goals are to achieve STEAM certification and increase technology resources for our students in the
classrooms and Learning Commons.
Thank you for helping our students achieve their dreams!

Use the DONATE button at the top of the
webpage to support Griffin MS.
Find out if your company matches donations here: Participating Companies

Thank you Griffin Community!

Please support our students and school!

Promoting success for all students by challenging and nurturing every child, every day!

Regular School Bell Schedule

Griffin Partners in Education

Please show support for Partners in Education!




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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.