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

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Thank you Griffin Community!


Wildcat students!

Fall dance permission slips must be turned in
to your 1st period teacher by August 23rd.

You can pay your $10.00 PTSA dues
to attend the dance in advance at the PTSA bookstore until 9:15am at school, or at the door before entering the dance.

Don't forget to bring spending money to
the dance as Jr, Beta Team will be
selling pizza, treats, fun trinkets and drinks!

Come and hear the tunes of DJ KPhipps!

Friday, August 26th 4:30pm-6pm

Reminder for Parents

PLEASE complete your child's packet of back to school forms and return them today.
It is very important that we have ALL forms in the packet on file at the school.

Additionally, students who have not returned their forms will not be able to apply for a school locker. Please support your student and return his/her completed forms to school today.

Thank you!!


66th Grade Open House Date Change
New Date: Tuesday, August 23, 2016 @7pm

PTSA Fall Dance Date Change
New Date: Friday, August 26, 2016
Students must be a PTSA member to attend.
Student membership: $10.00
PTSA Sign-up at the Griffin Open Houses

Need more information: Click HERE

We hope to see you at both events!



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 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. Thank you Griffin Community!

Please support our students and school!

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


Students and Parents

Please review the Griffin Middle School student
dress code policy together to ensure the dress
code is being followed each school day.

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

Examples of inappropriate school clothing include:
No midriff shirts
No camisole tops without a jacket
No holes above the knees in pants/jeans
No sagging pants
No shirts with inappropriate logos or pictures
No skirts above the knee
No hats, caps, bandanas, or hoodies covering the head

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.


Duke TIP provides programs and services beyond the classroom experience to meet the individual needs of gifted children.

If you are interested in more infomration please click on
the following links which will take you to the Duke TIP website.

Griffin Sixth Graders
Griffin Seventh & Eighth Graders

Griffin student, Aiden Daly, qualified last year in both science and math, earning and receiving recognition at May 2016 University of West Georgia ceremony for his efforts in math. GMS would love to see more of our students participate in these outstanding programs! 

Regular School Bell Schedule



8th Grade Open House
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.- 8 p.m.
Location: Griffin MS Cafeteria

7th Grade Open House
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Griffin MS Cafeteria

**UPDATED**6th Grade Open House**UPDATED**
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Time: 7 p.m.-8 p.m.
Location: Griffin MS Cafeteria



Griffin Middle School
6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Summer Reading
Due August 26th

Did you know that students are required to read books over the
summer and do assignments for a test grade?
Below are the ELA books students will choose from, along with the links to the assignments. These assignments are due on Friday, August 26th.
Books can be checked out at the public library,
purchased from a bookstore, or purchased online at Amazon!
Please encourage and support your student's reading efforts
and help them get a great start for back to school by encouraging them to complete their summer reading and assignments by the due date!

  Upcoming 8th Grade-AC


Upcoming 8th Grade


Upcoming 7th Grade-AC

Upcoming 7th Grade

Upcoming 6th Grade


2016 ELA Summer Reading List
6th Grade Reading Assignment
7th Grade Reading Assignment
8th Grade Reading Assignment
8th Grade AC Character Log

Remember! Reading Assignments are due August 26th!

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School Hours

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

School Council News

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