Griffin Middle School
Be Great. Be Griffin.
Please be aware that the end
of course testing schedule for high school classes will be as
Physical Science--May 9
Make ups--May 11
Griffin's First Annual Maker Faire
Please join GMS for the First Annual STEAMFest Maker Faire
on May 4th from 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
What is a Maker Faire, you ask?
A Maker’s Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love
sharing what they can do. It’s a venue for makers to show examples of their work and interact with others about it. Part
science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts,
crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors.
We will fly Drones, Use the 3D Printer (Thank you, Mr. White and Mr. Gillie), Design Squishy Circuits,
Build with Legos, Design Makey Makey Circuits, Drive Salt Powered Cars, Build Robots and Sim Cities, Drive Spheros over an obstacle course and
learn about the Heart.
Please come and participate with us! You can be in the
show or visit the show! Either way, we want to see you there! We can hardly wait!!! We are moving full
School Council News
Nominations are now being accepted for new 2016-17 School Council members. The mission of the council is to serve in an advisory role, offering
assistance with identifying, evaluating, and prioritizing school improvement options. It is the desire of the council to
bring school communities closer together in the spirit of collaboration to improve academic success. The council
initiatives this year are as follows:
- STEAM integration and certification strategies
- IB middle years feasability assessment
- Parent/Teacher/Student interest surveys
- Strategies to increase parent involvement
- Collaboration efforts through CHS and OHS clusters
- School Strategic Plan support through collaboration with the Griffin Foundation and the PTSA
We will have at least two parent member vacancies. If you are interested or have questions, please email
Steven Fuller at email@example.com or Michelle Pickard at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. Shirley Perdue can also provide nomination forms in the main
Voting will take place in the Griffin main office April
15-20. We will be having a strategic planning session on 4/21, and hope that the new members will be able to attend.
Please stop by and vote for your next Council Representatives!
GMS Yearbook is on sale now!
To order, simply click on the link below and enter Griffin's passcode.
Enter Griffin's passcode: 101383332487902
If you were to build a vehicle powered by your breath, what characteristics would increase or decrease its performance the
most? This was the driving question in Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Beasley’s PBL challenge.
Students in Mrs. Barnes and Mrs. Beasley’s class were asked to design race cars that run solely off the human breath using only
2 straws, 4 life savers, 1 sheet of paper, 2 paper clips, and 50 cm of tape. (See pics below) Students then raced their
constructed designs. Click HERE to view students racing their “Puff- mobiles!”
Engagement and Learning and it’s best!
School Choice (HB 251 & SB 10) Transfers
The Cobb County School District is again offering School Choice (HB 251 and SB10) transfers
for the 2016-2017 school year. Individual school capacity information and applications will be available
beginning February 1, 2016 on the District website. For more information, please see our
2016-17 School Choice webpage.
Quiere Comer? Wanna Eat?
Come celebrate Griffin Middle School once a month at our favorite Mexican food restaurant, Los
Bravos!! Los Bravos will donate money from the proceeds of your meal to our school! It's the second Tuesday of every
month: February 9, March 8, April 12, and May 10. A family who eats together stays together!
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!!!
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
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
For more information about our Dress Code here at Griffin,
PLEASE CLICK HERE
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