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
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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School starts Monday, August 1st

7th & 8th Grade Students!


Wednesday, July 27th - 12 p.m. (Noon)

7th & 8th grade students may pick-up their GMS 2016-2017 class schedules on Wednesday, July 27th from 10 a.m. to Noon in the Griffin cafeteria. Please go directly to the cafeteria as this is a schedule pick-up day only. Teachers will be doing County-wide professional learning on this date and are unable to meet with parents and students this day.

Parents and students may also go online to "Parent Vue"
to view class schedules beginning on July 27th.

Class schedule pick-up is for 7th & 8th grade students only


Student registration for the 2016-2017 school year
will take place on the following dates. Click HERE for Registration Information. Please bring required documents to register.

9 a.m.- Noon
Monday, July 25th
Tuesday, July 26th
Wednesday, July 27th
Thursday, July 28th
Friday, July 29th

Griffin Middle School
Student Support
Registration Desk
(Back of the Building)


6th Grade Meet & Greet
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Parents with Rising 6th Grade Students
The 2016-2017 Meet & Greet will take place on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.
This year, there are two different times for the Meet & Greet.

If your student's last name begins with A through L,
please come between 5-6 p.m.

If your student's last name begins with M-Z,
please come between 6:30-7:30 p.m.

It is very important for parents to adhere to this schedule due to parking.  

See you at your scheduled time!

2016-2017 School Supply Lists

8th Grade School Supply List
7th Grade School Supply List
6th Grade School Supply List



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

6th Grade Open House
Thursday, August 18, 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 grade? Below are the ELA books students will choose from, along with the links to the assignments. These assignments are due when students return to Griffin in the fall on Friday, August 26th.
Books can be checked out at the public library,
purchased from a bookstore, or online at Amazon!
Please encourage and support your student's reading efforts
and help them get a great start for back to school!

  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!

GMS Chorus Students Perform
at Clayton State University

Ms. Rabun and GMS Chorus Students

This summer, Ms. Rabun and the GMS chorus students spent a week at Clayton State University for Encore Choir Camp. During camp they rehearsed with highly acclaimed music instructors and performed a concert in Spivey Hall on July 14th. "We had a great time!"-Ms. Rabun


Atlanta Braves Back to School Bash

Griffin Middle School has been invited to the
Atlanta Braves Back to School Bash
on Sunday, July 31st. It's the Braves vs. the Phillies!
For tickets and information click HERE


Building Renovation Pictures!


LoLook at the wonderful renovation progress taking place at Griffin!    So exciting! The entire Griffin community is looking forward
to getting back in our building for the new school year.

We are Great! We are Griffin!

Summer Reading Challenge

Griffin Middle School is participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. Students received information during the spring book fair and had the opportunity to login to their reading dashboard. This information will also be distributed with report cards. Students can win prizes from Scholastic and potentially beat the world record for number of minutes read! Each time a student reads, they record it on their Scholastic dashboard! It's that easy!
Students can even log minutes when
they do their required ELA reading.
Click HERE for more detailed information.
Or, visit the Learning Commons webpage.
Parents please encourage your students to participate!

Griffin Wildcats, do you love to write?

Participate in the
Pig Tales Summer Writing Competition!

Students are invited to write a short story or essay, in 750 words or less, incorporating the theme "music". Work can be fiction or non-fiction. First, second and third place winners will be announced by August 25, 2016 and awarded at the City of Kennesaw's Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival on August 27th.

Entries are due to the
by August 17, 2016!!

For more information about the rules and how to submit an entry click HERE to visit the Pig Tales website.

Win a bike! Movie Tickets! Braves Tickets! Food! Goodie Bag!


Free ebooks for Griffin students!
Easy access to over 10,000 digital ebooks.
Perfect for reading on the beach, in the car, or at grandma's house!

Click on the Learning Commons webpage for more information!
Hurry! This program ends August 31st!



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.

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. 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 Ends: 4:15 P.M.

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