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!

GMS 8th graders perform
with the Georgia Youth Symphony Orchestra

Gabrielle Quarells (bass), Jalen Cook (cello), Sydni Brown (violin), and Jimmy Cyganek (cello) with orchestra teacher Mrs. Proctor at KSU Bailey Hall October 2016

Students Get on Board!
Experience Italy
Spring Break 2018

HERE to view a video about the experience and for more information about pricing, payment options and full itinerary. Students will experience 9 Days in Florence, Vatican City, Rome and Assisi! Questions? Contact Tracy Santos at Travel is coordinated through Education First International, LTD. and the trip is chaperoned by Griffin MS staff.

Book EARLY for the best travel price!

The Haunted House Was a Huge Success!!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to set-up and run the haunted house, who donated items, and to those that were brave enough to walk through Friday & Saturday! Happy Halloween!


Title I Annual Input Meeting
Monday, October 24, 2016 at 6PM
Location: GMS Cafe

Come and Learn About Title I

Rocking Halloween Concerts
October 25 & 26th

7-1 Band Rocking Halloween Concert
7 pm on 10/25 in the GMS Cafeteria

7-2 Band Rocking Halloween Concert
7 pm on 10/26 in the GMS Cafeteria

A Rockin' Ghoul Time!



My Future Is Bright and Drug Free- Wear Neon/Bright Clothing

Team up Against Drugs- Wear your favorite team's jersey/shirt

 Drugs Make you Crazy & Lazy- Pajama/Crazy Sock Day

Red Ribbon Day- WEAR RED

Griffin Spirit Day-Show Your Griffin Pride

Griffin Thanks Our

Public Safety Officers

To honor the men and women in public safety, GMS hosted a breakfast to show appreciation.

GMS Students Made
"Thank You" Cards


Thank You to Griffin's Officer Hagar!




It's BOOK FAIR Time!

October 24th is the Last Day
of the Book Fair!

Come in and view our teacher book wishlists! The GMS community is welcome to come in and purchase books for our wonderful teachers!

Book Fair Hours
Monday October 24th 8:30-Noon

Can't come to the Book Fair?

Shop Online Beginning October 14th
via the Griffin Book Fair Homepage!
Click on the following icon to visit!


Ms. Del-Valle's IEL Class
Visits the High Museum of Art

Using art, Ms. Del-Valle's IEL students were put to the task of creating solutions for water filtering to build an interactive phase
to the new Falcon's stadium.



Ms. Del-Valle's IEL Students Pictured with Parent Facilitator, Mr. Quintana


Ultra Griffin Spirit Day!



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!

Get your 2016-17 Yearbook!

Yearbooks are on sale!
Get your hardcover yearbook with 4 free icons
for $25.00 until October 28th.
After this date, the price goes up!
Click HERE to order yours today!

We Need Pictures for the Yearbook!

New! Parents, students and teachers can
download the Jostens ReplayIt app
via Google Play or the App Store and
upload pictures from school activities
and events. The pictures go directly to the Griffin Yearbook Club!
Wouldn't it be great to have your pictures
in the yearbook to look back on the memories?
Send us your pictures through
ReplayIt today!!

Are You a Proud Parent or Family Member?

NEW! This year! for 8th Grade Students!
Parents and family members can purchase
a student ad to be in the 2016-17 yearbook! Show how proud you are of
your Griffin Wildcat by purchasing a
student ad today! Questions?
Contact Renee LaPrade or Kim Trumble
Click HERE for details!



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.


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


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.

Relay for Life



Purchase Books Online HERE

Italy Trip
Spring Break 2018

Click HERE for info!
Students! Book early for the best price!


Click the Josten's icon to order!

8th Grade Parents!
Purchase a student ad for the yearbook HERE!