Griffin Middle School

    To Advocate for and Empower the Learning of All Students

Dr. Loralee Hill, Principal

Cathie Seibert-6 | Roderick Langston-7 | Eric Gray-8 | Kacie Phipps-Scheduling & Testing | Rockette Anderson-Curriculum & Instruction | Dr. Kristin Willis, SSA
4010 King Springs Rd. | Smyrna, GA  30082
Office: (678) 842-6917 | Fax: (678) 842-6919
Registration/Records Fax: (678) 842-6924

The Griffin Foundation is a non-profit organization
formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital improvements.


Barbara Quarles
Scholarship

Link to Application: Click HERE


Application Deadline is March 23, 2020

Griffin Middle School Foundation (GMSF) created the Barbara Quarles STEAM Scholarship Fund to honor the dedication and years of teaching and service given by Ms. Quarles at Griffin Middle School and other Cobb County Schools. The GMSF sponsors the scholarship program to help a deserving female student with her STEAM-related endeavors.

Scholarship Eligibility Criteria:

·         Any female graduating high school senior from Cobb County School District enrolling in a full-time course of study in a STEAM field at any 2 or 4-year accredited institution of higher learning may apply.

·         Minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

·         The funds must be used for tuition only. (Foundation will forward to institution)

·         The applicant must have attended 6th- 8th grades at Griffin Middle School.

·         Applications must be typewritten or printed legibly using blue or black ink and the guidelines followed exactly. Choose standard fonts. Applicants who do not adhere to the outlined specifications will be disqualified.

·         Completed applications should be postmarked no later than March 23 , 2020 and mailed to: 

 

Carol Kirshner

GMS Foundation

Barbara Quarles STEAM Scholarship Chair

Griffin Middle School

4010 King Springs Road

Smyrna, GA 30082

Winner will be notified and honored at their school's senior awards night.

There is no limit to the number of students from each school that may apply.

Please contact the GMS Foundation Scholarship Chair: Carol Kirshner at Scholarship2@griffinmiddlefoundation.org  if you have any questions.



2019-20 Give 2 Griffin Annual Campaign

 DONATE

The Griffin Middle School Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization formed for the sole purpose of raising funds beyond those currently provided by the Cobb County School District to fund elements of education such as technology enhancements, supplemental enriched curriculum, student services, additional faculty and capital requirements.


With your help in 2018-19, the Foundation was able to purchase:
1 Laptop Cart with 30 Laptops
Provide 5 Teacher Classroom Grants
Present the Barbara Quarles STEAM Scholarship to 2 GMS Alumae totaling $3000
Give a Chromebook through the Legacy Award to two 8th Grade Students


This year's goal is to raise $32,500 to purchase:

30 Laptops
1 Laptop Cart
52 iPad Tubs

Each student can use a laptop in ELA class for researching topics, writing essays, and honing in on typing skills.

If you would like to send in your donation, please put it to the attention of:
Griffin Middle School Foundation, Inc.
-Mail to 4010 King Springs Rd., SE, Smyrna, GA 30082
-Have your student give the donation to his/her homeroom teacher
-Drop off your donation to the GMS school bookkeeper
-Donate ONLINE


2019-2020 Donation Levels


Donation gifts will be distributed to students in their homeroom during the fall break.

GMS Foundation Nature Trail

The Foundation cleaned up the Nature Trail in 2017-18 school year.  With the help of Senior Forrester, Mr. Joe Burgess of the Georgia Forestry Commission, we identified a variety of trees and plants along the trail. This year we are focused on renovating and enhancing the Outdoor Classroom, originally established in 1980’s. Stay tuned for more information and how you can help our efforts.  

Contact Jennifer Betts at outdoorclassroom@griffinmiddlefoundation.or if you would like to learn more about the Outdoor Classroom plans. 

To see the list of trees on the nature trail, click here:
GMS Nature Trail Trees



Foundation Calendar of Events

Give 2 Griffin Campaign launch Tuesday, August 13

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, September 11

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, October 9

Griffin House of Horrors Friday and Saturday, October 25 & 26

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, November 13

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday,December 11

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, January 8

The Chill Spot Friday, February 7

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, February 12

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, March 11

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, April 1

Spirit Night at Los Bravos Wednesday, May 13

We Love Our Los Bravos!!



GMS Foundation Spirit Nights
and Sponsors
Los Bravos is a Haunted House Sponsor and hosts Spirit Nights on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, September through May, with the exception of April. (1st Wednesday of April).


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