The Graham School News O'Graham

August 2022

Upcoming Events

  • Mon. Aug. 22 - First Day of School
  • Mon. Sept. 5 - No School - Labor Day
  • Fri. Sept. 30 - No School - PD Day
  • Thurs. Oct. 13 - Quarter 1 Ends
  • Fri. Oct. 14 - No School - PD Day
  • Tues. Oct. 25 - PSAT/NMSQT for 10th and 11th Grades at 8:00am
  • Tues. Oct. 25 - Student Led Conferences for 10th and 11th Grades - after testing
  • Tues. Oct. 25 - No School for 9th and 12th Grades
  • Thurs. Oct. 27 - PSAT for 9th Grade/SAT for 12th Grade
  • Thurs. Oct. 27 - Student Led Conferences for 9th and 11th Grades - after testing
  • Thurs. Oct. 27 - No School for 10th and 11th Grades

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Important School Information

We're Hiring! Check out TGFS employment opportunities for the 22-23 school year!

Click here for TGS employment opportunities.

Click here for TCS@ODU employment opportunities.

Click here for GEMS employment opportunities.

TGS Teachers and Staff Are Excited for the 22-23 School Year!

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We Learn, Grow, Belong and Create!

On the first day of school, students participated in mini-lessons throughout the day to show how We Learn, Grow, Belong and Create. Students reflected on what they've learned about themselves in the past year, committed to goals for the year, shared where their names come from or what they like about them, and created joy with "would you rather questions."

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Have you paid your Annual School Fee?

We ask our families to help with expenses by making an annual school contribution of $35.00. You may pay with credit card, cash, check or money order in person or by mail. You may also pay with a credit card online via the TGS School Store.

The Graham School is on Facebook and Instagram! Please like and follow!

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s School Help Centers Now Open

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s School Help Centers are now open, offering after-school help to students in grades K-12. Plus, they can get connected with virtual tutors for one-on-one help Monday through Friday from 2-11 p.m. through Brainfuse’s HelpNow program.

Visit to learn more.

Carpool Survey

Are you interested in participating in a carpool with other families that live near you for rides to and from The Graham School? Click here to complete a survey.

TGS teachers participated in PD Days, Aug. 8-19.

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TGS teachers engaging in a session led by ESCCO for conflict management and de-escalation.

Interpreter Services for Families

We have support through the MARTTI interpretation service for families to call the school through a professional interpreter. This service is totally free for families. To use this service, please call the phone number below. It will ask you to choose an option — common languages are offered in the menu, or you can request a different language from the operator.

To be clear, you can use the service even if you want a language other than the languages in the menu. Those options repeat twice, but stay on the line. After about 15 seconds, it will go to an operator who will get you an interpreter for your language. The TGS MARTTI phone-in number is (614) 665–1866.

Please use this service any time you want to talk to teachers or staff at the school. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Chris Spackman at

When you shop at Kroger and/or Amazon you can help TGS raise money for class supplies!


Go to: or call 1-800-837-4483 to enroll in the program. Add Graham to your card. You can search for Graham by name or use our school code: IE209, Shop! Every time you shop and use your Kroger Rewards Card Graham gets rebates. Kroger totals those rebates and sends Graham a check.

Amazon Smile gives to The Graham School!

When you make a purchase on Amazon Smile they will donate 0.5% of your total purchase to The Graham School. Go to to get started!

Free Covid-19 Tests

Click here to complete the online form to request free at-home COVID-19 tests
from the federal government.

Covid Vaccine Locations:

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EL Education

Our partnership with EL Education empowers our teachers to unleash the potential of their students. EL Education is built on ten design principles that reflect the educational values and beliefs of Kurt Hahn, founder of Outward Bound and EL Education. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools. The Graham School's habits of learning have grown out of the design principles: Self-Direction, Perseverance, Teamwork & Collaboration, Service & Stewardship, and Adventure & Risk.

Title 1

TGS is a School-wide Title 1 program, enabling us to receive Federal Funds to ensure that our students receive the support they need to reach and exceed grade level goals in reading and math. We welcome parent involvement in planning, review and improvement of Title 1 programs. Please contact Debbie Addison at with any questions. Click here for the Parent Pact.


Per House Bill 21 community schools are required to perform a monthly review of student files and randomly select families for residency verification. Please contact the school immediately in case of an address change. Proof of residency must be submitted within two weeks of an address change. If evidence is not provided, requests for additional documentation or a home visit may occur.

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This institution is an equal opportunity provider.