The Graham School News O'Graham

March 2021

Upcoming Events

  • Thus. March 18 - No School - Student Led Conferences
  • Wed. March 24 - Family Crew - 6:00-6:45pm
  • Fri. April 2 - Fri. April 9 - No School - Spring Break
  • Tues. April 13 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 6:00pm
  • Wed. April 14 - 15 - ELA II OST Testing
  • Tues. April 20 - US History OST Testing
  • Wed. April 21 - Biology OST Testing
  • Wed. April 21 - Family Crew - 6:00-6:45pm
  • Thurs. April 22 - Government OST Testing
  • Tues. April 27 - Algebra 1 OST Testing
  • Tues. April 27 - Virtual Enrollment Information Session - 6:00pm
  • Wed. April 28 - Geometry OST Testing

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The Ohio State Tests (OST) In April

The Ohio State Tests (OST) for ELA II, Algebra 1, Geometry, Biology, US History, Government, Programming, and Information Technology will be held throughout April. All students who took any of these courses this school year are scheduled to take these tests in the school building. Additionally, some students will be scheduled to take these tests if they did not earn a passing grade in previous years. Please make arrangements for your student(s) to be present at school on the appropriate dates from the list below. While the Programming and Information Technology test dates are yet to be announced, the other tests will be held on the following dates:

  • ELA II - April 14 and 15
  • US History - April 20
  • Biology - April 21
  • Government - April 22
  • Algebra 1 - April 27
  • Geometry - April 28

Please reach out to the front desk ( if you are unsure of which OSTs your student is scheduled for.

Updated Office Hours

TGS office will be open Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. To protect staff and the TGS community we ask that you still call to set up an appointment to come into the office. Masks must be worn by all individuals in the building.

SAT Testing in March

SAT testing for 3rd year high school students will be taking place March 24th at TGS. A letter with specific details for eligible students has been mailed home!

In order to prepare for SAT Testing students should utilize Khan Academy’s free SAT Testing Resources. These resources can be found at . One of the best ways to prepare for the SAT is to practice early and often. Students who study 15-20 mins a day 3-5 days a week, are able to earn higher test scores than if they do not study beforehand!

Check Your E-mail For Annual Registration Online Forms Link

We are working on moving our Annual Registration forms to an online format. Please look for an e-mail this month with direction on how to create an account and complete the Annual Registration forms online. Please contact Brayn Kossmann at with any questions.

All TGS Students Qualify Until the End of The School Year for Free Breakfast and Lunch

We will continue to offer meal pick-ups on Thursdays between 10:00AM and 1:00PM. To sign up for time slots, please click on the link below.

If you would like to pick up meals and cannot make it to any of the time slots on the sign-up sheet, please contact Bryan Kossmann at to discuss other options.

If you have not filled out a Free and Reduced Lunch Application for this school year, we highly encourage you to do so. Click here to print and complete the Free and Reduced Lunch Application. If your student qualifies for Free or Reduced meals, there are other benefits through multiple other organizations that you might be able to take advantage of. If you are unsure as to whether you have already filled one out, please contact Bryan Kossmann at

Monthly Boxes for Families in Need

In partnership with Neighborhood Services, Inc Food Pantry, we are excited to announce that we are now offering monthly pre-packed boxes of food to Graham School families in need! Boxes will contain staple items such as bread, rice, pasta, vegetable oil and more, as well as snacks and other items to help nourish your Graham school student. To receive food, you must make a reservation through one of the links below. You will pick up your food at The Graham School: 3950 Indianola Ave., not at NSI Food Pantry.

Distribution Dates:

Please bring your photo ID and wear a face mask when you come! Please note, this event is only available to families with a student currently enrolled at The Graham School. April distribution dates TBA.

Please reach out to Lindsay Barber at with any questions.

Free Internet Hot Spots Available for All Students Eligible for Free or Reduced Lunch!

Through a partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio and PCs For People we are offering free Internet Hot Spots to all families eligible for free or reduced lunch. If you are eligible, please call the front desk (614-262-1111) to make an appointment to pick up the hot spot during regular office hours (8:30am-3:30pm). Click here to complete a Free and Reduced lunch application. Please contact the front desk (614-262-1111) with any questions.

TGS Family Crew

Please join us for the March Family Crew (Wed. March 24 - 6:00-6:45pm) during which we will all learn a bit more about Crew, with a focus on Restorative Practices. You should have received a Family Crew flyer and Restorative Practices card in the mail. Please bring your Restorative Practices card to the March Family Crew meeting!

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CTE Students Are Learning How to Write Code

In the Career Technical Education (CTE) world of Graham this semester, students are highly engaged in project based learning virtually and learning how to write code.

Computer programming students are working hard at building their background knowledge, critical thinking and logic skills, as well as learning to write code in two programming languages: Javascript and Python. One of our major assessments along the way is to build and code a game through the learning platform Ozaria. Links to student work are below: (completed by Max Fleisher) (completed by John Berry)

Students in Information Technology are expanding their knowledge of the google suite, as well as improving their typing skills and completing various projects as individuals or teams. Some examples of high quality projects have dealt with data analysis through google sheets and comparing our uniqueness descriptions, as well as coming up with ideas for Town Meeting. (by Jaquez Corder) (by Breona Eaton)

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. If you enrolled last year you must re-enroll each year to help Graham. 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 gives to The Graham School!

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

Red Dragon Awards

We congratulate the students whose hard work is representative of The Graham School’s Habits of Learning. These students have been Red Dragons so far this month!

Adventure Dragons

  • Adonis Daniels
  • Ally Scharnhorst
  • Aly Neff
  • Archie Jessie
  • Bebe Riggins-Burston
  • Brieann Moore
  • Brionna Gilliam
  • Hailey Saint Fort
  • Honey Ward
  • Jaylin Shine
  • Kat Palackdharry
  • Livy Mullins
  • Mila Mitchell
  • My’Nique Peyton
  • Niya Gravely
  • Oscar Vazquez Diaz
  • Sarah Kaiser

Caring Dragon

  • Camila Vasquez
  • Ollie Morris
  • Promise Smith
  • Sam Harrison
  • SaTiah Brady

Collaborative Dragons

  • Carlee Christian
  • Desiree Osterloh
  • Hunter Rayburn
  • James Chapman
  • John Berry
  • Kamar Williams
  • Marley Morrison
  • Mariska Toney
  • Michael Mascola (nominated 2x)
  • Samiah Flemister
  • Sean Swift
  • Sha'Riyah Lymon
  • Vincent Cooley

Persevering Dragons

  • Alecia Jarvis
  • Ayeesha Goldsboro
  • Bryan Carr (Nominated 2x)
  • Chandler Marsden
  • Day Hightower
  • Dayanah Washington
  • E-Naijah Smith
  • Emma Hazelton
  • Hailie Clark (Nominated 3x)
  • Honey Ward (Nominated 2x)
  • Jaelyn Koueviakoe
  • Javion Williams
  • Jeremiah Coons
  • John Berry
  • Luna Ramirez Chavez
  • Kanye Williams
  • Kat Palackdharry
  • Kiviahna Williams
  • Latajah Johnson
  • Maxine Bednar Warren (Nominated 2x)
  • Moesha Wilson
  • Precious Waugh
  • Qua' Taylor
  • Sean Swift (Nominated 2x)

Self-Directed Dragons

  • Andy Andrews
  • Breanna Stace
  • Brieann Moore
  • Brooklyn Boch
  • Cameron Boch
  • Dane Bednar-Warren
  • Elijah Terry
  • Ethan Fields
  • Hunter Hashman
  • JJ Holonitch
  • Mackenzie Pizzuro
  • Maxine Bednar-Warren
  • Mike Gwinn
  • Moustapha Bah
  • Tianna Carse
  • Tylor Crawford
  • V Martinez

The Graham Family of Schools COVID Policies:

  • Any visitor or staff member entering the building will be required to have their temperature taken and logged.
  • Masks on. If you are entering the building you must wear a mask.
  • If you have been sick, have a fever, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or recent loss of smell please do not enter the building.
  • Maintain 6 feet of distance between one another.
  • Wash your hands for the safety of everyone. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  • Cover your mouth when you sneeze or cough. Use a tissue or your sleeve.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

All of our buildings have contactless thermometers that will be sanitized between each use. If you have any questions or concerns in regards to any of our COVID policies please feel free call the front office at 614-262-1111.

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. These principles also reflect the design's connection to other related thinking about teaching, learning , and the culture of schools. Watch this space for information each month about design principles.

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 including the family engagement policy and the schoolwide program plan. Please contact Debbie Addison at with any questions.


Per House Bill 21 community schools are now required to perform a monthly review of student files and randomly select families for residency verification. Please be sure to 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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