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February 2021

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SAT Testing in March

SAT testing for 3rd year high school students will be taking place in March for TGS. A specific letter with details about your student test date and time will be sent home soon!

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!

Did you miss TGFS College Access Night?

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

Did you know that this week is Random Acts of Kindness Week?

Randi Channel's Random Acts of Kindness class created anti bullying materials. Don't forget to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week, Feb. 15-19!

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.

Celebrating Two Outstanding Crew Students!

Congratulation to Brionna Gilliam and Breanna Stace for being outstanding Crew members! They are consistently on time to Crew and are always engaged. They both are very responsible, willing to step out of their comfort zones to share, and great assets to our Crew.

On Mondays Sophomore Crew has Special Crew options and students can join any Crew of their choice.

TGS Family Crew

At the end of January we launched Family Crew, an opportunity for families to learn and connect with our essential core practice of Crew. Mindfulness was the focus of this Crew session. We enjoyed an hour together of interaction between administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Visit the school website for more information and resources. Please join us for the February Family Crew (Wed. Feb. 24 - 6:00-6:45pm) during which we will all learn a bit more about Crew, with a focus on Social and Emotional Learning.

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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

  • Anna McGee
  • Chandler Marsden
  • David Huff
  • Day Hightower
  • E-Naijah Smith
  • Jaelyn Koueviakoe
  • Jaquez Corder
  • Jeremiah Coons
  • Mackenzie Pizzurro
  • Mila Mitchell
  • Roy Berry
  • Sam Harrson
  • Shelayjah Greer
  • Tianna Carse
  • Vernon Hill-Felts

Caring Dragon

  • Ana McGee

Collaborative Dragons

  • Bebe Riggins-Burston
  • Blu Martinez
  • Brian Johnson
  • Hunter Rayburn
  • Jaelyn Koueviakoe
  • Jeremiah Coons
  • JJ Holonitch
  • Maxine Bednar-Warren
  • Nia Edwards-Johnson
  • Sarah Kaiser
  • Tylor Crawford
  • Uriah Kidd

Persevering Dragons

  • Abel Annor
  • Alecia Jarvis
  • Alyshia Montgomery
  • Aniyah Simms
  • Brian Johnson
  • Brielle Hodge
  • Brooklyn Boch
  • Celinea Rhodes
  • Chris Badillo
  • Cory Robbins
  • Dalaejah Thomas
  • Dane Bednar-Warren (Nominated 3X)
  • David Chambers
  • Daylen Thomas
  • Djuan Eiland
  • E'naijah Smith
  • Emma Hazelton
  • Ethan Frazier
  • Ivory Isaac (Nominated 2X)
  • Jacob Harris
  • Jaeden Haigler
  • Jaeden Harris
  • James Ramey
  • Jaquez Corder
  • Jesus Gonzalez
  • Jordan Webster
  • Julian Liotis
  • Kristen Cavazos
  • Lex Ramey
  • Lyna Hurd
  • Maddie Helmer
  • Mikey Gwinn
  • Miklos Kupay
  • Mila Mitchell
  • Olivia Gaiser
  • Ollie Morris
  • Phoenix Shepard (Nominated 2X)
  • Quaniya Gravely
  • Robbie O'Brien
  • Ross Bradshaw
  • Sarah O'Bannon (Nominated 2X)
  • Sarah Kaiser
  • Sean Swift
  • Shadi Turner
  • Shawn Hood
  • Tanner Durst
  • Tony Huddleston
  • Tyler Addington
  • Tylor Crawford
  • Tyrone Powell

Self-Directed Dragons

  • Abigail Henley
  • Adonis Daniels
  • Amanda R. Baker
  • Bebe Riggins-Burston
  • Bre Stace
  • Breona Eaton
  • Cameron Boch
  • Chandler Marsden
  • Honey Ward
  • James Chapman
  • Keontae Glanton (Nominated 2X)
  • Kristiana Jones
  • Latajah Johnson
  • Lex Ramey
  • Malakai Best
  • Miklos Kupay
  • Sha'Riyah Lymon
  • Sophie Creno (Nominated 2X)
  • Tony Davidson II
  • Totianna Keith
  • Vernon Hill-Felts
  • Vincent Cooley
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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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