We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Grant and The Grangeville Community Foundation for supporting the 2nd grade outdoor field trip to Tolo Lake and the Mammoth Exhibit. We are also thankful for our partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, the Bureau of Land Management, and Robbin Johnston
9 months ago, Audrey Wasem
Mammoth/Tolo Lake
Mammoth/Tolo Lake
Mammoth/Tolo Lake
Mammoth/Tolo Lake
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Connie Saylor Johnson Wilderness Education Grant and The Grangeville Community Foundation for supporting the 3rd grade outdoor field trip to Tolo Lake and the mammoth exhibit. We are also thankful for our partnership, The Bureau of Land Management, and Robbin Johnston.
9 months ago, Nicole Wellard
Mammoth femur
Tolo Lake excavation presentation by BLM
Short-Faced Bear skull provided by BLM
Mammoth Exhibit
In two weeks (May 18th) from 8:30-9:30 in the Big Gym, all 5th graders will get the chance to learn about band and try out some instruments. Band is open to all beginners 6th thru 8th grade in the public school, catholic school, or homeschool. We hope to see lots of interested faces there, and to start the band journey!
9 months ago, Danica Schmidt
Instruments
The GEMS Middle School Choir attended large group festival in Moscow on Wednesday April 27th. The choir performed fortwo adjudicators who then worked with the students on a few choral skills. They sounded amazing and had a great day!
9 months ago, Miss Carla
working with ISU Spencer Martin
performing
silly
GEMS MS Choir
Meagan Johnson read the book “From Seed to Seat” to the kindergarten and first grade students in honor of Arbor Day. The students learned how trees are planted, harvested and made into lumber.
9 months ago, Jessica Robinson
Meagan read to the students.
Meagan read to the students.
The students loved their new book.
Students coloring the “From Seed to Seat” book.
Carly Decker, kids yoga instructor, was kind enough to come in and teach some of our 3rd graders some yoga poses!
9 months ago, Nicole Wellard
Teamwork!
Double Chair Pose
Partner Boat Pose
Carly Decker
Mr. Johnson's 7th & 8th Grade science got to learn about testing for acids and bases in solutions with litmus paper of different ranges of pH sensitivity. As students got to see, litmus paper can turn a variety of different colors based on the concentration of acidity or alkalinity. Fun lab for the students!
10 months ago, Mike Johnson
Results of Litmus testing 1
Rainbow colors of acids and bases
Piles of litmus paper
LATE START! 9:30 am start time for Kooskia and Grangeville Schools. Bus routes will run. Please note that further notifications could come depending on weather. Thanks and stay safe.
10 months ago, Mountain View School District
This morning the GEMS woodshop was in for a special treat. The grant money received from the Grangeville Community Foundation was spent on supplies from Grangeville Builders. At 8:30 this morning, a Foundation member showed up at the same time the Builders were delivering the supplies, so we got to show first hand how the money was spent. The shop received everything from paints and stains to new tools. A huge "Thank You" to the Grangeville Community Foundation and Grangeville Builders Supply. And a special thanks to Lorie Palmer of the Idaho County Free Press for attending and getting photos.
10 months ago, Mike Johnson
Delivery truck with new shop supplies
Woodburning on Birdhouse
Karissa Lamb and Ariana Davidson Artwork
This 2nd grade field trip was also made possible by the Grangeville Community Foundation and the The Connie Sayler Johnson Wilderness Education grant. Special thanks goes out to Green Acres and their amazing staff who were excited to partner with GEMS.
10 months ago, Nicole Wellard
Preparing holes for the seeds
Filling the pots
Planting sunflowers
Green Acres staff: Tiffany Zimmerman and Paige Layman
3rd Grade field trip to Green Acres to learn about plant life cycle and begin outdoor science studies. This trip was made possible by the Grangeville Community Foundation and the The Connie Sayler Johnson Wilderness Education grant. Upcoming field trips will also be to Tolo Lake to learn more about the mammoths and Hammer Creek Recreation Area for place-based wilderness stations.
10 months ago, Nicole Wellard
Green Acres Field Trip
supplies
Getting ready to add sunflower seeds
Adding soil to sunflower pot
GEMS Middle School Science class was honored with having 4 steelhead fish donated for dissection. Jenifer Harris, Stephanie Bransford (both parents of middle school students), and Erin Grinde of the Forest Service, came into the classroom to educate the students on the biology of these fish. It was an incredible lab and a true learning experience for both the students and myself. A huge THANK YOU to these folks for coming in and sharing their knowledge.
11 months ago, Mike Johnson
Steelhead Dissection 1
Steelhead Dissection 5
Steelhead Dissection 3
Parents and guardians, if you have concerns about the content in the books your children check out from the libraries please feel free to contact your librarian and they can put a note on your child’s Valnet account to further filter what they can checkout. We strive to review the books that are in our schools to be age appropriate and you can help to ensure your children only get content that you approve of.
11 months ago, Joe Rodriguez
valnet logo
The Grangeville Centennial Library was awarded a grant this school year to provide new books each month for kindergarten students at GEMS. In order to continue the program, a survey must be completed by the current year’s kindergarten families. Please be on the lookout for a blue survey form that has been sent home with your kindergartener and return it back to school. Thank you so much!
11 months ago, Jessica Robinson
A volunteer reads a story to the students.
Students complete a project.
Students complete a project.
Volunteers help students complete a project that goes along with the book.
GEMS Middle School Wood Shop Class is busy building a veritable plethora of creative wood projects. Here are just a few examples of what the kids have made this year. GEMS would like to thank the Grangeville Community Foundation, NORCO Inc., Grangeville Builders, Idaho Forest Group, Linda Johns, and many others for supporting this skill-building class.
11 months ago, Mike Johnson
Gage Smith Birdhouse
Liera Johns Jewelry Box
Gavin Blewett Jewelry Box
Ruby Willis with wood burning sign
Mr. Johnson's 8th Grade Science class has studied astronomy this semester. As part of the unit, students graphed out the astronmical units (A.U.'s) of each planet from the sun. They also added some artistic touch. Pictured are Talia Zechmann and Bella Matalamaki who won 1st and 2nd for their creations. Both were awarded collector's half dollars for their efforts.
11 months ago, Mike Johnson
Talia Zechmann and Bella Matalamaki
On Thursday and Friday (March 10 & 11th) the GEMS 4th grade classes put on the annual play, THE ADVENTURES OF LEWIS AND CLARK! Each class did a great job. Hard work pays off!!
11 months ago, Miss Carla
Lewis and Clark Play 2022
Bearden's class
This is Our Home Dance
Middle School Band & Choir Concert (and GEMS JAMMERS!) Tuesday, March 15th 6:30 pm Multipurpose Room
11 months ago, Miss Carla
colorful music notes
Dr. Joel Brown of Brown Family Vision came into GEMS Middle School Science classes to teach students about eyeballs. Dr. Brown demonstrated the dissection procedure of sheep eyes and the students worked in groups dissecting eyes and identifying parts. GEMS thanks Dr. Brown for continuing to support local education and coming in to help teach students. This is Dr. Brown's 4th year in helping with the eye dissections.
11 months ago, Mike Johnson
Dr. Brown demonstrating eye dissection 1
Dr. Brown demonstrating eye dissection 2
Dr. Brown demonstrating eye dissection 3
GEMS Middle School Science was treated to a talk about science and its importance in the medical field by Dr. Matthew Told. Dr. Told shared a plethora of knowledge, life experiences, and funny stories with students. GEMS would like to thank Dr. Told for sharing a day with the students.
11 months ago, Mike Johnson
Dr. Told visiting with students
Dr. Told telling a funny story
Dr. Told discussing science with 8th graders
Dr. Told with 8th graders