Middle School East
Begins - 8:45am • Dismissal - 3:30pm
» PRINCIPAL.... Brad Barboza
Jill Beaver
Tom Martin
» SECRETARY.... Heidi Starrett
» PHONE.... (614) 478-5550
» FAX.... (614) 478-5544
» ABSENCES.... (614) 478-5550 

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Community book Talk information

Please consider joining us for a Community Book Talk on Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success. The three Gahanna Middle School Principals will lead a conversation around Mindset and how this concept can help our children learn and grow. We will meet at Clark Hall at 6:30 pm on;  1/13, 1/27 & 2/10. You can come for one or all of the sessions and reading assignments will be posted here prior to the first meeting. Bring your own copy of the book (click on the image above to go to Amazon if you would like to purchase from them) and RSVP here so we can have a rough estimate of our attendance.

Assignment for 1/13: Read Chapters 1-4
Assignment for 1/27: Read Chapters 5-6
Assignment for 2/10: Read Chapters 7-8

Here is the slideshow that we have been using in our book talks!

If you are interested in learning more about Mindsets and how the brain learns, here are two interesting videos I mentioned at Open House: Mindset Video and Smarter Every Day: Backward Bicycle Video

2015-16 School year information

2015-16 GMSE Handbook | 2015-16 School supply list | MyPaymentsPlus™ - 24/7 meal account access  | GMSE on Facebook | Middle School Athletics

2015-16 GMSE Google event calendar

Here is a link to all of the East events on a google calendar:  Calendar for web browser 
If you would like to access via mobile device, please follow one of these links:
Calendar for iCal or iOS
Calendar for other applications


Gahanna Middle School East was completed in 1975 when the Gahanna Schools changed to a middle school concept.  It was originally built as an "open classroom" building with large open spaces and a limited number of walls separating the classes.

Currently, moveable walls that allow for flexibility in instruction and variation in the grouping of students separate many of the classrooms.  In 2000, the building underwent a major renovation with expanded music areas, additional classrooms, office space, and a new gymnasium.

Mission Statement

We, the GMSE staff, will be enthusiastic, passionate, respectful, and collaborative leaders who are committed to supporting each other in our efforts to create an effective student-centered learning climate that promotes student growth and success. To ensure we are fulfilling our mission we will measure the following three areas:

  • The effectiveness of staff collaboration to improve instruction and student achievement
  • Our work towards creating a student-centered learning climate
  • The level of academic progress and achievement of our students

Welcome Gahanna Middle School East!

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