Griswold Middle School has a long history of exploring character education through an advisory program. For years, the six pillars of character have been taught along with core and exploratory classes. The foundation of an excellent education is built with the understanding that we are responsible for academic and social and emotional learning. 

GMS continues the long legacy of teaching to the whole child while restructuring our character education program that centers around our GMS Habits:  CREW (Caring, Respectful, Empowered Wolverines).

The CREW Committee, made up of administrators, teachers and support staff, meet frequently to discuss the needs of our students and create lessons to build community. 

GMS CREW focuses on character education and building relationships. We recognize that each individual brings unique talents to our school community and by working together, we enhance our shared experience.

CREW meets weekly throughout the school year to build relationships and create a supportive school community. CREWs discuss various themes and work collaboratively on projects. Recent projects have included pinwheels for International Day of Peace, and "Drug Free Looks Like Me" themed door decorating for Red Ribbon Week.

The Six Pillars of Character:

  1. Trustworthiness
  2. Respect
  3. Responsibility
  4. Fairness
  5. Caring
  6. Citizenship