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This Week at Grimsley

Monday,  October 31st
Teacher Workday, No school for students

Wednesday, November 2nd
GAP Recruitment make-up session during 5th period

Thursday, November 3rd
Senior Class meeting with Herff Jones during seminar

Friday, November 4th
Herff Jones order packets distributed in seminar
Grades due

Dear Grimsley Family,
We have our 1st Quarter of the school year completed, and it is a good time to be a Whirlie!  As of this week we have 356 PTSA Members and we are ¾ of the way to our Whirlie Way fundraising goal of $20,000.  Thank you for your support.  
Our next PTSA Meeting is Monday, November 7th at 5:30 PM - All are invited.  As we plan for the rest of the school year, we would like to hear from you.  We have several programs we do every year, but what ideas do you have that would benefit our Grimsley community?  Please take a minute to complete this survey ( to help us make sure we are on the right track.  Support for our teachers, parents, and students is our #1 priority.
I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on November 7th.
We Are Whirlies!
Diane Creech
PTSA President

Shop and Support Project Graduation on November 9!
The holidays are coming and that means it's time to start thinking about presents. On Wednesday, November 9th, you can support Project Graduation at three different Friendly Center establishments. Be sure to let them know you are with Grimsley to get 20% of your purchase donated. 
So, shop until you drop, then eat!
  • Five Guys, 5-8pm 
  • Kendra Scott, all day, with evening wine and cheese 
  • Swoozies, all day, with wine and cheese 6-7pm 
Thank you to these businesses for supporting Grimsley!
Not sure what Project Graduation is? It's a senior celebration held the night of graduation on campus to help keep our graduates safe and having fun with their friends. Get involved with our planning team by emailing Debbie Yoder at

The Grimsley PTSA is looking for Corporate Sponsors for the 2022-23 Whirlie Way campaign. There are several donation levels:
  •  $250+ Whirlie White (small logo on banner and social media post)
  •  $500+ Twister Blue (medium logo on banner and social media post)
  •  $1000+ 1899 Society (large logo on banner and “custom video” social media post)
 You can pay online at Note the business name and contact information in the memo.
If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or would like more information, contact Christina at Go Whirlies!
  • October 31st is a Teacher Workday. Students do not have school.
  • 1st Quarter Report Cards: The end of the 1st Quarter was this past Thursday. Report cards will be mailed home on Monday, November 7th. Please take this opportunity to review them with your child. Celebrate their success but also help them develop strategies in the areas that they need to improve. Our learning Hub is a great place to receive the extra support they may need. We offer it Monday-Friday from 4:30 – 6:30 PM with transportation on Tuesdays & Thursdays.
  • Senior Supply Orders: The senior class meeting with Chris of Herff Jones will be Nov 3 during seminar. Order packets will be distributed through Seminar on Friday, Nov 4. On campus orders will be taken Nov 9 and 10. A deposit is required to place orders for caps, gowns, and other senior items. The online ordering site will open Nov 11.
  • FREE Fresh Mobile Market: The Out of the Garden Project will host a monthly FREE Fresh Mobile Market at King's Cross Church (Address: 1411 Benjamin Pkwy, Greensboro, NC 27408) on the 4th Friday of every month at 2:30 pm. At our Fresh Mobile Markets, we distribute free fresh produce and non-perishable items to members of the community. These drive-thru style food distribution services are intended for all families with school-age children in need of food. ALL families who meet this criterion are welcomed regardless of immigration status. You can learn more about the work we do at .
  • Upcoming Important Dates
    • October 31—Mandated Teacher Workday
    • November 4—Grades Due @5:00pm
    • November 7—PreACT for 10th grader
    • November 8—Teacher Workday
    • November 11—No School (Veteran’s Day)
    • November 15—Club Photos
    • November 21-22—Math 1 Benchmark
    • November 23-25—Thanksgiving Break
  • Grimsley’s Yearbook: You can order and pay for your book at 
    • Attention Seniors: You have until November 30 to select your poses for the yearbook. You must choose one formal pose and one casual pose. You can choose your poses at Due to an issue with the website, you can only select one pose online. You will need to call Prestige at 1-800-736-4753 to select the second pose. If you do not select either pose, or only select one, the pose(s) will be selected for you. 
    • Senior Ads for the Yearbook are currently on sale. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate your senior in the yearbook. The deadline for ordering and paying for senior ads is November 18th. You can create and pay for your ad at 
    • If you use a name that is different than what is on file at school (a middle name, first and middle name combined, a shortened version of your first name, a different last name, etc.), and you would like that name to appear in the yearbook, please fill out the following form. By filling out this form you are acknowledging that you have consulted with your parent(s)/guardian(s), and they are in agreement regarding the change. Serious inquiries only.November 11th and is open to anyone and everyone. 
  • PTA Reflections – Deadline November 13th: The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home. It offers students opportunities to express their creatively by creating original works of art in six different art categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, or Film Production.
    • For more details and guidelines on submissions please visit NCPTA's Reflections page. This year the theme is Show Your Voice!
    • Entries must be the student's own independent work and must be based on the student's interpretation of the theme. Students that participate must have a student PTSA membership.
    • Our school will receive all Reflections entries through an online submission process to Student submission forms are due by November 13th, 2022.
    • We hope to see your art!
  • GAP News: The GAP Recruitment make-up session is Wednesday, November 2nd during the 5th period. See a classroom teacher to sign- up via the QR code.
    • GAP Community Night –November 15th at The Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum from 6-8PM
  • Service Learning: The Service- Learning Ambassadors are now available every Wednesday during both lunches for X2VOL support in the media center. If you have any questions about how to enter or track your hours, we'll be glad to help.
  • Register for AP Exams: All AP students should have used the join code provided by their AP Teacher to enroll in AP Classroom and register for the AP Exam. Students must complete this process for each AP Class they are enrolled in. This includes online AP classes. If your student cannot access their account, they MUST call the College Board helpline to unlock their account or reset their password. College Board Student Helpline: 888-225-5427

Athletic Events:
  • Monday 10/31:
    • Boys Varsity Soccer, 7:00pm, 1st Round NCHSAA, Cox Mill High School, Away
  • Thursday 11/3:
    • Boys Varsity Soccer, 2nd Round NCHSAA, TBA
    • Girls Varsity Field Hockey, 3rd Round NCFHA, TBA
  • Friday 11/4:
    • Boys Varsity Football, 7:30pm, 1st Round NCHSAA, Home
  • Saturday 11/5:
    • Boys Varsity Cross Country, NCHSAA 4A State Championship, Ivey-Redmond Park
    • Girls Varsity Cross Country, NCHSAA 4A State Championship, Ivey-Redmond Park

  • Senior Supply Orders: The senior class meeting with Chris of Herff Jones will be Nov 3 during seminar. Order packets will be distributed through Seminar on Friday, Nov 4. On campus orders will be taken Nov 9 and 10. A deposit is required to place orders for caps, gowns, and other senior items. The online ordering site will open Nov 11.

  • Navigating the College Process

– Shift_ed (formerly Say Yes) has provided students and parents an opportunity to schedule a 1-1 timeslot for support in the areas below. 
•        FAFSA Completion
•        College App Assistance
•        NC RDS
•        shift_ed Scholarship Question
Use this link ( ) to schedule your appointment.
Please take this opportunity to ask questions or get information.

  • Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information

SAT Dates  Nov 5, Dec 3, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
Nov 3                            Senior Class Meeting for Senior Items with Herff Jones (AUD) - Seminar
Nov 9                            Senior Supply Orders lunch and 4:30 – 6:30 (Alcove Main Building)
Nov 10                          Senior Supply Orders lunch only (Alcove)
Week of Feb 12 TBA   Cap &Gown pictures during English classes
Mar 7                             ACT – another College Visit day
May 18                          Senior Tea  - Blandwood Mansion 5:30 pm
(Seniors only)
June 7 10 am                Graduation Practice –Coliseum
June 9 2 pm                  Graduation
June 9                            Project Graduation – on campus - $10
**** Keep the week of June 5 open and free of scheduling conflicts for required senior events.****
TBD: Events in BOLD are required by graduating seniors.  Cap and Gown Delivery (April), Prom (April), Senior Awards (May), Convocation (June)

Dress Code for Senior Awards, Convocation, and Graduation:
No jeans, no tennis shoes, and no casual sandals. If you choose to wear pants, you must wear a white dress shirt and tie with dark dress pants, dark socks, and dark dress shoes. If you choose to wear a dress, you should wear a scoop neck or v-neck white dress or appropriate nice dress underneath the gown: no bold patterns or colors that will show through the robe. If your dress is longer than the gown, it must be WHITE.Shoes worn with dresses should be black, blue, tan or white dress shoes (no bright colors, no tennis shoes, boots, loafers, flip-flops or casual sandals). Be mindful of the height of your heels.  You will have to walk up and down stairs.  Save the 4+ inch heels for another event. Graduates will be “on display” to the visitors and should look proud of themselves. Caps are to be worn flat on your head with the tassel on the right. Do NOT put anything on the top of the cap.
Best All-Around Male and Female Graduate
Each year, the senior class votes on the Best All-Around Male and Female of the class.  It is the most prestigious award given at Senior Awards.  It is a serious award and needs to be treated as such.   Be thinking about your votes for the one male and one female who best represents Grimsley High School’s Class of 2023. Voting will take place in the Spring.
Class of 2023 Remind:  Text @whirlie23b to 81010 to receive updates of class information.
Scholarships: Bookmark the Senior Page on the school’s website for updates and important information.
Project Graduation:  June 9 Save the date!! Project Graduation is a drug and alcohol-free celebration for seniors only and it takes place at Grimsley the night of graduation. There are prizes, games, food and more.  There is a $10 fee to attend.  Attendees will receive a special t-shirt and cash prizes.
If you are planning to use a cap and gown from a previous Grimsley graduation, you MUST notify Mrs. Whiting ASAP ( with the year of the graduation to ensure the color will match. Herff Jones does change dye lots periodically.  You will need to purchase the dated stole, tassel, and diploma cover for graduation.  The fee is $45.  You can bring that in the form of a check made payable to Herff Jones to Mrs. Whiting (room 413).  Be sure to include the name of the graduate with the payment.  If you choose to make the payment online when online ordering is available, you still MUST let Mrs. Whiting know you are using a previous year’s cap and gown.  There is an additional shipping fee if you order online.   After January 1, Herff Jones will NOT accept personal checks.  Payments made after Jan 1 MUST be by credit card, cash, or money order.
Please do NOT purchase a cap and gown from another vendor.  The colors will not match the dye lot used by Herff Jones and you will be without a usable cap and gown for our graduation.
If you are not sure if you will graduate in June, it is better to go ahead and purchase the cap and gown unit in November to incur the minimal shipping costs.  If it is determined that you will not be participating in graduation in June, the cap and gown can be returned, unopened, for a refund of the cost of the cap and gown.  The shipping fees CANNOT be refunded.  Shipping fees increase dramatically the closer we get to graduation.

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