Prom is coming up soon which means it’s time for coat check sign-up! This is a fun and easy way to get involved and watch our students getting dressed up and having a good time. Please see the link below. 👇🏻
Also, the PTSA nominating committee is still in need of a treasurer for the 2022-2023 executive board slate! If you or anyone you know might be a good fit for this position please reach out!
Lastly, our monthly meeting will be held this Tuesday the 12th at 5:30 in the picnic area in front of the cafeteria.
Hope to see you there!
Spring Break will begin this Friday, April 15th and run through April 22nd. Please take this time to rest and recharge to finish the rest of the year with success. Students will return to campus on Monday April 25th.
Prom Ticket Information
Juniors & Seniors, the Prom will be held on April 30th from 8 – 11:30 PM at The Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum.
All guest forms were due April 8th – No Exceptions.
Prom tickets will go on sale on Tuesday, April 12th until Wednesday, April 27th. Students will purchase tickets through the K – 12 Website (just like we did for Homecoming).
Directions to purchase:
1. Go to www.k12paymentcenter.com
2. Login with prior credentials or create a new account
3. Click Manage Students (on the left-hand side of the screen)
4. Click Add Student (orange button) & enter in their Student ID number & last name (this step is very important!)
5. Click School Fees
6. Select ticket to purchase and type in name of student(s)
FOR NON-GRIMSLEY GUESTS ONLY: If a student turned in a guest form, the guest ticket will be applied to the Grimsley student’s account and they must purchase their ticket and the guest ticket together. If a student turned in a guest form and they do not see a guest ticket option, please see Ms. Way. DO NOT BUY YOUR TICKET UNTIL YOUR GUEST HAS BEEN APPROVED. Guest forms were due by April 8th.
We will have a mass distribution of paper tickets on Thursday April 28th during all three lunches. Juniors and Seniors will need to pick up their ticket(s) during their lunch in the alcove in the Main Building. Please bring a student ID. Students will only be able to pick up tickets that they purchased. (You cannot pick up tickets for another student.) All GHS students and guests must show a ticket and an ID to enter the dance. No one is admitted after 9:30pm. Students are not allowed to leave upon entry. ALL SALES ARE FINAL, and tickets are non-transferrable.
Incoming IB Registration Night
Grimsley would like to invite all incoming IB students to attend our IB Registration Night on Wednesday, April 13th from 5:30 to 6:30 in the Grimsley Cafeteria. This event is open to all Future Whirlies who have been invited to join the Grimsley IB Program for the upcoming school year. At this event students and parents will be get information on the IB Program and complete their course registration for the 2022-2023 school year. Parents and students can RSVP to attend the IB Registration Night using the link below:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Membership Kick-Off will be on Tuesday, April 12th at 8:30 am in front of the Cafeteria.
First come, first serve breakfast!
All students are invited to join, regardless of athletic affiliation.
Grimsley PTSA has a 30 year tradition of hosting a fun, drug and alcohol free event the night of graduation for our seniors so they can enjoy one final night with friends on campus. We are gearing up for this year's event with fun plans for a carnival style event, rain or shine on June 3rd.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $6,500 to help fund this fantastic and free event for our seniors!
Look for volunteer opportunities soon!
Larry Saunders Excellence in Teaching Award
The PTSA is currently accepting nominations for the Larry Saunders Excellence in Teaching Award. Larry Saunders was a math teacher at Grimsley 1968-1996 and his dedication and excellence in teaching were an inspiration to Grimsley students and faculty for many years.
Any student or parent can nominate a teacher by writing a letter of nomination outlining why this teacher should receive the award.
- classroom teacher having taught a minimum of 5 years at GHS
- demands rigor and the highest possible level of academic achievement from all students
- demonstrates a keen knowledge of their subject matter
- is readily available to students
- demonstrates professionalism and a devotion to teaching
Nominations may be anonymous and should be submitted to Awards Chair, Laura Wallace, email@example.com, by Wednesday, April 27th. A PTSA committee will review all submissions and select the winner.
Questions? Please contact Laura Wallace (firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-215-4842).
2022-2023 Student Council Applications
Elections for the 2022 – 2023 GHS Student Council will take place April 25th – April 29th with voting taking place during 1st period on April 29th.
The Grimsley/Kiser Community Meeting
Mr. O'Donnell and other special guests hosted a community meeting on TEAMS to present the GCS plans for the Grimsley/Kiser campuses. The meeting was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on this link: http:// https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/personal/hartgra_gcsnc_com/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fhartgra%5Fgcsnc%5Fcom%2FDocuments%2FRecordings%2FGrimsley%5FKiser%20Community%20Night%20%2D%20The%20School%20Bond%20and%20You%2D20220329%5F181453%2DMeeting%20Recording%2Emp4&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fhartgra%5Fgcsnc%5Fcom%2FDocuments%2FRecordings&ga=1
Yoga on the Lawn
Yoga on the front lawn will continue this week. We plan to have reoccurring dates for this up until exams start. If your student is interested, bring a mat/towel and meet on the front lawn after school on Wednesdays! The classes are 30 minutes and beginner friendly.
Grimsley Cheerleading Tryouts
Grimsley Cheerleading tryouts will be held April 25th-29th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, in the Main Gym. Check-in will begin at 6:00pm. All those intending on trying out should turn in an official tryout form by April 20th, as well as have a completed eligibility profile on DragonFly. Tryout forms can be picked up in the Main Office, or from Ms. Thompson on the 1st floor of the Home Economics building. If you have any questions about tryouts, they should be directed to Coach Beck: email@example.com. We hope to see you there!
AP & IB Exam Information
ALL AP and IB Exams will take place on the Grimsley High School campus this year. The exam window will be from May 2nd to May 20th.
Exams will be held in the Main Gym, Auxiliary Gym, 860 & 862 Vocational (AP language exams), and students with accommodations will test in Room 213, second floor of the main building.
If you normally ride the bus to school, you will need to arrange for alternate transportation to be at school on time for the morning exam sessions.
If you are a remote student or you do not have a parking pass, please email Mr. Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org for a parking pass. PLEASE CARPOOL!!
Please arrive at the testing center no later than 7:45am for a morning exam or 11:45am for an afternoon exam. Exams will start promptly at 8:00am and 12:00pm. Exams vary in length; however, AP exams tend to take around four hours to complete and IB exams range from one to three hours to complete. No one is allowed to dismiss early.
Each student MUST bring a picture ID to each exam session. Students may use drivers’ licenses, school photo IDs, or passports. Students will not be allowed to enter the exam session without a photo ID. There will be no exceptions.
You can review the complete AP/IB Exam Newsletter here: https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/creechd_gcsnc_com/EQrerFPMMqNJgJ6UvHBOpaEBB7YZX2_0A2733YF-3b4jxQ?e=k3yxZ8
Yearbooks – Limited Availability
There are still some books available on a first-come-first-serve basis. They are $80 at jostensyearbooks.com. Books purchased after they’ve been delivered, if there are any left, will be $90.
Yearbook distribution will take place on May 19th in the Aux Gym during 5th & 6th periods, only for students who have preordered a yearbook. If you have purchased a yearbook, please plan to pick it up during your assigned time to come.
SAT Dates: May 7th, June 4th
May 7th & June 4th are the last dates Grimsley will be hosting the SAT for this school year. Be sure to sign up on the College Board website in order to participate in these testing sessions.
Honor Bricks for Students
Families can order personalized bricks to be placed on campus to honor their students. Each brick is personalized and can include up to three lines of text. Order your bricks before May 1! Questions? Contact Palmer McIntyre at email@example.com. Place your order here:
Would you like a Mentor?
Attention Whirlies - Do you need someone to help guide and support you in your journey towards Graduation and Beyond? Would you like a mentor to work with you during your time at Grimsley?
If so, complete the form below to request a mentor. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeL0-nbHImT_OLdRB3b6EDh82QuO0qlJ2T29oHhh2qg53flkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link
End of Year Exam Schedule
The End of Year Exam dates have been posted on the Grimsley Website.
AP & IB exams will be from May 2nd and run through May 20th.
The last day for regular classes will be on May 19th.
May 20th – 27th, students who have an exam or an EOC class are expected to be in attendance. The day will run on a modified schedule.
May 31st – June 3rd will be makeup exam dates.
SAT Testing for Juniors
On Wednesday, April 13th all Juniors will be taking the SAT.
This day will be asynchronous for Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors.
Questions about Service Learning?
Do you have questions about Service Learning? See Ms. Hunt before or after school in room 801 Vocational.
Grimsley Daily Bulletin
Updated Traditional School Calendar
For all your GSC updates
On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.
Cap and Gown Pickup
It’s time to start planning the graduation season!! Caps and gowns, for those who ordered prior to March 15th, will be delivered on April 14th. Last names A – I will report to the Aux Gym during 1st period. Go to class first for attendance purposes. Last names J-Q will report during 2ndperiod. Again, go to class first. Last names R-Z will go during 3rd period. Again, go to class first.
All balances must be paid in full to pick up your items. The Herff Jones representatives will accept cash payments for balances due, but it’s better to pay your balance beforehand.
The Grimsley white stole will be distributed at Senior Awards.
Nominations for Prom King and Queen and Senior Male and Female Best all Around are open. Seniors can follow the instructions to nominate a SENIOR male or female to be the 2022 Grimsley Prom King or Queen as well as to be voted 2022 Best All Around, one of the most prestigious awards given to the top male and female in the senior class. We will officially vote for prom king and queen and Best All Around on April 29th during 1st period, however nominations will be online. You only have to be nominated once to be included on the ballot.
Nominations are on our website: http://grimsley.voting4schools.com (username: Student ID Number and password: Birthdate (with slashes, no zeroes in front of single digit numbers)
What’s next after high school?
Are you deciding what's next after high school? Grimsley High School presents NC Works Night for students and parents.
Tuesday, April 12th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Grimsley Cafeteria
Tour the NC Works Mobile Career Center, Introduction to NC Works Services, and Learn about free workforce programs and trainings.
Dinner will be served.
Grimsley Career Job Fair – April 28th
Seniors -You do not want to miss this great opportunity. Grimsley will be hosting a Career Job Fair on Thursday, April 28th from 1:30 - 5:00 in the Media Center. Companies will be here to talk to any seniors who are looking to begin working after graduation, or just want to explore the jobs that are available. Military recruiters have been invited as well. More information and a list of companies will be coming soon. The list of is still growing! Please see Mrs. Rock in the Media Center if you have any questions.
As you receive college acceptance letters, please remember to share that information here https://forms.gle/FRg1Neom8BzAsbmD8. You will need to submit each time you have an acceptance to input.
As you receive scholarship offers, please share that information with Ms. Taylor in Counseling (firstname.lastname@example.org). We keep a running total of all OFFERED scholarships/grants, even if you don’t accept the offer.
Service-Learning Hours Due: Senior Deadline April 27th
Seniors need to have all service-learning hours entered into x2vol by Wednesday, April 27th. These hours will also need to be verified and approved. Seniors will need at least 186 hours to earn the service-learning diploma, and 75 hours to earn the service-learning exemplary award. Any student with service-learning questions, will need to see Ms. Hunt asap to ensure all hours are approved in a timely manner.
Class of 2022 Remind
Text @whirlies22 to 81010 to receive updates of class information.
Bookmark the Senior Page on the school’s website for updates and important information.
Class of 2022 Important Dates and Info
April 14 Cap and Gown Delivery Date – All balances must be paid BEFORE picking up items.
April 30 Prom – The Terrace at Greensboro Colisuem
May 10 Graduation Walks at elementary schools
May 10 Senior Tea
May 25 Senior Award Practice 2 pm
May 31 Senior Awards – REQUIRED, CAP AND GOWN EVENT
May 31 Convocation – REQUIRED, CAP AND GOWN EVENT 7:00 pm Be here by 6:30.
June 1 Graduation Practice 9:00 AM Coliseum Be there by 8:30 AM. REQUIRED
June 3 Graduation 3:00 pm Be there by 2:00 pm. CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED
June 3 Project Graduation 8 pm
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 2022. Voting will take place in the Spring.