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This Week at Grimsley

Monday, October 10th
Young Adult Writers of Grimsley interest meeting, after school in room 970
MAP Makeup testing

Tuesday, October 11th
Governor's School Family Virtual Information Session, 6-7pm
Map Makeup testing

Wednesday, October 12th
PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors. 9th Graders will be remote. Seniors can do college visits or applications

Thursday, October 13th
Indoor Track interest meeting, after school, room 426 New Science

Friday, October 14th
GAP recruitment presentations during 5th period.

Saturday, October 15th
GHS Beautification Day, 10am-noon

Hello Whirlie Family!

As I sit and write this weekly note I am outside enjoying this crisp fall morning. Fall is my favorite season. We are finally saying good bye to the NC summer heat, the trees get to show off their colors, and the crispness in the air is refreshing. 

With the new season falling into place, our Beautification Committee has scheduled another workday to give our campus some sprucing up. Please join us on Saturday, October 15th, from 10 AM - 12 PM. Students can earn service hours, and many hands make for quick work. You don’t have to have a green thumb to help. Palmer McIntyre and her team have that covered. 

Hope everyone has a great week. Thank you for all you do to keep Grimsley beautiful!

Diane Creech

GHS Beautification Day! October 15 from 10am-12pm 
Current students and families are invited to help plant trees, shrubs, and bulbs, and to install edging and clean up campus. Lunch will be provided after we are done! Service hours are available. Bring yard tools, trowels (for bulbs), loppers and clippers. Check the Grimsley Parents Facebook page for weather updates. 

Virtual College Prep Planning Session - October 19, 6pm-7pm
Join University Prep Tutoring for a one hour session on how to prepare for the college application process. Our host, David Sullivan, has been working with students over the past 10 years, helping them prepare their college applications, study for standardized testing, and master their high school math courses. He is the founder of University Prep Tutoring. His son and daughter recently graduated from Wake County public schools and are both currently attending college. Register here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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!
  • YAWOG Club Meeting: Calling all storytellers! The Young Adult Writers Of Grimsley interest meeting will be after school Monday October 10 in room 970. Open to everyone interested in creative writing.
  • PSAT on 10/12: Only Sophomores & Juniors will be on campus Wednesday, 10/12, to take the PSAT.  Seniors will be able to use this day for a College Visit Day or to work on college applications. All 9th Graders will be remote and have a school-based Canvas assignment to complete.
  • GAP Interest Meeting: GAP recruitment presentations will begin on campus on Friday, October 14th during 5th period. There will be a sign-up sheet on Ms. Hunt's door for any student that is interested.
  • Governor’s School Family Virtual Information Session: An opportunity to learn about the free summer enrichment opportunity for 10th grade students interested in focusing on the arts, and 11th grade students interested in either a focus in academics or the arts. This information session will explain the details of the application process and more. There are two virtual session opportunities. The first is on October 11th and the second is on October 20th, each from 6pm to 7pm. Call 336-279-4924 or use the following link to register. Link:
  • Superintendent News: Better Together: Our new Superintendent, Whitney Oakley, is proud to launch Better Together, a series of community conversations to look back at where the district has been, where we are today, and where we see ourselves going. She wants to hear your hopes and dreams for our graduates, envision our shared future as a community, and determine a strategic direction to make our vision a reality.  GCS is also launching an online portal at where you are invited to share your hopes and dreams for our students and our community.
  • Grimsley’s Yearbook: 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. Go to to create and pay for your ad today. Orders can be split up into three monthly payments

  • Service Learning: Service-Learning support is available on Wednesdays during second lunch in the media center. Service-Learning Ambassadors look forward to supporting you! If you have any additional questions, please see Ms. Hunt located in the media center. 

    In need of support entering your service-learning hours? If so, service-learning ambassadors are available in the media center each Wednesday during second lunch.
  • 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
  • Upcoming Important Dates
    • October 10-11—MAP Makeup testing (email will be sent with students needed for testing)
    • October 12—PSAT for 10th and 11th graders
    • October 17—English II Benchmark
    • October 20—Picture Day Makeup during lunches
    • October 26—Math 3 Benchmark
    • October 27—End of 1st Quarter
    • October 28—Teacher Workday
    • 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
  • Indoor Track Meeting: There will be an indoor track interest meeting after school on Thursday, October 13th in Coach Z's room, room 426 in the New Science building. All students interested in trying out must stop by to pick up important information regarding tryouts.

  • All athletic schedules can be found only on
  • GABC Memberships can be purchased at  
  • Whirlie Wear can be purchased at

Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information

SAT Dates Nov 5, Dec 3, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
Oct 12        PSAT – Great day for a College Visit; CPR class for those who need it.
Oct 20        Senior Class Parent Meeting with Herff Jones (6 pm) (AUD)
Nov 3         Senior Class Meeting for Senior Items with Herff Jones (AUD)
Nov 9         Senior Supply Orders lunch and after school for parents (Alcove)
Nov 10       Senior Supply Orders lunch only (Alcove)
Week of Feb 12 TBA Cap &Gown pictures through English classes in Aux Gym
Mar 7         ACT – another College Visit day
May 18        Senior Tea 5:30 PM at Blandwood Mansion
June 7        Graduation Practice – Coliseum 10 am
June 9        Graduation Coliseum 2 pm
June 9        Project Graduation 
TBD: Events in BOLD HIGHLIGHTS are required by graduating seniors. Cap and Gown Delivery (April), Prom (April), Senior Awards (May), Convocation (June),
Class of 2023 Remind: Text @whirlies23 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: 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, June 9. There are prizes, games, food and more.

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