As you may know, the early voting window opened on Thursday, April 28th and our community now has the opportunity to vote on the 2022 school bond that addresses critical facility needs for our district's school buildings. The Guilford County Council of PTAs has voted to endorse the school bond and the Grimsley High School PTSA executive board is in favor of this endorsement. We respect the diverse opinions of community members at our school and encourage civil discourse with our local civic leaders regarding any questions that may be held about the bond or its implementation. We are optimistic that the bond will improve learning environments for our students and working conditions for our teachers which are important goals aligned with PTSA standards. We ask that you please vote in this important election and that you consider supporting the bond for the benefit of our students and staff.
We also have an opportunity to support our graduating Seniors as we plan for the upcoming drug and alcohol free Project Graduation celebration! Volunteer sign-ups will begin soon, but currently we are in need of monetary donations. Please follow this link to donate: https://www.gofundme.com/f/grimsley-project-graduation-2022?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link&utm_campaign=p_cf%20share-flow-1&fbclid=IwAR2l6vEZGywdZfBBmP4nHll13L8qSDBteSNr-IXmlXCQ3BetpLRErKW80KQ
The Grimsley Community is invited on May 13th at 6:30 pm for the annual Senior Class fundraiser, "Mr. Whirlie!" Mr. Whirlie is a comedic beauty pageant-like competition consisting of guys from the senior class performing an opening dance and competing for best dressed, interview, and talent portions. Tickets will be $7 at the door. Don't miss out on this opportunity for an entertaining evening & to support the senior class. All funds raised will go toward the senior gift contribution to Grimsley.
Lastly, a big thanks to everyone who helped with prom last night! It was a fun event and our students had a fabulous time!
Last Chance to Order 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Place your order here:
Please follow this link to help us with our May 5th Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Thank you!
AP & IB Exams begin Monday, May 2nd!!
ALL AP and IB Exams will take place on the Grimsley High School campus this year. The Exam window will be from May 2nd and run through May 20th.
All students have been notified where and when their exams will take place.
Students should arrive no later than 7:45 AM for morning exams!
Students that ride busses will need to arrange for alternative transportation. Students that do not have parking passes should be dropped off or carpool.
All students should report to the Auditorium in the Main building by 11:45 AM for afternoon exams. Students will be moved to their testing locations as soon as the morning exams are completed. Each student MUST bring a picture ID to each exam session. No one is allowed to dismiss from testing early.
Please email Mr. Barnard if you have any questions or concerns.
Graduation Walks at the Elementary Schools
Seniors: Did you attend Brooks, General Greene, or Sternberger? Would you like to walk the halls and encourage the students there to strive for high school graduation? If so, then this year's Graduation Walk is for you. On May 10th we will make the trip. We will leave Grimsley at 8 am. You MUST have a cap and gown to participate. Go by the Main Office to sign up and get a permission form. Space is limited, so sign up BEFORE May 6th.
Cap and Gown Pickup
If you missed picking up your cap and gown on April 26th and April 29th, you have one more chance. On Tuesday, May 3rd, during YOUR lunch, you can stop by Mrs. Whiting's room (413, Old Science) to pick up your items. Late orders may NOT be here yet, but you can check. Passes to class will NOT be written, so come at the beginning of your lunch.
NHS Induction Ceremony
The Grimsley High School National Honor Society will hold its Spring Induction Ceremony on May 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Grimsley Auditorium. All NHS applicants that were notified in March 2022 of their being accepted are expected to attend. Please see Ms. Allen or Mr. Darden if you have questions.
Grimsley High School Poet Laureate
Congratulation to Grimsley High School Poet Laureate, Arvin AKkiangady. All are welcome to attend the Guilford County High School Poet Laureate Reading and Recognition at 6 pm on Friday, May 13th, at Scuppernong Books. Please see website for more details.
Superintendents Choice Art Awards
Congratulations to the following students for being chosen for the Guilford County Schools Superintendents Choice Art Awards this past week.
Kayla Kahn, Lyla Spence, Kira Van Spronsen, Grey McCarthy, and Elizabeth Lee. We are very proud of these students for being chosen this year! Keep up the Amazing work!
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).
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.
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.
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.
Questions about Service Learning?
Do you have questions about Service Learning? See Ms. Hunt before or after school in room 801 Vocational.
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On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.
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 (email@example.com). We keep a running total of all OFFERED scholarships/grants, even if you don’t accept the offer.
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
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.