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This Week at Grimsley

Sunday, November 13th
PTA reflections deadline

Monday, November 14th
Men's Golf Interest Meeting, 4:30pm, Media Center

Tuesday, November 15th
Club Photos
Yearbook Ads Help Session for Senior Parents, 5:30-7:00pm, 867 Vocational
GAP Community Night, 6-8pm, Terrace at Greensboro Coliseum

Friday, November 18th
Deadline for ordering/paying for Senior Ads in Yearbook

Hello Whirlie Nation!
The PTSA Is almost to our goal of $20K for our Whirlie Way Campaign.  An easy way to help us reach our goal is to link your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Together In Education program.  Our PTSA number is 4962.  You can link up to 5 schools or programs to your VIC card simply by telling your cashier during checkout to link #4962 to your VIC card or by visiting and click on the Together in Education logo.  The program runs from August – May so you will need to make sure you re-link your card each year.
Thank you for your support!  Go Whirlies! 
Diane Creech
Grimsley High School PTSA President
  • Collecting Gift Cards: We need your help! PTSA hopes to give every teacher/staff member a gift card at the holidays, but we need 155 of them! Please sign up here to donate!
  • 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!
  • Join the Grimsley Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate to the Whirlie Way Today! Membership cost $8. Fundraising Goal: $20,000

  • JROTC Sock Drive: Please join us as we collect socks for the homeless.  Last year’s goal was 500 pairs of socks and we were fortunate to collected over 1000 pairs.  This year’s goal is another 500.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office through December 16th.
  • ASVAB Sign up: The ASVAB is coming 12/2/22.  The ASVAB is a complete career planning program. Students are given the opportunity to take the ASVAB at no cost and no commitment to military service. The ASVAB also provides an interest assessment and planning tools to help young adults explore career field entry requirements and various career paths, both military and civilian.  Students who are interested in taking this test can sign up in the counseling office.
  • Upcoming Important Dates
November 15—Club Photos
November 21-22—Math 1 Benchmark
November 23-25—Thanksgiving Break
December 7—2nd Quarter Progress Reports
December 19—January 2—Winter Break
January 3—Teacher Workday
January 16—No School (MLK Day)
January 26—End of 2nd Quarter
January 27—Teacher Workday
February 2-3—Winter MAP
  • 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 .
  • Grimsley’s Yearbook: The price of the yearbook is now $80. 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 There will be a help session for senior parents wanting to create an ad for their student in the yearbook on Tuesday, November 15, from 5:30-7:00 in room 867 of the Vocational Building. Please make sure to bring digital files of any pictures you want to use for the ad. Computers will be available, but you may bring your own device if you would prefer.
    • 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 Community Night –Tuesday, November 15th at The Terrace at the Greensboro Coliseum from 6-8PM. Come meet multiple companies of interest and explore the possibilities of being a GAP apprentice. 
  • 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.

  • Men’s Golf Meeting: There will be a Men’s Golf interest meeting on Nov. 14 at 4:30pm in the media center. 
  •  Athletics for this week 
    • Tuesday, 11/15
      • Boys Varsity Swimming, 6pm, Smith Pool, Away
      • Girls Varsity Swimming, 6pm, Smith Pool, Away
    • Thursday, 11/17
      • Boys Varsity Wrestling, 6pm, Reagan HS, Away
    • Friday, 11/18
      • Boys Varsity Football, NCHSAA, Home
    • Saturday, 11/19
      • Boys Varsity Wrestling, 9am, Wheatmore HS, Away
  • All athletic schedules can be found only on 
  • GABC Memberships can be purchased at
  •  Whirlie Wear can be purchased at 
  • Student All Sports Passes can be purchased (after 8/15/22) at



  • Senior Herff Jones Supplies: If you missed the Nov 9- 10 in-person Herff Jones order dates, you’ll need to mail in your order or place it online at  See the order packet for more information.  Any order placed after Dec 15 will be considered a late order and there will not be a guaranteed spring delivery for Graduation.  A deposit of $80 will be required to place orders.  Payments can be made at the website. 
    • See the Weekly Whirlie from 11/6/22 for more information on order forms.
    • If you are using a borrowed cap and gown, there is a $45 fee for the tassel, stole, and diploma cover.  It can be paid online or brought to Mrs. Whiting.  If brought to Mrs. Whiting, it must be cash (exact amount) or a money order made payable to Herff Jones.  Heff Jones will NOT accept personal checks. 
  • 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
  • Senior Ad Deadline 11/18: The deadline for senior ads is November 18. You can create and purchase your ad at There will be a tutorial session for senior parents who need help with creating ads for their seniors in the yearbook on November 15 from 5:30-7:00 in 867 Vocational. Please bring digital files of the pictures you want to use. We will have computers available for you to use, but you may bring your own device if you would prefer.
  • Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information

SAT Dates                    Dec 3, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
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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