As I am sure you all are aware, our community is currently experiencing elevated levels of Covid transmission and GCS has suspended in-person meetings, which will include the January PTSA meeting that had been scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday the 11th. In lieu of a meeting this month we will instead distribute a budget update next week to PTSA members (also through email) and will let you know as soon as possible the status for February's meeting. If we are still unable to meet in person for February we will schedule a virtual meeting instead. Thanks for your understanding in this matter!
Lastly, if you or anyone you know would be interested in being a mentor to a high school student or small group of students please send Ms. Hartgrove an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Grimsley is working to set up mentors for our students and are looking for some great mentors to connect our students with!
Please stay safe and healthy!
Grimsley PTSA President
GAP Interest Meeting
Mr. Hensley will be speaking about the GAP Program, as well as opportunities for life after High School, for students who are not looking at a 4 year institution after graduation. The meeting will take place on Thursday, January 13th in Mr. Skjaerris' 3rd Period Class, Room #305. If there are any interested students, please stop by Mr. Skjaerris’ room for more information before Wednesday the 12th.
Congratulations to Junior Arvin Akkiangady for being a Guilford County PTA Reflections winner for his Literature Entry, a poem titled "Empty Seats Everywhere".
He will proceed to competition at the State level! Good luck Arvin!
The Craft Club interest meeting will be held on Thursday, January 13th. We will be meeting from 4:25-5:30 in room 204 (Ms. Purgason’s room).
Beginners are more than welcome to come and learn. If you have a craft or project you'd like to share or work on we'd love to see you there!
Attention Poets! The deadline for submission in the High School Poet Laureate Competition is January 24. Please have your submissions to Mrs. Worrells by this time. You may submit up to 3 poems.
Opportunities for Juniors & Seniors
Since 2004, the Bank of America Student Leaders® program has been part of their ongoing commitment to youth employment and economic mobility. The students hail from many diverse backgrounds but are united by their drive and commitment. Through paid internships with local nonprofits and participation in a national leadership summit, they gain practical work and life experience. Applications have just become available and the deadline to apply is January 28th. https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/student-leaders
The 2022 Whirligig, Grimsley’s Yearbook, is on sale for $80. Get yours at www.jostensyearbooks.com!
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
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On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.
Cap and Gown Update
To date, about half of the senior class has ordered the required cap and gown for graduation. Due to supply chain delays, waiting until later to order a cap and gown may mean it doesn’t arrive in time for graduation. Additionally, shipping costs will go up in January. If you haven’t ordered, you can do so at highschool.herffjones.com. All ordering details are in the senior packet that went home November 4th. The back of the bright green important dates also contains information about the cap and gown.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with College Representatives that are coming to Grimsley. Sign up on the Counseling website or by emailing Ms. Taylor - email@example.com
College Visits - sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4EAEAD2EA5FEC07-ncat
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
SAT Dates - March 12th, May 7th, and June 4th
January 26th - Panoramic picture to be taken during homeroom in the Gym.
Week of February 7th - Cap and Gown pictures will be taken in the Auxiliary Gym during English Classes.
March 1st - ACT testing day for Juniors. This is another great day for a college visit.
March 3rd - Cap and Gown picture retakes.
June 1st - Graduation Practice - 9 a.m.
June 3rd - Graduation - 3 p.m.
TBD: Cap and Gown Delivery (April), Senior Tea (May), Convocation (May)