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This Week at Grimsley


Sunday, August 14th
Gather in the Grove - for rising 9th grade families, 3-4pm in the Grove

Thursday, August 18th
Schedules will be mailed home

Saturday, August 20th
Back to School Drive - for K-12, 11am-3pm at Grimsley High School


 


Dear Whirlie Nation,
 
I started this weekend moving my oldest back to school for him to begin his Sophomore year at Western Carolina University. As I was wrapping up the details for our Gather in the Grove social it hit me that it seems just like yesterday our family was joining the Grimsley traditions.   I remember the nervous excitement of transitioning to a large school.  To be honest it was probably more me than my son.   I quickly learned that even though Grimsley has a student body of 1900 students, the sense of community and traditions welcome you into the family of Whirlie Nation.  There is a place for everyone to use their gifts and talents whether it is leading a committee or behind the scenes with the PTSA and the many Booster Clubs Grimsley has that make us a successful school.
 
I would like to personally invite You -parents, staff, and students - to join the PTSA.  Membership is $8 and is easy to purchase at our Member Hub store, https://grimsleyhighschoolptsa.memberhub.com/store.  We strive to be an effective partner in all aspects of our Grimsley Community.  While you are at our Member Hub store you can also give a donation for our Whirlie Way campaign.  Our goal is $20,000 and we would greatly appreciate your support.  I look forward to seeing our 9th grade families at the Gather in the Grove social, Sunday, 8/14 from 3-4 PM and seeing everyone at Whirlie Nation on 8/22 from 5-7 PM.  
 
I am excited to share that that our own Grimsley Alum, Social Studies teacher, and a coach for the Grimsley Whirlettes, Ms. Olivia Gerald has been selected as a finalist for the Guilford County Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations, Ms. Gerald! 
 
Thank you for your support.  We Are Whirlies!!
 
Diane Creech
Grimsley PTSA President
creechd@gcsnc.com

Join the Grimsley Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate to the Whirlie Way Today!
Membership cost $8
Fundraising Goal: $20,000




 


 
  • Grimsley Picture Days
    • Fall Underclassmen Picture Day, September 6th
    • Senior Picture Make-up Day, September 19th **New Date**
    • Fall Underclassmen Picture Retakes, October 20th
  • Homecoming Weekend
    • Homecoming Football Game vs Northwest, September 23rd, Jamieson Stadium.  Tickets can be purchased through gofan.co
    • Homecoming Dance, September 24th at the Coliseum
       
  • ROTC Announcement: 2022 – 2023 JROTC Cadets, please check your GCS student email and BAND App for an important message from the JROTC Instructors.  If there any questions or concerns, please contact the front office and request to be transferred to JROTC.
     
  • Grimsley Athletics
    • All athletic schedules can be found only on www.gowhirlies.org
    • GABC Memberships can be purchased at www.whirliewear.com
    • Whirlie Wear can be purchased at www.whirliewear.com
    • Student All Sports Passes can be purchased (after 8/15/22) at www.whirliewear.com
      • Events we will be present at are listed below:
        1. DJ Reader : Whirlie Wear
        2. Gather in the Grove : Whirlie Wear, GABC Memberships, All Sports Season Passes, 9th and 10th grade spirit packs.
        3. Whirlie Nation : Whirlie Wear, GABC Memberships, All Sports Season Passes, 9th and 10th grade spirit packs.
 
  • Gather in the GroveAugust 14, 3PM – 4PM in the Grove

This event is for our rising 9th Grade families and other new Whirlie families to have an opportunity to meet Mr. O’Donnell in the Grove before Whirlie Nation on August 22nd. Ice cream sandwiches will be served.

  • Schedules will be mailed home to all students on August 18.

If you did change address last school year or this summer, please contact Mrs. Duncan our school Registrar, to update your address. students with returned mail will not receive their schedule until we have received proof of new address. Thank you for understanding.

Schedule change request forms will go live on August 22 - this will be available on the school website.

  • Back-to-School Supplies: Cone Behavior Health and Guilford County are Partnering to provide a Back-to-School Drive for students in grades K-12! The event will take place on Saturday, August 20th from 11 AM – 3 PM on Grimsley’s campus. Come by to get some goodies and supplies for the upcoming school year! Shout out to Mr. Burnette for working to organize this event.
  • Whirlie NationAugust 22, 5PM – 7PM in the Grove. This event is for 9th – 12th Grade students and families to come learn about everything Grimsley! This is our Open House for you to meet our teachers, staff, and Admin Team. You will also have an opportunity to learn about clubs, join the PTSA & Grimsley Athletic Booster Club, purchase Whirlie Wear, and go on a campus tour with our Student Ambassadors. We will have the Taqueria El Azteca Taco Truck & Sunset Slush for you to purchase and enjoy during this exciting event!

    We are looking for volunteers to help make this event fantastic. We encourage upperclassmen parents and students to participate. If you are interested, please sign-up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b44a4a622a13-whirlie
     
  • First Day of SchoolAugust 29th
     
  • Fall Underclassmen Picture DaySeptember 6th
     
  • Homecoming Weekend
    • Homecoming Football Game vs Northwest, September 23rd, Jamieson Stadium
    • Homecoming Dance, September 24th at the Coliseum
       
  • Grimsley vs Page Spirit WeekOctober 17th – 21st
     
  • Fall Underclassmen Picture RetakesOctober 20th
     
  • Student Parking: The opportunity to purchase student parking passes is now live!  Use this link and follow the instructions to complete the parking pass form.  The cost of parking on campus will be $50 for the entire year. Parking places will be based on the time stamp of purchase. Payments will be applied to approved applicants beginning August 15 through the K12 Payment Center.
     
  • Ultimate Frisbee Club: For students interested in joining the Ultimate (frisbee) club… Join the Remind group for updates on meeting times. Text @grimsleyul to 81010 to receive updates. Parents and students are welcome to join. If you have questions email Mr. SanGeorge at sangeos@gcsnc.com.  All are welcome from beginners to well seasoned players.
     
  • Whirlie App: In order to stay up-to-date on all our Grimsley Athletic News & Announcements make sure you download the Whirlie app free from the app store.  Information can also be found on www.gowhirlies.org
     
  • Events in Jamieson Stadium and Sawyer Gymnasium are broadcast on the NFHS network. No other livestream broadcast is allowed at these events. https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/schools/grimsley-high-school-greensboro-nc 
     
  • Need to update your Whirlie Wardrobe? Be sure to shop at https://www.whirliewear.com/.  All proceeds support the Athletic Boosters!

Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information

SAT Dates Aug 27, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
Aug 26       Senior Sunrise, 6am at Jamieson Stadium
Sept 19      Prestige Senior Portrait Retakes
Sept 24      Homecoming Dance
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
 
**** 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 Tea (May), Senior Awards (May), Convocation (June), Graduation Practice / Graduation (June), Project Graduation(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 @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. When GCS announces Grimsley’s graduation date, know that PG will be the same date. There are prizes, games, food and more.
 
IMPORTANT INFO:
If you are planning to use a cap and gown from a previous Grimsley graduation, you MUST notify Mrs. Whiting ASAP (whitint@gcsnc.com) 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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