The PTSA meeting that was tentatively scheduled for this upcoming Tuesday, May the 10th has been canceled since it conflicts with Senior Tea, which we are very pleased is able to be held this year after a two year hiatus! Please stay tuned for forthcoming information about our end of year celebration to honor PTSA volunteers.
We also have an opportunity to support our graduating Seniors as we plan for the upcoming drug and alcohol free Project Graduation celebration! 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
And follow this link to sign-up to volunteer during the event: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a0f4ea9a69-project
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, we hope all our teachers, staff, and administrators had a wonderful Teacher Appreciation Week and know how much our school community values their hard work and commitment to our students.
Happy Mother's Day!
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!
Please help celebrate our graduating Seniors! Would love to have more underclassman parents volunteers so parents of seniors can enjoy the day with their families.
Laptop Return Process– Friday May 13th
Students must have their Chromebook and charger with them in school on Friday, May 13th. On this date, an inventory of all Chromebooks and chargers will be taken during 4th period. If a student knows they will be absent on Friday, May 13th, they should show their device and charger to their 4th period teacher before this date. Students will turn in their Chromebook and charger to their 4th period teacher on May 19th. Online students and students without a 4th period class should return their device directly to Mrs. Worrells in the library on May 19th.
The members of the Class of 2022 are cordially invited to attend the Senior Tea on Tuesday, May 10th, from 5:30-6:30 pm at the Blandwood Mansion. This event is sponsored by the Staff and Faculty of Grimsley in your honor. There is a semi-formal dress code. Because the tea is held in elegant surroundings, students dress up. Men should wear slacks and a jacket, a suit or, at the very least, a shirt & tie (ties are required). Women usually wear nice dresses. A sundress with spaghetti straps or strapless is acceptable. Shoes are required, but no flip-flops.
Spring Orchestra Concert
Spring orchestra concert on the front Lawn Thursday, May 12th at 6pm!
Student Ambassador Applications
Student Ambassador applications will be available starting Monday morning in either the front office or at Mrs. Younts’ office in the back of the Media Center. Applications are due by Thursday, May 19th and involve an online application and 3 teacher recommendations. Interviews will take place from June 1st – 3rd in the afternoon. Please see or email Mrs. Younts with additional questions.
Summer AP Boot Camp
We are excited to announce Summer AP Boot Camp opportunities for high school students!
Who: First time AP students who want to get a head start on learning the skills required for successful AP participation.
What: AP Boot Camps in six categories – AP Math, AP English, AP Science, AP History, AP Social Science, AP Computer Science
When: Weekly Boot Camps from June 13-17 through July 25-29; two hours of online instruction per day
How: AP Boot Camps will be delivered through Canvas by successful AP teachers across the district. Students may register for AP Online Boot Camps using this link:
The AP Boot Camp is designed for high school students who have not yet taken an Advanced Placement (AP) course. The camp provides an opportunity for these students to develop an understanding of the AP curriculum and course expectations. Students will also be introduced to the skills that will be useful in their future AP courses, such as analyzing dense text, note-taking, efficient study skills, annotation, developing strong arguments, and evaluating sources.
AP & IB Exams began 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.
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.
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 Date: June 4th
June 4th is the last date 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 this testing session.
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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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.