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This Week at Grimsley


Monday, August 22nd
Whirlie Nation, 5-7pm in the Grove
Parking Pass pickup for Seniors, 10am-noon and 1-3pm

Tuesday, August 23rd
Parking Pass pickup for Juniors, 10am-noon and 1-3pm

Wednesday, August 24th
Parking Pass pickup for Sophomores, 10am-noon and 1-3pm

Thursday, August 25th
Parking Pass pickup for everyone, 10am-noon and 1-3pm

Friday, August 26th
Senior Sunrise, Seniors Only, 6am in Jamieson Stadium


Dear Grimsley Families,
 
Thank you to all the 9th grade families for coming to the Gather in the Grove last weekend.  We enjoyed meeting our new Whirlies and could tell that they are looking forward to starting their high school years.  Monday, August 22nd, is Whirlie Nation for 9-12 grades and their families. It is going to be an exciting night to learn about everything Grimsley has to offer.  You will have an opportunity to meet the Grimsley Staff, learn more about student clubs, ask questions to our nutrition and transportation departments, go on a Student Ambassador tour,  shop the night away at the Whirlie Wear store in the Auxiliary Gym and much, much more! 

Representatives from the PTSA will be available at out PTSA table to help you become a member and explain the many ways you can be involved as a Whirlie parent.  The Taqueria El Azteca Taco Truck and Sunset Slush will have food for you to purchase, as well.  I am looking forward to celebrating the beginning of school with all of you!
 
We Are Whirlies!
 
Diane Creech
Grimsley High School PTSA President

Join the Grimsley Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate to the Whirlie Way Today!
Membership cost $8
Fundraising Goal: $20,000
Donate at https://grimsleyhighschoolptsa.memberhub.com/store


 
The first day of school is Monday, August 29th!

  • The application window for free school meals is now open. The federal program that provided free meals for students for the past two years is over. Families will now have to apply for free school meals. Filling out an application is easy and can be found on our website or at www.lunchapplication.com . Please call school nutrition services at (336) 370-3266 if you have any questions. 
  • 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 & Athletic Booster Club, purchase Whirlie Wear, go on a campus tour with our Student Ambassadors, and much, much more. The Taqueria El Azteca Taco Truck & Sunset Slush will be there with food 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
     
  • Student Parking Pass Pick-up
    Students will be able to pick up their parking permits on the following days from 10:00am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm.  If the form is not completed, information is missing, or if the parking permit fee is not paid, you WILL NOT receive a parking pass.
    • Seniors Only - Monday, August 22nd
    • Juniors Only - Tuesday, August 23rd
    • Sophomores Only - Wednesday, August 24th
    • Everyone - Thursday, August 25th
       
  • Senior Sunrise, Friday, August 26th at 6AM.  A light breakfast will be provided.  This is a Senior only event and a special way for the Class of 2023 to start off their last year at Grimsley High School.

     
  • Miles for Matthew, Saturday, September 24. The 14th annual Miles for Matthew will take place on Saturday, September 24. We are looking for runners and volunteers! If interested, please connect with Madame Greiner or visit www.runsignup.com/Miles4Matthew
 
  • 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.
     
  • Schedules were mailed home to all students on August 18. If you changed addresses 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.
     
  • First Day of SchoolAugust 29th
     
  • 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
     
  • 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.
  • Grimsley Athletics
    • All athletic schedules can be found 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. Whirlie Nation : Whirlie Wear, GABC Memberships, All Sports Season Passes, 9th and 10th grade spirit packs.
         
  • 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!
     
  • Recent and Upcoming Varsity Contests
    • Girls Volleyball at Walter M. Williams, 8/16, W 3-0
    • Girls Field Hockey at Reagan, 8/17, L 0-6
    • Girls Tennis at Reagan, 8/18, W 7-2
    • Girls Field Hockey vs. W. Forsyth, 8/18, L 0-3
    • Boys Soccer vs. Page, 8/18, W 3-0
    • Boys Football at Clayton, 8/19, W 42-14
    • Girls Field Hockey vs. Carrboro, 8/22 @6:00pm, Jamieson Stadium
    • Girls Volleyball at E. Forsyth, 8/22 @6:30pm
    • Girls Golf, 8/23 @4:00pm, Starmount Country Club
    • Girls Tennis at Southeast Guilford, 8/23 @5:00pm 
    • Girls Field Hockey vs. Reagan, 8/24 @6:30pm, Jamieson Stadium
    • Boys Soccer at W. Alamance, 8/24 @6:30pm, A.M. Primm Stadium
    • Girls Volleyball vs. Reagan, 8/25 @6:30pm, Robert Sawyer Gymnasium
    • Boys Football vs. Reagan, 8/26 @7:30pm, Jamieson Stadium
    • Boys/Girls Cross Country, River Run Invitational at Fisher River Park, 8/27 @9:30am

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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