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This Week at Grimsley

Monday, February 21st:  Teacher Workday

Tuesday, February 22nd:  Teacher Workday

Wednesday, February 23rd:  Rising 9th Grade Family Night (Virtual)

Thursday, February 24th:  IB Sophomore Diploma Plan Meeting - 6pm in the Media Center
to Order a Yearbook
Interim Reports Go Home

Friday, February 25th:  Black History Fashion Show - 5:30 in the Auditorium

Saturday, February 26th:  Read-A-Thon - 10am-5pm


Check back next week for more PTSA news!!


Teacher Work Days & Interim Report Cards 
Monday, 2/21, and Tuesday, 2/22, are Teacher Work Days. There will be not be school for students on those days. 

Interim Report Cards will go home with students on Thursday, 2/24. Please review them with your child to see where they need to make improvements before the end of 3rd Quarter. Also, celebrate the success they are making and encourage them to keep working hard. The last day of 3rd Quarter is March 24th. 

Rising 9th Grade Family Night! 
On Wednesday, February 23rd at 6:00, Grimsley will host our Rising 9th Grade Family Night! At this time our Counselors will share information with our future Whirlies and families about Grimsley, courses for next year, and other important information they need to know. We will be hosting the event through a Microsoft Teams Live. The link to join the live event is posted below. 


Grimsley’s 4th Annual Read-a-thon, Saturday, February 26th, 10 am – 5 pm 
Readers get ready! This annual event brings together high school readers throughout the county. This year’s event includes: 

10 am – 12pm:  A multi-school Battle of the Books Scrimmage. Spectators welcome! 

1-4 pm:  Silent Sustained Reading. (50-minute chunks with ten-minute breaks for snacks and book chatting) 

4-5 pm:  Book discussion of a selection of BOB Titles 


Modern Band Interest Meeting 
All students interested in next year’s Modern Band class should come to the Modern Band information and interest sessions on Monday, February 28th in the chorus room 714 during all 3 lunches and after school. If you play guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, sing, write songs, rap, or are interested in sound and lighting tech, you should seriously consider this Honors level class. 


Madrigal Singers Auditions 
Auditions for next year’s Madrigal Singers will take place March 1st and 2nd. Audition materials and signups are outside the chorus room 714 upstairs in the music building. The Madrigals are Grimsley’s premier vocal ensemble, traveling the state and nation as ambassadors of fine a cappella singing. Each year the Madrigals perform at the Carolina Renaissance Festival, Biltmore House, Greensboro’s Festival of Lights, and tour major US cities from New York to New Orleans. Any interested singers should visit the chorus room to receive audition materials as soon as possible, as there will not be another audition date this year. 


ACT & SAT Testing for Juniors 
Tuesday, March 1st, all Juniors will be taking the ACT. 

Wednesday, April 13th on your calendar as all Juniors will be taking the SAT. 

These days will be asynchronous for Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors.



Black History Month 
The African American History Scholars have planned some great events for Black History Month, and we would love for everyone to be involved! Below is the list of events for students, staff, and faculty to celebrate our pride in Black History: 

February 25th: Attention all fashion minded folks! Your opportunity is here to show off your style and strut your stuff in Grimsley's first ever Black History Fashion Show, on February 25 at 5:30 pm in the auditorium. We are also looking people to perform some awe inspiring, Black History inspired performances. Please see Ms. Bingaman in room 301 for more information. 

IB Sophomore Diploma Plan 
We will be hosting an IB Sophomore Diploma Plan meeting in the Media Center on Thursday, February 24th from 6 - 7 PM. We will briefly go over the IB curriculum and work through each student's IB Diploma plan. This is a very important step before class registrations begin in March. Parents are encouraged to attend. 

Registration Night 

ASVAB Testing 
ASVAB Testing is coming to Grimsley in April. The ASVAB is not just a test to join the military. The program provides tools to help students learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work. 

Brothers United in Leadership Development 
Brothers United in Leadership Development via NC State University College of Education will be on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9am to 1pm. BUILD is an annual event designed to expose 9th -11th grade high school male students, in particular male students of color, to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. Students will engage in activities that will help to enhance their leadership skills, personal development, and career and college readiness. Students or participants can register at 

NC A&T's 2022 Summer High School Transportation Institute 
NC A&T's 2022 Summer High School Transportation Institute is the oldest in the nation. This summer we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary. Designed with the goal of increasing the diversity of the transportation workforce, these programs operate all over the country thanks to the Federal Highway Administration and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Students will experience a slew of STEM and transportation activities and lectures alongside personal and career development, SAT prep, local and overnight field trips, and hands-on learning through group projects and other experiences. Through all of these activities and the connections they’ll make with transportation professionals, students will get a peek into what a career in transportation could look like for them. 

Our 2022 session is a four-week long, in-person, non-residential/commuter program operating from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, from July 11 to August 5. Students will receive a weekly stipend to help offset the potential loss of summer job hours and there is absolutely no cost of attendance besides their time. 

In order to be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and be a rising junior or senior in high school. Additionally, they must complete the following items. •

  • Send an official transcript to Nicholas Allen at 
  • Send one letter of recommendation (two, if possible) from a counselor and/or teacher to
  • Complete the online application found at, including a 250-word essay. 

Grimsley’s Yearbook 
The deadline to pre-order a yearbook is February 24th. Yearbooks can be purchased online for $80. Get yours today at!

Summer Opportunities at GSO Parks & Rec 
Do you know high school and college students looking for a summer job? Greensboro Parks and Recreation is looking for youth and young adults who love the water and sun to be lifeguards, pool cashiers, pool techs and pool managers. 

Applying is easy: 

Don’t like the water…we have summer camp counselor jobs available to at the same link! 

Whirlie Bus Shuttle Bus Locations 

GCS Schools has continued to suspended bus transportation for Grimsley students due to the shortage of bus drivers. Grimsley is doing everything we can to help get our students to school. Hop on the Whirlie bus at one of the four locations listed above. Pick up time at these locations is at 8:30 AM and departure from school in the afternoon is at 4:25. 

Thank you to our Coaches and Counselors for helping drive and supervise the shuttle buses. 

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

For all your GSC updates

On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.



Here are just a few updates as we start the 2nd semester.

  1. As you receive college acceptance letters, please remember to share that information here  You will need to submit each time you have an acceptance to input.   
  2. As you receive scholarship offers, please share that information with Ms. Taylor in Counseling (  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.

**Grimsley Alumni Scholarship applications and SECU scholarship applications for Seniors are now available.  See Ms. Taylor for more info and follow @grimsleycounseling on Instagram for more updates. 



Class of 2022 Important Dates and Info 

SAT Dates - March 12th, May 7th, and June 4th 

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)


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