Navigating the College Process: Shift_ed (formerly Say Yes) has provided students and parents an opportunity to schedule a 1-1 timeslot for support in the areas below.
- FAFSA Completion
- College App Assistance
- NC RDS
- shift_ed Scholarship Question
Senior Quotes, due 12/16: Seniors be sure to submit your Senior Quote for the yearbook by this Google Doc by December 16th.
- Your quote will be limited to 50 characters
- No profanity, lewd, or graphic content
- You will need to submit the author/creator of your quote. If it is you, write your name.
- If your quote author is unknown, write unknown
- If you do not give a quote you will receive the generic quote: “And remember as always, Go Whirlies.” Ged O’Donnell-
Senior Herff Jones Supplies due 12/15:
If you haven’t yet ordered your cap and gown, please do so by Dec 15 to ensure on-time delivery. You can order it at highschool.herffjones.com. Just the cap and gown unit is OPTION D.
If you are planning to use a cap and gown from a previous year, you need to let me know ASAP with the year it was used so I can verify the color. Additionally, there is a $45 fee to cover the cost of the dated stole, tassel and diploma cover. Herff Jones will no longer accept personal checks. You can bring the $45 to me (413, Old Science) in cash or a money order made payable to Herff Jones. If you’d prefer to order from Herff Jones, you’ll have to call them at 336-228-7770 and place your order over the phone.
Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information
SAT Dates Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
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.
Dec 15 Supply Orders Due
Dec 16 Senior Quotes due
Week of Feb 12 TBA Cap &Gown pictures during English classes
Mar 7 ACT – another College Visit day
May 18 Senior Tea - Blandwood Mansion 5:30 pm (Seniors only)
June 7 10 am Graduation Practice –Coliseum
June 9 2 pm Graduation
June 9 Project Graduation – on campus - $10
**** 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 Awards (May), Convocation (June)
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 @whirlie23b 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: June 9 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. There are prizes, games, food and more. There is a $10 fee to attend. Attendees will receive a special t-shirt and cash prizes.
If you are planning to use a cap and gown from a previous Grimsley graduation, you MUST notify Mrs. Whiting ASAP (email@example.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.