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This Week at Grimsley

Monday, March 20th
Town Hall on Teen Drug Trends and Prevention, 6pm, Media Center
(PTSA General Meeting held at 5:45pm, right before the Town Hall.)

Tuesday, March 21st
HOSA Bake Sale during lunch

Wednesday, March 22nd
HOSA Bake Sale during lunch
Powder Puff Interest Meeting, before and after school, Ms. Way's room

Thursday, March 23rd
Sprit Night at Brixx Pizza

Dear Whirlie Nation.

The Grimsley High School PTSA, in partnership with the Kellin Foundation, will host a town hall program on the topic of Teen Drug Trends and Prevention for all students and parents in the community on March 20th. Join us at the Grimsley High School Media Center at 6 PM to gain insight on current facts and trends surrounding drugs and learn strategies to help teens build healthy lifestyles. This town hall meeting is open to the public and refreshments will be provided! Students will receive Service Learning Hours!  Sign-ups are encouraged but not required! (
We will have a brief General PTSA Meeting before the Townhall beginning at 5:45 Monday night.  During this time we will give a quick update on our budget and our key items we need to tackle to wrap up this school year.
The PTSA will also hast a Spirit Night at Brixx Pizza on Thursday, March 23rd.  Bring a copy of the flyer (see below) to Brixx on March 23rd and they will donate $4 for every adults’ entrée and $1 for every kids’ meal you buy to our PTSA.  The offer is not valid through 3rd party ordering, such as GrubHub or Chow Now or any other offers. 

We look forward to seeing you at these events and appreciate your support! 

Go Whirlies!

Diane Creech
Grimsley High School PTSA President
The Spring Beautification Day will be on Friday, March 31 from 10am-noon, starting in the Grove. Help spruce up our campus fort he spring! Service hours available and snacks will be provided.
The Grimsley PTSA is looking for Corporate Sponsors for the 2022-23 Whirlie Way campaign. There are several donation levels:
    • $250+ Whirlie White (small logo on banner and social media post)
    • $500+ Twister Blue (medium logo on banner and social media post)
    • $1000+ 1899 Society (large logo on banner and “custom video” social media post)
    • You can pay online at Note the business name and contact information in the memo.
If you are interested in becoming a Corporate Sponsor or would like more information, contact Christina at Go Whirlies!
Join the Grimsley Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate to the Whirlie Way Today! Membership cost $8. Fundraising Goal: $20,000

Supporting Healthy Teens & Families: A Town Hall on Teen Drug Trends and Prevention: The PTSA will be hosting a Townhall for Grimsley families on Monday, 3/20 from 6:00 – 7:30 in the Media Center to discuss Teen Drug Trends and Prevention.  We hope both students & parents can join us for this important event.


The PTSA will be hosting a Spirit Night at Brixx Pizza on Thursday, March 23rd.  Bring a copy of the flyer to Brixx on March 23rd and they will donate $4 for every adults’ entrée and $1 for every kids’ meal you buy to our PTSA.  The offer is not valid through 3rd party ordering, such as GrubHub or Chow Now or any other offers.

We look forward to seeing you there and appreciate your support!
The end of the 3rd Quarter is approaching quickly!  Make sure you use your time wisely to have all your assignments turned in to your teachers by Thursday, March 30th.

HOSA Bake Sale - March 21-22: 
The HOSA Club will be selling baked goods during both lunches on March 21st & 22nd. This will be a cash only event.

Grimsley’s Got Talent: Do you have a special talent? It’s your time to shine. Join us for Grimsley’s Got Talent – on April 21st at 6:30pm in the Auditorium. STAFF and Students are welcome to participate for a chance to win a $100 Judges Prize or a $50 Crowd Prize.  Want to compete? Auditions will be afterschool on March 28th in Ms. Gilliard’s room in the 606 Old Café. Tickets for the show will go on sale April 3rd for $5. If you have any questions, see Ms. Gerald in 306 Main.
AAHS Staff vs. Student Basketball Game: Do you want to see your teachers going against your fellow peers in a basketball game? End your quarter with a bang and come out to Grimsley Gymnasium, March 30th at 6:30 pm for the annual Student versus Teacher Basketball game. The game will be featuring halftime performance by the Whirlettes and concessions. Tickets are $8 and available at, and search Grimsley High School. All proceeds will go to the African American History Scholars.
Student Council Applications: Calling all student leaders! Student Council applications are available in the Main Office and in Ms. Way’s room. Applications are due by Thursday, April 6th. No exceptions.
CPR for Juniors & Seniors: 11th and 12th graders in need of CPR for graduation should sign up for times using this form:  Dates and times are listed in the form.  Students must enter their student ID – if their student ID does not work, then more than likely they are NOT in need of CPR.  Sessions are first come first serve and students will be sent an email reminder. 
Students in need of CPR were sent an email to their school email account.
AP/IB Exams: AP and IB Exams are around the corner!  The exam schedule can be found on the GHS website at this link:
All students enrolled in an AP or IB course are expected to take the associated exam.  If they do not, they will have to pay a no-show fee of $100 before they can receive their diplomas.
Students are not expected to be in class on the day of an AP or IB Exam.  I will send attendance emails for the morning and afternoon exams to confirm student attendance.  All students should attend all classes through May 25th even after they have taken the AP or IB exam for a class.
Upcoming Important Dates
March 30—End of 3rd Quarter              
March 31—Teacher Workday
April 5—Next Steps Career Fair
April 7—14 Spring Break
April 25-26— MAP Spring
April 27-28—MAP Makeup

Registration for 23/24 School Year: Registration Season is upon us!  Current Grimsley Students, grades 9-11 will have the opportunity to meet with their counselor to discuss their schedules and set goals for graduation during their English classes over the next several weeks.
Powder Puff Interest Meeting: There will be Powderpuff Football interest meetings on Wednesday, March 22nd before and after school in Ms. Way’s room.
Free Prom Attire: The Greensboro Youth Council are hosting a Pop-Up Shop for teens to receive prom attire for FREE March 29-31!

Camille’s Closet & Theo’s Threads Pop-Up Shop

Location: 410 Four Seasons Town Centre Greensboro, NC 27407 – 1st floor across from Forever 21.

Times: March 29, 5-7pm
March 30, 5-7pm
March 31, 11am-5:30pm
Summer Opportunities for Students
  • NC A&T Transportation Institute: This year, the NC A&T Transportation Institute is re-introducing their residential program, so students will live on campus and get a taste of college life at the nation’s #1 historically black college/university. Still 100% free.  Rising juniors and seniors with a 2.5 or higher GPA and any kind of interest in transportation are encouraged to apply for the program. More information about the program can be found here,
  • miRcore Volunteer Program (MVP), a branch of the non-profit research organization, miRcore (vision: democratize medical research) will be offering summer camps to highly motivated high school students! Our camps provide a great opportunity for students to build research skills and learn more about the intersection between biology and computer science.

Yearbook: If you are still looking to purchase a yearbook, there are some available on a first come, first serve basis. Supply is very limited, so please act quickly. Yearbooks are $80 at while supplies last.

Service Learning: X2VOL support is available for Service- Learning help in the media center every Wednesday during both lunches.

Grimsley Goods Donations Needed: The GHS Clothing Closet is collecting semi-formal and formal wear for students in need for Prom (5/6). Please bring any donations to the counseling department.  We appreciate all your support!

Remember that spring sports are always subject to changes due to weather. Please check to see the most up-to-date schedules.
Tickets – ALL tickets will be sold through Go Fan. NO cash ticket purchases for any home contest at Grimsley. - We only accept credit/debit cards, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.Please help spread this information to your coaches and parents. Links to our athletic contests can be found prior to contests using this link:
All athletic schedules can be found only on 
GABC Memberships can be purchased at
Whirlie Wear can be purchased at 

Senior Yard Signs: Attention Seniors and Parents!
Are you interested in having a Class of 2023 yard sign like this?  
If so, you can own one for $10.  Orders will be taken April 4 and 5 during lunch.  The $10 (in cash) is due at the time of order.  Delivery will be after Spring Break.  Watch for announcements for the time of pickup on campus. 
Please use this order form: 
Class of 2023 Yard Sign Order Form
Name: ______________________________________
Cell Phone: __________________________________
Email: _________________________
Quantity ordered: ________________    Date order placed: _________
Additional order forms are available in the Main Office or on Mrs. Whiting’s classroom door (room 413, Old Science).
Senior Updates from Mrs. Whiting
A cap and gown is REQUIRED for participation in graduation.  If you know you haven’t yet taken care of your cap and gown and are planning to participate in the June 9 ceremony, you’ll need to do one of the following:
  • Order at  ASAP.  Shipping costs are increasing, and orders placed after Jan 31 have no guarantees to be here on time for graduation.
  • If you are using a sibling/cousin/neighbor’s cap and gown, you need to let me know what year it was used AND bring me $45 to cover the cost of the dated tassel, stole, and diploma cover.  These are required to participate.
  • If you are not planning to participate in the ceremony, you need to let Mrs. Whiting and your counselor know ASAP.

Balances must be have been paid by MARCH 1 for delivery on time.  You can pay online at  You should have your receipt, either the paper copy or an email if you ordered online and can verify your order number and balance owed.
Questions should be directed to Mrs. Whiting via remind or email (  DO NOT INTERRUPT HER CLASSES WITH YOUR QUESTIONS.

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

Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information
  • April 19: Cap and Gown delivery during the day. Late orders may NOT be here on APril 19. You must show a 0 balance to pick up items.
  • May 6: SAT Date
  • May 6: Prom at The Terrace
  • May 18: Senior Tea - Blandwood Mansion 5:30 pm (Seniors only--no families, no guests)
  • May 24: Senior Awards Practice
  • June 3: SAT Date
  • June 5: Senior Awards--Cap and Gown event, MANDATORY - guests encouraged
  • June 6: Convocation - 6:30pm, Cap and Gown event, MANDATORY - guests encouraged
  • June 7, 10 am: Graduation Practice –MANDATORY- Tickets will be distributed at Practice. You will receive 10 tickets for guests to attend graduation. ONLY graduates should be in attendance.
  • June 9, 2 pm: Graduation - Guests encouraged with a ticket
  • June 9, 8pm-midnight: Project Graduation on campus. $10 tickets will be sold during lunch Feb. 27-March 2. Buy your ticket now to guarantee your t-shirt size.

Highlighted events are required for graduating seniors.  

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 @whirlie23b to 81010 to receive updates of class information.

Notable Scholarships Available

  • Grimsley Alumni Scholarship
  • George C. Simkins Scholarship
  • Emergency Medical Services Scholarship
  • Aubrey Lee Brooks (NC State, UNC-CH, UNC-G)
  • NCAT Gate City Scholarship

 Scholarship information is sent out via student emails and can be found in the counseling office. Seniors, please read Ms. Taylor's Counseling Newsletter to learn more about additional scholarships that are available.

Project Graduation/Senior Fest, June 9, 8pm-midnight:  Tickets are $10. Get yours now to guarantee your t-shirt size. Check Remind and the Weekly Whirlie for the next opportunity to purchase your ticket! Those who purchase their tickets by the end of March will get their t-shirt at cap and gown pick up, April 19 during the day.

If you are planning to use a cap and gown from a previous Grimsley graduation, you MUST notify Mrs. Whiting ASAP ( 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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