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This Week at Grimsley


Monday, October 17th
Country vs Country Club Spirit Day
English II Benchmark test

Tuesday, October 18th
Adam Sandler/Character Spirit Day

Wednesday, October 19th
90s vs. Y2K Spirit Day
GCS Superintendents Cup Drone Competition, at Page HS
Virtual College Prep Planning Session, 6pm

Thursday, October 20th
Page Prep Spirit Day
Deadline to sign up your club for Hallowhirlie Halloween
Senior Class Parent Meeting with Herff Jones, in the Auditorium, 6pm
Picture Day Makeup for 9th-11th grade students and staff, during designated lunch time
Doughnuts for sale for Project Graduation after school in front of main gym
Bonfire Pep Rally, 9pm, student parking lot, after JV football game (7pm)

Friday, October 21st
Whirlie Wear Spirit Day
Grimsley vs. Page varsity football game, at Page HS, 7:30pm


Dear Whirlie Family,
 
Grimsley/Page week is finally here, and it is always an exciting week.  The Student Council has planned fun themed days for spirit week (see below).  We will have Project Graduation Doughnuts at dismissal on Thursday and a bonfire Thursday night after our home JV football game against Page starting around 9PM.  Finally, we will have the Varsity football game Friday night at Page High School. Tickets for the Varsity football game will ONLY be sold in advance on gofan.co.  There will be no tickets sold at the gate.  I would encourage your student to go ahead and purchase their ticket before the event is sold out.  Please, also, refer to the letter that was sent home with students from Mr. O'Donnell regarding the expectations and code of conduct that is always expected but will be highly enforced this week: Grimsley Page Week 2022.docx Please encourage your students to keep this rivalry week positive and fun. 

Project Graduation (PG) is a drug and alcohol free social event and carnival-like celebration that has been in existence for Grimsley seniors since the class of 1991. Although it has morphed over the years due to circumstances, the premise behind it is still the same. We want to provide a safe but exciting environment for Grimsley's graduating seniors to celebrate their achievement with their fellow classmates. The event includes prizes, games, food, fun and entertainment.
 
In order to host a successful event, we reach out to Grimsley families as well as to the surrounding business community for donations and support, and we also host fundraisers. Toward that end, we hope you will consider supporting this great event for our seniors with a monetary donation or through the purchase of one or more dozen Krispy Kreme glazed doughnuts. 
 
Purchase doughnuts by the dozen AFTER SCHOOL in front of the main gym on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 while supplies last. The cost is $10 per dozen. All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation 2023.
 
You will be hearing more about PG and opportunities to support it throughout the year. If you would like to make a monetary contribution, please reach out to Debbie Yoder at dmbyoder@gmail.com or text to 336-317-0055. 
 
I hope everyone has a Whirlie Pride Week - Go Whirlies!!

Diane Creech
PTSA President




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 https://tinyurl.com/PTSACorporate2022. 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 christina.mccord3@gmail.com. Go Whirlies!
 



It is finally here! The excitement and fun of Grimsley-Page Week starts Monday, October 17th.We are planning a fun week of positive school pride.
 
During the Spirit Week dress-up days, students and parents are reminded that students are to follow the Grimsley High School dress code – no bandanas or immodest dress. Students out of compliance with the dress code will not be allowed to attend class and parents will be called to bring proper attire to their student.





 
  • Bonfire Pep Rally Night – Thursday, 10/20 Our traditional bonfire pep rally night will be on Thursday night after our home JV football game in the student parking lot.  Join us for the JV game at 7 PM and the bonfire will start around 9PM.
     
  • Grimsley vs Page Football Game information: The Varsity Football game will be at Page High School on Friday, 10/21 at 7:30 PM.  You can purchase tickets at  https://gofan.co/app/events/661756?schoolId=NC1813  for $8.00 each. Tickets must be pre – purchased. No tickets/cash tickets will be sold at the gate. There will be no re-entry if you leave the stadium. Parents, please refer to the letter that was sent out that lists the Student / Parent / Spectator Expectations & Code of Conduct.
     
Doughnuts for Project Graduation Project Graduation (PG) is a drug and alcohol-free social event and celebration that has been in existence for Grimsley Seniors since the class of 1991. The purpose is to provide a safe but exciting environment for Grimsley's graduating seniors to celebrate their achievement with their fellow classmates. The event includes prizes, games, food, fun and entertainment.
 
Purchase doughnuts by the dozen AFTER SCHOOL in front of the main gym on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20 while supplies last. The cost is $10 per dozen. All proceeds will benefit Project Graduation 2023.
 
 
  • JROTC Drone Team:  Wishing luck to our JROTC Drone Team as they compete in the GCS Superintendents Cup Drone Competition on Wednesday 19 October at Page High School  - “The engine is the heart of a drone, but the pilot is its soul.”
     
  • Dropout Prevention Month:  October is Dropout Prevention Month.  This week we celebrate that all students will graduate and succeed in the career of their choice.  Share your post-graduation plans on your preferred media outlets.  Identify 3 colleges or career options you are interested in pursuing.
     
  • English II Benchmark All English II students will be taking the EOC Benchmark test on Monday, October 17 during their regular English II class times.
     
  • Picture Day Makeup during lunches: Any 9th-11th grade students or Staff Members who missed getting your picture taken in September will have another chance on Thursday, October 20th.  You will only get to take your picture during your designated lunch time.
     
  • Hallowhirlie Halloween On behalf of the Service-Learning Ambassador Club, Hallowhirlie Halloween is Back!.

    Hallowhirlie Halloween is a time to open our campus to our community and feeder elementary and middle schools. Clubs, teams, and groups of students decorate tables, set up games, and distribute candy in the area under the covered walkway leading to New Science. Costumes are encouraged but not required.      

    If you are a part of a club and interested in attending, please have your club sponsor sign your club up. All active clubs and sports teams are invited to participate. The deadline to sign up is Thursday, October 20th
     
  • A Haunted Tour: The Grimsley Theatre Ensemble presents A Haunted tour. Tour dates are October 26th & 27th.  The tours begin at Chance Cousins Auditorium in the Main Building.  Tickets can be purchased at http://ghswhirlies.booktix.com .  ** This show may not be appropriate for small children.
                   Students                        Adults
                   $5 online                     $6 online
                   $7at the door             $8 at the door
  • PTA Reflections The National PTA Reflections Program is an arts recognition program to encourage artistic creativity in the classroom and at home.  It offers students opportunities to express their creatively by creating original works of art in six different art categories: Visual Arts, Literature, Photography, Musical Composition, Dance Choreography, or Film Production.

    For more details and guidelines on submissions please visit NCPTA's Reflections page.

    Entries must be the student's own independent work and must be based on the student's interpretation of the theme.  Students that participate must have a student PTSA membership.

    Our school will receive all Reflections entries through an online submission process to GrimsleyPTAReflections22@gmail.com . Student submission forms are due by November 13th, 2022.

    We hope to see your art!


 
 
  • Virtual College Prep Planning Session - October 19, 6pm-7pm: Join University Prep Tutoring for a one hour session on how to prepare for the college application process. Our host, David Sullivan, has been working with students over the past 10 years, helping them prepare their college applications, study for standardized testing, and master their high school math courses. He is the founder of University Prep Tutoring. His son and daughter recently graduated from Wake County public schools and are both currently attending college. Register here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
     
  • Governor’s School Family Virtual Information Session: An opportunity to learn about the free summer enrichment opportunity for 10th grade students interested in focusing on the arts, and 11th grade students interested in either a focus in academics or the arts. This information session will explain the details of the application process and more. There are two virtual session opportunities. The first is on October 11th and the second is on October 20th, each from 6pm to 7pm. Call 336-279-4924 or use the following link to register. Link: https://gcsnc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtf-mvqT0iG93ZgmOYVWOdTbwQelDDgrsy
     
  • Superintendent News: Better Together: Our new Superintendent, Whitney Oakley, is proud to launch Better Together, a series of community conversations to look back at where the district has been, where we are today, and where we see ourselves going. She wants to hear your hopes and dreams for our graduates, envision our shared future as a community, and determine a strategic direction to make our vision a reality.  GCS is also launching an online portal at www.gcsnc.com/bettertogether where you are invited to share your hopes and dreams for our students and our community.
     
  • Grimsley’s Yearbook: Attention Seniors! You have until November 30 to select your poses for the yearbook. You must choose one formal pose and one casual pose. You can choose your poses at www.prestigeportraits.com. Due to an issue with the website, you can only select one pose online. You will need to call Prestige at 1-800-736-4753 to select the second pose. If you do not select either pose, or only select one, the pose(s) will be selected for you.
     
  • Senior Ads for the Yearbook are currently on sale. Don’t miss this chance to celebrate your senior in the yearbook. Go to www.jostensadservice.com to create and pay for your ad today. Orders can be split up into three monthly payments
  • Service Learning: Service-Learning support is available on Wednesdays during second lunch in the media center. Service-Learning Ambassadors look forward to supporting you! If you have any additional questions, please see Ms. Hunt located in the media center. 

    In need of support entering your service-learning hours? If so, service-learning ambassadors are available in the media center each Wednesday during second lunch.
     
  • Register for AP Exams All AP students should have used the join code provided by their AP Teacher to enroll in AP Classroom and register for the AP Exam. Students must complete this process for each AP Class they are enrolled in. This includes online AP classes. If your student cannot access their account, they MUST call the College Board helpline to unlock their account or reset their password. College Board Student Helpline: 888-225-5427
     
  • Upcoming Important Dates
    • October 17—English II Benchmark
    • October 20—Picture Day Makeup during lunches
    • October 26—Math 3 Benchmark
    • October 27—End of 1st Quarter
    • October 28—Teacher Workday
    • October 31—Mandated Teacher Workday
    • November 4—Grades Due @5:00pm
    • November 7—PreACT for 10th grader
    • November 8—Teacher Workday
    • November 11—No School (Veteran’s Day)
    • November 15—Club Photos
    • November 21-22—Math 1 Benchmark
    • November 23-25—Thanksgiving Break


 
 
 
  • Women’s Soccer Interest Meeting:  Grimsley Women's Soccer Program will be holding an interest meeting on Tuesday October 25th in the media center at 430pm. This will be for new and returning players to gather initial information about our spring season and try-outs starting in February.

SAT Dates Nov 5, Dec 3, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
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
May 18        Senior Tea 5:30 PM at Blandwood Mansion
June 7        Graduation Practice – Coliseum 10 am
June 9        Graduation Coliseum 2 pm
June 9        Project Graduation 
TBD: Events in BOLD HIGHLIGHTS are required for graduating seniors. Cap and Gown Delivery (April), Prom (April), Senior Awards (May), Convocation (June),
 

  • 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.
 
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