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This Week at Grimsley


Monday, April 4th:  Bus Transportation Resumes!

Tuesday, April 5th:  MAP Testing for 9-11th Graders

Wednesday, April 6th:  NHS Meeting - 4:30 in the Media Center

Friday April 8th:  Prom Guest Forms Due



 


Friends,

A big thank-you to everyone who helped plan or support the PTSA Beautification Committee Work Day event yesterday. We got The Grove looking good for spring! Also, just a reminder that the PTSA meeting for April will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30 p.m. in the picnic area in front of the cafeteria.  If weather is bad we will move inside to a classroom.

Thanks for everything you do to support our students and staff!

Amanda Buchanan




 


School Bus Transportation Resuming
GCS will be resuming school bus transportation on Monday, April 4th. Some bus routes and times may have changed; please check the Here Comes the Bus app for the latest information about your child's route. Students who would like to continue using public transportation may do so at no charge to students using the One Card ID. Thank you to all parents and neighbors who have helped get students to and from school these last few weeks, including our shuttle drivers. We appreciate your efforts. 


Important Information About the Grimsley/Kiser/Brooks Campuses
Learn about the Grimsley Kiser Bond Related Building Plans (presentation from last week's meeting):
https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/:v:/g/personal/hartgra_gcsnc_com/EVPYvx_iMBxGoM76xehlqasBP9RkaLhumsydVWGhy3xP9g?e=LjhdWg
This recording shares important updates about short and long term future plans for the Grimsley/Kiser/Brooks campus. 


 

Map Testing 
Map Testing will take place on Tuesday, April 5th. All 9-11th graders are expected to be at school for testing. 

 

NHS Meeting 
The National Honor Society will have a full body meeting on Wednesday, April 6th in the media center at 4:30pm. All NHS members should be present. 

 

Prom Guest Forms Due – April 8th 
Juniors & Seniors, the Prom will be held on April 30th from 8 – 11:30 PM. If you would like to bring a guest that does not go to Grimsley you must have them complete a guest form. All guest forms will be due April 8th – No Exceptions. Tickets will not go on sale until about 2 weeks before prom. 

 

Seniors!
Nominations for Prom King and Queen and Senior Male and Female Best all Around will open Monday. Seniors can follow the instructions to nominate a SENIOR male or female to be the 2022 Grimsley Prom King or Queen as well as to be voted 2022 Best All Around, one of the most prestigious awards given to the top male and female in the senior class. We will officially vote for prom king and queen and Best All Around on April 29th during 1st period, however nominations will be online. You only have to be nominated once to be included on the ballot. 

Nominations will be on our website: http://grimsley.voting4schools.com (username: Student ID Number and password: Birthdate (with slashes, no zeroes in front of single digit numbers) 

 

2022-2023 Student Council Applications 
Elections for the 2022 – 2023 GHS Student Council will take place April 25th – April 29th with voting taking place during 1st period on April 29th. Students interested in running to be a class representative, class president, or to be a student body officer should pick up an information packet from the main office or with Ms. Way and plan to attend a brief meeting before school on Friday April 8th in room 417 at 8:30am. Voting will take place on April 29th during 1st period. 

 

The Grimsley/Kiser Community Meeting 
Mr. O'Donnell and other special guests hosted a community meeting this past Tuesday evening (4/29) on TEAMS to present the GCS plans for the Grimsley/Kiser campuses. The meeting was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on this link:  http:// https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/personal/hartgra_gcsnc_com/_layouts/15/onedrive.aspx?id=%2Fpersonal%2Fhartgra%5Fgcsnc%5Fcom%2FDocuments%2FRecordings%2FGrimsley%5FKiser%20Community%20Night%20%2D%20The%20School%20Bond%20and%20You%2D20220329%5F181453%2DMeeting%20Recording%2Emp4&parent=%2Fpersonal%2Fhartgra%5Fgcsnc%5Fcom%2FDocuments%2FRecordings&ga=1 


Yoga on the Lawn 
Yoga on the front lawn will continue this week. We plan to have reoccurring dates for this up until exams start. If your student is interested, bring a mat/towel and meet on the front lawn after school on Wednesdays! The classes are 30 minutes and beginner friendly. 

 

Grimsley Cheerleading Tryouts 
Grimsley Cheerleading tryouts will be held April 25th-29th from 6:30pm-8:30pm, in the Main Gym. Check-in will begin at 6:00pm. All those intending on trying out should turn in an official tryout form by April 20th, as well as have a completed eligibility profile on DragonFly. Tryout forms can be picked up in the Main Office, or from Ms. Thompson on the 1st floor of the Home Economics building. If you have any questions about tryouts, they should be directed to Coach Beck: cheercoachbb@gmail.com. We hope to see you there! 

 

AP & IB Exam Information 
ALL AP and IB Exams will take place on the Grimsley High School campus this year. The exam window will be from May 2nd to May 20th. 

Exams will be held in the Main Gym, Auxiliary Gym, 860 & 862 Vocational (AP language exams), and students with accommodations will test in Room 213, second floor of the main building. 

If you normally ride the bus to school, you will need to arrange for alternate transportation to be at school on time for the morning exam sessions. 

If you are a remote student or you do not have a parking pass, please email Mr. Ingram at ingrama2@gcsnc.com for a parking pass. PLEASE CARPOOL!! 

Please arrive at the testing center no later than 7:45am for a morning exam or 11:45am for an afternoon exam. Exams will start promptly at 8:00am and 12:00pm. Exams vary in length; however, AP exams tend to take around four hours to complete and IB exams range from one to three hours to complete. No one is allowed to dismiss early. 

Each student MUST bring a picture ID to each exam session. Students may use drivers’ licenses, school photo IDs, or passports. Students will not be allowed to enter the exam session without a photo ID. There will be no exceptions. 

You can review the complete AP/IB Exam Newsletter here: https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/creechd_gcsnc_com/EQrerFPMMqNJgJ6UvHBOpaEBB7YZX2_0A2733YF-3b4jxQ?e=k3yxZ8 

 

Yearbooks – Limited Availability 
There are still some books available on a first-come-first-serve basis. They are $80 at jostensyearbooks.com. Books purchased after they’ve been delivered, if there are any left, will be $90. 

Yearbook distribution will take place on May 19th in the Aux Gym during 5th & 6th periods, only for students who have preordered a yearbook. If you have purchased a yearbook, please plan to pick it up during your assigned time to come. 


SAT Dates: May 7th, June 4th 
May 7th & June 4th are the last dates Grimsley will be hosting the SAT for this school year. Be sure to sign up on the College Board website in order to participate in these testing sessions. 


Honor Bricks for Students
Families can order personalized bricks to be placed on campus to honor their students. Each brick is personalized and can include up to three lines of text. Order your bricks before May 1! Questions? Contact Palmer McIntyre at mcintyrepalmer@gmail.com. Place your order here:
https://grimsleyhighschoolptsa.memberhub.com/store/items/105215


 


 

 

Would you like a Mentor? 
Attention Whirlies - Do you need someone to help guide and support you in your journey towards Graduation and Beyond? Would you like a mentor to work with you during your time at Grimsley? 
If so, complete the form below to request a mentor.  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeL0-nbHImT_OLdRB3b6EDh82QuO0qlJ2T29oHhh2qg53flkQ/viewform?usp=sf_link 




Cap and Gown Delivery for Seniors
Mark your calendars.  Caps and gowns will be delivered on April 14 during the school day.  All balances must be paid BEFORE you can pick up your items.  Late orders may not have arrived by that date.  



End of Year Exam Schedule 
The End of Year Exam dates have been posted on the Grimsley Website. 

AP & IB exams will be from May 2nd and run through May 20th. 

The last day for regular classes will be on May 19th. 

May 20th – 27th, students who have an exam or an EOC class are expected to be in attendance. The day will run on a modified schedule. 

May 31st – June 3rd will be makeup exam dates. 


Yearbooks – Limited Availability 
There are a limited number of yearbooks still available for $80 on a first come first serve basis. Go to http://jostensyearbooks.com to get yours before we run out. 


Project Graduation 
The Project Graduation Committee is gearing up with their plans for Project Graduation. It will be held on campus again this year. If you would like to help or volunteer contact Susie Freysinger. 


SAT Testing for Juniors 
On Wednesday, April 13th all Juniors will be taking the SAT. 

This day will be asynchronous for Freshman, Sophomores, and Seniors.


 





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
https://gcsnccom-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/creechd_gcsnc_com/EbscmGLIAL9NvrLmYRA09oEBljtND1eUnXHX8CfQkn7t-w?rtime=pLPHRVNy2Ug

Updated Traditional School Calendar
https://www.gcsnc.com/Page/2#calendar1/20210907/month

For all your GSC updates
https://www.gcsnc.com/

On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.
https://www.facebook.com/Grimsley-High-School-PTSA-1051652238322359
https://www.facebook.com/groups/161703010531409

 


 

WorkKeys Testing for CTE Concentrators 
The ACT WorkKeys test will be given to CTE Concentrators on Tuesday, April 5th. The ACT WorkKeys measures career readiness, and students who score at a silver, gold, or platinum level, will earn a National Career Readiness Credential. This credential is nationally recognized, and many employers require this test for employment. CTE Concentrators who are scheduled to take the test on Tuesday, should report to the Media Center at the beginning of school. Students need to bring their fully charged laptop for the test. 

 

What’s next after high school? 
Are you deciding what's next after high school? Grimsley High School presents NC Works Night for students and parents. 

Tuesday, April 12th, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. in the Grimsley Cafeteria 

Tour the NC Works Mobile Career Center, Introduction to NC Works Services, and Learn about free workforce programs and trainings. 

Dinner will be served. 



Here are just a few updates: 

  1. As you receive college acceptance letters, please remember to share that information here https://forms.gle/FRg1Neom8BzAsbmD8.  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 (taylorb2@gcsnc.com).  We keep a running total of all OFFERED scholarships/grants, even if you don’t accept the offer.  


Service-Learning Hours Due: Senior Deadline 4/27 
Seniors need to have all service-learning hours entered into x2vol by Wednesday, April 27th. These hours will also need to be verified and approved. Seniors will need at least 186 hours to earn the service-learning diploma, and 75 hours to earn the service-learning exemplary award. Any student with service-learning questions, will need to see Ms. Hunt asap to ensure all hours are approved in a timely manner. 

 

Class of 2022 Remind
Text @whirlies22 to 81010 to receive updates of class information. 



Scholarships
Bookmark the Senior Page on the school’s website for updates and important information.

 

Class of 2022 Important Dates and Info

April 14            Cap and Gown Delivery Date – All balances must be paid BEFORE picking up items.  

April 30            Prom – The Terrace at Greensboro Colisuem

May 10            Graduation Walks at elementary schools

May 10            Senior Tea

May 25            Senior Award Practice 2 pm

May 31            Senior Awards – REQUIRED, CAP AND GOWN EVENT

May 31            Convocation – REQUIRED, CAP AND GOWN EVENT  7:00 pm  Be here by 6:30.    

June 1             Graduation Practice 9:00 AM  Coliseum  Be there by 8:30 AM. REQUIRED

June 3            Graduation  3:00 pm  Be there by 2:00 pm. CAP AND GOWN REQUIRED

June 3            Project Graduation 8 pm


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 2022. Voting will take place in the Spring. 


 

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