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This Week at Grimsley

Monday, May 30th
Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 31st
Senior Awards - 9am in the Auditorium
Convocation - 6:30pm in the Auditorium

Wednesday, June 1st
Graduation Practice - 8:30am at the Greensboro Coliseum
Senior Sunset - 8pm in Jamieson Stadium

Friday, June 3rd
Project Graduation - 8pm in Jamieson Stadium



We would like to congratulate all our Grimsley Class of 2022 graduates as their festivities commence this week! They haven’t had an easy go of it with a global pandemic occurring in the middle of their high school experience. We are proud of their perseverance and wish them luck wherever their future plans take them!

Lastly, as I come to the end of my term as PTSA President I would like to thank everyone for their participation and support. Just as this hasn’t been an easy past two years for our students I know it hasn’t been as easy time for families either.  I continue to be humbled by our communities willingness to volunteer and serve even in the midst of personal difficulties created by the pandemic. 

I would like to especially express my gratitude to the executive board members I have worked with: Michele Alvarino, Palmer McIntyre, Jacqueline Young, Shannon Roley and Laura Wallace.  They have made everything possible! 

Best wishes for a safe and fun summer!

With much love,

Amanda Buchanan



PTSA Treasurer Needed
The PTSA nominating committee is still in need of a treasurer for the 2022-2023 executive board slate! If you or anyone you know might be a good fit for this position, please reach out! 

End of Year Exams 
May 31st – June 3rd will be makeup exam dates. 


Underclassmen Report Cards 
Underclassmen report cards will be mailed home to students by Tuesday, June 14th. If you do not receive your report card you will need to bring a copy of your most recent utility bill to the Counseling Office to update your address. 


ROTC News 
Congratulations to Grimsley Army JROTC Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Victoria Harper for being named the 2022 Summit Rotary Club JROTC Cadet of the Year. 




Project Graduation
Grimsley PTSA has a 30 year tradition of hosting a fun, drug and alcohol free event the night of graduation for our seniors so they can enjoy one final night with friends on campus.  We are gearing up for this year's event with fun plans for a carnival style event, rain or shine on June 3rd.
Please help us reach our fundraising goal of $6,500 to help fund this fantastic and free event for our seniors!

Please help celebrate our graduating Seniors! Would love to have more underclassman parents volunteers so parents of seniors can enjoy the day with their families.


Summer AP Boot Camp 
We are excited to announce Summer AP Boot Camp opportunities for high school students! 

Who: First time AP students who want to get a head start on learning the skills required for successful AP participation. 

What: AP Boot Camps in six categories – AP Math, AP English, AP Science, AP History, AP Social Science, AP Computer Science 

When: Weekly Boot Camps from June 13-17 through July 25-29; two hours of online instruction per day 

How: AP Boot Camps will be delivered through Canvas by successful AP teachers across the district. Students may register for AP Online Boot Camps using this link:

The AP Boot Camp is designed for high school students who have not yet taken an Advanced Placement (AP) course. The camp provides an opportunity for these students to develop an understanding of the AP curriculum and course expectations. Students will also be introduced to the skills that will be useful in their future AP courses, such as analyzing dense text, note-taking, efficient study skills, annotation, developing strong arguments, and evaluating sources. 



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Class of 2022  End of Year Important Dates and Info

May 31st - 9:00 am (Be here time):  Senior Awards - REQUIRED – CAP AND GOWN event; White stoles will be distributed. Line up on the Front Lawn according to your           placement card.   

May 31st -  6:30 pm (Be here time):  Convocation – REQUIRED – CAP AND GOWN event; Line up on front lawn just like we did for Senior Awards

June 1st - 8:30 am (Be here time):  Graduation Practice – REQUIRED, casual dress.  Meet in Special Events Center entrance. Tickets will be distributed at the end of practice. 

June 1st - 8:00 pm:  Senior Sunset in the stadium

June 3rd - 2:00 pm (Be here time):  GRADUATION – CAP AND GOWN event.  DO NOT ARRIVE LATE.  ALL in attendance will go through metal detectors. Bring NOTHING with you – no bags, etc. 

June 3rd - 8:00 pm – 12am:  Project Graduation – Stadium.  Please RSVP.


Dress Code for Senior Awards, Convocation, and Graduation: 

No jeans, no tennis shoes, no sneakers, 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. 

Name Readers:  See your name reader if your name is often mispronounced. 

Abaker – Cohen        Mr. Courts      
Koech – Nilsen          Ms. Ingram 
Connor – Gray           Dr. Hamilton        
Ninzima – Siler          Sr. Howard
Green – Knott            Mr. Burnette        
Simpson – Young      Mr. Ringrose

Graduation Photos – Lifetouch - Any questions/problems need to be directed to Lifetouch.

  • Go to
  • Sign up to receive notifications when your photos are available.
  • Order your pictures online.
  • Each graduate will be photographed when receiving the diploma.  
  • Photos will be online at 2-6 weeks after the ceremony.
  • Complimentary proofs will be mailed to each graduate who registers for the event.
  • No obligation to purchase.


May 18, 2022

Dear Parents/Guardians:

This has been a different year.  Thank you for what you have done to ensure that we have continued to excel despite the COVID situation at Grimsley. Graduation is an exciting and happy time for all of us. This is a big day, and our students deserve a graduation ceremony they may take pride in now and throughout their lives. 

We are asking all graduates, family members and guests to please keep the following guidelines in mind: 

  1. Show respect for all graduates 
  2. Applaud politely for each graduate
  3. Limit cheers so every graduate’s name is heard by all attendees
  4. Remain seated during the entire ceremony
  5. Remain quiet in keeping with the solemnity of the occasion


For safety and security reasons, and to keep the focus on our graduates, guests will not be allowed to move around and must wear a face covering for the entire ceremony.  You may not bring the following items into the graduation:

  • Duffel bags
  • Fanny packs
  • Backpacks
  • Balloons
  • Air horns
  • Noisemakers


GCS, in cooperation with local law enforcement, will provide security at all GCS graduations. Our goal is to allow our students and their families to enjoy this special day without distractions. For this reason, we reserve the right to search all bags, including camera bags, as you enter the facility.

Unfortunately, you must remain in your seats while graduate names are being called.  Pictures may be taken with your graduate at the end of the ceremony as you are departing.  We ask that you follow the directions of our ushers and exit the venue as soon as possible as another graduation will be forthcoming.

Please keep in mind that individuals who interrupt the proceedings or do not follow guidelines may be asked by the appropriate officials to leave the facility.

Thank you for your support over the years and thank you for allowing us to serve you and your family. We know our graduates will leave GCS prepared to succeed in higher education or in the career of their choice.


Mr. Ged O’Donnell, Principal


Senior Sunset 
Senior Sunset will be held Wednesday, June 1st at 8:00pm in Jamieson Stadium. Staff members and all senior students are encouraged to attend! Sunset Slush will be provided courtesy of a PTSA grant, as well as Student Council. This is an event for Grimsley Senior students only. Students should submit pictures for the Senior Slideshow to Sara Kate Lowe’s Instagram account @sarakateslens 


Senior Survey 
Seniors, please check your GCS email for an important senior survey from the Counseling Office. This survey will only take 2-3 minutes and needs to be completed ASAP. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please email Mr. Brown at 


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.   

Scholarship Offers
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.



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