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This Week at Grimsley

Tuesday, February 8th:  Cap and Gown Pictures
Wednesday, February 9th:  Cap and Gown Pictures and
NHS Meeting

Thursday, February 10th:  Whirlettes Interest Meeting



We have an exciting update from the Guilford County Council of PTA's full council meeting yesterday! The Grimsley PTSA was awarded a S.P.I.C.E. Grant in the amount of 1000$ for a project titled "Junior Class Read" that will focus on engaging our rising junior class as well as the extended school community in reading a book related to cross cultural understanding. This grant was written by Vice President Palmer McIntyre and our school media specialist Ms. Worrells, a big thanks to them for their hard work on our behalf! 

Lastly, just a quick reminder that our next PTSA meeting will be held on Tuesday, February the 15th at 5:30 p.m. and will be virtual.

Amanda Buchanan
Grimsley PTSA President


Reminders for Seniors about Cap and Gown Pictures

  • Cap and gown pictures will be taken February 8th and 9th.  You can schedule an appointment using this link:  Appointments will be from 11:00 am through 3:50 pm.  A cap and gown will be provided for the picture.  There is no obligation to purchase and there is NOT a sitting fee.  However, you MUST make an appointment.  Pictures will be taken in the Aux Gym on February 8th. 
  • Be on time for your appointment. Check your confirmation email so you have the right date and time for your appointment. Being late will result in a cancelled appointment.
  • Pictures will be taken in the Aux Gym.  
  •  Wear a collared shirt and tie if you're planning to wear pants for graduation or a scoop-neck/v-neck shirt if you're planning to wear a dress or skirt to for graduation.
  • Return to class promptly after having your picture taken.  Teachers will be sent the time of your picture and you will receive an unexcused tardy if you take too long to return to class. 

Help Needed for Cap and Gown Pictures
Parents:  I need some help with the Cap and Gown pictures on February 8th and 9th.  I need people to help get the students in and out of caps and gowns for their pictures.  If you have some free time and want to be a part of the excitement as the seniors get that "wow" moment when they are wearing a cap and gown.  Please use this link to volunteer.

Black History Month 
The African American History Scholars have planned some great events for Black History Month, and we would love for everyone to be involved! Below is the list of events for students, staff, and faculty to celebrate our pride in Black History: 

February 18th: Come one come all to the Black Poets Unite, Amateur Poetry Night in the media center from 4:30-5:30 pm. See Ms. Bingaman in room 301 if you are interested in sharing some of your own poetry or performing some classic works from Black poets. 

Week of February 14th - 18th: Does your 4th period class want to redeem themselves from the Holiday Door Decorating Contest? Here's your chance! African American History Scholars will be hosting a door decorating contest for 4th period classes. Here's your chance to celebrate Black history and Black culture, as well as inspire impactful conversations with your peers. You will have until February 18th to work on your door if you would like to be considered for judging. The winning class will receive an extra special Black History Celebration pizza party on February 25th! 

February 25th: Attention all fashion minded folks! Your opportunity is here to show off your style and strut your stuff in Grimsley's first ever Black History Fashion Show, on February 25 at 5:30 pm in the auditorium. We are also looking people to perform some awe inspiring, Black History inspired performances. Please see Ms. Bingaman in room 301 for more information. 


Valentine’s Day Grams 
This week, Student Council members will be pre-selling our Valentine’s Day Grams for our Freshman and Sophomore Class Fundraiser. This year we are selling a student candy bag that will cost $2 and it will include a personalized note to send to a friend. Students will be able to purchase a student bag before school and during lunch. 

We are also excited to offer a chance for parents and loved ones to send their Grimsley student a “Parent Bag.” It will include all of the candy in the student bag and more! Parents are able to purchase a bag online, through a google doc and payment via Venmo (Stacy-Way). Parents can access the document on the GHS Student Council website, Instagram and Facebook pages. 

All deliveries will take place Monday, February 14th during 1st period! You must know the student's 1st period teacher! Please use the link to pre – order the parent bag ONLY.  http:// 


National Honor Society 
The Grimsley National Honor Society will meet Wednesday, February 9th in the Media Center at 4:30 p.m. We will collect dues, work on our February Service Project, and discuss the election of NHS officers. All current Grimsley NHS members are expected to attend. 


Grimsley Whirlette Dance Team 
The Grimsley Whirlette Dance Team will be having an interest meeting on February 10th afterschool in room 606 Old Cafeteria. If you are interested in trying out for the dance team, please plan to attend the meeting to receive information about tryouts! 


ASVAB Testing 
ASVAB Testing is coming to Grimsley in April. The ASVAB is not just a test to join the military. The program provides tools to help students learn more about career exploration and planning, in both the civilian and military worlds of work. 

Brothers United in Leadership Development 
Brothers United in Leadership Development via NC State University College of Education will be on Saturday, March 26, 2022 from 9am to 1pm. BUILD is an annual event designed to expose 9th -11th grade high school male students, in particular male students of color, to the diverse role of leaders in a growing global society. Students will engage in activities that will help to enhance their leadership skills, personal development, and career and college readiness. Students or participants can register at 

NC A&T's 2022 Summer High School Transportation Institute 
NC A&T's 2022 Summer High School Transportation Institute is the oldest in the nation. This summer we’ll be celebrating our 30th anniversary. Designed with the goal of increasing the diversity of the transportation workforce, these programs operate all over the country thanks to the Federal Highway Administration and the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Students will experience a slew of STEM and transportation activities and lectures alongside personal and career development, SAT prep, local and overnight field trips, and hands-on learning through group projects and other experiences. Through all of these activities and the connections they’ll make with transportation professionals, students will get a peek into what a career in transportation could look like for them. 

Our 2022 session is a four-week long, in-person, non-residential/commuter program operating from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday, from July 11 to August 5. Students will receive a weekly stipend to help offset the potential loss of summer job hours and there is absolutely no cost of attendance besides their time. 

In order to be eligible for the program, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and be a rising junior or senior in high school. Additionally, they must complete the following items. •

  • Send an official transcript to Nicholas Allen at 
  • Send one letter of recommendation (two, if possible) from a counselor and/or teacher to
  • Complete the online application found at, including a 250-word essay. 



Grimsley’s Yearbook 
The deadline to pre-order a yearbook is February 24th. Yearbooks can be purchased online for $80. Get yours today at!

Summer Opportunities at GSO Parks & Rec 
Do you know high school and college students looking for a summer job? Greensboro Parks and Recreation is looking for youth and young adults who love the water and sun to be lifeguards, pool cashiers, pool techs and pool managers. 

Applying is easy: 

Don’t like the water…we have summer camp counselor jobs available to at the same link! 

Whirlie Bus Shuttle Bus Locations 

GCS Schools has continued to suspended bus transportation for Grimsley students due to the shortage of bus drivers. Grimsley is doing everything we can to help get our students to school. Hop on the Whirlie bus at one of the four locations listed above. Pick up time at these locations is at 8:30 AM and departure from school in the afternoon is at 4:25. 

Thank you to our Coaches and Counselors for helping drive and supervise the shuttle buses. 

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

Updated Traditional School Calendar

For all your GSC updates

On Facebook? Follow the Grimsley PTSA and Grimsley Parents page for discussions/advice/etc.



Here are just a few updates as we start the 2nd semester.

  1. If you haven’t yet ordered your cap and gown, you should do so BEFORE the end of January.  There are no guarantees that late orders will arrive in time for graduation in June.  You can place your order at
  2. The Senior Class picture schedule for Jan 26 has been postponed due to the current status of the pandemic and the covid-related protocols.  If the picture is rescheduled, announcements will be made concerning the makeup.
  3. Cap and gown pictures will be taken February 8th and 9th.  You can schedule an appointment using this link.  Appointments will be from 11:00 am through 3:50 pm.  A cap and gown will be provided for the picture.  There is no obligation to purchase and there is NOT a sitting fee.  However, you MUST make an appointment.  Pictures will be taken in the Aux Gym on Feb 8. 
  4. 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.   
  5. 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.

**Grimsley Alumni Scholarship applications and SECU scholarship applications for Seniors are now available.  See Ms. Taylor for more info and follow @grimsleycounseling on Instagram for more updates. 



Class of 2022 Important Dates and Info 

SAT Dates - March 12th, May 7th, and June 4th 

February 8th - Cap and Gown pictures will be taken in the Auxiliary Gym during English Classes. 

March 1st - ACT testing day for Juniors.  This is another great day for a college visit.  

March 3rd - Cap and Gown picture retakes.

June 1st - Graduation Practice - 9 a.m.

June 3rd - Graduation - 3 p.m.

TBD: Cap and Gown Delivery (April), Senior Tea (May), Convocation (May)


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