New Kiser and Future Vision for Grimsley/Kiser Campus
Saturday’s School Board Retreat shared architectural renderings for the new Kiser and a site location analysis. Based on the site analysis, the recommended placement for the new Kiser is on GHS baseball and softball fields with a proposal to build new baseball and softball fields where Brooks is currently (Brooks will be rebuilt on the former Craven site by the Greensboro Arboretum). The presentation included a long-term vision for the entire complex. This presentation is in the first half of the meeting. Here is the link - you will have to scroll back to toward the beginning of the meeting:
Yoga on the Lawn
Our Student Body President, Susannah Weaver, will be hosting Yoga on the front lawn starting March 30th. 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 March 30th! https://www.instagram.com/p/CbdVPWkO8wQ/?utm_medium=copy_link
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
Parking Lot CAS Project
Attention all students, a group of IB Seniors and Juniors will be leading a CAS project on Sunday, April 3rd, that will allow all students to gain CAS hours, as well as, service learning hours for their Service Learning Diploma. The CAS project will be repainting and redesigning the student parking lot. The project will last from 9am-5pm. Lunch will be provided. If there are any questions concerning this opportunity, feel free to contact Myles Luster.
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.
Grimsley Giving Competition
The Grimsley National Honor Society is hosting a Food Drive, March 21st – April 1st. Donations may be placed in bins in the Cafeteria or 1st floor of Main Building. Any team, club, or 1st period is invited to join. Be sure to fill out a collection sheet when donating. A pizza party will be awarded for the winning group! If you have any questions regarding this event you may email Sydney Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grimsley Beautification Day
Saturday, April 2, 10am-12pm
Lunch provided after.
Service hours for students.
Please bring loppers, clippers, shovels, rakes, weedeaters.
We need adults to be crew leaders - please contact Palmer McIntyre if you can help email@example.com.
Let's make our campus beautiful!
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.
Save the Date: Junior & Senior Prom, April 30th
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 (available in the Front Office) will be due April 8th – No Exceptions.
Tickets will not go on sale until about 2 weeks before prom.
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.
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: http://www.tinyurl.com/GSOParksandRecJobs
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 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.
- As you receive scholarship offers, please share that information with Ms. Taylor in Counseling (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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.