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This Week at Grimsley

Monday, November 20th
Math 1 Benchmark testing

Tuesday, November 21st
Math 1 Benchmark testing

Wednesday, November 22nd
Thanksgiving Break begins. No school.

Thursday, November 23rd
Thanksgiving Day! No school.

Friday, November 24th
Thanksgiving Break. No school 

Happy Thanksgiving Whirlie Nation!
As we enter into this week of Thanksgiving, I wanted to personally thank you for your support.  Without our community we would not have the support to make Grimsley a success.  I have said it before, but I truly believe what makes a school a success for our students and their education is surrounding them with parents, school staff, and community partners that are active in providing a safe and positive environment.  
I want to extend a special thanks to the PTSA Exec Board and all of our Committee Chairs.  You are all committed to helping make Grimsley High School the best place for our kids.  You make this volunteer gig look easy and I appreciate you all for that.  
Go Whirlies!
Diane Creech
Grimsley PTSA President

Join us at Jasons’s Deli at Friendly Center on December 5th from 4-9 PM  Let the cashier know you are with the Grimsley PTSA and a portion of the sales will go towards the PTSA.  Thank you for your support!
Collecting Gift Cards: We need your help! PTSA hopes to give every teacher/staff member a gift card at the holidays, but we need 155 of them! Please sign up here to donate!

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 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 Go Whirlies!

Join the Grimsley Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) and Donate to the Whirlie Way Today! Membership cost $8. Fundraising Goal: $20,000
  • Happy Thanksgiving: Happy Thanksgiving Whirlie Nation!  Monday, 11/21, & Tuesday, 11/22, will be regular school days for students.  The Thanksgiving break will begin on Wednesday, 11/23.  We look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday, 11/29.  We are very thankful for our community and all the support we have been given so far this year. 
  • Volunteers Needed for Football Game: Calling all Whirlies!!! Our Varsity Football Team will be playing in the 4th round of state playoffs this Friday and we need your help!!  Please click the link below to sign up for a volunteer spot to help out with game day operations! There are great incentives for the team of your choice and all of the athletes at Grimsley! Big shout out to all who volunteered this past Friday for one of our most successful Friday night lights! Men’s Lacrosse showed out with 11 volunteers making $330 for their team and lots more for the athletics program! GREAT JOB and THANK YOU!
  • Math 1 Benchmark Testing: Math 1 Students will be taking their benchmark test during their regular math class time on Monday, 11/21, and Tuesday, 11/22, this week.  These days will operate on our normal schedule for all students.
  • Orchestra Wreath Fundraiser: Support our orchestra students and buy a wreath or 5 to add to your winter/holiday decor! The Orchestra Boosters are sponsoring this fundraiser.  If you would like to place an order, contact Mrs. Green-Stimpson by 11/28 or if you know an orchestra student you can purchase one directly from them so that they can get the credit.  Wreaths will be available for pick up on Sunday, 12/4.
  • Grimsley Theatre Coffee Fundraiser: The Grimsley Playmasters are selling an organic blend of coffee, specifically made for us by Fortuna Enterprises in Greensboro called “Morning Whirlwind.” You cannot find this in stores! And we are excited to announce that we are now selling 1883 brand coffee syrups from our friends at Fortuna Enterprises!  Order forms can be found in the Main Office and are due to Mr. Ringrose by December 1st.  Coffee will be available by December 9th.
  • Grimsley Goods: Grimsley Goods next distribution is Friday, December 2, 2022.  Use the following link to sign up to receive shelf stable food and produce and/or gently used clothing.  ( If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Southerland at 336-709-9534 or at
  • Freaky Friday: The Southeast & Grimsley Playmasters present a collaborative production of Disney's Freaky Friday One-Act Edition Thursday-Saturday, December 8-10 at 7 pm at the Southeast High Auditorium.

    If you enjoyed their collaborative production of Frozen, Jr. last year, then you won't want to miss this show about a mother and her teenage daughter magically swapping places! Based on the 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films.
    Online tickets: Students $6 Adults $8
    At the door: Students $8 Adults $10
    Tickets are available online and at the door. Get online tickets at .
  • IB Diploma Ceremony: The IB Diploma Ceremony will take place on Friday, December 16th at 6 PM in the Grimsley Auditorium.  We will recognize our IB Juniors with IB Pins, IB Seniors will receive their honor cords for graduation, and we will celebrate our IB Diploma recipients from the class of 2022 and hear about their accomplishments in their first semester of college.
  • Duke STAR Program: The Summer Training in Academic Research (STAR) Program provides a high-quality research experience for undergraduate students, high school students, and middle and high school teachers during the summer academic break.  The eight-week program is held at the Duke Clinical Research Institute in Durham, N.C and will give participants who are interested in science and medicine real hands-on experience in research methodology and writing. The Duke STAR Program 2023 application period is November 21, 2022 to January 6, 2023. There will be no extension.  The program will take place June 20 to August 10, 2023. Questions may be submitted via email (
  • Upcoming Important Dates
November 21-22—Math 1 Benchmark
November 23-25—Thanksgiving Break
December 7—2nd Quarter Progress Reports
December 19—January 2—Winter Break
January 3—Teacher Workday
January 16—No School (MLK Day)
January 26—End of 2nd Quarter
January 27—Teacher Workday
February 2-3—Winter MAP
  • JROTC Sock Drive: Please join us as we collect socks for the homeless.  Last year’s goal was 500 pairs of socks and we were fortunate to collected over 1000 pairs.  This year’s goal is another 500.  Donations can be dropped off in the Main Office through December 16th.
  • ASVAB Sign up: The ASVAB is coming 12/2/22.  The ASVAB is a complete career planning program. Students are given the opportunity to take the ASVAB at no cost and no commitment to military service. The ASVAB also provides an interest assessment and planning tools to help young adults explore career field entry requirements and various career paths, both military and civilian.  Students who are interested in taking this test can sign up in the counseling office.
  • FREE Fresh Mobile Market: The Out of the Garden Project will host a monthly FREE Fresh Mobile Market at King's Cross Church (Address: 1411 Benjamin Pkwy, Greensboro, NC 27408) on the 4th Friday of every month at 2:30 pm. At our Fresh Mobile Markets, we distribute free fresh produce and non-perishable items to members of the community. These drive-thru style food distribution services are intended for all families with school-age children in need of food. ALL families who meet this criterion are welcomed regardless of immigration status. You can learn more about the work we do at .
  • Grimsley’s Yearbook: The price of the yearbook is now $80. You can order and pay for your book at
    • 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 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. 
  • Service Learning: The Service- Learning Ambassadors are now available every Wednesday during both lunches for X2VOL support in the media center. If you have any questions about how to enter or track your hours, we'll be glad to help.
  • 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.

  • Seniors: If you haven’t yet ordered your cap and gown, you need to do so before Dec 15 to ensure on-time delivery.  You can order at  The cap and gown only is OPTION D. 
    Watch for announcements for your next opportunity to purchase Project Graduation tickets.
  • Navigating the College Process: Shift_ed (formerly Say Yes) has provided students and parents an opportunity to schedule a 1-1 timeslot for support in the areas below. 
    • FAFSA Completion
    • College App Assistance
    • NC RDS
    • shift_ed Scholarship Question
  • Class of 2023 Important Dates and Information

SAT Dates                    Dec 3, Mar 11, May 6, Jun 3
Week of Feb 12 TBA   Cap &Gown pictures during English classes
Mar 7                             ACT – another College Visit day
May 18                          Senior Tea  - Blandwood Mansion 5:30 pm (Seniors only)
June 7 10 am                Graduation Practice –Coliseum
June 9 2 pm                  Graduation
June 9                            Project Graduation – on campus - $10
**** Keep the week of June 5 open and free of scheduling conflicts for required senior events.****
TBD: Events in BOLD are required by graduating seniors.  Cap and Gown Delivery (April), Prom (April), Senior Awards (May), Convocation (June)

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 2023. Voting will take place in the Spring.
Class of 2023 Remind:  Text @whirlie23b 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:  June 9 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. There are prizes, games, food and more.  There is a $10 fee to attend.  Attendees will receive a special t-shirt and cash prizes.
If you are planning to use a cap and gown from a previous Grimsley graduation, you MUST notify Mrs. Whiting ASAP ( with the year of the graduation to ensure the color will match. Herff Jones does change dye lots periodically.  You will need to purchase the dated stole, tassel, and diploma cover for graduation.  The fee is $45.  You can bring that in the form of a check made payable to Herff Jones to Mrs. Whiting (room 413).  Be sure to include the name of the graduate with the payment.  If you choose to make the payment online when online ordering is available, you still MUST let Mrs. Whiting know you are using a previous year’s cap and gown.  There is an additional shipping fee if you order online.   After January 1, Herff Jones will NOT accept personal checks.  Payments made after Jan 1 MUST be by credit card, cash, or money order.
Please do NOT purchase a cap and gown from another vendor.  The colors will not match the dye lot used by Herff Jones and you will be without a usable cap and gown for our graduation.
If you are not sure if you will graduate in June, it is better to go ahead and purchase the cap and gown unit in November to incur the minimal shipping costs.  If it is determined that you will not be participating in graduation in June, the cap and gown can be returned, unopened, for a refund of the cost of the cap and gown.  The shipping fees CANNOT be refunded.  Shipping fees increase dramatically the closer we get to graduation.

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