CGS Weekly Message


Good evening,

Happy Sunday!

A special "thank you" goes out to all of our military Veterans. Thank you for your service and for what you do for us each and every day!! A special shout out goes to one of our own Veterans, Mr. Johnson in appreciation for his service to our country and to those CGS alumni currently serving. Thank you!

Reminder that CGS is CLOSED next week (11/21-11/25) for Mental Health and Wellness Days and for the Thanksgiving Holiday! Please enjoy this special time with those that you love the most! At CGS, we are THANKFUL for all of our amazing families, students, staff, admin, and Board of Directors'! Thank you for what each of you do to help support our school each and every day!

Weekly Sunday messages will resume on 11/27.

Don't forget to check out our website at and our Facebook page at for updates!

Reminder- Academic Calendar for November

Just a reminder of a couple of dates that our CGS Campus will be CLOSED in November.

  • CGS will be CLOSED on Monday, 11/21 and Tuesday, 11/22 for Mental Health and Wellness Days.
  • CGS will be CLOSED on Wednesday, 11/23- Friday, 11/25 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.

Please plan accordingly!

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Feedback Form FAQ 22-23

“Feedback Form” Submissions from week of 11/7:

Will there be a change in the start and end time of the school day once the new building is completed? It will be hard to drop off and pick up at the same time at two locations.

  • Yes! We are working on an adjusted schedule that will allow for pick up/drop off at both locations smoothly! We will share more details once confirmed with our transportation/bus coordinators.

When the high school students are moved to the new building, how will mentoring continue to take place? My oldest benefited from that as an elementary schooler, and my elementary schooler has not (largely due to covid procedures, I am sure). It's such a significant advantage, so I hope plans are in place to keep it going!

  • We LOVE our mentorship program and "buddy" program and are actively looking for ways to continue with this tradition next school year. We are working on the master schedule and looking for ways to allow our students in K-8 and HS as much interaction/collaboration as possible.

I am receiving emails from Walsworth Yearbooks about ordering a yearbook. Is this how we are supposed to order now?

  • Yes! We had some issues/concerns with our yearbook vendor last year and have decided to move forward this school year with a different company. We've been impressed so far with their templates, customer service, and options for this year's yearbook! You will receive "official" notifications soon towards the start of the new year (January) regarding next year's yearbook and how to order.

If you missed something or just need clarity on an event, etc. please fill out the form found here: This form will be monitored weekly and answers to frequently asked questions will be provided in the weekly Sunday message.

Testing Calendar Updates

Please see the testing calendars below for testing taking place in November and December. Please contact Ms. Robyn, our testing coordinator if you have any questions at
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AMAZING Grizzly Heroes!

Please help us celebrate and SHOUT OUT our Amazing Grizzly Heroes recognized at CGS this week! These students are doing an AMAZING job of modeling our mission, vision, and values at CGS. They go above and beyond at CGS and we are VERY proud of them! Keep up the GREAT work!!

(None recognized this week)

Staffing Updates:

Parents, thank you for your patience while we work hard to fill our current teaching vacancies at CGS. We are actively interviewing applicants and working hard to fill our openings as quickly as possible with the most qualified applicants. Thank you for patience while we work to fill our openings. If you know of someone that would be a fantastic fit for our CGS family, please send them to our website to apply at

Middle/High School Science Teacher- Mrs. Traci Leach

Please help us welcome a new face to our Grizzly Family! Mrs. Leach will be joining the Grizzly family on 11/28. She will be on campus this week visiting and getting to know our students. Mrs. Leach earned her B.S. in Biology/Allied Health from Greensboro College and her M.S. in Biology from Clemson University. She spent the first 15 years of her career as a Radiation Therapist at UNC Hospitals. She fell in love with teaching as the Clinical Coordinator for the hospital's education program. Last year, she took a leap of faith and decided to teach middle school science full time and has loved it ever since!

Mrs. Leach was born and raised in Mebane. She is married to her wonderful husband of almost 15 years. Together they have three amazing kids and a black lab puppy. She loves everything outdoors, from hunting and fishing to gardening to watching her kids play soccer and football

She is ecstatic about getting to know all of you and learning and growing with you this year!

We are excited to have her on board and teaching our students. Welcome Mrs. Leach!

1st Grade Teacher- Mrs. Pamela Bodley

Please help us welcome a new face to our Grizzly Family! Mrs. Bodley will be joining our 1st grade team! We are excited to welcome her and her 15+ years of experience teaching to our CGS students. Her experience includes teaching all grade levels K-5. She started her teaching experience in Kivalina, Alaska. Her husband and she taught in an Eskimo village 250 miles within the Arctic Circle. It was quite the adventure including seeing the Northern Lights and seeing polar bears up close! Mrs. Bodley has one son who is a senior this school year! She is excited to be joining Clover Garden.She will be stopping by within the next 2 weeks to visit and meet our students. Her official first day is 12/1. Welcome Mrs. Bodley!

Athletics Schedule

For ALL CGS Grizzly Fans - ANYONE wanting game information who is interested in getting the CGS schedules can use the CGS Dragon Fly website by using this web address to view each teams schedule, coaches, rosters, purchase tickets and watch games remotely if schools have the NFHS Network.

Please contact our Athletic Director, Coach Paschal for any questions at

Weekly Schedule:

Tuesday, November 15th:

4:30- JV Boys Basketball

6:00- Varsity Girls Basketball

7:30- Varsity Boys Basketball

AWAY at Roxboro Community

Thursday, November 17th:

4:30- JV Boys Basketball

6:00- Varsity Girls Basketball

7:30- Varsity Boys Basketball

HOME vs. Bethany Community

Friday, November 18th HOMECOMING:

4:30- JV Boys Basketball HOME vs. Discovery Charter

6:00- Varsity Girls Basketball HOME vs. Cornerstone

7:30- Varsity Boys Basketball HOME vs. Cornerstone

Homecoming 2022

Homecoming is HERE! See information below in regards to SPIRIT week this upcoming week for Homecoming! If you'd like to order a shirt, please take a look at ordering instructions below by using the QR code or by clicking on the ordering form found here:

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Parents Teachers Together (PTT)

Please see the note below from our CGS PTT!
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Dance Fundraiser- Texas Roadhouse Giftcards!

The CGS Dance Department is sponsoring the Texas Roadhouse gift card fundraiser again this year! Your student should have brought home a packet last Friday and packets will be due back to Mrs. Ballard on Monday, November 28th. This means you will have time to sell to family and friends over the Thanksgiving break. These gift cards make great Christmas gifts!!

Texas Roadhouse offers prizes and incentives for the various ages of student sellers, which you can read about on your packet, but the CGS Dance Department is also offering our own set of prizes and incentives, so please read about them below.

  • Top 3 Selling Elementary Classes will earn a party with the Clover Garden Dancers!

1st place - Movie, Games & Ice Cream Party with the CGS Dance Ensemble

2nd place - Games & Snacks with the CGS Dancers

3rd place - Games with the CGS Dancers

  • Middle School & High School students that sell $500 worth or more of TR gift cards will be entered in a drawing to win a $100 Visa gift card!

Please email me at with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your support of the CGS Dance Department!

-Mrs. Ballard

K-12 Dance Instructor, Clover Garden School

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Expansion Updates

  • Began installing 1st floor duct work
  • Continue roof decking
  • Continue welding on 2nd floor and rook decking
  • Prepping to pour concrete for 2nd floor
  • Continue grouting base plates at structural columns

Please see the photos below.

Expansion Updates (Logistics)

Students and Parents,

Thank you for filling out the expansion survey a couple of weeks ago and sharing your wishes and thoughts for our new building! Below is a summary of some of the traditions that you want to see CGS keep and some new things you'd like to add. We are working hard to try and incorporate and include as many of these things next year as possible as we are currently planning next year's master course schedule.

What elective options or courses would you like to see at Clover Garden School? Here are the top 5 courses students wanted to see:

  1. Animal Science
  2. Computer Science
  3. Aquaculture
  4. Agriculture
  5. Business Marketing

What traditions do you want to see continue after the opening of the new Clover Garden Expansion Site? Here are the top 5 courses students wanted to see:

  1. Trunk or Treat
  2. Homecoming Traditions
  3. Senior Traditions
  4. Ice Cream Passes
  5. All American Week/See you at the pole

Technology Questions?

Please email Mrs. Paylor at for questions regarding technology.

Canvas Questions?

Please use the email for questions regarding Canvas concerns.

Have a FANTASTIC week Grizzlies!!

See you TOMORROW!!

As always, thanks for all that you do,

Mrs. Vereyken


Clover Garden School

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