High School Weekly Update
I would definitely classify myself as a casual soccer fan, but every four years I always enjoy watching the World Cup. This is arguably the best global sporting event, and this year's final was one of the most exciting matches I have ever seen. One story that really stuck out to me from the most recent World Cup, however, was about the Japanese fans who attended the event. They did something truly remarkable. After the game, win or lose, they would meticulously clean their section of the stadium as well as other sections. Seeing this made me think of one of the pillars of Gray Stone, service, which is integral to everything we try to do here. All of our seniors must complete a service project before they graduate, but service shouldn't just be a project that you have to complete. There are small ways to serve that can be done every day - something as simple as picking up your own trash so someone else doesn't have to, sitting with someone at lunch who doesn't have anyone to talk to, showing kindness toward someone who might be having a bad day, etc. The list could go on forever. I urge all the members of our community to take a page from the Japanese fans at the World Cup. Let's make our world a cleaner and better place through service to others.
Knight of the Week
This week's Knight of the Week is Bladen Goodman. One of Bladen's teachers wrote,
"Bladen is such a hard worker. He’s studious, proactive regarding his assignments, and so respectful. He always has a friendly smile. He is all around a great student!"
We are proud of you, Bladen!
Casino Knight Sponsors Needed
We look forward to an amazing night in support of the Gray Stone Educational Foundation! You must 21 or older to attend.
GSDS Lottery 2023-2024
The lottery for the 2023-2024 school year is now open. Please click here
to apply. All new students must submit an application.
Prospective Student Night
All prospective students and families are invited to attend a Prospective Student Open House at Gray Stone Day School on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. in the high school. Guests will learn more about curriculum offerings, extra-curricular activities, clubs, and tour both the middle and high schools.
Historical Society Program
Gray Stone Families,
Dr. Eric Johnsen will be doing a program on Hwy 52 (from beginning to end) 2,072 miles. Since many of your students are familiar with Hwy 52 in Stanly and nearby counties, they might be interested to learn more about the history and geography of this Maverick highway. Dr. Johnsen will include a PowerPoint component with this presentation to highlight some of the unusual places along the route.
Dr. Johnsen’s program will be held in the Fellowship Center at Central United Methodist Church on Monday, January 30, at 7 o’clock.
We would love for some Gray Stone students and staff to attend. We are not requesting registration for this program.
2nd Semester Schedule Change
We began our new Wednesday schedule last week. Click below for a copy.
The yearbook is in need of business ads! If you know someone who might be interested in advertising their business and supporting the GS Yearbook, please contact Ms. Harrington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seniors! If you want a senior ad in the yearbook, they must be purchased and created before February 9, 2023! Email Ms. Harrington with any questions!
If you are interested in registering for Driver's Ed classes, please click here
The Spirit Shack is full of new GSDS wear! Check out our online store at https://gray-stone-store.square.site. Select your items and pay online. We will have your order ready for pickup the following Friday at the Shack. The Spirit Shack is also open during all lunches on Fridays.
Please email email@example.com with questions.
Next Week's Lunch Menu
Monday Pasta (Meat or Alfredo Sauce), Garlic Bread, Side Salad
Tuesday Beef Tips, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet Peas, Side Salad
Wednesday Beef Tacos, Salad Bar
Thursday Chicken Tenders, Green Beans, Fruit, Side Salad
Friday Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)
Order Your Yearbook Today!
Are you looking forward to a great year? Yearbooks are ready to order! For only $80.00, you can purchase a yearbook full of memories from cover to cover. Buy yours today on Jostens' website: jostensyearbooks.com
, or call 1-877-767-5217.
Gray Stone Day School is a regional school that provides a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum for students in grades 6 - 12. While developing strong character, students engage in highly challenging courses that will require them to work diligently in and out of the classroom. A high caliber teaching staff prepares a rigorous curriculum to prepare students for post-secondary opportunities.