High School Weekly Update


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Principal Thoughts

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!

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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.
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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.

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Upcoming Athletic Events

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Are You Ready to Dance?

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We need help making the HS Winter Ball a magical night of Fire and Ice. We are looking for volunteers like you to make it happen. Please click the sign up link below.


2nd Semester Schedule Change

We began our new Wednesday schedule last week. Click below for a copy.

Yearbook Ads

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 wharrington@graystoneday.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!

Driver's Ed

If you are interested in registering for Driver's Ed classes, please click here.

Together in Education

Knight Families, did you know you can support the school every time you buy groceries? Please visit the link below to find out more information!


Spirit Wear

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 gsdsspiritshack@gmail.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.

About Us

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.