High School Weekly Update

01/06/23

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Counselor's Corner

Happy New Year!


There is something special about the beginning of a new year. It is almost like the start of a school year or a fresh covering of snow (which I hope we see some this year). It brings a sense of cleansing. It provides a refreshing opportunity. It allows us to think we’ve turned a page and that we have a chance to start anew.


We have indeed turned a page and the year 2022 is behind us. 2023 is an opportunity to do something new, to make changes, to restart. Yes, it is only changing a number but it is not about the practical. It is about the perceptual. If we perceive that we can do something, then we will likely achieve it. For some, that means we make resolutions. For others, we set goals. Some simply do nothing but hope for a better year. Whichever appraoch you take, please hear me on this: You Have A Choice! You really do. You have a choice to make better grades. You have a choice to change directions. You have a choice at a great many things such as happiness, success, health, and more. It is up to you. I hope you will use the changing of a date on the calendar as the inspiration you need to choose better for yourself. You can do it! You have the power. You can choose.


The new year also brings a few new events that I want to share. Earlier today, I sent an email detailing our upcoming Mental Wellness Day occurring next Thursday, January 12. If you haven’t been able to read it, I hope you will check it out. If you didn’t receive it, please let me know. We will also be hosting a special speaker on Tuesday, January 10. He will be presenting to our high school students in an assembly during the day and then conducting a special parent session at 6:30 that evening. Check out the flyer below for more information.


We have sign up forms for both of these events. Here are the links in case you missed them earlier:


Social Media Landmines Parent Night Sign Up Form

Mental Wellness Day Parent Volunteer Signup Form


I hope you will partner with us at one or both of these events as we work together to develop strong and safe young men and women.


As always, You Matter! All of you!


Roy Morgan

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GSDS Lottery 2023-2024

Gray Stone will begin accepting applications for new students for the 2023-2024 school year on January 9th at approximately 10:00am. Please click here to apply. Please keep in mind all new students must apply.

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 school.

Knight of the Week

This week's Knight of the Week is Matayah Grubbs. One of Matayah's teachers wrote,


"Matayah is a wonderful student to have in class. She keeps up with her assignments and has good grades. She is always willing to help out a friend and her positivity is infectious."


Way to go, Matayah!

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Are You Ready to Dance?

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2nd Semester Schedule Change

Beginning the week of January 16, the high school will begin using a new daily schedule on Wednesdays only. Classes will end by 2:20, and we will have Knight Time from 2:25-3:25.

Knight Time will be a time for the following activities to occur: clubs, tutoring, quiz and test make-ups, etc. Students who drive are permitted to leave if they do not have anything scheduled. However, if a student leaves campus but needs to return to retrieve a sibling or attend a practice, they should not return back to campus until after dismissal at 3:25 to accommodate middle school dismissal. Students who will remain on campus but do not need to meet with a teacher must wait in the Commons for their ride.

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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!

Upcoming Athletic Events

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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!


https://tie.harristeeter.com/together-in-education

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.

SPIRIT SHACK

Next Week's Lunch Menu

Monday Pasta (Meat or Alfredo Sauce), Garlic Bread, Side Salad

Tuesday Hamburgers, Chips, Side Salad

Wednesday Beef or Chicken Tacos, Black Beans, Rice, Salad Bar

Thursday Chicken & Rice, Soup, Salad Bar

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.