The Grizzly Growl
Greetings Grizzly families, and welcome to Semester 2 of the 2022-2023 school year.
We are excited for our seniors, as they embark on their final semester of high school. I am pleased to report that the students are seemingly getting back into school mode after several years of managing their learning in person and virtually. We appreciate the reinforcement by parents and guardians of appropriate school behavior and the importance of attending school with academic effort.
Our teachers are preparing informational welcome videos for all semester 2 classes for parents to view at your convenience. These 5-7 minute videos will help introduce the teacher, the course, class procedures, communications, and their course requirements. Please reach out to the teacher directly if you need assistance in any class. Our school counselors are also available to assist students in need. The best method to reach the counselor is to email them for an appointment. Scheduling for underclassmen for the 2023-2024 school year will begin soon. Please give the scheduling process careful consideration when choosing classes, as our faculty is staffed in April based on these course selections.
Please review our school calendar for many exciting opportunities at Grassfield High School for all students, including Black History Month, Military Child Month, spring athletics, spring concerts, and Laps for Lymphoma. Additionally, we will be celebrating the 16th graduating class of Grassfield High School, the Class of 2023, with the Senior Banquet, Senior Spring Jamboree, Senior Prom, and graduation.
Thank you for your continued support. Please call or email any member of the administrative team with any questions, Suggestions, comments, or concerns, as we are here to serve you and your child(ren).
Have a great February, and as always, Go Grizzlies!
Proud To Be a Grizzly,
💗 Happy Valentine's Day Grizzlies💗
PTSA and Fundraising Highlights
The Pawprint Yearbook
Senior Recognition Ads for the Yearbook: The deadline to commemorate your senior with a recognition ad in The Pawprint yearbook is February 9. Please visit www.jostens.com for purchasing information.
The Pawprint Yearbook: Order a copy of The Pawprint yearbook for the discounted price of $89 at www.jostens.com.
Multicultural Club will be sponsoring a Poetry Slam during One Lunch in the Forum. See Mrs. Shannon Anderson for details.
Wed, Feb 15, 2023, 06:00 PM
The Health and Medicine Club will be sponsors our annual Blood Drive in the gym from 8:30-2:30. Students and staff can sign up during all lunches February 13th-17th. You must be 16 or older and meet the height and weight requirements. Please see Ms. Paula Dubique Myers for more information.
Tue, Feb 21, 2023, 08:30 AM
Spring Musical: Percy Jackson's Lightning Thief
Auditions for the spring musical will take place in February.
- Dates are:
- Friday, February 24 (Dance)
- Tuesday, February 28 (Acting/Singing)
- March 1 (Callbacks)
This year's musical will be Percy Jackson's Lightning Thief. Percy Jackson is a teenager who always seems to get into trouble, no matter how hard Percy tries to be good. When expelled from school for the sixth time, Percy's mother decides that it is time for Percy to know the truth. The Greek gods are real and, what’s more, Percy is a demigod, the child of Poseidon. Along with fellow demigod Annabeth (the child of Athena) and best friend and protector Grover (who happens to be a Satyr), Percy must go on an epic quest to retrieve Zeus’ stolen lightning bolt and prevent war amongst the gods. The quest turns into an epic adventure, with the Furies, Medusa, and Ares (the god of war) among those wanting to stop Percy. With time running out, Percy soon discovers that nothing is normal when you’re a demigod.
From the Nurse's Desk
Attention Junior Parents,
MEN ACYW-meningococcal vaccination is required for 12th grade entry. One dose at age 16 or older should be provided by the parent to the school nurse, in order for your child to attend their senior year. We are asking that you share a record of this documentation with your school nurse, as soon as your child has received this vaccination, and prior to the end of the current school year. If your child received this vaccination prior to the age of 16, they will need a second dose after the age of 16, which must be turned in. This is a Virginia state regulation that we must abide by. Your understanding and cooperation is greatly appreciated by your school nurse!
Meningococcal Disease Fact Sheet
Lena Stasse, RN
Grassfield High School Nurse
Grassfield High School Clinic (757)-558-4511
Winter Showcase Virtual Art Show
Come out and enjoy the artwork from our very talented Grizzlies at the 2023 Winter Art Show.
Black History in Chesapeake- Did You Know?
Chesapeake is home to the CuffeyTown Community-
A historic community formed by black people who were free. It's origins can be traced to the 1700s. It is one of the oldest continuous communities in Virginia with this distinction. Take a moment to visit this Historic Site right in our community: 2216 Long Ridge Road, Chesapeake
Black History Month Movie Night
Black History Month Movie Night: Drumline, in the auditorium after school. Movie concessions will be provided. The movie is free but a parent permission slip must be completed. Details will be posted throughout the building during the month of February.
Fri, Feb 24, 2023, 06:00 PM
Parents and Students,
If you have a need or desire to move to the Chesapeake Virtual Academy for the spring semester, the CVA application is now accessible on the CVA website. Please reach out to your counselor if you have questions or need to discuss the CVA application process.
News from Access
CTE Education Scholarship
Access College Foundation has some exciting news to share with you, the CCD Permission Form is now LIVE! We will be celebrating College Commitment Day on Tuesday, April 25th from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Chartway Arena on the campus of Old Dominion University!
College Commitment Day
Seniors can begin signing up for Commitment Day NOW. Just a reminder, students must be a senior, accepted to at least one college, and have filed their FAFSA. Please reach Mr. Kelly HERE if you have any questions.
Recap video from 2022 College Commitment Day: College Commitment Day 2022
February Scholarship Information
Anne Elizabeth McKim Scholarship
Grassfield High School lost a valuable member of the Grizzly Family in December 2010 - Anne Elizabeth McKim. “Miss Anne”, as she was affectionately called, served as Grassfield’s certified athletic trainer since the school’s opening in the fall of 2007. Seniors applying for the Anne Elizabeth McKim Scholarship must: *Complete the attached application and submit by Monday April 3rd, 2023 to Mrs. Aleke Sharpe (School Counselor) OR Mr. Matt Puryear (Athletic Director).
Adeline Ward Chapter #197 Scholarship
Order of the Eastern Star Scholarship located in Scholarshipvue
- STEM Promise Scholarship: A full 2-year scholarship designed for students pursuing science, automotive/diesel, engineering, computer science, and IT fields. 3.5 GPA required. Multiple scholarships are awarded. Open now and due April 1. Apply online through link. An informational flyer is also attached.
- Outstanding High School Graduate Scholarship: A full 2-year scholarship guaranteed to one student from each public high school in Hampton Roads. The scholarship will open February 1 and be due April 7. 3.0 GPA required. Apply online through a link.
AAIA HRS Scholarship
The Hampton Roads Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA HRS) is pleased to announce the availability of the "Futures In Aerospace" scholarships for 2023. For the past 37 years AIAA HRS has awarded college scholarships to graduating high-school seniors. At least two scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded this year. These are one-time, non-renewable, merit-based scholarships. The application deadline is March 20, 2023. You may apply online at the address:
If you prefer you may also apply by US mail. Or via email to this address. <mailto:AIAA.HRS.Scholarship@gmail.com>.
The application can be downloaded from our website.
PDF application forms are available here.
Kimmy Duong Foundation is happy to announce our “Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Scholarship Programs – School Year 2023-2024”
Scholarship information attached.
Norfolk Sports Club Scholarship Foundation
Each year the Norfolk Sports Club Scholarship Foundation gives several scholarships to Southside area high school athletes. Last year we gave 14, $3,000 scholarships, and since the Foundation’s inception in 1950, the Norfolk Sports Club has given well over $1.5 million.
The criteria to receive a scholarship is:
- The student must have lettered in at least one sport.
- The student must graduate with a C average or better.
- A financial need must be demonstrated.
- The student must attend a college or university within the Commonwealth of Virginia. All applications must be postmarked by Monday, April 17th, 2023.
Boys & Girls State
Attention Juniors: American Legion Boys State & Virginia Girls State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. It is a participatory program where each student becomes a part of the operation of his local and state government. Please submit your completed application to Mrs. Sharpe (office located near C-109) by March 17, 2023 at 8 a.m.
- GFHS point of contact: Mrs. Sharpe firstname.lastname@example.org
Please continue to check Scholarshipvue for current scholarship opportunities!
ALL THINGS ATHLETICS
Winter Sports Teams are Heading into the Postseason in February
Spring Sports Tryouts
Spring Sports tryouts begin on Monday, February 20th. Anyone interested in trying out for spring sports must have a completed VHSL physical on file or turned into the coach at tryouts. Grassfield will not be hosting sports physicals prior to tryouts. For more information about specific sports please email the coach. All of the coaches emails can be found on the school website under "athletics".