Middle School Weekly Update
Knights of the Week!
Josie - 8th
Most days, Josie stops and holds the door for the majority of 8th grade while going to lunch. She always shows genuine kindness toward others.
Elijah - 7th
Elijah always participates in class. He adds to class discussion and he is always willing to answer questions. Elijah also has interesting facts to add to any subject. Thank you Elijah for being an active participate in class!
London - 7th
London gives 100% effort everyday! She asks a lot of questions and wants to do her very best. She is also helpful to her classmates.
Jett - 6th
Jett always does his best work and is considerate of others. He has a great attitude towards everything. He is always happy and smiling.
Vivian - 6th
Vivian was such a big help to me by carrying in groceries for WIN Time, she showed an act of service that was greatly appreciated.
Thursday, March 23 - 6th Grade Field Trip to Catawba Science Center in Hickory, NC
Friday, March 31 - Half-day - Dismissal at 11:55 - NO LUNCH SERVED
Saturday, April 1 - 8th Grade Dance 7-10pm
Friday, April 7 - No School - Spring Break Begins
Monday, April 10 - Friday, April 14 - Spring Break
Thursday, April 27 - 7th Grade Field Trip to Old Salem in Winston-Salem, NC
Friday, April 28 - Half-day - Dismissal at 11:55 - NO LUNCH SERVED
Mobile Phone Policy Reminder
There has been a noticeable increase in the use of mobile phones during the school day. Restrooms and Locker Rooms are STRICT no phone zones. Please take a moment to read the mobile phone policy below:
Students in the middle school are not permitted to use mobile phones during the instructional day unless given direct permission to do so by a teacher or staff member. This means mobile phones should remain in lockers or in backpacks and TURNED OFF or set on SILENT so no notifications or sounds disturb instruction. Yes, this also includes lunch time. We want students to learn how to talk to each other face to face and build friendships during these social times as opposed to having their focus on a screen.
If a student needs to call home, they need to notify a teacher and can use the office phone to make the call. In efforts to protect instructional time, if you need to reach your child, you can call the front office 704.463.0567 to leave a message for them or to notify us that you need to speak to your child.
If students have a phone out at any time during the instructional day without permission they will be given a warning and asked to put away the phone. If it becomes a repeated offense, the device will be taken and held in the the front office for the day. In some situations, a parent/guardian will be notified and asked to come to the office to retrieve the phone.
Attention 6th Grade Parents!!
For the upcoming 6th grade field trip on March 23rd, we will be riding charter buses to the Catawba Science Center. Students will participate in three, hour-long sessions related to their science curriculum. These titles are as follows:
- Eye Opening Experience, students will have an opportunity to dissect a cow's eye
- Ride the Wave, energy wave experiments/experiences
- Oasis in Space, a planetarium show where they will travel to all of the planets
Students will have the option to order a boxed lunch from Chick-fil-A or bring their own lunch to eat while at the science center. All students will need to bring a water.
Payment for this trip will be due by March 20th.
There are two options for payment:
- send cash or check made payable to Gray Stone Day School. Students may bring payment to Mrs. Holt before school from 8-8:10 or during advisory time in the afternoons.
- pay online HERE (will include a fee)
Oh The Places You Will Glow - 8th Grade Dance
Here is information about the 8th Grade Dance on April 1st. This dance is semi-formal and is only for GS Students.
Students, tickets will be sold to GS 8th grade students during lunch on March 17th, March 24th and at the door. Tickets are $10, cash only. Come join us for “Oh the Places You Will Glow”.
Parents, if you would like to volunteer to set up the dance, chaperone or donate snacks all help would be greatly appreciated.
Volunteer Opportunity for Students 14+
Lunch Menu for March 20-24
We will have our next Extended Period Day Schedule on March 30 & 31. This means Friday, March 31st will be a half-day for students with a dismissal of 11:55.
Our final Extended Period Day Schedule on April 27 & 28. This means that Friday, April 28th will be a half-day for students with a dismissal of 11:55.
See the information below for the latest about tickets and attendance for SPRING Athletic events:
Knights & Families,
If you plan to attend home spring sports events, remember that all of our home athletic events use digital ticketing. There is no cash accepted at the gate. There is no admission charge for tennis or golf.
Tickets can be accessed multiple ways:
2. Gray Stone Day website - under Athletics
3. GoFan App
4. GoFan.co - search Gray Stone Day
All Sports Passes are available on GoFan. If you purchased an All Sports Pass earlier this year - they are good for the entire school year!
Individual event tickets may be purchased anytime.
Ticket prices are set by our respective conferences and are as follows for the spring:
MIDDLE SCHOOL: $5 adults, $3 students - no change from the fall
HIGH SCHOOL: $8 for all *we allow elem. aged (and younger) in free
If you have purchased a ticket or pass and have technical difficulty (ex. someone doesn't have a smartphone) - contact Coach Wolfe. You can print out a paper ticket for a single event, or we have paper passes available if needed. You will purchase the ticket/pass online and just share the receipt.
Please note the number of home events for your sport when comparing passes or individ. tickets.
Contact us if you have questions. Thanks for your support of our programs.
Gray Stone Day School
Spirit Shack Volunteers Needed
We need volunteers in our Spirit Shack! Sign up 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.
Check out the Spirit Shack commercial created by the HS Broadcasting Class
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Don't forget to reserve our spirit wall for upcoming special occasions. Renting the wall will allow you to display school spirit, celebrate your child’s birthday, or post staff/student appreciation. Please read the guidelines attached in the below PDF before contacting the front office to reserve.
Reservations will be available on a first come, first served basis.