December 5th to 9th

Big picture
Big picture
Big picture

Weekly Athletics Schedule

Winter Sports begin next week and we have a full slate of contests for the week of December 5th.

Friday December 2nd - Wrestling @ David Douglas 430pm. Swimming @ Dishman Pool v Jefferson, McDaniel, and Roosevelt 630pm

Monday December 5th - Frosh Wrestling @ Franklin 5pm

Tuesday December 6th - Girls Basketball v David Douglas; JV/JV2 530pm, Varsity 7pm. Boys Basketball; JV2 v West Linn 7pm (Aux Gym)

Wednesday December 7th - Boys Basketball @ Oregon City; Frosh 5pm, JV 630pm. JV2 @ Jesuit 615p

Thursday December 8th - Boys Basketball Tournament; Renton (WA) v McDaniel 4pm, Oakland (CA) v Wells 530pm, Grant v Albany (CA) 7pm.

Friday December 9th - Wrestling; Girls @ War of the Roses (Westview). Girls Basketball @ Gresham; JV2 4pm, JV 530pm. Varsity 7pm. Boys Basketball Tournament; Albany (CA) v Wells 430pm, Centennial v Renton (WA) 600pm, Grant v Oakland (CA) 730pm

Saturday December 10th - Wrestling; Girls @ War of the Roses (Westview).Boys Basketball Tournament - Albany (CA) v McMinnville 330pm, Oakland (CA) v Parkrose 500pm, Grant v Renton (WA) 630pm.

Go Generals!

Grant Student Leadership

is hosting a donation drive for the Raphael House. There will be boxes in the main hallway for your donations of the items listed in the graphic below (must be unexpired and unused). You can also scan the QR code or visit this link to donate money directly to this community organization that supports survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Help support this good cause!

Big picture

Congrats to our raffle winner Mary Ann L.! Thank you to all of our members for your support!

The PTA Board will hold a business meeting on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm after the school’s Substance Use Awareness session. Contact if you have something to add to our agenda and/or want to join us.

Our wonderful teachers were so thankful for the coffee, snacks and dinner we provided during conferences. Thank you to the Soup-er Bowl MVPs who provided 12 pots of delicious soup, plenty of bread, and crackers! Pictures below.

Eek - the “tripledemic” is upon us and the school is running low on TISSUES! ,

Check out the current supply donation list and please consider helping out.

The Rose Festival Court

is comprised of up to 15 outstanding students chosen from Portland Metro-area high schools. The mission of the Rose Festival Court program is to provide scholarships for higher education, to promote community outreach and volunteerism, to offer networking and mentoring opportunities to outstanding young women in a program that perpetuates an appreciation for Rose Festival history and tradition. For more information visit their website.

Big picture

Musical Auditions Postponed to January 3rd

Auditions for the Spring Musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, have been postponed until after winter break. With many students out sick and with preparations going on for Grantasia, it became apparent that postponing the auditions would be good for students. Thank you for understanding Auditions will start at 4:00 pm in the Choir Room (281) the day we get back from Winter Break. If you have any questions, please reach out via email to Jessica Murray ( or John Eisemann ( We look forward to seeing you at auditions in January!

Grant's Jazz Ensemble Takes 1st!!

Happy to report that the Grant Jazz Ensemble took 1st place at the PIL league jazz finals.

Sophomore Xander Buck took outstanding woodwind soloist for the festival and junior Leslie Koopmann took outstanding overall soloist.

Thank you for your continued support of our instrumental music program!

Big picture
Big picture



Oregon Student Aid Webinars:

Options Beyond High School: December 14th from 6-7 pm

This presentation provides a general overview of common postsecondary pathways including college, apprenticeships, starting a career, and joining the military. Facilitated by Kurt Reeser. Login

PCC Application & Information Session: December 5 at 2:30 pm in the South Forum

Meet with an admissions representative and a scholarship advisor from PCC to learn more about the application process, scholarships, financial aid, and academic programs. You will be able to complete your PCC application with help from PCC staff members.

PSU Instant Viking Workshop: Tuesday, December 6 at 11:45 am in the South Forum

The Instant Viking Workshop aims to encourage your students to apply early to college and give them personalized guidance through this process. Applying early will also help them focus on finding additional scholarships, obtaining financial aid, applying earlier for housing, and expediting the college transition process. Students must register in advance using the following link:

**Pizza will be served***

OSAC Scholarship Workshop: Friday, December 9 at 11:45 am in the College & Career Center

Seniors, join us for lunch and work on your OSAC Scholarship Application. The OSAC Scholarship Application provides current Oregon students with one easy application to apply for multiple scholarships at one time. OSAC awards more than $10 million in scholarships annually through more than 600 scholarships.

**Pizza will be served**


University of Oregon: Wednesday, December 7th at 11:45 am in the South Forum

Otis College of Art and Design: Wednesday, December 7th at 3:00 pm in the College & Career Center


Black United Fund of Oregon Scholarships: Deadlines Vary

Niche $50,000 "No Essay" Scholarship: Deadline December 14, 2022

Dirk Derrick Car & Truck Accident Injury Scholarship: Deadline December 15th, 2022

The HOME DEPOT Foundation's Path to Pro Scholarship: Deadline December 31, 2022

Pride Foundation Scholarships: Deadline January 6, 2023 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time

APIA Scholarship Program: Deadline January 19, 2023, at 5 pm EST

The Coolidge Scholarship: Deadline January 23, 2023 at 5 pm (EST)



1. Another Paid Summer Internship at OHSU:

The University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Summer Internship Program provides opportunities for a diverse group of Oregon high school or early college students to gain experience in the disability field, develop transferable skills, and learn about various career paths in health care. Interns receive training on disability justice, advocacy, and career options. Interns will participate in professional development sessions and tours at OHSU labs, clinics, and facilities.

Interns participate approximately 24 hours per week in a project at one of the Institute on Development and Disability centers, gaining knowledge in research, clinical care, information dissemination, or community programs. Interns also have an opportunity to network with other interns, as well as OHSU staff and faculty. At the end of the internship, participants present about their summer experience to their cohort.

This internship is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care, with an emphasis on disability. Internship dates: June 20th to August 11th. Must be 16 to apply. Deadline to apply: January 16, 2023. Learn more and access the application: University Center Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

2. Still accepting applications for this Paid Summer Internship at OHSU: Ted R. Lilley Cure Program:

OHSU is still recruiting for the Ted R. Lilley Continuing Umbrella of Research Education (CURE) Program - a research internship program supported by the Knight Cancer Institute and the Center for Diversity and Inclusion. It offers hands-on research experiences to Portland-area high school students who excel academically and come from socially or economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The goal of this program is to address the issue of health equity by increasing participation of underserved and underrepresented minorities in biomedical research and other health-related fields.

The eight-week CURE Research Program is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2023 through Friday, August 11, 2023. CURE interns will be selected in January. Interns will work a maximum of 40 hours per work (including weekly seminars). The deadline to apply is Friday, December 9th. Find out more and how to apply here: OHSU Ted R. Lilley Cure Program

3. Also at OHSU: Partnership for Scientific Inquiry Internship Program Application is Open

This program introduces high school students to the scientific process, encourages students' scientific passion, and fosters a relationship between researchers and the local community. The program accepts 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine or biomedical research through a 16-week course from February-June. The semester-long program typically ends with a summer internship. See the PSI website for more information:

Deadline for applications & teacher recommendation: December 16th

4. Or, how about planting some TREES with Friends of Trees:

- Tree-planting season is here! --

Friends of Trees hosts Saturday morning tree-planting events Nov '22 through May '23 -- and we always need planting help! All events 9 am-1 pm; gloves, breakfast snacks, and instruction are provided. These events are a fun way to gain skills, provide service, and create group bonding, all in a few short hours.

Upcoming planting event details (many more options on our online calendar):

When: Sat, Dec 10th, 9am – 1pm

Where: Argay/Wilkes neighborhood planting (NE Portland, map)

When: Sat, Jan 21st, 9am – 1pm

Where: Sumner neighborhood planting (NE Portland, map)

  • RSVP: Tree planting groups and individuals are needed! To save your place, click on the event of your choice on the online calendar, and fill out the quick registration form.

  • Event safety: Friends of Trees requires that volunteers cancel if they feel unwell or have been exposed to Covid-19 within 3 days of their volunteer shift. See FOT's safety recommendations and other common questions on the Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

  • Youth waiver: Volunteers under age 18 need to bring a youth waiver signed by their parent/guardian in order to participate.

If you have any questions or need further information, please don't hesitate to be in touch with me or our Volunteer & Outreach Program at

5. Back to paid summer internships - Bank of America Student Leaders program:

As a Student Leader, you will participate in an eight-week paid internship at a local nonprofit organization where you will learn first-hand about the needs of your community and the critical role nonprofits play. In addition, you will learn valuable civic, social and business leadership skills. Each Student Leader will attend the Student Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. where you will learn how government, business, and the nonprofit sector work together to address critical community needs. To become a Student Leader, you must:

  • Currently a junior or senior in high school

  • Be able to participate in an 8‐week paid internship at a local nonprofit/charitable organization and work 35 hours a week

  • Be legally authorized to work in the US without sponsorship through the end of September 2023

  • Be able to participate in a week‐long Student Leadership Summit in Washington, DC (July 17-24, 2023) (All expenses paid as part of Student Leaders. This week will be part of your 8‐ week experience.)*

  • Be a student in good standing at your school

  • Please note: Bank of America employees or members of their immediate family (e.g., children, siblings, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, etc.) are NOT eligible to apply

For more information and to access the link to apply, go here.

6.Do you like to write? Consider the 2023 Fir Acres Writing Workshop at Lewis & Clark College - if you are a rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grader, you can further develop your writing skills in this "premier residential summer creative writing program up at Lewis and Clark College". The program takes place from June 25 through July 8, 2023. Deadline to apply: January 1, 2023. For more information and access to the application, click on this link.

Big picture



Poetry Out Loud is a recitation contest open to all Oregon high school students. It is a free and flexible program that encourages students to dive into American poetry through memorization and competitive performance. School competition winners advance to a regional and/or state competition, and ultimately to the national finals.

Each winner at the state level receives $200 and an all-expenses-paid trip (with an adult chaperone) to Washington, DC, to compete at the National Finals. At the national finals, a total of $50,000 in awards and school/organizational stipends are awarded annually including a $20,000 award for the National Champion, $10,000 for 2nd place, $5,000 for 3rd place, and $1,000 for 4th-12th places.

Poetry Out Loud is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation in partnership with the Oregon Arts Commission.

Interested in participating in this contest? Bring your lunch to the South Forum on Wednesday, December 14th, to learn more! Can't make it on December 14th?

Come talk to Ms. Battle in the Library.


Want some inspiration for taking part in this year's Story Slam? Any Grant student who is interested in attending the MOTH Mainstage show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Tuesday, December 13th (7:30 - 9:30 p.m.) should email Ms. Battle ( ASAP!

A signed permission slip must be turned in by Friday, December 9th, in order to attend the event.

SENIORS! 2020 Yearbook

If you ordered a yearbook in 9th grade and never received it, you can stop by the library to pick one up.


TAG Office Hours update

The TAG Office Hours that were scheduled for November 30th have been rescheduled to December 7th.

Big picture
Big picture

The next Coffee Talk with Principal McGee will be December 14th from 8:45am to 9:30am. Join us for coffee and conversation, featuring a school update, and treats, provided by Chef Hale and our Culinary Arts students.


Dec. 19th - Jan. 2nd - Winter Break