High School Weekly Update

September 15, 2023

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Counselor's Corner

I made a mistake.

I know, I know that is a surprise, right? I was out driving to a meeting and found myself in unfamiliar territory. I kept my speed up and continued in the direction I was heading hoping I would begin to see something familiar because I believed I was still going where I wanted to be. Then, I realized I had missed my turn. Once I realized my error I was faced with a decision. I could keep my speed up, maybe even go faster, and remain determined to make the best of where I found myself. Or, I could stop, turn around or change course to get back on track.

When I was younger, I would often choose the first of those options because I refused to admit my mistake. Now that I am older, I am more willing to laugh at myself and stop to turn around. Why am I telling you this?

The answer is simple. I hope you do not repeat the same mistake that I made. If you have found yourself on the wrong course at this point in the school year, you are faced with 2 options. Keep following this path with even more determination or change direction; choose something that will alter your outcome. This applies to academics, friends, even your own emotional well-being. You can choose to make a change if you begin to recognize that you are not headed where you want to be or if you do not like the surroundings you are in.

How do you do this?

It all starts with awareness and honesty. Be honest with yourself about how you are doing academically. Be honest about the influence your friends are having over you. Be aware about the impact of your choices and the destination that they will lead to. Then, if you recognize it is not who you want to be, what you want to do, or where you want to end up, make a change.

You do have the choice. But if you can’t see a way to alter your path and you would like some help, that is what I am here for. I can help you identify avenues for change. I can help you reroute…if you want it. All you have to do is say something.

Always Remember…You Matter To Me!

Mr. Morgan

Attention High School Parents

We need your help to make our Homecoming Dance AWESOME! Bottled water, gummy bears, pretzel sticks, and other goodies will create a tasty feast for the students. Click on the Sign-Up Genius link on our Facebook page to see what is needed. Items can be purchased online or dropped off at the High School office before 09/29/23.
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Homecoming Dance - October 7, 2023

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Knight Under the Stars - October 27, 2023

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Knight of the Week

This week's Knight of the Week is Sofia Martinez .

Sofia displayed our core principle of integrity this week when she found money on the ground in the parking lot and turned it in to the main office.

Great job, Sofia!

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Upcoming Athletic Events

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Cold & Flu Season Is Approaching

Sniffly season is approaching & we are in need of Kleenex! Any donations would be greatly appreciated & may be dropped off in the front office.
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Picture Day

Pictures for grades 9-11 and Middle School students will be Thursday, October 19.

The make-up day will be Friday, November 17.

Remember, don't wear green that day as it interferes with the background.

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Next Week's Lunch Menu

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

Tuesday BBQ Chicken, Green Beans, Corn, Salad Bar

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

Thursday Hamburger Bar, Potato Salad, Salad Bar

Friday Pizza (Cheese or Pepperoni)

Spirit Wall

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 highlighted below before making your reservation online.

Reservations will be available on a first come, first served basis.

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Driver's Ed

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

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.