Chris W. '20 competed at the USA Track and Field (USATF) Junior Olympics, which took place from July 24-30 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was very excited to finish in 7th place in his event.
Chris recently took first place in the javelin for 15/16 year old boys at the USATF Region 15 Qualifier meet in Escondido, where he competed with the best athletes in track and field from Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego and Southern California. His throw of 45.81 meters qualified him to throw at the Junior Olympics against the best throwers in the nation. Chris recently won the javelin throw for 15/16 year old boys at the California State Games with his best throw of the season at 46.38 meters, as well as the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Region 23 meet in late June.
Chris has been throwing the javelin since he was introduced to the sport in elementary school at a Track and Field summer camp, and he has found throwing opportunities through local track clubs. This was the fourth trip to the Junior Olympics for Chris!
Thanks to everyone who came to our fun and festive Backyard Jam event last Friday, October 13. It was a wonderful evening filled with Grauer community spirit!
Grauer's Physical Education teachers use many creative activities to make their PE classes lots of fun for their students. Last week, the PE students played an "old school" version of "Capture the Flag".
Students in Dominique Bartoughian's Middle School Cooking Class created an Italian feast in Grauer's kitchen last week!
Students from the World Religions class met this week with Temple Solel's Director as part of their unit on Judaism.
Congratulations to Rhian B. '19 for being the emcee at Grauer's weekly Tuesday Assemblies this year, as part of her duties as the ASB Vice President of Public Relations.
This week, 8th grade Physical Science students had a firsthand look at the elastic force of compression while bursting watermelons and pumpkins with rubber bands.
Grauer's Surf Team participated in The 100 Wave Challenge event on September 23 for "Boys to Men Mentoring", a San Diego program aimed at helping at-risk boys lacking strong male role models. The Grauer School surfers raised $2,720.61, enough to sponsor intensive mentoring for six of their peers for an entire year.
Grauer's ASB presented a Club Fair after the Assembly on Tuesday, September 26. Students walked around to see information about all of the clubs that are available this year and sign up for the clubs they're interested in joining.
Ninth grade students were matriculated and officially welcomed to high school at The Grauer School in a special ceremony at the weekly assembly on Tuesday, September 26.
All of The Grauer School's students went on their weeklong Fall Expeditions trips during the week of September 11-15, where they shared exciting adventures and new challenges with fellow students and their faculty chaperones.