From Peggy Gardner, Middle School Robotics Coach:
Congratulations to Grauer's Middle School Robotics team, the Grauer Gorillegos, for competing in the First Lego League (FLL) SoCal Regional Tournament at Legoland on Sunday, December 3. The Middle School Robotics team members are Joshua B. '22, Julian I. '22, Gabriel C. '23, Kellen C. '23, Ethan D. '23, and John Joseph H. '23.
The team started off the day with 3 rounds of judging, where they had to stand in front of the judges and talk about 3 topics: their Project presentation that proposed a solution to provide Automatic Shutoff for Water Main breaks; how their team used the Core Values of FLL; and their Robot design and programming. Then, they competed in a Practice Round and 3 rounds of actual competition, where they ran the robot through missions on the competition stage in Legoland's Showplace Theater. On the final round, they scored almost all of their maximum points for a total of 175 points. The team finished the competition in 9th place out of 60 teams who were competing that day, which is a great accomplishment!
Here's a slideshow of 14 photos from the Middle School Robotics competition at Legoland:
Congratulations to Grauer's Middle School Robotics team, the Grauer Gorillegos, for competing in the First Lego League (FLL) SoCal Regional Tournament at Legoland on Sunday, December 3.
Grauer's Visual and Performing Arts Department presented the first Middle School Café Night event of the year onThursday, November 30. The evening included musical performances and drama monologues presented by the Music and Theatre departments, and colorful art projects presented by the Visual Arts department.
For the past 12 years, The Grauer School has partnered with Conner's Cause for the holidays. This year, The Grauer School has once again adopted 100 Conner's Cause kids and has promised to send them holiday presents from our Grauer "angels." Would you consider helping out this holiday season?
The Grauer School observed the UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) International Day of Tolerance on Tuesday, November 21. Students participated in special Tolerance Day workshops organized by Grauer students and faculty.
On Friday, November 17, the Middle School students participated in an afternoon of community service. Some students went to help the Community Resource Center sort donations for their Holiday Basket program, while other students stayed on campus and rotated through service stations.
In World History class, Grauer's 10th grade students have been learning about the Age of Enlightenment. For the culminating activity of the unit, students dressed as their philosopher and attended our "Enlightenment Salon," where they represented the attitudes and opinions of their influential figure.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to attend last week's Grandfriends Luncheon program on Friday, November 17. We enjoyed meeting so many wonderful grandparents, aunts, uncles, and family friends!
Congratulations to Grauer senior Grady L. '18 for signing a National Letter of Intent on November 8, to join the equestrian team at the University of South Carolina, an NCAA Division I school.
Last Wednesday, November 8, the entire Senior class went on a field trip to the courthouse in downtown San Diego to participate in the Justice 101 program. Students from The Grauer School and West Hills High School got the opportunity to have a candid discussion with a Superior Court judge about critical issues facing young adults today.
Congratulations to Mia B. '21 and all of the Grauer students and families who participated in the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) One Walk on Saturday, November 11. Mia organized the Grauer team, and she explained the importance of Juvenile Diabetes research to all of the other Grauer students at the school's weekly assemblies.