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 11. The ceremony began with a special original song performed by 9th graders Sophia H. '22, Abigail M. '22, Mo H. '22, Lucy D. '22 and Sophia C. '22.
The song was followed by an opening speech by Clayton Payne, Dean of Student Support, where he explained the history of the matriculation process and why it's so special at Grauer.
"This Matriculation Ceremony marks your official commencement to the Grauer High School community. Matriculation is an esteemed, traditional ceremony. In the formal English traditions at the universities in Oxford and Cambridge, the term is used for the ceremony at which new students are entered into the register (in Latin, matricula) of the university, at which point they become members of the university. Students wear academic dress and enter in a formal procession. The Grauer School matriculation is less formal, but meaningful to who we are as a community. You are embarking upon perhaps the most memorable, life-changing period of your life: the high school years. The sweatshirts you are about to receive do not just symbolize your enhanced connectivity to the school's community, but they are a mark of our confidence that you will learn this lesson and more as you journey to adulthood.
The Grauer School faculty and administration call upon you to maintain the highest standards for ethics and academic integrity, and we pledge in return to provide you with the full measure of our support. Welcome!"
The Matriculation ceremony continued with a speech by Dr. Stuart Grauer about rites of passage, including Grauer's rite of passage represented by matriculating into high school.
The Matriculation ceremony continued with the "Roster of Matriculates" where Principal Dana Abplanalp-Diggs called each student's name so they could shake hands with Clayton Payne and Dr. Grauer, and receive their gift bags. Each 9th grade student received a special "Grauer Class of 2022" sweatshirt as their matriculation gift. This part of the ceremony was accompanied by beautiful cello music by Zoe-Daphnee L. '20.
Congratulations to our 9th Grade students on their Matriculation into High School! Special thanks to all of the Class of 2022 parents who came to the ceremony to celebrate their student's matriculation.
Congratulations to all of the students who were just cast in the Theatre Arts Department's production of the play Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, based on the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. The play will be presented on January 31 through February 2, 2019.
Congratulations to John Joseph H. '23 for having a TEDx talk on the official TEDx Youtube channel! John Joseph created his video talk "If we can do it, you can do it" in May 2017.
10th Grade Chemistry students visited General Atomics last week, where the students combined their newfound knowledge of nuclear chemistry, stability, and change with discussions on how nations currently generate electricity.
7th Grade Life Science students have started to explore the world of cells in class, learning about the connections between cells, tissues, organs and systems.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Back-to-School Luau on Thursday, September 13, and helped make this event a great success!
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 11.
Congratulations to Grauer Senior Rhian B. '19 for being featured in an article "Unsung hero no more: Encinitas student writes a song about civil rights protester" in the September 11, 2018 edition of the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper.
7th grade English students collaborated with their classmates in small groups to identify a problem in their local or global community and brainstormed an invention or new way of doing things that could help to solve or alleviate that problem.
Grauer 11th graders welcomed a panel of immigrants to supplement their U.S. History unit on industrialization and immigration. The firsthand accounts provided insight into the realities of immigration including the challenges faced and the social and economic benefits.
On Saturday, September 8, members from Grauer's Shockwave High School Robotics team went to the Air & Space Museum in Balboa Park to participate in the kickoff of this year's First Tech Challenge (FTC) competition, along with all of the other FTC teams in San Diego.