From Clayton Trosclair, Grauer Development and Event Coordinator:
Thanks to everyone who attended Casino Night on Saturday, March 10. Approximately 70 people turned out, from fiercely competitive poker players to beginners who got tips and instructions on blackjack, craps and roulette.
Our 6th Annual Poker Tournament took place as part of the event, with Rich Mottla outmaneuvering other parents and faculty members to claim the title of poker champion for the second year in a row. Mike Matthews earned 2nd place while Kristi Mottla took 3rd place.
Thanks to our guests for bringing a bottle of wine. The bottles will be auctioned off at our Spring Gala on May 5.
The Grauer School would like to extend a special thank you to Grauer parents Carolynn and Joseph Yates and Casino Del Sol Entertainment for providing all of the gaming tables and supplies and arranging for the 7 friendly and professional dealers. We also appreciate the help of Molly Scofield, Michelle Bourgeot, Erin Hawk and Sheila Wirick in contributing to a fun and successful event.
Here are some photos showing all the fun activities at the Casino Night event!
Congratulations to Mia B. '21 for leading a team of Grauer students, families, and faculty to participate in the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) One Walk on Saturday, November 10. Together, The Grauer School team raised over $2,500 for T1D research.
Twelve Grauer students and 3 teachers traveled to Toronto, Canada to attend the 2018 Parliament of the World's Religions, the oldest, largest, and most inclusive global interfaith event, from November 1-7. The event theme was The Promise of Inclusion, the Power of Love: Pursuing Global Understanding, Reconciliation, and Change.
9th grade students in Health Class went head-to-head with one another as they competed in the 7th Annual Grauer School Cook-Off! Preparing three different dishes and applying a unit's worth of knowledge to their food selection and preparation, the class presented their dishes to a panel of Grauer judges.
Congratulations to Grauer's Middle School Robotics team, the Grauer Gorillegos, for competing in an FLL (First Lego League) Robotics tournament on November 3. The team was incredibly excited to win the 2nd Place "Core Values" award!
Grauer's Visual and Performing Arts Department presented the first Middle School Café Night event of the year on November 1. The evening included musical performances and drama monologues presented by the Music and Theatre departments, and a display of art projects presented by the Visual Arts department.
Grauer's High School ASB presented Spirit Week during the week of October 29 through November 2. Congratulations to the Senior class for winning the Spirit Week competition, and thanks to all of the other grades and the faculty for showing their spirit all week long for this fun competition!
On Saturday, November 3, The Grauer School Surf Team attended the first Scholastic Surf Series contest of the year in Ocean Beach.
Congratulations to Jackie J. '23 for winning The Grauer School's National Geography Bee on Friday, November 1! Jackie will be moving on to the California State Geography Bee round. Congratulations as well to Mac R. '24 for being the second place runner-up.
Grauer 9th graders went on a field trip to see Julius Caesar at The Old Globe Theater in Balboa Park. The week before, an actor from The Old Globe came to Grauer's campus to lead the students in a workshop, creating tableaux representing key scenes from the play.
Students in 9th Grade Biology class gave Evolution Research presentations this week about the evolution of an organism or trait they had chosen to research. Students researched theories about how the organism evolved and the support for each theory.