Why You Came Home Late For Dinner
Dr. Grauer says, "I look pretty beat up, but the photographer makes it look okay." From Wickininnis Beach, British Columbia
The old French word for heart is cor, upon which we derive the English language word courage.
Sometimes you are not getting the funding, or no one will listen, or you are not listening well enough yourself. Sometimes everything is taking too long, and you are going down this road, deeper, farther, and then you are not even sure where the end is or if you will come out of it at all. Those times might feel terribly fearful, or painful. They may feel lonely, and maybe solitude is even what you are looking for then. It could be you are not connecting to a person at those times, you are connecting with some force, consciousness, or value you know is universal, crossing some boundary you were unaware of.
You don't need to hope for better, hope is not a fix. You don't need to fear any negatives, fear will not help either except what it has to teach you. Stay in the work. You are not lost, you are finding your way.
"Do good work" is our mantra. We have learned a lot about leadership and developed many useful principles, but none more valuable than this, and none that have been more of a mantra to me through good times and hard. This has been a fine mission statement for me and many others close to me, all the mission I've ever needed.
Construction is underway on The Grauer School's final building, which required much perseverance by our Grauer community to accomplish
Doing good work means putting your heart into it, which is courage. We are learning by discovery, open, committed, persevering, self-motivated irrespective of reward. If the work is worth doing, if it is the right thing to do, it is worth doing no matter how it is turning out. You are "in it," and you know it, and there is not going to be an end—not really.
If it is the right thing to do, you might lose all sense of time while you are doing it. You may be home late for dinner.
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.