From Peggy Gardner, Middle School Robotics Coach:
Congratulations to Grauer's Middle School Robotics team, the Grauer Gorillegos, for competing in their first FLL (First Lego League) Robotics tournament of the season at San Dieguito Academy on Saturday, November 3. The Middle School Robotics team members are:
- 8th Grade: Gabriel C., Adrien C., Ethan D., John Joseph H., Michael L.
- 7th Grade: Eli D., Nicholas H., Symphonie L.
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 Robot design and programming; their Project presentation that proposed a solution to create Astro-Gummies made of nutritious ingredients for astronauts to eat while in their spacesuits; and how their team used the Core Values of FLL in their meetings and on a daily basis. Then, they competed in a Practice Round and 3 rounds of actual competition, where they ran the robot through missions on the competition field.
At the end of the day, there was an Awards Ceremony, and the team was incredibly excited to win the 2nd Place "Core Values" award which meant they were one of only 5 teams out of 19 teams at the competition that were advancing to the next level of competition. This award is especially meaningful because it demonstrates that Grauer's team embodies the core values of an FLL team, including Gracious Professionalism, Coopertition, teamwork, inclusion, having the students do all the work themselves, learning about robotics and programming, sharing with their community, and having lots of fun.
Our team would like to thank mentors Morgan Brown and Joshua B. '22; parent mentor Paula Hamma; all of our team parents for their support; and Patricia Young and Nick Scacco for allowing the team to give their Project presentation in their Science classes last week.
The Middle School Robotics team will be competing next in the SoCal Championship at Legoland on Saturday, December 8!
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.