Chris W. '20 competed at the USA Track and Field (USATF) Junior Olympics, which took place from July 24-30 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was very excited to finish in 7th place in his event.
Chris recently took first place in the javelin for 15/16 year old boys at the USATF Region 15 Qualifier meet in Escondido, where he competed with the best athletes in track and field from Hawaii, Nevada, San Diego and Southern California. His throw of 45.81 meters qualified him to throw at the Junior Olympics against the best throwers in the nation. Chris recently won the javelin throw for 15/16 year old boys at the California State Games with his best throw of the season at 46.38 meters, as well as the AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) Region 23 meet in late June.
Chris has been throwing the javelin since he was introduced to the sport in elementary school at a Track and Field summer camp, and he has found throwing opportunities through local track clubs. This was the fourth trip to the Junior Olympics for Chris!
On February 9, The Grauer School celebrated its annual Asian Lunar New Year assembly to welcome the Year of the Dog. The afternoon began with a Chinese food lunch, followed by music and dance performances.
Grauer's Shockwave Robotics hosted and competed in the FTC League Championship here on campus on Saturday, February 10.
On February 7, Grauer's Music teachers, Isaac Langen and Tom Hopper, took a group of high school and middle school musicians to perform at Somerford Place, an Alzheimer's care center located next to The Grauer School.
Isaac Langen and Tom Hopper took their 7th grade students to the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad on Thursday, February 8. The class took a tour of the museum and tried out a lot of interesting instruments during their field trip.
8th grade students Lourdes F. '22 and Julian I. '22 entered their science projects in the Greater San Diego Science & Engineering Fair. Congratulations to these students for taking their work to the next level and sharing it with the community.
On February 3, The Grauer School Surf Team defeated High Tech High at Army Navy Academy in Carlsbad. Congratulations to all our surfers who showed up in a big way to overcome one of the top rated teams in our division.
Grauer's High School Archery Team hosted and won their first league competition on February 3 against John Muir High School. Grauer won the meet with an exciting head-to-head one arrow team shootoff that put Grauer up with a final score of 69 to 64. Go, Gorillas!
Grauer French teacher Frida LeBreton took her students on a field trip last week to visit a factory that makes traditional French caramel. The "Le Caramel" factory is located in El Cajon, and they sell many different caramel products including caramel candy, caramel sauce, and much more.
On February 5, a large group of exchange students from Taiwan visited The Grauer School. They spent time with Grauer students in PE class and in Physical Science class where they worked together on a STEM lesson.
Grauer's Senior class held their "Pie A Senior" fundraiser last Friday, February 2. The seniors sold shaving cream pies for $20 each to raise funds for Grad Night. Throwing pies at seniors proved to be very popular with students and staff!