Spirit Week 2.0 kicked off on Monday, April 9, with Decades Day, with lots of Grauer students walking around campus in their colorful clothing representing different decades. The Musical Chairs game at lunchtime was a fun event, with two students representing each grade, and Tracy Ahrens and Mimi Robinson representing the faculty. The competitors raced around the taped-off field in Meyer Hall, trying to pop each other's balloons. It all came down to the final two contestants - Isabella F. '21 and Ricky A. '19, and Isabella was the winner after an intense head-to-head competition!
Tuesday, April 10 was the first-ever Disney Day at Grauer. Students wore Disney character costumes, as well as costumes representing other franchises owned by Disney including Star Wars and Marvel Comics. Tuesday's lunchtime activity was a fun Egg Run game, which was won by the intrepid team of Trevor Olson and Stuart Grauer, representing the Faculty. Congratulations to Athletic Directors for the Day, Colin P. '22 and Maddy R. '21, who gave everyone a long lunch on Tuesday and assisted Trevor with running the athletic activities for the day!
The final 3 days of Spirit Week included the following activities:
- Wednesday, April 11~ Sports Team Jersey Day (Lunchtime Activity: Wheelbarrow Races)
- Thursday, April 12~ Tie-Dye Day (Lunchtime Activity: Dodgeball)
- Friday, April 13~ Beach Day (Lunchtime Activity: Life-size Hungry Hungry Hippos Game)
The High School ASB/Leadership class would like to thank everyone who supported Spirit Week 2.0 by dressing up and/or competing in lunchtime activities last week. We are proud to announce our winners:
- 1st place~ 12th Grade Class
- 2nd place~ 11th Grade Class
- 3rd place~ 9th Grade Class
Here's a slideshow with photos showing the highlights of Spirit Week 2.0 activities!
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.