Grauer Student Activism: Black Lives Matter Protests
In recent weeks, some Grauer students and staff members have been participating in "Black Lives Matter" protests taking place in San Diego. At a protest in Encinitas on June 3, hundreds of surfers spelled "UNITY" with their boards before participating in a paddle out for unity at Moonlight Beach. Recent Grauer graduate Tyler T. '20 captured the event in two spectacular drone photos for Reuters, Makela R. '23 is shown holding up a protest sign at the event, Sheila Wirick protested at another event in Encinitas with her family, Max B. '23 participated in a BLM skateboard protest in Encinitas on June 22, and incoming 8th grader Blu I. '25 protested at the Cardiff Kook on June 4 where she was interviewed by a television news crew and given the honor of reading some of the names of those unjustly killed.
Grauer student activism was a high priority for our student body during the last school year, and these Grauer community members are continuing that important work this summer. Tyler said, "I'm so proud to have my first published photos be those of such an incredible event. No matter age, religion, race, gender, sexuality, everybody was there for the same reason. I strongly suggest attending any local peaceful protest you can - talking to members of the community and being a part of history is something you'll never forget."
In this week's column, Dr. Grauer asks his students to consider other way to measure their success instead of focusing routinely on their grades.
The Period 7 Theatre Arts class produced a Brown Bag showcase on February 10. Nadia L. '21 and Lourdes F. '22 performed the one-act dramatic play "Poof" by Lynn Nottage during lunch for an appreciative audience on the quad.
The final rounds of the annual Grauer School Spelling Bee took place on February 11, when 7th and 8th graders competed to decide who will qualify to represent Grauer at The San Diego Union-Tribune Countywide Spelling Bee on March 17.
The Pre-Calculus class went to the beach on February 11 to evaluate their ability to write trigonometric equations from data found by observing the breaking waves. The students found the mathematics in something they love and appreciate... while having fun!
Thank you to all of our wonderful Grauer parents for their contributions to the Faculty & Staff Appreciation Luncheon on February 12!
Courage is the unwritten core value that Grauer students are using to get through this pandemic. Dr. Grauer reflects that he never realized how courageous it is just to live life in joy, in smiles, in song, and in play.