Grauer Surf Team Competition
From Brian Dugan, Surf Coach:
With the cancellation of the fourth Scholastic Surf Series (SSS) contest, The Grauer School surf team organized a bit of friendly competition amongst themselves at Boneyards in Encinitas this past Saturday, February 6. Just like the normal Team vs. Team competition with SSS, surfers earned points for their two-person teams based on their placement at the end of each of three heats: shortboard, longboard, and board transfers. The third category required surfers to begin surfing a wave on one board before switching to another board mid-wave. It's as difficult as it sounds, but the surfers did not disappoint and pulled off some crazy maneuvers.
The team scored some small and challenging waves. In the end, all Grauer teams were close to victory, but Sage S. '23 and Mo H. '22 took home the win along with gift cards to Gelato 101! A big thanks to Arthur P. '23, Tate S. '23, Erik H. '21, Kevin M. '21, Case C. '21, Tristan R. '22, and Embry R. '23 for coming out and creating some top-notch competition. Congrats to all of our surfers on a successful competition!
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.