Grauer Team Competes in Science Olympiad Competition
From Brendan Wallace, Grauer Science Olympiad Coach:
Grauer's High School Science Olympiad team competed at their first competition of the season on Saturday, January 19 at Great Oak High School in Temecula, accompanied by coaches Brendan Wallace, Paulina Davis-Fisher, and Peggy Gardner. Team members Ava I. '21 and Amanda C. '21 competed in 2 events, winning 3rd place ribbons in their "Fossils" event and 6th place ribbons in their "Geologic Mapping" event. Team members Joshua B. '22 and Samuel L. '22 competed in 4 events - "Anatomy & Physiology", "Codebusters", "Fermi Questions", and "Write It, Do It". It was a great first event for the team, and we're looking forward to the San Diego Science Olympiad on March 16!
The Grauer School recently celebrated the opening of its new Justice Center for The Performing Arts building with a ribbon cutting ceremony. In his commemorative speech, Dr. Grauer said, "We built all this as open space for teens, listening space, not for us—and that’s the rarest thing of all."
The U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, in attempting to justify a budget that would cut federal education spending by more than 10 percent, recently claimed that students may be better served by being in larger classes. Dr. Grauer takes issue with this claim in this week's column.
The Grauer Alumni Office hosted a panel of Grauer alumni students who talked with Grauer juniors, seniors, and parents about their college experiences.
At the Originals Café Night event on Thursday, March 28, Grauer High School students presented a showcase of the special projects they've been working on in their elective classes throughout the year. We're very proud that all of the content for this annual event comes from the students themselves.
The 10th grade English class starts their 4th quarter by reading Elie Wiesel’s important book, Night. Before the students do any reading, they are asked to make an Identity Box where they pick 10 symbols to represent their life right now.
The 9th grade students in Grauer's Health Class competed in the 7th Annual Grauer School Cook-Off! Preparing 3 dishes and applying a unit's worth of knowledge to their food selection and preparation, the class served up a amazing show as they presented their dishes to a panel of Grauer judges.