Every year Grier invites the families of Grier students to campus for a special Parents Weekend. Over the course of the weekend, parents, grandparents, siblings, and guardians have the opportunity to see the Grier Girl in her element and learn about life at Grier.
The majority of Parents Weekend events took place on Saturday. Families arrived to campus around noon, with the parents of junior students attending a special College Planning Seminar hosted by Mrs. Cheryl Price and Ms. Kitty Moyer of the College Counseling Department. Shortly after, the mini-classes began. During this time period, parents attend their daughter's classes, following the same schedule as she does. However, instead of the full period, parents only attend each class for ten minutes. Teachers use this time to provide parents with information about the class, and this process gives families a good insight to their Grier Girl's academic life at Grier.
Grier musicians entertain parents with a special Parents Weekend Music Concert in the Dance Building. After families eat dinner in the gymnasium, they return to the Dance Building for a special Parents Weekend Dance Performance. Throughout the day, families are invited to visit the Bookstore to shop for Grier gifts, meet with club and fund-raising representatives in the Auditorium, and meet other families. This year, Grier NHS hosted a charity Fun Run on Sunday, and invited students and their famlies to participate.
The atmosphere during Parents Weekend is warm and abundant with smiling faces. Grier students are excited to introduce their parents to their new friends and to show them their favorite parts of Grier. Families are reassured to see their daughters thriving and reconnect in person. Many families opt to take their daughters off campus for the evening, to get a special dinner, do some shopping, or just relax together at a hotel.
Grier thanks everyone involved for another fantastic Parents Weekend!