Congratulations to the Grier School Equestrian Team on a great dressage show this weekend! The upper school team was crowned Champion on both days, and the middle school was named Reserve Champion on Saturday!
As students pass through the Grier library or take a break from homework, they can participate in a collaborative project by adding some of the nearly 4,000 half-inch, colorful sticker squares to a color-coded poster. The students are working together to create a sticker mosaic. The subject of the mosaic is a mystery at the start, but will be revealed slowly as students make progress. The mosaic unites the student body of Grier and promotes a great message: Stick Together!
Grier's Varsity Basketball Team got a taste of competition before the Winter Break when they defeated Blair County Christian School with a score of 30-26. Noah L scored ten points, Amy T scored eight, Abby S, Maia M, and Arden S each scored four points in this season opener. Now, the players look forward to taking on Northumberland Christian School on Thursday, January 17th at 5:00pm in the Grier Gymnasium. Come out and cheer for Grier!
After a mild December, students returning to Grier for their first week of classes following winter break experienced snowfall typical to the region. The gentle snow coated the branches of the pine trees found throughout campus. This light dusting was not quite enough for sledding, but Mother Nature may have more snow in store before the season is over!
To demonstrate their comprehension of the novel Gathering Blue, students in English 7 class created dioramas of the novel’s world. Gathering Blue is the sequel to her classic dystopian story The Giver. In Gathering Blue, Kira, a child who has a deformed leg, is orphaned in a savage society that shuns the weak. Using her magic-like talents, Kira manages to survive, learning how to dye thread, and discovers the truth of the world around her. The students constructed the models of Kira’s society using a variety of materials. Their teacher, Mrs. Smith, was so proud of them, she could not wait to share the photos of the girls and their projects with everyone. Great work!
Grier's Music Department is excited to announce the upcoming Musical Theatre production for Spring 2019: Tuck Everlasting! The musical is the story of eleven-year-old Winnie Foster who wishes for adventure, but gets more than she anticipates when she meets the Tuck Family and learns of the magic of their neverending youth. The musical asks the question, "What would you do if you had all eternity?" It is based on the classic children's novel by Natalie Babbitt and adapted for the stage by Claudia Shear and Tim Federle with music by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Students interested in roles in the musical should listen to morning announcements for information about auditions.Grier will present Tuck Everlasting on Friday, April 26th and Saturday, April 27th at 7:00pm.
Senior Sherry X. and Junior Monica U. spent Grier’s Winter Break together in Monica’s homeland of Mexico. Sherry, a native of China, joined Monica and her family for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. Sherry appreciates the hospitality of Monica’s family and calls them her “adopted Mexican family” and says the experience was absolutely amazing.
Congratulations to the Grier School Equestrian Team for another successful weekend of showing. While several Grier girls traveled to West Virginia for a Western show, the Hunt Seat team hosted a show at Grier.
Students in Mrs. Carol Deremer's Introduction to Computer Science class designed and built dancing robots. Over a course of nearly three weeks, students designed, constructed, and programmed the robots using Lego Mindstorm components and the Lego Mindstorming software.
Through this project, the students learned programming fundamentals that they will implement next semester as they begin coding. Enjoy watching the robots dance, spin, wobble, bounce, and sway!
Grier Admissions Director, Mrs. Jennifer Neely, visited the Fred Rogers Center at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. In addition to her service to Grier School, Mrs. Neely serves on the WPSU advisory board of representatives. WPSU is an extension of Penn state University’s School of Outreach and Online Education and provides public radio and television stations as local affiliates for NPR and PBS for a coverage area of 1.9 million people in Pennsylvania.