Veteran’s Day Weekend Information

Greetings Gryphons!

Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veteran’s Day, there will be no school on Monday, November 11th.  Veterans Day was initially named Armistice Day and proclaimed by Wodrow Wilson to commemorate the end of WWI.  The name of this federal holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day in 1954 with the intent of honoring all those who have served in the military in times of war and peace.  Please keep our veterans in your hearts and minds on Tuesday.

Grammar

The grammar school’s annual canned food drive will begin on November 13th and end on the 20th.

Grammar and Upper Campuses

Thomas Jefferson Report Card Released for the 2018-2019 Academic Year: The Department of Public Instruction officially released school report cards today. To learn more about Thomas Jefferson’s academic performance for the 2018-2019 school year and our academic goals for our current academic year, please read this news release: Thomas Jefferson Report Card Released for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. 

Report Cards

The last day of the 1st trimester is Tuesday, November 12th.  Hard copies of student report cards for the first trimester will be sent home on Friday, November 15th.  Please make room on your refrigerator to proudly display the results of your child’s hard work!

Jr. BETA Club will be having a Chick-Fil-A breakfast biscuit fundraiser on Tuesday, November 12th in the morning on both campuses.  If you’d like to partake in this delicious no-hassle breakfast please make sure to bring $3 to help support the BETA Club’s fundraising efforts.  First come first served.

Athletics

Good luck to the Football Team as they wrap up their regular season play tonight at Union Academy.

Good luck to the boy’s Soccer Team as they travel to play Community School of Davidson on Saturday in the second round of postseason play!

Congratulations to Kilia Hasty and Carson Gillium who have both qualified for the Cross Country state finals in Kernersville on Saturday.

Social Media Issue of Concern

Please be aware that we have been dealing with several issues on the upper campus related to the social media app, Tiktok.  If you’re unfamiliar with this app, rest assured, your children aren’t. Tiktok is an app that allows users to create short-form mobile videos.  The company’s mission is to “inspire creativity and bring joy”. It certainly has the potential to do both but we are seeing examples of it being used inappropriately.  In addition to its misuse, the sheriff’s office has also expressed concerns regarding underage users unknowingly providing their locations online. Officer Hernandez will be bringing the issue to our student’s attention during the middle school assembly on Tuesday and we will continue to monitor this and communicate with stakeholders.

Have a great weekend!