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W. P. GRIER JR. HIGH SCHOOL
GASTONIA. N. C., APRIL, 1972 NO 3
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!
AprU the 8th was the date of
the N. C. Association of Student
Councils Convention. The conven
tion was held at Ashbrook High.
At the convention elections were
held for officers of the western
district. Our own president Lynne
Triminal is running for secretary.
Workshops and discussion groups
were held. In the discussion groups
problems that student councils
have were brought up at these con
ventions and all schools benefit
from the meeting.
APRIL 22, SAT.
MAKE UP DAY
It was snowing rather heavily
when everyone woke up. Everyone
was shouting “No school!” But
then after it started melting every
one got the scare that they usu
ally get. When will the day they
missed be made up? Some thought
it would be during Easter, others
thought it would be added onto
the end of the year, but the school
board said it would be held on Sat.,
April 22. So it looks like you won’t
be able to stay home and watch
Tom and Jerry that day.
Flowers are blooming
Birds are singing
Butterflies are flying
Spring is springing
Trees are budding
Bees are humming
Grass is growing
Spring is coming
Puppies are playing
Love is near
Clouds are floating
Spring is here
People are lazy
Winter is past
Skies are blue
It.s spring, at last!
“Puppy Love” will be the theme
of the 1972 ninth grade prom. The
prom which is sponsored by the
ninth-grade officers will be held in
the gym on May 5*. The dress
will be formal. The price will be
$1.50 stag, and $2.00 drag. The
prom will be open for ninth grad
The plans are now being made
and from the way things look now,
it will really be a big success.
Boys, you better ask your date
now, because the girls are going
THE “SWEETIE” NEWS
The ninth grade class play is
underway. Practices for all of the
three act play have begun. The
players are busy memorizing their
parts while committees are grad
ually getting their jobs done,
q Revisions, adjustments and mi
nor details worry the prop man
agers while hilarious practices take
place almost every afternoon in the
The production crew is shooting
for April 14 as the opening day.
Everyone is invited. A small ad
mission will be charged.
The new office assistants for
next year are the following ;
Mallory Penland, Bari Ram
sey, Buddy Flake, Sonny Melton.
Butch Finch, John Bolin, Barbara
Howe, Sins Williams.
Their duties are collecting at
tendance cards distributing the
bulletin, running errands, answer
ing the phone, keeping the office
supplied with materials, and dup
licating material for teachers.
Elizabeth Brooks was Grier’s
representative in the Gaston
County Spelling Bee, where she
won. Elizabeth will now participate
in the Regional Spelling Bee in
Charlotte, April 21, at the Charlotte
New carpet was put in the
library at the first of March. It
was provided by the PTA of our
school. This is an added luxury to
our great Grier Jr. High.
On January 27, 1972 pictures
were taken at Grier Jr. High.
Students were called to the audi
torium by homerooms. The ninth
grade went first and finished a
little after ten o’clock. The eighth
grade came next. Last but not
least was the seventh grade. All
students are fairly surprised that
they did not break the camera.
Pictures will arrive in about three
G. 1. WEEK
(Operation: Get Involved)
Purpose: To promote respect for
our world, country, community,
environment, and our school.
Monday; International Brother
hood and Universal Peace
Theme: Respect for everyone
Dress; Blue Jeans and a flower
Goal; A better understanding of
each other and clutivation of a
peaceful attitude individually
Homeroom Activities: Putting up
flags from different countries
Tuesday: Red, White and Blue Day
Theihe: Respect for our Country
Dress: Red, White and Blue
Goal: To promote patriotism
Homeroom Activities; Fly flags
and put up banners with patri
Wednesday: Respect for our Com
munity “Company’s a Coming”
Theme; Honor Community Ser
Dress; Dress up Day - Something
Goal: To develop respect for and a
better understanding of our own
community and its servants.
Thursday: Respect Our Earth
Dress; Green, White and Yellow
Goal; To promote an awareness of
the problems that we ourselves
cause by pollution
Homeroom Activities: Pick up
trash around each homeroom
Friday: Respect Our School Day
Theme: Students, parents, and
Dress; Black and Gold
Goal; Better communications be
tween the school and the home
and better relations between
students and faculty
Activities: Softball games between
teachers and students.
This is just a brief summary of
the activities planned for the week
of April 10.
It was announced that another
Gastonia school will have the
W.D.N.C.A.S.C. Convention next
spring. Hunter Huss High School
will hold the convention. Let’s all
support them; even under the