“Even if you’re right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. ’’ — Will Rogers VOLUME IV W. P. GRIER JR. HIGH SCHOOL GASTONIA, NORTH CAROLINA, MAY, 1971 NO. 6 JUST THINK... ONLY 136 CLASSES LEFT! S.T.P. WEEK For those of you that have seen the brightly colored posters concerning clean up time around our school and wondered, here comes an explanation of them. They are the start of Grier’s annual school and student-teacher- relationships-improvement cam paign. This year’s project will be labeled “S. T. P. Week”, symbolizing “Student Teacher Participation Week”. It will be (or was, by the time you ';ead this) led off by a break- iast for the faculty on April 20, where the teachers discuss student- faculty relationships as the students serve the teachers. April twenty-eighth through the thirtieth are the days desig nated by the student council to show students what the council has learned about Grier’s situation. This will be shown through skits - putting the students in the types of situations teachers have to face (students teaching classes). Clash Day and Environment Apprecia tion will be observed, too. We hope that students and teachers will not only enjoy this salute to correlation but find it meaningful and benefit from it, also. ATTENTION ALL NINTH GRADERS!!!! All ninth graders are cordially invited to the gym on Friday, May 7. Come between the hours of eight and eleven, and bring $1.25 or $1.75; depending on whether you’re one or two people. The group known as “Sabbath” will provide the music. As for dress; men, wear suits. Ladies, either long or short dresses will be appropriate. (In case you were wondering, this occasion is commonly known as the Prom.) ECOLOGY FLAG Today, one expression of man’s concern for his environment is the Ecology Flag. This flag has three parts. They are: the Greek symbol theta, which stands for man’s destruction of his environ ment; the white stripes which stand for pure air and water; and the green stripes, which stand for the land. ELECTIONS COMING UP Well, it’s that time of the year again. With the end of school just around the corner, it’s time to elect a new student council president, vice-president, and secretary for the 1971-72 school year. Nominations from homerooms in the seventh and eighth grade will all be made before April 26. Run-offs will follow. Campaign speeches will be given on April 29 (Thursday) and final balloting will take place on Friday, April 30. Campaigning will be at its highest peak during STP week, which is April 26-30. Since elections will be com pleted the day of this issue’s publication, information about the winners will follow in the next issue of the Script. However, news about candidates and nominations can be found in the insert sheet. ITEMS FOUND IN EASTER BASKETS ON EASTER MORNING 1. banana sandwiches 2. a bowl of grits and a fizzie 3. pink shoe polish 4. a gramaphone recording of “I Saw Mamma Kissing Peter Rabbit” 5. a purple tie-dye bikini 6. 17 boys or 17 girls 7. wilted daffodils 8. rotten easter eggs 9. melted chocolate bunnies 10. dead dyed chickens 11. a picture of William Shakespeare suitable for framing! 12. a spiro-graph with all the wheels broken 13. a long lost “child” from Randolph 14. little prune panty hose 15. red camel blue jeans to wear around your wrist (Where are your pants Billy??) SPELLING BEE On March 16, 1971, Grier held its annual spelling bee where the best school speller was chosen. Elizabeth Brooks, from Mrs. Grigg’s room, won. From here she went to Arlington School where, on March 23, she took place in ., the county wide spelling bee. There . she came in 3rd, missing on the word “conceded”. Kim Lyndon from Lincoln School won and advanced to the regional bee at Charlotte. Elizabeth Brooks, looking back, commented, “It took a lot of effort and work, but it was worth it to represent my school.” IT REALLY PAYS TO LISTEN TO MRS. BIRMINGHAM!!!!! On Saturday, March 20, the 1971 South Piedmont Science Fair was held. Julie Kamienski (who is a ninth grader at Grier) took second place in the Junior Biological Division with her pro ject “Correction of Cephalic Diseases Due to Hydrostatic Pressure”. The project covered the case history, sympicrns, diagnosis, and treatment of cephalic diseases. Julie said that making the project was more im portant to her than winning. That’s fine, but Grier is still proud of Julie!!! ATTENTION! W. P. Grier is proud to welcome a new student teacher at Grier. Miss Morris, from Western Carolina, is now teaching Mrs. Jenkins’ 9th grade girls health and P. E. classes. Miss Morris, about 5’8”, enjoys teaching physical education be cause she loves helping the girls, and it reminds her of her days as a 9th grader. Some of her likes are: people, sunshine, sports, her students, teaching, and Grier. Her ambitions are: to be the kind of teacher she always wanted to have when she was in the 9th grade; to travel abroad, and to someday be a full time girls’ physical education teacher.

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