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October 1, 2020

Gray Stone AD wins Charlie Adams award from NCHSAA

Gray Stone Day School Athletic Director Jeff Morris was one of eight recipients of the 2020 Charlie Adams Distinguished Service Awards, announced last week by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

The NCHSAA presents one award in each of the eight regions to individuals with at least 10 years of experience in education and athletics who are still active “and has regularly gone ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty at both the local and the state level,” a press release said.

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June 21, 2020

Gray Stone graduates Class of 2020 with individual ceremonies

Traditionally, not every graduate of a high school gets the chance to deliver a speech to family and teachers.

In the case of Gray Stone Day School’s Class of 2020, every graduating senior got the chance to do just that.

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April 30, 2020

Students virtually present senior projects to teachers, community members

Though the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted life for many, classes are still in session for students at Gray Stone Day School, albeit virtually.

And for the 94 seniors in the class of 2020, aside from continuing classes online, they have been working on their senior projects, which is a graduation requirement at Gray Stone.

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April 24, 2020

Gray Stone ranks in US News and World Reports Best High Schools

US News and World Report has released the rankings for the 2019 school year. Gray Stone Day School ranked #535 out of 24,000 public high schools in the nation. It ranked #105 nationally out of 2,845 charter high schools and #13 out of all public high schools in North Carolina.

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February 27, 2020

Gray Stone Day School Earns 2020 Quiz Bowl Trophy

Albemarle, NC – The Stanly County High School Quiz Bowl is an academic competition, which allows high school students the opportunity to demonstrate academic excellence by responding to questions on a wide variety of academic subjects.

The Quiz Bowl competition was held at Stanly Community College (SCC) on Saturday, February 15, 2020. Each of the following high schools brought two teams to participate in the double elimination competition: Albemarle School, Gray Stone, North Stanly, South Stanly, Stanly Early College and West Stanly.

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February 18, 2020

Gray Stone Students Compete in Art Showcase

Art Students from Gray Stone Day School recently competed at the North Carolina Scholastic Art Showcase. After placing first at the central regional competition in January, Gray Stone went on to place fourth in the state competition.

The North Carolina Scholastic Art Showcase is hosted by the North Carolina Association for Scholastic Activities. The state competition was held on February 8th at Cox Mill High School in Concord, North Carolina. There are eight categories, and Gray Stone submitted in seven of these.

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December 27, 2019

Gray Stone adds new online sports broadcasts

With the growth of new technology allowing sports to be streamed worldwide on the Internet, high schools in North Carolina have joined the trend.

Gray Stone Day, having added a camera in Singletary Gym several years ago allowing fans to watch the game while enjoying, concessions in the lunch area, recently kicked off a new basketball broadcast.

As part of the National Federation of High School’s online broadcasting network, Gray Stone students as part of a sports marketing class will get the opportunity to broadcast more games.

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December 9, 2019

Jeff Morris to receive NIAAA Bruce Whitehead Distinguished Service Award in National Harbor

The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) recently announced the ten individuals who will be honored on December 17th in National Harbor, Maryland for the 2019 Bruce D. Whitehead Distinguished Service Award. These ten individuals have made outstanding contributions to interscholastic athletics and they are being recognized for their length of service, special accomplishments and contributions to interscholastic athletics at the local, state and national levels. Nominations are submitted by state athletic directors associations, screened by the NIAAA Awards Committee and selected by the NIAAA Board of Directors.

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December 5, 2019

Gray Stone Day School holds canned food drive

Gray Stone Day School hosted a canned food drive to collect donations for Rowan Helping Ministries in Salisbury. The drive was organized by the student council.

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December 2, 2019

Gray Stone Presents A Christmas Carol

Gray Stone Day School students will be presenting Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in the form of a radio show on Monday, December 9th at 7:00 p.m. in the commons. Similar to radio shows in the 1940’s and 1950’s, students will perform the radio play written by Philip Grecian for a live audience by voice acting and creating sound effects with everyday objects.

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November 1, 2019

Gray Stone Day School Nominated for National Award

Gray Stone Day School was recently honored at the North Carolina Association of Compensatory Educators Conference in Greensboro for being nominated for the 2019-2020 National ESEA Distinguished School Award for Achievement. This is a National award and each state can send one school from each of two categories.

Ten schools in the state are nominated for the award for high achievement and ten schools are nominated for high performance. Over 1,000 schools qualify if they receive Title I funds as well as other federal grants.

"Less than 1% of the public schools that qualify are nominated," said Dr. Chris Vecchione, Director of Federal Programs for North Carolina. "These schools should be very proud of the work they have done."

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September 27, 2019

Three schools in county outperform state, national SAT averages

Three high schools in the county outperformed state and national averages on the SAT standardized test, according to 2019 data released this week by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction.

Gray Stone Day School led the county with 103 students taking the test, a 95 percent participation rate. It had the county’s highest average score of 1,177, well above the state average of 1,091 and the national average of 1,039.

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September 19, 2019

Gray Stone, Stanly Early College rank highest on test scores

With the exception of Gray Stone Day School and Stanly Early College High School, schools in the county performed below the state average on 2018-2019 ACT scores.

The ACT is a required standardized test given to 11th grade students. It covers English, math, reading and science, with an optional writing section. The test is used for college admissions. Another well-known standardized test, the SAT, is optional.

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September 6, 2019

Gold’s Gym Player of the Week: Emma Bost

This week’s Gold's Gym Athlete of the Week, Gray Stone's Emma Bost, has been the runner up in the state in the 1A singles tennis tournament for the past two seasons.

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September 4, 2019

Chuck Morehead hosts YVC regular-season cross-country meet

Running cross-country takes a physical toll on the body as athletes basically run at multiple 5K races every week.

In the course of Tuesday's Yadkin Valley Conference meet between Albemarle, Gray Stone, North Stanly and South Stanly, one athlete showed her heart and passion for the sport.

Sara Bruinsma, a senior for Gray Stone, was not the top finisher overall or for her team, but gave the other runners, coaches and fans in attendance at Chuck Morehead an example of her dedication.

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August 12, 2019

Senior trip to Mount Shepherd Retreat Center

Seniors at Gray Stone kicked off the 2019-2020 school year with a trip to the Mount Shepherd Retreat Center in Asheboro, N.C. where they spent two days participating in outdoor and team-building activities.

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August 7, 2019

Gray Stone students head back to class with new schedule, structure

Gray Stone Day School opened on Wednesday for all students in grades 6-12 with a new structure. The school is implementing a new alignment of grades as well as a new daily schedule. The students are regrouped into sub-schools, with grades 6 and 7 being a middle school, grades 8 and 9 being a junior high school and grades 10 through 12 being a high school.

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August 5, 2019

Staff Retreat 2019 - Kinetic Heights, Charlotte, NC

On Friday, August 2nd, Gray Stone staff and administration loaded two buses and headed off for their yearly retreat, kicking off the 2019-2020 school year. The location this year was Kinetic Heights in Charlotte, NC, an indoor obstacle center offering challenges and teambuilding for all ages and levels.

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