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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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