Bearcats prepare for 2019-20 school year with back to school night


GRAFTON—In just a few days the halls at Grafton High School will be filled with students and teachers ready to start the new year, but to help students be a little more prepared, the school will be holding a Back to School Night.

The Back to School Night will be held on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00-7:00 p.m., in the auditorium.

At 5:00 p.m., there will be a general session to inform students and parents about the school’s policies and procedures.

Then, at 5:30 p.m., students will report to their homeroom to receive their schedules.

From 5:45-7:00 p.m., students and parents will have the opportunity to tour the school and see some of the new updates that the school received over the summer, as well as meet their teachers.

Principal Lori Shumaker shared they are excited to start the new school year and they look forward to seeing the students and parents on Thursday.

“Our mission is to educate and prepare students for success in future endeavors. As we prepare students for adult life, we must develop in them effective communication skills, the confidence to self-advocate, the desire to collaborate with others and the ability to think critically and problem solve,” she stated.

In addition to holding the Back to School Night, the school recently held another event to help get students pumped about the school year.

On Wednesday, August 14, the school held its first-ever Paint Your Space event.

During the event, each senior was given the opportunity to showcase their artistic skills by painting their parking space.

“All day long I could not believe the talent that was coming out,” said Shumaker. “There were parents coming together, siblings and friends.”

She shared that she was extremely impressed by the creativity of the seniors who participated in their first Paint Your Space Day.

“They were kind to each other, helpful and cleaned up after themselves,” she commented.

So, get ready to hit the halls at Grafton High School. Better make it before the tardy bell rings!

For more information, call the school at 304-265-3046.

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