News from the Upper School

Week of Feb. 19
Week of Feb. 19
Week of Feb. 19

There were many smiles and palpable excitement as students headed out after our half-day yesterday. I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable long weekend. 

Recently, four varsity basketball players were named All-Region. Congratulations to Carlee Mason, Kaytlin McJimpsey, James Liollio, and Payne Wood for being recognized for their ongoing efforts and team contributions. Excellent job, Griffins! Best of luck to boys basketball as they compete in the 3A State Tournament. See the bracket below for more information. 

Our upcoming short week leads into the end of Q3 and Special Studies. We return on Tuesday to an E day. If your student has missing assignments or needs to submit last-minute payments or medical forms, please have them tie up loose ends as soon as we return to school on Tuesday. If you still need to bring medication to nurse Jonathan Green, do so as quickly as possible so that he can have everything ready for Special Studies.

Below, please find a listing of important dates. There will be NO SAT PREP this Sunday due to the holiday weekend. 

Monday, February 19 School Holiday for Presidents Day    
Monday, February 26 Special Studies Week    
Sunday, March 3 SAT Prep with Dr Duncan Seminar Room 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Thursday, March 14 Early Dismissal 12:05  
Friday, March 15 Upper School in session (LS/MS Conf Day)    
Thursday, March 21 Upper School Play 6:00 PM Dent Gallery
Friday, March 22 Upper School Play 6:00 PM Dent Gallery
Friday, March 29 Graduation items to be delivered 11:30 AM  
Monday, April 1 Start of Spring Break    
Monday, April 8 First day back after Spring Break    
Thursday, April 11 Spring Band Concert Stone Gym 6:30 pm
Friday, April 12 Spirit of the Griffin Assembly Stone Gym 1:00 - 2:15 pm
Wednesday, April 17 Seniors & Faculty Luncheon   11:30 - 12:25
Friday, April 19 Clemson Calculus Challenge Clemson all-day
Saturday, April 20 Practice AP Stats test at Clemson Clemson

8:00 am - 2:30 pm

Friday, April 26 Envirothon Team Competition Columbia all-day
Friday, May 3 Junior Senior Breakfast Dining Commons 7:30-8:30
Friday, May 3 Senior Parade    
Monday, May 6 AP Exams start    
Monday, May 6 AP Government exam   8:00 am
Monday, May 6 AP Chemistry and AP Art History   12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 7 AP Human Geography and AP Micro   8:00 am
Tuesday, May 7 AP Seminar and AP Statistics   12:00 pm
Wednesday, May 8 AP English Literature   8:00 am
Thursday, May 9 AP Environmental Science   8:00 am
Friday, May 10 AP European History and AP US History   8:00 pm
Monday, May 13 AP Calculus AB and BC   8:00 pm
Monday, May 13 AP Pre-Calculus   12:00 pm
Tuesday, May 14 AP English Language   8:00 am
Wednesday, May 15 AP French and AP World History   8:00 am
Wednesday, May 15 AP Computer Science   12:00 pm
Thursday, May 16 AP Spanish   8:00 am
Thursday, May 16 AP Biology   12:00 pm
Friday, May 17 AP Physics   8:00 am
Friday, May 17 AP Latin   12:00 am
Monday, May 13 - May 16 SDS Exams    
Friday, May 17, 2024 Make-up Exams/last day of school    
Tuesday, May 21, 2024 Band Awards Night Dent Gallery 5:30-7 pm
Wednesday, May 22, 2024 Prom - 10th - 12th grades only   7:00 pm
Thursday, May 23, 2024 Upper School Awards Night Mandatory - Juniors and Seniors in Stone Gym 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Friday, May 24, 2024 Graduation Senior Courtyard 9:00 am
Wednesday, August 14, 2024 First day of '24-'25 school year early dismissal  





College Counseling Corner

Week of April 15

Looking Ahead:

Seniors will attend the 2nd Senior Series on Tuesday, April 16th from 11:30 AM-12:30 PM in the Parents' Community Seminar Room. Lunch from Chick-fil-A will be provided. Please make sure your student fills out the Google Form.

All rising 10th-12th grade students:
Reminder about Course Requests - You must receive signatures from your teachers AND a parent/guardian before turning into College Counseling by Thursday, April 18th.


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