7th grade students treated us to their “fractured fairytale” this week. What a fantastic performance infused with humor and a brand new spin on some familiar characters…and we loved every minute of it. Well done!!
A special thank you to the Virginia Commission for the Arts for providing the opportunity to work with Teaching Artist, Lucinda McDermott, during the creation of the play. What an incredible experience for all!
#virginiacommissionforthearts #joyfullearning

Grizzly Cross Country

At their first meet, four Grizzly girls and two Grizzly boys placed in the top five finishers for Grymes Cross Country. The team won their second meet of the season last week! Well done – GO GRIZZLIES!


Starting from scratch

Virginia Commission for the Arts Teaching Artist, Lucinda McDermott, was back on campus this week. Lucinda and 7th grade students (alongside Mrs. Yauger and Mrs. Stakem) are collaborating to produce a “fractured fairytale” which they will present as the 7th grade play in November. What a unique and exciting experience for these students – thank you, Lucinda and #virginiacommissionforthearts for making this possible!

Thank you to our presenters for your moving and informative presentations!

Today we commemorated the twentieth anniversary of 9/11 at an assembly with our Upper School students.This was an opportunity to remember those who lost their lives that day and to honor the many firefighters, police, first-responders, and other citizens who heroically responded. Students introduced and raised the National Freedom Flag, a flag designed to mark September 11, and we concluded the assembly with a moment of silence.

Learn more about the Freedom Flag.

Save the Dates!

Deadline Alert! As many of you know, we are excited to host the Grymes Gala & Auction (virtual) on May 1. Please be aware of two upcoming dates: our deadline for sponsorship is April 2 and the last day to order your Gala-To-Go Boxes is April 16. Don’t miss your chance! What is a Gala-To-Go Box, you ask? Here’s a sneak peek at some of what’s inside. To become a sponsor, order your box, or to learn about and register for the event, visit our website:

Student Voices

Here’s a special sneak peek at a poem that is part of the upcoming Student Voices page. We couldn’t resist sharing this poem as we all watch the weather forecast for Sunday and Monday.

Stay tuned as we feature more Student Voices in days to come!


“Superstitions,” by Sara (8th Grade)

A spoon in my left hand,

three ice cubes in my right,

I race up the stairs

and into the bathroom,

toss the ice cubes into the toilet,


and stop to look at my reflection.

Ten-year-old me smiles at herself in the mirror,

short blonde hair,

gaps in her smile,

wearing her favorite Christmas pjs inside out and backward,

with a spoon brandished in her left hand like a wand.

I dart down the hall to my bedroom,

shove the spoon under my pillow,

and run through the check-list in my head.

I’ve done everything.


There better be snow tomorrow.

Traditions: Giving Tree & Santa Hat Day 2020

Many thanks to Mrs. Handelsman and the 8th Grade Community Service Committee for organizing the Giving Tree Assembly! Like most things this year, the assembly looked a little bit different, but the spirit and community impact continue to shine through. We extend a very special thanks to all families for your toy donations this year – we are grateful for your generosity. All toys were delivered to the Children’s Toy Box of Orange after the assembly and the splashes of Santa hats around campus certainly made the season feel bright!