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Joseph W. Grier
School Information:
8330 Grier Road
Charlotte, NC 28215
Courier # 432
P: 980-343-5671 | F: 980-343-5394
Principal: Theresa Townsend
LC: East Learning Community
Bell Schedule: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Grades: K-5
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Mission Statement
Our mission is to create a safe, caring environment that maximizes learning by utilizing the rigorous Common Core curriculum and 21st century skills.
School Announcements
Lemonade Day 2016 / Día de Limonada del 2016
4/21/2016Read full story
Book Fair Family Night / Noche Familiar Feria de Libro 05/12/2016
4/12/2016Read full story
EOG Proctors Needed!
4/11/2016Read full story
​Pull Top Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte / Recolecte las tapitas de abrir las latas para Casa Ronald McDonald de Charlotte
2/24/2016Read full story
J.W. Grier PTA Spirit Rock / El PTA de J.W. Grier presenta Una Roca con Espiritu
11/2/2015Read full story
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Current Calendar Events
May 2PTA Meeting / Reunión del PTA 3-4pm
May 2 - 6Staff Appreciation / Fecha de apreciación del Personal
May 4Kindergarten Field Trip
May 7Lemonade Day 2016 / Día de Limonada del 2016 9am-12pm
May 9Book Fair
May 12Spring Musical / Musical de Primavera 6:30-7:30pm
May 25Gr3-5 Reading End of Grade Tests / Pruebas de Fin de Año
May 26PreK Field Trip
May 26Gr3-5 Math End of Grade Tests / Pruebas de Fin de Año
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Lemonade Day 2016



Changing Lives, One Laptop at a Time

May 7, 2016

Help Squeeze the Digital Divide

Visit or participate in your school’s E2D Lemonade Stand on May 7.

Your support will help get technology into all the hands of Charlotte-Mecklenburg students.

Lemonade Stand Location 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walmart (7735 North Tryon)

For more information on how you can get involved contact, Kristin Retort at

or visit


Cambiando Vidas, Una Computadora a la Vez

El 7 de mayo, 2016

 Ayude exprimir la brecha digital

Visite o participe en el puesto de limonada de E2D el dia 7 de mayo.

Su apoyo ayudará a poner la tecnología necesaria en las manos de todos los estudiantes de Charlotte-Mecklenburg.

Localización del puesto de limonada 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Walmart  (7735 North Tryon)


     #e2dsqueeze           #thanksgooglefiber


Volunteers Needed!!


Please call the school to sign-up as a volunteer and be a proctor for EOG testing.

The dates are listed below:
Wednesday, May 25th 8:00am-12:00pm (3rd-5th Grades)
Thursday, May 26th 8:00am-12:00pm (3rd-5th Grades)
Tuesday, May 31st 8:30am-11:30am (5th Grade Science only)

We appreciate any day you can join us as a proctor! Thanks!

Joseph W. Grier Academy 980-343-5671


Padres -

Por favor llame a la escuela para anotarse come voluntario(a) y ser ayudante en los exámenes de fin de año.

Las fechas están a continuación:
Miércoles 25 de Mayo de 8 a 12pm (3er-5to Grado)
Jueves 26 de Mayo de 8 a 12pm (3er-5to Grado)
Martes 31 de Mayo (5to Grado Ciencias, únicamente)

¡Apreciamos cualquier día que nos pueda apoyar como ayudante! ¡Gracias!

Academia Joseph W. Grier 980-343-5671



It Happened at Grier …


On Saturday, April 9th, our Robotics Team competed against 22 Elementary and Middle School teams during a Robotics event with Cyberkids Robotics.  Our team took 2nd place in the Teamwork competition.  We are so proud of their efforts and accomplishments!

Robotics Team members:  Broseth Bun, Shaheem Buffington, Kyra Brown, Laura Greene, and Ezekiel Self




On Friday, March 18th, students at J.W. Grier participated in "JA in a Day" - a complete Junior Achievement program in one school day!  Volunteers from New Beginnings Church partnered with Junior Achievement to deliver lessons which focused on fostering skills in three key content areas: entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.  The day also included a pizza party for the students to reward their concentration and hard work!


CLICK HERE to watch a Time-Warner Cable News video on the Junior Achievement Program at J.W. Grier Academy!



On Wednesday, March 16th, Fourth and Fifth grade students from Charlotte Mecklenburg schools took part in the Fire & Life Safety Bowl.  25 teams competed against each other in a game-show format, answering questions about fire and life safety.  We are so proud to announce that the J.W. Grier team placed SECOND and will go on to compete in the state championships which take place at the end of April.

Congratulations and well done to our team: Edwin Isais-Robles, Ezekiel Self, Sherlyn Rivera, Amira Hassan, and Ericka Talton!


Check out more photos in the Photo Gallery link on the left-hand navigation menu!



Do The Right Thing!

Jamarion Anderson was recognized today for "Doing the Right Thing".  Back in November, he found $100 on his classroom floor and he turned it in to the teacher so that it could be returned to its owner.  We are so proud of his honesty.  He was presented with gifts and a monetary award today on behalf of the greater Charlotte community!  Well done, Jamarion! We are so proud of you!




On Saturday, February 20th, Ms. Beatty, Ms. Tacy, and Ms. Retort took a team of 3rd graders to an event called Mathapalooza.  This is a district-wide event put on by the Talent Development department.  It is for 3rd grade students only and they compete against other 3rd graders from across the district.  The students participated in individual and team problem-solving activities to demonstrate their math and cooperation skills.  We had a good time and learned valuable lessons about the importance of math in the real world and how to work effectively as a team!   

Student Participants:    Axel Vasquez Escobar, Amere Tucker, Leopold Wembo, Gabriella Reyes Coreas, Jesse Vigueras Hernandez, Jonathan Sylla, and Samuel Leeper.


Check out more photos in the Photo Gallery link on the left-hand navigation menu! 



The Joseph W. Grier Annual Spelling Bee was held on Tuesday, November 24th, with nearly twenty students vying to represent the school at district-level. After a close competition, Grade 3 student Demond Alvin emerged as the winner, with Grade 5 students, Broseth Bun in Second place, and Zavarius Watkins in Third. Check out more photos in the NEW Photo Gallery link on the left-hand navigation menu! 




On Thursday, November 19th, students from grades PreK through 2 welcomed family members to school to share a Holiday Meal! Check out more photos in the NEW Photo Gallery link on the left-hand navigation menu! 




The students at J. W. Grier spent the last week in October taking positive actions to address the issue of bullying for Bullying Prevention and Awareness Week. Students designed creative posters for and Anti-Bullying psoter contest, made a "Treasure Box of Jewels" containing positive statements, participated in school pride day, wore hats as a symbolic stand against bullying, and came up with smart ways to avoid bullying situations at school. Check out more photos in the NEW Photo Gallery link on the left-hand navigation menu!




On Monday, September 14th, the Auditorium was buzzing with the sound of excited students sharing their lunches with some very special  vistors as we celebrated Grandparents Day! Check out more photos in the NEW Photo Gallery link on the left-hand navigation menu!




International Literacy Day

On Tuesday, September 8th, Joseph W. Grier Academy celebrated International Literacy Day.  Every classroom had a special guest reader and a picnic lunch.  We had wonderful support from family members and the community to make this day a success.  We will continue to focus our efforts on literacy and encourage everyone to support our students by being role models for reading and writing!

Remember - READ every day! 




Vision Statement
Our vision is to provide a safe and caring environment where students excel academically, value diversity, and have the necessary skills to be 21st century leaders.  



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