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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
ESL Class for Adults / Clases de Inglés para Adultos
2/1/2016Read full story
Save the Date - Mother/Son Dance / Anote la Fecha - Baile de Madre/Hijo
1/28/2016Read full story
Candy Apple for your Valentine / Manzana de Caramelo para el Día de Valentín
1/28/2016Read full story
PTA Membership Drive!
1/28/2016Read 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
Feb 12Dress Down Day ($1.00) / Día de vestir sin Uniforme, Costo $1.00
Feb 15No School - Teacher Workday / No hay clases - Dia Trabajo Maestro
Feb 25Multi-Cultural Musical Program / Progr Musical Multi-Cultural 6-8pm
Mar 11/2 Day Student Early Release / Salida Temprana Estudiantes 1/2 Dia
Mar 1Dress Down Day ($1.00) / Día de vestir sin Uniforme, Costo $1.00
Mar 4Mother-Son Dance / Baile de Madre-Hijo 6:30-9pm
Mar 7PTA Meeting / Reunión del PTA 3-4pm
Mar 8School Leadership Team Meeting / Reunión del Equipo de Liderazgo Escolar
Mar 24End of 3rd Quarter / Fin del 3er Trimestre
Mar 25No School / No hay clases
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CMS Student Assignment Survey 

The Board of Education wants to know what’s important to you as you consider your child’s education or public education overall. Survey results will inform any changes to the student assignment plan, beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

The online survey can be taken in English or Spanish. Simply go to and click on the Student Assignment Survey link at the top of the page.

Paper copies will be available at Smith Family Center and every CMS school front office.
Individual paper copies in other languages will be made available upon request.




Father-Daughter Dance is on Friday, February 5, 2016 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Baile de Padre-Hija es el Viernes 5 de Febrero 6:30 - 9:00pm 



It Happened at Grier …

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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