JROTC Master Sergeant Zode Compton Receives Outstanding Award at JROTC Awards Ceremony
Class of '58 Grady Grad Major Gen Larry Taylor USMC presented the Outstanding LET 2 Award to C/MSG Zode Compton at yesterday's JROTC Awards Ceremony.
Atlanta INtown Feature on Clarissa Mullig
The Atlanta INtown paper wrote an article about our very own Clarissa Mullig. Click the link below to view the online version of the article:
APS eBooks Over Spring Break
APS Literacy Day Competition No matter where Spring Break takes you, APS eBooks are always there. Anywhere, anytime, forever eBooks can be downloaded to every device in the district and to the personal devices of every APS family member. APS students, teachers, and families have access to thousands of non-fiction and fiction titles on the Atlanta Public School’s eBook Shelf @ http://tinyAPS.com/?eBooks.
We had a great showing today at the APS Literacy Day Competition:
HS Extemporaneous Speaking- Sam Lombardo - First Place
HS Poetry Recital - Katura James - Second Place
Essay (written in advance) - Gwendolyn McMannus - Second Place
Essay (written on demand) - Gwendolyn McMannus - First Place
Speech and Debate National Qualifiers
Please congratulate these students. They represented Grady well.
This weekend here at Grady HS the Jesters competed in the National Speech and Debate Association district national qualifier. The team did an amazing job, breaking a record for Grady HS for the most qualifiers! Here is who will be competing this June in Birmingham, AL:
International Extemporaneous Speaking: Gregory Fedorov and Denis Goldsman
United States Extemporaneous Speaking: Sam Lombardo and Sophie Rivard
Original Oratory: Kassidy Kelley
Informative Speaking: Harrison Grady and Franky Fernandez
Program Oral Interpretation: Taylor Jackson
Congressional Debate- Senate: Theo Weimar
Congressional Debate- House: Robert Weimar
Duo Interpretation: Joe Earles & Olivia Hunter
Public Forum Debate: Bailey Damiani & Jack Rafferty and Harper Gambill & PJ Cooper
Posse Foundation Scholarship
Hello 11th graders,Juniors, Class of 2018: The 2017-18 Posse Foundation Scholarship applications have been released. This is not a needs-based program as it's open to all students regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. The Posse scholarship provides full tuition for the following colleges: Bard College, Boston University, Brandeis University, George Washington University, The College of Wooster, and Texas A&M. Please see your assigned counselor for an application. Deadline to submit application is April 17, 2017 No Exceptions. Thank you.
Important Senior End of the Year Info/Dates!
1) Visions of the Future (the traditional “pre-graduation” program) is Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Grady’s Historic Gymnasium. Guests do not need tickets to enter this program.
2) Graduation is still Thursday, May 25th (the last day of school) at 3:30 PM at the World Congress Center: Hall C3, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW, Atlanta 30313. Parking: Yellow Lot/Blue Lot/Gold Lot.
a. The school district is working out a “half-day” procedure for Grady, BUT this is the time for parents to prepare for “what to do if a graduate has siblings at another school where a half-day is not going to happen.” I don’t have an answer. Please ask the other schools this question if it applies to your family.
b. PARKING WILL BE WORSE THAN HORRENDOUS. Dekalb County Schools has decided to use the World Congress Center as their graduation site, YES, during the SAME WEEK AS ATLANTA’S GRADUATIONS. Stephenson High School will actually be two halls away from us. They don’t limit the number of guests who can attend Dekalb County’s graduations, so there will be throngs of people. We recommend planning to be at the World Congress Center by 1:30 PM since there will be many other things happening at the Congress Center along with two graduations. MARTA may really be smarter. Picture this: Not just ONE school leaving the parking decks as another school is trying to park, but 2 or more schools trying to leave the parking decks while 2 or more schools are trying to park. TRUST US – this is looking BAD… Plan NOW in order to avoid missing graduation…
c. Remember that APS doesn’t control how much the Congress Center charges for parking. Last year they told us $10, but they decided to raise it to $15 during come large graduations. Imagine that. We will let you know the cost as soon as they reveal that mystery.
d. Each student will receive a certain number of tickets. All guests who enter the hall will need a ticket. Small children who are able to sit in adults’ laps have not needed tickets in the past.
e. Students will receive the tickets a day or two before graduation even though we will tell students approximately how many tickets they will receive around May 5th.
3) Graduation Rehearsal (the dress rehearsal) is at the World Congress Center Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM. We want as many students as possible to provide their own transportation. Those who need to ride school buses will need to be at Grady by 7:00 AM. Imagine that… The buses will leave at 7:15 AM.
4) SENIOR FEES are currently $200. Use the following link to pay online: https://osp.osmsinc.com/Atlanta/Default.aspx
. See the attachment for additional payment information/options. The attachment also contains other general graduation information.
5) Young Ladies, wherever you see a reference to “black” shoes, please disregard it. You have successfully convinced us that “nude” shoes look great with white. JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT BEACH SANDALS, ETC… Also, avoid high heels. See the attachment for “heel” requirements. High heels are not your friends on graduation day unless you possibly want to be remembered as tripping and falling – captured by your friends on SnapChat and/or Instagram. Imagine that… (Smile) There is A LOT of walking, and there are A LOT of steps… Last year a young lady’s shoe came off as she went up the steps to the stage… Not a pretty memory.
College Launch: Summer Action Plan Workshop
Attention Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students and Parents! College Launch: Your Summer Action Plan Workshop will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the College and Career Center. Please plan to attend this informational workshop on how you can jumpstart preparing for college." Please call 404-802-3017 or email email@example.com to rsvp.
Click here for the informational flyer.
Opportunity for Gifted Students Interested in Law
Ballard Spahr is looking for candidates for the Student Career Opportunity Recruitment (SCORe) paid internship program. The SCORe Program was designed to provide gifted and talented students from Atlanta Public Schools the opportunity to learn about the structure and organization of a law firm and to encourage their interest in a career in law. The internship includes training, research, job shadowing, mentoring, and project planning and execution. Attached above is the application and a summary of the program including with pertinent dates.
If you are intersted, please provide your applications directly to Brandice Johnson JohnsonBN@ballardspahr.com by the deadline of Friday March 31, 2017.
Grady Drama @ Inman Park Theatre Night
Inman Park Theatre Night
Saturday, April 29, 2017 under the Festival Tent on Elizabeth Street 7:30 p.m.
Our neighborhood theatres make us laugh, cry, and see things from a different perspective.
So, don’t miss your chance to dine with friends and enjoy outstanding performances from our three
local theatres plus a special appearance from Grady High School’s “Grady Drama”.
For more info, click here.
2017 Soccer Community Night
GA Tech Hot Days Summer Program
Are you interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)? If so you may want to enroll in GA Tech's Hot Days summer program. See attached flyer above for details. Although the flyer doesn't state it, the university's School of Electrical & Computer Engineering will provide scholarships for applicants in need to curb the cost.
Deadline: FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017
MARC Leadership Program Now Recruiting Atlanta High School Leaders
Now in its 20th year, the award-winning Model Atlanta Regional Commission is currently recruiting for its youth leadership program. MARC, sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission, offers fun and interactive learning experiences covering issues that affect the future of the region - transportation, water supply, land use, sustainability, the arts, human services and more. The program brings together 55 teens to learn more about the region while honing their leadership skills.
We need you to help identify outstanding young people for the class of 2017-18 which begins in August. Nominees should exemplify the standards set forth by your school.
Eligibility: Any student currently in the 9th or 10th grade in the 10-county Atlanta region (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties) may apply.
Commitment: The class meets once a month on Saturdays for six months, beginning in August 2017 and over a weekend in September.
There is no cost to participants.
Applications are due Friday, April 7.
Click here to view the MARC Leadership Program website.