UPDATES                                     

Category: News

Immigration crackdown raises students’ fears, anxiety of deportation

The November presidential election brought a wave of mixed feelings across the nation; some were left excited, some unsure and others were left in utter dismay. However, the dominant feeling across immigrant communities and households post election was fear. “[The election] was really saddening,” Grady junior and Mexican American, Jazmin Cruz said. “It was evident that the situation for immigrants […]

Read more ›

Grady Cluster Families Fight Board on Rezoning

A group of frustrated families came together on Apr. 10 at the Atlanta Board of Education’s monthly meeting to make their case on behalf of their children’s academic futures. West Midtown is an area that has been highly controversial on the grounds of rezoning. The first major rezoning issue was brought to light in 2012, over Grady being the zoned […]

Read more ›

Bockman’s reflections on the previous months and the 2017-2018 school year

Over the course of this year, Grady has experienced several changes in terms of the policy introduced by Principal Betsy Bockman. Using experience and knowledge honed as an administrator at several Atlanta Public Schools and Grady cluster schools, Bockman will continue to work to improve quality of education at Grady in the future. One of the most impactful courses of […]

Read more ›

Grady Sport Funding

Between uniforms, padding, helmets and trainers, it is no secret that playing sports can cause a hole in your wallet. Since Grady is a Title I school, which means the school has a sizeable population of economically-disadvantaged students, not all students have the ability to pay for such costly sports. Since Atlanta Public Schools promoted Jasper Jewell to director of […]

Read more ›
Mock Trial wins state and finishes third at nationals

Mock Trial wins state and finishes third at nationals

By Max Nevins On March 4, the Mock Trial team placed first at the Georgia High School Mock Trial State Finals Competition, Grady’s seventh win in the team’s history. Grady’s placement qualified the team to represent Georgia in the national tournament in Hartford, CT from May 10-14. “We went to state last year and finished third, so the goal was […]

Read more ›

Climate change conversation heats up with change in administration

Over the past ten years the world’s climate has become turbulent and unpredictable. Summers have gotten hotter, winters have gotten colder and regions of the United States are drowning in amounts of rain they haven’t seen in years. Whether you believe in climate change or not, our Earth is changing quickly and we are at a pivotal point in human […]

Read more ›

Walker sees Grady debate as a stepping stone to success

It takes a village. Coined by the Igbo tribe and adopted by Hillary Clinton, this phrase is Grady alum Taylor Walker’s mantra for a successful life. “Grady is that sort of an environment that becomes a village,” Walker said. “A lot of my success has to do with the village around me. I couldn’t have done it on my own.” […]

Read more ›

Bockman named principal

By Alex Opsahl and Mei Nathan APS named Dr. Betsy Bockman the permanent principal of Grady. Bockman was the leading candidate during separate interviews with the Local School Governance Team, Atlanta Public School (APS) Board and Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. APS confirmed her position on Feb. 3. “Dr. Bockman is someone who genuinely cares about students, specifically students in the […]

Read more ›

Alliance Theater memorializes defining Atlanta Civil Rights moment

By Anya Lomsadze From Feb. 22 to March 12, the Alliance Theater showcased “The Temple Bombing,” by Melissa Fay Greene, memorializing the bombing of the Hebrew Benevolent Congregation Synagogue, which occurred two miles from Grady in 1958. The production of the seldom-spoken story of this defining moment in Atlanta’s Civil Rights Movement marks the synagogue’s 150th anniversary.    Atlanta’s Temple was […]

Read more ›

Teacher salaries to increase 2 percent

The 2018 Georgia budget will provide for a 2 percent raise in teachers salaries, though raises for Atlanta Public Schools (APS) teachers will likely be lower. Gov. Nathan Deal announced plans for the raise in his “State of the State” address on Jan. 11. It is intended to make up for government spending cuts during recent years and to lower […]

Read more ›