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Final exam schedule updated for graduation

May 14, 2019

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The final exam schedule for the week of May 20th has been updated in order for students to attend graduation. The final exam for 3B will be held on Monday at 2:30 rather than Thursday. The new schedule is: Monday, 5/20 - 3B Tuesday, 5/21 - 1B & 2B Wednesday, 5/22 - 1A & 2A Thursday, 5/23 - 4B Friday, 5/24 - 3A & 4A

Senior fashion show to be held on May 11th

April 29, 2019

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The annual Senior Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, May 11th at 8 p.m. in the Grady Gymnasium. Students and faculty can buy tickets for $10, the general public can buy for $15, and children 10 and under can come for free. Buy tickets here.

Four new teachers and staff hired for upcoming school year

April 10, 2019

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Grady welcomed four new teachers and staff members for the 2019-2020 school year. New members include Athletic Director and head boys' basketball coach Patrick Johnson, ESOL teacher Che Andrews, counselor Chelsea Falcone, and Healthcare Science teacher GiGi Comparetto. More positions will be announced in the coming weeks as the hiring process is completed.

APS mourns death of district director

April 9, 2019

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Atlanta Public Schools district director of career, technical and agricultural education programs Michael Maze was found deceased in his home on Monday. After school board chairman Jason Esteves announced the death, the board held a moment of silence in memory. Maze worked for the district for 21 years, beginning in 1997, and was named Administrator of the Year by the Georgia Ass...

Southerner wins top CSPA award

March 27, 2019

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The Southerner was awarded a Golden Crown Award in High School Print News by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association for overall excellence. The publication was chosen for the Crown Program out of over 1,000 digital, print newspapers, magazines and yearbooks published during the 2017-2018 school year.

APS 5K and Fun Run registration open

March 19, 2019

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APS will hold it's annual Rocks and Runs 5K and Character Fun Run on May 4th at Brown Middle School. The 5K will kick-off National Teacher Appreciation Week and all proceeds from registration will go towards supporting APS teachers. Runners in the 5K should show their spirit by wearing their APS school shirt or colors, and Fun Run runners should dress as their favorite book...

Gun legislation passes through the House

February 28, 2019

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the first major gun control legislation in 25 years. The Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019, H.R. 8, requires background checks for those buying guns, regardless of the venue the firearms are being purchased from. As a result of the rise in school shootings in 2018 and the increased legislative pressure from supporters of gun c...

Tickets available for April 13 Prom at Georgia Tech

February 26, 2019

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Grady's 2019 Junior/Senior Prom will be at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center on April 13.  Tickets available now.  Student tickets available HERE and guest tickets available HERE....

Poet Laureate’s Prize entry deadline March 1

February 26, 2019

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Georgia’s Poet Laureate, in collaboration with Georgia Council for the Arts, is pleased to announce the sixth annual Poet Laureate’s Prize, awarded for an original poem written by a Georgia high school student. The Poet Laureate's Prize encourages Georgia high school students to write original works of poetry and honors the outstanding work of student writers in the state. The deadline for Poet Laureate's Prize entries is March 1....

Grady named AP Honor School by state superintendent

February 11, 2019

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Grady High School was among 230 schools named Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2019 by State School Superintendent Richard Woods.  Grady received recognition as an as an AP Merit School (71 statewide) with at least 20 percent of the total student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher; an AP STEM Achiev...

Publications receive high marks by regional journalism association

February 4, 2019

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The Southern Interscholastic Press Association gave the Southerner and the Southerner Online its top rating, All Southern in its just released critique of the publications. Nexus, Grady's arts and culture magazine, was rated Superior.

Southerner wins 7 CSPA Gold Circle digital media awards

January 31, 2019

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The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its 2019 Gold Circle digital media awards, with the Southerner winning seven certificates. Maura O'Sullivan won first place in the personal opinion, off-campus category for "Bird, Lime Scooters Disrupt Flow of Pedestrian Traffic." For secondary news coverage, Katie Dwyer and Elise Isakov won a third-place honor...

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