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Yearbook prices increase this week

January 22, 2019

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Yearbook prices increase Friday, Jan. 25.  Please click HERE to order today. Seniors should not purchase their yearbooks online because they are included in their senior fees. The last date to purchase personal or business ads for the yearbook will be Friday, March 1....

Students perform well in social science fair

January 22, 2019

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Grady students performed well in Atlanta Public Schools' social science fair. The results are: Sahana Parker, Jessie Bouterse, Devin Cotrell: "Immigration in America: Past and Present" - 1st place. Anna Fedorova, Erin Taylor, Dana Richie: "The Science of Hugs and Heart Rate" - 2nd place. Lauren Silcock, Mackenzie York: "Which environmental education task ...

Georgia Tech sponsors industrial engineering camp for high school students

January 14, 2019

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Georgia Tech's Industrial Systems and Engineering School is sponsoring a camp designed to introduce high school students to the field of industrial engineering.  The camp, which runs from Feb. 18-22,  is intended for students who excel in math and science, especially underrepresented minority students.  The camp is on the Tech campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and...

Four seniors awarded full-tuition Posse scholarships

January 7, 2019

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Four Grady students were awarded full-tuition Posse Foundation Scholarships, the largest number of awardees in Atlanta Public Schools. The winners are Keziah Corbett, Shamayan Sullivan, Avery Alford and Taylor Jackson. They will attend Brandeis University, Boston University, George Washington University and College of Wooster.   

Southerner receives NSPA’s All-American rating

January 4, 2019

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The Southerner received the National Scholastic Press Association's top rating of All-American, garnering 475 of a total 500 points.  The paper received marks of distinction in all areas, which include Coverage and Content, Text, Visuals and Presentation. "Wow! You have an amazing publication that your student body should be proud of. Not only are you adept at...

The Grady High School Foundation advocates for Chromebooks Campaign

December 10, 2018

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The Grady High School Foundation is in the process of raising funds to provide every Grady student with a Chromebook laptop in the classroom. The foundation is asking 20 families to donate $1000 each in order to receive a $20,000 challenge grant. Donations can be made through www.gradyhsfoundation.org.  

Students pushing city for safer crossing at 10th Street and Monroe Drive intersection

December 4, 2018

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Grady students are fighting for a safer crossing intersection at 10th Street and Monroe Drive where Alexia Hyneman was struck by a car and killed in February 2016. A group of students has spoken at City Hall Transportation Committee meetings to present its call to action to the council members. The  group is looking for five to ten more people to come to City Hall meetings...

Georgia voters head to the polls for runoff voting

December 4, 2018

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On December 4, voters head to the polls to vote in runoff elections for several Georgia offices. The most discussed is Secretary of State, a position for which Democratic candidate John Barrow and Republican candidate Brad Raffensperger are running. Recent controversy over departing Secretary of State Brian Kemp's handling of the gubernatorial election has sparked particular...

Grady’s Art Department seeks help with courtyard hardscaping project

November 26, 2018

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Grady's Art Department is asking for donations of flagstone, paver gravel, and mortar to help complete the ongoing central courtyard hardscaping project. Donations can be given to Mr. Brandhorst; he can be contacted through his email: jbrandhorst@atlanta.k12.ga.us. Home Depot gift cards can be donated as well to the same email. Cash and other donation can be made to the PTSA directly. ...

Nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to turkey products

November 15, 2018

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As Thanksgiving approaches, an outbreak of salmonella linked to raw turkey has affected 164 people across 35 states. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has identified the strain of salmonella in samples of raw turkey pet food, live turkeys, and raw turkey products. As of November 8th, 2 people in Georgia have been infected. The CDC recommends washing hands,...

Juul Labs suspends sale of most flavored pods

November 15, 2018

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Juul Labs announced on Tuesday that the company would suspend sales of most of its flavored e-cigarette pods in retail stores. The company also announced that it would end social media promotions. Mint, tobacco and menthol flavors will continue to be sold in retail stores in order to prevent some users from reverting to Menthol cigarettes, said Juul. The announcement has undermined...

Grady hosts Carter/King debate tournament on Nov. 17

November 12, 2018

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The 10th Annual Carter/King Quest for the Dream Speech and Debate Tournament is being held here at Grady on Saturday, Nov. 17. The tournament will host 32 schools from three states.

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