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University System budget cut by 4 percent

September 11, 2019

The Georgia Board of Regents approved a 4 percent cut- about $10.4 million- to the fiscal budget for the University System of Georgia on Tuesday. The board was responding to calls by Gov. Brian Kemp for a decrease in state spending. Spending for farm and marine research, libraries, and the state's new Cyber Innovation and Training Center will also be cut by 6 percent starting...

Coca-Cola pays for part of senior fees

September 10, 2019

The Coca-Cola Foundation is covering senior cap and gown fees this year. However, students who intend to purchase caps and gowns must submit their "intent to graduate" HERE. Seniors who pay remaining fees by October 31 will pay reduced total fee of $155. Those who pay November 1-Febuary 29th will pay $170, and those who pay March 1st- the end of the year will pay $185. Senior f...

Athletic Booster Club seeking volunteers

September 3, 2019

The Athletic Booster Club is looking for volunteers to fill several committee positions. Volunteers can join the Alumni/Membership Committee, Events Committee, Sponsorship Committee, Merchandising Committee, and Feeder School Outreach Committee. Sign up to volunteer here, and the next Athletic Booster Club meeting will be Wednesday, September 11th, at 6:30 PM, in the Media...

Hurricane Dorian projected to strengthen to Category 3 storm

August 29, 2019

Hurricane Dorian is forecast to strengthen and become a Category 3 hurricane on Friday as it approaches the U.S. mainland. It is predicted to take landfall on Florida's Atlantic Coast late Sunday or Monday morning. The storm passed through the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 1 storm on Wednesday, causing minor flooding and power outages. Puerto Rico, which is still recovering...

College Career Center seeking volunteers

August 25, 2019

Parents or volunteers interested in helping out in the College Career Center for the 2019-20 school year should meet in the CCC by the attendance office on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 8:45 a.m. Coffee will be provided. Email Anna Weiner if you have any questions. 

Community meeting on renovations scheduled for Aug. 21

August 20, 2019

Students and parents will meet in Vincent D. Murray Auditorium to discuss upcoming renovations involving an additional building and various restrictions to student parking on Wednesday, August 21.

Student interest meeting for 2020 summer trip to Japan set for Aug. 28

August 20, 2019

Those interested in the 2020 school trip to Japan should attend the interest meeting on Wednesday, August 28th at 5:30PM in room E107. Information about costs, dates, and sight-seeing will be discussed, and those with questions can get them answered here. 

Final exam schedule updated for graduation

May 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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.

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