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Homecoming pep rally

October 15, 2019

This Friday, October 18th marks the first pep rally of the year, the annual Homecoming pep rally. As a part of spirit week freshman are instructed to wear white, sophomores: grey, juniors: black and seniors: red. This Friday will be a "C-Day," and classes will be shortened to accommodate for the pep rally. 

Board of Education approves timeline for superintendent search

October 8, 2019

The Atlanta Board of Education on Monday approved a rough draft of the timeline for the search for a replacement for Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. The timeline states that the board will begin recruiting candidates for the position in December with plans to announce the sole finalist in May, 2020. The board concurrently approved the allocation of up to $25,000 to hire...

PTSA parking fundraiser

October 7, 2019

The PTSA will be holding a parking fundraiser at Grady during the Atlanta Pride festival this weekend, October 12-13. 

BeltLine protestors march for light rail

October 7, 2019

More than 50 protestors aligned with the group BeltLine Rail Now marched down the Atlanta BeltLine on Oct. 6 carrying signs and chanting. The group wants the original vision of the BeltLine to be realized and advocates for an accelerated plan to install more light rail transit in order to allow more people to navigate the city without a car. The protestors say that other projects...

Seniors: FAFSA application officially open

October 7, 2019

Seniors, make sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible in order to meet federal, state, and school financial aid deadlines. FAFSA allows students to apply for grants, student loans, and scholarships (including the Hope and Zell Miller scholarships). For help making an FSA ID and filling out FAFSA, schedule a meeting with your c...

Community Dinner scheduled for Nov. 7

October 2, 2019

The Grady Community Dinner will be held on Thursday, November 7th. The cost is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring dishes from home. Please contact Teresa Tinney at if you are interested in volunteering to help with planning.

Parent-teacher conferences open for reservation

October 1, 2019

As mid-semester approaches, scheduling a parent-teacher conference to check on student progress is encouraged. Reservations can be made at these links: 10-12th Students Last Names A-F: 10-12th Students Last Names G-M: 10-12th Students Last Names N-Z: 9th Grade Students:

Second semester dual enrollment application due Thursday

September 23, 2019

Students applying for second semester dual enrollment must do so by Thursday, September 26th at 11:59 pm. Sign up for an application session here. These sessions will help new students to submit necessary documents and returning students to renew their funding application. Make sure to review Document 1 and Document 2 to understand dual enrollment's stipulations and admissions require...

Curriculum night scheduled for Sept. 19

September 17, 2019

Curriculum Night will be on Thursday, September 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Parents will have the opportunity to meet students' teachers and receive important information about their child's classes. They will also be able to ask general questions about the school.

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...

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