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APS 5K and Fun Run registration open

March 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Yearbook prices increase this week

January 22, 2019

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

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

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

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

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...

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