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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...

The Grady High School Foundation advocates for Chromebooks Campaign

December 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Harris Hines, retired Chief Justice, 1961 Grady alum killed in car crash

Harris Hines, retired Chief Justice, 1961 Grady alum killed in car crash

November 4, 2018

Harris Hines, the recently retired Chief Justice is the Georgia Supreme Court died today in a car crash, according to the Marietta Daily Journal. Hines was a 1961 Grady graduate who retired as Chief Justice in August 31, 2018. ...

Polio-like illness AFM spreads to Georgia

October 31, 2018

An outbreak of a mysterious illness with symptoms similar to polio has reached Georgia. This year, three children across the state have been diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), an illness that causes respiratory issues, muscle weakness and varying degrees of paralysis. Since the CDC started investigating the condition in 2014, the agency have seen nearly 400 c...

Local student falls ill after vaping at school

October 30, 2018

A student at a private school in North Fulton County was hospitalized after vaping at school, according to a report on WSB-TV. The Kings Ridge student became sick last Thursday. Friends to student at the Alpharetta school said they had bought Green Mist from a vape shop in Milton. The full report can be found here.  ...

Grady’s performance index exceeds state average

October 29, 2018

Grady's College and Career Readiness Performance Index exceeded Atlanta Public Schools' and the state's average for high school, according to results released by the Georgia Department of Education. Grady's score of 81.7 exceeded the state average of 75.3 and the district's average of 65.5. The index measured schools by five metrics: content mastery, progress, closing gaps,...

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