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Debate team performs well at North Carolina Invitational

October 28, 2018

The Grady Jesters debate team performed well at the Queen City Invitational at Charlotte Catholic High School in Charlotte, N.C. over the weekend. The team had the following finishes: 5th Place in Informative, Joe Earles; 6th Place in Extemporaneous, Sarah Likins and 2nd Place Franky Fernandez; 3rd Place in Duo Interpreataion, Joe Earles & Olivia Hunter, 2nd Place in Varsity...

Georgia is eighth in youth obesity, study finds

October 26, 2018

A recent study by the National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH) round that Georgia has the eighth highest rate of obesity in youth aged 10 to 17 at 18.4 percent. Southern states had disproportionately high rates compared to the rest of the country. The study, which is based on data from 2017, highlighted the importance of addressing youth obesity.

Grady’s SAT scores top state and national average

October 25, 2018

Grady's average SAT score of 1128, topped the state and national average, according to results released by the College Board. Georgia's average score was 1054 and the national average was 1049. The average score in Atlanta Public Schools was 997. North Atlanta had the district's second-highest score at 1085, while Drew Charter High School was third at 1058 and Carver Early...

Grady publications recognized at journalism conference

October 23, 2018

The Georgia Scholastic Press Association recognized Grady's publications as the state's best in its First Edition Competition on Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia. GSPA named Southerner Best Overall Newspaper and recognized the article: "Juul: A new generation of nicotine addicts as the top print news article. The association recognized the Southerner Online website as the...

FBLA raising proceeds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 23, 2018

 The FBLA Club is sponsoring a school-wide pink out on Friday, Oct. 26 in an effort to raise $500 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month to donate to Susan G. Koman Greater Atlanta. The club is selling T-shirts for $20 to aid its efforts.

Grady novice quiz bowl takes first and fourth at GATA Fall Tournament

October 22, 2018

Grady Quiz Bowl's B and C teams took first and fourth, respectively, in the novice division at the Georgia Academic Team Association (GATA) Fall Tournament this past Saturday. The "Fab Five" B team, led by freshman Nathan Rachwalski, remained undefeated, and Grady C, captained by Safia Read, placed fourth. Grady A missed Varsity playoffs by one question. The next tournament...

Grady ACT scores lead district, above state, national averages

October 17, 2018

Grady's average ACT score for the 2017-2018 school year remained unchanged at a composite score of 23.2, but exceeded district, state and national averages. Atlanta Public Schools had an average score of 18.7, while the state average was 21.4 and the national average was 20.8. 

Southerner named Crown award finalist

October 10, 2018

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association today named the Southerner a Crown award finalist, an honor representing the nation’s top high school journalism publications. All finalists are winners and will be named Gold Crown or Silver Crown winners at CSPA’s Spring Convention in New York City in March.   CSPA also recently rated the Southerner a Gold Medalist...

City renames three Confederate streets

October 3, 2018

Atlanta today renamed three former Confederate streets located about three miles from Grady in the Grant Park section of the city. Confederate Avenue and East Confederate Avenue will be renamed United Avenue and United Avenue S.E. and Confederate Court will be renamed Trestletree Court, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. New street signs are expected to go up after...

School board approves later start date for 2019

October 3, 2018

The Atlanta Board of Education approved a later start date to the school year starting next fall. School will start Aug. 12, 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year. Each of the past two years, school has started on Aug. 1. The new calendar will be in effect for three years. The year will start on Aug. 10 in 2020-2021 and Aug. 9 in 2021-2022.

U.S. Supreme Court refuses to hear test cheating appeal by two former APS employees

October 1, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to hear the appeals of Tamara Cotman, a former Atlanta Public Schools area executive director and Angela Williamson, a former Dobbs Elementary School teacher. The two were among 11 former APS employees convicted and sentenced three years ago in a rackateering case centered around the district's test-cheating scandal on standardized stat...

Women’s Chorus to perform with Atlanta Symphony in Harry Potter Concert Series

September 28, 2018

Grady's Women Chorus will be the featured choir with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in its Harry Potter Film Concert Series. The choir will perform composer John Williams' score for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets live with the ASO as the film plays on a 40-foot screen. Performances are Oct. 5-7 at Symphony Hall. The performance is part of a multi-year relationship...

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