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School district ‘lands’ a great deal from the mayor

Selena Kleber

January 17, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, NEWS

Newly elected mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms, transferred deeds for 50 properties from the City of Atlanta to Atlanta Public Schools on Tuesday, Jan. 16. This decision allows Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carstarphen, leeway in how she will control these properties in benefitting APS, whether it be through deve...

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Clark named Knights’ new football coach

Sean Sweeney

January 6, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Football, Front Slideshow, School News, SPORTS

Mays defensive backs coach Kevin Clark has been named Grady's new head football coach.  Clark spent his college football career as a defensive back at South Carolina State, and from then on was a defensive backs coach at eight different schools, including Banneker and Mays high schools over 18 se...

Homeless students face setbacks, staff shows support

Homeless students face setbacks, staff shows support

Max Nevins

December 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, School News

Walking around the hallways of Grady, it is not unusual to see some groups of students wearing varsity football gear, textbooks in tow, and others speaking to each other in different languages. The students that travel through Grady’s halls are renowned for their individuality, each one noticeable in their ow...

Feminine products kept hidden

Feminine products kept hidden

Anya Lomsadze, Managing Editor of News

December 18, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, In-depth News, NEWS

The text comes 15 minutes before the end of first period. Senior Nina Hannaford has to meet a friend next to some lockers on the E100 hall to deliver the product. When Hannaford gets there, her friend gives her pencil pouch and keeps watch as Hannaford transfers a small plastic bag from the botto...

Overcrowded classes impact learning experience

Overcrowded classes impact learning experience

Sophie Rivard

December 18, 2017


Filed under NEWS, School News

For many Grady students, the day begins as they squeeze into a first-period classroom of cluttered desks in search of a seat  in the corner behind 30 other classmates. With nearly 400 students, the freshman class this year is one of the largest ever at Grady. Consequently, many popular or required c...

APS Police shoots man armed with BB gun near Forrest Hill Academy

APS Police shoots man armed with BB gun near Forrest Hill Academy

Tyler Jones

December 12, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS

An Atlanta Public Schools police officer shot a man armed with a BB gun who attempted to enter Forrest Hill Academy in Southwest Atlanta Tuesday morning. No officers or students were injured in the shooting.  The suspect’s name has not been released and no motive has been determined, the Georgia B...

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

District adjusts proposed rezoning boundaries for Grady’s northern attendance zone

Selena Kleber and Scout McDaniel

December 7, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, NEWS, School News

Relieving overcrowding and planning for growth in the Grady cluster are top priorities for Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. A rezoning proposal for an apartment complex under construction at 1989 Cheshire Bridge Road and the Armour Drive corridor on the northern boundaries o...

Parents oppose planned rezoning

Parents oppose planned rezoning

Selena Kleber and Scout McDaniel

November 29, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, NEWS, School News

By Scout McDaniel and Selena Kleber Angry parents packed the Morningside Elementary auditorium Nov. 28 in opposition of a proposed rezoning  of the Armour Drive and Cheshire Bridge Road areas that would shift 100 students from the Grady cluster to the North Atlanta cluster. Atlanta Public Scho...

Moreland, Grady part ways

Moreland, Grady part ways

Alex Langan, AME Sports

November 16, 2017


Filed under NEWS, School News, SPORTS

After a 2-7 season, Grady is seeking a new head football coach to replace Earthwind Moreland. His tenure lasted four years with an overall record of 24-19. Moreland declined comment. Last year was the most successful for Moreland’s staff at the helm of the Knights, with Grady winning a region title af...

Elementary school girls advocate for dress code change

Elementary school girls advocate for dress code change

Charlotte Spears

November 15, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, Front Slideshow, NEWS, School News

By Charlotte Spears Two little girls stood on their tiptoes to reach the microphone on the lectern. Their brightly colored leggings and pigtails stood out in the crowd of business suits and solemn faces. It is rare to see two fifth graders speaking at an Atlanta Board of Education meeting, but Falyn...

New testing policy covers STEM AP tests

New testing policy covers STEM AP tests

Cory Dillard, Arts and Entertainment Section Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Front Slideshow, NEWS

Every year, students take different combinations of Advanced Placement exams, and every year, Grady changes policies regarding the payment for those exams.  In the past, Atlanta Public Schools has provided money to pay for AP tests, but the new policy has paved the way for a new approach. APS ha...

Alum Westmoreland wins Atlanta City Council seat

November 10, 2017


Filed under Adminstration, Breaking News, Local News

Brief Grady alumnus and former Atlanta Board of Education member Matt Westmoreland had a strong win on Tuesday for an at-large post for the Atlanta City Council. He ended with 63 percent of the vote with approximately 48,000 votes which was more votes than any other candidate in the Atlanta election...

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