• School will be closed Monday, Feb. 19 through Friday, Feb. 23 for Winter Break

  • School day extended 30 minutes to 4 p.m. from Jan. 29-Mar. 30 to make up snow days

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Students report language programs as ineffective

Students report language programs as ineffective

Katie Earles, Editor in Chief

February 13, 2018


Filed under NEWS

Inside Atlanta Public Schools’ elementary schools, years before students arrive at Grady as high school freshmen, one can find some six-year-olds simultaneously learning the English alphabet, sitting in Spanish classes and chanting “rojo, azul, verde” as a teacher holds up colored cards. Some...

Westside Bellwood Quarry to become next Atlanta park

Westside Bellwood Quarry to become next Atlanta park

Caleb Weinstock

February 6, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, Local News, NEWS

By Caleb Weinstock Plans are in progress for the Bellwood Quarry in West Atlanta to convert into a fully functioning and expansive park. The Department for Parks and Recreation of Atlanta announced that the beginning phase of the new park will be open to the public within two years. The first phase...

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Weather cancellations lead to school day extension

Sophie Rivard

January 29, 2018


Filed under Adminstration, Front Slideshow, NEWS, School News

From hurricanes to snow storms, the 2017-18 school year's inclement weather incidents led to seven full-school day cancellations. Due to the amount of missed classroom time, Atlanta Public Schools is extending the school day by 30 minutes until Mar. 30. The district settled on the makeup schedule...

Boys and girls swim teams win city championships

January 25, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, SPORTS, Uncategorized

Grady's boys and girls swim teams won first place at the Atlanta Public Schools Swimming Championships yesterday Jan. 24 at the Washington Park Natatorium. The girls have won for five consecutive years, while the boys earned their first win in team history. Both teams qualified for the state championship...

School district ‘lands’ a great deal from the mayor

School district ‘lands’ a great deal from the mayor

Selena Kleber

January 17, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, 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, 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...

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...

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