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Playmakers Workshop celebrates a decade of creativity

Playmakers Workshop celebrates a decade of creativity

Katherine Esterl

April 9, 2018


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By Katherine Esterl A day and a half can fly by pretty quickly, but not when you’re writing and performing a play that didn’t exist hours before. And that’s just what students and actors do during the Grady Playmakers Workshop, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this month. “It was that ...

School united in celebrating Black History Month

School united in celebrating Black History Month

Jordan Killenberg

March 26, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, NEWS

By Jordan Killenberg February marked Black History Month, and Grady student leaders showed dedication in celebrating and educating the school about African American history. To celebrate Black History Month, the Grady Student Government Association (SGA) and the Royal Court organized a program to hi...

Atlanta embraces sustainability efforts with growth

Atlanta embraces sustainability efforts with growth

Chandler Morris

March 26, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, NEWS

By Chandler Morris As Atlanta’s economy continues to boom, it attracts more attention and residents into the city. According to the Atlanta Regional Commission, Atlanta welcomed over 78,000 new residents and added jobs at a rate of 3.3 percent between 2016 and 2017. However, along with economi...

Students walk out on lack of gun control

Students walk out on lack of gun control

March 22, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, NEWS

By Olivia Podber The athletic field, normally populated during sports games and gym class, is quiet during the school day. But on March 14, around 10 a.m., over 1,000 Grady students amassed onto the track, erupting into choruses of “Hey ho, gun violence has got to go” and chants of “We demand cha...

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Nationwide Walkout: Grady Students Join in Protest/Solidarity

Tyler Jones and Hope Nathanson

March 14, 2018


Filed under Breaking News, Local News, NEWS, School News, Uncategorized

Seventeen backpacks line the field of the Grady Stadium in front of a crowd of hundreds of students. Today, on the one month anniversary of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 dead, Grady students joined thousands of pupils across the nation and walked out of cl...

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Nationwide Walkout: An Interview with Cali Chalfant

Tyler Jones

March 12, 2018


Filed under National News, NEWS, School News

  One month after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, students all over the nation plan to stage a walkout at their schools to push for action on legislation to prevent mass shootings. Students will leave class for 17 minutes for each of the 17 people killed in the shooting....

Education Q&A with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Education Q&A with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Sophie Rivard

March 1, 2018


Filed under Front Slideshow, NEWS

 Newly elected Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms opens up about her plans for education, and how these will impact the Grady community. Mayor Bottoms emphasized the importance of education throughout the course of her mayoral campaign, and as she begins her term Atlanta  mayor, she hopes to revitalize Atlanta...

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...

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