• 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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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...

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...

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...

The New Sexual Education

The New Sexual Education

Olivia Podber, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 6, 2017


Filed under Doubletruck, Front Slideshow, In-depth News, NEWS, School News

The birds and the bees. Sound familiar? How about these: consent; teen pregnancy; sexually transmitted disease? How much do high schoolers really know about sex? And how much of that knowledge is the responsibility of the school’s health education? In a Southerner survey of 160 students, 40 percent...

Significant grant comes school’s way

Significant grant comes school’s way

Scout McDaniel

October 19, 2017


Filed under NEWS, School News

The sound of cheering students, athletes, and coaches filled the gym as the College Football Playoff Foundation presented Principal Dr. Betsy Bockman with an oversized $50,000 check. Athletes attending the event erupted with excitement with one yelling, “We’re going to Red Lobster, baby!” Fal...

SGA, homecoming court assume leadership roles

SGA, homecoming court assume leadership roles

Max Nevins, Lifestyle Assistant Managing Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under Clubs and Organizations News, NEWS, School News

When they walked through the halls the week of Sept. 10th, students saw walls plastered with posters encouraging them  to vote for various candidates. As the week concluded, hundreds visited the Grady website to cast their votes. Students selected members of the Student Government Association and the Homecoming Roya...

Atlanta Mayor Reed praises Grady journalism students, criticizes professional media

Atlanta Mayor Reed praises Grady journalism students, criticizes professional media

October 11, 2017


Filed under Breaking News, Clubs and Organizations News, School News

KasimReed.com Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed   News Brief After the Atlanta City Council erroneously tweeted today Mayor Kasim Reed vetoed an ordinance to reduce fines and eliminate jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana, the mayor praised Grady journalism students. ...

Giving Point redefines how to log service hours

Giving Point redefines how to log service hours

Christian Martin, Ellen Winer, Staff

October 6, 2017


Filed under NEWS, School News

Giving Point is giving students headaches. The organization runs a website for logging community service hours, and Grady made its use mandatory for all students to fulfill their community service graduation requirement. Giving Point is meant to increase the efficiency and ease of logging community ...

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