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Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Damiani bridges language gap in science project

Kaitlin Palaian

April 11, 2018


Filed under NEWS, School News

American Sign Language is for the American deaf. English is for the American hearing and speaking. Grady junior Ethan Damiani has found a way to integrate both, winning multiple awards at the state science fair. These awards include: the Intel Excellence in computer science award, the Society for Science ...

Georgia schools fail to comply with state voting laws

Selena Kleber

April 7, 2018


Filed under School News, State News

At 17 ½ years of age, you can register to vote. Voting, however, is not always a top priority among young people’s desires and responsibilities, despite it being a necessary component of civic life, especially with the recent tumultuous political climate regarding gun legislation. Is this a wake-up ...

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....

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...

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