Congratulations Laws of Life Essay Contest Winners!
A Law of Life is a short, pithy saying or quotation that points to a core personal value or ideal. Oftentimes, a Law of Life serves as a memorable and meaningful moral compass on a person’s journey through life.
The Georgia Laws of Life Essay Contest asks students to select their own Law of Life, and to write about how it applies to their lives. In doing so, students reflect deeply and write from the heart about what they think matters most. The contest celebrates the students’ stories and their often profound reflections, and proudly presents significant cash awards to students and teachers.
Laws of Life Essay Contest Winners from Grady High School:
Grady Alumni Association/Grady Girls Class of 1956 Celebrates Former Drama Teacher Mr. Byron King
9th Grade Winner Nazirah Bryan
Honorable Mentions Abdullah Al-Bayati, Nicole Berry,
10th Grade Winner Eric Slovensky
11th Grade Winner Jada Kennedy
Honorable Mentions Max Nevins, Avery Welty-Green, Morgan Watkins
12th Grade Winner Ebony Samuel
Honorable Mentions Isabelle Harbuck, Krisyah Clemons
Members of the Grady Alumni Association and the Grady Girls Class of 1956 gathered at Season's 52 restaurant March 16, 2017 to celebrate beloved former drama teacher Mr. Byron King. Our own Mr. Brandhorst joined in the celebration. A good time was had by all celebrating all eras of Grady's history!
Ten 80 Winners
Students-Tim Kopp, Eric Askins, Calder Johnson,Abdullah Al-Bayati , Kierrn Ennis won the Ten 80 Radio Controlled Car Race competition at Rockdale High School on Saturday.
APS FIRST Robotics Teams Win Big in Columbus!
It was a big weekend for Atlanta Public Schools’ FIRST Robotics teams! Carver, Washington and Grady High School’s all competed in their second district qualifying tournament this weekend in Columbus. All three teams played well in the qualifying rounds and were chosen to play in the elimination tournament:
· Carver’s Team Clutch were chosen to join the third seeded alliance and ended the tournament as Quarterfinalists
· Grady’s G3 Robotics captained the fifth seeded alliance and ended the tournament as Quarterfinalists.
· Washington’s Atomic-Robotic-Dogs were chosen to join the second seeded alliance and ended the tournament as Finalists after being narrowly defeated by the fourth seed.
Additionally, Grady’s G3 Robotics were honored with two major awards at the end of the event:
- Entrepreneurship Award which celebrates the entrepreneurial spirit by recognizing a team that has developed the framework for a comprehensive business plan to scope, manage, and achieve team objectives. Our business operations team won this award by developing a comprehensive business plan; writing a series of essays about our teams goals, organization, and partnership; and by communicating these ideas effectively to judges in one-on-one interviews in the pits at the event. To learn more you can read our Entrepreneurship submission here.
- Chairman's Award which is the the most prestigious award in FIRST Robotics, it honors the team that best represents a model for other teams to emulate and best embodies the purpose and goals of FIRST. G3 won this award based upon our passion and accomplishments around our team goals: Robots for All, Awesome Robots, and Drones for Good, and STEM Pipeline. To learn more, you can read our Chairman's Award submission here or watch our video here. Our Chairman's presentation team should be commended for their leadership hard work: Ellie LaRocca-Pitts, Jacob Salomon, Anya Lomsadze, Komi Siddiqui, Jared Holloway, and Nina Hannaford.
These awards cinch Grady’s bid for play in the Peachtree State Champion over spring break. Washington and Carver will also likely qualify, but final determinations won’t be made until after the last round of qualifying events next weekend. Jackson High School will play next weekend in Albany in hopes of qualifying for State Champs and we will all be rooting them on!
Posse Foundation Scholarship
Hello 11th graders,Juniors, Class of 2018: The 2017-18 Posse Foundation Scholarship applications have been released. This is not a needs-based program as it's open to all students regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion. The Posse scholarship provides full tuition for the following colleges: Bard College, Boston University, Brandeis University, George Washington University, The College of Wooster, and Texas A&M. Please see your assigned counselor for an application. Deadline to submit application is April 17, 2017 No Exceptions. Thank you.
Important Senior End of the Year Info/Dates!
1) Visions of the Future (the traditional “pre-graduation” program) is Saturday, May 20, 2017, in Grady’s Historic Gymnasium. Guests do not need tickets to enter this program.
2) Graduation is still Thursday, May 25th (the last day of school) at 3:30 PM at the World Congress Center: Hall C3, 285 Andrew Young International Blvd., NW, Atlanta 30313. Parking: Yellow Lot/Blue Lot/Gold Lot.
a. The school district is working out a “half-day” procedure for Grady, BUT this is the time for parents to prepare for “what to do if a graduate has siblings at another school where a half-day is not going to happen.” I don’t have an answer. Please ask the other schools this question if it applies to your family.
b. PARKING WILL BE WORSE THAN HORRENDOUS. Dekalb County Schools has decided to use the World Congress Center as their graduation site, YES, during the SAME WEEK AS ATLANTA’S GRADUATIONS. Stephenson High School will actually be two halls away from us. They don’t limit the number of guests who can attend Dekalb County’s graduations, so there will be throngs of people. We recommend planning to be at the World Congress Center by 1:30 PM since there will be many other things happening at the Congress Center along with two graduations. MARTA may really be smarter. Picture this: Not just ONE school leaving the parking decks as another school is trying to park, but 2 or more schools trying to leave the parking decks while 2 or more schools are trying to park. TRUST US – this is looking BAD… Plan NOW in order to avoid missing graduation…
c. Remember that APS doesn’t control how much the Congress Center charges for parking. Last year they told us $10, but they decided to raise it to $15 during come large graduations. Imagine that. We will let you know the cost as soon as they reveal that mystery.
d. Each student will receive a certain number of tickets. All guests who enter the hall will need a ticket. Small children who are able to sit in adults’ laps have not needed tickets in the past.
e. Students will receive the tickets a day or two before graduation even though we will tell students approximately how many tickets they will receive around May 5th.
3) Graduation Rehearsal (the dress rehearsal) is at the World Congress Center Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 8:30 AM. We want as many students as possible to provide their own transportation. Those who need to ride school buses will need to be at Grady by 7:00 AM. Imagine that… The buses will leave at 7:15 AM.
4) SENIOR FEES are currently $200. Use the following link to pay online: https://osp.osmsinc.com/Atlanta/Default.aspx
. See the attachment for additional payment information/options. The attachment also contains other general graduation information.
5) Young Ladies, wherever you see a reference to “black” shoes, please disregard it. You have successfully convinced us that “nude” shoes look great with white. JUST MAKE SURE THEY ARE NOT BEACH SANDALS, ETC… Also, avoid high heels. See the attachment for “heel” requirements. High heels are not your friends on graduation day unless you possibly want to be remembered as tripping and falling – captured by your friends on SnapChat and/or Instagram. Imagine that… (Smile) There is A LOT of walking, and there are A LOT of steps… Last year a young lady’s shoe came off as she went up the steps to the stage… Not a pretty memory.
College Launch: Summer Action Plan Workshop
Attention Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade Students and Parents! College Launch: Your Summer Action Plan Workshop will take place Saturday, May 6, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the College and Career Center. Please plan to attend this informational workshop on how you can jumpstart preparing for college." Please call 404-802-3017 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to rsvp.
Click here for the informational flyer.
Opportunity for Gifted Students Interested in Law
Ballard Spahr is looking for candidates for the Student Career Opportunity Recruitment (SCORe) paid internship program. The SCORe Program was designed to provide gifted and talented students from Atlanta Public Schools the opportunity to learn about the structure and organization of a law firm and to encourage their interest in a career in law. The internship includes training, research, job shadowing, mentoring, and project planning and execution. Attached above is the application and a summary of the program including with pertinent dates.
If you are intersted, please provide your applications directly to Brandice Johnson JohnsonBN@ballardspahr.com by the deadline of Friday March 31, 2017.
Grady Drama @ Inman Park Theatre Night
Inman Park Theatre Night
Saturday, April 29, 2017 under the Festival Tent on Elizabeth Street 7:30 p.m.
Our neighborhood theatres make us laugh, cry, and see things from a different perspective.
So, don’t miss your chance to dine with friends and enjoy outstanding performances from our three
local theatres plus a special appearance from Grady High School’s “Grady Drama”.
For more info, click here.
Eagles Night Out/Taste of the Town
Eagles Knight Out – Taste of the Town
Inaugural event Mixer of the Year to benefit Inman Middle School & Grady High School.
Come enjoy samplings from many of the restaurants you know and love and some you have yet to discover.
Food, Drinks & Music all at your local historic landmark The Trolley Barn in Inman Park.
When: Sunday March 26, 2017 from 4pm-8pm
Where: The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307
Ticket Prices: $35
Sponsor Tables available, seating 6, $325/table
Only 2 VIP Tables are available, seating 8, in the Mezzanine overlooking the main floor, $400/table
2017 Soccer Community Night
Think HBCU College Fair
Presented by ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA SORORITY, INC.
64TH SOUTH ATLANTIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE
Hyatt Regency Hotel -Grand Hall 265 Peachtree St. NE Atlanta, GA 30303
College Fair March 9am-12pm
Gift Card Giveaway!
Drop off Location on the Baker Street Side
GA Tech Hot Days Summer Program
Are you interested in STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math)? If so you may want to enroll in GA Tech's Hot Days summer program. See attached flyer above for details. Although the flyer doesn't state it, the university's School of Electrical & Computer Engineering will provide scholarships for applicants in need to curb the cost.
Deadline: FRIDAY APRIL 7, 2017
MARC Leadership Program Now Recruiting Atlanta High School Leaders
Now in its 20th year, the award-winning Model Atlanta Regional Commission is currently recruiting for its youth leadership program. MARC, sponsored by the Atlanta Regional Commission, offers fun and interactive learning experiences covering issues that affect the future of the region - transportation, water supply, land use, sustainability, the arts, human services and more. The program brings together 55 teens to learn more about the region while honing their leadership skills.
We need you to help identify outstanding young people for the class of 2017-18 which begins in August. Nominees should exemplify the standards set forth by your school.
Eligibility: Any student currently in the 9th or 10th grade in the 10-county Atlanta region (Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties) may apply.
Commitment: The class meets once a month on Saturdays for six months, beginning in August 2017 and over a weekend in September.
There is no cost to participants.
Applications are due Friday, April 7.
Click here to view the MARC Leadership Program website.