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A weekly update on happenings at Grady High School provided to you by the PTSA.  Tell your friends about GradyGrams.  Email me (Terry) at gradyproject@aol.com and I will sign up for you.

Announcements *****************

*** In an effort to improve the course scheduling process at Grady High School, I want to hear from you, the parents. I would like written communication regarding successes and problems encountered this semester either by you or your student regarding the scheduling process, course assignments or number of students in the class. I want to be able to provide APS real information about how the implementation of the new computer scheduling system, SASI, has affected the start of school this year. I need your input by Tuesday, Sept 10. Send it to Diane Terrell atlantaddt@aol.com

***Congratulations to the following Grady students who will be participating in APSís study abroad program this semester.  Lisa Pastoria, Allison Vaughn, Sean Corley and John McDaniel will be in France.  Joe Oliver, Kimberly Hagen, Katherine Hagen, Catherine Secrest and Laura Jones will be in Spain.  Congratulations also to Isabel Wilson who will spend the school year in Italy.

***Welcome to the following students who will be attending Grady this year.  Levente Pazmany from Slovakia, Katerina Saikouska from the Ukraine, Silke Albrecht from Germany, Turana Baghirova from Azerbaijan, Vicente Machado-Silva from Brazil, Quentin Mourichoux from France and Sabrina Siegmann from Germany.

*** Grady's Fall Sports Schedules are on the web at: http://tk-jk.net/gradyproject/fallsports2002.htm


***Homecoming dance is Fri, Oct 25.  If you would like to chair a committee to decorate, set up, food,  please contact me soon. We need help! Thanks, suehannah73@hotmail.com or 404-874-2161

***The Interact Club wants your help! We welcome donations of travel size toiletries, small items for infants (pacifiers, socks, washcloths, etc.), and school/art supplies for preschoolers and elementary age students (small size items, please). These items are being placed in welcome boxes for residents at the Genesis Shelter. The shelter serves women and children and helps them get a fresh start. Please send all items to Ms. Whitten in Room 302.

The Interact Club also needs parent drivers to take students to the Atlanta Community Food Bank and Project Open Hand. Directions will be provided. Parents may accompany students at the service sites or may simply drop off and pick up. Activities take place on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month between 4 and 7:30 p.m.  For more information or to express interest in driving, call Ms. Whitten at (404)296-2261. We can't do it without you!

Calendar **************************

Friday, September 6

  • 8 AM CINS Teacher Grant Appication Deadline 8 AM
  • 8:30am Guidance Support Committee of the PTSA will meet. Any interested persons welcome - Media Center
  • 3:30 - 5PM Everyone is invited to the pre-game tail-gate BBQ,  on the front Lawn. Tickets $5 (includes chicken or pork bbq sandwich, coleslaw, beans and potato salad with ice tea) go on sale Mon Aug 26 thru  Fri Aug 30, 8:00 - 8:45 AM in the student parking lot, and noon - 1:00PM in the front office. Don't miss this event, you will be sorry.
  • 5:15  Football vs. Cross Keys @Grady

Saturday, September 7

  • Cross Country Berry Invitational 6:00am @Berry College
  • 10:00  JV Football vs. N. Atlanta @Grady
  • Mays HS Forensics Debate Tournament

Monday, September 9

  • 2:00 Senior Pictures Make-up in Green Room (theatre)

Tuesday, September 10

  • Election Day
  • Last day to register for Oct 12 SAT I & II
  • 2:00 Senior Pictures Make-up in Green Room (theatre)
  • 4:45 Volleyball vs. Carver, Greenf. Grady
  • 5:00 Softball vs. Crim  @Southside Park

Wednesday, September 11

  • Deficiency Notices Issued
  • 2:00 Senior Pictures Make-up in Green Room (theatre)
  • 5:00 Cross Country vs Washington @Grant Park
  • 5:00 Debate Center Workshop, Southside HS

Thursday, September 12

  • 3:45 SGA meeting with PTSA representative to discuss homecoming week activities
  • 4:45 Volleyball vs. S. Atlanta and Crim @S. Atlanta
  • 5:00 Softball vs. Decatur @Decatur
  • 6:00 Atlanta School Board Monthly Community Input Meeting  Turner Middle School - Ext # 53 on I-20W, keep left, merge with W. Lake Ave, turn left on Calloway Dr, turn left on Andersen Ave #98

Friday, September 13

  • Wake Forest National Debate earlybird Forensics Tournament

Saturday, September 14

  • 10:00 JV Football vs. Mays @Grady
  • Cross Country, UGA/Carrollton TBA TBA
  • Westminster  Novice/JV Debate Tournamnet
  • Wake Forest National Debate earlybird Forensics Tournament

Sunday, September 15

  • Wake Forest National Debate earlybird Forensics Tournament

Monday September 16

  • Underclassmen yearbook Pictures in Theatre

Tuesday, September 17

  • 4:45 Volleyball vs South Atlanta and Crim @South Atlanta
  • 5:00 Softball  vs Holy Innocents @Holy Innocents
  • 6:30 PM PTSA Open House in Theatre.  Come and meet Grady staff and teachers

Wednesday, September 18

  • 5:00 Cross Country @Grant Park

Thursday, September 19

  • 12:00 CINS meeting in Centennial Place Elementary School
  • 4:45 Volleyball vs Greenfield and Paideia @Paideia
  • 5:00 Softball vs Paideia @Paideia
  • 6 PM  Local School Council Meeting in Media Center

Friday, September 20

  • Northside Debate Tournament

Saturday, September 21

  • Northside Debate Tournament
  • 2:30 Varsity Football vs Crim at Grady

**We know there are many more events that the Grady Community wants to know about. Please help us by sending event notices and calendars to calendar@gradyhighschool.org

Terry Kearns

  For future *GradyGrams

Terry:  This is an error. Ooops - The Sept CINS meeting is at Centennial Pl ES. Please change for next Grady Gram.

Thanks Diane T