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

***The "SAT" is scheduled for Saturday, January 24. GHS students are invited to join Mr. Phillips for a 1 hour/15 minute Test-Taking Strategy Seminar on Thursday afternoon, January 22, (3:45-5pm.) in Room 306. This short (optional & free) session may not help students achieve a higher score, but it could reduce some test-taking anxiety. Sign up in Room 306.

***SAT Prep Programs at Grady are currently accepting deposits on a first-come-first-served basis. Two private SAT prep courses are being offered during February and March. TechTutors is an eight-week course meeting every Saturday for $260 and the Princeton Review is offering an intense four-week course meeting Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Submit $100 deposit, check or money order payable to Grady High School Club Acct to Ms. Ross to the attention of Diane Terrell by January 16. For further information call or email Diane Terrell 404-892-0072 atlantaddt@aol.com

***MIT Summer Program or High School Girls, Deadline is February 3, 2004. The Women's Technology Program at MIT is a 4-week summer residence program to introduce high school girls to electrical engineering and computer science. If you know a girl who is currently a high school junior with demonstrated math and science ability and an interest in finding out about EECS, please encourage her to visit our website for more Information and for an application form applications are due February 3, 2004): http://wtp.mit.edu

***PTSA will be sponsoring a Grady Dance in the "new" old gym Fri., Jan 30 from 7:30 to 10:00.  We need help!.
We need 1) A committee to decorate the gym, 2) Plan and Set up Refreshment
Please contact Sue Hannah at suehannah73@peoplepc.com

Discount cards are available from Coach Millen, baseball and football players for $10. The money raised supports these atheletic programs at Grady. The cards are good thru October 2004 and include significant discounts at neighboring businesses; Jersy Mike's, Caribou Coffee, Dominoe's, Wolf Camera, Subway, Sig Samuels, Church's Chicken, Burger King, Moe's and Joe's, Popeye's, Zesto and several other establishments.

***Draft of New State Curriculum Available Online for Public Comment. See the documents at

New Atlanta Public School Board Report are designed to provide Atlanta Public Schools' parents, employees, and community members with a clear, concise, easy-to-read document that details the decisions and rulings  of the Atlanta Board of Education. Please look for The Board Report each month on the Thursday following the Board's legislative meeting. Find it here:

**** Have your visited the Grady web-site recently?
Go to www.gradyhighschool.org

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

Friday, January 23

  • Blood Drive
  • 5:30 Varsity Basketball vs Decatur @Grady
  • Berkley Forum Forensics

Saturday, January 24

  • SAT
  • 10:00 JV Basketball Douglass (boys play first) division game
  • Berkley Forum Forensics

Sunday, January 25

  • Berkley Forum Forensics

Monday, January 26

Tuesday, January 27

  • 6:00 Varsity Basketball @Pace 6:00

Wednesday, January 28

  • 7 PM CINS Meeting Question and answer session with Dr. Beverly Hall, APS Superintendent @ John Hope Elementary

Thursday, January 29

Friday, January 30

  • 7:00 Varsity Basketball Luella @Luella
  • 7:30 to 10:00 Grady Dance in the "new" old gym
  • Crystal Classic / CFL Qualifier

Saturday, January 31

  • 10:00am Varsity Cheerleading Region Competitions - North Cobb High School

Sunday, February 1

Monday, February 2

Tuesday, February 3

  • 5:30 Varsity Basketball @Crim

Wednesday, February 4

Thursday, February 5

  • 3:45 Outdoor Academy (it is a private school in the mountains where students go for one semester) will be at GHS on in the Media Center to discuss with parents and students the program offered.
  • 6:00 Band Parent Meeting @Media Center

Friday, February 6

  • Varsity Cheerleading State Competitions - Columbus Civic Center - Columbus, GA Times TBA
  • State Debate Tournament

Saturday, February 7

  • ACT tests
  •  2:30pm Senior Athlete Day is Saturday, February 7, at 2:30pm at Grady Stadium to honor all winter sport athletes
  • Varsity Cheerleading State Competitions - Columbus Civic Center - Columbus, GA Times TBA
  • TBA Varsity Basketball vs Paideia @Grady
  • State Debate Tournament

Sunday, February 8

Terry Kearns

Varsity Cheerleading Competition Schedule 2003 - 2004

--December 13th - North Cobb High School - 10AM - Our squad placed 2nd behind Calhoun in our division AA
--January 10th - Walton High School - 10AM
--January 17th - Central Gwinnett High School - 10AM
--January 31 - Region Competitions - North Cobb High School - 10AM
--February 6th and 7th - State Competitions - Columbus Civic Center - Columbus, GA Times TBA

Varsity Basketball Schedule 2003 - 004

-Nov 18 Pace @Grady 6:00
-Nov 21 Union Grove @Union Grove 6:00
-Nov 22 Lovett @Lovett 2:30
-Dec 2 Carver @Grady 5:30
-Dec 5 Holy Innocent @Holy Innocent 7:00
-Dec 6 Southside @Southside 2:30
-Dec 9 Blessed Trinity @Blessed Trinity 5:30
-Dec 12 Decatur @Decatur 5:30
-Dec 13 Crim @Grady 5:30
-Dec 19 Atlanta Public School Tournament

  • 6:30 Girls vs Washington @Southside
  • 8:00 Boys vs Therrell @Southside

Dec 20 Atlanta Public School Tournament

  • 4:00 Girls (if they win on 19th) vs North Atlanta @Southside
  • 5:00 Boys (if they win on 19th) vs South Atlanta @Southside

-Atlanta Public School Tournament TBA
-Jan 6 Southside @Grady 5:30
-Jan 9 Union Grove @Grady 6:00
-Jan 10 Paideia @Paideia 6:00
-Jan 13 Carver @Carver 5:30
-Jan 16 Holy Innocent @Grady 5:30
-Jan 20 Blessed Trinity @Grady 6:00
-Jan 23 Decatur @Grady 5:30
-Jan 27 Pace @Pace 6:00
-Jan 30 Luella @Luella 7:00
-Feb 3 Crim @Crim 5:30
-Feb 7 Paideia @Grady TBA

JV Basketball Schedule 2003 - 2004

-Nov 19 Mays (boys play first) 5:00
-Nov 22 North Atlanta 10:00 division game
-Nov 24 Carver (boys play first) 5:00
-Dec 3 Southside 5:00
-Dec 6 South Atlanta 10:00
-Dec 10 Carver (boys play first) 5:00
-Dec 13 Washington* 5:00 division game
-Dec 15 Crim 5:00 division game
-Jan 7 Douglass 5:00 division game
-Jan 10 At Southside 10:00
-Jan 14 At North Atlanta 5:00 division game
-Jan 17 At Washington 10:00 division game
-Jan 21 At Crim 5:00 division game
-Jan 24 Douglass (boys play first)* 10:00 division game

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