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

**** Ninth Graders - Want to take the PSAT? ****
On October 21, the PSAT will administered at Grady free of charge to all 10th and 11th graders. However, 9th are eligible and encouraged to take the PSAT for a fee of $13. Ninth graders can register for the test and pay the $13 fee with Ms. Grimes or Ms. Ross by Tuesday, October 14. Fee is payable in cash or money order made out to Grady High School.

Support the Grady Volleyball team when they go to tournament next Thurs., October 16th at the Decatur Recreation Center (time unknown) They finished their season 19-3

**** Reminder: Please leave the bus lanes clear on Charles Allen Drive during drop-off (7:30-8:45) and pick-up times (3:00 - 3:45). Parents, we started the year very well, honoring the bus lanes, now cars are being parked there and blocking the buses. School staff are then required to track down the driver to remove the car. This takes time away from our students. Please honor the bus lanes. Thanks.

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

*** Family Involvement Committee invites you to "The Madden Video Challenge" for family fun and activities on Friday October 10, 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the gym. Admission $1.

***Magnet Open House will be 11/6, 7:00 p.m., theater.

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

Friday, October 10

  • Mid-Semester Exams
  • Governors Honors applications due 10th and 11th grades
  • Varsity Football - No game this week
  • 7:00 p.m.Family Involvement Committee invites you to "The Madden Video Challenge" for family fun and activities  in the gym Admission $1

Saturday, October 11

  • Cross Country Spartan Invitational, Athens Academy, Athens, GA. Top 7 boys and top 7 girls. Leave school at 7:00am

Sunday, October 12

Monday, October 13

  • No School - Planning Day
Tuesday, October 14

Wednesday, October 15

  • Noon NAPPS (North Atlanta Parents for Public Schools) Monthly meeting. E. Rivers Elementary School
  • 5:00 Cross Country Atlanta Public Schools Championship Race

Thursday, October 16

  • HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Leadership Conference
  • Girls Volleyball Tournament begins, times TBA @Decatur Recreation Center

Friday, October 17

  • HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Leadership Conference
  • 5:15 Varsity Football @Blessed Trinity *region game
  • Calhoun Forensics Tournament

Saturday, October 18

  • Cross Country Last Chance Invitational, Carrollton, GA, leave at 7:00am
  • 10:00am JV Football vs Therrell @home
  • Calhoun Forensics Tournament

Sunday, October 19

Monday, October 20

  • Mid-semester reports

Tuesday, October 21

  • PSAT - All 10th & 11th Graders and pre-registered 9th graders. National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test - 11th grade.
  • 7:00pm The Mary Lin Elementary PTA General Meeting will be devoted to Legislative Issues. Please come and get answers to your questions from our elected officials.

Wednesday, October 22

  • TNSSFNS College Fair and North Georgia College Fair - registered juniors and seniors @City Hall East
  • 4:00 Talent Show rehearsals
  • 6:00pm Local School Council Monthly Meeting @Media center
  • 7:00 CINS (Council of Intown Neighborhood Schools) At Inman Middle School

Thursday, October 23

  • 4:30 for girls and 5:15 Cross Country Region 5AA championships, Our Lady of Mercy School on Fairburn Rd
  • 7pm Third Annual Grady Talent Show - Theater

Friday, October 24

  • Grady Knight Lights deadline
  • 7:30 Varsity Football at Decatur *Region game

Saturday, October 25

  • ACT Test
  • 10:00 JV Football at Washington

Sunday, October 26

Terry Kearns

2003 Varsity Football Schedule
-Aug 15 at 7:00pm Preseason Scrimmage @ Grady ($5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the stadium)
-Aug 22 at 7:00pm Preseason Scrimmage @ Grady ($5.00 in advance and $7.00 at the stadium)
-Aug 29 at 5:15 Southside (H) @ Grady
-Sep 5 at 5:15 Cross Keys @ North Dekalb
-Sep 12 OFF
-Sep 20 at 4:00 Crim @ Grady *Region game
-Sep 26 at 8:00 Pike County (H) @ Grady
-Oct 3 at 8:00 North Atlanta @ Grady
-Oct 10 OFF
-Oct 17 at 5:15 Blessed Trinity (H) @ Grady *Region game
-Oct 24 at 7:30 Decatur @Decatur *Region game
-Oct 31 at 5:15 Carver (H) @ Grady *Region game *Homecoming
-Nov 7 at 7:30 Union Grove @ Union Grove *Region game
-Nov 14 at 8:00 Greenville (H) SK @Lakewood

Grady JV Football Schedule
Sept. 11 at 5:15 vs Crim @home
Sept. 20 at 10:00 @Mays
Sept. 25 at 5:15 vs North Atlanta @home
Oct. 04 at 10:00 vs South Atlanta @home
Oct. 09 at 5:15 @Southside
Oct. 18 at 10:00 vs Therrell @home
Oct. 25 at 10:00 @Washington

2003 Girls Varsity Softball Schedule
-Aug 9   at 12:00 noon Girls Softball tournament @ Washington High School against Southside on Field 4. 
-Aug. 19 at 5:00pm  @ Blessed Trinity
-Aug. 21 at 5:00pm v/s Douglas @ Southside Park
-Aug. 26 at 5:00pm v/s Pace Academy @ Southside Park
-Aug. 28 at 5:00pm @ Paideia
-Sep. 4  at 5:00pm @ Union Grove
-Sep. 9  at 5:00pm v/s Crim @ Southside Park
-Sep. 10 at 5:00pm @ Therrell
-Sep. 11 at 5:00pm v/s Decatur @ Southside Park
-Sep. 16 at 5:00pm v/s Holy Innocents @ Southside Park

2003 Grady Cross Country

Regular season meets:
-Sep 3 - Grant Park 5K - Everyone who has met the eligibility requirements (including 15 practices) will run. 5:00 pm
-Sep 6 - Berry Invitational - 5K, Berry College, Rome, GA. Leave school at 7:15am. Top 10 boys and top 10 girls will compete. (possible overnight if we decide to run in the first race AAA/AAAA)
-Sep 10 - Grant Park. 5:00pm Everyone
-Sep 17 - Grant Park. 5:00pm Everyone
-Sep 18 - Promina Corporate Challenge - Team volunteers at water stop, community service project
-Sep 20 - Bulldog Stampede - University of Georgia Golf Course, Athens, GA. Top 18 boys and top 18 girls can compete. Leave school at 7:15 am.
-Sep 24 - Grant Park. 5:00pm Everyone
-Oct 1 - Grant Park. 5:00pm Everyone
-Oct 8 - Grant Park. 5:00pm Everyone
-Oct 11 - Spartan Invitational, Athens Academy, Athens, GA. Top 7 boys and top 7 girls. Leave school at 7:00am (This is an extra meet to be run if another meet is cancelled)
-Oct 15 - Atlanta Public Schools Championship Race, Grant Park, 5:00pm Top 7 boys and girls
-Oct 18 - Last Chance Invitational, Carrollton, GA. Top 10, Leave school 7:00am

Post Season Meets (Top 12 eligible for these meets)
-Oct 24- Region 5AA championshipsRegion at Our Lady of Mercy School on Fairburn Rd. Race times are 4:30 for girls and 5:15 for boys. There will be a JV race at 3:45, but we are not going to take kids out of school for that. Top two teams in the region advance to state automatically, the 3rd and 4th place teams may run in a sectional on Saturday, Nov 1st .
-Nov 1 - AA Sectionals - Albany, GA
-Nov 8 - State Cross Country Championships - Carrollton GA (Start times TBA)

2003 Grady Girls' Volleyball Schedule
-Aug 21 vs. N. Atlanta and Therrell at N. Atlanta at 5:00 pm
-Aug 26 vs. Douglass and S. Atlanta at S. Atlanta at 5:00 pm
-Aug 28 vs. Crim and N. Atlanta at Crim at 5:00 pm
-Sep 2 vs. Southside and S. Atlanta at Southside at 5:00 pm
-Sep 4 vs. Therell and Mays at Therell at 5:00 pm
-Sep 9* vs. Decatur and Greenforest at Decatur at 5:00 pm * Area Match
-Sep 11 vs. Therrell and S. Atlanta at Therrell at 5:00 pm
-Sep 16* vs. Greenforest and Crim at Crim at 5:00 pm * Area Match
-Sep 23 vs. Paideia and Carver at Paideia at 5:00 pm
-Sep 25 vs. Washington and Crim at Washington at 5:00 pm
-Oct 2 vs. Crim and Carver at Crim at 5:00 pm
-Oct 9 vs. Creekside and Newman at Creekside at 5:00 pm

-Oct. 16 Tournament begins, times TBA @Decatur Recreation Center

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Booster News

Please change the date of November PTSA meeting to Tues, Nov 11th (it can't be on election day)

NO Youth Movitional on Oct 23 - moved to Nov 6

1st Thursday of every month -- band parent meeting 6 pm Media Center

Magnet Open House will be 11/6, 7:00 p.m., theater. All magnet parents and students are invited to attend. Also,  all perspective parents and students are invited to attend; there will be a special session for this group after the main program. Please help spread the word because this date is a week earlier than usual.

The 10th Street Parking Lot will be closed from 11/8 to 12/12. Centex will be working in this area during that time. Curbs and sidewalks will be added. The lot will be re-surfaced with punch-outs in the middle of the lot for trees.  Students who drive cars will have to park on the street during this period. Since parking on the street is limited, drivers should arrive earlier to find a space.

The Mary Lin Elementary PTA General Meeting on Tuesday, October 21 at 7:00pm will be our annual  PTA meeting devoted to Legislative Issues. Please come and get answers to your questions from our elected officials.

Some of the issues facing our school are; the ongoing State budget cuts and their affects on our schools, the proposal to include
a minimum SAT score as a qualifier for the Hope Scholarship, No Child Left Behind Act
and its impact on our school, 5 cents makes
sense for Education campaign, statewide curriculum reform for next year, end of course testing at the high school level,  no pass no promotion for third graders. Currently on the agenda are the following speakers: from City Council, Ann Fauver, Natalyn Mosby Archibong,

from the GA General Assembly, Senator David Adelman, Rep. Stephanie Stuckey, Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver,

from Congressman John Lewis's office, local senior staff member and Mary Lin
Parent George Dusenbury.

from the Georgia Dept. of Education, Steve Butler, External Affairs Specialist.

The format will be for each speaker to limit themselves to a couple of minutes of remarks followed by a panel discussion of upcoming legislative issues in answer to questions from the audience.

For more information contact Denise Dumais, Legislation and Advocacy Chair at bigguitar@elvis.com

Prom - May 7, 2004 at the Trolley Barn in Underground Atlanta