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*GradyGram* 10-24-03

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

**** We need the city to post signs reserving the bus lane and moving the handicapped parking space forward to accommodate the length needed for all buses. Please help us by contacting your councilman and request this done. Also you can call and speak to Mr. Luke Cofield (phone # 404-330-6501 of City Traffic & Transportation.

**** 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

***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.

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

Friday, October 24

  • United Nations Day
  • Warner Robbins Forensics Tournament
  • Grady Knight Lights deadline
  • 7:30 Varsity Football at Decatur *Region game

Saturday, October 25

  • ACT Test
  • Warner Robbins Forensics Tournament
  • 10:00 JV Football at Washington

Sunday, October 26

  • Daylight Savings Time, set clocks back.

Monday, October 27

  • 3:45pm Gospel Choir first meeting and rehearsal @Room 314
  • Spirit Week Tacky Day (no pajamas)

Tuesday, October 28

  • Spirit Week Blast from the past (your favorite time period, the 60's, 70's, 80's)

Wednesday, October 29

  • Spirit Week Character Day ( your favorite person/character, real or fiction, NO MASKS)

Thursday, October 30

  • SAT Registration deadline for 12-6-03 test
  • 7pm Homecoming coronation @Theater
  • Spirit Week Opposite Sex Day (girls dress as guys; guys dress as girls)

Friday, October 31

  • Spirit Week (Grady Colors or apparel)
  • Homecoming
  • 5:15 Varsity Football vs. Carver (H) @ Grady *Region game *Homecoming
  • Westminster Varsity Forensics Tournament
  • Holloween

Saturday, November 1

  • SAT Scholastic Aptitude Tests
  • Cross Country  AA Sectionals - Albany, GA
  • Westminster Varsity Forensics Tournament
  • Princeton Review SAT Prep Course starts for pre-registered students.

Sunday,, November 2

Monday, November 3

  • Club Yearbook pictures @8th Street Foyer

Tuesday, November 4

  • 8:30am Counselors Meeting
  • 3:30pm One-Acts auditions

Wednesday, November 5

  • Senior Yearbook ads deadline for early bird pricing
  • 3:30pm One-Acts auditions

Thursday, November 6

  • Motivational Career Day
  • 3:30pm One-Acts auditions
  • 6 pm Band Parent Meeting @Media Center
  • 7:00pm Magnet Open House will be @Theater

Friday, November 7

  • ACT Registration deadline for December 13, 2003 test
  • 7:30 Varsity Football @Union Grove *Region game
  • Chattahoochee Forensics Tournament

Saturday, November 8

  • State Cross Country Championships - Carrollton GA (Start times TBA)
  • Chattahoochee Forensics Tournament

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 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 Cross Country Meets (Top 12 eligible for these meets)
-Oct 23- Region 5AA championships Region at Our Lady of Mercy School on Old National Hwy. 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
-Oct. 18 Tournament 10:00 @Decatur Recreation Center

  For future *GradyGrams

Booster News

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

NO Youth Motovational on Oct 23 - moved to Nov 6

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

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.

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