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

**** Motivational Career Day want parent volunteers to serve as motivators on Nov. 6 here at Grady. Volunteers will attend to four or five classes and discuss their professional careers or any subject that will help young people be encouraged to set and achieve a goal. Volunteers should register at http://www.mea-atlanta.org

****Senior Knight recognition for all fall sport athletes  is November 14, 2003 at Lakewood stadium during half time of the Varsity Football game which starts at 8:00pm.

****Monica Kaufman is doing a story on minority performance on the SAT. Six of our students already scoring higher than 1000 were interviewed.  Three students were magnet and three were non-magnet.  The story will air on channel 2 November 6th and 7th.

****The 10th Street Parking Lot will be closed from 11/8 to 12/12. Centex will be working in this area during that time.

**** 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 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

Wednesday, November 5

  • Senior Yearbook ads deadline for early bird pricing

Thursday, November 6

  • Motivational Career Day
  • 6 pm Band Parent Meeting @Media Center
  • 7:00pm Magnet Open House @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 Boys 11:30am, girls 12:00 noon
  • Chattahoochee Forensics Tournament
  • The 10th Street Parking Lot will be closed until 12/12

Sunday, November 9

  • The 10th Street Parking Lot closed

Monday, November 10

  • The 10th Street Parking Lot closed

Tuesday, November 11

  • 3:45 - 5:00 pm Grady Arts Council meeting in the Art Room (under west side of stadium)
  • 6:00 PTSA Board Meeting @Media Center, all are invited
  • The 10th Street Parking Lot closed

Wednesday, November 12

  • SAT late registration dealine for 12-6-03 test
  • The 10th Street Parking Lot closed

Thursday, November 13

  • The 10th Street Parking Lot closed

Friday, November 14

  • 8:00 Varsity Football vs Greenville @Lakewood Stadium
  • Senior Night fall athlete recognition at half time of the football game.
  • Carrolton Forensics Tournament
  • The 10th Street Parking Lot closed

Saturday, November 15

  • Carrolton Forensics Tournament

Sunday, November 16

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)

  For future *GradyGrams

Booster News

Local School Council Monthly Meeting Nov 18 6pm

4. Principal's Coffee Nov 18 8:15am

Health Occupations Students of America(HOSA) will sponsor a Blood Drive at
Grady High in Room 108, November 21, 2003 beginning at 9:30 a.m. There is a war on and blood is greatly needed!!  We need everyone that is eligible to give blood to give generously.  Let us not be complacent.

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