July 1, 2014
Dear Grady High School Community,
It is my great pleasure to greet you for the first time as Grady High School’s new principal. During the interview process, I had the great privilege of meeting Grady parents, community members, teachers, classified staff, and students. I look forward to meeting all stakeholders in the next few months.
Henry W. Grady High is a school with great traditions and a legacy of excellence. I intend to honor that legacy by working hard each day to unite all stakeholders toward the common goal of improving educational outcomes for all Grady students. Through this united vision, I believe that Grady High School can become the premiere metropolitan public high school in the Southeast. Per Grady’s mantra, all things are possible because “Together We Are Grady.”
As the 2014 school year begins, I am in my thirteenth year as an educator. My first twelve years were all in Clayton County Public Schools. I enjoyed my first five years as a Language Arts teacher at Morrow High School, before transitioning to Adamson Middle School in March of 2007 as an Assistant Principal. In July of 2010, I was promoted to Principal, where I served for the next four years.
During my time as principal of Adamson Middle School, the school was twice named a Title I School of Distinction. In 2013, Adamson was named a Title I Reward School for High progress. These accomplishments were due to establishing a shared vision, where all stakeholders worked together, so that “we” could collectively accomplish more.
From a philosophical standpoint, I believe that a safe and secure learning environment is necessary for children to effectively learn. Further, I believe that rigorous instruction and active engagement are the foundation of a quality 21st century education. This is especially important as we continue implementation of the Common Core Curriculum, with a more challenging assessment system beginning in 2014-2015.
By setting high expectations, and challenging our students to meet them, I am confident that Grady High School will continue to grow as a learning community. In order to foster your child’s social and emotional growth, please encourage him or her to get involved in extra-curricular activities. Students who play sports, participate in Fine Arts, and join Clubs tend to enjoy their high school experience, while achieving a higher level of success.
As Principal, I ask that you become active participants in your child’s education. Parental involvement is a critical factor in your child’s success, so please contact the school if you are interested in volunteering. There are a variety of ways to get involved during the school day and at evening events. Additionally, I ask that you remind your children that school is important, and that their future success will be determined by the decisions that they make today.
Throughout the year, I ask that you frequently check Grady’s website for updated school information.
In closing, please feel free to call, e-mail, or visit me with your concerns or ideas for the improvement of our school. The staff and I look forward to partnering with you in our continued pursuit of excellence at Grady High School.
Timothy J. Guiney
Timothy J. Guiney
Grady High School
“Individually we are different; together we are Grady!”
Henry W. Grady High School
Enrollment and Registration 2014-2015
Dates: July 23 9:00am-12:00pm
July 24 9:00am-12:00pm
July 25 9:00am-12:00pm
July 28 2:00pm-5:00pm
Parents or legal guardians may register returning students and/or enroll new and transfer students.
Please review the Atlanta Public Schools website for the required documents at www.atlantapublicschools.us.
Withdrawals will begin July 22 from 9am-12pm in the Registrar’s Office.