**Download the October 2015 Edition of the PTSA Knight Lights Here**
Grady Picture Day: Tuesday 10/6 and Wednesday 10/7
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Grady Cluster Meeting 10/19/2015 @ 6pm: Local School Councils Transition to Local School Governance Teams
All Grady Cluster parents and community members are welcome. Rebecca Kaye, APS Policy and Governance Advisor, will lead this session in the Inman Media Center. Parents interested in serving on the new LSGTs should definitely make plans to attend and parents are encouraged to send Dr. Bockman questions in advance so Ms. Kaye can prepare to answer questions and meet the needs of our community.
APS Unveils Game
Management Plan for District Sporting Events
ATLANTA – Atlanta Public Schools (APS) unveils
a game management plan for district sporting events at both Grady and Lakewood
stadiums to ensure a better game day experience for students, families and the
“United We Play” campaign focuses on enhanced standards of behavior in and
around APS sporting venues. This includes crowd management, ticketing, traffic
and parking, and emergency planning. For the remainder of the season, the
district wants all APS football fans to “huddle up and have a ball,” and wear
their favorite APS school team gear, all while enjoying games in a safe and
want all of our communities and school clusters to have the confidence that we
are very serious about our security measures so everyone can enjoy themselves,”
said APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen. “The time has come for us to
exercise more leadership across the district, and we will be asking everyone in
the city to step forward with us.”
In advance of games this weekend, the
district has updated safety and security planning with the Atlanta Police
Department to improve the fan experience at both stadiums. These include:
a more visible police presence both inside and outside Grady and Lakewood
stadiums, including assigning more marked vehicles outside the stadiums
ticketing procedures to ensure quicker service and shorter lines
perimeter security officers around the stadiums to focus on pedestrians walking
to and from the games through neighborhoods
security mobility with use of additional vehicles for quicker responses
For the long-term, the
district is allowing more staffing flexibility on game nights and providing training
for stadium employees in the form of drills and exercises. APS will also reach out
to partners who have expertise in safety and security planning to review existing
plans and communications for all major sporting events. “We need a
district-wide conversation about how we establish norms in and around our
extra-curricular activities, including a fan-civility policy and expanding our
Social-Emotional Learning programming beyond the classroom and into our play
spaces,” said Carstarphen.
To see a list of
upcoming APS football games, visit www.atlantapublicschools.us/athletics.
Gifted Testing Parent Meetings 2015-16
Get your gifted testing and identification questions answered at upcoming parent meetings at 4 locations. View the informational flyer with meeting locations and other gifted testing info here and in Spanish here.
State of the District Meeting: Thursday, October 8
Come experience the bold direction and transformation of Atlanta Public Schools with Superintendent Meria Carstarphen for the State of the District Meeting: Thursday, October 8 at the former David T. Howard High School Auditorium, 552 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Atlanta, GA 30312 from 11:30am-1pm.
2016 Governor's Honors Program
The Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week summer institute held on the campus of Valdosta State University and offers academically and artistically gifted and talented students the opportunity to engage in exciting and challenging learning opportunities outside of the school year. Students may be nominated by his/her teacher September 8-23, 5:00 PM for the GHP Program. Please see attachment for more information. You may also contact Dr. Blankenship at firstname.lastname@example.org
PSAT Administration October 14th
All 10th and 11th
Grade Students will take the PSAT on October 14, 2015. 9th
grade students who would like to take the PSAT will have the opportunity to do
so for a fee of $15.00. Payment
deadline date is Friday, October 9, 2015. Cash
or money orders should be made payable to Henry W. Grady HS. Fee
should be turned into Ms. Hines (School Counselor) in the Counseling Suite. Online
option is available on the Grady Website.
Download/view the PSAT information flyer here.
Gates Millenium Scholarship Presentations/Information
Representatives from the Gates Millenium Scholarship will be presenting to Grady students during advisement on October 7th and November 11th, 2015. For more information, download/view the informational presentation here
Parent Referrals for Gifted Testing
If your child has not been previously identified as eligible for gifted and talented services in an Atlanta Public School, and you feel that they should be evaluated for placement in the program, you may submit a Parental Consent for Evaluation to Mr. Nichols in room E213 by October 1, 2015. Testing will occur in October for students who have not been tested in the past two school years. For most students, evaluation will require four class periods of testing spread out over about a week. For more information, please see the Gifted & Talented page at http://www.atlanta.k12.ga.us/Domain/6480.
Download/view the Parental Consent for Evaluation form here
The MOWR and Grady High School Agreement
For all the students who plan to participate in Move On When Ready full-time or all day, you must understand and sign the attached agreement. Along with this form it's very important that you also submit your official college schedule to your high school counselor ASAP. Please see Mr. Young at Ljyoung@atlanta.k12.ga.us or 404.802.3019 if you have any questions.
Download the MOWR agreement here.
Updated Tutorial Resource Information
To download the updated Tutorial Resources Document prepared by our counselors, click here