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    Grady Clubs and Organizations

    Royal Elegance Dance Team
    Grades 9-12:
    Faculty Sponsor: Mr. Cook bricook@atlanta.k12.ga.us
    Additional Contact Persons:
    Maisha Land- Dance Coach
    Debra Coleman- Band Booster President 
    Chess Club
    In chess club, students play against each other in a fun and competitive environment.
    Grades: 9-12
    Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Colbert
    Meetings are held on Wednesday from 3:45 to 4:45.
    The Zjuz Society Fashion Club

    The Zjuz Society Fashion Club is Grady's Une Belle Revolution's all inclusive fashion club. Each year is geared toward making a project collection that is presented at the Senior Fashion Show. Sketching and sewing is involved.

    Grade levels:  9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: V. Kottavei Williams

    Contact: vkwilliams@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Students need not be enrolled in the Fibers program to be involved, however, only serious students should join.

    Meetings are held on Wednesdays during Advisement.


    FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America)

    Our mission is to bring business and education together in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs.

    Grade levels: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Marlon Pilson

    Contact: mpilson@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held Wednesday 3:35 to 4:30

    in Room E212


    Mock Trial

    Mock Trial is an extracurricular team that competes as attorneys and witnesses against other schools.

    Grade levels: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Copeland

    Contact: amcopeland@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on 7:30-9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 10:00-11:30 a.m. on Saturday.

    Meeting dates and times may also vary. Please contact Mr. Copeland if interested.


    G3 Robotics

    G3 Robotics develops students' engineering, leadership and communication skills through competitive robotics programs including VEX and FIRST.

    Faculty Sponsor: Andrew Nichols

    Contact: atnichols@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are weekday afternoon meeting start at 3:45 and run until 6 most days. On Saturdays in the spring, we meet from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


    21st Century Leaders YLC (Youth Leadership Center)

    21st Century Leaders YLC helps students build leadership skills and lead and complete community service hours required for graduation.

    Grade levels: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Mary C. Van Atta

    Contact: mvanatta@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held 3:40-4:15 p.m. every other Thursday

    21st Century Leaders YLC also offers grant money for student-led community service projects.


    Technology Student Association

    The mission of Georgia TSA is to prepare its membership to be successful leaders and responsible citizens in a technological society through co-curricular activities within the technology education program; which include communication, leadership, and competitive skill development in the classroom/laboratory environment.

    Grade levels: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Tonia Schofield, Mrs. Jones

    Contact: tschofield21@yahoo.comt

    Meetings are held on Wednesday 3:55 to 4:55

    Perhaps the most important benefit of TSA membership is the inspiration and enthusiasm that students gain from receiving recognition for applying their knowledge. Demonstrating skills in a forum beyond school walls motivates students, especially when there is a large, like-minded audience of peers who support them. Other benefits include:
    Enhance technological literacy and leadership skills
    Work on complex activities from start to finish
    Compete on local, state and national levels
    Develop leadership skills
    Meet and work with business and industry leaders
    Attend organized meetings
    Network with students and teachers with similar interests from all over the United States
    Contribute time and effort to a national service project
    Receive national membership services, including the online TSA newsletter, School Scene,
    Receive recognition through TSA’s honor society, scholarships and achievement programs
    Have a voice in a national organization that is helping to shape the future of technology education


    Gay/Straight Alliance

    Provides a safe, fun place for LGBT students and their supporters.

    Faculty Sponsors:  Nadia Goodwin, Christine Presley

    and Chris Wharton.

    Grade level: 9-12

    Contact: ngoodvin@atlanta.k12.g.aus; cpresley@atlanta.k12.ga.us;


    Meetings are held every other Thursday 3:35-4:30 in Ms. Goodvin's room.


    H.O.S.A. = future health professionals

    Future Health Professional organization aimed at introducing students to careers in the healthcare arena.

    Grade levels: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Mrs. Leola McNell & Dr. Dwight Colbert

    Contact: djcolbert@atlanta.k12.ga.us; mcneilll@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held Wednesday 3:45 to 4:30

    Ability to participate in various events and fundraisers throughout the year.



    Yearbook Advisor for the "Orator" (Grady High School's annual yearbook)

    Grades 10-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Perkins/Mr. Nicholson

    Contact: rfperkins@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held daily Monday -Friday on 2A Class dates only.


    International Club

    Expose students to diverse cultures and customs. Includes visits to restaurants, museums, movies, etc.

    Grades 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Liliana Ortegon

    Contact: lortegon@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held Wednesday after school.


    Grady Feminists

    Mission:  Grady feminists, both individually and collectively, will strive to: teach and promote feminist ideals, invite public discussion on feminism, set examples of tolerance and support, defy gender-based social constructs, and promote the well-being of women.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Kevin Hill

    Contact: khill@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held Wednesday after school.

    Vision:  A high school environment that: is tolerant of all sexual identities, grants equal opportunity to all students, protects students from harassment, and ignores gender-based social constructs.


    High Q!

    HighQ! is an academic quiz bowl sponsored by WSB-TV. A team of four students represents Grady in a televised competition. Only the winning team advances to the next round(s).

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Mrs. Looman

    Contact: slooman@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held during morning/afternoons on designated days after the season is announced.


    DECA Inc

    DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Tony Davis and Dr. Dunton

    Contact: davisba@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are in- class meetings and also after school (TBA) usually 3:40-4:15pm on B-days.

    We also participate in field trips, state and national competitive events, community service and collaboration with other in school organizations.


    Eunique GIRLS

    Eunique Images, Inc. 501(C)3 Mentoring and Educational Organization GIRLS: Gifted.Intellectual.Respectable.Lucrative.Sensational
    The Ultimate Goal: Change their perception of themselves (self-image) and Build their confidence (self-esteem)! Eunique GIRLS is dedicated to empowering and enriching young ladies, during their high school tenure, as they travel the pathways from adolescence to adulthood, while also inspiring them to be:
    3 - I STRONG: Independent Intelligent Innovative.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Terra S. Avery

    Contact: tavery@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on Wednesday and Saturday.

    Exposure is our tool for ensuring that the young ladies are aware of the various opportunities they have to succeed in every area of their lives. Our objective is to provide vital educational and social experiences to all young ladies, particularly those in high-risk, underserved areas. Our monthly sessions include, but are not limited to the following topics:
    Academic Success
    College Preparation
    Media/Economic Literacy
    Social/Field Experiences
    Total Beauty/Health/Wellness
    The True Meaning of Sisterhood


    Grady Thespians/Drama Club

    Troupe 5074, part of the International Thespian Society, is the group primarily responsible for dramatic productions at Grady. The Thespians/Drama Club is an umbrella organization to develop and produce dramatic performances, increase understanding and participation in various theatre arts. We produce five mainstage productions where students not only act, but also design and build scenery, props and costumes, run the technical elements of lighting and sound, and serve as stage and house management. These productions are open to anyone to audition, We also offer four Coffee House presentations, two Three Days Plays productions, in additions to informal improvisation, film production and playwriting. Those students who choose may join our chapter of International Thespian society and attend the yearly conference in Columbus.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Jake Drielling, Lisa Willoughby

    Contact: jdreiling@atlanta.k12.ga.us; mwilloughby@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Our monthly meetings happen on Monday in the BBT dates are posted around the building. We hold rehearsals, tech production meetings most afternoons and often on weekends.

    Our website: www.gradydrama.com
    To join the email list: email theatrejake@gmail.com


    Grady High School Reading Bowl Team

    Team members read books on the "Georgia Peach Books for Teen Readers" book list and compete in the state-wide Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB).

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Lisa Taft & Nalin Needham

    Contact: taftl@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on Tuesday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Media Center.

    We generally have additional meetings as the competition gets closer. Team members commit to reading at least six books on the list.


    National Beta Club

    Mission Statement:  To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Willocks

    Contact: swillocks.math@gmail.com

    The Beta club does not meet every Thursday. Students will need to listen to announcements and read posters for meeting dates. When we do meet, meetings start promptly at 3:45 pm.

    Students that join by their junior year in high school become eligible for the Beta Club scholarship.



    Student government is an entity that provides students the experience and training in the democratic form of the government.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors:  Ms. Ramey, Ms. Elliott


    Meetings are held Thursday, 3:35 to 4:35 p.m.


    Latin Club

    The Latin Club encourages an interest in and an appreciation of the language, literature, and culture of ancient Greece and Rome and to impart an understanding of the debt of our own culture to that of Classical antiquity.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors:  Scott Allen, Amy Leonard

    Meetings are held on Wednesday Advisement and on the Third Thursday 3:30-4:15 p.m.

    Dues: $4 include membership in state and national Junior Classical League


    Ladies of Grady

    Ladies of Grady is a service organization that fully commits to nurturing, fostering, and strengthening each and every young lady at Henry W. Grady High School in order for them to secure immeasurable opportunities in life.

    Grades:  9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Ms. Ramey, Ms. Elliott


    Meetings are held on Monday from 3:35 to 4:35 p.m.


    P.I.K Me

    P.I K Me is a service organization that positively include students that with learning disabilities in day-to-day high school engagement.

    Grades:  9-12

    Faculty Sponsors: Ms. Ramey, Ms. Elliott


    Meetings are held on Monday from 3:35 to 4:35 p.m.


    Basketball and Ultimate Frisbee

    Basketball conditioning and Ultimate Frisbee

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Brian Weeden

    Contact: bhweeden@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are M-F and Saturdays and are scheduled according to the sport.

    Students must have a physical to participate


    The Jesters Speech and Debate Team

    The team travels locally, regionally and nationally to speech and debate tournaments, offering acting, speaking and debate events as sanctioned by the Georgia Forensic Coaches Association and the National Speech and Debate Association.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsors:  Mario Herrera, Lisa Willoughby

    Contact:  mherrera@atlanta.k12.ga.us;


    Meetings are held M-F and Saturday and meetings

    vary by event; contact coaching staff for specific information.

    Team members are also members of the National Forensic League, the nations oldest high school Honor Society.



    Earth Club

    The Grady Earth Club maintains a school garden and participates in environmental community service learning projects.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Ms. Ellis

    Contact: kellis@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are on Saturday; time and schedule varies.

    Most of our work will be done in our homeroom group, and some activities will take place after school or on Saturdays.


    Orchestra Boosters Club

    The Grady Orchestra Booster Club is dedicated to supporting the educational endeavors of the orchestral music program at Henry Grady High School. We are an all-volunteer parent-run organization. We provide support to the students through a range of activities including fund-raising, field trip organization, concert production, community outreach and arts advocacy.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Rodriguez

    Contact: srodriguez@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on Monday once a month.

    The Orchestra Boosters Club is a non profit organization and needs volunteers for fund-raisings and orchestra concert productions


    Grady Apps

    Students will write apps for cells.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Anquinette Jones

    Contact: aqjones@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on Thursday from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m.


    JV Soccer

    Soccer is a spring sport.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Ms. G. Blair

    Contact: gblair@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held Monday, Tuesday,

    Thursday, Friday


    Moot Court Team

    A method of teaching law and legal skills that requires students to analyze and argue both sides of a hypothetical legal issue using procedures modeled after those employed in state and federal appellate courts. Legal training and presentation using the IRAC method is the training that is used nationally in all law schools.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Judge Harry Bowden

    Contact: hjbowden@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are Monday and Wednesday, 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.


    In the mid-1700s moot courts in the United States had a tradition of debate and oratory revered in undergraduate institutions such as Yale College. Moot court exercises have changed in the United States since that time. Law instructor’s present hypothetical cases and students argue them before professors or other lawyers, who serve as judges. Hypothetical cases often address matters of current political and constitutional import.
    The activity is competitive by nature, Moot court helps students learn to analyze legal issues; its larger purpose is to teach students the practical side of practicing law. Oral argument demands preparation, organization, and the ability to think quickly and respond convincingly when questioned. Each student has a time limit, normally five to ten minutes, to convince the panel. As with real appellate courts, judges on the panel are free to interrupt the student advocate frequently and at any time to ask questions about the facts of the case, legal authority for or against the student's position, or the student's thoughts and opinions about the cases out-come. Students learn to anticipate difficult questions about their legal position and respond intelligently and persuasively.
    Moot court is modeled after the appellate procedure employed in state and federal courts. Moot court is sometimes confused with mock trials, a similar learning method by which students conduct a jury trial based on a hypothetical fact pattern. Where moot court emphasizes legal research, analysis, writing, and oratory, mock trials emphasize jury persuasion techniques and a thorough familiarity with the RULES OF EVIDENCE.


    Law Club

    The purpose of the Law Club is to:
    1. Introduce students to the study and discipline of law within a social organizational setting.
    2. To introduce students to specialized areas of law to enhance their knowledge and applications of areas of specialization.
    3. To identify students who are desirous of law related internships and place them into agencies which will enhance their learning experience.
    4. To provide a forum for speakers who will speak directly to our students on legal issues and areas of interest.
    5. To develop legal projects
    6. To act as a vehicle where student may receive community service opportunities and
    7. Any other purpose which the Club may develop for the benefit of its members.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Judge Harry Bowden

    Contact: hjbowden@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on Tuesday, 3:45 to 5:00 p.m.


    Grady JV and Varsity Lacrosse

    This is girls JV and Varsity lacrosse teams.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Ms. Martha Jones

    Contact: mnjones@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Practice is held on Monday-Tuesday; Thursday-Friday

    from 6 to 8 p.m.

    Players have to try out for each team


    GEEC/ Grady Educational Enhancement Club

    The Grady Educational Enhancement Club will work toward all forms of pedagogical enhancement at Grady High School and at times the Atlanta communities.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Ben Sellers

    Contact: bxsellers@atlanta.k12.ga.us and/ort Isabel Olson at (isabelkolson@gmail.com) for further information.

    Meetings are held on Monday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.


    Model UN

    Model UN is a club where students participate in mock conferences at local colleges. Students problem solve and to try to pass resolutions to keep peace and solve various issues around the world.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor: Ms. Sue Salvesen

    Contact: ssalvesen@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Meetings are held on Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m.


    Jazz knights

    A combo and big band that travels and plays modern jazz around town at various locations.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Brian Cook

    Contact: bricook@atlanta.k12.g.aus

    Practice is on Tuesday from 3:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Participation includes studies of the history of the music



    Knights of Sounds

    The marching band that supports the football team and competes nationally.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Brian Cook

    Contact: bricook@atlanta.k12.g.aus

    Practice is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45 to 6:30 p.m.

    This band also plays for all the community events for Grady High School.


    Grady Concert Band

    We competed in the GMEA concert band competition, and several of competitions, plus school events.

    Grades: 9-12

    Faculty Sponsor:  Brian Cook

    Contact: bricook@atlanta.k12.g.aus

    Beginning in October, practice is from 3:45-6:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

    The students also serve as volunteers in middle school band classes.

    Jewish Student Union (JSU)
    Faculty Sponsor:  Mr. Copeland
    First Meeting: Friday, October 2. Meetings dates TBA.
    Open to all students! The club sponsors activities related to Jewish culture, including Jewish foods, movies, and activities related to the Jewish holidays.