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    Want to have fun and teach at the same time? Are you passionate about working with young children? Then the Goddard School may be an ideal place for you. They're looking for a part-time Resource Teacher/Floater. Prior working experience is not necessary as they provide on the job training. You must also be willing, when necessary, to assist in classrooms with children ranging from infancy through school-age. Starting Salary $9/hr!

    They're seeking positive parent-teacher communicators who are interested in learning their school's culture. This is an accredited school for young children. They strive to hire the best individuals who possess a genuine passion for connecting with and caring for young children.

    Requirements:
    • Willingness to engage with parents and family members and be responsive to their needs
    • Ability to work as an integral part of a team
    • Willingness to accept direction and assist classroom teachers with the execution of day to day activities
    • Willing to help clean the building in the evening alongside co-workers
    Website: https://www.goddardschool.com/atlanta/atlanta-spring-street-ga
    Once you're on the website, click on "careers" on the green toolbar and fill out the online application. You must be at least 18 years old to apply.

    Also, for any of you who've not signed up for your required senior audit meeting with your assigned counselor, do so asap. Here are your links:
    Dr. Blankenship's students for last names A-F 
     
    Mr. Young's students for last names G-M
     
    Ms. Falcon's students for last names N-Z
     
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094bafa72daafb6-msfalcone1
     
     

     

    Hello, Seniors c/o2021 and Parents, a few updates as of September 15...

    There will be three additional admission roundtables happening this week and on Sept 22.

     

    • Tuesday, September 15- Historically Black Colleges and Universities Hampton University, Howard University, Morehouse College, North Carolina A&T, Spelman College, Xavier University
    • Thursday, September 17-Georgia Night-Part I Berry College, Georgia College, Georgia State University, University of Georgia
    • Tuesday, September 22 Emory University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Southern University, Mercer University, University of North Georgia
    • To register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfc8jDI5-6zm96WlcsdaqIUIptESugb628f1L6nZVzl6VN6FQ/viewform
    • Times 7:00-9:15pm

     

     
    Who's looking for employment? Please review the documents in this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Wej0tFeRtaffmhInQ4Q1oCw3fsasaiOx/view?usp=sharing
    • In this link, you'll find the following items.
      • 2020 Construction Ready Flyer
      • 2020-21 Chick-Fil-A Hiring Flyer (APPLY NOW!!!)
      • 2020-21 Goodwill of GA Employment Opportunities
      • 2020-21 WBL Syllabus
    The US Army College Leadership Fair on Saturday, September 26 at 10am-1pm.
     

    The message below is from Ms. Blair, our yearbook coordinator. 
    Listed below, you will find five important messages that will ensure that your memories are included in the 2021 yearbook.
    1. Senior Class Picture retakes will be held next Tuesday, September 22nd through Thursday, September 24th in Grady's Cafeteria from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m. Cap and gowns & formals only. Casual wear not included. Call Prestige Photography for an appointment at 770.485.2117. The $30.00 sitting fee may be paid on site.
    2. Senior Baby Picture Deadline is Friday, October 16th. Cost $5.00 and must be paid by going to Grady's website. Look for the "Quick Links" which is located on the bottom, right-hand side of the front page. Click it and scroll down to Senior Baby Pictures. 
    3. After you have paid for your senior baby pictures, go to Google Classroom, "Class of 2021" to scan and upload your picture. See Ms. Blair for the Google Classroom code at gblair@atlanta.k12.ga.us.
    4. Because of COVID19 restrictions, the yearbook staff needs you to contribute your own personal pictures and stories to the yearbook. Join Google Classroom, "2021 Personal Pictures and Stories" (see Ms. Blair for the Google Classroom code at gblair@atlanta.k12.ga.us) for a chance to have your story included in this yearbook.
    5. Finally, the deadline for Senior Personal/Tribute Ads is Tuesday, November 9th. Please, Please, Please, don't wait until the last minute. This deadline will not be extended!!! This is your time to shine a spotlight on all of your achievements. So gather all of your important pictures and put them into your own Personal Tribute Ad. Go to www.jostensyearbooks.com to purchase your personal ad.
    Seniors, please adhere to these deadlines. Because of COVID19 restraints, we are under tremendous pressure to meet all yearbook deadlines, and in order for us to do so, you must meet these deadlines. 
     

     
    Here are some important updates as we enter the week of September 14.
    • There are several documents available to assist you in the college application process. To access these documents, go to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xiyU3qj8KyYpc2MfUwvF0VDr45WxrQuO?usp=sharing 
      • Here's a list of the items you'll find in this link.
        • The 2020-21 12th Graders Class of 2021 One Sheeter; this is a condensed list of crucial websites that are commonly used in the college application process. 
        • The 2020-21 Federal Student Aid College Prep Checklist
        • The 2020-21 Financial Aid 101 Resources; critical websites used in applying for financial aid.
        • The 2020-21 Grady School Profile
        • The 2020-21 HBCU Virtual College Fairs Schedule
        • The 2020-21 Oglethorpe Admissions Fast Facts
        • The 2020-21 Quick Guide to Grady's Parchment Account
        • The 2020-21 Senior Class of 2021 College Prep Packet
        • The 2020-21 Urban League's College Readiness Series Zoom Sessions
        • Resume or Brag Sheet Sample
        • Resume Samples 
     

    • Here's another location where additional scholarship money is stored. See this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q_8pVTJoV8lpWHLEWKnw5vIYeB-U4Sza?usp=sharing
      • Here's a list of items you'll find in this link.
        • The 5 Strong Scholarship Foundation. This is for students interested in attending an HBCU, particularly Bethune Cookman, Lincoln University, Alabama A&M, Alabama State University, Benedict College, Langston University, Fort Valley State University, and Fisk University. 
          • 5 Strong is having an informational session on Monday, September 28 at 11:30am-12:30pm. Join us at this link, https://tinyurl.com/5strongInfo and the Meeting ID 89379189484 with passcode 125489
        • Scholarship Seminars- every Saturday in September from 10am-12noon. Hurry and register as we only have two more Saturdays; Sept 18 and 26. Register via this link: https://tinyurl.com/SEPTseminars 
        • The very lucrative and elite Jeffersons Scholars program at UVA (University of Virginia). Interested applicants will need to supply their assigned counselor the following:
          • Your resume
          • Your highest ACT or SAT scores from one administration
          • Your AP scores
     
    Finally, please read below for the important message sent from your college advisers Ms. Jones and Ms. Poirier. 
     

    Hello Seniors,

    We hope that you are having a great start to your senior year. Your college advisers will be working with you to make sure you have a plan after graduation. You must meet with your college adviser by October 9. So far, we have met with 79 out of 350 seniors. It is important that you schedule an appointment to meet with us ASAP. Below is a link for you to sign up for a brief 15-minute one-on-one conversation with us to start discussing your future plans. If your last name starts with A-L you will meet with Ms. Poirier. If your last name starts with M-Z, you will meet with Ms. Jones. Please stay on the lookout for emails, remind messages, and Instagram posts about college/career updates from us. Let us know if you have any questions!

     

    Things TO-DO TODAY! SIGN UP FOR A ONE-ON-ONE MEETING WITH YOUR COLLEGE ADVISER! 

    https://calendly.com/gradycollegeadvisers

     

    TAKE THE SENIOR SURVEY:

    https://grace.advisingcorps.org/student-survey/799

     

    Add Us on Remind: text @2021grady2 to 81010

     

    College Adviser Virtual Resources:

    College Adviser Website (includes all-important resources): https://www.flow.page/gradycollegeadviser

    Grady HS College Adviser Page: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/domain/14321

    CCC upcoming college rep visits: https://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/14490#calendar17341/20200926/month.

    Email College Essay: collegeadviseressay@gmail.com

     

    Contact Us:

    Ms. Poirier (A-L)

    Email: abpoirier@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Phone: 404-828-0583

    Ms. Jones (M-Z):

    Email: jonesam@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Phone: (470) 219-8554

     


     
    Just a reminder that we have the following events coming up soon...
     

     
    Hi, Seniors c/o2021 and Parents,
    A few updates....
    • Here's another link to more scholarship resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q_8pVTJoV8lpWHLEWKnw5vIYeB-U4Sza?usp=sharing 
      • In this link you'll find:
        • The Scholarship Seminar which takes place every Saturday in September. You must register via this link: tinyurl.com/SEPTseminars 
        • The Jefferson Scholars program at the University of Virginia
        • The Morehead Cain Scholars program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    • To access materials related to the college admissions and application process, visit this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1xiyU3qj8KyYpc2MfUwvF0VDr45WxrQuO?usp=sharing.  
      • In this link you'll find:
        • The 2020-21 12th Graders Class of 2021 One Sheeter, and in this particular document you'll find:
          1. UGA's admissions presentation on September 10 at 4pm
          2. Emory's admissions presentation on September 15 at 4pm. You can join via: https://emory.zoom.us/j/99496960166#success
          3. GA Tech's admissions presentation on September 16 at 4pm. You can join via: https://bluejeans.com/892301952
        • The 2020-21 Federal Student Aid College Prep Checklist
        • The 2020-21 HBCU Virtual College Fairs Schedule
        • The 2020-21 Oglethorpe Admissions Fast Facts
        • The 2020-21 Senior Class of 2021 College Prep Packet 
        • The 2020-21 Urban League's College Readiness Series Zoom Sessions
        • Resume or Bragsheet Sample
        • Resume Samples
     

     
    September is fast approaching and it's mandatory that every current 12th grader signs up for a one-on-one meeting with her/his counselor. These meetings will be held virtually, so it'll be required that you utilize your APS account when joining our Zoom meeting with you. So if you've NOT already done so, below are the links you'll use to make your reservation with your counselor.
    Address: 1460 Northside Dr. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 
    A few requirements:
    1) For full-time, you must be able to work a flexible, full-time schedule, five days a week, with 8-hour shifts. This position may require working some weekends.
    2) For part-time, you can work either a 4, 6, or 8-hour shift (your choice!) for a minimum of 2-3 days per week, as long as you work at least 8 hours per week. Some weekends required. 
    3) Communication is key. Goodwill loves providing exceptional customer service!
    4) You must be 16 or older, able to perform all physical requirements of this position, and you must wear steel-toed shoes on your first day of work if hired.  

     


     
     
    September is fast approaching and it's mandatory that every current 12th grader signs up for a one-on-one meeting with her/his counselor. These meetings will be held virtually, so it'll be required that you utilize your APS account when joining our Zoom meeting with you. Below are the links you'll use to make your reservation with your counselor.
     
    Dr. Blankenship's students for last names A-F 
     
    Mr. Young's students for last names G-M
     
    Ms. Falcon's students for last names N-Z
    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/805094bafa72daafb6-msfalcone1
     
     
    Lastly, attached you'll find a document we call the "Senior One-Sheeter" and it contains a condensed listing of various websites commonly used in the college application process along with some upcoming events. 
     
    Thanks, and we look forward to seeing each of you individually throughout the month of September.
     

     
    As we move forward into this school year we'll be providing you with information about how to make the best out of high school, and dual enrollment is one of those programs. 
     
    Please carefully review the documents found in this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/15sNQW3d1OEru6u7E4Gx532ELjb8eD8MI?usp=sharing
    • 2019-2022 AMSC Calendar
    • 2020-21 AMSC (Atlanta Metropolitan State College) Hybrid FAQ's for Fall
    • 2020-21 Dual Enrollment Approved Participating Colleges & Universities
    • 2020-21 Dual Enrollment Changes & Updates as of MAY15
    • 2020-21 Grady HS Dual Enrollment Agreement
    • 2020-21 Grady's 5 Most Common Dual Enrollment Programs General Information
    • 2020-21 GSU Calendar
    • 2020-21 GSU Textbook Policy
    • 2020-21 USG's Dual Enrollment Admissions Requirements for All Colleges as of 4-1-20
    For the students who are currently participating in dual enrollment this semester, it's imperative that each of you submit your signed 2020-21 Grady HS Dual Enrollment Agreement. You can scan a copy and email it as an attachment to your counselor or for a more efficient method you should upload it via this link: https://forms.gle/3qspp1NYPqK3vCAM8
     
    At some point during this semester, we'll be forwarding information about how to apply for 2nd-semester.
    Next, there are some scholarship resources and money available. Please carefully review the documents in this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Q_8pVTJoV8lpWHLEWKnw5vIYeB-U4Sza?usp=sharing
    • 2020-21 Scholarship Seminar Promotional Flyer
    • 2020-21 The Jeffersons Scholars Program at UVA
    • 2020-21 The Morehead-Cain Scholars Progam at UNC
     
    Lastly, here's some relieving news that's hot off the press...
    • The University System of Georgia (USG) will waive test score requirements for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 admission due to uncertainty about the scheduling of SAT/ACT testing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    • USG made the decision after monitoring testing availability during the spring and summer when multiple test date cancellations caused limited testing availability and negatively impacted students. This temporary adjustment will allow students to apply for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2021 admission without submitting ACT or SAT scores. Students must still meet all other admission requirements and must meet adjusted minimum grade point average eligibility thresholds for admission to each USG sector. Students who have SAT/ACT scores may still submit them.
     

     
    For those currently taking a course through our AVA (Atlanta Virtual Academy) platform, here are some important dates to know as they've moved to a quarter system to mirror our calendar at Grady and other APS high schools. See below. 
     

    Quarter 1: Fall 2020 

    August 1, 2020- Registration Opens for Qtr. 1  

    August 28, 2020- Registration Closes for Qtr.1  

      

    August 24- Qtr. 1 Courses Begin   

    October 23- Qtr. 1 Courses End  

    Grades will post the week of October 26th. 

      

    September 18: Drop Date Ends for Qtr. 1  

    September 18: Last day to request additional courses. Must be 75% complete and passing before requesting an additional course. 

     

    Quarter 2: Fall 2020 

    October 1, 2020- Registration Opens for Qtr. 2  

    October 30, 2020- Registration Closes for Qtr.2  

      

    October 26, 2020- Qtr. 2 Courses Begin   

    January 15, 2021- Qtr. 2 Courses End  

    Grades will post the week of January 18th. 

     

      

    November 20: Drop Date Ends for Qtr. 2  

    November 20: Last day to request additional courses. Must be 75% complete and passing before requesting an additional course 

     

    Quarter 3: Spring 2021 

    December 14, 2021- Registration Opens for Qtr. 3  

    January 22, 2021- Registration Closes for Qtr.3  

      

    January 19- Qtr. 3 Courses Begin   

    March 19- Qtr. 3 Courses End 

    Grades will post the week of March 22nd. 

      

    February 12: Drop Date Ends for Qtr. 3  

    February 12: Last day to request additional courses. Must be 75% complete and passing before requesting an additional course 

     

    Quarter 4: Spring 2021 

    March 1, 2021- Registration Opens for Qtr. 4  

    March 26, 2021- Registration Closes for Qtr.4  

      

    March 22- Qtr. 4 Courses Begin   

    May 26- Qtr. 4 Courses End  

    Grades will post the week of May 31st. 

      

    April 23: Drop Date Ends for Qtr. 4 

    April 23: Last day to request additional courses. Must be 75% complete and passing before requesting an additional course 

     

     


     

    12th Graders Class of 2021 One Sheeter as of August 25

     

    As you begin your senior year it is important to begin thinking about your plans following high school. Your college advisers are here to support and help plan for your future. We want to make sure that you are aware of how we will be working with you virtually this year. All seniors must meet with their college adviser by Friday, October 9th. You can schedule a zoom appointment with your college adviser by clicking this link calendly.com/gradycollegeadvisers. Virtual college advising will include a college google drive folder, website, virtual college events, weekly senior emails & texts, and more! Click this link to access the college advisers' virtual resources https://www.flow.page/gradycollegeadviser. It is really important that you stay informed this year so be sure to read your emails and texts! We hope you have a great senior year!

     

    Contact Us:

    Ms. Poirier (A-L)

    Email: abpoirier@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Phone: 404-828-0583

    Ms. Jones (M-Z):

    Email: jonesam@atlanta.k12.ga.us

    Phone: (470) 219-8554

    Also seniors, please review the attached document. It's a condensed listing of key websites you'll need as you embark on this college application process. 
     
    Lastly, there will be a voter registration drive by the Savannah State University National Alumni Association.
     Saturday, August 29, 2020
     11am- 3pm
     Greenbrair Mall, Macy's Food Court
     2841 Greenbrair Pkwy
     Atlanta, GA 30331 
     Face mask/coverings required
     

     
     
    The 2020-21 fall semester AVA application is available. Here are some important notes for this semester's application process.
    • All fall semester AVA courses will be offered beyond the day. In other words, you'll take an Atlanta Virtual Academy course in addition to your Grady scheduled courses and not a replacement for any of your four during the day courses with Grady. There may be during the day opportunities in the 2nd or spring semester. 
    • AVA courses will begin August 24 and the registration process will end by Friday, September 30, so it's important that students submit their applications early so as to not miss any instructional days. 
    • Attached is a listing of the fall semester's course offerings.
    • All applications are to be submitted online through this link: https://bit.ly/AVAHSPTapp
    • When submitting your application make sure you know the difference between credit recovery (CR) and initial credit (IC). 
      • Credit recovery is a course that you're repeating due to previous failure.
      • Initial credit is a course that you've not had in the past and you're seeking to get ahead in your credits. 
    • When submitting your application, make certain that you select your correct counselor. Here's the list of Grady counselors.
      • Blankenship, Shaketha 10-12th graders with last names A-F
      • Young, Lamar 10-12th graders with last names G-M
      • Falcone, Chelsea 10-12th graders with last names N-Z
      • Belelevins-Pellechia, Tina is for all 9th graders
    • Again submit your application through this link: https://bit.ly/AVAHSPTapp