Depth of Knowledge Activities Chart.
Click on the image above for more information.
(Ms. Campbell & Ms. Simoneau posing with this year's first shipment of new books from the First Book grant.)
provides access to new books for children in need. To date, First Book has distributed more than 100 million books and educational resources to programs and schools serving children from low-income families throughout the United States and Canada. First Book is transforming the lives of children in need and elevating the quality of education by making new, high-quality books available on an ongoing basis.
(Student Incentives C.A. Gray received from the "Fuel Up to Play 60" grant.)
"Fuel Up to Play 60"
is a program founded by the National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with USDA, that empowers students to take charge in making small, everyday changes at school. Students can win cool prizes, like an NFL player visit or Super Bowl tickets, for choosing good-for-you foods and getting active for at least 60 minutes every day. We want kids to make a difference not only in their lives, but also their community.
Plagiarism refers to a form of cheating that has been defined as
“the false assumption of authorship: the wrongful act of taking the product of
another person’s mind, and presenting it as one’s own” (Alexander Lindley,
Plagiarism and Originality (New York: Harper,1952]2). To use another person’s
ideas or expressions in your writing without acknowledging the source is to
plagiarize. Plagiarism, then, constitutes intellectual theft and often carries severe
penalties, ranging from failure in a course to expulsion from school….
At all times during during research and writing, guard against the
possibility of inadvertent plagiarism by keeping careful notes that
distinguish between your musings and thoughts and the material you
gather from others. A writer who fails to give appropriate
acknowledgment when repeating another’s wording or particularly apt
term, paraphrasing another’s argument, or presenting another’s
line of thinking is guilty of plagiarism. You may certainly use other
person’s words and thoughts in your research paper, but the borrowed
material must not appear to be your creation.
– MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (26)
*Student work containing or consisting largely of plagiarism will be assigned no credit until redone and resubmitted within the given timeframe for late work.
*Parent Information on Bullying - 02.26.13
C.A. Gray Junior High School is committed to providing all students with a safe and civil school environment in which all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. In accordance with federal, state, and local policies, procedures and practices, C.A. Gray Junior High School expressly prohibits the bullying, harassment or intimidation of any person, by any means or method, which occurs on school property, on school vehicles, at designated school bus stops, or at school related functions or activities, or by use of data or software that is accessed through a computer, computer system, computer network, or other electronic technology of a local school system. Students who witness bullying or who are victims of bullying behaviors should make a report to a teacher or school administrator so that an appropriate investigation can take place. If, after an investigation, a student is found to be in violation of the Code of Conduct bullying policy, the student shall be disciplined by appropriate measures up to, and including, suspension and expulsion. Retaliation following a report of bullying is strictly prohibited and may result in strong disciplinary action. For more information on the Colquitt County School System’s policies on bullying click HERE. The following resource offers additional information about this important matter: What Does Bullying and Victim Behavior Look Like?
In order to have a successful and productive year:
1. Students must be on time daily to class.
2. Students must be well organized for class and extracurricular activities.
3. Students must manage their time well.
4. Students must learn how to adapt to different teachers, coaches, and sponsors.
5. Students must follow all rules.
6. Students must be aware of their body language and non-verbal behavior.
7. Students must be aware of their verbal behavior at all times.
8. Students must avoid conflicts with their fellow students.
9. Students must take responsibility for their actions.
Practice quizzes, tests, instructional videos, interactives, and more for enrichment and remediation purposes.More Lunch and Learn officially began on Tuesday, October 1, 2013. Guidelines for the program and the ticket for attendance are attached in this message. Contact Dr. Jackson, Ms. Lightsey, or Ms. Heidelberg with any questions.
Parents have the right to receive the following information on their child's teacher(s):
-Whether the teacher has met state qualifying and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject in which they are teaching;
-Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which state qualification or licensing criteria have been waived;
-The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and other graduate certification or degree(s) held by the teacher, including the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
-Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals, and, if so, their qualifications.
"Empowering and Celebrating Excellence in STEM Education."
Please consider enrolling in Harvey's Hometown Education Rewards Program.
Click on the "key" above to find out more about how you can help C.A. Gray
receive free educational equipment and supplies.
( Our school's number is 43596.
Movie Night in the Media Center + Wednesday, Dec. 11th + 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
* Tickets will be on sale on Monday and Tuesday in the cafeteria during all three lunch periods.
* Parents must pick up students in the Student Services parking lot. No one will be allowed to walk home.
1st Semester Final Exams - December 16th - 19th, 2013
Monday, 12.16 ===>
9th ELA, P.E., F.F.A. / Tuesday, 12.17 ===>
8th & 9th Math, 8th ELA, World History
Wednesday, 12.18 ===>
8th & 9th Math, Biology, Physical Science, Food & Nutrition, Video Broadcasting
Thursday, 12.19 ===>
GA Studies, Business, CTAE / Fine Arts
"Fill the Sleigh" - December 4, 2013 "Best Practices" exemplified in Ninth Grade Lit. "Letters About Literature" - 2014 Entry Guidelines
for more information about entering this year's Letters About Literature
contest. Also, click on the Library of Congress image above to see winning entries from the past, "Envelope Art
" and the "River of Words
" poetry contest.
C.A. Gray students participate in "Holiday Mail for Heroes" campaign
"Each year the American Red Cross provides assistance to more than 2 million service members and many of our nation’s 24 million veterans. We support military families, military and veterans hospitals and provide emergency communications across the globe. And once a year, we get the joy of delivering holiday greetings to veterans, military families and active-duty service members at hospitals and installations around the world." Read More
Pathways Educational Program Raffles
The Colquitt County Pathways Educational Program
is sponsoring two great raffles: one for the men and one for the women. Each ticket is $5.00. The men's ticket is a chance to win a quail hunt for two plus one meal each at Ashburn Hill Plantation. The women have four chances to win on one ticket. The prizes are a Dooney & Burke purse, two Mint Julep Spa packages, and a pair of freshwater pearl earrings. You can win a prize for yourself, or any one of these would make a great Christmas gift. The drawing will be held Friday, 12.13.13
. Please call 229.890.6193
for tickets. Note: Click on the images above for further information about each raffle.
Congratulations to Gray's student athletes on a job well done in the Special Olympics Winter Games
for more information.
C.A. Gray shows its "Attitude for Gratitude!"
Students in Mr. Rewis' Audio & Video Technology & Film 1 class finished editing the video posted above just in time for the Thanksgiving deadline. Full credit for this video project goes to ninth grade students, Esmeralda P., Mendoza A., and Icela R., for a job well done on editing. Advisory classes will watch during their weekly meeting on Weds., 11.20.13.
C.A. Gray Students Attend Ground-Breaking Ceremony for the New C.C.H.S. - 11.19.13
The Colquitt County Board of Education held a ceremony today to commemorate the ground breaking of the new Colquitt County High School. Students, staff, city/county/state officials, and community members were on hand to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Colquitt County Schools.
"OUR WISH - Run for Cystic Fibrosis" - November 16, 2013
As part of this year's "Grand Challenge," Mrs. Merritt and the 8th Grade ELA Department helped orchestrate the "OUR WISH - Run for Cystic Fibrosis
" on Saturday, 11.16.13 at Moultrie Technical College. The C.A. Gray family really pulled together for this project and raised enough in funds to be the top Gold Level sponsor. More information about this project can be found on its Facebook event page
. WALB coverage of this event: 11.04.13
2013 Marine Corps Birthday Message: "Enduring Fortitude, Unfailing Valor"
Tuesday, November 12th marked the 238th birthday of the United States Marine Corps. C.A. Gray's contingency merged with C.C.H.S. on Gray's campus from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. for a celebration in the cafeteria. R.O.T.C. students were in uniform to celebrate the birthday of our U.S. Marines, including our very own Col. Nagy and GySgt. Bryant.
National Young Readers Week - November 11-15, 2013
"Make it Great with BOOK IT!"
Read more HERE
C.A. Gray Men Participating in Male Involvement Program
A group of C.A. Gray men recently took part in a Male Involvement Program at Culbertson Head Start. This program brings in men from the community as volunteers to read to classrooms of three and four year old students. Pictured clockwise from left are Mike Hill - Assistant Principal, Justin Harrison - 9th Grade Math Teacher, Will Southwell - 9th Grade ELA Teacher, and Gerald Burke - Intervention Specialist.
"High-5 to a Bully-Free School" - October 2013
C.A. Gray's Guidance Department sponsored a "High-5 to a Bully-Free School."
Students were allowed to trace their hand and sign the banner.
"Packer Pink Out Day" - C.A.G.J.H.S. - 10.31.13
to watch a slideshow from the day at C.A.G.J.H.S. and HERE
for a Breast Cancer Awareness video made by C.C.H.S. Peer Leadership.
Hope House T-Shirts
The Moultrie/Colquitt County Hope House is selling shirts to promote awareness of the organization. Shirts are $10 each and come in the colors/styles shown above. If you would like to purchase one, please contact Mrs. Heidelberg
or Mrs. Whatley
Junior Class Service Project & Fundraiser: "Tijuana Threads"
for more information.
Teen Maze '13 has come and gone. A time of learning and fun... Academic Night at C.A.G.J.H.S. - September 9, 2013
AGENDA – 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.:
Welcome Parents and Teachers, STEM Introduction, School Improvement Plan Overview, School Year Overview, Title I, Drama Presentation by ninth grade students, Lucy B. and Rebekah R., Choir Performance led by Mrs. Beth Miller, Students/Parents Receive Progress Reports.
CAGJHS Teachers Using Technology
for full press release.
C.A. Gray welcomes new principal, Dr. Thelma Jackson C.A. Gray Junior High has a lot to offer!
For more information, contact your child's teacher or an administrator at 229.890.6189. New NCAA 2016 Academic Requirements: 180 point SAT increase and more!
Click HERE for more information. New Postings to GaDOE Website
"The world of the 2000's and beyond will not belong to 'managers' or those who can make numbers dance. The world will belong to passionate, driven leaders---people who not only have enormous amounts of energy but can energize those they lead."
Jack Welch, former CEO of General Electric
The Power of Words (Video)