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Counselor's Blog - January 2015Posted Jan 14 @ 9:34 AM
Student Council Elections will be held in Advisory on 01.14.15.Posted Jan 14 @ 8:58 AM
Report Cards went home on Wednesday, 01.07.15.Posted Nov 14 @ 1:45 PM
Final Exams Exemption Information for Second Semester
Click HERE for more information about exempting your finals in May.
Posted Dec 7 @ 7:30 PM
2014-15 School Year
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Go Pack Go! Congratulations on an undefeated season and becoming AAAAAA State Champs!
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$25 Soft Cover
$30 Hard Cover
See Ms. Beamon or any Yearbook Staff member to order yours today!
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Ms. Livingston's 1st period students are participating in the Student Council Food Drive & Hat Day! - 11.20.14
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Congratulations, Ms. Veasey:
Assistant Principal of the Year!
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Thanks to all who supported Student Council's Food Drive! Your efforts helped make Thanksgiving a happier time for families in our community! More information HERE.
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On Saturday 11.01.14, the second annual "Our Wish - Run for Cystic Fibrosis" was held at Moultrie Technical College. C.A. Gray teachers, Nick Chastain & Scott Turner, earned 1st and 2nd place medals respectively in their division.
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The 3rd Annual Interactive Life Choices TEEN MAZE returned to Gray October 2-3, 2014 and was a great success once again this year.
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Teacher of the Year
Ms. Lori Myers
8th Grade Georgia Studies
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Employee of the Year
Ms. Sheila Fowler, RN
School Nurse
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SkillsUSA Fundraiser:
Bojangles Chicken Biscuits
Friday mornings before school. Teachers only. Check with Mr. Gibbs (Rm 122) or Mr. Rewis (Rm 106) for more information.
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Anyone who is interested in joining the Technology Club at C.A. Gray should complete THIS SURVEY. To join the club, you must participate in the Tech. Fair in January 2015.
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Assessment Update: Georgia's Changing Assessment Landscape
Click HERE for more info.
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"A Closer Look - Colquitt County's System / Community Profile." Click HERE to view the PowerPoint.
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Great Futures Start Here! It just takes one. Click HERE for more information.
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C.A. Gray's World History Department: "Where the Past and Present Interact"
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"The totality of evidence and the consistency of practice."
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C.A. Gray Jr. High: "In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence..."
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Message Board

6th-12th Grade Social Studies Articles to Build Stronger Readers

All About C.T.A.E. at C.A. Gray

Avoiding Plagiarism!

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.

Breakfast & Lunch Menus

Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) Contract

C.A. Gray is a No-Bullying Zone!

*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?

Exemption Information for Second Semester Final Exams (May 2015)

Expectations for Students

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.

Free Digital Textbooks Available through the Georgia Department of Education

As the 2014-2015 academic year begins, teachers, school leaders, parents and students should be aware that they can access free, interactive digital textbooks through the Georgia Department of Education’s website.

“As we implement the new standards, we know teachers and parents need high-quality resources,” State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge said. “We developed these textbooks and other resources for middle and high school virtual school courses, and the students who have used them have been very successful. Much of their success can be attributed to these exceptional resources in the hands of our teachers.”  Click here for more information.

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program Overview

Georgia's Crisis & Access Line

Georgia's Crisis & Access Line
Phone: 1.800.715.4225     Web: mygcal.com


Lunch and Learn Information

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.

M.L.A. Formatting

- Style Guides + Rubric -

Purdue University - Online Writing Lab:
MLA Formatting and Style Guide

Parents' Right to Know

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.

STEM Information & Free Resources

Discovery Education: Science Fair Central

"Empowering and Celebrating Excellence in STEM Education."

STEMtember: "It's Your Turn to Change the World."
STEMtember Events and Information

Student Infinite Campus Logins

Students, follow this link  http://bit.ly/ccstudentlogin  for reminders on how to login to your Infinite Campus portal.More

Visioning Project

"We need to convince kids that 'smart' is cool."

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C.A. Gray floats for justice in Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

 Downtown Moultrie - 01.19.15
(Photo by Moultrie Observer)
C.A. Gray Academic Bowl Team - Region 10 Runner Up

C.A. Gray's Academic Bowl team participated in regional competition on Saturday in Thomasville, Ga. and was named Region 10 Runner Up. The team won the first four rounds of competition but was defeated in a "sudden death" tie-breaker situation in the playoff round after a tie game with Valwood in round 5. The team represented our school with class, good sportsmanship, and dignity. We are extremely proud of these 10 bright and talented students! -- Sponsors, Ms. Angela Livingston & Ms. Jennifer Merritt
Read the newest issue -- as well as past issues -- of the C.A. Gray Gazette!

Click HERE to read our school newspaper online.
Thank you to Grant Chapel AME Church for supporting C.A. Gray!
FFA Meats Team Participate at Region and State
New Information about the Georgia Student Growth Model - December 2014

"The Georgia Student Growth Model (GSGM) is an exciting initiative designed to provide students, parents, educators, and the public with important inform​​ation on student progress. Academic achievement only tells part of the story. The addition of student growth tells a more complete story about the academic performance of students. Now we not only know where students ended up, but we also know how much progress they made to get there.​" -- Georgia Department of Education
(Click HERE for more information.)
1st Semester Final Exams Testing Schedule

Monday, 12.8: Health/PE, Agriculture, Home Economics, Business, Occupational Safety, Video Broadcasting
Tuesday, 12.9: Language Arts     Wednesday, 12.10: Science
Thursday, 12.11: Spanish/Latin, Drama/Journalism, Band/Choir, Art, ROTC, Healthcare, MS Technology
Friday, 12.12: Math, History
50th Regiment Band - Marching in the Dunkin Donuts Thanksgiving Day Parade
Parents: Please complete the School Climate Survey linked below. Thanks!

A growing body of research indicates that schools with positive school climate ratings have better test scores and higher
graduation rates. School climate refers to the quality and character of school life. The first step to improving school climate
is to measure and analyze it with a school climate survey instrument. The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is a
national leader in the collection and analysis of school climate data through the implementation of its annual Georgia Student
Health Survey II (GSHS II). The GSHS II is an anonymous, statewide survey instrument developed by many divisions within
the GaDOE including the Assessment and Accountability Division and in collaboration with the Georgia Department of
Public Health and Georgia State University. The GSHS II identifies safety and health issues that have a negative impact on
student achievement and school climate.

We invite parents to participate as well at the following link:
Congratulations, Ms. Veasey! Thanks for all you do for C.A. Gray!

Click HERE to read the article in the Moultrie Observer (11.19.14).
Midterm Exams - 10.06.14 through 10.10.14

Midterm Exams - 10.06.14 through 10.10.14.
Mr. Frederick Smith Named C.A. Gray Junior High School Principal - June 12, 2014

Click HERE for full press release.
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.
2014-2015 Calendar