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Congratulations to Ms. Sharon Veasey for being selected as a finalist for A.P. of the Year!Posted Friday @ 5:10 AM
8th Grade Boys Basketball Tryouts - October 27th & 28th - 4-6 p.m. - C.A. Gray Gym
Must have a physical. Contact Coach Young for further information.
Posted Oct 14 @ 8:50 AM
Thanks to all who participated in Gray's Open House on Tuesday, 10.21.14 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.Posted Oct 13 @ 12:45 PM
2014-15 School Year
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Colquitt County High School is registered for the largest teen driver safety celebration across North America - "Celebrate My Drive." Make your online safe driving commitment once a day, every day from 10.15 through 10.24 to help CCHS have a greater chance of winning a $100,000 grant and a private concert by The Band Perry.
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The C.A. Gray Choir Tempo Club will be taking orders for Krispy Kreme doughnuts starting 10.22 to raise money for their spring trip. Delivery will be before school on Friday morning, 10.31.

Prices per Dozen
Glazed - $6, Chocolate Covered - $7, Lemon / Blueberry / Creme / Raspberry Filled - $7
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Just in time for Thanksgiving! Contact Ms. Kathy Blaylock for more information.
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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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Make-ups were taken 09.16.14.
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Homecoming Pep Rally
Friday, 09.05.14

(during 7th pd.)
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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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A U.S. Senate Resolution to formally recognize March 31 - April 4, 2014 as National Assistant Principals Week was passed by unanimous consent on March 31. Many thanks from the C.A. Gray family to Ms. Veasey, Mr. Hill, and Ms. Smith for all that they do for our students.
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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

Suicide Prevention Month: September 10 - October 6, 2014

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

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.

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?

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.

Georgia's HOPE Scholarship Program Overview


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."

Welcome! Use controls in bottom-right corner to scroll news.
Second Annual "Our Wish Run for Cystic Fibrosis" - November 1, 2014

For more information, visit the event page at www.itsyourrace.com.
Teacher of the Year Reception - Thursday, 11.06.14
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.
Check out the newest issue of our student newspaper, the C.A. Gray Gazette! (May 21, 2014)

Click HERE to read the newest issue of the Gazette online. (May 21, 2014)
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