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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?
Depth of Knowledge Activities Chart.
Click on the image above for more information.
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.
(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.
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.
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Unity in the Community Academic Night - Thursday, 04.10.14
A panoramic view of the C.A. Gray cafeteria during last week's Unity in the Community Academic Night...
Each department within the school displayed student work and examples of recent classroom activities. There were also many interesting and engaging presentations to enjoy. More information on this special event is coming soon.
"Unity in the Community" Family Night at C.A.G. - Thursday, April 10, 2014 - 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Parents, Don't miss out on our "Unity In the Community" Academic Night on Thursday, 04.10.14.
Refreshments! Entertainment! Displays of Student Work... and More!
The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until 7:30 p.m.
Partnerships for Success Clubs - Spring 2014 Newsletter
to view the newsletter (pdf).
Ninth grade students learn about healthy cooking as part of the FU2P Campaign
Ninth grade students in Mrs. Peters' Family & Consumer Science classes learned about a variety of healthy cooking options as part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign. (March 2014)
C.A. Gray Media Center: March Question of the Month
Ask Mrs. Campbell or Mrs. Simoneau for the Question of the Month slip of paper, write your answer on it using the information printed in the library only and put it in the corresponding lunch bowl. There will be a drawing at the end of each lunch on Friday, March 28th. Three winners!
The prize for each winner will be a $10 gift certificate for Chick-fil-A!
Midterm Exam Schedule: March 10th-14th, 2014
Monday, 3.10 - Health/P.E., Business (Mosley), Food/Nutrition (Peters), Visual Arts (Clements), Spanish, Band.
Tuesday, 3.11 - Physical Science, Biology, Business (Rewis), Family & Consumer Sciences (Johnson), Business (Carter / King).
Wednesday, 3.12 - World History, Math (8th & 9th), Careers & Early Childhood (Grantham), Ag (Howell & Murray), Construction (Gibbs).
Thursday, 3.13 - 8th ELA, 9th ELA, Health Occupations (Whatley).
Friday, 3.14 - Choir (Miller), Georgia Studies, 8th & 9th ELA (if needed), Health Occupations (Whatley).
Video Conferencing in 8th grade Physical Science
Mr. Leroux’s and Mrs. Lane’s first period Physical Science classes worked with Dr. Warren Matthews of Georgia Tech through a video conference Monday, March 3rd. Dr. Matthews has a PhD in High Energy Physics. He spoke with the students on the topic of “What is engineering?” During this interactive class time, students asked questions about Higgs Boson Theory, CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research), particle physics, and high energy. The students also learned about different types of engineers such as civil, electronic, chemical, mechanical and computer. Working with Dr. Matthews was a great experience for all the students.
Shakespearean Sonnets on Display in Media Center - Ninth Grade Lit. National School Breakfast Week: March 3 - 7, 2014
In honor of National School Breakfast Week, the Packer Cafe will be trying several new menu items. Please stop in and enjoy a nutritious breakfast each morning and cast your votes for the foods you like / dislike. There will be a table set up for voting.
Read more about National School Breakfast Week HERE.
Monday: Graham Crackers with Peanut Butter & Jelly + Green Apples
Tuesday: Grits, Eggs, Bacon with Toast + Fruit Cup
Wednesday: Sausage Gravy with Mini-Biscuits + Oranges
Thursday: Waffles with Blueberry Drizzle
Friday: Toasted Ham & Cheese + Banana
Student Council Fundraiser: T-Shirts Supporting Audre Tyner
for further information. Thanks so much for your support.
Earth Day Shirts available through Science Club
* Email Ms. Goss (email@example.com) or see a Science Club Member.
* Make checks payable to C.A. Gray Jr. High School.
Congratulations to STAR Teacher, Mr. Eddie Murray C.A. Gray & Cox Elementary's S.T.E.M. Collaboration Two Essay Contests currently underway: "Young Georgia Authors" & "Stossel in the Classroom" C.A. Gray Book Fair
It's been a great week at the C.A. Gray Book Fair! Be sure to stop by if you haven't yet. The hours on Friday, 02.07 will be 8:00 - 1:35.
Also, be sure to visit the ONLINE BOOK FAIR through Wednesday, 02.26 for items K-12.
C.A. Gray students among winners at Regional Technology Fair
Click HERE to read the full story. C.A. Gray Students Participate in FFA Livestock Judging Team Regional Competition Georgia National Fair Floral Design Entries
Read more about the FFA Floral Design Contest at the Georgia National Fair HERE. C.A. Gray and Cox Elementary team up for "Science Wild Wednesdays" partnership
Coach Cliff Willis, Physical Science teacher at C.A. Gray, conducted the first Science Wild Wednesday session at Cox Elementary on January 15 as part of a S.T.E.M. partnership between the two schools. The topic of study was an introductory lesson on force and motion. The fourth grade students participating were very creative in designing and building their machines, and the Cox computer lab was buzzing with excitement as the students researched and collaborated to address the challenge.
Business partners discuss engineering events for C.A.G. students - January 2014
S.T.E.M. partners, Beau Sherman (of C.N.S. and Georgia Tech) and Frank Cannon (of C.N.S.) met this week with Ms. Pam Heidelberg (guidance counselor) and Ms. Sheila Smith (assistant principal) to discuss curriculum opportunities and engineering events for C.A. Gray students. The C.A. Gray family is excited about partnerships like these and the impact they will have on students' learning experiences.
C.A.G.J.H.S. Spelling Bee - Friday, 01.17.14
Congratulations to eighth grade student, Sydney S., for winning first place and to runner-up, Zachary M., in Gray's 2014 Spelling Bee! Special thanks to Ms. Angela Livingston for serving as "Word Caller" and to Ms. Nina Price, Ms. Jan Barrow, and Ms. Brenda Arnold for judging the event. Refreshments were provided for the participants and parents in attendance by cafeteria manager, Ms. Tammy Hart, and her staff. Overall, 33 students participated in this year's Spelling Bee. (Photo Credit: Carrie Viohl)
Penny Drive for Uganda
The 9th grade ELA department is raising money for water filtration systems for a village in Uganda. As of now, children in this village must walk over a mile to a muddy river in which animals bathe, with gallon jugs to fill, and then walk back. This is their only water supply to use for drinking, bathing and cooking. The filtration systems will give them a way to clean their water. Can you imagine having to drink and cook and bathe with water that animals bathe and use the bathroom in? We are so fortunate to be able to turn on a faucet and have clean running water! We will have a jar in the Media Center for you to put your spare change, be it pennies, nickels, dimes or quarters. They will take any spare change you can give. Let’s see how noisy you can make our Media Center by dumping your change into our jar. That is a noise we would love to hear! We need your spare change!
(Remember: All money received goes to buy water filtration systems!)
ENVOY Club T-Shirt Fundraiser: "Forever Black & Gold!"
The deadline to place an order AND have money paid will be Monday, February 3, 2014. "Letters About Literature" - 2014 Entry Guidelines
Click HERE 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. Guest Speakers visit Georgia Studies classes as part of S.T.E.M. Grand Challenge Ninth Grade Biology addresses World Hunger as this year's "Grand Challenge"
C.A. Gray's ninth grade Biology department is emphasizing S.T.E.M. this year to help students ready themselves for college and career life in the future. Students are utilizing "The Engineering Design Process" to address real-world problems such as "Fighting World Hunger."
First Semester Final Exam Information - December 2013
Monday, 12.16 - 9th ELA, PE, FFA | Tuesday, 12.17 - 8th & 9th Math, 8th ELA, World History
Wednesday, 12.18 - Biology, Physical Science, Food & Nutrition, Video Broadcasting
Thursday, 12.19 - Georgia Studies, Business, CTAE, Fine Arts
Madison W. named Grand Champion at Georgia National Fair
Madison W. was named the Georgia National Fair Grand Champion in the Plant Division. Madison is pictured with her award winning "Wandering Jew" hanging basket. Madison is a student at C.A. Gray and is currently serving as Vice-President of the 8th grade F.F.A. Chapter. "Best Practices" exemplified in Ninth Grade Lit. 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.
Congratulations to Gray's student athletes on a job well done in the Special Olympics Winter Games
Click HERE 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 and 11.14.13.
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
Click HERE 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.
Mid-Term Exam Schedule - October 2013 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"
Click HERE 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
Click HERE 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
These public service announcements were produced by ninth grade Drama and Video Broadcasting classes under the direction of Mr. Michael Rewis and Mrs. Felicia Richardson. Topics include: Cyberbullying, Bullying, Dropout Prevention, and Depression.