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Assessment Update: Georgia's Changing Assessment Landscape
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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

Grade 8 2014 CRCT Information for State of Georgia

Partnerships for Success Clubs - 2014 Spring Newsletter

Breakfast Menu - Updated 03.24.14


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.

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?

Depth of Knowledge Activities



Depth of Knowledge Activities Chart.
Click on the image above for more information.

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

Great Web Resources for Review

Practice quizzes, tests, instructional videos, interactives, and more for enrichment and remediation purposes.More

Kindness...

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

PARCC Information

PARCC (Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers)

PARCC Model Content Frameworks
http://www.parcconline.org/parcc-model-content-frameworks

PARCC Item and Task Prototypes
http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes

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
http://school.discoveryeducation.com/sciencefaircentral/

"Empowering and Celebrating Excellence in STEM Education."
http://www.siemensstemacademy.com/

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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Ready, Set, School... 2014-2015 Open House


C.A. Gray's Open House will begin at 12:00 p.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m.
Click HERE to read the full press release.
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.
Spotlight: Packer Points of Pride
2013-2014 School Year:


- Unity in the Community Academic Night - Thursday, 04.10.14 -
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- Approximately 65 eighth graders and 35 ninth graders were invited to a celebration on Friday, March 28th during 7th period. These students are currently maintaining an 85 or above in all of their classes, which means they are on the path to Honor Roll. Congratulations, students, and keep up the fantastic work! (March 28, 2014)
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- Fuel Up to Play 60 Kickoff - "The Final Countdown" - March 2014
- Congratulations to Mr. Liles! DonorsChoose.org has chosen to fund his "Saltwater Ecosystem for the Classroom" project! - January 2014
- "Best Practices" exemplified in Ninth Grade Honors Lit./Comp. - December 2013
- 32nd Annual Area 14 Special Olympics Winter Games - November 2013
- Hispanic Heritage Month activities - September 15th through October 15th
- Academic Night at CAGJHS - September 9th, 2013
- 8th Grade Orientation with Mrs. Lightsey - August 27, 2013
- "Teen Maze" is back to help students with decision making - August 2013

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