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How 'one story' can excite students about READING and CONNECTING with community

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Posted 06/26/2017 @ 11:29 AM
School's Out! What's new in the Statewide Longitudinal Data System?

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Posted 06/15/2017 @ 9:35 PM
Thousands of free books available... Underway now!

"Get Georgia Reading Campaign" partner MyON is delivering thousands of free books to computers and mobile devices that you can access 24 hours a day -- every day -- through August 31. Click HERE for more information.

Posted 05/15/2017 @ 10:36 AM
Summer 2017: Youth Camps & Classes at Southern Regional Technical College

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Posted 05/29/2017 @ 8:51 PM
Congratulations to CAG's 2016-17 Honor Roll Students!

The students recognized for Honor Roll of Excellence have earned a grade of at least 93 in all subjects. The students recognized for Academic Honor Roll have earned at least an 85 in all subjects. Click here for the EIGHTH GRADE and NINTH GRADE lists.

Posted 05/23/2017 @ 2:04 PM
Honors Day for the 2016-17 School Year

Wednesday, May 10 | 9:00 a.m. | C.A. Gray Gymnasium

Posted 04/28/2017 @ 1:41 PM
Best Practices for Using ChromeBooks in the Classroom

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Posted 03/10/2017 @ 12:41 PM
PBIS Kickoff at C.A. Gray!

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Posted 02/09/2017 @ 12:52 PM
"Experience Online Testing Georgia"

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Posted 01/29/2017 @ 7:46 PM
Understanding the Georgia Student Growth Model...

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Posted 01/29/2017 @ 1:16 PM
Parent-Teacher Conferences

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Posted 09/11/2016 @ 10:09 PM
Colquitt County Schools - Wellness Policy Information

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Posted 10/16/2015 @ 8:58 AM
Testing InformationCharlie A. Gray Junior High School can only provide testing accommodations for PSAT and AP if the accommodations are approved by the College Board.

In order to apply for these accommodations, please see the link below. After the parent/student has completed their portion of the packet and gathered the supporting documentation, the parent will need to make an appointment to see their counselor by calling 229.890.6189.

College Board Services for Disabilities:https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilitiesPosted 05/25/2016 @ 11:50 AM
Senate Bill 289 - Academic Information

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Posted 04/07/2016 @ 1:30 PM
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2016-17 School Year
Georgia Releases Draft of "Every Student Succeeds Act" (6.15.17)

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Way to go, C.A. Gray FFA!

At the FFA Area 5 Banquet held May 14, 2017, Hannah Craven was elected to serve as an officer on the Area 5 team next school year. Hannah, Vaidehi Patel, Jo Jo Johnson, and Connor Hart were also recognized at the banquet for their accomplishments this year at the state level. 

"Hoops for Houndz" Promo

Promo created by students in Mr. Rewis' Video Broadcasting and Mrs. Richardson's ELA classes.
"Breakfast of Champions" P.S.A.

Promotional Video made by Mr. Rewis' Video Broadcasting students.
C.A. Gray Videos OnDemand:

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Maker Challenges in Media Center

Mrs. Turner, C.A. Gray's Media Specialist, is offering an incentive to students who work hard and get good grades.
PBIS Kickoff at C.A. Gray - 2.3.17!

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Packer Class in the Spotlight!

Mrs. Dale's Healthcare Science Class.
"See You at the Pole" at CAGJHS - 9.26.16

Video created and published by Mr. Rewis' Video Broadcasting classes on 12.6.16.
PSA: Tardy Policy at CAGJHS

Principal, Mr. Fred Smith - 11.15.16
Spirit Day at Shuga Foot - Each Tuesday!

Every Tuesday, customers can come in and state their school / club / organization of choice, and Shuga Foot will donate 10% of the purchase price to that cause! 

C.A. Gray's Media Center...

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Rainbow over C.A. Gray!

This picture was taken by Mrs. Posey on Tuesday, 8.23.16.

"Impose Your Will!"

Inky Johnson: "Be Inspired."
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"A Closer Look - Colquitt County's System / Community Profile." Click HERE to view the PowerPoint.
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C.A. Gray Jr. High: "In Relentless Pursuit of Excellence..."
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6.19.17 - State BoE adopts new GNETS rule

4.19.17 - Grant to boost Video Broadcasting

Video Grant to boost CA Gray Jr. High Video Broadcasting Class

C.A. Gray Jr. High School’s Video Production class has been awarded a $30,000 video production grant package. Mr. Rewis’s class received a studio in a box Audio Visual Film Technology package that will allow students to film and broadcast high quality video and stream live by using the ESE Networks platform. The video equipment grant package will advance students with the skills needed for employment or entry into a postsecondary education program in the audio and video technology career field. Currently, the Audio Video Technology and Film classes at the Jr. High level serves a total of 140 students and is rapidly growing every year. Mr. Rewis said, “This equipment grant package will allow me to teach more students as well as expose students to several real-world opportunities that we current do not have such as stream video, conduct live shoots, and be able to record professional grade video and audio. The knowledge that students will gain from the use of this equipment will allow them to develop a problem-solving mindset, and gain 21st Century skills necessary to begin a career in the television or motion picture industry.

The package included a new Sony HD camcorder, a Sony lavalier wireless microphone, headphones, performer PC encoder, video cable, a 20” widescreen LED backlit monitor, 3 iPad mini’s which included tripods, cases, and mics, 24/7 tech support, hands-on training, one-on-one virtual training from ESE network along with a 2 year adobe creative cloud license.

John Russo, an employee with ESE Networks who delivered and helped set up the equipment, added “This package also comes with a website that you can post your videos and stream live. This program is designed to “incorporate productions into the schools and work-ready foundations.”

Pictured below with new Video Equipment received from Grant, LR-FB Video Broadcasting students,Yadira Barrera, Katie Wimberly, Jade Johnson, along with CTAE Director, Tim Hobbs; ESE Network Consultant, John Russo; and Audio Video Technology and Film Teacher, Michael Rewis,

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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.

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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

Georgia's Crisis & Access Line

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

Handwashing P.S.A.

Made by students in Mr. Rewis' Video Broadcasting class.

Local School Governance Team

M.L.A. Formatting

- Style Guides + Rubric -

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

PALS (Extended Learning Time)

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.


Charlie A. Gray Junior High School can only provide testing accommodations for PSAT and AP if the accommodations are approved by the College Board.

In order to apply for these accommodations, please see the link below. After the parent/student has completed their portion of the packet and gathered the supporting documentation, the parent will need to make an appointment to see their counselor by calling 229.890.6189.

College Board Services for Disabilities: https://www.collegeboard.org/students-with-disabilities

Visioning Project

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

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Ishia Dawson Named C.A. Gray Junior High Assistant Principal

Mrs. Ishia Dawson will begin the 2017-2018 school year in a new role. Mrs. Dawson will move into the C.A. Gray Junior High School assistant principal position of retiring Assistant Principal Sheila Smith.

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CAG receives the Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries Grant -- 6.19.17

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Library Renovation Input Meeting - Tuesday, 6.27.17

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Driver's Ed - SRTC Moultrie - July 10-13 or 17-20.

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9th Grade Choir Earns Superior Ratings at Carowinds Festival in Charlotte, NC.

The C.A. Gray 9th grade choir recently competed in the Carowinds Festival of Music in Charlotte, North Carolina. The group earned ones, or superiors, in all areas of performance evaluation. One of the judges, who is a retired Colonel from the military, commented on the choir, “Thank you for demonstrating professionalism. What an outstanding group.” Mrs. Beth Miller stated, "Never in all my years of teaching have I had a group to earn a perfect score from every judge at competition. This is truly an accomplishment and a credit to their hard work. I look forward to future Choral performances from this group in years to come."

Teacher Appreciation Week was a blast at CAGJHS!

C.A. Gray Junior High School loves its teachers and staff! In celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, Gray employees were treated to a different perk each day of the week. Moultrie’s Publix helped to sponsor a muffin and pastry spread on Monday during the media center’s Edible Book Fair. Our “popular” teachers picked up a free bag of popcorn from the concession stand on Tuesday. Since we “doughnut” know what we would do without our fantastic teachers, coffee and doughnuts were available on Wednesday thanks to the generosity of Daylight Doughnuts. On Thursday, a few staff and parent volunteers prepared a waffle bar complete with all of the fixings. Pizza was the final treat on Friday.

Principal Fred Smith wrote in an email to the staff, “Please know that you are all appreciated and valued for what you do! No school could operate successfully without the good work of great people like YOU! I'm often times overjoyed and amazed to see how such a small number of caring people can take on the huge task of serving nearly 1300 students day-in and day-out with ease. You’re amazing!"

Click here to see pictures from Teacher Appreciation Week - May 8-12, 2017.

CAG students defeat teachers in first-ever "Hoops for Hounds" basketball game!

On Friday, May 12, Mrs. Felicia Richardson’s 10th Grade Literature & Composition class at C.A. Gray Junior High School hosted its 1st Annual Teacher vs Student Basketball game. This event, "Hoops for Hounds," was the culmination of two months’ worth of work on a Community Service Learning Project in the Accelerated course. After choosing the Humane Society as their organization to represent, students worked diligently to plan, advertise, and prepare for the event with Mrs. Richardson only helping as needed. The event raised well over $800 to donate to the Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society. The students and teachers had a blast showing off their skills on the court; however, at the end of the day, it was the students who prevailed with a 21-15 victory, showing that they definitely rule the school! Click HERE to see more pictures of the event.

Virtual Field Trip to Auschwitz in World History class

Students in Mr. Yarbrough's World History class at C.A. Gray Jr. High took their knowledge of the Holocaust to a whole new level. Students created over eight hundred Holocaust Identification cards by researching seven Holocaust victims and writing each character's story using first-person perspective. Students then placed each identification card on the school wall in C-building, which circled around the entire hallway. After discovering that many individuals identified spent time at Auschwitz Death Camp, students got the ability to take a virtual field trip of the camp in today's time. Click HERE to see more images from this activity.
Winners of CAG's third annual Edible Book Fair -- 5.10.17

Winners of CAG's third annual Edible Book Fair - 5.10.17

Video Grant to boost CA Gray Jr. High Video Broadcasting Class

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Support the Drama Department at CAG

Shirts are $15 each. Contact Mr. Holton for more information.

Congratulations to these All-State Chorus participants!

Colquitt County School System’s GMEA All-State Chorus students that passed two rigorous auditions performed in Athens, Ga. on Feb. 23-25, 2017.

CA Gray Students: Gavin Baker, Noah Whitaker, Bella Barfield, Carson Hoes, John Reid Jarvis, Morgan Kenney

CCHS: Joshua Molden, Shelby Parrish, Savonte Wilson

WJW: Lilla Craft

Prizes Donated for Media Center Drawing

The media center at C.A. Gray recently added one hundred new titles to its offerings; that’s a “latté” new books. To generate excitement for the new selections and encourage circulation after Christmas break, students could enter a drawing in the media center each time they check out books.  Mrs. Melanie Turner secured prize donations from local coffee shops for the promotion. Pictured here are the January drawing winners: Tony Yang with a donation from Starbucks of both coffee and hot chocolate, and Karley Walden with a $5 Beans and Strings voucher.

CAG held the annual Spelling Bee on 1.19.17 in the cafeteria. Great job to all who competed!

 Special congratulations to our winners: 1st place - Melinda Nguyen; 2nd place - Joshua Doile; 3rd place - Noah McLaughlin!

1st and 2nd place will go on to compete at the System Spelling Bee on February 10, 2017 at Southern Regional Technical College main campus beginning at 9:00 am sharp. Only the 13 winners will compete at the system level bee if in attendance. The runner-up will compete if and only if the winner cannot. The runner-up will also attend the system bee. Also, thanks so everyone who helped so the event went off without a hitch: Beth Miller (pronouncer); Donna Dutton (judge); Melanie Turner (judge); LaJean Reid (judge); Cafeteria staff (for providing cookies and lemonade); Mr. Dalton & Mr. Raymond (for setting up and cleaning after); Ms. Furney & Mrs. Blaylock (printing the programs and certificate). Click HERE for more pictures of this event.

Having Fun with "Hedbanz" in Georgia Studies -- 1.18.17

Who says learning can’t be fun at the hands of your peers? Mrs. Brandie Nolan’s 8th Grade Georgia Studies classes took time out to have a little fun and review with a game based on the popular Hedbanzs. Student knowledge was tested on both sides of the cards: One student had to listen to clues to determine the term while their peers gave accurate hints. Neither notes nor textbooks were used - just brain power!

Candy Cladograms in Biology -- 1.9.17

 Students in Mrs. Lee Causey and Mrs. Stephanie Summerlin’s Biology classes used various types of candy representing species to make their own cladogram -- a branching diagram that shows the evolutionary relationship between species. Students gathered observable traits of the candy and organized them on a chart. They then used the chart to create a cladogram showing the relationship between candy types ("species").

Understanding Sound Waves -- 1.9.17

Students in Dr. Ann Horne’s 8th grade physical science classes completed activities in a variety of stations to help them understand how sound waves travel and to determine the relationships between wavelengths, frequency, pitch, and energy.  In this picture, students are making various wine glasses "sing" to determine which shape produces the best sound. 

Math Students Participate in Maker Challenges - 1.6.17

Eighth grade students in Mrs. Portia Gude’s 6th period and Mrs. Reagan Hall’s 7th period math classes had the opportunity to complete maker challenges this week. The challenges were designed by media specialist Mrs. Melanie Turner to foster creative thinking, teamwork, problem solving, and the design process. These particular classes earned this fun and engaging opportunity by scoring the highest in their courses on December’s final exam.

CAGJHS SkillsUSA Members Aid Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society

C.A. Gray Jr. High School SkillsUSA Members sponsored a drive to benefit our local Moultrie-Colquitt County Humane Society so they can remain a no-kill shelter.  Items donated included dog food, cat food, bleach, and Lysol.  Students raised awareness and made posters around campus, and also created Public Service Announcements in Mr. Rewis's Video Broadcasting class.  SkillsUSA would like to thank everyone at C.A. Gray who donated.  A special thank you to Mrs. Yvonne Stancil for volunteering and covering classes so that members could take a Field Trip to the Humane Society.

C.A. Gray's FCCLA Leadership: "Toward New Horizons!"

{ Picture by Mrs. Lisa Johnson - 12.15.16 }

Holiday Spirit on CAG's Campus!

C. A. Gray staff and students are getting into the holiday spirit by participating in December dress-up days. Principal Fred Smith stated in reaction to the staff’s enthusiasm, “I work at the greatest school in the world with some of the smartest and most creative people on the planet! Your energy to be fun and creative demonstrates your passion for being positive and joyous about our holiday season. The holiday season can be a tough time sometimes for our students and faculty, but the spirit that you all exude by doing what you do, can bring solace for more than you know. Thank you for what you do!”

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ENVOY & LADIES Clubs visit Valdosta State University

The LADIES Club and The ENVOY Club visited Valdosta State University on December 2 for a college tour. The clubs received encouraging words on the importance of academics and the value of an education from two of VSU's campus organizations: The Distinguished Women and the Collegiate Men of VSU.

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Georgia High School Student Video Contest - 11.28.16

Video Broadcasting students (Kacey Croft, Glenn Rodriguez, Lance Giles, & Nathan Corley) in Mr. Rewis's class at CA Gray are seen here filming a scene for the Georgia High School Student Video Contest. Students were tasked to create a thirty second Public Service Announcement (PSA) to encourage their peers to reject prescription drug abuse. You may view their video by visiting tinyurl.com/RxDrugAbuse

Videos to Show Learning in Mr. Yarbrough's World History Classes

Students in Mr. Yarbrough's 9th grade World History class are working hard to create a PowToon or WeVideo based on the early civilizations of Africa. PowToon and WeVideo allows the students to create an animated video or live video to express what they have learned about early African civilizations. Students began presenting their videos on Monday, November 7th.

ESOL Strategies Training a Success

Mr. Stephen Paine kept teachers engaged as he shared a number of valuable resources and technology tools that will help teachers support students. The workshop (held 11.1.16) was directed toward reaching ESOL learners, but C.A. Gray teachers were excited about using these strategies with all students. (Top left to right: Lisa Walters, Carrie Parker, Stephen Paine, Mrs. Paine. Bottom left to right: Margie Holman, Reagan Hall, student teacher Savannah Richardson, Julie Craft, and Sheila Smith).

Mrs. Martinez's Students Design Paper Airplanes for Competition

Students enrolled in Mrs. Donna Martinez’s Technology/Engineer class at C.A. Gray designed paper airplanes for a competition. The students received points for completed obstacles, distance flown, and materials used. Students spent weeks researching, designing, and creating prototypes of paper airplanes. The purpose of the activity was to discover the four forces that come into play when flying - drag, gravity, thrust, and lift. (10.18.16)

Parent Night at CAGJHS - Tuesday, 10.11.16

C. A. Gray held a parent night on Tuesday, October 11th with informational break-out sessions on topics ranging from eighth grade math homework help to support for ninth grade biology to getting ready for the PSAT and SAT. Dr. Cindy Hall (left) from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and Joyce Halstead (right) from Southern Regional Technical College are seen here presenting information about the Move On When Ready program. Students in ninth through twelfth grade have the opportunity to take college-level classes on the CCHS campus or the ABAC and SRTC campuses to earn dual credit.

Healthcare Students Discuss Hurricane Preparedness

On the Thursday before South Georgia was rocked by Hurricane Hermine, students in Mrs. Daphne Dale's healthcare class at CAGJHS were deep in a timely discussion. The topics included how to prepare for disasters and how healthcare professionals aid in disaster preparedness and relief. Students from Mrs. Dale's 7th period class are featured in the photo.

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Spotlight: Packer Points of Pride

2016-2017 School Year:

- Congrats to Mrs. Cathy Nobles on her completion of the Leadership Alternative Preparation Program! (5.23.17)
- Winners of CAG's third annual Edible Book Fair (5.10.17)
- HOSA students raise funds for Autism Speaks Foundation (Mrs. Dale's Students - 5.1.17)
- Literature and Composition | Community Service Projects (Mrs. Richardson's Students - 4.25.17)
- Grant to boost CAGJHS Video Broadcasting Class (4.19.17)
- Video Broadcasting students visit WALB Studios in Albany, GA (4.18.17)
- Mrs. Cooper's Biology students learn about the flow of energy by dissecting owl pellets (4.3.17)
- ELA students read and annotate literary texts (Mrs. Andrews + Mr. McKinney - 3.17.17)
- HOSA students represent CAGJHS well at State Leadership Conference (3.15.17)
- FBLA members compete at State Leadership Conference (3.14.17)
- Students in Ms. Grobe's AP World History classes build Argumentation Towers (3.6.17)
- Mrs. Martinez's Engineering classes study Biomimicry (3.3.17)
- Punnett Squares, Phenotypes, and Genotypes in Biology Class (Mrs. Causey + Mrs. Summerlin - 3.2.17)
- PALS is looking good at Gray! (Mrs. Kern's Healthcare Science class - 2.9.17)
- Who Receives the Heart? (Mrs. Richardson's 10th Grade Lit. Students - 2.2.17)
- Supporting Math Skills Using ChromeBooks in Mr. Richardson's Classes (1.26.17)
- Working on Shakespearean Sonnets in Mrs. McCoy's Ninth Grade Literature Classes (1.26.17)
- Building Medieval Castles in Mr. Yarbrough's World History classes (12.15.16)
- Student Spirit Soars in December Dress-Up Days (12.14.16)
"Dress Smart, Think Smart" Campaign (12.1.16
- Problem Solving with mouse-trap cars in Mrs. Martinez's engineering class (11.18.16)
- CAG Drama Visits Sunset Elementary (11.18.16)
- Mrs. Player's Math classes try Flexible Seating (11.7.16)
- FCA Guest Speaker, Adrian Peterson, visits CAGJHS (11.4.16)
2016-2017 Calendar