School Checklist: Remaining 2012 Grady Cluster Dates

CINS' community meeting on Wednesday will feature discussions focused on the state's common core performance standards and how they will impact teaching and learning in APS classrooms.

The Council of Intown Neighborhoods and Schools (CINS), the Atlanta nonprofit that advocates for the Grady schools cluster, has a calendar full of important dates these final weeks of 2012 including Wednesday's monthly community meeting.

CINS’ community meetings are always free and open to the public. Please feel free to bring your own brown bag lunch and come and join others who are interested in the success of the Grady cluster. To become a member or add your name to the CINS’ eblast list, click here.

CINS’ will hold its November community meeting on Wednesday at Lin Elementary School, located at 586 Candler Park Drive. The 8:30 a.m. meeting will focus on: “Implementation of the Georgia Common Core Performance Standards & State Assessments”

Georgia is one of 47 states that helped develop the core standards for K-12 in English language arts and mathematics (referred to as the “CCGS” in Georgia). These standards are intended to provide a consistent framework throughout the nation to prepare students for success in college and/or the 21st century workplace. 
Last year, CINS hosted a community meeting to hear from the Georgia Department of Education and APS how these standards will impact teaching and learning in APS classrooms in the way of curriculum; how they align to the current Georgia Performance Standards; and what will happen to Accelerated Math? Join CINS as we continue this discussion with APS about its progress in implementing the CCGS in APS schools. Questions, as always, are permitted as time allows.
The final CINS’ Community Meeting of the year will be on Dec. 12 at Springdale Park Elementary School. The program - “APS’ Human Resources – Hiring, Staffing, Leveling and Professional Development” - is scheduled to begin at noon.

Grady Cluster Dates to Remember in November & December*

November 14: CINS’ Community Meeting – “Implementation of the Georgia Common Core Performance Standards & State Assessments” (8:30 am at Lin ES)
November 15: Inman MS Arts Showcase (6pm-7pm)
November 19 - 23: Fall Student Holidays for All APS Schools
November 27: Grady HS Advanced Placement Parent Information Night (6pm); Grady HS Financial Aid/FAFSA Information Night (6pm-8pm)
November 29: Grady HS Rising 9th Grade Transition In Parent Meeting (8am at Inman Middle School)
November 29 - December 1: Grady HS Fall Play (7pm)
December 4: Morningside ES Prospective Parent Tour (9:30am-10am); Morningside ES Orchestra/Chorus Holiday Concert (6pm); Grady HS Chorus Concert (7pm)
December 5: Springdale Park ES Prospective Parent Tour (1pm-2pm); Morningside ES Cultural Arts Concert (8am-11:30am); Lin ES Band & Chorus Concert (6pm); Grady HS Band Concert (7pm)
December 6: Grady HS Orchestra Concert (7pm)
December 8: Inman MS Frosty 5K (10am) – registration open now!
December 9: Grady HS Jacob’s Dance Recital (2pm)
December 10: Lin ES & SPARK ES Orchestra Concert (6pm at Lin)
December 11: Hope/Hill ES Holiday Program (6pm-7pm); Morningside ES 4th & 5th Holiday Band Concert (6pm)
December 12: CINS’ Community Meeting – “APS’ Human Resources – Hiring, Staffing, Leveling and Professional Development” (Noon at Springdale Park ES)
December 13: Inman MS Holiday Concert (6pm-8pm)
December 14 - 19: Centennial Place ES Intercession
December 15: G3FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament & Jr. FLL Exhibition at Grady High School (9am)
December 19: End of First Semester
December 20 – January 4: Winter Student Holidays
December 21 - 23: Grady HS Chorus students perform with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
*If your school has dates to share, please email them to cinsatlanta@gmail.com. Please note that only items of cluster-wide interest will be included.

- CINS contributed to this story


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