Grenada School District is dedicated to excellence so that each child reaches their maximum potential within a safe learning environment while providing a comprehensive educational program that fosters the academic, physical, social, and emotional growth of all students.
In order to accomplish our mission, the district is committed to five components of effective schools-
1. A clear school mission
2. Strong instructional leadership
3. A safe and orderly climate
4. High expectations
5. A system to measure achievement
Michael Fair was announced as the new head high school football coach for the Grenada Chargers at the school district’s board meeting on January 17, 2023.
Michael Fair has served as head football coach at Lafayette High School in Oxford since 2016. He coached the team to a 58-29 record over the past seven seasons, including a 4A North State Championship and a State Championship in his first season as head coach.
“We hired the right guy,” said Lyle Williams, Athletic Director for Grenada School District. “He has a great reputation throughout the state.”
Students and their families, along with a host of teachers and community members, made the season bright at the second annual Home for the Holidays literacy event, held at Grenada Elementary 4-5 on December 1.
The event celebrated reading with a holiday-themed storybook crawl. Guests moved from classroom-to-classroom, each lavishly decorated to fit the theme of a specific holiday picture book. The stories were read aloud by special guests from the community.
“We not only want to teach students how to read, but we want them to learn to love to read,” said Principal Carol Tharpe. “This event introduces children to community leaders and allows these leaders the opportunity to share their love for reading.”
The Grenada School District AmeriCorps Program gladly welcomes Mrs. Phyllis Chism as the new Program Director. She comes to the program with past insight into AmeriCorps and 24 years of teaching experience in the schools. Her experience will be extremely helpful for our AmeriCorps team members as they continue to tutor K-8th grade students.
Mrs. Chism will be working daily with the administrators and staff at the Grenada Elementary K-5 and the Middle School 6-8 schools. She is very passionate about her profession as a teacher, always seeking ways to help students achieve his or her full potential.
The Mississippi Department of Education listed Grenada High School among 45 other high schools throughout the state to receive the prestigious 2022 College Success Award from GreatSchools.org, the nation’s leading nonprofit providing school information to parents and families.
GHS was selected among more than 440 public high schools as one of the best at preparing students for college.
Principal Emily Tindall credited a strong focus on ACT awareness and preparation, which has resulted in an enrollment increase in GHS’s college-level courses. She said that these courses within the new block schedule provides students an authentic college experience.
Dr. Kim S. Benton, Mississippi’s Interim State Superintendent of Education, visited Grenada Elementary School 4-5 on September 19.
Dr. Benton arrived with several members of her staff. They were welcomed by the Green Top’s show choir, Pizzazz, before touring the Discovery Lab and the physical ed program. The delegation visited several fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms studying ELA, math, and science.
“I wish I could bottle up the joy and the enthusiasm for learning and sprinkle that across classrooms in the state, as well as the quality of instruction” Dr. Benton said.
Grenada School District will earn its first-ever A rating for its performance in the 2021-22 school year when the Mississippi State Board of Education approves official grades for Mississippi schools and districts on Thursday, September 29.
Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault announced the news to the district at a special live streamed event on Tuesday morning. The gathering in the circle outside Grenada Elementary 4-5 was attended by staff and students from grades 3-5 and featured entertainment by Pizzazz Show Choir, the Grenada Band drumline, and the GHS cheerleaders.