Welcome to Grenada School District
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
Grenada Elementary School 4-5 enlisted the help of students and parents to solve “Mystery at the Mansion” on Thursday, February 16.
Administrators and teachers used theatrical performance, brain-building exercises, and a narrative educational experience to strengthen math engagement at this family event based on the board game Clue.
“We’re trying to teach students to use not just math but deductive reasoning, problem-solving, and higher-order thinking,” said Lisa Jordan, a math specialist at GES 4-5 and one of the event organizers.
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Real estate agents from Landmark Realty in Grenada delivered a financial gift of $500 to the Grenada School District’s Special Education Department.
The gift, intended to supplement supplies for special education teachers across the district, was part of a new initiative set forth by the agency’s owner, Kevin Jackson.
Jackson said when he bought Landmark Realty last year, he had one goal in mind: to immerse the company in the community. “We began brainstorming for the first project, and the school district was the logical choice,” he said.
Students at Grenada Elementary 4-5 are studying the solar system this semester in their science classes. Once a week, students visit the Discovery Lab and put those lessons to the test in this popular hands-on science center.
Devonn Tipton presides over the Discovery Lab. He enjoys challenging fourth and fifth graders to solve science problems and work together on projects such as modeling the phases of the moon and building model rockets sturdy enough to launch.
On a recent visit, Tipton challenged students to use basic supplies — including construction paper, scissors, and brad paper fasteners — to create an interactive model of the sun and inner planets to demonstrate rotation and revolution.
School administrators, teachers, students, staff, and members of the community helped celebrate the launch of Grenada School District’s Balloon Quest on Wednesday, February 1. The new hands-on learning facility is a science-based, escape-room-style museum that elevates the district’s commitment to innovative learning.
GSD Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault welcomed guests to the event at the museum site in the National Guard Armory. He described the museum’s concept, a story-driven exhibit that simulates a hot-air balloon journey across six different rooms, or “ecosystems.”
“There is no other like it in the United States,” Daigneault said. “It’s a big deal, and I anticipate that people visiting from all over will want to come and see this.”
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.”