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
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.
Grenada High School has instituted a new block schedule for the 2022-23 school year. Instead of the traditional seven periods per day, GHS students will attend classes in four blocks. Principal Emily Tindall thoroughly researched block scheduling and found many advantages before the policy took effect. “One significant benefit of a block schedule is that students will go from having up to seven classes — all of which they have to study for, do homework for, take tests — to four classes. At most, five.” Tindall said that not only will the new schedule be less stressful for students, it will benefit teachers as well. “They’re going from teaching 140-150 students a day to teaching 70-75 a day,” she said. “It allows for deeper learning and more project-based, discovery learning.”
The Green Top Summer Camps are held each year for students entering fourth and fifth grade. The camps were held in June at GES 4-5. The theme for this year’s camp was gardening. Students explored the idea of plants and community at two sessions focused on a different area of academics.
The Reading Camp, led by Green Top ELA specialist Pam Briscoe, incorporated readings about plants and included a visit to the community garden. The Math and Science Camp carried on the theme of gardening, alternating between small-group sessions with math specialist Lisa Jordan and science specialist Sherry Cook. Students used math concepts to design a garden and science concepts to grow hydroponic plants.
GHS Principal Emily Tindall wanted to create a parent-teacher group to encourage more community interaction. She tapped local banker Terry Lane to head up the new GHS Parent Teacher Outreach, which will be out signing up parents and community members at the GHS Meet-the-Teacher event on Tues., Aug. 3.