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
Members of Pure Imagination, the Grenada School District’s Robotics team, were invited to participate in the annual employee appreciation day for workers and families at the Nissan automotive plant in Canton, Miss.
Six of the ten members of Pure Imagination demonstrated the team’s new robots, Goose and George, which they will use in upcoming robotics competitions around the Southeast this year.
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.
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.”
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.
David Robinson, welding instructor at the Grenada Career and Technical Center (GCTC), was named Grenada School District 2021-2022 Teacher of the Year. Robinson, who has taught at GSD for four years, was singled out for the district’s top honor among nominees from all six district schools.