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
Recent Grenada High School graduate Luke Hardin received one of ten $1,000 scholarships from the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS).
The Bounds Scholarship for Excellence rewards top-performing Mississippi high school students who excel in leadership, community service and extracurricular activities. Recipients also must meet academic requirements and be recommended by their superintendents.
“I recommended Luke for this scholarship not only because of his excellent grades, but also his extensive and enthusiastic community involvement,” said GSD Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault.
The first-ever Red Top Senior Walk-Through was held at Grenada Elementary PreK-3 on Friday, May 1. Students in the GHS Class of 2023 donned their caps and gowns and made one last pass through the hallways where many of their educational journeys began.
The line of approximately 260 seniors wound through the Red Top halls, flanked on both sides by students in first through third grades. Elementary students held up posters as they cheered loudly and slapped hands with the line of seniors passing by their classrooms.
A new class of sophomores, juniors and seniors were inducted into Grenada High School’s chapter of National Honor Society on February 19. The 150-member organization is made up of motivated, high-performing students who are dedicated to service as well as academics.
GHS sophomores with a minimum overall average of 92 are eligible to join the GHS chapter of National Honor Society (NHS). Students with high achievement in academics, as well as extracurricular activities and community service, are invited to become a member. Though most enter the club as sophomores, junior and seniors who reach the GPA requirement are invited to apply for membership as well.
SkillsUSA — a national organization that brings together students, teachers, and industry — hosts regional, state and national events to showcase the best career and technical education students in the nation. Students receive honors and prizes for their excellence.
After many years dormant at Grenada, the competition program has been recharged under the guidance of GCTC Director Barry Rogers and Work-Based Learning instructor Gerald Simmons.
Simmons, along with teachers from GCTC, took students in various disciplines to compete at the regional meet, hosted by Northwest Community College on January 26. Grenada competed in four areas and captured first-, second- and third-place honors in the events. The teams and individuals earned a chance to compete at the state level in March.
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.”
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.