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GHS Football Coach Michael Fair

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.”

View the press conference.

GHS Recognized for College Success

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.

The Grenada High School entrance

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.”

Parent Teacher Outreach

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.

GHS 2022 Star Student

GHS senior Luke Mattox has been named Grenada’s STAR Student for the 2021-22 school year by the M.B. Swayze Foundation, sponsor of the Student Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. The purpose of the STAR program is to recognize outstanding students and teachers in Mississippi. 

Each STAR Student is asked to designate a STAR Teacher, the teacher who has made the greatest contribution to the student’s scholastic achievement. Mattox designated Mathew Gardner as STAR teacher.