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MYTH: Students who are ready to work but don’t want to attend college aren’t smart enough to attend.
It simply means you know what you want to do. And guess what … there’s a more direct path to get what you want. You belong here with us at Grenada Career and Technical Center. You’ll be doing hands-on work — building and repairing, healing and creating.
We use real-world tools to train for careers in health science, construction, hospitality, welding, auto repair, education and more. Our teachers have worked in these industries and bring hard-earned experience to share with you.
With our new industry-standard certifications, you could leave high school with professional credentials that make you an attractive candidate to employers.
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.”
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.