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Welcome to Grenada Career and Technical

Get to work!

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. 

School News

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.

Superintendent Dr. Daigneault stands before a fire truck, pointing to a giant red A

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. 

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.

Milwaukee Tool Visit

A delegation from Milwaukee Tool toured the Grenada School District today. The group of managers and members of the human resources department visited Grenada on a fact-finding mission as they prepare to hire up to 800 workers for a new 500,000-square-foot manufacturing facility currently under construction in Grenada.

The Milwaukee Tool representatives, most of whom work at the hub in Greenwood, Miss., were especially interested to learn about the educational offerings in Grenada. The members were impressed by what they saw at Grenada School District.

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