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.
ELA teachers and specialists at Grenada High School hosted students at the second annual Halloween-themed literacy event, “Terrifying Tales." A block of classrooms at the high school were transformed into immersive environments inspired by the fantastical science-fiction stories of Ray Bradbury. Several of the author's stories were read aloud by community members.
The Grenada High School Golf team tripled its roster this year and bumped up their competitive season by eight months.
Coach Nathan Newell took over the program last year, when the team met during the spring. He said the new season may account for the boost in membership, though the intense heat of August presented a new challenge to the players.
Newell holds seasonal practices after school at Dogwoods Golf Course in Grenada Lake’s Hugh White State Park. Since most of the team members are beginners, he spends a lot of time on fundamentals.
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.
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.”