A happy medium
Grenada Middle School offers numerous opportunities for students in grades 6-8 to accelerate from childhood into adolescence. Our stellar academics introduce innovative concepts in science and elevate concepts in math and language. Meanwhile our athletics, art, band, and show choir programs give many students their first chance to explore interests outside of the classroom. All along, we get to know our kids to make them feel like they belong here.
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Grenada Middle School hosted its first-ever family literacy event, Night of Legends, on Thursday, March 23. The event introduced students in grades 6-8 and their families to exciting stories featuring classic figures from Greek mythology.
Following on the heels of other successful themed events throughout the district, Night of Legends brought out 100 participants to celebrate literacy. “Time and time again, our teachers, students, parents, and community members have remarked on how unique and refreshing these events are,” said event organizer Pam Briscoe, the district’s ELA Instructional Specialist.
Students and their parents were divided into four groups to hear classic Greek myths read aloud by members of the community. Staff members ushered families into classrooms that had been transformed into fanciful settings with the help of community business and civic organizations.
School administrators, teachers, students, staff, and members of the community helped celebrate the launch of Grenada School District’s Balloon Quest on Wednesday, February 1. The new hands-on learning facility is a science-based, escape-room-style museum that elevates the district’s commitment to innovative learning.
GSD Superintendent Dr. David Daigneault welcomed guests to the event at the museum site in the National Guard Armory. He described the museum’s concept, a story-driven exhibit that simulates a hot-air balloon journey across six different rooms, or “ecosystems.”
“There is no other like it in the United States,” Daigneault said. “It’s a big deal, and I anticipate that people visiting from all over will want to come and see this.”
Grenada Middle School students selected for Positive Principal Referral were cited for exhibiting positive behavior during the month of October.
Read more to find out which students in grades 6-8 were recognized.
Administrators at Grenada Middle School challenged students to read 15,000 books by the end of the school year. Students who contribute the most toward this goal will enjoy a host of rewards, including possession of a coveted wrestling belt for the class of the week, as well as attendance at a wrestling match that pits faculty members against each other.
The AR Battle of the Belt contest rewards one class each in grades 6-8. A new set of winners are determined each week by various reading criteria: most books read, most points earned, best balance between fiction and nonfiction, or best class average.
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.
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.