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Where Learning is Fun

Grenada Elementary 4th and 5th grade — also know as the Green Top — is a special place where kids make the transition from elementary to middle school.

Our teachers are always looking for new ways to engage students’ playful side. We believe that when students are having fun, they’re more likely to learn and retain information. 


School News

State Superintendent Visits Green Top

Dr. Kim S. Benton, Mississippi’s Interim State Superintendent of Education, visited Grenada Elementary School 4-5 on September 19. 

Dr. Benton arrived with several members of her staff. They were welcomed by the Green Top’s show choir, Pizzazz, before touring the Discovery Lab and the physical ed program. The delegation visited several fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms studying ELA, math, and science.

“I wish I could bottle up the joy and the enthusiasm for learning and sprinkle that across classrooms in the state, as well as the quality of instruction” Dr. Benton said.

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. 

Students wait to pour dirt into clay pots

The Green Top Summer Camps are held each year for students entering fourth and fifth grade. The camps were held in June at GES 4-5. The theme for this year’s camp was gardening. Students explored the idea of plants and community at two sessions focused on a different area of academics.

The Reading Camp, led by Green Top ELA specialist Pam Briscoe, incorporated readings about plants and included a visit to the community garden. The Math and Science Camp carried on the theme of gardening, alternating between small-group sessions with math specialist Lisa Jordan and science specialist Sherry Cook. Students used math concepts to design a garden and science concepts to grow hydroponic plants. 

GES 4-5 Principal Carol Tharpe

Grenada Elementary School 4-5 Principal Carol Tharpe was named National Principal of the Year for Mississippi by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. 

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