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Grenada School District Awards and Personnel Awards

2017-GSD Designated as "District of Innovation"
2013-Communications Department-MSPRA Awards-First Place Awards in Print:Newsletter/Newspaper and Identity Image and Third Place -Marketing Materials
2013-Discovery Lab Teacher Melody Shaw selected to attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in Jersey City , N.J.
2012-Communications Department-MSPRA Awards-First Place Awards in Print:Newsletter/Newspaper and Identity Image
2012-Mississippi Superintendent of the Year Award-Dr. David Daigneault
2012-21st Century Grant Initiative feature at MECA and the MS School Board Associationin 2011
2011-Mississippi’s Outstanding Business Official of the Year-Bo Surrell
2011-Lisa Wilbourn Wins ACTE Award
2010-Eloise Portera recipient of Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship involving an exploration of the Arctic within 600 miles of the North Pole
2008-Grenada High School Band wins 59th and 60th Grand Championship or First in Class Award in band festivals in US Scholastic Band Association - Alpharetta, GA and Tennessee Valley Invitational - Muscle Shoals, AL
2007 -Grenada High School Band wins 57th and 58th Grand Championship or First in Class Award in band festivals in Tennessee Valley Invitational - Muscle Shoals, AL Gold Medal Classic - Perkinston, MS
2006-Grenada High School Band wins 56th Grand Championship or First in Class Award in Red Carpet Invitational - Vicksburg, MS
2005-Grenada Elementary School was recognized recently by the Program for Research and Evaluation of Public School (PREPS)
2005-Grenada High School Band wins 53rd, 54th, and 55 Grand Championship or First in Class Award in band festivals including State Championship
2005-Grenada High School Percussion section was selected as the Grand Prize winner at the first annual Drumline Challenge
2005-Grenada Middle School was honored For the "Walls That Teach" project with the School District Program Award by the Mississippi Alliance for Arts Education.
2004-GES designated as HOSTS National Exemplary Learning Center
2004-52 Grand Championship or First in Class Awards in band festival competition, including State Band Championship-Grenada Band
2004-Dr. Randy Poss receives HOSTS Betty Scharff Memorial Award
2004-Governor's Award for Outstanding School-Community Partnerships at the annual Partners in Education Seminar- High School Partnership with Grenada County 4-H and Grenada County Extension Service for "Teen Parenting Program"
2003-MECA (Mississippi Educational Computing Association) Awards- First Place Teacher Graphic Design Contest, Second Place Staff Multimedia Contest, First Place School District Website Competition
2002-Governor's Award for Outstanding School-Community Partnershipsat the 18th annual Partners in Education Seminars- High School Partnership for "The E-Mail Mentors Program"
2002-MAGNA Award by American School Board Journal- Kidzeum
2002-Kim Presley, guard instructor for Grenada Band, recognized at the WGI World Championship. Her training of the Irondale High Winter Guard from New Brighton, Minnesota, enabled them to be crowned 2002 WGI Scholastic Open Class World Champions.
2001-Governor's Award for Outstanding School-Community Partnerships at the 17th annual Partners in Education Seminars- Elementary Partnership-The Kidzeum
2001-Mississippi Superintendent of the Year Award-Dr. Buddy Pender
2001-Distinguished Assistant Band Director of the Year from Mississippi Band Directors Association-Tommy Thompson
1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000,-Grenada School District received Certificates for Achievement in Financial Reporting and Certificates for Recognizing Achievement in Fixed Asset Management-Bo Surrell, Business Manager
2001-Award for Excellence- Public Education Forum of Mississippi-Discovery Lab
2000-American Association of School Administrators-Leadership for Learning Award for 2000-Dr. Buddy Pender
1998-Governor's Award for Arts in Education-Dr. David Daigneault
1997-National High School Band of the Year & National High School Band Director of the Year by National High School Band Directors Hall of Fame-Grenada Band
1996-Award for Excellence- Public Education Forum of Mississippi-Walls That Teach
1995-Business Week Magazine-Top Rural Elementary School-Grenada Elementary School
1995-Mississippi Administrator of the Year, Congressional District 2-Dr. Carole White
1995-Technology Educator of the Year from MECA-Billy Collins
1995-Facilities Educator of the Year by Mississippi School Plant Management Assoc.-Billy Collins
1995-Governor's Grand Marshall Best High School Band Award for the 1995 Inaugural Parade-Grenada Band
1994-Award for Excellence- Public Education Forum of Mississippi-Kidzeum
1993-Outstanding Art Educator of the Year-Dondi Merriman
1993-Milken National Educators Award-Dr. Carole White
1993-Thomas R. Ward Fellow to Harvard Principals Institute-Dr. Carole White