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Stephanie Raper
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GED Graduation at Tie Plant School

The Grenada School District congratulates the recent graduates of the General Education Development (GED) program at Tie Plant School.  Students in the program take classes and progress at their own pace through the coursework set forth by the state of Mississippi.  When students feel ready to tackle the online, Common Core aligned test, they schedule their individual assessment times.  Students test on major subject areas – English, Math, Science, and History.  Students may take two exams per day with English and Math, the two longest tests, scheduled on separate days.
    
                  Each year, Tie Plant School and GSD coordinate to honor these graduates.  This year the ceremony was held on May 8 at the Tie Plant Cafetorium.   Graduates adorned in caps and gowns received their certificates from Dr. David Daigneault, Grenada School District Superintendent.  Other speakers included Mr. Atavis Campbell, Pastor John Goldwater, Mrs. Gwen D. Woodson, GSD Americorp Program Director; Mr. Charles Washington, GHS Ninth Grade Principal; Mr. Sammie Jackson, Retired Tie Plant School Director; and Dr. Tina Herrington, Tie Plant School Director.  After the ceremony, graduates and guests enjoyed refreshments. 

                  The faculty and staff of Tie Plant School work tirelessly with the GED participants each year to aid them in obtaining their GED certificate.  Tie Plant GED instructors are Mr. Orzell Anderson, Math; Mrs. Lanene Barker, GMS Instructor; Mrs. Emily Champion, Skills Program; Ms. LaTonya Cooper, Language Arts; Mrs. Linda Lehman, GMS Instructor; Mr. Russ Pate, Science/History; and Mrs. Alecia Shelton, Health/P.E.  Tie Plant assistants include Mr. James Benton, Ms. Cheryl Buford, Mr. Atavis Campbell, Ms. Janice Hardiman, and Mr. Kendrick Conley.  Mrs. Pam Melton, Secretary, also plays an integral part at the Tie Plant School. 

                  This year’s Tie Plant School GED graduates are Dakota Cadena, Brookelyn Castleberry, Jkari Jones, Nicholas Pittman, Iasiah Rogers, Lavarcus Williams, Laci Woods, and Lindsey Wood.  Congratulations to these graduates!
 
                  *If you would like more information on the GSD GED program, please contact GSD Central Office, (662)226-1606.