Grenada Elementary
Green Top

Front of GUES building

500 Pender Drive

Grades 4-5 • 662-226-2818

Principal: Carol Tharpe
Assistant Principal: John Daves

Creating successful learners through innovative teaching and learning methods in a safe, technology rich environment.

Discovery Lab students and gerbil
Adhering to the belief that all children can learn, the GES Green Top faculty and staff provide opportunities for each individual student to engage in challenging learning experiences. We promote increased student achievement in a safe, comfortable environment with a diverse curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Realizing that GES Green Top students exhibit a wide range of needs, interests, capabilities, and backgrounds, we strive to create an atmosphere of good moral character, self-discipline, responsibility, leadership and respect for self, as well as, for others.

Healthiest School in MS Award

To the left of the entrance hall, the visitor finds the library/media center. This facility is complete with Follett’s computerized “Search Plus,” a service that enables easy access to reading materials, access to search engines for on-line research, and access to worldwide databases provided by Magnolia Service. The library is a center for learning retrieval technology and an environment for enjoying a good book.

The music department optimizes instruction using Orff Instruments, individual portable keyboards, and a wide range of instruments and instrumental software. Opportunities for theatrical performance are available via two plays that are presented each year. During December, A Christmas Carol and The Nutcracker alternate yearly, and in the spring, a familiar children’s classic is performed. Opportunities to sing and dance while representing the school as ambassadors are provided by the school’s showchoir group, Pizzazz!

Students at GES Green Top are encouraged to participate in the local science and reading fairs, which fosters student skills in working individually or in groups. These fairs also offer students opportunities to gain confidence in the areas of public speaking and competition. Students have weekly classes in computer skills in a well-equipped and up-to-date lab. Two classroom sets of wireless laptops are also available to all classes. These options provide fourth and fifth graders with the tools required to be prepared to be responsible, technology-oriented individuals.

Honored with receiving the John D. Bower School Health Grant, Grenada Elementary Green Top is noted for being on the cutting edge of “health smart” practices. We strive to equip our students and staff with proper fitness habits and sound nutritional information so they will have the knowledge to maintain a healthy lifestyle. The SPARK Physical Education curriculum and Dance Revolution are featured in P.E. classes. A partnership with the Mississippi State University Cooperative Extension Service provides a health educator that allows us to offer a superior health curriculum. An EPSDT (Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment) nurse on staff provides our students with services in the areas of health and well-being.

Fourth and fifth graders are very curious and learn best by experiencing and exploring their environment. At Grenada Elementary Green Top, we offer our students many opportunities for these optimum learning experiences. Upon entering the front door, the Discovery Lab dominates the view. Inside the Lab’s glass walls, a variety of creative activities are provided for our inquisitive students. Hands-on opportunities for learning through an inquiry-based curriculum expand student learning by direct experiences. The instructional process achieves success by increasing student knowledge through activities, experiments, and the latest advances in technology. An extension of the Discovery Lab is an outdoor, team building, challenge course that teaches the importance of cooperation, a valuable skill for future success.