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GHS Career Day and 9 Weeks Tests

    Over twenty representatives from universities, technical colleges, and the armed forces visited Grenada High School recently for College/Career Day.  These spokespersons travel to different schools during the year to speak with students about the programs available to them after graduation.  Also in attendance were recruiters from local job centers.

Participating vendors at College/Career Day included Alcorn State University, Art Institute, Blue Mountain College, Delta State University, Holmes Community College, Jackson State University, Mississippi State University, Mississippi University for Women, Mississippi Valley State University, Ole Miss, Rust College, Tougaloo College, University of Southern Mississippi, Wyo Tech School, Millsaps College, Mississippi National Guard, Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines, Win Job Center, Batesville Jobs Corps, and Rise Up Mississippi.

Vendors set up individual booths in the GHS gym, and junior and senior class members were allowed time during the day to stop and visit with those institutions that interested them.  Choosing a career is very important, so early planning is essential.  Students who intend to go to college need to know the requirements for the college of their choice.  Different programs at different colleges require certain prerequisites for students.  Other programs, like the armed forces or tech schools that offer vocational/technical programs, also have certain requirements for students.  Knowing what is needed to qualify for a specific program is vital.  

Students gained much valuable information during GHS Career Day.  Deneshea Davis, GHS senior stated, “College Day allowed me to see new opportunities that are available at different colleges.  It opened my eyes to places that I might not have otherwise considered. ”   Austin Rideout, GHS junior said, “All the colleges have great things to offer.  Making a college choice will be very difficult!

Approximately 525 GHS students participated in Career Day. 

This week marks the end of the first nine weeks in the 2011-2012 school year.  Nine-weeks exams are scheduled for this week at Grenada High School, Grenada Middle School, and Grenada Upper Elementary.  The exam schedules are:

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – First and Fifth period exams
  • Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Second, Fourth, and Sixth period exams
  • Friday, October 7, 2011 – Third and Seventh period exams
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2011 – Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth grade Language Arts and Math exams; Eighth grade Science exam
  • Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Social Studies exams – all grades
  • Friday, October 7, 2011 – Sixth and Seventh grade Science; Seventh and Eighth grade ICT
  • Monday and Tuesday, October 3 & 4, 2011 – Language Arts
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2011 – Math
  • Thursday, October 6, 2011 – Science
Parents should make sure that students get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast before exams.   It is very important that students feel their best while taking these important tests.  Encourage children to study daily for each class, so they do not have to “cram” for exams at the end of the nine weeks.

After exams have been completed, Grenada School District students, faculty, and administration will be dismissed from classes for Fall Break on October 10, 2011.  They will return to class on Tuesday, October
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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor