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Stephanie Raper
In the Loop Editor

Spring is in the Air

There’s something in the air.  It can be seen and felt by those who pay attention.  It’s that hint of sunshine, the tops and windows down in cars, people sporting shorts and t-shirts instead of jeans and fleece, and even a few buds on the trees.  Yep, it’s beginning to look a little like spring!  Now, last week was just a taste of things to come.  This week, we’ve flipped back to cooler temperatures (we all know it’s not uncommon to run both the heat and the AC in the same day in Mississippi), but that little sample of warm weather and sunshine reminded us that winter won’t be here forever.  That flash of spring also signals the beginning of the end of the school year.  Spring sports practices have begun.  Baseball, fast pitch softball, golf, powerlifting, track, and tennis are all practicing and preparing for their first games, matches, and meets.

Spring also signals the deadline for the Grenada High School yearbook.  Staff members are frantically trying to complete pages and meet their final deadline.  The spring deadline for the book really pushes the staff to get out and get pictures and information for the spring sports pages.  Since these sports are barely underway, the deadline is tight!  Other pages such as Hall of Fame and Star Student also go down to the wire for publication as the staff must wait for final approval on these awards before they can be added to the book.  Since GHS publishes a spring-issue yearbook, some awards like Valedictorian and Salutatorian are not included.  Events such as Prom miss publication as well due to the early publication deadline.  The early deadline, however, ensures that students receive their yearbook before the end of the school year.

Spring also heralds the much desired (and needed) Spring Break!  Believe it or not, Spring Break begins in TEN days – yes, that’s right – TEN days.  Ask any teacher or student, and they might possibly tell you just how many hours and minutes remain as well.  Before Spring Break begins though, the third nine-weeks and exams must be completed.  Exams are scheduled for March 5, 6, and 7.

After Spring Break, students, teachers, and administrators will return for the final nine-weeks of the 2013-2014 school year.  During the remainder of March, and the months of April and May, students will undergo SATP testing and re-testing, enjoy a small break over the Easter holiday, and count the days until graduation.  Many hurdles will arise between now and then.  Keep us all in your thoughts and prayers.  At the Grenada School District we are all working towards the same goal – the education of the children of Grenada and the surrounding areas.