In the Loop Editor
Grenada Elementary School not only strives to educate its students with intellectual knowledge, they also try to instill respect, responsibility, and safety into each child that walks through its doors. To help in this endeavor, GES 4/5 has established a Leadership Team. This team consists of one student from each homeroom in the school. Students are chosen and voted on for the team by their classroom peers and meet the second Wednesday of each month after school.
Each month, the members of the Leadership Team learn about different ways they can lead in their school and community. They take several field trips throughout the year as well as meet with local leaders to reinforce the lessons they have learned and to see them in action. The students jump-started the year by studying Sean Covey's 7 Habits of Healthy Kids and what being a good leader actually entails.
In October, the team began preparing for Veterans Day. They wrote thank you letters and made cards for the Veterans that will visit their school for the Veterans Day program, and learned about veterans and how they lead our country. These dedicated team members will serve as ambassadors for the GES 4/5 Veterans Day program. The team members also act as tour guides any time GES has visitors.
In November, the students will visit the courthouse and go on a tour with Michelle Reditt, Grenada County Circuit Clerk. The future leaders will also participate in a luncheon for Grenada School District Partners in Education, usually held around Thanksgiving, to show appreciation for these supporters and the work they do in our community. Later in the year students will take a trip to the capital in Jackson to learn about both past and present state leaders.
The students selected for the Leadership Team include Brody Evans, Makiya Shipp, Alyssa Walker, Nathan Harges, Alayna Murphree, Bayler Carmical, Jaihla Pollard, Avery Browning , Bryianna Morris, Skylar Abraham, Blakely Kirk, Carlei Brown, Kymbruinna Collins, Lylah Kate Burnett, Carson Honeycutt, Kendall Love, Eleana McCullough, Brayden Ellett, Zatedeon Whaley, Jaeden Curry, Trinity Davis, Peyton Whatley, Zaniya Spearman, Mariah Jolliff, Corsala Hayes, Carley Bassie and Summe Crocker. Each team member must show exemplary behavior with no disciplinary issues as well as excellent leadership potential. These students exemplify the Charger traits by being respectful, responsible and safe.