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Welcome to the Red Top!

Where Knowledge Comes to Life

Located in the heart of Grenada County, Grenada Elementary School PreK-3, also known as “the Red Top,” is an innovative elementary school. Our staff is committed to creating a hands-on learning environment where children’s knowledge comes to life.

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Two girls build a house out of triangle and square-shaped tiles.

Some students in Pre-K through third grade who participate in 21st Century after-school skills and tutoring classes participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) activities. The creative projects tap into students' critical-thinking skills while giving them the opportunity to explore in a hands-on environment.

Students pose with an aerospace engineer in front of a TV

Mark Cavanaugh, an aerospace engineer working on the Artemis program at NASA, spent three days this fall at Grenada School District talking to students about the space program’s latest mission. In addition to informing students about his work on a project to establish a permanent colony on the moon, Cavanaugh toured the district's STEM classes.

Three girls look out the window of a stagecoach as two cowboys stand outside.

Grenada Elementary students in Pre-K through third grade took a trip through history during the Pioneer Days exhibit in the Kidzeum. The exhibit featured hands-on activities to teach children how American settlers lived in the 1800s. The culmination of their pioneer unit was Pioneer Days, a two-day event that enhanced the learning experience with interactive exhibits, games, and activities.

Red Top's Lancaster Named GSD Teacher of the Year

Lakela Lancaster, a second- and third-grade looping teacher in reading at Grenada Elementary PreK-3, was named Grenada School District 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year.

Four other teachers across the district were nominated for Teacher of the Year. Also honored as their school’s Teacher of the Year were Lindsey Leggett (Grenada Elementary 4-5), Tandy Whitten (Grenada Middle School), Leah Hollingsworth (Grenada High School), and Lisa Holland (Grenada Career and Technical Center).

Watch the presentation highlights here. 

A senior in cap and gown sits with an elementary student

The first-ever Red Top Senior Walk-Through was held at Grenada Elementary PreK-3 on Friday, May 1. Students in the GHS Class of 2023 donned their caps and gowns and made one last pass through the hallways where many of their educational journeys began.

The line of approximately 260 seniors wound through the Red Top halls, flanked on both sides by students in first through third grades. Elementary students held up posters as they cheered loudly and slapped hands with the line of seniors passing by their classrooms.

Watch a video of the 2023 Red Top Senior Walk-Through

A boy in glasses reaches through a bubble to shake hands with his classmate.

The Red Top’s in-school, hands-on museum, Kidzeum, recently wrapped up its annual escape room challenge for third graders. The staff modeled the escape room on a town that featured a park, a library, a bakery and a campsite. Students divided into teams of five to eight and solved different puzzles in each room. They had 35 minutes to escape, and the team in each class that finished the quickest won an ice cream party.

Now classes in PreK-3 have started to visit the Kidzeum for the last exhibit of the semester, “Bodacious Bubbles.”

Williams said the kids all wear aprons due to the large number of bubbles they encounter at the various stations around the museum.

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