Wednesday, December 17, 2014

January 2015 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click here to view online version of this newsletter.

Closed for 2-week holiday break...Dec. 22nd through Jan. 2nd

Since Friday is a GSD 60% day,
the Grenada Adult Education Center will likely close
for the holidays at 11 AM. 

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Our annual Christmas awards meeting has been

It will be held at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, December 17th, in the auditorium at the Grenada Adult Education Center. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Are you Ready? GED practice tests half-off this month!

GED Testing Service offering half-price practice tests this month. 
Unlike the official test, the practice tests can be taken online from any location. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Monday, December 1, 2014

December 2014 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click here to view online version of newsletter

DEC. 17th, 9:00 AM

Spring Session I flyer updated in more recent post. 
The spring session flyer included in this newsletter is obsolete.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Grenada Rotary Club Donation

David Harbinson presented a $2,000 donation check 
for GLAD from the Grenada Rotary Club to Valinda Smith, 
Adult  Literacy Program Coordinator, on November 3rd.  
 Our sincerest thanks to the Grenada Rotary Club for their November 3rd donation of $2,000 to the Grenada Adult Literacy Program in support of our program operations budget which would have experienced a budget shortfall and resulting cutbacks for the 2014-15 fiscal year except for this donation and another received last month from an individual supporter.
GLAD has long enjoyed widespread encouragement from our community and this is just the latest example. Our ongoing thanks are due to the City and County leaders who support annual appropriations to keep our classes and tutoring sessions available and free of cost to adult learners. Local Rotarians have been significant supporters of the adult literacy program since its inception in the mid-1980’s. In the early years, they provided annual funds for the adult literacy program’s office telephone service so that tutors and students could reach us. Recently, they provided the gravel parking lot in front of our building in order to have adequate parking for students, tutors, and staff at the Grenada Adult Education Center. Now, they have shifted our 2014-15 program budget into the black.
We again thank them and our community for their faithfulness in meeting our program needs.

November 2014 issue of "The GLAD Tutor"

Click here to visit the online issue. 

Friday, October 31, 2014

2015 Spring Session I New Student Registration Dates

Update:  Instead of Tues./Thurs. evening classes, we will be offering 3-6 pm afternoon classes for at least the first spring session. 

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday, Nov. 2nd

Turn clocks BACK one hour beginning at 2 AM on Sunday, November 2nd.

Actually, we recommend changing your clocks before you go to bed Saturday night :-)

Remember to do this. You don't want to be an hour early to class on Monday!

Click for more about Daylight Saving Time in 2014

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Support local adult literacy efforts. 
Volunteer as an adult literacy tutor!
Donate to the Grenada League for Adult Development [a 501(c)3 non-profit adult literacy council]!
When shopping online at Amazon, use the AmazonSmile portal and chose the Grenada League for Adult Development as your charity!
Donate used printer cartridges and old electronics for our recycling fundraiser. 
We can all help!

Monday, September 15, 2014

"See for Free" Event Scheduled at the Grenada Adult Education Center - FREE GED practice tests available

The Grenada Adult Education Center will be hosting a public GEDTS "See for Free" event for adults at 8:00 AM on Wednesdays and Fridays from Sept. 24th - Oct. 3rd.

This is an opportunity for adults to take each of the four subject area GED practice tests for FREE during this period, a $24 value since each of the four modules normally costs $6. Participants will be able to tell if they are ready to succeed on the actual GED test. 

It takes about 4-1/2 hours to take all four subject area practice tests. Each practice test takes half of the testing time of its corresponding actual GED test module. The "GED Ready" practice tests are delivered via computer just like the actual test modules.

Calling in advance to schedule the practice test is required since computer seats are limited. Local adults may begin calling the Grenada Adult Education Center during office hours now to schedule their free practice tests for the Sept. 24th-Oct. 3rd event at 227-6101 or 226-7462. 

Participants should be at least 18 years old and already officially withdrawn from K-12 school.

Adults should bring a government-issued photo ID with them to take the practice tests since it is important that information on their accounts must match their photo IDs. The same account will be used when each adult eventually takes the actual GED test.

All "See for Free" practice tests must be completed by October 3rd, when the GED Testing Service offer expires.

The GEDTS "GED Ready Practice Test Guarantee" expires 60 days after the individual's practice test date. So, if "GED Ready" practice test scores indicate "Likely to Pass" individuals need to take the actual GED test in each "Likely to Pass" subject area in October or November to take advantage of this offer tied to their "See for Free" practice test scores. (We only offer actual GED testing two mornings each month and adults schedule online at through their account.) Note, they are not offering the actual GED test for free, but only a free retake if they score "Likely to Pass" on the practice test but then don't pass the same module on the actual test on the first try and only if it is taken within 60 days of the practice test. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Fall 2014 issue of Proliteracy's "Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator

As a organizational member of Proliteracy, the Grenada League for Adult Development receives the quarterly issue of "Notebook: Resources for the Adult Educator." GLAD volunteer tutors may view the publication online by clicking here

Monday, September 8, 2014

October 14th-15th GED testing dates now open online

Schedule testing at and choose "Grenada Adult Education Center" (or zipcode 38901) for your testing site.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

"Grenada 2015" Magazine Highlights GAEC Services

Thanks to the Grenada Star for including the Grenada Adult Education Center in their Grenada 2015 magazine (see pages 24-25). Special thanks to editor, Nanette Laster, for her efforts to include us. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Monday, August 25, 2014

WIOA Webinar on Adult Basic Education and Adult Literacy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Power outage - no MORNING classes today (Tues., Aug. 12th)

Due to an unexpected power outage in this part of town this morning, no MORNING classes will meet today (Tues., Aug. 12th). Entergy is saying that it might be a while before power is restored. Evening classes WILL meet.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014


The Grenada Adult Education Center 
will be closing 
at noon on Friday, June 27th, for our annual
three-week summer intersession break. 

We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, July 21st.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Monday, June 9, 2014

Father's Day $5 Donation Bonus for the Grenada League for Adult Development thru June 15th

Need to order something from Amazon anyway?
Generate an additional $5 donation for GLAD 
if you shop once now through June 15th!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CENTER CLOSED on Monday, May 26th for MEMORIAL DAY

The Grenada Adult Education Center will be closed 
on Monday, May 26th for the Memorial Day holiday. 

We will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tues., May 27th, for the May/June summer session. 
New students may register and begin orientation at 8:00 a.m. on Tues., May 27th. 

Spring Student Awards Meeting - May 22, 2014

Click here to go to online photos from May 22, 2014, awards meeting at the Grenada Adult Education Center.

2014 "Teacher of the Year - Valinda Smith

Cindy Heimbach (left) shown awarding Grenada Adult Education Center's 2014 Teacher of the Year certificate to Valinda Creech Smith (right)

Valinda Smith has worked with the Grenada League for Adult Development (GLAD) for over 23 years. She has always volunteered extra time to the program. As the partnership between GLAD and Adult Basic Education has grown, she has taken on many new roles. In 2001, she became a GED Examiner and now is the Chief Examiner. This past academic year, she went above the call of duty. In the fall, she scheduled additional testing dates for our ABE students. In December, I think she may have had only one day that she was not involved with testing. This has taken much of her time. In 2013 with the new 2014 test approaching, she did everything she could to make sure that the Grenada Adult Education Center would be up and running in 2014 with the new test. She sought out grants to purchase computers and equipment needed for the computerized testing. This center was one of the first in the state to be ready to administer the 2014 test because of her diligence. She always strives to help our students have opportunities to test and to provide information to help them access these testing opportunities. For all of her hard work in the area of adult literacy over the years and especially for the hard work done this academic year, we are honored to name Valinda Smith our teacher of the year for 2014. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

FAX Line Fixed on Friday

Our voice/fax line, (662) 226-7462, was out--of-order from Tuesday, April 8th, until AT&T fixed it on Friday afternoon (April 11th). We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

National Volunteer Week Proclamation for Grenada, MS - April 6-12, 2014

Thanks to Grenada Mayor Billy Collins for recognizing volunteers in our community!

For more information about National Volunteer Week, click here.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Wed., April 2nd - Special (and FINAL) New Student Morning Registration Event

The final chance this session for new students to register for FREE spring morning classes will be on Wednesday, April 2nd.  
This special registration and orientation event will last all day with a 30-minute lunch break. 
New students must arrive a little before 8:00 am and stay until they complete orientation on Wednesday afternoon.  
Participants should be at least 18 years old and officially withdrawn from school. Bring an unexpired gov’t-issued photo ID to registration.  
The next chance for new students to register for morning classes will be on May 27th.

Amazon Smile Extra $5 donation to GLAD Through March 31st

Shop at AmazonSmile now through 3/31/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Grenada League For Adult Development. Click on this link to get started: 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Four additional GED testing workstations installed

Thanks to our 2013-14 Dollar General Family Literacy grant, four new test delivery workstations were added to our Pearson VUE Authorized GED Testing Center (PVTC) today! We now have a total of six test delivery workstations in the lab. This has opened additional slots for April 16-17 testing that was full.  Each candidate schedules his own testing through his account.