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Dogwood Elementary

Welcome to Dogwood Elementary School's Web Site

Have a great summer break!

Class Supply Lists for 2018-2019

Click the picture below to link to the grade level supply lists:

School Supply Kits available to order until July 8:

 Click here for information:

GMSD Registration

 Click on the picture for GMSD registration information.

Returning Student Registration

 Parents seeking information on returning student registration, click on the icon below:

Houston Middle School Transition Camp: July 30

Houston Middle School will host Transition Camp, allowing students to work into Middle School.  This will be held on July 30, Noon till 2 pm.  Click here for more information.

New Parent Information

Click on the picture for parent presentation about Dogwood Elementary School 

Bullying Information

Parents, please refer to the following chart when examining bullying at school:

New Teacher of the Year for Germantown: Haley Bonfre

The Germantown Education Commission elected Dogwood Fourth Grade teacher, Haley Bonfre, as New Teacher of the Year for the 2017-18 school year.  She was presented with a trophy and check at the yearly Germantown Education Reception at the City Hall on Thursday, April 26.

Title 1 Provisions for Parents

Dogwood now qualifies for Title 1 status.  Parent provisions are stated in the following letter.

Dogwood Student Handbook 2017-2018

Scan here to read the 2017-2018 Handbook.  Be sure to sign and date after reading and turn in to the school office.  

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GMSD District News

Outside contractor runs cabling at HMS for new security cameras.

GMSD moves forward with security camera upgrades this summer

Germantown, Tennessee--July 2, 2018--Germantown Municipal School District is working on security upgrades over the summer.   District staff has engaged the architecture firm, Allen and Hoshall, to complete design work for the addition of security fencing and a secured entrance at Houston High School.  Principally though, the district is also using this summer as an opportunity to complete its long range goals of security camera upgrades across all five schools.  On security walks with the Germantown Police Department, district officials had previously identified where cameras needed to be placed or replaced. More +
Students at HMS STEAM camp play with homemade slime at a lunch table.

This year’s STEM Stangs camp enjoyed an artistic overlay

Germantown, Tennessee--June 14, 2018--Houston Middle STEAMed into their annual summer STEM Stangs Camp.  STEAM, in case you were wondering, is a melding of science, technology, engineering, math AND art.  Each year, the staff at GMSD arranges an excellently themed summer camp open to all Germantown students.  Campers this year spent each morning learning and making artistic messes, tie dying shirts, exploring glowing slime, growing crystal gardens, and creating bubbling lava lamps that all sparked students’ curiosity.   More +
Houston Youth Wrestling seeking young athletes (K-8)

Houston Youth Wrestling seeking young athletes (K-8)

BOYS AGE: Kindergarten thru 8th grade
PRACTICE DAYS AND TIMES: K-8th grade Mon, Tues, and Fri 6-7:30pm
Location: Houston High School PE Gymnasium
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Dogwood's Mission Statement

8945 Dogwood Road
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone (901) 756-2310
Fax (901) 751-7852
Grades K-5
Enrollment 900+
Hours: 8:45am - 3:45pm
Mascot: Dolphin 
Webmaster: Peter Simons

Message from Our Principal

Wow! We are embarking on my second year as principal. We are also approaching Dogwood’s 40th Anniversary. This has been the most challenging and invigorating experience of my educational career. I believe I work at Disney! Dogwood is the happiest place on earth for me, and I hope your children feel the same way about their school.  Continue

Week at a Glance:

July 31     Dogwood Open House
Aug. 5      Back to School Event 
Aug. 6      First Day of School 
Aug. 10    New K Parent Breakfast
and Meeting
Aug. 11    Kindergarten Meet-N-

Seven Dogwood Teachers Receive Tenure from GMSD

 Seven Dogwood teachers received
tenure from the Germantown
Municipal District on April 16 at 
Germantown City Hall.
L-R Paige Boyce, Laura Coleman,
Rachel Brocato, Melinda Henson
Back Row: Ashley Smith,
Stephen Short & Peter Simons 

Teacher of the Month: Mr. Peter Simons

The Germantown Education Commission recognized Dogwood's own music teacher, Mr. Peter Simons, as teacher of the month for May.  He was presented with a plaque and check at City Hall on Monday, April 23.  

Staff Spotlight

Meet Ms. Chinhua Coffee


One of the many smiling faces at Dogwood you will see if you walk into the front office is Ms. Chinhua Coffee.  Ms. Coffee is Dogwood’s attendance clerk, and she keeps a busy pace.  This is her 19th year working at Dogwood; however, she has worked for 32 years in schools.  Born in India and raised in Nepal, she speaks four languages fluently: Hindi, Nepali, Chinese, and English. She loves the people she works with and the parents and students.  She recalls one time when she fell at school, and a student rushed to her assistance.  If you're walking down the hall, you might just hear, “Hey, Buddy!” and she's probably talking to you.  Thanks for all you do for Dogwood, Ms. Coffee.

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Transportation Information


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Parents may track their students' buses in the Durham Bus Tracker Application below: 


Section 504 Links


Section 504 and ADA Grievance Procedures

504 Coordinator:

Important Car Rider and Parking Information

Helpful Tips
- Morning drop-off will begin at 8:30 a.m. when the school door opens and staff is present to receive students. Therefore, the car line will not begin to move until 8:30.
- Afternoon car line begins moving at 3:45 p.m.
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