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Germantown Municipal School District is creating its new 5-Yr Strategic Plan and wants to hear from all of its stakeholders

Germantown, Tennessee--March 27, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is beginning a 12-month journey to establish a new strategic plan for our  schools.  Your feedback is essential .  Please answer the following five questions.  The district is soliciting feedback from parents, students, community members, business partners and employees.  All answers are anonymous. More +
A student plays a xylophone in Mr. Hopper's music classroom.

GMSD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation

Germantown, Tennessee, March 26, 2019 – Germantown Municipal School District (GMSD) has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.   More +
Houston High School is collecting old shoes.

Houston High, Farmington, and Riverdale are hosting a shoe drive!

Germantown, Tennessee--March 25, 2019--Houston High, Farmington, and Riverdale are having a shoe drive!

Here is how it works:

  1. We are accepting gently worn, used and new adult and/or children shoes through April 15th
  2. Acceptable shoes are flip flops, tennis shoes, heels, boots, sandals…
  3. Shoes will be picked up by Funds2Org, a for profit organization, who will redistribute to microenterprise partners and used in developing nations for impoverished people to start their own businesses.
  4. Funds2Org will pay per pound and send a check to Operation Red Shoes (on behalf of GMSD), a non-profit organization, who benefits St. Jude patients and families with essential assistance.
  5. Once Operation Red Shoes receives a check, they will host an event for those involved to be a part of the giveaway to the St. Jude patient and family.

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GMSD students walk 31,315 miles last semester--enough to walk across the state of Tennessee 63 times

Germantown, Tennessee--January 15, 2019-- Walk Across Tennessee is a team-based walking program where teams are encouraged to cumulatively walk the equivalent of the length of Tennessee (about 500 miles) over an eight-week period. The several classes at GMSD that participated in this event not only gained healthy lifestyle habits along the way, but fun physical activity prizes for classes to utilize during recess if the goal of 500 miles was met.
Some of these prizes included kickballs, kickball bases, footballs, jump rope, and throwing scoops with whiffle balls. The top three placing classes were even awarded bragging rights trophies. 
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L- Bryn and R-Kate, two winners of the TN State Secretary Essay Contest

Two elementary students recognized by TN Secretary of State Tre Hargett in annual Civics Essay Contest

NASHVILLE, Tennessee--January 4, 2018--Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Wednesday recognized elementary, middle and high school students from across the state for writing outstanding essays on leadership and civic engagement.  Two students from Germantown Municipal School District were among twenty-two took top honors in the essay category. More +
A grandmother plays bingo with her grandson at Dogwood Elementary School.

Grandparents invade the district: Bingo at Dogwood, Breakfast for Grandparents at Riverdale, and Games with Grandparents at Farmington Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--September 12, 2018--“Grandparents are important,” said Dogwood Bingo with Grandparents Night organizer Diane Perry.  “It’s wonderful to see different age groups coming together,” she said.  Hosting a bingo night was something that Dogwood wanted to do this year, and Perry brought the idea to fruition.  The sign-ups for the bingo night were very popular and the evening was a huge hit for all ages.  With a few celebrity Dolphin bingo callers, some pizza and great family, students and their grandparents competed for candy prizes for an hour last Friday evening.
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Yui shares information and facts about Korea with her classmates during a social studies lesson in Ms. Lewis' third grade classroom.

International students add zest and dimension to a thriving school culture at Farmington Elementary

Germantown, Tennessee--September 5, 2018--In a third grade classroom, Yui Koriyama presents information about her Japanese culture to her peers during a social studies lesson.  “Obviously, Germantown, Tennessee and the United States are great, but showing students the traditions and uniqueness of other cultures is just as important. Interacting with students who represent different parts of the world teaches other students that we have differences and, more importantly, many similarities,” said her third grade teacher Kelcey Lewis.  More +
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BREAKING NEWS--The Germantown Board of Education votes to adopt new school attendance zones in 2019-2020

Germantown, Tennessee--August 21, 2018--On Monday evening at the August School Board Meeting, the school board unanimously voted to adopt "Proposal C" as the new attendance zones that will take effect in the Fall of 2019.   More +
Teacher Brianna Gould shares a hug with two of her students.

FES trains teachers in the methodology of ‘backwards planning’ as they experience a lesson from the student’s perspective

Germantown, Tennessee—August 2, 2018—The teachers are captivated in the library as they participate in a professional development session led by content leads Brianna Gould and Rebecca Carey.  Gould, who serves as the content lead for grades 3-5, is a veritable cheerleader and understood ‘guru’ of Expeditionary Learning, the new language arts textbook series that made its debut last year (2017) at Farmington.  Wit and Wisdom has been in place for grades K-2 since 2016, but is still an area that teachers requested additional training and development.  Carey has recently stepped into the role of content lead for the lower grades. More +
FES teacher Anna Brignole poses next to a sign listing the PAEMST Awardees

Farmington teacher Anna Brignole wins the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teachers

Germantown, Tennessee—June 25, 2018 – Yesterday, Farmington Elementary School fourth grade teacher Anna Brignole was recognized in Washington D.C. by the White House as one of two teachers from Tennessee who were awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teachers. More +

School Purpose Statement

The vision of Farmington Elementary School is to foster continuous improvement within a high performing learning environment that includes all students and stakeholders.  The mission of Farmington Elementary School is to empower students to make informed decisions as productive members of society by leading students to develop character, self-assurance, and independent thinking.

Contact & General Information

2085 Cordes Road
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone: (901) 756-2320
Fax: (901) 756-2308
Grades: Pre-K to Grade 5
Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm 
Mascot: Falcons 

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to Fri Oct 18 2019

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