9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone: 901-756-2370
Fax: 901-756-2377
Houston High School News
GMSD's holiday card contest winners announced
Each year, our art students create holiday card designs for an annual contest. 
Houston High's CyberPatriots Set the Bar High for Cyber Security
Houston High CyberPatriots had their first round of competition in November. All six teams did an excellent job of securing their operating system images against cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.  
Germantown resident organizes a special outreach in response to the tragedy in Chattanooga
A Teddy Bear Drive is being organized as a special relief effort by Germantown resident Dr. Lee Ann Kight. 
Get in the Holiday Spirit with HHS Choirs!
Please join Houston High Choirs for 3 holiday concerts you're sure to enjoy!! 
11th graders can win $1K in Penny Hardaway Essay Contest
All current 11th graders in the Memphis, Shelby County, Fayette County, Tipton County, Crittenden County and DeSoto County area are invited by Monogram Foods to write an essay on “Penny Hardaway: A Great Memphis Role Model." 
Local student works to increase Aids Awareness
For Juli Anna Stanford, the issue of HIV/Aids hits very close to home. A student at Houston High School in her junior year, this year Stanford aims to do something big to increase awareness amongst her suburban peers.  
39 GMSD Orchestra students selected for All-West
Congratulations to Dr. Long Long Kang and Stephen Short for a strong showing at this year's competitive All-West auditions. 
Hour of Code is coming to a GMSD classroom near you
With an upcoming national event focused on the classroom of tomorrow, GMSD teachers are joining in on the fun to offer some unique experiences for their students. Read more to learn how to become involved. 
Beta Club places in State Competition!

The Houston Beta Club did a great job at the state convention in Nashville last weekend (11/18-11/20) at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville.  Twenty-four HHS students competed in various talent and academic contests. 

Beta Club State Convention Prize Winners Include: 

1st Place Quiz Bowl (Team members:  Maisa Munawara, Will Kent, Lilly He, Mohammed Hyder, Hameedha Khan)

William Fite:  1st Place Spanish

Jane Yan:  1st Place Visual Arts (Mixed Media), 2nd Place Visual Arts (Painting)

Lilly He:   2nd Place Jewelry, 2nd Place Math

Amelia Baran:  2nd Place Creative Writing Allison Powell:  Runner up in Division II Language Arts 

Cross-Country teams across the district celebrate State Championships
Across the district, our GMSD cross country teams and clubs are truly going the distance. Read here about who's taken State and local championships. 
GMSD middle and high school cheer squads are headed for Nationals
Last weekend was the Mid-South Regional competition for cheer and GMSD teams brought their A game by winning first place. Riverdale, Houston Middle, and Houston High School cheer squads competed last weekend, all receiving bids to the UCA National Competition.  
A very special outdoor classroom space gets a makeover
A group of students provides a much needed makeover to an outdoor classroom space at Houston High School. 
Welcome Nurse Waldrup!
Please welcome Celeste Waldrup to our staff.  Nurse Waldrup replaces Nurse Angie Boscaccy who is now the GMSD Lead Nurse serving all five of our schools.  
Alumni Spotlight: Judge Amanda Heath
Many great people have walked the halls of Houston High School.  Do you know of someone we should spotlight?  Email us at GMSD Communications.   Read about Amanda Heath, HHS alumni Class of 2003, who is trailblazing the legal landscape in Georgia.
Late Start Dates!
During the 7:30-8:15 period, teachers will meet in PLC groups to examine student progress and plan for next steps for learning. 
Tutoring Tuesdays for Freshmen!

Tutoring Tuesday is an opportunity for freshmen to receive peer tutoring in a variety of subjects from the Mustang Mentors!

Freshmen are encouraged to drop by the Circulation Library with questions! No advance sign up necessary.

Questions? Contact Mrs. Schmitt at sara.schmitt@gmsdk12.org
Meet GMSD's New School Board Member-Betsy Landers
Germantown Municipal Schools is pleased to welcome Betsy Landers to its school board. Landers was chosen from a “very qualified list of applicants,” says Superintendent Jason Manuel, who echoes similar sentiments shared by various Board Aldermen who voted her into the position on September 12, 2016.  
Yearbook Information!
Seniors: the senior picture deadline has been extended until October 8th. If you have not scheduled your senior picture sitting, call Holland TODAY at 362-1818 to make your appointment.
All students: yearbooks are OFFICIALLY on sale! Please go to www.smart-pay.com to order your copy. They are $80.50 and the cost includes your name engraving! Additional icons are available for purchase at $6. Each.
Need information about sponsoring, placing an ad or purchasing a yearbook?
Check out the Yearbook page at: http://www.gmsdk12.org/Yearbook.aspx
Updates from the Germantown Education Foundation
There are several exciting events in the works this year.  Click here to view an overview of some great family activities the GEF plans to provide as well as a list of local vendors who will be giving proceeds back to our schools.  
Art in the Airport: Two Houston students are honored
Two Houston High School students, Krista Lebovitz and Ellen Suchomel, were selected out of over 200 entries to create a 4x3 foot canvas with the theme "Memphis music, sights and sounds." 
Matt Taylor named new band director of Houston High School
The Houston Band will have a new director next year.  Matt Taylor brings world class experience and some intricate knowledge of the program with him to the position. 
Football Team to Increase Outreach Opportunities
The Houston High School Varsity Football team headed to feeder schools to give high fives and kind smiles to students on the first day of school. Taking advantage of the later starting schedule on the first day of school at the HHS, Coach Will Hudgens will be placing a new focus on celebrating his players as leaders. Among some of the plans in the works for the team, nearly 90 students strong, include several community appearances this season. 
Defending the Title: Girls Cross Country Preview
First year Head Coach Clint Daniels inherits the core group from last year’s State Championship team. Led by Senior Michelle Myers, who finished 3rd in last year’s State Meet and Junior Ella Baran look to continue the staggering accomplishment.
Defending the Title: Girls Soccer Preview
Head Coach David Wolff knows what it takes to win a championship, and he also knows what it takes to repeat. Our Girls Soccer team has been to the State Finals an impressive 11 consecutive years. But replacing the production and leadership lost from the 2015 State Championship team will be no easy task, no matter how talented the roster. 
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Mustang Apparel Store
Attention Mustang Fans! Looking for customized apparel for your family? The GMSD has partnered with Nike and Lids to provide on-demand apparel for all sports and activities at HHS delivered to your doorstep in seven days. 

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