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Course Selection Guidance for Current HHS Students

As your grade level counselor meets with you this week in your English classes, please reference the following resources:

Summary of the Course Selection Process and Important Guidelines
Course Catalog - Review course descriptions and prerequisites as you are completing your course selection sheet.
Recommended Math Pathways – We have added a few new math courses and guidance to map out a plan to select the most appropriate math courses until you graduate.

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Course Selection Information for Incoming Freshmen

Mark your calendars for these important dates!
Ms. Treglia (9th grade guidance counselor) visits middle schools to distribute course selection sheets and explain the process for selecting courses on the following dates:
Houston Middle: March 27 at 9:00 AM
Riverdale: March 29 at 9:00 AM
April 2, 2019 at 6:30 PM Meeting for 8th grade parents at Houston High School Auditorium for assistance with course selection
Ms. Treglia visits middle schools to assist students with completing online course selection process in Skyward. This is when students simply enter the selections from their course selection sheet into the Skyward online course registration system.
Houston Middle: April 10th
Riverdale: April 8th 

Course Exploration Night March 26th at 6:30 PM in Auditorium

Parents and current 9th-11th grade HHS students are invited to explore course offerings and receive information about how to select the most appropriate courses on this new night!

ACT Bootcamp Returns March 25

Mark your calendars for ACT boot camp in preparation for the April 2nd ACT for juniors and the April 13th ACT! It's FREE and open to all Houston High students.

GMSD Day on the Hill!

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Ten National Merit Finalists recognized!

Ten Houston High School seniors were recently named National Merit Finalists. About 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship Program every year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), and these students represent those who scored in the top 1% nationally

Congratulations are in order to:
Andrew An
Cady Baltz
Steven Belles
Anne Craft
Elaine Fu
Andrew Hines
Jacob Manuel
Dylan Marler
Emily Ryu
Sean Yang

Welcome Mrs. Coltharp!

Please welcome Mrs. Ginny Coltharp to Houston High School. Mrs. Coltharp is a 2002 HHS graduate where she played softball and was involved in FBLA. Mrs. Coltharp will be supporting our students on the Alternate Academic Diploma path, as well as serving students in Learning Labs. Mrs. C comes to us after serving as a Special Education Inclusion and co-teacher at Center Hill High School in DeSoto County Schools. Prior to that she was a 3rd & 4th grade Special Education Teacher at Riverdale and worked in Memphis City Schools at Cherokee Elementary, Avon Lenox and Middle College High School. Mrs. Coltharp and her husband have a 4 year old girl, Molly, and 2 year old boy, Hugh. We are fortunate to have her join our HHS team!

Literary Magazine Avatar Recognized for Excellence by NCTE

Congratulations to Mrs. Karen Garrison and the HHS Literary Magazine, AVATAR. The National Council of Teachers of English recently selected the 2018 AVATAR to receive the REALM 1st class award for Excellence in Art and Literary Magazines as the best lit mag among entries from all counties across the state!

Ms. Garrison would like to give a shout out to the English and visual arts department for supporting this project.

Connor Wiygul and Joshua McKessy sit-down at a table preparing to sign.

TCAT Signing day honors two HHS students, Connor Wiygul and Joshua McKessy

Germantown, Tennessee--February 15, 2019--Two seniors from Houston High School attended TCAT Memphis for their National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day today.  They signed, had lunch, and toured the programs meeting with current students and instructors.  The two students who attended are Connor Wiygul and Joshua McKessy.  

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Academy Applications Available

Houston High offers three academies which offer unique opportunities in advanced academics, leadership development, and fine arts. Through a selective admissions process, students from Germantown and around Shelby County have the opportunity to participate in these programs. Click on the logos below to learn more about each academy and the admissions process. 
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Battle of the Brains Information- Applications due March 1

The Germantown Education Commission will once again host the Battle of the Brains at Houston High School on March 30

High school sports are not the only competitions in town. Participating students will be intellectually stimulated to create and build a project in the field of science, mathematics and/or engineering. 

Applications are due March 1.

Mamma Mia!

Mark your calendars for Mamma Mia! March 1-4. Friday, 7:00, Saturday, 2:30 and 7:00, Sunday, 2:30, and Monday, 7:00. Purchase tickets in advance at:

Free Tutoring for HHS Students!

Pitner Driving offers TWO Driver Education Classes this spring!

 Pitner Driving School will hold a Driver Education Class at Houston High School beginning Feb 19-March 4 from 3-6pm Daily.  See below for applications for both Standard and Deluxe classes.  Our website is
Option 1: 
Classroom Dates:  Tuesday, Feb. 19 through Monday, March 4 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm - every weekday
Driving Dates:  March 5 through March 16 - (Specific dates & times will vary with each student)
Option 2: 
Classroom Dates:  April 29 through May 10 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm - every weekday
Driving Dates:  May 13 through May 25 - (Specific dates & times will vary with each student) 
Cost: $520 for the standard package and $620 for the Deluxe package
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Junior ACT Practice Tests Available!

All 11th grade students who completed the ACT Practice Test October 16 had the opportunity to pick up their score report and test booklet from their homeroom teacher Thursday, Nov. 29, just prior to afternoon dismissal.  Any Junior who did not pick up their results at that time will receive them in their 1st period class Wednesday, Dec. 5.

Students can use these results to target specific areas for improvement.  The QR codes on the back of the printed student reports provide video clips that point out the most commonly missed problems and some tips/strategies that will help in the future.  If you prefer to use a direct link rather than the QR code, here are the links:

Juniors who did not complete the practice test October 16 are encouraged to go by the Guidance Office sometime today or tomorrow to get a test booklet and answers to take the test for practice.

All Juniors will take a free real ACT at Houston High School April 2nd!

HHS also provides the following opportunities to prepare for the ACT:

  • ACT Boot Camps (free ACT tutoring) prior to each ACT – current schedule to prepare for the Dec. 8 ACT is attached below
  • Naviance online ACT Test Prep – contains a diagnostic test and 6 full-length practice tests:
  • ACT Prep Class (semester class)

Thank you and Go Mustangs!

HHS Admin and School Counseling Team

Becker recognized by Southeastern Conference for going the extra yard!

Houston High School Athletic Director, Chad Becker, has been recognized by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation for their Extra Yard for Teachers program.

Mr. Becker, in his 25th year at Houston High, is 1 of only 14 educators nationally chosen for the award. The SEC worked with its 14 institutions to identify student-athletes who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. Each teacher’s school will receive a $10,000 grant from the CFP Foundation and SEC.Current Vanderbilt Women’s Soccer player and 2016 Houston High graduate, Paola Ellis, honored her former 10th grade English teacher with a testimonial which aired during SEC Nation last Saturday.

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Killebrew and Tingle recognized by City of Germantown

Last week the City of Germantown, Tennessee Government Board of Mayor and Alderman and the Education Commission recognized senior Sam Killebrew as the student of the month for October and Alternative School teacher Lorrie Tingle as educator of the month for November. Nominated by faculty and community members, these two individuals represent two facets of our excellence, students like Sam who strive to be their best in every situation every day, and teachers who bring their best to the classroom every day! Congratulations!

Fall Signing Day 2018

Fall Signing Day Recap: These seniors are responsible for over 450 wins, 29 District and Regional championships and 5 state championships during their careers at Houston High School, and they aren't finished yet! Read more at
A student in STEM III works on a new design with the Memphis Zoo to replace the Herpetarium.

Germantown Municipal Schools continue to expand CTE EPSOs and course opportunities

Germantown, Tennessee—November 1, 2018—The Tennessee Department of Education designated October 23-27 as Early Postsecondary Opportunity (EPSO) Week, and as part of our effort at Germantown Municipal School District, to increase awareness and enrollment in EPSOs, the district would like to highlight some of the extraordinary opportunities at Houston High School. More +
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Ten Houston High School students join the elite rank of National Merit Semi-Finalists

Germantown, Tennessee--September 12, 2018--Ten Houston High School students join the ranks of the nation's top students this year as the National Merit Scholarship Program names its semi-finalists. About 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2017 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®) last fall.  More +

HHS goes for the Gold!

Join the HHS team as we race to end childhood Cancer and raise money for St. Jude! We currently have 21 team members for HHS but would love to reach 100 by September 21!
Color guard dancers tango with members of The Houston Band during a live performance.

It takes two to tango—or 240 to tango in the case of The Houston Band—as they prepare for their fall competition season

Germantown, Tennessee--September 10, 2018--There are students all over the Houston High campus tucked away in corners learning how to tango.  This year’s band program, according to The Houston Band Director Matt Taylor, “centers around the work of Astor Piazzolla". 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 +
Lydia Waldrop is crowned Miss Germantown.

Houston High student named Miss Outstanding Germantown Teen

Over the weekend, Lydia Waldrop sang her way into first place in the Miss Germantown Outstanding Teen Pageant, allowing her to go on to compete in the Miss Tennesse Outstanding Teen Pageant.  More +
Houston cheerleaders join GPD for tacos and chatting

HHS Cheerleaders host a hometown cop stop

Germantown, Tennessee--August 8, 2018--Last Friday seniors and juniors of both Houston High cheer squads gave back to the community by hosting a cop stop to provide a free meal in a relaxed setting for the Germantown Police Department and their families. Cop stops originated in Germantown and have spread into a variety of communities (Memphis, Bartlett, Cordova, Collierville, Arlington, Lakeland, Oakland, etc.) as a way to thank police officers and their families for their service. More +


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