9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone: 901-756-2370
Fax: 901-756-2377
Houston High School News
ACT Boot Camp
Students are welcomed to attend as many as they can: January 24 & 26; January 30 - February 3rd; February 6th - February 8th  
Blood Drive February 2nd!
Houston HOSA is hosting the final blood drive of the school year on February 2, 2017 from 7:30-2:30 in the Circulation Library. All 16 and 17 year old students must have a signed permission form to schedule a donation time. Students may sign up for donation time during lunch period the next two weeks.

Any parent or community member who would like to donate, please drop in that day!

Questions? Contact Mrs. Mullings at danita.mullings@gmsdk12.org

Permission form for 16 and 17 year old students
AP Fees Now Due!

It is now time to order and pay for your Advanced Placement exams that you will take in May. If you are taking an AP course(s) this year, you are required to register and take the AP exam(s) for that class in May, as per the Memo of Understanding that you and your parents signed. We are using the same online company for exam ordering and payment this year as we used last year. The Advanced Placement Testing Service will again handle the online payment process for Houston High School.


Please go to the website http://aptestservice.com/houstonhs and register. You will order and pay for all of your AP exams on this site. You will be able to pay with a credit card, debit card, PayPal, or mail a check to the address listed on the site during the Regular Registration period from January 17 through March 3. Please note that the exam fees have increased this year to $93.00 per exam except for AP Seminar and AP Research exams, which are $141. A late fee of $15.00 will be added for each exam if you wait until the Late Registration period from March 4 through March 8, 2017. No exam orders will be accepted after March 8! If you do not pay for your exams by March 8, a hold will be placed on all of your Houston records.  

HHS Choirs hosting English composer Will Todd in a residency
The Houston High School Choirs of Germantown, TN will be hosting English composer and conductor, Will Todd, in a brief residency on January 23 and 24, 2017. The residency will include a choral reading session for middle and high school choral directors as well as local church musicians on Monday evening at HHS.  
Germantown Education Commission awards teacher of the month
The Germantown Education Commission presented the December 2016 Teacher of the Month award to Dr. Melissa Ducey who is the Ione physics teacher at Houston High School. Students love Dr. Ducey’s class because of the hands-on experiences and student-centered learning environment. 
Report Cards and TNReady Distributed January 11th!
Report cards for Semester 1 and TNReady score reports from last spring's testing will be distributed to students in homerooms today.

Please use the following documents to gain a better understanding of what the score reports mean:
Letter from Commissioner McQueen
Understanding TNReady Score Reports
HHS HOSA Students Raise Awareness on Fire Safety
Students of the Houston High School HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) Chapter recently visited a local Germantown elementary school and special education classes at Houston High to raise awareness about fire safety. 
Germantown Municipal Schools named a Top Work Place 2016
GMSD employees are the backbone of this amazing District, and everyday they put forth their talents and educational expertise to serve the students of Germantown. We are so grateful for our employees as well as their individual contributions that, collectively, make GMSD a great place to work. 
Sparkle Effect takes the students of Houston High to heart
As students with and without disabilities cheer together under the Friday night lights, they showcase a loud and public symbol of acceptance, forever changing a school’s culture to one that values diversity and kindness. The students on Sparkle Effect teams visibly relay a simple message: at our school, all students are respected and included, regardless of ability. 
A staggering 24 students from HHS were selected for the All-State Choir
Congratulations to the 18 outstanding GMSD musicians who were selected for the TN State Honor Choir. Comparatively, HHS had the most students selected for the choir in our region. Including alternates, HHS placed 24 students in the choir.  
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.  
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. 
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
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
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." 
TN Ready Testing Resources

Here are additional resources that we hope will help to foster greater understanding about TNReady: our 2016 TNReady Parent Guide and the supplemental Guide on TNReady Supports for Students with Disabilities. These guides walk through many of the questions we have heard from parents and outline the changes, particularly to the timing and structure, that we have made for the upcoming school year. The guides can be viewed online at TNReady.gov on our new TNReady Parent Resources page. We also have a one-page handout that explains at a high level the role of assessments, which is attached here. It is also included in the Parent Guide.   

What's new in the GMSD cafeterias this year?
There's a lot to get excited about in our cafeterias this year. New kiosks at the middle and high schools along with a new interactive POS system across the district are sure to resonate with both our students and parents. 
Bus Transportation Alerts
GERMANTOWN, TN--AUGUST 8th--We appreciate your patience with bus transportation matters as our team works hard to assist Durham in these first few weeks. Your feedback is vital in helping us. Please reach out to our transportation team IMMEDIATELY with the following information: 
BREAKING NEWS: Houston High implements new traffic patterns
UPDATED TO INCLUDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF BOTH ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS.  Please be aware of some changes to the flow of traffic around Houston High School effective immediately. In cooperation and collaboration with the City of Germantown and Germantown Municipal School District administration, we have designed a new traffic pattern in the morning at Houston High School.  
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Houston High School's mission is to provide all students with a data-driven, intellectual and creative learning environment appropriate for success and citizenship in an ever-evolving world. 
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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9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38139
901-756-2370 (phone)
901-756-2377 (Fax) 
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