Students who failed a course for the year should have been notified by the teacher as well as the grade level counselor by May 22. In case their attempts to reach you did not come through, please log-in to Skywardand verify the yearly average for each course is a 70 (S1 and S2 must average to a 70). Skyward
If in doubt as to whether the grades are final for the course, email the teacher.
All grades will be final in Skyward by May 22 and Report Cards will be posted to Skyward May 29.
As a result of the school closures this spring, the annual Junior ACT testing date, which would have served as the first of two free testing opportunities for the Class of 2021, was cancelled. Nevertheless, GMSD, in conjunction with the state of Tennessee, is committed in ensuring these rising seniors will still have two opportunities to receive free testing.
On Tuesday September 22, all Seniors at HHS will take the ACT during the school day at no cost. This is a new, earlier date requested by the state of Tennessee to aid Seniors in testing twice during the first semester. This date is open only to members of the Class of 2021, and those students will be registered by HHS at the beginning of the school year.
A second opportunity for our rising Seniors will come on the Saturday December 12, national testing date. GMSD will supply each member of the Class of 2021 a registration voucher that will cover the cost of testing. These vouchers will be made available to students this fall with additional information on its use for registration. While other HHS students are allowed to register and test on this date, only members of the Senior class will receive vouchers.
Though ACT is still holding registration for summer testing opportunities in June and July, out of an abundance of caution and in line with the guidance from the state of Tennessee, Houston High School will not open as a testing site for either of these dates. GMSD has determined that the most prudent action at this time is to keep our buildings closed for the safety of our students, staff, and their families.
We hope that you and your families are safe and healthy and find opportunities to enjoy your time together this summer!
Please see the FAQs below for additional information
Juniors and Seniors-
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the 2020 HHS Prom scheduled for April 4 has been canceled. HHS and GMSD will make every attempt to reschedule the prom when group gathering restrictions are lifted (even if this is in the summer). HHS and GMSD will continue to communicate any further information as soon as it is available.
GMSD and HHS Administrative Team
The Germantown Board of Education met this morning and amended our Exam Exemption Policy 4.600. The School Board removed the highlighted portion of Lines 29-32 in the policy (see below).
A student having a 93 or higher average for two terms in a specific course will be exempted from the semester exam if the student desires. When a student is exempted from the examination, the semester average will be the average of the two-term grades. ANY UNEXCUSED ABSENCE OR MORE THAN FIVE EXCUSED ABSENCES PER SEMESTER IN THE COURSE WILL DISQUALIFY THE STUDENT FROM ALL EXEMPTIONS. EXEMPTIONS APPLY ONLY TO TEACHER-MADE SEMESTER EXAMINATIONS. (religious holidays and excused post-secondary travel days will not count against the exemption status of the student). Twelfth-grade students are eligible for exam exemption during both semesters. All other students in high school courses who meet the above requirements may be exempted for only the second-semester exam.
You can view the meeting here.
Germantown, Tennessee--November 4, 2019--Read this mid season wrap up. Golf, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, and Girls Soccer.