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Graduation Updates on May 26, 2020

Families of the Class of 2020,

Please read this letter from HHS administration regarding some updates to our graduation plans.

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Summer School Credit Recovery

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.

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Summer Assignments for Honors And Advanced Placement Courses

Many Honors and Advanced Placement courses require summer homework  assignments to maintain and extend background knowledge and skills in  preparation for the rigor of the courses for the fall.  The assignments  are designed to support a student’s academic and personal growth.  Students should have these assignments completed and ready to submit by  the first day of school.  
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ACT Update for the Class of 2021

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

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Information about Quarter 3 Grade Replacement Opportunities

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As a result of state-wide school closures and under the direction of the TN State School Board, the Q3 average for each credit-bearing course will appear as your student's final second-semester average.

To ensure that students have the opportunity to improve their semester averages which would normally occur in Q4, students will be given the opportunity to replace grades from Q3. 
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Prom Postponed

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.

Stay safe!

GMSD and HHS Administrative Team

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Exam Exemption Policy Updated 3/6/2020

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.

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Eight students with perfect ACT scores; Cooper Byers scores 36 in all sections

Germantown, Tennessee--January 24, 2020--Cooper Byers, a junior at Houston High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Byers joins the ranks of seven other students who have recieved a perfect score. More +
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Houston High Theatre renovations underway and will debut during Into the Woods performance

Germantown, Tennessee--January 15, 2020--HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL THEATER PROGRESS is on track.  The Marley performance floor has been laid on the newly reinforced stage.  Conduit boxes have been added to the stage floor for audiovisual functionality.  The lighting package is being installed and programmed with the new computer software and state-of-the-art lighting board.  The house lights (the lights in the audience and not on the stage) have been updated to LEDs and will add a professional ambiance to space for meetings and non-theatrical performances. More +
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Houston High School students win the 2019 District Congressional App Challenge for third consecutive year

Germantown, Tennessee--January 24, 2020--HHS students Milo Sulipeck, Manas Malla, Ricky Liu, and DJ Paudler won this year’s Congressional App Challenge with their program Sigdex, an offline indexing system that can pinpoint your location by using surrounding wireless access points. More +
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GMSD teachers were rewarded over $60,000 in Germantown Education Grants

Germantown, Tennessee--January 13, 2020--The Germantown Education Foundation awarded several teacher grants at the January Germantown Board of Education meeting.  Eight grants totaling $61,614 were gifted at the meeting. More +
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Lincoln Pare Named Tennessee's Mr. Football

Germantown, Tennessee-December 5th, 2019--Lincoln Pare was named Mr. Football by The Tennessee Titans this past Monday. The Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Award is a top honor in the state for high school football. More +
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Houston is proud of its Seniors that have recently signed at various colleges

Germantown, Tennessee--December 4, 2019-- Houston is proud of its Seniors that have recently signed at various colleges to play sports including soccer, baseball, basketball, and volleyball. More +
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GMSD rolls out the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program with staff training this week

Germantown, Tennessee--November 4, 2019--Tomorrow staff across the district will spend the day in training for the rollout of The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP).  Olweus, pronounced ohl-vay-us, is the most researched and best-known bullying prevention program available today. More +
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Semi-Finalists & Commended Students for 2020 National Merit Announced

 Germantown, Tennessee — September 11, 2019 — National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program including nine of HHS’ Seniors: Mallory Bouldien, Colin Cantwell, Brighton Fan, Jenna Fei, Virginia Folse, Major Glenn, Roshan Parikh, Leah Sweeney, and Megan Wisniewski. More +
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Crescendo, a new mentorship collaboration between Houston High School and Iris Orchestra, has begun

Germantown, Tennessee--October 14, 2019--Iris Ochestra is piloting a new program this year in partnership with the Houston High School Fine Arts Academy. The Crescendo Project is a mentorship program between Iris Orchestra and music students in Houston’s Fine Arts Academy.  More +

Weekly Tutoring Schedule

Does your mustang need some extra help? Take advantage of our free weekly tutoring! See the schedule here.
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Houston High Literary Magazine, AVATAR, moves into the finals for national competition

Germantown, Tennesee--October 14, 2019--The AVATAR, Houston High School's literary magazine is a long-standing tradition that showcases poems, essays, and artwork of its students.  Helmed by English teacher Karen Garrison, the “lit mag” provides an inexpensive and creative way for students to publish their works into a printed magazine. These publications provide a great opportunity for students to write creatively and explore topics outside of the classroom. More +
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GMSD athletics mid-season Round-up: Golf, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football & Soccer

Germantown, Tennessee--November 4, 2019--Read this mid season wrap up.  Golf, Cross Country, Volleyball, Football, and Girls Soccer.

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