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Ten students pose for a picture in celebration of being named merit scholar semi-finalist.

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 +

Homecoming Week: Coming Home

Dress up days: 
Monday - Orlando, FL (Disney, tourist, Hawaiian/beachy); 
Tuesday - NYC (trendy, modern, dressy); 
Wednesday - Portland, OR (hippy, outdoorsy); 
Thursday - Houston, TX (country); 
Friday - Memphis, TN (local, 901, St Jude(gold), Tigers, Grizzlies)

Activities during the week will include a CycleGiving Ride with CycleBar with proceeds going to St. Jude on Tuesday, September 18. Gibson's donuts will be sold in the morning before school with proceeds going to St Jude on Wednesday, September 19. During all lunches, there will be a photo booth for those participating in dress up days and activities.

Homecoming Dance will be at Minglewood Hall on September 22 from 8:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Tickets will go on sale Thursday, September 13 - Thursday, September 20 during all lunches. Couple tickets: $50 and Single tickets: $35

ACT Bootcamp Returns Sept 24- Oct 1

ACT Boot Camp returns before or after school, Sept. 24 – Oct. 1. See attached schedule for specific times (PM vs. AM). Any HHS student may attend, but we would like to especially encourage seniors to take advantage of this opportunity to prepare for the Oct. 2 free senior retake.
 

EMPOWERING and PREPARED: Coach McFerrin to speak tonight at Houston High!

All Female students are invited to this event tonight in the Houston High Auditorium at 6:30pm.

We will be speaking about living intentionally while building a network of support amongst women in our school, while equipping and empowering them to handle the pressures of an ever-changing world.

Our special guest and speaker for the evening will be the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at the University of Memphis, Melissa McFerrin. She is a former Division 1 athlete, Coach of The Year winner and currently the longest tenured Head Coach at the University. She will speak about dealing with performance anxiety and being a high-profile woman in a position of power in the world of athletics.

Infographic that shows that Dogwood is currently in the lead for runners.

Germantown Municipal School District goes gold while promoting September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Germantown, Tennessee--September 11, 2018--From Houston Middle School hosting a fundraising PJ Day, to the sale of specially themed Blow Pops at Houston High School--the entire district is gearing up to go gold in support of St. Jude in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  Join us on Septmember 22 for the annual St. Jude Walk Run. More +

Tennessee Governor's Schools Applications Now Open

Governor's School is a 4-5 week summer program for our gifted and talented 10th & 11th graders. This “adventure into excellence” will match outstanding students with challenging teachers, distinguished professors and practicing professionals in each field for the opportunity to earn college credit. Programs are available in the following areas: Agricultural Sciences, Computational Physics, Emerging Technologies, Humanities, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, International Studies, Prospective Teachers, Sciences & Engineering, Scientific Exploration of Tennessee Heritage, Scientific Models and Data Analysis, and the Arts in Dance, Filmmaking, Visual Art, Music (Instrumental Program and Vocal Music), and Theatre. There is a program fee associated for the Arts with full, partial and need-based scholarships available. All other programs are Free! Arts applications are due into the grade level counselor by October 19. All other Governor’s School applications should be turned in by November 9.

You may find the applications online at the following link:
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 +

Pitner Driving School Begins September 17th

 Pitner Driving School will hold a Driver Education Class at Houston High School beginning September 17th from 3-6pm Daily.  See below for applications for both Standard and Deluxe classes.  Our website is www.pitnerdriving.com.
 
Classroom: Monday, Sept. 17th through Friday, Sept. 28th, 3:00 pm through 6:00 pm every weekday
Driving:  Oct. 1st through Oct. 13th (Specific driving dates and times will be scheduled individually with each student)
 
Cost: $520 for the standard package and $620 for the Deluxe package
 
 
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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 +
Cheerleaders and volleyball players pose for a picture with two FES students on the first day of school.

First day of school in Germantown Municipal School District establishes a fun school atmosphere

Germantown, Tennessee--August 6, 2018--Our teachers and staff  were ready for their new students on the first day of school in the Germantown Municipal School District.  Parents walked students in at the elementary levels as the families were greeted by high-fives from members of the Houston High School Football, Cheerleading, and Volleyball teams.  Staff at Houston Middle School were waving and cheering arrivals dressed in their house colors (HMS has a house-system similar to Harry Potter).  The excitement was also present at Houston High where our Mustang Mentors were lined up to greet the ninth graders who will engage in special team building, orientation and get-to-know you games.  Later this morning they will also tour the buildings and learn how to plug into school culture. More +
A member of the GPD SWAT team engages a small group of teachers at Houston Middle School.

Germantown Police Department prepares GMSD teachers and school staff for active shooter situations

Germantown, Tennessee—August 3, 2018—The tragedy in Parkland, Florida last year has increased focus in school security across the country. Germantown Municipal School District, in addition to adding some new physical security features (you can read more about those here), continues to be proud to partner with the Germantown Police Department.  Through a partnership with the City of Germantown, each school has been provided with a School Resource Officer (SRO) since the district’s doors opened in 2014.  But, now, the GPD SWAT team has become an active partner as well. More +

Parent/ Community Volunteer Opportunities Available!

We have two unique volunteering opportunities for the start of the school year. If you are interested, please visit the sign-ups below...

Volunteers are needed to help monitor at morning drop off. Two monitors would help with one by the Auditorium and one by A building in the morning from 6:30 - 7:45 to help keep things running smoothly and keep students moving towards class. Please sign up below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4CA5AB22A02-hhsmorning

Lunch monitors are also needed. Volunteers would monitor students from 10:15 - 12:15. Please sign up below:

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E0F4CA5AB22A02-lunch

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Student Laptop Distribution- UPDATE!

We wanted to make you aware of a couple of changes in the device deployment that will start Monday. These changes should make it more convenient for families with multiple children.

The scheduled dates will remain the same (see below).

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Outside contractor runs cabling at HMS for new security cameras.

GMSD moves forward with security camera upgrades this summer

Germantown, Tennessee--July 2, 2018--Germantown Municipal School District is working on security upgrades over the summer.   District staff has engaged the architecture firm, Allen and Hoshall, to complete design work for the addition of security fencing and a secured entrance at Houston High School.  Principally though, the district is also using this summer as an opportunity to complete its long range goals of security camera upgrades across all five schools.  On security walks with the Germantown Police Department, district officials had previously identified where cameras needed to be placed or replaced. More +
Bio pic of Jenna Kemp

Houston High student Jenna Kemp named the Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Germantown, Tennessee—June 18, 2018—In its 33rd year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, today announced Jenna Kemp of Houston High School as its 2017-18 Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Kemp is the third Gatorade Tennessee Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Houston High School. The award, which recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field, distinguishes Kemp as Tennessee’s best high school girls soccer player. More +

Course Catalog Now Available

Course Selection Information  
Course Selection for the 2018-2019 school year is happening now!
 

We believe all students should have access to rigorous and relevant Early Postsecondary Opportunities (EPSOs).  Since the formation of the GMSD in June 2014, our course offerings have expanded, particularly with EPSOs, now including 27 Advanced Placement, 17 Dual Enrollment, and 2 Industry Certification courses for next year.  In addition, we offer 48 Honors courses. 

In an effort to provide the most appropriately rigorous options leading to postsecondary readiness, the following changes apply to two courses:

  • English IV –Standard, Dual Enrollment, and AP English Literature & Composition (removal of Honors)
  • US History & Geography – Standard, Dual Enrollment, and AP US History (removal of Honors)
Please see the two documents linked below for more information. If you have questions about the process, please contact your guidance counselor. 
 
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GMSD is proud to claim all four STATE winning cheer teams

GMSD is proud to claim all four STATE winning cheer teams

Some of the most exceptional athletes at GMSD are a part of our nationally-recognized cheerleading squads. Programs from the elementary to high school level constantly push these girls to be their most strong, precise, and spirited in every routine, and this work ethic was especially evident this past weekend with all four of the GMSD cheer squads receiving first place recognition in their individual divisions at state. More +
Houston High School opens its doors to the public on February 7th

Houston High School opens its doors to the public on February 7th

Germantown Municipal School District invites the Germantown community to tour the facilities and programs at Houston High School.  On February 7th, 2018, the students and teachers at the school will showcase several of the award winning features of a true local treasure.  For three consecutive years, Germantown Municipal Schools has earned the highest ACT average in the state of Tennessee.  Beyond test scores, the student life programming at Houston High School is incredibly diverse and successful in both state and national competitions.  Delving even further into the school culture, there are incredible opportunities for all student interests.    
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"Germantown tests best in Tennessee in every TNReady subject"

"Germantown tests best in Tennessee in every TNReady subject"

Germantown Municipal School District is proud of our student performance on the 2017 High School End of Course (EOC) Assessments. An article released this morning by the Commercial Appeal exclaims, "Germantown tests best in Tennessee in every TNReady subject". More +

Honor Code

Houston High school values academic integrity, and expects our students to demonstrate their own effort every day in every class. Students are asked to sign this honor pledge on every assignment. For more information about our Honor Code and the procedures and consequences when an infraction occurs, please visit our website.
http://www.gmsdk12.org/HonorCode.aspx
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Morning Traffic Patterns for Houston High

Morning Traffic Patterns for Houston High

In cooperation and collaboration with the City of Germantown and Germantown Municipal School District administration, here are reminders for the traffic pattern in the MORNING at Houston High School. Afternoon dismissal procedures will be the same as they always have been.  More +
Bus Transportation Alerts

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: More +

 
 
 


Purpose Statement:
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. 
 
 

Contact Information

 
9755 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38139
901-756-2370 (phone)
901-756-2377 (Fax) 

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