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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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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 +
Students in eighth grade ELA participate in a gallery walk on their iPads.

Houston Middle School adds Nearpod to its roster of high tech tools as the school prepares for the first year of full 1:1 device deployment

Germantown, Tennessee—August 10, 2018—This year, all students in grades 6-12 have been issued a device.  As the students filed into the Houston Middle Library this summer to pick up their devices, teachers and administrators were simultaneously training staff on the use of a new lesson-delivery software.  “Nearpod, the new lesson-delivery platform, will do several things for the teachers,” explained Blended Learning Specialist Chris Cooper.  “It’s something like PowerPoint which is easy for teachers to learn and understand, but it offers several interactive features for students that go beyond the capabilities of PowerPoint,” he said. 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 +
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 +
Students at HMS STEAM camp play with homemade slime at a lunch table.

This year’s STEM Stangs camp enjoyed an artistic overlay

Germantown, Tennessee--June 14, 2018--Houston Middle STEAMed into their annual summer STEM Stangs Camp.  STEAM, in case you were wondering, is a melding of science, technology, engineering, math AND art.  Each year, the staff at GMSD arranges an excellently themed summer camp open to all Germantown students.  Campers this year spent each morning learning and making artistic messes, tie dying shirts, exploring glowing slime, growing crystal gardens, and creating bubbling lava lamps that all sparked students’ curiosity.   More +
Germantown Municipal School District Holiday Card Contest Winners Announced

Germantown Municipal School District Holiday Card Contest Winners Announced

 Each year, students in Germantown submit their holiday card designs.  We are proud to announce this year's winners. More +
Houston Youth Wrestling seeking young athletes (K-8)

Houston Youth Wrestling seeking young athletes (K-8)

HOUSTON YOUTH WRESTLING (Begins 11/6/2017)
BOYS AGE: Kindergarten thru 8th grade
PRACTICE DAYS AND TIMES: K-8th grade Mon, Tues, and Fri 6-7:30pm
Location: Houston High School PE Gymnasium
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Rising 9th grader of Houston High School publishes a book for a good cause

Rising 9th grader of Houston High School publishes a book for a good cause

Having been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 4, Annie had wished there was some sort of literature to help explain to her what all was happening and provide some sort of comfort. Finding few resources, Annie and her mother then decided to create their own. More +
GMSD to host Riverdale Addition Grand Opening to the Public on August 19th

GMSD to host Riverdale Addition Grand Opening to the Public on August 19th

Join Germantown Municipal School District and the City of Germantown as they unveil their vision for the future to the public on Saturday, August 19th between 3:30-5:00 p.m. More +
HMS visits Atlanta for a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience

HMS visits Atlanta for a once-in-a-lifetime professional development experience

After twenty-two years of teaching, Simmons believes her time at RCA was “one of the most transformative professional development experiences of all time”. She cannot wait to bring back some of the strategies witnessed back to Houston Middle School, such as the house system (think Harry Potter-esque Hufflepuff House, Slitherin House, etc.). More +
Days of Diversity exceeds attendance expectations and celebrates students

Days of Diversity exceeds attendance expectations and celebrates students

“Days of Diversity” is an annual school-wide event centered on a theme dedicated to providing education and experience of world culture to students.  With a week long roster of activities, performances,  More +
HMS 8th grader selected to play in one of the most competitive tournaments in the nation

HMS 8th grader selected to play in one of the most competitive tournaments in the nation

An 8th grader at Houston Middle was chosen to play amongst the nation's best softball players at the Trailblazer Series baseball tournament this weekend.  More +
GMSD art students continue to bring in awards for the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

GMSD art students continue to bring in awards for the Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards

17 HMS art students received awards for their artwork in the Mid-South Scholastic Art competition.   More +
Sylvan Paul takes 5th place at the State Geography Bee

Sylvan Paul takes 5th place at the State Geography Bee

Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society. More +
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In order for our students to grow academically and socially, it is the mission of Houston Middle School to engage students in meaningful learning experiences that build confidence. The role of the faculty and staff is to facilitate student learning, and together with their parents/guardians guide our students in becoming well-rounded contributors to society. 

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9400 Wolf River Blvd.
Germantown, TN 38139
Phone 901.756.2366
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