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Craig Juneau talks to a student about programming her robotic hand prosthetic

Staff Spotlight: Craig Juneau at Houston High School marries the art of computer science with the arts in new CTE course

Germantown, Tennessee—October 8, 2018—Craig Juneau is originally from a Mississippi and Louisiana border town where he was the class president of his high school and was quickly hired on as regional manager at Fed Ex after college.  His wife, Courtney, is an art teacher for Arlington Schools and was his inspiration for transitioning from the corporate world into the classroom a few short years ago. More +
Teresa Price, Joye Phipps, and Carla Schurtz pose by their presentation placard at TN Lead

Dolphin Data Team makes some waves at this year's TN LEAD Conference as hundreds of school leaders look to emulate Dogwood's growth scores

Germantown, Tennessee--October 5, 2018--This week, a three-man team out of Dogwood traveled to Nashville for this year’s annual LEAD Conference. Germantown Municipal School District is a regular contributor to the LEAD Conference and was proud to send the Dogwood team to its 2018 installation.  The title of their presentation, Does Digging through Data have you Drowning—took participants through the ‘data story’ of Dogwood Elementary School. More +
Mr. Spillman and HHS Art students stand proudly in-front of their completed mural.

Houston High School art department paints Memphis

Germantown, Tennessee—September 29, 2018— Over the weekend, a select group of Houston High School art students got the extraordinary opportunity to paint a mural on a building in downtown Memphis.
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Jenna Kemp (left) walks side-by-side with Emma Gruggett (right) to the field.

HHS Girls Soccer closes out the season with flying colors

Germantown, Tennessee—October 3, 2018—HHS girls soccer closes out the regular season by taking down their arch rival, Collierville.
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A group picture of the commended scholars.  The word twenty appears in the title.

TWENTY HHS students named 'Commended Students' by the National Merit Scholarship Organization

Germantown, Tennessee—September 24, 2018—Houston High School is pleased to announced a list of twenty Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students are recognized for exceptional academic promise demonstrated by their outstanding performance on the qualifying test use for program entry. More +
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Houston High School recognized by the state as a 2018 U.S. Civics All-Star School

Germantown, Tennessee--October 3, 2018--The Tennessee Department of Education recently recognized Houston High School as one of its 2018 U.S. Civics All-Star Schools. Every senior graduating with a regular diploma earned a passing grade (70 percent or higher) on the state-mandated U.S. civics test. More +
Members of the Dogwood Safety Patrol created and displayed signs encouraging walkers and bikers yesterday.

Germantown Municipal Schools celebrate The First Annual Walk to School Day this week

Germantown, Tennessee--October 3, 2018-- Germantown Municipal School District joins schools from around the world to celebrate Walk to School Day each year. Hundreds of Germantown students from Farmington Elementary, Dogwood Elementary, and Riverdale School walked and rolled to school on October 3, 2018 along with parents, teachers and community leaders. We spotted some school board members and some school mascots out on the sidewalks! More +
Students at Houston High School get excited about the diverse cultural backgrounds.

Germantown Municipal Schools recognized by the state for achieving success with ESL students

Nashville, Tennessee--October 3, 2018—Education Commissioner Candice McQueen today released the 2018 English language proficiency assessment (ELPA) results from the WIDA ACCESS assessment. Seven districts, including Germantown MSD, were recognized this morning for acheiving the highest exit rates in the state.  These scores demonstrate that Germantown Municipal School District is supporting its ESL students with incredible success.   More +
Third grade teachers dress up as characters from the classic tale, Beauty and the Beast

After reading over 700,000 minutes this summer and hosting a book fair, it's another banner week in the library at Farmington Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--October 4, 2018--It's Farmington Elementary School's annual book fair this week, which comes on the coat tails of some summer reading good news.  Over the summer, Farmington students participated in Scholastic’s Reading Challenge.  Over the course of four months students logged their reading minutes. Farmington Elementary had 318 students participate with 38 of them logging over 2,500 minutes!  The results are listed at the bottom of this article.
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Houston's homecoming (left) next to senior students (right) sitting in their decorated lobby during lunch.

Another spectacular Houston High Homecoming for the books

Germantown, Tennessee--October 1, 2018-- Houston High Homecoming week has arrived, and with it has arrived all the homecoming festivities! From dress-up days to decorated halls, school spirit can be found everywhere during this week. 
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All of Houston Middle School's male teachers stand together for a picture.

What do eleven teachers at HMS have in common?

Germantown, Tennessee--October 1, 2018-- Well, the correct answer is that they all teach 6th graders, but they are also all male! This makes for an incredible and uniqure opporunity for our students! Male role models have positivie impacts on middle schoolers and is a win-win for everyone!
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A picture of the One Smart Cookie Trophy.

Our very own School Board Chairman, Betsy Landers is recognized as One Smart Cookie by Girls Scouts Heart of the South

Germantown, Tennessee--September 25, 2018--Last week, Germantown Board of Education Chairman Betsy Landers was recognized by the Girl Scouts Heart of the South organization for being One Smart Cookie. The celebration honored seven women in the Mid-South for their outstanding contributions to the community. More +
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