District News

Invitation to visit FHES on August 24

GMSD invites community to look inside Forest Hill Elementary

Germantown, Tennessee--August 14, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is excited to share Forest Hill Elementary School with the community later this month.  They will be opening the doors to the general public from 12pm-2pm on Saturday, August 24th.  Students and teachers will be on hand along with parent volunteers to offer tours.  Each tour takes approximately 40 minutes. More +
Three young GMSD students pose backstage at Matilda the Musical

Catch three young GMSD performers in Playhouse on the Square's summer show, Roald Dahl's Matilda the Musical

Germantown, Tennessee--July 1, 2019--If you are looking for some unique family fun this weekend or next, consider making a trip to Playhouse on the Square where you can watch three young GMSD students performing in Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical.  Rising Riverdale 7th grader Liz Dell’Oro plays Amanda.  Hortensia is portrayed by Houston Middle 8th grader Sarah Johnson and Noah Mahintorabi, a 5th grade student at Dogwood, will make his Playhouse debut playing Eric. More +
flyer for 2019 online registration

Online Registration opens on July 1st

  • Online registration opens on July 1st, 2019
  • Back to School/Meet the Teacher/Schedule Pickup Events have been posted
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Invitation to groundbreaking ceremony

Houston High Field House Groundbreaking Event scheduled for July 10, 2019

Germantown, Tennessee--June 13, 2019--You're invited to attend the HHS Field House Groundbreaking Event on July 10th. More +
Tech team sits down to repair and image iPads

Tech team begins repair and maintenance on 7,000 devices this summer

Germantown, Tennessee--June 12, 2019--Devices were successfully collected and the Tech Team is now performing repairs and update maintenance on the machines. More +
Back to School Events

Back to School Events Set For 2019-2020 School Year

Germantown, Tennessee--June 19, 2019--Please mark your calendars:
Meet the Teacher/Schedule Pick Up/Open House:

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 – HMS and HHS 4:00 – 7:00

Thursday, August 8, 2019 – DES, FES, FHES, Riverdale 4:00 – 7:00 
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Portrait Picture of Shannon Ward

Shannon Ward is named the new Assistant Principal of Riverdale K-8 School

Germantown, Tennessee--May 23, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is pleased to announce that Shannon Ward has been named the new Assistant Principal of Riverdale K-8 School.  Mrs. Ward has been teaching for 22 years.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Memphis and has since taught Kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade.  Mrs. Ward earned her Master of Science in Leadership and Policy Study with a Concentration in School Administration from the University of Memphis.  More +
Kell Christie portrait

HHS theater teacher, Kell Christie, honored by the national Tony Awards as an Excellent Educator

Germantown, Tennessee--May 21, 2019--Houston High School theater teacher, Kell Christie, has been chosen as an Honorable Mention for the Excellence in Theater Education Award by the Tony Awards in New York.  Each year, the Tony Awards in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University invite member of the public to submit candidates. More +
Thinking about writing a grant for your classroom?

GEF announces opening of new grant cycle and teams up with GMSD to offer teacher grant writing workshops

Germantown, Tennessee--May 21, 2019--The applications for 2019-2020 Germantown Education Foundation Grants are LIVE.  Click here to view the application.  . Our district team is also excited to be offering a grant writing workshop on Tuesday, June 4th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in partnership with the Germantown Education Foundation.  This workshop session will count towards 2 FLEX PD hours.
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Students enjoy frozen treats at their field day.

Reminder: Upcoming 1/2 Days on the GMSD Calendar

Half-day school operating times next week (for Wednesday 5/22 and Thursday 5/23) are as follows:
Dogwood 8:45-12:15
Farmington 8:30-12:00
Houston High 7:45-11:15
Houston Middle 8:00-11:30
Riverdale 8:30-12:00
Buses will also run for these arrival and dismissal times.
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Dr. Suchman stands for a picture.

Dr. Thomas Suchman appointed Assistant Principal of Houston High School

Germantown, Tennessee--May 9, 2019--Germantown Municipal School District is excited to announce that Dr. Thomas Suchman has been appointed as Assistant Principal of Houston High School.  Dr. Suchman has been teaching for twenty-one years, twenty of which have been at Houston High School.  He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Rhodes College, which originally brought him to the Memphis Area.  He also holds a Master of Arts in Education from Cumberland University, Administration Licensure from Christian Brothers University and a Doctor of Education in K12 Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.  

While at Houston High School he has taught 10th and 12th Grade Honors and Standard English, Classical Mythology, Honors and Standard Etymology, and Dual Enrollment English through the University of Memphis.  

He has also held many leadership positions within the school and the district, including; Title I Facilitator, Department Chair, Teacher Advisory Council, AdvancED Team Member, GMSD Strategic Planning Committee, Honors Academy Council, School Improvement Chairperson, Learning Coach, New Teacher Mentor, and School Data-Lead.  

Outside of the classroom, Dr. Suchman is a musician and an avid record-collector and estimates that he has played on about fifteen records/releases while in Memphis.  When asked about the appointment he shared, “I’m thrilled and humbled to be given an opportunity to take an administrative role at a school that has been the focus of my life for the last twenty years”.

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The HHS Unified track team poses with their first place trophy.

Houston High students headed to State Championship in TSSAA Unified Track Event

Germantown, Tennessee--May 10, 2019--Our very own Houston High athletes tied for 1st place and will compete at the State Meet in two weeks.  Connor Dawson, Baylee Davis, and Breonna Allen will represent Houston High School. More +
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