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The Houston Middle School band plays before a Memphis Grizzlies game.

Houston Middle School band excels in performances

Germantown, Tennessee--December 10, 2018--The HMS band had a unique opportunity this past Wednesday to play National Anthem at a Grizzlies game. Spencer Nesvick is the director of the HMS band program and was overjoyed when this opportunity was offered to him and his students. The band honored individual players by wearing their numbers on their shirts. Mr. Nesvick honored his favorite player, Jaren Jackson #13. Prior to the start of the game, students had the opportunity to meet Marcus Tucker. (Mr. Tucker is known as The Voice of the Grizzlies.) Eighth grader, McKenly Carodine, a trumpet player, stated: “Being able to perform at the stadium was pretty cool”. Following this experience, the HMS band was again offered a spectacular opportunity, to play for the Salvation Army outside of the Kroger on Farmington in addition to ringing the bell. More +
Ryan Clausen and Liz Dias take a photo in front of the newly refurbished stage at HMS

The stage at Houston Middle School is ready for its close-up, thanks to Ryan Clausen’s Eagle Scout Project

Germantown, Tennessee--December 11, 2018--Ryan Clausen, a senior at Houston High School, submitted his plans for his Eagle Scout stage project back in August to the school. Under his plan, he wanted to give the stage at Houston Middle School a small facelift.  The extension along the face of the stage is masked by black curtains that have “seen better days” according to Principal Liz Dias.   More +
Carla Christian of HMS is awarded School Counselor of the Year by TN

Houston Middle School's Counselor Carla Christian Selected 2019 Tennessee School Counselor of the Year

ALEXANDRIA, VA-December 11, 2018--The Tennessee School Counselor Association (TSCA) is pleased to announce Carla Christian has been selected the 2019 Tennessee School Counselor of the Year. The ASCA School Counselor of the Year program (#SCOY19) honors the professionals who devote their careers to serving as advocates for the nation’s students, helping them achieve success in school and in life. State school counselor of the year honorees were selected based on several criteria, including: school counseling innovations, effective school counseling programs, leadership and advocacy skills and contributions to student advancement. More +
Brady Thomas stands outside of the Germantown Animal Shelter with one of the cat blankets that were made.

DES K-kids and APEX team up to create cat blankets for Germantown Animal Shelter

Germantown, Tennessee--November 16th, 2018-- Dogwood Elementary's K-kids and APEX teamed up to complete Brady Thomas' service project for the Germantown Animal Shelter. The two clubs met up at their monthly meeting to create cat blankets with the help of Brady's mother, Chrissy Thomas. Dogwood Elementary's K-kids club was established in the Spring of 2016 and began meeting in the Fall of 2017. Previous service projects include toy drives and supply drives, as well as creating goodie bags for the bus drivers, custodial staff, and cafeteria staff at DES. The club's sergeant of arms, Manya Tyagi, commented on the value of community service, stating "Community service teaches us how to be humble and to help better understand and respond to the pain and plight of others". More +
Sarah Huffman holds the TAASE cup she was awarded in front of a tree.

GMSD's Sarah Huffman awarded the TAASE Cup for dedication to educating children with disabilities

Germantown, Tennessee--December 5, 2018--Each year, the Tennessee Association for Administration in Special Education (TAASE) hosts a Fall Legal Conference.  The conference allows the country's leading special education attorneys and practitioners to review changes in federal regulations and the range of legal issues associated with implementing special education programs in the state's public schools. More +
Gracey Owens, Hays Adams, and Zoe Marsh celebrate national titles at the cross country meet.

Three GMSD XC runners take national titles last month--hear what they have to say about it

Germantown, Tennessee--December 8, 2018--In November, GMSD was represented by several cross country runners in the National Youth Cross Country Championship.  Here’s who won big: Hays Adams, Gracey Owens and Zoe Marsh. More +
Spencer Nesvick plays with an ensemble in the Kroger parking lot.

Mark your calendars for several upcoming GMSD holiday concerts

www.gpacweb.comGermantown, Tennessee--November 27, 2018--Mark your calendars for several upcoming GMSD holiday concerts.  Don't see your event?  Email us with your information. More +
Chad Becker being recognized by the SEC through a banner.

HHS Athletic Director Chad Becker recognized by Southeastern Conference and College Football Playoff Foundation

Germantown, TN--November 19, 2018-- Houston High School Athletic Director, Chad Becker, has been recognized by the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation for their Extra Yard for Teachers program.

Mr. Becker, in his 25th year at Houston High, is 1 of only 14 educators nationally chosen for the award. The SEC worked with its 14 institutions to identify student-athletes who have had a teacher that greatly impacted his or her life. Each teacher’s school will receive a $10,000 grant from the CFP Foundation and SEC.

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Both varsity and junior varsity teams stand for a picture.

Houston High School cheer teams outperform in state competition

Germantown, TN--November 17, 2018-- Both Houston High School cheer teams competed at their state competitions in Murphreesboro at Middle Tennessee State University following their win at regionals earlier this month. Houston High’s varsity cheer team competed in the Super Varsity Division in the TSSAA State competition, winning 1st place honors. Houston High’s junior varsity cheer team competed in the Junior Varsity Non-tumbling Division in the TSSAA State Cheer competition, winning 1st place honors as well.

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Student Council members help take orders from students and tape up thankful leaves onto the wall

The Tree of Thankfulness raises funds for Make a Wish at Riverdale

Germantown, TN--November 26, 2018--This week the Riverdale Middle School Student Council was hard at work bringing the novel idea of the ‘Tree of Thankfulness’ to life. The fundraiser, centered around the appreciative spirit of Thanksgiving and was the brain child and product of the students themselves. The tree was a part of Student Council’s ongoing mission to raise money for Make a Wish in order to sponsor a child for the 2018-2019 school year.               
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Headshot of Zac Percoski

Zac Percoski named the Principal of Forest Hill Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--November 14, 2018--Germantown Municipal School District is proud to announce that Mr. Zac Percoski, who currently serves as Farmington Elementary School Principal, has chosen to accept the principal position for Forest Hill Elementary School.   More +
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