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”.
Germantown, Tennessee – Houston Middle School has announced the dates for its 2019 Days of Diversity. Days of Diversity is a week-long event that celebrates HMS’s diversity. The event will take place from May 6 – 10, 2019, and this year marks the Fourth (4th) year HMS has
held Days of Diversity.
“Days of Diversity is a perfect example of how people from all cultures can come together and appreciate the strengths and values that has made America the country she is today,” stated Liz Dias, HMS principal. “This week-long event highlights that we are able to accomplish much more together than apart. It demonstrates that if we celebrate our differences we can change our world.”
Who – From Berlin (Germany) to Bangkok (Thailand), Moscow (Russia) to Manilla (Philippines), HMS is a culturally rich school that embraces a culturally rich community. The Days of Diversity event highlights the strength found in the diverse HMS family.
What – The 2019 Days of Diversity theme is “Celebrating Our Differences, Changing Our World.” HMS is celebrating the strengths found in our differences so people can come together and make the world a better place for all.
When – Days of Diversity is celebrated May 6 – 10, 2019.
6th: Parade of Flags (Parade where students display the flags of the
7th: Diversity Decorated Door Judging (Members of the community
invited to serve as guest judges!
8th: Around the World Tours (Students tour the decorated doors
learning about countries from all over the world)
9th: Taste of Diversity Community Event (6:00 pm – 7:30 pm) (Huge event in which the Germantown community shows its diversity with a sampling of food of global proportions! HMS talent on display, too!)
10th: Closing Ceremonies
Where – All events will take place at HMS, conveniently located at 9400 Wolf River Blvd., Germantown, Tennessee.
Why – HMS recognizes the value of diversity in an increasingly competitive world. When students are able to bridge their differences to achieve a common goal, both students and society win. Days of Diversity is just one way to encourage students to start building that bridge.
Germantown, Tennessee--April 11, 2019--The following students were inducted into Houston High School’s Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (National Spanish Honor Society). These students had to meet the following qualifications to be eligible for membership:
We are very proud of these students. Mrs. Kristin Ferryman is the
SHH New Members:
SHH Current Members:
Regan Schutt (President)
Molly Waugh (Vice President)
Germantown, Tennessee--April 26, 2019-- These five academic all-stars were awarded 1000$ each in scholarship money to apply toward any college of their choice! Congratulations and best wishes to our graduating seniors!
Not pictured: Teachers & Knowledge Bowl Coordinators, Martha G. Poole & John Kennon; Students, Junior, Major Glenn & Sophomores, Elliot Frankel & Sylvan Paul (students attending a Latin Convention).
Germantown, Tennessee--April 29, 2019--ServiceMaster by Cornerstone hosted cityCURRENT Speaker Reception featuring Marcus Aurelius on Thursday, May 2 from 5:30-7:00 PM at Riverdale Elementary School.
Marcus suffered a severe spinal injury while preparing to deploy with the U.S. Army, and after dying on the operating table twice, was left paralyzed from the neck down and told he'd never walk or use his hands again. Once he started seeing his Adversity as a gift instead of a curse, something miraculous began to happen. At our event, Marcus will be sharing his story and important lessons from his life and book, The Gift of Adversity: Overcoming Paralysis and Pain to Find Purpose. This event, hosted by ServiceMaster by Cornerstone in conjunction with Germantown Municipal School District and Riverdale Elementary School, is free and open to the community. Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Refreshments will be provided.
Germantown, Tennessee--April 18, 2019-- Chad Becker was named Tennessee Athletic Director of the Year for 2019 by the Tennessee Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (TIAAA) this week. The ceremony was part of the annual Athletic Director’s Conference hosted by the TSSAA in Murfreesboro, TN.