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Professional musician gives pointers to students at HHS

Crescendo, a new mentorship collaboration between Houston High School and Iris Orchestra, has begun

Germantown, Tennessee--October 14, 2019--Iris Ochestra is piloting a new program this year in partnership with the Houston High School Fine Arts Academy. The Crescendo Project is a mentorship program between Iris Orchestra and music students in Houston’s Fine Arts Academy.  More +
Bailey was hired at Let it Fly

Did you know that October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month?

Germantown, Tennessee--October 1, 2019--October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and GMSD wants to recognize the amazing establishments in Germantown that participate in our work-based learning Transitional Academy.  The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities. More +
An HHS student reads the literary magazine.

Houston High Literary Magazine, AVATAR, moves into the finals for national competition

Germantown, Tennesee--October 14, 2019--The AVATAR, Houston High School's literary magazine is a long-standing tradition that showcases poems, essays, and artwork of its students.  Helmed by English teacher Karen Garrison, the “lit mag” provides an inexpensive and creative way for students to publish their works into a printed magazine. These publications provide a great opportunity for students to write creatively and explore topics outside of the classroom. More +
Stuffed Dog is a reading buddy

Students adopt reading buddies at Dogwood Elementary to encourage independent reading

Germantown, Tennessee--October 11, 2019--It’s no secret that the key to early literacy success is practice.  Children who read independently for 20 minutes tend to do better in school and as a side effect may develop a lifelong love of reading.  This month, Dogwood Elementary School hosted its first ever Pizza and PJ Night with a few dozen families.  The evening began with an informative presentation for parents by teachers.  Melody McGaughey, one of the event organizers shared with parents, “that reading for 20 minutes each day exposes students to 1.8 million words a year and can dramatically improve students’ reading levels”. More +
Riverdale 50th Celebration Logo

Riverdale Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Festival & Silent Auction

Germantown, Tennessee--October 9, 2019--Riverdale is celebrating its 50th anniversary on Saturday, November 2nd, with a festival and silent auction featuring guest speakers including Dave Carlisle, Richard Holden, and Helen Argo. There will also be a Mix & Mingle and program for alumni of ages as well as school tours led by student ambassadors. 

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Close up of scores from regional golf tournament

On Par: Both Boys and Girls Houston High Golf Teams head to State tournaments next week

Germantown, Tennessee--October 8, 2019--Congrats to the boys and girls varsity golf team who advanced to the TSSAA State tournament Oct 15th & 16th. The boys advance for a state record 19th straight year with a slim one stroke victory over arch rival Collierville in the Region 8 tournament. Senior Travis Olsen wins in a playoff with a 71. Senior Eric Parmenter earns All-Region with a 4th place finish at 73.

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Teresa Price Portrait

Teresa Price has been named Assistant Superintendent of Academic Education

GERMANTOWN, TN—October 9, 2010—With great pride, Germantown Municipal Schools announces that Teresa Price has been named the new Assistant Superintendent of Academic Education.  In this position, Ms. Price will provide leadership in developing, achieving and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services in Germantown Municipal Schools.  More +
Detail shot of the geoscience award

Andrea Starks innovates, inspires, and is superior in her field according to National Association of Geoscience Teachers

Germantown, Tennessee--October 8, 2019--Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (OEST) awards are given for "exceptional contributions to the stimulation of interest in the Earth Sciences at the pre-college level."  Ten national finalists are selected, one from each NAGT regional section.  Germantown Municipal School and Houston Middle School are proud to celebrate one of their own—eighth grade science teacher Andrea Starks as this year’s recipient from the Southwest Region.
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Teresa Price dressed like a bus leads children to school

All Aboard the Dogwood Walking School Bus and other fun from Walk to School Wednesday

Germantown, Tennessee--October 5, 2019--At Dogwood Elementary School, students participated in a new initiative known as the Walking School Bus.  According to the website it's a movement across the nation.
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two girls from the 18-19 basketball team

HHS Lady Mustangs Elementary and Middle School Basketball Clinic

Germantown, Tennessee--October 7, 2019--Come join us on Saturday, October 12 to get into the gym and work on skills that will translate into success on the court.
Clinic will be center around drills and competition with basketball fundamentals.
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the National Merit Semifinalists line up to take a picture filled with laughter

Semi-Finalists & Commended Students for 2020 National Merit Announced

 Germantown, Tennessee — September 11, 2019 — National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program including nine of HHS’ Seniors: Mallory Bouldien, Colin Cantwell, Brighton Fan, Jenna Fei, Virginia Folse, Major Glenn, Roshan Parikh, Leah Sweeney, and Megan Wisniewski. More +
Grandparents and students pose against a "groovy" background

Groovy Grandparents invade Riverdale for breakfast as the first event in a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the school

Germantown, Tennessee--September 9, 2019--Riverdale students and their grandparents started their day off great with some warm Chick-Fil-A biscuits last Friday morning. The kids and their grandparents had the opportunity to take some throw-back groovy pictures at the 1969-themed selfie station. More +
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