District News

Make sure to watch Houston High School's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!

Germantown, Tennessee--February 21, 2019-- Sarah Cate Melton along with her costars stopped by the WREG studio to promote Houston High School's upcoming production of Mamma Mia. More +
National Merit Finalists Andrew An, Cady Baltz, Steven Belles, Anne Craft, Elaine Fu, Andrew Hines, Jacob Manuel, Dylan Marler, Emily Ryu, and Sean Yang stand for a picture.

Ten Houston High School Seniors named National Merit Finalists

Germantown, Tennessee--February 21, 2019--Ten Houston High School seniors were recently named National Merit Finalists. About 1.6 million students in more than 22,000 high schools enter the National Merit Scholarship Program every year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), and these students represent those who scored in the top 1% nationally

Congratulations are in order to:
Andrew An
Cady Baltz
Steven Belles
Anne Craft
Elaine Fu
Andrew Hines
Jacob Manuel
Dylan Marler
Emily Ryu
Sean Yang

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Connor Wiygul and Joshua McKessy sit-down at a table preparing to sign.

TCAT Signing day honors two HHS students, Connor Wiygul and Joshua McKessy

Germantown, Tennessee--February 15, 2019--Two seniors from Houston High School attended TCAT Memphis for their National CTE Letter of Intent Signing Day today.  They signed, had lunch, and toured the programs meeting with current students and instructors.  The two students who attended are Connor Wiygul and Joshua McKessy.  

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A graphic that talks about the titles and records held by the swim team at Houston High School.

Congratulations to our Houston High State Swim Team

Germantown, Tennessee--February 10, 2019--Congratulations to the entire swim state team for finishing 10th overall!
Special Recognition goes to Daniel West, Eva Kerr, Galvin Li, Drew Snider, Luke Snider, Aggie Naldoza, Maddie Ellis, and Julia Johnson.
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HHS Cheerleaders pose for a group picture.

Congratulations to All GMSD Cheer teams on winning their National Competitions in Florida!

Germantown, Tennessee--February 10, 2019--Congratulations to All GMSD Cheer teams on winning their National Competitions in Florida!

Houston High Varsity Cheer won 2nd in the Super Varsity Division National Competition and were the World Champions for the 2nd consecutive year in the same division.


Houston High Junior Varsity Cheer was the national Champion in the Junior Varsity Non-Tumbling Large Division. They were 2nd in the Worlds in the same division.


Houston Middle School competed in the Large Junior High Division. They were named National Champions for the 4th year in a row. They were 2nd in the World School Competition.

 Riverdale brought home 4th place this year in the Junior High non-tumbling division. They competed for the first time in the Worlds Competition and placed third overall.


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An image from the Boundary Water Canoe Art, artwork by M. Grosman.

HHS student explores "The Beauty of the Boundary Waters" in special art exhibition in attempt to raise awareness for cause

Germantown, Tennessee--February 8, 2019--On February 28, join Houston High School student Matthew Grossman for an evening of fine art.  For his Senior Capstone Project for the HHS Honors Academy, he will be putting on an art exhibition at the school.  Open to the public on February 28, from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., he explores the natural beauty of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area through several works.  The natural beauty of the locale is currently threatened due to sulfide-ore copper mining. More +
Amy Li and Sophia Cheng are all smiles as they prepare to depart for a performance at Carnegie Hall this weekend.

Two GMSD students are Carnegie Hall bound this weekend to play their flutes in a prestigious concert series

Germantown, Tennessee--February 7, 2019--Amy Li, a Houston High School tenth grader and Sophia Cheng, a 9th grader are packing up their flutes for a weekend of adventure, hard work, and a momentous, culminating performance in the world-famous venue. More +
(From left to right) Elaine Fu, Lauren Gunter, Cady Baltz, and Leslie Brommer standing together for a picture.

Meet some of the National Women & Information Technology Award Winners and learn how they are putting some girl power into STEM

Germantown, Tennessee--February 4, 2019--Leslie Brommer, a Computer Science teacher at Houston High School is being awarded NCWIT's 2019 Aspirations in Computing Educator Award for being the West-Tennessee Afilliate of the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
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Winner of Battle of the Brains being handed a trophy.

High School Students Invited to Participate in Battle of the Brains

Germantown, Tennessee--January 30, 2019--The Germantown Education Commission is proud to announce that the Battle of the Brains will again provide a competitive playing field for groups of students interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The competition is scheduled for Saturday, March 30, giving students time to research and prepare their projects. The competition has been moved from its usual morning time, to the afternoon to avoid conflict with the foreign language competition taking place on the same date. During the competition, students present their methodology and findings to university professors, chosen for their expertise in the project field. Winners receive substantial cash prizes with members of the first place team receiving $300 each.

Registration forms and details are available online at Space is limited. Applications and abstracts may be submitted at any time, but must be received by the March 1 deadline.

The Battle of the Brains was developed in 2009 by the Germantown Education Commission as a way to revive and nurture interest and celebrate student achievement in STEM subjects. In addition to generous cash prizes, members of the winning team have their names added to the coveted Einstein Trophy, donated by the Dr. Dino Palazzolo family.

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2018-19 HHS Band Members pose for a massive portrait

110 GMSD band students are selected to participate in the All-West Concert Series

Germantown, Tennessee--January 28, 2019--Each year, the music education associations of West Tennessee put on a large-scale, professional-quality performance to showcase all of the great things that are happening involving music education in West Tennessee.  We call this fantastic program All-West for short. Only the most talented and rehearsed players are selected to participate in these prestigious honor bands and have the opportunity to work with guest conductors of great skill and recognition.   More +
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Congratulations to Tripp Turner on being a TATS award recipient

Germantown, Tennessee--January 14, 2019--Congratulations to Tripp Turner on winning an award with the Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society! The Tennessee Athletic Trainers' Society is the official state organization representing the athletic training profession in the state of Tennessee.  Tripp Turner was nominated for this award by his peers throughout the state to recognize his dedication to improving the lives of Tennesseans through the delivery of exceptional healthcare throughout his career.  
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The Houston Middle School band poses for a group picture at a skating rink

HMS Band to host a Symphonic Clinic and Concert, made possible by a grant from the GPAC Arts Education Fund

Germantown, Tennessee--January 25, 2019--Looking for something fun, cultural, and free to do in February?  Look no further than an exciting event celebrating the talent of Houston Middle Band students: a Symphonic Clinic and Concert, which was made possible through a grant from the GPAC Arts Education Fund.  More +
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