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Grandparents invade the district: Bingo at Dogwood, Breakfast for Grandparents at Riverdale, and Games with Grandparents at Farmington Elementary School

Germantown, Tennessee--September 12, 2018--“Grandparents are important,” said Dogwood Bingo with Grandparents Night organizer Diane Perry.  “It’s wonderful to see different age groups coming together,” she said.  Hosting a bingo night was something that Dogwood wanted to do this year, and Perry brought the idea to fruition.  The sign-ups for the bingo night were very popular and the evening was a huge hit for all ages.  With a few celebrity Dolphin bingo callers, some pizza and great family, students and their grandparents competed for candy prizes for an hour last Friday evening.

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Posted Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Germantown Municipal School District goes gold while promoting September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Germantown, Tennessee--September 11, 2018--From Houston Middle School hosting a fundraising PJ Day, to the sale of specially themed Blow Pops at Houston High School--the entire district is gearing up to go gold in support of St. Jude in honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness month.  Join us on Septmember 22 for the annual St. Jude Walk Run.

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Posted Tuesday, September 11, 2018

International students add zest and dimension to a thriving school culture at Farmington Elementary

Germantown, Tennessee--September 5, 2018--In a third grade classroom, Yui Koriyama presents information about her Japanese culture to her peers during a social studies lesson.  “Obviously, Germantown, Tennessee and the United States are great, but showing students the traditions and uniqueness of other cultures is just as important. Interacting with students who represent different parts of the world teaches other students that we have differences and, more importantly, many similarities,” said her third grade teacher Kelcey Lewis. 

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Posted Thursday, September 6, 2018

BREAKING NEWS--The Germantown Board of Education votes to adopt new school attendance zones in 2019-2020

Germantown, Tennessee--August 21, 2018--On Monday evening at the August School Board Meeting, the school board unanimously voted to adopt "Proposal C" as the new attendance zones that will take effect in the Fall of 2019.  

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Posted Saturday, August 25, 2018

FES trains teachers in the methodology of ‘backwards planning’ as they experience a lesson from the student’s perspective

Germantown, Tennessee—August 2, 2018—The teachers are captivated in the library as they participate in a professional development session led by content leads Brianna Gould and Rebecca Carey.  Gould, who serves as the content lead for grades 3-5, is a veritable cheerleader and understood ‘guru’ of Expeditionary Learning, the new language arts textbook series that made its debut last year (2017) at Farmington.  Wit and Wisdom has been in place for grades K-2 since 2016, but is still an area that teachers requested additional training and development.  Carey has recently stepped into the role of content lead for the lower grades.

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Posted Monday, August 13, 2018

Germantown Police Department prepares GMSD teachers and school staff for active shooter situations

Germantown, Tennessee—August 3, 2018—The tragedy in Parkland, Florida last year has increased focus in school security across the country. Germantown Municipal School District, in addition to adding some new physical security features (you can read more about those here), continues to be proud to partner with the Germantown Police Department.  Through a partnership with the City of Germantown, each school has been provided with a School Resource Officer (SRO) since the district’s doors opened in 2014.  But, now, the GPD SWAT team has become an active partner as well.

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Posted Friday, August 10, 2018

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