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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

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

Houston Middle School adds Nearpod to its roster of high tech tools as the school prepares for the first year of full 1:1 device deployment

Germantown, Tennessee—August 10, 2018—This year, all students in grades 6-12 have been issued a device.  As the students filed into the Houston Middle Library this summer to pick up their devices, teachers and administrators were simultaneously training staff on the use of a new lesson-delivery software.  “Nearpod, the new lesson-delivery platform, will do several things for the teachers,” explained Blended Learning Specialist Chris Cooper.  “It’s something like PowerPoint which is easy for teachers to learn and understand, but it offers several interactive features for students that go beyond the capabilities of PowerPoint,” he said.

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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

First day of school in Germantown Municipal School District establishes a fun school atmosphere

Germantown, Tennessee--August 6, 2018--Our teachers and staff  were ready for their new students on the first day of school in the Germantown Municipal School District.  Parents walked students in at the elementary levels as the families were greeted by high-fives from members of the Houston High School Football, Cheerleading, and Volleyball teams.  Staff at Houston Middle School were waving and cheering arrivals dressed in their house colors (HMS has a house-system similar to Harry Potter).  The excitement was also present at Houston High where our Mustang Mentors were lined up to greet the ninth graders who will engage in special team building, orientation and get-to-know you games.  Later this morning they will also tour the buildings and learn how to plug into school culture.

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Posted Monday, August 6, 2018

GMSD moves forward with security camera upgrades this summer

Germantown, Tennessee--July 2, 2018--Germantown Municipal School District is working on security upgrades over the summer.   District staff has engaged the architecture firm, Allen and Hoshall, to complete design work for the addition of security fencing and a secured entrance at Houston High School.  Principally though, the district is also using this summer as an opportunity to complete its long range goals of security camera upgrades across all five schools.  On security walks with the Germantown Police Department, district officials had previously identified where cameras needed to be placed or replaced.

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Posted Monday, July 2, 2018

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