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Ready for some Creative Summer Fun?!? Join us at HMS Art Camp
Mrs. Robyn Nickell will be conducting an art camp this summer at Houston Middle School from May 30th through June 2nd. The art camp will be from 9am-1pm and is open to all upcoming HMS sixth grade artists. 
HHS Orchestra does a Mardi-GREAT Job at New Orleans Competition

On a both fun and academically-rewarding trip, Houston High’s orchestra was awarded the highest score at the 2017 Worldstrides Music Festival in New Orleans.

 
Sylvan Paul takes 5th place at the State Geography Bee
Each year thousands of schools in the United States participate in the National Geographic Bee using materials prepared by the National Geographic Society.  
State Department releases NEW parent guides for TNReady
"A year in the classroom should produce a year of learning. TNReady is Tennessee’s statewide assessment designed to measure what students have learned at the end of class." 
Window to apply for classroom and school level grants through the GEF opens
The Germantown Education Foundation has announced they are ready to receive applications for their 2017 Individual Educator and School Grants. "It's time to imagine ways to enhance your classroom," said GEF Executive Director Stephanie Brockway.  
Counseling Department offers adolescent and substance abuse workshop for parents
The guidance department has arranged for a counselor from Bradford Health Services (located in Germantown) to come to Houston High School on April 6th to talk with middle and high school parents about adolescence and substance abuse issues. 
Checkmate: HMS chess team captures the state title
On Saturday, the HMS chess team competed in the 2017 Team Finals Tennessee State Scholastics Championship.  The team is racking up the prizes as they take another title and earn a perfect score of 16-0! 
Two GMSD Pre-Schoolers show their American pride in the JAC Art Contest
Two GMSD Pre-School students won first place in the Junior American Citizens Art Contest-Banner division, Pre-School, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution.  
Dogwood Elementary Collects Over 6,500 Canned Goods For Kids Kan
Principal Teresa Price wore a special "Sundae Suit" in honor of the Kids Kan collection... 
GMSD to vote on contract to purchase land on the Broer-Schaeffer Property
Germantown Municipal School board to vote on a contract to purchase real estate at Forest Hill and Poplar Pike location on April 5th. 
HMS College and Career EXPO seeking volunteer presenters
Currently seeking volunteers who would like to share information about their jobs with our amazing students. 
GMSD wins big at the Perennial Math Competition
Out of a total of 50 winning individuals/teams placing in the top three positions, GMSD schools garnered a little over half of them! 28 of our students and teams earned big prizes--which you can see for yourself here in the published list of winners.  
Parents are preparing for Spring Registration
Click here to read what parents of current and new students need to know to prepare for 2017-2018 Registration. 
Do you know an amazing math or science teacher?
It's time again to encourage your superstar teacher (or colleague) to apply for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.  Deadline: May 1st.
 
Farmington is Family—Local elementary school promoted annual day to celebrate its international population
A small group of teachers were busy preparing for Farmington Elementary School’s annual Multi-Cultural Festival. Head of the planning committee, third grade teacher Wendy Vires is practically brimming with excitement over the many events, “We’ll... 
Seeking parents to preview textbooks
Join the Academic Advancement team at Houston High School today as they offer a parent preview of textbooks up for adoption.  If you are an expert or professional in the fields of; agriculture, health science, architecture, construction, transportation logistics, or work in a STEM field--our team would love your input.   
Participate in Riverdale's Make-a-Wish donation week
Show your support for Make-A-Wish kids and the wishes that change their lives with Riverdale’s school donation week. 
Germantown Municipal Schools seeks public feedback on design of proposed new school
GERMANTOWN, TN—February 13, 2017— As our staff prepares to envision the new school and work with the architects, we would like to hear from our stakeholders. What type of school would you like to see? 
Casting Call! My Teacher Has Superpowers
The Germantown Municipal School District Communications Department is partnering with Germantown Municipal Television (based out of the Houston High School’s studio) to produce a short film called My Teacher Has Superpowers. We are seeking 16-20 students grades K-12.
 
Safety Alert: Monday Jan 23 dismissal in Hacks Cross/Dovie area
There was an attempted household robbery in the Hacks Cross and Dovie area. One suspect is in custody, but one is still at large. We recommend that families in this area be prepared for changes in travel arrangements. Busses will run as scheduled, however, we recommend that parents in this area meet their children at their bus stops or pick them up during dismissal. If you plan to change your child’s dismissal method, please contact your school. 
The City of Germantown partners with schools for MOVERS program to foster leadership in youth
The focus of the MOVERS program is to select 24 eighth grade students (eight from Houston Middle, eight from Germantown Middle and eight from Riverdale) and give them a leadership experience that will help them as they prepare for the high school experience. 
Houston Middle earns prestigious grant for the library
Germantown, TN- December 15, 2016 – Houston Middle School received a grant today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library.  
Germantown Municipal Schools named a Top Work Place 2016
GMSD employees are the backbone of this amazing District, and everyday they put forth their talents and educational expertise to serve the students of Germantown. We are so grateful for our employees as well as their individual contributions that, collectively, make GMSD a great place to work. 
Sparkle Effect takes the students of Houston High to heart
As students with and without disabilities cheer together under the Friday night lights, they showcase a loud and public symbol of acceptance, forever changing a school’s culture to one that values diversity and kindness. The students on Sparkle Effect teams visibly relay a simple message: at our school, all students are respected and included, regardless of ability. 
A staggering 24 students from HHS were selected for the All-State Choir
Congratulations to the 18 outstanding GMSD musicians who were selected for the TN State Honor Choir. Comparatively, HHS had the most students selected for the choir in our region. Including alternates, HHS placed 24 students in the choir.  
Join us for a unique Snowman Painting Party
On Tuesday December 13th, the art teachers at Riverdale will host a unique holiday event aimed at the larger community. The party fee includes all materials and some top notch instruction. Plus, your money will directly benefit their art program. 
Farmington Falcons explore different corners of the world through Skype
This week, Farmington Elementary School sent its students out all across the world—in a virtual way. 
39 GMSD Orchestra students selected for All-West
Congratulations to Dr. Long Long Kang and Stephen Short for a strong showing at this year's competitive All-West auditions. 
Houston Middle School receives a new space age water fountain
Last summer, Houston Middle School Assistant Principal Jessica Woody was walking through the airport and saw a water bottle filling station for the first time. “Immediately, my wheels started turning,” she laughed. As soon as she returned to school, her mission was clear, “…HMS needed one of those stations”. 
Wanted: TWELVE more adults to apply for a new Mentor role
GMSD is seeking teachers, parents, and community members to become mentors for our high school students under the tnAchieves program. This opportunity require a very SMALL AMOUNT of time, but make a HUGE difference in the lives of our HHS seniors. Please read the article to learn how to apply. 
GMSD seeking feedback on two calendar options

Please take a quick moment to preview two calendar options being considered by our calendar committee. On November 15th, a recommendation will be made to the school board.

 
Alumni Spotlight: Judge Amanda Heath
Many great people have walked the halls of Houston High School.  Do you know of someone we should spotlight?  Email us at GMSD Communications.   Read about Amanda Heath, HHS alumni Class of 2003, who is trailblazing the legal landscape in Georgia.
 
HMS Principal named Tennessee's Middle School Administrator of the Year by ASCA.
Congratulations to Liz Dias and the team for being recognized again for furthering the counseling department and keeping students at the center of their priorities.  Emphasis on these social emotional skills like relationship building and character development are brought into the classroom... 
Introducing...Spotted! Great Teaching and Learning
In this new social media campaign, we will be posting examples of great teaching and learning across the district. To become a part of the movement, you can log into Twitter and use the hashtag #gmsdspotted! 
Art in the Airport: Two Houston students are honored
Two Houston High School students, Krista Lebovitz and Ellen Suchomel, were selected out of over 200 entries to create a 4x3 foot canvas with the theme "Memphis music, sights and sounds." 
River Arts Fest Grant put to good use at Riverdale
Riverdale Elementary uses a grant awarded from the River Arts Fest to add ceramic flowers and art to their greenspace around the school. 
Calendar Committee Seeking Public Feedback AND Parent Applicants
The Germantown Municipal School District needs your feedback in the design of the District Calendar for the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 school years. As we begin the process of meeting on our calendar committee, our team would like some input. 
What's new in the GMSD cafeterias this year?
There's a lot to get excited about in our cafeterias this year. New kiosks at the middle and high schools along with a new interactive POS system across the district are sure to resonate with both our students and parents. 
Bus Transportation Alerts
GERMANTOWN, TN--AUGUST 8th--We appreciate your patience with bus transportation matters as our team works hard to assist Durham in these first few weeks. Your feedback is vital in helping us. Please reach out to our transportation team IMMEDIATELY with the following information: 
Audition Notice: Calling students grades 1-8 from DES, FES, and HMS
The Falcon Footlights Booster Club proudly announces their fall show, Annie Jr. and provides specifics about auditions and expectations. Click here to learn more about becoming a part of the cast or crew of these much lauded musical shows. 
BREAKING NEWS: Houston High implements new traffic patterns
UPDATED TO INCLUDE A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF BOTH ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL TRAFFIC PATTERNS.  Please be aware of some changes to the flow of traffic around Houston High School effective immediately. In cooperation and collaboration with the City of Germantown and Germantown Municipal School District administration, we have designed a new traffic pattern in the morning at Houston High School.  
Houston High student grabs the top spot for the state in the National French Test (The Lauréat Concours National de Français)
William Wolf places first in the state of Tennessee for high scores on the National French Test. 
Houston Middle School uses local restaurant to teach a valuable lesson
As a culminating activity for finishing the book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, in our RTI class this semester, Mrs. Cantkier and Ms. Starks met a group of students and their families at Belly Acres restaurant in Midtown. Spoiler alert, the speakers hinted at an upcoming Germantown location. 
Farmington Students take top prizes in the Math Olympiads Contest
Brian Ding and Nitin Nagarajan scored in the top 2% of 150,000 Math Olympiads worldwide. Nitin has also received the George Lencher Award for a perfect score. 
Houston High Class of 2016 brings in over $32.4 million in scholarship money
Graduation signified an important, record breaking achievement--Houston High brings in an all time high number of scholarship funds. 
Three Latin students earn Perfect Scores on the National Latin Exam; Two students earn Maureen O’Donnell Award for four years of gold medals
Three Houston High Latin students earned perfect scores on the National Latin Exam: Andrew Hines in Latin I and Andrew Rivalto IV and Mohammed Hyder in Latin II. The National Latin exam is administered to over 145,000 students nationwide and from 14 foreign countries, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Niger, Poland, Switzerland, Zimbabwe, China and France. 
Student Emma Karst takes home the Elizabeth Brashears Celebrate Literacy Award for her new book
Emma Karst, a fourth grader at Dogwood Elementary, wins a prestigious state award for her new book about a family popcorn farm. 
Dogwood Safety Patrol attends anti-bullying workshop
DES Safety patrol participated in an anti-bullying workshop by Teen Truths at Six Flags, St. Louis. Mrs. Guntharpe, Mrs. Martin and Mrs. Williams are the sponsors for this invaluable Dogwood group of leaders. 
Farmington puts new protocol into place to help new Falcons soar
The first annual New Farmington Families Orientation took place last week. Students new to the school (next year) were invited to come into the school, take a tour, chat with administrators and teachers, and gather parent friendly FAQs from the PTA. 
Riverdale hosts Cop Stop cookout
Students and teachers took some time off from learning last week to prepare a meal for Germantown’s finest. Joseph Bond and his administrative team fired up the grill to offer the officers hamburger and hotdog fair. Read here about the family who was inspired by their friendly SRO at RES to begin the original Cop Stop. 
Georgia-Pacific awards Farmington teachers with summer learning opportunities
Georgia-Pacific routinely offers scholarship and fellowship opportunities to a small handful of teachers across the country.  This summer, FES teachers Danna Lane, Amy Harrell, and Beth Butler have been nominated and chosen by the company.  Read this article about where they will travel and what they will learn. 
Houston High teacher Michael Robinson uses fellowship to take a journey to Poland
Germantown Municipal School District is proud to announce Michael Robinson of Houston High School as one of six state winners this year. Robinson teaches several subjects in the Humanities Department at Houston.  
Farmington produces another Smokey the Bear Grand Prize Winner
Khushi Patel has just been named the National Grand Prize Winner of the Smokey the Bear Contest.  This is the second year that a Farmington Elementary School student has been awarded this national prize. 
William McLeod rounds out a "trifecta" of perfect ACT scores in the McLeod Household
Andrea and Jeff McLeod are two proud parents today. Their three boys, Ian, Collin, and now their youngest William have all earned a perfect score on the ACT.  
GMSD Board Secretary named President of TABS
Executive Secretary Vijaya Subramani prepares to take office as the newly elected President of the Tennessee Association of Board Secretaries. 
GPAC awards tenth grader at Houston High the first Pu-Qi Jiany Music Scholarship
The GPAC Youth Symphony Program (GYSP) Spring Concert, GPAC awarded the first Pu-Qi Jiang Excellence in Music Scholarship to Chae-Yeon (Mary) Park. Ms. Park is currently a 10th grade student at Houston High School and plays both cello and piano. 
Dogwood Honor Choir selected to perform at the Tennessee Educator Association Conference
"The group performs insanely advanced pieces of music, making this an elite group of outstanding students," wrote HMS band teacher Spencer Nesvick in an email sent to the Recap Staff. 
Two teachers experience the whirlwind that is the NCTM Conference
Two of GMSD’s exceptional math teachers recently attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, CA.  
Cupcake Wars: Secret ingredients range from flax seed to sweet peas
One teacher uses Cupcake Wars to teach nutrition to her students. 
Student created computer science contest garners attention of local companies
Organized by a student, Daniel Sylwestrocwicz, and sponsored by Tech901 and ServiceMaster, a computer science contest impresses at Houston High School. 
The Bobby Lanier Farm Park offers a unique field trip experience for some GMSD first graders
Read a story about the vision of one school board member to build a bridge between one of Germantown's greatest resources and our schools. 
Alternative Energy Fair at Riverdale may become a new tradition
Droves of 3rd through 5th graders, parents, and other community member have given rave reviews. The event exemplifies another fine teacher who is going above and beyond to reach her students.  What exactly is an Alternative Energy Fair? 
Pat Gardner receives the prestigious Yale Book Award
Houston High School junior Pat Gardner is having a banner month. Weeks after notification that he has earned a perfect score on the ACT, Gardner was then presented with the Yale Book Award. 
Aiyana Welch earns first place honors at ACT-SO
Three Houston High School participated in ACT-SO talent search sponsored by the Memphis Chapter of NAACP. Aiyana Welch earned first place honors in Visual Arts-Painting. Congratulations Nick O'Conner, Aiyana Welch, and Arie Cation. 
NINE Orpheum HS Musical Theater Awards for Houston High School's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamCoat
Please take time to vote for them!  Including "Overall Production", the nominations throw nods towards director Kell Christie's fine work, several technical aspects of the show, and earns a nod for sophomore Bailey Dumlao (Joseph)--and two nods for sophomore Will Lowery for supporting role and featured dancer. 
State and National Winners for this year's PTA Relections Contest
The Germantown Municipal School District is proud to have two state level winners and one NATIONAL winner for this year's "Let Your Imagination Fly" arts contest.  Read more and view their works or watch the amazing student film. 
GMSD rounds out the Regional Battle of the Books competition with first and second place teams
Congratulations are in order to Houston Middle School (first place in the middle school division) and Farmington Elementary School (second place in the elementary division).  
The Little Dress That Could: House of Prom offers charity in several ways
House of Prom is an event that offers the opportunity for less fortunate girls to buy gently used prom dresses for $10.75 from the former Kate Spade store space in The Shops of Saddle Creek. All of the partnering organizations decided to spend the proceeds, from the prom dresses donated, back into the Houston High program for students with disabilities. Overall, the event earned $1,020. 
Teachers attend, present at national science conference
Jessica Minton (Riverdale), Charlotte Cantkier (Houston Middle) and Andrea Starks (Houston Middle) not only attended the conference: but were featured presenters. 
Two Houston High seniors sign to play college lacrosse
Two Houston High School seniors will play college level lacrosse next year as Will Britt signs with Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN and Sam Druelinger signs with Berry College in Rome, GA. 
Middle school fine arts traveling showcase sweeps through Mid-South
April marked some extraordinary performances in some unusual places for our middle school students across the District. 
City Offers Mayoral Fellowship to the Class of 2017
The City of Germantown is providing a new summer opportunity for local rising high school seniors to gain experience in municipal government. The Germantown Mayoral Summer Fellows Program will allow students to experience the inner workings of municipal government through interaction with the Germantown Mayor, city administrator, department directors and key staff members. 
GMSD shows the planet some love on Earth Day weekend
In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, the Houston Middle School 8th Grade Robotics Team planted flowers in planters around the HMS campus. Meanwhile, over at Riverdale, volunteers took on a similar responsibility. 
Riverdale Raiders Theater bring the classic musical Oklahoma! to Germantown
Don't miss Oklahoma! this Thursday-Saturday at 7pm (Matinée on Saturday). To see all of the preview photos or watch a promotional video, click here. 
Press Release: TNReady Testing Information
Germantown Municipal Schools will not be administering any TNReady assessments in grades 3-8. 
Taichi Kuriyama plans to take the national MathCounts competition by storm
Taichi Kuriyama, an eighth grader at Houston Middle, took first place in the State MathCounts Competition and advanced to the national competition. He heads to Washington DC in May for the math showdown. 
School Board Recognitions (April)
The CyberPatriots of Houston High School, SCOPE student delegates, a sorely missed Plant Manager who is returning to Riverdale, and a teacher who inspired an innovative, groundbreaking alternative energy fair across grade levels... 
Dogwood First Grader Experiences a Day as Principal
See how Kate Howell spent her day as the principal of Dogwood Elementary School.  Be prepared for a cuteness overload. 
Get your buzzers ready: Local Germantown student gears up for the National History Bee
Houston Middle School seventh grader Sylvan Paul will represent our region at the National History Bee this summer in Chicago.  Our team checked in with him as he gears up for the big competition. 
The premiere of Houston Mustang Mentors--and other helpful advice for incoming freshmen
Don’t miss your chance to attend her Parents' Guide to Course Selection Workshop at the Houston High School on March 31st in the auditorium at 6pm.  
Sparking STEM fascination in the earlier grades
The 8th graders planned this day to introduce 6th graders to what STEM is all about. Activities included robotics, chemistry and physics. The activities were designed to spark interest in STEM classes and the upcoming STEM summer camp. 
Soccer Program to reward $10,000 to person who can make a hole-in-one
Every year, Houston High soccer program hosts a community golf tournament held at The Links at Galloway Golf Course. The golf tournament is a four-person scramble, $100 per person. Participants can play and/or donate to the program. 
What's happening at the next School Board Meeting?
Click here to view the wonderful students, staff, and community members being recognized and a quick overview of what's being discussed. 
Reminder: Germantown Education Foundation Teacher Grant Applications are due this Friday
You've filled the fountain, registered for the race, participated in yoga on the field, among other things. Now, this week, the GEF plans to accept hundreds of teacher written grants from big to small. 
For Teachers by Teachers: Words of Wisdom from your TOYs
Messages of poignant advice, encouraging words, and other wisdom from your 2016 Teacher of the Year (TOY) selections; Sue Lynn, Corrie Martin, and Victoria Jordan. 
An Artistic Year in Review: A chance to view the top artwork of HHS students next Thursday
Join the Houston High School 's National Art Honor Society students as they present their works in the 2016 Spring Arts Exhibition at the school next Thursday, April 21st from 5:30pm - 7:00pm. 
Riverdale hosts an Outdoor Work Day, open to the general public
Save the date, Sat. April 16th 9AM-noon. Stacy Stevens, Riverdale Environmental Club sponsor, will be signing for student service hours. Middle or high school students must receive permission in advance from their individual organization. Students not attending for service hours will need an adult with them. Master Gardeners needed too! 
School Board Recognitions (March 2016)
The HHS Girls Varsity Basketball Team and district winning coaches, a student with a big heart, a check presentation by the Shelby County Education Foundation, and a ceremony for GMSD's Teachers of the Year marked one special night in March. 
GMSD students ‘Storm the Hill’ in State Capitol
On Wednesday, February 10, 2016, a delegation from Germantown Municipal Schools attended Senate and House legislative sessions in Nashville, Senate and House committee meetings, and met face-to-face with their state legislators. 
Houston Choirs and Orchestra visits New York, perform at historic Carnegie Hall
lonFor many famous musicians, the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York comes once in a lifetime. For students at Houston High School, that opportunity has become reality in more ways than one. Read here about each momentous trip made to the Big Apple this year. 
From the classroom to the community: Fidget Mats for Alzheimer Patients
Strewn about the classroom, colorful fabric squares that offer a plethora of activities, are being worked on by diligent teams of students. “[These fidget mats] provide a way for the elderly, who are suffering from Alzheimer’s, to keep themselves occupied in a fun and unique way,” explains Tori Heavey, the Vice President of Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). 
Student Registration - Deadline Today, April 29
If you are re-enrolling a student for the 2016-2017 school year, you will need to register online, by clicking the Register Online Button.  Forms were sent home with all students with registration instructions and PIN numbers.  Visit our Student Registration Page for more information. 
Ready to Hit a Homerun: Houston Baseball to compete in the national competition this Spring
After making it to two state tournaments in the previous two years, including an appearance in the State Championship in 2014, the Houston Mustangs baseball team is off to another positive start this year. 
Student leaders bring home several awards from TASC Convention
During the annual TASC State Convention, several awards and recognitions were given to the Houston High Student Government Association. 
Local Celebrities read to classrooms in honor of Seuss' Birthday
As Dr. Seuss noted, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go."  In Germantown Municipal Schools, the day has become a who’s who of the city. 
They Shoot. They Score. Houston High Girls Basketball Team takes the District Championship
The Lady Mustangs just concluded their season with a record of 27-3 which is the highest winning percentage in school history for basketball. 
Big capital improvement plans have been set into motion for the summer of 2016
"Local control, building for our future," the slogan selected for Germantown Municipal Schools  2016 capital improvement plans, will bring about three big projects this summer: the Riverdale Addition and a new roof along with new rooftop units at Dogwood Elementary School. 
GMSD teacher to join the ranks of PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators
Congratulations are in order to Dogwood's Amy Brownlee for her recent accolade in being named a PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator.  What does that mean and how teachers can apply for next year's class-- if you click the link below. 
Behind every discovery is a CURIOUS MIND--Camp Invention Registration
Join in on the fun as our own Christa Phillips directs this enrichment camp. June 6-10th at Houston Middle, this camp is open to rising 1st -6th graders. Click here to find out more information and to register. 
Lend support to a future falcon
Recently one of our GMSD kindergarten families has received some devastating news. A younger sibling of one of our students, William, age 3, has been diagnosed with brain cancer. 
First annual #gmsdPDexpo gives teachers a new brand of professional development
Live Twitter feed screens graced the halls, lecture hall and classrooms around the school as the teachers filed into the first ever tech savvy #gmsdPDexpo. 
What is HOSA? Discover our award winning team of future healthcare providers at Houston High
Houston High made quite a showing, bringing home over 40 wins. Next, these regional winners will compete at the State competition later this year. 
Riverdale offers an upcoming 6th grade preview night
Please join us for 6th Grade Preview Night March 1st at 6 PM in the Riverdale Café. 
The Memphis-Shelby County Spelling Bee Results Are In
RES 5th grader, Sophia Overstreet, passed all four rounds and qualified in the top 10 for the written test. She placed fourth while competing against 133 outstanding participants from schools in the Memphis and Shelby County area. 
Young Artists Compete at the Brooks' Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards
2,000 entries in a wide variety of categories, including painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, sculpture, graphic design, film, fashion, as well as senior art portfolios are judged by a panel of judges over a course of several days. 
Houston Student discovers filmmaking up close and personal in Rome (with Keanu Reeves)
Houston High senior Rebecca Saunders returns home from her internship on the film John Wick 2. 
Five GMSD Students have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Congratulations to Nicholas Culver, Katarina Jankov, Timothy Liang, Sarah Oh and Jessica Tran. 
Dogwood Jumps Its Way to Regional Stardom
Dogwood still reigns supreme in the area of Jump For Heart fundraising, topping their highest ranking earning of $27,550 with an astounding $40,000 this year. Click here to learn more about Mary Lirette and how she has become the unofficial face of the event. 
Math teams invade and conquer the Perennial Math Competition
Students are teaming up for math competitions across the District. Math Olympiads, MathCounts, and Math Problem Solvers—all very mathletic efforts to beef up problem solving skills—and are being used to enrich math instruction in the classroom and outside of it. 
GMSD proudly congratulates TWO Presidential Scholar Nominees
The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program annually recognizes and honors our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.  Houston High seniors Katarina Jankov and Timothy Liang have both been nominated.  Click here to read more. 
The SEARCH is on for Future Mustangs
Do you have a high school aged friend or acquaintance that is interested in attending Houston High School? Help them picture themselves as future Mustang!   
Houston High Senior Katarina Jankov named as Germantown's Youth Excellence Award and Commercial Appeal's Academic All-Stars
Starting 2016 off with a band, Katarina Jankov rings in the New Year with two prestigious awards under her belt. 
GMSD is named a 2015 Top Place To Work
Germantown Municipal Schools has been awarded a 2015 Top Workplaces honor by The Commercial Appeal. The Top Workplaces lists are based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey administered by WorkplaceDynamics, LLC, a leading research firm 
"What is so cool about manufacturing?"
Students in 8th grade STEM courses at Houston Middle and Riverdale have been selected to partner with a local manufacturer (HMS with Wright Medical and Riverdale with Surface Dynamics) through the LIFT Grant. 
First Ever District Wide Choral Concert
Please consider coming out to support this event. For the first time, our GMSD choir programs are joining forces to bring our community an evening of talented students singing everyone's favorite holiday tunes. 
The Fight to Find a Cure Just Got Personal
Join the HHS SGA in helping GMSD's own Allie Allen beat cancer by supporting St. Jude Children's Hospital.  They have organized an online auction that will run for seven days.  
Riverdale Drama Director Reflects on a Successful Run
We sat down for a quick Q and A with the director of Riverdale's Fall Play, Into the Woods Jr... 
Dark Fairytales Get a New Life From Visiting Author Adam Gidwitz
A best-selling author who specializes in the retelling of fairy tales has published several works on the topic: A Tale Dark and Grimm, In a Glass Grimmly, and The Grimm Conclusion. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, the engaging author stopped by Riverdale Elementary to perform, sign books, eat lunch with top readers, and conduct a writing workshop with 5th-8th graders.  
Don't Miss Haunted Houston!
The annual Haunted Houston event will take place this Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24 from 6:00pm-9:00pm. 
A very special Cop Stop for School Resource Officer (SRO) Mike Maggipinto
“Even more amazing,” says Assistant Principal Ashley Brasfield, “is that minutes after the man was finally caught by our very own Officer Mike, he was back at school serving as our friendly SRO”. 
Houston Middle named as ABC24’s Cool School of the week
Tune into ABC News Channel 24 to view Houston Middle School as they pull out all the stops for this week’s Local Cool School segment. Several events happening at the middle school pushed it into the limelight this week. 
At Farmington, a fourth grade class supports “John T” with their attention to Step Up For Down Syndrome
Mrs. Caryn Daugherty’s fourth grade class are participating in Step Up For Down Syndrome to support John T, a young adult who has been volunteering regularly in the classroom. 
Dogwood Elementary, at the top tier of philanthropy, continues to set its sights on helping the community
Click here to view all the ways that Dogwood is helping its students to give back. 
Rally for Allie Goes Viral
Houston High and Middle School Students have continued to “Rally for Allie” with many acts of kindness and generosity. Over the weekend, our very own Allie Allen has gone viral—thanks to the national blog, Mashable.com. 
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