02/6-02/15

February 6th - February 15th

Germantown Municipal Teachers of the Year have been announced
A special congratulations goes out to Victoria Jordan, Sue Lynn, and Corrie Martin for representing our district as Teacher of the Year Candidates. In case you missed the speech given by our Superintendent, we've found a copy and posted it here. Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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. Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
Houston High School CyberPatriot Teams Advance to Platinum Tier Regional Open Division Round
Four teams of 24 high school students from Houston High School in Germantown, TN recently concluded an exceptional round of competition in the eighth season of CyberPatriot – the National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
Riverdale’s Kids Care Club would like to extend a resounding thank you to the surrounding community
“Together, we have collected over 100 pounds of Halloween candy for our troops, 110 pairs of new children’s pj’s for Agape North, and goodies for 120 valentine treat bags for Ave Maria Nursing Home!” says Assistant Principal Michelle Bardos.
 
  
 
 
Crash my Classroom Contest Closes Out This Week!
Don't forget that applications are due on February 19th. There is still time to submit your plans for a dream classroom.  Click here to read the original article.
 
 
 
Jr. Honors Academy now accepting applications from current HMS and RES students
GMSD is pleased to announce the creation of our Jr. Honors Academy for the 16-17 school year. The purpose of the Jr. Honors Academy is to provide additional academic opportunities and field experiences for students currently excelling in the middle school setting.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
Come join us for Campus Beautification Day at Houston High
We Love HHS Campus Beautification Day will take place on Saturday, February 20th, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm. at the main entrance of Houston High School.  Click here to read this article.

 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.

 
 
 
GMSD's very artful child: Khushi Patel
At Farmington Elementary School there is a fourth grader who has a real heart and talent for art. Khushi Patel continues to produce winning poster design after winning poster design.
Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
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.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
Family, Career and Community Leaders of America celebrates National FCCLA Week
National FCCLA Week takes place February 7th through 13th. This year’s theme focuses on students empowering themselves to do great things by making the right choices as students, FCCLA members, and leaders of their communities.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
HMS Stem Stangs bring home the trophy for Lego brilliance
The team placed third overall in the competition-- HMS Stem Stangs compete in their First Lego League competition.  Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
Houston Student discovers filmmaking up close and personal in Rome (with Keanu Reeves)
Houston High senior Rebecca Saunders returns home from her internship in Rome, Italy on the film John Wick 2Click here to read this article.
 
 
 
 
Five GMSD Students have been named 2016 National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Congratulations to Nicholas Culver, Katarina Jankov, Timothy Liang, Sarah Oh and Jessica Tran.  Click here to read this article.

 
 
 
Congratulations to the Riverdale JV boys' basketball team for their 45-35 win on
Saturday over Collierville Middle’s 6th grade team, earning them First
Place in the under-12 division of the M33M Winter League. Arch Pearson and
DJ Perry were selected to the all tournament team.
 
 
 
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