04/01 - 04/08

April 1st - April 8th

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.  Read More...
 
 
 
Reminder: Germantown Education Foundation Teacher Grant Applications are due today
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.  Q: Are they accepting late submissions?  A: We heard that you can request an extension!
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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. Read More...
 
 

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.
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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! Read More...
 
 
 
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. Read More...

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. Read More...
 
 
 
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. Read More...
 
 
 
STEM Camp available to future HMS Mustangs
Houston Middle School is excited to be hosting the GMSD STEM Stangs Summer Camp for middle school students. This camp is designed for middle school students currently in grades 5-8 who an interest in engineering. Read More...
 
 
 
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. Read More...
 
 

April's Spotlight on Excellence: Starring Mary Lirette, Leslie Brommer, Molly McClellan and Wyatt Dolce
This month's student spotlight is Riverdale Elementary's Molly McClellan. Houston High teacher Leslie Brommer and Houston High student Wyatt Dolce discuss the CyberPatriots program. Dogwood Elementary's Mary Lirette is this month's teacher feature. Read More...
 
 
 
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). Read More...
 
 
 
Antonio Scott honored at Grizzlies game with prestigious scholarship
Houston High School Senior Antonio Scott is the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Don Poier Memorial Scholarship given by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and the Memphis Grizzlies Foundation. Antonio was officially awarded the scholarship Tuesday night at the Grizzlies game against the Chicago Bulls. Read More...
 
 
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