4/13 - 4/19

April 13 - April 19

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April 13th

- Congratulations to the three HMS DI teams that competed in the state tournament in Nashville.  The Blue Ballistic People Eaters placed 6th in their division, the Mathemagical Musical Mustangs placed 7th in their division, and the LEAJJ’s placed 8th in their division.

-  Our Student Services Team launched our on-line registration for new students.  We would like to thank Mr. Bland and his team, for putting many hours into making registration easier for our community. 

Our Servant Leader celebrated his birthday.


April 14th

Congratulations to Houston HS SGA! At the Tennessee Association of Student Council State Convention, the HHS SGA was awarded the Four Star Award and was one of five schools to receive the Platinum Award. Individually, Mary Cathryn White received the All Star award for her service to TASC, Maddie Richburg received the Above and Beyond Award for her willingness to step up and serve, and Ashley Markle received the Member of the Year award and an All Star award! And finally, Mr. Kyle Cherry was named the TASC Administrator of the Year! As always- The Best Getting Better!!


 April 15th

- Congratulations to DES 3rd grade teacher Lou Carmichael, who was selected to be one of 155 teachers in the country to attend the Mickelson Exxonmobil Teachers' Academy this summer!! Over 1500 applied, and he is the only teacher from Tennessee selected!! Way to go Mr. C!


- The GMSD District Office challenges Houston Middle School to a friendly softball game.


- National Beta Club induction at HHS. Congrats to all 107 inductees!


- GMSD String Orchestras played at GPAC, showcasing some incredibly talented students from 5th – 12th Grade. Thank you Mr. Kang and Ms. Kabalen for working so hard with this amazing group of musicians. Pictured below is the 5th grade and 8th grade orchestras.



April 16th

- Molly Waugh, HMS 8th grader, won 1st place in the Memphis in May PowerPoint Contest. She researched Poland, and created a PowerPoint that included music, hyperlinks, and photographs.
Congratulations, Molly!


Houston HS students dominated the Foreign Language Fair at the University of Memphis on March 28 winning in categories like drama, poetry recitation, poetry writing, essay writing, vocabulary, music, art, crafts, posters, projects, greeting cards, folk dancing and culture bowl. Houston HS received more awards than any other school.

Awards won by language:
German 42 awards
French 20 awards
Latin 4 awards
Spanish 2 awards
Chinese 1 award

Congratulations to all participants and their parents and teachers!


Both CyberPatriot teams from Houston High placed in the state competition. One team, "Houston, we have a problem," placed 3rd in State in the Gold Tier. The other team, "The Internet Explorers," placed 2nd in State and 2nd in Regionals in the Gold Tier. This is Houston's first year to have a CyberPatriot team. Go Mustangs!


April 17th

Congratulations to Dr. Abigail Braddock Simone and Mrs. Erin Purcell who guided their group of Latin Scholars to win multiple awards at this year's Tennessee Junior Classical League convention in Gatlinburg. The team won in the areas of: artwork, costume, essay, sports and academic competitions resulting in the division trophy! Congratulations to all for incredibly hard work and dedication. 


- Farmington ES won the Battle of the Books this weekend and will move on to the next round.

- HHS Engineering Team places 1st in state!!
Of the 3 Houston High groups that participated in TEAMS Engineering this spring, one of the groups placed first in the state! With this win, those students have been invited to participate in the national competition at the Technology Student Association National Convention held in Dallas, TX during the summer. The students who have earned this honor are: Muhammad Feroze, Olivia Howell, Joshua Lin, Rishabh Mazumder, Colin McLeod, Kathryn Peterson, and Arunabh Singh. (Sponsor - Dr. Melissa Ducey)

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