8/17 - 8/21

Monday, August 17
The Leadership Academy gets a behind the scenes tour of AutoZone Park at their first event. Read about their evening in this article in the Commercial Appeal.  You can also view a video here.

Tuesday, August 18
Students across the district auditioned for Fall plays and musicals. At Riverdale, students battled it out for roles in Into the Woods Jr. Meanwhile, over at Houston High School the cast list for Twelve Angry Jurors was posted. Over the weekend, students from Farmington Elementary, Dogwood Elementary, and Houston Middle School auditioned for The Lion King Jr.
See cast lists for:
Into the Woods Jr.

Mark your calendars for the upcoming productions:
October 4-8 Twelve Angry Jurors at Houston High School
October 21-24 Into the Woods Jr. at Riverdale Elementary School
November 18-22 The Lion King Jr. at Farmington Elementary School

Wednesday, August 19
Brian Fisher, Coordinated School Health Coordinator, was featured in the Germantown News—outlining all of the ways that GMSD is keeping kids healthy in the classroom. We’ve copied a version here on our website.

Thursday, August 20
The technology department rolled out the Blended Learning 1:1 Program—putting laptops in the hands of nearly 100 high school ninth and tenth graders and explaining the pilot to parents in a series of parent meetings. Read more about the pilot program here.
Friday, August 21
Houston High School celebrated their new artificial turf field with a big ribbon cutting ceremony. The donors were invited to participate and were recognized on the field. See a video of the evening here. Click here for some great photos of the event.
Students in the Spotlight
Katy Cotten HMS 7th grader

Mary Anne Malone HHS 12th grader
**Ideas for next week's student?  Please contact Kate Crowder.

This week’s Educator Deals and Discounts
Germantown Farmer's Market every Thursday from 4:00-7:30 pm. This Thursday is our last Farmer's Market of the year and they are honoring teachers. Special goody bags will be available to the first 40 teachers who attend the market. They also plan to have information regarding field trips and school supplies.
For more information, contact Stephanie Nichopoulos.
From Coordinated School Health Coordinator, Brian Fisher, check out these Fitness Discounts for GMSD Educators. Click the link below to see the various types of discounts available!
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