August 25th - September 7th

Germantown Municipal School District

WEEKLY RECAP

EXCELLENCE IS ALL AROUND US.

September 8, 2017

 

Leading the news this week…

August 30, 2017—Germantown, TN—Germantown Municipal School District is proud of our student performance on the 2017 High School End of Course (EOC) Assessments.  An article released by the Commercial Appeal exclaims, "Germantown tests best in Tennessee in every TNReady subject".



While we won’t be witnessing another international Olympics until 2020, there will be one of a local variety quite sooner right here in Germantown. On September 15th, while the Houston Mustangs battle the Bartlett Panthers at the varsity football game, our elementary school mascots will go mano-a-mano in a battle of their own: the GMSD Mascot Battle Royale.



Sydney King first became involved in the Extended School Year program as a preschooler, coming everyday with her mother who worked a part of it as a teacher. Extended School Year (ESY) is a free, special education program provided in the summer that goes beyond the normal school year for the purpose of providing students with disabilities any extra instructional time they might need. 



Our Houston High athletes push themselves everyday as people and players, and this amazing work ethic is evident with every win they achieve. This truth was on full display as our girls’ soccer and volleyball teams both demolished the competition in their respective games on September 6th.  Let's start with a game recap of our nationally ranked girls’ soccer team.


Though Germantown is certainly no Milan or Paris, we do house several incredibly gifted budding fashion designers of our own. Houston High seniors Halima Morafa and Alexis Doan have created a unique line of clothes to be showcased and used to raise money towards the ending of domestic violence.


Grease, High School Musical, Mean Girls--there are multitudes of movies that center on the high school experience, however, very few of these films are created by those at their center: actual high schoolers. Recently though, a Memphis organization has aimed to challenge this typicality and two of our very own Houston High students rose to the occasion.

Germantown Municipal Schools are no stranger to athletic triumph at Houston High School, and we are often asked how our Mustangs are all so disciplined and devoted to their sports. One trade secret of our district, is that many of our students begin a healthy lifestyle at an incredibly early age. 


As the autumn breeze rolls in, there is a certain kind of magic in the air. This Wednesday morning at Houston Middle School teachers gathered for a big announcement... 


The Tennessee Department of Education recently recognized Houston High School as one of its 2017 U.S. Civics All-Star Schools. Every senior graduating with a regular diploma earned a passing grade (70 percent or higher) on the state-mandated U.S. civics test.


With our very own Houston being very safe from disaster, the Houston High chapter of Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America, more commonly known as DECA, raised over $6,000 last week for the victims of Hurricane Harvey in a less fortunate Houston.


As Fashion Week picks up in New York City, some GMSD designers will be unveiling masterpieces of their own right here in Germantown.


GMSD students were able to view the August 21st partial solar eclipse from schools and neighborhoods all around Germantown, but Dogwood Elementary 4th graders traveled to Nashville for a better view.



Germantown Municipal School District recently added two additional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to Riverdale Elementary School for potential emergencies, thanks to a monetary donation from the Kiwanis Club of Germantown.

There is a rising star amongst the students walking the halls at Houston High School. Sophomore Lydia Waldrop has been performing since she was nine, and entering singing competitions since she was ten. Over Labor Day weekend, she took home the first place prize at the Delta Fair for their senior division vocal competition.




Will Lowery, Julianna Stanford, Cat Carlin, and Paige Hollenbeck perform this weekend in Theatre Memphis’s production of Shrek the Musical. 



Opening the Riverdale addition has been a great experience and it took an army of volunteers. The building itself, is a pleasure to showcase—as it really demonstrates the district vision for how a facility can impact student learning. While the fanfare for the project is much deserved, here’s a rundown of all of the opening activities surrounding GMSD’s first major capital project.


The Germantown Police Department is actively seeking two qualified persons for the position of School Crossing Guard. The link below will take any interested person directly to the job opening on the City's website. The first open position will be at Houston High School and Dogwood Elementary from 7:00 am through 8:45 am and 2:30 pm through 4:10 pm. The second position will be at Houston Middle School and Farmington Elementary from 7:30 am through 8:30 am and 2:55 pm through 3:55 pm. Each position is paid four hours per day at $12.50 per hour.  

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