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September 8th - September 21st

GMSD Recap September 8th - September 21st

Germantown Municipal School District

Weekly Recap

Excellence is all around us.

September 22, 2017

Leading the news this week…

Germantown Municipal School District one of fifty-five to earn STRAIGHT FIVES in all composite areas on its TVAAS data—Way to go teachers and staff!

“I cannot fully express my gratitude to everyone in the Germantown Municipal District who played a role in achieving Level 5 growth scores at every one of our schools.  I appreciate that it took at concerted effort from teachers, students, parents, and administrators to grow all of our students.” –Superintendent Jason Manuel


Germantown Municipal School District meet up on Saturday at St. Jude Walk/Run—Tent #3


For those who are planning to participate in the St. Jude Walk / Run on Saturday, September 23rd at the St. Jude Campus:  We are ready for you!  Want to join our team, click the link below to register.

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Houston High Student Named National Merit Semi-Finalist


Five Houston High School students join the ranks of the nation's top students this year as the National Merit Scholarship Program names its semi-finalists. 

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Girls Golf Wins Region Championship By A Stunning 42 Shots


It what may have been the best team round turned in by a Girls Golf Team in the nation this year, Jayna Choi and Baili Park won Our 3rd consecutive Region Championship by 42 shots. Their next step is to try and bring the State Championship home for the 2nd time in 3 years.

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The Germantown Library gets a popular new spokesperson as a part of GMSD's Employable Outcomes Initiative


Did you know that less than 17% of individuals with intellectual disabilities are employed in the state of Tennessee? Congratulations to the Germantown Library for pledging to hire one of our students. 

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Katy Cotten lends a cello to a new tale about the bard at Playhouse on the Square


In English classes across the district, students are cracking open their literature books and diving into a variety of Shakespearean selections, from Romeo & Juliet to Hamlet. However, one Houston student is involving herself in the Elizabethan Age in a much more contemporary way.

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Farmington third graders experience the joy of giving in the wake of Hurricane Harvey


Ms. Lewis’ and Mrs. Rhodes’ third grade classrooms at Farmington Elementary School adopted a classroom from a school in Houston, TX, who were victims of Hurricane Harvey. Along with collecting items on a requested list, they met up at Target to purchase many items.

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Local business professionals participate in mock job interviews at Houston High School


Preparing students for future success is a chief goal of a GMSD education. One way a Houston High Personal Finance teacher recently worked towards this goal was seen this past August 30th. 

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For 18th Consecutive Year, Boys Golf Wins Region Championship


A phrase used for every Houston Boys Golf team for almost two decades was used again on Thursday to describe the 2017 group…Regional Champions.  Lead by King Grisanti’s 71, We beat White Station by 11 shots, Collierville by 15 shots and Bartlett by 39 shots.  Grey Smith shot a 76 and Travis Olsen added a 79 giving Us the only team with three teammates turning in sub 80 rounds on the day.

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Staff Spotlight: Traci Spain of HHS teaches and models community service


Traci Spain is the heart of Houston High School in Germantown, TN.  As a teacher she is a regular fixture at athletic games and artistic performances.  But, what impresses us most about her is her DRIVE.  Traci is incredibly committed to helping our students develop as leaders themselves. 

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HHS traveling pep rallies brings students back to their elementary alma maters


At GMSD, we are not only trying to build up students intellectually versed in a wide array of subjects, but also a community of people all working within to make each other better. This was seen this past Friday as Houston High students flooded the cafeterias of Dogwood, Farmington, and Riverdale for some impromptu pep-rallies. 

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Football Victory Over Bartlett Culminates Night of Community


Our Varsity Football Team culminated a night of community celebration with a 26-20 Region win over Bartlett.  Junior Chris Colebank led Our offensive attack with 2 touchdowns while rushing for 204 yards on 31 carries, while Sophomore quarterback Ethan Burns was 9 of 17 passing for 99 yards and a single touchdown pass to Grayson Hitt.

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Mr. Manuel is named one of the country’s Superintendents To Watch by NSPRA (National School Public Relations Association)


Recognized for exemplary and innovative communication tactics, Superintendent Jason Manuel is being honored along 21 other U.S. Superintendents by the public relations institution. 

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A community partnership provides 'great optics' for a local optometrist and GMSD


The Optical Boutique of Dr. Steven Shum graciously donated free eye examinations to students all across GMSD at Farmington, Dogwood, Riverdale, and Houston Middle. Thanks to Dr. Shum and his dedicated team of optometry professionals, students in grades K, 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th all received traditional vision screenings, complete with colorblindness, near/far sightedness and binocular vision tests, free of charge. 

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Girls Cross Country Wins Prestigious Tournament


Held of the home of the State Championship in Nashville, We beat a field of 26 teams for the four corners of the State. Some of those high quality programs: Siegel, Brentwood, Franklin, and Science Hill will be among those in the mix for the State Title in a few weeks.

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Germantown Library offer a $2,500 classroom makeover to the winner of Every Book Counts

 The Germantown Library has graciously offered to donate a $2,500 classroom makeover to the school whose students have read the most book pages by May 1, 2018. However, this incredible prize will only be awarded if the community assists in helping the library reach a set of literary goals. These goals include 20,000 active library cards, an average of 10 books read per student, and 100% participation in the Books from Birth program. 

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City of Germantown offers their annual, poplar Night Rider Event with new surprise and crowd favorites

GMSD participates in a variety of healthful activities all year long, from Walk-to-School Wednesdays to varsity sports to after-school running clubs. The City of Germantown also sets forth great healthful activities.

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