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Houston High Honors Academy Information Night- Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:30pm via Zoom

The Houston High School Honors Academy will be hosting a virtual Information Night for current 8th grade students interested in the Honors Academy program on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:30 on Zoom. You can find out more about the Honors Academy program at www.houstonhonorsacademy.com.

Registration is required to receive the zoom link, and can be found here
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GMSD holds the highest ACT average in the state

GMSD holds the highest average ACT score in the state for the 6th year in a row!

Germantown, Tennessee—November 20th-- Nashville, TN—Today the Tennessee Department of Education?released the ACT state results and participation rate for the 2020 graduating class
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Kindness Awards

Congratulations to this year's GMSD Kindness Award recipients from each school!

Germantown, Tennessee—November 17, 2020-- Each year GMSD reaches out to its school counselors and principals for the student(s) at their schools that exemplify kindness. We are proud to recognize this year’s GMSD Kindness Awards.
 
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Special education students

Transition Academy’s special education students are currently working as paid interns for the very first time

Germantown, Tennessee—November 13, 2020--
The transition academy focuses on building the students to their full potential and to be the most independent self they can become in the four years of Houston High School, ensuring post-secondary success. 
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Parent Workshop #2

Attend the GMSD parent engagement workshop to help adolescents experiencing anxiety and stress

Germantown, Tennessee--November, 13, 2020--In this parent workshop, we will review signs and symptoms of anxious adolescents, tips and tricks for how to manage stressors, and resources in order to help maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle.
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ESL virtual

Join the ESL Virtual Parent Meeting on Tuesday, November 17!

The ESL Virtual Parent Meeting will be held on zoom on Tuesday, November 17 from 6:00pm to 7:00pm (CST).
 
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three new board members

GMSD welcomes newly elected board members Brian Curry, Amy Eoff, and Ryan Strain

Germantown, Tennessee—November 2, 2020--The election in November has yielded two new members and one returning member to the Germantown Board of Education.  GMSD congratulates Brian Curry, Amy Eoff, and Ryan Strain.  Read more about the incoming board members here.
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online portal closes nov. 9

Reminder that the portal to select 2nd-semester learning modalities closes on Nov. 9 at midnight. Read our latest FAQ here.

November 5, 2020--The online portal for families to select virtual or in-person learning for the second semester is now open.  The portal will close on November 9th at midnight.  Any students who have not made a selection in the platform will be automatically enrolled in our hybrid/in-person learning model for the second semester.  Thank you for submitting your questions via Let's Talk and engaging in dialogue with our district staff.  We've assembled some Second Semester Frequently Asked Questions that came up in several of our conversations. You can view those questions here:

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50s day celebration pic

Dogwood Elementary School's 3rd graders get creative on their 50th day of school

3rd graders at Dogwood Elementary celebrated the 50th day of school with a 50s Day Sock Hop.
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5th Grader at DES doing an experiment

Dogwood's PTO works with teachers to create experiments for 5th grade Crazy Chemists

Germantown, Tennessee—November 4, 2020-- Last week Dogwood Elementary was filled with 5th grade Crazy Chemists!  Students dressed up for the yearly science adventure. The school's PTO worked with teachers to organize exciting experiments.  From laughing at funny sounds from Chicken in a Cup to the exciting gasps after the Fizz Inflators, students were so excited to learn about the experiments.
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dogwood elementary student pic

Dogwood Elementary School participates in an election between fictional characters to learn about politics

Germantown, Tennessee--November 4, 2020-- Ms. Williams said, "It was a great way to give students a realistic look into the election process.  They are now excited to be part of this process in the future". 
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GMSD face masks

GMSD face masks are on sale until November 13th

Germantown, Tennessee—November 2, 2020--The GMSD face masks are back on sale for $5 until November 13th.
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