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Congratulations to the elementary school students who participated in the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest

Germantown, Tennessee--February, 26, 2021-- USDA’s Forest Service conducts a poster contest for students each year to promote the participation in local garden clubs and education regarding wildfires and conservation. This year, the Germantown Garden Club announces the grade level winners of the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest. 
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Congratulations to FIFTEEN National Merit Finalists from Houston High School 2021

Germantown, TN—February 25, 2021--Out of almost 16,000 Semifinalists in the nation participating in the National Merit Scholarship Program, 15 students from Houston High School have advanced to the Finalists stage. These students, showing outstanding academic performance, will receive a Certificate of Merit along with the opportunity to compete for a national scholarship.
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Dogwood Elementary has jumped back into showing their support for the American Heart Association

Dogwood Elementary has jumped back into showing their support for the American Heart Association.  The school's annual Kids Heart Challenge was an exciting week.  Instead of jumping with their entire grade level, classes jumped separately to allow for social distancing.
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Houston Middle School Boys Basketball takes the State Championship; concluding a perfect season

Germantown, Tennessee--February 17, 2021--Houston Middle School Boys Basketball has done it—a perfect season, 21-0. Coached by one of Houston Middle School’s Physical Education teachers, Patrick Cook, the team has made history for both the school and Germantown Municipal School District. This group now adds Middle School Boys Basketball: Regional Champions, Sectional Champions, and State Champions to the list of accolades.
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Riverdale Raiders fight their way to sectional finals in the state basketball tournament

Germantown, Tennessee--February 12, 2021--This season, the boys' basketball team of Riverdale School has made a monumental comeback. Previous to this season, The Raiders had won half a dozen games over the past couple of years. This year, these young men found a new stride.  The comeback kids went into the regional tournament as the 3 seed and pulled off impressive victories of their games in those state-level tournaments--something, according to new head coach Wes Crump, that was "unexpected".  
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Bill Gillespie is named the new Vice Principal of HHS

Bill Gillespie has been named the new Vice Principal of Houston High School

Germantown, Tennessee—February 12, 2021— Bill Gillespie has been named the new Vice Principal of Houston High School.  Mr. Gillespie is no stranger to HHS or its teachers. With over 25 years of experience in high school education, he brings expertise in instructional leadership, testing coordination, and curriculum supervision to the HHS administration team.
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Theatre Memphis partners with the HHS theatre department for the upcoming spring musicals

Germantown, Tennessee—January 28th-- Germantown, TN— Kell Christie, the head of the theatre department at HHS, reached out to her friends at Theatre Memphis to work on a special project for her students.
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HHS welcomes Shannon Blackburn as its newest Assistant Principal

Germantown, Tennessee--December 7, 2020--Houston High School is proud to welcome Shannon Blackburn to its administrative team.  Ms. Blackburn will serve as an assistant principal with a focus on assisting teachers' development of instruction and organizational expertise which she fine-tuned in Kentucky’s Fayette County Schools as a school administrator.  She brings a wealth of leadership experience and a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Missouri.  
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GMSD will offer all staff an opportunity to receive a vaccine on March 5th, will run modified schedules

Germantown, Tennessee--February 22, 2021--After much planning and cooperation among the Germantown Municipal School District, Collierville Schools, and the Shelby County Health Department, we have officially confirmed a date for our employees to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All GMSD employees are being offered an opportunity on Friday, March 5th.
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Our GMSD Snapshots Teacher Recruiting Event has gone virtual and the registration is LIVE

Germantown, Tennessee--January 28, 2021--Join us for a Prospective Teachers' Virtual Experience.  Hear from teachers, administrators, and other surprise guests at each of our six schools.  Discover what makes working at Germantown Municipal School District special as you enjoy a virtual tour, engaging activities, and casual conversation.  Please share this article with any MVTs (Most Valuable Teachers) who are considering a teaching career in GMSD.

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