School Board Recognitions (March 2016)

Houston Middle Student, Ali Marie Randolph caught the board's attention for writing our HR department a letter of recommendation for a potential teacher candidate.

For the third time in school history and second time in three years, the Houston High Girls Varsity Basketball Team has taken the District Championship, defeating Germantown High 59-47 in the title game. Led by Tournament MVP, Senior Jaida Roper, and All-Tournament selections Freshmen Jayla Hemingway and Madison Griggs, the Lady Mustangs followed up an undefeated regular season in district play with their 5th District Championship. The Lady Mustangs just concluded the 2015-2016 season with a record of 27-3 which is the highest winning percentage in school history for basketball.

Team members:
Jayla Hemmingway, Sydney Malone, Sammiyah Hoskin, Shaela Gardner, Kelsey Trice, Madison Griggs, Jaida Roper, Melissa Carter, Kelsey Nadler, Shannon Sharp, and Rochelle Lee.

Chad Becker (girls basketball head coach) and his two assistant coaches Monica Elliott and Randy Forrester were also honored by the board.

GMSD Teachers of the Year
Sue Lynn, 1st Grade Teacher, Farmington Elementary School—GRADES Pre-K-4
Corrine Martin, 8th Grade Teacher, Riverdale Elementary School—GRADES 5-8
Victoria Jordan, Chemistry Teacher, Houston High School (also selected as the Regional State Teacher of the Year—GRADES 9-12)

Presentation of funds by the Shelby County Education Foundation
by Dianne Polley, to individual schools for participation in Shelby County’s Race for Education.  Their organization was able to raise $930 for our Music, Art, and PE classes.

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