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Ex-high school football booster club treasurer charged with stealing over $20K  WMC

A former high school booster club treasurer is accused of stealing more than $20000 from Houston High School in 2018.

Here are the 44 Shelby County schools on the state's rewards list  The Commercial Appeal

Of the state's 427 Reward Schools, 44 are within Shelby County Schools and the surrounding municipalities.

'Angry they haven't learned it sooner,' advocates want more LGBTQ curriculum in Tennessee schools  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Jake Hesselbein came out as gay in eighth grade, but he didn't learn about the history of the LGBTQ activism movement until his junior year at Central High ...

Flooding in Germantown costs Houston High School hundreds of thousands of dollars

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. ( – Torrential rains and flooding earlier this month have cost Houston High School hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Germantown School District earns highest ACT test scores in Tennessee  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown Municipal School District earned the state's highest ACT scores for the fourth year in a row.

This Houston High School student is making her own prom dress — and she’ll make yours, too  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown resident Grace Meeks is taking custom clothing orders and saving the profits to go on a mission trip with her church youth group.

Petition aims to stop bullying at Houston High after student commits suicide  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An online petition demands that bullying at Houston High School stop after a young man took his own life this week.

GMSD: school board tables vote on charging Shelby County residents tuition  The Commercial Appeal

Instructional coach Jennifer Ledford watch as students work in fourth-grade class at Dogwood Elementary in Germantown on August 22, 2018. Dogwood has 20 ...

Germantown school's head addresses upheavals at Houston High  The Commercial Appeal

The head of the Germantown Municipal School District said he's taking former Houston High School principal Kyle Cherry at his word and supports his decision ...

GMSD: Open enrollment changes will mean annual review for transfers  The Commercial Appeal

Transfer applications will now be reviewed annually and students who do not reside in Germantown could be forced to transfer out of the district.

Houston High School teacher takes top honors for West Tennessee  The Commercial Appeal

A Germantown Municipal School District teacher was named the Grand Division winner for West Tennessee in the state's 2018-19 Teacher of the Year awards ...

Houston High & Middle Cheer Squads Win Big At Nationals

The Houston High Varsity team, the Junior Varsity team, and Houston Middle School all competed for titles and won at a national competition this weekend at ...

Germantown Police clear ex-Houston High choir teacher of criminal violations  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The former Houston High School choir teacher who was fired after allegations of misconduct with female students has been cleared of ...

Parents want answers to problems at Houston High School

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Germantown Municipal School board is meeting Monday night and parents tell us they'll be seeking answers about recent turmoil that ...

Houston Mustangs, Germantown Red Devils not competing against each other for first time in 28 years

An old high school football rivalry is coming to an end, and it has some alumni up in arms.

Family: Bullying was not factor in student’s suicide  WMC

A Houston High School family is calling for an end to the speculation surrounding the suicide of a student.

Germantown police were called to 'creepy' incident involving former Houston principal Kyle Cherry  The Commercial Appeal

Former Houston High principal Kyle Cherry showed up at a co-worker's house in the middle of the night last summer in a "creepy" incident that led Germantown ...

Germantown Board of Education to discuss transfer policy  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown Municipal School District Board of Education is looking to amend its transfer policy.

What Lincoln Pare is doing to make sure his football career does not end at Houston  The Commercial Appeal

Lincoln Pare is one of the main attractions on the Houston High football team. Just shy of 600 yards rushing (584 on 54 carries) and eight touchdowns in 2018, ...

Former Houston High choir director cleared of criminal violations  The Commercial Appeal

William Rayburn, former Houston High choir director, was fired in May following a simple assault claim. Germantown police cleared Rayburn of any criminal ...

Germantown Police investigate alleged assault of student by Houston High teacher

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — Germantown Police said Wednesday they are investigating a Houston High School teacher after he reportedly assaulted a student at ...

Rugby connects Germantown, Houston football players amid tense rivalry  The Commercial Appeal

Last season's state-champion rugby team had 13 players represented in the game between the Red Devils and Mustangs.

Concerns over bullying, inappropriate conduct voiced at Germantown school board meeting  The Commercial Appeal

Frustrated citizens voiced concerns to the Germantown Municipal School District this week about bullying by students and allegations of inappropriate conduct ...

Here's the top public high schools in Tennessee, according to U.S. News and World Report  FOX13 Memphis

The U.S. News and World Report has developed the 2019 list for the best public high schools in the country. More than 23000 public high schools were listed in ...

Germantown School District Will Not Enforce Tuition for non-residents in 2019-20

Non-resident students of the Germantown Municipal School District who live in Shelby County will not have to pay tuition in the 2019-2020 school year, the ...

Ex-Houston High teacher rebuts board investigation  WREG NewsChannel 3

The Houston High School choir teacher fired Monday following an investigation of improper conduct with students fired back at the district, alleging the district ...

Houston High ranked best in Shelby County  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown's Houston High is the 14th best public high school in the state, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Germantown budget includes $1M field house match  Memphis Business Journal

While the field house was definitely a catalyst, this project will benefit multiple groups of students and enhance the school.”

Houston High choir teacher accused of kissing, touching students  WREG NewsChannel 3

The choir teacher at Houston High School was suspended without pay from his job after allegedly kissing, touching and making inappropriate comments to ...

Commercial Appeal All-Metro football team for 2018  The Commercial Appeal

St. George's, Sr. Ht: 6-1 Wt: 190. Position: Quarterback. Why chosen: The DII-AA West offensive player of the year threw for 2,655 yards and scored 32 total ...

Local Cool Kid: Grace Meeks

To get to Africa for a week-long mission trip this summer, Grace Meeks, a junior at Houston High School in Germantown, is taking matters into her own hands.

Germantown students being investigated for controversial costume  WMC Action News 5

Students who dressed in a racially controversial Halloween costume are now being investigated by Germantown Municipal School District.

Collierville superintendent reflects on nearly 40 years in public education as he prepares for retirement  WMC

After nearly four decades in education the award winning superintendent of Collierville Schools is retiring.

Houston High Choir Director Fired After Internal Investigation

Houston High School's choir teacher has been fired after students and parents accused him of inappropriate behavior. The Germantown Municipal School board ...

Embattled Houston High School choir director fired after internal investigation  The Commercial Appeal

William Rayburn, the Houston High choir director, suspended without pay a month over suspicious interactions with students was terminated Monday morning.

Germantown schools: Superintendent contract extended, anti-bullying task force announced  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown Municipal School District Superintendent Jason Manuel said that his staff feels under attack constantly and needs stability.

Parents demand action at Houston HS after teacher kissed, touched students  FOX13 Memphis

Germantown parents at Monday night's school board meeting said they have had concerns about the choir teacher at Houston High School for years.

Germantown expects decision on new school boundaries by May  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown school officials expect to decide by May on new attendance zone boundaries for elementary and middle school students throughout the city.

Attorney calls firing of choir director a 'witch hunt' carried out by 'schoolyard bully'  WMC Action News 5

A Houston High School teacher has been fired following several complaints of misconduct by students and parents.

James Thomas named Houston football coach  The Commercial Appeal

James Thomas, a longtime Houston High assistant, has been named the school's permanent head football coach.

'I'm innocent': Choir director says 'mob mentality' tarnished his good name  WMC Action News 5

A former teacher at Houston High School is speaking up to defend himself against accusations he says are untrue.

How playing hockey made Navy commit Kip Frankland a better lineman  USA TODAY High School Sports

Lineman Kip Frankland, a Navy football commit, has been the heart and soul of the Houston High School football turnaround.

Ex-Houston HS choir director accused of kissing students not facing criminal charges, officials say  FOX13 Memphis

The former choir director at a Germantown high school who was fired for inappropriately touching and kissing students will not be criminally charged, according ...

Germantown's parliamentarian says he can't help unhappy people, 'but I can shut them up'  The Commercial Appeal

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen meetings could soon be shorter and more orderly, thanks to the impending addition of a parliamentarian to ...

Germantown teacher suspended amid investigation, allegedly over inappropriate comments  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A Houston High School teacher has been suspended amid an investigation, Germantown Municipal Schools confirmed Thursday.

Divided Collierville board moves to start school later  The Commercial Appeal

In a difficult vote, a majority of the Collierville School Board decided Thursday night to start school later next year, moving closer in line with start times at the top ...

Houston High band competition canceled by ‘White Lives Matter’ rally

Houston High School students in the marching band are playing the blues after their final band competition of the season was canceled because of a threat ...

More than half of Shelby County students require remedial courses at Tennessee colleges  The Commercial Appeal

More than half of Shelby County students entering a public college in Tennessee in 2017 required a remedial class before they could start earning college credit ...

Germantown offers SCS $25 million for namesake schools  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown city and schools leaders offered Shelby County Schools $25 million Tuesday to purchase the city's three namesake schools and bring the ...

Northern Highlands defeats nation's No. 1 team, 1-0 in Tennessee

After suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 upset to Middletown South in the Group 3 semifinal last year, Northern Highlands has begun its revenge tour, and it appears ...

Collierville, Houston High schools rank among nation's "most challenging high schools"  Memphis Commercial Appeal

The Washington Post lists Collierville High and Germantown's Houston High in the top 5 percent hardest high schools in the country.

Germantown Police Now Investigating Houston High Choir Teacher Accused Of Assault

A local choir teacher could face criminal charges. Germantown Police are now investigating suspended Houston High teacher William Rayburn after a student ...

Houston Middle & High School teacher/football coach dismissed for inappropriate texts

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. -- Police were called to Houston Middle School earlier this month, and sources told WREG it all started after texts were found on a child's ...

Germantown: City spends most of 2018 without finance director; will a new one be hired?  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown's finance director resigned in January. The city has not found a permanent replacement for the position and has taken it off the city website.

High school teacher suspended over inappropriate comment toward student  WMC Action News 5

A teacher at Houston High School in Germantown was suspended over inappropriate comments made toward a student.

Behind the Deal: Germantown dads behind Houston High's $3.5M field house effort  Memphis Business Journal

Plans to build a new field house at Houston High fell through twice in the past, but this time, a group of Germantown dads are committed to finishing the project.

Germantown To Fund School Deferred Maintenance  Memphis Daily News

Germantown Mayor Mike Palazzolo will propose more city capital funding in his upcoming budget proposal for renovation and maintenance of schools in the ...

Top Memphis area high school football games for Week 3  The Commercial Appeal

Here is a look at the top high school football games for the Memphis area in Week 3.

U.S. News & World Report: Here's how high schools rank by metro area in Tennessee  Knoxville News Sentinel

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top high schools by metro area, including Knoxville, Nashville and others.

Houston High, Middle, Arlington High win cheerleading national championships  WMC Action News 5

GERMANTOWN, TN (WMC) - Three Mid-South teams took home national championships at the National High School Cheerleading Championships this ...

2018 best high schools in Tennessee, according to new rankings  FOX13 Memphis

The US News and World Report is out with its annual best high schools report.

Germantown Schools changes 2016 start times

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — The Germantown Municipal School District has announced new start times for each of its schools beginning in the 2016 school year.

New Collierville High School: 'A leap of faith' realized  The Commercial Appeal

August 13 is the first day of school for more than 2000 students at the new Collierville High School.

If later school start times are better for students, why are they so unpopular in Shelby County?  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown changed its times last year, but not everyone is convinced it was worth it.

8 applicants chosen to interview for Germantown Board of Education vacancy  The Commercial Appeal

The Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen narrowed down a list of 19 applicants Monday night, choosing eight to interview this week for a vacancy on the ...

Parades, tree lightings, Santa visits and more: Holiday events in the Memphis area  The Commercial Appeal

Looking for something festive to do this holiday season? There's no shortage of options in the Memphis area.

Houston High Senior to Take Part In Super Bowl of Science  WREG

(Germantown, TN) It's been called the Super Bowl of science for high school students, and next month a Houston High School senior will be in the thick of the ...

Friday Football Fever: Week 2 scores and highlights  WMC Action News 5

It's Week 2 for TSSAA high school football teams, and that's means it's time for Friday Football Fever.

Memphis area high school football defensive players to watch in 2018  The Commercial Appeal

The high school football season begins this week in Memphis and Tennessee. Here is a look at the top returning offensive players in the area. Tarique Barnes ...

School resource officer suspended after student was naked at his home

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. - It was two days before Christmas and a 17-year old Houston High School student was visiting the home of a Shelby County Sheriff's ...

Shelby County adding $100,000 to operating budget to help Germantown flooding victims

Storms hit overnight Wednesday into Thursday as dozens of families in Germantown were still working to bounce back from extensive damage from flash ...

Senior living apartments break ground in Germantown  The Commercial Appeal

Avenida Watermarq, senior living apartments, broke ground in Germantown Thursday.

Here are 6 things TNReady results say about Shelby County suburban schools  The Commercial Appeal

Scores for suburban Shelby County school districts from TNReady testing showed mixed results. Here are six things to know about the districts' performances.

Houston High student accepted to all 8 Ivy League schools  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Houston High School senior Ronald Nelson has been accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, a feat accomplished so rarely it usually makes national news.

Northern Highlands girls soccer will face the nation's top team in Memphis

Northern Highlands girls soccer team to play two games outside of Memphis including one against reigning national champions.

TNReady: Shelby County suburban districts rank in top 10  The Commercial Appeal

TNReady results don't count this year against teachers, students or schools after a slew of TNReady online testing issues this spring.

Germantown rallies private funds for $3.5M Houston field house  Memphis Business Journal

Last night, a group of Germantown football and band boosters publicly launched a fundraising campaign to build a $3.5 million field house for Houston High ...

Houston girls soccer coach David Wolff named best in nation  The Commercial Appeal

When Houston's David Wolff found out he had been named USA Today National Coach of the Year, he was doing what he has done for much of the past 25 ...

Tennessee Super 25 high school football poll  The Commercial Appeal

Who are the best high school football teams in Tennessee this season? The USA Today Network - Tennessee has started its Tennessee Super 25 poll. A group ...

New Germantown elementary school property identified  WMC Action News 5

Germantown Municipal School District is a vote away from buying property and starting construction on a new elementary school.

Former NFL player backs Houston High field house  Memphis Business Journal

When a group of Germantown dads got together and began an initiative to raise $3.5 million to build a new field house at Houston High School, they knew they'd ...

Local Cool Kid: Lydia Waldrop

One week ago, a Houston high school junior was crowned Miss Germantown's Outstanding Teen. It was Lydia Waldrop's first time competing in a scholarship ...

If later school start times are better, why aren't they more popular?  USA TODAY

Germantown, Tenn., schools changed their start times last year, but not everyone is convinced the outcome was worth the extra expense.

Memphis area top high school football games for Week 1  The Commercial Appeal

Check out the top 10 matchups for Week 1 of the high school football season in Memphis.

Memphis area high school football offensive players to watch in 2018  The Commercial Appeal

Take a look at 20 offensive players to watch from the Memphis area for the 2018 high school football season.

Secret in the suburbs: Heroin cheap, easy for teens to get  WMC Action News 5

It's the high school secret too often revealed too late: suburban teens hooked on heroin. It's a growing problem in neighborhoods all over the Mid-South.

Special kids help out at Baptist Women's Hospital  The Commercial Appeal

The special education students who volunteer at Baptist Women's Hospital are fine tuning skills for future employment.

Man dies while attending Bonnaroo music festival

Bonnaroo officials say a 27-year-old man has died while attending the Tennessee music festival.

Trader Joe's finally opens doors in Germantown, and fans couldn't be happier  The Commercial Appeal

A long line of eager customers — the first of them arriving before 4 a.m. — waited patiently outside the new Germantown Trader Joe's Friday morning.

Meet Memphis’ top high school athletes from 2016-17  The Commercial Appeal

Memphis' top high school athletes were honored during The Commercial Appeal Sports Awards on June 9 at the Orpheum Theatre. Players of the year and ...

Germantown Presbyterian renovation yields reminders of its Civil War past  The Commercial Appeal

Buckles, buttons, harmonica pieces, bullets, spoons and other items have turned up inches beneath the soil.

Middle school football coach fired for sending inappropriate texts to student  WMC Action News 5

A Houston Middle School football coach and special education teacher was fired just before spring break.

Middle Tennessee high school named the best in the state for a second consecutive year  The Tennessean

Rutherford County's Central Magnet School was named for the second year in a row the top Tennessee public high schools, according to a 2018 U.S. News ...

Confederate monument found vandalized in Nashville

The monument was smeared with red liquid and "they were racists" was scrawled on its side.

New Schools Giving Memphis Suburbs More Autonomy  Memphis Daily News

Some of the trees along East Shelby Drive on the 158 acres at Sycamore Road are in rows. It's the unmistakable sign of a tree nursery. And before that it was ...

MEMPHIS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Scores from around the Mid-South  FOX13 Memphis

FOX13 is your home for scores across Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi.

UT Names 15 Stellar Students to Incoming Class of Haslam Scholars  UT Knoxville News

One creates healthy meals for cancer patients. One tutors children of immigrants. They've spearheaded efforts to help children with autism and people living with ...

Four questions with Dr. Ted Horrell, superintendent of the Lakeland School System  Memphis Business Journal

"I fell in love with teaching immediately and quickly decided I wanted to spend my career in education."

Germantown Schools Tuition Debate Lingers  Memphis Daily News

UPDATE: In a special meeting Friday, March 7, the Germantown Municipal Schools board voted 3-0 to rescind its tuition requirement for open enrollment of ...

Pride of Collierville Marching Band steps up with new staff  The Commercial Appeal

Channing Perrett twirled a blazing baton as dozens of young musicians formed the shape of a tunnel on the football field and a deep voice revved up the crowd.

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