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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.



How Houston High’s Mustang Café Is Helping Students Get Ready For The Working World  www.localmemphis.com

The Germantown Municipal School District is helping students with disabilities by preparing them for the real world. At Houston High School, GMSD is working ...



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.



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



Parents want answers to problems at Houston High School  wreg.com

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



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 ...



Houston High & Middle Cheer Squads Win Big At Nationals  www.localmemphis.com

The Germantown School District has a lot to cheer about.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 Police investigate alleged assault of student by Houston High teacher  wreg.com

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



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 ...



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 ...



Girls Who Mean Business: Memphis Catholic, St. Benedict at Auburndale, Tipton-Rosemark, St. Mary’s, Houston  Memphis Business Journal

The Memphis Business Journal honored 27 female, high school students — from 27 different schools — at its Girls Who Mean Business ceremony, Tuesday, ...



Germantown School District Will Not Enforce Tuition for non-residents in 2019-20  www.localmemphis.com

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 ...



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 ...



Houston High School choir teacher fired  WREG NewsChannel 3

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A Houston High School choir teacher at the center of several investigations for alleged misconduct has been fired. The Germantown ...



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.



Here's how Germantown school district scored in TNReady statewide tests  The Commercial Appeal

Here's a look at how Germantown School District did in the most recently TNReady tests.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Cherry resigns as Houston High School principal, citing need to concentrate on personal time  The Commercial Appeal

Houston High School Principal Kyle Cherry confirmed Monday afternoon that he has resigned as head of the only high school in the Germantown Municipal ...



Potentially ruined over solos? Houston high teacher speaks publicly for first time  WREG NewsChannel 3

The Houston High School choir teacher fired following an investigation of improper conduct with students said Thursday that the allegations against him keep ...



Local Cool Kid: Grace Meeks  www.localmemphis.com

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.



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.



Houston High Choir Director Fired After Internal Investigation  www.localmemphis.com

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



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.



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.



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 ...



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

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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

Mayor Mike Palazzolo will run city meetings with the parliamentarian as a sort of referee to ensure the city meetings proceed according to the rules.



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.



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 ...



Germantown Police Now Investigating Houston High Choir Teacher Accused Of Assault  www.localmemphis.com

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



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Germantown investing in 'bigger, stronger, faster' athletics facility  Memphis Business Journal

Germantown has given its high school football boosters the go-ahead to raise $3.5 million to build a new athletics facility "brick by brick." Monday, May 15, the ...



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

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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Houston High graduate makes it big in Hollywood  WMC Action News 5

The relationship between a teacher and a student is critical and often impacts that child's future. A Houston High School teacher got the "thank you" of a life time ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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 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 ...



Announcing MBJ's Girls Who Mean Business class of 2019  Memphis Business Journal

Girls Who Mean Business facilitates mentorship for these young, talented students, establishing connections for them with leading businesswomen in the ...



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

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



New head football coach announced for Houston High School  FOX13 Memphis

Houston High School has announced a brand new head coach to join the Mustang football team.



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.



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 ...



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  wreg.com

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



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.



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 ...



Mom speaks out with new accusations against Houston choir director  FOX13 Memphis

A mother of a Houston High School junior claims William Rayburn kissed her daughter.



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.



Senior living apartments break ground in Germantown  The Commercial Appeal

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



School-level test scores are in for the Achievement School District. And they're bleak.  Chalkbeat Tennessee

In English and math exams, not a single Achievement School District elementary, middle or high school had more than 20 percent of students scoring on grade ...



Germantown Municipal schedules open enrollment  WMC Action News 5

The Germantown Municipal School District will hold its annual open enrollment later this month.



College readiness: How Cheatham, Robertson and Sumner Schools stack up  The Tennessean

Large numbers of students in Tennessee are not ready for college, according to newly released state data. The data shows how prepared public high school ...



TNReady problems caused by ‘deliberate attack’ on data center, SCS Superintendent says  WREG NewsChannel 3

State education officials say a "deliberate attack" against a software vendor is causing problems with TNReady online testing.



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.



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

GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — A year after this Memphis suburb decided to start middle- and high-school classes a bit later in the morning in hopes of improving ...



Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi tax free weekends  The Commercial Appeal

Tax free weekend in Memphis starts July 27. What can you buy and how much can you spent?



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 ...



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.



East Hamilton's Hayes Named USA Girls Basketball Player Of Year In Tennessee  The Chattanoogan

East Hamilton standout Madison Hayes, blocking a shot against Rhea County in the Region 3-3A tournament this past season, was selected as the USA TODAY ...



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.



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

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



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.



Local Schools Warn Parents About The Rise Of E-Cigs & Vaping Among Students  www.localmemphis.com

Teens vaping and smoking electronic cigarettes is becoming such a problem Germantown Schools is going on the offensive.



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.



Trader Joe's in Germantown: Things to know before you go  The Commercial Appeal

Trader Joe's is opening in Germantown. These are some things to know before heading to the long-awaited grocery chain's opening.



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Ranked: Top ACT scores for local public and private schools  Memphis Business Journal

Last year, our top ACT list only included local public schools. This one includes private school scores, as well.



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 ...



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