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How Houston High's Mustang Café Is Helping Students Get Ready For The Working World

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

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.

Houston High School to add Health Sciences Academy in 2019  The Commercial Appeal

Houston High School will open its Health Sciences Academy next fall. The academy will be the fourth for the high school.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

Board members agreed Tuesday to table the issue until they could assess the impact of other changes made to the open enrollment process.

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 ...

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, ...

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.

The Commercial Appeal  The Commercial Appeal

Houston High School students head to their first period class before the bell rings at 7:45 a.m. In a county where nearly every high school starts at 7 a.m., one ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

Suspended Houston High teacher also under investigation for assaulting student  WMC Action News 5

A Germantown teacher already suspended for inappropriate contact with a student is also being investigated for assault of a student.

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 Director Fired After Internal Investigation

GERMANTOWN, Tenn ( - Houston High School's choir teacher has been fired after students and parents accused him of inappropriate ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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: 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.

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.

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

Collierville High and Germantown's Houston High School were two of 12 Tennessee high schools to make The Washington Post's list of the country's most ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Germantown football uses 3 third-quarter TD passes by Ethan Payne to beat Houston  The Commercial Appeal

Germantown hit Houston with three touchdown passes from Ethan Payne in an impressive third quarter before going on to defeat the Mustangs, 35-24.

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.

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 ...

Questions remain after teacher suspended without pay in Germantown  WREG NewsChannel 3

MEMPHIS, Tenn. —As cars filter out of the Houston high school parking lot this afternoon, very little is filtering out about why a Houston high school teacher has ...

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Senior living apartments break ground in Germantown  The Commercial Appeal

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Rugby connects Memphis area football players on opposite sides of tense rivalry  USA TODAY High School Sports

There's another side to one of Memphis' more intense "backyard-style" rivalries -- the two schools shared a state title-winning rugby team this past spring.

How did your school perform on TNReady tests? Search here for results  Chalkbeat Tennessee

Nearly 700 schools – more than 40 percent of schools in Tennessee – improved in student performance across most grades and subjects, according to a state ...

Houston High Students With Special Needs "Sparkle" At Game  Local Memphis

It was another Friday night football game under the lights at Houston High School, but it was also the school's Sparkle Cheer Squad's big debut. The squad give ...

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.

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.

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.

Germantown selects school site at Poplar Pike and Forest Hill-Irene  The Commercial Appeal

A 38-acre tract on Forest Hill-Irene, just south of the railroad tracks at Poplar Pike, will be the site of the Germantown Municipal School District's fourth elementary ...

Germantown Municipal schedules open enrollment  WMC Action News 5

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

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 ...

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 ...

Tax free weekend: When is it?  The Commercial Appeal

Your annual chance to steer clear of sales taxes on certain purchases in Tennessee, Arkansas and Mississippi is coming up.

Trader Joe's in Germantown  The Commercial Appeal

September 11 2018 - Trader Joe's crew members stock shelves inside of the new Trader Joe's grocery store in Germantown. The store will have its grand ...

High school football scores around the Mid-South  FOX13 Memphis

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

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 ...

Mid-South squads win high school cheerleading national championships

Let's give a cheer for these Mid-South cheerleaders!

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.

Houston band director laying down baton for last time in May  Memphis Commercial Appeal

Jim Smith, head of Houston High's band program for a quarter of a century, announced last week he will take a trial run at retirement with knee replacement ...

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.

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 ...

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."

Orpheum Announces Nominees for 2018 High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

On Thursday, May 24 at 7pm, students and supporters from 29 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at the Orpheum Theatre for the 9th Annual ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Problems with TNReady delay testing across school districts  The Commercial Appeal

Most of the local districts were among schools across the state caught up in a snag regarding logging on to the TNReady online testing platform Monday ...

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.

Two local teens compete in National Shotgun Junior Olympics  WMC Action News 5

Ainsley Harrington, 15, and Matt Mitchell, 16, have qualified to compete in the National Shotgun Junior Olympics in June.

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 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 ...

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.

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