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Board approves church expansion, alcohol ordinance amendment

Harvest Church has been approved for a more than 60,000-square-foot expansion. On Monday, the Germantown Board of Mayor and Aldermen unanimously approved a development contract for a 10,350-square-foot expansion to the existing building and the addition of a 51,243-square foot building for future classrooms. Located at the corner of Winchester Road and Forest Hill-Irene, the […]

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Houston, Germantown receive a combined 29 theatre nominations

The Orpheum Theatre has announced its nominations for the annual High School Musical Theatre Awards and Houston High School came out with a record setting 15 nominations for its February presentation of the musical 42nd Street. Germantown High School was also nominated for an impressive 14 categories for its production of The Mystery of Edwin […]

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The Houston Middle School Counseling Department is hosting its annual College and Career EXPO on May 12. For those who enjoy talking about their job and spending time with students, then this event is for you. It is set up like an expo, with table/booth space indoors and outdoors. Past years have seen a great range of participants from our local emergency services to International Paper. Contact Carla Christian at 901.756.2366 ext. 258 or carla.christian@gmsdk12.org for more information.

College and Career EXPO

The Houston Middle School Counseling Department is hosting its annual College and Career EXPO on May 12. For those who enjoy talking about their job and spending time with students, then this event is for you. It is set up like an expo, with table/booth space indoors and outdoors. Past years have seen a great […]

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GHS-TV’s auction is back

Ready, set, bid. Germantown High School Television’s annual online auction kicked off on April 15 and participants can now bid on more than 100 items, including electronics, autographed memorabilia, and more. The online auction culminates on April 22 with a three-hour live show where bidders can bid on Superboard items. This year, the live coverage […]

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Maggie Klug, an eighth grader at Houston Middle, was recently selected to play at the Trailblazer Series baseball tournament. This tournament is made up of the best of the best softball players from around the country; only 96 girls are chosen to play. Baseball runs in the Klug family — her grandfather coaches for the RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) at the Redbirds Stadium each summer. Maggie and her brother have been participating in this camp since she was six years old. From this camp, Maggie was nominated for the tournament by an MLB player who was scouting the kids. The Trailblazer tournament is 16U, making Maggie one of the youngest players attending. "Maggie was reluctant at first; one, because it's baseball and not softball, and two, because she will be the youngest girl there," her mom explains. But after taking into consideration Jackie Robinson's dream of the inclusion of women into the MLB, as well as a chance to expose herself to college scouts, Maggie accepted the invitation. The girls will be split into teams and will be coached by Team USA Women's National Team alumni throughout the weekened. At night, they will hear from several inspirational speakers, such as Jennie Finch, who is Maggie's role model. "This is a wonderful learning opportunity for her; she will make new friends, meet some of the world's best softball players, and grow as a player," exclaimed Klug's mom.

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Maggie Klug, an eighth-grader at Houston Middle, was recently selected to play at the Trailblazer Series baseball tournament. This tournament is made up of the best of the best softball players from around the country; only 96 girls are chosen to play. Baseball runs in the Klug family – her grandfather coaches for the RBI […]

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Dogwood Elementary School again participated in the Mid-South Food Bank’s annual Kids Kan Drive. The goal for the school this year was to collect 6,500 canned goods. The drive accounts for thousands of meals for food-insecure households across the region with each campaign. Kids Kan is intentionally designed to engage children in the fight versus hunger with first, education, and second, participation. The child hunger rate across the 31-county region that Mid-South Food Bank services is 21 percent. As an extra added incentive, Dogwood Principal Teresa Price gracefully volunteered to be turned into a human sundae if the school achieved its goal. In total, 6,513 items were collected.

Prinicipal turned into human sundae

Dogwood Elementary School again participated in the Mid-South Food Bank’s annual Kids Kan Drive. The goal for the school this year was to collect 6,500 canned goods. The drive accounts for thousands of meals for food-insecure households across the region with each campaign. Kids Kan is intentionally designed to engage children in the fight versus […]

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Looking for renovation ideas for your home? The Tour of Remodeled Homes and Landscapes is for you. Presented by the Germantown Neighborhood Preservation Commission, the tour features homes in Germantown that have been recently renovated or relanscaped. From large scale renovations, to small improvements, there is something for everyone. This year's hosts include: Dare Estor - 1632 Holly Hill Drive — Debbie and Chuck Booker - 7566 Woodbend Cove — Wendy Robson - 8503 River Glen Drive — G. Andrew Pouncey - 8401 Briar Creek Drive. For more information, contact Sherrye Clark at SClark@Germantown-TN.gov or (901) 757-7203.

Tour remodeled homes in Germantown

Looking for renovation ideas for your home? The Tour of Remodeled Homes and Landscapes is on April 23 at 2 p.m. Presented by the Germantown Neighborhood Preservation Commission, the tour features homes in Germantown that have been recently renovated or re-landscaped. From large scale renovations, to small improvements, there is something for everyone. This year’s […]

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City’s medical gateway could continue to grow

A residential facility for seniors is being planned for Germantown’s burgeoning medical gateway corridor at the intersection of Germantown Pkwy. and Wolf River Blvd. The city’s Planning Commission voted unanimously earlier this month to rezone more than five acres of land adjacent to Baptist Memorial Rehabilitation Hospital to make way for the Watermark at Germantown […]

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Board approves 38-acre site for new school

The Germantown Board of Education voted last week on a contract to purchase real estate from Broer & Schaeffer, owners of the adjacent properties south of the intersection of Forest Hill-Irene Road and Poplar Pike. The Germantown Municipal School Board of Education unanimously approved the agreement on April 5 at Houston High School. School officials […]

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Hannah Warren and her mother, Sabrina, with Westminster Academy Headmaster Ralph Janikowsky at the MDA Walk on Saturday?.?

Local student raises $5,800 for research with help of school community

In May 2014, Hannah Warren of Germantown was officially diagnosed with Myotonic Dystrophy, a form of Muscular Dystrophy. “It was something we were suspecting for months because her father was diagnosed in 1997,” said Sabrina Warren, Hannah’s mother. After a back surgery exacerbated her symptoms in 2015, the Warrens thought they would have to keep […]

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