Mother-Son Spy Date

We are so excited about the upcoming Mother/Son Spy Date! Sign ups are now closed. Date packs will be sent home with your oldest son on Friday for in person students or will be picked up with packets for virtual learners. 

Follow instructions in your date pack for a chance to win prizes including a Memphis Escape Room pack and gift cards from Happy Glaze, Craze and Levee Creamery!


Memphis Escape Room offers in-person, virtual, or print-at-home escape room packages if you are looking for some family fun time! They are offering Dogwood families an additional 10% off Print and Plays with code DogwoodFun2021. The code is valid through March 31, 2021 and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please visit their website to view the many available options, and be sure to thank them for their support of the Dogwood PTO!

S.T.A.R. Awards

It is time once again for GMC PTO S.T.A.R. nominations. DES has three recipients of the STAR award. They can be DES Staff or DES Volunteers. We also nominate a recipient for the Legacy Award who must be a volunteer.

The GMC PTO honors individuals who exemplify the S.T.A.R. attributes:  Service to Schools Time and Talents Invested, Active Involvement, Results Oriented and thus demonstrate exceptional dedication and service to their schools. The S.T.A.R. nominee is kind and caring, brings out the best in others, and exemplifies the four criteria of the of the S.T.A.R. Award.

The Legacy award is awarded to one person each year across the district and should be a parent volunteer who embodies the qualities of kindness, selflessness, and work ethic - qualities exhibited by the late, Kristen Ames Melton.

Please submit any nominations to Holly Kulp February 5, 2021. Please include the nominee's name, position (if applicable), and a brief reason for his/her nomination. Last year’s DES recipients were: Dana Guntharp, Angela Martin, and Sue Rho. 



Kids Heart Challenge


Calling all Heart Heroes!

Thank you for your hard work for Kids Heart Challenge! It's time for another weekend blitz! Students who raise an additional $50 by January 25th will earn their very own Agent KHC spy glasses and hat! Keep up the great work- you're making a huge difference!

The Kids Heart Challenge will be held the week of February 8-12 during students' regularly scheduled PE time. Contact Mrs. Martin with any questions.


Yearbooks are on sale now! Order yours today through My School Bucks. Yearbooks cost $35 and the purchase deadline is Friday, February 26th.

The yearbook staff needs your help! If you have pictures from any themed days, please email them to the yearbook staff. Please be sure to include the grade, teacher's name, and event in the email.

Contact Annabella Brandon with any questions.



A Message from the GMSD BOE

Education Front and Center at the TN General Assembly - Do You Know Your Local Legislators?

The TN General Assembly convened this week for a special session focused on education. Legislation regarding learning loss, funding, accountability, literacy, and teacher pay are all being considered, and you can have an impact on the decisions being made! Germantown's local legislators include Senator Brian Kelsey (Chair of the Senate Education Committee) and Representative Mark White (Chair of the House Education Administration Committee), among others. Click here to find the names and contact information for your local state representatives.

Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year will begin on January 25, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. and close on February 5, 2021, at 11:59 p.m.

Due to current student numbers and available space, transfer approvals will be limited. Dogwood will not be accepting NEW, NON-RESIDENT transfers. This does not include Germantown staff members' children.

Open Enrollment applications will be available to all prospective NEW transfers and current GMSD students on an intra-district or inter-district transfer. Transfers will be processed according to Policies 6.206 and 6.2061.

All applications will be processed and approvals/denials will be mailed or emailed by March 12, 2021.

You can access the application form HERE starting on January 25th (the application link will be inactive until then).


Germantown Legends

Online registration continues for the Germantown Legends Spring Recreational Soccer season.

Preseason player training sessions for each age group, run by the Legends staff, have been posted on the Germantown Legends Club Calendar, beginning on Monday, February 1st

You can register for the spring season here.


Houston Lacrosse

Registration –

Who – Boys 1st-4th grade

Registration is open for Lacrosse! We look forward to a great spring season!

For additional information on the boys youth lacrosse program please contact Wally Gardner or call 218-9479. For general club information you can visit the HLC website.



Friday, January 29 Mother Son Spy Date

Monday-Friday, February 8-12 Kids Heart Challenge

Tuesday, February 9 PTO Virtual Meeting 9:15 AM

Tuesday, February 9 GMSD School Board Meeting 6:30 PM

Monday, February 15 President's Day/District Learning Day- NO SCHOOL


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