Monthly Archives: August 2017

Germantown art teacher named best in state

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During the first week of school, there were students excitedly working to “escape the art room” at Farmington Elementary School. Themed around her art classroom procedures, this unique escape room completely engaged her fourth and fifth grade classes. Sitting on the carpet, explaining the lesson to her students, Rebekah Laurenzi told the students, “I thought […]

Red Devils conquer Mustangs in crosstown battle

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By Michael Ward In a heated rivalry game, Germantown High School staked its claim as Germantown’s team last Friday night at Houston High’s Landers Ford Stadium. With a narrow halftime lead, the Red Devils exploded for three touchdowns in the third quarter en route to a 35-24 victory over the Mustangs. “This isn’t an easy […]

Riverdale buddies gaining national attention

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The Germantown Municipal School District encourages many unique friendships. One such friendship has recently been recognized. Riverdale Elementary School students Noah Schepman and Joe McClellan were highlighted on the national Best Buddies web site for a spotlight because of their supportive bond. Best Buddies is an organization designed to encourage friendships between those with disabilities […]

City approves resolution to combat hate, extremism

Board Approves Purchasing Limit Increase

The city of Germantown has joined hundreds of other municipalities across the country in giving its mayor authorization to sign a resolution to “Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry.” Monday night, the city’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the resolution by a vote of 3-0-2, with Aldermen John Barzizza and Dean Massey abstaining in favor […]

Red Devils poised to haunt the competition

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By Bill Sorrell With a desire to return to the time when district and state championships were commonplace, Germantown football team’s theme this year is “Uncommon.”“We want to be uncommon in everything we do. We feel like anybody can show up late to practice. Anybody can not make good grades. Anybody can be negative. People […]

Devils cruise to 48-0 win


The Germantown varsity football team crushed Jackson North Side 48-0 Friday night at home in their first game of the season. The Red Devils were already up 41-0 by halftime and never struggled to dominate the Indians. Standout senior receiver and defensive back Jaylin Williams had two early touchdowns for Germantown. Quarterback Ethan Payne connected […]

Houston alum debuts in major motion picture

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Nathan Davis Jr., who graduated Houston High in 2012, is starring in the new major motion picture Detroit. While attending Houston, Davis was heavily involved in Houston’s choir program and developed a close bond with Choir Director Dr. William Rayburn. Rayburn drove Davis to school almost every day throughout his time at Houston and attended […]