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Coronavirus

I want to let parents know that we are closely monitoring the spread of the coronavirus and making appropriate plans in case it were to make it to East Texas. One action we can all take to ensure a healthier district is this: If your child is sick then please take them to the doctor and keep them at home. I’m amazed at how many students show up daily to our schools that are ill.


If you are traveling over spring break, please make sure and remember good hygiene. ALWAYS remember the importance of:


  • good handwashing with soap and water for AT LEAST 20 seconds
  • use of hand sanitizer when soap and water aren't available
  • keeping hands away from eyes, mouth and nose
  • covering coughs/sneezes with a tissue (followed by good handwashing) or in the inside of elbow
  • and discouraging the sharing of food/beverages ~ Superintendent Wayne Guidry

Breakfast With the Superintendent

As part of the Education Foundation's Blue Out Bash fundraiser, these students had the opportunity to have breakfast with the superintendent. They were able to enjoy IHOP pancakes on National Pancake Day with Dr Guidry!

East Texas Professional Credit Union Makes $500 Donation to the Education Foundation

Thank you to East Texas Professional Credit Union for their generous donation to our Education Foundation and for their continued support of our school!


Pictured is Janice Crews presenting a $500 check to Patti Miller.

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Skyward Family Access Provides Grades and Attendance for Parents and Students

We would like to remind parents about our Skyward Family Access program that gives both parents and students access to grades and attendance. Skyward allows both parents and students the ability to monitor progress at any time. Mr. White our instructional technologist has created a short tutorial that will show you how to create an account and also set up e-mail alerts. If you have questions about this process please feel free to contact your child's campus so we can assist.


Check out the tutorial below:

Education Foundation Blue Out Bash Fundraiser

SHHS Saxophone Ensemble Provides Entertainment for Leadership Longview's Class of 2020

SHHS Saxophone Ensemble

Superintendent Wayne Guidry Welcomes Leadership Longview to Spring Hill ISD in Honor of Public Education

Leadership Longview Mission

To strengthen and transform the community of Longview through a program of leadership development, community study, and involvement.

Program Objectives

  • To identify potential leaders in Longview and prepare them for positions of public and private decision-making.
  • To maintain and strengthen communication by creating opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with each other and community leaders.
  • To provide community education.
  • To increase awareness of problems, opportunities and issues affecting the Longview community.
  • Through participation in Leadership Longview, graduates become part of a new community resource capable of directing important activities in the community.
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PANTHER FAMILY NEWS

Congratulations to Payton White, SHHS Class of 2017, for being admitted to the DVM program at Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine as a member of the class of 2024. Parents,Tony and Monica, would like to thank all the faculty and staff at SHISD for their part in preparing Payton for this journey. She has been at LaTech for the last three year and chose to utilize what they call the 3 plus 1 option, which allows her to complete the vet school requirements in 3 years and after her first year of vet school, transfer those hours back to LaTech and apply for her Animal Science Degree. With a ton of hard work and several dual-credit and AP hours from SHHS, she has completed those requirements and received the acceptance phone call Friday afternoon, 2/14. An amazing Valentine for an amazing young lady.

Harmony by Happenstance

This is a very inspiring article about a Spring Hill dad and Panther supporter, Steve Marrs.

Steve is the father of Michael Marrs who is a junior at Spring Hill High School.

Please Vote for David Cook's Video

SHJH Wins 1st Place in the Cumberland Academy Academic Meet

SHJH UIL competed against 6 other area schools and got 1st place overall. Each grade level also received overall grade level places as well as individuals. Below are the overall totals:


Overall

Spring Hill: 1st place, 833 points

Henderson: 2nd place, 796 points

Bullard: 3rd place, 697 points

Kilgore: 4th place, 614 points

Chapel Hill: 5th place, 324 points

Gilmer: 6th place, 308 points

Cumberland Academy: 7th place, 132 points


Spring Hill Grade Level Overall:

6th Grade: 1st place

7th Grade: 2nd place

8th Grade: 2nd place

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Primary UIL 2nd Grade Chess Team (left to right): Melissa McBride (teacher), Gus Bowles, Coraline Cooper, Rooney Wheeler, Zachary Scott

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The Results are in for the Lifetouch Yearbook Showcase

Over 1000 entries were submitted and 10 were recognized in the Schools With Over 1000 Students category. SH Panther Press is proud to have received recognition in the category of design, theme, photography, and story content.


Please remember to order your yearbook. The deadline is March 20, $55 for the 6-12th grade book, YBPay.Lifetouch.com.

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Students Serve Others Through Art

BE SURE AND WATCH THE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS ARTICLE


Students at SHHS are often seen serving others. Not a week goes by that there is not a collection for the needy, a reach out to younger students, or a cause that needs supporting resounding from the 4th-period announcements. But this, thanks to the creative and compassionate efforts of Karen Ender, resident artist and art teacher for the high school. With the monetary support of the high school community, Ender was able to ship her students’ artwork to Pakistan though Memory Project. Ender and students hope to build international friendships and spread goodwill through the arts. And they were successful.


“We’re so grateful for all of the efforts you put into this project,” Ryan Egan, Portrait Project Manager for Memory Project said in an email to the Ender thanking students for the encouragement and help. ” It is our true privilege to do this work with you, and we very much hope to have that privilege again.”


The students and the recipients in Pakistan both gained from this project according to Ender.

“They fully understood that creating the portraits was a way to show them how much you care about their well-being and their future,” Ender reflected.


Spring Hill students will continue to support the community locally and globally as we learn to serve others with our thoughts and deeds. click here for video.

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Around the World in 40 Minutes

YBA HONORS TEACHERS WITH BANQUET AND 10 EXTRA MINUTES AT LUNCH


Entrepreneurship, Hospitality, Service, Culinary Arts: Not your typical Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic. But, at Spring Hill High School these courses are a critical part of the Career and Technology Education department’s varied pathways to obtain career readiness.

Courses in the Business and Industry Endorsement are designed to help young students see the career opportunities and experience real-life situations in which business and hospitality/service industry traits are used.


The SHHS Faculty and Staff are invited to attend a Trip Around the World, an annual luncheon promoted, budgeted, prepared, and served by the Young Business Association and The Culinary Arts classes, under the direction of Mrs. Holly Whittington, Young Business Association sponsor.


“We feel it is important to put our skills into practice,” sponsor Whittington said. “There is no better way than to show the faculty how much we appreciate all that they do for us.”

Mrs. Whitt, lovingly nicknamed by students, gives students the opportunity to participate in many ways. Not only do her young entrepreneurs operate a coffee shop on campus, The Spill, but also manage a school store, The Prowl, with various school supplies and snacks along with teaching direct instruction on business practices and entrepreneurship as a whole.

“ I cooked the rice and macaroni,” senior Damian White said. “ I am in the principles of business and finance class so I did not plan the menu, only looked at prices and gave service to making it happen.”

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Spring Hill ISD Represented in the Association of Texas Small School Bands All-State Band

On behalf of the membership of the Association of Texas Small School Bands, I would like to congratulate your school for being represented in the 2020 ATSSB All-State Band. All-State honors is the highest goal to which over 10,000 1A, 2A, 3A, and 4A high school bandsmen strived but only 300 achieved this year. I am sure that your band, your school, and your community are proud that your school is one of only 167 across the state represented in this prestigious group. ~ Kenneth L. Griffin ATSSB Executive Secretary


Congratulations to these members of the Blue Brigade:

Ty Barclay—Bass Trombone-2nd Chair

Carson Horn-Trombone 5th chair
Andy Pearce-Trumpet 10th chair
Nick Vadasz—Percussion 5th Chair


ATSSB All-State Band members perform at the Lila Cockrell Theatre in San Antonio, Texas.

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PTA Hosts Mother / Son Dance

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PTA Hosts Daddy / Daughter Dance

Freshman Boys Finish Season as District Champs

In the final game of the season, the freshman boys entered the game in a tie with Chapel Hill with 9-2 records in district. Chapel Hill won the last meeting in Tyler. The game started out really close when the first quarter saw Spring Hill down by 2. Chapel Hill went on a run and spread the lead to 18-8 before the Panthers turned in their own run. Jax Stovall scored 7 in the second quarter with help from his teammates Giddings, Mayhew and Thomas who scored a bucket each. The big difference in the game came in the third quarter when the Panthers outscored Chapel Hill 16-6. The three deep balls came from Brooks Hill, Ryan McClain, and Jax Stovall to help the comeback. Elijah Mayhew had two nice layups as well as Giddings and Bell making it to the freethrow line to add to the Panther total. Chapel Hill added pressure in the fourth to make things interesting but Spring Hill went 6-10 at the stripe to hold things solid for the win.


Point Scorers:
Jax Stovall 15
Elijah Mayhew 9
Isaiah Thomas 8
Brooks Hill 8
Jaden Giddings 3
Ryan McClain 3
Austin Bell 2


Congratulations to the Spring Hill Freshman boys on their District Championship! Great things to come from those kids in the future! ~ Coach Michael Colvin

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2020 Census ~ Make Spring Hill Count

The once-a-decade population count serves as a basis for distributing federal assistance to schools and other programs. Join us to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census and help ensure that our students, educators and community members receive the resources we need. More information at census.gov
#longviewcounts
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SHHS 5K for RAINN ***Note Date Change

SHHS is hosting a 5K and Easter Egg Hunt for RAINN on April 11 (previously scheduled for March 21). This will be a great opportunity for the community to come out and support this fundraiser and also count your run toward the Million Mile Month, https://events.healthcode.org/.


This event will serve both projects!

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Coming Soon ~ Million Mile Month...WE NEED YOU

Spring Hill Employees, Students, and Community,


This April 1-30, Spring Hill ISD will participate in the Million Mile Month, a global challenge to achieve a million miles of activity for a healthier you, our school, and community. Let’s show everyone how many miles the Spring Hill Community can complete together this April. Registration is quick and participation is easy and fun.


HOW TO REGISTER:

1. Visit https://events.healthcode.org/mmm2020 to register. Donations are optional, tax

deductible, and support HealthCode’s ability to provide programs free to kids and low income

communities. For FREE registration just select the Bronze level and enter “0” in the “enter

amount field”.


2. Select New Registrants.


3. On the Edit Profile page, choose “Spring Hill ISD” from the “Select Your Organization”

pull-down.


4. Then choose your group from the “Select Your Group” pull-down. We have organized it into

groups for convenience in tracking your miles.


5. Select your Mileage Goal. We are challenging everyone to log 30 miles for the month.


6. Finally, click “Complete Registration”. You are now registered.


Be sure to spread the word and encourage others to join the team.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:

Starting April 1, sign in to your Million MIle Month Personal Profile page and enter your activity miles or minutes. Entering your activity is simple through the web site and is mobile friendly, accessible from any device. (Or sync up with Fitbit or MapMyFitness.)

Check out the Public Leaderboards to see how we are doing in the rankings. Also see our Private Leaderboard by clicking on Spring Hill ISD in your Private Profile page.

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2020-2021 District Calendar Released

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2020 Panther Football Schedule...Catch that Panther Spirit

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A Message From Nurse Jaymie Walton

Spring Hill Parents,

FLU season has arrived!

Common signs and symptoms of the flu are fever greater than 100F, coughing/sneezing,

headache, body aches and extreme fatigue.

Please help us minimize the spread of the flu by keeping your student home if they have a fever

greater than 100F. Your student must also be fever free for a full 24 hours WITHOUT the use of

fever reducing medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen before they can return to school.

Good handwashing, staying home when running fever and exhibiting flu symptoms and yearly

flu vaccines are the best way to protect your family and reduce the spread of the flu.

Thank you for helping us keep our Spring Hill students healthy!

Public Service Announcement

Shape Your Future: The 2020 Census

Blessed to be a Spring Hill Panther: Proud Past...Promising Future

  • TEA "A" Rated district
  • K-12 Education
  • Premier school district in East Texas
  • College and Career Readiness best in the area
  • Low teacher / student class ratio
  • Honors, dual-credit, gifted & talented, Career & Technical Education, and numerous local courses offered
  • UIL Academics, robotics, theatre/drama, band, drill team, cheerleading, athletics and bass club activities offered
  • State award winning band
  • Education Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • District enrollment at an all time high
  • Designated as a District of Innovation by the Texas Education Agency
  • Outstanding parent and community support
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Spring Hill Independent School District...The Hidden Treasure of East Texas

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Find us in the App Store

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Spring Hill ISD Partnerships

Spring Hill ISD would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support through the marquee partnership program. Proceeds help support:
  • Classroom technology
  • Fine arts exposure and experience
  • Support athletic programs
  • Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
  • Scholarships

For advertising information, please contact the superintendent's office at 903-323-7740.

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Baseball / Softball Field Update