SHISD Mid-Week Message
Weekly Superintendent's Message for Spring Hill ISD
Mr. Spring Hill
Celebrating Billy Miller's Retirement after 20 (60) Years at Spring Hill
This Friday marks the end of an era, Billy Miller is retiring from Spring Hill ISD after 20 years as our Maintenance Director. Previously he was a 13-year Panther and in between his student and employee years, he was an involved parent with his children in Spring Hill ISD.
It is impossible to look around the four campuses and grounds of Spring Hill and not see an area that Mr. Miller has not put his work or influence into. He has spent countless hours handling Spring Hill business at all hours of the day and on the weekend.
Let's take a trip down memory lane, sort of a work eulogy :)
Billy was born on September 21, 1957 to Pete and Robbye Miller and was the 5th child born of 6 children, all of which were 13 year Panthers. He began his education at SHISD as a kindergarten student in 1963 with Mrs. Willie B Poston as his teacher. Billy's junior high years included him participating in athletics, where he was the team's quarterback, and band. When asked if he was the leader of a winning team, his response was "Well yes!!! Well...we won some." Billy continued his leadership during his high school years where he participated in band, basketball, football (was Honorable Mention his sophomore and junior year, All District , Most Valuable Defensive Player, and was awarded the Panther Award and Team Captain all in his senior year), track all 4 years, (regional qualifier his sophomore year), Most Athletic, Class president 3 years, FCA treasurer and last but not least, Billy was named Mr. Spring Hill his senior year.
One of Billy's fondest memories of his high school career was in 1973, his sophomore year, when he was a starting linebacker and slot back on the first Spring Hill team to beat White Oak. He was also the district champ in the 1/2 mile that same year, beating White Oak's 3 best runners! What made it extra special is that his dad would tell his White Oak co-workers that he had to raise a son to beat them!!
Upon graduation, Billy took a job at Stewart Construction working with Petro Chemical Construction. He worked there 3 years before being promoted to superintendent. He worked as the superintendent for another 18 years before coming to SHISD as the Maintenance Director.
Spring Hill ISD hired Billy on January 20, 1998. He has seen numerous changes in the district and has been a valuable asset as the district continued to progress. He has managed numerous building projects, remodel projects, maintenance projects, and custodial projects. Let's not forget the late night SONITROL calls. He has assisted in carnivals, elections, sporting events, meetings, community events, and anything else where assistance was needed. Overall, Billy said he is most proud of almost doubling the size and square footage of school buildings to the tune of approximately 50 million dollars, of course that came with great leadership, tax payer support and a great staff. "Spring Hill has really grown in 20 years and I have been fortunate to have been part of that" said Billy.
Billy met the love of his life at Spring Hill when he was in 5th grade, Miss Patti Perkins. They started dating their sophomore year and have been married 40 years this weekend! They have 2 daughters, Shelly Patty and Stacy Allee, both were 13 year Panthers and just like their dad, were very involved in SHISD. Shelly was a cheerleader and Stacy was the Panther mascot and was a member of the yearbook staff. Shelly is married to Jeff Patty and they have 2 children, Trinity and Ryan. Stacy is married to Brandon Allee and they have 2 children, Miller and Nate. Billy loves fishing, hunting and just hanging out with his kids and grandkids.
Billy and his family are members of Spring Hill First Baptist Church and are very active in the leadership of the church. Billy currently serves as a Deacon and is also on the Board of Trustees.
As you can see, Billy has been in a leadership position as a student, employee, husband, father, grandfather, and church member. Spring Hill ISD has been blessed by Billy’s great leadership skills as he carried on the school’s business with integrity and character for the past 20 years.
Good luck to you as you retire. May you enjoy what you love to do!
Billy's last day will be Friday. You will be missed my friend ~ Steve Snell
The New Spring Hill App Brings Quick Access to Your Fingertips
Spring Hill ISD launched its first ever app in September 2017 as an additional means to connect with the community. The app is designed for access to school and district information anytime from anywhere.
Check out a few of the features offered in our app:
- provides access to your student’s grades and attendance
- allows you to apply money to lunch accounts and view lunch menus
- keeps you informed on district news and events, classroom happenings, and extra- curricular events
- provides transportation information
- includes a staff directory
- offers an app feedback button and so much more
Since the launch of the app earlier this month, we have had an overwhelming response by downloads and app feedback. Recent comments received from the app feedback are:
- Love being able to see what’s going on in Panther Nation
- Great job football and band
- I love this app
- Great information. This grandmother can find out what’s happening and when
- The Spring Hill app is awesome! Go Panthers!
- Great app…makes it easier to get information
- The app is awesome, just like the school district
- Love it. Quick and efficient way to access school info
With the increasing use of mobile apps as a way of communication, we encourage you to download the Spring Hill ISD app from the app store as an additional way to stay in touch with the District.
Blue Brigade Drone Video
Homecoming Week Dress Up Days in the High School
"Derrick" Returns to White Oak
Spring Hill beats Rains 77-26
SH Alumni Foundation Hosts Car Show
Prime Time Players
Gage White, Kiante Stoker, Zach Tulpa, Dayson Adaway, Zach Henry, Efren Barcenas, Tony Boyd and Kaden Peppers, Spring Hill: White completed 7 of 10 passes for 136 yards and three touchdowns and added one rushing TD in the Panthers’ win over Rains. Stoker rushed for 102 yards and three touchdowns and recorded 15 tackles and three tackles for loss on defense. Tulpa picked up 155 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Adaway had two catches for 67 yards, both going the distance. Henry returned the second-half kickoff 71 yards for a TD. Barcenas was a perfect 11-for-11 on extra point attempts. Boyd had 11 tackles and two sacks, and Peppers finished with 13 tackles for the Panthers.
Congratulations to Vaughn Bufkin for being named Player of the Game vs White Oak
Spring Hill Cross Country Continues to Place on Top
Spring Hill Picks Up District Win over Chapel Hill
SPRING HILL 3, CHAPEL HILL 2: NEW CHAPEL HILL — Kristen Stewart's quadruple double helped lift Spring Hill rally past Chapel Hill, 21-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-22, 15-9, on Saturday in District 15-4A play.
Stewart finished with 10 service points, 13 kills, 13 assists, 14 digs, three blocks and two aces as Spring Hill moved to 1-1 in league play.
Avery Mercer made her varsity debut with 9 points, 15 assists, six digs and three kills. Hannah Methvin added six kills, 11 digs and seven blocks, Kaelyn Elliott six kills, seven blocks and 11 digs, Grace Browder four kills and Sam Schott 16 digs.
The Pack Supporting the Panthers!!!
Have you Downloaded the New Spring Hill App???
Download the new app today to stay in touch with all that is going on at Spring Hill ISD!