SHISD Mid-Week Message
Promoting Great Things in a Great School District
Homecoming Week! Here is a list of weekend events:
3:00 pm - Pep Rally in the high school gym
3:30 - 6:30 pm - Band & Athletic Boosters Tailgate in the high school parking lot, with fajitas and all the fixings
7:00 pm - Homecoming Court and Pre-game Activities - Panther Stadium
7:30 pm - Homecoming Game vs. Hughes Springs - Panther Stadium
Open House at the Teacherage from halftime to 11 pm.
11:30 am - Legacy Luncheon. Registration starts at 10:45 am - high school cafeteria
1:00 - 6:00 pm - Open House - at the Teacherage
2:00 - 6:00 pm - Alumni Association Car Show - junior high / intermediate parking lots. There will be Inflatables for the kids, face painting, clowns, and ice cream. There will also be door prizes and a raffle. A huge thank you goes out to Annette Wolverton and her family for working so hard for the Alumni Association. The Teacherage looks fantastic and I encourage everyone to come to the open house and take a stroll through the history of SHISD.
First Day of Fall
Today is officially the first day of fall. Of course, if you teach elementary school you probably already know that. In addition to shorter daylight and cooler weather, fall brings on lots of fond memories such as tracing hands and turning them into leaves on a tree, pumpkins, and of course the good ole thematic teacher sweaters.
By now we are all in a routine and teaching at full speed. It is hard to stop and take time to reflect when you are teaching as fast as you can to cover what has to be covered. We can also get busy with the distractions that kids bring with them from outside that affect their learning. From time to time, we need to slow down our pace a little and make sure our children and co-workers are okay.
Last week the high school was disrupted from events that took place outside of school. I was so proud of the staff of the high school for being the rock that kept the students' day as normal as possible during the events. We cannot control what happens outside of school, but we can always control how students are treated. Thank you for caring and supporting our students and each other. Thank you also to the administration, counselors, and SRO Askew for having our backs.
As we continue into the fall, take some time to remember the lessons of Jack Berckemeyer and Angela Maiers ~ have fun and enjoy the ride. The work you do not only matters it is important and valued. -ss
- Thank you to Mr. Miller and his staff for the great job they do! I want to share how pleased I was with the cleaning and grounds of the Intermediate in preparation for our open house! I am so appreciative of their diligence to keep our campus looking nice!
Ms. Albright has done a wonderful job managing our cafeteria services. She inherited a program that was financially in debt and has managed to turn that around and create a profit this year. She has also found a way to cut costs and save the district money through systematic changes. I would like to congratulate her on a job well done! - Barbara S.
Please congratulate Ms. Albright on a JOB WELL DONE!!
Panthers of the Month - September
Teacher Tool Kit
Nation Honor Society Induction Ceremony
Texas Tribune reports on Texas College rankings
I want to brag on Mrs. Mercer and Mr. Kiser who arranged to have trumpeters play taps for the students at the Intermediate at 8:46 am on Friday Sept. 11th. I am so appreciative to Mr. Kiser for supporting us and helping make this a very moving and respectful remembrance of those lives lost on Sept. 11th. Mr. Kiser was gracious enough to send three students to play live in each building which made this moment even more sentimental. It is always a pleasure to work with Mr. Kiser and his students! I would like to send a BIG Thank You to Mr. Kiser, his trumpeters, and to Mrs. Mercer for helping us teach the importance of remembering this historical day for our students.
Football had victories over Canton in 8th grade and JV.
Varsity lost to Canton in a close game.
Jr. High played Gilmer and did well.
PINE TREE KATY RANCH RECAP (9/19/2015)
HOT. HUMID. MUGGY. HILLY. For the Spring Hill cross country team those four words would easily sum up the Katy Ranch CC meet this past weekend. Nearly half-way through the season, when temperatures are suppose to be dropping, the sun allowed no such thing. Bringing with the heat was the East Texas humidity and as the day eased onward the muggy air soon brought out all the sweat before races even begun. Yet, despite the temps and the legendary hill known as “Big Mamma”, the runners who represented SHCC never backed down. For six solid races, SH constantly maintained a strong lead and killer finish. From the varsity boys, who have been dealing with sickness and injuries, to the JH girls who nearly all managed to improve in times and experience, SH once again left their mark.
For the first race of the day Kase White chased down Evan Barron, whose home field advantage proved successful, as White raced in with a second place finish in the Large School Varsity division. Followed by teammates (Fisher, Fruge, and Johnson - one shy of making a team), the boys all finished, once again, with negative times.
Following the varsity boys was the outstanding race provided by the JV boys, who all finished in the top quarter of the race! They continued working as a team, stride for stride. Crossing the line first for them was Manuel Flores, only to be closely followed by teammate Carson McNabb a second later. Coming in just a few seconds later were teammates Ethan Pimental and Peyton White, both continuing their race records by posting faster times for the third race in a row. Next up was the varsity and JV girls' races. With the motto, “take each race as a learning tool”, the girls once again made strides of improvement. By the time their race took off the temps were already scorching, yet bound by determination the girls in both races proved just how tough the SH girls really are. Freshman Kinsey Smith showed true grit as she paced her way to a fourth place finish out of 147 runners total.
In running, like in life, it’s not usually how you begin, but how you finish. And today it was just that. Ending with the two junior high races, both SH boys and girls stepped up to the starting line wearing those SH uniforms with one true goal…to represent their school with all they have. Be a strong teammate and never quit until the end is reached. The JH boys, coming off of an outstanding meet the previous weekend, had a little pressure, yet it never phased them. They finished as a team in 3rd place out of a total of 15 teams in schools from 1A to 6A, and they had 3 of the 7 runners finish in the top 15! Then there was the JH girls race. Despite being the last and hottest race of the day, the girls continued to thrive, both in energy and enthusiasm, and passion and determination. They finished 5th out of 14 teams and all improved their times from the previous week.
In conclusion of this day, tired and beyond sweaty, I as one of the coaches of this amazing group of runners couldn’t be more proud. Together we are getting better daily and meet times are proving the hard work that is put in. New members continue to ask about joining and I know it is not the sport itself, because CC is tough, painful, and sleep depriving. Yet, it is the team that makes each moment worth it all. I am blessed and this team is blessed. SHCC we are LEAVING OUR MARK!