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A Message From the Superintendent

Panther Nation,


Due to the unique circumstances surrounding this school year, teachers have taken on dual tasks of preparing both virtual and face to face lessons. As the year has progressed, it's become evident that teachers need additional time to plan rigorous and meaningful lessons for both sets of students. In an effort to meet the various needs of all students in our district, Spring Hill ISD is considering implementing a 4 1/2 day student instructional week beginning Friday, October 9th, and extending through the end of the school year. In this model, students will attend school all day Monday through Thursday, and then have an abbreviated schedule on Friday. Teachers will be required to work a full day on Fridays, and participate in planning and preparation activities. Release times we are currently considering for Fridays are: Junior High - 12:20 p.m.; High School - 12:30 p.m.; Intermediate - 1:15 p.m.; Primary 1:25 p.m. If needed, each campus will provide supervision of students until the end of the normal school day. Buses will run at mid-day and at the end of the day.


Please answer the following questions to let us know if your student will require campus supervision on Friday afternoons, your student's name, the grade your student is in, in addition to transportation information.


Wayne Guidry

Superintendent

Spring Hill ISD

Instructional Week FAQ - Check This Out for Additional Information

DID YOU KNOW?

Covid-19 Cases


Currently we have one active student Covid-19 case within the district and no staff cases.

Spotlight on New Career and Technology Courses

PRINCIPLES OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY


The 2020 school year is full of doubts and questions. But, one thing is certain. The Career and Technology Education Department at Spring Hill High School is in full growth mode. The department, under the leadership of Assistant Superintendent Adrian Knight, is adding new programs and expanding existing programs to provide opportunities for each and every Panther seeking career readiness, especially in regard to technology.


Principles of Information Technology prepares students to succeed in the workplace. Tony White, resident Google Expert and Technology Specialist for the district, said that students gain proficiency with word processing, email, and presentation management software. Students will also be able to demonstrate digital literacy through the basic study of computer hardware, operating systems, networking, the Internet, web publishing,

spreadsheets, and database software. Mr. White added that the growing needs of technology in the light of virtual learning and the acquisition of Chromebooks for all students, made the district rethink this decision and ask him to take the lead.


“I thought it would be fun to get back in the classroom,” teacher Tony White said, “They wanted to offer some more CTE classes and asked if I could teach it, so I said yes.”

White added that this course allows students to explore careers in information technology and business. But, most importantly, it allows for hands-on activities to create, analyze, and apply skills that employers expect in the field of Information Technology.


“I chose this class because I like technical stuff,” Junior Brody Turner said. “I like being able to use a computer and know what I’m doing. And Mr. White is cool.” Some students see the class as a stepping stone for the future.


“This class will be very beneficial for my future,” Junior Ethan Miller said. “Especially when I go into the technology field in the Air Force.”

Student and Staff Recognitions for September 2020

Spring Hill ISD proudly introduces the Panthers of the Month and Employees of the Month for September 2020:


Panthers of the Month

  • Raylee Duckworth - Primary, 2nd grade
  • Rooney Wheeler - Intermediate, 3rd grade
  • Alicia Chean - Junior High, 6th grade
  • Najah Jackson - High School, 12th grade


Employees of the Month

  • Donald Cline - Teacher of the Month
  • Suzanne Barlow - Support Staff of the Month


These award winners were recognized at the regular board meeting via video. Congratulations to you all!

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Back to School Pep Rally ~ Meet the Panthers

Students and Teachers Recognized at Panther Pep Rally by Harlen the Sports Guy and Pigskin Bob and East Texas Professional Credit Union

Mrs. Sipes' Kindergarten Class Participates in Region 7's Ecoland Virtual Field Trip

Thank you to Region 7 for going the extra mile for the students in the region by taking your Ecoland field trip presentation virtual for students to enjoy from the safety of their classroom!

First-time Educator, Brook Niles-Abbas, Featured in CBS Video


School is back in session, even if not everyone is returning to the classroom.

"I have about, I would say, 20 something kids who are virtual learners," Brook Abbas said.

For educators like Abbas, 2020 is her first experience with this dual learning environment.

"I had this image in my head of what school would be like based on what I went through in school. So, I just had this picture of what it would be."


Check out the video for the rest of Brook's story.

FREE 2020-2021 Every Child Has Access Resource Guide

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Welcome to Our Newest Panther

PTA Shows Appreciation to the District

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I want to brag on Gene Evans and Travis VanHoose for these beautiful racks to hold our team pictures. We were having trouble with them staying on the wall securely and they came up with this awesome design and executed it to perfection! Thank you! ~ Teri Burns

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Spring Hill Cross Country

Congratulations to Marshall Bodenheimer for placing #1 at the Pine Tree cross country meet and to the boys and girls teams, both earning 2nd place.

GREAT JOB!!

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Get Your Panther Football Tickets

Spring Hill Panther Radio

Spring Hill Panther Radio was established so every Panther Fan could listen live to Spring Hill High School sporting events. This is Spring Hill Panther Radio's third season for broadcasting games over the internet. Cody Ferguson and Carl Newman look forward to bringing you every exciting play from this season's games and look forward to providing an entertaining sportscast for friends and family members of Spring Hill.


Meet your Broadcasters:

FAMILY: Stronger - Together

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Update on 2019-2020 Yearbooks

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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:

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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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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