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A Message from the Superintendent

Recently I was visiting with a parent of a secondary student who was considering moving their child to another local school in order to provide more educational opportunities for them. As I listened and attempted to not be offended as the leader of Spring Hill ISD, I couldn’t help but think what such a move would mean for the student during these critical years of their life. As a parent that has moved twice during the past two years, I have always had one goal in mind. I wanted to be in a permanent home before my daughter entered 7th grade. I have always felt that students are able to adapt to new environments much easier when they are younger. Once they enter 7th grade that ability to adapt becomes much more difficult for many students. At this point, social circles have become much closer on campuses and it becomes more difficult for a new student to enter. Impossible? No. But as parents who want the very best for their children, I think it is something we need to consider when making great choices for our children.

As the leader of Spring Hill I also take responsibility because I don’t believe we promote the incredible programs we offer as a school district. Many of our high school students are currently enrolled in college dual credit courses. Six of our seniors will graduate this year with a combined 162 hours of college dual credit hours. These students will leave with close to 27 college hours each and basically enter college as sophomores. Next year we are initiating a plan where over the course of four years our students will be able to graduate with all of their college core classes completed. This next year we will also provide seven programs of study:

  • Accounting and financial services
  • Culinary arts
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical
  • Welding
  • Digital communications
  • Healthcare diagnostics
  • Cybersecurity/information technology

We are attempting to assure that the culmination of each of these pathways lead to a professional certification.

I could write for pages about the technical side of why Spring Hill ISD will provide our students with everything they need to be successful at their next phase in life. However, as a parent I would like to tell you why I think this is the best district for my own two children, who I hope will grow up to be doctors and lawyers. It’s the quality of our students and staff that I think will give my children every advantage they need in life in order to be successful. The people we interact with and the people we learn from play a major role in determining how successful our children become in life. During my short time here I can assure you that our children have every opportunity to become successful based on the people they are surrounded by in Spring Hill ISD and the programs we offer.

Tip of the day: Many of our students that leave often end up returning within six months.

Wayne Guidry


Spring Hill ISD

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening of Baseball / Softball Complex January 31, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

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School Board Recognition Month ~ Launching the Next Generation

Spring Hill ISD joins with the Texas Association of School Boards to honor our Board members for their dedicated leadership in public education and continuing service to the children of this community as they launch us into the next generation!

STRONG SCHOOLS = STRONG COMMUNITIES, Thank a School Board Member Today!

Employees of the Month Recognized at School Board Meeting

Congratulations to Lupita Burrows, Teacher of the Month, and to Alexus Mayfield, Support Staff of the Month for January. Both employees represent the primary campus.

Pictured below:

Left to right ~ Superintendent Wayne Guidry, Lupita Burrows, Alexus Mayfield, Trustee Ben Shelton and Trustee Frank Bufkin.

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Panthers of the Month Named for January

Campus principals recognized their Panthers of the Month at the January Board meeting as follows:

High School ~ Dylan Freeman

Junior High ~ Caleb Peurifoy

Intermediate ~ Helen Rivas

Primary ~ Jacob Chezam

Pictured below:

Left to right ~ Superintendent Wayne Guidry, Dylan Freeman, Caleb Peurifoy, Helen Rivas, Trustee Ben Shelton, and Trustee Frank Bufkin.

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Spring Hill High School is Adding to its Career and Technology Education Program for the 2020-21 School Year

Dear Wayne,

The CTE expansion that you are leading in the Spring Hill ISD is exciting! Your focus on exploring job opportunities, matching training to a student’s interests, and ensuring that their interests and training are employable is commendable. I’m with you, we don’t want students having to go to Antarctica to find work! Nice job!!

Barry Haenisch

Executive Director

Texas Association of Community Schools

Students to Graduate with College Hours

These six students will graduate high school with a combined 162 college hours, which is an average of 27 college hours per student. Congratulations to Hope Haney, Riley Smith, Karlie Smith, Colin Castleberry, Alston Massey, and Caden Noah!

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Spring Hill High School Student Reece Malone Recognized for Outstanding Musical Accomplishments

SHISD would like to recognize Reece Malone for his outstanding accomplishments as a phenomenal musician. As a sophomore student at Spring Hill High School, Reece is currently endorsed by Gibson Guitars and Ernie Ball Guitar Strings. He was recently flown to California to open a show for Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Don Felder of the Eagles, and Slash of Guns N Roses and has played with a member of the Rolling Stones.

Reece was mentioned in a blog by Ernie Ball Guitar Strings, blog.ernieball.com ~ The 16-year-old, Reece Malone is the reason the word "prodigy" exists. Though he is from Longview, Texas, he has been cutting his teeth all across the nation, shredding on the guitar at various events. He's got the chops to stand up with any blues or rock 'n' roll players of today's intensely competitive guitar world.

You can follow Reece on Facebook and Instagram @ Reese Malone Music. Reece, we are so proud of you and wish you the very best in your music career!

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Good luck to all our students in the UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest

Nick Vadasz Getting Ready for Solo & Ensemble Contest

Students Earn Texas All State Band Honors

Congratulations to the following band students for their area auditions. The following students made 1st and 2nd alternates to the Texas All-State Band:

Haleigh Yoder- Baritone Saxophone

Alston Massey-Euphonium

Jackson Massey-Percussion

Chris Kendall— Percussion-2nd alternates.

The following students auditioned and made the Texas All State Band. These students will audition again and perform at the Texas Music Educators Association convention in February.

Ty Barclay—Bass Trombone

Carson Horn-Trombone

Andy Pearce-Trumpet

Nick Valdez—Percussion

Thank you students for all of your hard work, dedication and commitment to excellence. Congratulations!!! ~ Mike Moody

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Cheerleaders place in the Top 20 at UIL State Cheer Competition

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Spring Hill State Bank Student Advisory Board

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SHHS Theatre Tours the London Museum and the Pleasant Hill Cemetary

Spring Hill High School Theatre had a great trip to New London Texas to Tour the London Museum and the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Students are in production of the play, The Girl in the White Pinafore, by Jiggs Burgess. Students were researching the real tragedy of the 1937 school explosion where 290 children lost their lives. Students were able to identify with their real life characters, stories, and memorabilia. Students also visited the cemetery where many of the victims were laid to rest. Rows of headstones all with the same date; March 18, 1937.
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Welcome to Our Newest Panther


Born: December 20, 2020

Weight: 8 lbs 10 oz

Length: 21.5 inches

Proud Parents: Trevor and Jazz Martin
Proud Grandparents: Ben and Chenena Martin

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JH Custodians Work as a Team to Keep Their Building in Tip-Top Shape

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All District Team Tennis Named

Congratulations to the following students for being chosen to the All District Tennis Team for Fall Tennis:

  • Emmaline Nichols
  • Maz Morton
  • Collin Castleberry
  • Zach Couch
  • Jace Jones

Thank you for your outstanding work in the classroom as well as on the court. We are proud of you!

Order Your Panther Yearbook While Supplies Last

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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!

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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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Baseball / Softball Field Update