SHISD Mid-Week Message

Weekly Superintendent's Message for Spring Hill ISD

SH Education Foundation Blue Out Bingo

Panther Nation,

I want to encourage all of you to attend and support our Education Foundation at Blue Out Bingo at The Reserve on Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM. Prizes will be for everyone (not just ladies this time) including Yeti Coolers, boots, purses, etc. There will be a silent auction and door prizes. Tickets are $50 and must be purchased in advance. Tickets include dinner, drinks, and 10 Bingo cards and can be purchased at www.shisd.net. Seating is limited so don't wait to get your tickets. Come join us for a fun night that raises money for teacher grants.


Kudos:

  • Thanks to Billy Miller and our maintenance and custodial crew for combating the outbreak of flu by doubling up on building cleaning and disinfecting. Remember to wash your hands and cover your coughs and sneezes.
  • Ann Kroyer helped a mom who will be relocating to Spring Hill. Ann received this email from the mom after she left ~ I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you for all your help today! I look forward to being here permanently and having all this work behind me. Relocation is so hard and it helps so much to meet people that care! Thanks again ~ Wendy McClimon.


Family Concerns

  • Gloria Willeford had surgery this week. She is home resting and doing fine.
  • Carol Procell is recovering and is back at work this week.
  • Intermediate student Braylon C. is in need of prayers as he begins his treatments for cancer. The doctor's prognosis is positive and hoping for a full recovery. Intermediate will sell bracelets to help the family with medical expenses.

LEADERSHIP LONGVIEW COMES TO SHISD

This week Leadership Longview hosted an Education Day. Forty members of the business community toured PTISD Pre-K, SH High School, and LeTourneau University. The team was given a demonstration by Mrs. Bass' Robotic program and shown the 3D printer in action. Mrs. Rice's culinary arts students prepared and served the team lunch while they listened to a group panel of community educators from each district, The Crisman School, and St. Mary's Catholic School.

The students discussed how SHHS has prepared them for life after high school and focused on CTE classes. Panther family, you would be very proud to hear the kind words all students said about the efforts of their teachers and the impact they have made on their lives.


Thanks to Leann Holder, Tana Bray and Cathy Reed for preparing the library for the team and thank you to the high school and Mr. Lind for the excellent hospitality.

Students Recognizing Teachers that Make a Difference

The students at Sylvan Learning Center are given the opportunity each 6 weeks to write about a teacher that has made a difference in their education. This 6 weeks, Mrs. Edney was nominated by Addi F. She was presented with a certificate, coffee mug, Starbucks card and some other goodies.
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Debate Team Sweeps District!

Congratulations to our Debate Team and Mrs. White. They did awesome at District!


  • 1st Place-Macy Borens and Mallory Wallace
  • 2nd Place-Logan Smith and Levi Ferguson
  • 3rd Place- Jason Galeas and Madison Vaughn


That amounts to a DISTRICT SWEEP!

District of Innovation

Based on HB 1842, Spring Hill has started the process to gain a District of Innovation distinction. The next meeting will be held in the junior high library from 2-4 pm on Monday, Feb. 20. The meetings are open to the public and we encourage families, businesses, staff and students to attend.


Potential benefits of becoming a District of Innovation include:

  • Local control: Districts decide which flexibilities best suit their local needs.
  • Customization: Districts can create an innovation plan for a level of school (e.g., only high schools), grade level, or a single campus.
  • Autonomy: Districts must submit a District of Innovation plan to the commissioner of education, but approval is not required.
  • Flexibility: Districts will have the flexibility to implement practices similar to charter schools, including exemptions from mandates such as: school start calendar, 90% attendance rule, class-size ratios, site-based decision-making processes, certain student discipline provisions, use of planning and preparation periods, teacher appraisal requirements
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Avery Signs With Seminole State to Play Volleyball

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Colton Signs With ETBU to Play Football

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FRISCO INDOOR MEET RECAP

This past Saturday, eight high school track boys traveled to their first indoor meet, held at The Star in Frisco. These boys were among over 1,000 other competitors, many of which were setting state and national records. They ran in 200, 400, 800, 1600, and 3200 meter events. They ended up leaving the track, setting not only many personal best, but gaining valuable experience to take home for themselves and their teammates. We are excited for what is to come in the near future as track season is now upon us. We look forward to hopefully going far this season as we represent Spring Hill. Thank you for all of your support.

(Below are their marks this week)

*denotes Personal Best

1600- (105 RUNNERS)

*Austin Martin: 5:02 70th (Ranked 14th in 4A, 1st 1A-6A 9th graders in state)

*Kalen Barlow: 5:14 90th (Ranked 20th in 4A, 2nd 1A-6A 9th graders in state)

*Mason Hancock: 5:18 93rd (ranked 23rd in 4A, 3rd 1A-6A 9th graders in state)

*Craig Hunnicutt: 5:57 101

*Haden Bray: 5:58 102

200- 121 runners

Kev'ron Madden : 25.05

Carson Fruge: 25.00

800- 55 runners

*Austin Martin: 2:08 25th (now ranked 41st in the state 1A-6A & 1st in 4A, & 1st 1A-6A in the state for 9th graders)

Reese Phillips: 2:15 44th

400- 114 runners

*Kev'ron Madden- 56.88 86th

Carson Fruge- 56.02 81st

Reese Phillips- 58.28 101st

3200- 56 runners (note two runners didn’t run, due to timer error)

Craig Hunnicutt- 12:40 (first time running event)

Haden Bray- 12:42 (first time running event)

8th Grade Basketball

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7th Grade Basketball

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Lady Panther Soccer

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Check www.shpanthernation.org for updates