Spring Hill ISD

District Newsletter

No School Monday, September 23, 2019

Just a reminder that students will not have school on Monday, September 23, 2019. Faculty and staff will be participating in professional development. Enjoy your long weekend.

A Message from the Superintendent

We are currently in our sixth week of school and I want to remind parents to be checking those backpacks for progress reports if you aren’t currently using Skyward to monitor your child’s grades. If you aren’t utilizing Skyward I would encourage you to follow the steps below in order to gain access to our student software system. Skyward gives you access to your child’s grades 24/7. You can view grades directly from your cell phone or computer.

I also want to remind parents that Monday is a student holiday/staff professional development day. In the month of October we have moved our regularly scheduled board meeting from October 14th to the 21st.

I enjoyed watching parents come to the school this week and eat lunch with their children. Tip of the day: One day they may not want you to come and eat with them. Take advantage of every opportunity you get to come and eat with them.

Parent Skyward Access

Parents, please follow these steps to check your student’s grades through Skyward:

  1. Go to the school website, www.shisd.net.
  2. Under the Parent tab - choose Skyward Student.
  3. Enter Login ID: If you need this - contact the campus secretary / receptionist and she will check that your email is in the system and send you a link with your information.
  4. Enter Password: the link from the campus will have a password reset option.
  5. When Skyward opens - Click “Open Family Access” in the upper right hand side of the page
  6. If you have more than one student, there will be a drop down box on the top left hand side of the window for you to select which student you wish to view.
  7. Choose the option from the Menu down the left hand side of the page. For Example - Gradebook - this will open up your student’s grades. You may then click on a specific grade for more details.

Panther Spirit...Catch It

Panther Spirit...Catch It!

SHHS Leaders' Core Honors First Responders Day

The high school Leaders' Core had the privilege of visiting 2 local fire stations in honor of First Responders Day. They delivered snack baskets as a small token of appreciation.
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Superintendent Wayne Guidry Reads to Sixth Grade Students in Remembrance of 9/11

In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony began in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed upon the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept it. The gift is as unexpected as it is extraordinary.

A mere nine months have passed since the September 11 attacks, and hearts are raw as these legendary Maasai warriors offer their gift to a grieving people half a world away. Word of the gift will travel newswires around the globe, and for the heartsick American nation, the gift of fourteen cows emerges from the choking dust and darkness as a soft light of hope—and friendship.

This New York Times best seller recounts the true story from Wilson Kimeli Naiyomah of a touching gift bestowed on the United States by a tribe of Maasai Warriors in the wake of the September 11th attacks. With the stunning paintings of Thomas Gonzalez, master storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy hits all the right notes in this elegant story of generosity that crosses boundaries, nations, and cultures.

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Celebrate Freedom Week at Spring Hill Junior High

Each year, during the week that includes September 17, Texas schools honor Celebrate Freedom Week to highlight the values and ideals on which the United States was founded as well as the sacrifices that were made for freedom in the founding of the country. Students learn about the intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, including the Bill of Rights. Students also examine the relationship between the ideas in these documents and subsequent American history.
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SHJH Proudly Supports the Red, White & Blue

Congratulations to our September Employees of the Month

Teacher of the Month ~ Renee Chapman, Primary Campus

Support Staff of the Month ~ Maria Diaz, Primary Campus

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SHISD is Proud to Announce September Panthers of the Month

Blaize Moris ~ Primary

Isabelle Howerton ~ Intermediate

Jack Cooper ~ Junior High

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Peyton Borens ~ High School
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Samantha Schott Represents Spring Hill ISD in Miss Gregg County Pageant

Samantha Schott represents Spring Hill High School. She is the daughter of Brian and Renea Schott. Her high school activities include varsity cross country, softball, volleyball and band. She is a member of the student council and National Honor Society. She enjoys running, traveling with softball and spending time with friends. She volunteers with Hiway 80 Rescue Mission at Thanksgiving and Christmas and also with Special Olympics. She attends Grace Crossing United Methodist Church. Her plan is to attend Seton Hall University in New Jersey and major in pre-med while playing volleyball.

AP History Classes Visit LeTourneau University to View Johnson Space Center Exhibit

Mrs. Emmie Drueckhammer's AP History classes visited LeTourneau University to view an exhibit on loan from the Johnson Space Center and listen to lectures from local people involved in the Apollo Space Program.
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High School Health Science Students Attend UT Tyler's Pre-Health Conference

Ms. Borden's Health Science students attended the University of Texas Health Science Center Pre-Health Clinic at UT Health Center. Thank you to Dr. Kent Willis for providing this outstanding opportunity!





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High School Art Students Participate in Creating a Kinder World Through Art

The Memory Project is dedicated to promoting intercultural awareness, friendship, and kindness between children around the world through the universal language of art.

They facilitate two global programs: a Portrait Program where high school art students create portraits as special gifts for children facing substantial challenges around the world and an Art Exchange where elementary and middle school students engage in positive citizen diplomacy by exchanging heartfelt artwork with children from countries in tension with the USA.

Thank you to our new high school art teacher, Karen Ender, for introducing our students to this amazing program!

What a Great Turnout! Thank You for Supporting the Education Foundation Chick-fil-A Spirit Night

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Welcome Hollyn Claire Louvier

Weight: 8lbs

Length: 20 inches

Birthdate: September 6, 2019

Proud Parents: Coach Jonny and Meghann Louvier

50 Years of Fabulous...Happy Birthday Officer Askew

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Hickerson Makes 2nd Chair Trumpet in All-Region Jazz Band

Congratulations to Justin Hickerson for making 2nd chair trumpet in the All-Region Jazz Band. Justin will advance to All-Area. He will be performing in a concert in Pleasant Grove. ~ Mike Moody

Spring Hill ISD SHAC Holds First Meeting of the 2019-2020 School Year

SHAC is an advisory body which serves to provide guidance, recommendations and other assistance to the board of trustees in order to promote healthy lifestyles and academic achievement for our SHISD students. This committee includes parents, community members and school personnel.

For additional information contact us at contact@shisd.net.

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SHISD Hosts First Substitute Training Class of the Year

On any given day, teachers are absent due to illness, professional development, family leave, and jury duty. Without substitute teachers, these situations could cause major complications: instruction is interrupted, classes are doubled up, and preparation periods are lost. Without capable substitutes, teacher absences can have a domino effect that impacts the entire school.

Maintaining the quality and consistency of our education system on an ongoing basis means having a qualified professional in every classroom. Quality substitute teachers contribute to maintaining progress in the learning environment, thereby helping to promote student achievement.

Thank you to all who came for training! We appreciate you giving of your time to learn what it takes to be a substitute teacher at Spring Hill ISD.

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Homecoming 2019

Education Foundation Proudly Presents the 2019 Distinguished Faculty / Alumni Award Recipients

The Education Foundation will recognize its 2019 Distinguished Faculty / Alumni Award Recipients at the Homecoming pep rally on September 27 at 3:30 pm in the high school gym. A reception to honor these award winners will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Spring Hill Museum at 3211 Spring Hill Rd.

Congratulations to the following award recipients:

  • Larry Risinger, SHISD Alumni, Class of 1961
  • Teri Brown Burns, SHISD Faculty / Alumni, Class of 1980
  • Michelle Moore, SHISD Alumni, Class of 1983
  • Jose Sanchez, SHISD Alumni, Class of 1994

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Senior Homecoming Queen Candidates

Left to Right:

J'Dee Stovall, Kaitryn Johnson, Ashlee Blake, Grace Iltis, Zoe Goudarzi, and Lexi Gossage

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Junior Duchesses

Left to Right:

Samantha Schott and Taylor Brewer

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Sophomore Duchesses

Left to Right:

Maycee Buchanan and Ale Guerrero

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Freshman Duchesses

Left to Right:

Amirah Alexander , Halee Bray, and Lindsay Hall

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SHJH WAVE Group Attends 2019 School Day Show

Spring Hill Junior High WAVE group had the privilege of attending 2019 School Day Show at LeTourneau University. Comedian Robert Post shared that he barely survived middle school. He struggled because of various learning disabilities. He found that making people laugh saved him. In his multimedia performance, kids talk to kids in a compelling, funny and educational show, dealing with real issues affecting students today including social media, testing, bullying and peer pressure.

This amazing man had the entire audience of middle school students completely engaged. I'm so glad we were able to go! ~ Mandy Jameson, Counselor SHJH

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SHISD Students Surpass "Sock it to White Oak" Sock Competition Goal

White Oak Student Council members invited Spring Hill ISD to a friendly competition to collect socks to donate to Hiway 80 Rescue Mission and House of Hope. Both schools challenged the junior high and high schools to collect. The goal was set for 1000 pairs of socks between the two campuses. SHISD rose to the occasion and surpassed the goal by 564 pairs gathering a grand total of 1564 pairs of socks!
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6th Annual Battle of the Bands

In 2014, Chili's started the Battle of the Bands to benefit local marching bands. Each band receives 10% of the sales brought in by their supporters. The band that brings in the most support receives an extra cash reward.

For the past 5 years Spring Hill has challenged White Oak in this friendly competition. We are proud to say that we won the first 4 challenges. However, we fell short this year and our competition claimed the victory by $171.64.

Totals for each school:

  • Spring Hill - $8722.05
  • White Oak - $8893.69
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Kalen Barlow Sets XC School Record

Kalen Barlow set a new cross country record for Spring Hill ISD with a time of 15:50 at the Tyler Lee Classic. He is now ranked 2nd in the state in 4A and 25th in the state. Congratulations Kalen and Go Panthers!
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Spring Hill's Own Andrea Jones Qualifies to Run the Boston Marathon

“I started running with a friend about 9 years ago. We could barely run a mile and decided we wanted to train for a half marathon! After the half marathon we continued running because we enjoyed the time together and it was a good stress reliever. My favorite marathon was the St. Jude's Marathon in Memphis. I ran as a "Hero" which means I raised money for St. Jude's in order to run the marathon. This was a special race because we got to run through the campus of the hospital and see some of the patient's and their families outside the hospital cheering for the runners. They were all so appreciative of everyone running the race because St. Jude's families never receive a bill, so all of the proceeds go to benefit these families. It was a special race to be able to run for such a wonderful cause.” - Andrea Jones; Math Teacher, Student Council Sponsor and Twirlers/Flags Sponsor
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Junior High & High School Football Sweep the Roughnecks

8th Grade Volleyball Wins Spring Hill Tournament

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Seventh Grade Battles to Win Second Place in Spring Hill Tournament

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Calling all Panthers Grades K - 6

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First Ever Panther Fan Run Through Was a Huge Success

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Mini Cheer Camp Saturday

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Pep Rally Schedule for the 2019 Football Season

8:30 am Pep Rally Schedule:

  • September 13 - White Oak game
  • September 20 - Rusk game
  • October 18 - Liberty Eyleau game (Pink Out)

3:30 pm Pep Rally Schedule:

  • September 6 - Bullard game
  • September 27 - Malakoff game (Homecoming)
  • November 8 - Pittsburg game (Blue Out, Senior Night)

All pep rallies will be held in the high school gym.

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Panther Radio

Panther Fans,

For live play by play action of the Panther football games, click on the link below.

Lady Panther Basketball Team to Play at the American Airline Center in Dallas

The Spring Hill Lady Panthers Basketball team will be playing a game against McLeod at American Airline Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, January 4, 2020. Once you purchase a ticket it will allow you to be able to stay and attend the Mavs vs Charlotte game. During the Spring Hill game, you may sit wherever you like, but once the game is over you must move to the seat number which is printed on your ticket. We will begin to presale the tickets for the prices listed below. If you have any further questions or need to purchase a ticket, please contact Coach Dee Lewis by September 30, dlewis@shisd.net.

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Alumni Association to Host Car Show

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Spring Hill Independent School District...The Hidden Treasure of East Texas

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Find us in the App Store

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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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Spring Hill Cheerleaders Offer Mini-Camp