SHISD Mid-Week Message
Promoting Great Things in a Great School District
Excellence in Education
This week I had the pleasure of doing instructional walks at two of our campuses; SH Primary and SH Jr. High. I was so excited to see the outstanding work of our teachers in Spring Hill. The mission of Spring Hill ISD states: "As the center of our community, Spring Hill ISD is committed to the fulfillment of each learner’s intellectual, creative and physical potential through the collaborative efforts of exceptional educators, dedicated parents and integrated rigorous instruction provided in a safe environment."
I am proud to say that I saw this mission in each classroom I entered. I saw teachers doing amazing things with children. I saw students engaged and enjoying their day, and I saw parents in the schools helping and supporting our mission. I am looking forward to continuing these instructional walks next week. They reinforce the fact that our teachers and staff do an amazing job and inspire excellence every single day. You matter and what you do matters- Steve Snell
From a former student to Mrs. Carrie Jones: I just wanted to let you know that I am applying to a different school district and I put your name and number down as a reference for my student teaching experience. I really appreciate everything you taught me and how hard you work for your students. I am finding out that sadly this is not the case of all teachers and I feel very lucky to have had such a great mentor to learn from. I am truly grateful.
From a parent/teacher to Ms. Drueckhammer. I just wanted to take this time to thank you for everything that you have done for my daughter Lexie this year in Pre-AP English. She has really enjoyed your class and has learned a lot. From the bottom of my heart: THANK YOU!
5 UIL Academic Students advance to state!
Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer White and her students!
Region 2 District 4A Academic Results
Accounting: 6th place – Whitnie Holp
Calculator Applications: 5th place – Daniel Vadasz
Calculator Applications: 6th place – Ali Badar
Calculator Applications: 2nd place team with Daniel Vadasz, Ali Badar, Robin Kim & Nick Cerio (wildcard qualifier to state)
Current Issues & Events: 2nd place – Talia Schell (state qualifier)
Current Issues & Events: 2nd place team
Editorial Writing: 5th place – Taylor Gee
Mathematics: 5th place – Robin Kim
Number Sense: 2nd place – Robin Kim (state qualifier)
Number Sense: 6th place – Nick Cerio
New Member of the Panther Family!
Congratulations to SH Junior High Counselor Taylor Clark on the recent birth of her daughter Lola Kate!
New Member of the Panther Family!
Congratulations to SH Junior High Principal Kathy Parker on the birth of her new grand baby, Alexandra Marie Parker. She weighed in at 6lbs. 6oz.
New Member of the Panther Family!
Texas Day at the Primary
The primary students participated in Texas Day this last Friday, where they learned how to line dance, beaded bracelets, held animals from Wet Pets and Critters, got their faces painted and played all sorts of Texas-themed games.
Caylee, Madalynn, Ne’Kya and Addie, all first graders in the same class, got their faces painted and posed for a picture afterwards. (Pictured) “It was fun!” Kaytlin said of holding a snake and milking the cow named Bonnie. “It’s cool that the high-schoolers are here,” first grader Griffin said. Griffin participated in a boot toss.
Texas Day is celebrated every Spring, and all of the kids are looking forward to a good time next year.
“Every Day-On Time”
“Every Day-On Time” is a phrase you will hear around the Primary campus these last weeks of school! It literally means that students are making every effort to be at school and to be on time. As a campus, we have discussed the importance of good attendance and the impact this has on student learning. We also have a friendly competition going on between girls and boys to see who has less tardies! Right now, girls are ROCKING!
Each grading period, students who have perfect attendance are rewarded in some way. For this past six-weeks, students received these really cool bracelets! They are Spring Hill blue. The white writing on the outside says, “Spring Hill Panthers” and on the inside are the words “Perfect Attendance”. Those receiving the bracelets were beaming with Panther Pride! More than once we heard from other students, “I am going to get one of those next six weeks!”
We are proud of the effort students, parents and staff are making to increase our daily attendance. It is good to see our youngest Panthers loving school and in attendance each day!
Morgan B. accepted to Burkhart Transition Academy
Lubbock, Texas, which is a school that specifically helps people with autism transition into college. Of the many applicants for each school year, only 15 are accepted into the class, and Brundrett was one of them for the upcoming school year.
“I’m pretty excited to meet new people,” Brundrett said. “I’m excited to be in a new place.” The Burkhart Center is located on campus at Texas Tech University and doubles as a research center, along with the school. Students enrolled spend up to three years in the program and have the opportunity to take a range of classes, including art and music. The school also holds summer camps for potential students.
“I went to camp there for a week last summer,” Brundrett said. “We went all over Lubbock and to a really cool science museum.”
Being accepted to Burkhart is an amazing opportunity, as it offers students a chance to further explore their interests and talents.
“I’m ready to find out more about myself,” Brundrett said. “I want to go to college, and this will help me prepare for that.”
Congratulations to Coach Mike Eckles for win #300!
SPRING HILL HIGH SCHOOL
SH 9 - Gilmer 0
SH 11- Gilmer 5
Track - Area Meet Results
Ann Hollas - 1st place - 100 Meter Hurdles (Regional Qualifier)
Mikai Brown - 1st place - 200 Meters (Regional Qualifier)
Mikai Brown - 2nd place - 400 Meters (Regional Qualifier)
Jenna Peterson - 1st place - Pole Vault (Regional Qualifier)
BOYS:Kase White (800, 1st) time of 1:58.1- season/personal best
Kase White (1600, 1st) time of 4:34
Jacob Tomme (1600, 2nd) time of 4:40
Jacob Tomme (3200, 1st) time of 10:09- season best
Hagen Tucker- 4th, Discus (Regional Qualifier)
Da'Bravian Black-Triple Jump
Girls' State Golf Results
The girls' team finished their season 8th place in the state. So very proud of their accomplishments this season. Here are their official scores:
The team consisted of: Aubrey LaMore, Kyra Hamilton, Hannah Murray, Kelsey Dobbs, & Zoe Mayfield. They shot 399 on day 1 and 395 on day 2 for a total of 794.
Zoe Mayfield finished 16th in the state individual standings shooting 84 on day 1 and 87 on day 2 for a total of 171.