Spring Hill ISD
Spring Hill ISD Welcomes Mr. Rod Townsend as Interim Superintendent
SHISD Introduces Its First Student Advisory Board
TASB Site Meetings Scheduled to Solicit Input From Staff, Parents & Community Members on Superintendent Search
Spring Hill Staff, Parents, and Community Members,
As you are aware, SHISD Trustees have employed Texas Association of School Boards Executive Search Services to facilitate the search for the next Superintendent of SHISD. One component of the search process is to solicit input from staff, parents, and community members as to the Qualifications and Characteristics desired in the next Superintendent. Your input is requested and can be submitted via the web based survey accessed on the SHISD webpage and Facebook. The survey not only ask for the professional and personal Qualifications and Characteristics desired in the next Superintendent, but also inquires as to what are the strengths of SHISD (what’s good) and what concerns or challenges face SHISD (what needs attention). The survey will be open through Friday, January 4, 2019.
- Is the survey anonymous? Yes, all responses go directly to TASB offices in Austin. No one at SHISD has access to responders identifiable information.
- What happens to survey responses? All responses will be delivered to SHISD Trustees in a report format. Trustees will see all responses. The new Superintendent will also be given a copy of the report with all responses. This is very useful information to the new Superintendent as it will provide valuable information on where he/she needs to focus their time and energy.
Should you prefer to provide your input in person, TASB staff will conduct on site meetings December 19, 2018 for that purpose. The meeting schedule is as follows:
· 8:30 am: SHISD Administrators. Meeting location Central Office
· 5:00 pm: All SHISD Staff. Meeting location L L Williamson Auditorium
· 6:00 pm: Community. Meeting location L L Williamson Auditorium
Let me encourage you to take a few minutes to complete the survey or attend the on site meeting. It really is useful information TASB ESS and Trustees utilize during the search process.
Dr. Marian Strauss: Senior Director, TASB ESS
Joe Dan Lee: TASB Field Service Representative
Spring Hill ISD Among Twelve Texas School Districts Receiving Recognition for Innovative Programs
AUSTIN, TEXAS (Dec. 7, 2018) —Twelve Texas school districts have been recognized for their outstanding programs with the release of Texas School Business magazine’s 12th Annual Bragging Rights 2018-2019 special issue. Bragging Rights, which calls for nominations and is published every December, recognizes school districts that have implemented programs that are bettering the lives of students, schools and communities.
This year’s 12 honored districts and their brag-worthy programs include:
● Bastrop ISD, Christian’s Closet
● Brenham ISD, Champion Drive
● Burleson ISD, Student Spaceflight Experiments Program
● Dripping Springs ISD, Real Estate Course
● Galveston ISD, Ball 4 All
● Grapevine-Colleyville ISD, Student Voice Initiative
● Hillsboro ISD, Military Wall of Honor
● Laredo ISD, STEM Curriculum
● Northside ISD, Project ACORN
● Prosper ISD, RISE Program
● Spring Hill ISD, SRO Student Leadership Program
● Tyler ISD, Students Who Advocate Technology
“Nominations for school district programs across Texas poured in this year, and each one deserves to be recognized,” says Texas School Business Editorial Director Dacia Rivers. “We hope that the 12 districts we chose inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The mission of Texas School Business is to share the good news happening in Texas public schools, and there’s never a shortage of news-worthy school programs for us to cover.”
For 44 years, Texas School Business has served as the news magazine for public education in Texas. Since 2014, it has been produced by the Texas Association of School Administrators (www.tasanet.org).
Officer Roger Askew Receives Outstanding Individual Service Award
Congratulations! Together we are...
Rachel Smith Named Teacher of the Month
Mary Seyer Recognized as Support Staff of the Month
December Panthers of the Month
Christmas Card Contest Winners
Buddy Benches Added at the Intermediate and Primary Campuses
Junior High All-Region Band Results
Last Friday several Spring Hill Junior High Band students participated in auditions for the All Region Band. Hundreds of students from several different schools across this area met in Union Grove, all competing for a select few chairs. The following students placed in the band, or received an alternate position. We are so proud of all of the students that participated in this contest and represented Spring Hill.
***35 Placements in the All Region Band
Itzel Juarez – 2nd Chair Flute
Kailand Smith – 10th Chair Flute
Nevaeh Norfleet – 13th Chair Flute
Addison Childers – 14th Chair Flute
Tawnny Swanson – 15th Chair Flute
Reyna Tovar – 16th Chair Flute
Victoria Casimiro – Flute Alternate
Mia Stowe – Flute Alternate
Rylie Mars – 2nd Chair Oboe
Lily Cooper – 5th Chair Clarinet
Abby Hall – 6th Chair Clarinet
Evelin Rios – 12th Chair Clarinet
Ava Wulbrecht – 26th Chair Clarinet
Kayla Salvador – 27th Chair Clarinet
Brenda Cagle – Clarinet Alternate
Logan Mills – 4th Chair Bass Clarinet
Anna Kelly – 3rd Chair Alto Sax
Adrik Aburto – 10th Chair Alto Sax
Madalyne Kirby – 3rd Chair Tenor Sax
Masen Bonnie – 4th Chair Tenor Sax
Brandon Tran – 2nd Chair Bari Sax
Prince Otujor – 5th Chair Trumpet
Jayden Atkins – 15th Chair Trumpet
Blaire Bodenheimer – 17th Chair Trumpet
Dina Zeid – Trumpet Alternate
Kaitlynn Griffin – Trumpet Alternate
Kylee Jordan – 1st Chair Horn
Blythe Davis – 2nd Chair Horn
Meralis Machuca – 6th Chair Horn
Zen Estrella – 7th Chair Horn
Allison Robinson – 9th Chair Horn
Joelle Cuellar – 10th Chair Horn
Morgan Greenville – 3rd Chair Trombone
Dwayne Richardson – 11th Chair Trombone
Abigail Caron – 14th Chair Trombone
Bryan Murillo – Trombone Alternate
A’lia Morales – 3rd Chair Euphonium
Jordi Plichta – 4th Chair Euphonium
Jaden Giddings – 9th Chair Tuba
Collin Wingo – 2nd Chair Percussion
Carson Coleman – 10th Chair Percussion
Once again, we are so proud of the hard work these students have put in this year. Way to represent the Spring Hill band program!
Construction of the Panther Express Continues
High School Leaders Core Hosts Senior Citizens Christmas Luncheon
High School Jazz Band Concert
Junior High WAVE Group Goes Caroling at Area Assisted Living Homes
It Was a Great Day for an Outside Viewing of The Polar Express on the Big Screen
Polar Express Day at the Primary
Primary Students Visit Buckner Westminster Place
Warm Hands, Warm Heart and Full Tummies!
The primary campus is decorating their campus Christmas Tree with unused / new: Mittens, Gloves, Scarves, Hats or toboggans. All of the collected “winter wear” will be donated to the House of Hope in Longview.
They also collected canned goods to place under their campus Christmas Tree! Canned goods will also go to stock the pantry at House of Hope in Longview.
Letters to Santa Generate $1.00 to Make a Wish Foundation!
It’s the MOST magical time of the year! Macy’s Department stores have partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to donate $1.00 for EVERY LETTER sent to Santa Claus!
Spring Hill Primary is joining in on the Christmas spirit by writing letters to Santa! Other children or adults in the home can also write a letter to Santa! All letters collected at Spring Hill Primary will be taken to Macy’s Department Store in Dallas, Texas on December 22nd (Letters due here on Dec. 21st)! Macy’s Department store will mail all of the letters to Santa on behalf of the primary AND donate $1.00 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation for each and every letter written!
Letters are due to the Spring Hill Primary “Santa Mail Slot” by December 21st. Classes will be writing letters to Santa at school. However, we have attached a letter to Santa that your family can write and bring to SH Primary to be taken to Macy’s with our campus letters if you choose to!
Ms. Andrea Jones Qualifies for the Boston Marathon
Last Flight To Ithaca
A short one-act play at 6:30 pm Friday, Dec 14th, in the Little Theatre
A family-friendly show open free to the public
It has been 20 years since the world-weary Ulysses last saw his beautiful wife (Penelope), their toddler son (Telemachus), and his dad (Laertes). His Christmas Eve homecoming, however, is not only thwarted by being on the stand-by list at a snow-choked airport but also trying to evade no shortage of enemies that can’t afford to let him get away. On the home front, Ulysses’ business interests are under threat of a hostile takeover by General Poseidon and two henchmen, Antinous and Eurymachus – both of whom have matrimonial designs on Penelope. Fortunately, our hero has a welcome assist from Athena (his travel agent) and Helen (a beautiful ticket agent) but will their intervention be enough to keep him out of the clutches of the conniving Calypso?
Renee Petree Signs to Play Soccer with Texas Lutheran
Congratulations and good luck!
Teen Police Academy
Spring Hill ISD Partnerships
- Classroom technology
- Fine arts exposure and experience
- Support athletic programs
- Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
For advertising information, please contact the superintendent's office at 903-323-7740.