Spring Hill ISD

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A Message from the Superintendent

You can place it on your calendar every year. In education, the month of October is one of the more difficult months of the school year. The excitement of the new school year has worn off and we are all exhausted from the crazy schedules and tasks that we have to complete.


It’s also a time when students contemplate giving up or quitting activities they are involved in. Something that has bothered me about my generation is how easy we quit when circumstances become difficult. We quit our jobs, families and other commitments for numerous reasons.


If we teach our kids anything in Spring Hill, I hope that we are able to teach them about commitment, hard work and completing what they start. When our students understand these principles, they will become much more effective in solving equations within the classroom. The struggles our students face now are nothing compared to the struggles life will challenge them with once they leave our campuses. I also believe that once you begin giving up, it becomes easier to do the next time.


All I ask is that when our children contemplate this illness within our society of quitting that we use it as an opportunity to teach them about commitment and pride.


Go Panthers


Wayne Guidry

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Employment in East Texas

As young as kindergarten we begin asking our children the infamous question: What would you like to become when you grow up? This is a great question and I have also used the phrase with my own children.


However, I believe there is a significant piece of information we are missing in our conversations with our children when we talk about their careers. The question is simply: Is there a demand for the profession within a hundred miles of where I would like to live? Over the years I have seen students graduate college only to discover there is no demand for their field of study.


The link below includes a spreadsheet from the Texas Workforce Commission concerning the demand for jobs within East Texas. This is a great tool to learn the number of annual job openings in each profession, the average annual salary and the percentage in which the demand is growing or declining. You can also search different regions within Texas for this same information.


As we have these conversations with our children, I hope this information helps put into proper perspective the job market our students will one day be entering. I would hate for one of our students to graduate only to discover they have to move to Iceland to find a job.


This year we created a career investigations class within our junior high. In this course we are exposing our students to multiple careers. We are also exposing the students to the different pathways of study we offer at our high school. We hope that by the end of the course both parents and students will have enough information to create their high school four year plan that is required by state law.

~Superintendent Wayne Guidry

Spring Hill ISD Rates Superior

Once again, Spring Hill ISD received a superior FIRST rating. The Texas legislature created the School Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST) to encourage public schools to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. A superior rating is the highest possible rating that a school district can receive. The rating is calculated using 15 financial indicators, such as administrative cost expenditures; and financial vulnerabilities or material weaknesses in internal controls as determined by an external auditor. For more information, see the link Longview News Journal link below:

District Security Upgrades Update

I just want to start out with a big Thank You to all at Spring Hill ISD for the help, support and patience throughout this entire process. We started planning for this project over a year ago! Today we have all cameras and door access installed. We are currently working through the details on camera locations and making sure they are looking in the right direction. We have also entered the software installation phase. Panasonic has developed a new package for analytics and they came by Wednesday to demonstrate the new capabilities. Three of the representatives came from Japan to show us these new features.


Original:

Intelligent Video Motion Detection

Intruder Detection

Loitering Detection

Direction Detection

Scene Change Detection

Object Detection

Cross Line Detection

Advanced Auto Tracking

Face Recognition System


New:

Vehicle Search (analytics for vehicle search - filter by color, direction, type, date and time)

People search (clothing color, body type, backpack etc)


Also, not every camera we have is capable of analytics. We will have about 150 cameras that will be able to perform analytics. We have 12 cameras that will be used for facial recognition. For the facial recognition cameras we can put in pictures of people that are banned from entering our schools. Should they try, we will be notified and appropriate action taken.


Our new door access system has given us the ability to schedule door locking and unlocking. We can also schedule doors to be open for events, but we need advance notice from the campus principal if you need that. The best feature of our door access is we now have the ability to lock the entire district down with the click of a button.

~Steve Hardy, Director of Technology

Panasonic Sends Representatives from Japan to Demonstrate New Features on Security Upgrades

Pictured below: SHISD Technology and SRO with KLC Video Security and Panasonic Corporation
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Education Foundation Hosts Designer Handbag Bingo

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Employees Unite With Superintendent Wayne Guidry to Promote a Healthy Lifestyle Through Participating in the "Thirty for 30 Exercise Challenge"

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Junior High Team Awarded Most Spirited at the Junior League of Longview's Monster Dash

The junior high joins Dr. Guidry in the thirty for 30 fitness challenge. Mandy Jameson, Tina Lee, Connie Johnson, Trudy Haywood and Ashly Bailey participated in the Junior League's Monster Dash and added a little extra fun to their fitness. They were named Most Spirited team.
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SHISD Joins Governor Greg Abbott in Celebrating National Principals Month

The most important part of ensuring that young Texans can fulfill the potential of their bright futures is providing our children with a rigorous and well-rounded education.


Principals are a vital part of our children's educations as they set the academic tone for their schools by working collaboratively with teachers to build high academic standards, set performance goals, and utilize best practices for achieving those goals.


At this time, I encourage Texans to learn more about the contributions of elementary, middle, and high school principals and the roles they play in ensuring every child has access to a high quality education in a safe, supportive environment.


First Lady Cecilia Abbott joins me in wishing you the best.


~ Greg Abbott

PANTHER FAMILY NEWS

Welcome Newest Panther ~ Paityn Danielle Juneau

Birthdate: October 4, 2019

Weight: 8 lbs 8 oz

Length: 21 inches

Proud Parents: Coach Jacob and Kathryn Juneau

Spring Hill's Newest American Citizens...#BetterInREDWHITEandBLUE

Congratulations to Diana de Leon and Marissa Aburto for receiving their American Citizenship this week. Diana works for the the high school food service department and Marissa works for the junior high food service department. We are so proud of both of you!
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Blue Brigade Makes Marching History

The Blue Brigade made history by winning first place in the Northeast Texas Invitational Marching Contest, which has never been won by a military marching band. Congratulations to Mr. Mike Moody, Mr. PJ DeJesus, Mr. Juwan Blanton, Ms. Lauren Kylberg and members of the Blue Brigade for your outstanding performance!

#BetterInBlue

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Blue Brigade Brings Home a First Division Rating in UIL Marching Contest

The Blue Brigade earns straight 1s for a First Division rating. As one commentator stated, "they are the epitome of what a military marching band should be, both marching and playing." Congratulations on a job well done!


"What is more impressive than the first division rating that the Blue Brigade received today at marching contest? The way these young men and women handled the complete and utter uncertainty of the future of the Blue Brigade Band over the past five months. After watching the band perform I couldn't help but think about how uncertain everything about the Blue Brigade was this summer. This performance shows the true character of our students and the leadership within the Blue Brigade Band". Wayne Guidry, Superintendent


#BetterInBlue

#BlueBrigade

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SHHS National Honor Society Induction

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Spring Hill High School formally recognized 41 outstanding students who had been selected by the faculty of our school for successfully completing the membership and eligibility requirements to be inducted into the Alpha Centauri Chapter of the National Honor Society. These exceptional young leaders were honored for not only their scholastic achievements, but also their philanthropic endeavors, their exceptional integrity, and their amazing initiative. Congratulations to each new inductee!
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High School Theater and English Students Attend Play at Kilgore College

A huge thank you to ArtRageous for supporting Spring Hill High School Theatre and English Departments. We took 150 students to see the play 1984 at Kilgore College On Friday, October 11, 2019. A great cultural and fine arts experience.


Becky Smith

Spring Hill Theatre Director

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SHHS Theatre Interviewed on KETK Channel 51's East Texas Live

Spring Hill High School theatre troupe traveled to KETK Channel 51 in Tyler. They were interviewed on East Texas Live about their upcoming show, Moon Over Buffalo. It was a great learning lesson and wonderful experience. Come out and see us the week of November 15-17th at 7pm. ~ Becky Smith, Theatre Director

AP History Students Design Historical Pumpkins for Extra Credit

SHJH Library Hosts Scholastic Book Fair

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Dangers of Vaping #SaveOurStudents

What an awesome time I had speaking to the 8th grade students at Spring Hill Junior High on the dangers of vaping! Thanks Mr. Lynch for the opportunity! S.O.S. #SaveOurStudents ~ Patrick Johnson

Donuts and Dancing With Dudes at the Intermediate

Donuts with Daughters at the Intermediate

Primary Students Cheer for the Panthers at the Pink Out Pep Rally

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Pink Out Pep Rally
Gage White and Lance Love Take it to the Gym Floor

Primary Students Love to Read

Pre-K Classes Visit Ellis Pottery's Pumpkin Patch

This year, Spring Hill started full day PreK. In the past years, the Pre-K program was only half day. Currently there are 60 students enrolled in the full day program. It is so exciting to have these students all day! One of the advantages of having these students full day is that we are not rushed to fit everything into a half day! All day also allows more time for field trips!


The Pre-K classes took a field trip to Ellis Pottery to decorate their own pumpkins, have storytime, and see the pumpkin patch. The students had a great time decorating their pumpkins and enjoying this hands on experience. The students were even joined by Spring Hill Superintendent, Dr. Wayne Guidry! Dr. Guidry helped students decorate their pumpkins. What a great surprise for these classes to see the “boss” of Spring Hill helping them with their pumpkins! Deanna Turner, Spring Hill Primary Principal even got to stop by and see all of the fun! A teacher can always read a story about a subject but it is a whole other learning experience to get to actually experience it first hand!


We want to expose our students to all kinds of learning! This was just one of the field trips that Pre-K will experience this year. They will also visit the local fire station and go to a music production. We had many wonderful parents who went on the field trip. We encourage our Pre-K parents to be involved in their child’s education as part of our Family Engagement Plan. We are looking forward to a fantastic year with full day PreK!! ~ Deanna Turner

Congratulations Team Tennis on your Bi-District Championship Win Over Atlanta

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Congratulations Cross Country Teams

Congratulations to the cross country teams! Varsity boys and junior high girls won the district championship. Kalen Barlow won 1st place! Hannah Yoder advanced to regionals. The varsity girls finished 5th as a team and the JV boys finished 3rd as a team. Also, a big thanks to Coach Wells and Coach Dowell for everything they do for our program!

Varsity Boys District Champion Team

Left to right ~ Nick Bodenheimer (2nd place), Haden Bray, Kalen Barlow (1st place), Austin Martin, Marshall Bodenheimer (9th place), and Jaden Giddings. Caleb Hutchinson (6th place) not pictured
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Varsity Girls Team Places 5th

Left to Right ~ Marissa Seyer, Peyton Borens, Riley Johnson, Hannah Yoder (8th place), Sam Schott, and Anabelle Casimiro


Hannah Yoder placed 8th and will be running at the regional meet.

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Junior Varsity Boys Team Places 3rd in District

Left to right ~ Zayne Decker, Cole Secord, Bryce Wallace, Jace Jones, Jackson Perritt, and Craig Hunnicutt
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Junior High Girls ~ District Champions

First row left to right ~ Adyson Parker, Chloe Malone, Maci Justiss, Aidyn Edney, Blaire Bodenheimer, Lillian Young, Rachel Ernst, Claire Fielder, Jillian Tramel.

Second row left to right ~ Addison Childers and Sydney Guidry

Back row ~ Coach Ashton Wells

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Junior High Boys Finish 2nd in District

Connor Secord, Brady Meyer, Kaleb Morales, Gunner Schell, Wyatt McFadin, and Kaleb Vaughn Brown
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Cross Country Teams Invited to Run in Nike South Invitational Meet at the Woodlands

Gage White Named East Texas Professional Credit Union's Player of the Week While Setting School Records

  • most touchdown passes in a game ~ 6 (previous record held by Dylan Brown, 5, in 2010)
  • longest touchdown pass ~ 99 yards (previous record held by Stephen Prince, 89 yards in 2003)
  • most passing yards in a single game ~ 461 yards (previous record held by Stephen Prince, 321 yards in 2003) AND the game was called in the middle of the 3rd quarter for lightening!
East Texas Professional Player of the Week: Gage White

White Was Also Named Texas Bank & Trust Offensive Player of the Week...

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...and Also North Player of the Week for American State Bank

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Jay Rockwell Sets School Records

  • most touchdown pass receptions in a game ~ 3
  • longest touchdown reception ~ 99 yards (previously held by Stephen Prince to Jamario Thomas in 2003)
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Panther Football Travels to Silsbee and Brings Back a Win

Journalism 1 Students Support the Fight Against Cancer

Christus Good Shepherd Digital Mobile Mammography Clinic Coming to Spring Hill ISD

Spring Hill ISD will participate in a mobile mammography clinic. Christus Health will be available on the far end of the intermediate parking lot from 9am-3pm on November 1st. They can file this screening on your insurance, or the cash price is $99.00. They will have the ability to pass along your results to the physician of your choice for your convenience. LADIES: this is a convenient way to be proactive in managing our health and well-being, so we hope you will take advantage of this clinic.

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Rachel Doss Named SHHS Cheerleader of the Week

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Lady Panthers Recognize Senior Players

Varsity and Junior Varsity Lady Panthers Win Pink Out Games vs Cumberland

Congratulations to the Lady Panthers in their wins against Cumberland during Pink Out Night.

Special recognitions were made for cancer survivors and for those battling cancer.

Seventh Grade Serving it Up in Volleyball

Calling all Panthers Grades K - 6

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Panther Fan Run Through Was a Huge Success

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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, dlewis@shisd.net.

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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