SHISD Mid-Week Message

Promoting Great Things in a Great School District

Happy New Year!

The new year always brings new hopes, new goals and new excitement. We had a tremendous year in Panther Nation in 2016 and 2017 is set up to bring even more success.


This year Spring Hill ISD will look to create a plan for a district of innovation, continue our run of Academic UIL dominance, and compete in Robotics. The spring semester will also bring the band concert season, one-act play, soccer, baseball, softball, track, golf and tennis.


The spring semester also brings the testing season and the state-released new A-F ratings to become official in 2018. The good news is that no matter what challenges the state throws our way, SHISD teachers and students always rise to the occasion.


We will continue to walk the talk of our vision to be a premier school district and we will continue to set the standard for excellence in the academics, athletics, and service.


With great pride,

Steve Snell, Superintendent



Kudos


  • Kudos to Roger Askew for making sure traffic ran smoothly during the latest cold front.-ss
  • My daughter's Christmas party was so organized and everything went so smoothly. I could not believe it. I was expecting to have to wait in a long line to get checked in, then fight the crowd to get to her room. I was very impressed. Way to go SH!!! -SH Parent
  • Kudos to the business office and Mrs. Benton for working so diligently to get the recruitment and retention stipends out in December. -ss

District of Innovation

Based on HB 1842, SH has started the process to gain a District of Innovation distinction. The first meeting will be held in the Junior High Library from 4-5 pm on Wednesday, January 11. The meeting is 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

January is School Board Appreciation Month

January is Board Appreciation Month. SH board is composed of extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing the school district. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children. Spring Hill ISD has one of the most dedicated and committed boards in the state of Texas. Take a moment this month to thank a board member for their service and support of the students and staff of SHISD.

PTA Providing Teacher Appreciation Breakfast this Month

It is time to celebrate our teachers and the hard work they do for our children. The PTA is having a Teacher Appreciation Breakfast at each campus. The following dates have been scheduled for each campus.


  • Primary, Jan. 17th
  • Intermediate, Jan. 24th
  • Junior High, Jan. 25th
  • High School, Jan. 18th

Boy's and Girl's Club of East Texas announces expansion

The SH Boys and Girls club started on Monday, January 9th and runs from 3 until 6 pm. Parent Meeting Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm at SH Intermediate gym. For more information, see the links below.

Boy's and Girl's Club Starts Now! Parent Meeting Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:30 pm at SH Intermediate Gym.

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TASB School Board Leadership Training

Local Trustee Participates in Leadership Program (Austin)


Karen Wright, trustee from Spring Hill ISD joined 34 other school board members from across Texas November 17-19 at the second session of the Leadership TASB class of 2017. Selected by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB), the group is participating in a yearlong education leadership study program. These trustees represent school districts of all sizes, with student populations of 1,000 to 159,000, and reflect a similar range of property wealth.


Participants who complete all required elements of the study will graduate next year by earning Master Trustee status. This is the highest designation recognized by TASB.


Meeting in San Antonio, the trustees heard featured speaker Mark Elberfeld, president of the Gabriel Center for Servant-Leadership in Atlanta, GA. Elberfeld is a recognized authority on leadership training and focused on characteristics of leaders as servants. This was the first of three sessions on servant leadership in which the class will participate. The class also visited Uvalde CISD and Knippa ISD to learn about innovative programs and the board’s role in student success.


Other Leadership TASB sessions are scheduled , February 16-18; McAllen, April 20-22; and Fort Worth, June 22-24. Each session has a unique theme that builds on the previous session and features nationally recognized experts in the fields of leadership development and education. Teams also work throughout the year on extended learning assignments between meetings. Created in 1993, Leadership TASB has more than 800 graduates to date.


TASB is a voluntary, nonprofit association established in 1949 to serve local Texas school boards. School board members are the largest group of publicly elected officials in the state. The districts they represent serve more than 5.3 million public school students.

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SH Football Players Earn Academic All-District

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Dedicated Soccer Fans Brave the Cold for the SH Tournament

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Panther Nation - Get the APP!!

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Panther Nation,

Want to get updates before, during, and post game wrap ups? Download the VNN app and customize to your liking. Below are the 3 easy steps to Panther updates:


  • Go to the app store and download the VNN app.
  • Then open and search for Spring Hill ISD.
  • Once you have SHISD, you can customize the app to get updates from your favorite SH athletic teams grades 7-12.

It's that easy.

Check www.shpanthernation.org for updates