Spring Hill ISD
District Newsletter - May 2022
A Message From The Superintendent
Dear School Community,
As I reflect on the 2021-2022 school year I am reminded of all of the wonderful achievements we have celebrated together as a district this year. Our academic programs, athletic teams, fine arts and extracurricular programs all accomplished great things and experienced success. I am certainly proud to be a Panther!
Parents and staff members, thank you for your steadfast commitment to our students. Your efforts truly make a difference in their lives.
Congratulations on a great school year! I wish each of you a fun and relaxing summer!
Spring Hill ISD recently hosted “Admission Accomplished” in recognition and celebration of our seniors for developing a plan for their life beyond high school graduation. Those plans include attending technical schools, junior colleges and universities, enlisting in the military and entering the workforce. Congratulations! We are so very proud of your many accomplishments!
2022 GLOBE Teacher of the Year Honorees!
Congratulations to Lea Radcliff and Debby Bass - 2022 GLOBE Teacher of the Year Honorees!
Lea Radcliff – Spring Hill Intermediate
"I have loved teaching since before I started school," says Radcliff. "Once I found my true passion in Special Education, I knew there was nothing else that could be as rewarding. I believe that each child can grow and learn no matter the disability. Growth will look different for each, but it is still growth."
Debby Bass - Spring Hill High School
"I believe teachers should have an open mind, positive and caring attitude, and high expectations for their students," says Bass. "Teachers have a curriculum to teach. It is our job to incorporate different learning styles to inspire and encourage students to do their best. What I love about teaching is the students!"
Spring Hill ISD Appoints New High School Principal
Spring Hill ISD recently announced the selection of Melinda Tidwell as High School Principal.
Tidwell most recently served the district as High School Assistant Principal. She has 27 years of service in education, which includes 12 years teaching English and social studies, and she has worked in school administration for 15 years.
Tidwell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Methodist University and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University.
She and her husband, Tript, have two sons. Ethan is a 2020 Spring Hill graduate and attends the University of Arkansas, and Carson is a sophomore at Spring Hill High School.
Audio-Video Production Students Learn to Fly Drones
Students in Brent Simmons Audio-Video Production class recently learned how to utilize drone technology with their A/V projects. The ultimate goal of the A/V program is to have students complete the program with industry certifications in either Adobe or Final Cut Pro, as well as their FAA Remote Pilot Certification for Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
"As companies like Amazon experiment with drone delivery options, having a Remote Pilot Certificate can open employment opportunities for our students in areas such as A/V Production and beyond," said Assistant Superintendent of Career and College Readiness Adrian Knight.
Spring Hill athletic teams have had successful winter and spring seasons, many of them qualifying to compete in the playoffs.
- The Spring Hill Lady Panther Soccer Team finished second in District and took home the Area Championship defeating Pleasant Grove.
- Powerlifting saw five athletes, two boys and three girls, move on to the Regional Meet. Samuel Shankles took home 4th place in the region for his weight class.
- The Boys Golf Team finished as State Qualifiers.
- Faith Ann Chinn qualified to compete in the State Golf Tournament for the second year in a row.
- Zach Couch ended a very successful tennis season as State Runner Up.
- Five track athletes competed at the Area meet, with three of them competing at Regionals.
- The Panther Baseball Team brought home the Area Championship, and they are currently in the Regional Quarterfinals round of the playoffs. They defeated Kilgore 11-0 last night, and will play tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Kilgore’s Driller Park. If needed, game three will be Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m. in Hallsville.
Congratulations to these teams, athletes, and coaches on your many accomplishments!
Parent Access To STAAR Scores
Spring Hill is excited to share an easy way to access your child’s STAAR Scores.
STEP 1: Log in to your Skyward Family Access account.
STEP 2: If you have more than one child, choose the child whose scores you’d like to review.
STEP 3: From the top right hand corner, select “District Links.”
STEP 4: Select TEA Assessment from the dropdown box.
STEP 5: Your child’s STAAR Testing Information will come up on the screen.
When you click the link - TEA Assessment - you will see the Student Portal for your child:
The Student Portal offers parents and students:
● A history of their scores for each assessment taken in the past 10 years
● Detailed results for each assessment taken
● Ability to view all released test questions and how they performed
● Resources to assist parents in understanding their child’s score, understanding the STAAR test, how to help their child prepare, and FAQs.
End of Course testing scores for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History should be available June 16. STAAR test scores for third through eighth grades should be available June 24.
If you have questions about your child’s STAAR scores, please contact their campus for more information.
Stop The Bleed Kits
Spring Hill High School students recently helped assemble Stop The Bleed kits for various campuses. Stop The Bleed kits are designed to be used by anyone present at an emergency and include supplies to stop bleeding.
The School Health Advisory Committee (SHAC) and the Spring Hill Nursing Department developed a plan two years ago to add 50 kits per year to our classrooms until each classroom and office district-wide has one available. SHAC funds a portion of the initiative. “SHAC has been instrumental in assisting with this program,” said District Nurse Jaymie Walton.
Spring Hill ISD ESL Parent Information
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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.