In the Know

An Internal Newsletter from the SISD Communications Dept.

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SISD Special Education Department Host Sensory-Friendly Trick-or-Treat Event for students

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While giving students an exciting experience, the Sherman ISD Sensory Friendly Trick-or-Treat event provides families with the opportunity to take their children trick-or-treating in an environment that is sensitive to their sensory and behavioral needs.

On Tuesday evening, the SISD Special Education Department hosted its second annual trick-or-treat event. Children in attendance were dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoyed fun games and activities throughout the night. Students had the opportunity to play sensory-friendly games, participate in arts and crafts, and fill their bags with candy as they walked around the SISD administration building in a sensory-friendly environment.

“This is our second year to host this event, and it allows our families and students to enjoy trick-or-treating in a safe, nonjudgmental environment,” Sherman ISD Behavioral Specialist Tamara Dutton explained. “Our families can connect, and it’s a chance to celebrate the small and large successes we have seen in our students. Most importantly, we want our families to know that we are committed to partnering with them.”

The SPED Department plans to continue the Trick-or-Treat event next year.

National Principals Month Celebration

We're excited to continue our celebration of National Principals Month! This month-long recognition honors principals for their significant impact on the success and well-being of our nation’s students. To honor our Sherman ISD principals, we’ve produced videos that feature them in their element. You will learn a little more about their love for education and why they enjoy being a principal in Sherman ISD! Today’s videos feature Crutchfield Elementary Principal Leda Roelke, Jefferson Elementary Principal Nancy Jung, and Wakefield Elementary Principal Eartha Linson. #NationalPrincipalsMonth #BuildingBearcats
Leda Roelke, Principal, Crutchfield Elementary School
Nancy Jung, Principal, Jefferson Elementary School
Eartha Linson, Principal, Wakefield Elementary School

Technology Corner

Did you know you have display options when using your classroom panel?

With our new classroom technology, there are various ways to use your multiple displays. Panel displays consist of the laptop screen, panel, and large desktop monitor. The video below explains how to use all three displays. It is important to remember to use what works best for you in your classroom setting. After viewing the video contact your Campus Tech Specialist with any questions you might have.

Display Settings Tutorial

Do you have an innovative teaching and classroom idea?

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Educators approach teaching in many different ways. Some of the most innovative and creative classrooms are developed from a thought or idea. Do you have an innovative teaching idea that you’d like to share with us? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please click the image below to share your ideas with us so that we can help you achieve your classroom innovation goals. You must be signed in to your district Google account to submit an idea.

The 2019-2020 United Way Campaign is Underway!

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The United Way drive is underway at Sherman ISD. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated. If you would like to contribute, please fill out the form below and return it to your campus coordinator by October 31, 2019. If you currently give through payroll deduction you do not need to fill out the form. You have until October 31, 2019, to make your United way Donation!

If you do not currently give to United Way, please consider making a pledge/donation. The pledge/donation form can be downloaded from the link above. Once you have completed the pledge/donation form, please return it to your campus coordinator Judy Hightower, Katie Baker or Julie Mitchell, or at the SISD Administration building. If you have any additional questions about donating, please contact the United Way Campus Coordinators, Judy Hightower at extension 2005, Julie Mitchell at extension 2017, or Katie Baker at extension 2012.

The District Incentives are:

  • Campuses that reach 90% participation will receive an ice cream party.
  • The campus that has the highest per capita will receive a cookout.
  • Those individuals who donate at least $120/ year ($10 a month) will earn jeans days. You will be able to wear jeans with a school/district shirt on Mondays ONLY starting Monday, November 4 through December 16.

Service Center Fundraiser

October 21-Soup's On Lunch (Additional Info sent to Service Center Staff through email)

October 28-30-Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Contest

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Sherman ISD Employee Perks Reminder!

We've added some new perks from local businesses for all SISD Employees. Click the image below to review the list and use your perks today!

Dillingham Teacher Selected as Katy Country's October Teacher of the Month

Dillingham 5th-grade Science Teacher Ricky Wilson has been named Katy Country's October Teacher of the Month. Wilson has taught in Sherman ISD for the past 16 years and enjoys making sure his students leave his classroom with more knowledge and understanding than they entered with. Click here to watch his on-air radio interview and when you see him around, tell him congratulations!
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Nominate a Teacher for Katy Country’s 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year Program!

Here’s all you need to do to nominate YOUR favorite teacher:

Fill out the official online nomination form at the link below. This form may be completed by administrators, other teachers, parents, and students. The more information received about the nominee, the better opportunity the nominee has to be chosen as the Katy Country Teacher of the Month by our judges.

Winners will be chosen once per month, September 2019 through May 2020.

Each month, judges will choose the winning teacher among the nominees and that teacher will receive a plaque and a check for $750.

Each month’s winning teacher is invited to the Katy Country studios for an interview where they are presented their award.


Upcoming District Events

Oct. 31-Halloween

Nov. 1-Grayson College Senior Day

Nov. 1-SHS Football at West Mesquite @7pm

Nov. 2 SHS Girls Basketball vs Honey Grove/Anna (Scrimmage) @5pm

Nov. 5-Election Day

Nov. 7-Knight Furniture Concert Series @6:30pm

Nov. 7-SHS STRONGpalooza @ Texas Roadhouse

Nov.8-SHS Girls Basketball at Frisco Independence (Game time TBD)

Nov. 9-SHS Boys Basketball Bearcat Madness at SHS @9am

Nov. 11 Veterans Day

Nov. 13- SHS Boys Basketball at North Mesquite (Scrimmage) @5pm

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