SHISD Mid-Week Message

Promoting Great Things in a Great School District

If you build it, they will come.

For years, Spring Hill ISD has been sought out as a district parents want to send their children to. As I visit with the people in Longview, I am reminded time and time again about what a great reputation Spring Hill ISD has.


Now, two weeks into the school year, our enrollment for the first time is over 1900 and has peaked at 1910 students! That is almost one hundred more students than we had at this time last year. This is a tribute to the fantastic job that you do every single day to make this the best school district in the state of Texas.


Not only is enrollment increasing, but school spirit and Panther Pride is showing by increased attendance at both football and volleyball games. The community pep rally had its largest turnout in years. Attendance is higher for open houses, PTA meetings and Booster club meetings as excitement for the school year builds.


Last night the turnout at the SH Education Foundation's Chick-Fil-A Blue Out Night was incredible and the energy of the pep rally was electric. We have built a school district that is excellent in academics, has students of great character, and is a strong part of the community. Let’s continue to build on the momentum of this great start. It’s going to be a great year! I hope to see all of you this Friday night in White Oak as we take on the Roughnecks. Go Panthers!

High School Students commit to excellence/service

This school year you will see some new banners hanging from the walls of SHHS. Mr. Lind explains the significance: As we begin the new school year, we want to go above and beyond our student goal of graduation. Our theme is "To be a Servant to Others". The banners represent our goal to graduate, but also to help each other reach this goal. We are all responsible for the success of our fellow man-our fellow classmates.

Way to go SHHS!

Texas Bank and Trust Student Board!

The following students were introduced last night at a beautiful presentation at the downtown Texas Bank and Trust office and now are part of the Texas Bank and Trust Student Board!

Congratulations to:Mallory Decherd, Taylor Gee, Alli Hall, Kaleb Schwoyer, Kase White, Kyra Hamilton, Julia Lozano

We are very proud of you!

-Mr Lind

TILF Scholarship

Spring Hill is very pleased to announce that three students from Spring Hill High School were selected as TILF scholarship recipients for 2015. The students' names, awards, and amounts are listed below:

Nicholas Cerio – Nike Corporation Scholarship, $1,000

Robin Kim – Houston Endowment, Inc. Scholarship, $1,000

Daniel Vadasz – The Moody Foundation Scholarship, $4,000


TILF provides scholarships to students who excel in UIL academic and music contests. A full listing of students across the state receiving awards can be found at http://tilfoundation.org/news-and-events/recipients/. TILF awarded 351 new and 217 continuing scholarships this year totaling more than $1.1 million.


Congratulations to these students and the UIL coaches and coordinators for supporting learning through rigorous academic competition. Without your dedication and encouragement, these students would't have come so far.

Still time for a Jean Pass

Don't forget with a $25 donation to the Spring Hill Education Foundation you can wear jeans ever day until September 30th.

Coach Alford's class making a difference

Community service is one of the things we are focusing on this year. Recently the Longview Historic Preservation Commission met to discuss a list of local landmarks that might receive historical designation. Four of these properties were ideas presented by Mrs. Alford's classes and the commission has reached out and recognized these students for their efforts.

Mrs. Kincy's Class Learning through Song!

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Panther Athletics

WEEK 1:

Congratulations to the following SHXC runners who finished in the top 10:
Kase White for winning the Kaufman Invitational CC meet this past weekend for the varsity division & Manuel Flores 5th and Braden Herman 7th in the JV division.
Congratulations to Kinsey Smith for her varsity debut at the Union Grove Invitational with her 8th place finish out of over 200 runners.

WEEK 2:

This Saturday SH Cross Country runners attended the Tyler Lee Invitational, held at UT Tyler Campus. All four teams competed the HOT and HUMID race in Spring Hill style. After a week of racing as split teams (Girls @Union Grove) and (Guys @ Kaufman), the team returned to UT Tyler with 3 times as many runners as last year.

They have been running since the start of summer for most of the runners, and some learning each and every we. Spring Hill lined up at the starting line with one goal…to show East Texas just what the Panthers are made of. From the Varsity boys division to the JV girls…each runner ran their heart out. For more conclusive results please click on the following link: http://tx.milesplit.com/meets/209709-tyler-lee-classic

GREAT JOB FOR ALL RUNNERS WHO RAN AT THE MEET! - Coach Alford

VARSITY BOYS:

Kase White- 17:14

Reese Phillips- 19:47

Zach Fisher- 19:55

Gabe Johnson- 21:15

Carson Fruge- 21:52

VARSITY GIRLS:

Kinsey Smith- 13:23

Raygan Barnhill- 15:23

Savanna Ogden- 15:59

Avery Barnhill- 17:02

JUNIOR VARSITY BOYS

Manuel Flores- 20:24

Ethan Pimental- 21:45

Braden Herman- 23:20

Peyton White- 24:02

Judah Bulgiran- 24:32

JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS

Kaitlyn Winslett- 16:10

Shea Vandegriff- 16:45

Tara Stevenson- 19:49

Carolina Diaz- 20:38


**NEXT WEEK XC WILL BE AT LEAR PARK FOR HIGH SCHOOL ON FRIDAY!!

**JUNIOR HIGH WILL KICK OFF THEIR SEASON @ GILMER ON SATURDAY

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