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A Message From the Superintendent

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of President Trump’s task force, made an interesting comment this week. “You don’t make the timeline, the virus makes the timeline”. Many of you know that Gregg County is under a mandatory shelter in place as of 11:59 p.m. on Thursday March 26th. The order is in place for two weeks. I can say for certain we will not begin school before April 10. At this point I am not going to set a date concerning our return to school. I will say that we will make every effort to bring students back to Spring Hill campuses this school year if the circumstances allow us. We will continue to base these decisions on new data concerning the virus and guidance from local and state health officials.


We will continue to distribute food Monday through Friday from Spring Hill Primary (11:00 am - 12:30 pm) and Leaders Core Park (11:30 am - 12:30 pm). These meals are available for all children 18 years and younger.


Below is the link to our in-home learning web page. We will update our page daily. From this page, students in grades pre-k through 5 can receive their daily instructions concerning tasks that need to be completed. Students in grades 6-12 can log into their Google Classroom account and receive their instructions and assignments. I was very impressed this week as we are able to monitor the amount of students and the length of time our secondary students are spending on their course work. Our students are in the process of creating a new classroom in which they learn.


This week we have passed out over 80 computers and have ordered wireless hotspots for those students with no access. On our Coronavirus web page we have contact information for students who are unable to log into their account. Our Primary and Intermediate campuses also distributed over a thousand packages with assignments for their students.


I hope everyone has a new found appreciation for the staff of Spring Hill ISD. Our administrators and teachers have worked tirelessly this week in assuring that we remain in contact with our students through our shelter in place.


We will continue to leave the track open as long as citizens follow the guidelines posted at each entrance. Group activities with 10 or more participants are prohibited. We also ask that individuals maintain a distance of six feet from other citizens.


All campuses will be closed while mandatory shelter in place mandates are in effect.

In-Home Learning web site:


https://sites.google.com/shisd.net/shisd-in-home-learning/home


Go Panthers

Longview Celebrates Sesquicentennial

Longview is celebrating its 150th birthday! As part of this celebration, the city is burying a time capsule at Central Fire Station and it will be opened in 2120.


Dr. Guidry presented a Spring Hill Panther football helmet to be placed in the time capsule at the Longview City Council meeting.


Pictured below left to right:

Mayor Andy Mack, Superintendent Dr. Wayne Guidry and District 5 City Councilman David Wright

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Love the Bus Month


Launched in 2007, Love The Bus is a month-long celebration held every February. The event celebrates the importance and role of the yellow school bus in education, with a particular focus on thanking school bus drivers for safely transporting more than 25 million children to and from school every day.


TASB Risk Management Tweeted:

Did your school district celebrate National Love the Bus Month in February? Find out how Fund Member @SpringHill_ISD celebrated their bus drivers last month: buff.ly/2PFxiVS #LoveTheBus

Terry Warr Reflects on the "Fun" of Driving a School Bus

"Congratulations on Employing Such an Inspirational Teacher"

I really enjoyed reading about Ms. Warr and her love of bus driving. Over the years, I did my share of driving buses, but I can’t say I enjoyed it as much as she does. What a blessing she is to those children fortunate enough to ride her bus! Her attitude and obvious love of children help her students begin and end their day on a high note. Congratulations on employing such an inspirational teacher!


Barry Haenisch

Executive Director

Texas Association of Community Schools

East Texas Professional Credit Union Delivers Fabulous Cookies to the District in Celebration of Texas Public Schools Week

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The Best Cookie is the One You Share

Spring Hill ISD is featured in KLTV 7’s video of the Fabulous-Cookies giveaway provided by East Texas Professional Credit Union in honor of Texas Public Schools Week. Thank you for supporting our school and the cookies were delicious! Check out the video clip below.


The East Texas Weekend, powered by KLTV and KTRE, followed the folks from East Texas Professional Credit Union around as they surprised local teachers, administrators and staff to show their appreciation during Texas Public Schools Week! "We're still smiling after seeing these sweet reactions!" Learn more here >> https://bit.ly/2PQ2j9y
Celebrate Texas Public Schools

East Texas Professional Credit Union Presents $500 to the Education Foundation

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Hannah Yoder Named Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen

A DAR Good Citizen must have the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism. The high school faculty chose Hannah out of all the students in the class of 2020 to represent Spring Hill.

Congratulations Hannah!

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High School Students Vote for First Time on Super Tuesday

Digital Media Classes Use Adobe Illustrator to Design Promotional Materials for Prom and After-Prom

Each spring the SH Prom Committee allows Mrs. Laura Jordan's Digital Media classes to design the promotional materials, including posters, tickets, and t-shirts, for our prom and after-prom. The committee members, comprised of parents of juniors and seniors, provide the theme and color palette, and Digital Media students create their individual designs using Adobe Illustrator. The committee awards cash prizes, free prom tickets, and free after-prom t-shirts to the winner or winners of the contest. This year the committee decided to split the prize; Karsyn Henry, a junior, won for her poster and ticket design, and Alexis Grubb, a sophomore, won for her t-shirt design.


Students in Digital Media recently became "Adobe Certified Associates in Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator CC2019" by passing a rigorous industry-based certification exam.

Designed by Karsyn Henry

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Designed by Alexis Grubb

Maestra Ruiz Promotes and Provides Outreach to Students

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Fun From Around the World Luncheon Hosted by YBA...Part 2

The aroma of foods from around the world filled the library as teachers took part in the annual luncheon hosted by YBA. The event featured foods from Asia, Mexico, Italy, Great Britain, and of course, Texas. Teachers were able to feast on everything from barbecue to egg rolls and everything in between. This was not only a spread of appreciation but an opportunity for young business associates to put all that they have learned into practice.

What Kind of Legacy Will You Leave?

High school Spanish students had the opportunity to visit the District's museum and teacherage located on the intermediate campus. They were able to learn about the proud past of Spring Hill ISD and understand that they are taking part in molding the promising future for generations to come.

CenterPointe Energy Team Members Visit Intermediate in Honor of Dr. Seuss Day

A team from CenterPointe Energy visited the intermediate campus to read books to the students in honor of Dr. Suess Day. They also made a very generous $500 donation to the intermediate library.


Thank you CenterPointe Energy!

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Spring Hill Primary Hobby Day 2020

Part 1

SH Primary Hobby Day 2020

Part 2

Spring Hill Primary Hobby Day 2020

Primary School Celebrates the Birthday of Theodor Seuss Geiselm, Better Known as Dr. Seuss

Primary Students Attend Stephen Fite Concert

Stephen’s shows have been described as an “interactive celebration of music and learning.” Geared for ages 3 to 7 years, Stephen combines a solid hour of music and movement with generous helpings of rhythm, repetition and rhyme to create a festive buffet of entertainment and fun. For children, the concert experience is exciting and motivating as they become active participants from the opening song. For teachers and parents, it is both relaxing and inspirational as they sit back (if they can stay in their seat) and enjoy the children’s individual performances.
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Rachel Petree Wins 1st Place at the Regional Powerlifting Meet

My little sister Rachel Petree is a beast!!
She competed in the Regional Powerlifting meet.

  • She beat her personal record for bench press and deadlift
  • Beat the Regional deadlift record for her weight class (and held it for about 5 mins)
  • Beat the Regional total weight for her weight class
  • Ended in 1st place for Regionals
  • Qualified for the State meet
  • And is currently ranked 2nd in the State

So proud of all her hard work and always chasing and achieving her goals!!

Also, thank you Coach Katie Billingslea for always being so supportive!! The Petree family will NEVER be able to thank you enough for all the love you have given us and to all of your athletes. ~ Renee Petree
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Boys Powerlifting Team Finishes Strong

The Spring Hill Boys Powerlifting team competed at the THSPA Regional Meet in Henderson. Jacob Kimbrough finished 7th in the 275 weight class with a total lift of 1260 pounds. Michael Marrs finished 5th in the 198 weight class with a total weight of 1275 pounds. Carson Manasse brought home the gold medal and a chance to win a State Title in the Super Heavy Weight Division. Carson had an incredible night with a 680 pound squat, 365 pound bench, and 525 pound dead lift. This 1570 pound total qualified him for the State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene.

If you see these young men please be sure and congratulate them!

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Congratulations to the Lady Panther Golf Team for Taking 2nd at the Hallsville Spring Classic at the Tempest

Panthers Win 1st Place in the Pine Tree Knowles Relays

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Skyward Family Access Provides Grades and Attendance for Parents and Students

We would like to remind parents about our Skyward Family Access program that gives both parents and students access to grades and attendance. Skyward allows both parents and students the ability to monitor progress at any time. Mr. White our instructional technologist has created a short tutorial that will show you how to create an account and also set up e-mail alerts. If you have questions about this process please feel free to contact your child's campus so we can assist.


Check out the tutorial below:

Order Your Panther Yearbook...Deadline Extended

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2020 Census ~ Make Spring Hill Count

The once-a-decade population count serves as a basis for distributing federal assistance to schools and other programs. Join us to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census and help ensure that our students, educators and community members receive the resources we need. More information at census.gov
#longviewcounts
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2020-2021 District Calendar Released

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2020 Panther Football Schedule...Catch that Panther Spirit

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A Message From Nurse Jaymie Walton

Spring Hill Parents,

FLU season has arrived!

Common signs and symptoms of the flu are fever greater than 100F, coughing/sneezing,

headache, body aches and extreme fatigue.

Please help us minimize the spread of the flu by keeping your student home if they have a fever

greater than 100F. Your student must also be fever free for a full 24 hours WITHOUT the use of

fever reducing medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen before they can return to school.

Good handwashing, staying home when running fever and exhibiting flu symptoms and yearly

flu vaccines are the best way to protect your family and reduce the spread of the flu.

Thank you for helping us keep our Spring Hill students healthy!

Public Service Announcement

Shape Your Future: The 2020 Census

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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Find us in the App Store

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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