In the Know

An Internal Newsletter from the SISD Communications Dept.

Cross Country Teams Start New Tradition to Promote Sportsmanship

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For this year's Battle of the Ax pre-game activities, the Sherman High School and Denison High School Cross Country teams took a page from several historic college football rivalries and started a new BOTA tradition with the running of the game ball.

To begin the new tradition, members of the Denison Cross Country team took turns running the game ball for ten miles starting at Munson Stadium. With a police escort, the team proudly ran down Austin St. in Denison, via Highway 91 through Sherman, and arrived at Bearcat Stadium right before kick-off. The SHS Cross Country team greeted the runners as they ran on to the field to present the game ball to the referees.

Next year, the Sherman Cross Country team will run the game ball from Bearcat Stadium to Munson Stadium and present it to Denison referees before kick-off. Each team will alternate every year with the hope that the new tradition will promote athleticism and sportsmanship.

Thanks to SHS Head Cross Country Coach Anthony Shearer, the Bearcat Cross country team, the Denison Head Cross Country Coach Scotty Voight, and the Denison Cross Country team for taking the time to make this a great BOTA experience for all.

Photos by SHS Student Photographer Anthony Pena

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Sherman Education Foundation Arts Fest Fun Run

The SEF Arts Fest Run is an excellent way to promote fitness and raise funds for SEF to provide to the Sherman ISD and we are excited about this year’s 14th anniversary of our event! Our annual Arts Fest Run will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019 in conjunction with the Sherman Arts Fest.

Registration for the fun run is now open. Click here to register for the event today!

5K Cash Awards
1st Place Overall Male/Female – $100
1st Place Master (40+) Male/Female – $50
1st Place Grand (50+) Male/Female – $50
1st Place Senior (60+) Male/Female – $50

Top three finishers in each age group receive awards

Age Groups:
Under 9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54,55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+

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Professional Development

Each school year staff members are required to complete a series of online compliance trainings. These trainings are located online through Region 10 ESC at the link below:

What does each staff member need to do?

1. Each individual will need to log into the Region 10 online learning site and complete the training by the specified due dates.

2. Provide a copy of the Region 10 Certificate of Completion to the campus administrator or designee for compliance documentation to be retained on campus for the current school year.

3. Staff Professional Development Portfolio: Upon completion of each module, staff should register in Eduphoria for each course and complete the Eduphoria survey.

Click here for the Region 10 required training portal.


The safety and security of Sherman ISD students and staff are paramount, and the District fully understands that SISD staff are first on the scene in the event of an emergency intruder situation. As a result, the Board of Trustees established local policies CKC, DH, and GKA to facilitate the implementation of a School Guardian Program. This program permits selected and approved employees to receive the necessary training and carry a concealed firearm on Sherman ISD property. An application process is currently available for interested and eligible employees. If you would like to consider applying as a School Guardian, please contact Tyson Bennett, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, at or 903-891-6415.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 6- SHS Bearcat Football at Brewer High School @ 7pm

Sept. 7-SHS Cross Country at McKinney Boyd XC Invitational @8:00am

Sept. 9-13 College Week & Career Week

Sept. 10- SHS Volleyball vs Gainesville @6:30pm

Sept. 12 SHS Bearcat Football vs Frisco Liberty High School at Ford Center at the Star @7pm

Sept. 13 SHS Volleyball at Celina @6:30pm

Sept. 14-SHS Cross Country at Milesplit TX XC Invitational @8:00am

Sept. 16-Sherman High School Homecoming Parade @6:30pm
Sept. 16-20 Sherman High School Homecoming Week

Spet. 17 SHS Volleyball vs Denton Ryan @6:30pm
Sept. 21-Sherman Education Foundation Art Fest Run @8:00am

Sept. 27- Careers in Texas Industries Day

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