SHISD Mid-Week Message

SPECIAL EDITION

SHISD Convocation 2018. Better In Blue!

Focused on the Mission

Mr. Snell reminded staff that the district's Mission Statement is "As the center of our community, Spring Hill ISD is committed to the fulfillment of each learner’s intellectual, creative and physical potential through the collaborative efforts of exceptional educators, dedicated parents and integrated rigorous instruction provided in a safe environment."


In order to be the Premier School District in East Texas, we must commit ourselves to the mission of the district. Superintendent Snell charged his staff to be inspired and commit to your personal role in fulfilling that mission." We choose to work in Spring Hill and send our children to be educated in Spring Hill because we realize we are Better in Blue!


To read the remainder of Mr. Snell's opening remarks, click on the Longview News-Journal link below.


Mr. Snell also shared a review of the accomplishments achieved in 2017-2018.

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Blue Brigade Welcomes Faculty and Staff Back

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The Blue Brigade Entertains the Crowd With Feel it Still by Portugal. The Man

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Band Receives Standing Ovation for Outstanding Performance

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Board President Mark White, Superintendent Steve Snell and Board Member John Borens are Excited to Start a New Year

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Superintendent Steve Snell along with Board Member Ben Shelton and Banks Shelton Welcome Back Panther Nation

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Thank You to East Texas Professional Credit Union for Providing Chick-Fil-A for Breakfast

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Fellowship and Breakfast to Welcome Faculty and Staff to the 2018 - 2019 School Year ~ Excitement is in the Air

Sherry Phillips Wins Gift Card Provided by East Texas Professional Credit Union

Thank you to ETPCU for providing gift cards, umbrellas, tote bags and casserole dish covers for our drawings.
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Fabulous Speakers

New Beginnings Baptist Church Lead Pastor, Connor Bales

Pastor Connor Bales gave an opening statement of appreciation to all educators thanking them for a job well done. He followed by giving the invocation, praying for protection, guidance, and wisdom for the upcoming year. Spring Hill ISD is partnering with the area churches in the community and is looking forward to future community events.
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Board President, Mark White, Delivers Motivational Speech

President Mark White motivated faculty and staff with his welcome back speech. "I could have chosen anywhere for my kids to attend school," Mark said. "I chose Spring Hill ISD because I believe it is the best school district in the state of Texas." He also emphasized the importance of the role that each employee plays in the lives of our students.
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Steve Hardy, Director of Technology Gives Year in Review


Technology is constantly changing here at Spring Hill ISD. Since the first teacher workday of 2017, the Technology Services Team has changed technology, a lot!


  • Invested in a SHISD “district app” ensuring better communication with the community.

  • Replaced 80 wireless access points with 240 higher-capacity access points

  • Replaced every IDF closet switch in the district

  • Replaced 4 computer labs at the Primary and Intermediate campuses with Chromeboxes (a total of 100)

  • Added over 300 Chromebooks in carts throughout the district

  • Added a mobile manager to manage iPads

  • Worked with the Maintenance Department to integrate the Sonitrol Alarm System into our wired network

  • Worked with Maintenance and Officer Askew to implement a new radio system and tower

  • Worked with Mrs. Haney to setup TVs in the JH Cafe. This created a space for weekly announcements to be presented to students in the cafeteria

  • Installed security cameras at The Spill

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Toby Pleasant, Director of Maintenance, Gives an Update on Maintenance Projects

Toby Pleasant is proud to report the following projects were completed this summer:


  • Updated SONITROL security system
  • HVAC
  • Storefront doors installed at the high school
  • Canopies at the primary and intermediate campuses
  • District radio system
  • Asbestos removal
  • Tile installation
  • Building demo


Numerous other projects were also completed. Spring Hill ISD appreciates Toby and his crew!

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Leslie Paull Speaks for the Education Foundation

Leslie Paull reported that the Education Foundation has given over $500,000 to Spring Hill ISD in grants since its creation. She reported that the Foundation was really excited about an upcoming fundraiser. More information to follow. Leslie also thanked the District for the education and support that her children have received throughout the years.
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LeTourneau University Partners with Spring Hill ISD for Employee Discounts for Online Degrees

Mr. Snell introduces Michelle Walker with LeTourneau University. Michelle encouraged employees to continue their education through the partnership recently developed between LeTourneau University and Spring Hill ISD, which offers discounts for online degrees.
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School Resource Office, Roger Askew, Gets the Crowd Involved in His Presentation

Officer Askew gave a presentation on the impact that media has on our youth through music and video games. It was an eye-opening experience as he presented what our youth are faced with today.


Officer Askew's enthusiasm was contagious with great crowd participation.

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The Crowd LOVED Participating in the YMCA

For YMCA Video Action Watch the Clip Below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17azJCI65so&app=desktop

Ms. Robin Underdown, Consultant for The 7 Mindsets Provides Afternoon Presentation

The 7 Mindsets provide the foundation for lives filled with extraordinary meaning, fulfillment and success on one's own terms. And perhaps our most surprising discovery was that the vast majority of people are not only not living the 7 Mindsets, but are actually thinking and acting in direct opposition to them ~ Scott Shickler and Jeff Waller
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Audience Listens to The 7 Mindsets Presentation

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Panther Testimonials

#BetterInBlue

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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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Have you Downloaded the New Spring Hill App?

Download the new app today to stay in touch with all that is going on at Spring Hill ISD!

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