SHISD Mid-Week Message

Promoting Great Things in a Great School District

Digital Leadership & Service

With so many great things happening in Spring Hill it got me thinking about how to better get the word out about what our students and teachers accomplish on a daily basis. In our school today, most people think we spend the majority of our time getting ready for a test. That might be true for some, but at Spring Hill ISD we are so much more than that. Our students are preparing for a great future that involves being able to collaborate and produce products to keep up in a digital world. So how do we highlight those things?


Social media is one of those tools we can use, but it can be scary for many adults and sometimes used inappropriately by students. Our students live online, so why not encourage them to use those tools to lift each other up and let our community know about the great things happening in our schools. We must encourage them to use social media to show the positive impact education and service to others has on themselves and others. In order to do that, they need time to communicate with each other through social media in a way that serves this purpose.


Our students spend countless hours serving the community of Spring Hill and we push them to think about their place in this world and to take advantage of opportunities to help build each other up as well. Organizations such as "Nerve2serve" at SHJHS, Zonta Club, Leaders Core, and Student Council at the high school, encourage both service and leadership in our students. In fact, there are many examples all over this country of students not waiting to become the leaders of tomorrow; they are grabbing these opportunities today. One example is a teen who created a “Sit With Us” app to help new students find a place to sit at lunch.


Our goal in Spring Hill should be to encourage our students to make a difference in and out of the classroom. By raising the bar and our expectations for our students, we will live up to the vision of SHISD to be a premier school district. Hopefully the video below can serve as an example and conversation starter for what a person can really do now to make a difference.
A Sincere Compliment

Kudos

  • A Big Thank You to Becky and Chris Peurifoy, Melissa LaGone, Brittany Pool, and Suzanne Barlow for serving as stadium attendants. I heard many compliments on your friendly customer service. - Steve Snell
  • Kudos to Becky Smith, Michael Colvin, David Plunk, and James Salter for filling in during this bus driver shortage! I appreciate you. - Tony White
  • Kudos and a huge THANK YOU to LeAnn Holder for always going above the call of duty to help get kids home when there are issues that come up in the middle of a route and for cleaning my bus Monday afternoon after a child got sick so that I could run the 2nd route and not come back to the mess. - Tony White
  • I would like to recognize Ms. Stephanie Pleasant for her attention to detail and for her DON'T QUIT attitude!!! I truly have enjoyed working with her and her excellent attention to detail.- Barbara Shurbet
  • Thank you to Billy Miller for getting the Primary grounds cleaned up and looking great!!! -Mrs. Turner
  • Kudos to Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Baker. They do an incredible job keeping 7th-grade parents up to date! Great webpages and Remind 101s! Thank you!

Stadium Dedication

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The weather was perfect Friday, September 9th as the SHISD held a ribbon cutting and stadium dedication for the new stadium. Pictured are superintendent Steven Snell, former Trustee Jason Holt, Trustee John Borens, Trustee Brad Rogers, former Trustee Traci Wallis, Board President Mark White, Trustee Ben Shelton, Trustee Frank Bufkin, Trustee Mike Henry, Trustee Karen Wright and Athletic Director Kelly Mercer.

Homecoming!

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2016 Homecoming Court

Great night for Homecoming! Perfect weather and SH won the game. The picture above is the homecoming court. Avery Barnhill was crowned homecoming queen. All photos taken by Jeanette Cobb.
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SHHS has a National Merit Semi-Finalist!

Technology in the Classrooms

High school Biology teacher, Mrs. Dees, is shown here demonstrating a science lesson on the new 80" interactive learning screen. This interactive screen was purchased last year in an effort to encourage the use of digital learning in our classrooms. It is available to all high school teachers. Talk to Tony White if you are interested in a demonstration.

SH Ed Foundation Legacy Luncheon Honorees

This past weekend was homecoming for Spring Hill ISD and I had the pleasure of attending the Alumni Association/SH Education Foundation Legacy Luncheon.The Education Foundation hosts this annual event to honor Distinguished Alumni and Faculty. The banquet is organized by Patti Miller and is a class act from start to finish.

Barbara Shurbet Reception

Barbara is moving to the Mt. Vernon area and has accepted a job in Mount Vernon ISD. Her last day is Monday, October 3rd. We are hosting a reception for her from 2pm - 4pm to thank her for her years of service to SHISD in the administration building board room. All are invited and please come by wish her well.

TRS Information Videos

The Teacher Retirement System (TRS) is rolling out a new financial awareness video series aimed at helping teachers and school employees learn even more about retirement self-sufficiency. Check out the new TRS website to view the introductory video: A new video will be released each week until mid-November.
Welcome to the Series | TRS Financial Awareness Video Series
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Good News-Journal article on Anne Hollas and other SH graduates.

PINE TREE “KATY RANCH” MEET RECAP 2016 SEASON

This past Saturday the Boys team lined up 12 deep, to face many of the leading runners in East Texas. Coming off from a year ago, SH had one runner who was constantly in the top ten at this meet, alum Kase White. And with many running this meet for the first time the outlook was unsure of how they would finish, or even compete against runners far more advanced than them. Yet, day after day these young men have worked hard AS A TEAM, pushing the pace for everyone at practice, from bottom to top.


They have become master jokesters, proven to look like the oddest team there is, yet have become the toughest and strongest family of runners in the area, and it showed! Nobody, except for Spring Hill, knew the young men who would line up Saturday would run away with the title, and 40 points ahead of the second place team. And running without their senior Captain, Reese Phillips, who is working to rehab himself from a leg injury in time for district (our secret weapon now J ).


This meet was a proving ground run, the course changed after the first race due to bees, leading the meet organizers to reroute the course to a much more challenging route and postponing the meet to be run later in the day, in the sun and heat! And it is my pleasure to tell everyone just how amazing this group of runners are; they not only work hard to get better, but they lead by example for their younger teammates. Because right after they finished their own race, they turned around and coached up the Junior High runners, who like the High school, work as team and leave no man behind. They fight together at practice, encourage everyone no matter the age, and battle as one against anyone standing in Spring Hill's way of being number one! Congrats JH boys on your second place finish (against all divisions 6A-1A, losing only to a private school, well that is for now… #runthepack #roadtostate2016&beyond


*TIMES ARE ABOUT 2-3 MINUTES OFF DUE TO COURSE CHANGE

ALL HIGH SCHOOL BOYS (VARSITY DIVISION II 4A-1A) - OVER 18 SCHOOLS AND 155 RUNNERS

FINISHED 1ST AS A TEAM!!!!

Manuel Florres- 8TH 20:46.97

Austin Martin- 12TH 20:53.96

Peyton White- 19TH 21:38.79

Kalen Barlow- 22ND 21:43.94

Mason Hancock- 25TH 21:48.49

Ethan Pinental- 60th 23:28

Zach Hughes- 69th 24:00

Samuel Gonzalos- 72nd 24:11.36

HAYDEN BRAY- 79TH 24:35

Craig Hunnicutt- 90th 25:40

Gabe Johnson- 96th 26:08

Dillon Zuniga- 97th 26:10

Dylan Williams 120th 31:02


JUNIOR HIGH BOYS (ALL DIVISIONS) OVER 20 TEAMS AND 170 RUNNERS

FINSIHED 2ND PLACE AS A TEAM!!

Marshall Botenheimer- 10TH 14:43.01

Jordan Hodges- 23RD 15:26.14

Carson Barnhill- 26th 15:30.21

Caleb Hutchenson- 35th 15:53.52

Brody Barnhill- 39th 16:06.36

Nick Bodenhimer- 40th 16:08.01

Brian Vaca- 51st 16:28.28

Joseph Ebge- 17:55.25

Corvin Withrow 17:55.73

Walker Holt 18:05.81

Owen Tipton 18:38.81

Chris Arrendondo 18:53.32

Cole Secord 19:37.64

David McFartidge 20:55.68


Girls ran a fantastic race from HS to JH, the course was much tougher than previous years, and the heat was a battle in itself. And just like the guys, these young women are champions and work hard day in and day out, many of these runners, took this course for the first time and have learned that Cross Country isn’t for the weak. Missing a few girls on both sides of the teams, they joined together to give it their all. Finishing respectively in both divisions!


**TIMES ARE ABOUT 2-3 MINUTES OFF DUE TO COURSE CHANGES

ALL HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS (VARSITY DIVISION 4A-1A) 18 TEAMS AND 140 RUNNERS

FINISHED 9TH AS A TEAM!!!

Marissa Seyer- 26th 16:24.65

Avery Barnhill- 44h 17:46.32

Tierney Skogen- 54th 18:26.22

Raygan Barnhill- 56th 18:39.49

Kaitryn Johnson- 74th 19:24.67


JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS RACE (ALL DIVISIONS) 22 PLUS SCHOOLS 240 RUNNERS

FINIHSED 11TH AS A TEAM! (MISSING 4 RUNNERS FROM THE GROUP)

Maz Morton- 35TH 18:32.14

Jaden James- 49TH 19:10.64

Riley Johnson- 54TH 19:21.09

Peyton Borens- 80TH 20:45.62

Kennedy Croom- 85TH 21:13.82

Rachel Doss- 92ND 21:49.37

Ali Kokinzie- 97TH 22:15.58


CONGRATULATIONS ALL SPRING HILL RUNNERS!!!