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A Message From the Superintendent

I hope everyone enjoyed the snow we were blessed with this week and that you were able to make memories with family and friends. I especially liked seeing the snow day photos shared on Spring Hill ISDs Facebook page.

I want to wish our cheerleaders good luck in today’s state competition. These young ladies cheer almost year round in order to provide spirit and entertainment at many of our events. Cheerleaders, know Panther Nation is cheering you on today.

Governor Greg Abbott has declared January 2021 as School Board Recognition Month as a tribute to the hard-working school board members who play such an important role in our communities and schools. I would like to express my personal appreciation to the members of our school board. With your dedication and leadership Spring Hill is able to provide an excellent educational experience for our students.

We have had a great start to the spring semester, and I anticipate completing this school year with great pride.

Go Panthers!

Wayne Guidry

Tour Helps Spring Hill Students Plan For The Future

Spring Hill eighth grade students recently participated in a tour of the High School. The tour will help prepare students to make course plan selections for high school, and will highlight elective courses available at Spring Hill in the areas of Construction Technology, Electrical Technology, Welding, Business Information, Digital Media, Audio/Video Production, and Health Science.

The tour kicks off the pre-registration process for eighth grade students. In addition to the tour, a parent meeting was hosted and individual meetings with each student will be conducted to map out their personal graduation plan.

“We want to help students make thoughtful decisions that will put them in the best position for success in high school and after graduation.” said Adrian Knight, Assistant Superintendent of Career and College Readiness.

The tour and meetings are part of the Career and College Readiness efforts at Spring Hill. Spring Hill’s College, Career, or Military Ready (CCMR) Graduates indicator is 87.3 percent. An indicator 13.1 percent higher than the Region 7 average and 14.4 percent higher than the state average according to the Texas Academic Performance Report.

“Whether students plan to continue their education at a university, college, or technical school, enlist for military service, or enter the workforce immediately after high school, we at Spring Hill are proud to offer a wide range of programs to prepare them for successful post-high school experiences,” said Wayne Guidry, Superintendent.

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Cheerleaders Compete at UIL State Competition

Spring Hill Varsity Cheer will compete in the UIL State Preliminary Competition Round hosted by Varsity Spirit at the Fort Worth Convention Center on Friday, January 15 at 11:46 a.m.

The squad of 17, coached by Amy Blalock and Choreographers Julie Weeks and Macy Borens, will perform a band dance, crowd leading cheer, and a fight song routine in the spirit of a traditional sideline performance.

The event will be broadcast live from nfhsnetwork.com/associations/uil with a subscription. State Qualifiers will be announced at 2:25 p.m. and again at 3:33 p.m. The final competition will begin at 4 p.m.

Spring Hill Varsity Cheer is currently ranked 14th in the State 4A Division. Members are:

Rachel Doss
Alyssa McPhetridge
Victoria Rumely
Addi Ferguson
Peyton Borens, Co-Captain
Sarah McPhetridge
Laurin Morris
Ally Davidson
Lindsey Hall
Adisyn Chism
Taylor White, Co-Captain
Ella Davis
Randi Driscoll
Carolann Bowles
Erin Gregson
Demi Ferguson
Rylee Noon

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Staff and Students Virtually Recognized at the January Board Meeting

January is School Board Recognition Month

School board members are the largest group of elected officials in the state, numbering more than 7,000 statewide. They are business owners, retirees, and young professionals who volunteer their time to the community. They are people you see in the store, at the game, and in your neighborhood. The contributions of school board members cannot be overstated. They are shaping tomorrow. We at Spring Hill ISD would like to express our gratitude to our school board members for the work they are doing on behalf of our students and the community.

Texas Bank and Trust Student Board of Directors

Whitten Bowles, son of Allison Williamson and Brad Bowles, is a senior at Spring Hill High School. He is a member of the National Honor Society, math and science team, baseball team, Pack student spirit team, and Delta Waterfowl. Whitten believes he is impacting the world by focusing in his community and seeking ways to revitalize downtown Longview. He is also an active volunteer with Newgate, Hiway 80 Rescue Mission, Asbury House, and the Longview Dream Center. He plans to attend Texas A&M College of Engineering and study petroleum engineering. Whitten’s future goals include starting his own oil and gas company.

Spring Hill Community Supports One Another Through Panthers Care

During a time when so many people are struggling, a Spring Hill organization strives to unite the community in lifting each other up. Panthers Care Family Assistance is a program that helps Spring Hill ISD current and former students, faculty and staff members who find themselves in financial crisis. Those in need of assistance with household, transportation or medical expenses can apply for a grant to help ease their burden.

“Through the generous support of our donors we were able to help 37 families in 2020,” said Lori Keller, Panthers Care Family Assistance Board President. “It was our great pleasure to assist Panther families in paying utilities and rent. We stopped an eviction to keep a family home for Christmas, helped a family with hospital expenses and another family with funeral expenses. We were also able to pay off the delinquent lunch accounts of 22 Spring Hill families.”

Panthers Care Family Assistance was established three years ago by a group of Spring Hill alumni. The program is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors who selflessly give their time and resources to the community they love.

“Our District benefits from strong community support in a number of ways, and that support is evident through programs like Panthers Care,” said Dr. Wayne Guidry, Superintendent.

To apply for a grant or to donate funds to Panthers Care Family Assistance, visit shpcfa.com.

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Spring Hill Primary Raises Money With Kona Ice

Spring Hill Primary is partnering with Kona Ice for a fundraiser. Once a month students are invited to bring money to purchase a Kona shaved ice. Sales benefit the Spring Hill Primary Activity Fund, which funds field trips and special activities for students.

All-District Spring Hill Panthers

Congratulations to the Panthers named to the District 8-4A Division II All-District Team for 2020.
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Spring Hill Volleyball Player Earns Academic All-State Honor

Samantha Schott, a senior at Spring Hill High School, was named to the Texas Girls Coaches Association Academic All-State Volleyball Team for the 2020 season. Congratulations, Samantha!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Spring Hill ISD will be closed January 18, 2021.
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FREE 2020-2021 Every Child Has Access Resource Guide

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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:

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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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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