Spring Hill ISD
District Newsletter - August 2023
A Message From The Superintendent
Dear School Community,
We are so excited about the 2023-2024 school year! Our students, teachers, coaches, and staff are already hard at work in the classroom and competing in numerous extracurricular activities. We are a blessed school community with the very best students and staff!
At the August 28, 2023, board meeting, the Spring Hill ISD Board of Trustees approved the 2023-2024 budget including the employee compensation plan. In SHISD we truly value all staff members and their incredibly important work done to ensure the growth and success of our students.
Highlights to the compensation plan and benefits for all staff include the following:
Classroom supply stipends for teachers
Attendance incentive increase
District insurance contribution increase
Cafeteria meals allowance
Additionally, the SHISD Board approved an increase to the substitute teacher pay scale.
In Spring Hill ISD we strive to provide excellent educational opportunities for all students and to work in partnership with our community. We value the people who work in this district and greatly appreciate their service and commitment to our students.
We are looking forward to a highly successful school year!
Always Panther Proud!
The truth is that teamwork is at the heart of great achievement. ~ John Maxwell
High School Student & Parent Information
- Some high school students will receive instruction through a virtual classroom using Elevate K-12. High School parents and students involved have been informed. SHISD has a reference page dedicated to providing information about the Elevate K-12 program. The reference page can be accessed by clicking here.
- There will be six pep rallies this fall. September 1, September 15 (Homecoming), and October 27 (Senior) pep rallies will be at 3:30 p.m. To make it possible for all of our fall athletic teams to attend, September 22, October 6, and October 20 pep rallies will be at 11:10 a.m. View the Pep Rally Bell Schedule here.
Seven Spring Hill High School Seniors Selected for Texas Bank and Trust Student Board of Directors
Texas Bank and Trust recently announced the selection of seven seniors from Spring Hill High School to serve on its 2023-2024 Student Board of Directors. The TB&T Student Board is a prestigious program recognizing outstanding high school seniors in the community.
Spring Hill High School Seniors Blaire Bodenheimer, Carol Ann Bowles, Addison Childers, Andrew Grooters, Allison Robinson, Connor Secord and Matthew Thompson will join with 63 other seniors from area high schools to make up the 46th senior class to participate in the TB&T program in Longview.
The Student Board program is designed to introduce students to banking and money management at a critical point in their lives, and to provide them with the essential economic building blocks to earning, spending, saving, and investing money.
Spring Hill Students To Receive Free Books
Each Spring Hill student in Pre-K through fifth grade recently received three new, high quality books to take home and keep as their own!
Spring Hill ISD is working with Reading is Fundamental's Books for Ownership Program to provide the books to students.
“Our hope is that these books help to inspire a love of reading, which we believe is the fundamental building block for all children to thrive and reach their potential,” said Jena Wayt, Spring Hill librarian.
Skyward Family Access
Students and parents can view grades, attendance and schedules by logging in to Skyward. Skyward is available by visiting SHISD.net. From the homepage, select the Parents tab and scroll down to Skyward Student. Skyward may also be accessed through the Spring Hill ISD mobile app.
Lady Panther Volleyball recently earned the Gold Bracket Championship after going undefeated at the Lufkin Tournament, where Tyhia Mack and Abby Fisher earned spots on the all-tournament team. Spring Hill is ranked No. 12 in Class 4A in the Texas Girls Coaches Association Volleyball Poll released last week.
Parent Access To STAAR Scores
Parents and students may access STAAR scores, as well as view detailed results for each state assessment taken in the past 10 years through Skyward Family Access.
End of Course testing scores for English I, English II, Algebra I, Biology, and US History are available, as well as STAAR test scores for third through eighth grades.
Follow these steps for an easy way to access your child’s STAAR Scores:
STEP 1: Log into your Skyward Family Access account.
STEP 2: If you have more than one child, choose the child whose scores you’d like to review.
STEP 3: From the top right hand corner, select the "District Links” tab. (see diagram below)
STEP 4: Select Cambium State Assessment from the dropdown box.
The Student Portal offers parents and students:
● A history of their scores for each assessment taken in the past 10 years
● Detailed results for each assessment taken
● Ability to view all released test questions and how they performed
● Resources to assist parents in understanding their child’s score, understanding the STAAR test, how to help their child prepare, and FAQs.
If you have questions about your child’s STAAR scores, please contact their campus for more information.
Spring Hill ISD ESL Parent Information
Please like the Spring Hill ESL Facebook page for school information and community resources in English and Spanish.
Haga clic en Me gusta en la página de Facebook de Spring Hill ESL para obtener información escolar y recursos comunitarios en inglés y español.
You may also access parent and student resources, lessons, and at-home activities, by visiting the Spring Hill ESL Website.
HB 114 Update: Important Changes In The Law Regarding Vaping, E-cigarettes
The 88th Texas Legislative session passed H.B. 114 and adds the following to the Texas Education Code:
...a student SHALL be removed from class and PLACED IN A DISCIPLINARY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM... if the student: possess, uses, sells, gives, or delivers to another person an e-cigarette within 300 feet of school property...or while attending a school-sponsored or school related activity on or off school property.
With the passage of this new legislation the student code of conduct is updated to make vaping violations result in removal from campus and placement at a disciplinary alternative education program (DAEP) on the first offense. The legislation also clarifies that vaping at school sponsored events off of campus, including district vehicles, will result in a DAEP placement.
Parents, please discuss with your child both the negative effects of using a vape or e-cigarette and the consequences of possessing a vape or e-cigarette on campus or campus sponsored events.
Parents can find anti-vaping resources at the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.