SHISD Mid-Week Message
Weekly Superintendent's Message for Spring Hill ISD
Friday marks the 50th annual 'Battle of Hawkins Creek' ~ A rivalry that has spanned decades, the Spring Hill Panthers will meet the White Oak Roughnecks at 7:30 pm this Friday night at Panther Stadium.
- Please keep Maria Diaz' daughter in your thoughts and prayers and for the doctors who are tending to her medical needs.
- I would like to personally acknowledge the countless hours and extensive help that Mrs. Tana Bray devotes to helping secure placements for each of our students. She not only handles the requests with poise and ease; she is a delight to work with on every issue that is encountered. She is unflappable and always willing to go the extra mile. Tana is someone who exemplifies dedication to helping inexperienced teachers find a “home” for their clinical teaching experience. She reaches out to the principals and faculty, who willingly host our LETU “kids.” In addition to these many tasks, Tana arranges times for me to meet with each campus’ cooperating teachers prior to the start of school. ~ Dr. Julie Teel-Borders,LeTourneau University
- A huge thank you to Mr. Snell and the District for free entrance to school activities for area youth pastors. I look forward to watching our students excel this year! ~ Tyler Blackwell, Greggton
- THANK YOU to our Bikers/Team Motivators for all your hard work on a daily basis, cheering on at practices and meets WITHOUT YALL IT WOULDN’T BE POSSIBLE TO PUSH AS HARD AS WE PUSH!! ~ Dylan Barlow, Taylor White, Bryce Wallace, & Aaron Milam!
- Thank you to Terry Warr for driving us! ~ Coach Jordan Alford
- THANK YOU to Ruston Bray, Bryce & Kristi Hunnicutt, Mr. Martin, and Suzanne Barlow for helping carpool @5:30am!! And Amy McFatridge for helping step in to ride the bus with the runners!! AND TO ALL THE PARENTS who keeps us going!! Thank you ALL!! AND Kelly Meyer for great pictures of the runners! ~ Coach Jordan Alford
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our September Employee Birthdays!
3 - Bud Dunn, Nikki Fulps, Paulette Sullivan
4 - Elizabeth Owens, Hannah Burns, Kristi Linthicum, Kris Wardlaw, Ryan Hattier
5 - Brittany Sipes, Jeanie McLemore
7 - Penny Fleet
10 - Andrea McCutcheon
11 - Lisa Gathright
13 - Connie Johnson, Tami Koesel
15 - Neely Bartell
18 - Keonda Lacy
19 - Julie Heflin, Tandy Deason
20 - Gene Evans
21 - Renate Rodriguez
22 - Torrie Fiscus
23 - Autumn Cameron
27 - Rusty Robinett, Sherry England, Amy Touchstone
28 - Eric Montgomery
30 - Jessica Terry
BTH Panther Radio
Battle of the Bands Chili's Style
Miss Gregg County Representative, Zoe Goudarzi
Help Prepare Our Children for Success...Be a Junior Achievement Volunteer
Employees of the Month ~ September 2018
Support Staff of the Month - Dynita Garrett, Intermediate
Panthers of the Month ~ September 2018
Bryce Wallace ~ High School
Sam Loy ~ Junior High
Hayley Lybarger ~ Intermediate
Anthony Alvarez ~ PrimaryCongratulations on being chosen as Panther of the Month!
SHISD Welcomes Casey Reed as the new SHAC Committee Chair
Education Foundation Prize Winners
Primary VIP Parent Pick-Up Pass
Education Foundation Board Member, Natalie Lynch, draws ASHLEY KIRKLAND as the winner of the VIP parent pick-up pass for the primary campus.
Intermediate VIP Parent Pick-Up Pass
Intermediate Principal, Dana Robertson, draws for the VIP parent pick-up pass for the intermediate campus. And the winner is....
Pizza King for a Year
Thank you Pizza King for providing our lucky winner, PENNY FLEET, with pizza for a year!
Primary VIP Parent Pick-Up Pass
Intermediate VIP Parent Pick-Up Pass
Football Fanatic Basket
We appreciate East Texas Professional Credit Union for your continued support of Spring Hill ISD by providing the Football Fanatic Basket of goodies! Education Foundation Board Member, Ryan Small, draws TIFFANY WILLIAMS as the winner!
Chick-Fil-A for a Year
Education Foundation Board Member, Jodie Hilburn, draws JAYNE PLEASANT as the Chick-Fil-A for a year winner! Thank you Chick-Fil-A for supporting Spring Hill ISD!
Football Fanatic Basket
SH Education Foundation Upcoming Events
Employee Jeans through September
We Back the Blue/Panther 1000 Annual Campaign Drive
Saturday, August 25, 3–10 pm
Chick Fil A Night
Tuesday, September 4, 4–10 pm
Friday, October 5
Reception 5 pm @ Museum
Awards 6:40 pm @ Stadium
Tuesday, October 16, 5 pm
Designer Handbag Bingo
Tuesday, November 6
Doors open 5:30/Games 6:15 pm
Raffles: $5 each or 3/$10
Chick Fil A for a year
Pizza King for a year
Premium Panther Pick Up
Mr. Snell Delivers a Token of Appreciation to our Transportation, Custodial, Maintenance and Food Service Employees
Mr. Snell presents BA Morgan his retirement watch for 42 years in education and 29 of those years with Spring Hill ISD ~ Congratulations!
Martin Cobb Presents Holly Ford with Her Retirement Watch for 22 Years of Service to Spring Hill and a Total of 35 Years in Education. Enjoy Your Retirement!
Flying High for the Panthers!
High School Football Players and Cheerleaders Welcome Intermediate Students at Morning Drop-off
Primary Panther All-Stars of the Week Lead the Pledge to the US Flag at Fabulous Friday
Ms. Woods' Class Sings the School Song at Fabulous Friday
Congratulations to the Lady Panthers for their District Win Over Cumberland
8th Grade Gets Runner Up at the New Diana Volleyball Tournament
Seventh Grade Wins First Place at the New Diana Volleyball Tournament
Panthers Fall to Bullard in the Last Seconds of the Game
Tyler Lee Cross Country Classic Meet Recap
After nearly being rained out, and half the team getting into bed around 2:00am, the fact that the Panthers made it to Tyler was a feat! The Varsity boys arrived at the course, while darkness was around, yet along with 168 other determined runners they toed the line, waiting for the signal to GO! Sprinting onward for the first 75 meters, the Panthers got into position. Coming out quick were Juniors Kalen Barlow and Austin Martin, while six other teammates would find themselves boxed in as the first turn rounded. However, as the raced played out the Panther runners’ powered through the mud, hills, and narrow trails. Most being forced to come from behind, while Barlow and Martin fought to keep their places. And with 300 meters left as the checkered shorts began to emerge out of the woods, the Panthers attacked and pushed together as they raced their way to a Sixth place finish overall, out of 21 teams. (In the 6A/5A Open Division)
Not long after the Varsity boys were able to celebrate, they began focusing on their teammates, the JV boys. And joining the JV boys this meet were three Junior High runners. In a field of around 300 runners, eight Spring Hill Panthers lined up, charging the front as the gun signaled the start. Quickly proving himself would be eighth grader Jaden Giddings, settling into the top pack. Following Giddings would be his other seven teammates, including Jordan Hodges entering in his first high school race of the season. Soon the runners would find themselves nearing the finish line, fans and teammates welcomed them alike, pushing them to run their best race, and most did. The JV boys would finish the meet in 17th place out of 21 teams from 1A-6A.
Joining two freshmen would be three seventh graders for the Lady Panthers, as they would line up against 170 other JV runners for the day. And for the girls, it would teamwork that would push them to the finish. Teaming up first would be the trio of Riley Johnson (9th), Blaire Bodenheimer (7th), and Claire Fielder (7th). These three would pack together throughout the race, helping each of them finish in medal standing. While not far back would be the duo of Anabelle Casimero (9th) and Addison Childers (7th), both new to cross country and both aiming to better their times from the weeks past, they would end up doing much more than just running faster. They would push one another to be in the top 1/3 of the field and prove to themselves just how tough they each are.
To end the day, Spring Hill would finish by cheering on the Varsity girls as they raced against 135 other runners. Sophomore, Samantha Schott, who was using this race to gage her state ranking, would pace the Varsity girls. Running against the Regional champion and many other talented district and regional competitors, she would end the race earning the fifth place medal. This race not only allowed Schott, but teammates Annabeth Hood and Brooke Bagley to measure up and push themselves as the girls continue to improve and test themselves on a daily basis. All Varsity girls would end the day setting records and continuing to Build the Hill one stride at a time.
Over all the Spring Hill teams competed against many great runners and running schools .By forcing runners to run against bigger schools and older runners, they were given two options….give up and accept defeat OR rise to the occasion and know they are no different and race with the best. Thankfully, I coach exceptional runners, runners who get three – four hours of sleep the night before and still race their hearts out, and runners that don’t back down when stakes are raised. Spring Hill is blessed to have the privilege to watch on a daily basis some of the best in the state.
VARSITY BOYS- 6th as a TEAM (out of 21) in 5A/6A open division out of 168 runners
16th – Kalen Barlow (17:19) last week ran 17:42
23rd – Austin Martin (17:39) last week ran 18:36
46th- Nick Bodenhimer (18:17) last week ran 18:43
53rd -Marshall Bodenhimer (18:39)
75th - Haden Bray (19:03)
84th – Caleb Hutcheson (19:25)
98th - Mason Hancock (19:43)
112th – Craig Hunnicutt (20:03) last week ran 20:54
JV BOYS- 17th as a team (out of 26) out of 300 runners
7th – Jaden Giddings (18:59) *was taken out of team total due to being JH runner
50th – Jordan Hodges (20:31) first HS 5k race
138th – Cole Secord (22:39) last week ran 23:07
153rd – Jose Delgallio (22:56)
176th – Brady Meyer (23:36) *OUTSTANDING race! Taken out of team total due to being JH
185th - Jackson Perritt (23:55)
210th – David McFatridge (25:02) last week ran 25:50
JV GIRLS- not enough for team TOTAL of 170 runners
9th --Riley Johnson (14:00) last week ran 15:11
12th – Blaire Bodenheimer (14:17) last week ran 14:50 *was taken out of team total due to being JH runner
13th – Claire Fielder (14:18) last week ran 16:44 *was taken out of team total due to being JH runner
48th – Addison Childers (15:39) last week ran 16:09 *was taken out of team total due to being JH runner
54th – Anabelle Casimero (15:46) last week ran 18:16
VARSITY GIRLS – (not enough for team) out of 135 runners
5th – Samantha Schott (12:25) last week ran 13:07
44th – Annabeth Hood (13:25) last week ran 14:2578th – Brooke Bagley (14:31) last week ran
Spring Hill ISD Partnerships
- Classroom technology
- Fine arts exposure and experience
- Support athletic programs
- Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
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