Sheldon ISD

November 10, 2020

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The Sheldon ISD Scoop is an internal newsletter produced by the communications department and designed to share events, news and spotlights for Sheldon ISD employees. To submit a story idea, email Emily Conklin at

Veteran's Day is November 11

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November 9-13 - National School Psychology Week

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) has designated November 9-13, 2020, as National School Psychology Week. This year’s theme is "Power of Possibility." School psychologists connect with students and staff to highlight how focusing on possibilities can help lead us to our goals, our interests, and our positive growth.

Special thank you to Sheldon ISD school psychologists:

  • Dr. Myracle Elliott
  • Dr. Amanda Hirsch
  • Ms. Jennifer Langley
  • Ms. Monica Stiles.
  • Ms. Rebecca Azuara

November 18 is Education Support Professionals Day

Special thanks to Sheldon ISD's amazing support services staff for their commitment to students, staff and the community.
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SISD receives $108K in grant funds

During the October school board meeting, Sheldon ISD celebrated achieving three grants listed below:

  1. Carroll, Garrett, and Sheldon Elementary are the recipients of the 2020-21 CASE Partnership Project grant. These funds are provided in partnership with Harris County Department of Education, the Gulf Coast Workforce Development Board, and the Texas Workforce Commission. Each campus will received $15,000 to support the implementation of the after-school program which focuses on academics, social emotional learning, and enrichment activities that promote and support the teaching and learning process beyond the school day.
  2. Sheldon ISD is the recipient of the HCDE Partners in Education Project Grant Award in the amount of $13,538. The funds will support Sheldon On Demand by purchasing 50 additional devices for student checkout with priority given to students identified as homeless. The Partners in Education Project is funded by Harris County Department of Education, in collaboration with the Education Foundation of Harris County.
  3. Sheldon ISD is the recipient of the 2020-2021 Lone Star STEM Cycle 3 Year 1 Grant in the amount of $50,000 to support the expansion of College and Career Readiness School Models (CCRSMs) at C. E. King High School. The focus of the grant is to expand STEM pathways in computer science and engineering. The partnership includes the Texas Education Agency, Jobs for the Future (JFF), and the University of Texas Center for STEM Education.

Tis the Season

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All staff are required to conduct a daily self-screener, including checking your temperature before reporting for onsite work. If you are unable to check your temperature at home, report to the front desk when you arrive onsite. Employees are required to report results according to established procedures using this form.

Nominate a fellow employee for the CARE Award

Recognizing excellent customer service

The CARE award stands for Caught Acting and Responding with Excellence and will recognize Sheldon ISD employees who are demonstrating outstanding customer service. This award is in partnership with Woodforest Bank and will be presented to employees quarterly.

To nominate an employee for excellent customer service, click here. Nominations will be accepted through November 20 for the winter award presentation.

SISD Customer Service Framework

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Classroom Happenings

Check out a STEM PBL from Ms. Webb's 8th grade social studies class during a virtual debate. Photo submitted by Becky Zalesnik.

HAABSE Virtual Meet and Greet

The Sheldon ISD Houston Area Alliance of Black School Educators (HAABSE) Committee welcomes all staff to join us for a Virtual Meet and Greet at 6 p.m. Thursday, November 12. You do not have to be a member to join us for an evening of virtual fun! Click here to RSVP.

Rosetta Stone classes available for SISD parents

Please encourage SISD EL parents to sign up for Rosetta Stone. The deadline to sign up is November 20, and an informational meeting will be held on December 15. Use the flyer to the left for help promoting.

There are 25 spots still available. Call Sully Contreras at 281-727-3650 for any questions.

Donate to the employee scholarship fund

Each year Sheldon ISD employees have contributed to providing scholarships for graduating seniors from King High School through a payroll deduction. Last year, the employee scholarship fund gave $18,000 to deserving seniors. Thank you for making a difference during a time that is so special to our seniors.

A link to this year's payroll deduction form is provided here and any amount you wish to donate is appreciated. Once the form has been completed, please give it to your school secretary or forward to the Payroll Department. Thank you for all the ways you make a difference in the lives of our students.

Sheldon ISD Employee Perks

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Sheldon ISD Partner in Education Texas Bay is offering November promos in the following areas:

Home Equity

Personal Loans

Credit Cards

Thanks to Texas Bay for being a valued SISD partner.

Upcoming Dates

  • November 13 - World Kindness Day - wear orange!
  • November 23-27 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30 - Personal Development Day - Student Holiday - Upcoming professional development days will be used as an opportunity to deep clean schools. Employees should work remotely these days.

Important Quick Links for Staff

Helpful resources available online for Sheldon staff

Visit the staff overview page to find helpful resources, previous issues of The Scoop Staff Newsletter, ASEOP management, Eduphoria and more. Click here to view.
Smart Restart - Return to Work Guide for Employees

The above link contains mandatory agreement forms that must be completed before returning to work.

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