Bearcat Connect

Sherman ISD Parent Newsletter

Bearcat Connect is a parent newsletter packed with information about recent happenings, upcoming events, and Sherman ISD news to keep you engaged in your child's education.

Our students are extremely important to us and so are you. Please enjoy this monthly newsletter designed to keep our parents connected.

Sherman ISD Fights the Flu

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Sherman ISD has partnered with Healthy Schools, the nation’s largest school vaccine provider, to offer flu shots to your child during the school day. The copay is $0, so there is no cost to you.

The CDC recommends a flu shot as your child’s #1 defense against the flu. Our district’s goal is to ensure that flu shots are available to 100% of our students. Help us as Sherman ISD fights the flu.

Learn more & sign up your child for a flu shot before November 30th and December 3rd. To register online click HERE. #ShermanISDFightstheFlu #flushotsmakeHealthySchools

CareDox Registration Information

The following campuses will have a Flu Clinic on November 30.

** Online Registration deadline is November 26, 2018. Paper registration can be submitted on the day of service.

  • Crutchfield Elementary 8am-11am
  • Washington Elementary 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center 8:00am-11:00am
  • Piner Middle School 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Dillingham Intermediate 8:00am-11:00am
  • Jefferson Elementary 11:30am-2:30pm

The following campuses will have a Flu Clinic on December 3.

** Online Registration deadline is November 29, 2018. Paper registration can be submitted on the day of service.

  • Wakefield Elementary 8:30-11:00am
  • Sory Elementary 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Sherman High School 8:00am-11:00am
  • Neblett Elementary 11:30am-2:30pm
  • Perrin Learning Center 8:00am-11:00am
  • Fairview Elementary 11:30am-2:30pm

Children's Telehealth Offered at Neblett Elementary and Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center

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We’re proud to partner with Children's Health to provide a convenient option for care for our students at Neblett Elementary and Fred Douglass Early Childhood Learning Center, if they get sick at school. With parent’s permission, our school nurse can use video technology to connect your child with a Children’s Health doctor or nurse practitioner. Your child can be diagnosed and have prescriptions sent to your pharmacy, all without having to leave school or you having to leave work, in most cases. For more information visit:
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Sherman ISD students in grades 5-12 can now check grades and manage assignments through the TEAMS Student Portal system. Students will now have the ability to access their grades online through a desktop or laptop computer, or by downloading the new mobile app on any smartphone.

The TEAMS mobile app is free of charge and allows students to securely access their information on the go. Students can visit the Apple app store or Google Play to download the TEAMS Mobile app.

For additional information, visit

Sherman ISD Recognizes School Priority Month

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Sherman ISD recognized the month of October as ‘School Priority Month’ to promote local public schools and foster important relationships with locally elected officials from every level of government.

School Priority Month takes place every other year prior to a legislative session, and this year, Sherman ISD joined with Van Alstyne ISD, Gunter ISD, S&S CISD, and Whitewright ISD, for the 2018 Make Education a Priority day event.

Each school district invited locally elected officials from every level of government to visit and tour Van Alstyne High School. The attendees were able to visit classrooms, join in on lessons, and hear firsthand information from students about the great work taking place in their public school. After the tour, a teacher, student and superintendent panel was held. Students, teachers, and superintendents from each school district were asked specific questions about their current experience in the public education system and gave their thoughts on how elected officials could advocate for Texas public schools.

Fred Douglass Early childhood Center Teacher, Ms. Maralene Aldridge, Piner Middle School student Alan Salazar, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Hicks, represented Sherman ISD during the teacher, student and superintendent panels.

New SHS Groundbreaking

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On Monday, October 1, 2018, Sherman ISD celebrated the groundbreaking for the new Sherman High School. Parents, students, Sherman ISD staff, and community members were all present to celebrate the future of Sherman ISD and the construction of the new high school, which will open in August of 2020. Please enjoy the video below, produced by Hustle Hustle Production company, which highlights the groundbreaking event.

Visit the Bond Project Web Page!

As many of you know, construction of the new Sherman High School is underway, and technology upgrades have already taken place throughout the district. Most importantly, we are proud that in August of 2020, our students will have a new learning space, developed and designed with community, staff, parent and student input.

We are happy to provide you with bond updates and information as we move forward with our projects. We thank you all for your support of the 2017 bond and invite you to visit for the most recent bond project information. #BuildingBearcats #SISDBondUpdate
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Did you know that you can view the Breakfast & Lunch Menus online? You can view, download and save them at

Date Event


7 Thanksgiving Meal
16 #TryDayFRIDAY Pumpkin Seeds & Green Beans
28 National French Toast Day
30 #TryDayFRIDAY

Secondary (Dillingham, Piner & SHS):

7 Thanksgiving Meal
28 National French Toast Day


The SISD Child Nutrition Department is continuing the #TryDayFRIDAY at all elementary campuses where students are able to try a veggie and fruit. Many elementary students across the district tried something completely new to them. We are proud to introduce students to healthy options, even if some items are an acquired taste. Enjoy the photos of students trying Radish and Watermelon. #BuildingBearcats

Chanel Stiggers-Class of 1992

Sherman ISD launched a new video series - #BearcatStory. This series will share stories from alumni, their experiences while in school and how they continue #BuildingBearcats. Chanel Stiggers, Class of 1992, shares her story as a student, a mentor and a member of the Board of Trustees.

Sherman ISD Academic Calendar

Want to know when your student will be out of school? View the Academic Calendar online.

Bus Routes and Bus Drivers Neeeded!

If you need information on bus routes or would like to drive for SISD, view the SISD Transportation Department website.

Bus drivers play an important role at Sherman ISD. Stacy O'Connor shares why she drives a bus for SISD.

Volunteer Today!

Sherman ISD is always looking for volunteers to help at each campus. If you would like to learn more, read to students, help with campus events or simply do whatever is needed at a campus, please view the Volunteer Opportunities section of the website. You can help us in our quest of #BuildingBearcats.

Around the District

November Calendar of Events

Sherman ISD Events

District 903-891-6400 Calendar | Facebook | Website

4 Daylight Savings Time Ends

12 School Board Meeting

16 Progress Reports Go Home

19-23 Thanksgiving Holiday

Crutchfield Elementary School 903-891-6565 Calendar | Facebook | Website

2 PTA Fundraiser Ends

6 Super Citizen Day

7 College T-shirt Day

15 Second Grade Musical 6 P

Fairview Elementary School 903-891-6580 Calendar | Facebook | Website

1 Fourth Grade to Sneed Prarie

1 PTA Bingo Night 6 P

8 Picture Retakes

8 Third Grade Play 2:15 P & 6 P

13 PTA General Meeting 6 P

16 Major Saver Limo Ride

Fred Douglass Early Childhood Center 903-891-6545 Calendar | Facebook | Website

1 Chick Fil A Spirit Day

12 Texas Roadhouse Spirit Day

13 Love and Logic at United Way

Jefferson Elementary School 903-891-6610 Calendar | Facebook | Website

7 Picture Retakes

9 Spirit Day: Dress in Camo for Veterans Day

14 Story Dogs in Library

28 Story Dogs in Library

Neblett Elementary School 903-891-6670 Calendar | Facebook | Website

7 Major Saver Limo Ride

8 Fourth Grade Music Program 6 P

15 Fourth Grade Field Trip

Sory Elementary School 903-891-6650 Calendar | Facebook | Website

1 Veterans Day Program 6 P

9 PTA Movie Night 6 P

13 Texas Roadhouse Donation Night

15 Theatricks Performance

Wakefield Elementary School 903-891-6595 Calendar | Facebook | Website

8 Third Grade Musical 6 P

9 Kid's Heart Challenge

12 Veterans Day Lunch

16 Picture Retakes

Washington Elementary School 903-891-6700 Calendar | Facebook | Website

1 Jump Rope for Heart

3 Third Grade Fine Arts Night 6 P

7 Thanksgiving Luncheon - Please RSVP

12 Good News Club 3:30-4:45 P

15 National Elementary Honor Society Induction (4th grade and by invitation only) 6 P

Dillingham Intermediate School 903-891-6495 Calendar | Facebook | Website

5 STUCO Meeting 3:15 P

8 PTA Board Meeting 2 P

13 PTA Spirit Day at Panda Express

13 Coffee with the Principal

30 Flue Clinic

Piner Middle School 903-891-6470 Calendar | Facebook | Website

1 Show Choir at Knight Furniture 6:30 P

2 Poetry Slam

2 Show Choir at #MaroonMania

9 Chamber Orchestra Veterans Day Concert

10 Band All-Region Auditions Phase 1

10 Choir Solo & Ensemble Contest

12 Band All-Region Phase 2

16 Band Texoma All-District Clinic / Concert

Perrin Learning Center 903-891-6680 Calendar | Facebook | Website

1 Principal for the Day

2 Guest Speakers from Grayson College EMT Program

9 Guest Speaker Lori Hoover, RN

15 Staff Thanksgiving Lunch

16 Guest Speaker Robbie Jackson with Grayson College Radiology

30 Guest Speaker Aimee Flynn

Sherman High School 903-891-6440 Calendar | Facebook | Website

12 Picture Retake

November Sports Events

Date Event

3 Girls 9/JV/V Basketball @ JJ Pearce

6 Girls 9/JV/V Basketball vs Little Elm

8 Girls Varsity Basketball @ Frisco ISD Tournament

8 Girls JV Basketball @ McKinney Tournament

8 Girls 9 Basketball @ Rowlett Tournament

8 Freshman/JV Football vs John Tyler

9 Varsity Football @ John Tyler

10 Coed Varsity Swimming @ Cougar Classic Invitational

13 Boys 9/JV/V Basketball vs Krum

13 Girls 9/JV/V Basketball vs Anna

13 Coed Varsity Swimming vs McKinney North - Austin College

15 Piner 7A/7B/7C/8A/8B/8C Girls Basketball @ Frisco Vandeventer

16 Boys 9/JV/V Basketball vs Faith Family Academy

16 Girls 9/JV/V Basketball @ North Lamar

19 Girls 9/JV/V Basketball @ Frisco Wakeland

20 Boys 9/JV/V Basketball vs Van Alstyne

24 Boys 9/JV/V Basketball @ North Lamar

27 Boys 9/JV/V Basketball @ Burkburnett

27 Coed Varsity Swimming vs Paris and North Lamar - Austin College

29 Boys Varsity Basketball @ Prosper Tournament

29 Boys JV Basketball @ Arlington Lamar JV Tournament

29 Boys 9 Basketball @ Irving MacArthur Tournament

29 Girls 9 Basketball @ Denison Tournament

29 Piner Girls 7A/7B/7C Basketball vs Frisco Pioneer - Piner Middle School

29 Piner Girls 8A/8B/8C Basketball vs Frisco Pioneer - Sherman High School

30 Girls 9/JV/V @ Greenville

For more information, including athletic calendars, visit Go Sherman Bearcats!