SHISD Mid-Week Message

Weekly Superintendent's Message for Spring Hill ISD

Independence

Panther Nation,

Today is one of my favorite days of the year, Texas Independence Day! As I reflect on the meaning of this day and the events that occurred 4 days later at the Alamo, I realize that this state (and one time nation) has been blessed with many brave men and women and many heroes. It is hard to believe that the men and women of the Alamo had no idea that independence was declared 4 days earlier and yet they stayed and fought for a cause they believed in. A cause that six weeks later on April 21st, would lead the Texas Army to victory and secure Texas' Independence as a nation for the next 10 years.


If you look closely at the Texas Declaration of Independence, one main complaint to the Mexican government was that no system of public education had been established. Here is an excerpt: (Mexico) has failed to establish any public system of education, although possessed of almost boundless resources, (the public domain,) and although it is an axiom in political science, that unless a people are educated and enlightened, it is idle to expect the continuance of civil liberty, or the capacity for self government..


Today those words still ring true. The future of Texas is dependent on a strong public education system that prepares our students for an uncertain, yet bright future. If Texas was still a country today, it would rank 10th in the world and have a daily workforce of 12 million people. Energy, heath care, and technology make Texas a very diverse economic destination. I am thankful that the teachers of Spring Hill are doing their part to produce graduates able to compete and thrive in today's workforce and that public education in Texas is strong! As this week is also Texas Public School Week, I want to thank all Texas educators for continuing to fight for a cause they believe in, the children of Texas. - Steve Snell, Superintendent SHISD


Kudos:

  • Kudos to SH for such a smooth, great UIL tourney!!! SH faculty really went out of their way to help today! We appreciate all y'all did to make it such a great event for kiddos and visitors! Thanks again! - Dr. Jennifer Bailey, Principal, Jackson Elementary

  • The UIL Tournament was amazing. I have enjoyed meeting and working with everyone. - C. Watson, Kilgore ISD

  • Michelle Malloy did a fantastic job this month with our Digital Learning Day at the Primary and Intermediate. Please check out the video below in the newsletter.

  • Mr. Snell, A huge shout out to you and your wonderful staff for the treats on Friday in honor of bus driver appreciation!!! It was such a nice surprise. Great snacks to end another GREAT week at Spring Hill! I am pretty amazed at how the pieces fall together in transportation. Tony does an excellent job at making it all happen. - Lee Ann Holder


Family Concerns

  • Gloria Willeford is recovering nicely from her surgery and should return after Spring Break
  • Carol Procell is back at work and getting back to full speed

January and February Students of the Month

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January and February Teachers and Staff of the Month

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SPRING HILL EDUCATION FOUNDATION BLUE OUT BINGO

SPRING HILL EDUCATION FOUNDATION BLUE OUT BINGO – FEBRUARY 25, 2017


Spring Hill Education Foundation held our annual fundraiser this past Saturday at The Reserve in Longview. The theme this year was BLUE OUT BINGO! Everyone enjoyed an exciting night filled with numerous prizes up for grabs! The event kicked off at 6:00 pm with a catered meal by Bodacious BBQ. Guests were also treated to pastries and cookies provided by Hospitality Health ER and Kern’s Bakery, specialty coffees by Coffee Mill and also Organic Cotton Candy by The Happy Angels Gourmet.


Emcee John Borens guided us through an eventful evening of Bingo games in the name of fun! The evening also included live and silent auctions to raise funds to support our Grants for Teachers Program. Through the continued support of our sponsors and our Spring Hill staff and community, we had a VERY SUCCESSFUL event! Our biggest thanks and appreciation to everyone involved!


The Spring Hill ISD Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors, representing a cross-section of community members who are dedicated to education and share a vision for excellence in our schools. The purpose of the Foundation is to solicit, manage, and distribute funds for enrichment purposes in program areas. Contributions to the Foundation are made by individuals, corporations, and other foundations to help fund educational programs and initiatives.


Thanks again for your support of the Foundation and for your commitment to the education of the students at Spring Hill ISD. - Patti Miller

Digital Learning Day Video!

Junior-Senior Prom and After-Prom Designs Set

Students in Digital & Interactive Media recently completed poster and t-shirt designs for the upcoming Junior-Senior Prom and After-Prom, entitled "Hollywood Nights," to be held on April 29. Each year the prom and after-prom committees sponsor a contest in which students in DIM compete to have one of their illustrations chosen as the official design to be used on all promotional materials for the current year's prom. The winner of the poster design was Tanner Cornell. He received a generous cash prize and free ticket to prom, and his design will appear on promotional posters and on the face of the prom tickets. This year, the committee broke with tradition and chose an additional winner, whose design will appear on the after-prom t-shirts. This winner was Aaron Milam, and he received a generous cash prize and a t-shirt for his efforts. Mrs. Jordan and the students of DIM would like to thank the committee members who volunteered time and money to make this contest possible.

Pacesetters win many awards at Dance Competiition

Congratulations to the Pacesetters on their awards at the Gussie Nell Davis Rangerette Dance Competition on Saturday. The Pacesetters earned a sweepstakes award for division one dancing in all categories as well as the Gussie Nell Davis award for exceptional scores. The Pacesetters placed as the 3rd place team overall and also earned recognition for their military routine. The officers also earned a division one rating and a special choreography award. In addition to team awards, 4 dancers earned division 1 scores on solos. These girls were Stacia Viator, Madison Snell, Andrea Hicks and Takeija Keys. Andrea placed 4th overall in all soloists in our division. Congratulations girls on back to back years of sweepstakes! - Mrs. Herman, Pacesetter Director
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Bus Driver Appreciation Week

Spring Hill Band Gets New Percussion Instruments

Thanks to our Board of Trustees for the addition of some new percussion instruments. This equipment was made available through a special deal with a local music store who had access to equipment used once at the TMEA convention for the all state performances.

Intermediate Club Time

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SH Intermediate received trophy for Jump Rope for Heart

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SH Bass Club Has Strong Tournament

Very Special Thanks to White Oak superintendent and former SH principal and teacher Michael Gilbert for captaining a team at the last tournament!

Check www.shpanthernation.org for updates

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