SHISD Mid-Week Message
Weekly Superintendent's Message for Spring Hill ISD
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 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
- 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
January and February Teachers and Staff of the Month
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