SHISD Mid-Week Message
Weekly Superintendent's Message for Spring Hill ISD
Panther Nation, We are in October and that means it is time to focus on Mind Set #2: Passion First. Passion first teaches that we are each a unique expression of human existence and that our lives should be focused on finding our unique genius and sharing it with the world to the maximum extent possible. People do not give 100% if they are not passionate about the task at hand.
I am thankful that in Spring Hill ISD we are very passionate about our students, our team and the teaching and learning process. I believe that teaching is a calling and not a job. I also believe that the reason Spring Hill is a premier school district is that we are committed and passionate about fulfilling our students' intellectual, physical, and creative potential, which is why our mission statement comes to life daily in the classrooms.
I encourage each of you to reflect on what you are passionate about when it comes to Spring Hill ISD. I encourage each of you to focus on your students' strengths, let them explore interests, encourage them to engage in service projects and to have authentic conversations with them about the material they are learning.
Here is an excerpt from our book, "The combination of performance and persistence is the core ingredient to the fulfillment of all great dreams." Find something that you are passionate about and make a difference this month! -Steve Snell
- Please keep my wife Amy in your thoughts and prayers as she lost her mother this week. She was an exceptional person who devoted her life to her family and the community through service. She will be missed. - Steve Snell
- Our thoughts and prayers go out to Katie Billingslea in the recent loss of her grandmother
Celebrating National Principals Month
Rusty Robinett, High School Principal
David Lynch, Junior High School Principal
Dana Robertson, Intermediate School Principal
Deanna Turner, Primary School Principal
Thank you for your outstanding leadership in the recent "A" rating in accountability we received from the Texas Education Agency.
TOGETHER WE ARE...
National Principal's Month
Each October, National Principals Month recognizes the essential role that principals play in making a school great.
Principals are among the hardest working, yet often least recognized individuals in education. Principals set the academic tone for their schools, and it is their vision, dedication, and determination that provide the mobilizing force for achieving student success. Each October, NASSP, NAESP, and AFSA seek to honor these unsung heroes for their tireless efforts in pursuit of excellence in education.
National Principals Month is a widely recognized celebration of the principalship, marked by national and state resolutions supporting the event, as well as acknowledgments from U.S. Senators and Representatives, and top government officials. However, the most important National Principals Month celebrations are the ones that take place in schools and communities across the country.
High School Principal Rusty Robinett, Junior High Principal David Lynch, Intermediate Principal Dana Robertson, Primary Principal Deanna Turner...We Appreciate You!
Congratulations to the HS National Honor Society Inductees
Superintendent Steven Snell with Commissioner of Education Mike Morath
SHISD Spotlights Volunteer Casey Reed
My name is: Casey Reed.
I volunteer at: Spring Hill ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC).
I have volunteered there since: September 2018.
My duties there include: As a parent chair, I consult regularly and provide advice to the superintendent and his/her administration on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning.
The people who benefit from this are: All Spring Hill ISD students, staff, and community.
I volunteer there because: Research shows healthy children do better in school — from attendance and behavior to academics and overall performance. We as diverse community members have the opportunity to have a voice and instill our community values in meaningful and positive impactful ways in the lives of 2,011 students. Can you imagine if we could help 2,011 students lead happy healthy lives? What a difference they could make in East Texas and around the globe as they grow and enter into the world.
I also volunteer at: Spring Hill PTA, North East Texas Brain Injury Coalition and Mobberly Baptist Church.
My hometown is: Arlington.
I live in: Longview.
I have lived there since: Nine years in East Texas; three in Longview.
I work at/my profession is: Licensed athletic trainer at Christus-Good Shepherd Medical Center Sports Medicine Department.
My hobbies include: Crafting, reading, training for my first half-marathon and visiting Major League Baseball stadiums with my husband (21 down, nine to go).
My family members are: My husband, Derek and two daughters, Harper and Hannah.
I would encourage people to volunteer because: I was very lucky to be raised in a community with schools where I knew without a doubt that my teachers, staff and administration loved and supported me. Throughout my school career, I watched as my mom served as a room mom, president of the PTA and booster clubs, and sometimes simply ran errands for school. She modeled to me why being involved and willing to lend a hand to those who may not have as much or just need encouragement is important. No one person or school district can do it alone. I believe living in community and having a servant’s heart is what God calls each of us to do.
Upcoming activities at this organization or about this upcoming event: We continue to recruit Spring Hill ISD School Health Advisory Council members for the 2018-19 school year. This quarter, we are working to have EpiPens donated to all of our campuses and provide personal hygiene kits to students in need. Also, Longview Type One Diabetes Foundation has reached out to Spring Hill ISD and the health advisory council about hosting a Type 1 Diabetes walk-a-thon in November. We hope to reveal details soon. Call the SHISD administration office at (903) 323-7740 if you are interested in becoming a parent or community member of the health advisory council.
Mr. Dunn and SHHS Art Students Design Logo for the Spring Hill Roaring Chorus
Thank you to Christus Good Shepherd Health System and Longview Fire Department for Their Donation
Pictured L to R - Junior High Principal David Lynch, Primary Principal Deanna Turner, Amy Dodgen, District RN Jaymie Walton, Intermediate Principal Dana Robertson and Missie Banda.
The Blue Brigade at Mineola Marching Festival
Spring Hill Cross Country Wins District
#7 Spring Hill Tennis Team Wins District
#7 Spring Hill took on #22 Bullard in our last district match of the season! Spring Hill took a 5-2 lead after doubles. The Panthers started out strong in singles with every player playing with heart and determination to finish strong. Alston Massey got Spring Hill the tenth win to secure the District Title for the Panthers. The Panthers defeated Bullard 14-5!
- Patel/Castleberry def. Sloan/Hodges 6-4, 6-3
- Moore/Massey def. Magan/Landgrof 6-2, 6-1
- McNabb/J. Couch def. Gunn/Cummings 6-3, 7-5
- Penn/Morton lost to Wills/Minton 6-4, 2-6, 10-12
- Nichols/McKelvey def. Breedlove/Rhyne 6-4, 6-1
- Croom/Montgomery lost to Hayes/Vidal 2-6, 4-6
- Barnhill/Z. Couch def. Harden/Peacock 3-6, 6-4, 10-7
- Kavin Patel def. Dylan Sloan 6-0, 6-0
- Collin Castleberry def. Robert Peacock 6-3, 7-5
- Micah Moore def. Houston Hodges 6-1, 6-3
- Alston Massey def. Sonni Magan
- Zach Couch lost to Clark Gunn 2-6, 6-0, 7-10
- Carson McNabb def. Colton Berryhill 8-2
- Lexi Penn def. Abbi Wills 6-4, 6-3
- Emmaline Nichols def. Hailey Minton 6-2, 6-1
- Maz Morton def. Kallie Hardin 6-3, 6-1
- Logan McKelvey def. Alex Breedlove 0-6, 6-2, 13-11
- Raygan Barnhill lost to Audrey Rhyne 6-4, 2-6, 6-10
- Kennedy Croom lost to Olivia Hayes 3-8
Next week begins playoffs. Continue to support your Panthers as we make a run for the State Tournament!
Athletic Booster Club Unveils the new Panther Tunnel...
...Thanks to the Following Sponsors:
Guaranty Bank & Trust
Horn Custom Homes
Panther Homecoming 2018
BTH Panther Radio
Free Seminar for Parenting in the Digital Age ~ Sponsored by Spring Hill First Baptist Church
SH Education Foundation Upcoming Events
We Back the Blue/Panther 1000 Annual Campaign Drive
Tuesday, October 16, 5 pm
Designer Handbag Bingo
Tuesday, November 6
Doors open 5:30/Games 6:15 pm
Spring Hill ISD Partnerships
- Classroom technology
- Fine arts exposure and experience
- Support athletic programs
- Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
For advertising information, please contact the superintendent's office at 903-323-7740.