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Education Foundation Presents Blue Out Bash

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A Message from the Superintendent

This past Monday the Spring Hill Board of Trustees approved $101,000 worth of instructional technology for our classrooms. A portion of this purchase includes interactive televisions which have the functionality of a computer, whiteboard and projector. We were also able to purchase five Chromebook carts with 150 computers for the junior high and high school. Our primary teachers will also receive new teacher computers to help with their lessons. IPads were also included in this purchase for our primary and intermediate campuses.

Studies have shown that these devices facilitate comprehension, student engagement, enhanced literacy skills and improve learning within our classrooms. The staff and students are very appreciative to everyone that helped play a role in bringing this new technology to our classrooms.

Happy Valentines Day,

Wayne Guidry

Spring Hill ISD is Panther Proud of its New Baseball / Softball Complex Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

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Proud Past...Promising Future

Spring Hill ISD was able to save the stone marquee from the old elementary building that was demolished. The stone has been placed in a wall at the new baseball / softball complex for future generations to enjoy.

Pictured below is Janette Rowan, Spring Hill Graduate and Proud Panther Supporter

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Celebrating Counselors Week

Employees of the Month Announced

Congratulations to Kristi Hopkins for being named Teacher of the Month and Carol Procell for being named Support Staff of the Month for February. Spring Hill ISD is fortunate to have these ladies. Both award winners are from the intermediate campus.

Panthers of the Month Recognized at Board Meeting

Campus principals recognized the Panthers of the Month at the February board meeting. We are so proud of these students for receiving this award which confirms their excellence in leadership, responsibility, academics and all around Panther pride. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Rachel Petree - High School
  • Gabby Rumley - Junior High
  • Ian Duncan - Intermediate
  • Addisan Murdick - Primary
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Partners in Prevention Mentors Honored

Partners in Prevention Mentoring Programs have been working in our local communities since 1996. They serve an average of 200 students annually. The Co-Pilots (boy) and Forever Friends (girl) Mentoring Programs meet weekly on campus during lunch or after school hours. During this time they receive information and tools to develop as individuals and to create/keep healthy relationships. They also try to meet once a month for a fun activity outside of lunch/group meetings.

Spring Hill ISD currently has 18 mentor/mentees pairings participating in the program. Youth Mentors provide a young person with extra attention, encouragement, and communicate a deep belief in their potential. Through these positive relationships we see an increase in self esteem, higher attendance rates, less behavioral issues and a growth in leadership skills and accountability. We are thankful for the support from SHISD administration, allowing us to provide this program to your students.

Pictured below with Superintendent Wayne Guidry are Mentoring Program Coordinator Bonnie Hull, Linsey Beall, Debby Bass, Shirley Johnson, Kathy Mendicello, Meredith Smeltzer, Claudia Ruiz and Devin Tramel.

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UIL State Competitive Cheer Team

Spring Hill High School's UIL State Competitive Cheer Team was presented to the Board for their outstanding performance at the UIL State Competition, placing 17th out of 96 teams. Team members are:

  • Adisyn Chism, Alyssa McPhetridge, Anna Adams, Ansley Nichols, Ashlee Blake, Ashlyn Smith, Demi Ferguson, Dina Zeid, Emmaline Nichols, Erin Gregson, Kenzee Hill, Laurin Morris, Lexi Gossage, Peyton Borens, Rachel Doss, Randi Driscoll, Rylee Noon, Taylor White, Zoe Goudarzi
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Welcome to our Newest Panther Owen VanHoose

Owen was born on February 6, 2020 @ 1:31 am to Travis and Chelsie VanHoose.

Owen weighed 6 lbs 9 oz and was 20 inches long.

He was welcomed home by big brother Wesley and big sister Macie.

Travis works for our amazing maintenance department.

Spring Hill ISD Provides Training for Substitute Teachers

At Spring Hill ISD, substitute teachers do more than keep students busy. Substitutes with the right instructions can actually teach, which ensures the day does not go to waste. Keeping the sub prepared with the right tools takes a bit of planning, but it can be well worth it in the end. It makes sense to prepare substitutes for the diversity they will find in the classroom, since substitutes do not have time to develop the relationships to manage a classroom for only a few days.

Below: Charlotte Kincy, RTI Coordinator, speaks to a packed house.

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Primary Students "Jump" at the Chance to Support Kids Heart Challenge

Spring Hill Primary School partners with the American Heart Association to help fight heart disease - the nation's #1 killer. Our students will help their heart by jumping rope as well as learning heart healthy habits. They will also help others with sick hearts by collecting donations through the Kids Heart Challenge.

During the week of January 27-30, the students jumped rope during their PE classes. Based upon the amount of money collected, the students receive thank-you gifts from the American Heart Association. Our students raised $7020.94! Any student who raised $150 or more will get to slime Coach Lewis! Congratulations on a successful challenge!

This is the 20th year the Primary campus has participated in this program.

Primary Students Jump Rope for Heart

100 Days of School Celebration at the Primary

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Superintendent Wayne Guidry Participates in 5th Grade GT Shark Dissection Project

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No One Eats Alone Day at SHJH

Wave students hosted "No One Eats Alone" Day. NOEA Day is a full day dedicated to helping every student at SHJH feel included, valued, and accepted by their peers. Wave students set up a table during lunch where students wrote a pledge to include someone and hung it on the tree.

SHJH Leadership Students Read to Primary Students

Spanish 3: Not just a bunch of “Habla”

Spanish Three is an advanced measure course of the foreign language. Part of the course work involves conversational phrases that revolve around community and service work. Becky Peurifoy, lead Spanish teacher, is no stranger to either of these. Growing up in Argentina in a missionary family the language and the leadership is an integral part of her character that she hands on to her students, through opportunity and example.

“Caring and Sharing is a community outreach open on Mondays and Tuesdays located in South Longview across from LeTourneau University,” Peurifoy said. “Local families can come and get clothing and other household items on a needs basis.”

Many clients of the mission speak Spanish, and this project allows students to utilize their newly acquired skills and to help expand Spring Hills community service.

“It is a great opportunity for kids to see how conversational Spanish differs from the textbook in a practical setting,” Peurifoy added. “This real-life experience is something you just don’t get in a textbook.”

According to Bailey Ratcliff, the fluent Spanish speakers from class served as hosts for the event. The leaders modeled proper etiquette and communication skills.

“I learned that the mission does not only serve low socioeconomic clients,” Ratcliff added. “They also help those with disabilities and handicaps. It was very eye-opening.”

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UIL Debate Team Wins District and Qualifies for State

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Congratulations Pacesetters Drill Team

The Pacesetters competed at the Gussie Nell Davis Dance Classic. The Pacesetters received the following awards.

Solo Awards:

Emily Cook- Division 1 rating

Najah Jackson- Division 1 rating

Officer Awards:

Division 1 rating in all three dances

Sweepstakes Award

Gussie Nell Davis Award

Division Runner Up

Judges Award Officer Lyrical

Team Awards:

Division 1 rating in all three dances

Sweepstakes Award

Division Runner Up

Judges Award Team Lyrical

All of the videos are posted on the Pacesetters Facebook page.

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Band Earns 1st Division Ratings in UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition

Congratulations to the Spring Hill High School Band for their 1st division ratings at the UIL Solo and Ensemble competition. The following students earned 1st division medals:

Abby Wallace--Saxophone and Oboe Solo

Allie Palmer--Flute Solo

Miasia Arceneaux--Tuba Solo

Karlie Linthicum-- Trumpet Ensemble

Marissa Seyer-Trumpet Ensemble

Dina Zeid-- Trumpet Ensemble

The following 46 band students made a 1st division on a class 1 solo or ensemble which qualifies them to compete at the State Solo and Ensemble competition in May. Spring Hill Band students racked up a total 64 1st division medals.

Bryce Wallace-- Solo and Ensemble

Jackson Massey--Solo and Ensemble

Camden Turner--Solo and Ensemble

Chris Kendall--Ensemble

Brody Turner-- Ensemble

Nicholas Vadasz--Ensemble

Kelsey Bell- Ensemble

Valentin Camillo--Ensemble

Jared Hill--Ensemble

Carson Coleman--Ensemble

Collin Wingo--Ensemble

Carson Wallace--Ensemble

Addison McQuitty --Ensemble

Alex Carroll--Ensemble

Alston Massey-- Solo and Ensemble

Thomas Pecot--Solo and Ensemble

Andy Pearce--Solo and Ensemble

Taylor Brewer-Solo and Ensemble

Caleb Hutchenson-Ensemble

Alia Morales--Ensemble

Jacob Kimbrough--Ensemble

Kye Mckinley--Ensemble

Tanner Ferrell--Ensemble

Morgan Greenville-Ensemble

Ty Barclay--Ensemble(2)

Carson Horn--Ensemble(2)

Austin Jones-Ensemble

Hope Haney--Ensemble

Kaitryn Johnson--Ensemble

Tanner Long--Ensemble(2)

Hamilton Hilburn--Solo and Ensemble

Zen Estrella--Ensemble

Kylee Hudson-Ensemble

Kirstin Saha--Ensemble

Cole Secord--Ensemble

Justin Hickerson-Ensemble

Jake Buckelew--Ensemble

Vallen Dennis--Ensemble

Valerie Ferrell--Ensemble

Haleigh Yoder--Ensemble

Hannah Yoder--Ensemble

Kat Fields--Ensemble

Rachel Petree-Ensemble

Emma Shelton--Ensemble

Daniela Ventura-Ensemble

Kat Fields--Ensemble

Thank you students for all of your dedication, hard work and commitment to excellence!!!! ~ Mr. Mike Moody

Spring Hill Signs Four Athletes to Play at the Next Level

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Jax Stovall Takes 3rd Place in SH Invitational

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Lady Panther Golf Team Wins Lindale Invitational at Garden Valley

Congratulations to the Lady Panther Golf Team for winning the Lindale Invitational at Garden Valley. J’Dee Stovall was the 2nd place individual medalist.
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Panther Powerlifters Carrying the Heavy Load

Panther Nation Powerlifters do it again. The team traveled to Sabine on Saturday, February 8 for the second district meet of the competition season. Rachel Petree and Ale Guerrero both placed, 1st and 4th respectively. Petree led the girl’s division with 259 lbs. Cameron Feliciano came in 5th for the boys with 220, while Tony Natera took 2nd with 275. Michael Marrs, Carson Manasse and Jacob Kimbrough all came in with first-place medals in their weight class.

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Mark Your Calendars for the Z-Club"s 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run

Spring Hill High School's Z-Club is hosting a 5k and 1 Mile Fun Run. The race is set for March 21 and will follow a route provided by our cross country team that ends in a lap around the track. Find them on Facebook at SHHS 5K for RAINN or check it out on their website where you can sign up or donate. There will also be a one mile fun run for kids under the age of 12.


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2020-2021 District Calendar Released

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Order Your Panther Yearbook While Supplies Last

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A Message From Nurse Jaymie Walton

Spring Hill Parents,

FLU season has arrived!

Common signs and symptoms of the flu are fever greater than 100F, coughing/sneezing,

headache, body aches and extreme fatigue.

Please help us minimize the spread of the flu by keeping your student home if they have a fever

greater than 100F. Your student must also be fever free for a full 24 hours WITHOUT the use of

fever reducing medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen before they can return to school.

Good handwashing, staying home when running fever and exhibiting flu symptoms and yearly

flu vaccines are the best way to protect your family and reduce the spread of the flu.

Thank you for helping us keep our Spring Hill students healthy!

Public Service Announcement

Shape Your Future: The 2020 Census

Blessed to be a Spring Hill Panther: Proud Past...Promising Future

  • TEA "A" Rated district
  • K-12 Education
  • Premier school district in East Texas
  • College and Career Readiness best in the area
  • Low teacher / student class ratio
  • Honors, dual-credit, gifted & talented, Career & Technical Education, and numerous local courses offered
  • UIL Academics, robotics, theatre/drama, band, drill team, cheerleading, athletics and bass club activities offered
  • State award winning band
  • Education Foundation
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • District enrollment at an all time high
  • Designated as a District of Innovation by the Texas Education Agency
  • Outstanding parent and community support
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Spring Hill Independent School District...The Hidden Treasure of East Texas

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Find us in the App Store

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Spring Hill ISD Partnerships

Spring Hill ISD would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued support through the marquee partnership program. Proceeds help support:
  • Classroom technology
  • Fine arts exposure and experience
  • Support athletic programs
  • Innovative classes for sports marketing and game day production
  • Scholarships

For advertising information, please contact the superintendent's office at 903-323-7740.

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Baseball / Softball Field Update