Friday Focus

The Intermediate Team Newsleter

Friday, January 29, 2016

Quick Reminders:

  • School Counselors Week! February 1-5
  • Education Foundation Grants are being written now! They are Due Feb. 1st!! There is a link to the grant below under section "helpful Links"
  • 5th Grade Assessments are happening Monday next week!
  • Faculty Meeting Wednesday Feb. 3 @ 3:15pm in Library (UIL coaches stay after mtg.)
  • Nominate a deserving co-worker or student (links are below!)
  • Friday Feb. 5th Wear Red for the American Heart Association and Women!
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UIL Update!

Remember that Feb. 18th is the Speaking and Writing events competing in Kilgore for UIL. Students involved in speaking and writing events will eat at 11:30 am and leave at 12:00 noon.


On Saturday, Feb. 20th students and staff will travel to Chapel Hill to compete in all other UIL events.


We will go over expectations and questions on Feb. 3rd after the Faculty Meeting.

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Be the one for "that" kid!

The video below reminds us all how important it is to care for our students and make sure they know that "THEY MATER." I'll admit the video below is tough to watch...so watch with caution. But after watching, I was reminded of why I do what I do. I think you'll agree that every student should feel that I care, you care, and we care at Spring Hill Intermediate. How can we achieve learning for all without caring for all? It takes a village!
Please don't let anyone be treated like this boy was. ThinkPOZ.org
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Nominate an OUTSTANDING PERSON!

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Thank you to our teachers that helped develop a plan for SHINE!

Our Plan overview is below... Notes are being sent home now!


SHINE 2016

Purpose of SHINE: to help as many students as possible understand and achieve the TEKS and what is taught.


  • Mondays and Tuesdays after school until 4:15pm each week. Teachers are to be paid $25 dollars per afternoon they tutor.
  • Mondays are ELA and Writing tutoring
  • Tuesdays are Math and Science Tutoring
  • Each teacher or 2 teacher team is responsible for choosing, organizing and planning when students will attend one of 3 opportunities for SHINE Tutoring
  • 3/4 Teachers will complete SHINE tutoring during these 3 times 1) Class Computer lab time, 2) class Library time, 3) after school on Monday or Tuesday
  • 5th grade is scheduling their IN School SHINE times with Mrs. Edney because they don't have a computer and library time.
  • Notes will be distributed to Teachers Tuesday, January 19th...Teachers will fill out each note for the students they want to attend between now and May and specifically assign them to a time slot. Notes will be passed out to students by Friday, January, 21st
  • Students/Parents will sign and return notes until Feb. 13th
  • Snacks will be in classrooms
  • Bus pick-up will be in front of the 5th grade building. Leave classrooms at 4:15pm
  • Parent pick-up will be in front of the office. Leave classrooms at 4:15.
Dates of SHINE:



  • SHINE tutoring that meets during the day (computer and library time) may begin as soon as student notes are received back to the teacher

After School SHINE Tutoring will follow the schedule below:



First Round after school time slot for 5th Reading/Math and 4th Writing

  • 4th Grade Writing: Mondays in February and March from Feb. 22, Feb. 29, March 14, March 21st
  • 5th Grade Reading: Mondays in February and March from Feb. 22, Feb. 29, March 14, March 21st
  • 5th Grade Math: Tuesdays in February and March from Feb. 23, March 1, March 15, March 22nd
Second Round, after school time slot for 4th and 3rd Reading/Math and 5th Science
  • 4th Grade Reading will be Mondays in April 4, 11, 18, 25th and May 2nd
  • 3rd Grade Reading will be Mondays in April 4, 11, 18, 25th and May 2nd
  • 4th Grade Math will be Tuesdays in April 5, 12, 19, 26th and May 3
  • 3rd Grade Math will be Tuesdays in April 5, 12, 19, 26th and May 3
  • 5th Grade Science will be Tuesdays in April 5, 12, 19, 26th and May 3
  • 5th Grade Reading or Math retake tutoring will meet on Mondays in April if results are back by then

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Below are Links to items that might be helpful for you:

Enter each day to help us win a new playground!

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Spring Hill Intermediate School

Amy Doron, Principal

Campus Mission Statement:
Spring Hill Intermediate provides a place for learning where all students can can find success, confidence, respect, and direction for their future!

Campus Vision Statement:

Collaborating to create an engaging, challenging, and well rounded system of education for the improvement of all students.