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A Message From the Superintendent

On September 28, 2020, the Spring Hill Board of Trustees approved a 4 1/2 days per week instructional calendar. The vision of Spring Hill ISD is to be a premier school district focused on engaged learning and student success.The action taken by the board is an aggressive step to assure that we continue striving to make this vision a reality.


Students are successful when their teachers are equipped for success when they enter the classroom. Providing this additional planning time will allow teachers the opportunity to prepare meaningful lessons leading to enhanced student engagement. We are confident this new calendar will allow teachers the opportunity to cover the content of a traditional calendar.


We surveyed parents concerning whether they were in favor of this calendar change. From the responses we received, 89% were in favor of the new calendar.


October 9th will be our first half-day Friday for all campuses. Campuses will provide afternoon instruction for those students needing to stay with us for the entire day which ends at 3:25. We will provide transportation at mid-day and again at 3:25 for these students. Friday schedules for the campuses will be as follows:


Primary: Tutorials 7:30 - 7:45; Instruction 7:45 am - 12:20 pm

Intermediate: Tutorials 7:30 - 7:45; Instruction 7:45 am - 12:15 pm

Junior High: Tutorials 8:00 - 8:15; Instruction 8:15 am - 12:53 pm

High School: Tutorials 8:15 - 8:30; Instruction 8:30 am - 1:00 pm


Monday through Thursday schedules will remain the same on all campuses, with the exception of the High School. Beginning on Monday, October 5th, the High School will have tutorials from 8:15 to 8:30 with 1st period classes beginning at 8:30.


Please take a moment and read through our FAQ document concerning our calendar change.

I would like to thank you for your continued support this year.


Wayne Guidry

Superintendent

Spring Hill ISD

REVISED CALENDAR Begins October 9, 2020 - Includes 4 1/2 Instructional Days per Week Update

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Attention Parents of Special Education Students

Parents of Special Education Students,


The Division of Review and Support at the Texas Education Agency is seeking input from parents of special education students. Please take 10 minutes to complete this survey. The survey will ask which region your district is located. Spring Hill ISD is part of Region 7. Thank you for your participation.


Good Afternoon,

The Division of Review and Support at the Texas Education Agency (TEA) strives to improve special education services for Texas local education agencies (LEAs). The monitoring process is intended to help school districts continuously improve services and facilitate positive student outcomes. As a stakeholder involved in special education, your feedback is important to inform our process development.


State monitoring activities include investigating, reporting and correcting federal or state non- compliance of special education policies and procedures. Monitoring activities may include a district self-assessment, an on-site visit or other activities by the TEA.


Your district participated the special education the Differentiated Monitoring and Support process. Please provide feedback through this 10-20-minute survey. This information is vital to our ability to provide information to LEAs concerning their monitoring results.


The purpose of this survey is to gather information and revise support for all districts in Texas. Any comments or concerns specific to your district should be sent directly to your school district personnel as specific concerns will not be forwarded from TEA to districts.


Confidentiality of Data

Your responses will only be reviewed internally to assist TEA with the monitoring process. The information you share is confidential to the extent permitted by law. Responses to the survey may be subject to public information requests in accordance with the Public Information Act. Texas Government Code, Chapter 552.


Participation or Withdrawal

Your participation in this study is voluntary. You may decline to answer any question and you have the right to withdraw from participation at any time.


Click on the link below to complete the survey:

Stakeholder Survey

https://tea.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0P0nOZkihKAyKmV


If you have any questions, comments or concerns, or would like more information on resources listed within the survey, please contact the Texas Education Agency Review and Support division at reviewandsupport@tea.texas.gov.


Thank you.

Division of Review and Support Texas Education Agency reviewandsupport@tea.texas.gov 512-463-9414

In Memory of Steve Clark, Long Time Educator for SHISD

A memorial service for Steve Clark will be held on October 3, 2020 at 2:00 pm in the L. L. Williamson Auditorium. Steve Clark spent his entire career in education at Spring Hill ISD. He began his journey in 1971 when he was hired as a junior high history teacher and coach. During this time, he earned his Masters degree from Stephen F. Austin. In 1977 he was promoted to JV basketball coach. He instituted a program for all grade levels to build fundamentals and to gain interest in sports programs. In 1980 he was promoted to varsity head basketball coach. After teaching and coaching for 13 years, he became the assistant high school principal, where he served for the next 18 years. Steve retired in June 2002 but returned that fall to serve as high school principal for 2 years before returning to the assistant principal position and Director of Transportation as well. Steve resigned in 2010. We are thankful for the 39 years of service to the district. We offer our condolences to the family.
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Samantha Schott Named Homecoming Queen

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2020 Homecoming Court

SHISD proudly presents the 2020 Homecoming Court! Princesses vying for the crown are Peyton Borens, Kaycee Campbell, Kennedy Croom, Najah Jackson, Samantha Schott, and Taylor White. Completing the court are Duchesses Carolann Bowles, Maycee Buchanan, Lindsay Hall, Madelyn Irwin, Halee Bray, and Vallen Dennis.
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Spotlight on New Career and Technology Courses ~ ELECTRICAL TECHNOLOGY PATHWAY

STORY BY: MICAH SOCOTEANU AND ABBY WALLACE, STAFF WRITERS


Be Prepared. Not just the motto for the Boy Scouts of America, but also for the Career and Technology Education Department at SHHS. Course offerings are constantly changing to adapt to the changing needs of this community in regards to market needs to make sure that every Panther walks across the stage college and/or career ready by offering Dual Credit with local colleges, Industry-Based Certifications, and real work experience so that students can go straight from high school into high skill, high wage, and high demand jobs. One such need area in East Texas is in the Electrical Trade. SHISD has responded to that need with an Electrical Technology Pathway taught by Mr. Tim Marshall, new to SHISD this year. Marshall also coaches baseball in addition to teaching CTE courses.


“My goal is to get kids ready to go out into the world and get a job,” Tim Marshall said. “ I worked in this field for over 10 years. I know marketable skills and am ready to hand them on.”
Spring Hill is committed to working with the Longview Economic Development Committee (LEDCO) and other industry partners to provide students with project-based learning, facility tours, job shadowing, career development, and real-life experiences.


“We’re trying to work out a system where the kids can take this course, and then go work for local community partners,” Marshal said. “Let’s say they’re juniors and they will be entering phase two of coursework as seniors, then they can work during the summer to see if they even like it. It is job exploration as well as preparation.”


According to Marshall, students in Electrical Technology learn the skills needed to enter the workforce as an electrician or building maintenance supervisor, prepare for a postsecondary degree in a specified field of construction or construction management, or pursue an approved apprenticeship program.


“This class gets them ready not only for work but also to be a good homeowner and fix-it person around the house,” Marshall added. “They learn anything from new construction schematics and wiring to fixing a plug in their home to working for Swepco.”


Students are taught safety, electrical theory, tools, codes, installation of electrical equipment, and the reading of electrical drawings, schematics, and specifications.


“The kids are so diligent about following the safety protocols,” Marshall boasted. “I am proud of how seriously they are taking this class and safety.”


There are a variety of possible careers in this field including Chief Electrician, Control Electrician, Electrician, Industrial Electrician, Inside Wireman, Journeyman Electrician, Journeyman Wireman, Maintenance Electrician, and mechanical Trades Specialist to name a few.


“After this class kids can go on an interview and say, Hey, I took two years of electrical technology. You know I had this kind of experience. “, Marshall added. “That’s cool that what we are teaching can benefit them,”


Photo by Amy Blalock: Tim Marshall stands in the housing frame model used for wiring in the Industrial Arts building on SHHS campus.


Check out The Panther's Paw District Newspaper created by our High School Journalism Department under the direction of Amy Blalock.

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Now Enrolling Pre-Kindergarten Students


Pre-Kindergarten is a great opportunity for many families. Pre-K offers a consistent structure and routine, and a focus on early education (which can inspire a love of learning).


Spring Hill ISD is currently accepting Pre-K students and would love for your child to join us. For a list of qualifications and additional information, please contact the Primary campus, 903-323-7848.

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See You at the Pole

See You at the Pole is a rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation in prayer.
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SHISD Participates in Start With Hello Week

Loneliness is the overwhelming feeling of being left out and social isolation is not having frequent interactions with friends. Young people who feel this way may pull away from society, struggle with learning and social development, or choose to hurt themselves or others. Due to COVID-19, all students can empathize with the feelings of isolation due to physical and social distancing. Start With Hello is an important social and emotional learning program to reintroduce students to the power of connecting and helping one another.


Start With Hello is one of Sandy Hook Promise’s no-cost Know the Signs programs that teaches students to be more socially inclusive and connected to each other.

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Intermediate In-Person and In-Home Learners Participate

JUNIOR HIGH

ABC Boot Camp

Kindergarten teachers Mrs. Cameron and Mrs. Sipes, aka Skill Sergeants, transformed their classrooms into a bootcamp for learning!


The learning continues at Spring Hill Primary!

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Education Foundation Raffle Winners Announced

The SH Education Foundation raffle was held to support teacher grants for the 2020-2021 school year. Winners of this year's raffle are:


  • Penny Fleet - Chick-Fil-A for a year, provided by Chick-Fil-A
  • Deanna Turner - Cace's Kitchen Basket, provided by Spring Hill State Bank
  • Sophia Hill Borens - Kendra Scott earrings, provided by Kendra Scott
  • Jayne Pleasant - Tory Burch crossbody, provided by Neiman Marcus

Welcome to Our Newest Panther

Juliet Bee Welborn

Birthdate: September 22, 2020

Weight: 8 lbs, 6 oz

Length: 20.75 inches

Proud parents: Carley and Seth Welborn

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Local Neighborhood Walmart Donates School Supplies

Thank you to our local Neighborhood Walmart for donating school supplies AND thank you to our own Carl Wildt for taking time out of his busy schedule to pick them up for us!
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DID YOU KNOW?

Covid-19 Cases


Currently we have one active student Covid-19 case within the district and no staff cases.

FREE 2020-2021 Every Child Has Access Resource Guide

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Get Your Panther Football Tickets

Spring Hill Panther Radio

Spring Hill Panther Radio was established so every Panther Fan could listen live to Spring Hill High School sporting events. This is Spring Hill Panther Radio's third season for broadcasting games over the internet. Cody Ferguson and Carl Newman look forward to bringing you every exciting play from this season's games and look forward to providing an entertaining sportscast for friends and family members of Spring Hill.


Meet your Broadcasters:

FAMILY: Stronger - Together

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Update on 2019-2020 Yearbooks

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Skyward Family Access Provides Grades and Attendance for Parents and Students

We would like to remind parents about our Skyward Family Access program that gives both parents and students access to grades and attendance. Skyward allows both parents and students the ability to monitor progress at any time. Mr. White our instructional technologist has created a short tutorial that will show you how to create an account and also set up e-mail alerts. If you have questions about this process please feel free to contact your child's campus so we can assist.


Check out the tutorial below:

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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