Spring Hill ISD

District Newsletter

A Message From the Superintendent

"Mankind is a great, an immense family. This is proved by what we feel in our hearts at Christmas." ~ Pope John XXIII


Happy December!


As the fall semester comes to a close, I would like to thank our teachers and staff for all of the positive experiences you provided students over the past five months. You challenged students to think, study, problem-solve, produce, compete, perform, learn, and grow. You pour care and kindness into our schools every day and for that I am truly grateful. Also, thank you parents for your partnership and support. With everyone in our school community working together, students reap the benefits of a rich educational environment. We are Panther Proud!


Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season filled with special family time and sweet memories!


Sincerely,

Penny

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Spring Hill Hosts Career and Technology Advisory Committee

Spring Hill ISD hosted its first Career and Technology Advisory Committee meeting this month. Industry members from construction, welding, electrical, graphic design, audio visual communications, and education and training were in attendance as well as representatives from LeTourneau University and Kilgore College, and Spring Hill ISD CTE teachers.


Advisory committees effectively support successful Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The primary purpose of the Advisory Committee is to serve as a resource and a connection to the workplace for CTE teachers and administrators. The committee can make important contributions by keeping school faculty apprised of business and industry needs, providing professional development opportunities, and assisting the school in planning and implementing relevant Career and Technical Education programs for students.

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Spring Hill Primary was recognized at a recent school board meeting for the work staff members do to promote the development of literacy skills.


Pictured left to right are Interventionist Linda Woody, Principal Deanna Turner, Assistant Principal Lesley Jaap, Dean of Students Amy Doron and Interventionist Torrie Fiscus.

Spring Hill ISD Referral for Gifted and Talented Program

Spring Hill Independent School District is considering Kindergarten through Eighth graders for the Gifted and Talented program. Parents or anyone interested in the educational welfare of the student may refer for the program. Nomination packets are available in the Primary, Intermediate, or Junior High offices, as well as online.


Referral forms for 1st-8th grades may be returned to the Primary (1st and 2nd grades), Intermediate (3rd-5th grades) and Junior High (6th-8th grades) offices by February 17, 2022. Nominations for Kindergarten may be submitted to the Primary office through January 4, 2022. Kindergarten testing will begin in January 2022 and 1st-8th grades will test in March 2022.


This semester, students in Gifted and Talented classes have studied a variety of topics based on their grade level. Topics included simple machines and engineering skills, countries around the world, dinosaurs, sharks, inventors, blueprints, and prototypes, among others. Students researched, created models and made presentations about their topic. The fifth grade class even had the opportunity to dissect a dogfish shark.


Information about the Spring Hill ISD gifted and talented program process can be found in the campus handbook. For information, parents may contact the gifted and talented coordinator, Janna Graham at 903-323-7708 or jgraham@shisd.net.

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Please join us in congratulating the 2021 Christmas Card Contest winners! A design from each campus was selected. The students were recognized at the December Board Meeting, and the winning card designs were distributed to all SHISD employees to spread Christmas cheer!

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The Spring Hill theater department presented “Frozen Jr.” to sold out audiences this fall. The kid-friendly musical was filled with bright costumes, special lighting, a cast of great singers, and the music and songs from Frozen that everyone loves. Congratulations to Tim Bearden, high school theater teacher, and all of the cast and crew on a wonderful production!

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Senior Citizen Program

Spring Hill hosted the Senior Citizens Christmas Program recently. This was the 40th year of the event. Approximately 75 community members were in attendance. Entertainment was provided by the Roaring Chorus, SHHS Theater Department, Pacesetters, The Blue Brigade, Leaders’ Core and Student Council. Fruit gift baskets were distributed. Additional baskets will be delivered to community members, nursing homes and shelters.

Sources of Strength

Junior High Sources of Strength students made a Kite of Kindness. Students wrote kind words on it and handed out candy with encouraging messages.

Science Experiment

Eighth grade science classes recently learned how unbalanced forces cause a change in the speed and direction of a moving object. Students built a car out of recycled materials to race. The car had to roll using only the force of gravity. After students raced the car, they were to determine what improvements they could do to make their car go faster. Students could make adjustments and race again. The final winner was Jack Cooper.

Christmas Spectacular

The Christmas Spectacular featuring the Spring Hill Pacesetters was held this month. The Pacesetters were joined by the SHHS Dance Class, SHJH Pre-Drill, Varsity Cheerleaders, SHHS Theater, SHHS Art, SHHS Culinary, and Judson Middle School Sapphires for the wonderful holiday-themed event.

Decking The Halls

Spring Hill Primary teachers worked in their House Teams to decorate a tree for Christmas. Points were earned for each house, and the campus looks very festive!

Education Foundation

The Spring Hill Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Directors, representing a cross-section of citizens, who are dedicated to education and share a vision for excellence in our schools. The Foundation was created to support and enhance the education of all students in the Spring Hill Independent School District.


Spring Hill Education Foundation provides opportunities for the community to join in support of teachers and students at SHISD. Click here to learn more.

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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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