The Tiger Cub

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September 28 - October 2

Action Required

  • The deadline for compliance training has been extended to October 9th. By that date all staff are required to these trainings. There is a tutorial video on the right of the linked site that can help you navigate eCampus.

Things you should know:

  • The next faculty meeting will take place next Wednesday, October 7th in the Lecture Hall. Mark your calendars.
  • Parking spaces on the water tower side of the school marked "Receptionist" and "Attendance" are now open to all faculty. Please continue to respect all other designated spots for counselors, assistant principals, etc.
  • Dell Venue laptops will soon be available in the library for student checkout. Students will need to have a letter signed by their parents in order to check them out. We will let you know as soon as they are ready for students to come check them out.

Partners in Education Giving Campaign

I totally forgot to send you Partners in Education information. Although I'm too late to have you plug our silent auction, the campaign doesn't end until 10/9, soooooooooooooooooooooo.......


SPHS Partners in Education provides student scholarships, teacher grants, student school supplies, and more. Our emploee giving campaign began 9/29 and will end on 10/9. When you donate, tax exempt donation comes right back to RRISD and SPHS specifically. You can give in a number of ways:

1. Donations - use the form in your mailbox

2. Donation for someone who cannot afford to donate

3. Purchase from our silent auction open from 9/28 - 10/4 at http://www.32auctions.com/SPHSPIE2015

4. Purchase an AP to cover one of your classes from our AP silent auction from 10/5 - 19/8 at www.32auctions.com/AssistantPrincipalPIE

Staff Focus

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Sue Dorrance

What is your role here at Stony Point?

Library Assistant


Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.

My life is in thirds - grew up in Wilkes-Barre PA with parents and brother Chris till graduating from King's College (smaller than SPHS!) and marrying Dan (introduced by his sister - all King's students). After a year in Chicago, spent 20 years in South Florida (Miami and Boca Raton), where Rebecca and Nick were born. "I've Been Moved" when Dan's job (IBM) relocated us to Texas in 1996. That fall,I was hired as the Library Assistant at C.D.Fulkes when my son entered sixth grade there; he was a Freshman when Stony Point opened, so I applied for the job here and have been delighted to be a Tiger ever since!


What do you like to do for fun in your spare time?

Spoil my grand-dude Luke! Read, travel, play games with friends, watch Stony Point Softball.


What is your proudest accomplishment?

Rearing my daughter and son to be good people who are making me, by January, grandmother of two grand-dudes!


What is your favorite food?

Healthy: Brussels Sprouts; Indulgent: "Baked by Anna" cupcakes


What is something most people do not know about you?

Two things: I have a stealth whistle (I don't look like I'm whistling)
And my guilty pleasure is reading advice columns (Dear Abby, Miss Manners, etc.)


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A female Walter Cronkite.


What is your favorite thing about your job?

More than one! Telling a kid about a great book he/she might like; doing the announcements on the PA; being around younger people (yes, students AND staff!) keeps me young too.


What is your greatest memory from working at Stony Point?

Seeing my son graduate in 2003; also, being here when Stony Point opened as a two-year campus in 1999. I have worked with so many people who are still dear to me.


What is your favorite book?

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn


What would you sing at karaoke night?

"That Thing You Do."

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Jesse Adams

What is your role here at Stony Point?

Social Studies Teacher/Being Awesome


Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.

I have two kids, both boys. I've been married for 13 yrs. My wife is a 7th grade math teacher. I went to school at Angel State for my undergraduate and UT Tyler for my grad work. I got a B.A. in history. My Masters is in Educational Administration. I came to this area because my wife is from here. She is a RRHS grad. Most of my inlaws are either RRHS or SPHS grads. I grew up in west Texas amongst tumbleweeds (not joking), roughnecks, and ranchers.


Who is your hero and why?

I've had people that intrigued me though my life. Not many qualify as my hero. I don't have one. I've got a few of them. My biggest would probably be Jim Henson. He's genius and willingness to challenge puppetry and step out of his comfort zone has created some of the greatest memories of my childhood. This willingness to look at things differently greatly impacted how I go about daily life. I try to see things not as they are or not as I'm told they are but I try to see what they could be and what can I do to play a small part in making that a reality.


What do you like to do for fun in your spare time?

I've had people that intrigued me though my life. Not many qualify as my hero. I don't have one. I've got a few of them. My biggest would probably be Jim Henson. He's genius and willingness to challenge puppetry and step out of his comfort zone has created some of the greatest memories of my childhood. This willingness to look at things differently greatly impacted how I go about daily life. I try to see things not as they are or not as I'm told they are but I try to see what they could be and what can I do to play a small part in making that a reality.


What is your proudest accomplishment?

Becoming a dad. That would be it. A close second is eating a 5lb burger in under an hour.


What is your favorite food?

Indian and just a good burger.


What is your favorite book?

The Fellowship of the Ring


What would you sing at karaoke night?

"You never even call me by my name."


What is something most people do not know about you?

I can cook and got hit with a fireball when I was playing with my meat smoker a few years back. I also have a soft spot for Hair Metal.


When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

History Teacher.


What is your favorite thing about your job?

The kids. I have a captive audience to tell all my lame jokes to. They have to laugh.


What is your greatest memory from working at Stony Point?

(This isn't my greatest but it is close) one of my students during my 4th year of teaching gave me a present that I still have to this day. She gave me her notes that she took in my AP US History course. She had written every single joke/inside joke/historical slam/grumble at my computer/tease of my students/funny conversation that happened in class. She was our historian. What she gave me is priceless. Those jokes are not funny to anyone but me and the kids from that class. I've now got 10+ pages of jokes where you really "had to be there". I still read them and think fondly of that class. Good times indeed.