Spring Hill ISD

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A Message From the Superintendent

Governor Abbott made an announcement today that students would not be returning to classrooms for the remainder of this school year. Since spring break we had made our plans around this type of decision. Until today, I felt confident that we were prepared and making the right decisions. When the Governor made his announcement about students not returning to school I don’t think I have ever felt more helpless in my life.

I do want to make sure and clarify that the Governor did not end school for the current year. His executive order stated that students will not be returning to school buildings.

Kindergarten online pre-registration is now open. More now than ever, it is important for us to begin collecting information about the upcoming school year, so that we can begin making good decisions. Below you will find more details concerning how to register your child.

We are waiting to make a decision concerning our graduation ceremony. I would hate to postpone the ceremony prematurely only to find out that we could have had a more authentic graduation ceremony. Districts that are proactively making decisions concerning their ceremony are having to choose virtual and drive by ceremonies. My plan is to monitor guidelines by our federal, state and local officials in order to determine the capacity we could potentially hold with such a ceremony. My hope is that some of the restrictions will loosen so that we can have a graduation ceremony that somewhat resembles our traditional practices.

Every morning our campuses are on Facebook live giving daily announcements and saying our pledges. This is a great way for our students to stay in contact with our staff. I believe that our in-home learning program has made tremendous improvements given the timeframe in which we had to create it and the resources available. I also know that for some parents this has been a major adjustment and one that hasn’t been very easy. We have created grading policies that will allow for maximum flexibility this semester. Our ultimate goal is that students are engaged in the learning process. It will be very difficult to catch our students up next year if they aren’t engaged in any type of learning between now and August.

The Food Service Department will continue to provide free breakfast and lunch to kids 18 years and under, Monday through Friday at the Primary campus from 11:00 am - 12:30 pm and at the Leaders Core Park on Denson Drive from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Kids must be present to receive meals.

The situation we are currently in is a very difficult one. I do know that we will make it through this situation and the number one priority should always be the health and safety of our communities across Texas.

Go Panthers!

Wayne Guidry


Kindergarten Pre-Registration

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Panther Family News

Our deepest condolences go out to our Panther family members in their recent loss. Each one lost their father:
  • Bill Engledow
  • Timeka Thomas
  • Toby Pleasant
  • Ben Shelton

Please keep each one in your thoughts and prayers.

Grace Creek Church Sends a Token of Appreciation to SHISD Food Service

Grace Creek Church provided Chick-Fil-A breakfast to our fabulous food service department as they continue to serve our students by providing breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday.

Left to Right Marissa Aburto, Timeka Thomas, Joleen Thurman, Janet Albright and Susan Lumbert. Not pictured are Peggy Patterson and Carol Procell

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Pacesetters Send Pick-Me-Up Message for Teachers and Staff

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Friends of Texas Public Schools

Dear Friends,

During this very unusual and uncertain time, let’s take a moment to celebrate something most of us have taken for granted our entire lives... our public schools and professional educators! They have always been there for us with their doors and arms wide open, and even amidst this great challenge we are all facing they find a way to continue serving their communities. Following are just a few highlights among their innumerable academic achievements this school year.


Leslie & Scott Milder

Friends Co-Founders

Spring Hill ISD GLOBE Teachers Announced

Greater Longview Organization for Business and Education, GLOBE, realizes that to have world-class students, we must have world-class teachers. For this reason, GLOBE partners with school districts to recognize teachers from each district who exemplify high standards of the teaching profession. We are proud to announce that Terri Johnson and Amy McFatridge have been chosen for Spring Hill ISD.

Thank you to Brookshires for sponsoring this event and for providing each GLOBE teacher with a $200 gift card.

Terri Johnson, Intermediate Campus

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Amy McFatridge, High School

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Intermediate School Presents the Panthers of the Month for March 2020

Spring Hill Intermediate proudly announces their Students of the Month for March 2020:

  • Noah Hooks - 3rd grade
  • Joshua Childress - 4th grade
  • Avery Crawford - 5th

Congratulations students for your excellence in leadership, responsibility, academics and all around Panther pride.

Spring Hill High School Senior Alston Massey Chosen to be in the Ole Miss Band

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2020-2021 Varsity Cheerleaders Announced

Rachel Doss

Alyssa McPhetridge

Victoria Rumely

Addi Ferguson

Peyton Borens Co-Captain

Abigail Gilbert

Sarah McPhetridge

Laurin Morris

Ally Davidson

Lindsey Hall

Adisyn Chism

Taylor White Co-Captain

Ella Davis

Randi Driscoll

Carolann Bowles

Erin Gregson

Demi Ferguson

Rylee Noon

Junior High Cheerleaders Named for 2020-2021

Jolie Ballard
Keaton Croom
McKinley Dunlap
Aidyn Edney
Kate Hamberlin
Piper Henson
Mattye Moore
Adyson Parker
Hannah Simpson
Ayva Spakes
Emma Stanley
Joy Thomas

NE Texas Poetry in Schools Contest Winner

Every year, Young Audiences of Northeast Texas, Rusk County Poetry Society, and TEA Region VII Service Center co-sponsor the Northeast Texas Poetry in Schools contest. “The contest aims to provide students with the opportunity to express themselves through writing, but also to learn about the art form of poetry and using language to its fullest potential.” Each year, hundreds of students from dozens of schools all over northeast Texas submit poems for consideration. Judging is done by writers, poets, and educators.

I am excited to announce that Spring Hill 6th grader Hailey Hooker placed first, with her poem “The Last Time,” out of 131 entries in her grade level. Hailey’s poem was a poignant reminder to treasure every moment, as time deals us “lasts” regularly and often unexpectedly. Hailey is continuing what is fast becoming a tradition of outstanding 6th grade Spring Hill poets, with Panthers having garnered 2 first place, 1 second place, and 1 third place awards in the last three years! Hailey will have her poem published in the 2020 Anthology with winners from other grade levels. Way to go Hailey. I’m so proud of you!

  • S. England

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In-Home Learning Continues

Eliza Bowles homeschools brother Gus while at home with mother Allison Williamson, Spring Hill High School Counselor.
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FCA All-Stars 2020

We want to congratulate these Panthers that were selected for the FCA All-Star Teams. Originally, the games would have been played this summer; however, due to the Covid-19 crisis the games will not be played. The Spring Hill Community is proud of these seniors as well as the coaches that were selected!

Also, congratulations to Coach Louvier who was selected to be an assistant football coach and Coach Mayfield that was selected to be an assistant softball coach.

Ashlee Blake Chosen for All-Star Teams

Ashlee Blake was chosen to Play for the North Team in the 2nd Annual Hoops for Autism All-Star Basketball Game AND The Scouting Report East Texas Top 24 All-Star Games.

Congratulations Ashlee!

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Interesting Facts...Did You Know?

Did you know that our own superintendent, Dr. Wayne Guidry, vaulted 17-0.75 in the NCAA Outdoor Championship in 1995 for the University of Texas?

  • as a high school freshman, he won the UIL Conference 3A State Pole Vault Championship in 1989 while at Orangefield High School, vaulting 15' 3"
  • as a sophomore in 1990, he also won first place in the state, vaulting 16' 1" for a new conference record
  • in 1991 as a junior, he won first place again and broke his own conference 3A record by vaulting 16' 3"
  • in 1992 he set yet another record while winning the UIL State Class 3A Championship again by vaulting 16' 6", giving him 4 state championship wins!
  • his highest jump was 18' 2" while attending the University of Texas in Austin
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PANTHER NIGHT OUT 2020 POSTPONED - Date to be Determined

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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:

2020 Census ~ Make Spring Hill Count

The once-a-decade population count serves as a basis for distributing federal assistance to schools and other programs. Join us to spread the word about the importance of the 2020 Census and help ensure that our students, educators and community members receive the resources we need. More information at census.gov
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2020-2021 District Calendar Released

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2020 Panther Football Schedule...Catch that Panther Spirit

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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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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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