Spring Hill ISD

District Newsletter

A Message from the Superintendent

Panther Nation,


As we begin the 2019-2020 school year, I am excited to inform the community of some updates for Spring Hill ISD.

Lone Star Results

The UIL ranks all districts by their academic and athletic performance in their Lone Star Cup report. In the state of Texas, there are 182 Division 4A school districts. Spring Hill ISD is the eleventh smallest district in this category. Despite that, we ranked 18th in the final Lone Star Cup rankings proving that our small size is not a determiner of our ultimate success!

Accountability Rating

Spring Hill ISD received an academic accountability rating of an "A" for the 2018-2019 school year. This is the second consecutive year that Spring Hill ISD has earned this rating. Only 257 school districts earned this rating. We have excellent student outcomes in both UIL and in the classroom and I attribute this to a great staff and great parents. Educating tomorrow’s leaders is truly a partnership between the school district and parents.

Financial Integrity Rating System of Texas (FIRST)

Annually, school districts are rated for the quality of their financial management practices through the FIRST accountability system. The system is designed to encourage school districts to better manage their financial resources to provide the maximum allocation possible for direct instructional purposes. Spring Hill ISD received a preliminary rating of “A” from the Texas Education Agency. We take very seriously the responsibility that comes with utilizing tax payer funds in running our school district. I hope that last year’s performance shows that we are acting in a responsible and effective manner in running the district.

House Bill 3 and Tax Rates

House Bill 3 was passed into law during the 86th legislative session. This bill is over 300 pages long and addresses multiple issues in public education. One area that will impact homeowners is the compression of school taxes. Furthermore, Spring Hill ISD residents' school taxes will decrease by 10 cents in the upcoming year. We applaud our legislators for increasing the state's contribution to public education while giving residents some relief in their property taxes.

Another important aspect of House Bill 3 is Full-Day Pre-K funding. Historically, the state has only paid for Half-Day Pre-K. With additional contributions from the state, Spring Hill ISD will begin this year providing Full-Day Pre-K for the district's youngest qualifying students.

Enrollment Growth

We ended the 2018 school year with 1,970 students enrolled in Spring Hill ISD and ended the 2019 school year with 2,016 students enrolled. This is an increase of 46 students over the previous school year. Steady growth over the past three years has caused the Texas Education Agency to consider Spring Hill ISD a fast-growth district.

New High School Band Director

We are excited to welcome Mr. Michael Moody, our new high school band director. A Spring Hill graduate, Mr. Moody served as lead band director for three years in New Diana and five years in Gladewater. He won six sweepstakes and his 2017 military marching band came in 6th place at the state marching contest during his time with New Diana.

Volunteering

There are multiple organizations within Spring Hill ISD that provide volunteer opportunities to parents throughout the year. After visiting with the leaders of these organizations, I realized their number one concern was a lack of volunteers. The majority of these leaders have children that will be graduating this year. This will create a void in our volunteer leadership. My senior English teacher told us that one day we would become the leaders in our communities and that it would require us to step-up and lead once the opportunity was presented. Panther Nation, the time has come for us to become those leaders! I am challenging all Spring Hill ISD parents to volunteer for the upcoming school year. Please consider volunteering with our band and athletic booster clubs as well as our PTA organization.

Literacy Initiative

One of the greatest challenges we face in our education system is keeping our students academically engaged during the summer. To overcome this challenge, we have asked our students to read throughout the summer in our 20:5 Pledge to Excellence program. Our younger children who do not engage in any type of academics throughout the summer tend to fall behind those who do. To combat this, we plan to spend the upcoming school year enhancing our summer reading program to ensure that all of our primary and intermediate students are engaged in summer reading.

Facilities Update

We made several upgrades throughout the district facilities over the summer. Some of these upgrades include: newly installed playgrounds at the primary and intermediate campuses, new surveillance cameras, allowing us to monitor our facilities, restricted door entry at all campuses for security purposes, and the construction of our new softball and baseball complex, which is our most visible project. The estimated date of completion is September 2019.

Thank You

In closing, I want to thank you for your support in making Spring Hill ISD one of the finest districts in the state of Texas. No one individual can take credit for the results this district has produced. It takes all members of this great community working together to create a better future for our children.

“It is time for a new generation of leadership, to cope with new problems and new opportunities. For there is a new world to be won.” John F. Kennedy

Sincerely,

Wayne Guidry

Superintendent

Spring Hill ISD

Spring Hill ISD Makes the Grade - "A" RATED

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Excitement is in the Air as We Welcome the 2019-2020 School Year

Region 7's Back to School Conference Hosted by SHISD

Outstanding Convocation

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Spring Hill ISD SHAC Sponsors Faculty Wellness Contest

The Spring Hill ISD School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) sponsored a Faculty Wellness Contest that began on May 26, 2019. The contest encouraged all employees to make it a priority to exercise over the summer break. There were numerous prizes awarded to qualifying participants at the district convocation.


To be a qualifying participant, employees must have completed and returned a workout log for each week they participated. For each completed and returned log, their names were placed in a drawing that was held at convocation.


GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF AN APPLE WATCH PROVIDED BY SHAC - TERRY WARR!

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Other Wellness Winners

Community Support for Back to School

First Day of School - Welcome Back Students and Staff

Primary

Intermediate

Junior High

High School

Just a Few First Day Pictures Submitted by Parents

Band Camp

Lady Panther Volleyball

Panther Football

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CC LETU Twilight Run

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Meet Spring Hill ISD's District Leadership Team

The District Leadership Team works together to ensure the success of our school. They are here to meet the needs of the students and staff of this great community.


Front Row: Penny Fleet - Assistant Superintendent, Jaymie Walton- Director of Nursing, Dana Robertson - Intermediate Principal

Second Row: Dr. Wayne Guidry - Superintendent, Deanna Turner - Primary Principal, Janet Albright - Director of Food Service, Toby Pleasant - Director of Maintenance, Rusty Robinett - High School Principal

Third Row: Tony White - Director of Transportation, Steve Hardy - Director of Technology, David Lynch - Junior High Principal, Martin Cobb - Chief Financial Officer, Mike Moody - Band Director, Jonny Louvier - Director of Athletics

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Spring Hill ISD Technology Department...Making Technology Work

A Panther size thank you goes out to our technology department for their outstanding commitment to the technology needs of our district. They spent countless hours over the summer working on installation of new security equipment throughout the entire district, hosted the Region 7 Computer Camp, printed new access and ID badges for all employees, set up new Chromebook carts, and completed numerous work orders to ensure a smooth start to the new school year.


Pictured left to right: Laura Jordan - Webmaster; Tony White - Instructional Technologist; Karen Plumlee - Computer Technician; Steve Hardy - Director of Technology; Michelle Malloy - Instructional Technologist; Kyle Linthicum - Network Administrator

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Spring Hill ISD Proudly Presents the 2019-2020 Blue Brigade Military Marching Band

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Pacesetters' Officers Bring Home a Diamond Sweepstakes

The Pacesetters' officers participated in a three day officer camp hosted by American Dance Drill Team. They worked extremely hard and represented Spring Hill with style and grace. They were evaluated on a home routine, a routine learned at camp, and were given a choreography project that they were also evaluated on. They only have a few hours to perfect these routines because they are going to additional dance and leadership sessions. We came home with some amazing awards!


  • Diamond Sweepstakes
  • All American Dancers of the Day
  • Najah Jackson- All American Honorable Mention
  • Emily Cook- Outstanding Performer
  • Emily Cook- All American


A diamond sweepstakes means they got a division one rating for all of their evaluated dances! That is the highest award they could have received and I am extremely proud of them!!! ~ Ms. Nikki Fulps

Pacesetters Earn Numerous Awards

This summer the Pacesetters attended an American Dance Drill Team Camp. They learned four football routines and one pep rally routine. They accomplished all of this in three days.

Awards:

All American Kick Company:

  • Lexi Green
  • Emily Cook
  • Najah Jackson
  • Julianna Jones

Miss High Kick Runner-Up - Lexi Green

Miss High Kick - Emily Cook

Gussie Nell Davis Dancer of the Week - Lyndsey Reigle

Spirit of ADTS - Lexi Green

ADTS Pizazz - Kourtlyn Williams

All American Honorable Mention:

  • Lyndsey Reigle
  • Julianna Jones
  • Kourtlyn Williams

All American:

  • Emily Cook
  • Najah Jackson
  • Lexi Green
  • Maci Williams

Special Award:

  • Cheyenne Hall
  • Macy Reavis

All American Dance Company:

  • Emily Cook
  • Maci Williams

Outstanding Performer - Emily Cook

During camp, the Pacesetters had the opportunity to earn ribbons during dance sessions. By the end of camp each Pacesetter had earned a red ribbon which means she was eligible to try out for All American. It is a great honor and extremely difficult to be chosen as an All American Dancer. Four Pacesetters were selected for All American. Along with the title of being an All American you are given performance opportunities. One of those performances is the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. Pacesetter and Head Social Officer Maci Williams has decided to attend this trip. It is an individual trip, but we are so excited that she will be representing the Pacesetters and Spring Hill in New York City. Hard work and dedication pays off. I am so proud of our Pacesetters!

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Maci Williams to Represent Spring Hill in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC

Maci auditioned for All American at Pacesetter camp this summer. She was named All American and All American Elite Company. With this award came the invitation to perform live on NBC for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC. She will be representing the Pacesetters, Spring Hill High School, and the community in The Big Apple this November where she will dance alongside elite dancers from all across the country as part of the Spirit of America team. Congratulations Maci!

#BetterInBlue

Fabulous Friday at the Primary

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Former Spring Hill ISD Volleyball Standout Named to Preseason All-Southland Team

ATTENTION CLASS OF 2020

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Panther Fans Come Out and Support the Panthers as We Take on the Gladewater Bears, Friday, August 30, at 7:30 pm at Gladewater

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Lady Panther Volleyball Pink Out T-Shirt Order Form

Proceeds go to support someone in need, VB Scholarship fund and program needs. Orders are due Friday, September 6.
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Texas Roadhouse Supports Spring Hill Primary Backpack Program

Monday, September 16, is Spring Hill Primary Backpack Program Night at Texas Roadhouse. Ten percent of sales will go towards funding our backpack program that provides food for children on the weekend.

Spring Hill Cheerleaders Offer Mini-Camp

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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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