Staff ITK - 1/18/18

Posted by Emily Parks on 1/18/2018

New High School Design Underway

About 50 students, teachers, and community members joined administrators and architects to begin the design of the new Sherman High School. The group reviewed information from tours of high schools across the state, taking note of features they liked for the new Sherman High School, then worked in groups to create site and building plans. As a whole, the committee agreed the new Sherman High School should have wide hallways, lots of natural light, and an eye-catching entryway that could be seen from U.S. 75. VLK Architects will take the groups favorite plans and provide renderings at its next meeting Jan. 25. VLK Architects expects to hold a groundbreaking for the new building in the summer of 2018. Anticipated completion of the main building is scheduled for Summer 2020. For updated information on the bond process, visit

Piner Spirit Night at Chipotle Feb. 17

Make dinner a selfless act by joining Piner Middle School for a fundraiser to support Piner FCCLA. Visit Chipotle, 875 Northcreek Dr. in Sherman, Saturday, Feb. 17, between 4 and 8 p.m. Tell the cashier you’re supporting the Piner FCCLA cause to make sure that 50% of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Piner FCCLA.

Dinosaurs Live Display Free to the Public Jan. 25

Dinosaurs Live, a free educational, self-guided display featuring eight life-like replica dinosaurs and activities, will be held Thursday, January 25, at the Jefferson Elementary Gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The family-friendly event provides a prehistoric adventure with displays and educational activities for the whole family. Extras, such as the concessions, face painting, Dinosaur Slide and other souvenirs are available for a fee. Join us for this family friendly event!

Flu Resources Available Online

Thanks to the Grayson County Health Department for sharing information on how to prevent the flu and what to do if you come down with it. Remember, wash your hands, and do not send your kiddos to school until they are fever free for 24 hours! Check out the flu info online.

Circle of Success Grant Applications Online

The Grant Application Form for 2018 Circle of Success grant requests is accessible again this year as an online fillable form.  Before you begin, it is important to review the Guidelines for Grant Applications for some helpful tips and information. Key words for successful grants: enriching, enhancing, innovative, creative, educational. To apply, fill out your fillable form online, download, and submit to Kathy Bickerstaff at! Feel free to contact Kathy Bickerstaff at 903.891.6431 or by email with any questions or for assistance.

Austin College Students Serve Sherman ISD at JanServe

Students at Austin College took part in their annual JanServe Wednesday, Jan. 17, by helping with the Special Olympic Basketball Skills Tournament that included SISD students and other districts from around the region. After school, dozens of AC students volunteered at elementary campuses. Thank you to Austin College and its students for #BuildingBearcats!

Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 22-26

How do you show kindness? Students and staff at Jefferson ES will join thousands of other schools across the United States participating in the annual Great Kindness Challenge Jan. 22-26. Throughout the week, students and staff will work together on kindness activities, culminating in the Kindness Dance performance. Let us know how you plan to participate and share kindness across the district by posting to our Facebook page or sharing photos or stories with Emily Parks at For more information on the challenge, visit

#BuildingBearcats Magazine Winter Edition Online

Have a few minutes? Take a look at the Winter edition of the #BuildingBearcats School & Family magazine! This issue will fill you in on who our students count as their favorite people and give you an idea on why education in Sherman ISD is just like the Trip of a Lifetime! Be sure to check out our photo spread and see if we caught you #BuildingBearcats!

Partners in Education: Employee PERKS program benefits staff

The Sherman ISD Partners in Education PERKS program provides employees special discounts on products and services from local businesses in the Texoma community. It is offered to employees free of charge and is a small way SISD and the community can thank you for your continuing effort and dedication to provide an excellent education for the children of our community. Check out the current PERKS!

Communications: Tell Us Your Accomplishments

Have you been recognized by your peers for academic excellence above and beyond Sherman ISD? Selected to a committee that will serve the region or state-level? Have a student or club that has been recognized for outstanding accomplishments in academics, fine arts, athletics or any other student activity? The Sherman ISD Communications Department wants to hear all these special accolades! Share your campus, staff, student, organization, or district honor, recognition, or award with us so we can keep a running tab of the excellence that happens in Sherman ISD. You can submit your information online!


Upcoming Dates

1/18/2018 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Fairview 1st Grade Play "Pajama Party"

1/19/2018 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM Wakefield Mustang Celebration

1/19/2018 2:15 PM - 2:45 PM Fairview 1st grade dental program

1/19/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer vs Frisco Heritage
1/19/2018 4:30 PM 9/JV/V SHS Lady Basketball vs Denton High
1/19/2018 4:30 PM JV SHS Basketball vs Denton
1/19/2018 6:00 PM 9th SHS Basketball vs Denton
1/19/2018 7:15 PM Ladycats Varsity Soccer @ North Lamar
1/19/2018 7:30 PM Varsity SHS Basketball vs Denton
1/20/2018 SHS Swimming @ District

1/22/2018 SISD 5:30 PM Board Meeting - 7 PM Neblett pledges

1/23/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer @ WF Rider
1/23/2018 4:00 PM Ladycats JV2 / JV / V Soccer vs WF Rider
1/23/2018 4:30 PM 9/JV/V SHS Lady Basketball vs Denton Braswell
1/23/2018 4:30 PM JV SHS Basketball vs Denton Braswell

1/23/2018 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Fairview PTA Board Meeting

1/23/2018 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Fairview PTA General Meeting
1/23/2018 6:00 PM 9th SHS Basketball vs Denton Braswell
1/23/2018 7:30 PM Varsity SHS Basketball vs Denton Braswell

1/25/2018 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM Dillingham Future Problem Solvers - State Qualifier

1/25/2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Crutchfield 3rd Grade Musical Program

1/26/2018 - 1/27/2018 SHS Speech & Debate @ Melissa Winter

1/26/2018 Crutchfield Destination Learning Day "Where is Waldo"

1/26/2018 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Fairview PTA Birthday Popcorn Party

1/26/2018 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer vs Denton
1/26/2018 4:00 PM Ladycats JV2 / JV / V Soccer @ Denton
1/26/2018 4:30 PM 9/JV/V SHS Lady Basketball @ Denton Ryan
1/26/2018 4:30 PM JV SHS Basketball @ Denton Ryan
1/26/2018 6:00 PM 9th SHS Basketball @ Denton Ryan
1/26/2018 7:30 PM Varsity SHS Basketball @ Denton Ryan

1/29/2018 100th Day of School

1/29/2018 3:30 PM Varsity Tennis Dual Match - Greenville HS
1/29/2018 5:00 PM V / JV Ladycats Softball vs Bells - Scrimmage
1/30/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer @ Braswell
1/30/2018 4:00 PM Ladycats JV / V Soccer vs Braswell

1/30/2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Dillingham Theater Arts Parent Night-Cafeteria