Staff ITK - 2/14/18

Posted by Emily Parks on 2/14/2018

LAST CALL: Staff Survey Available Online

Today is the last day to complete your staff satisfaction survey. As we continue to build a world class school district, team member feedback is essential in identifying and recognizing excellence as well as areas for continued improvement. The survey, which will only take 7-10 minutes to complete, will help inform district, department and campus planning. Questions include feedback on staggered start time and customer service perceptions of district departments. A high response rate will help ensure accurate representation of district, campus, and department needs, so all employees are encouraged to complete the survey. The Sherman ISD Staff Satisfaction Survey is available online. For questions regarding access to the survey, contact Emily Parks in the Communications Department at

REMINDER: Piner Spirit Night at Chipotle Saturday

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.

Retirement Information Session Thursday

On Thursday, Feb. 15, Financial Advisor Russ Ross will present Advanced Retirement Planning to Sherman ISD employees from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Sherman ISD Service Center. Please register for this session through the following link:  >> Register Now.

Sherman HS FCCLA Advances to State

FCCLA winners The Sherman High School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is state bound after team members took top honors at Leadership competition. In addition to the contest honors, Sherman HS junior Angelus Zaragoza was elected Region III Vice President of Correspondence, senior Leo Bautista received a $500 scholarship to the Escoiffer Culinary School and the chapter was awarded $750 for the Families Acting for Community Traffic Safety project. Sherman HS teacher and FCCLA sponsor Verna Sharer was honored with honorary membership into FCCLA. Sharer has taught for 28 years and saw her first student go to nationals in 2017. Click here for photos and individual contest details.

Choir, Orchestra, Band are State Bound

Orchestra students with instruments A combined 84 Sherman High School band, choir, and orchestra students are among the elite to advance to the Texas UIL State Solo & Ensemble contest after their performances at the Region 25 UIL Solo and Ensemble contest at Lovejoy High School, Feb. 3, and dozens more earned first and second division ratings. Click here for photos and individual contest details.

Dillingham, Piner Students Take First, Second at County Spelling Bee

For the second year in a row, Dillingham sixth grader Shomoy Kamal and Piner Middle School seventh grader Lydia Carasco-Bueno took first and second place in the Grayson County Spelling Bee. Kamal will advance to the Regional Spelling Bee in Dallas. Congratulations to these two students!

BOND SURVEY: New High School Exterior Design

The newest bond survey question focuses on the exterior typology of the school and the community’s preference for the visual look of the campus, which the design team will use to guide the development of the new Sherman High School. Visit the Bond Website to answer the current questions.

Middle School Students Get Close to Advanced Manufacturing

Students in manufacturing plant Sherman ISD seventh and eighth graders got an up close look at industry in Sherman and learned about the skills needed to pursue a career in manufacturing during their second Advanced Manufacturing Field Day Feb. 2. Click here for photos and to learn more about the Manufacturing Day field trip.


Neblett 2nd Grade Hosts “Off Their Rockers” Musical Feb. 22

Neblett Elementary second grade will host the fun-filled musical “Off their Rockers” Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Neblett Elementary, 1501 Gallagher Drive.

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!

One Dozen ITK Cupcake Winners

Because 12 cupcakes are better than one, the Communications Department delivered cupcakes to the first 12 staff members who correctly answered the trivia question in last week’s ITK email. Taylor Van Kirk was awarded the Austin College Preservice Educator of the Year award! Each month, surprise trivia, games, and chances to win fun, delicious, and unique prizes will be embedded in the ITK for you to find and (hopefully) win. Have fun and thanks for being In the Know!


Upcoming Dates

2/15/2018 Track at Denison (Relay Meet) - JV / V Girls & JV / V Boys
2/15/2018 - 2/17/2018 Varsity Ladycats Softball at Sulphur Springs Tournament
2/15/2018 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Crutchfield 4th Grade Musical Program
2/16/2018 Special Olympics @ Van Alstyne (8 & Up Only)
2/16/2018 8:00 AM Varsity Tennis at South Hills Tennis Tournament
2/16/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer vs WF Rider
2/16/2018 4:00 PM Ladycats JV2 / JV / V Soccer @ WF Rider
2/17/2018 Random Acts of Kindness Day
2/17/2018 2:30 PM Varsity Tennis Dual Match - Yukon HS
2/19/2018 No School: Staff Development Day
2/19/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9th Soccer @ Anna
2/20/2018 3:30 PM JV Tennis Greenville Dual Match
2/20/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer @ Denton
2/20/2018 4:00 PM Ladycats JV2 / JV / V Soccer vs Denton
2/20/2018 5:30 PM V / JV Ladycats Softball vs McKinney High
2/22/2018 Track at Denison - JV / V Girls & JV / V Boys
2/22/2018 - 2/24/2018 Varsity Ladycats Softball at Allen Tournament
2/22/2018 6:00 PM Neblett 2nd Grade Program
2/22/2018 5:00 PM Neblett Coffee with Principal
2/23/2018 8:00 AM Varsity Tennis at Mansfield Timberview Tournament
2/23/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer vs Braswell
2/23/2018 5:30 PM Ladycats JV / V Soccer @ Braswell
2/24/2018 11:00 AM JV Ladycats Softball vs Frisco Heritage
2/26/2018 7:00 PM School board Meeting
2/27/2018 4:00 PM Boys 9 / JV / V Soccer @ Ryan
2/27/2018 4:30 PM JV / V Ladycats Softball at Wichita Falls Rider
2/27/2018 5:30 PM Ladycats JV / V Soccer vs Denton Ryan