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(SEMINOLE) - The Team of 8, SISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent, discussed the reassignment of Randy Hicks to the Jr. High Principal’s post at Monday night’s school board meeting.
Mr. Hicks will join the Jr. High as principal, after serving assistant principal at the high school for the last 10 years. Hicks will start his 21st year here in Seminole schools, and has a deep rooted love and passion for the schools and community.
Emily Howard, a junior high science and computer applications teacher, feels optimistic about the addition and level of expertise Mr. Hicks brings. Howard stated, “Seminole Junior High is excited to welcome Mr. Hicks as the new leader of our campus. We believe that he, along with our leadership team of faculty and staff, will set high expectations for our teachers and students that will further the reputation of SJHS as a school known for high performance standards, integrity, and collaboration among teachers, parents, students, and the Seminole community.”
The weeks leading up to school returning, the administrative team met with the Campus Leadership Team (CLT), a committee comprised of a 18 members (teachers, support staff, and administration) who are committed to meeting quarterly, to establish a vision for the campus. The purpose is to collaborate and provide strategy to promote staff and student growth and break down data. The CLT will work through a book titled, “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction”, written by Sean Cain and Mike Laird.
The Jr. High staff feel the changes implemented over the course of the summer break, will move the Jr. High in a positive direction for the 2018 - 2019 school year as they continue to target student achievement.
Jacque Horton, Jr. High girls PE coach stated, “Our community can expect that Mr. Hicks' presence on this campus, along with Mr. Hawkins, and Mrs. Adam, has raised the expectations for our teachers/staff as well as the students. We will love on our students and strive to capture their hearts, but we will have structure, discipline, and respect for one another in the process. Mr. Hicks’ desire is to have an atmosphere where all students will learn, feel loved, and the students and staff feel safe. The bar has been raised and he has challenged us, and encouraged us, and set high expectations for us; we have nowhere to go but up.”
Mr. Hicks will be accompanied by assistant principal, Matt Hawkins, and administrative intern, Abi Adam.
Board of Trustees strive to provide staff support
(SEMINOLE) - The Team of 8, SISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent, agreed to board member campus assignments and goals for the fall and spring semesters at the July board meeting.
The purpose behind the assignments is to be a physical presence and support on each of the six campuses. Each board member will be assigned two campuses in a given school year; one assignment per semester. Over the course of a three year term, he/she will serve as a committed liaison for each campus.
“Our goal is to have a board member attend the programs, luncheons, activities, be accessible, and show support for their assigned campus. We want our staff to know we are here for them. That is the message we want to send by doing this,” stated Shane Wimmer, SISD Board President.
The following assignments were agreed upon for the 2018 - 2019 school year.
FJ Young: Rex Darby
Primary: Janelle Sullivan
Elementary: Ben Royston
Junior High: Mike Carter
Success Center: Chad Rosalez
High School: David Stone
All Campuses: Shane Wimmer
FJ Young: David Stone
Primary: Mike Carter
Elementary: Janelle Sullivan
Junior High: Chad Rosalez
Success Center: Ben Royston
High School: Rex Darby
All Campuses: Shane Wimmer
The Team of 8 identified and agreed upon the following goals for 2018-2019 school year.
The Team of 8 are passionate and committed to meeting the needs of students, staff, and community as they work diligently together to maintain Seminole ISD as a leader of West Texas. They encourage all members of the community and schools to reach out to them with thoughts regarding what is working, questions, or concerns. The Team of 8 feel productive communication is essential in order to promote a district focused on culture, balance, and growth.
SEMINOLE ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT ATTEND TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARD’S SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE
Effort Geared Toward Upcoming School Year Initiatives
(SEMINOLE, TX, JULY 16, 2018) – Seminole ISD’s Board of Trustee’s and Superintendent, also known as the collective Team of 8, attended the Texas Association of School Board’s Summer Institute (TASB). The conference provides professional collaboration along with a variety of training sessions designed to meet the specific needs of a school district. Sessions titled “Meet the Kids, the Culture, and the School Where They Are”, “Recruiting and Retaining Quality Teachers”, and “School Safety: What Next?”. were just a few of the topics covered. In addition, keynote speaker, Steve Gilliland was in attendance and discussed the importance of staying positive in a fast-paced and stress-filled school atmosphere with so many expectations and requirements.
“The trainings allowed me to see that some of the things we have been working on as a board with administrative staff are the things we need to be doing,” stated Shane Wimmer, SISD Board President. “Some of those items include adding more technical programs and a career counselor to focus on post graduation enrollment for our students (2 year, 4 year college and technical programs) – these are some of the points used in grading our schools on the A-F accountability ratings.”
The Team of 8 understands the crucial responsibility of providing the best education possible. It is through continuing education that the board may continue to evolve, adopt and communicate the district’s policies, visions, and goals to the community. The members feel it is vital to communicate why the necessary changes are taking place and why they are making some of the decisions as a board and school.
Chad Rosalez, one of three new board members who attended the accountability trainings and new board member academy, felt the educational ideas would be positively received by the employees and students of Seminole. Rosalez is confident the ideas would promote the school district as a leader in curriculum and technology.
“I also got to be a part of a safety class and learn the vast amount of ideas that other schools have implemented and some of these ideas would be perfect in the protection of our kids and employees”, stated Rosalez.
The August board meeting will take place on August 13th at 7pm. Members of the community are welcome to attend the open session.
The Board of Trustee’s include Shane Wimmer, Rex Darby, Mike Carter, David Stone, Chad Rosalez, Ben Royston and Janelle Sullivan; and Superintendent of Seminole ISD, Gary Laramore.
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A letter from Mr. Gary Laramore, Superintendent of Seminole Schools is attached with a welcome and schedule. We look forward to you joining our staff.
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Documents may be downloaded to the District of Innovation Plan and District of Innovation Checklist which were approved by the Seminole Independent School District Board of Trustees on March 5, 2018.
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If you have questions, please contact Gary Laramore, Superintendent, or Cindy Therwhanger, Director of Food Service.
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