In a KSST Good Morning Show interview, SSHS Principal Derek Driver enthusiastically sang praises of the teaching and coaching staff, the administration and the student body at Sulphur Springs High School. He includes the community in contributing to that success, too. “Of the schools I’ve been associated with, Sulphur Springs has the most active community, parent and fan support I have seen”, he commented on the air. “Besides the Wildcats having clinched a District berth in football and having had a great volleyball season, our Marching Band has earned a “1” again, our Choir is advancing in competitions, and Cross Country runner Landon Thornton recently competed at State. And with the Basketball season just ahead, there will be more opportunities for the loyal Wildcat fans to keep up the spirit they supply so generously at games. Additionally, the SSHS FFA Chapter plans a big Stew and Auction event on November 17, and that’s a change from the Spring date it traditionally had. Come out and support it! All our Sports and Extra-curricular activities have been positive and successful this year, just like our Academics”. Driver bragged on the teaching staff, observing that many classroom teachers also serve students in other capacities, like being Activity Sponsors and assisting in sports activities. And the high school students have greatly enjoyed the “Food Truck Fridays” during 2018, having helped make this food feature a reality through the Student Council.
Principal Driver is also proud of the Veterans Program that SSHS hosts each year. “This event is one of the most apparent ways to notice the community’s positive involvement in the school. There are many pluses to holding a Veterans Program at the school. It honors worthy individuals as well as teaches our young people to be aware of sacrifices that have been made on their behalf”. Driver encourages people in the community to attend this important program on Friday November 9, 2018 at 1pm in the high school gym. A reception will begin at 12 noon.