SSISD Approves Over $4 Million in Bids For Auditorium Renovation
Jun26

SSISD Approves Over $4 Million in Bids For Auditorium Renovation

During a special meeting at midday Friday June 26th, the Sulphur Springs Independent School District Board approved bids of just over four (4) million dollars for the renovation of the Regional Civic Center Auditorium. In return, the school district will receive a 35 year lease of the facility. The board met for over two hours as they considered bids from the construction manager for the third time in recent months. Bids had been...

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New High School Principal Named; Other SSISD Staff Changes
Jun22

New High School Principal Named; Other SSISD Staff Changes

In a special meeting at noon Monday, the Sulphur Springs School Board once again deferred any action on contract bids from their Construction Manager on the Civic Center Auditorium renovation project. The board also postponed action during their regular board meeting two weeks ago. The board is now somewhat under the gun if they wish to begin the renovation work on schedule. Plans called for work to begin next Monday. Asbestos...

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SSHS Athletic Booster Club Membership Drive Underway
Jun18

SSHS Athletic Booster Club Membership Drive Underway

The Sulphur Springs Wildcat Athletic Booster Club is recruiting current members for renewal and new members as well in a membership drive. Stacy Cody, Athletic Booster Club Member, said that the membership drive is an annual summer event. Boosters are acknowledged in the Wildcat program printed for Wildcat games and other venues. Cody hopes to have all the membership moneys collected by July 10th. Membership levels include the State...

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Pastor Nash, Student’s Family Seeks Policy And Procedure For Future Incidents
Jun10

Pastor Nash, Student’s Family Seeks Policy And Procedure For Future Incidents

Harold Nash, Sr., Pastor of Morning Chapel Baptist Church, told KSST News Wednesday afternoon, June 10th that the desire of those who addressed the Sulphur Springs School Board Monday night is to have the board put in place a plan of action should such an instance similar to the “Ghetto Award” arise again. The Ghetto Award was the topic of discussion of speakers during the public forum portion of the meeting of the Sulphur Springs...

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SSISD School Board Hires 12, Approves 6 Personnel Changes, Accepts 4 Resignations
Jun09

SSISD School Board Hires 12, Approves 6 Personnel Changes, Accepts 4 Resignations

In other business at the Sulphur Springs School Board Meeting Monday night, after a discussion in executive session the board voted to postpone awarding contracts until a later time for the Civic Center Auditorium renovation project. Assistant Superintendent Randy Reed reported that July 9 is a significant date. Any resignations after that date don’t have to be accepted by the School Board because July 9 is 45 days before the...

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School Board Votes to Purchase Additional Tablets for Students
Jun09

School Board Votes to Purchase Additional Tablets for Students

The Sulphur Springs School Board approved purchase of 750 two in one tablets for Middle School students Monday night at a cost of more than half a million dollars. Superintendent Michael Lamb explained its’ all part of a plan. The plan began several years ago and continues with this purchase assisting 7th and 8th grade students. The funding for the tablets comes from the fund balance. He said that in the end if the district...

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School Board Asked to Take Action Regarding Ghetto Award
Jun09

School Board Asked to Take Action Regarding Ghetto Award

The Ghetto Award was the topic of discussion of five speakers during the public forum portion of the meeting of the Sulphur Springs School Board Monday night.  Speakers included mother of the child who received the award, Jerrika Dabbs-Wilkins.  Pastors Lavelle Hendricks and Harold Nash urged the board to act on the matter.  Board President John Prickette explained the board could not take action on the matter Monday night. Pastor...

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Nine Lady Cats Named To All-District Team
Jun07

Nine Lady Cats Named To All-District Team

Nine Lady Cats’ softball players were selected to the All-District Team.  Kasey Moore was named the offensive MVP and Alyssa Abron was chosen as Freshman of the Year.  First team selections were pitcher Summer Wyatt, infielder Sarah Womack, outfielder Makayla Glosson and DH Mandi Stonaker.  Second team choices were infielder Kristin Allen and outfielder Jaye Doughtie.  Catcher Molly Johnston was named Honorable Mention. Share...

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“Updated” ACE Teacher Retiring After 31 Years
Jun05

“Updated” ACE Teacher Retiring After 31 Years

ACE teacher Johnny Wells is retiring after 31 years with Sulphur Springs ISD. While he’s reflecting on memories of scores of wonderful students he’s taught, he’s also moving toward a challenging new beginning for himself. Back in the 80’s when Johnny was considering a career change from the accounting world, he hoped  that his math background might transition into teaching math. But somehow that was not to be,...

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“Updated” Ghetto Award Not Sanctioned by School District
Jun04

“Updated” Ghetto Award Not Sanctioned by School District

A Thursday afternoon meeting between several family members, two middle school classroom teachers, Middle School principal, and Superintendent Michael Lamb was called “ a positive meeting” by Lamb. The meeting resulted from a complaint made to the school system regarding a “Ghetto Award” presented Wednesday in a Sulphur Springs Middle School Classroom. The Superintendent of Sulphur Springs schools said that a few steps to take...

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