Sports Coaching Changes in SSISD
May22

Sports Coaching Changes in SSISD

     This is the time of the year for coaches to make moves.  Wildcats Athletic Director Greg Owens has been busy filling several spots on his staff.  Defensive assistant Scott Rozell has resigned to become Defensive Coordinator at Commerce.  Coach Owens has hired David Morris, a business teacher who will also coach defensive linemen.  Morris has been a defensive coordinator for the past five years, most recently in Taylor.  Coach...

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Summer Food Service at Travis Elementary
May22

Summer Food Service at Travis Elementary

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the Travis Elementary Cafeteria at 130 Garrison Street in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Dates for the program operation will be Monday through Thursday, beginning Monday, June 8, 2015 through July 9, 2015. Children between the ages of one through 18 are invited to attend. The cafeteria will...

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SSISD Board Hears Preliminary Budget
May19

SSISD Board Hears Preliminary Budget

The Sulphur Springs School board had their first budget work session for the budget for next school year. District Business Manager Sherry McGraw presented what she called a very preliminary budget. It featured revenues and expenditures of roughly $30.6-million. Revenues actually are greater than expenses by a mere $1,351. Ms. McGraw said the preliminary budget used estimated net taxable values from the county Appraisal District...

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AP US History Classes Cancelled for Next Year
May19

AP US History Classes Cancelled for Next Year

Sulphur Springs High School has decided to terminate the Advanced Placement United States History (APUSH) class for students classified as juniors starting next year. The decision to cancel the class was in part due to nationwide results of passing rates in APUSH classes and also SSHS’s partnership with Paris Junior College. “As it is known, here at SSHS we have several options at a lot of different levels for different...

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Williams Takes New Role in SSISD
May19

Williams Takes New Role in SSISD

Monday night the Sulphur Springs School Board approved a new position for High School Principal Josh Williams. He will be Special Programs Director at the Administration Building. He will continue to serve as principal through the end of the school year and perhaps beyond until a new principal is named. Williams has served as a principal for nine years and at SSHS for two years. Williams said he is excited to take on the new position...

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Prickette Chosen SSISD Board President
May19

Prickette Chosen SSISD Board President

John Prickette was selected as board president for the next year by the Sulphur Springs school board Monday night during their May session.   Leesa Toliver was chosen vice-president and Robin Vaughn secretary. The Sulphur Springs School Board recognized Valedictorian Andrew Allen and Salutatorian Ariel Gonzalez and gave them plaques at Monday night’s board meeting.  Oaths of office for another term were also given to Don Sapaugh...

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SSHS Band Awards Presented at Banquet
May18

SSHS Band Awards Presented at Banquet

Saturday night’s Sulphur Springs High School Band Banquet was a very special one. There were lots of awards given including one presented posthumously to the family of Isaac Perez, who passed away recently. Wildcats Band Director Charles McCauley named award winners: Carlos Ramirez won the “John Philip Sousa” award. Riley Dixon won the “Director’s Award” award. JaRyus Ivery and Gioanni Villegas both...

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Career Day at Douglas Intermediate
May15

Career Day at Douglas Intermediate

Among the Career Day presentations Friday at Douglas Intermediate School were bone setting by students supervised by Hopkins County Memorial Hospital Orthopedist Dr. Richard Graves, a look at some really big snakes brought by Veterinarian Dr. Leah Larson, what handcuffs feel like presented by Sulphur Springs Police Officer Derrick Williams, plus fencing and Mary Kay cosmetics to name but a few. Pam Ash at Douglas put the day together....

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Auditorium Renovation Plans Revealed Thursday
May15

Auditorium Renovation Plans Revealed Thursday

Don Roundtree is a consultant to the Sulphur Springs ISD on the Auditorium Renovation Project. Thursday evening Roundtree made a presentation on renovation plans. Lots of the work involving making the facility ADA compliant satisfying the needs of the handicapped. There will also be a sprinkler system. Seating will be reduced from 1500 to 1250 due to ADA issues. Curtains and all the seats will be replaced. Expect state of the art...

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Over 3.1 Million Dollars in Scholarships Presented SSHS Students
May15

Over 3.1 Million Dollars in Scholarships Presented SSHS Students

Over 3.1 million dollars in scholarships were earned by Sulphur Springs High School students this school year. The scholarships and other honors were present to students Thursday night during the annual Sulphur Springs High School Honors and Awards Program in the Civic Center Auditorium Thursday night. Williams noted that the scholarships were presented by some of the finest technical schools in the country as well as Ivy League...

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