Good luck today at state!
2 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Come on out and send off these amazing students to STATE! Jordan Guzman Bryan Herrera Angel Mendoza Ayden Peigne Erick Reyes Ana Salgado Jocelyn Hernandez
4 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Congratulations, to the high school band students who have qualified for state! There will be an early morning send off Friday at 7:00am. Join in on wishing them good luck!
5 days ago, Spearman ISD
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In the year 2010, the United States dedicated May 18th as National Speech Language Pathologist Day. Macy Beedy has been a speech-language pathologist for fourteen years. She has worked her entire career in the school setting. Beedy wears many hats and juggles her responsibilities well. “My primary job as the school speech-language pathologist is to serve students with a speech impairment, or suspected speech impairment. That includes stuttering, articulation, language or voice impairment, that adversely affects a child’s educational performance. Most people picture me helping students who can’t say a certain sound, such as the “R” sound. Although that is a part of my job, it is only a part of my job. I wear lots of hats and get to work with a variety of students," shared Beedy. She added,” I perform evaluations, develop treatment plans, and then provide intervention/therapy. Intervention services may be provided to students individually, in small groups, or in the general education classroom. The type of intervention students receive is based on their needs.” “One of my favorite parts of my job is providing support and tips to parents, so they can work on carrying over the skills their child is working on at school and in speech therapy to home. Seeing parents, teachers, and everyone working for and with a student TOGETHER and the growth that has come from that for the sake of a child, has been a beautiful experience,” smiled Beedy. Thank you for the many responsibilities you manage and do it all with professionalism, love, and enthusiasm. Congratulations on a job well done!
9 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Teacher on the Rise is a student/parent nominated teacher recognition program sponsored by United Supermarkets, Mrs. Baird’s Bread, Tyler’s BBQ, and Horse Creek Boutique. Every month three winners are selected (one elementary, one middle school, and one high school) from across the Texas panhandle. All winning teachers receive a great prize package worth more than $300.00. The student who nominates a winning teacher receives a $50.00 gift card. The students and staff came together today at campus level assemblies to learn that a teacher on their campus was selected as the Teacher on the Rise winner. Abby Pipkin, Spearman Junior High School teacher and Dr. Michael Ralston, Spearman High School teacher were surprised to learn they were receiving the award. Avren Delozier nominated Dr. Michael Ralston “The mark of a good educator goes above and beyond simply teaching students a subject. It involves connecting deeply, and truly with students and peers, fostering an accepting environment of learning, and that is exactly what Dr. Ralston has excelled in. Dr. Ralston has gone out of his way to support me and my peers all throughout high school with a reassuring smile and a hug. Dr. Ralston helped lead our theatre program, coordinate volunteer service at the Stationmaster’s Museum, support me in Persuasive Speaking UIL, and along my journey to submit essays towards college. I can confidently say Dr. Ralston has undoubtedly left his impact on me and my education. Dr. Ralston was also there for me at the end of the day to confide in, to talk to about my personal issues, and my lofty goals and ambitions, and helped me in achieving those dreams. Dr. Ralston also acted as an exemplary role model, with upstanding character and moral integrity for me to look up to. Dr. Ralston has excelled in every aspect of being a great educator, role model, and a friend. "
12 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Teacher on the Rise is a student/parent nominated teacher recognition program sponsored by United Supermarkets, Mrs. Baird’s Bread, Tyler’s BBQ, and Horse Creek Boutique. Every month three winners are selected (one elementary, one middle school, and one high school) from across the Texas panhandle. All winning teachers receive a great prize package worth more than $300.00. The student who nominates a winning teacher receives a $50.00 gift card. The students and staff came together today at campus level assemblies to learn that a teacher on their campus was selected as the Teacher on the Rise winner. Abby Pipkin, Spearman Junior High School teacher and Dr. Michael Ralston, Spearman High School teacher were surprised to learn they were receiving the award. Elli Beauchamp nominated Abby Pipkin “I believe that Mrs. Pipkin should definitely be chosen as Teacher of the Year! She is so awesome in many ways. For one, she is ALWAYS smiling in the halls. With the smile on her face while I walk through the halls, it brings up my spirit. I had Mrs. Pipkin as my English teacher last year, and it was the best year of my life! She explained every detail so well, and it made me understand so much better. Also, I had really good grades. I especially remember one of my best grades last year which was a 100 on a test! I would have never gotten that grade without her. Also, she brings me up when I’m down. She is the sweetest ever; I can’t even describe in words how much I love her. I do not have her this year, and I miss her so much. Continuing, I wouldn’t even be able to write this essay without her. She taught me so much about my writing skills, and I have now, in my opinion, become a better writer. She always had an activity planned out, and they were always fun and a new way to learn. I am so thankful I got the opportunity to be in her class! I really do believe that Mrs. Pipkin deserves this award. It would be the best choice y’all have ever made!”
12 days ago, Spearman ISD
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8th grade promotion
12 days ago, Spearman Junior High
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Junior High Awards Assembly will be held on Friday May 17th in the rubber gym. 8th grade-9:00a.m. 6th & 7th grade-10:00a.m.
12 days ago, Spearman Junior High
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Spearman ISD Announces James Layman, Superintendent of Schools Spearman ISD’s Board of Education hired James Layman at the April school board meeting for the superintendent position. James Layman has been the Spearman High School Principal for the past three years. Layman made the decision to go into education in 2014. “I made the transition from the private sector at Cal Farley's Boys Ranch where I was the Director of Environmental Health and Safety to education in 2014. Originally, my undergraduate degree was in Secondary Education, but due to my work schedule, I was not able to complete my student teaching through the program which forced me to switch to a General Studies Degree. In 2014, I made the decision to enter into the Alternative Certification program at West Texas A&M University and reached my goal of teaching and coaching. While at Boys Ranch, I taught at the alternative education facility as well as the high school, and coached three varsity sports throughout the year. In the summer of 2019, I began working on my principal certification through West Texas A&M University and graduated in December of 2020 with my masters in Educational Leadership, commented Layman. “In July of 2021, I was offered the high school principal position here at Spearman High School, and have worked for this district for the past three years. In May of 2023, I began working towards my superintendent certification at Lamar University and completed that program and testing requirements in February 2024, remarked Layman.” Educators set short-term goals and long-term goals every year. It can be daunting at times to be able to fulfill the many goals set on oneself. Layman shared, “The easiest way to inspire others to achieve their goals is to support and encourage them throughout the process. The drive behind achieving their goals needs to be based on their "Why" and not yours. If they don't have a personal connection to their goal, the likelihood of achieving it drops and makes it an obligation.” One goal Layman has during his first year as superintendent is to build community and public support. Layman commented, “Building community and public support is one of the greatest priorities of mine within my first year as superintendent, and one that I will continue to develop and prioritize during my tenure here at Spearman ISD. I believe one of the first and most efficient ways to build support within the community is to simply listen. While not everyone in the community is a teacher, they all play a pivotal role in raising the students of Spearman, so their voice deserves to be heard.” Layman continued,” As a district we involve community members, business representatives, parents, students, and district staff in evaluating and developing our district/campus goals. We have created several district committees for our constituents to participate in such as the Hispanic Community Advisory Council, the School Health Advisory Committee, Safety and Security Committee, and continue to survey parents each year. To expand the relationship of the school district with the community, I will continue to encourage our staff to find ways to give back to the community through their individual programs. We encourage community members, parent associations, local businesses, and alumni to reach out to the district and see how they can be involved. I know it sounds a little cliché, but the old saying, "It takes a village to raise a kid" is my foundational belief in regards to community and parent engagement with the school district.” Another goal Layman has in his first year as superintendent has to do with unifying the school and community. “My goal for my first year as Spearman ISD’s Superintendent is to continue to spread the message that a united community establishes the culture necessary to raise well-educated young men and women that will be ready to face the challenges of life. I want to work with the SISD Board of Trustees to evaluate the needs of the district through examining how we recruit and retain high-quality educators, as well as looking at the overall needs of the district while maintaining a balanced budget. The rural Texas school system has been tasked with providing more for our students now than ever. I want to meet those demands while also reflecting the culture and values of this great community,” explained Layman. Congratulations on being named Spearman ISD’s Superintendent of Schools!
12 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Calling all LYNX grades 1st through 9th grade! 🏀
13 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Jocelyn Hernandez won Best of Show at the OPSU Art Jubilee. Congratulations!!
13 days ago, Spearman ISD
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Mrs. Cardenas’ Newcomers created mini piñatas with toilet paper rolls! Rogelio G. won the contest- a large pepperoni pizza! He created Sylvester Stallone! Congratulations, you did an outstanding job!
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ARETE BASKETBALL CAMP DETAILS -June 24-27 -Available for 1st-9th graders -Open to boys and girls More details can be found in the provided link. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe4gYX6iStPxZDqXSOTLkhq_NyDLxERkhYI3l6hr0D2Ud9y2w/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0
13 days ago, Spearman High School
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Mrs. Brandea Allen, we appreciate your generosity in treating our 2nd Graders to snow cones during yesterday's park visit. @TheSnowCo.
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Congratulations to all of our honor roll students for the 2023-2024 school year! Gus Birdwell Elementary will recognize students at an awards assembly on Wednesday, May 15th at the following times: 3rd-5th Grade-8:15am 1st and 2nd Grade-9:30am
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Spearman Scholarship Breakfast 2024
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Senior Scholarship Breakfast 2024
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