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Parent Involvement: Help Wanted!

Have you always wanted to become "more involved" as a SHMS parent but didn't know exactly where to start? If the answer is "yes", click on the Help Wanted image below to find out five ways that you can become more active in the Colt Nation!


Skyward grants parents access to their GISD student's academic life. Highlights of the program include:

  • Easy monitoring of a student's attendance records
  • Option in account settings to subscribe to notifications for events such as a student's grade dropping below a certain level
  • Easy monitoring of a student's assignments and grades
  • Overview of basic student data - address, phone, etc.
  • Individual listing of messages from teachers, activity sponsors and more

Signing up is easy!

You are only a few simple steps away from being an active Skyward user! Utilize the GISD Skyward webpage for detailed instructions!

Not sold yet?

Check out this fun Skyward Prezi and hear from real Skyward users!

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We have spirit, yes we do!

Colt Nation's school spirit runs deep. The photo slide show on the Spirit and History Page will prove it!

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Game Day Schedules

Show your support for the black and sliver! To find out the location of the next big game, take a look at the Schedule's Page.

8th Grade Science and ELAR Resources

Your success is your teacher's number one priority! Check out the awesome resources our 8th grade science and ELAR teachers have come up with to help you be the best student you can be!

Credit Recovery

Need to complete a credit recovery course? Find a computer lab schedule as well as log in instructions on our Resource Page.

Our Twitter account has a real "colt" following!

Looking for a great way to connect with what's happening at SHMS? You can now follow Sam Houston on Twitter! We'll be givin' you SHMS updates 140 characters at a time!

Tweet! Tweet! Click the logo to fly to our twitter page!

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