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  • April 23, 2014
    • STAAR Test 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM6th & 7th Reading
      8th Grade Science
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Home of the Colts


It is National Library Week and Sam Houston is enjoying every second! Mosey through our site and find ways to make the most of this very special week!

Check out the Library page!

Find your next favorite book on our Resource page!


Soccer at Sam Houston!

Middle school soccer is now a sanctioned sport in Garland ISD! Each school will have one girl's team and one boy's team. 7th and 8th graders will be taking the field as one. Everyone is encouraged to check out the inaugural season! Use the link below to head on over to the Schedule's section of the website to find out when and where our Colt athletes will be scoring goals!

Schedules page


Countdown to STAAR!

Be sure to be prepared for these testing dates by getting a good night's sleep, eating a healthy breakfast and coming to school early.

Middle School 
STAAR Test Dates

April 1, 2014
Grade 7 Writing Day 1
Grade 8 Mathematics


April 2, 2014
Grade 7 Writing Day 2 
Grade 8 Reading


April 22, 2014
Grades 6–7 Mathematics
Grade 8 Social Studies


April 23, 2014
Grades 6–7 Reading
Grade 8 Science



Portrait of a SHMS Educator


Mrs. BMeet Ms. Watson!

Subject: 6th Grade English Language Arts and Reading (ELAR)

Hometown:  Rowlett, Texas 

Number of years at Sam: Three.

Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars, By John Green.

What do you like about teaching ELAR?

"I love teaching something that I am passionate about. I have always enjoyed reading and I absolutely love watching the students fall in love with reading!" 

What do you like most about teaching at Sam Houston?

"There are so many great things about working here at Sam, but my favorite thing is getting to work with my awesome friends and co-workers!" 



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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