Home of the Colts
*Important Weather Update*
Due to inclement weather, Sam Houston Middle School will be closed December 6th, 2013. For more information and the most up-to-date announcements please visit Garland ISD's Website. Bundle up and stay warm!
Resolutions: A Better You, A Better Community
Mrs. Matthews and Sammy the Colt are back and rappin' their way through common resolutions for the New Year!
Sam Houston Students Resolve to Make a Difference!
Check out how our SHMS students are going beyond the classroom and making an impact in our community.
National Junior Honor Society-
Our NJHS students know the power of a warm pair of mittens! Using the money raised by selling Boo Grams (Halloween candy sold at lunch and then delivered to classmates), the NJHS Members were able to purchase over 150 hats and mittens for Daugherty Elementary School students! Wow!
The SHMS Spanish club members don’t want anyone one to go without the comforts of home this holiday season. Always thinking of others, the club members adopted a family in need of assistance and generously donated a Visa Gift Card to help make ends meet. The students worked hard to raise the money by hosting two school dances.
The weather is getting cold and there are lots of cold hands in need of warming up! Student Council Members are planning on donating mittens to a local Garland church. StuCo is planning on asking SHMS students to donate the cold weather gear in exchange for an ice cream at lunch. Now that’s a sweet deal!
Looking for a fun way to pass the time?
Grab a friend and fill out the SHMS Resolution Word Lib!
Resolution Word Lib
SHMS PTA Needs Your Help!
Please mosey on to our PTA page to find out more information!
Click here to navigate to the PTA survey!
Portrait of a SHMS Educator
Meet Yaw Kwame Poku
Grade taught: 8th
What do you like about teaching science?
"I enjoy being able to bring science into their real lives... in real life, it sinks or it floats!"
What makes you different from other teachers?
"I believe that I am very creative about how I get my message across to the students."
What is the best thing about working at Sam Houston?
"The best part about working at Sam Houston is the kids. I love students; all of them, knuckle- heads included!"
GISD Educational Summit
Garland ISD invites parents, students, teachers, staff and community members to help develop our strategic plan. Come share your opinion about current district operations and what you would like to see in the future.
Click on the icon above for more information!
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!
Looking for game schedules?
Navigate to the "schedules" section of the website!
Please be aware that all students must be picked up within fifteen minutes after the conclusion of any sporting event. Failure to do so will result in loss of entry to future sporting events.