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Being Prepared: High School and Beyond
"Before anything else, preparation is the key to success."
-Alexander Graham Bell
Getting Ready for What Comes Next
House Bill 5
Legislation has recently been passed concerning high school graduation requirements for the state of Texas. Garland ISD's school board is still in the process of deciding how this will affect GISD students. Informative meetings have been scheduled to help parents understand the impact of these changes.
- February 14, 2014 8:00- 9:00 A.M., SHMS Library
- February 19, 2014 6:30- 7:30 P.M., SHMS Cafeteria
- February 27, 2014 6:30- 7:30 P.M., SHMS Cafeteria
Want more information? Click on the link below to check out the flyer.
So, You Think You Know?
Take the High School Ready Quiz to see if you are ready to make the grade as a high school student.
High School Ready Quiz
Not as ready as you thought? Use the link below to find the answers!
It's Never Too Early to Think About College!
College may be years away, but the foundation for a college bound student starts today! Talking about college, learning about a variety of careers and reading are all great ways to start thinking about life AFTER high school.
Intrigued? Click on the links below to find out more!
College Ready- Spanish
2014-2015 cheerleading tryouts will be held on March 29th, 2014 at Sam Houston. If students are interested in trying out, application packets are in the front office, Ms. Thompson's room (204) and Ms. Tolleson's room (104).
Want to know more? Click the link below to check out the the official cheer tryout flyer!
Cheer Tryout Flyer
Teacher of the Month
Congratulations to Coach Ramos for being named Teacher of the Month! Hard working, fun to be with and a favorite of both staff and students, Mr. Ramos is the model of what a SHMS educator should be!
Portrait of a SHMS Educator
Meet Mrs. B!
Subject: 8th Grade Science
Hometown: Cairo, Egypt
Number of years at Sam: I have been subbing in Mesquite ISD since 2011. Sam Houston is my first full time position.
What do you like about teaching science?
"I enjoy teaching science simply because I LOVE science! I believe that learning science helps us remain connected with the world around us."
What have you enjoyed about teaching at Sam Houston so far?
"There are a lot of things that I love, not just like, about Sam Houston! When I first came for my interview I was greeted with smiles from everyone. Students and staff alike. Now, my students bring the best out of me everyday. I walk into work with a big smile and walk out with a bigger one."
How do you get such good behavior from your students?
"In the classroom I apply Newton's Third Law of Motion: The energy we put into the world comes back to us. I keep the atmosphere positive, respectful, genuine, safe and loving. Sir Isaac's law proves true!
Our Twitter account has a real "colt" following!
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