(March 10, 2014)
Former Seguin High School teacher Shannon Spradlin was arrested yesterday by
law enforcement and charged with improper relationship between educator and
student involving a 17-year-old male student.
Ms. Spradlin had been employed with Seguin ISD since the 2006-07 school year as a
teachers aide and inclusion teacher. She passed a criminal history background check
when she was hired.
As Seguin ISD officials became aware of the alleged inappropriate conduct
two weeks ago, Spradlin was immediately placed on administrative leave and
subsequently resigned her position. District officials worked closely with law
enforcement and Child Protective Services throughout the process. The State Board
for Educator Certification has been notified.
Seguin ISD will be closed March 10th to 14th for Spring Break. All Campuses and District Office will reopen on March 17th.
Regional Science Fair Results
Nineteen students from Seguin High School competed in the Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair competition in San Antonio on March 2-4.
"The students did a wonderful job representing Seguin High School and we are very proud of them," said Vicki Rosenwald, Seguin High School science instructional coordinator.
Several Matadors earned honors, including:
Special Award from Association of Old Crows: Mimi Nguyen
2nd Place: Stephen Garza (Zoology,
Qualifier for State Science Fair), Amanda Hampton (Human Behavior,
Qualifier for State Science Fair), Mimi Nguyen (Math and Computers,
Qualifier for State Science Fair)
3rd Place: Michael Garza (Physics)
4th Place: Madison Clark (Physics), Hannah Schievelbein (Physics), Nick Stephens (Human Behavior)
5th Place: Neal Friesenhahn (Physics), Michael Lawrence (Medicine and Health), Lane Luensmann (Physics)
Director's Award: Brittany Anderson, Jessi Herbold, Briley McAnulty, Katharine Stephens
Honorable Mention: Kaylee Atchley, Isaiah Briones, Koy Kunkel, Sydney Riordan, Kaitlyn Shanafelt
Seguin High School was also awarded the Charles McGibbon Science Achievement Award. This is awarded to the school achieving scientific excellence and accumulating the most points in Mathematics and Computers and Physics categories.
Seguin ISD Chess Tournament Winners
Chess Winners from the March 3rd tournament held at Koennecke Elementary.
1st place - Nathanael Leopold - St. James
2nd place - Raven Rawlinson - Saegert
3rd place - Ruthie Morales - McQueeney
4th place - Canaan Casey - Koennecke
5th place - Ryan Poth - Vogel
6th place - Noah Rodriguez - Koennecke
Alysa Lopez, Joey Ortiz, Kamdyn Holt, Maya Bobadilla, Severin Johnson, Mitchell Carpenter, Garrett Bloch, Brenna Forrester, Quisean Smith, Nathan Carpenter, James Gomez, Tori Barhight, Julian Bermea, Lauren Ybarra, Elizabeth Mays, Santiago Favela, Melissa Chapa, Jordan Clark, Max Lynn, Elysia Vela, Kaylee Doolittle, Jesy Barhight
Nine 1st place Seguin ISD DI teams advance to State
|On March 1, 17 Destination ImagiNation (DI) teams from Seguin ISD competed in the Regional tournament in New Braunfels.
At the end of the day, the students upheld the district’s long-standing tradition of strong DI programs, with nine teams advancing to state competition in Pflugerville April 11-12.
Overall, 11 teams placed with nine first place finishes, a second and a third. Four teams won the Renaissance Award for outstanding design, engineering, execution and performance. One brought home the DaVinci Award for taking a unique approach to a solution, risk taking and outstanding creativity. For more info click here.
Seguin Early College High School officially a “Go”
|It's now official. The anticipated approval of the Seguin Early College High School (ECHS) was announced by State Education Commissioner Michael Williams on Feb. 24.
"We are excited to receive Commissioner Williams’ news. Seguin ISD submitted an application in December for this “College for All” program in partnership with St. Philip’s College that will allow our students to earn up to an Associate degree in conjunction with a high school diploma. The Seguin Early College High School will have a tremendous impact on our community as all of our students will have the opportunity to earn college credits free of charge,” said Dr. Irene Garza, Seguin ISD superintendent. For more info about this announcement click here.
For more information on Seguin Early College High School or to download a form, visit Seguin Early College High School.
5A District Alignment
|2014-2016 football and basketball alignments were released by UIL on Feb. 3.
See Seguin ISD's district alignment here.
March 10 deadline to file for Seguin ISD School Board seat
|The Seguin ISD Board of Trustees is holding a special election for District 3 residents interested in the vacant seat previously held by Irma Lewis.
In order to file for a place on the ballot, candidates must pick up the requisite paperwork at Seguin ISD District Office at Oak Park Mall during normal business hours. The deadline to file the completed documentation is March 10 at 5 p.m. at the Seguin ISD Superintendent’s Office, 1221 E. Kingsbury, Seguin, Texas 78155.
For more info click here.
2014 Seguin ISD Job Fair
|The 2014 Seguin ISD Job Fair will be on Saturday, April 12 from 9 - 11:30AM. For more info click here.
State says Seguin ISD schools meet expectations
|Under the 2013 state accountability ratings released by the Texas Education Agency, Seguin ISD and each of its campuses have received Met Standard ratings based upon the new performance standards. For more info click here.