FMHS Info Swarm

12/6/19

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Message From The Principal

I would like to wish you a very happy holiday season from all of us at Fort Mill High School!


There's lots going on around Fort Mill High School!


Fall sports--basketball and wrestling--are in full swing. The visual and performing arts department is in the middle of their fall semester performance season. And with just 18 more school days left, teachers are busy getting all of their content in as we approach the home stretch of the 1st semester.


Below are a few end-of-the-1st-semester details that can help you stay informed as we wrap things up.


Exams are scheduled for Wednesday, January 15th and Thursday, January 16th. Students are not permitted to take exams early so please be sure to save these dates and plan accordingly.


With very few exceptions, 2nd-semester schedules are set. Students were provided ample opportunity to make schedule change requests prior to June 5, 2019--the end of the last school year. Additionally, the counseling office worked with students prior to the start of this school year--during Conflict Resolution this past August--to address incomplete and incorrect schedules. Second-semester schedules were effectively set as of August 19th, 2019--the first day of this school year. We will not entertain 2nd-semester schedule change requests unless the request meets one of the following criteria:

  • A student failed a course and needs to repeat it
  • A student needs a course in order to graduate this school year
  • A senior is dropping a course they no longer need for graduation or college admittance and is seeking to replace it with a free block


Together We Swarm!


Gales Scroggs

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Winter Break 12/19-1/3

Winter Break begins Thursday, December 19th and extends through the teacher workday on Friday, January 3rd. Students return to school on Monday, January 6th.


This will be my last End of Week email before winter break, as I will be out of the office next week. Please have a safe and enjoyable break. I wish you all a safe and enjoyable break filled with family time and positive memories.

York County Art Show

Last night 15 artists from Fort Mill High School were honored at the York County High School Art Show. These artists were selected by their teachers for outstanding performance in their respective media. Our school submitted talented works of photography, drawing, and 3-dimensional art. Their pieces were judged by esteemed artist members of the local art guilds: Catawba River Artist Guild and Yorkville Artist Guild. Special recognition was awarded to Caroline Prain for her photography submission. (Pictured below from left to right: Julien Pembleton, Caroline Prain, Brighid Biehl)
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Thank You for the Teacher Recognition Donations

Thank you to those that donated $10 gift cards to Chick-Fil-A and Starbucks for teacher recognition prizes. Your support is greatly appreciated, as it allows us to present outstanding teachers with a small token of our appreciation for the way they go the extra mile for our students.
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Fall Musical

Our students have been working hard to prepare the fall musical: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Come out and enjoy the acting and singing in this beloved holiday classic. Saturday evening is a special PJ Performance where the audience is invited to enjoy the show while wearing their favorite comfy pajamas. Each evening's performance starts at 7:00 pm and Sunday's matinee begins at 3:00 pm.
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Breakfast with Santa

It's not too late! The FMHS Dance Team's annual breakfast with Santa fundraiser is tomorrow morning (12/7/19), but tickets are still on sale. Tickets may be purchased electronically through tonight, and there will be tickets at the door tomorrow morning as well.

Important Links



The Loudspeaker--***New***This link will take you to the 3rd edition of our school newspaper: The Loudspeaker.

The Buzz—Click this link for Season 12 Episode 12 of our national award-winning student television program: The Buzz

Faculty & Staff Directory—This link will take you to a directory of teacher and staff email contacts.

Parent Portal – This is the window for students and families to access our online grade book system. If you need a login or assistance please contact your child’s counselor.

Athletic Information –This website has links to schedules for all our athletic teams, forms, and booster club information.

Weekly Announcements–This link will take you to a list of weekly announcements about club meetings, upcoming events, important guidance information, and other activities on campus.

FMHS Fees—This link will take you to the page where you can pay fees for the 2019-2020 school year.

Voluntary Student Accident Insurance--This link will take you to information regarding voluntary student accident insurance.

Important Dates

Below you will find a list of important dates over the next two weeks. These include school events and home athletic, arts, and extracurricular events.



December 6 Basketball vs Catawba Ridge (Girls JV @ 5:00 pm / Girls Varsity @ 6:30 pm / Boys Varsity @ 8:00 pm)

December 12-14 FMHS Fall Musical--The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ 7:00 pm

December 12 Boys Basketball vs Catawba Ridge (9th @ 6:00 pm & JV @ 7:15 pm)

December 13 Kingsley Classic Wrestling Tournament @ 5:30 pm

December 14 Kingsley Classic Wrestling Tournament @ 9:00 am

December 15 FMHS Fall Musical--The Best Christmas Pageant Ever @ 3:00 pm

December 17 FMHS Band Concert @ 7:00 pm

December 19 Wrestling Mill Town Duals @ 2:00 pm

December 20 9th Grade &JV Boys Basketball Tournament--Yellow Jacket Classic @ 4:00 pm

December 21 9th Grade &JV Boys Basketball Tournament--Yellow Jacket Classic @ 9:00 am