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Message From The Principal

This week I had the pleasure of observing a fantastic learning collaboration that reminded me just how special our school truly is.

Our Teacher Cadet program is comprised of 12th-grade students who receive both high school and college credit--articulated by Winthrop University--for their studies of adolescent development. This innovative course teaches students about the stages of cognitive development, how children learn, and a host of other education-related topics. This week our Teacher Cadets put on a series of puppet shows for the 4-year-old pre-Kindergarten lab school housed on our campus.

This was an amazing opportunity for both groups. Our Teacher Cadets identified the children's story they wanted to act out, built the puppets and sets, and thought through the educational aspects of the instruction. The 4-year-olds got to watch the retelling of stories that they had practiced early literacy skills with, and the 12th graders got to interact with students in a real-world application of what they are learning about. It was a collaboration that was valuable for the youngest and oldest Yellow Jackets on our campus.

More impressive still is the fact that incredible opportunities like this are open to our students in a multitude of disciplines. On a daily basis, we have students learning in the field at doctors offices, auto repair shops, veterinary offices, daycares, manufacturing facilities, and more. The multidisciplinary collaboration and real-world practice our students are exposed to opens doors for college, the workforce, and beyond.

Together We Swarm!

Gales Scroggs

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FMHS Powder Puff Football 2019

Next Tuesday, October 1st our school will hold our annual Powder Puff Football game at 6:45 pm at Bob Jones Stadium. Admission is $5 and the proceeds go to our school's chapter of the Business Professionals of America (BPA). Our BPA students raise funds to help defray the cost of travel to state and national competitions. Just last year they traveled to Anaheim, California to compete in the BPA National Competition where they had many best in the nation finishes.

Please consider coming out to support our athletes and the BPA at Powder Puff Football.

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Big Man On Campus is a zany competition to determine the most spirited guy on campus. BMOC serves as a fundraiser for the Fort Mill High School Dance Team. They are preparing to perform internationally this year, so please come out to support the guys and our Dance Team.
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Spirit Week 2019: September 30th-October 4th

We want all of our students to be involved, have fun, and make unforgettable memories. Below you will find a list of each day's costume theme. Also, please be sure to remind your child that while we want them to have fun, we want them to be safe and abide by the school rules. As a reminder, spirit week costumes may not include masks or face coverings, toy/replica weapons, wheeled items (scooters, skateboards, etc.), flag poles, whistles, or noisemakers. If your child has any questions about whether something is appropriate to wear or bring, please have them contact an assistant principal.

Spirit Week Theme Days

  • Monday, September 30th--“Blast to the Past” Day
  • Tuesday, October 1st--“Olympics and Olympus”
  • Wednesday, October 2nd--Class Day (9th--Wild West / 10th--Area 51 / 11th--Disco/ 12th--Jazzercise)
  • Thursday, October 3rd--Group Day
  • Friday, October 4th--Fort Mill Friday
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For two nights only--October 9th and 10th--Studio E will host a fall student-led production: And Then There Were None. The play is selected, directed, rehearsed, and performed entirely by students.
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PSAT & ASVAB Testing **Update**

On Wednesday, October 16th, we will administer the PSAT and ASVAB assessments to sophomores and juniors. All 10th grade students will take part in a free administration of the PSAT. Current 11th grade students were permitted to sign up for and pay to take the PSAT for preparation for the SAT as well as participation in National Merit Scholarship identification. Any junior who is not partaking in the October 16th administration of the PSAT will take the ASVAB Career Assessment. Seniors may also sign up for a free administration of the ASVAB. Those seniors who do not sign up are granted a college visit/job shadow opportunity that day. They should keep documentation of the college they visited or the professional they shadowed for attendance purposes. Freshmen will have a mostly normal day. The only place they will notice an interruption to their normal schedule will be in classes which are predominantly populated with upperclassmen. Feel free to continue to contact Guidance for more information.

Important Links

The Loudspeaker--***NEW***This link will take you to the 1st edition of our school newspaper: The Loudspeaker.

The Buzz—Click this link for Season 12 Episode 5 of our national award-winning student television program: The Buzz.

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

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

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

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.

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.

September 30th SIC Meeting @ 4:30 pm

October 1st Cross Country vs Rock Hill @ 5:00 pm

October 1st Powder Puff Football @ 6:45 pm

October 2nd Girls Golf vs Catawba Ridge @ 4:00 pm

October 2nd Big Man On Campus @ 7:00 pm

October 4th Varsity Football vs Rock Hill @ 4:00 pm *Homecoming*

October 8th Girls Tennis vs Rock Hill @ 5:00 pm

October 8th Volleyball vs Clover (JV @ 5:00 pm & Varsity @ 6:30 pm)

October 9th And Then There Were None (student play) @ 7:00 pm

October 10th Girls Golf vs Northwestern @ 4:00 pm

October 10th Volleyball vs York Prep @ 5:00 pm & 6:30 pm)

October 10th And Then There Were None (student play) @ 7:00 pm

October 11th Varsity Football vs Nation Ford @ 7:30 pm