FMHS Info Swarm

1/10/19

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Message From The Principal

I hope everyone had a wonderful winter break filled with opportunities to make memories with family and friends. We are excited that our students are back at Fort Mill High School, but there is lots of work to be done as we wrap up the 1st semester. We are currently in the middle of End of Course (EOC) testing and will head directly into final exams next week.


The final exam schedule is as follows:


Wednesday, January 15--3rd and 4th Block Exams

Thursday, January 16--1st and 2nd Block Exams


Please note that Thursday, January 16th is the last day of the 1st Semester, which is also a full day per the FMSD calendar. Because a 4-day weekend follows Thursday’s final exams, we anticipate many of our students will have trips or other events planned, which will cause the desire for dismissal immediately following the conclusion of students' last exam.


To assist with the early dismissal process, we will make an early dismissal form available to students via their 2nd block on Monday, January 13th. If you will be requesting that your child be dismissed after final exams on Thursday, please sign off on this form and make sure your child has it with them on Thursday, January 16th. We will not be allowing early dismissals via the phone or email on the 16th. Successful completion of this form will allow us to ensure the early dismissal process goes smoothly and is efficient as well as convenient for our families.



Together We Swarm!


Gales Scroggs

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FMHS A Top STEM High School

Fort Mill High School was recently announced as one of the top 5,000 STEM High Schools in the nation by Newsweek. Newsweek partnered with STEM.org to rank the top STEM High Schools in the country. Over 30,000 schools were analyzed over a three-year period to determine the rankings. We are very proud of the recognition of our school's achievements in STEM.

2nd Semester Schedules

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

Miss Fort Mill High School Pageant

The annual Miss Fort Mill High School Pageant will take place on Saturday, January 25th at 7:00 pm in the Fort Mill High School Auditorium. All tickets will be advanced pre-sales, and no tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event. Tickets may be purchased online through this link or through the GoFan app.


The pageant is sponsored by the FMHS Student Council and serves as the organization's biggest fundraiser each year. Proceeds from the pageant support events that the student council puts on for the student body throughout the year, like Fall Fling, Spring Fling, and Senior Celebration.

Important Links



The Loudspeaker--***New***This link will take you to the 4th edition of our school newspaper: The Loudspeaker.

The Buzz—***NEW***Click this link for the next episode 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.


January 10 9th Grade Boys Basketball vs Northwestern @ 5:00 pm

January 10 Basketball vs River Bluff (Girls Varsity @ 6:30 pm & Boys Varsity @ 8:00 pm)

January 15 3rd & 4th Block Exams

January 16 1st and 2nd Block Exams

January 16 End of the M3 Grading Period / End of 1st Semester

January 17 Teacher Workday

January 20 Martin Luther King Jr Day--No School

January 21 1st Day of 2nd Semester

January 22 Basketball vs Clover (Girls JV @ 5:00 pm / Girls Varsity @ 6:30 pm / Boys Varsity @ 8:00 pm)

January 23 Basketball vs Northwestern (9th Grade @ 6:00 pm & JV @7:15 pm)

January 24 Basketball vs Northwestern (Girls JV @ 5:00 pm / Girls Varsity @ 6:30 pm / Boys Varsity @ 8:00 pm)

January 25 Miss Fort Mill High School Pageant @ 7:00 pm