Happenings @ the Hill

Volume 1 Issue 12 (Week of January 7-11)

Today's News

This is a link to our slide show of news and events happening at the Hill. This link is also posted on our school website. (click the box above)

FLEX THIS WEEK (8:15am-8:45am)

  • Monday - AoW/Sustained Silent Reading
  • Tuesday - UpStanders Meeting - Lab 201
  • Wednesday - FLEX
  • Thursday - FLEX/ Great Shake Practice / Beta Club Meeting
  • Friday - SSR

Need Immediate Access To Your Student's Grades, Attendance, Lunch Balance, and Other Info?

Use Parent Portal - access the link below to learn how to use this tool.


Please note that we are not sending home written progress reports this year. An email alert and reminder (as well as this newsletter) will be sent out regarding progress report dates encouraging you to check Parent Portal.

If you are having any issues with Parent Portal, please notify Dawn Fite @ fited@fortmillschools.org.

Notable Note

1st Semester Ends January 17 / Report Cards will go home January 24

Jeans for Teens Update and Thank you from Blake Coston!

Thank you so much for supporting me in the Jeans for Teens drive. Between FMHS and GHMS, we collected over 450 jeans for the Children's Attention Home. This project served a second purpose as well. We found out that some of the Attention Home kids were not selected from the angel tree so they would not be getting Christmas presents. There were so many new jeans that I was able to wrap three new jeans per kid for Christmas presents. The hundreds of used and new jeans have been sorted, labeled, and donated. The volunteer coordinator was very excited. She said that they only have a $200 allowance per kid for clothes. This is not enough to fill their needs, so these jeans will really help out.

Without your help, this would not have been possible. Thank you so much for your support!


Gold Hill Middle PTA Night with Hornets!

Join us for Gold Hill Middle PTA night out with the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday, January 17th when the Hornets take on the Sacramento Kings. The first 30 Gold Hill Middle School Students to purchase tickets will have a unique experience of standing in front of a player from the Hornets or Kings during the National Anthem. Everyone that purchases off the ticket link will get to shoot a post-game free throw after the game on the Hornets court. We will also have a special Hornets gift for everyone that comes out to the game.

Please contact Kevin Cobb for any upgraded seating options (KCobb@Hornets.com) 704-688-9068

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Check Mates - Chess Club Starts January 7 @ 3:30-4:30 Room 415 (Mondays)

GHMS Presents Legally Blonde, Jr. - 7:00pm @ FMHS Auditorium January 10, 11, and 12

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It's getting colder outside... Please prepare your students.

As the weather begins to get colder, I encourage you to keep your student informed and remind him/her to dress in layers and/or wear a jacket to school. When the weather is below 40 degrees, we consider the wind chill factor to determine whether or not we allow our students to go outside for their blacktop time during lunches. I have attached our district weather guidelines below for your information.

1 in 11 Middle and High School Students Are Vaping

Have you purchased your student's yearbook?

Yearbook Sales

This is our school-specific link to your online Jostens yearbook offer.


This link prevents the purchaser from having to enter school name or city/state when going to www.JostensYearbooks.com.

Interested in Athletics information? Check out our Athletics page.

Jackson Orthodontics - LEADER OF THE PACK SPONSOR!


Thank you Dr. Jackson for continuing to support our district athletic programs! You are our Leader of the Pack Sponsor by donating an additional $3,500 above your $5,000 donation to our district wide 5k!

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Thank you to the following corporate sponsors for your continued support of GHMS PTA!

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