Happenings @ the Hill

Volume 1 Issue 29 (Week of May 13 - 17)

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 "Today's News" box above.) This slide show is on display during our homeroom period.

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Good luck to all of our students as we kick off testing this week @ GHMS!

You all will skate on through these tests with no problem! You are ready!

End of Year Testing Schedule

SC Ready/PASS Testing


  • 7th Grade 5/13 - 5/16 (5/17 is makeup testing.)
  • 6th Grade 5/20 - 5/23 (5/24 is makeup testing.)
  • 8th Grade 5/28 - 5/31 (Make-up testing 6/3-6/5).


End of Course Exams for English 1 and Algebra 1

5/20 English 1 Writing

5/21 English 1 Reading

5/22 Algebra 1

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It's National Police Officer Appreciation Week May 12 - May 18

Police week is a week to honor fallen officers and also show appreciation for Officers currently serving. http://www.policeweek.org/index.html


Please join Gold Hill Middle School in recognizing and thanking all of our currently serving Police Officers as well as honoring those we have lost.

Quick List

Monday - Final SIC Meeting of the Year

Tuesday - Another Great Day to Be a Bulldog!

Wednesday - Fire Drill / Department Meetings (After School)

Thursday - Another Great Day to Be a Bulldog!

Friday - 7th Grade Band and StuCo field trip to Carowinds for Education Day and Band Performance

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Bulldogs 4 Change Project Implementation - Friday, May 17th, in Car Rider Line

We are excited to support our 8th grade Pay It Forward winning action project, Lemonade for Hope. This 8th grade group will be selling lemonade for $1 this Friday, May 17th, in our car rider line. We hope you will support this action project. All proceeds will go toward St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. This is the action change project that earned the most votes during our Bulldogs 4 Change night held April 30th.


Another way you can help? Donate some lemonade.


We will be collecting cans of lemonade in our front office Monday - Thursday this week. If you are able to donate a 12 pack of lemonade to this cause, please bring it to our front office. You may send it to school with your student as well. Thank you in advance!

Final HOUSE Challenge

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Let's Finish Strong HOUSE Challenge

This week, we are beginning a final HOUSE challenge related to finishing the year strong in our "on target behaviors". Mrs. Harms announced this challenge to our students during lunches last week. The HOUSE with the fewest behavioral points deducted, the fewest STOP visits, and the fewest behavioral referrals for the next two weeks will win the most points for this challenge. The HOUSE points earned from this challenge will go toward the overall points balance to identify the winning HOUSE for the year. The overall HOUSE winner will be announced May 24th. It's a close competition!

Wear your HOUSE shirt May 24th for our final meeting!

Parent Portal

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.


http://fortmill.ss11.sharpschool.com/parents_summary_from_fmsd/parent_portal


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

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Admin Updates


  • Thank you for getting your student to school on time. Students are expected to be in their homerooms, seated, and ready to learn by 8:10am each morning.
  • Thank you for reminding your student(s) that his/her cell phone should be placed in his/her locker in the mornings prior to the 1st period class.
  • Thank you for ensuring that your student is wearing appropriate length shorts/skirts/dresses to school. These items should not be shorter than 4 inches above the knee. Students will be asked to call home for a change of clothes. Students may spend the day in ISS if proper clothing is not able to be obtained.

Upcoming Events / Notices

May 24th - Final House Meeting for 2018-2019! Winning House to be Named and House members will receive an Ice Cream Sundae Celebration!

May 27th - Memorial Day Holiday - No School

May 31st - Yearbook Distribution

June 4th - Field Day

June 4th & 5th are Half-Days - Students will be dismissed at 11:35am.

Save the Date(s) for 8th Graders

May 24th - Rising 9th Grade Tours

May 31st - 8th Grade Spring Fling

June 3rd - Recognition Practice Day

June 5th - *Recognition Ceremony @ 9:00am. Doors to the building and gym will open at 8:30am. Please send back the early dismissal permission form if taking your student home after program. (This is half-day of school.)


*In order to participate in the 8th grade recognition ceremony, 8th graders must pass 3 core subjects with a 60 or above for the school year (page 22 in student handbook).

Final Report Cards will be sent home with students on June 5th. Any remaining Report Cards will be mailed June 6.

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

Jackson Orthodontics - LEADER OF THE PACK SPONSOR!

http://www.drjacksonsmiles.com


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!