FMHS Info Swarm
Message From The Principal
This week marks the official end of the 1st semester. Our teachers used today's teacher workday to wrap up the 1st semester and prepare for the new semester, which begins on Tuesday, January 21st. Teachers will continue to enter and finalize grades over the weekend, and first-semester report cards will be issued on Friday, January 24th.
We had another tremendously successful semester. From academic achievements (ACT & SAT recognitions, AP Honor Roll, SC State Report Card Rating of Excellent, Niche Award for Best Public High School in York County) to athletic successes (individual state champion swimmer and region championships in girls tennis, girls swim, boys cross country, and cheer) to achievements in the visual and performing arts (Fall Musical The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, chorus participation in SC Honors Choir, marching band participation at BOA Regional in Utah, and local student art exhibits) to co-curricular awards (another Emmy award for The Buzz), our students were recognized for excelling at their passions. And while awards are a great opportunity to shine a spotlight on our school and community, our focus remains on the importance of learning and the growth that comes from the challenge of rigorous coursework. I feel very lucky to work with such talented students and dedicated teachers each day.
It has been a great first semester, and I am excited by the potential of what is yet to come in 2020.
Together We Swarm!
Students will begin the 2nd semester on Tuesday, January 21st. Students will report directly to homeroom at the 8:40 am bell, where they will receive an official copy of their 2nd-semester schedule. It is important that students keep up with their new schedule as it will also contain a barcode that they will use to check out textbooks.
We will keep a watchful eye on lunches to make sure everyone has an opportunity to eat. We will also assess lunch sizes to ensure they are balanced and will make changes to which classes have A lunch or B lunch if necessary.
Students should not make class change requests at this point in the school year. 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.
Miss Fort Mill High School Pageant
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.
The Loudspeaker--This link will take you to the 4th edition of our school newspaper: The Loudspeaker.
The Buzz—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.
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 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
January 27 Boys Basketball vs Nation Ford (9th Grade @ 6:00 pm & JV @ 7:15 pm)
January 28 Wrestling vs Nation Ford @ 7:00 pm
January 31 Region Wrestling Tournament @ 5:00 pm