FMHS Info Swarm

2/14/20

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Message From The Principal

While we had an unusually wild and windy ending to last week with Thursday's early dismissal and Friday's school cancelation, we got back down to business this week. Teachers have been eager to make up for lost time, and students have jumped right back into their normal rhythm.


As a result of last week's cancelation due to inclement weather on February 7th, we will hold a weather make-up day on Monday, February 17th, which was previously a student and staff holiday for Presidents' Day.


The Rising 9th Grade Parent Meeting and Dual Credit Night events that were scheduled for February 7th have been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 18th.



Together We Swarm!


Gales Scroggs

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FMHS Cares

The Yellow Jacket Universe brought in an amazing $4,167.66 in just one block during last week's FMHS Cares: Fundraising Blitz. The money collected will be divided evenly between St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital and the 2020 Polar Plunge benefiting local Special Olympics.


While it wasn't quite enough to reach our goal for Mr. Scroggs to let students shave his head, it did meet the goal necessary to have the administration taped to the flag poles during student dismissal. Look for this celebration of our school's charitable achievement in the car rider pick up line at dismissal next Friday, February 21st.


We are tremendously proud of the generosity displayed by our students and their families. Thank you for joining with us to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Special Olympics.

Polar Plunge

Last Saturday, Mr. Scroggs and Mr. Beam represented our school at the Polar Plunge held at the Baxter Close YMCA. Between the FMHS Cares: Fundraising Blitz and online donations to our team, we raised more than $2,100 for Special Olympics. Our district's schools partnered with local law enforcement for this frigid plunge into icy cold waters just minutes before it began to snow. Fort Mill High School raised the 3rd largest total at the event. Click the picture below for a video message from Mr. Scroggs and Mr. Beam.

Senior College Visit & Job Shadow Days

Seniors will have the opportunity to schedule a college visit or job shadowing day on both Wednesday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 25th. These dates coincide with SAT testing (March 4th) and Readiness 2 Work testing (March 25th) for all current Juniors. Please note that this is not the case for ACT Testing on February 25th. Seniors should secure documentation of their college visit or job shadowing day.

Click Below for this week's edition of The Buzz

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Dual Credit Night

Our school is pleased to announce the addition of several new dual credit classes beginning next year (2020-2021). Students enrolled in dual credit courses receive both high school credits and college credits from the articulating university partner: University of South Carolina-Lancaster (USCL).


The new offerings include Criminal Justice/Sociology, French, Spanish, and Theatre. These courses will be offered on our campus and taught by our teachers. Students can sign up to request these classes through the counseling office. We will hold an informational Dual Credit Night for interested parents and students on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30 pm in F112.


Dual credit courses will be taught in one semester with students receiving 3 hours of college credit and 1 high school credit per course. Each college course will last 8 weeks with students taking 2 per semester. A USCL placement exam is necessary for approval to take French and Spanish courses.

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FMHS Prom

This year's prom will be held at a new venue--The River Place, located in Regent Park. The change in location will also necessitate a change in the time of prom, which will now start at 6:30 pm and end at 10:30 pm. The prom is open to current juniors and seniors. Tickets will go on sale through the GoFan app on February 1st, and ticket sales will close on March 31st. Students should speak with Ms. Kinard regarding any questions.

Important Links



The Buzz—Click this link for season 12 episode 17 of our national award-winning student television program: The Buzz

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

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.



February 14 Basketball vs Nation Ford (Girls JV @ 5:00 pm / Girls Varsity @ 6:30 pm / Boys Varsity @ 8:00 pm)

February 18 Rising 9th Grade Night @ 6:30 pm in the FMHS Auditorium

February 18 Dual Credit Night @ 6:30 pm in F106

February 24 SIC @ 4:30 pm

February 25 ACT Testing (for Juniors that signed up for this test)

February 25 Boys Lacrosse vs Clover (JV @ 5:30 pm & Varsity @ 7:00 pm)

February 26 AP Night @ 6:30 pm

February 26 Girls Varsity Lacross vs Nation Ford @ 7:00 pm

February 28 Girls Varsity Lacross vs Brynes @ 7:00 pm