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GHMS Newsletter - 11/26/21

Gold Hill Middle School

1025 Dave Gibson Blvd.

Tega Cay, SC 29708


(803) 548 - 8300

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Important Points for Parents

Message from the Principal


Second Quarter Mid-Terms

Next week marks the midway point of the second quarter. Be sure to log into Parent Portal to get an update on your child's grades.


Here is the link to Parent Portal.


For Students who may be Quarantining

Parents, please take a look at this document to see some helpful tips for students who are home on quarantine.

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refillable water stations

Please be sure to send your child to school with a water bottle. The line for cups outside of the health room tends to get very long. The nurse can get busy with sick or hurt students. The school has refillable water stations on every hall. Thank you for your help with this.
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november's teacher of the month - congratulations ms. moore!!

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C-CATS Program

Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (CUYLI) developed the C-CATS program to give students a competitive advantage as they prepare for college.


C-CATS, Clemson’s Challenge for Academically Talented Students, has been a fixture in SC for nearly a decade. This weekend program is designed for high-achieving middle school 7th and 8th grade students. The Middle School Program focuses on developing leadership and team building skills in students, while also introducing them to Clemson University.


To find out more about the C-CATS costs, events and C-CATS weekends in March to May of 2022 please visit www.c-cats.org or find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/cuccats.


GHMS DEADLINE NOVEMBER 30th


8th Grade Parents interested in the C-CATS Program application submission — Please contact Lisa Ross (GHMS 8th Grade School Counselor) at RossL@fortmillschools.org by November 30th.

7th Grade Parents interested in the C-CATS program application submission — Please contact Marc Wesseling (GHMS 7th Grade School Counselor) at WesselingM@fortmillschools.org by November 30th.

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Special Shout Out to our Fun Friday's Winner!!!


Mrs. Henry raised the most money and has won an Ice Cream Party sponsored by Abbott's!

Way to go Mrs. Henry and the 7th grade!


Actually the top three homerooms were all from the 7th grade!

1st Place - Mrs. Henry

2nd Place - Mrs. Beam

3rd Place - Mrs. Cooper

pto website paypal questions

PTO Website PayPal Questions


All payments on our website can be made using PayPal. You do not have to set up a PayPal account to accomplish this and can bypass PayPal.


If you are having problems checking out as guest or being forced to sign into your PayPal account instead of bypassing PayPal and entering in a credit card, please click here to see the graphic details on why and what to do next.

Operation Christmas Makeover

Help one of our local businesses make this Christmas special for a child in our community! Jason Fitzgerald and King Paint Company will be giving one child in our community a NEW Bedroom Makeover for Christmas! A lucky child will be selected on December 6th! If you have a child in mind, then please use this form to nominate!

Vote for december teacher of the month here

Parents and Students,


Please take a second to recognize and nominate a teacher that has done something great for you or your child this month. You can find the link to nominate here!

Tutor.com through Discuss

Discus is pleased to announce extended tutoring hours in Tutor.com. Beginning immediately, real time tutoring is available from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Sunday – Saturday for English and Spanish speakers with no appointment needed!This service is available for all South Carolina residents of all ages.

Tutor.com offers:

  • Math assistance and drop-off for Elementary, Algebra I & II, Pre-calculus and Calculus, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Statistics
  • SAT, PSAT, ACT, and AP test prep
  • Grammar, literature, and vocabulary assistance
  • Biology, chemistry, earth science, and physics assistance
  • Writing tutors
  • Computer literacy
  • ESL and ELL
  • U.S. History, European History, World History, and Civics assistance
  • French, German, Spanish, and Italian tutors
  • Reading assistance for all grades

Please contact the Discus Office if you have any questions or need assistance.

New Club - Youth Commission International

There is a new club forming at GHMS, and its name is Youth Commission International (YCI). Youth Commission clubs are student-led gatherings on Middle and High School campuses to pray and study God's Word with the goal of shining the light of Jesus and showing authentic love to every student.


YCI is meeting on Wednesday mornings before school in the Chorus Room from 7:45 - 8:05.

Willy Wonka Jr. Show times

Performances for Willy Wonka Jr. will be Thursday - Saturday, February 10th - 12th 7:00pm at Catawba Ridge High School.

School Counseling Information!

You can also check out the Counselors' Corner for more information from your school counselors.


Mrs. Ashley DiMaggio, 6th grade

Mr. Marc Wesseling, 7th grade

Ms. Lisa Ross, 8th grade

Masks on school buses

Based on COVID-19 data being reported by schools, along with increasing levels of the highly transmissible Delta variant in local communities, more protective measures are needed to lower the risk of virus transmission and keep our schools open and operating as safely as possible.


For this reason, the SCDE will again enforce the CDC’s Order requiring the use of face coverings by students and staff on state owned and operated school buses. All districts must be in compliance with this requirement no later than Monday, August 30, 2021.


To facilitate adherence to the CDC Order, the SCDE will equip all state-owned school buses with an adequate supply of face coverings that meet CDC Order requirements. If a student boards a bus without a face covering, bus drivers should offer the student a face covering. However, no student should be denied transportation for failing to adhere to the CDC Order.

early dismissal/transportation and pick up information

GHMS Parents,

Please take a minute and complete the two forms below. The first form provides the school with early dismissal, transportation and student pick-up information. The second form provides the school with information if your child would like to walk/bike to and from school. The data from these forms is captured confidentially for the front office at GHMS only.

Early Dismissal, Transportation & Pick-Up Information - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScF54ax8XCOV2Yrm67sV3CGmwp0Qpj8MWfBq3QSOhlAxG1H_A/viewform


Walkers/Bike Rider Permission - https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfxsV1KB9WFOaIVBs5uhBmy7gNT3dFaIyNtgo4gj4U3ipCATg/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

Corporate PTO Sponsors

We would like to thank all of our PTO Sponsors for their continued commitment and dedication to our students and school! This community is amazing, and it is clear we care about our kids!!!