FMHS Info Swarm

9/20/19

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Message From The Principal

With 24 days down and 67 to go, the first semester is flying by.


The first six-week grading period comes to a close on Monday, September 30th. As always, you can access your child's grade online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through Parent Portal (see link in the Import Links section below.)


There always seems to be a rush among the students to make things up at the last minute or try to cram in extra help sessions just before report cards. Please encourage your child to stay on top of their grades, make the best use of their FLEX time, beat the rush, and get any assistance they need before the marking period ends.


After report cards come out, administrators will conduct Academic Focus Meetings, where we check in with students that are in danger of failing to discuss the situation, encourage them, and attempt to direct them to the academic supports available to them. While we, as a school, recognize that our students should be increasingly independent and self-sufficient, we also want to provide them with the support, direction, and guidance to find their path towards academic success and preparedness for what comes after high school.



Together We Swarm!


Gales Scroggs

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National Merit Semifinalists

Recently, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 65th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $31 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Over 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of Finalists will win a Nation Merit Scholarship.


Fort Mill High School is proud to recognize Sze Yeuen Chang, Nicholas Harris, Reagan Kelke, and Jasneet Sethi as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists and Nicholas Gjuraj and Conor Pulliam as Commended Students in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship Program. We are proud of their achievement and how they represent Fort Mill High School.

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FMHS Pink Out

Tonight (September 20th) is the big night! Before a packed stadium, your Fort Mill High School Yellow Jackets will take on the Lugoff Elgin Demons, and everywhere you look you should see a sea of pink. Our school's efforts to do our part in the fight against cancer will be on display throughout the evening. Proceeds from our Pink Out T-Shirt sales and other fundraising efforts go towards the American Cancer Society and the NFL's A Crucial Catch campaign in the fight against cancer. Tonight's halftime ceremonies will honor "Cancer Warriors" throughout our school family. Please join us for the game and if you haven't purchased a t-shirt yet, bring your money to the game. For just $15 you can buy a Pink Out shirt to support the Jackets and a great cause.

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Spirit Week 2019: September 30th-October 4th

We are just one week out from the kickoff of perhaps the biggest and wildest week of each school year: Spirit Week 2019. All week long, our students display their unparalleled school spirit and amazing creativity. From the costumes to the pep rally to the Homecoming football game, Spirit Week has become a Fort Mill High School tradition that is not to be missed.


We want all of our students to be involved, have fun, and make unforgettable memories. Below you will find a list of each day's costume theme. Also, please be sure to remind your child that while we want them to have fun, we want them to be safe and abide by the school rules. As a reminder, spirit week costumes may not include masks or face coverings, toy/replica weapons, wheeled items (scooters, skateboards, etc.), flag poles, whistles, or noisemakers. If your child has any questions about whether something is appropriate to wear or bring, please have them contact an assistant principal.


Spirit Week Theme Days

  • Monday, September 30th--“Blast to the Past” Day
  • Tuesday, October 1st--“Olympics and Olympus”
  • Wednesday, October 2nd--Class Day (9th--Wild West / 10th--Area 51 / 11th--Disco/ 12th--Jazzercise)
  • Thursday, October 3rd--Group Day
  • Friday, October 4th--Fort Mill Friday
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PSAT & ASVAB Testing **Update**

On Wednesday, October 16th, we will administer the PSAT and ASVAB assessments to sophomores and juniors. All 10th grade students will take part in a free administration of the PSAT. Current 11th grade students were permitted to sign up for and pay to take the PSAT for preparation for the SAT as well as participation in National Merit Scholarship identification. Any junior who is not partaking in the October 16th administration of the PSAT will take the ASVAB Career Assessment. Seniors may also sign up for a free administration of the ASVAB. Those seniors who do not sign up are granted a college visit/job shadow opportunity that day. They should keep documentation of the college they visited or the professional they shadowed for attendance purposes. Freshmen will have a mostly normal day. The only place they will notice an interruption to their normal schedule will be in classes which are predominantly populated with upperclassmen. Feel free to continue to contact Guidance for more information.

Important Links

The Buzz—Click this link for Season 12 Episode 3 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.

FMHS Fees—This link will take you to the page where you can pay fees for the 2019-2020 school year.

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.

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.



September 20th Varsity Football vs Lugoff Elgin @ 7:30 pm ***Pink Out***

September 24th Girls Tennis vs Nation Ford @ 5:00 pm

September 25th Volleyball vs South Pointe (JV @ 5:00 pm & Varsity @ 6:30 pm)

September 26th Girls Golf vs Nation Ford @ 4:00 pm

September 26th Girls Tennis vs Northwestern @ 5:00 pm

September 26th Volleyball vs Rock Hill (JV @ 5:00 pm & Varsity @ 6:30 pm)

September 26th JV Football vs York @ 7:00 pm

September 30th SIC Meeting @ 4:30 pm

October 1st Cross Country vs Rock Hill @ 5:00 pm

October 2nd Girls Golf vs Catawba Ridge @ 4:00 pm

October 2nd Big Man On Campus @ 7:00 pm

October 4th Varsity Football vs Rock Hill High School @ 4:00 pm