The Weekly SharkBeat!

SJHS Weekly Parent Newsletter - 9/18/2022

Moving Forward

It's been another great week here at SJHS. I am so excited to finally be able to host a football game this coming Friday night. Our turf will be completed this week and we will host Stratford on Friday. I hope to see you all there!

Thank you for choosing to be a member of the Shark family, keep swimming forward, and as always, Go Sharks!

Ryan Poston

Principal, SJHS

Interims Are Out!

Interim reports were issued on Friday, September 16th. Parents and students have access to grades through PowerSchool. If you need help with a password to access PowerSchool, please contact Donna Annunziato.

Shark Athletics

We are excited to announce the turf is down and our football field is looking great. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the re-opening of Shark Stadium and our Shark athletes. More information will follow soon.

Save the Date!

Underclassmen pictures will be taken September 22nd. We asked that all students have their picture made for ID purposes. This does not obligate anyone to purchase the pictures, but your student will have an updated ID.

Senior make-up pictures will be taken September 29th.

More information concerning picture day will be coming soon.

Support The Pride of St. James Marching Band

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Back 2 School Bash with Lowes Foods

Help our PTSO by visiting the Lowes Foods in Murrells Inlet on September 25th, from 1:00-3:00. Register your Lowes card and every time you shop, you are supporting SJH.

School Improvement Council (SIC)

SIC meetings have been changed to the fourth Tuesday of each month. Our first meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 27th. If you would like to be involved or would like to know what is going on at SJH, you are invited to come be a part. The meetings will be held in the auditorium, at 6:00pm. We hope you will make plans to join us.
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VFW 2022 Scholarship Opportunity

The VFW just announced their 2022 Scholarship program for high school students who could use help paying for college. Established in 1947, the VFW Voice of Democracy audio-essay program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to express themselves in regards to a democratic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Each year, nearly 64,500 9-12 grade students from across the country enter to win their share of more than $2 million in educational scholarships and incentives awarded through the program.

The Voice of Democracy Program is open to students in grades 9-12 (Oct. 31 deadline), who are enrolled in a public, private or parochial high school or home study program in the United States and its territories.

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Safety First

We continue to ask parents to help us with students crossing Hwy. 707. This is an extremely busy road and dangerous for students to cross. Please ask your child to go to the traffic light to cross.

From our Guidance Department


Seniors please fill out the Google form that was sent to you about scheduling your senior conference. Counselors are ready to work with you for your after high school plans. Colleges now have their applications available for next school year.

Underclassmen IGP conferences will start during the month of October.

In preparation for IGP meetings all students will be participating in a career assessment during the September 28 advisory.

Tardies and Early Dismissal

Please continue to send a note and have your student bring to the Welcome Desk if you are picking your student up early, or they drive and will be leaving campus. Students will be given a pass to leave class and meet you at the front. This helps with class disruptions and gets your child to the front in a timely manner. We truly appreciate your help.

Outside Food

As a reminder, we do not accept outside food from a restaurant. Food brought into the school must be in a lunch box or bag (other than a restaurant bag). Deliveries of any kind for students are not accepted, this includes Grub Hub, Door Dash or Uber Eats.

Thank you for your help.

Student Parking

We have a handful of students who have not picked up parking passes. Please see Mrs. Smith in the main office to pick up your parking decal to avoid receiving a parking ticket.

If your student needs to drive a car other than the one registered, please see Mrs. Smith for a temporary parking pass.

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School Buses

Shark Guidance Department

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School Breakfast and Lunch

Please be aware that breakfast and lunch are no longer free for all students. For information regarding lunch payments or free/reduced lunch applications, please refer to the graphics below.
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My Payments Plus

We encourage all families to set up an account in my payments plus to pay for fees, field trips, parking, and other school related items.
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