FMHS Info Swarm

8/30/19

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Message From The Principal

"Together We Swarm" is a slogan that you will be seeing more of this year. It communicates the important messages that our success comes through our collaboration and sense of community. It is no secret that Fort Mill High School is a high achieving school which also boasts a special culture. For us, it is important to note that it is not the magic of our name which makes our people special, but rather it is our people that make the magic.


All week long I've observed smiling teachers, eager to engage and build rapport with their students, greeting them in the hallways between classes. That energy is reflected in students that positively engage with one another before school, at lunch, and throughout the day. Just two weeks in, our students and teachers have found their rhythm and it shows. Our school is bursting with energy, the focus of which is instruction.


The buzz throughout our campus (pardon the pun) is quite real and makes our school a very positive, special place. It has been a great first two weeks and we are looking forward to a great year.


Together We Swarm!


Gales Scroggs

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Midterm Progress Reports

Believe it or not, we are rapidly approaching the halfway point of the first 6 week marking period. Monday, September 9th marks the 15th day of school. On Tuesday, September 10th we will distribute hard copy grade reports for marking period 1 (M1) in each block. Be sure to ask your child for their midterm grade report so that you can stay up-to-date on their academic performance. As always, you have access to Parent Portal, which provides real-time access to teacher grade books 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Open House

Thank you to all of the families that participated in Open House on Tuesday night. We believe that this event is a valuable opportunity for families to forge relationships with teachers that yield powerful, positive educational outcomes. Hopefully, those in attendance left with greater insight regarding each teacher's scope of content, academic expectations, procedures, major assignments, and more. We believe that putting the time into face-to-face meetings like Open House lays the groundwork for communication and collaboration all year long.

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College Application Day

Fort Mill High School is excited to announce that we will host College Application Day on Tuesday, September 10th. College Application Day is a collaboration between our school and college admissions offices throughout the Carolinas. The event is aimed at assisting our seniors to complete and file college applications. FMHS Counselors and admissions counselors from partnering universities will be on hand to answer questions, provide tips, and help troubleshoot as students submit their applications. Participants will have the opportunity to win college swag, prizes, and more. Some students may have the opportunity to receive application fee waivers from participating colleges.


The event will take place in the Fort Mill High School Learning Commons from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. The event is open to current seniors and is capped at 100 participants. Registration is required. To register your senior, click this link.


Contact the FMHS Career Development Facilitator (CDF), Edward Young, for more details younge@fortmillschools.org

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Save The Date--ACT Workshop

Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 8:45am-3:30pm

Fort Mill High School Auditorium

Fort Mill High School will host a full day ACT prep workshop facilitated by All In Test Prep. This workshop will be open to current juniors. More details to follow.
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Underclassmen Pictures

Schedule the hair cut and have your child pick out their favorite outfit now, FMHS school pictures are scheduled for underclassmen on Tuesday, September 10th for 10th &11th graders and Wednesday, September 11th for 9th graders.


There is no need to make an appointment. Students will be called alphabetically on their respective day to the picture location on our campus: FMHS Auditorium for 10th &11th graders and the R Wing Gym for 9th graders.


There are two ways to order your student’s picture:


Ordering option #1: You may order your student's pictures online at www.mylifetouch.com. Fort Mill High School's picture day ID is NR019159Q0. You may use this method now. It ends 24 hours after your child’s picture day.

Ordering option #2: You may also order your student's pictures by sending your payment with the Lifetouch order form. Students should have received order forms through their second block class. There are extra order forms available in the main office, the R-wing office, and in Mr. Kivett’s room (B213).

There is no charge for a student's picture to appear in the yearbook.

Retakes and absentee pictures will be Thursday, October 24 during the lunch periods.

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Tweet With Us

Fort Mill High School teachers and students are active on Twitter, and we want you to join in the conversation. We encourage you to use our hashtags:


#TogetherWeSwarm


#FMHSThenNowForever


#ThatsWhatYellowJacketsDo


while sharing pictures and shoutouts on Twitter. We are proud of the achievements, milestones, and celebrations of our school, and know that you are too. Students, teachers, and families sharing the Fort Mill High School experience is part of what adds our school culture. So share your Yellow Jacket Universe pride with your favorite FMHS hashtag when you post something positive about the Jackets!

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Important Links

The Buzz—Click this link for Season 12 Episode 1 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 gradebook 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.



August 29th JV Football vs Chester @ 7:00 pm

September 3rd Girls Golf vs Rock Hill @ 4:00 pm

September 5th Senior IGP Meeting @ 6:00 pm

September 6th Varsity Football vs Lancaster @ 7:30 pm

September 10th College Application Day

September 10th M1 Midterm Distribution

September 10th 11th & 10th Grade Pictures

September 10th Girls Golf Tri-Match @ 4:00 pm (Tega Cay Golf Course)

September 10th Boys & Girls Cross Country vs Northwestern @ 5:00 pm (ASC Greenway)

September 10th Volleyball vs York (JV @ 5:00 pm & Varsity @ 6:00 pm)

September 11th 9th Grade Pictures

September 12th Girls Tennis vs Clover @ 5:00 pm

September 12th JV Football vs Camden @ 7:00 pm