Buzzworthy News

Week of May 22, 2023

Principal's Message

Good afternoon Junior Jacket families,

As the school year comes to a close, we want to thank all of our wonderful parents and community members for their support throughout this school year. I am continuously honored to be a part of such a wonderful school community filled with amazing students, dedicated teachers, and supportive and active families. I have been fortunate to witness what an amazing school community this is over the years, and I cherish every day and opportunity I get with these students.

I hope you all have a wonderful, restful, and relaxing summer spent with family and friends. We are excited for what next school year holds and we can't wait to spend the last few precious days with our students before they transition to their next adventure in a new school or new grade level.

Happy last week of school for 22-23!

  1. Important Dates
  2. Lost and Found Items
  3. Parent Input to Support Student Placement Form
  4. Moving or Leaving?
  5. Half Day 4K at FMES
  6. FMES Senior Walk
  7. Upcoming PTO Raffle
  8. Order Next Year's School Kits
  9. PTO Help Needed
  10. FMMS Summer Reading

If you should ever have a question, please feel free to reach out to me at

Together in Education,

Jad Griffin


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Snapshots of the Week

Lots of awesome things going on this week!!!

Thank you!

We would like to thank all of our parent volunteers who came out and endured the rain to give our students a fun field day!! We could not do this without you! We would like to thank our PTO for providing teacher and volunteer lunches, inflatables, and all of the extra items we need for field day.

We would like to personally thank Ellen Liebert for going above and beyond in organizing lunches and doing all the ordering/shopping for all the supplies we needed. Our students had a great field day, even in the rain, and it would not have happened without all of you.

Medicine Pickup

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Parent Information to Support Student Placement

Moving or Leaving?

If you are planning to move out of Fort Mill or our attendance area, or are enrolling your students in alternate educational programs, please reach out to Erin Swetta at This information will be very helpful for us as we plan staffing and class placements for the 2023-2024 school year.

5th Grade Promotion Ceremony

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Half Day 4K at FMES - Last Chance to Sign Up!

Time is running out for the chance to apply for our Half Day 4K class at Fort Mill Elementary for 2023-24. Children must be 4 years old by Sept. 1 and live in the Fort Mill School District. Spots are filling up fast so contact Jane Culp ( immediately if you are interested! The link to the 4K page on the school district website is in the button below.

FMES Senior Walk

We invite any former FMES students that are graduating from high school to join us on campus on May 22nd at 7:45 for our senior walk. The walk will begin at 8:00 and we will celebrate the seniors with donuts at 8:30. This is a student only event, but parents are welcome to take pictures in front of the building before or after the event.
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Order Next Year's School Kits

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PTO Help Needed!

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FMMS Summer Reading

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FMES Counseling Website

Please use this website to access counseling resources and to contact an FMES counselor.

Classroom Celebration Baskets

FMSD Food service has celebration baskets for parents to order for special occasions. These baskets provide treats for students in a classroom. CLICK HERE to order a celebration basket for your child's class.

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