Principal's Weekly Message

Principal Griffin's Weekly Message

Announcements 9-22-18

SMS Parents,

Fall is in the air with high temperatures moving into the 70s and 80s.  The ten day forecast looks great.  Thank goodness!  We all hope that you were not impacted by Hurricane Florence too much.  Losing power is never fun and some folks lost power for days. 

Our Beta Club and FCA are working to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina.  Please see the attached letter.

This is also the time of year when we see a few students who begin to treat others differently.  They are now comfortable with each other and their actions toward each other are not always appropriate.  Bullying, teasing, and inappropriate physical activity (pushing, shoving, kicking) begin to take place.  Students should report things that they are not comfortable with to an adult in our building as soon as possible.  Please encourage your child to talk to us about anything that is bothering him/her.

The make-up day for our Hurricane Day (September 14) will be on October 19th.  This was originally scheduled as a day out of school.

Please continue to check Parent Portal for your child’s grades.  The nine weeks ends on October 24th.  Grades become final for the first nine weeks on that date.  Report cards will go home with students on October 31stTrick or treat! Contact your child’s teachers if you have concerns about your child’s performance.  When students, parents, and teachers work together, the opportunity for success is enhanced.

Please remember that we use a 10 point grading scale.  A = 100 – 90, B = 89 - 80, C = 79-70, D = 69 – 60, F= 59 and below

October 8 – 12

Our fall book fair is coming up quickly and we could not be more excited!  This year’s fair will run from October 8th-12th; all students will have an opportunity to visit with their Language Arts classes and are also welcome to stop by before class in the morning or during lunch.  Please also join us for Family Night at the Book Fair on Wednesday, October 10th from 4:30 – 6:00 PM and enter to win a prize from the book fair!  Stick around afterwards to root on our football team during their first playoff game!


Have you purchased your 2018-19 yearbook yet?  Take advantage of the lowest prices of the year before they go up!  SMS yearbooks sell out each year and are available exclusively through JOSTENS. Did you know that you can also purchase a recognition ad for your student?  Visit JOSTENS.COM for more information.

Fort Mill School District Event

FM School Board Forum – Sponsored by the FMSD Teachers’ Forum, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16TH, 2018  7:00-8:30PM Fort Mill High School Auditorium

Thanks for reading!  Have a great weekend!

Yours in Education,

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