SMHS Starr Search Talent Show
April 1st at 7pm Willie Duke Auditorium. Auditions will be held on March 17th & 18th.
For more information, please see our Chorus Page.
SMHS Panther is Fayette County Star Student!
Vivian Nguyen has been selected as Star Student for Fayette County Schools. Vivian was selected on the basis of her SAT score and will now compete at the Region level. Vivian selected Mr. Campbell, her Math teacher, as her Star Teacher. Congratulations to Vivian and Mr. Campbell!!
1st Year Debaters Win State Titles!!
Congratulations to 3 Panther Debaters who won State titles at the 1st/2nd Year State Tournament! Ethan Roland is the 1st Year State Lincoln-Douglas Debate Champion. Kelly Patterson and Paxton Hayes are the Georgia 1st Year State Duo Interpretation Champions.
David Spearman, Fayette County Teacher of the Year Finalist!!!!
Mr. Spearman, our Drama Teacher and Fine Arts Department Chair, was selected by the faculty as the SMHS Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Mr. Spearman has been selected as one of three finalists in the Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition.
SMHS Teacher named Teacher of the Year by the DAR!!
Starr's Mill teacher, Charlotte Robinson, was named Outstanding Teacher of American History by the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
New PTSO Newsletter
The newest edition of the Panther Press, our PTSO created newsletter is now available here and via the link on the left of the page. Highlights include the PTSO scholarship, Senior news, registration for returning students, and much more!
The Georgia Department of Education has created the Georgia Parent Survey to calculate the School Climate Star Rating within the College and Career Ready Performance Index (CCRPI). All parents of SMHS students are urged to complete this survey to help give a complete and full picture of our school. There are 20 questions and the survey should take 5-10 minutes.
Two Starr's Mill Teachers Win Bright Idea Grants from Coweta-Fayette EMC
Two of our teachers: English Teacher Brandon Kendall (L) and Science Teacher Joe Perrotta (R) were awarded Bright Idea Grants by the Coweta-Fayette EMC. Both teachers had to submit applications for the money and were chosen out of over 100 applicants. Coweta-Fayette EMC funds these grants through their Operation Roundup program. Mr. Kendall's grant will help him provide his students with resources for research and debate on issues facing high school students. Mr. Perrotta's grant was for equipment to better illustrate the concepts of Thermodynamics to his classes.
Senior Slide Show Pictures Needed!
We need your pictures for the Senior Slide Show on Senior Night in May. We need a baby picture, a senior picture and 1 or 2 other pictures that you would like us to try and put in the slide presentation. Pictures must be school appropriate or they will not be included. Send in DIGITAL PICTURES ONLY PLEASE. Pictures should be in .jpeg or .gif format please. Pictures need to be sent in before Spring Break. Please start sending them now!!!
Please email pictures to Barbara Thornton
Student Dropoff and Arrival Time
In order for Starr's Mill High School faculty and staff to provide adequate supervison of our students, please do not plan to arrive on campus prior to 8:15. Only zero period students, scheduled club or organization events, and students with passes to a specific teacher will be allowed in the building earlier than 8:15.
Parking changes for 2013-2014
All students will be required to use the parking lot in the rear of the school for the 2013-2014 school year. The parking lot near the front office will be reserved for faculty and visitors only. For more details on the SMHS parking procedures, click here.
Monthly Lunch Menu Now Available
We have now posted the monthly menu in our cafeteria as a student resource on our site. Look for the link on the "Student Resources" drop down menu or on the Student Resources page. Here is the direct link.
Parent and Community Volunteers
If you volunteer at Starr's Mill High School or plan to volunteer in the future, please click here for important information!
Automatic notifications from the Attendance Office
We use the Voice Messenger feature in Infinite Campus. We will utilize this program to inform parents by e-mail and phone regarding attendance. When your student is marked absent or tardy you will receive an e-mail and phone call from Starr's Mill High School stating that your child has been marked as absent or tardy. Home phone numbers are opt-in by default; however, you can change these settings by logging into your Portal account and modifying the settings for each phone number in User Account > Contact Preferences. We encourage you to log into Parent Portal and update your contact information. We appreciate your patience as we pilot this new feature.
Fayette County Public Schools has selected the Student Insurance Plan from K&K Insurance to make reliable coverage available to parents. Coverage may be purchased at any time during the school year by clicking here. Click here to read or print the brochure.
Internet Essentials Program
Comcast has announced an initiative to provide affordable internet services to more people through their "Internet Essentials Program for families on the FFLP."
Read more about this program here
A few words from Food Services...
Parents can now pay for their children's lunch in advance online using a credit or debit card! Make sure you know your child's School ID number before registering. School ID numbers can be found on Infinite Campus.
The school nutrition program offers meals free or at a reduced rate for families who have a reduction in income or an increase in household size. Please contact the school nutrition department for more information.
770-460-3990 ext. 480
Parental Notice of Right to Know Teacher Qualifications
As required by the No Child Left Behind Act, the Fayette County School System advises parents that they may request, and the school will provide in a timely manner, information regarding the professional qualifications of your child's classroom teachers, including the following:
1. Whether the teacher has met state certification criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
2. Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or provisional status through which state certification has been waived.
3. The degrees earned by the teacher and the field of certification or degree.
4. Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
Please contact the school principal at your child's school if you wish to request such information.