Homecoming Shirts Available for Pre-Order
The final day to purchase a 2014 Homecoming shirt is Tuesday, September 23. Your student can purchase a shirt in the cafeteria during any lunch or fill out this form and bring it along with payment to Mrs. Shoemaker in room 717 before or after school. Please be advised that shirts are pre-sale only and will not be sold during Homecoming week. Thank you for supporting your Starr's Mill Panthers!
Read Today's School Announcements!!
The broadcasting staff has started putting each day's announcements on a Google Site they created. Click here to go to the new site! This way students can see the announcements they may have missed when they were broadcast in school. They are also warehousing old announcements on the site as well. A permanent link to this site is under the "News" drop down above.
SAT and ACT practice sessions available
There is an opportunity to take a practice ACT and SAT available through ClubZ. After taking the test, the test is scored and you receive feedback with your strengths and weaknesses at a later session. Registration is required as well as a small fee. Click here for more information.
Important Yearbook Information For Seniors
Close Up 2015
Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors interested in attending this year's Close Up trip January 17-23, 2015 should read this letter from the sponsors of the trip. For more information see the Social Studies page
Picture Retakes October 22
Picture retakes for students who missed the original picture day will be held on Wednesday, October 22. All students need to get their pictures taken for their student IDs.
Girls Tennis AAAAA State Champions
Economics Challenge State Champions!!
Pictured is SMHS Economics Challenge coach Mark DeCourcy and the Panther Economics Challenge team. The Panther Economics Challenge team won another state title this year in the David Ricardo division. The team then competed in the National Semi-Finals and finished ranked 17th in the Nation!!
Georgia French Teacher of the Year!!!
SMHS French Teacher Marie Scott has been named the French Teacher of the year by the Georgia Chapter of the American Association of French Teachers!! Congratulations Ms. Scott!! Pictured is Ms. Scott receiving her plaque and a bouquet from Stephane Allagnon.
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.
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.