Meet the Teacher Sessions!!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
9th and 10th Grade sessions 8:15 AM to 10:30 AM
11th and 12 Grade Sessions 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Please be in the Duke Auditorium at the start of your session(s) for an important introduction and valuable information. After the meeting students and parents will go to homeroom to receive their schedules and to purchase their lockers, agendas, and PTSO memberships for the year. Then students and parents can follow the student's schedule to meet all of the student's teachers for the year.
Summer Course Work
If you are taking a course next school year that has summer assignments, please see the Department page for the listings of Summer Work. The summer work assignments are located on the page for the department of the course. (i.e. AP Physics in Science, AP US History in Social Studies, etc.)
Girls Tennis AAAAA State Champions
A few yearbooks are still available for $100. Contact Ms. Coleman or come to the front office to purchase a yearbook!! Don't miss out on this year's soon to be award winning book!
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!!
Starr's Mill Students Win Awards At Spoken Language Competition!
Go to Foreign Language Page for Details!
6 Panthers Selected for the Governors Honors Program!
Please congratulate our students selected to attend GHP this year.
Listed are the students, their area, and their nominating teacher:
Marcus Bost, Vocal Performance, Dr. Odom
Alexa Echevarria, Theatre Performance, Mr. Spearman
Thomas Evans, Cello, Ms. Wilson
Anna Hall, Dance, GA Academy of Dance
Ricky Macke, Math, Mr. Campbell
Kelly Wildermuth, Vocal Performance, Dr. Odom
The Georgia Governor's Honors Program (GHP) is a four-week, summer residential program designed to provide intellectually gifted and artistically talented high school students challenging and enriching educational opportunities not usually available during the regular school year. Activities provide each participant with opportunities to acquire the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to become independent, life-long learners. The Georgia Governor's Honors Program is fully funded by the Georgia General Assembly and operates at no cost to the nearly 700 participants.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.