Meet the Teachers Sessions August 4
Students and parents will have the opportunity to get and walk their schedules, rent lockers, join PTSO, and meet their teachers on August 4, 2015. Each session will start in the Duke Auditorium with an orientation meeting and then move to schedule distribution in the cafeteria at the completion of the meeting. Please note the following schedule:
8:15 AM: 9th grade and new students
9:15 AM: 10th grade students
12:15 PM: 11th grade students
1:15 PM: 12th grade students
Fall 2015 Student Drop/Add Starts 07-29-15
Please log into Infinite Campus between Wednesday, July 29 and Friday, July 31, 2015 to view your tentative fall schedule. If there are errors in academic placement, or your want to request an elective change, you must submit your request using the online form. Requests sent through email will not be considered. Please be aware that there are limited courses with seats available. Welcome back!
To request any changes to your schedule, Click Here.
(This will not open until Wednesday, 07-29-15.)
Senior Yearbook Portraits are done by Lifetouch
To schedule your Senior Portrait Session please contact
Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch
678-554-2103 or 678-554-2102. For more information, see our yearbook page.
Summer assignments for AP and advanced courses are available on the department page for the course. (ex: AP Literature work is posted on the English department page)
Thank You Mrs. Toney!!!
Principal Audrey Toney is moving to the Fayette County Schools Central Office to be the new Director of Student Services. Ms. Toney has been Principal at Starr's Mill for ten years and worked at Starr's Mill for twelve years. Thank you Ms. Toney for all you have done for Starr's Mill. Good luck in the future!!! Pictured is Ms. Toney with all of the children and grandchildren of current SMHS staff.
Starr's Mill High School Athletics wins AAAAA GADA Directors Cup!!!!
The Director's Cup is awarded annually to the most successful overall athletic program in each GHSA classification in the state of Georgia. This is an honor for the entire athletic program as it requires success in numerous boys and girls sports simultaneously. This is the first time Starr's Mill has ever won the overall cup championship after finishing runner-up a number of times and winning the boys or girls sides individually on various occasions. To see the nearly final rankings and how the Director's Cup is awarded, the website is available here.
This has been an exceptionally successful year and it could not have been done without the hard work of all of our coaches, staff, student-athletes, teachers, parents, booster clubs, administration, and community.
Starr's Mill Girls Soccer State AAAAA Champions!!!
The Lady Panthers were on the road for all five games of the state playoffs and won their matches by a combined score of 20-4! You can see the State playoff bracket here!
Congratulations to our AAAAA State Track and Field Champions!
Cody Clements placed first in the State AAAAA boys Track meet with a jump of 6'06"!!!
Alexis Farley placed first in the State AAAAA girls Track meet with a jump of 19'05.50"!!!
Ryan Spiecha placed first in the State AAAAA boys Track meet with a put of 53'06.50"!!!
German Teacher Antonela Kljajic named Teacher of Promise!
Antonela Kljajic, German Teacher, German Club Sponsor, and German Honor Society Sponsor, at Starr's Mill High School was recently named the 2015 Teacher of Promise for the State of Georgia by the Foreign Language Association of Georgia. "The Teacher of Promise award recognizes P-12 teachers in their first, second, or third year of teaching who show the promise to be an outstanding teacher and leader in foreign language education."
Ms. Kljajic received her award at the 2015 SCOLT/FLAG Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
Starr's Mill named Advanced Placement Honor School!
Starr's Mill High School has been named an Advanced Placement (AP) Honor School by the Georgia Department of Education in the following categories:
AP Merit School: school with at least 20 percent of the student population taking AP exams and at least 50 percent of all AP exams earning scores of 3 or higher
AP STEM School: school with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses
AP STEM Achievement School: school with students testing in at least two AP math courses and two AP science courses and at least 40 percent of the exam scores on AP math and AP science exams earning scores of 3 or higher
AP Humanities School: school with students testing in all of the following AP courses: at least one ELA course, two social science courses, one fine arts course and one world language course
Our morning announcements are web based!
Thanks to recent grant funding our Broadcast class received new equipment to produce our morning announcements! Thanks to this new equipment we have the ability to post our morning announcements on the web. If you would like to see our announcements, please click here or on the Morning Announcements icon on the left of the page. Click here if you want the text only announcements page.
Emily Willis Selected SMHS Teacher of the Year!!!
Math Department Chair Emily Willis has been selected as the Starr's Mill High School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Willis was selected via a vote of the faculty. Ms. Willis is a charter member of the Starr's Mill High School faculty as one of the original teachers when Starr's Mill opened in 1997. Congratulations to Ms. Willis!
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.