Congratulations to the Class of 2015!!!!
Have a safe and restful summer vacation. Meet the teachers is August 4. First day of school is August 6.
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"!!!
Seniors should make plans to save documents!
Upon graduation Seniors will no longer have access to their drive account or school email. They will need to ensure the following:
All communication with post secondary education and/or the work force goes through their personal email account.
All documents that they wish to save from FCBOE have been downloaded.
Directions for downloading are here: https://goo.gl/fH1yFb
Grading procedure change for SLO assessments
The Fayette County School System has decided the SLO assessments will not count toward students' grades this year. The end of the year SLO assessments were scheduled to count as 5% of the student's final average as part of their final exam for the course. Any student in an SLO course and takes a final exam will have that exam count as 20% of their final grade as has been done in recent years.
Panther Band students earn college scholarships!!!
Six Panther Marching Band students earned scholarships to attend the colleges and universities of their choice. They are:
Elise Conti, Kennesaw State University - Oboe Performance Major
Jon Grizzle, Mercer University - Music Education Major
Allessandra Harms, Georgia State University - Music Education Major
Erica Sanders, Agnes Scott College - Music minor
Kyle Wegner, Mercer University - Music Major
Aston Williams, LaGrange College - Music Technology Major
Panther Student-Athletes Sign on the Dotted Line
Ten Panther Student-Athletes signed National Letters of Intent or committed to colleges during the Spring signing period. They are:
Ned Avies, Point University - Soccer
Taylor Brunskole, Harvard University -Track and Field
Cody Clements, Yale University - Track and Field
Sarah Flanders, Emory University - Softball
Johanna Goldblatt, Vanderbilt University - Swim
John Michael Hall, Western Illinois University - Swim
Ross McIllwraith, Maryville College - Soccer
Katie Miller, Campbellsville University - Swim
Emily Sims, University of North Georgia – Cross Country and Track
Josh Warren, Georgia College and State University - Cross Country and Track
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
Speech/Debate Teams have great success, Mr. Hickey named Coach of the Year!
The SMHS Speech and Debate team won the Directors Cup for the most cumulative points at the Varsity State tournament! In addition, Coach Sean Hickey was named the Georgia Speech Coach of the Year!
Lady Panthers Win State Swimming Event Titles!
Lady Panther Swimmers won three different events at the State Swim meet this weekend! Below is the State Champion 4x100 Freestyle relay team of Kylee Bogumill, Donna Blaum, Johanna Goldblatt, and Sarah Phinney. Donna Blaum also won the 50 Freestyle and the 100 Butterfly events!
Panther Student-Athletes sign on the dotted line!
Eight Panther Student-Athletes signed National Letters of Intent or committed to colleges during the February signing period. They are:
Paige Betsill (Soccer, Columbus State University)
Jahmeil Curwen (Soccer, University of Cincinnati)
Kayla Feigenbaum (Soccer, University of North Georgia)
Terence Harper (Football, Campbell University)
Caroline Kelly (Tennis, Mississippi State University)
Chayla Park (Soccer, Brenau University)
Carly Pressgrove (Soccer, Kennesaw State University)
Sam Roberson (Soccer, North Greenville University)
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.
Starr's Mill Cheerleading 2014 AAAAA State Champions!!
Congratulations to the 2014 State Cheerleading Champions! You can watch a video of the Championship winning routine on our Cheerleading page!
Five SMHS Athletes Sign on the Dotted Line!
Five Panther athletes signed National Letters of Intent during the November signing period. They are:
Danielle Ajayi (Volleyball, University of Southern Mississippi)
Megan Binkley (Lacrosse, Brevard College)
Adam Goodman (Baseball, University of Georgia)
Natalie Orcutt (Softball, Appalachian State University)
Rachael Williams (Tennis, Columbus State University)
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!
Important Yearbook Information For Seniors
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.