We plan to use this Twitter account to get news to our stakeholders as quickly and efficiently as possible about all the things happening at Starr's Mill!
Upcoming Panther State Playoff Schedule:
Monday, May 20
Baseball AAAAA State Semi-Final Doubleheader at Pope High School. First pitch time 4:30 PM. Third game, if needed, will be played at the same location on Tuesday, May 21 starting at 5:30.
Boys Golf State Championship Tournament at Pine Lakes Golf Course.
Final Exam Schedule
Students will have final exams on May 22, 23, and 24. See the complete schedule here. Students who are exempt or have taken an ECOT or AP exam for a course do not need to attend their exam period for that class. Students checking out after an exam should be picked up on the Starr's Mill High School campus only. Do not plan to pick students up at Rising Starr or Peeples Elementary as this causes disruptions to their school day.
Congratulations to our 2013 AAAAA State Champion Boys Tennis Team and State Runners Up Girls Tennis Team!
If you have signed up for a class in 2013-2014 that has summer assignments, many of those assignments are posted on the department page for that class. Click here to go to a list of department pages.
April edition of the Panther Press
Click here to read the new edition of our PTSO newsletter, The Panther Press. This edition is full of information about end of the year activities such as EOCTs, Senior events, Graduation, final exams, and more!
Last Chance to Purchase a Yearbook!
The 2012-2013 edition of The Pride will be here soon! See our Yearbook Page for ordering information if you have not already!
New Superintendent is seeking input from you!
Dr. Joseph C. Barrow was hired by the Fayette County Board of Education during a called meeting on April 29 as the new superintendent of the Fayette County Public School System. Dr. Barrow will officially begin his position on July 1.
In order to help chart the future direction of the school system, he is asking all stakeholders (students, parents, employees, and community) to provide their thoughts, ideas and suggestions regarding various aspects of the school system. Click here to provide your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions.
Medications in the Clinic
Any medications left in the Clinic after the end of the school year are automatically disposed of. Please see our Clinic page for more information
Information on School Attendance Zones
Please visit the Fayette County Board of Education website to find out information on the attendance zones for 2013-2014. You can also see the adopted Middle and High School attendance zone map here.
Congratulations to SMHS Teacher of the Year Mark Henderson!!!!
Mr. Henderson will represent Starr's Mill High School in the Fayette County Teacher of the Year competition! Congratulations Mr. Henderson!
Congratulations to Courtney Savage!!!
Ms. Savage, our Learning Specialist, was presented the award for General Educators at the Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders Ceremony at the Woodruff Arts Center. Ms. Savage was selected from all of the non-arts educators in the state for this award thanks to her work with her students in the realm of music therapy. Her work will also be the subject of a session at the Georgia Music Educators annual conference in 2013. Click here for more on the awards.
Congratulations to Michael Melvin!!!
Mr. Melvin has been named the GATE (Global Association of Teachers of Economics) teacher of the year. He received the award at the Council for Economic Education conference in Kansas City in October. This is an extremely high honor and well deserved.
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!
BYOT is here!
Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) is a new program at SMHS this school year. Click the BYOT icon on the left of the screen for more information and to register your student's device(s).
Medicine and Clinic Rules have changed!!
Read the letter from our School Nurses on the Clinic Page for more information.
Our clinic also depends on donations from our community to provide many of their services. Needed items are also listed on the Clinic Page.
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
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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.