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District News

Four Year Old (4K) Program Screening - April 24th & 25th
Parents interested in having their child enrolled in the district's 4 year old (4K) program should make arrangements for a screening which will take place on April 24th and April 25th at Riverview Elementary School.
Read more...

Kindergarten Registration - 2014/15 School Year
If you missed kindergarten registration on March 6th and 7th, please know that all elementary schools are still registering kindergartners for the 2014/2015 school year.  The only difference is that your child will not go through an academic screening. Students who will attend Doby's Bridge are to register at Fort Mill Elementary, and students attending Tega Cay will register at Gold Hill Elementary. Read more...

Weather Make-Up Days - Update 3/19/2014
Three instructional days were missed in February due to inclement weather conditions. The first weather make-up day will be this Friday, March 21st for all students and staff. The remaining two make-up days are being waived by the administration, based on the state law approved by Governor Haley last week. Please mark your calendars accordingly.

November 5, 2013 - Board of Trustees Approves the Administration's Recommendation
Click on the link above to access an informational page related to the school district's elementary attendance area re-assignment process, starting with the 2014-2015 school year.



Daily Announcements


Camp Invention is coming to Gold Hill Elementary!
June 16 - 19, 2014 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM
hosting the Morphed! program!
Directed by Christopher Beasley
for more information click here!


During this week, Third Grade has been discussing ways to prevent bullying to extend their learning from our assembly.  They were inspired by a blog they saw to create a music video to promote anti-bullying.  Students volunteered to participate during their recess time to create the video.  Please enjoy the video.


GHES is Flippin Tabs for Levine Kids!
Gold Hill Elementary School is launching a new year-round “pay-it-forward” project called “Flippin Tabs for Levine Kids”.  It’s simple! Collect tabs from any can drink product save in any container such as a coffee can or baggie, once your can is full drop your tabs off in the collection box located in the main hallway at GHES where everyone will see the tabs pile up!  For more information click here.

Forgot something at school? Check out our Lost & Found.

Support our Students and School- Learn How Here.

GHES News

Welcome to Gold Hill Elementary School!
Gold Hill Elementary School is a kindergarten through fifth grade school located in one of the fastest growing school districts in South Carolina.  GHES is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.  The school opened in 1994 with a strong tradition in education, taking its name from an academy that was the first school in the area.  Our school enrollment is reaching our building capacity; therefore, we currently have an enrollment freeze.  As you tour our web site, you will have an opportunity to become acquainted with our school and programs that we offer.

GHES is a National Blue Ribbon School!
The No Child Left Behind-Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior in their states or that demonstrate dramatic gains in student achievement.


Frequently Asked Questions about Gifted and Talented Identification
How does a student become eligible for placement into Gifted and Talented (GT) classes?  The Fort Mill School District adheres to the identification guidelines as outlined by the South Carolina State Department of Education. Students Students must have at least one qualifying score in two different dimensions to be eligible for Gifted and Talented classes in order to be eligible for placement. Certain restrictions apply regarding the use of specific test scores and report cards. Click HERE for more information.


Please include the following information on your check:
  • Full Name
  • Street Address
  • Home Phone Number
  • Cell Phone Number

  • Visitors, please DO NOT park in the traffic circle in front of the school where kids are dropped off and picked up. Only park in DESIGNATED parking spaces for visitors. Also, do not enter or park in the bus area between GHES and GHMS.


    Reminder to Parents
    When celebrating a child’s birthday or classroom event, please consider non-food alternatives since so many kids have food allergies, sensitivities, diabetes, etc.
    Some fun examples are:
     Puzzles· Bookmarks· Stickers· New pencils
    A ball for the class to use at recess (football, basketball, kickball, etc.)
     Jump ropes or Hula hoops for recess
    Your child’s favorite book for the classroom library
    A game to play on rainy days when recess has to be indoors

    Jogging Club GHES!
    Who:  All students

    What: Are invited to participate in GHES Jogging Club
    When: 7:20-7:40, (check the calendar for your grades day)
    Where: GHES Track- Students will report to their classroom, drop off their belongings, grab their jogging club card and meet me at the track.
    Why: Jogging Club gives students a chance to be active at before school starts and is a superb way to increase learning, focus and health.

    *Jogging Club will be canceled due to rain or cold weather
    Parents if you are interested in volunteering with Jogging Club or have questions, please contact me at
    goverm@fort-mill.k12.sc.us, Mary Gover (PE Teacher).


    Meal Prices for 2013 - 2014
    Please note that the school board approved a $0.10 increase in student meal prices for the upcoming 2013-14 school year for breakfast and lunch.  This meal price increase applies to the full-pay students who do not receive meal benefits.  Information about adult meal pricing from the South Carolina Department of Education will come after July 1.      
    Breakfast k-12:  $1.15
    Elementary Lunch k-5:  $1.75
    Middle School Lunch 6-8:  $2.00
    High School Lunch 9-12:  $2.00


    rE-cycling Earns Cash for GHES
    Gold Hill Elementary School is now collecting unwanted electronics for our recycling program.  GHES will get an average of $3 to $5 for each item recycled.  Money raised will go towards helping to fund school programs.  You can drop off any unwanted cell phones, music players, mp3 players, game systems, e-readers, GPS systems, cameras and video cameras.  Please donate yours.  For more information on our e-waste collections email: GoGreen@MyCarolinaTown.com
    Collection boxes are located in the front office and in the main hall for donation convenience, thanks!

    Enrollment Freeze for GHES Continues
    The Board of Trustees has voted to continue the enrollment freeze at Gold Hill Elementary for the 2013-2014 school year.  Effective June 7, 2013, any new student who moves into the Gold Hill attendance area will attend Riverview Elementary. 


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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, April 23
    Jogging Club 2nd and 3rd grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Jersey Mike's Family Night
    5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Free balloon animals and face painting from 5-6! Plus a drawing for a Sub party for a winning students class.


    Thursday, April 24
    Jogging Club 1st grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Friday, April 25
    Jogging Club Kindergarten
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Monday, April 28
    Jogging Club 5th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, April 29
    Jogging Club 4th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Wednesday, April 30
    Jogging Club 2nd and 3rd grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Friday, May 2
    Jogging Club Kindergarten
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Monday, May 5
    Jogging Club 5th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 6
    Jogging Club 4th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Wednesday, May 7
    Jogging Club 2nd and 3rd grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Thursday, May 8
    Jogging Club 1st grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Monday, May 12
    Jogging Club 5th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 13
    Jogging Club 4th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Wednesday, May 14
    Jogging Club 2nd and 3rd grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Beef O’Brady’s Family Night
    5:00 PM
    Thursday, May 15
    Jogging Club 1st grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Friday, May 16
    Jogging Club Kindergarten
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Monday, May 19
    Jogging Club 5th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 20
    Jogging Club 4th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Chick-Fil-A's Family Night
    5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Wednesday, May 21
    Jogging Club 2nd and 3rd grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Thursday, May 22
    Jogging Club 1st grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Friday, May 23
    5th grade students visit middle school
    Jogging Club Kindergarten
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Monday, May 26
    Memorial Day Holiday
    No school for students or staff.  
    Jogging Club 5th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM
    Tuesday, May 27
    Jogging Club 4th grade
    7:20 AM - 7:40 AM