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District News

Summer Registration For New Students - 2014/15 School Year


Beginning June 16, registration for new students in grades K - 8 will be held at the district office, which is located at 2233 Deerfield Drive in Fort Mill.  The hours of operations are as follows:  Monday - Thursday from 7:45am - 1:30pm, then from 2:00pm - 4:00pm.  Registration at the district office will be closed June 30 - July 4, then re-opening on July 7 and running through July 31. After that time, new registration will revert back to the schools based on attendance area.  ****Please note registration will be closed the morning of July 28th due to training - registration will re-open at 1:00pm on July 28th.****

Registration for high school, grades 9 - 12, will take place at each respective high school based on attendance area.  Please call the high school in advance to confirm hours or an appointment time.  Click here for a printable flyer.
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2014 - 2015 Student Re-registration Through InfoSnap
On May 1st, all Fort Mill District schools are accepting student re-registrations for the 2014-2015 school year through the district's secure re-registration system, InfoSnap.  Parents of currently enrolled students will receive an email on May 1st with a link to InfoSnap, which will allow them to re-enroll their student(s) and pay applicable fees - all online.  Parents new to the school district this year will be asked to set-up a "snapcode."  Previously registered users can reuse the same sign-in information from the prior school year.  Click here to access InfoSnap. 

Daily Announcements

An invitation for PTA Presidents and Board Members
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!

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    Upcoming Events

    Tuesday, August 5
    Administrative In-Service
    Location: TBD
    Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time: 6:00pm
    Thursday, August 7
    New Employee Orientation
    Location: Tega Cay Elementary
    Time:  8:30am - 2:00pm
    Mon, Aug 11 - Fri, Aug 15
    Teacher Work Day - No Classes for Students
    Thursday, August 14
    Elementary Open Houses
    3pm-5pm
    Monday, August 18
    First Day of School - 2014/2015 School Year
    Students return from summer break.
    Tuesday, August 26
    Board of Trustees Work Session
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Monday, September 1
    Labor Day Holiday
    No school for students or staff.
    Tuesday, September 9
    Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Wednesday, September 10
    Principals' Meeting
    Location: District Office
    Time:  9:00am
    Monday, September 15
    Teacher Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time: 3:45pm
    Tuesday, September 16
    Board of Trustees Work Session
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Wednesday, September 17
    Parent Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time: 9:00am
    Student Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time: 11:00pm
    Thursday, September 18
    Classified Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time:  10:00am
    Tuesday, October 7
    Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Wednesday, October 8
    Principals' Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  8:30am - 2:00pm
    Monday, October 13
    Teacher Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time: 3:45pm
    Wednesday, October 15
    Parent Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time: 9:00am
    Student Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time: 11:00pm
    Thursday, October 16
    Classified Liaison Meeting
    Location: District Office, Rm 209
    Time:  10:00am
    Tuesday, October 21
    Board of Trustees Work Session
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Friday, October 24
    **Teacher Work Day - No Classes for Students
    **Designated as a potential weather make-up day.
    Tuesday, November 4
    Election Day Holiday
    No classes for students and staff.
    Tuesday, November 11
    Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Wednesday, November 12
    Principals' Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  9:00am
    Tuesday, November 18
    Board of Trustees Work Session
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Wed, Nov 26 - Fri, Nov 28
    Thanksgiving Break Holiday
    No classes for students and staff.
    Tuesday, December 2
    Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  6:00pm
    Wednesday, December 3
    Principals' Meeting
    Location:  District Office
    Time:  9:00am