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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.