Sunday, March 18, 2018

Hello Patriots! I hope you had a great weekend. It's another busy week at The Fort, so please see the events listed below. Congratulations to our robotics team: Team 324 The burning Magnetos on winning a bid to the national robotics championship in Houston this past weekend!


Happening at The Fort

Weekly Events at The Fort:

Softball @ home v. Goose Creek
Baseball @ Stratford

Boys Golf Match
Boys Tennis @ ARHS
Boys Soccer @ James Island
Girls Soccer @ home v. James Island
JV Baseball @ Wando

ASVAB Testing
SAT Testing
Boys Golf Match @ Aiken
Boys Tennis @ home v. James Island
Girls Softball @ Wando
Baseball @ home v. Wando

PRIDE Referrals-1st period
Back it up: Prep new Laptop Deployment
School Safety Meeting
Band CPA @ West Ashley
Boys Tennis @ Home v. Wando
JV Baseball @ home v. Wando

Pride Referrals- 1st Period
SLO Final Conferences
Talent Show-6pm Auditorium
Softball @ home v. ARHS
Boys Soccer @ ARHS
Girls Soccer @ home v. ARHS
Baseball @ Wando

NMSI Study session
Track Meet @ Goose Creek
The Big Event Fundraiser @ The Ponds

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Hello Patriots! I hope you had a great weekend. As most folks may have heard, there is a national movement for students to walk out of school on March 14th, the one month anniversary of the Parkland Florida incident. We have been talking with parents, teachers, students, and law enforcement to develop a good plan to ensure all of our Patriots are safe. Many students and parents have expressed a feeling of being unsafe walking out of a secure building, and I agree that we don’t need our students to put themselves in harm’s way.  The plan that our students came up with to remember the victims of Parkland and show unity at The Fort, is for students to walk out of class, if they choose, and unite arms with fellow classmates in the hallway. For seventeen minutes, students will unite together as we remember the victims. We will be on an activity schedule so instructional time isn’t missed. The Fort will also participate in the “What is your 17” campaign which was thought up by students where Patriots make a pledge to preform acts of kindness. Please encourage your child to stay safe and stay inside the building, participating in this unity event at The Fort. Thank you for your support of our school and the students. 

Happening at The Fort

Weekly Events at The Fort:

School Board Meeting
Boy Golf @ Bengal Invitation Columbia
Softball @ ARHS
Baseball @ home v. ARHS

Josten's Renaissance Conference @ Cain Bay
Boy Golf @ Bengal Invitation Columbia
Boys Tennis @ Stratford
Girls Soccer @ Wando
Boys Soccer @ Home v. Wando
JV Baseball @ Home v. ARHS

School Leadership Meeting- 8am
Baseball @ ARHS
Softball @ Home v. SHS
Track @ Berkeley

Baseball @ Home v. Stratford
Softball @ Home v. Stratford
Girls Soccer @ SHS
Boys Soccer @ home v. SHS

Boys Golf @ Panther Invitational
Track @ W. Ashley
JV Baseball @ Stratford
Baseball @ Home v. Holy Innocents

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Hello Patriots! I hope you had a great weekend. Tuesday we would like to invite all parents out for an open forum discussion with the Administrative team at Fort Dorchester High School Next Tuesday February 27th @ 6:30pm in the auditorium. The first part of our meeting will be a question and answer regarding the change in student’s scheduling of classes next year. After our schedule Q&A, we would like to talk with parents about our school safety plan. Safety of our students and staff is our number one priority. We have received many emails from parents and students, but we feel a face to face open forum would be the best way to have meaningful conversations regarding our plans. We value you input and look forward to your views and input as we look for ways to better serve our students and keep them safe.  

Happening at The Fort

Outstanding Patriots!

Weekly Events at The Fort:

School Board-6pm

Polar Plunge-ILT
Parent Open Forum Night-6:30pm Auditorium
Track Meet @ Stall
Softball @ Bamberg

Professional Development Morning
Chick-fil-a Student of the Month Celebration
SIC Meeting-5pm
PTSA Meeting-6pm
Boys Soccer home v. Hanahan

Robotics Competition @ Myrtle Beach

Robotics Competition @ Myrtle Beach
Track- Adidas Low Country Invitational
Quest Awards Ceremony 3:30pm
JROTC Military Ball- 6:00pm

Boys Golf- Patriot Invitation
Cheer Banquet

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Hello Patriots! I hope you had a great weekend. We have another busy week at the Fort, so please review the weekly events below. Our Fine Arts department is proud to present Sherk the Musical this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Bring the family out for some great entertainment. Congratulations to the Lady Patriot basketball ball team with another win in the playoffs! Your Lady Patriots will travel to Spring Valley Monday. Also good luck to our Wrestling team this week as they travel to Columbia Tuesday to compete in the State Championship match against Rock Hill. Congratulations to our 5A Lower State individual Qualifiers. State bound! Chandler Amaker (Champion), Joseph Brown (Champion), Jordan Aluyan (Champion), Jacquan Hicks (4th), Drew Parker (Champion), Johnathan Parker (2nd), Dazjon Casto (Champion), Phaizon Myers (Champion), Qumari Jackson (Champion).

The number one priority of all schools in Dorchester School District Two is safety and security of our students and staff.  We accomplish this through security plans and safety procedures that are reviewed regularly and updated when needed. When a tragic event occurs such as the one in Parkland, Florida, it heightens our awareness of the importance of staff and students being familiar with safety procedures in the event of an emergency situation.  We are reminded of the need to always remain vigilant of what is happening in our community and in our buildings.  Local law enforcement and our school resource officer are valuable partners for the overall safety of our campus.  They assist us in reviewing how we respond and prepare for dangerous situations. As we encourage our students and staff to report concerns about safety or potentially dangerous situations, we hope that you will talk with your child about these important issues.  Our goal is to work with our staff, students, and parents in maintaining a safe school environment

Happening at The Fort

Weekly Events at The Fort:

Weather Make-up Day for students and faculty
PRIDE Referrals
Lady Patriot Basketball Playoff Game @ Spring Valley 7pm
Baseball v. Academic Magnet @ home 6pm

PRIDE Referrals
Military Information Night- 6pm
Boys Golf @ SHS
5A State Wrestling Championship 6pm Airport High

Faculty Meeting
GAS Celebrarion
Baseball @ Colleton County

Shrek the Musical- 6:30pm
Golf @ Stratford

Senior Class Picture
Shrek the Musical- 6:30pm
Softball Battle of the Bases
Hockey Match

Shrek the Musical- 2:00pm

District PTSA Reflections Ceremony

Friday, February 2, 2018

Hello Patriots! I hope you have a great weekend. Next week is School Counselor Appreciation Week, so make sure to thank a counselor for all they do! This past week we had a week of celebrating outstanding Patriots! Congratulations to Teacher of the Year:  Ms. Jenni Edwins; Rookie Teacher of the Year:  Mr. Skylar Johnson; STAR Performer of the Year:  Mr. Patrick Branham;
Counselor of the Year:  Ms. Danielle McCall. We also had our Chick-Fil-A Student of the Month celebration where we recognized our Students of the Month. Over 600 students were recognized at our 2nd Quarter On-A-Roll Celebration. A lot of Patriots demonstrating Patriot PRIDE!

Dorchester School District Two is working to prevent the spread of influenza as well as other respiratory and gastrointestinal illnesses. Here are our top tips for prevention:

·         Get the flu vaccine
·         WASH YOUR HANDS – frequently and for at least 20 seconds
·         Get plenty of rest
·         Exercise
·         Eat nutritious foods
·         Drink plenty of water
·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth

Flu is spread primarily by droplets when a person with the virus sneezes or coughs. Symptoms of flu include sudden onset of fever 100 degrees or greater, cough, headache, muscle aches, extreme tiredness, sore throat, and nasal congestion. If your child has these symptoms, please keep him/her home from school. Your student should not return to school until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.We encourage parents to visit the DHEC website at  and CDC website  for excellent information on exclusion criteria and when you should contact your health care provider.

Happening at The Fort

Weekly Events at The Fort:

School Counselor Week Begins
JV Basketball @ West Ashley

Blood Drive

National Signing Day

Anti-Bullying Play by Beaufort High
Senior Valentine's Breakfast
Basketball @ARHS
Hockey v. Greenville

ACT Testing

Hello Patriots! I hope you had a great weekend. It's another busy week at The Fort, so please see the events listed below. Congratulati...