Sunday, August 13, 2017

Hello Patriots,

Freshman Orientation this past Saturday! 
Monday, we welcome faculty and staff back to school. If you missed fact and fees, you can come to the school to register your student this week from 8 am to 2 pm. This past week, we welcomed our new Patriots to the school. We held new employee orientation and enjoyed socializing with the newest members of our school. Friday, your Patriot football team travels to Dorman High School to open the 2017-2018 football season! Good luck to our players and coaches! Thank you to all of the teachers, staff, and Link Crew students who volunteered this past Saturday as we welcomed over 400 students to the Patriot Family.

Link Crew 2017-2018!
Students return to school on August 22nd. A few friendly reminders for students:
  1. The building opens at 8:30 am on school days.
  2. For the first 10 days of school students will report to Homeroom. Homeroom classes are listed on a students schedule and will be posted throughout the building.
  3. We will be making Student ID's the first few weeks of school, and each student is expected to have a school issued ID in their possession at all times. This is a safety issue and we need your help in making FDHS a safe campus for our students and faculty.
  4. Books will be issued to students after student ID's are issued.
  5. If you drive to school, you must have a parking decal; again this is a security issue, and we have to know that every car on our campus belongs on our campus at all times. Parking passes will be issued the first week of school to those who purchased a decal. Cars illegally parked will be fined and could be towed at the owners expense.
  6. All students must be registered and present on the first day of school, or they will be dropped from FHDS and will not have a schedule on the first day of school.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hello Patriots,

Don't forget fact and fees starts tomorrow, and will last through Wednesday 7am-1pm and 3pm-7pm both days. If you have completed the online registration for your Patriot, you do not need to come to registration. It is still not to late to use the online registration portal, or if you prefer, you can come to the school in person tomorrow or Wednesday to register. Every student that attends Dorchester County School District Two must complete the registration process yearly.

We were excited about the turn out to the "Meet and Greet" with the administrative team last week. It was great meeting all of you who attended to meet some new members of the team as well as socialize with some veteran team members.

Your 2017-2018 Administration
Mr. Palmer, Ms. Shaw, Mr. Ashley, Ms. Brown, Dr. Harrison, Ms. Profit, Ms. Therriault, Mr. Mansor

Even during the summer, The Fort stays busy with student: summer school, Early College classes, athletic teams, and band camps. The Patriots have had a pretty busy summer, and as the start of the school year draws closer, we are looking forward to seeing the return of all our students on August 22nd.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Dear Fort Dorchester High School Parents, Students, and Faculty, 

As the Principal of Fort Dorchester High School, I want to welcome you and your child to another school year. I also want to introduce myself to you as well and highlight some of my expectations for the 2017-2018 school year. My name is Greg Harrison, and I am proud to have the opportunity to lead a school that has produced so many outstanding students. Fort Dorchester High School has and will continue to make great progress in helping our young people develop the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st Century. As an Early College, IB, and AP school, FDHS offers students many great academic programs and opportunities. At the Fort students have the option to explore other academic interests like Culinary Arts, Piano, Dance, Theater, Art, Engineering, Robotics, JROTC, Band, and Sports Medicine. I’m excited about the direction FDHS is headed, and I’m looking forward to a great year!

The administrative team is in the process of planning for the 2017-2018 school year. My personal educational philosophy is to promote a safe, caring, positive, and innovative learning environment that empowers teachers to prepare students for the 21st Century through communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

In order to accomplish this goal, I ask for your assistance in helping your student be successful this school year by meeting the following expectations:

  • Respect- Students should respect themselves, their classmates, and all adults who work at FDHS. Students will be treated with respect from all FDHS employees.
  • Attendance- Students are only allowed a total of 10 absences for year-long classes and 5 absences for semester classes. It’s hard for students to be successful in school if they are not in school. Students are expected to go to all classes and be on time. Again, it’s hard for students to be successful if they aren’t in class.
  • Academics- Students are expected to be active partners in their education. Being prepared, participating, and taking ownership for their learning is critical to the educational process.

We need your assistance as we prepare your child for a four-year college, technical college, military or the world of work. As we continue to teach the state standards and content, we also have to prepare students with 21st Century skills (communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking) to be successful in a 21st Century world, as outlined in the Profile of the S.C. Graduate. High school is the last step your student takes before he/she leaves you. We want you to be the proud parent of a child who graduates from Fort Dorchester High School. We want to share that pride with you! Please contact any administrator or me if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions. 

Important Date Reminders:

August 1st- “Meet the Fort Administration Night” 6:30pm.
August 8th - Fact and Fees 7am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
August 9th- Fact and Fees7am-1pm & 3pm-7pm
August 10th- New Employee Orientation 8am-12noon
August 12th- Freshman Orientation 8am-12noon
August 14th- Faculty 1st day back! 
August 18th- Opening Football Game @ Dorman 7:30pm
August 22nd- First day of school! Welcome back students!

Hello Patriots, Freshman Orientation this past Saturday!  Monday, we welcome faculty and staff back to school. If you missed fact and ...