Friday, October 20, 2017

Hello Patriots,

I hope you have a great weekend! We are excited to officially announce our Fall Production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Washington Irving’s classic Halloween tale comes to life on the FDHS stage. Ghosts, haunting's, romance, dancing and much, much, more are to be expected. Opening Night is October 26th at 7:30 pm. We also have two shows on October 28th, 2pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are available at https://fdhstheatre.ticketleap.com/sleepyhollow/

Any students or parents interested in the Early College Program are encourages to come out to an informational meeting night Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 6:00 PM in the FDHS Cafeteria. This is a great opportunity for the Class of 2021 students to accrue college credits and possibly earn an Associate’s Degree while completing their high school diploma.

Next week we will have our second Chic-fil-a Student of the Month celebration. five students per grade level will be selected randomly from the PRIDE referrals to attend the celebration. At the celebration we will announce our four Students of the Month (1 per grade level). 



Congratulations Ms. Williams who was named the 2017-2018 Entrepreneurship Teacher of the Year. Also congratulations to Michael Belton and Dante Heckel who were named Student Entrepreneurs of the Year for 2017 at the 8th Annual Yes Carolina Gala.



Happening at The Fort



Weekly Events at The Fort:

Saturday:
Cheer Competition @ Conway

Monday:
Girls Golf State Championship
Dorchester School District Two Board of Education Meeting- 6pm

Tuesday:
Girls Golf State Championship
Swim Banquet- 4pm
Early College Informational Night- 6:30 Auditorium

Wednesday:
Grades Due for 1st Semester in Powerschool
Faculty Meeting 8am Auditorium
Chick-fil-a Student of the Month Celebration
PTSA Meeting-6pm
SIC Meeting-5pm

Thursday:
Grade Verification's Due to Ms. Dickens
Theater Performance- Legend of Sleepy Hollow 
JV/B Team Football home v. Summerville

Friday:
Grade Reflections due to Department Administrator
Theater Performance- Legend of Sleepy Hollow
Varsity Football @ Summerville
Hockey v. Fusion

Saturday:
ACT Testing 7am
Robotics Fundraiser Wi Competition Cafeteria 11:30am-4pm
Theater Performance- Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Congratulations to our Silver Medalist in 50 Free at the State Swim meet this past weekend: Abbie HassellCongratulations girls golf who placed 5th at Lower State to qualify for the State Championship this weekend in Lexington.Congratulations to Lauren fix! She will represent Fort Dorchester and the low country at the North/South All-star event in Greenwood, SC.



Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello Patriots,

It's been a great week at The Fort! This week we recognized over 300 students with Academic Awards on Tuesday night. Thursday we held a Financial Aid night where our counseling office shared financial aid information with parents and students. This upcoming week we will recognize and reward students who have received pride referrals from teachers. 



·      IF you purchased a parking decal, it needs to be hanging in your car.  If you need to purchase a parking decal, please bring your license, insurance, and registration plus $50 to Mrs. Galligan to get the decal.  Any car without a decal hanging in the window will be ticketed.

Student ID’s:  Students do not have to wear their ID’s, but they must have their ID’s on them at all times while on campus.  Students must have an ID to purchase lunch, check out a library book, get locker and PowerSchool information, and to get any items left in the front office by a parent/guardian, etc.  We are not selling temporary ID’s this year. Replacement of a permanent ID will be $5.  Fort Dorchester High School does not allow for any outside food to be delivered to students and this includes food from parents unless it's for a school project.

Parents, students who were failing a class were issued an ILT ticket by an administrator this week. Students who received a ticket have two weeks to go back and make-up assignments or attend tutoring to pull up their grades, have their tickets signed, and return the signed tickets to their administrator. ILT tickets are due back, signed by teachers, this coming Friday. Students who fail to attend tutoring or fail to return the ticket signed by teachers will face disciplinary action. Please help us help your child be successful by encouraging them to return to teachers during this time, during the school day, for tutoring and make-up assignments.


In the Classrooms at The Fort this week


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Weekly Events at The Fort:

Saturday:
Beta Club yard sale @ FDHS 8am-1pm 
Cross Country @ Sandhills in Columbia
Cheerleading Competition @ The Fort 1pm

Monday:
Girls Golf- Lower-State Qualifier
PRIDE Referrals 1st & 2nd period
Powder Puff Football @ NCHS

Tuesday:
Senior Class Meetings with Jostens
Cross Country Meet Wanna Maker County Park

Thursday:
Beta Club meeting 8am Auditorium
Beta Club Induction Ceremony- 5pm Auditorium
JV/B Team Football Home v. West Ashley

Friday:
School Bus Driver Appreciation Day
Junior Class Ring Meeting Auditorium
Varsity Football @ West Ashley

Saturday:
Cheer Competition @ Conway


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hello Patriots,

We had another great week at The Fort! It was a great weekend to be a Patriot! Congrats to the Patriot football team on another big win Friday night against Goose Creek, and to the Patriot band for coming in 1st place in Class 2A, best Drum Major, best Drum Line, best Color Guard, and best overall performance. Congratulations also to our Patriot swimmers, cheerleaders, and cross country teams on successful weekends as well.

This week we will have Academic Awards on Tuesday night. We look forward to recognizing all of our Patriots who will be recognized for their academic excellence. Thursday we will be hosting a Financial Aid night at 6pm in the Auditorium. Please plan on joining us if you would like to learn more about financial aid opportunities for college. Friday night the faculty will have a tailgate prior to the football game against Ashley Ridge. Faculty and staff are invited to socialize with each other before the game. 

Parents, students who were failing a class were issued an ILT ticket by an administrator this week. Students who received a ticket have two weeks to go back and make-up assignments or attend tutoring to pull up their grades, have their tickets signed, and return the signed tickets to their administrator. ILT tickets are due back, signed by teachers, this coming Friday. Students who fail to attend tutoring or fail to return the ticket signed by teachers will face disciplinary action. Please help us help your child be successful by encouraging them to return to teachers during this time, during the school day, for tutoring and make-up assignments.


In the Classrooms at The Fort this week





Weekly Events at The Fort:

Saturday:
Cross Country @ Darlington
Swim @ Parkwest

Monday:
Dorchester School District Two Board of Education Meeting - 6pm
Girls Volleyball @ Home vs. West Ashley
Girls Tennis @ Home vs. West Ashley

Tuesday:
Academic Awards Night- 6:30 pm Gym
Girls Tennis @ Berkeley
Powder Puff Football @ ARHS

Wednesday:
ASVAB Testing
Girls Tennis @ Home vs. Summerville 

Thursday:
Financial Aid Night- 6pm Auditorium
JV/B Team football @ ARHS
Girls Volleyball Home vs. ARHS

Friday:
Food service Appreciation Day
Senior Tailgate
Underclass Make-up Pictures
Swim Meet Away @ USC
Hockey vs. SHS Ice Palace
Faculty Tailgate- 6 pm Culinary Arts Room
Football home vs. ARHS- 7:30 pm 

Saturday:
Cross Country @ Sandhills in Columbia
Cheerleading Patriot Competition 
Beta Club Yard Sale


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hello Patriots,

We had another great week at The Fort! This past week, we celebrated a lot of successful Patriots. First at our faculty meeting, we Passed the Hand and announced our Patriot of the Month. Thank you Mr. Coe and Mr. Weinhold for all you do for our students! We also had a very successful Homecoming week thanks to Mr. Barton and Student Council. Our faculty also had a chance to socialize with one another at our first Faculty Tailgate before the game on Friday.



Parents, interim reports went home with students this week, and please contact teachers if you have questions or concerns regarding grades of your child. Now is the time to catch grades before it becomes to late. Remember that students have ILT (Independent Learning Time) for one hour during lunch when they can go back to all teachers for help or to make-up missing assignments. Students who are failing a class, will be required by the administration to go back to the class they are failing to make-up work or get extra help starting next week. If a student receives one of these tickets, it is mandatory that student reports to their teachers during ILT. Please help us help your child be successful and review grades on a regular basis.   

This week we recognized students who demonstrating Patriot PRIDE and were in Good Academic Standing. Five students from each grade who received multiple PRIDE referrals were invited to attend the Chick-Fil-A Student of the Month breakfast. One student per grade level was randomly selected to be the September Students of the Month. We also gave students candy during ILT who had G.A.S. Good Academic Standing on their interim reports.

Student of the Month Celebration



Homecoming 2017
Congratulations:
Freshman Class Princess Ishawndria Sumpter
Sophomore Class Princess Kennedy Mitchell
Junior Class Princess Gilli Griffith 
2017 Homecoming Queen First Runner McKenzie Pinno
2017 Homecoming King Lameer Brothers
2017 Fort Dorchester Homecoming Queen Raven Buytas



Weekly Events at The Fort:

Monday:
National Custodial Workers Day- Thank a custodian for all they do!

Tuesday:
Admin Meeting-8am
Stetson University Orchestra Performance-5th period
Girls Golf @ Newberry
Girls Tennis Home v. Goose Creek
Girls Volleyball Home v. James Island
Powder Puff Home Game

Thursday:
Beta Club Meeting- 8am Auditorium 
Girls Tennis @ ARHS
JV/B Team football Home v. Goose Creek
Girls Volleyball @ SHS

Friday:
Football @ Goose Creek

Saturday:
Cross Country @ Darlington
Swim @ Parkwest


Hello Patriots, I hope you have a great weekend!  We are excited to officially announce our Fall Production, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow...