Upcoming Events

Announcements

Model UN Informational Meeting

Interested in Geography and World Events? Passionate about different cultures and countries? Join Model UN! Find out more about the club and the Model UN conference at an informational meeting on Thursday, January 30 from 3:30 - 4:00 pm. Click here for more details and a video about the MUN conference. Please see Mrs. Sanchelli or Mrs. McDannald (8th Grade Blue) with questions. 


Panda Express Spirit Night Tonight!

Be sure to join in and support Spirit Week by participating in the Panda Express Spirit Night tonight, Wednesday, January 22 from 3:30 to 8:30 pm. Be sure to show them this flyer when you order, so that Fisher gets the credit. Thank you for supporting Make a Wish!


Register for Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is a 10-week after school program where girls are able to recognize their inner strength, make friends, learn life skills, and develop an appreciation for health and fitness. This year's season begins on February 10th and ends with a noncompetitive 5k on April 25th. We will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays after school from 3:30-4:45 for dynamic discussions, activities, and running games. If interested, register today through www.gotrupstatesc.org. Spots are limited! Please reach out to Molly Van Etta at (864) 452-0846 or mvanetta@greenville.k12.sc.us with any questions. 


Fisher Redo/Retake and Late Work Philosophies

In our ongoing efforts to develop more consistent practices and policies at Fisher Middle School, the leadership team has created the following language that will serve as the guideline for students specific to Redo's and Retake's as well as Late Work. (See attached links to read the entire policies.) Rather than having dozens of individualized approaches to these matters within the school, these policies will create uniformity across the grade levels and teams. Please know that while there are universal expectations now in place as a result of this work, teachers will still have autonomy regarding certain components of the policies that will allow them to make this a best fit to their content areas. The development of these policies is a part of the larger effort of the middle schools in Greenville County to create more uniform systems where the measurement of student learning is concerned. These practices will go into effect beginning January 15, 2020. These policies will then be revisited at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year to make any necessary adjustments to the respective language of each document. The teachers and teams will be communicating more specific details on these policies. Questions may be directed to the teams or to the administration. Thank you for your ongoing support of our commitment to academic excellence. 


Golden Strip Career Center Open House

Rising 9th grade students who will be attending Hillcrest, JL Mann, or Mauldin High, would you like to Attend Golden Strip Career Center for the 2020-21 School Year? The Career Center will host Open Houses on Thursday, January 23 and Tuesday, March 3 from 5:30 - 7:00 pm, to give you a chance to tour the center, meet instructors, and find out about the course offerings. The address is 1120 East Butler Road, Greenville, 29607. Click here to see a flyer with more information. 

The 2020-21 application to attend Golden Strip Career Center is now available on the Greenville County Schools BACKPACK portal for students who wish to apply for enrollment (click on "Programs" once logged into Backpack). Students must complete the application process by March 19 to be considered in the first round of applications. Here are instructions to complete the application.

Greenville County School District students must use their district username and password to access Backpack. Acceptance is not based on a first come, first served system.  In the event that a course has more applicants than available seats, the grades, attendance and discipline for students applying to those programs will be used as determining factors for acceptance.  In addition to this application, students must also register for the desired Golden Strip Career Center course at their high school during registration.


Get Ready for Spirit Week!

Spirit Week is coming to Fisher! From January 21 - 24 we will celebrate, dress up, and raise money for great causes! There will be spirit nights at restaurants, dress-up days, tournaments, and daily activities. Click here to see the full schedule, or look at the slides above to see details about the individual events.  

Pay $5 to play in the Spirit Week football tournament! The Girls Powderpuff Games will take place on Tuesday, January 21st until 5:00pm. The Boys Flag Football Games will take place on Thursday, January 24th until 5:00pm. To sign up, please make sure you have a group of 9 and a team captain. Everyone on the team must register individually to play using this form. You may turn in your entry fees any morning from January 13 - 17 in the sunken assembly area. 


Auditions for Spring Musical

Auditions will be held for the spring musical, High School Musical Jr., on Friday, January 24 from 3:15 - 4:45 pm. Official signups for the auditions will be in the sunken assembly area on Thursday morning, January 16 from 7:30 - 8:15. Students will not be allowed to audition unless they have signed up! Please see Ms. Nicole Smith with any questions.


IGP Meetings for 8th Graders Begin

Eighth Grade Parents/Guardians, we will continue IGP (Individual Graduation Plan) conferences through January 23, 2020. The meeting will be conducted by one of our Fisher Middle School counselors. We invite you to sign up for a date and time that best accommodates your schedule. Please go to the sign-up link for availability. We look forward to helping your student plan a smooth transition to high school!


ACE Awards Nominations

The ACE Awards (Advocates for Character and Education) is an annual award given to male and female students from each of the 35 Greenville County middle and high schools. This award is designed to honor true “unsung heroes” who all too often are not recognized for their accomplishments. The selection process, established by Greenville County school counselors, focuses on identifying and selecting students who often go unnoticed for one reason or another, but have accomplished great things in their community, church or school.  If you would like to nominate an 8th or 12th grader, go on-line to http://coaches4character.com/ace-awards.html and click on the ACE Awards tab.   Nominations must be submitted by January 31, 2020.  For additional information, click here.