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News Show & Daily Announcements: Thursday, February 20, 2020
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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Weather Delay for tomorrow (Friday, February 21):  FSD5 will operate under a two-hour delay tomorrow, Friday, February 21 due to the possibility of icing on roads and bridges. Administration will monitor the current weather situation and notify students and staff if changes are necessary. The schedule for 2/21/2020 will be:

  • 1st Block - 10:00-11:10
  • 2nd Block - 11:14-12:25
  • Lunch 12:25-12:45
  • 3rd 12:49-1:55
  • 4th 1:59 -3:10

Varsity Boys Basketball Play-offs: Saturday, February 22, 2020 vs. North Charleston at JHS, 6 pm.

Beta Announcement: Beta Club members should check their school email for the February Beta Club announcements.

Job Shadow Day: Tomorrow (Friday, February 21)

Canteen: The canteen will be closed on Friday, February 21 and Tuesday, February 25.

COC: Canceled for Friday, February, 21.

Senior Supply Delivery Day: Friday, February 28 (11 AM-1 PM) in the JHS cafeteria. Continuum students need to stop by the library to take a brief online survey after picking up their orders.

Senior Cap and Gown Photo Day: Senior Cap and Gown Photos will be taken on Tuesday March 3. The proper Caps & Gowns for picture day will be provided. However, seniors may bring their own if they so desire.  Packet information has been mailed home to seniors. 

  • Boys: Please bring a dress shirt and tie to wear under your gown.
  • Girls: The proper white collar for the gowns will be provided, but please wear an open neck blouse.
  • This is a pre-pay program, and students must pay the photographer on picture day.
  • Checks can be made payable to School Bell Studio, cash and credit card payments are available
  • Portraits will be taken from 8:15 am until finished in the media center.
  • To schedule an appointment or for additional information, see Mrs. Calcutt.

Senior Video Announcement: Seniors need to submit their toddler photos for the senior video. Seniors may email their photos to Mrs. Calcutt or bring them by the library to be scanned. 

Prom Announcement:

  • The JHS Junior/Senior prom will be Friday, April 10, 2020 at Wild Wing Plantation in Conway from 8:00 until 11:00.  Juniors and Seniors may pick up the Prom Contract and Non JHS Guest approval forms from Mrs. Fish before school, at break, at lunch, or after school until 3:20.  Everyone who attends must have a prom contract.
  • Once all forms are completed, tickets may be purchased from Mrs. Fish at break, at lunch, or after school until 3:20.
  • Tickets may be purchased through Feb 28 for $25 per person. 
  • Tickets may be purchased March 2 --March 12 for $30 per person.  Tickets will not be sold after March 12.

ACT Workshop:  Today is the last day for the ACT workshop.

District Talent Show Announcement:  The district talent show will be Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm. Admission will be $5.00.  

Guidance Announcements: 

  • Seniors who have applied and been accepted to FMU should notify Ms. Washington in the guidance office by February 25. 
  • The continuum will host "SafeRack Day" at The Continuum on Wednesday, March 25.  SafeRack is a company located in Andrews, SC. They are looking for welders and industrial maintenance techs.  They will be at the Continuum most of that day interacting with students and instructors.  They plan to potentially hire students for employment.  See Mr. Dicks if you are interested.
  • Upstate College Tour: Sophomores and Juniors are invited to participate in a college tour to Newberry college, USC-Upstate, and North Greenville University.  The purpose of the college tour is primarily for students to gain an understanding of different types of colleges and environments that are available.  The college tour is scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.   There are only 37 seats available.  Cost of the tour is $40.00  Please see Mr. Dicks for a permission form.   Forms and money have to be returned by March 6, 2020.

  • Job Shadow Day will be tomorrow.
  • Attention current freshmen and sophomores. The application for the Junior Leadership Florence County Program is now posted on the guidance web page. Be sure to check it out on the guidance web page or go to The deadline to apply is March 15.
Community Announcement:
On Saturday, March 28th, there will be a “Repack the Back Pack” community event sponsored by Healthy Blue of Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The event will be held in the JHS gym from 11 am until 2 pm. The first 500 students will receive free back packs. School supplies and refreshments will also be available while supplies last. There is no cost to attend. 
Upcoming Events: 
  • Thursday, Feb. 27: Fall Sports Banquet (6:30 PM)
  • March 3: Cap and Gown Photos
  • Friday, April 10: Prom
  • Tuesday, May 19: Academic Awards Night
  • Thursday, May 21: Senior Breakfast (8 AM) & Athletic Banquet (6:30 PM)
  • Thursday, May 28: Senior Class Night (6 PM)
  • Friday, June 5: Graduation (7 PM)


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