• ***** General Information

    Tuesday April 24
    BASEBALL ROUND 1 OF STATE PLAYOFFS HAS BEEN CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT 6 PM VS. BERKELEY
    TENNIS MAKE-UP DATE FROM YESTERDAY (MONDAY) VS. GSF IS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25 AT GSF 5 PM

    TODAY:
    Softball hosts Georgetown at 6 pm
    Tennis hosts Green Sea Floyds at 5:30 pm
    Track Region Championship meet at Myrtle Beach Doug Shaw Stadium - 4 pm

    Staff appreciation week is coming up, May 7 - May 11.
    Throughout the week, our entire staff is celebrated. We show our staff our appreciation each day and encourage students and parents to do the same.  As a parent or business partner, we would love for you to join us this week in the celebration. If you would like to contribute in any way, gift cards, food, donate your time, or you work for or own a business that would like to contribute, please contact Mrs. Smith in our front office to make arrangements for pick up or drop off.  Our theme this year is “Tropical Paradise” and we are looking forward to a fun filled week for our staff.  As a business, you will be added to our Community partner wall for all visitors to see, as a parent, we will recognize you on our daily announcements.  Thank you in advance for your consideration and we hope you will join us in celebrating our wonderful staff.

    St. James High School Graduation For The Class of 2018,  Monday, June 4, at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University, at 2 p.m.

    Seniors and Parents
    Each year, the South Carolina Department of Education honors graduating seniors who have 12 years of perfect attendance. Students who have not accumulated any unexcused absences and will only be counted as present if they are in attendance for over fifty percent of the instructional day—since being enrolled in a public school as a first-grade.  The student will receive a special certificate and personal letter signed by the State Superintendent of Education.  If your senior fulfills this criteria for Perfect Attendance, please contact Denise Lopes at (843) 650-2448 or email her at dlopes@dlopes@horrycountyschools.net by April 27, 2018.

    Spring Musical -- Crazy For You
    St. James High School’s Drama Department is pleased to announce its 2018 spring musical, Gershwin’s new musical comedy Crazy for You! Winner of the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical, Crazy for You is a light-hearted, romantic comedy packed with toe-tapping song and dance numbers for the entertainment of all ages. Opening night is Wednesday, April 25th at 7pm, with shows continuing daily through Sunday, April 29th. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at sjhs.booktix.com.
    What: Crazy for You musical, presented by St. James High School Drama Department
    When: April 25, 2018 7:00pm
    April 26, 2018 7:00pm
    April 27, 2018 7:00pm
    April 28, 2018 7:00pm
    April 29, 2018 2:00pm Matinee
    Where: St. James High School Auditorium
    Cost: $15 Adults $12 Senior Citizens $8 Students
    Admission Tickets: may be purchased online at sjhs.booktix.com
    Tickets may also be purchased At the Door (availability not guaranteed)

    The big spring musical, Crazy For You, opens this Wednesday 4/25 and runs through Sunday 4/29 (Wedn. -Sat @ 7 PM; Sun. @ 2 PM).  The Drama Dept. is offering a special deal only available to students.  What you gotta do is find a car with a special Crazy For You sticker on it, take a selfie with the sticker and post to Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #stjamesdrama, then show it at the door (a screenshot of the original post is fine) for a special student price of only $5.00!!!  See the example picture below.

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    SJHS American Red Cross Blood Drive, Tues, 8 May
    St. James High School will host a Red Cross Blood Drive (sponsored by SJHS Army JROTC) on 8 May from 8:30 until 2:30 in the Main Gymnasium.  Our goal this year to is to achieve 101 donations.  Sign-ups will be during lunch at 5 Points starting Wed, 25 Apr-Thur, 3 May.  If you’d like to sign-up stop by 5 points or let me know what block/time you’d like to donate.
    Students have to be 16 years old or above (16 year olds need parent permission) and meet certain eligibility requirements to donate (can be found @ www.redcrossblood.org).
    The public is also invited to donate as well and can sign up at: WWW.REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG; type in the sponsor code of: StJamesHS, pick 8 May on the calendar, and sign-up for a desired slot (will have to check-in at the front desk upon arrival).
    Please give to a great cause!

    HCS Registration Information for 2018 2019
    Registration for Students in grades 2 – 12 begins May 1.
    Click Here To Visit HCS Registration Web Page


    Important Announcement for Parents
    Parents has your contact information changed, have you moved or do you want to update your emergency contacts? If so please log on to your PowerSchool Parent Portal account by going to www.horrycountyschools.net and click on the PowerSchool parent sign in. Once there please click on the Year Round update link on the bottom left hand portion of the screen  to update your information. If you have moved you still need to send in. upload, email or fax a full complete copy of one of your utility bills for Proof of Residency. If you do not currently have one on hand you may call one of your utility companies and have them email a copy of your bill or something with your service location and name on it to Mrs. Carr at ccarr@horrycountyschools.net or have one faxed to 843-650-6781. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Carr at ccarr@horrycountyschools.net or by phone at 843-650-1225

    ***** Community
    Interested in serving on a school committee or would like to volunteer at St James High.  Call the school @ 650-5600 or email our principal

    Lowes Food Cart To Class Program
    I don't know if you are familiar with the Cart To Class Program that we offer at Lowes Foods. The way it works is parents link their Lowes Rewards card to St. James High School (or any school that is registered with the program) and anytime they purchase our private label items (ex: Lowes Foods Water, Full Circle Balsamic Vinegar, Paws Animal Food) a percentage of that gets kicked back to the school(s) so it's free money for the school to use however they want and it costs the parents NOTHING more than what they spent on their groceries.

    In order for St. James High School to reap the benefits of this program, all parents have to do is link their Fresh Rewards card to your school and purchase Lowes Foods Private Brand items to get your share of the pie.  It’s easy.  Just click here and enter your Fresh Rewards card.  Don’t have it?  Click here to use your phone number.  Need a Fresh Rewards card?  Pick one up in the store and you can register it while you’re there. Some parents may have linked their card last year but it needs to be re-linked every year and they can link it to 3 schools or to St. James High School 3 TIMES!!!

    ***** School Improvement Council
    Meeting Information & SIC Website
    Meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of each month 5:30 in the media center

    ***** Meetings
    FBLA and DECA meets in the WRECC room on Tuesdays from 3:20 - 4.

    Anti-Bullying Club meets after school every Tuesday in room F-243 from 3:15-4:30.

    If you have school spirit and want to help plan spirit activities like pep rallies, you should join the Frenzies spirit club! Frenzies is open to students of all grades and meets every other Wednesday with Mrs. Lopez upstairs in Mrs. Crews’s room (F-226). See you there!

    The HOSA Club meets every Wednesday after school in Mr. Chapman's room

    Student Council meets on Thursdays at 3:20 in Mrs. Revis’ room. Everyone is welcome.

    The Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets every Friday at 7:40 a.m. in the auditorium.

    ***** Attendance
    Attendance Web Site

    Attendance Make Up Dates Semester 2
    Tuesdays 3:30 - 5:00  
    4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
    Thursdays 3:30 - 5:00
    4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31
    Saturdays 8:00 - 11:15
    5/5, 5/19

    ***** PTSO
    2017 2018 Officers
    Jamie Hammons- President
    Shawn Watford- Secretary

    ***** Daily E-Mail of Announcements
    A Daily Announcement E Mail is sent out around 2pm each school day.  If you would like to be added to the list send your email address and your students name and grade.  Sign Up

    ***** Shark Attack Online / Radio / Yearbook / Fathomless Minds

    There are a limited number of yearbooks remaining, so pre-order yours now for $80. Pay online through www.mypaymentsplus.com or bring cash or check to Mr. Moore in room C-142.

    Visit www.sjyearbook.com to purchase yearbooks, senior advertisements, and business advertisements.

    Shark Attack Online Website

    Shark Attack Today Radio  WSJH 101.1 FM  Broadcast range approx. 2 miles around school

    ***** Congratulations / Achievement

     


    ***** Athletic Information / Achievements /  Result

     

    Sharkies Dance Team
    All rising 8th-12th graders interested in trying out for the Sharkies Dance Team must pick up a tryout packet available at the front desk or in the pdf section below.  Tryouts will be held May 2, 3, 7, & 8 in the Cafeteria from 3:45-5:30 pm.

     

    St. James Sharks Athletic Schedule
    SPRING 2018
    Day Date Sport Team / Location Time
        Monday 23-Apr Tennis Away at GSF 5pm
        Golf Hosts NMB 4:30 PM
        Jv/Var Girls Soccer Away at MBCA 6pm
        Var Softball Hosts GT 6pm
        JV/Var Boys Soccer Hosts Conway-sr night 6pm
    Tuesday  24-Apr Golf Away at MB 4:30pm
        Baseball Hosts 1st Rd/playoffs 6pm
        Tennis Hosts GSF 5pm
        Track Region Meet at MB TBD
    Wednesday 25-Apr  Var/Var Soccer Hosts MC  6PM
             
    Thursday 26-Apr Baseball Hosts 1st Rd/playoffs 6pm
        Softball 1st Round playoffs tbd 6pm
        Golf Away at CHS 4:30pm
        Jv/Var Girls Soccer Host Socastee 6pm
        Tennis Away at TBD TBD
    Friday 27-Apr      
    Saturday 28-Apr      

    I would like to announce that Rachel Fornal made the cheer team at Clemson University.  She made it through a 3 day tryout which was held for around 90 athletes.  She was selected to the Clemson All-Girl team which consist of 20 athletes. Rachel is now the 9th athlete in 6 years from our program to be granted the opportunity to cheer at the college level.  Please help us to congratulate her on this amazing accomplishment.   Jessica C. Harrell

    Clemson Cheerleader

     

    Athletics
    Athletic Web Site   Click on picture to view

    For All Athletic Information & Results
    http://sharksathletics.com/
    Facebook St James Sports

    Planet HS

    *****Online Shopping -- Shark Apparel

    Shark fans:
    The St. James Sideline Store is now available online for your shopping pleasure. Proceeds go to the general athletic account for our Shark student-athletes
    http://www.sidelinestores.com/schools/south_carolina/murrellsinlet/st-james-high-school

    Thank you for your support as always!
    Sideliine Store

    Neff Athletic Lettermen Jackets
    www.neffjacketshop.com

    *****Shark Club
    The Shark Club Website
    www.stjamessharkclub.com

    *****Fundraiser
    Sharks Forever
    Support your Sharks while making a lasting impression.  An engraved brick paver in the courtyard of Shark Stadium is a unique way to recognize any shark fan.  Whether in honor or memory of a special person, it's a gift that will last a lifetime.  This special tribute is only $100 and benefits St James Athletics.  For more information contact SJHS Athletic Director, Paula Lee 843-650-1319.   

    Graduation Tee Shirts
    Order a personalized monogrammed t-shirt for your favorite graduating senior! The cost is $12 and they are available in the following colors and styles.  White or black shirt, crew neck or v-neck style.  Monogram colors: Gold, Glitter Gold, Antique Gold, Silver, Glitter Silver, Antique Silver.  Orders can be placed on Fridays during lunch in 5 Points, or call FINtastic Designs at 843-650-5600 ext. 2363, or send an email to iripps@horrycountyschools.net

    Tee Shirt

    The 2nd Annual Running Hawaiian 5K Run/Walk is May 19. The race honors a Cross Country and Track athlete I coached, Keahi Mendoza. Keahi lost his life in a surfing accident last year as a high school Senior. The run is a memorial, celebration of his life, and benefits a scholarship given in Keahi's name. Keahi was of Hawaiian descent. Pineapples are given as awards. Anyone registered by May 5 is guaranteed a t-shirt. A discount code is in the attached PDF posted below.

    *****Employment
    Please see Employment Page in the Guidance section of website or follow the link below.
    https://www.horrycountyschools.net/domain/2650

    *****Testing
    EOC & AP   Testing dates have been set.  See below in the pdf section for (printable) dates and locations.

    EOC Testing   AP Testing   Locations TBD
    Wednesday, May 2nd Writing –Gym   Monday May 7
    Teachers: Crews, Mantlo, Harrell, Crist, Holland   Chemistry 8AM
        Psychology Noon
    Wednesday, May 9th Writing -E-211    
    Teacher: Vargo   Tuesday May 8
        Physics 1: Algebra Based Noon
    Thursday, May 17th US History-Gym    
    Teachers: Donner, Mahaffey, Smalls   Wednesday May 9
        English Literature & Composition 8AM
    Friday, May 18th Algebra -Gym    
    Teachers: Graves, Wright, Centracchio, Lee   Thursday May 10
        US Government & Polities 8AM
    Tuesday, May 22nd Reading-Gym   Environmental Science Noon
    Teachers: Crews, Mantlo, Harrell    
        Friday May 11
    Wednesday, May 23rd Reading -Gym   US History 8AM
    Teachers: Vargo, Crist, Holland   Studio Art 8AM
         
    Thursday, May 24th Biology-Gym   Monday May 14
    Teachers: Cox, Wortley   Biology 8AM
        Music Theory 8AM
    Friday, May 25th Biology -Gym    
    Teachers: Ferry, Frick, Glander   Tuesday May 15
        Calculus AB 8AM
        Computer Science A Noon
         
        Wednesday May 16
        English Language & Composition 8AM
        Macroeconomics Noon
         
        Thursday May 17
        World History 8AM
        Statistics Noon
         
        Friday May 18
        Human Geography 8AM

    *****Guidance

    Attention Students Interested In PACE Courses for the 2018 – 2019 School Year
    *New Students To PACE
    Just a quick reminder to parents and students that they must complete a PACE application (online and paper) if they plan to take PACE classes at HGTC next year.  The process has been revised by HGTC, so this will require both types of registration.  Complete instructions for registering online are available in the packet of information (which also includes the paper application) that students are provided in the Guidance Department.  We cannot approve any application without both pieces being completed; also, in order for us to approve the online portion, we must have a copy of the student’s test scores and a signed HCS Commitment Form (now available in the Guidance Department).

    *Returning Students To PACE
    Students must complete and submit the two page application and a signed HCS Commitment Form (now available in the Guidance Department) in order to be approved to continue to take PACE courses at HGTC.

    Need information on financial aid?  State-funded scholarships? South Carolina colleges and universities?  Visit  www.che.sc.gov  for helpful information.

    Attention students and parents!  Need information on scholarships?  Free money for college? Please click on the link below:
    https://lendedu.com/blog/scholarship-video-course
    Included:
    - What are Scholarships?
    - What Are the Different Kinds of Scholarships?
    - How to Find Scholarships
    - How to Apply for Scholarships - Essay Tips
    - How to Apply for Scholarships - Letter of Recommendation Tips
    - Avoiding Scholarship Scams

    Tidelands Hospital is providing a program for local high school students to attend and shadow nurses in various departments.  You will be able to attend training sessions on various skills and observe interactions with patients in the hospital.  See Mrs. Fischer for applications.  Completed applications are due to Mrs. Fischer no later than April 25.  Only 1 student will be selected to attend this program.
    Please see Mrs. Fischer in room A-208 (near ROTC and PE) or email her at mfischer@horrycountyschools.net with any questions, and submit all applications to her directly. Forms listed below in the pdf section.

    Columbia College Summer Leadership Institute is accepting applications at the following link:  https://columbiacollege.campmanagement.com/enroll
    The Summer Leadership Institute provides unique and exclusive opportunities for young women to develop and strengthen their skills, connect with more than 150 professional women leaders, meet college student mentors and form ever-lasting bonds with like-minded peers. Tuition for each program is $550 and includes programming, room and board for a week long, residential program housed on the Columbia College campus. A limited number of financial need-based scholarships are available upon request; interview required.  On June 1, fifty percent of the deposit is due to secure your spot. Final balances are due at check-in.

    Summer Scholars
    The 2018 Summer Scholars Program online application will be available on March 30, 2018. (Brochures will be available in the front office/guidance office of schools on the afternoon of Thursday, March 29, 2018).
    June 11-14: Week 1 of Summer Scholars
    June 18-21: Week 2 of Summer Scholars
    The deadline for online registration is Friday, May 11
    For more information click here https://www.horrycountyschools.net/Page/352

    *****Senior / Graduation

    Seniors and Parents
    Each year, the South Carolina Department of Education honors graduating seniors who have 12 years of perfect attendance. Students who have not accumulated any unexcused absences and will only be counted as present if they are in attendance for over fifty percent of the instructional day—since being enrolled in a public school as a first-grade.  The student will receive a special certificate and personal letter signed by the State Superintendent of Education.  If your senior fulfills this criteria for Perfect Attendance, please contact Denise Lopes at (843) 650-2448 or email her at dlopes@dlopes@horrycountyschools.net by April 27, 2018

    ATTENTION SENIORS
    : Seniors needing senior supplies must contact, www.Herff Jones.com, ASAP.

    Need information on financial aid?  State-funded scholarships? South Carolina colleges and universities?  Visit  www.che.sc.gov  for helpful information.

    *****Save The Date
    St. James High School Graduation For The Class of 2018,  Monday, June 4, at the HTC Center at Coastal Carolina University, at 2 p.m.

     

     ***** PDF File Section