• ***** General Information

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

    There are still 2 spots left for females and 2 spots left for males on the Senior Disney Trip.  The trip is April 18-22 and the cost is $660 for transportation, tickets to Universal/Islands of Adventure, Park-Hopper tickets for the 4 Disney Theme Parks, and accommodations at Disney's Pop Century Resort.  If anyone is interested please see Mr. Hudacko ASAP to get a form and bring their money to reserve their spot.  First come first serve!

    Prom will be April 13, 2018 at The Marina Inn From 7 pm until 11 pm.  See Prom 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.

    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!

    There will be a HOSA Club meeting 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 only 85 yearbooks remaining. If you want a yearbook, please 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
    Student, Staff, & Teacher of the Month
    Congratulations to the following honorees for the month of November/December:
    Freshman: Will Ropp
    Sophomore: Daniel Gilstrap
    Junior: Maria Xon Salvador
    Senior: Andrew Dietz
    Teacher: Mr. Bedwell
    Support Staff: Mrs. Carr

    Optimist International Essay Contest WINNER
    We would like to announce Alleigh Brown as the Optimist International Essay Contest Winner!  She will attend a luncheon where she will be honored for her essay.  She will also be entered for a chance to win a $2500 scholarship at the district level.

    Congratulations Miss St James Pageant Winners
    Miss St. James High 2017-18 : Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Miss Senior : Eliza Moore
    Miss Junior Dominque Terrell
    Miss Sophomore: Baylee Payne
    Miss Freshmen: Grayson Squires
    Miss Congenialty: Alyssa Banesse
    Pageant Scholar: Savannah Simpson
    Best Dressed: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    People's Choice: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Most Photogenic: Ragan Lynn Dennis
    Best in Talent: Eliza Moore
    Evans Award of Excellence Recipients: Ragan Lynn Dennis, Alyssa Banesse, Dominique Terrell

    ***** Athletic Information / Achievements /  Results


    St. James Sharks Athletic Schedule









    Team / Location




    Spring Parent/Athlete Meeting

    SJHS Auditorium




    HCS AD Meeting





    Girls Basketball 1st Round of Playoffs

    Away at Stall




    Girls LAX Scrimmage

    Away at Socastee




    FCA Banquet

    Ocean Lakes Conference Center




    Boys LAX scrimmage

    Hosts Carolina Forest




    Baseball Scrimmage

    Hosts Loris




    Softball Scrimmage

    Hosts Waccamaw




    Boys LAX Scrimmage

    Hosts Socastee




    AAAA Individual Wrestling Lower States





    JV Girls & Boys Seahawk Challenge

    Myrtle Beach HS




    AAAA Individual Wrestling Lower States




    JV Girls & Boys Seahawk Challenge

    Myrtle Beach HS



    Shark Club Fundraiser Fins 'n Flops

    Wicked Tuna




    Spring Sports Media Day



    Practice Plans February 12- 17
    Varsity softball
    Mon-practice from 3:45-6:30
    Tues- practice from 3:45-6:30
    Wed - practice from 3:45-6:30
    *possibly travel to Wando on Wed if the scrimmage tomorrow is canceled.
    Thur – host Waccamaw in scrimmage at 5:30
    Friday - practice from 3:45-6:30

    Softball JV/B-Team
    Mon - practice from 4-6:30
    Tue- practice from 4-6:30
    Wed- practice from 4-6:30
    Thur- practice from 4-6:30
    Fri- practice from 4-6:30

    jv 3:30- 5:30
    varsity 4:30-6:30
    bteam at Huckabee field depending upon weather from 4-6

    Picture plans have changed PLEASE share with your ATHLETES
    Coaches, Spring Athletes & Parents:
    This SUNDAY, February 18 ALL SENIORS will go to the Rancier Photgraphy STUDIO in UNIFORM with equipment if desired and with a $45.00 check to the Shark Club for SENIOR BANNER PICS ONLY - GO TO 3839 Socastee Blvd. Suite I from 1-4 pm.
    The following SUNDAY, February 25 the schedule below will be used for team & Individual pictures:
    12:15 pm Softball (3 teams) at Finway Field
    1:00 pm Baseball (3 teams) at Shark Park
    1:45 pm Tennis at Fin Courts
    2:15 pm Girls Lacrosse (2 teams) at Sharks Stadium
    3:00 pm Boys Lacrosse (2 teams) at Sharks Stadium
    3:45 pm Track at Sharks Stadium
    4:30 pm Girls Soccer (2 teams) at Sharks Stadium
    5:15 pm Boys Soccer (2 teams) at Sharks Stadium
    Boys Golf will schedule a date with Rancier for the golf course

    Before a student athlete in grades 7-12 can tryout for a sport team he/she must have a completed and approved medical physical on file online with PlanetHS
    If you have any questions please see your coach before the tryout dates or contact the Athletic Trainers at the High School 843-650-2252
    All participants must be academically eligible to tryout for a spring sport. 
    Dress appropriately for the tryout and dress in layers due to the weather changes.
    Cheer: (starting March 6 open season)
    Tuesdays and Wednesdays 3:45-6
    Mondays (we will be off campus at Gym Inc)
    All rising 7th-12th graders interested in being a part of the St. James Cheer Program, please attend an informational meeting Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. in the SJHS cafeteria.
    Cheer Tryouts:
    April 10 3:45-6
    April 11 3:45-6
    April 12 3:45-until  (we will need big gym and mini gym this day please)

    Volleyball: (not sure of start date)
    Mondays and Thursdays (possibly Fridays) 3:45-5:45

    All winter athletes will have the opportunity to tryout for a spring sport as soon as the winter season is over. The student athlete needs to inform the spring coach that they will be trying out at the completion of their season.


    Athletic Web Site   Click on picture to view
    For All Athletic Information & Results
    Facebook St James Sports

    Planet HS

    *****Online Shopping -- Shark Apparel
    SJ Sharks & Community
    Online Sharks Apparel Store - Locally Owned & Operated with sales supporting Sharks Athletics



    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

    Thank you for your support as always!
    Sideliine Store

    Neff Athletic Lettermen Jackets

    *****Shark Club
    The Shark Club Website

    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.   

    The Jackson Companies (Ocean Lakes Campground) will be here during all lunches on February 22nd to accept job applications for Summer jobs.

    McDonald’s in Garden City is now accepting applications for jobs. Workers are needed.

    Hey Ladies, Prom 2018 is around the corner. We here at Foxy Lady Boutique are looking for high school girls to work part time in a very fun
    and  fashionable atmosphere January - May. If you are interested in interviewing please email shannon@shopfoxylady.com. So looking forward to exciting prom season ahead.

    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:
    - 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

    Horry Electric 2018 Washington Youth Tour and Youth Summit
    Horry Electric Cooperative is offering two exciting opportunities to HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS this summer.
    1 - The Electric Cooperative Youth Tour, scheduled for June 9-14. Four will be sent on this trip.
    2 - Cooperative Youth Summit, in Columbia, SC and scheduled for July 10-13. Four students will be selected to attend as representatives of Horry Electric Cooperative.
    We are currently accepting applications from any high school JUNIOR in Horry County who is interested in either of these opportunities.  All expenses are paid by the Cooperative.
    Students who apply for either opportunity are asked to take a short written test based on study material provided by Horry Electric Cooperative and then participate in a personal interview with representatives of Horry Electric. All study materials will be mailed to students well in advance of the date of the competition.
    Based on the results of the test and the interview session, four students will be selected to represent Horry Electric Cooperative at Youth Tour.  Another four students will be selected to represent us at the Cooperative Youth Summit. Two alternates for each trip will also be selected in the event one of the winners is unable make the trip.
    As an added bonus for students selected for Youth Tour, there will be an opportunity to compete for a $5000 R.D. Bennett scholarship.  Details will be provided to the student representatives at the appropriate time.
    All applicants for the Youth Tour and for the Youth Summit must:
    Attend high school or career center in Horry County
    Be currently enrolled as a junior
    Participate in test and interview session at the time, date and location set by the Cooperative.
    Submit completed applications to Ms. Wood by Tuesday, February 20th.
    (Applications available in Guidance; please see Ms. Wood)

    Attention parents and students: Please see the link below for more information regarding this direct opportunity for high school and college students to meet with college admissions counselors and scholarship foundations for on-the-spot advice about obtaining scholarships and what they look for in potential recipients
    FEBRUARY 24, 2018
    Contact us at:


    We are now accepting applications for the 2018 Palmetto Girls State Leadership Conference which will be held this summer at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC from June 10 to June 16, 2017.  SJHS has been allotted 3 delegates and 1 wait list for this year’s conference.

    Junior girls who meet the following criteria should complete and submit the attached application, along with the additional materials detailed on the application, for consideration.  Nominees to Palmetto Girls State should be the best leaders from the school and community and should be young women of strong moral character who are interested in how the government operates.  Qualifications considered in the selection process include leadership, interest in government, character, scholarship, maturity, desire to attend Palmetto Girls State, and cooperativeness.  Among the principles observed throughout the week are the concepts of God and country.  Delegates should, therefore, be willing to participate in devotional services as well as show respect to the American flag. Please note that there will be a $180 fee required to participate in this year’s program that will be due in April.

    Please submit completed applications* to Ms. Wood in Guidance by Friday, March 9th at 3:00 p.m.   Interviews will be held sometime during the week of March 19th.  Final selection of SJHS’s 3 delegates will occur on or about March 23rd.  

    *Completed applications consist of the following:  transcript, letter of recommendation, typed essay, signed acknowledgements (2) 

    See below in the pdf section for application

    2018 QuestBridge College Prep Scholars Program for high school juniors.  A pathway to top colleges for outstanding low-income high school juniors.  Through this program, academically outstanding, low-income students can receive special awards, recognition and opportunities that will give them an early advantage in applying to college.

    Qualifications:  Juniors, typically in the top 5-10% of their class, earning primarily A’s in the most challenging courses available, whose families earn less than $65,000 annually (for a typical family of four) with minimal assets.  Students should also demonstrate strength in character and motivation to succeed.  May be eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.  May be part of the first generation in their family to attend college.

    Free online application is available at www.questbridge.org/refer.  Deadline is March 21, 2018.

    Riley Institute at Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) Program
    The Emerging Public Leaders (EPL) program is looking for rising high school seniors (current juniors) who are striving to become leaders and improve their communities. EPL, which includes a residential week on the Furman campus (June 17 – 22, 2018) and a school-year long service component, is free of charge to all current juniors who are selected to participate.
    Applications are due Friday, April 6, 2018. 
    How to apply and refer students to EPL:
    The following EPL website contains a link to the application and additional information.  https://riley.furman.edu/education/projects/emerging-public-leaders/epl-application

    What is EPL:
    Furman’s Emerging Public Leaders is a leadership and civic engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics, and Public Leadership. This week-long summer program (June 17 – 22, 2018) offers a series of experiences that enable students to develop into civic-minded and engaged leaders in their communities. During the week, participants attend workshops at Furman that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities. Students will then return to campus in the spring to present the results of their projects to their peers and a panel of judges. Additional project funds are awarded to the winner.

    “EPL has taught me that a leader should not be a source of empowerment, but rather should teach people how to empower themselves. I also learned how to listen and include everyone in the group.” – Ronak Malde, current senior at Southside High School, EPL Class of 2017  -2018
    For more information, check out their website:  https://riley.furman.edu/education/projects/emerging-public-leaders/emerging-public-leaders

    Furman University’s Richard W. Riley Institute broadens student and community perspectives about issues critical to South Carolina’s progress. It builds and engages present and future leaders, creates and shares data-supported information about the state’s core challenges, and links the leadership body to sustainable solutions. It is committed to nonpartisanship in all it does and to a rhetoric-free, facts-based approach to change.

    *****Senior / Graduation
    : Seniors needing senior supplies must contact, www.Herff Jones.com, ASAP.

    There are still 2 spots left for females and 2 spots left for males on the Senior Disney Trip.  The trip is April 18-22 and the cost is $660 for transportation, tickets to Universal/Islands of Adventure, Park-Hopper tickets for the 4 Disney Theme Parks, and accommodations at Disney's Pop Century Resort.  If anyone is interested please see Mr. Hudacko ASAP to get a form and bring their money to reserve their spot.  First come first serve!

    Attention seniors and parents of seniors:  Please contact your student’s counselor to schedule their senior conference.  We will go over important information regarding college applications, scholarships, college visits, and other information during this conference.  We look forward to meeting with you.

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

    *****Save The Date
    February 17, 2018 6pm Fins & Flip Flops
    February 27, 2018 Open House / Parent Night
    April 13, 2018 Prom Marina Inn 7 to 11pm
    April 18 - 22, 2018 Grad Bash Senior Trip, Orlando Florida

     ***** PDF File Section