Principal Message

Mr. Caricari

This past week was filled with Project Based Learning (PBL) assignments and exams on Monday thru Thursday to conclude the first academic quarter. Friday brought excitement to all three grade levels as we started the second quarter. Our 6th graders had an assembly in the morning on the importance of recycling presented by Dr. T, the Trashologist and his counterpart Les Litter in conjunction with York County’s Clean Community initiative. This group performs each year for our 6th graders in a very entertaining and engaging way as they promote the need for recycling. Our 7th graders experienced Fun Fire Friday presented by our very own 7th grade science teachers, Mrs. DuPree, Ms. Williams, and Mr. Latzos. This activity was conducted outside and our students were able to witness chemical reactions that they had studied this year through demonstrations and discussions led by our teachers. Our 8th graders had Job Shadow Day where they were able to secure experiences on a work day with professionals in our community. This gave them the opportunity to see firsthand what it would be like to work in that particular field. I truly hope that our 8th graders had a good experience and that this opportunity provided them with ideas that can help them with career choices in the future.

Congratulations to our 8th grade football team as they were victorious over Indian Land on Wednesday and now have moved on to the championship game of the newly formed Fort Mill Athletic Conference (FMAC). The FMAC Championship Game will take place this Wednesday at Banks Trail starting at 6:30pm. I look forward to joining a large swarm of Yellow Jacket fans in supporting our team. In other athletic news, 7th and 8th grade students who are interested in trying out for basketball at FMMS need to see the tryout dates below in the “future Dates” section for more information.

In closing, I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of the FMMS Staff to thank our PTO and all parents who were involved with providing us with a luncheon on Friday. It was absolutely delicious and truly appreciated. We are blessed to have such a caring PTO and group of parents that continuously care for students, staff, and school!

Please continue reading for important dates and information.


Tony Caricari, Principal

Good things happen to people who work hard, care for others, respect all, and follow the rules!

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FMMS Staff News

  1. We welcomed our new School Resource Officer, Sgt. Jim Lyons, to the FMMS Family on Monday. We are excited to have Officer Lyons at FMMS!
  2. The Fort Mill School District STEAM Launch took place on Thursday. We are excited to announce that the following teachers will be STEAM Leaders at FMMS: April Morrison, Daniel Stone, George Latzos, and Naomi Elkin.

This Week

October 24: Make-up Picture Day.

October 25: First Quarter Report Cards and individual score reports for SC READY and SC PASS go home with students.

October 25: Conference Championship Football – 8th grade football travels to Banks Trail to take on the Timberwolves in the first ever Fort Mill Athletic Conference (FMAC) championship game. Kickoff is set for 6:30pm. Go Jackets!

October 25: Cheer showcase at NFHS Gym at 6:00pm.

October 25: Spirit Night at Papa John’s (Springfield Pkwy location).

October 27: 7th Grade Social for 7th graders only 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

Future Dates

October 30: Weather make-up day. School will be in session.

October 30 – November 1: Basketball Tryouts – Students must have a sports physical dated April 1, 2017 or later on file at the school in order to participate in tryouts. Sports physical forms can be picked up at school or printed from our athletic webpage. Please go to the following link for the tryout schedule - .

November 2 & 3: Musical Theatre practice 3:30 – 6:00pm in the FMMS Gym.

November 4: Mock Trial Regional Competition in Greenville, SC.

November 4: Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic in Columbia, SC.

November 10: Veteran’s Day Assembly.

November 27: Spirit Night at Papa John’s (Springfield Pkwy location).

December 5: FMMS Chorus Concert at 7:00pm in the NFHS Auditorium.

December 12: Open Dress Rehearsal for Beauty and the Beast at 5:00pm in the FMMS Gym.

December 13: FMMS Band Concert at 7:00pm in the NFHS Auditorium.

December 15: Opening Night for Beauty and the Beast.


Counselor’s Corner

Job Shadow Day for 8th Grade Students – We hope that all of our 8th grade students had a wonderful experience in the work force on Friday. Please go to the following links for forms that needs to be filled out and turned in at school. Job Shadow Observation Report and JS Business Evaluation Form .


The Direction of Your Dreams

Last week I celebrated Manufacturing Day by visiting three awesome companies in York and Lancaster Counties – Nutramax Laboratories, Domtar, and Fab Fours.  Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers.  It was amazing to hear the stories about employees starting young, receiving training, being promoted, and turning what started as “just a job” into careers.  Each company stressed that, above all else, they look for their employees to have a good work ethic and strong character.  The manufacturing field can offer students a viable and profitable path, and we are lucky to have so many positions available close to home.  Our 7th grade students will have a chance to learn more about these three manufacturing companies during Career Fair in the Spring. 

Kati McFadden, Career Development Facilitator

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined.”  Henry David Thoreau


Literacy Connection

17 middle grade books to look forward to in 2017. Please go to the following link for more information:



FMMS SPIRIT NIGHT: Wed. Oct. 25th at Papa Johns on Springfield Pkwy -  all day including deliveries!

Staff Luncheon: The PTO would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our Staff Appreciation Luncheon. Whether you donated food or your time, it was much appreciated. We cannot do what we do without the continued support from our families! 

Box Tops: This Wednesday Oct.25th is the deadline for our fall collection! Which class will win the pizza and snow cone party? Place Box Tops in a baggie with student’s name and homeroom teacher on a piece of paper, and drop off in the front office. Winner announced next week!

School Store: Open Fridays 7:40-8:05am - There are still some $5.00 shirts left. Got to our Facebook page to see items and sizes remaining.

Shop at Harris Teeter?

  • Link (or Relink) your Harris Teeter VIC card to the Fort Mill Middle School PTO.
  • Each school year your Harris Teeter VIC card must be relinked. 
  • Your VIC card can be linked to multiple organizations, and the donation will just be split equally between them.  If you’ve already linked a group, you can still link to the FMMS PTO too!
  • Go here to link your card:

Shop at Publix? 

  • No problem! Stop by the office to pick up a scan tag for our school or email the PTO and we will send one home!

*PTO Email Address: - Facebook- Fort Mill Middle School PTO - Instagram- fmmspto



Game Results:

Football: Semi-final round of the FMAC 0n 10/11/17

8th Grade: won at Indian Land 34 – 26.  They will now face off against Banks Trail at 6:30pm on the road Wednesday in the championship game.

Future Falcon Youth Wrestling: Please go to the following link for information: FFYW.

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