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Raptor Report

April 10, 2024

from AMHS Partners in Education (PIE)

Community News

The AMHS Junior/Senior Prom will be this Saturday, April 13, at The Wonderer!

Sign up as a Prom Volunteer!

Scan QR Code or

Click Here for Tickets.

AMHS National Honors Society Bus Driver Breakfast

Just before Spring Break, the AMHS National Honors Society hosted a breakfast for the bus drivers who get our students to and from school each day as a way of saying "thank you!" Thank you also to Ms. Renes, Ms. Vann, and Ms. Do for all they do!

Harry Ding '24 Named NHS Scholarship Finalist

Also right before Spring Break, Academic Magnet Senior Harry Ding was named a finalist for the most prestigious scholarship award offered by the National Honors Society. He was one of 25 finalists nationwide. He was invited to come to the White House as part of the recognition! Learn more about the scholarship finalists and recipients at this link.

Volunteers Needed for Saturday

The AMHS Soccer Team is hosting a JV tournament on Saturday, April 13, and help is needed to man the gate and concessions. If you are able to sign up for a shift, check out the links below:

Gate (Adult- click here) or

Concessions (click here)

Check out the schedule of events listed in the image. Thank you!

Give the gift of life on Monday, April 15! Blood Drive at AMHS.

3rd Quarter Ice Cream Party

It's time to celebrate our scholars on April 18 (9th and 11th grades) and April 19 (10th and 12th grades). PIE would appreciate parent volunteers. Sign up at this link!

Teacher Appreciation Week

PIE would love your help as we look to treat AMHS teachers and staff to show our gratitude for all that they do all year long. This year we will provide personal notes and a gift card to each staff member, and raffle off gift baskets.

Learn more about the donation options (gift cards, gift baskets, or a cash donation through Venmo), visit this link.

Please Complete the SC School Climate Parent Survey by April 12

To help Charleston County School District best address the needs of your child/family and foster a more successful and positive learning

environment, parents are asked to complete the important survey by April 12.

School Climate Survey - Directions to Parents in English

School Climate Survey - Directions to Parents in Spanish

Mindful Mondays: Open to students & staff!

Come start the week with your mind in the right place!

Order a sign for your senior at this link by May 1 for mid-May delivery!

Order a Yearbook Today!

Thank you, Raptor family, for purchasing yearbooks for your students! Fewer than 100 yearbooks remain available for purchase. Place your order today before time gets away from you.

Visit and use the school code: 25698. The deadline to order is April 15.

Click here to re-link your Harris Teeter Card - Try HT Plus Membership

AMHS Code is 4626

Current Number of Families Linked: 231

Funds raised to date: $864.96

In 2024, schools earn $10 for each HT Plus membership purchased by someone whose VIC card is linked to our school. Try it free for 30 days!

Administrative News

Congratulations to the 2024 Rookie Teacher of the Year at AMHS, Ms. Berenice Marquina! Thank you for all that you do for our scholars -- in your first year!

AB Schedule
Letters Home
Open Positions
Routes to AMHS
2024-25 CCSD Calendar
Official Website
School Calendar
Athletic Links + Socials
School Profile
Pay Fees on RevTrak
Past Raptor Reports
School Counseling News
Visit our website

New Handbook Now Available to Help Students & Parents Plan for What's Next!

Click here for

College Planning Guidance

The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year! Learn more at this link.

Scholarship List
2023-24 SAT / ACT DATES
CTE Future Ready Newsletters
2023-24 Lecture Series Topics
College Visit Verification Form
2013-2023 Matriculation
Upcoming College Visits

Dates for college rep visits at AMHS and college rep visits in the Charleston area can be found here.

Register through Naviance to show demonstrated interest. These sessions are open for all grades

Ms. Mansfield, the 2023-24 College and Career Specialist, is on the AMHS campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays during school hours.

Her email is 

Career Exploration Opportunities

Click here for Resume Tips!

Click here for Interview Tips!

Class Updates
AMHS StuCo Instagram Page

Class of 2024

2024 College Decisions
Class of '24 Parents on Facebook
Senior Lounge Snack Sign Up

Tumbleston Studios will be at Academic Magnet High School for Cap and Gown Portraits on April 24. Appointments will be free of charge to students who have paid a session fee already. Those who haven't paid a session fee and would like to book an appointment, please call 843-766-9400, email, or click on the “Book Session” button below to select your session time and book your appointment! Book Session

Class of 2025

Class of '25 Parents on Facebook

Class of 2026

Class of '26 Parents on Facebook

Class of 2027

Class of '27 Parents on Facebook

Calling all Freshmen!

Freshmen Raptors are invited to participate in student volunteer build with Operation Home on Saturday May 4, from 9-1pm. The work usually ends by 12, and lunch is provided. There is room for 6-8 freshmen to sign up - Email here if interested! Learn more about Operation Home.

Parent Boards
AMHS enjoys the support of three parent-led, community supported groups and an active SIC group. You can read about each group's mission and get updates below or find out more under the Parent Tab on the School Website.
PIE Funding Request Form

Pre-Spring Break Lunch for AMHS Faculty & Staff

Thanks to the help of our PIE members, and especially Mr. and Mrs. Winebrenner, PIE was able to treat AMHS faculty and staff with a delicious lunch before the start of Spring Break!


If you have any concerns you would like SIC to address in future meetings, please email Jessica Garrett P'25 at

SIC Reports to Parents
AMHS Booster

Join the Booster Club. Learn more here.

Visit our website
Raptors of Distinction
Help spread the good news! Got scoop on a current or former Raptor making their mark in the world? Share it with the Raptor Report here.
Clubs, Arts + Academics
The AMHS Student Newspaper. Read it here to "get the word on the birds."

Please use this link to submit photos to the AMHS Yearbook. If needed, our school code is 25698. You can also submit using the Herff Jones e-Share app available in Apple and Google Play stores for your mobile device. 

Raptor Athletics
Sports Updates & Schedules

Stay up to date with Booster Club Info, Forms, Raptor Rosters and Team Schedules on!

Teddy Lorusso '26 was last week's athlete-of-the-week. In his nomination, Coach Cosgrove said, "Our team's leading scorer, Teddy recorded back-to-back career high goal-scoring efforts (4 goals a piece) in AMHS's games last week against Philip Simmons and Effingham (GA). He leads by example on and off field despite being only a sophomore. Teddy plays hard for every ball, has a high lax IQ, is very coachable, and is a gifted athlete. More importantly, he is a solid young man of exemplary character. His ability to remain calm under pressure, to survey defenses, his change-of-speed on drives to the net, and his accurate, hard shot serve as an example for our predominantly new-to-the-sport roster. It was these reasons he was named a captain this year, and we look forward to Teddy further developing his game, helping lead this team in the years to come."

Spring Sports Schedules

Athletic Director: Raymond Knauer or 843.746.6376

Assistant Athletic Director: Stevie Jones

Trainer: Marty Travis

Coach contact information is here.

Click here for Spring Sports Passes
Sports Calendar
Athletic Links + Socials
Know of an opportunity from which AMHS students might benefit? Share it with the Raptor Report here.

Opportunties Shared by CCSD CTE (Career Technology Education)

CCSD CTE Career Opportunities

Paid Internship Opportunities

Boeing 2024 Engineering Student Development Program

The SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Outreach Center's summer camps challenge rising 6th - 10th graders in a fun and collaborative environment where hands-on STEM learning is celebrated. Students choose from a variety of topics, empowering them to interact with like-minded peers as they grow as scientists and engineers. GoSciTech offers three types of immersive STEM experiences - residential, day, and virtual - designed to engage and challenge students who are interested in STEM.

Find the one that is right for your family. Learn more and apply at this link.

La Bell'Italia!

Dr. Altman and Mr. McCormick have organized an amazing trip through Italy for Spring Break in 2025!

Check out the tour enrollment page to see a more detailed itinerary and to set up automatic payments (see link to flyer below). To ensure this trip takes place in 2025, 12 students need to enroll by April 30, 2024. Learn more on the flyer at this link.

Spend Spring Break 2025 in Costa Rica! Raptors are invited to consider this amazing opportunity to explore the ecology of Costa Rica during spring break of 2025. Students will conduct research on leatherback sea turtles AND earn 30 hours of community service. Email Ms. Phillips ( with any questions.

Opportunity for the Class of '27!

Kids On Point is teaming up with Charleston Civil Rights and Civics (C3) for the second year to offer an immersive civil rights experience for high school students completing their freshman year. This year's session is scheduled from June 24 to June 28, 2024. Students will explore key sites in the Lowcountry, delving into our region's history of slavery and civil rights. The program will conclude at the Charleston Board of Elections, emphasizing the importance of the election process, voter registration, and will feature a special graduation ceremony.

This week-long experience is entirely free, with transportation and all expenses covered. Learn more and register at this link. Also visit the Kids On Point website, and check out last year's program in this video.

Community Service + Activities

Presidential Service Awards: Please note the submission point person is now Ms. GG.

Here is a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about the AMHS Volunteer Hours

graduation requirement here.

Volunteer Hours Form

Have an event that could use AMHS volunteers?

Send info and details to

REMINDER: 30 Hours of Community Service due by May 1

Parents and students are reminded that all AMHS students should be working toward their 30 hours of community service which will be due on May 1st. Community Service forms are available on the class canvas pages and all of our Study Hall teachers can answer questions about this important school-wide program.

Volunteers Needed on April 26-27 for Purple Stride

PanCAN, the pancreatic cancer action network, will host a Purple Stride Walk at the James Island County Park on April 27. Volunteers are needed on April 26 to set up, and on April 27 to help with check in, assisting in a variety of areas, and clean up at the end. If anyone is interested in volunteering for PurpleStride or has any questions, please contact Kathleen Sherrill at

Help Sweep the Beach!

Is your Raptor looking for a volunteer opportunity? Isle of Palms beach cleanup litter sweeps will be held every other Monday starting March 11. Click the "Litter Sweep Schedule" image for a .pdf with more details!

Calling all Freshmen!

Freshmen Raptors are invited to participate in student volunteer build with Operation Home on Saturday May 4 from 9-1pm. The work usually ends by 12, and lunch is provided. There is room for 6-8 freshmen to sign up - Email here if interested! Learn more about Operation Home.

Volunteers are needed for the Walk for Autism on April 27, 2024 from 7 am to 1:30 pm.  Any students wishing to volunteer can come for part of the hours or all. If interested in volunteering please contact Rose O'Neal at 843-553-1316 or


Volunteers will assist in several tasks: setting up tables and tents; manning jump castles, food stations, silent auction tables, merchandise table, ticket sales and at the end of the event breaking down tables and tents along with clean up.

One Last Thing ...

The Raptor Report is published weekly by AMHS PIE on Wednesdays during the school year except for holiday breaks.

Faculty, students, and parents are encouraged to submit articles and/or pictures of AMHS events, honors, and needs.

Please email your information to the Raptor Report Editors by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the Wednesday publication date.

Feedback or suggestions for improvement? Please send an email as well.

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