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Raptor Report

May 15, 2024

from AMHS Partners in Education (PIE)

Community News

Raptors Enjoy AMHS Spirit Night with the Charleston Riverdogs

Our Raptor family had a wonderful time enjoying a night with the Charleston Riverdogs on Friday, May 10. Thanks to everyone who came out for the fun! And best of all, the Riverdogs won!

AMHS Students Awarded Scholarships by the SC Bar Association

Congratulations to Harry Ding '24 and Betsy Bailey '24 for being awarded the SC Bar LRE High School Mock Trial Scholarship. These two seniors have participated in the SC Bar’s Mock Trial program since 7th grade and helped lead the AMHS Mock Trial team the past four years. During the Mock Trial regional and state competitions this year, seniors Wilson Swenson, Harry Ding, Jordan Burrell and Campbell Lesher along with juniors Kimberly Do and Molly George were all awarded “Most Effective” individual awards by the judges. More information about the 2024 award recipients can be found at this link.

This is a fun school-wide, lunch-time event for all AMHS students, whether they are taking AP courses or not. 

As of Tuesday, May 14, only FIVE yearbooks remain! Yearbook distribution will take place at the AP Picnic on May 17.

Check out the 23-24 School Improvement Council Report

Mandated by the state, a School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as a vehicle for

teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community representatives to

collaborate and help schools across South Carolina reach the goals identified in their

five-year school improvement plans (SIPs). Review this year's report by scanning the QR code or click here.

Don't miss Senior Awards Night!

Seniors and their families are invited to attend the AMHS Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, May 29 from 5 to 7 pm in the AMHS cafeteria.

It's time to celebrate our seniors before their final days as a student Raptor!

Do you Have Questions About Graduation?

Want to know the date and time for graduation? Or wondering if you need to worry about tickets for yourself and your family? Perhaps your student is wondering if they really HAVE to go to graduation practice. If you have questions, we've got answers. Check out the latest FAQ document on the AMHS website at this link or at this link.

Mindful Mondays: Open to students & staff!

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

Thank you, Nurses!

Last week AMHS observed National Nurses Week by celebrating Nurses Julian, Wise, and Neal, who go above and beyond on a daily basis to ensure the wellbeing of every Raptor!

Welcome to Our New Raptors & Their Families!

The AMHS Class of 2028 is taking shape! New students are reminded to mark your calendar for Summer Scholars from July 29-August 1! It's a fun week that provides an opportunity to meet other students and learn more about the year ahead!

Class of 2028 Families are invited to join the Facebook page at this link.

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

End of Year Opt-Out Forms to Go Home This Week;

Due on Friday

It's that time of year for the End of Year Opt-Out Form, allowing students who meet set requirements to "opt out" of attendance on set days toward the end of the school year. The days allowed are different for each grade.

Parents are asked to initial the dates that your child will NOT attend school. Look for the form, sign it, and send it back with your student to turn in at the AP Picnic in the AMHS courtyard on Friday, May 17.

AP Exams wrap up this week, and final exams begin next week for our 12th graders, along with a number of EOC (end-of-course) exams. Check out the schedule above.

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

Scholarship List
ACT Dates & Deadlines
SAT Dates & Deadlines
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

Class of 2024 Senior Awards Ceremony: May 29, 5-7 pm

Seniors are expected to attend this event at the AMHS Cafeteria where special awards will be presented, and this year's valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced!

Graduation Practice will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 8:30-11:30 am and attendance is MANDATORY. Students who do not attend will not be permitted to walk at graduation.

The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7 at 3 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Graduates should arrive NO LATER THAN 2 pm; but doors will not open to AMHS students and guests until 2 pm. NOTE: A clear bag policy is in effect!

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
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

Elect Your PIE Board Members for the 2024-25 School Year

The proposed slate of new officers is now available from the Nominating Committee. Each member of PIE may cast one vote. No response will be counted as a "YES." 


Proposed PIE Board Members 2024-2025

President: Kate Williams, '25P and '28P

Vice President: Meredith White, '27P

Secretary: Kimberly Steele, '26P and '28P

Treasurer: Katherine Falls, '25P

Member-at-large: Coleen Griffin, '23P and '25P


Please email your vote by JUNE 1 to with the subject "PIE VOTE."

PIE Fuels Our Raptors With Snacks for AP Exams

With thanks for the support from AMHS families, PIE has continued to provide much appreciated snacks for our Raptors as they have been taking AP exams last week and this week. The finish line is in sight! It has worked well with the exams in the gym, to provide the snacks for students at the concession stands -- and everything is free to these hungry snackers!

AMHS Spirit Store Open Until May 24

There are only a few weeks left to get your AMHS spirit wear! The store will close at noon on Friday, May 24, for the year. This will allow the last orders to be filled and picked up before the school closes for the summer.

There's a great new shirt design for spring 2024, but there are only a few left. They will be restocked before the fall.

Thanks for all your support of PIE and especially spirit wear over the past two years. It's been a BLAST!! 


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

Don't forget! The AMHS Booster Club All Sports Banquet will be held on Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7 pm. There will be food, a slideshow, and AWARDS!

Athletes may attend for free but need to RSVP here by TODAY, May 15.

Families and guests may purchase tickets here, also by May 15. Each guest needs an individual ticket; children ages 3 and under are free. $15 per person. Learn more about the AMHS All Sports Banquet here.

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.

Congratulations to Isaac Chery '24 on winning the Charleston Chapter of the Links, Inc. 2024 Mayme B. Massey Memorial Scholarship - an awesome accomplishment, albeit an unsurprising one given this Raptor's skills. To learn more about Isaac's plans for the future, please check out the full story on the AMHS website at this link.

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

SCHSL AA All-State Honors

Congratulations to Elaina Seymour '24 of the AMHS Softball team for her selection to the AA All-State Team!

Congratulations to James Benetti '25, Aiden Ruggiero '25, Mark Sereda '25, & Blake Yarborough '26 of the AMHS Men's Soccer Team for their all-state honors.

Congratulations on the all-state selections for Rachel Holden '24, Mattie Vermette '25, and Charlie Zaifert '24 of the AMHS Women's Soccer team.

Athletic Director: Raymond Knauer or 843.746.6376

Assistant Athletic Director: Stevie Jones

Trainer: Marty Travis

Coach contact information is here.

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

Rising AMHS juniors and seniors are invited to apply for the USC Business Success Academy scheduled for June 23-28, 2024 on the school's Columbia campus.

Students who are interested in exploring and learning about the various business majors available, who are curious about determining if a major in business is right for them, and/or who want to gain hands-on experience and engage with business leadership should apply by May 24, 2024. There is no cost for this hands-on business experience that could lead to exclusive scholarship opportunities!

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.

Community Service + Activities

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 were due by May 1. If hours have not been submitted yet, 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 for That BIG Book Sale

Charleston Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to help run the 42nd Annual That BIG Book Sale (TBBS) at the Omar Shrine Auditorium on May 16-19. Volunteers receive a $10 voucher to use at TBBS! Find out more about volunteering at this link and sign up for a shift at this link.

Help Sweep the Beach!

Is your Raptor looking for a volunteer opportunity? The next Isle of Palms beach cleanup litter sweeps will be held May 20, and then each Monday from June 3 through Labor Day. Click the "Litter Sweep Schedule" image for a .pdf with more details!

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 pm on the Monday preceding the Wednesday publication date.

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

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