School change is a fact of life in Fort Mill. Ask local kids how many elementary, middle or high schools they have attended in town and you'll see the pattern of our explosive growth.
As the student population swells, so do our schools. With two new elementary schools set to open next fall, school attendance zones will change yet again.
Rumors abound. Neighborhood splits, staff assignments and wacky plans have all been discussed in hushed tones, but those will be put to rest tomorrow.
The Fort Mill School District will hold a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday to present proposed changes to elementary attendance areas. The meeting is at Nation Ford High School, 1400 A.O. Jones Blvd. Though it was precipitated by the two new elementary school openings, the proposed plan will affect students of all ages.
The reassignment plan aims to keep neighborhoods together when Sugar Creek Elementary and Pleasant Knoll Elementary schools open in fall 2009. Other important factors in consideration are enrollment, building capacity, demographics and transportation.
If you don't have school-age children and want to know which schools you are currently zoned to attend, log on to the school district's Web site, www.fort-mill.k12.sc.us/ home.aspx and find the new school locator. The locator will connect your address to the current elementary, middle and high school attendance areas.
Soccer for women
Women 18 and older are invited to play soccer through Oct. 28 at Leroy Springs Recreation Complex, 971 E. Tom Hall St. Soul 2 Sole Soccer wants beginners to experienced soccer players to come out 8-9:30p.m. Tuesdays for some great exercise and camaraderie. Warm-ups and drill work will be followed by a scrimmage.
Details: 704-474-1067 or e-mail soul2solesoccer@ yahoo.com.
Swing dance party
If soccer is not your thing, try swing. All Nations Church at 360 Hammond Road is teaming up with Gottaswing Charlotte this Saturday to present a night of swing dancing with DJ “Savoy” Joe Polsgrove. Gottaswing is the largest swing-only dance instruction and promotion company in America.
The night starts with a beginner lesson from 7 to 8p.m. and the dance follows from 8 to 10p.m. Singles and families are expected to come out for the inexpensive night of fun. Cost is $5 and child care is available for $1 per child at the All Nations campus.
Space is limited, so if you are interested in child care, make a reservation by e-mailing the names and ages of your children to info@gotta swingcharlotte.com with the subject “Childcare 10/4/08.”