The mission of Sugar Creek Elementary School is to put children first by positively supporting diversity within a safe learning community while in pursuit of excellence through an engaging curriculum and a love of learning.

From the Principal

Welcome to Sugar Creek Elementary! My name is Michelle Gritz and I am proud to be Principal at Sugar Creek.  This is my 16th year of being an educator in the Fort Mill School District. Our vision at Sugar Creek is putting children first, striving for excellence and building positive relationships. The vision of our school stems from our school district’s mission.  Family and community are the foundation of Sugar Creek.  I truly believe that a successful education is a joint effort between the school and the home. Communicating effectively with parents and the community is an important way to keep families informed of class activities, PTO and school events. Bringing families into the school will remain a priority for us at Sugar Creek Elementary. Our school’s focus this year will be on Teaming Together Towards Excellence. Our staff will be working hard on implementing standards based instruction and innovative practices, as well,  as integrating technology into their lessons.   We are striving to prepare all students to be 21st century thinkers and problem solvers. I look forward to continuing my educational journey at Sugar Creek and to serving our students, staff and families. I am privileged to be the mother of three boys- Braden (3rd grade), Nicholas (1st grade), and Gabriel (4 years old) and the wife of Chris Gritz.


Reminder: Car Line Name Tags and Walker/Biker Waiver 

Make sure you pick up a NEW purple name tag for car line for the 2014-2015 school year.  You can pick one up at Meet the Teacher or in the front office.  These tags should be displayed in the front windshield with student names written BIG, bold, and in print.  You may not use these signs to pick up students from the door, please wait in line.  For safety reasons, you may not pick students up in car line without a name tag.  If you do not have a tag, you must park to get a tag from the front office and then return to the car rider line. Thanks for your help in making sure afternoon car line runs smoothly.

If your child plans on walking or biking to/from school, please turn in a waiver to the front office so your child can receive a walker tag for his/her bookbag.  These waivers are available at Meet the Teacher, in the front office, or you may print one from under Parent Resources.

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In the News!
'Sugar Creek Elementary beta tests Shutterfly app' Fort Mill Times
'Sugar Creek Technology Project' Fort Mill Times
"'Mr. Popper's Penguin' problem piques pupils at Sugar Creek Elementary' Fort Mill Times

"Buster the Bus: 'Safety First, Safety Always' in Fort Mill"   Read all about it in the Herald Online.
"Fort Mill schools ranked No. 1 in S.C."  Read all about it in the Fort Mill Times 
"Fort Mill student crusades against bullying"   Read all about it in the Fort Mill Times.

 Congratulations to the 2014-2014
Teacher of the Year - Jill Fuller (Music Teacher)
Support Staff of the Year -
Terri Misenheimer (Kindergarten Assistant)

Please help our school by clipping Box Tops coupons! 
Make sure to send your Box Tops to school in a Ziploc bag with student's grade and teacher's name written on it.

Click below to see the latest information for the Box Top Contest!

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Labels for Education

Please help our school by sending in Campbell's soup labels and clipping Labels for Education UPC codes. A complete list of participating products can be found at:
You can also register your Food Lion shoppers card for e-labels at:

All In One Package.pngOne way we are improving security at SCES and around the district is implementing a sex offender scan for all volunteers and visitors that enter our school.  If you plan to volunteer or visit you will need to provide a license or state ID as you enter the front office.  The system is new and takes some time to get accustomed to, so please arrive a few minutes early to accommodate for the extra time this will take.  We appreciate your support and patience with this new security system.  This is just another way our district is putting "Children First."

School Improvement Council 2013-2014
Shane Cacciatore-parent
Eric Zeanchock-parent
Michele Mediavilla-parent
Jennifer Collings-parent
Rhonda Perry-parent
Tara Thompson-parent
Craig Willers-parent/community member
Megan McNinch- teacher
Agaisha Granger-teacher
Brigitte Wagner- Assistant Principal
Michelle Gritz- Principal

Congratulations Lipi Pratt!
2013 District Teacher of the Year
We are proud to have her as a Sugar Creek Shark!

The No Place for Hate® Promise

  • I promise to do my best to treat everyone fairly. 
  • I promise to do my best to be kind to everyone —even if they are not like me. 
  • If I see someone being hurt or bullied, I will tell a teacher. 
  • Everyone should be able to feel safe and happy in school. 
  • I want our school to be No Place for Hate®.


We have a system in place in the Fort Mill School District called Parent Portal. At Sugar Creek Elementary, Parent Portal gives parents of students in Grades 3-5 an opportunity to view attendance, grades, and assignments for their child.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, September 1
Labor Day Holiday
No school for students or staff.
Thursday, September 4
Boy Scouts "Save the Date"
7:00 PM
Tuesday, September 9
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting
Location:  District Office
Time:  6:00pm
Fall Pictures
Wednesday, September 10
Principals' Meeting
Location: District Office
Time:  9:00am
Monday, September 15
Teacher Liaison Meeting
Location: District Office, Rm 209
Time: 3:45pm
Tuesday, September 16
Board of Trustees Work Session
Location:  District Office
Time:  6:00pm
Wednesday, September 17
Parent Liaison Meeting
Location: District Office, Rm 209
Time: 9:00am
Student Liaison Meeting
Location: District Office, Rm 209
Time: 11:00pm
Thursday, September 18
Classified Liaison Meeting
Location: District Office, Rm 209
Time:  10:00am

Today, 8/28/2014
High: 92 Low: 69
Mostly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/29/2014
High: 92 Low: 67
Partly sunny
7% chance of precipitation.