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.


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:

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®.


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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 16
Board of Trustees Work Session - Rescheduled to 9/23/2014
Location:  District Office
Time:  6:00pm
Rescheduled to Sept 23, 2014
School Store
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

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
School Store
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

Spirit Night at Shane's Rib Shack
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, September 18
Classified Liaison Meeting
Location: District Office, Rm 209
Time:  10:00am
Wear Green for Mitochondrial Disease
Monday, September 22
Board of Trustees School Visit
Locations:  SCES & NFHS
Time:  11:45am
Tuesday, September 23
School Store
7:15 AM - 7:45 AM

Today, 9/16/2014
High: 84 Low: 65
Chance rain showers
31% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/17/2014
High: 77 Low: 60
Slight chance thunderstorms
23% chance of precipitation.