Fort Hill High School

Mr.Joe Thompson
Room 163

The Fort Hill Marching Band plays at every varsity football game. They also compete in parades, band competitions and more. After the marching band season the band transitions to a concert band for the remainder of the year


Mr. DeVore
Room 247

The Fort Hill Checkers team went 28-0 during September-October of 2019. Captains of the team are Jacob Morgan and Dylan Viola.
Mr. Bob Thompson
Room 164
Show Choir - Performs in community, does 25-50 shows a year
Color Guard
Mr. Joe Thompson
Room 163
They perform in all events in which the band attends. They also perform at the homecoming pep-rally.
We attend all football games, home and away.
color guard
Ms. Arnold
Room 138

The club assists students in investigating the field of teaching as a possible profession.

FEA members shadow oncea a semester in schools throughout Allegany County and nearby West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Students have observed in pre-school through 12th grade, community college, universities, schools for the hearing impaired, private institutions, and nursery schools.

In addition to school experiences, FEA collects children's book each Christmas season for distribution to those who are less fortunate than most. The organization also presents Fort Hill teachers with a proclamation and poem of appreciation during Teacher Appreciation Week in the spring.

The group has an end-of-the ear banquet to honor graudates from the club. It also assists grade schools who make requests for workers during school fun fairs and festivals.

Membership is open to juniors and seniors interested in investigating the profession of teaching.

Fort Hill Buddies
Ms. Sarah Cowan
Ms. Lorna Skidmore

Room 204

Exceptional students and other students coming together to start a friendship and see each other more than a month at a time.

Football Buddies
Honor Guard
Mr. Joe Thompson
Room 163
A team of students that participate with the band to carry and honor the American Flag, Maryland Flag, and Fort Hill Flag, along with the banner and other things during football games and parages.
Jazz Band
Mr. Joe Thompson
Room 163
The jazz band meets as a class and prepares and studies a wide variety of music including jazz, funk, blues and pop.
Mock Trial

Debate Team and Model UN usually consist of the same students. Debate Team is a team of students given a particular topic. They defend both the positive and negative side of the debate in competition against other schools.

Model UN

Model United Nations is a once a year event. Students from multiple schools from Allegany and Garrett county meet to act out an actual UN General Assembly meeting. They discuss a topic and defend their given countries.

National Art Honor Society
Mrs. Arnold

National Art Honor Society is an honors club that focuses on appreciation for artistic talents and abilities.

National Honor Society
Mrs. Imes Room 251

National Honor Society members are students who do exceptionally well in school, take challenging classes, and also participate in after school activities. These students do things for the community and are recognized for their great determination for success.

News Letter
Mrs. Morgan
Room 259
Provides the school with a published newspaper to be handed out to students, teachers, parents and more to be informed of school events and programs.
Mr. Joe Thompson Room 163
The Fort Hill High Orchestra is an organization where students play classical and contemporary pieces.  
Percussion Ensemble
Mr. Joe Thompson Room 163
Project YES
Mrs. Wheeler
Room 255
The Project Y.E.S. Program, Youth Experiencing Success, offers in-school support to students in grades six through twelve, and provides services in every high and middle school in Allegany County. Coordinators instill basic life skills and tutor various subject areas. In this program, students are encouraged to maintain good grades, attendance, and behavior, all the while touching base with and being monitored by the Coordinator. Students are encouraged to follow their passion, and coached in college or career readiness. Incentives such as field trips, job shadowing, prizes, and a sense of self-pride are offered. This program has been offered at Fort Hill High School for over thirty years, originally stemming from the Maryland's Tomorrow Program.
Mr. Bob Thompson
Room 164
The Sentinelettes are Fort Hill High Schools own Kick team.  The group performs as an intergral part of the marching band and as a seperate unit.
Sentinel Steel
Mr. Joe Thompson
Room 163
"The Sentinel Steel explores the world's music through the use of traditional steel drums, to further a students music education."

- Wesley Mason

Student Council
Mrs. Imes
Room 256

Student Council group that is consisted of students from all over the county, who get together to help better the community and keep the school councils in contact with the Board of Education Members.

Mrs. Morgan
Room 259
The club is made up of prouctive students that work hard to make a presentable yearbook for Fort Hill every year.
Ukulele Club
Mr. Joe Thompson
Room 163

The club meets at Fort Hill during Fifth Period, Fourth Shift, every second and fourth Friday of the month. To be in the club, you are required to have your own ukulele. You also should have some background knowledge on the ukulele and chords, just for starters.

Robotics Club
Mr. Matt Marlowe
Room 305

The Fort Hill Robotics Club creates and experiments with robots and computer programs. The club uses Lego NXT and EV3 robots, Arduino, and other platforms. The team goal is to establish a First Tech Challenge team for the Fall 2018 season.