Message from the Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. Last school year proved to be one of the best years in history with our football and boys tennis teams winning the state championships followed by championships by our academic team and colorguard. With the emphasis we place on Athletics, Academics, and the Arts, this is the first time ever we have won state championships in all three areas. What an awesome accomplishment for our students and we take great pride in sharing this with our community.
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Viking News

Viking News

Athletic News

The Varsity Boys Football team traveled to Wakulla, FL and defeated the Eagles on Saturday, August 29. The final score: Vikings 42 - Eagles 14! Go Vikings! #vikingnation
JV Girls Tennis beat Riverside on Thursday, August 28 with a score of 4-3. Kate Dunlavey and Julie Rodrick won their singles matches. Ameera Surka and Ally Dunlavey wonn at number two doubles. Kate Dunlavey and Grace Till won at number one doubles to win the match.

College Colors Day

College Colors Day is an annual celebration dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that embody the college experience by encouraging fans across America to wear their favorite college or university apparel throughout the day on Friday, September 1.

Vikings Unlimited

The Vikings Unlimited store is open every day during school: 1st, 2nd, 5th and 7th periods. The store will open during the PTO Open House. Please stop by and purchase some Viking gear! Go Vikings!
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

2015 - 2016 School Information

On-Line Meal Application: Parents are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application on-line.
Please go to our Parent Portal and scroll down to Food Services. Click on the EZMealApp, follow instructions and you’ll receive a confirmation after you complete the application. Please note if you have more than one child in school in District Seven you may receive a meal application for each child, however to apply for free and reduced meal benefits, please complete only ONE application for all children in your household who attend a school in District Seven.
You can also set-up an account using the students 12-digit ID# in EZSchoolPay, view their account and pay on the account.
Do We Have Your Current E-mail Address on File?
Please contact Ms. Cheryl Means at with your email address information as soon as possible. All school information will be available on the website and/or will be sent to your email.

Club Announcements

–The Literary Club will have their Organizational Meeting on Monday, August 31 at 3:20PM in Rm 222D. If you like to write, if you want to meet writers from Spartanburg, or if you want to work on the staff of the award-winning FIRST CIRCLE, the SHS literary magazine, this is the club for you. If you cannot attend next Monday’s meeting, stop by room 222-D one day early next week to let Ms. Burke know you are interested.
–The Chinese Club is now accepting membership. The membership fee is $5 and is due Tuesday, September 1. Please see Mrs. Powers for more details.
–National Honor Society
Attention Senior NHS members: You will be receiving information in the near future. In the interim, make sure you have completed 5 service hours before the end of the 1st 9 weeks (NO EXCEPTIONS).
Juniors, invitations for those students who completed their 9th & 10th grade years with a cumulative GPA of 4.0, will begin receiving invitations in the next two weeks. If you know you qualify, and will accept the invitation, go ahead and complete your 5 community service hours due the end of 1st 9 weeks.
–The Interact Club will meet in Mr. Eaton’s room on Wednesday September 2, at 7:00 AM. Please contact Mr. Eaton ( if you cannot attend.
–The Latin Society will have its organizational meeting to elect consuls on Thursday, September 3rd at Yannis at 6:30 pm. Latin students (current and former) in grades 9-12 are welcome. Please join us for dinner and conversation.


–After school strength and conditioning for wrestling for rising ninth graders, individuals new to the team, and for those that did not complete the entire season last year starts Tuesday, August 25th. Participants must have a completed signed and stamped physical, signed concussion form, and signed parent permission forms. See Coach Gauthier in Room 332D with questions or concerns.
–Anyone who is interested in playing boys lacrosse and who is not participating in a fall sport and not in a weightlifting class should attend afternoon weightlifting Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 5:15 PM. Please talk to Coach Plaisted in Room 203A if interested. You must have a physical to participate.
–There will be a short sign up meeting for girls in grades 7-12 who are interested in playing girls lacrosse this spring. The meeting will start at 3:45 on Tuesday September 1st, in the team room on the athletics hallway at SHS.
– Girls basketball fall work outs will begin Wednesday, September 9, from 3:30-5:00. You must have a completed physical to participate.

Picture Day

Underclassmen - will take pictures on Tuesday, September 1. (September 29 - make-ups).
Seniors -Piedmont Portraits will be here Tuesday, September 15 (Make-up Day). Please contact them for more information at 1-800-373-1866 or 864-834-4261. There is a $15 sitting fee.

Best Singer in the District

Auditions for BEST SINGER IN THE DISTRICT will be held Thursday, September 10 from 4:00PM – 7:30PM at McCracken Middle School in the theatre. This year’s BEST SINGER IN THE DISTRICT finals competition will be held Saturday, October 3 at 7:00PM in the gym at SHS.

Guidance - IGP Meetings

Seniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP Meeting starting Monday, September 14 thru Thursday, October 22.
Sophomores, Juniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP meeting with their guidance counselor between Monday, January 18 and Spring Registration to discuss classes for next year.
SHS Counselor Assignments: Click on the link to make your child’s IGP appointment.
Mrs. Snow - for students A - C -
Mrs. Ragin - for students D - Hemphill -
Mrs. Jumper – for students Henderson - Meadows -
Mr. Smiley – for students Means - Saxon –
Mrs. Moyer – for students Scharff – Z -
Please call our Guidance Office at 864-594-4410 ext. 7216 if you have any questions or if you prefer to make your IGP appointment by phone. Thank you for your support of this important initiative.


SEP 01: JROTC Rifle Team Tryouts, 3-30-5:00 pm
SEP 02: JROTC Drill and Color Guard Team Tryouts, 3:30-5:00 pm
SEP 03: JROTC Archery Team Tryouts, 3:30-5:00 pm

Homecoming 2015

Mark you calendar! Homecoming will be Monday, September 21 thru Friday, September 25. Game Time is Friday, September 25 at Gibbs Stadium. Kick off is at 7:30PM. Check back for more details.

Seven Reads Day

We look forward to Brendon Reichs (co-author of Virals), visiting the campus this school year on Wednesday, October 6. We invite the parents and community to participate with us in this program reading along with us. You can also view our book list under the Seven Reads tab.

Class Reunions

Class of 1990 - 25 Year Reunion will be held Saturday, September 26 at the Spartanburg Marriott. Please contact the reunion committee at
Class of 1984 & Class of 1985 - Combined 30 Year Reunion will be held October 10, 2015 at the Spartanburg Marriott Heritage Ballroom - 7:00pm-midnight. Please join us for a first-class affair to include dinner, dancing and photos. Register and purchase your tickets via this link. Ticket prices will increase as the event date draws near.

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