Message from the Principal

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. We believe that parents want and need to be involved in their children’s education and that this communication leads to a happier and more successful school experience. Please encourage your children to attend classes every day. Encourage them to read the chapters, do the homework, write the paper, finish the project and please be wary of mumblings from your teenagers like, “I don’t have any homework.” Encourage your children to put forth their best effort at school EVERY DAY. Please insist that your children respect themselves, respect you, respect their teachers, and respect the tradition and purpose of Spartanburg High. And, in turn, we promise you that we, too, will continue to work with your children to ensure they receive the guidance and direction they need to stay on the right track. All children can learn and will do their personal best if given the right conditions for learning.
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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer
The dog days of summer are alive and well on Monday morning as students build their reading skills while bonding with adoptable dogs that are always willing to lend an ear. The program is in partnership with the Spartanburg Humane Society and is part of the State Department’s Read To Succeed initiative, which has a goal of all students becoming proficient readers by the end of third grade.
Jennifer Dowis, the Summer Reading Camp Coordinator, notes the program is proving to be a huge success. Before camp started two weeks ago, many of the young readers didn’t feel good about reading aloud, according to Dowis. Now they feel more confident in their reading skills and also feel safe when reading to a dog. Though the children believe they are teaching the dogs to read, in fact, with the dog as the attentive audience (and an occasional assist from the volunteer partner), they are actually teaching themselves. According to the children, however, reading is about the dog, not about them. No embarrassment. No pressure.
The premise is that good dogs are good medicine and that the dogs will continue to help children become better readers for many years to come.
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Senior Class Information

Senior Class Information

SENIOR PICTURES

Location: Gym Lobby. Sitting fee: varies. Dates - July 17, 27. MAKEUPS – October 26.
Once again, you will need to schedule your appointment online at: http://seniors.legacystudios.com/spartanburg-high-school-spartanburg-sc/ or you can go to seniors.legacystudios.com and search by school name.
You will need to search by school to pull up your details and sign up for appointments. You will be given full color proofs immediately following your sitting and a brochure to place orders for packages or individual prints. You will also be given a password protected personal online gallery to view and purchase your images. Sitting fee depends on the sitting you choose.

Scholarships

We have a comprehensive scholarship database to help you keep up with deadlines, contact information for college counselors, and more. Students can access the database here SHS Scholarship Database.
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Summer School and Office Hours

Summer School and Office Hours

Summer School

First Session begins Monday thru Thursday, June 12 - June 29. The last day to register for 1st sessions is June 9, 2017. Second Session for Summer School is Monday thru Thursday, July 10 - July 27. Registration for 2nd session will continue until June 29, 2017. Students must provide their own transportation. The Summer School Registration Form is available in Guidance and can be located on the right side of the Home page under Publications.

Summer Office Hours

Monday thru Thursday starting June 5 - July 27, 7AM - 5PM. The office will be closed every Friday beginning June 9 until July 28.
All offices will be closed on Monday, July 3 and Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.
We will resume our regular schedule on Monday, July 31, 2017.

D7 Student Earns Top Award at Junior Scholars Award Ceremony

D7 Student Earns Top Award at Junior Scholars Award Ceremony
For the fifth year in a row, a District 7 student earned a top merit award in the county for the highest score on the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) during the Spartanburg County Junior Scholars Awards Ceremony at Converse College. Drew Lawton won two of the three awards on Thrusday, March 2 – he tied as the Highest Scorer on the PSAT Evidence Based Reading and Writing and earned the top merit award for the Highest PSAT Total Score as part of the South Carolina Junior Scholars Program. Drew is an 8th grader at McCracken Middle School.
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

2017-18 School Calendar

The 2017-18 school calendar is now available. It is located on the right side of the Homepage under Quick Links. The first day of school is Thursday, August 17, 2017. Due to the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, students will not be in school. This day will allow families to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event!

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.

ACT Scores

Students who took the ACT during February 28–March 14 online testing, please read below:
• ACT will post scores to online student accounts July 3 through July 6.
• Paper score reports will arrive in student homes July 3 through July 14.
• Scores will be reported to colleges July 3 through July 14.

Alive@25

If your student was not able to attend one of the earlier classes, please go to www.scnsc.org to register for another date. The cost is $40. We have arranged to host two additional classes here on June 29 and July 13. The classes will start at 9 AM. The classes are first come, first serve and open to anyone in the state so register early.

2017-2018 Summer and Opening of School Information

The First Day of School is August 17, 2017. All students will report to first period to begin their day. The first bell rings at 7:53 AM. The tardy bell rings at 8:00 AM.
FRESHMEN PARENT MEETING
Monday, August 7 – 6 PM in the gym.
FRESHMEN ORIENTATION
Tuesday, August 8, A – L (8:00 -11:00 AM), M – Z (1:00 – 4 PM). Report to the gym. Guided tours, schedules, IDs ($5), books (bring book bag), cafeteria.
SENIORS ONLY
Wednesday, August 9, 8:00 – 11:00 AM.
Schedules, IDs ($5) - must purchase new ID, books (bring book bag), parking permit, cafeteria.
SOPHOMORES & JUNIORS
Wednesday, August 9.
Schedules, IDs ($5) - must purchase new ID, books (bring book bag), parking permit, cafeteria.
MAKEUP DAY FOR ALL GRADES
Thursday, August 10.
Schedules, IDs ($5) - must purchase new ID, books (bring book bag), parking permit, cafeteria.
Yearbook Picture Day for all students (except seniors) will be September 6. (MAKEUPS - October 26).
SENIOR PICTURES
Location: Gym Lobby. Sitting fee: varies. Dates - July 17, 27. MAKEUPS – October 26.
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