Message from the Principal

Spartanburg High School has a long history of excellence. SHS has always and will continue to be an institution of teaching and learning. In an environment where all students have the opportunity to develop and excel academically, athletically, emotionally and socially. I am certain that the actions of our students and staff during the 2014-2015 school year will continue to add to this tradition.
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Vision, Values, and Viking Pride

Vision, Values, and Viking Pride
Donning a pair of blue and gold sunglasses, District Seven Superintendent, Dr. Russell Booker told a packed auditorium at the Chapman Cultural Center on April 17th that “the future for the district is so bright, we need to wear shades.”
During his 4th annual State of the District address to the community, Booker provided a summary of Spartanburg Seven’s progress of the past five years and pointed to new opportunities on the horizon. Citing the district’s rating of “Excellent” on the 2014 SC Report Card, the tremendous success of 7Ignites and being one of only a few districts in the state to be fully digital, Booker applauded D7’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and challenged the community to continue to embrace programs and initiatives worthy of a 21st century education.
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Senior Class Information

Senior Class Information
Seniors and Senior Parents, please look here for important information concerning graduation.


Purchasing a cap and gown does not guarantee that you will graduate. If you did not order a cap and gown or extra graduation announcements, contact the Josten’s Store off Southport Road (Hwy 295) or call 864-574-3518.


On April 27th, the Senior Recognition Night program will be at 7:00 PM in the SHS Gym. Seniors need to arrive by 6:15 PM.
THINGS TO KNOW: Cap and gown should be worn. No designs on the caps.


Exams will be held in the SHS Cafeteria, 8 AM on May 13th (1st and 2nd), May 14th (3rd and 4th) and May 15th (5th, 6th, and 7th). Last day for Senior Tests and Projects: May 6th. Last day for Senior Attendance: May 15th.
THINGS TO KNOW: Seniors not exempting an exam will follow the posted schedule for exams. Only seniors graduating in May are eligible to exempt examinations. Students in Advanced Placement courses are not required to take final exams in those courses since they have taken an A. P. Exam. Also, students in courses requiring an End-of-Course test are not required to take final exams in those courses since they have an EOCT. To exempt an exam second semester, a senior must:
• Have a 85/B average in the class,
• Have not been in detention hall more than 3 days second semester,
• Have not been in ISS second semester, and
• Have not been suspended from school second semester.


WHERE: Wofford College (Benjamin Johnson Arena)
WHEN: May 22nd (morning – breakfast 9:30 – 10:30). Seniors should arrive by 9:30 AM. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the breakfast. You don’t want to miss the first raffle prize at 9:45. REHEARSAL will start at 10:30 AM. The initial rehearsal meeting will be in the Benjamin Johnson Arena. Rehearsal will be in Gibbs Stadium after the initial meeting.
THINGS TO KNOW: Students will receive report cards, graduation tickets, and fee notices. All fees must be paid by 3:00 PM. The length of rehearsal will depend on your promptness and attentiveness. Come prepared to stay until rehearsal is over. No one will be excused early. Students should be dismissed by 1:00 PM. Students should arrive back by 6:30 PM. Graduation Ceremony at Gibbs Stadium will start at 7:30. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to the Benjamin Johnson Arena.
Students will receive 10 tickets for a stadium graduation at rehearsal. In case of inclement weather and the ceremony moves inside, students can use 6 tickets.
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Viking News

Viking News


All returning Varsity & JV girls basketball players please see Coach Dillon to pick up a spring/summer practice schedule.
All JV and Varsity boys basketball returning players need to get the practice schedule from Coach Ford.
Varisty Football Blue and Gold Dawn is Monday, April 27 thru Friday, May 1st at 6AM. Also, Spring Varsity Football practice begins Monday, May 4 thru Thursday, May 21. The Spring Game is scheduled for Thursday, May 21 at 5PM.

Athletic Highlights

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Varsity Boys Tennis defeated Boiling Springs 5 to 0
Singles matches - Omar Williams def Baxley 6-0 6-0, Jonah Nawabi def Rakes 6-2 6-2, Ashe Ray def Shumate 6-1 6-0, Jackson Pye def Lawter 6-2 6-1 and Rushil Patel def Malaj 6-1 6-0.
In the second meet, the Boys Tennis defeated Boiling Spring 5 to 0, again:
Singles matches - Omar Williams def Baxley 6-0 6-1, Jonah Nawabi def Shumate 6-4 6-1, Ashe Ray def Lawter 6-1 6-0, Jackson Pye def Camp 7-5 6-1 and Rushil Patel def Lowe 6-0 6-0.
The team is now 12-0 and 11-0 in the region.
At the 2015 Spartanburg County Track Meet the Spartanburg Boys & Girls were Runners-Up. Both teams placed 2nd in the 12 team Meet at Broome H.S.
In the Girls Division:
Nadia Gordon won the Discus and placed 3rd in the Shot Put. The 4x100 Relay placed 2nd with the team of (Jordan Gist, Ladajah Watson, MeKaylah Mauney,Destiny Shippy. The Girls 4x400 Relay placed 2nd with the team of ( Anna Stone, Kaelyn Wofford, Ny McClain, Makala Harris. The Girls 4x800 Relay placed 4th with the Team of Ny McClain, Cooper Young, Emma Hull, Eliza Bishop. Jordan Gist placed 7th in the 100 meters. MeKaylah Mauney placed 3rd in the 200. Ny McClain placed 5th in the 400 meters. Emma Hull placed 2nd in the 800. Eliza Bishop placed 5th in the 800. Ashton Stephens placed 8th in the 800. Destiny Shippy placed 2nd in the 100 Hurdles. Rah’bi Hagger placed 2nd in the 400 Hurdles and placed 7th in the triple jump. Jaila Phillips placed 2nd in the Shot Put. Anna Stone placed 4th in the long Jump. Shirley Jackson placed 7th in the Long jump. Kaitlyn Frost placed 3rd in the pole vault and Kristin Frost placed 8th in the pole Vault.
Boys Division:
The 4x800 Relay team won first place with the team of (Henry Baymiller, Myers McKinney, Hudson McKinney and Matt Green. The 4x100 relay placed 2nd with the team of ( Damyjai Foster, O’sha Robinson, Cedrius Rookard and Tavien Feaster. The 4x 400 relay placed 2nd with the team of ( Shonquez Caldwell, Alfandre Page, Malik Watson, and Julian Stridiron.) Tavien Feaster won the 100 & 200 meters. Shonquez Caldwell won the 400 meters and placed 4th 200 meters. Julian Stridiron placed 6th in the 400 meters. Henry Baymiller placed 3rd in the 800 meters. Nathan Brown placed 6th in the 800 meters. Matt Green placed 4th in the 1600 meters and placed 8th in the 3200 meters. Myers McKinney placed 2nd in the 3200 and 5th in the 1600 meters. Hudson McKinney placed 4th in the 3200 meters. Jayah Gist placed 6th in the 110 hurdles. Tre Jeter placed 8th in the 400 Hurdles. Daron Mullins placed 6th in the shot put. Joseph Delaney placed 6th in the pole vault. Arin Jeter placed 4th in the Long jump Kenneth Smith placed 9th in the triple jump. Damyjai Foster placed 9th in the High jump.

Class Reunions

The SHS Class of 1965 will have their 50th class reunion on June 19th, 2015 at Spartanburg Marriott at Renaissance Park. For more details please go to:
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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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

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.

Email Address Submissions

Please contact Ms. Cheryl Means at with your email address information as soon as possible. We will no longer be mailing information home. All school information will be available on the website and/or will be sent to your email.

Seven Reads

Attention Parents, students will have an opportunity to choose from a list of seven titles that you can view under the Seven Reads tab. This is a great opportunity to help your child pick the right book for them. Each student will receive a copy of the book he/she choose to take home and read over the summer.

Guidance - IGP Meetings

Sophomores, Juniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP meeting with their guidance counselor between now and registration to discuss classes for next year. Please contact Guidance for more information.
SHS Counselor Assignments: Click on the link to make your child’s IGP appointment.
Mrs. Snow - for students A - Delaney -
Mrs. Ragin - for students Delarosa – Huff -
Mrs. Jumper – for students Hughes - Middleton -
Mr. Smiley – for students Miller - Shell –
Mrs. Moyer – for students Shepard – 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.

Color Guard Auditions

Auditions will be held Monday, April 20 - Friday, April 24. Please contact Mr. Gantt for more information.

The Corporation Concert

The Spartanburg High School Corporation will be having their spring show - “We Are Family” - this Friday night (April 24th) at 7:00 p.m. in the McCracken Middle School Theater. Tickets are $5.00 and may be purchased in advance from Lisa Cunningham. All proceeds go to the Choir Booster Club into their scholarship fund for graduating seniors. Tickets will also be available at the door. Our Middle School pop groups will also be performing Friday night - Voices in Harmony (Carver), The Experience (EP Todd) and the Southern Accents (McCracken). Please come and support vocal music in District Seven!!

Saturday School – April 25, 2015

Students who exceed attendance limits (5 days unlawful absences per semester)-should attend Saturday School. Sign up in grade level office by Wednesday, April 22 if attending the Saturday, April 25 session. Upcoming Dates: May 2, May 19 and *May 16 (Final Date).


South Carolina law now requires that students take two tests in order to demonstrate college and career readiness. Both tests will be taken during the third year after initial enrollment in 9th grade, which for most students, is grade 11. The two tests are the ACT and WorkKeys. The ACT is a college entrance exam, and the school-wide administration will result in a college-reportable score.
The test will include reading, English, math, science, and writing sections. WorkKeys measures foundational work skills essential to career success, and students can earn a National Career Readiness Certificate for their performance. The test includes Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information, and Locating Information. The state-wide test dates for this year are April 28 for ACT, and April 29 for WorkKeys.
Only students in the third year after initial enrollment in grade 9 will be allowed to test on these dates. Other students must register for a Saturday administration of ACT, and should see Mrs. Jones if interested in taking WorkKeys.

Schedules and Physical Form

Ready for Spring Sports? You can access and download all schedules on our website under the Athletics tab. Also, 2015-2016 Sports Physicals for SHS Athletes will be held Saturday, May 16. Boys will go 8AM - 11AM and Girls at 1PM - 3PM. The cost is $10 - cash only. Click on the link for the Physical Form and Schedules.

District-wide Musical: Mary Poppins

Show dates for Mary Poppins is Thursday, May 28 @ 7PM, Friday, May 29 @ 7PM Saturday, May 30 @ 7PM and Sunday, May 31 @ 3PM. You can purchase your tickets at the Chapman Cultural Center Box Office. $15 adults, $12 seniors, $10 students Purchase tickets by calling 864-542-ARTS or Chapman Center website.


1st HALF: JUNE 8 – JUNE 25 (Last Day to Register: June 3)
2nd HALF: JULY 6 – JULY 23 (Last Day to Register: June 25)
The sessions will run Monday – Thursday. The time is 8:00 – 1:30 PM. The cost is $100 for a semester class, $200 for a yearlong course, and $150 for credit recovery. This summer, the classes will be held here at Spartanburg High School. All fees MUST be paid in full before the class starts.

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