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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Perfect PASS Scores

In School District Seven 47 students achieved perfect scores on the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test. The tests are given yearly to public school students in grades three through eight, and cover math, science, social studies, writing and English language arts, and are designed to measure how well students have mastered state academic standards. Of the 47 students – 40 students scored perfect on one test, six students on two tests, and one student on three tests.
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Homecoming 2014

Homecoming 2014
Homecoming is Monday, October 13 - Friday, October 17.
Homecoming Parade (6PM)- Wednesday, October 15
Route begins: 1320 Fernwood Glendale Road
Ends: SHS School Parking Lot
Choir Alumni Concert (4PM) - Friday, October 17
Football game vs. Boiling Springs- Friday, October 17 Kickoff starts at 7:30PM. The Class of 1978 & 1979 will be there to celebrate their Class Reunion!!

SHS Senior Sarah Wade Named 2014 AAU Academic All American Award Winner

SHS Senior Sarah Wade Named 2014 AAU Academic All American Award Winner
Sarah Wade, senior at Spartanburg High School, has received the 2014 Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) Academic All American award. Sarah was one of only six girls named from South Carolina and the only one from Spartanburg. Created in 2013, the award recognizes athletes of the AAU Volleyball program for their excellence in academics as well as athletics.
Sarah played recently with Upward Stars’ top National team in the 41st AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships in Orlando, FL where she was selected and nominated for the award.
Sarah is the captain of SHS varsity volleyball team this year and has been on the team since she was in the eighth grade. Sarah is also currently ranked in the top 1% of her class and is involved in numerous extracurricular activities (treasurer of Anchor club, co-consul of Latin Club, Mu Alpha Theta, National Honor Society, volunteer with Boys and Girls Club).
We congratulate Sarah on her continued success in the classroom and on the court.

Viking News

Viking News

JV Girls Tennis

JV Girls Tennis won their match on September 15 against the Day School 6-3. Mary Lovett Pye, Anastasiya Koval, Lillie Croes, Lexie Stegall and Kate Dunleavy all won their singles matches. Marianna Bonaparte and Tywana Carson won their doubles match. The next match will be Wednesday vs Mauldin.
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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.


Did you miss the Envirothon meeting on Tuesday? Would you still like to join or want more information? Join the Edmodo group using group code: npsq99. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Vick or Mrs. Reich.

Baseball Information Meeting

There will be a Baseball information meeting for interested players (grades 7-12) and parents at Duncan Park this Wednesday, September 17th at 6:30PM.

The Black History Club

The Black History Club is accepting members. Please see Mrs. Jamison (231-D), Ms. Williams (233-D), Mrs. Byers (225-D), or Dr. Hardy (223-D). Freshman Academy students see Ms. McDowell (333-D). The completed application and the $5 fee are due by 3:30PM, Wednesday, September 17th. We will have an informational meeting for club members after school on September 17th at 3:15PM in Dr. Hardy’s room. The meeting will end at 3:25PM. Make sure your ride picks you up at 3:25PM.


The first FCA meeting of the year will be on Thursday, September 18th at 7:20AM in the Courtyard. This is the Fall Sports Bash. All fall athletes as well as the entire student body are welcome to attend. A football player from Wofford will be speaking.

SHS Photography Club Interest Meeting

The SHS Photography Club will have an organizational meeting on Thursday, September 18 at 3:20PM in 107C. Anyone interested in learning more about photography is welcome. If you cannot attend, see Mrs. McCulley in 107C.

Boys & Girls Track Team Meeting

A meeting will be held Thursday, September 18 at 3:30PM in the SHS Café for students in grades 7-12. If you are participating in a Fall Sport and you are interested in Track, please contact Coach Glover Smiley in the Guidance Office- 594-4410 ext.7218 or email


Yes, Cosplay Friday is BACK!  Thanks to Zakiya Allen, Olivia Woodall, Logan Crosby, Elizabeth Freeman, and Asia Boyd for being on the Cosplay Advisory board and getting this started.
The next Cosplay will be Friday, September 19th.  Dress up as your favorite Disney, Pixar, or Dreamworks character.  Remember that costumes need to meet dress code rules.  Show up in the library during lunch with your costume for a chance to win prizes!

District Seven Choral Festival

There will be a concert on Monday, September 29th at Twichell Auditorium on the Converse College campus. The concert is at 7PM. The SHS choirs, along with the Middle School choirs will all be performing. The Corporation will be performing as well.

Beta Club Announcement

Beta Club dues must be paid by Tuesday, September 30th. Students should receive notification from their first period teacher. New members will receive an invitation to join Beta Club and should return the form by Tuesday, September 30th. All membership dues are paid to Mrs. Pruett in room 215D. A brief meeting is also planned for September 30th at 3:20PM in the SHS Café. We will discuss the Induction program and club expectations.

Student Council Trip

Students interested in going on the Student Council sponsored trip to San Francisco in January can see Mr. Lawson or Mr. White for more information.

Boys Lacrosse

There will be a Boy’s JV and Varsity Lacrosse meeting for both parents and students (grades 7-12) on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 @ 6:00 PM in the SHS cafe.

Girls Lacrosse Practice

Practice will start on Wednesday, October 1st and will go from 4PM-5:30PM on the football field at Whitlock.  All girls in grades 7-12 wishing to practice MUST have a physical on file with Coach Rose before they come out.  If you have any questions contact Coach Tucker or Coach Purinton.


All returning NHS members, 1st nine weeks service hours are due  Monday, October 27th

Yearbook Ad Information

The Saga Yearbook Staff would like to invite you to honor your senior child, a teacher, a staff member, an administrator, or a school group by purchasing a color ad in the yearbook. The forms are available for download under the Quick Links sidebar located on the right of our homepage. The senior ad form, payment, pictures and information sheet are due by Wednesday, October 8. Ads will be included on a first come, first served basis until available space is purchased.

Guidance - IGP Meetings

We are encouraging our sophomore and junior parents to attend a special pre-IGP evening program (Tuesday, Jan. 13th for sophomore parents and Thursday, Jan. 15th for junior parents - both at 5:30PM here in our Atrium) which will highlight many areas of importance to parents.
IGP Conference Days:
Seniors: September 15th - October 21st
Sophomores & Juniors: January 20th - February 27th
SHS Counselor Assignments:
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.

Class Reunion

Spartanburg High School Class of 1978 & 1979 will have their reunion on Saturday, October 18 at the Spartanburg Marriott. Please forward reuinon inquiries to Chris Harakas or call 864.585.4102. You can also go to the Reunion Facebook Page.

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