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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Viking News

Viking News

Congratulations Nora Grace Smith

Congratulations to Nora Grace Smith, who was one of the three winners in the Upstate Finals of the Poetry Out Loud Recitation Contest held Saturday at The Showroom in downtown Spartanburg. Nora will now be one of the three Upstate representatives to the State Finals to be held in Columbia in March. The state winner will compete in the national finals in Washington, DC, for a four-year college scholarship and other prizes.


Congratulations to the following four Spartanburg High School Band members that were selected to the 2015 South Carolina Band Director’s Associations All-State Band: Ethan Durham, Jordan Yates, Christian Flores, and Chase Cunningham.
Congratulations to the 24 Spartanburg High School Band members that were selected to the 2015 South Carolina Band Director’s Association Region 1 Honor Band: Katie Edge, Chyre Bates, Shakeria Nickson, Kierra Walker, Daunye Ezell, Drew Whelchel, Victor Fleifel, Charles Jeffers, Jeremiah Hughes, Jonas McAninch, Isaiah Jordan, Samuel Jameson, Rachel Moore, Katie Winch, Taylor Perry, Meg Huff, Michael Krell, Susie Stephens, Brett Lipscomb, Trejour Dawkins, Amanda Kenekham, Devin Bennett, Ethan Hoffer, and Jada Mack.
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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.


Parents and students can still purchase yearbooks online at for $75 through February 2. The price goes to $80 on February 3, and the online sale lasts through April 21. A limited number of books will be on sale for $80 here at school at the time of distribution, but order online before April 24 to be sure you get one.

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: 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.


Drop by the Career Office (located in the Main Office) and schedule a career mapping for YOUR future with Mrs. Addie Jones. Use the chart to help narrow down your careers fields. Mrs. Jones can help you in the following areas:
• The COMPASS test is the entrance exam for all South Carolina technical colleges. If you plan on attending a technical college after high school and do not attend DMTC, please sign up for the test.
• If you are interested in shadowing in a particular career field.
• If you need to pick up your SCOIS login information to start researching your career options.

Mary Poppins Auditions

Auditions for the District-wide musical for grades 7 – 12 will be held Monday, January 26; Tuesday, January 27 and Thursday, January 29 from 3PM – 6PM each day in the chorus room at Spartanburg High School.

Students Interested in Studying Abroad in China

Interested in traveling halfway around the world to China?  There will be an informational meeting held at the District Office on Tuesday, January 27th, at 6PM about trip itinerary and costs.  Hope to see you there!  

Baseball Tryouts

Spartanburg High School Baseball Tryouts begin on Monday, February 2 at Duncan Park. Players must provide their own transportation and have a completed physical and parent permission form. 7th and 8th graders will tryout from 4-6pm. 9th thru 12th graders will tryout from 5-7pm. Please contact Coach Gavin Fisher at Carver Middle School if you have any questions.


Tryouts will be held on February 2nd and 3rd, beginning at 3:45pm. All athletic paperwork must be completed and turned in before tryouts start. A parent-player meeting will be held Monday, February 9th in the Athletics team meeting room.  JV girls meeting from 5:45-6:15 and Varsity girls 6:15-6:45.  Any questions please contact Jonathan Coslick at

Girls Softball

Any 7-12 grader interested in playing softball for Spartanburg High School, tryouts will begin Monday, February 2 at 4PM at Duncan Park. All girls must have a current physical on file at Spartanburg High School and have  their own glove and come in proper attire for tryouts.


FCA is looking for a new music team! If you have any interest in leading worship by singing or playing an instrument for FCA, there will be an informational meeting on Tuesday, February 10th! YOU MUST COME TO THIS MEETING IF YOU WANT TO JOIN.  

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