Message from the Principal

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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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SAGA in Josten’s “Look Book”

Congratulations to the Saga staff for once again being published in Jostens “Look Book.” This annual “best-of-the-best” publication features designs, covers and photos from yearbooks across the country and is distributed to yearbook staffs nation-wide as examples of excellence, creativity, and innovation. The Spartanburg High School yearbook has been chosen for inclusion in 11 out of the 13 volumes Jostens has published. Congratulations to the Saga staff for this significant achievement.

Senior Class Information

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

College or Military Plans

If you would like to share your college or military plans after graduation with the Viking community, please be sure to sign the list in your English class or outside Room 107C. Norse News will publish this list in our May issue. Be sure to let us know your plans by Tuesday, March 31.

In-House Scholarship Applications

Guidance is currently taking applications for In-House Scholarships. Please click on READ MORE for more details. The appplication is due Friday, April 3, 2015 no later than 3:30PM.

The SHS –FA Social Studies Department Jim Hartell Future Gamecock Scholarship

This is a scholarship given to a graduating senior who will be attending USC-Columbia in the fall of 2015. The applications are in guidance and are due by Tuesday, April 14th. No late applications will be accepted.

GRADUATION SUPPLIES

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. The final delivery date is Wednesday, April 1. Please contact Carolina Supply located at 430 Southport Blvd or call (864) 574-3518 to order your graduation supplies. Senior Recognition Night is Monday, April 27 @ 7PM in the SHS Gym. Graduation is Friday, May 22 @ 7:30PM at Wofford College.
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Viking News

Viking News

Mr. Stevens on Twitter

You can now follow Principal Stevens on Twitter @vikings753! Go Mr. Stevens! Go Vikings! #vikingnation

Athletics

Varsity Boys Tennis defeated Mann 7 to 0
Singles matches: Phillip Jordan def Govindarajan 7-5 6-0, Arpit Maini def Kneeland 6-1 6-0, Jonah Nawabi def Brown 6-0 6-0, Ashe Ray def Barkley 6-0 6-0 and Campbell Wildrick def Negroni 6-0 6-0.
Doubles matches: Jordan/Morehead def Govindarajan/Kneeland 8/1; Jackson Pye/Rushil Patel def Erickson/Chapman 6-0 6-0
SHS 7-0 7-0
Varsity Girls soccer lost to Mann 4 to 1
SHS goal: Cadie Greissinger- 1
SHS Saves: Caroline Altman- 26 (season total- 75)
Girls Track Team (score of 87) won the meet last night against Boiling Springs (59) , Hillcrest (51) , and Mauldin (23)
Boys Track Team (score of 59.83) came in second to Boiling Springs (83.83), Hillcrest (47.33), and Mauldin (27)
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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 cmeans@spart7.org 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.

Junior Civitan

The Junior Civitan is collecting items to benefit Kidnetics, which provides therapy programs for children with developmental disabilities. The following items are very much needed: NEW – pacifiers and baby toothbrushes, NEW or GENTLY USED: craft supplies, mini travel games, puzzles and toys.  Please bring donations to Ms. Norgren in 205A. We will be collecting items until April 3rd.

Wrestling

Wrestlers planning to attend Summer Camp are reminded to contact Coach Gauthier in room 341D or after school in the athletic area. Camp rosters need to be finalized by Tuesday, April 14th.

Yearbooks

Parents and students can still purchase yearbooks online at Josten’s for $80, 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

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 - calendly.com/crsnow
Mrs. Ragin - for students Delarosa – Huff - calendly.com/cragin
Mrs. Jumper – for students Hughes - Middleton - calendly.com/sajumper
Mr. Smiley – for students Miller - Shell – calendly.com/gsmiley
Mrs. Moyer – for students Shepard – Z - calendly.com/rmoyer
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.

JUNIOR - SENIOR PROM 2015

Attention students – the junior class invites you to the 2015 Junior/Senior Prom, Saturday, April 18.  The prom will be held at Indigo Hall located in downtown Spartanburg.  There will be two floors for dancing, eating, and celebrating.  We promise that the atmosphere will be one you will remember.  You can purchase your ticket - $40 each in room 110-M - Mr. White’s room during your lunch.  Again, ticket sales begin Monday, March 23. If you are planning on bringing a guest who is not an SHS student, you will need to see Mr. White or pick up a form outside the treasurer’s office.  Come out and dance the night away.

Student Council Yard Sale

Student Council will sponsor a yard sale on Saturday, March 28 at 8AM until 1PM on the SHS Bus Ramp. The table rental fee is $15 and the proceeds will go to SAC. Yard sale profits will go to the renter of the table. Please contact Sina Guffey for more details.

Academic Excellence Program

The Academic Excellence Program will be held Monday, March 30 at 6PM in the SHS Gym. Dr. Nayef H. Samhat, President of Wofford College, will be the guest speaker.

Spring Break and Early PD

Please mark your calendars! Spring Break is Monday, April 6 thru Friday, April 10. Students will return on Monday, April 13. Also, students will have early dismissal at 1PM on Wednesday, April 15.

Color Guard Auditions

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

SCHOOL-WIDE ACT AND WORKKEYS ADMINISTRATIONS FOR JUNIORS

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.

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