Message from the Principal

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2015-2016 school year. Last school year proved to be one of the best years in history with our football and boys tennis teams winning the state championships followed by championships by our academic team and colorguard. With the emphasis we place on Athletics, Academics, and the Arts, this is the first time ever we have won state championships in all three areas. What an awesome accomplishment for our students and we take great pride in sharing this with our community.
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7Reads Sizzles in its 9th Year

7Reads Sizzles in its 9th Year
D7’s Seven Reads Community Reading Initiative SIZZLES in its 9th year driving home the joy of reading with magic in the classroom, sci-fi mysteries and the 2015 Newberry Medal winner!
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Viking News

Viking News

Orchestra Honors

The 2015 Region Orchestra Auditions were held this past weekend, in spite of the challenging weather. CONGRATULATIONS to the following SHS and FA Orchestra students, who earned a place in one of the South Carolina Region One honors orchestras through a very competitive audition. The region festival concert will be held at 5:00pm on Saturday, November 7 at Boiling Springs Middle School, and is open to the public and free of charge.
9th graders: (SHS Freshman Academy) - Natalie Acevedo, violin; Jalen Byrd, viola; Quinn Filler, violin; Aniston Hoffman, cello; Mitt Soutthivong, violin and Jack Thorp, cello.
10th graders: (SHS) - Raven Blackmon, violin; Molly Cribb, violin; Ellie Fulmer, violin; Brandon Jeter, viola; Nicholas Jones, cello; Emilie Parsons, viola; Jay Stevens, cello; Libby Tavel, violin and Elly Tipton, violin.
11th graders: (SHS) - Harlem Farr, violin; Erin Jones, violin; Megan Lewis, violin; Luke Martin, viola; Ellen Rieth, cello; Sheren Sumagui, violin; Margaret Tebbe, cello and Markia Young, violin.
12th graders: (SHS) - Simon Patel, violin and Ismet Zavala Lacunza, violin.


*Boys & Girls Track & Field practice will start on Tuesday, October 13 at 3:45 p.m. at the SHS Track.
1. All Boys & Girls must have a physical in order to practice.
2. Practice Times & Days: (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3:45 to 5:00 p.m. )
3. You will need Running Shoes, socks, Shorts and Tee Shirt
For more information Contact Coach Glover Smiley @ 594-4410 ext. 7218 or

Vikings Unlimited

The Vikings Unlimited store is open every day during school: 1st, 2nd, 5th and 7th periods.
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

Club Announcements

MANDATORY make up meeting for Beta Club on Thursday, October 8th in the cafeteria. If you missed the meeting, you will be contacted directly in the next few days. You must attend the meeting or you forfeit your membership and your dues will be returned. This is a ten minute meeting in the cafeteria with a sign-up sheet.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this requirement. Make arrangements to be there and reschedule appointments if you have them on October 8th. New members who did not pay dues will have to wait until the next calendar year to join. Return members who have not paid the $5.00 dues MUST do so by October 23rd. Juniors see Mrs. Dunlap in 208B and Seniors see Mrs. Pruett in 215D to turn in your return dues.


Tickets are now on sale for the Annual Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the District 7 Choir Booster Club. Please join us for a wonderful pre-game meal on Oct. 9th before the SHS vs. Dorman football game.
When: Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, 4:45PM – 6:45PM
Where: Bethel United Methodist Church, 245 S. Church St. (across from the Main Post Office)
Entertainment: provided by our own D7 choir students
Cost: $7 (proceeds will benefit the D7 Choir Program and our Choir Scholarships for Graduating Seniors)
Tickets may be obtained in 3 separate ways:
1. Credit card purchase online:
2. Cash or check (made out to “SHS Choir Booster Club”) and given to any choir director
3. At the door - first come, first served (Sales will be capped at 250 meals.)
Bring your family, friends, and neighbors! We look forward to seeing you there! GO VIKES!!

Best Singer in the District

The Best Sing in the District contest will be held Saturday, October 17 at 6PM in the SHS Gym.

Parent/Teacher Conference

Parents will have an opportunity to meet with their child’s teacher on Thursday, October 22nd at 3:30PM - 6:30PM or Friday, October 23rd at 8AM - 12PM. Please contact your child’s teacher to set up an appointment.
Friday, October 23rd is Staff Development Day/Student Holiday.

Fee Deadline

Avoid the last minute rush - check with the treasurer Mrs. Burrell ASAP to see if you have delinquent fees! The fee deadline is Thursday, October 22nd and 3 days detention hall may be assigned for unpaid fees related to school property that has not been returned.

Guidance News

Seniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP Meeting starting Monday, September 14 thru Thursday, October 22.
Sophomores, Juniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP meeting with their guidance counselor between Monday, January 18 and Spring Registration to discuss classes for next year.
SHS Counselor Assignments: Click on the link to make your child’s IGP appointment.
Mrs. Snow - for students A - C -
Mrs. Ragin - for students D - Hemphill -
Mrs. Jumper – for students Henderson - Meadows -
Mr. Smiley – for students Means - Saxon –
Mrs. Moyer – for students Scharff – 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.
On-Campus Visits (during second and third lunches)
College of Charleston - Friday, October 2 (Meet Dr. Trisha Folds-Bennett, Dean of the Honors College.)
Regency Beauty Institute - Tuesday, October 6
Mercer University - Friday, October 9
SC Governor School - Monday, October 12
Bowdoin College - Tuesday, October 13
North Greenville University - Wednesday, October 14
Davidson College - Monday, October 26
Pomona College - Tuesday, October 27

Attention Seniors

SENIORS, last chance to have photos taken will be IN TRAVELERS REST on October 10. Times will be 10a - 2p. Students will need to call their office to make an appointment time, 864-834-4261. Or they may contact them by email, to make an appointment.
Information about Senior ads and the Senior Information Sheets for the yearbook are available for download under the Publications sidebar located on the right of our homepage called Sr Yearbook Info 2015-16. This information about your school related activities in high school will accompany your senior portrait. Due Monday, October 12th, to Mrs. McCulley in 107C.
College Application Day is Wednesday, October 28. Please check back for more information and/or contact your guidance counselor.

SAGA Yearbook Sale

Yearbooks can be purchased at for $70 through November, 27, 2015. Students can get up to 4 free icons with the purchase of the yearbook and personalization by October 30, 2015.
From November, 28, 2015 through January 29, 2016 the cost will be $75. The last day to purchase personalization and options is January 29, 2016. From January 30, 2016 through April 15, 2016 the cost will be $80.
If students do not purchase online, extra books will be sold at the school on distribution day, April 22, for $80 on a first come, first served basis while they last. An email notice will go out from Jostens on October 19, 2015, and a mailing should arrive to homes around November 16, 2015. A second mailing will arrive to homes around January 18, 2016.

Saturday School

Saturday School will be held on the following days: November 7, November 14, November 21 December 5 and December 12.
Students who exceed attendance limits (5 unlawful days per semester) should attend Saturday School. Students need to sign up with their assistant principal. If you are not sure about your student’s absences, please contact the school.

Class Reunions

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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