Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and parents are encouraged to schedule an IGP meeting with their guidance counselor between Tuesday, January 17
and Friday, March 3
to discuss classes for next year. Registration begins Monday, March 13 thru Friday, March 17.
Go to http://shs.spartanburg7.org/academics/guidance/
and click the link beside your counselor’s name to make an appointment.
Freshmen Parents, call 864-594-4513 for questions and to make an appointment. Parents for students in grades 10 and 11, 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.
Yearbooks can be purchased at www.jostensyearbooks.com
or by calling 1-877-767-5217. From December 10, 2016 through February 17, 2017 the cost will be $75.
The last day to purchase personalization and options is February 17, 2017.
From February 18, 2017 through April 14, 2017 the cost will be $80. Extra books will be sold at the school on distribution day, April 21, for $80 on a first come, first served basis while they last. Email notices will go out from Jostens several times during the year, and mailings should arrive to homes around November 28, 2016 and February 6, 2016.
Sister Act, The Musical is Coming to the Chapman Cultural Center
Rejoice! Spartanburg School District 7 will present SISTER ACT, A DIVINE MUSICAL COMEDY at the Chapman Cultural Center from May 25 – 28, 2017. A tribute to sisterhood, friendship, creativity and courage, Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Terry Pruitt will direct the show. He has an extensive background in the arts having served as a band director, choral director, drama teacher, and church choir director. Dr. Pruitt has directed many community and school theatre productions during his career and this will make the eighth show he has directed in District 7, including last year’s highly successful production of All Shook Up. Dr. John Moody, Music Department Chairman and Director of Choral Activities for District Seven will lead musical direction. Susan Woodham, dance teacher at Pine Street School and Outreach Director for Ballet Spartanburg, and Caroline Pruitt, special education teacher at Chapman Elementary and dance teacher for Ballet Spartanburg, will serve as choreographers. Bryon Long, theatre teacher at Spartanburg High School and Pine Street School, will serve as technical director.
The play will open on Thursday, May 25 at the Chapman Cultural Center at 7p.m., with other performances on Friday, May 26 at 7p.m., Saturday, May 27 at 7p.m., and Sunday, May 28 at 3p.m. Ticket information will be released soon, BUT mark your calendar now – you will not want to miss this great show presented by our District 7 Musical Theatre students. Auditions will be held in January and will be announced soon.
Auditions for Sister Act for students in grades 8 – 12 will be:
Tuesday, January 17 from 3:30 – 6:30 (Acting and Singing)
Wednesday, January 18 from 3:30 – 6:30 (Acting and Singing)
Thursday, January 19 from 5:00 – 6:00 (Dance – everyone comes at the same time)
All auditions will be in the chorus room at Spartanburg High School. Students are to prepare a song (student choice) with or without accompaniment for the audition.