Message from the Principal

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-17 school year. We believe that parents want and need to be involved in their children’s education and that this communication leads to a happier and more successful school experience. Please encourage your children to attend classes every day. Encourage them to read the chapters, do the homework, write the paper, finish the project and please be wary of mumblings from your teenagers like, “I don’t have any homework.” Encourage your children to put forth their best effort at school EVERY DAY. Please insist that your children respect themselves, respect you, respect their teachers, and respect the tradition and purpose of Spartanburg High. And, in turn, we promise you that we, too, will continue to work with your children to ensure they receive the guidance and direction they need to stay on the right track. All children can learn and will do their personal best if given the right conditions for learning.
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Strength. Hope. Love. That’s Spartanburg.

Strength. Hope. Love. That’s Spartanburg.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr wrote, “Love is the most durable power in the world…Love is creative and redemptive. Love builds up and unites.” Every year our community comes together to honor and reflect on the words and purpose of Dr. King’s life during the City of Spartanburg’s Unity Week Celebration. This year’s celebration will feature free events from a community walk, to a day of service, to an evening unity celebration.
District 7 is proud to support Unity Week. Superintendent Russell Booker will deliver greetings at the Mayor’s Unity Breakfast and McCracken student Corrine Bowden’s artwork that is emblazoned on event t-shirts and banners tells the story of the powerful transforming forces of hope and love. MORE
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Senior Class Information

Senior Class Information

Scholarships

We have a comprehensive scholarship database to help you keep up with deadlines, contact information for college counselors, and more. Students can access the database here SHS Scholarship Database.

Jostens

Jostens will return on Wednesday, March 1 in Rm 11M from 11:30AM until 3:30PM to deliver rings and Senior Orders. Seniors can still order their grad supplies by visiting Campus Supply, located at 430 Southport Commerce Blvd, Spartanburg, SC 29306 or shop online.

Viking News

Viking News

This Week in Athletics

The JV Girls Basketball team went on the road last night and defeated Northwestern by a score of 30-20, the win improved the Lady Vikings to 9-2 on the season. The ladies will be back in action next Wednesday when they take on the Dorman Cavaliers at home at 5:00 pm.
Vikings C-Team lost to Northwestern Trojans 57-43 in a non-conference game last night.
The JV Boys Basketball team lost to Northwestern last night 37-22. Please come support the JV Boys Basketball team as they face Dorman, Wednesday January 18.
The Spartanburg Wrestling team defeated Gaffney 63-18. Winning for the Vikings were Jamaal McIntyre, Sarah Hunt, Josh Tuffino, Isaiah Drummond, Cole Seay, Corbin Bradley, Thomas Nowatka, Jaylen Smith, Carl Manigan, Alex Rosser, and Tommy Washington. Good job Vikings.
Tonight’s basketball game admission is $2 for students with ID.

Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

Guidance News

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.

SAGA Yearbook

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.
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