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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Senior Class Information

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

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.

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. Your order will be here Wednesday, March 4 and 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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Mary Poppins Cast Announcement

Mary Poppins Cast Announcement
The cast of Mary Poppins has been announced and will open at the Chapman Cultural Center on May 28. Mary Thalassinos will star as Mary Poppins with Max Lefebvre as Bert. The headline cast will also feature Sam Mathis as George Banks, Taylor Moody as Winifred Banks, and in the role of the children, Jane and Michael Banks, Laney Voyles and Harper Keihl.
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SHS Recognized by Common Sense Media

We are happy to announce that Common Sense Media, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Spartanburg High School and the Freshman Academy as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified School for educating our students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens. This year, students received many lessons on establishing positive online identities, cyber bullying, internet privacy, along with a number of other digital citizenship topics. This goes a long way to showing our kids what it means to be responsible with their technology, but our parents and community can help, too.
Common Sense is also a great resource for parents who want advice navigating our digital world. Check out their website for parenting resources, media reviews and app information: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/parent-concerns.

Viking News

Viking News

Football

Coach Miller and Coach Caldwell are looking for 14 volunteers to help be scorekeepers for the Strength Meet on Saturday, March 7th. It is a simple job and we would appreciate any time you could volunteer. Please contact Coach Miller if you are interested in helping.
Football players need to pick up a Banquet form from Mrs. Mason in Athletics ASAP.  The banquet is Wednesday, March 18 and we need a RSVP with payment by Monday, March 16 in order to receive an $8.00 ticket instead of a $10.00 at the door.  Football players will be admitted free.  Landon Cohen will be the guest speaker.

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.

Lacrosse

Although the Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse team fell to the Riverside Warriors by a score of 14 to 8, the boys absolutely never gave up and played hard all the way to the last whistle. Mills Griffin and Ernie Floyd led the midfield by each tallying 2 goals a piece. Chappell Bauknight, Tillman James, Daryl Cunningham, and RE Fore all chipped in with a point each as well. In Tommy Sisan’s first game ever as the Varsity goalie he made 6 great saves. The Vikings next game is our home opener against the Patriots of JL Mann on Wednesday, March 4th. The JV is set to play at 5:30 and the Varsity will immediately follow at 7:00. Hope to see everyone out for our home opener.
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

Reminders

Remember to turn you clocks forward this weekend, March 8.
March 13 is now a regular school day. Please mark your calendars.

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.

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

Registration begins Monday, March 9 thru Friday, March 13. 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.

STUDENT HELP DESK/TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION – NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

In service to the students and staff of Spartanburg High School, students will apply their technology and troubleshooting skills to help others use their Macs for learning, creation, collaboration and communication.  They will lead a student-run tech support help desk  where students and staff can get help using their Macs.  Students will also write and communicate about technology for various audiences of SHS and the community at large.  Students will be selected via an application process.  If interested, see Mr. Babcock to pick up an application. 

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