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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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

Varsity Football

Congratulations to the Viking Football team for defeating Laurens on Friday. They will play Dorman this Friday at Gibbs Stadium. Only High School League passes will be allowed. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday and Thursday from 8am-3:30pm. Thursday evening in gym lobby 5:00-7:00 before and during first home basketball game. Friday morning 8am-noon. We hope you will come support the Vikings Friday night 7:30 kick-off!

Basketball

Congratulations to the JV girls basketball team for defeating Hillcrest last night 50-20. It was a great defensive team effort. Also, congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team for defeating Hillcrest 69-57. Peaches Moore led in scoring with 17 points, Brittany Jackson had a double- double with 14 points and 13 rebounds.
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost a thriller in Overtime to Hillcrest by a score of 55 - 48. It was the first Varsity game for every player except Andrew Tate. The Vikings played well, holding Hillcrest to 7 points in the first quarter and led 28 - 21 at halftime. Hillcrest was able to tie the game at the end of the 4th quarter by getting many offensive rebounds in the final two minutes. The Vikings were led by freshman Isayah Owens with 13 points (3 three pointers). Uzziah Dawkins had 11 points in his first game after an elbow injury made him miss all of last year. Andrew Tate had 10 and many crucial rebounds, Talon Cooper had 9 points and great some great assists and Brandon Hicklin had 5. The Vikings gave a tremendous effort with so many first year players, and will continue to get better. Please come out and support your Viking Basketball Teams.

Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

Saturday School

December 3 ~ December 10
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.

Exams and School Holiday

Exams will begin on Tuesday, December 13 thru Friday, December 16. Students will be dismissed at 1PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during exam week. Students are to remain in examinations during the entire period and all students are to take exams at the regularly scheduled time. The exam schedule is available to view under Quick Links located on the right side of the Home page.
School will be closed for the holidays on Monday, December 19 thru Monday, January 2. Students will return on Tuesday, January 3 at 7:55AM.

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/ to make your appointment.
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. Freshmen Parents, call 864-594-4513 for questions and to make an appointment. 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. They will cost $70 through December 19, 2016. Students can get up to 4 free icons with the purchase of the yearbook and personalization by September 9, 2016. 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.
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