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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Superintendent Visits White House for Summit

Superintendent Visits White House for Summit
Dr. Russell Booker joined 100 school leaders from model districts nationwide who were selected by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in the first National Connected Superintendents Summit held Wednesday, November 19, at the White House. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arnie Duncan, and senior U.S. Department of Education staff recognized the selected superintendents for their leadership in helping transition their districts to digital learning.
The meeting was building on the momentum of Obama’s ConnectED Initiative, designed to enrich K-12 education for every student in America. The initiative aims to connect 99% of students across the country to broadband in five years, and is about empowering teachers and students with the best technology and the ability to make the most of it.
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Viking News

Viking News
We are proud to announce that Anne Taylor Hough signed to play golf at Virginia Tech University and Page Morehead signed to play golf at Wofford College on Thursday, November 13. Congratulations to these two young ladies and we wish them the very best! Go Vikings! (Photo by Spartanburg Herald-Journal)

Spartanburg @ Stratford, Friday, November 21- Playoff Game - Round 2

There will be two spirit buses going to cheer on our Viking Football Game as they play Stratford High School Friday evening at 7:30 PM. We must have at least 30 people sign up to take the buses. The cost is $10 per person and you can purchase your ticket at the game. Buses will depart Friday at 3:45 PM. If you are interested in going, please come sign up with Ms. Means in the SHS main office. Sign up and payments are due no later than 10 AM Friday morning. If you have any questions, please call Cheryl at 594-4410.
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Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

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.

Guidance - IGP Meetings

We are encouraging our sophomore and junior parents to attend a special pre-IGP evening program (Tuesday, Jan. 13th for sophomore parents and Thursday, Jan. 15th for junior parents - both at 5:30PM here in our Atrium) which will highlight many areas of importance to parents.
IGP Conference Days:
Seniors: September 15th - October 21st
Sophomores & Juniors: January 20th - February 27th
SHS Counselor Assignments:
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.

START PLANNING FOR YOUR FUTURE CAREER

Drop by the Career Office (located in the Main Office) and schedule a career mapping for YOUR future with Mrs. Addie Jones. Use the chart to help narrow down your careers fields. Mrs. Jones can help you in the following areas:
• The COMPASS test is the entrance exam for all South Carolina technical colleges. If you plan on attending a technical college after high school and do not attend DMTC, please sign up for the test.
• If you are interested in shadowing in a particular career field.
• If you need to pick up your SCOIS login information to start researching your career options.

Winter Guard Auditions

Winter Guard auditions will be held November 18, 19 and 20 in the SHS Band Room from 4-7. The winter guard is open to all students in grades 9, 10, and 11. Any student with special dance skills or abilities is strongly encouraged to audition. More information about the auditions can be found in the band room.

Girls Soccer

Anyone interested in participating in girls soccer at SHS should be prepared to meet Tuesdays & Thursdays starting December 2nd from 3:45pm-5:00pm. We will meet on the main field at SHS, please bring running shoes, cleats, and water. Girls in grades 7-12 are invited if they have a completed physical and concussion form. Contact Coach Coslick with any questions. (Tryouts- Feb 2nd & 3rd.)

Saturday School—December 6th

Students who exceed attendance limits (5 unlawful days per semester) should attend Saturday School. Students need to sign up with their assistant principal’s office by Wednesday, December 3rd if attending the Saturday, December 6th session.

Viking Theatre

The Viking Theatre presents The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe on Friday, December 5th at 7:30PM and Saturday, December 6th at 3PM. Admission is $5 and it will be held at The Abbott Theatre in Wilson Hall on the campus of Converse College.

Viking Theatre

Auditions for Final Dress Rehearsal will be December 8th-9th is at 3:30PM-4:30PM in Rm 115D. Please see Mr. Timmons for more information.  

Library Fundraiser at Barnes & Nobles

The SHS Library is having a book fair hosted at the Barnes and Noble store on 1489 WO Ezell Boulevard. The book fair will take place from December 10th through 14th - a great time to get Christmas gifts. ANY item you purchase (including food) will help the SHS Library - we get a percentage of all sales. You simply need to let the cashier know you are with SHS. Please come shop at the book fair and support the SHS Library! All funds we receive will be spent on books and other materials that your children will have access to in our library.

Exams

First Semester Exams will begin Tuesday, December 16th and will end on Friday, December 19th. A copy of the exam schedule is located on the right side of the Home Page under EXAM SCHEDULE. Please note that students are to remain in examinations during the entire period and all students are to take exams at the regularly scheduled time. There are NO exceptions and NO early examinations.
Students are not AUTOMATICALLY excused from their study hall during exams. If a student does not want to come to his/her study hall during exams, (s)he must be excused by a parent/guardian note submitted a day in advance. Some students will have to be in study hall because of their transportation situation.
Students missing an exam MUST have written approval from their assistant principal to make‐up the exam. If a student is unlawfully absent, (s)he will NOT be allowed to make‐up the exam. A student has 10 school days to take the examination. After this time, the exam becomes a 0.

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