Message from the Principal

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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Girls Golf Team Wins State Runner Up

Girls Golf Team Wins State Runner Up
The Girls Golf Team finished as State Runner up for the third year in a row. Anne Taylor Hough and Page Moorhead made the All-State team. Congratulations Lady Vikings for a job well done! Go Vikings!

Viking News

Viking News


Congratulations to JROTC Team 14; Moesha Belton, Michael Bragg, Logan Crosby, and Alexis Foster, which finished 23rd out of 233 high school teams in the fall South Carolina Finance Challenge, which ended on 24 October.
The SC Finance Challenge gives students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge of Personal Finance by competing with other students across the state in an online, 30 questions, multiple-choice examination taken by teams of 3 or 4 students.

Cross Country

Below are the top five times for SHS runners (grades 9 - 12) from the Spartanburg County Cross Country Championships:
Girls: Cooper Young - 21:06; Georgia Price - 21:40; Helen Nowatka - 21:40; Louise Franke - 23:01 and Kate Copeland - 24:24. Team finish - 5th.
Boys: Matt Green - 17:04; Zane Austill - 17:45; Hudson McKinney - 17:51; Harrison Carmichael - 17:58 and Nathan Brown - 18:14. Team finish - 3rd.
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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 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.

Early Dismissal Days

This year, the District 7 Board of Trustees has approved three professional development days for Spartanburg High School teachers. As you may or may not know, we have many changes coming our way as the state is changing our accountability test by implementing the ACT/Workkeys to take the place of HSAP. We are also working hard to improve our technology integration and infusing technology throughout our curriculum. It is necessary for our teachers to have the proper training to best benefit our service to your student. The three professional development days for teachers to meet the required trainings are below.
On these days students will be dismissed at 1pm while teachers will go into their training sessions. We have modified the schedule below so that students will attend each class on these days. This was important to our teachers. Thanks so much for your understanding and help with this.
1st period 8:00-8:35
2nd period 8:40-9:10
3rd period 9:15-9:45
4th period 9:50-10:20
5th period 10:25-10:50 – 1st lunch
10:55-11:20 – 2nd lunch
11:25-11:50 – 3rd lunch
6th period 11:55-12:25
7th period 12:30-1:00

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 -
Mrs. Ragin - for students Delarosa – Huff -
Mrs. Jumper – for students Hughes - Middleton -
Mr. Smiley – for students Miller - Shell –
Mrs. Moyer – for students Shepard – Z -
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.

Baseball Meetings

On Tuesday, October 28th, there will be a Mandatory Baseball Players Meeting in the SHS Athletic Team Rooms at 6pm. Also, on Wednesday, October 29th, there will be a Mandatory Baseball Parents Meeting in the SHS Athletic Team Rooms at 6pm.

Boys Basketball Tryouts

Boys Basketball Tryouts will begin November 3rd. Varsity tryouts start at 3:30PM - 5:30PM and C-Team & JV will start at 5:30PM - 7PM. All students must have a completed physical and parent permission form.

Girls Basketball Tryouts

Try outs begin Monday, November 3rd from 3:30PM-5:30PM. You must have a completed physical turned into the Athletic Department before trying out.


Student-athletes planning to wrestle should have a completed physical, signed parent permission, and completed concussion form prior to November 3rd. If you have questions or concerns, please see Coach Gauthier in room 341D.

Anchor Club

Anchor Club officer meeting on Monday, November 3 in room 202A right after school. Anchor Club meeting on Thursday, November 6 in room 202A right after school.


Calling ALL readers! On Wednesday, November 5th, drop by the library for a lunchtime book discussion. You may bring your lunch. We will meet in the conference room. Be prepared to discuss books to movies … which is better, the book or the movie and why?
Cosplay Friday will take place Thursday, November 6th during all lunches. The theme is villains versus heroes. Remember your costume needs to fit dress code policy. Dress up and win prizes!


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.

Saturday School

Saturday School will be held November 8th, November 15th, November 22nd,
December 6th and December 13th.
Students who exceed attendance limits (5 unlawful days per semester) should attend Saturday School. Students need to sign up with their assistant principal.
A - Gor will report to C-Wing Office. Gos - O will report to B-Wing Office. P - Z will report to D-Wing Office.

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