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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7 Shares, Cares and DARES!

7 Shares, Cares and DARES!
Primed with excitement and sporting their pride, the District 7 team of teachers and staff donned their individual school colors and celebrated the start of a new academic year with the annual back-to-school program known as 7Shares on Thursday, August 14. The 1200 employees of the District packed the Spartanburg High School gym for a morning of inspiration, motivation, and recognition.
Bobbi Kennedy, Special Projects Director with ETV, brought special recognition to Adam Babcock, technology integration specialist at Spartanburg High School, for being named a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. After a nationwide search, Adam was selected as one of only 100 educators from across the country and the only one in South Carolina. He was chosen for his passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.
Praised for their commitment in the classroom, 13 teachers were honored as the top educator in their school with the District Teacher of the Year award going to Marquice Clark from the Cleveland Academy of Leadership. Eleven first-year teachers were also honored for outstanding performance during their induction year. Leslie Sloan from Spartanburg High School was awarded the Crystal Apple - the top award for a new teacher.
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The PTO Needs YOU

The PTO Needs YOU
Just $20 per family. Additional donations are appreciated. All proceeds go directly to the students and teachers at SHS.
Members will be given the opportunity to volunteer for the numerous areas. Help us support our VIKINGS!!

Viking News

Viking News

Vikings at York Jamboree

This Saturday, August 16, at 7PM the Boys Varsity Football team will travel to York to compete in the York Jamboree. Please come out and support our boys of Blue & Gold!
From I-85:
• Take Hwy 5 Exit and follow toward York
• Turn left onto Alexander Love Hwy
• School will be located at 2nd stoplight
• Visitor Parking for Football Games: turn right at 2nd light onto Lincoln Road. Parking will be at the 2nd entrance on the left. Parking for other events will be at the digital sign entrance on Alexander Love Hwy.
Go Vikings!

Hough Wins Golf Championship

Congratulations to senior, Anne Taylor Hough, for winning the Beth Daniel Junior Azalea Golf Championship, which was held last Wednesday at the Country Club of Charleston.
According to, Hough entered the final round of the 36-hole event one off the lead in a three-way tie for second before closing with a 1-under 70 to equal the event’s low round. She came to the eighth 1 over for the day before posting birdies at Nos. 8, 9 and 11 to seize command of the tournament. Go Vikings!!

Important Dates and Announcements

Important Dates and Announcements

MacBook Distribution and Forms

Students and parents are encouraged to sign and return the Electronic Device Student Pledge Form and MacBook Air Protection Plan Coverage Form as soon as possible. The forms are available for download under the Quick Links sidebar located on the right of our homepage.
Students will receive their MacBook between Wednesday, August 20 thru Friday, August 22.
Students may drop off their forms during office hours or when they pick up their schedule. It’s important that both forms are signed and returned before August 20th.

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.

Athletic Announcements

Fall Weightlifting for Lacrosse will begin Monday, August 25 after school in the SHS weight room for anyone that is not participating in a Fall sport. If you would like to participate, you will need to have a current physical/concussion form on file with the SHS athletic department. See Coach Plaisted for more details.

SHS All-Sports Booster Club

Show your support for Spartanburg High School and its athletes by joining the SHS All-Sports Booster Club. We offer four levels of membership you can choose from starting at $25!
Students can also purchase a Student Athletic Pass, which admits one student with a Student I.D. to all Home Athletic Events including Home Varsity Football Games for $50! See Ms. Mason in Athletics!
Show your “Viking Pride” and stand behind the student athletes of Spartanburg School District 7. Please contact the Athletic Department with any questions at 594-4417 or email to Mike West. Go Vikings!

2014-2015 Summer and Opening of School Information

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.
Senior Picture Make-Up Day will be Wednesday, September 3.
Picture Day for all students (except seniors) will be Thursday, September 4.

SHS Band Concert

The SHS Band will have their Community Preview Concert on Thursday, August 21 at 7PM at the SHS Athletic Fields.

Literary Club Organizational Meeting

The Literary Club will have their Organizational Meeting on Monday, August 25 at 3:20PM in Rm 213D. See Dr. Epps for more information.

Viking Academic Team

All returning academic team members will meet Monday August 25th. Students intesested in joining the acedmic team are invited to attend a meeting on Wednesday, August 27. Freshman students interested in joining will have a meeting on Wednesday, September 3. Please see Ms. Chambers for more details.

Viking Theatre

Auditions for the South Carolina Theatre Association will be after school on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26 in Rm 115D from 3:30PM-4:30PM. See Mr. Timmons for more details.

FCA Meeting

There will be a FCA Leadership Interest Meeting on Tuesday, August 26 at 7:30AM in the Senior Lounge.

Youth In Government Interest Meeting

There will be a Youth In Government Interest Meeting on Tuesday, August 26 at 3:20PM in Rm 100C.

Anchor Club

The Anchor Club will have an officers meeting on Tuesday, September 2 at 3:20PM in Rm 202A. Also, the Anchor Club will have a meeting with all members on Thursday, September 4 at 3:20PM in Rm 202A.

JROTC Announcement

JROTC Special Teams Meeting, September 3 at 3:30PM - 4:30 PM.
JROTC Raider Team Tryouts, September 4-5 at 3:30PM - 5:00 PM.
JROTC Rifle Team Tryouts, September 4-5 at 3:30PM - 5:00 PM.
JROTC Drill Team Tryouts, September 8-9 at 3:30PM - 5:00 PM.
JROTC Color Guard Team Tryouts, September 10 at 3:30PM - 5:00PM.

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.
For immediate registration & confirmation of your desired appointment time (that will also include an automatic email reminder close to the appointment time) parents are strongly encouraged to use the online scheduling option at in the counselor’s tag here/igp. For example, for Mrs. Jumper -…., for Mrs. Moyer - rmoyer, Mrs. Ragin - cragin, Mr. Smiley - gsmiley or Mrs. Snow - crsnow.
IGP Conference Days:
Seniors: September 15th - October 21st
Sophomores & Juniors: January 20th - February 27th
SHS Counselor Assignments:
Mrs. Snow - A - Delaney
Mrs. Ragin - Delarosa - Huff
Mrs. Jumper - Hughes - Middleton
Mr. Smiley - Miller - Shell
Mrs. Moyer - 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.

Class Reunion

Spartanburg High School Class of 1978 & 1979 will have their reunion on Saturday, October 18 at the Spartanburg Marriott. Please forward reuinon inquiries to Chris Harakas or call 864.585.4102. You can also go to the Reunion Facebook Page.

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