2017-18 School Calendar
The 2017-18 school calendar is now available. It is located on the right side of the Homepage under Quick Links. The first day of school is Thursday, August 17, 2017. Due to the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, students will not be in school. This day will allow families to experience this once-in-a-lifetime event!
Sister Act, The Musical is Coming to the Chapman Cultural Center
Rejoice! Spartanburg School District 7 will present SISTER ACT, A DIVINE MUSICAL COMEDY at the Chapman Cultural Center from May 25 – 28, 2017. A tribute to sisterhood, friendship, creativity and courage, Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Featuring original music by Tony- and eight-time Oscar winner, Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.
Deputy Superintendent Dr. Terry Pruitt will direct the show. He has an extensive background in the arts having served as a band director, choral director, drama teacher, and church choir director. Dr. Pruitt has directed many community and school theatre productions during his career and this will make the eighth show he has directed in District 7, including last year’s highly successful production of All Shook Up. Dr. John Moody, Music Department Chairman and Director of Choral Activities for District Seven will lead musical direction. Susan Woodham, dance teacher at Pine Street School and Outreach Director for Ballet Spartanburg, and Caroline Pruitt, special education teacher at Chapman Elementary and dance teacher for Ballet Spartanburg, will serve as choreographers. Bryon Long, theatre teacher at Spartanburg High School and Pine Street School, will serve as technical director.
The play will open on Thursday, May 25 at the Chapman Cultural Center at 7p.m., with other performances on Friday, May 26 at 7p.m., Saturday, May 27 at 7p.m., and Sunday, May 28 at 3p.m. Ticket information will be released soon, BUT mark your calendar now – you will not want to miss this great show presented by our District 7 Musical Theatre students. Auditions will be held in January and will be announced soon.
First Session begins Monday thru Thursday, June 12 - June 29. The last day to register for 1st sessions is June 9, 2017. Second Session for Summer School is Monday thru Thursday, July 10 - July 27. Registration for 2nd session will continue until June 29, 2017. Students must provide their own transportation. The Summer School Registration Form is available in Guidance and can be located on the right side of the Home page under Publications.