Celebrating the New School Year

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“To Inspire and Equip.” As we head into the 2016-2017 academic year you’ll hear those words time and again throughout the District. With a new Mission, Vision and Values statement in hand, we’re excited about advancing our goal to be the District of choice in Spartanburg and we are committed in our focus to inspire and equip our students for meaningful lives of leadership and service as world citizens.
This is a unique time in the history of our District. We are leading on a number of fronts and poised for ongoing growth. From our nationally recognized 1:1 technology initiative called Seven Ignites to the increasingly strong outcomes of our graduating seniors – the cumulative effect of all that we do shines in the countless success stories of our children, the impressive contributions of our teachers and staff and the continued support of a community that has long prized excellence in education. With a momentous year ahead, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter and keep an eye on the District 7 website for timely news and information.
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Praying for Townville, An Open Letter to the D7 Community

Dear District 7 Family and Friends, I write with a heavy heart following the news of the recent school shooting in Anderson, SC. I’m sure I speak for all of you in sending our fervent prayers to the staff, students and families of Townville Elementary School and wishing a full recovery to the children and the teacher who were injured in this senseless act of violence. As our neighbors in Anderson School District 4 move through the days ahead, we are reminded once again that, as a community, we have a great responsibility to ensure the safety and care of our children.
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District Receives Prestigious Diversity Award

District Receives Prestigious Diversity Award
Spartanburg School District Seven was recognized as the 2016 Organization of the Year for Diversity and Inclusion by the Minority Economic Development Institute (MED) during the10th anniversary celebration ceremony that took place Thursday September 15, 2016 at the TD Convention Center in Greenville, SC. Ten years ago, the Minority Economic Development Institute, Inc., launched a vision and mission to improve the growth and development of minority-owned businesses throughout the Upstate. Mr. Maxwell Allen, Chief of Staff Office of the President, Clemson University, headlined Thursday nights’ Achievement Award Ceremony.
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SHS Leads the Area in National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

SHS Leads the Area in National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists
Four academically talented seniors from Spartanburg High School have been named 2017 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists. Emma Kendrick, Luke Martin, Bradly Sanders and Margaret Tebbe were among 207 students encompassing public, private, and homeschools across South Carolina to achieve the ranking nationwide, according to officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Spartanburg High School had more National Merit Semifinalists than any other school, public or private, in the county.
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7Read Sizzles in 10th Year

7Read Sizzles in 10th Year
Over the past 10 years the Seven Reads Program has been a champion of getting children to read and has set a new standard of excellence for Spartanburg District 7, and the entire Spartanburg community. This top-notch program, in partnership with the community, has brought students rich, life changing experiences. On Monday, September 12, Seven Reads celebrates its 10th year a two-day event that drives home the joy of reading with tales of horror, pirates, some Dead Ends, a Coretta Scott King honor-award winning author, and the winner of the South Carolina First Novel Prize.
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First Day of School!

First Day of School!
Amid the bittersweet excitement that comes with saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to a brand new school year, District 7 schools rolled our the red carpet on August 15 for the official first-day back to school. And what a day it was. From hugs in the hallways as early as 7:00 am, to tired smiles late in the afternoon, Superintendent Dr. Russell Booker reported smooth sailing across the board. “This is the day we prepare for all summer long. For most of us, it’s the best day of the academic year!
As a warm welcome back, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite pictures from out and about in the District. Here’s hoping you see a few familiar faces! Read More for Photo Collage
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Calendar

Calendar Codes: JBE-Jesse Boyd | WHC-Chapman | CAL-Cleveland| | HES-Houston | PIN-Pine Street
TOD-E.P. Todd | MHW-Mary H. Wright | CMS-Carver Middle School
MMS-McCracken Middle School | SHS-Spartanburg High
ELC – Early Learning Center | MTS-McCarthy/Teszler School

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