To Inspire and Equip

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There’s nothing better than the beginning of a new school year! With it comes new hopes and dreams, new aspirations and innovations and new opportunities to learn and grow. The 2017-2018 academic year will be an exciting time in the life of Spartanburg School District 7. With two new schools under construction, and a wide range of initiatives that support our cradle to career objectives, District 7 is well on its way to fulfilling its goal to be a model district in the state and a leading District in the Southeast. As we reaffirm our mission to inspire and equip our children for meaningful lives of leadership and service, we do so with an abiding commitment to give them a competitive edge, skills for life and a heart for learning.
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Authors of “We Are Charleston” Included In Literacy Program

Authors of “We Are Charleston” Included In Literacy Program
District 7 kicks off the 11th year of 7Reads next Monday, September 25 with a week-long event that encourages the joy of reading. The District will host the winner of the 2016 ILA Young Adult Book Award, the Poet Laureate of South Carolina, and the authors of a compelling new book titled We Are Charleston. The celebrated authors, illustrators and poets include; Tim Davis, Herb Frazier, Jessica Khoury, Sonia Leverette, Melinda Long, Bernard Edward Powers Jr., Lance Rubin, and Marjory Wentworth. Children in every school within the District will have the opportunity to hear from one or more of the featured authors.
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SHS Leads the Area in National Merit Semifinalists with Eight

SHS Leads the Area in National Merit Semifinalists with Eight
Eight academically talented seniors from Spartanburg High School have been named semifinalists in the 2018 National Merit Scholarship program. DeHaven Dickerson, Ethan Durham, Matthew Evans, Louise Franke, Nan Miles, Georgia Price, Jay Stevens, and Ashley Wade are among 217 students encompassing public, private, and homeschools across South Carolina to achieve the national distinction, according to officials at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Spartanburg High School has more National Merit Semifinalists than any other school, public or private, in the county. READ MORE
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Annual Back to School Rally Is a Tweet Success

Annual Back to School Rally Is a Tweet Success
Every August, before the first day of school, District 7 rolls out the red carpet to welcome faculty and staff back for another year. The annual 7Shares convocation is part pep-rally, part part-professional development and part-good ol’ fashioned fun. Filling the gym at Spartanburg High School, more than 1200 employees from all 14 schools in the District gathered together on Monday, August 14 to meet and mingle with one another, to engage in professional learning opportunities and to share their hopes and goals for the new school year.
Greeted with a rousing welcome from Superintendent Russell Booker and a shout-out for every school in the District, the crowd was also treated to a fabulous performance by Spartanburg High School’s glee club students who call themselves, The Corporation. To add to the fun and fuel excitement about the first day of school on Thursday, August 17 – teachers in the audience seized the power of social media to highlight the day’s happenings. From one Tweet to another, the D7 team took to the airwaves to shares smiles, salute students and celebrate community. (#7Shares)
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Back to School for Cleveland Academy

Back to School for Cleveland Academy
Cleveland Academy of Leadership kicked off a new school year on July 11 with a Back to School Celebration complete with school supplies, food, fun and a host of community partners welcoming families to the school.
From 3pm to 6pm the school was be buzzing with activity as parents and students met their teachers, picked up new backpacks and uniforms, and visited with service and support providers in the community.
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Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer
The dog days of summer are alive and well on Monday morning as students build their reading skills while bonding with adoptable dogs that are always willing to lend an ear. The program is in partnership with the Spartanburg Humane Society and is part of the State Department’s Read To Succeed initiative, which has a goal of all students becoming proficient readers by the end of third grade.
Jennifer Dowis, the Summer Reading Camp Coordinator, notes the program is proving to be a huge success. Before camp started two weeks ago, many of the young readers didn’t feel good about reading aloud, according to Dowis. Now they feel more confident in their reading skills and also feel safe when reading to a dog. Though the children believe they are teaching the dogs to read, in fact, with the dog as the attentive audience (and an occasional assist from the volunteer partner), they are actually teaching themselves. According to the children, however, reading is about the dog, not about them. No embarrassment. No pressure.
The premise is that good dogs are good medicine and that the dogs will continue to help children become better readers for many years to come.
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Calendar

Calendar Codes: JBE-Jesse Boyd | WHC-Chapman | CAL-Cleveland| | HES-Houston | PSS-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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