Our Mission, Vision and Values

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“To Inspire and Equip.” During this 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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A Hero’s Welcome for Navy ET Orner

A Hero’s Welcome for Navy ET Orner
It was nothing short of a hero’s welcome for Navy Petty Officer Taylor Orner when he arrived at Pine Street School and joined Ms. Susan Holcombe’s third-grade ODYSSEY class on Thursday, April 27. After months of sending letters, the students were finally able to take turns asking the 25-year-old Navy electronics technician questions. The class had been writing to Orner where he is stationed in Bahrain.
Orner expressed his appreciation that the children from Pine would take the time to write and said their support had been invaluable. And as for the kids themselves and the impression made by Oner’s visit, the exuberance in their voices and in their eyes said it all.
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Terrific Kids!

Terrific Kids!
Students representing elementary schools across Spartanburg County were recognized for their good character and citizenship during the Kiwanis Club’s 27th annual Terrific Kid of the Year luncheon. The honorees from D7 are: Neo Smales, The Early Learning Center; Fernando Zarate-Rodriguez, Chapman; Jamaria Tinsley, Cleveland Academy; Chloe Parrot, EP Todd; McKayla Williams, Houston; Devin Phipps, Jesse Boyd; D’Jonai Jones, Mary Wright; Jy’Keya Spearman, Pine Street; and Maia Henley, Terrell Edwards, and Jacob Sutherland, McCarthy-Teszler.
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Spring Signing Day

Spring Signing Day
Five Spartanburg High School athletes - Spencer Ashby, Garrett Scharff, Spencer Brown, Arpit Rana, and Omar Williams - made decisions yesterday when they committed to the college and/or university where they wanted to continue their academic and athletic training.
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Spartanburg County Foundation Honors Dr. Gloria Close

Spartanburg County Foundation Honors Dr. Gloria Close
Like one of Horatio Alger’s coming-of-age novels, Dr. Gloria Close has a life story that would make for an inspiring movie. Recently honored with the prestigious Mary L. Thomas Award by the Spartanburg County Foundation, Dr. Close, who has been a District 7 educator for 15 years, was recognized for decades of service and a quiet determination to help homeless families in the community.
As one of six children, raised by parents who worked in a cotton mill, Close says she remembers what it was to be poor. At an early age, she knew education would be her “ticket to opportunity.” That relentless determination motivated Close to obtain a masters and doctoral degree from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina. She continues her accomplished career as an advocate for others and a champion for children. Read More for Video
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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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