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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District 7 Wordsmiths Show Their Skills at National Competition

District 7 Wordsmiths Show Their Skills at National Competition
A group of Spartanburg School District 7 third-graders shined at a national vocabulary competition recently, earning nearly a perfect score and landing them in first place among thousands of other students from across the country. The third grade Odyssey team for gifted and talented students placed first in the nation among 112 teams in the first of three WordMasters Challenge meets this year. Students representing the team are: Sebastian Cartwright, Reese Cooper, Virginia Delaney, Sophie Groover, Thomas Hyde, Gabe Malarney, Sam Mitchell, Wade Cooper Neely, Davis Norton, Addie Ursy, and Charlotte Ward. Susan Holcombe coached the standout students in preparation for the WordMasters Challenge.
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Two Seniors Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates

Two Seniors Named U.S. Presidential Scholar Candidates
District 7 is proud to announce that two Spartanburg High School seniors - Luke Martin and Margaret Tebbe - have been named candidates in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. They are one of 4,000 candidates chosen from a pool of over 3.5 million high school seniors nationwide. Ultimately, one male and one female from each state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will be selected. In 2009, Spartanburg High School had unprecedented success when both of the Presidential Scholars for the state of South Carolina were SHS students: Bonnie Antosh and Drew Henderson.
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It’s All GRADY!

It’s All GRADY!
Grady Thomas is one of the nicest student athletes that have ever passed through Spartanburg High School. He always has a kind word for his classmates and teammates and yet anyone who has seen him compete knows he has fierce desire to win within the true spirit of the game. Grady, an integral part of the Viking football and wrestling teams for the past four years, made a public decision today to sign a full scholarship to attend and play football at Western Carolina University. As evidenced by the standing-room-only crowd assembled in the atrium for the signing, Grady is truly outstanding in everyway, with his heart always in the game and with his team.
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Visiting Students from China get warm welcome from D7

Visiting Students from China get warm welcome from D7
Smiles are Universal! Thanks to technology the language barrier is hardly an issue for middle school students from Tangshan Middle School #12. This week the District has been privileged to welcome more than 50 young people from Hebei, China for an immersion program that provides the students with a close up look at life in America. In general, Chinese teenagers are shyer with adults than American teenagers, but they were able to come out of their shell with some coaxing. Thanks to Christine Horowitz, Director of Instruction Technology (and also host family) telling students they could go to Target if they asked her a question in English broke the ice quickly.
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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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