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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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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New Principal Appointments

Spartanburg School District Seven announced today the appointment of Ms. Katrina Johnson Robinson as Principal of E.P. Todd School effective July 1, 2017. Ms. Robinson will assume Charlene Doctor’s position, as Ms. Doctor moves to the Early Learning Center at Park Hills to become the Executive Director.
The District also announced the appointment of Mr. Thomas Webster as Principal of the new elementary school in the Drayton Mills community, effective July 1, 2017. The new school, which is currently under construction, will serve students from Houston and Chapman Elementary Schools and is scheduled to open in fall 2018.
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Wordmaster Competition Spells NATIONAL Success for 3rd Grade Team

Wordmaster Competition Spells NATIONAL Success for 3rd Grade Team
All year long, Ms. Susan Holcombe’s third-grade ODYSSEY class has worked diligently to become adept at solving analogies for the 30th annual WordMasters Challenge. To say the least, they took the competition by storm, winning first place in the nation in the Gold Division for year-end cumulative standings among thousands of other students in the country. The 3rd grade ODYSSEY team comprised of students representing E.P Todd School, Pine Street, Mary H. Wright, and Meeting Street Academy placed first in the nation among 112 teams in the WordMasters Challenge Gold Division.
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Spartanburg High ranked among America’s top high schools

Spartanburg High ranked among America’s top high schools
For the 6th consecutive year, SHS has been named by The Washington Post as one of America’s Most Challenging High Schools. SHS is one of 11 in the state to make the Post’s annual list, which identifies high schools that are excelling in preparing students for college-level work. The news magazine collected data on more than 22,000 schools for the report, which for the second time time included graduation rates as a factor in the rankings.
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Luke Martin Named US Presidential Scholars Semifinalist

Luke Martin Named US Presidential Scholars Semifinalist
When Luke Martin puts on his cap and gown for graduation in two weeks, he’s likely to blend in with the rest of his classmates. But, as anyone who knows him will tell you, Luke Martin stands in a class of his own. With a stellar academic career at Spartanburg High School and a resume of accomplishments that reflects his prowess in and out of the classroom, Martin can also claim the distinction of being named one of only 17 semifinalists in South Carolina to be singled out for the nation’s prestigious United States Presidential Scholars Program.
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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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