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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Wolfe Selected to Hall of Fame

Wolfe Selected to Hall of Fame
Spartanburg School District 7 is proud to announce that longtime educator John “Bubba” Wolfe, whose diligent efforts and unassuming leadership style have helped create phenomenal success in Spartanburg High School’s swimming program, will be inducted into the South Carolina Swimming Coaches Association (SCSCA) Hall of Fame during the Class AAAA State Finals Friday, October 13, 2017 in Columbia, SC.
Wolfe’s reputation in his chosen field borders on legendary. Mr. Wolfe, has dedicated more than four decades of his life to Spartanburg High School as a teacher and a guidance counselor, and from 1997-2010 as the head swim coach for the Vikings. Wolfe didn’t just coach the school’s swim team to astronomical success; he was basically responsible for there even being a team at all. Wolfe was a main influence in bringing back the school’s swimming program in 1997 after it had been dormant for 15 years.
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Dance Teacher and Advocate Honored

Dance Teacher and Advocate Honored
Susan Woodham’s desire for students to experience life through dance is profound and contagious to everyone she meets.
District 7 is pleased to announce Ms. Woodham is the recipient of the prestigious Ray Doughty Arts Integration Award, given by The Palmetto State Arts Education Organization each year to honor an individual who embodies the true spirit of arts integration through the successful utilization of community partnerships and resources.
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A Day of Inspiration with We Are Charleston Authors

A Day of Inspiration with We Are Charleston Authors
What is poetry? Pablo Neruda thought it this way: “Poetry is an act of peace.” It’s safe to say that South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth would agree and also espouse is perhaps our greatest resource in a time of crisis. Poems help us make sense of the world around us, particularly when we are feeling overwhelmed with emotions. It is not surprising, then, that during the days following the Emanuel AME Church shooting, The Post and Courier asked Wentworth to write a commemorative poem. Wenworth’s poem so powerfully consoled families and helped others express their grief and outrage that she was encouraged to write more.
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Students Exceed National and State Averages on SAT and Record Top Pass Rates on AP

Students Exceed National and State Averages on SAT and Record Top Pass Rates on AP
The first year of performance results on the revised SAT®, released today, set a new baseline for the state after the College Board overhauled the exam with changes that lowered the maximum score to 1600, eliminated obscure vocabulary words, dropped the penalty for guessing and made the essay optional. The high school graduating class of 2017 marked the first time a majority of students tested under the redesigned format. The College Board reported Spartanburg High School’ s graduating class of 2017 posted an average score of 1078 on the new SAT exam – 24 points above the national public school average and 20 points above the state’s. Approximately 40% of the senior class took the SAT. District 7’s average passage rate on Advanced Placement (AP) tests jumped to 83% (up from an impressive 79% last year), and is well above the state and national passage rate – and one of the highest in the state.
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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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