Principal's Message

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In the Freshman Academy, our motto is, “Entering with Purpose, Excelling by Performance, Exiting Prepared.” Our academic success over the last 3 years affords us the bragging rights of being one of the top Freshman Academies in the state of South Carolina.
Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy… There’s an app for that!
That’s right, you can now keep up with all of the who, what, when and where for Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy through the Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy app by SchoolInfoApp available on all mobile devices! Click here to download the Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy app by SchoolInfoApp on your iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry or Windows device by going to your apps store and type “Spartanburg HS Freshman Academy.” With our new app, you can:
• Keep up with all of our latest news, information and announcements
• Receive text messages regarding important dates and events (standard rates may apply)
• Find out about events and activities
• Contact teachers, staff and administration
• Access school menus, our online gradebook system and more
• Get important documents, picture galleries & other media
• Follow us on both Facebook and Twitter
• Track homework, tests and projects through a virtual assignment book
• Help promote school safety through the TipLine
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Kiwanis Club Honors Terrific Kids of the Year

Kiwanis Club Honors Terrific Kids of the Year
Students representing elementary schools from across Spartanburg County were recognized for their good character and citizenship Monday, April 18 during the Kiwanis Club’s 27th annual Terrific Kid of the Year luncheon. The honorees from District 7 are: Mason Deas, The Early Learning Center; Mayuvin Alani Sok, Chapman Elementary; Ty’Dravious Bargo, Cleveland Academy of Leadership; Autumn Johnson, E. P. Todd School; Briannah Ellis, Houston Elementary; Chase Staley, Jesse Boyd Elementary; Serenity Cromer, Mary H. Wright Elementary; Emma Rookh Sullivan, Pine Street School; and Laree Wilkes, McCarthy-Teszler Elementary; Terrell Edwards, McCarthy-Teszler Teszler Division; and Joshua Way, McCarthy-Teszler Secondary Division.
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Freshman Academy Dates and Announcements

Freshman Academy Dates and Announcements

PARENT PORTAL ACCESS TO POWERSCHOOL

Please contact Mrs. Gillespie in the Freshman Academy Office for log in information (864) 594-4513.

ON-LINE MEAL APPLICATION

Parents are encouraged to fill out the free and reduced meal application on-line. Click on the EZMealApp, follow instructions and you’ll receive a confirmation after you complete the application. Please note if you have more than one child in school in District Seven you may receive a meal application for each child. However, to apply for free and reduced meal benefits, please complete only ONE application for all children in your household who attend a school in District Seven. You can also set-up an account using the students 12-digit ID# in EZSchoolPay, view their account and pay on the account.

Email Address Submissions

Please contact Ms. Belinda Gillespie at BBGillespie@spart7.org with your email address information as soon as possible. We will no longer be mailing information home. All school information will be available on the website and/or will be sent to your email.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Viking Band Drumline is having training sessions for anybody interested. Students should come to the band room on Wednesdays until 5pm. No prior experience is necessary. Auditions are open to all SHS students.

SATURDAY SCHOOL

The dates for Saturday School: April 30, May 7 and May 14.
Students who exceed attendance limits (5 unlawful days per semester) should attend Saturday School. Students need to sign up with their assistant principal. If you are not sure about your student’s absences, please contact the school.

Upward Sports Guest Speakers

Upward Sports Guest Speakers
Guest speakers from Upward Sports came to the Spartanburg High School Freshman Academy to speak to the students in their computer classes about job seeking skills. The speakers discussed networking, interviewing skills, cover letters, resumes, thank you notes, and use of social media to obtain employment. In addition, mock interviews were performed.
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Hounds of East Fairhaven

Hounds of East Fairhaven
Mrs. Bridwell was given the unique opportunity to bring Renaissance re-enactors to speak to our Social Studies classes. The Hounds of East Fairhaven, an all-volunteer, nonprofit, educational re-enactment group that performs at the Carolina and Georgia Renaissance festivals and the Enchanted Chalice faire, came to speak to Dr. Newett’s, Mr. Stuard’s, and Mrs. Bridwell’s classes on Friday, January 29, 2016. Students had an opportunity to learn about Renaissance life and culture, coursing, and the clothing and activities that were part of everyday life in Renaissance Europe. They also had the opportunity to try some clothing, learn about wool spinning, and handle some Renaissance-appropriate items. The group members provided a PowerPoint and videos and opened the floor for questions after their lessons. The students seemed to really enjoy this activity and other teachers reported positive feedback from the students.​
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SCC Robot Visit

SCC Robot Visit
Matthew Alimagham, a Computer Technology instructor from Spartanburg Community College, came to the Freshman Academy to visit some computer and math classes. While in the classes, he demonstrated how the commands from computer science programming can operate a robot. He spoke about the Networking and Programming majors offered at Spartanburg Community College and the computer programming languages they offer. In addition, he spoke to the students about the relevance of obtaining reading and mathematical skills while attending high school.

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