Thank you for the wonderful first semester of school in Spartanburg One. Fall sports, musical celebrations, theatre productions, a new district brand, and academic success mark the first four months of the 2018-2019 year. I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all they have done in making the start of this school year one of the best ever!
An important focus for our district is the community recognition of our veterans. Schools across the district honored the men and women who are serving or who have served in our armed forces. Veteran representatives also visited schools to collect over 40,000 Christmas cards which will be given to veterans who are in hospitals and restorative care centers.
December events include many musical concerts and programs. I encourage you to take time to attend these events. Not only will you be delighted with the superior caliber of performance, but you will also show our young people that their many hours of practice are valued by others. A listing of these events can be found on each school’s website at
. I also encourage you to visit our social media accounts as we highlight student events and achievements.
Our district’s drive toward excellence is evidenced by the many student successes realized during the first semester. We are very proud of the recent release of our ACT composite score of 19.1, far exceeding the 18.3 state average. This is the result of the collective efforts of our teachers, students, administrators, parents, and community. Students and schools have received recognition for their creative programs, their sports programs, and their academic performance. Excellence is not possible without vision, support, and commitment.
Thank you to our elected Board of Trustees who guide us with the resources we need to supply opportunities to all students. These individuals represent your voice and keep the vision of a South Carolina Graduate at the forefront of all decisions.
Thank you to the leadership in each school. All faculty and staff support the mission of a “student-centered education” for all students in Spartanburg One. Their commitment and tireless hours help create lessons which are meaningful and engaging to students.
Finally, thank you for the privilege of working with our students, parents, community members, and the numerous individuals who help to make our district the best One in Spartanburg County. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to assist you and your family in continuing the success of the student in your life.
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Many Blessings to each of you!