Spartanburg School District One
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October 2017
Hurricane Harvey Water Drive
In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey, District One stepped up and organized a massive water bottle drive for the flood victims in Houston, TX. Every school in the district collected water in the drop-off lines over a three day period with an initial goal of 2,500 cases of water. The grand total of water collected from our district and community was over 6,500 cases of water! Community service is one of the aspects that makes our district so special. It is in times such as these that our district shows what compassion is made of.
You Can't Take It With You
The Chapman High School Theatre Department performed their first play of the year, You Can't Take It With You, on September 22-23, 2017 .

The classic comedy featured sweet-natured Alice Sycamore who falls for banker’s son, Tony Kirby. But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice’s peculiar extended family—including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof, hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie, and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul—might be too eccentric for the Kirbys.
This September, District One launched a campaign to help raise awareness for childhood cancer. On September 29th, students and staff wore gold in an effort to show support of those who have been impacted by this terrible disease.

United Way Campaign Kicks Off In D1
Once a year, each of us has a chance to make a difference in the lives of people in our community through our district’s United Way campaign.
United Way does what no other organization can – it brings us together as one community by providing support to a multitude of programs that provide assistance creating the opportunities for a better quality of life for all of us.
United Way donations directly benefit the students and families in District One, specifically through:

  • Compassionate Schools Spartanburg initiative which trains educators to recognize signs of behavioral and learning challenges. 

  • Investing in programs that increase resources for early learning and literacy, and/or increase socialization, mentoring, and character building opportunities.

  • Partnership with Spartanburg Academic Movement works to ensure every child reads at grade level by third grade.

  • Imagination Library provides an age appropriate book every month to the homes of children, ages birth to five. 

  • Unique programs and partnerships like the Gifts In Kind Center and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, United Way is able to leverage every dollar given into $5.83 of goods and services back to the community.

  • United Way enlists the help of volunteers, people like you and me, to study community needs, evaluate programs and make decisions about where contributed dollars are strategically invested every year.
The easiest, most convenient way to make a difference in our community is to contribute to the Community Impact Fund. You will have the opportunity to do so during our United Way campaign from  September 27th - October 27th . This is an opportunity to help build a stronger community. Explore the many local organizations that are supported through the United Way and consider the positive changes that can happen through your generous donations.

Inman Intermediate School Receives Generous Donation from SCA
Last month, Spartanburg Christian Academy hosted a Cross Country meet at Van-Du-Mar McMillan Park where over 20 schools and approximately 480 runners competed. Instead of charging admission fees, they asked attendees to make a special donation to benefit the Inman Intermediate School Fellowship of Christian Athletes in honor of Mr. Jeff Pierce.

In July, Inman Intermediate teacher, FCA faculty advisor, and First North Baptist member Jeff Pierce was tragically killed while riding his bike. Monetary donations were collected at this meet to be given to Inman Intermediate’s FCA to purchase Bibles in Mr. Pierce’s honor.
Both Landrum and Chapman High Schools are excited to announce that they can now accept debit and credit card payments for student fees! All schools have the ability to pay lunch balances online through My Payments Plus by clicking here. 
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