A Message from the Superintendent

Communication. The time is right to put together a blog for our Spartanburg Two District family: employees, parents, community and students. The purpose will be to provide some background and insight into decisions, programs, and philosophy surrounding circumstances that are impacting what we do in providing an outstanding education for the students of Boiling Springs and Chesnee. You are invited to check in periodically to see what the superintendent is thinking. You are also encouraged to contact me with your questions and suggestions; email is generally the best avenue. My email address is scott.mercer@spartanburg2.k12.sc.us.





Hero Surprises CS-F StudentsMay 17, 2017

           Two students at Cooley Springs-Fingerville Elementary got the surprise of a lifetime during lunch Tuesday afternoon.

           Brady and Carter Gowan were paid an unexpected visit by their cousin, Taylor Owens, who has been stationed with the Air Force in Germany for a year.

           The two boys are very close with Taylor and see him as their hero.

           The staff at CS-F coordinated with the Gowans’ family to make this special surprise happen.

            Click here to watch the emotional reunion.



Lego League Robotics Teams Perform WellMay 15, 2017

Our Lego League Robotics Teams did a great job in their first ever competition, the Carolina Isobots Tournament held at Isothermal Community College.

Teams from Chesnee, Rainbow Lake and Boiling Springs middle schools faced off against other teams from across the Upstate and Western North Carolina. In all, 36 teams participated.

Spartanburg Two brought home 3 awards, plenty of smiles and lots of enthusiasm for robotics from the competition!



Teacher Forum Awards ScholarshipsMay 3, 2017

In Spartanburg Two our teachers are all about supporting each other like family. That includes supporting future teachers as well!

Our Teacher Forum group is made up of Teachers of the Year from each of our schools. The forum comes together periodically to discuss ways to support and encourage their fellow educators.

Also, each year the forum raises scholarship money for two aspiring teachers, one from Boiling Springs High School and one from Chesnee High School.

This year's scholarships went to Kenley Reagan (CHS) and Christina Turner (BSHS).

                 Kenley and Christina were each given a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice and a big round of applause from our teachers at their last forum meeting.



Lopez wins Student of the Year AwardMay 2, 2017

 Spartanburg Two student Yolanda Lopez  has been  named the Spartanburg Community College Foreign Language Student of the Year. Yolanda takes classes at SCC as part of the Spartanburg County Early College High School (SCECHS) program.

“I was thrilled when I heard that Yolanda had earned this honor," said Spartanburg District Two Asst. Superintendent Dr. Angela Hinton. "Yolanda is part of our first cohort of students at SCECHS and will be in the first group to graduate from the program next year! She is very deserving of this recognition.”

SCECHS is an innovative partnership between the seven Spartanburg County School Districts and SCC. The program was developed to graduate students with a high school diploma and the first two years of transferable college credit or associate degree in preparation for high growth, high demand jobs of the 21st century.

                 Click here to read more about SCECHS.



Terrific Kids of the Year LuncheonApril 26, 2017

On Monday, the Kiwanis Clubs of Spartanburg and Boiling Springs recognized Terrific Kids of the Year from across the county at their annual luncheon. Each of Spartanburg Two’s nine participating schools selected a student to represent them at the gathering. In all, 55 schools were represented at the luncheon.

There to cheer on our students were principals, parents and district administration, including Superintendent Dr. Scott Mercer.

   Below is a list of the District’s Terrific Kids of the Year:

                Julia Weisner, BSES

                Anastasiya and Zaryana Kunitsa, BSIS

                Haylee Miller, C-FG

                Jesus Ponce, CES

                Vanessa Cholak, CS-F

                Cassie Luipold, HES

                Laikyn Westmoreland, MES

                Kinsley O’Dell, OES

                Abril Ramirez-Labra, SCES



 
 

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