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.

Summer Learning Academy featured on WSPA NewsJune 22, 2017

The 2017 edition of the Spartanburg Two Summer Learning Academy was  featured on WSPA news for several hours during their morning newscast on Wednesday. Reporter Christine Scarpelli spoke with teachers and students about the success of the program and all the fun being had in the process during her live reports from Shoally Creek Elementary. Click here to see some of the reports.

Last year, our Summer Learning Academy students improved their MAP Reading test scores by an average of 3 points, the equivalent of 3 months of growth in only 27 days of instruction. SLA students also averaged an 8.5 point rise in their MAP Math scores. That's the equivalent of an entire letter grade.

We are excited to see what gains this year's SLA students will see!

CHS Musician Performs Well at Furman CampJune 21, 2017

                Chesnee High School's Ashley Burrows earned 1st Chair Cello and a scholarship at the 2017 Furman University Music Camp. Burrows was among the more than 100 musicians that attended the camp. The camp concluded with the students giving a concert at Furman’s McAlister Auditorium.

BSIS is National FinalistJune 19, 2017

        Boiling Springs Intermediate School is one of 10 finalists in the 2017 Let’s Play Video Contest, courtesy of Dr Pepper Snapple and the national non-profit KaBOOM!. From June 12 to June 23, community members can vote online for their favorite playground video. Each of the top five vote-getters will receive a $20,000 grant to purchase new playground equipment. Winners will be announced on June 26.  

              You can vote one time, each day through the duration of the contest using this linkhttp://woobox.com/r3esh4/gallery/J-DoPVlwLks. Please help us spread the word!

Spartanburg Two Names New AdministratorsJune 14, 2017

            Tuesday evening the Spartanburg District Two Board of Trustees approved the appointment of two new administrators.

            Matthew Johnson has been named assistant principal at Oakland Elementary School. Mr. Johnson has been a teacher in Spartanburg Two for the past eight years and was our 2013-14 District Teacher of the Year.  This past year, Mr. Johnson worked as a teacher in the elementary gifted and talented program and also served as a technology adviser for several schools.

            “It has been an incredible privilege serving the students of Spartanburg District Two for the last 8 years as a teacher, and I consider it a great honor to now continue that service as the assistant principal of Oakland Elementary,” Johnson said.  “I would like to thank Dr. Mercer and the District Two Board of Trustees for giving me this opportunity.” 

            Norman Mayfield has been named assistant principal at Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary School. Ms. Mayfield has been a teacher in our district for seven years. She has taught at Oakland Elementary School and, most recently, served as a math instructional coach at Carlisle-Foster’s Grove. 

            "I am very grateful for the opportunity to continue serving the students, families, faculty, and staff of Carlisle-Foster’s Grove Elementary in my new role as their assistant principal,” Mayfield said. “It is an honor and privilege to work with a school family that ensures the success of every student. I am humbled to be entrusted with this leadership position and excited to begin this new chapter serving our community."


Former BSHS Bulldog Signs With LA RamsMay 31, 2017

                Former Boiling Springs Bulldogs quarterback Dylan Thompson signed with the Los Angeles Rams this week. Thompson was signed in 2015 by the San Francisco 49ers after his time at the University of South Carolina.  He joined the Rams in 2016 and stayed with the team through the preseason. 

                On his Twitter account (@DylanPThompson) Thompson said he was “grateful” for the opportunity to return to the NFL.


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