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.

Bulldogs Win National Football TournamentJuly 17, 2017

                The Boiling Springs High School Football team won the USA Football 7 on 7 Football Tournament held in Hoover, Alabama. The tournament featured some of the  best teams from across the country. The Bulldogs completed an amazing tournament run by defeating the home team Hoover 29-17.  The Bulldogs are the first team from South Carolina to ever win the tournament. Click here to see some of the highlights from the remarkable win. 

SLA Students Learn Life-Saving SkillsJuly 13, 2017

Today, the more than 200 elementary students enrolled in our District’s Summer Learning Academy (SLA) learned CPR, as well as other potentially life-saving lessons, as part of an action packed Community Day.

The event is a partnership supporting education by highlighting the organizations that support our community through goods and services. This day also helps to build relationships and trust between public officials and our future leaders. The following community partners visited SLA to share their expertise.

Spartanburg Regional Health Care provided CPR training for all of our students.

Regional One

Boiling Springs Fire Department

Spartanburg EMS

Spartanburg Sheriff's Office with their K9 Unit

Spartanburg Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad Unit

             SLA Director Ashley Roberts says students gained information that will benefit their lives and impact their future.

             “We are grateful for the time and expertise our community members shared with our Summer Learning Academy students,” Roberts said. “The positive impact of this experience will last far beyond our summer program!”

Hats off to the Class of 2017July 10, 2017

Congratulations to Spartanburg Two’s class of 2017, your hard work really paid off.  This year’s graduates earned a combined $26.2 million in college scholarships. That is a new record for our District, eclipsing last year’s total by over $200,000. 

Congratulations also go out to the parents, teachers, coaches and administrators that supported these students throughout their school careers.

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.


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