News & Updates

Our very own athletic director, Chris Arp was named Coach of the Year for basketball by the Spartanburg Herald Journal.  He led our Warriors to a 20-11 record and SCISA 2A runner-up finish. He also was named the head coach for the Spartanburg team in the Spartanburg vs. Greenville FCA all-star game.

The Economics class is studying a unit on production. In that, the students must research Supply and Demand as well as the tastes in a product market. For their final project in Economics, they must present a magazine from research on the high school student body that reveals their interests and level of consumption (price equilibrium). They created magazines that best reflected that market of research and presented them to the high school to  vote on the favorite.

On Saturday, February 26, at the Piedmont Region III Science Fair Awards Ceremony at USC-Upstate several of our SCA students received awards for their science fair projects.   This includes Cherokee, Chester, Lancaster, Spartanburg, Union and York counties. 

 

Engineers from CH2MHill came to speak with our students about careers in science – particularly engineering.  They told students about all the different kinds of jobs involved in this field. 
Then students were given a project to make a tower to hold a certain about of weight.  More pictures are on facebook.  http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/SCAwarriors 

On Sunday, February 20 five of our student-athletes and one coach traveled to Columbia to attend the High School Sports Report Awards Banquet for fall sports.  They were recognized for their performance in cross-country and volleyball.

Taylor Shilling, All-State Volleyball
Hannah Ward, All-State Cross Country
Shelby Wright, All-State Cross Country
Madison Seay, All-State Cross Country
Logan Morris, Cross-Country Runner of the Year
Steve Conway, Cross-Country Girls Coach of the Year
 

SCA has incorporated the Writing Road to Reading (RIGGS) program into our language arts curriculum since its inception.  It has been an excellent phonics-based approach to language arts and has served our program well over the past years.  We continually review and examine new materials currently on the market in an effort to maintain our reputation for excellence in academics.  As a result of this planning, SCA has begun the process of transitioning from RIGGS to a more traditional, phonics-based reading program for 5K-2nd grades.

The English II class read Act III of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and created their own interpretations of the events found in this portion of the play. Students were given creative license to put the play in another context, while still keeping with the major events and characters of Act III. The results were an urban version, a preschool version, and a valley girl version.

Congratulations to the following students who placed at the District Spelling Bee at Blue Ridge!

 

Second grade:
2nd place- Caroline McGill
3rd place- Chaz Potts
4th place- Zoie Baugh
 
Third grade:
2nd place- Cole Clardy
 
Fourth grade:
2nd place- Kyle Volk
 
Fifth grade:
2nd place- Parker Lewis

Mr. Hal Blackwell visited our highschool economics class today. He is a former employee at Merrill Lynch. The unethical practices of mortgage companies caused him to write a book on the current economic down turn and its ties to those practices. He spoke on business integrity and how the consequences of not keeping that standard affects each individual.