A Note from Our Principal

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Welcome to McCracken Middle School, home of the Eagles. McCracken has a long history of providing a world class education to our students. We have a dynamic staff of teachers committed to excellence in education. I am so proud to call McCracken Middle School my home and I consider it an honor to serve as Principal.
Middle school provides students with the foundation necessary for success in high school. We take this job very seriously and work to provide your child with engaging learning experience steeped in research based best practices, many excellent arts related experiences, outstanding athletic programs, clubs and extra-curricular activities, and many leadership opportunities.
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Vision, Values, and Viking Pride

Vision, Values, and Viking Pride
Donning a pair of blue and gold sunglasses, District Seven Superintendent, Dr. Russell Booker told a packed auditorium at the Chapman Cultural Center on April 17th that “the future for the district is so bright, we need to wear shades.”
During his 4th annual State of the District address to the community, Booker provided a summary of Spartanburg Seven’s progress of the past five years and pointed to new opportunities on the horizon. Citing the district’s rating of “Excellent” on the 2014 SC Report Card, the tremendous success of 7Ignites and being one of only a few districts in the state to be fully digital, Booker applauded D7’s entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and challenged the community to continue to embrace programs and initiatives worthy of a 21st century education.
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McCracken Named a National School to Watch

McCracken Named a National School to Watch
McCracken Middle was recently named a national School to Watch by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform, and will be recognized in June at the National Schools to Watch Conference in Washington, DC. The organization evaluates and recognizes middle schools across the nation based on criteria that indicate high performance. Visit the Schools to Watch website to find out more about the initiative.

Year End Studies “YES” Program Coming Soon!

The Year End Studies “YES” Program is a student-centered, interest-based program that allows students to choose an area of study based on their interests. There will be a wide variety of courses offered, including outdoor activities, crafts, hobbies, and technology applications. The courses include a community impact component, which will allow our students to connect to the Spartanburg community by fundraising, performing, or assisting with projects to make a positive impact on others around them. This will take place in May in lieu of final exams for all classes except those that are high school credit bearing. Exams in high school credit bearing classes will be given before the start of the YES program in order for all students to participate. Click here to view a commercial about the upcoming YES program. Students will sign up for courses at the end of March.

McCracken Earns Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards

McCracken Earns Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards
For 2013-2014, McCracken Middle School earned the Palmetto Gold Award for General Performance and the Palmetto Silver Award for Closing the Achievement Gap. In addition, McCracken had been awarded the Palmetto Silver Award for General Performance in the 2010-2011, 2011-2012, and 2012-2013 school years. These awards recognize South Carolina public schools for high levels of academic achievement and high rates of growth. Schools are also recognized for making progress in closing the achievement gap among their students.
Click here to read more about the Palmetto Gold and Silver Awards Program from the South Carolina Department of Education.

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