Principal's Message

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Dear Bobcat Family,
Welcome back to a new and exciting 2014-2015 school year. I am confident to say that we are destined to have a great year. Our children talents combined with the dedication of school staff and supportive parents/community allows us to continue to strive for excellence at Mary H. Wright.
I hope you had a wonderful summer and you are ready for another great school year.
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7 Shares, Cares and DARES!

7 Shares, Cares and DARES!
Primed with excitement and sporting their pride, the District 7 team of teachers and staff donned their individual school colors and celebrated the start of a new academic year with the annual back-to-school program known as 7Shares on Thursday, August 14. The 1200 employees of the District packed the Spartanburg High School gym for a morning of inspiration, motivation, and recognition.
Bobbi Kennedy, Special Projects Director with ETV, brought special recognition to Adam Babcock, technology integration specialist at Spartanburg High School, for being named a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. After a nationwide search, Adam was selected as one of only 100 educators from across the country and the only one in South Carolina. He was chosen for his passion and commitment to innovative teaching practices that integrate digital media and technology in the classroom.
Praised for their commitment in the classroom, 13 teachers were honored as the top educator in their school with the District Teacher of the Year award going to Marquice Clark from the Cleveland Academy of Leadership. Eleven first-year teachers were also honored for outstanding performance during their induction year. Leslie Sloan from Spartanburg High School was awarded the Crystal Apple - the top award for a new teacher.
Click Read More for our event photo gallery
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Mary H. Wright Elementary—Academics in the News

Mary H. Wright Elementary—Academics in the News
Please click the Read More button to follow the exciting learning opportunities published in the news about our students here at Mary H. Wright Elementary. Please pause to view the slideshow of students in action using their iPads to capture every moment of learning.
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Digital Citizenship Using Common Sense Media

Digital Citizenship Using Common Sense Media
Have you ever wondered whether all the time your child is spending online, watching TV, texting their friends, and playing video games is good for them? I know I have! That’s why we are making a commitment at our school to teach students how to be good digital citizens. We’ll explore topics like cyberbullying, online privacy, and creative rights and responsibilities. With strong digital citizenship skills, your child will be able to take advantage of all the wonderful opportunities of technology and learn how to handle the more challenging issues that they may experience. The curriculum and resources we are using were developed by Common Sense Media, a national nonprofit organization. I encourage you to check out the free parent resources on Common Sense Media’s website so you can stay up-to-date on all things digital. I am looking forward to the year ahead and helping your children learn how to be safe, smart and responsible digital citizens. Sign up for a free account by clicking Common Sense Media.
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National College Day Celebrated at Mary H. Wright

National College Day Celebrated at Mary H. Wright
View Mary H. Wright Elementary’s Collegiate Celebration photo gallery. Students and their parents celebrated their favorite college by attending informational sessions presented by upstate colleges “tailgate” style. See the Read More section to browse photos and The Herald Journal’s coverage of the event.
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Target Essay Winner

Target Essay Winner
Idreona Padgett, rising 3rd grader at Mary H. Wright Elementary, recently was named one of two winners in Target’s essay contest - “It’s up to me to improve my community, so what can I do?”
Idreona won a bike and helmet, and City of Spartanburg Public Safety Officers presented her award.

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