Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Notification of Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) allows schools to release “directory information,” i.e., student’s name, address, photograph, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, diploma or certificate, awards received, and other similar information. Spartanburg School District 7 considers photographs to include digital images, including digital photographs and recordings related to school or district-sponsored events, activities, and special recognition, as “directory information.” In addition, federal laws require schools to provide military recruiters, upon request, with three directory information categories—names, addresses, and telephone listings—unless parents have advised the school that they do not want their student’s information disclosed. If for some reason you object to your child’s inclusion/identification in publicized school recognitions/events/activities, including on a school or district-maintained website/Facebook page/Twitter/other social media, or wish to opt out of the provision for contact information to the military, you must, within 15 days of registration, advise the principal in writing (annually) of the specific type of directory information to withhold. There would be no yearbook picture, no name or image used in school or district publications.
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Chapman PTO seling Dining Books

Chapman PTO seling Dining Books
Dining and Value Books on sale now $20 while supplies last

District 7 Crystal Apple Award

District 7 Crystal Apple Award
Our 2017-18 District 7 Crystal Apple Award recipient is Caroline Pruitt. Congratulations! The Crystal Apple Award is a meaningful tradition in D7 and an opportunity to applaud the work of our first-year teachers. Each has exhibited superior instructional skills and performed with distinction, based on SC standards. The Crystal Apple honorees are from the Early Learning Center, Kimberly Henerey; Chapman Elementary, Caroline Pruitt; Cleveland Academy of Leadership, Victoria Brewton; Houston Elementary, Peyton Allen; Mary H. Wright, Lindsey Singleton; E.P. Todd School, Hannah Bonetti; Carver Middle, James Anderson; McCracken Middle, Katherine Weaver, Spartanburg High; Katie Cockrell; Whitlock Flexible Learning Center, Dean Ousley. From this group of honorees one is named the District 7 Crystal Apple honoree, the best of the best

Meet the Teacher

Meet the Teacher
Join the Chapman Chiefs for Meet the Teacher August 15th 1pm-3pm Sign up for:
Spartanburg Youth Football
Boys and Girls Club
Purchase:
Attractions Dining and Value Books $20
Chapman Shirts $5
3pm 4th and 5th grade parent MacBook meeting
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Chapman Super Leader in the News

Chapman Super Leader in the News
Carolina Panthers wide receiver and Wofford alum Brenton Bersin helps Chapman Elementary student Isaiah Roseburgh, 7, do some shopping at Academy Sports on Tuesday. The team hosted 28 area children on a back-to-school shopping spree. View the article at GOUPSTATE.com

Terrific Kids Honored

Terrific Kids Honored
Today we honored our Terrific Kids for March for exhibiting the 7th habit which is Sharpen the Saw. These students told us about how they eat healthy, exercise, participate in extracurricular activities, and even pet their dogs to help keep themselves healthy in body, mind, and spirit. As usual, a Chief Cheer to the Kiwanis Club for sponsoring our Terrific Kids! To see pictures of each individual student, please visit our Facebook page.

Terrific Kid for February

Terrific Kid for February
Today Chapman celebrated our Terrific Kids for February with a little help from the Kiwanis Club. This month all of the Terrific Kids were chosen for exhibiting Habit 6 - Synergize. These students told the audience that they listen to friends, work well in groups, and help others be successful. Congratulations to all of this month’s Terrific Kids!

Red Shirt Assembly

Red Shirt Assembly
Today we had our first ever Red Shirt Assembly. Some of the Chapman students earned a red shirt to show that they are leaders. Some of them earned a shirt by exhibiting the first 4 habits - Be Proactive, Begin With the End in Mind, Put First Things First, and Think Win-Win. Some student earned their red shirts by being leaders in the school. We hope that more of the Chapman students will earn red shirts in time for the next assembly. If you’d like to see a video of the assembly, please visit our Facebook page!

Terrific Kids Show Habit #4 - Think Win-Win

Terrific Kids Show Habit #4 - Think Win-Win
Today we honored the December Terrific Kids. These are the kids who live by the 4th habit - Think Win-Win. These kids know that everyone can win if we work together to find a solution. And they know that making deposits in the emotional bank accounts of others can make us all feel better. Be sure to click on Read More to see all of the pictures.
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Orisirisi African Drummers Visit Chapman

Orisirisi African Drummers Visit Chapman
On Thursday, December 10, the Orisirisi African Drummers and Storytellers visited the 1st graders at Chapman. They told us stories, taught us how to play the drums, and then led us in a sing along. The teachers, and even Mr. Mathison, joined in the fun. Be sure to click on Read More to see all of the pictures.
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Terrific Kid Celebrates Being Proactive

Terrific Kid Celebrates Being Proactive
Today we celebrated our first group of Terrific Kids for the year. All of these students were recognized for being proactive - the first of the 7 Habits. Each of the students told the audience exactly how they are proactive at school. Cheers to these Chief Leaders for being proactive and proud! Click Read More to see pictures of all of the students.
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Amazon Donates School Supplies

Amazon Donates School Supplies
Today Amazon donated $15,000 worth of school supplies to all of the teachers and students at Chapman. Led by Ed Corpus, a group of employees from the Amazon Fullfillment Center passed out boxes of school supplies to each and every teacher. Earbuds, styluses, magic markers, and classroom timers were among the goodies that were given to teachers. All of the students gathered in the cafeteria for this great surprise! Thanks to Amazon for their generous gifts! Click on Read More to see more pictures.
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Chapman receives Technology Innovative Program Award

Chapman receives Technology Innovative Program Award
The South Carolina Association for Educational Technology recognizes excellent programs in our state that implement innovative uses of technology in education. Chapman Elementary was recognized on October 30, 2014 during the annual SCAET Awards Ceremony as the Elementary School winner for our submission of “Seeking STEM-Mindedness in Students”.
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Rotary Club Readers at Chapman

Rotary Club Readers at Chapman
Chapman 2nd grade students were lucky to have readers from the Rotary Club come and read stories to them on Wednesday. A big Chapman Chief Cheer goes out to Honorable Liz Patterson, Representative Derham Cole, and Mr. Sean Dardeau for sharing their time with us! Click on Read More for a galley of pictures.
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Art at the Piedmont Interstate Fair

Art at the Piedmont Interstate Fair
Twelve Chapman Chiefs had art on display at the Piedmont Interstate Fair. A big Chief Cheer goes out to Mrs. Pye for all of her hard work getting the art ready! Also thanks to Mrs. Pye and Mrs. Milner for the beautiful centerpiece they created for the Gallup Poll breakfast at the Chapman Cultural Center. Isn’t it beautiful? Click on Read More to see the art and find out who those Chiefs are!
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Fire Safety Week

Fire Safety Week
Chapman kicked off Fire Safety Week in a big way this year! We had the Whitney Fire Department come and bring their brand new inflatable smoke house which all of the students were able to visit. We also had Captain Brown from the Mauldin Fire Department come and share his fire chief king story with 2nd and 3rd grades. All of the Chapman Chiefs had fun AND learned about fire safety! Click on Read More for a slideshow of pictures from this day.
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Walk at School Day

Walk at School Day
October 8 was a beautiful morning for walking at Chapman! For the first time ever, we had ALL of the grade levels walking at the same time! A big Chief Cheer goes out to Coach O and Nurse O’Dell for organizing this wonderful event that helps us all exhibit Habit #7: Sharpen the Saw! Click Read More to see more photos!
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Illustrator Michael P. White Visits

Illustrator Michael P. White Visits
Third, fourth, and fifth grades got to meet illustrator Michael P. White on Tuesday thanks to PTO. The students not only heard about Mr. White’s career as an illustrator, they also got to try their hands at being illustrators. Be sure to click on Read More to see some of the drawings done by Mr. White and our students.
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Author Melinda Long Visits

Author Melinda Long Visits
Kindergarten, first, and second graders met Melinda Long on Tuesday. Mrs. Long read two of her books to the students and told them all about her career as a writer.
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Author/Illustrator Jonathan Miller’s Visit

Author/Illustrator Jonathan Miller’s Visit
Students at Chapman were able to meet author Jonathan Miller who writes about Sammy the Wonder Dachshund today.
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Thanks, Adidas!

Thanks, Adidas!
A big thank you goes out to Adidas in Spartanburg for bringing school supplies to all of Chapman’s Boy’s and Girl’s Club students.
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