Principal's Message

{title}
I can’t believe we have come to the end of the first nine weeks of the 2014-2105 school year here at McCarthy Teszler. We have enjoyed many activities this first nine weeks with our students. Much of my time this first nine weeks has been utilized with getting to meet many of our parents and working with our students. In working with the staff here, we are striving to evaluate and constantly improve our practices for students. The staff here at McCarthy Teszler is the finest and we are striving to become a model program for students with disabilities here in our state.
Thanks!
Read More  

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.
Read More  

Multicultural Day

Multicultural Day
Multicultural Day was celebrated with a program at McCarthy-Teszler on March 12. It was our way to show appreciation and acceptance of various cultures and to bring the community together. It was also a way for us to celebrate diversity among our school family, as well as, surrounding communities.
The program began with “A Parade of Nations” that included some of our students and staff illustrating various cultures in colorful and beautiful apparel. We even had some of our pre-school students participating.
We invited special guests as representatives from the city and county to help us by bringing various ethnicities, nationalities, and cultures to McCarthy Teszler for it is often difficult for many of our students to visit and enjoy the many cultures throughout the city and county. They included The Boiling Springs Multicultural Club, The Spartanburg German-American Club, Carson Hardigree (District 7 “The Voice” Winner), and Lanie Hudson (Miss South Carolina 2014).
Click “Read More” to see some pictures from the event!
Read More  

Sensory Caterpillar

Sensory Caterpillar
We have a new addition to our school on our preschool hall! This sensory caterpillar mural was the creation of our art teacher Dena Hammond in collaboration with the Daniel Morgan Technology Center’s Building Construction Division and Engineering Graphics Division. This sensory caterpillar has been a wonderful addition this week to our school and we know our students will love this addition as they travel our halls. Thank you Mrs. Hammond and Daniel Morgan Technology Center for your hard work with this addition to our school. Click Read More to see pictures of this installation!
Read More  

Therapy Dogs Visit McCarthy

Therapy Dogs Visit McCarthy
During this activity, students may have the opportunity to throw a ball for the dog to fetch, pet the dog, and participate in other short interactions with the dog based on the child’s interest. This begins in January – March for our elementary students and work skills students. These dogs with Paws to Care have visited hospitals, shelters, and retirement homes and must meet certain health standards. Positive behavior in our students has been observed when therapy dogs visit. Click “Read More” or the arrow to see pictures from the visits!
Read More  

Donations for Eye Gaze Equipment

Donations for Eye Gaze Equipment
On Friday, January 30, 2015 Mc Carthy Teszler was presented by the Medical Alliance of Spartanburg County a check from the Mary Black Foundation. We are pleased to continue this partnership for the 2014-2015 school year. In the past money raised by the Medical Alliance of Spartanburg has assisted in purchasing I Pads for student use within our school. This year’s contribution will further assist with technology through assistive communication eye gaze equipment for students. Thank you for your continued support of our school and most important our students. Click Read More to see pictures of our students using this type of equipment.
Read More  

Page Rendered in: 1.7747 sec. for IP: 54.158.65.139 on Friday, April 17th, 2015 @ 11:50 PM  |  Total Queries: 114  |  GZIP: enabled  |  GID: 3