Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate Held a ribbon cutting for its 15th club Tuesday at O.P. Earle Elementary School. Clubs at O.P. Earle in Spartanburg District 1 and Pacolet Elementary School in Spartanburg District 3 both opened at the beginning of the school year and are the first clubs in their respective school districts.
Fortyone percent of Spartanburg County fifthgraders are overweight or obese, according to recent data released by the Spartanburg Childhood Obesity Taskforce. Over the course of the 20122013 school year, task force members collaborated with staff in all seven Spartanburg County school districts to collect consistent body mass index data for 10,426 first, third, and fifthgraders.