2017 Turnaround Student: Savannah Medina

Savannah Medina is a Senior at Spring Valley High School and serves as our Turnaround Student for this year.  One of her best qualities is her ability to see the best in people and situations and to overcome hardship.  She has become a role model inside the classroom and can often be found encouraging her classmates to make better decisions and trying to make her teacher laugh. Savannah is always willing to help out with tasks around school and is an extremely hard worker at school, at home, and at her job.  After graduation, Savannah would like to work with animals because she enjoys being around and caring for them.   Vivian Greene’s quote sums up Savannah’s outlook:  “Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain.” The future is waiting for Savannah, and she’s ready to take it on. Congratulations!

School Improvement Council (SIC) Annual Report Now Available

Culinary Arts Students Made Strawberry Jam

Jeremiah Narciso, Gena Clark, Tyler Ulness, Fidel Manglona, and Kenny Perry display jars of jam and equipment they used to make the Strawberry Jam.
Mayanna Settles is placing lids and rings on jars
before putting them in the canner to seal the lids.  
Students in Theresa Formyduval’s Culinary Arts classes are learning about sustainability and “farm to plate” food production. The classes received a $1000 grant from the Sparkleberry Country Fair this year to purchase dehydraters, canners, recipe books, canning tools, and other supplies.  All Culinary Arts students took a jar of strawberry jam home that they made in class to treat their families. Pictured are some of the students who processed strawberries fresh from the farm to make Strawberry Jam.
Destiny Lloyd is ladling jam into sterilized jars assisted by Aneil Tripathi

The Sparkleberry Country Fair which uses their profits for Teacher Grants and Student Scholarships is Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30 at Clemson Sandhills Research and Education Center on Clemson Road. More information can be found at sparkleberrycountryfair.org online.

Man-Up Field Experience and Basketball Game

On March 31st Spring Valley's Man-Up Mentoring program visited the Charlotte Hornets arena in Charlotte, NC for career in sports day. During our visit many individuals that work in various areas of the Charlotte Hornets organization discussed their role within the organization and the path they took to get there.

After the presentation Man-Up mentors and mentees toured downtown Charlotte and discussed the infrastructure of the buildings. After returning to Spectrum Arena we enjoyed watching The Charlotte Hornets defeat the Denver Nuggets 122-114.

Man-Up members were so excited to the point that they wanted to showcase their basketball skills against their mentors. On yesterday, 4.26.17 they got the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately, for them, they fell short as Principal, Mr. Temoney and Counselor's Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Ross handed them a loss. It was great fellowship and we look forward to many more outings in the future. If your male student is interested in being a part of Man-Up next school year please have them contact Mr. Kelly, Mr. Hawkins, or Mr. Ross #ManUp #MentoringWorks

Job Opportunity for Students

Tiffany's Bakery at 8502 Two Notch Road is in need of employees.  Early dismiss students this is a perfect opportunity for you.  Contact Jamie McMillan at 736-2253.

Work Based Learning is an opportunity for students to earn elective credit while working.  If you have a job or are have been hired for a summer job this is a great time to sign up for Work Based Learning.  Pick up the application from Mrs. Morgan in E330.

SV Visual Art Showcase 2017 Awards

Congratulations to the following students on a job well done in the 2017 SV Art Showcase. 


SV Art Show's Best In Show: Austen Money (Blue Portrait With Goldfish)

AP One-Person-Show:
1st: Madeleine Parker
2nd: Ethan Drake
3rd: Jenning Chen
HM: Jala Coleman
HM: Samantha Goodman

Media Arts:
1st: Briana Weston (Stained Glass)
2nd: Sreya Varanasi (Stained Glass)
3rd: Kanyah Stevenson (Roy Lichtenstein)
HM: Sandra Baca (Digital Self Portrait)
HM: Joshua Kendrick-Johnson (Stained Glass)

Art 1:
1st: Serenity Wyckoff (Pattern Portrait)
2nd: Kathy Do (Texture Drawing)
3rd: Jayra Penaloza (Wallpaper Design)
HM: Santora Byrd (Portrait Painting)
HM: Eric Whitlow (Scratchboard)

Art 2:
1st: Hannah Huntley (Reduction Print)
2nd: Andrew Vereen (Reduction Print)
3rd: Sreya Varanasi (Ceramics)
HM: Chritian Esquivel (Color Theory Painting)
HM: Kathryn Miles (Color Theory Painting)

Art 3:
1st: Olivia Cruz (Mixed Media Collage)
2nd: Alekhya Mitta (Surrealist Animal)
3rd: Royce Frye (Surrealist Animal)
HM: Olivia Cruz (Surrealist Animal)
HM: Cherish Cardell (Mixed Media Collage)

Six Discovery Students Nominated to Attend the 2018 AJAS Conference

L-R (Elizabeth Dillon, Casey Carter, Elaine Patterson, Ishita Kapoor and Aman Pitalia)
Not Pictured Elizabeth Bickel

Discovery students Elizabeth "Evie" Bickel (10), Casey Carter (10), Elizabeth Dillon (10), Ishita Kapoor (10), Elaine Patterson (12), and Aman Pitalia (11) have been selected as South Carolina delegates to attend and present at the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) meeting held in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) national meeting in Austin, Texas in February 2018. The nominees this year were selected based on having achieved high distinction in both their oral presentations and written research papers.  

Congratulations to these outstanding young scientists and their research teachers, Dr. Joanne Bedlek-Anslow, Dale Soblo and Michelle Spigner!