Spring Valley High School Announces Robin Bacon as Interim Head Football Coach

Robin Bacon will serve as the Interim Head Football Coach at SVHS effective immediately. Coach Bacon has served as SVHS Offensive Coordinator since 2010 and has been an integral part of the rebuilding process that has led the Vikings to three consecutive winning seasons including an undefeated regular season in 2013.

Coach Bacon recently coached in the Max Emfinger All-American Bowl played in Lafayette, LA on December 3rd and was an assistant coach in the 2008 North-South Game held in Myrtle Beach. Coach Bacon has Head Coaching experience at Dreher High School serving there from 1999 to 2009. He was also the Athletic Director at Lower Richland in 2009-2010.

Coach Bacon is a National Board Certified Teacher in Social Studies and is currently teaching Career Prep at SV and RNE. He is married to Marcia and they have two children who are SV students, RJ and Linnea.

Junior Achievement in the Classroom

L to R: Lori Summers, Valerie Wright, Kathy Simmons(Program Director Junior Achievement of Central SC)
Junior Achievement is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to inspire young people to succeed in a global economy. Mrs. Summers Personal Finance classes would like to thank Mrs. Valerie Wright for volunteering her time and bringing Junior Achievement, to the classroom. Mrs. Wright, a volunteer with JA, has worked with Mrs. Summer’s personal finance classes for six weeks, helping the students with career success, soft skills and developing a digital profile along with necessary job skills that employers demand from new employees.

Viking Sports Wrap

JV Girls Basketball
The JV Lady Vikings defeated Lugoff-Elgin 42-12 last night to move to a 12-2 overall record, 6-0 in the Region.  We were lead in scoring by Breanna Martinez with 15 points.  Tierney Porter and Ebony Graham both added 8 points, Tiara Sumpter 3 poiints, Shalyn Jacobs , Kamryn Beaman, Ti'Asia Williams and Fredi Pritchett all added 2 points.  The JV Lady Vikings will be back in action on Monday, February 2, 5:30 p.m. @ Blythewood. 

Congratulations to SVHS Photography Students

Nikitha Sashi
Congratulations to the Spring Valley High photo students that had their work selected to be exhibited in the 2015 SC Schools Photography competition. The competitive exhibit is an annual event run by Winthrop University and professor of Fine Arts, Phil Moody. This year's show was judged by USC's photography program coordinator and professional photographer, Kathleen Robbins. The exhibit of 33 selected high school photographs will be exhibited in the Columbia Museum of Art's Education Gallery through February with a reception on February 7th at noon. 

Saipriya Sairam

Students from across the state could submit up to 3 images to be considered for the competition. The following SV students had work selected that can be viewed on the Columbia Museum of Art website.

Jordan McCormack

Jordan McCormack- 3 images selected
Saipriya Sairam- 3 images selected
Nikitha Sashi- 2 images selected
Anastasia Korol- 1 image selected

In summary, out of the 33 photos chosen, Spring Valley was represented the most with 9 images. In addition, Saipriya and Nikitha have placed in the top 3 from the show. We will find out the day of the reception what place they were awarded with 1st place being a $200 prize, 2nd being $100 and 3rd being $50. 
Anastasia Korol

Interested in Becoming a Mentor for SV's MAN UP Program?

Spring Valley's MAN UP mentoring program will have a mentor training Tuesday, February 3rd, at 4:00 in the Multi-Purpose Room.  If you are interested in becoming a mentor for the MAN UP program we would love to have you.  If you know someone who may be interested in becoming a mentor please encourage them to join us Tuesday.  Anyone interested in becoming a mentor must attend the training and agree to a background check prior to being assigned a mentee.  For more information please contact Mr. KaRon L. Webb by phone at 699-3500 ext. 69364 or email at kwebb@richland2.org.  

To Cure Cancer, We Must First Understand It

On Jan. 29th, Mrs. Spigner's AP Biology class conduced a mini-symposium in the Media Center and presented research they conducted on various types of cancers.  This simulated real-world research-style presentations and allowed students to showcase their projects to invited teachers, students and other SV faculty and staff.

P.J. Dozier Selected to Play on McDonald's All American Team

Congratulations to P.J.Dozier for being selected to play on the McDonald's All American Team. The game will be played on Wednesday, April 1st at Chicago's United Center. Click here for more info.