2015 Fine Arts Assembly

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Nicholas Waller Receives Turnaround Achievement Award

Nicholas Waller is a senior at Spring Valley High School who is graciously anticipating graduation day.  He has not only made improvements in his decision making and overall behavior, but has worked extremely hard to reach 12th grade status while at the beginning of the year being classified as just a 10th grader. He has been focused and diligent in all of his classes.  His teachers and school counselor have expressed how very proud they are of “Nick” as he is affectionately known around campus.  Mrs. Bee his science teacher says that, “Nick is a very respectful young man, who puts in an honest effort every day. I love having him in class, due to his lightheartedness and ability to not take himself too seriously.” Coach Moton states that, “He is a pleasure to teach.  I see him as a leader!” and Mr. Lea his economics teacher states that, “He is a respectful young man with a solid work ethic.  He added some other stories in but I’ll let him and Mr. Lea cherish those moments. Nicholas has aspirations of joining the military after high school.  With three years of experience in our JROTC program, he is sure to excel and serve his country well. We can’t think of a more deserving person to honor and represent Spring Valley High School.  He is proof that hard work pays off.

Viking Sports Wrap

SV Boys Tennis defeated Westwood 6-0 
SV Softball defeated Irmo 10-0 (5 innings)

Boys Tennis
The boys tennis team defeated Westwood 6-0 last night to clench the region.  Winning at singles for Spring Valley were Blake McGuirt, Vikranth Reddy, Noah Guyton, John Anthony Hurley and Eddie Tremolada.  Winning at #2 doubles were Ben Wagner and Austin Bridgers.  The boys have two more out of region matches next week before season tournament play begins.

The softball team was victorious on senior night against Irmo by a score of 10-0 in 5 innings. Anna Davis started everything off with a solo homerun in the bottom of the first.  We brought 15 batters to the plate in that inning, scoring 10 runs.  It was a great team win, and we are very proud of our 5 seniors: Anna Davis, Savannah Dowell, Brittany Evans, Katlin Graham, and Whitney Jenkins.  The girls will round out their region play when they travel to Westwood on Friday, and close their regular season on Monday at River Bluff. Wish the girls good luck!

R2i2 Student Advisory Panel from Spring Valley

Seven Spring Valley students were selected to be part of the R2i2 Student Advisory Panel.  They are Alyssa Brunson, Abigail Harrison, Moji Awe, Chloe Walters, Andrew Shroyer, Graham Shroyer, and Gloria Kim.  The students were surprised when a limo arrived at Spring Valley to take them to their first meeting and luncheon on April 23rd.  They met with students from the other high schools to discuss what R2i2 means and what was in store for them as members of the Student Advisory Panel. These students are going to spread the word about how R2i2 can be beneficial to all students when it opens in August of 2016.

Parent Surveys Due April 27th

Parents of Juniors:

Please don't forget to complete and return the parent survey that was sent home with your student on Monday. The South Carolina Department of Education is conducting their annual survey to ask parents their opinions about the schools their children attend. You may have your student return your completed survey, in the included envelope, to the front desk in the atrium through April 27th. You may also mail the survey directly to the SDoE yourself. Instructions are included with the survey. Your opinions are important. The results will appear on our school report card. Please take the time to complete, and return, the survey. Thank you.

Graduation Information

Graduation is an exciting and important time in the lives of our students and their families. For the first time we will be holding graduations at the Colonial Life Arena. We hope the following tips will help you get the most out of this special time.

General Guidelines:
  • There are no tickets required this year for guests to attend graduation.
  • Guests should plan to park one hour prior to graduation and arrive at the arena 30 minutes before the ceremony.

 The following will not be permitted inside the Colonial Life Arena:
  • Balloons
  • Noise-making devices. Security staff will enforce this provision.
  • Large bags. All individuals entering the building are subject to search.
  • Flower bouquets and other floral arrangements

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia Open House Event

Paul Mitchell the School Columbia would love to invite students to an exciting Open House at their Modern Location in Downtown Columbia, on May 7th from 6 p.m.-8 p.m.!  Paul Mitchell cosmetology schools across America will be hosting this National Open House Night, sharing information in their local communities about career opportunities in the beauty industry!  Visitors to the National Open House event will spend the evening at the school as VIP guests and enjoy special event activities. They'll also receive a tour of the school and the chance to meet some of the students and staff.