Detention Hours

From June 5-7th, we are offering 6 hours credit towards students' detention per day. Detention will be held after school from 12:30-2:00 PM in C148.  Students must have detention hours to participate. All overdue hours will result in a suspension and hours not served will roll over to the next school year.  Please contact Mr. Jackson with any questions at 803-699-3500 extension 69916.

College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship Winners

Daniel C. Clements                Erika C. Arvay                 Jonathan P. Boland
Congratulations to Daniel C. Clements, Erika C. Arvay, and Jonathan P. Boland, college-sponsored National Merit Scholarship recipients.  Each year colleges and universities support about 4,800 Merit Scholarship awards for Finalists who have been admitted to and will attend their institutions.  College-sponsored awards are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study at the sponsor institution and provide stipends that range between $500 and $2,000 per year.  Erika Arvay; Clemson University, Jonathan Boland; University of South Carolina, and Daniel Clements; University of South Carolina.  Way to go!

Congratulations John Jones

Coach John Jones has been named 2013 State Track & Field Coach of the Year by the SC Athletic Coaches Association.  Way to go Coach Jones!

Congratulations Shannon Hall

Shannon Hall was selected as the South Carolina winner in this year's competition for the National Honor Society Scholarship by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.   She was first identified as one of 200 finalists from over 4000 nationwide applicants, and was then advanced to the state-level. Fifty-three state winners were selected from the  fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.  Way to go Shannon!

No Late Start on May 29th

There will be no late start tomorrow.  School will begin at 8:40 AM.

Senior Cookout Canceled

The senior cookout scheduled for Tuesday, May 28th has been canceled. Seniors may receive a refund by bringing their tickets to Ms. Bouchey.

Yearbooks For Sale

It is not too late to purchase a 2013 yearbook, but the remaining books are being sold on a first come basis.   Contact Lisa Brindel for sales information at 699-3500 x69256 or lbrindel@richland2.org.  Yearbooks may also be purchased in person in room D221 before school, at lunch or after school.  The cost is $65.

Letter from Dr. Davis


Requirements for Parking on Campus

All student vehicles parked on campus must display a valid current school year tag issued by SVHS. In order for a student to register for a parking permit, the student must have a valid driver's license and proof they have completed either a certified driver's training course or have taken the Alive @ 25 driver safety course. This is a change from the previous year which required everyone to take the Alive @ 25 class. Please complete the attached form and bring it with you when you register in August during orientation.   Click here for form.

Morgan Barker Signs with Columbia College


Morgan Barker signs with Columbia College to play softball.  Congratulations to Morgan and her family!

Spring State Finals 2013

Richland 2 Sports Wrap


Class of 2013 Now Online


Congratulations to the Class of 2013!

Last Late Start Is Tomorrow

May 22nd will be the last Late Start Wednesday of the 2012-2013 school year.  Please mark your calendars.

USAF NASCAR Visits Spring Valley


Spring Valley students get an up-close, in person look at the USAF NASCAR.  

Congratulations Reading Seminar Students

Reading Seminar students enjoyed pizza and dessert for lunch to celebrate all their accomplishments this year.  Each student also had a chance to choose a book as a gift to take home to read.  Way to go!

CATE Student of the Year

Ben Oliver is the CATE Student of the Year. Ben was selected because of his dedication to the CATE Department, he is a Health Science Completer, and plans to major in Physical Therapy next year.  Way to go Ben.

Pictures for Senior Slide Show

The deadline for picture submissions for the senior slide show is Wednesday, May 22nd. The cost is $3 for one photo or $5 for 3 photos. You can send physical photos or submit them electronically to Kbouchey@richland2.org.

Summer Work & Beyond Program

We are targeting graduating seniors for our Summer Work & Beyond program. Enrolled students will receive a 6 week, 30 hour per week paid work experience (paid at $7.25 per hour), financial assistance (with senior fees, transportation assistance & post secondary education) & career counseling.  As an incentive, enrolled students will also receive a voucher for $500 for earning their high school diploma.   Click here for prescreening application.

Spring Orchestra Concert


Congratulations to all our orchestra students and E.L. Wright Middle School orchestra students.  Wonderful performance!

5K Doughnut Dash for Class of 2016


Summer School Info Is Now Online

The RSD2 Summer School website is now online.  All of the information about Summer School is available on the site.  Please note, registration for Summer School will close June 21st.  No registrations will be accepted after that date.

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Follow Up Distracted Driving Survey


Thank you AAA Carolinas and the South Carolina Public Safety Foundation for helping to educate our students on the potentially dangerous consequences of distracted driving. Students, please take a moment to share your thoughts with us via our Follow Up Survey.  Thank you.

2013 AAAA Boys Track & Field State Champions


The Boys Track Team combined it's efforts into a dominating team victory to become the 2013 4A Track & Field State Champions.  Tom Hoefel, Terrell Simmons, Connor McCormack and Bradley Gibson combined to set a new state record in the 4x800m relay and then beat the State Record in the 4X400m relay only to get nipped at the line to place second.  Richard Fish won the pole vault and Connor McCormack won the 800m to join the 4x800 as State Champs in their event. Malik Wilson added a second in the long jump and Jalon Williams was 3rd in the shot put.  Adding to the scoring were: Terrell in the 200m and 400m, Bradley in the 400m, Tom in the 800m, Chris Lynch in the triple jump, Bryant Carlos in the discus, and Cameron Pratt in the 400m hurdles. 

Help for the Homeless: Backpack Round-Up


Resurrections of Columbia has asked Richland School District Two to help in their effort to collect new or used back packs for the homeless in Columbia. For the thousands of homeless in town it is very difficult to maintain a place for their basic possessions like soap, extra garments, and change. Often they are assaulted and robbed for what little they have. When backpacks are provided to them it can make a world of difference. It is a sturdy and useful bag that they can secure very close to their body to hold all that they own in the world.  Parents or students can drop off their donations to the Main Office at Spring Valley through June 6th.


Growing Up Google

An interesting infographic from Backupify about Google's growing presence in American schools. Click the image to expand it to full size.

Midlands Tech Fairfield Campus Open House



Texting While Driving - It Can Wait

Click here to take the pledge to never text and drive.

10th Annual Teen Health Summit


The purpose of this event is to enhance decision-making skills, increase self-efficacy, and improve the health status of South Carolina’s adolescents. It is our goal to reach over 500 young people and parents throughout the Midlands. This year’s theme is Press Pause: Think Before You Play. We want students to stop and think about their actions before they engage in risky behaviors. Each year, the summit engages students and parents in a fun-filled, energy-packed day of entertainment and education. Registration, lunch and parent sessions are all free.

Live Streaming of Graduation Ceremony


In consideration of family members who may not be able to attend graduation ceremonies in person, Richland Two will stream all 2013 high school commencement ceremonies live. Watch Graduation!

Rules for the Carolina Coliseum graduations:

  • All guests, including infants, must have a ticket for admission.
  • Guests should plan to arrive at the Coliseum at least 30 minutes before the ceremony to allow ample time to be seated.
  • Balloons are not permitted.
  • Noise-making devices will be not permitted. Security staff will enforce this provision.
  • Large bags will not be allowed into the Coliseum, and all individuals entering the building are subject to search.
  • Flower bouquets and other floral arrangements will not be allowed into the Coliseum. 

Class of 2014 Senior Portraits, Part 2


Class of 2014 Senior Portraits

Juniors, mark your calendars -- Class of 2014 Senior Portraits will be taken at Spring Valley High School July 8th through July 11th.  Portraits will be taken in the Auditorium.  Students will receive an appointment time and other information in the mail from Prestige, a division of Lifetouch. There is no need to contact the school.  Prestige will contact you.  Students who are unable to sit for their portrait at their scheduled time will be able to schedule a makeup with Prestige.

Congratulations to our National Achievement Scholarship Winner


Jasmin R. Graham has been selected as the winner of a $2500 National Achievement  Scholarship.  Jasmin Graham was among approximately 800 outstanding Black American high school seniors who have won Achievement Scholarship® awards through the National Achievement Scholarship Program. These awards, totaling over $2 million, are ļ¬nanced by grants from 34 corporate organizations and professional associations, and by National Merit Scholarship Corporation.  Way to go Jasmin!

Summer School Information Now Online

The RSD2 Summer School website is now online.  All of the information about Summer School is available on the site.  Please note, registration for Summer School will close June 21st.  No registrations will be accepted after that date.

Congratulations to our $2500 National Merit Scholarship Winners

David Qu                      Courtney Noh                   Rana Sobeih         
David Qu, Courtney Noh, and Rana Sobeih have been named winners in the prestigious and highly competitive 2013 $2500 National Merit Scholarship.  The Merit Scholar designees were chosen from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.  The $2500 National Merit Scholarship winners are the Finalists in each state judged to have the strongest combination of accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. The number of winners named in each state is proportional to the state’s percentage of the nation’s graduating high school seniors. Way to go!

Senior Exams


Senior Exams will be held on May 23 (English & Social Studies), May 24 (Math & Science) and May 28 (all others). Seniors may exempt exams if they have 90% or above in a class. Any senior who is eligible to exempt a final exam must pick up an exemption form from attendance. Seniors who exempt an exam are exempt only for the period when their non-exempting peers are taking the exam. Completed forms must be returned by Friday, May 17.

Medication Procedure Change


In accordance with the South Carolina Nurse Practice Act and the Medical Practice Act, beginning in August 2013, a healthcare provider’s original signature (not a stamped signature) will be required for ALL medication administration in Richland School District Two schools. This includes prescription medications, non-prescription/ over-the-counter medications, topical medications, eye drops, cough drops, and herbal medications.
Please take time this summer to speak with your child’s healthcare provider regarding medications that must be taken at school. Most routine medications can be administered before or after school hours.  If the medication is required on an “as needed” basis, (e.g. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, rescue inhalers, etc.) the healthcare provider needs to write the specific parameters for the use of the medication.

Distracted Driving Essay Winners


AAA Carolinas and the SC Dept. of Public Safety sponsored a 220 word essay contest where students submitted their essays online for a chance to win $150, $100, or $50 in prizes. The essay -- "How Can We Change the Attitude and Behavior Concerning Texting While Driving, Especially Among Teenagers" -- gave every student an opportunity to participate.  Winners were:  1st place Subina Saini, $150 gift card; 2nd place Caroline Swan, $100 gift card; and 3rd place Keenan Hunt, $50 gift card. Congratulations to all our winners!

Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

Thank you so much to our cafeteria staff.

Congratulations Samuel "Tyrus" Woods

Samuel "Tyrus" Woods competed in the summer Special Olympics bowling games this past weekend at Fort Jackson.  He scored 3rd place overall in the state of South Carolina. Way to go Tyrus!

Follow Up Survey on Distracted Driving


Thank you AAA Carolinas and the South Carolina Public Safety Foundation for helping to educate our students on the potentially dangerous consequences of distracted driving. Students, please take a moment to share your thoughts with us via our Follow Up Survey.  Thank you.

End-of-Course Exam Information


The End-of-Course Examination Program (EOCEP) provides tests in high school core courses and for courses taken in middle school for high school credit. All students who are enrolled in Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 1, and U.S. History must take the End-of-Course Exam for the course in which they are enrolled. The testing window for exams will be from May 14-28 with make-up testing to follow.
English- May 14-16
Biology I-May 17 & 20
Algebra I-May 21-23
U.S. History-May 24

Newsweek Names SVHS Among America's Best!

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This year's ranking highlights the best 2,000 public high schools in the nation — those that have proven to be the most effective in turning out college-ready grads. The list is based on six components: graduation rate (25 percent), college acceptance rate (25 percent), AP/IB/AICE tests taken per student (25 percent), average SAT/ACT scores (10 percent), average AP/IB/AICE scores (10 percent), and percent of students enrolled in at least one AP/IB/AICE course (5 percent).

Courtney Noh Named 2013 U.S. Presidential Scholar

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation's most distinguished graduating high school seniors. In 1979, the program was extended to recognize students who demonstrate exceptional talent in the visual, creative and performing arts. Each year, up to 141 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students. Congratulations Courtney!  Click here for more details. 

2012-2013 South Carolina School Guide


Proof of Residence Reminder


For the 2013-2014 school year, Richland School District Two (RSD2) will continue with its proof-of-residence procedures that will require all students to provide updated proof-of-residence documentation prior to their enrollment in a RSD2 school, and yearly thereafter.   Families are encouraged to begin bringing in proofs to the Guidance Office for the upcoming school year.  Click here for more information.

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5th Annual Spring Valley Open Car & Truck Show

Click here for more information and registration form.

You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

The Spring Valley Players Present You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown.  A job well done!

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2013 AP Exam Instructions/Requirements for Students


Revised 2013 AP Exam Schedule



Congratulations to our 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year


Dr. Lars Seiler has been named our 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year.  Congratulations, we know you will make us proud and represent Spring Valley well.