Spring Valley Welcomes New Head Football Coach

This afternoon, Spring Valley Principal Dr. Baron R. Davis and Athletic Director Tim Hunter announced the hiring of Dr. Jerry Brown as the new head coach of the Vikings varsity football program. Coach Brown is returning to Spring Valley where he was part of the coaching staff who guided the Vikings to consecutive state championships in 1973, 1974, and 1975. After leaving Spring Valley, Coach Brown won 5 state championships as the head coach of three different schools, including most recently last season's state championship at Batesbug-Leesville. Coach Brown is inheriting a squad that went undefeated last year under outgoing Coach Miles Aldridge, who is leaving Spring Valley to be closer to his family in the Charlotte, NC area. We are excited to have Coach Brown back in the Valley.

Viking Sports Wrap

Girls Soccer: Spring Valley 3, RNE 0
Boys Soccer: Spring Valley 4, RNE 2

Girls Soccer
Spring Valley 3
Richland Northeast 0

Goals: SV - Kathryn Lenti, Morgan Molosso, Angela Downs
Goalies: SV Alexandra Ramos, Kaitlin Brown   RNE Makenna Christensen
Records: SV - 11-5, 7-3  RNE 10-9, 1-8

Last Day for EB Incentive for France Trip

Journey to France Reminder - Last Day for the Early Bird Incentive! Go to www.Explorica.com/Stephens-2517 to find out more and sign up!  If you sign up TODAY the price will remain as you see it on the website.  On May 1, it will go up by $100. Click here for flyer.

MAN UP Program at Spring Valley

MAN UP (Maximizing and Navigating Unlimited Potential) is an invite only program which aims to develop young men through mentoring and training. This year's participants have learned business skills and etiquette while consistently working at their academics.  Congratulations to these determined young men!

Congratulations to our SV French Students

Congratulations to the following Spring Valley High School students for their excellent performance on this year's National French Contest.

Silver medal:
Rimel Mwamba (French 3)

Bronze medal:
Lance Murphy (French 3)
Keertan Nair (French 3)

Meeting After School for Those Planning on Playing Football Next Year

All those who are planning to play football next year, and are not in the 7th period football class, there will be a short meeting right after school in the Commons to meet the new football coach.

SV Sports Academy Offers Summer Camps

Spring Valley Sports Academy is committed to providing our youth with a sporting experience that will enhance their skills and prepare them for the next level of competition. Coaches focus on teaching campers the fundamentals of their sport, while encouraging good sportsmanship and a love of their sport. The Spring Valley Sports Academy offers camps for most of our Varsity sports programs through out the summer. It is through games and small sided competitions that campers will hopefully not only learn how to play their sport, but also develop a deeper love and appreciation of it. Click here for information on summer camps.

2014 Pride Assembly - The Green & Golden Globes Video

Viking Sports Wrap

Softball: SV 19, RNE 0: 

Softball 
The softball team defeated RNE last night to move their record to 6-4 in the region, and 13-13 overall. The girls played a great game from top to bottom, and were able to tack on another two home runs off the bats of Brittany Evans and Cierra Robinson. The girls will travel to Summerville for the first round of the playoffs on Thursday. Wish the girls luck as they take on the Green Wave!

SAT Prep Workshop

Taking the SAT in June? Please sign up for a SAT test prep workshop!

News From the Fee Office

ATTENTION ALL STUDENTS
All students must have their past debts paid before being able to purchase a parking sticker, participate in sports, extra-curricular activities, co-curricular activities, clubs, or special events. All past debts must be paid before the Sports Participation Fee will be accepted. To participate in co-curricular activities, current fees must be paid before the first scheduled event or competition. To participate in single events, current fees must be paid prior to the event. Current school fees must be paid in full to attend prom. 
All fees must be clear to participate in graduation.  The deadline for paying fees for graduating seniors is May 30, 2014.  NO students are allowed to visit the fee office during instructional time.  Passes from instructors will NOT be accepted.  The fee office hours have been listed below for your convenience.  If you have any questions, please contact the fee office at (803) 699-3500 ext. 69054. 

2nd Semester Exam Schedule & EOC Testing Dates


** Please notice date change for the EOC testing dates as follows: 
5/19/14-English I (AM Group & PM Group) - 1st/2nd & 5th/6th
5/20/14- Algebra I -- during 3rd/4th
5/21/14-Biology I --  during 5th/6th
5/22/14-U.S.History -- during 6th/7th

Click here for the 2nd semester exam schedule.

Viking Sports Wrap

Girls Soccer:  Spring Valley 2, RNE 0

Girls Soccer
Goals: SV Kathryn Lenti, Angie Downs
Goalies: SV - Kristina Woodford, Kaitlyn Brown. RNE - Makenna Christensen
Records: SV 10-5, 6-3   RNE 9-8, 1-7

The girls soccer team defeated RNE Friday night by a score of 2-0.  Kat Lenti scored a beautiful second half header off of an Annie Frame cross to break a scoreless tie, and Angie Downs added the second goal to seal the game. The next game is Tuesday at RNE (due to a rainout) at 5:30pm.

Varsity Baseball Team Celebrates Senior Night

Pictures courtesy of iOntheValley reporter Stacey Baker
The Spring Valley varsity baseball team took the opportunity to honor its five seniors during a Senior Night celebration on April 23rd.  The athletes presented their mothers with flowers and their dads with baseballs with the players name. Pictured L to R: Hunter Purvis (parents Billy and Melissa Purvis), Andrew Hobensack (parents Jim and Chris Hobensack), Eric Laughead (parents Scott and Sue Laughead), David Hodge (parents John and Sharon Hodge), and Andrew Boyle (parents Barry and Cheryl Boyle).

A Workshop For Senior Girls

All senior girls are invited to participate in a workshop during lunch on Wednesday, April 30th in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month.  The workshop is sponsored by the Care Crew and will be presented by Alexis Stratton of Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands.  The goal is to educate young women about how they can protect themselves and others from becoming a victim of sexual assault.  Permission forms can be picked up in counseling and must be received by Ms. Finnell no later than Wednesday morning at 9:30.  Free pizza will be provided to participants!  For more information, please contact Stephanie Finnell at sfinnell@richland2.org. Click here for flyer.

Job Opportunities For Students

Home Depot has job opportunities for students over 18 years old.  The position would be Warehouse Associates in the West Columbia area.  The pay begins at 11.25 per hour.  Home Depot is looking for people with good attendance, good safety values, good performance, and great attitude. Click here to apply online. Select Job Type-Distribution Center Hourly; Job Category-Distribution Warehouse: Select State-SC. If you need more information see Mrs. Morgan in E 330.

Art Career Field Study

Spring Valley Career Center is planning an Art Field Study to the Midlands Technical College Harbison Theatre and the Tapps Art Gallery on May 6, 2014. Students that are interested in the following careers should consider participating in this event: Drama (actors, directors, set-design), Visual Art, Music and Business Operations. We will take 45 students on a first come first serve basis. Please sign-up with Mrs. Ashworth in the Career Information Center (Guidance Dept.).  Each student will be given a parent permission form when they sign-up to have signed by Friday, May 2ndAlso, students will need to bring money for lunch.  We will stop at a fast food restaurant between tours.

Scholarships Still Available for Seniors

The following scholarships are still available: Dr. Sarah Sanchez Scholarship and the Richland School District Two Education Foundation Stephen W. Hefner Scholarship. Click on above name for more details on the scholarships. Both are due on April 30th. Parents and students can stop by the College Information Center (CIC) to seek more information or contact Mr. Abram Staten at 803.699.3500 ext. 69005 or astaten@richland2.org for details about the scholarships and other related college questions.

The Spring Valley Players in Aida

The Spring Valley Players on stage Saturday in Aida

Pride Assembly 2014

Click here to view all pictures.

Viking Soccer $5 Car Wash - Saturday - April 26th

We do the washing  - You do the driving.  Get a "hand washed" car wash for only $5. Support the Viking soccer car wash on April 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at AutoZone, 9860 Two Notch Road.  All proceeds benefit the Viking soccer program.

Spring Valley AFJROTC Wins 2014 State Top Gun Drill Championship

Spring Valley’s Vikings Air Force JROTC Viking Drill team won the “2014 Top Gun All-Services State Drill Championship for the 18th year at McEntire Air National Guard Base, Eastover, SC on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
Few honors can compare with being  State Champions; the Vikings defeated 17 South Carolina Army, Marine, Navy and Air Force High Schools throughout the State to claim this top honor.  Spring Valley High School claimed the prestigious 2014 Governor’s Trophy for the best ALL-SERVICES JROTC unit in the State.
The “can-do” attitude reflects the great pride each cadet had shown in themselves and our state and national award winning program here at Spring Valley High School.
In winning the overall best All-Services Drill Team in the State, they brought home a total of nine (9) event trophies.  Chief Master Sergeant ® Perry Langston is the Instructor Coach and Major Frank Ward ® is the detachment commander.

The following cadets are “State Champions”:

Armed Team Vikings 1
Unarmed Team Vikings 2
Brownlee, Justin, C/Maj.  Commander
Green, Breanda, C/Maj. Dup Commander
Henshaw, Philip, C/Maj. Dup Commander
BensVega, Carly, C/Colonel
Buck, Marcus, C/CMSGT Dup Commander
Bryant, Zilcia
Anderson, Christian
Chacon-Castro, Brenda
Brewton, Jamel
Dalcoe-Gibson, Michael
Bryant, Daryl
Deneal, Crystal
Glover, Jordan
Kearn, Claudia
Pettibone, John
Lowe, Keirra
Roberts, Dustin
Morse, Kiara
Soland Cloudy
Patton, Ebony
Wall, Israel
Soland Cloudy
Williams, Lawson
Terry, Lanette
Green, Breanda
Young, Shaperria

Murray,  Alexis

Tyler Frazier Invited to Coastal Carolina Football Spring Game

Tyler Frazier was invited to Coastal Carolina University Football Program's Junior Day and Spring Game on Saturday, April 12th.  The half day visit included a session with Head Coach Joe Moglia and Tyler also participated in a position specific session with the defensive backs coach.  The prospects also received an opportunity to watch the team's pre-game warm-up from the sidelines.  This was a great experience for Tyler and he thoroughly enjoyed the visit.

Congratulations Rishishankar Suresh

Freshman Rishishankar Suresh has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC on November 14, 15 and 16th, 2014.  The Congress is an honors-only program for high school students who want to become physicians or go into medical research fields.  The purpose of this event is to honor, inspire, motivate and direct the top students in the country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists, to stay true to their dream and, after the event, to provide a path, plan and resources to help them reach their goals.  Rishishankar was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the Medical Director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists to represent South Carolina based on his academic achievement, leadership potential and determination to serve humanity in the field of medicine.  Way to go Rishishankar!

SV Health Fair Monday April 28th @ 6:00 p.m.

Congratulations to Jeffrey Gregory

Mr. Jeffrey Gregory was recognized on Wednesday, April 9th, at the State Board of Education Meeting as one of the 2013 Finalists in the state of South Carolina for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).  The award recognizes those teachers who develop and implement a high-quality instructional program that is informed by content knowledge and enhances student learning.

PAEMST is the highest recognition a mathematics or science teacher may receive for exemplary teaching in the United States. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on the behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Hats off to Jeffrey!

Microsoft Presents a Free Technology Camp for Girls


Moore Center Sports Physical- May 3, 2014

Physicals for Spring Valley student-athletes will be given on Saturday, May 3rd at 10:00 a.m. at Providence Northeast Hospital.  Cost:  $10.00 (Cash or check make payable to Spring Valley High School). Bring this when you sign up! Athletes MUST sign up with Coach Dobyns in the Athletic Training Room, we will provide a ticket to the athlete that they must present at the physical. 

Midlands Technical College Announcement

Students that took the Midlands Tech Asset/Compass Assessment on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 will get their results back on Thursday, April 24th during lunch in the Guidance Department's conference room. Mr. Nicholas Ketaner will be available to discuss the results with the students at that time.

Should parents or students have any questions, they may contact Mrs. Ashworth in the Career Information Center via email at bashworth@richland2.org.

Rising Seniors Mark your Calendars for Senior Portraits


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Attention Rising Seniors - Mark your calendars now for senior portraits.  You will be receiving a package in the mail from Prestige Portraits (part of the LifeTouch company) with your appointment time.  Pictures will be taken at Spring Valley High School Auditorium from June 23-26 with two make-up days on July 21-22

Viking Sports Wrap


Boys Soccer - SV 1, Irmo 2 in   Overtime Pks
JV Boys Soccer - SV 1, Irmo 0
Girls Soccer - Irmo 2, SV 0
JV Girls Soccer - SV 2, Irmo 0
Softball - SV 22, Irmo 2

Softball
Our Lady Vikings defeated the Irmo Yellow Jackets yesterday by a score of 22-2.  The team had a total of 21 hits, with 6 members of the team having a multi-hit game: Anna Davis (4 for 5), Greer Killman (3 for 4), Brittany Evans (2 for 5), Ashley Evans (3 for 4), Breanna Martinez (3 for 4) and Sabrina Martinez (3 for 3).  The team will travel to Hartsville this evening to take on the Red Foxes.

Richland Two Loves the Sparkleberry Fair! - Saturday, April 26


Richland Two will be a big part of the Sparkleberry Fair this year!  You can find students, administrators and staff throughout the day involved in fun activities:
  • Meet Superintendent Debbie Hamm at the Richland Two tent beginning at 1 p.m!
  • All day – Vote for your favorite Richland Two teacher at the Richland two tent. The top vote getter wins $100! 
  • Watch principals compete in the cow milking contest at 12:20 p.m. at the main stage.  Karen Beaman from Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary, Sean Bishton from Rice Creek Elementary, Kristen Eubanks from Bridge Creek Elementary  and Alvera Butler from Keels Elementary will vie for the Best Cow Milker title. Westwood principal Ralph Schmidt will emcee the event.
  • Students from Longleaf Middle, North Springs Elementary, Bookman Road Elementary, Summit Parkway Middle, Killian Elementary, Polo Road Elementary and Center for Inquiry will all perform during the fair.
  • Share your favorite Lonnie B. Nelson memory for its 50th anniversary.  Stop by the Richland Two tent and write down highlights of your school days.

Interested in Traveling to France for 14 Days?

It's a pleasure to announce that the preparations for our 2015 Journey to France are underway! This trip, which is open to all Spring Valley students, parents, and faculty, is going to be an incredible experience. 

Click here to see the invitation to our first informational session next Monday, April 28, at 5:15 pm in the Spring Valley High School media center (on the first floor of the building).  

We hope to see you there!

Viking Soccer $5 Car Wash - Saturday - April 26th

We do the washing  - You do the driving.  Get a "hand washed" car wash for only $5. Support the Viking soccer car wash on April 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at AutoZone, 9860 Two Notch Road.  All proceeds benefit the Viking soccer program.

SV Girls Track & Field Region Champions


Viking Sports Wrap

Softball: SV 10, West Florence 2: 
The softball team defeated West Florence last night, putting together a great team win. Anna Davis went the distance on the mound while also going 3 for 5 at the plate, hitting a triple, and 2 home runs.  Other top performers for the Vikings were: Chloe Evans going 2 for 2, Ashley Evans 3 for 4, Greer Killman 2 for 5, and Brittany Evans 2 for 5. The girls will travel to Irmo today to participate in their Strikeout Cancer Night.

Congratulations to the High School National Finalists of the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge

L to R: Jacob Cooney, Fritz Drescher, Luke Marazzo, Dr. Michelle Wyatt

L to R: Dr. Michelle Wyatt, Khanh Fleshman, Sophia Tomatz, Seungmee Kim
Two teams of Discovery freshmen were chosen as High School National Finalists in the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the premier national environmental sustainability competition for K-12 students. These teams were the only finalists from South Carolina!  Spring Valley will receive a school banner, and each team member will receive a "green" prize package worth ~$50. Students completed their projects as part of the requirements for Discovery Science Seminar.  Click here to view the National Finalists. Congratulations to these hard-working, creative students: Sophia Tomatz, Khanh Fleshman, Seungmee Kim, Frederick "Fritz" Drescher, Jacob Cooney, Luke Marazzo, and their teacher, Dr. Michelle Wyatt.

Congratulations Jenning Chen

Freshman Jenning Chen has qualified for 2014 United States of America Junior Math Olympiad (USAJMO). She is the only student from South Carolina to qualify for the USAJMO and one of the 230 in the nation. Click here for complete list. Way to go Jenning!

Spring Valley 2nd Annual Health Fair April 28th


Spring Musical AIDA


Congratulations to Linda Thomas

Senior Linda Thomas was named the 2014 Richland Library Teen Volunteer of the Year. This annual program recognizes the contributions of their exceptional team of volunteers who help with the daily work of the library, support their literacy and learning programs and assist them in providing great experiences for their customers and community members.  Hats off to Linda!

Food Pantry Donations


Students in Mrs. Summers IBA classes collected canned goods and then designed new can labels using only the Microsoft Office Drawing Tools.  The canned good items will be donated to the Richland School District Two Food Pantry. Wonderful way to sharpen students skills and donate to this worthy cause!

Jean Killey from MTC Visits Spring Valley


On Friday, April 11th, Mrs. Jean Killey from Midlands Technical College shared information with Mrs. Summers and Mrs. Wells accounting and marketing students about the Finance and Marketing Management programs offered through Midlands Technical College. Thank you to Mrs. Killey for your informative presentation.

SIC Annual Report Now Online

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2014-2015 Student Council Officers


2014-2015 Student Council Officers

Student Body Officers
President
Jzalynn Green

Vice President
Blythe Beaudoin

Senior Class Officers
President
Ford Tolar

Vice President
Hillary Reeves

Recording Secretary
Hector Luis Perez

Corresponding Secretary
Sheren Sobeih

Treasurer
Monet Chandler

Historian
Aditi Tailor

Parlimentarian
Serena Patel

Columbia College at Spring Valley on Thursday, May 1st

Columbia College will be at Spring Valley on Thursday, May 1st at 12:00 in the Commons. Students and parents can come by the College Information Center (CIC) to get more information or contact Mr. Abram Staten at 803-699-3500 ext. 69005 or astaten@richland2.org

Class of 2014 Upcoming Senior Events

Class of 2014, this is your year!  Below is information relating to senior activities. Mark your calendars for the following events, you don't want to miss your final activities as a Viking senior with your friends.
  • Thursday, May 1 - Senior drive-in movie night - 7:30 pm
  • Thursday, May 8 - Senior bowling at Royal Z - 6:30 to 8:30 - cost is $8 for shoes and 2 hours of bowling (must buy tickets in advance)
  • Tuesday, May 13 - Senior "Battle of the Sexes" (classes night - girls vs guys)
  • Thursday, May 22 - Senior banquet at the Lake House at Lake Carolina - tickets are $5 and must be purchased in advance

Mimi Harding Wins Senior Artist Competition

Senior Mimi Harding won the South Carolina Flute Society's Senior Artist Competition held at North Greenville University on Saturday, April 12th. The two other finalists for this national event were from North Carolina & Ohio. Mimi will be the featured soloist with the SC Youth Philharmonic on May 4th at 3:30 PM. She plans to study music at the University of South Carolina next year. Bravo to Mimi!

Sanjay Ravindra Earns Perfect Score on SAT Reading

Congratulations to freshman Sanjay Ravindra for earning the highest possible score of 800 on the SAT reading section. Hats off to Sanjay!  

Congratulations SV Girls' Lacrosse Region Champs

Congratulations to our Spring Valley Girls' Lacrosse Team for winning the Regional Championship! Seniors were recognized on March 25, 2014 at their last home game. The lacrosse team is coached by Kayla Guillerault, Devon Walter, and Lisa Walter.  Way to go!

Seniors L to R:  Mary Sheffield, Vanessa Walter, Jewel Malonza, and Rimel Mwamba
Pictures courtesy of iOntheValley reporters Debbie Grooms & Shawn Coward

Viking Sports Wrap


Softball - Blythewood 5, SV1
Girls Soccer - Blythewood 1, SV 0
Boys Soccer - Blythewood 3, SV 2
Girls Soccer - SV 3, RV 1
Boys Soccer - SV 3, RV 0

Softball
The softball team lost to a tough region foe yesterday 5-1.  The girls battled hard the whole game, but weren’t able to pull out the win.  Ashley Evans sparked a rally in the 5th inning by leading off with a double.  She was later brought to the plate by a slap hit from Cierra Robinson.  Bri Hill also contributed to our 6 hits, going 2-3 with a double.  The girls travel to Ridge View on Thursday to take on the Blazers.