SV Students Return from Adventure in France

Several of our Spring Valley students recently returned from an eight day adventure to France. They began their journey with sightseeing in Paris and Versailles and then traveled south by train to visit Avignon, Cassis, Nice, Nîmes, Èze, and Monaco. Some favorite moments included an impromptu outdoor viewing of the Ballet Nice Méditerranée, a breezy boat cruise in Cassis,  and even a late-night run to McDonald's. 

Click here for a slideshow of memories from our trip!

SVHS Offices Closed Next Week

The main office and guidance office will be closed all next week (June 29th - July 3rd). Offices will reopen July 6th when the school will resume following the RSD2 summer four-day work week schedule (offices being open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday). 

Diploma Plaques Are Available for Pick Up

Are you a member of the Class of 2015? Did you order a diploma plaque? If so, please come by the front office between 8:00 and 4:00, Monday through Thursday to pick it up. Thank you.

Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Girls

During Spring Valley High School's two week Summer Engineering Camp for Middle School Girls, approximately 40 girls learned about structures, circuits, robotics, and the engineering design process. The girls had a lot of fun working in teams to design, build, and test their solutions to various engineering design challenges.

RSD2 Summer Hours

Richland Two schools, centers, and administrative offices will again operate on a four‐day work beginning Monday, June 8, 2015, and ending Monday, August 3, 2015.

During this period, schools, centers and administrative offices will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

The district will also close on July 2, in observance of the July 4 holiday.

New SVH Resources Website

SVH Resources is intended to offer students and parents a new avenue to information. To maximize use of their Chromebooks over the summer, students will find links to academic enrichment and support in all content areas. This will come in the form of practice, tutorials, videos, and games.

For parents, the site offers quick links to helpful news and information, not only about Spring Valley, but also about college and career readiness help for your student. This site is a work-in progress; parents and students can subscribe to receive emails notifying them of changes and additions.

Spring Valley's Robots at Summit Parkway Middle School

Dr. Rodgers, Spring Valley CATE Pre-Engineering teacher, brought the robotics team's VEX robots and small skyrise field to Summit Parkway Middle School on Friday, May 22nd for the students in Summit's STEM Institute of Design and Innovation (SIDI) program to investigate.  The students learned about gear ratios, drive styles, and robot engineering as they explored the performance of a ping-pong ball launcher, two tricycle-bots (one with tank drive and one with arcade drive), and two skyrise robots (one with x-drive and one with arcade drive).

Using Lego Robotics Technology to Transform Math Education: The Incorporation of Computer Programming, Mathematical Computation, and Robotics

After Ms. Lucretia Glover, mathematics teacher at Spring Valley High School, wrote a grant proposal in October 2014, the Educational Foundation at Spring Valley High School funded eleven EV3 LEGO robotics to be piloted in Algebra 2, Algebra 3 and/or Statistics. Ms. Glover indicated that the goal of the project Using Lego Robotics Technology to Transform Math Education was to increase an interest in STEM related careers, provide students with real-world application and 21st century skills that are needed to be leading competitors in a global society.   As a model for future programs in general education courses, she wanted to use this program to provide a classroom environment that would help to develop problem solving skills in math, engineering, physics and logic.   

By infusing Common Core Standards of Math, 21st Century Skills, and the LEGO EV3 curriculum, Ms. Glover’s students in Algebra 2 were provided with an opportunity in which they made abstract ideas concrete.  Over the course of three months, the students used one class period per week to construct, program, and debug their chosen model. To demonstrate their level of understanding and growth in programming, students successfully delivered their end of year digital media presentation to highlight each phase of their learning process on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.    

Please help us celebrate the success of our future computer programmers, engineers or scientists.   

District Two Summer Hours Begin Monday

Richland Two schools, centers, and administrative offices will again operate on a four‐day work beginning Monday, June 8, 2015, and ending Monday, August 3, 2015.

During this period, schools, centers and administrative offices will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

The district will also close on July 2, in observance of the July 4 holiday.

Graduation Photos on Flickr

There are quite a few photos of the commencement ceremony available on Flickr. Click here to view. Congratulations, again, to the Class of 2015.

Avoid Fees for Late Textbooks

Students who fail to return textbooks to the book room (D 106) by the end of the day on Monday, June 8th will be assessed a late fee for each book that was not returned on time. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Half Days for Students on Thursday, June 4th & Friday, June 5th

Thursday, June 4th and Friday, June 5th are half days for students. High schools will be dismissed at 12:15.

Congratulations Class of 2015

Live Streaming of Commencement Ceremony

In consideration of family members who may not be able to attend graduation ceremonies in person, Richland Two will again stream all high school commencement ceremonies LIVE. To watch, please visit our Video Portal page.

Spring Valley's commencement ceremony will be on Wednesday, June 3rd at 12:00 noon at the Colonial Life Arena located at 801 Lincoln Street in Columbia. We hope these graduation tips will help you and your graduate get the most out of this special time. Click here for more information.

Diploma Pick Up for Seniors

Seniors may pick up their diplomas, report cards, and transcripts June 8th-10th, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the Spring Valley Atrium.

2015 SC ACDA Men's & Women's Honor Choirs

Congratulations to four Viking Singers who were selected to participate in the 10th-12th grade 2015 SC ACDA Men's and Women's Honor Choirs. These students were selected through a recorded, blind audition process. 

The students are:
Breland Green, SSAA Choir
Zane O'Mara, TTBB Choir
Devin Booker, TTBB Choir
Phillip Gilchrist, TTBB Choir

They will perform at the South Carolina ACDA Convention at Southern Wesleyan University, Anderson, SC on October 23 - 24, 2015.

Looking for a Summer Job?

Pelican's Snoball is hiring!  Their location is across from Spring Valley High School.  Students 16 or older may apply in person or call Bryant Keller at 803-201-9652.

Spring Valley Sports Academy

Class of 2015 Slideshow

Click here to view.

Proof of Residence 2015-16

It is time to verify and update student information for the 2015–2016 school year. Parents must provide proof of residence each year. If you have not turned in this information please do so as soon as possible. Richland District Two requires that all students turn in this information annually. We are currently working on registration for school year 2015-2016 and want to make the transition run as smooth as possible. Parents/legal guardians should have received an email containing a “snapcode” and instructions for creating an account through the online system to update information. You may also visit the District’s Enrollment and Annual Registration page. Thank you for your assistance in this matter.

Rotary Club of Spring Valley Awards Scholarships

Spring Valley Rotary Scholarship committee members Patricia Fernald, Mary Dailey and Bobby Curtis are pictured with six graduating seniors who received a 2015 Rotary scholarship. They are (left to right), from Spring Valley High School,  Lauren Holtslander, Aaron Roach, Campbell Barker and Alexandra Dawson. From Ridge View High School, Shaeli Sanders and Bryce Patrick. Spring Valley Rotarian Bobby Curtis chaired the Scholarship Committee.
Six area Richland District Two high school seniors were awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Rotary Club of Spring Valley at the club’s meeting on May 14. The scholarship recipients from Spring Valley High School are:  Lauren Holtslander who will be attending Vanderbilt University majoring in biomedical engineering; Aaron Roach, headed to Clemson to major in mechanical engineering; Campbell Barker, who will attend USC's International Business program and Alexandra Dawson who will attend the College of Charleston to study marine biology. From Ridge View High School, Shaeli Sanders will also attend Clemson majoring in engineering and Bryce Patrick will attend Anderson University majoring in kinesiology. 

Awards were based on the student’s academics, extracurricular involvement, financial need and an interview. Selections were made by members of the club’s scholarship committee led by Rotarian Bobby Curtis. The club provides applications to high school guidance counselors in February and selections are made annually in April. Spring Valley Rotary has been awarding these scholarships for the past twenty-seven years with proceeds from the club’s annual pecan sale. 

Founded in 1978, the Rotary Club of Spring Valley has more than 115 members dedicated to service above self.  Rotary is the world’s oldest service organization (founded in 1905) and also one of the largest global humanitarian service organizations. Visit or contact Derek Raper at 803-528-4501 or by email at for more information.  The club meets for an excellent buffet lunch and program every Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Grand Hall of Northeast Presbyterian Church located at 601 Polo Road.  

SV Robotics Team End of the Year Cookout

Spring Valley's robotics team, 120E: Green & Gold Robotics, held their end-of-year cookout Thursday evening.  Students, siblings, parents, and grandparents celebrated the team's achievements in the VEX skyrise season and held friendly competitions with the robots.