Students Helping Students



Ten Discovery juniors and seniors volunteered this summer to tutor students enrolled in summer school.  These generous students gave over 80 hours of their own time to help their peers complete the course requirements.  Seniors Noah Fechter and Anthony Frederick tutored the most hours with each young man tutoring for a total of 18 hours. Other students that tutored were Priyanka Rao, Albert Huang, Taylor Ferguson, Tylar Watson, Sirila Padi, Alyssia Mitchell, Tanvi Mehta, and Priscilla Li.

This Week in the College Information Center


Open House Thursday, September 10th



Please join us for Open House, Thursday, September 10th from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, in the Spring Valley Commons. Meet your student's teachers, counselors, and administrators. Stop by for questions about Chromebooks, help adding teacher calendars or the school's Calendar of Events or Athletics Calendar to your own, or to learn how to follow SVHS online.  
We hope to see you there.

Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year


Ms. Layne Bee has been named our 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, we know you will make us proud and represent Spring Valley well.

Viking Sport Wrap


Girls Golf
The Lady Viking Golf team defeated the Lugoff Elgin demons in a 9 hole match at Camden country club yesterday 226 - 264.  Low medalist for Spring Valley was Kamryn Beaman and other scoring contributors were Payton Starmack, Tylar Watson and Paris Stevenson. Lady Vikings home opener at the Woodlands will be next Tuesday against Cardinal Newman. 

Girls Basketball Interest Meeting


There will be a meeting for any girl interested in playing JV or Varsity Basketball on Wednesday, September 2nd at lunch. The meeting will be held in the classroom inside of the Iron Works weight room in the main gym. It will begin a few minutes after the bell rings for lunch dismissal and will last only a few minutes. Information concerning pre-season and try-outs will be given out. Come be a part of something special! 

10 Year Reunion Class of 2005


The SVHS Class of 2005 will hold a 
10 year reunion weekend October 2-3, 2015. Please contact Erin Hopkins at (803) 528-0086 for more information.

State Farm Youth Advisory Board

Applications are now available for new board members for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB). State Farm’s YAB is one of the nation’s most exciting opportunities for youth empowerment and development. YAB board members learn to grow as a leader, help improve communities, and network with a diverse group of 30 youth leaders from the throughout the U.S. The board is given responsibility over granting $5 million in service-learning and community impact grants that seek to solve important domestic issues. Students can apply now by visiting http://sfyab.com/apply/the-board/   The application deadline is Oct. 2, 2015 at 5 PM (CST).

Check out the YAB on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube for more information about this opportunity.

Girls Soccer Interest Meeting

Attention all girls interested in playing soccer at Spring Valley! There will be an interest meeting in Coach Lea's room (D230) during lunch on Thursday, September 3rd. You will receive all information you need to try out for soccer this year. The meeting will begin promptly just a few minutes after the bell to end 4th period, so come directly to D230 so you are on time.  See you then!

Viking Sports Wrap


Girls Golf
The lady Vikings fell to White Knoll in a 9 hole yesterday in their season opener at Indian River golf course.  Spring Valley with a team score of 208 and White Knoll with a team score of 154, which was a school record for White Knoll, as was the play of White Knoll's Jensen Castle, the low medalist with a low round of 30.  Payton Starmack and Kamryn Beaman were low medalist for Spring Valley, each with a score of 40.  Other players for Spring Valley contributing were Paris Stevenson and Tylar Watson.
Spring Valley's next match will be tomorrow against the Lugoff Elgin demons at the Camden CC. 

Congratulations to Caitlin Dreher


LOCAL STUDENT CAITLIN DREHER RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR
Spring Valley High School student
recognized for superior academic achievement
by The National Society of High School Scholars

ATLANTA, GA - July 6, 2015- The National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) today
announced student Caitlin Dreher from Columbia, SC has been selected to become a member of the esteemed organization. The Society recognizes top scholars who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship and community commitment. The announcement was made by
NSHSS Founder and Chairman Claes Nobel, senior member of the family that established the
Nobel Prizes.

"On behalf of NSHSS, I am honored to recognize the hard work, sacrifice and commitment that
Caitlin has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence," said Mr.
Nobel. "Caitlin is now a member of a unique community of scholars - a community that represents
our very best hope for the future."

"We are proud to provide lifetime membership to young scholars to support their growth and
development," stated NSHSS President James W. Lewis. "We aim to help students like Caitlin
build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and
resources to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers.

NSHSS members become lifetime members. At each step along the way - from high school to
college to career - NSHSS connects outstanding young scholars with the resources they need to
develop their strengths and pursue their passions.

Spring Valley Bands

Looking for information on Spring Valley Bands? Check out their website. It contains specific information about our band program, curriculum, parent information, related band sites, band calendar, and current news and events.

Info for Free or Reduced Cost Meals

This is a reminder for those families who may be eligible for free or reduced cost meals.  You may apply online or return a completed paper application to either the school or the Food Services Office at 124 Risdon Way, Columbia, 29223. All fields must be filled out for the meal application to be processed in a timely manner.  Paper applications are available in the lunch room as well as in the front office. Applications should be completed by August 26th.

Spring Valley High School Food Pantry

WE NEED FOOD!
Spring Valley High School Food Pantry 

The problem:
1)We have a new fridge and there’s NOTHING in it!
2)We have a food pantry that could use some more food

What we do:
1) We provide food for students/families that need some extra assistance
2)We also offer a backpack program where students can discreetly take home food for the weekend

How can YOU help?
YOU can help by donating food that can be frozen, refrigerated or stored on a shelf!


What foods to bring:
-eggs                       -To Go snack        -pasta/sauce
-condiments            -meat                     -cereal
-frozen meals          -tuna                      -PB & jelly
-Lunchables            -oatmeal/grits        -bread/rice 
-juice                       -vegetables     
-milk                       -canned veggies  
-cheese                    -soup                   
-yogurt                    -fruit                        


Sponsored by the School Social Worker, 
Venesia Johnson 
Bring food to School Counseling Office

This Week in the College Information Center


Spring Valley Faculty Members Now AVID Trained

In July, several SVHS faculty members took the professional development challenge for AVID-Advancement Via Individual Determination Training in Philadelphia, PA. Stacey Baker is our local AVID Administrator and Mary Paige Boyce is our district AVID Coordinator. Alsena Edwards is our AVID elective teacher, Michelle Maxberry and Kim English are AVID English and Math teachers, and Eric Hawkins is an AVID School Counselor. Several other faculty members were trained in AVID fundamentals in previous years. AVID is an international program that focuses on helping each student achieve success with an emphasis on first generation college candidates.​


R2i2 Business Club!

R2i2 Business Club!

Have you heard the BUZZ?  
YOU can BEE ready for Business Success!
Learn the ins and outs of running a business while actually running a real bee products business
Learn how to set price points
Learn design and marketing concepts
Create and sell supplemental items to add to profit
Learn the sales process and techniques
Don’t miss this HONEY of an opportunity!

Contact: Mrs. Morgan
Room: E-330 for more information.  
It won’t BEEE around for long! 

South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows program will have applications available from September 1, 2015 - December 1, 2015. Each year, the program provides Fellowships for up to 200 high school seniors who have exhibited academic achievement, a history of service to their school and community, and a desire to teach in South Carolina. Students selected will receive up to $24,000 in fellowship funds (up to $6000 a year for four year) while they complete a degree leading to teacher licensure. For more information visit: http://cerra.org/teachingfellows/application.aspx

Viking Sports Wrap

SV Varsity Football defeated LR 35-14

The SV Varsity football defeated Lower Richland 35-14 last Friday night to runs its record to 1-0 on the season. The Vikings were led on offense by Ty'Juan Fulton who had 10 rushes for 99 yards and 2 TD's. Ryan Lee rushed 6 times for 64 yards and a TD and Cameron Jones had 5 carries for 59 yards and 1 TD. He also had a 58 yard touchdown pass to RJ Bacon in the second quarter. RJ Bacon was 3-3 on Extra points, had 2 punts for a 41.5 average and had 4 of his 6 kick offs go into the endzone. Prince Howard had a terrific game at right offensive tackle for the Vikings. 

On defense the Vikings were led by linebackers Paul Stokes with 17 tackles and Kenan Reed with 12 tackles. Cameron Jones and DaPrince Haynes had 9 tackles a piece. Shawn Moore had 6 tackles,1 tackle for loss and 1 pass break up. Henry Brown, Channing Tindall and Devon Jennings all had a sack for the Vikings defense.   

School Improvement Council (SIC) Self-Nomination Form 2015-2016

The SVHS School Improvement Council (SIC) is made up of an elected and appointed membership that includes students, parents, teachers, administrators and community representatives. This is mandated by state law and written in our bylaws which are available upon request. Each year, two parent/guardian representatives from grade levels are elected to two year terms on a rotating basis. 

For the 2015-16 school year parents/guardians of Sophomore, Junior and Senior students are invited to submit their name(s) for election. NOMINATIONS can be submitted online, mailed in or dropped off in the Main Office of the school. Completed self-nomination forms are due in the Main Office by September 4, 2015. After September 7th, a profile/summary of all those seeking election will be available to all the parents/guardians of SVHS students. Click here for SIC self-nomination form 2015-2016.

ELECTIONS will take place on September 10, 2015; parents may vote throughout the day in the main office, or during Open House from 5-7 PM in the Commons. The top two candidates from the elected Class (those receiving the largest number of votes) will be SIC representatives. Announcement of the final membership of the 2015-16 SIC will be published in the Viking Update and on the school website. All regular SIC meetings are held in the school media center and are open to all parents/guardians, students and community members. Meeting dates and times will be published at the start of the school year. For more information contact Jeff Temoney, Principal at 699-3500 or e-mail jtemoney@richland2.org.

Spring Valley Future Health Professionals (HOSA) Earns National Recognition

Front Row, Left to Right: Arya Soman, Tanvi Mehta, Nerielle Legaspi
Back Row, Left to Right: Akhil Mohan, Nabihah Kumte, Guillermo Pineda, Priyanka Rao, Rebekah Eaton, Sadie Meeks, Leila Yazdi

Ten students and 3 advisors attended the 38th Annual HOSA National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California. The students represented South Carolina in the competitive events program and earned National Titles for their school, district and state! 

Students must first earn First, Second, or Third place at the SC HOSA State Leadership Conference held each spring to earn the honor of representing SC in their event at the national conference.  Spring Valley students won three of the four event medals earned by the state of SC. The national conference was attended by more than 5,800 students. 

The competitive events programs includes 56 different events in 5 different categories. In many cases, events consist of two rounds and students must be among the top 20 competitors to advance to Round two at the state and national events.





















Class of 2016 Senior T-Shirts

Congratulations on being a member of the Class of 2016! In order to make your year as memorable as possible, the senior class officers have designed a class t-shirt.


We will be ordering t-shirts one time this year. You must turn in the form along with payment to Ms. Bouchey in C-222 by Friday, September 4th. The shirts are available in short sleeve or long sleeve and in 4 different colors. All shirts have a front pocket. Click on the link to print the form.

2015 National Track and Field Coach of the Year

Spring Valley High School’s, Boys Track & Field Coach, John W Jones has been named the 2015 National Track and Field Coach of the Year by the National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA).

Coach Jones has been the Track& Field Coach at Spring Valley for 36 years. He was inducted into the SC Track Coaches Hall of Fame in 2005 and into the SC Athletic Coaches Association [all sports] Hall of Fame in 2007. Coach Jones was also named the 2013 National Track & Field Coach of the Year by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).

Coach Jones is the only track coach from SC to ever receive either of these National awards and becomes only the second coach of a male sport from SC to ever receive the award from the NHSCA ( the other being John McKissick in Football in 2009).
The award will be presented to Coach Jones at half-time of the Spring Valley home football game this Friday 8/21/2015.

For further information contact Coach Jones at johjones@richland2.org .

Info for Free or Reduced Cost Meals

This is a reminder for those families who may be eligible for free or reduced cost meals.  You may apply online or return a completed paper application to either the school or the Food Services Office at 124 Risdon Way, Columbia, 29223. All fields must be filled out for the meal application to be processed in a timely manner.  Paper applications are available in the lunch room as well as in the front office. Applications should be completed by August 26th.

Game On!

Come out and support your Vikings as Spring Valley opens its season tonight at Harry Parone Stadium versus Lower Richland High School. Kick off is at 7:30 and tickets are $6.00. Live score updates on Twitter @SV_Athletics.

College Information Session


Students interested in The University of South Carolina, Clemson University, or College of Charleston are invited to attend an information session at the Koger Center on September 16th at 6:30 pm. 


Click the link below to register. Deadline for registration is September 11. 


IT-Ology Presents Cyber Saturday High School

September 19, 2015
1pm – 4pm  
1301 Gervais Street, Suite 201, Columbia, SC
Cost: Free

Cyber Saturday is a free monthly program run by IT-oLogy partners where students can learn more about IT. These creative sessions cover a variety of IT topics including hands-on activities as well as presentations from IT professionals. The content covered on a particular Cyber Saturday rotates each month. 

The goal of this program is to give students the opportunity to explore and experience technology in new ways, learn about careers in technology, and inspire students to continue to learn through critical thinking so that they increase their proficiency in STEM. So if you’re interested in computers register now spaces are limited.  

                                                                  To Register: http://columbiahighcs.eventbrite.com


Thank You for Visiting!

Pictured from left to right are: Richland Two Diversity Officer Helen Nelson Grant, Superintendent Dr. Debbie Ham, Richland Two Board Vice Chair Susan Brill and Principal Jeff Temoney

Spring Valley wants to say Thank You to Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm, Richland Two Board Vice Chair Susan Brill, and Diversity Officer Helen Nelson Grant for visiting us on the first day back to school yesterday. 

Welcome Back Spring Valley Vikings !



Welcome back to school Vikings! Today it was back to school for our students as they came with their backpacks and their schedules in hand. This is an exciting time for our students as they look forward to new classes, new teachers and making new friends. The faculty and staff welcomed our students back to school for the 2015-2016 school year and have planned an exciting year filled with new educational experiences. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year! GO VIKINGS

Students complete McWaters course with "Shark Tank" presentation


 Richland Two students and board chair James Manning prior to the final presentation for the R2i2 and McWaters’ summer satellite course. Pictured from left to right are: William Harris, Cameron Smith, Wesley Bright, Geoffrey Maxberry, Richland Two Board Chair James Manning and Caleb Hughes
Richland Two students across the district are saying goodbye to the summer and gearing up to return to school. However, for four Spring Valley High School (SVHS) students and one recent graduate, this summer break was more than an opportunity to relax, it was a chance to flex their inner mogul.  

Through a partnership between the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) and McWaters, a Columbia furniture supply retailer, the district offered a summer satellite course that focused on the practical aspects of managing and sustaining a successful commercial furniture sales company.

The course, which met at McWaters, explored many facets of operating a business, including the core business model, management of operations, marketing, finance, and human resources. Students also researched the level of education and skill sets required to pursue positions in these fields.

According to course instructor Jo Harland, students are learning how to be successful entrepreneurs and the business specific skills that most adults learn later in college or on the job. 

“This has been a wonderful learning opportunity for our students. McWaters has been very 
supportive of the class and provided a wealth of information for our students,” said Harland, who teaches career prep English at Ridge View High School.

The course, which began in June, culminated the first week of August with a final “Shark Tank” style presentation during which students attempted to convince a panel of judges to invest in their business plan. For the presentation, SVHS students William Harris, Caleb Hughes and Cameron Smith each pitched quiet space workplace designs; Wesley Bright focused on sales and marketing for learning labs; and recent SVHS graduate Geoffrey Maxberry highlighted software that can assist with accounting. The panel had a tough decision selecting from all the outstanding presentations but in the end William Harris’ quiet space workplace design won over the judges.
 
“All of the students showed remarkable growth in their understanding of the different components that go into the long term success of a business,” said Jessica Koumas who oversees business relations for McWaters. “The experiences from this summer’s classes were fantastic and we are looking forward to working with Richland Two and R2i2 in the future.”

Richland Two and McWaters are able to offer students this summer long immersive experience as part of partnerships that have emerged from the district’s R2i2 initiative. R2i2, which will open to high school students across the district in 2016, focuses on preparing students for the workplace, certification programs and/or higher education in order to meet workforce needs in the Midlands and throughout the state. Through R2i2, the district will continue to work with regional business partners and colleges and universities to provide learning opportunities that are dynamic and constantly evolving to follow industry trends and market changes.


Boys Soccer Interest Meeting

There will be a boys JV/Varsity soccer interest meeting for all for all 9th-12th graders on Thursday, August 20th at lunch in Coach McKinney's room (D-104).

Info for Free or Reduced Cost Meals

This is a reminder for those families who may be eligible for free or reduced cost meals.  You may apply online or return a completed paper application to either the school or the Food Services Office at 124 Risdon Way, Columbia, 29223. All fields must be filled out for the meal application to be processed in a timely manner.  Paper applications are available in the lunch room as well as in the front office. Applications should be completed by August 26th.

Students, You've Got Mail!

School starts tomorrow, and we are excited to see you all. Students, in case you were unable to come to orientation and get a copy of your class schedule, we just emailed you the name and room number of your Homeroom teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. All students will receive an updated copy of their class schedule in Homeroom tomorrow

We will not have Late Start on Wednesday, August 19th, but we will have Early Bird classes. 

Spring Valley will follow the bell schedule below Wednesday,  August 19th through Friday, August 21st. Please make a note of it. See you tomorrow!

Early Bird 7:30-8:25

Homeroom 8:40-8:55
1st period 9:00-9:47
2nd period 9:52-10:38
3rd period 10:43-11:34
4th period 11:39-12:25

Lunch 12:25-1:00

5th period 1:05-1:51
6th period 1:56-2:42
7th period 2:47-3:33

SVHS Bus Information

SVHS school bus routes and information can be found here. Spring Valley  is covered by the Richland Northeast Transportation Hub. You may contact them at 803.736.8718 with any questions.

Fresh Start 2015

All first-year, rising 9th graders are encouraged to attend Spring Valley’s “Fresh Start” on August 18th from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and administrators, and begin learning The Viking Way. Buses will run and lunch will be provided, free of charge, to all students. Parents should contact the district transportation office (803-736-8718) with any questions about bus times or pick up locations. The schedule for the day can be found here.

Any student who is new to Spring Valley can participate as well. All new, upper class students (i.e. 10th, 11th, and 12th graders) should report to the cafeteria at 11:45 AM.



Parents of rising 9th graders and parents of students who are new to Spring Valley are encouraged to attend our Fresh Start Parent Meeting from 8:45 AM until 10:15 AM in the Auditorium. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Nothing But Net Charity Basketball Game

Richland School District One and Richland School District Two employees are going to rumble again on the hardwood at the 2nd annual “Nothing but Net” charity basketball game. The game is Thursday, October 8 at 6 p.m., at Keenan High School, located at 361 Pisgah Church Road. Proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Health Breast Center through the Walk for Life/Race for Life (taking place on Saturday, October 17.) ​ ​

Tickets to the game​ are $5.00 and can be purchased at the Richland Two District Office, 6831 Brookfield Road. Tickets can also be purchased at the door the day of the event. Children under age 6 are free. Check the district’s website for more information or call/email Dr. Theresa Riley Stephens at 738-3232, triley@richland2.org.

JROTC Parents Meeting

Calling all JROTC Parents!

Don't miss the JROTC Parents Back to School Meeting Thursday, August 20th from 6:00 - 7:00 in the Multi-Purpose Room. JROTC students are going to go, do, and experience some exciting things this year. Come and learn first-hand what the year has in store with JROTC. We look forward to seeing you.

Fresh Start 2015

All first-year, rising 9th graders are encouraged to attend Spring Valley’s “Fresh Start” on August 18th from 8:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Students will have an opportunity to meet their teachers and administrators, and begin learning The Viking Way. Buses will run and lunch will be provided, free of charge, to all students. Parents should contact the district transportation office (803-736-8718) with any questions about bus times or pick up locations. The schedule for the day can be found here.


Any student who is new to Spring Valley can participate as well. All new, upper class students (i.e. 10th, 11th, and 12th graders) should report to the cafeteria at 11:45 AM.


Parents of rising 9th graders and parents of students who are new to Spring Valley are encouraged to attend our Fresh Start Parent Meeting from 8:45 AM until 10:15 AM in the Auditorium. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Lottery for Reserved Parking for Seniors

Seniors:

There are a limited number of senior reserved parking spaces in the Atrium and Tennis lots and they will be assigned randomly on Monday morning, Aug. 10th. You must be signed into your Richland Two e-mail account to enter the lottery. Please note, entering the lottery is not a guarantee that you will receive a reserved parking space. Students who do not receive a reserved space will be issued a parking tag for the upper lot. Please enter the lottery only once. Duplicate entries will be deleted (no joke). You must be classified as a "Senior" -- i.e. in 12th grade -- on August 4th to be eligible for consideration. You will be able to pick up your parking tag beginning Monday, Aug. 10th at 9:00 am in C-148 from Mr. Steven Jackson. He will be there Mon.-Wed.next week until 4:00 pm. You will also be available Mon.- Friday starting Aug. 17th. Seniors who receive a reserved parking space through the lottery have until Aug. 28 to claim their tag. After Aug. 28, the space will be given up to the next eligible lottery senior. You must have the "SV Parking Agreement Form" completed and signed before you will be issued a tag. 


1TWO1 Device Protection Plan 2015-2016

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Student Orientation/Registration Starts Tomorrow

Student orientation/registration will be held on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6. Students will register by grade level and last name. Please make sure that you arrive during your designated time. More information will be coming soon.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5TH SCHEDULE:

Senior Schedule:
Last name begins with A - I     August 5 9:00 – 10:00   a.m.
Last name begins with J  - Q    August 5 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Last Name begins with R – Z   August 5 11:00 – 12:00 p.m.

Junior Schedule:
Last name begins with A - I     August 5 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Last name begins with J  - Q    August 5 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Last Name begins with R – Z   August 5 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.



Freshman Schedule:
Last name begins with A - I     August 5 5:00 – 6::30 p.m.       

Online Fee Payment

To better serve our parents, Richland Two now offers an online fee payment system available through the Parent Portal. With a few simple mouse clicks, parents can view fees and pay for all of their students in a single transaction. You can learn more about this new system on the Parent Portal and at our student orientation/registration on Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6.