Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 2nd

As part of our Winter Days Holiday Drive this year, the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive here at SV on Friday, December 2nd.  The blood drive will be from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the Auxiliary gym. Our goal is to collect 110 pints of blood, which could potentially help 330 individuals in the Midlands!  All community members and parents are welcome, and encouraged, to donate!  If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Michelle Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org or 699-3500 ext. 69371. 

Winter Days T-Shirt Sales!!


Winter Days t-shirts are available to order this year! Please click here for the online form. Once you have filled out the form bring your payment to Student Activities no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

Winter Days t-shirts will be long sleeve, comfort colors, and have a pocket. They will be crimson with a white screen. The cost is $18 unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting Winter Days!

Sadie Hawkins Dance is Now December 9th!


The Sadie Hawkins Dance will now take place on December 9th, 2016. It will still be from 8 to 11pm in the Aux Gym. Tickets will still be on sale at lunch or you can purchase one from a Winter Days committee chair - $10 for a Single Ticket or $15 for a Couples Ticket. Prices will be raised next Wednesday before the dance! We hope that you come and join us in A Winter Wonderland.

Fuel-Up at Circle K to Support Spring Valley!

This year, show your Viking pride by fueling up at the Circle K at 10282 Two Notch Rd. ! As part of Circle K's "Fueling Our Schools" campaign, one-cent of every gallon of fuel purchased at this location's fuel pump 9 & 10 will be donated to our school (up to 2,000 per year!).


Alive @ 25 Class Tuesday, December 6


There is an Alive @ 25 class at Spring Valley HS on Tuesday,Dec. 6 from 4:00 pm -8:30 pm in room C-145. All students who plan to drive and park at SVHS must take this course. You can register online at SCAlive@25.org or call them at 803-732-6778

Choir and Piano Concert this Thursday, Dec. 1st at 7PM

This Thursday evening at 7:00 PM the choirs at SVHS will present their Winter Concert. This is a FREE concert to the public. We are especially excited this year to feature visiting guest pianist, Dr. Scott Watkins from Jacksonville University, who will be a special accompanist for a large choral work that the advanced singers will perform. In addition, he will play the SC premiere of a composition by Howard Hanson. Dr. Watkins is an expert on the music of this American composer and has received rave reviews for his recording of the Hanson Piano Sonata. Please come out to support our viking singers and enjoy the music of the season. 

Chick-Fil-A Biscuits on Sale Wednesday


Chick-Fil-A Biscuits will actually be sold tomorrow morning, Wednesday November 30th, starting at 8:30 am. The price will still be $3 and we will be in front of the school. We apologize for the change of date!

Ablaze Art and Literary Magazine

Ablaze, the Spring Valley English and Literary Magazine, is open for submission! Now you can showcase your amazing pieces of art or literary works by submitting to either of these links:


We hope many of you will take up this unique opportunity to show-off your amazing talents!

Art submissions include: Artwork, Photography, Snapchat Art

Spring Valley Drill Team Earns More Trophies in Drill Meet

Spring Valley Viking Drill Team competed in the Tiger Drill Meet at Clemson University, 19 November. Out of 9 drill teams competing, Spring Valley finished 2nd place overall, earning 4 first place finishes. This drill team has amassed 19 trophies in only three drill meets.

Girls Track & Field Interest Meeting Nov. 30th

If you are interested in joining the Girls Track & Field Team, please plan on attending an Interest meeting Wednesday November 30th at 4:00 pm in the Commons. You must have a completed physical in order to participate on the team. Please see the Spring Valley Website to obtain the correct Health forms. Conditioning will resume Monday December 5th on the track at 4:15pm. 

2016-2017 First Semester Exam Schedule


Exams are given during the final week of each semester.  All students are expected to take exams as scheduled -- exams cannot be taken early (in advance of the student’s assigned class).  Make-up exams may be given only under special circumstances which cause hardships such as surgery or death in the family (vacation plans, trips, etc. will not be considered as hardship situations.).  Make-up exams must be taken within three weeks after the original exam date. Written permission must be obtained from Dr. Silvernail to schedule a makeup exam. Approval to reschedule the exam does not excuse the absence. Students may not sign out of school during an exam period.

All students will be required to participate in the exam schedule. Seniors may exempt exams if they have 90% or above in a class (except End of Course Exams). Seniors should receive notification of exemption status by the Friday before exams.

Winter Days T-Shirt Sales!!


Winter Days t-shirts are available to order this year! Please click here for the online form. Once you have filled out the form bring your payment to Student Activities no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

Winter Days t-shirts will be long sleeve, comfort colors, and have a pocket. They will be crimson with a white screen. The cost is $18 unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting Winter Days!

Thanksgiving Break


JROTC Students Kick-Off Families Helping Families


​Spring Valley JROTC cadets appeared live on WIS-TV last week to kick-off the annual Christmas telethon for Families Helping Families. The host for the annual event, Palmetto Project expects to help over 3,000 families this year. Spring Valley JROTC cadets was one of the first agencies to adopt a family for Christmas season.

2016-2017 First Semester Exam Schedule


Exams are given during the final week of each semester.  All students are expected to take exams as scheduled -- exams cannot be taken early (in advance of the student’s assigned class).  Make-up exams may be given only under special circumstances which cause hardships such as surgery or death in the family (vacation plans, trips, etc. will not be considered as hardship situations.).  Make-up exams must be taken within three weeks after the original exam date. Written permission must be obtained from Dr. Silvernail to schedule a makeup exam. Approval to reschedule the exam does not excuse the absence. Students may not sign out of school during an exam period.

All students will be required to participate in the exam schedule. Seniors may exempt exams if they have 90% or above in a class (except End of Course Exams). Seniors should receive notification of exemption status by the Friday before exams.

Girls Track & Field Interest Meeting Nov. 30th

If you are interested in joining the Girls Track & Field Team, please plan on attending an Interest meeting Wednesday November 30th at 4:00 pm in the Commons. You must have a completed physical in order to participate on the team. Please see the Spring Valley Website to obtain the correct Health forms. Conditioning will resume Monday December 5th on the track at 4:15pm. 

Stocking Stuffers: Winter Days 2016

During this year's Winter Days community service project, the Stocking Stuffers committee has decided on a goal of collecting 150 stockings.These stockings are going to be donated to the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital. Each Stocking will have different items for little kids at the hospital. Click here for our donation form. In each stocking you donate you can have any items that are provided on the wishlist. If students can’t provide a stocking or toys for the child, they can provide a monetary donation. We hope this year is successful and that not only do we meet our goal but we succeed it.

Wish List
Stickers
Craft Sets
Books
Journals/Diaries
Barbies
Action Figures
Teddy Bears
Coloring Books
Crayons
Markers
Nail Polish
Hair Accessories
Toy Animals
Board Games
Bubbles
Yo-yo's
Movies
CD's
Purses/Wallets
Small Footballs, Baseballs etc.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Bryanna Richardson (10020671@richland2.org) or Leah Rahman(10015157@richland2.org).​

2016 SCMEA Region III Honor Orchestra

Congratulations to the following orchestra students! They performed in the 2016 SCMEA Region Three Honor Orchestra. The Honor Orchestra concert took place on November 19th at Irmo High School. 

Tyson Ansani, Violin- 9-10 Orchestra
Samuel Brackenridge, Bass- 9-10 Orchestra
Sylvia Brown, Cello- 9-10 Orchestra
Victoria Frye, Cello- 9-10 Orchestra
Cassidy Johnson, Violin- 11-12 Orchestra
Jayohndra Price, Viola, 11-12 Orchestra
Aaliyah Sumpter, Viola- 11-12 Orchestra
Kelsey Snook, Violin- 11-12 Orchestra (3rd Alternate)

Alive @ 25 Class Tuesday, December 6


There is an Alive @ 25 class at Spring Valley HS on Tuesday,Dec. 6 from 4:00 pm -8:30 pm in room C-145. All students who plan to drive and park at SVHS must take this course. You can register online at SCAlive@25.org or call them at 803-732-6778

Viking Sports Wrap

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Lady Viking Basketball Team began their season Saturday at the AC Flora Tip Off Classic with a 63-47 win over Lexington High School. Top performers were: Taylor Lewis with 29 points & 12 rebounds and Ashley Williamson with 17 points. The Vikes recorded their 2nd victory of the season last night with a score of 63-45 over Lower Richland High School.  The win was a solid team effort. Top performers were Krisitan Wall with 23 points, Ashley Williamson with 14 points, Taylor Lewis with 10 points, and Tierney Porter also with 10 points. The Lady Vikings will face AC Flora in the championship game tonight at 7:30PM.

Spring Valley High School- HSN Fall 2016 Tour

Chick-Fil-A Sales Tuesday


Chick-Fil-A biscuits will be on sale again this Tuesday, November 22nd. The cost will be $3 and it will be in front of the school. Attention Pre-Orders: If you were not able to pick up your pre-order from last week, you will still be able to pick it up this Tuesday. Enjoy some breakfast while supporting the Make-A-Wish foundation!

Sadie Hawkins Dance


The Sadie Hawkins dance is coming up very soon! It is the Friday that we get back from Thanksgiving Break, December 2nd. It will be in the Aux Gym from 8-11pm. Ticket prices for this upcoming week will be $10 for a Single Ticket and $15 for a Couples Ticket. This will be until the Wednesday before the dance. We hope that you will come and join us for a night of fun in A Winter Wonderland.

Support SV Softball Team

The softball team will be selling Spring Valley stainless steel tumblers at the football game tonight ! Cups are $40 and the money will go towards our program.  Come to the game to support your Vikings in the the first round of the playoffs, and buy a cup!

Friday Night Football


Miss Spring Valley Audition Result List

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!

FRESHMEN
Alexander Hayden
Isabelle Huntt
Caroline Stringfellow

SOPHOMORES
Mattison Felker
Christina Harding
Emma Quattro

JUNIORS
Antonia Kincaid
Tyla McDowell
Jocelyn Street

SENIORS
Janasia Cooper
Sara Levitt
Bryanna Richardson
Madison Tucker
Jayla Williams
LaTayah Williams

Save the Date: High School STEM Career Fair


Miss Spring Valley Audition Result List

The Miss Spring Valley audition result list will be posted outside of Mrs. Ashford's class tomorrow during lunch. 

Help Our School Psychologist Represent SC!

Our school psychologist, Gina Perry, has been selected as one of three finalists to represent SC at the National Association of School Psychologists in San Antonio, TX.  Parents, students, and staff appreciate the work Mrs. Perry does with our students and for our students each day.  Your vote can help send Mrs. Perry as our state's representative.  Today and tomorrow are the last days to vote.  It is SUPER easy to do!  Click on the link below to help our school psychologist represent our state.

http://www.strawpoll.me/11615768


Job Opportunities for Students


Wild Wing Cafe at 480 Town Center Place in Village of Sandhills is hiring. Must be 16 years or older. They are looking for energetic reliable employees to work evenings and weekends. Contact Amber Lee at 704-293-6671. If you need more information see Mrs. Morgan in E330.

Winter Days 2016: "Seeing Is Believing"


Red Cross Blood Drive on December 2nd - hosted by SNHS - Sign up to donate blood in E312 or during lunch (must be 16 years or older)


Door decorating contest - Judging is on December 9th - Instructions can be found here

This year our goals are:
16,500 Cans and Non-perishables - Place donations in blue boxes
600 New Toys - Place donations in blue boxes
$7,500 for Make-A-Wish - Donate cash/check to staff or donate online here
850 Books - Place donations in blue boxes
300 Cleaning supplies - Place donations in blue boxes
600 Travel sized toiletries - Place donations in blue boxes

Our student organization led drives include:
Collecting baby items - hosted by FIERCE - place donations in blue boxes
Vitamin collection - hosted by Call 2 Action - gives monetary donations to any C2A chair

Let us know if you have any questions about how to get involved at svwinterdays@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Winter Days 2016
Seeing Is Believing


Make-A-Wish Online Fundraising - Winter Days 2016

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a nonprofit organization founded in the U.S. that provides experiences to children with life threatening medical conditions. The children who are sponsored, make a wish, such as something big they want to do or see, and the wish is granted by Make-A-Wish Foundation. Wishes differ, and some examples are a child wishing for a vacation or wishing to meet his/her favorite sports team. Thousands of volunteers, donors, and supporters are involved in making it possible for the children’s wishes to come true.

This year Winter Days is supporting Make-A-Wish with monetary donations. We have set up an online fundraising system which can be accessed here. You can donate directly to Make-A-Wish South Carolina through their secure system.
  1. To donate click “Donate to this Fundraiser”
    1. Choose your donation amount (click other to enter your own donation amount)
    2. Fill out the rest of the information
    3. Click “process”
  2. To join our fundraiser and create your own fundraising page click “Join this Fundraiser”
    1. Fill out all information
    2. Register
    3. You do not have to make a donation when you register
    4. Once you have registered, login to your account to view your fundraising page
      1. You can send this page to family and friends as well as post it on social media to ask for donations.

Thank you so much for supporting Winter Days 2016 and the Make-A-Wish South Carolina Foundation!

Spring Valley Viking Drill Team Continues Winning Ways


Spring Valley's Viking Drill Team earned 5 First Place trophies during competition.last Saturday at the Wando Warrior Challenge, Wando High School. The Viking Drill Team will compete again this Saturday, 19 November at the Clemson Tiger Drill Meet, Clemson University.

Study Skills 101 Information Night



Winter Days T-Shirt Sales!!


Winter Days t-shirts are available to order this year! Please click here for the online form. Once you have filled out the form bring your payment to Student Activities no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

Winter Days t-shirts will be long sleeve, comfort colors, and have a pocket. They will be crimson with a white screen. The cost is $18 unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting Winter Days!

Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 2nd

As part of our Winter Days Holiday Drive this year, the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive here at SV on Friday, December 2nd.  The blood drive will be from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the Auxiliary gym. Our goal is to collect 110 pints of blood, which could potentially help 330 individuals in the Midlands!  All community members and parents are welcome, and encouraged, to donate!  If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Michelle Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org or 699-3500 ext. 69371. 

1st Round Football Playoff Game this Friday


Support SV Softball Team

The softball team will be selling Spring Valley stainless steel tumblers at the football game this Friday! Cups are $40 and the money will go towards our program.  Come to the game to support your Vikings in the the first round of the playoffs, and buy a cup!

SVH Graduate Featured in National Journal


Art work by Lexi DeJesus, a 2016 Spring Valley graduate, is featured in the November 2016 issue of Albricias, the journal published by the Sociedad Honoraria Hisp├ínica (National Spanish Honor Society). While a student at SV, Lexi's artistic talent was recognized by multiple Scholastic Art Awards, and she was also very active in the National Spanish Honor Society. The journal Albricias contains essays, poetry, and short articles as well as photography and artwork created by student members of the SHH.  Congratulations Lexi DeJesus!

Robotics Teams Competed in the Viking Hammer Qualifier


The Viking Hammer Qualifier, held this past Saturday, November 12, was a huge success.  Thirty-five robotics teams competed in the VEX Starstruck tournament, including two teams from Spring Valley.  The event was run by Tammy Vaught and the robotics teams, with assistance from Michael Rodgers and the Technology Student Association.  Many parents, students, and others volunteered at the event, with the Key Club providing an outstanding supply of service, helping to make the event run smoothly and on time.

Green & Gold Robotics (120E) finished 16th in match play and was part of an alliance that competed in the quarterfinals.  Viking Logic (120V) finished 22nd in match play and was part of an alliance that competed in the semifinals.  The winning alliance was made up of LEONIDAS from Carrollton, Georgia, WARP Drive (B) from Charleston, and Mechanical Mayhem from Augusta, Georgia.  The Red Raiders from Greenville were the Robot Skills Champion.  WARP Drive (B) won the Excellence Award, the BobCATS from Chapin won the Design Award, M.T. Brains from Irmo won the Sportsmanship Award, and Chrom Supremacy from Orangeburg won the Judges Award.

Job Opportunities for Students

CiCi's Pizza in Village at Sandhill's is hiring. Open screening and job interviews every Saturday morning from 10am-11am and Monday afternoon 3:30-5:30pm. Click here for the application as well as employment document with job duties and responsibilities.

College Representative Visits


Yale University :11/22 @ 9:35
Midlands Technical College: 11/30 @ 12:15
Mary Baldwin University: 12/5 @ 10:00

Sadie Hawkins Tickets


The Sadie Hawkins Dance is just around the corner! It will be held on December 2nd, 2016 in the Aux Gym from 8 - 11 pm. Tickets will be on sale this week Single: $10 and Couple: $15. These are the prices for only this week. Prices will be raised next week. Tickets will be in the atrium at lunch.

Winter Days T-Shirt Sales!!


Winter Days t-shirts are available to order this year! Please click here for the online form. Once you have filled out the form bring your payment to Student Activities no later than Friday, December 2, 2016. 

Winter Days t-shirts will be long sleeve, comfort colors, and have a pocket. They will be crimson with a white screen. The cost is $18 unless otherwise noted. Thank you for supporting Winter Days!

Kaplan Live Online Panel

As the school year continues, many families will begin to think about college admissions.  This process can be overwhelming for many families. To better equip families during this process, Kaplan would like to invite the parents of Spring Valley High to participate in a Live Online panel discussion, “More Than Grades: A Discussion on Your Child’s College Admissions Journey,” on November 30 at 7 PM ET—and you can participate anywhere you have an internet connection.

During this live 60-minute panel discussion moderated by Lorin Thomas-Tavel, COO of Kaplan Test Prep, we will explore the college admissions topics most important to parents, including a general overview about the application process for students and exclusive Q&A with college admissions experts. Our virtual guest panelists will include:
  • Harlan Cohen, the New York Times bestselling author of the book, “The Naked Roommate: And 107 Other Issues You Might Run Into in College”
  • Delorean Menifee, Director of Admissions, Butler University
  • Lee Weiss, Vice President Pre-College & K12 Programs, Kaplan Test Prep


Our aim is that this Live Online panel discussion will help parents and families become more confident and informed as they embark on their college admissions goals.

To register and receive event reminders, families can visit bit.ly/morethangrades. Participants will also be able to submit their questions for discussion about college admissions at this link as well. Space is limited, so we encourage families to register as soon as possib

Chick-fil-A Biscuits Tomorrow for Make A Wish


Chick-fil-A Biscuits will be sold tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15th 2016) in front of the school starting at 8:00 am for $3. If you pre-ordered a biscuit: please make sure that you bring your slip with you to pick up your reserved biscuit. Please come by 8:35 or your biscuit will be sold to someone else. Come by and enjoy some breakfast while supporting Make A Wish! 

Help Richland County Foster Children !


Middle School Math Competition


Red Cross Blood Drive on Dec. 2nd

As part of our Winter Days Holiday Drive this year, the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive here at SV on Friday, December 2nd.  The blood drive will be from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in the Auxiliary gym. Our goal is to collect 110 pints of blood, which could potentially help 330 individuals in the Midlands!  All community members and parents are welcome, and encouraged, to donate!  If you are interested in donating blood, please contact Michelle Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org or 699-3500 ext. 69371. 

The Miss Spring Valley Pageant Audition Tomorrow

The Miss Spring Valley Pageant Audition will be held on Tuesday, November 15th starting at 4:30 pm in the Spring Valley Auditorium. Please click here and download your application and bring to the audition on Tuesday. 

2016-2017 Impact Aid Program Survey Form

Richland School District Two schools are funded primarily by local taxes. However, due to the large federal presence in our area and the tax exemptions available to federally-connected personnel, businesses, and agencies; Richland School District Two is eligible to apply for federal Impact Aid funds. Impact Aid is a federal program designed to assist local school districts that enroll federally connected students. Federally connected students are children of active duty uniformed services personnel, children who live on federal property, and children whose parents work on federal property. The Impact Aid Program funds become a part of Richland School District Two’s general operating budget and are critical to maintaining high standards for educational excellence.
We need your assistance in identifying students with federal connections. The information provided on this form is confidential. It is available only to school officials and will be used solely to complete our request for Impact Aid funds under Title VII of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

The survey form will be handed out to the students this week.   

Please complete a separate survey form for each school-aged student in your household.

  • Sections A, B & D if either parent/guardian of the student is an active member of the US uniformed services.
  • Sections A, C & D if either parent/guardian of the student is a civilian working on federal property.
  • Parents do not have to fill out the form if neither parent/guardian of the student is an active member of the US uniformed services or works on federal property.
These are examples of federal property: Headquarters, USATC & Fort Jackson, J. Bratton Davis, U. S. Bankruptcy Courthouse, Matthew J. Perry U. S.Courthouse, McEntire Joint National Guard Base, Savannah River Site, Shaw Air Force Base, Strom Thurmond Federal Building, Strom Thurmond U. S. Courthouse, Veterans Administration Regional Office, Wm. Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center.

Click here for a copy of the Impact Aid Survey Form.