First Day of Summer Poll!



Research Grant Awarded to Our Magnet Director, Dr. Michelle Wyatt!


                          

Dr. Michelle Wyatt, Magnet Director, has been selected as one of the recipients of a $5,000.00 STEM Research Grant from @SocietyforScience!  The grant helps provide resources needed for students to succeed. 

Through the STEM Action and Research Grant Program, the Society aims to fund cutting-edge, mission-driven organizations and support teachers who are leading students in authentic STEM research projects. The STEM Research Grants provide one-time grants to educators to help fund equipment or other experimental materials needed to complete research projects, or travel necessary to bring students to locations where they can complete their research.

The Society for Science & the Public is a nonprofit dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research.  The Society founded and produces world-class science competitions and publishes Science News.

                                            Congratulations, Dr. Wyatt!       

2017-2018 Important AUGUST Dates

Here are some August dates you will need to add to your calendar. More information will be coming in July.

August 2-3   Student Orientation
August 18    Fresh Start 8:30-1:00
                     *for Freshman and students new to Spring Valley
                     New Parent Orientation 8:45-10:00
                     *for Freshman parents and parents new to Spring Valley
August 22    First Day of School

Don't worry, you still have nine weeks of summer left! Enjoy each and every one of them!

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

Just over two weeks ago, Spring Valley High School celebrated the graduation of our Seniors. We are proud of you and wish you only the best as you pursue your future dreams. To access all of the pictures from graduation, click here.

Here We Have an End and a Beginning

Here we have an end and a beginning,
A stop-time moment memory will frame,
Placed beside a christening or wedding,
Pieces of a whole one seeks in vain.
Yes, here we have a mind that looks both ways,
Glad to leave and sorry to be leaving,
Recognizing these were precious days,
A joyful liberation laced with grieving.
Does one ever listen to one's music
Underneath one's own incessant voice,
A quiet strain, though one ought never lose it,
That moves one to the fortune of one's choice?
In every moment there's a melody
One plays to mirror one's reality,
Needing both to mourn and to rejoice.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon


Senior Pictures!


Senior pictures are being made this week.


If you know you are going to be a senior this year, and you were not on the picture schedule, you need to call the photography studio and get your name added to the list. Call  803-788-1605 (choose option 3). Tell them you need an appointment time.

If you have any problem getting an appointment, please email lbrindel@richland2.org.

Textbooks!

We still have over 600 textbooks that have not been returned. There is a cart outside of the main office where textbooks can be placed so students can avoid being charged the replacement cost of the textbook.  Late fees will apply.  Books can be dropped off Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Rising Seniors Who Are NOT On The Senior Picture Schedule...

A representative from the guidance department gave the list of juniors to the photographers several weeks ago, so there could be numerous reasons your name was not on the list.  It is not a problem for pictures.  

If you know you are going to be a senior this year, you need to call the photography studio on Monday or Tuesday and get your name added to the list. Just tell them you need an appointment time.Please call  803-788-1605 (choose option 3).  If you have any problem getting an appointment, please email lbrindel@richland2.org.  

Students - Check Your E-Mail!

Check your e-mail to see if you have a message with the subject:  Textbook Due!

If you do, then we need you to bring your textbook(s) to Spring Valley, June 5-8, between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.  All books that are not turned in by June 8 at 4:00 pm will be assessed the replacement cost of the book in addition to the late fee for each book.

SV Soccer Camp

It is again time for SUMMER SOCCER CAMPS AT SPRING VALLEY, directed by coaches Stephen Lea and Stephen McKinney.  Here are links to the registration website, and camp brochure. Feel free to pass this information along to anyone who might be interested. We look forward to, again, welcoming many of your family and friends. Go Vikings!





Soccer Camps at Spring Valley High School!
Session I - June 12-159a.m. to Noon
Session II - July 10-139a.m. to Noon
*For Boys and Girls, Ages Pre-K to Junior Varsity
*Designed for various ability levels
*$75 per session (includes camp t-shirt)
*On the Spring Valley soccer match field

Rising Seniors - Senior Picture Information

The juniors are now officially seniors!  That means it is time for pictures.  In just over a week, rising seniors will be taking their  formal senior portraits in the Commons on June 12-15 from 9am-4pm.  Click here  for a list of appointment times for each student, but before heading to school, please read the important details below:

1. Each senior is given an appointment time (see list here), but if you can not make that time, please call the studio at 803-788-1605 (option 3) and reschedule during the make-up week in July.  The make-up dates are July 17-20.  Please do not call Spring Valley to change the appointment time -- that can only be done through the studio. Reminder cards from Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits are also being mailed to your residence. 


2. NEW THIS YEAR - There will no longer be the option of getting senior pictures taken at the studio.  Lifetouch/Prestige Portraits will only be working out of schools from this point.  If you absolutely can not make either your original appointment in June or the make-up appointment in July, you will be able to get your senior picture taken at school in September, but you will not have the option to choose your *second picture.

***3.  As a senior, you will have two pictures in the yearbook.  One in either a drape or tuxedo (these are provided by the photographers), and one additional one taken by LifeTouch/Prestige (be creative and unique for this one). You will NOT be allowed to submit a photograph that was taken by someone else, even if done professionally.  Only pictures taken by Lifetouch/Prestige will appear in the people section of the yearbook - no exceptions.   Seniors who miss both summer appointments will still have two photographs in the yearbook, but they will most likely both be formal shots taken in the drape or tuxedo.  Click here for an example of the senior section from this year's book that shows the general look of the senior section.  Note the picture of the seniors with two formal looks. 

4.  If you have any questions, please email Lisa Brindel at lbrindel@richland2.org.  

Spring Valley Receives EF Global Education Excellence Award

L-R (Mr. Jim Childers; Assistant Principal, Alessandra La Mura, Dr. Linda Silvernail; Assistant Principal)

Spring Valley High School was recently recognized for its participation in the EF High School Exchange Year. The EF High School Exchange Year Global Education Excellence Award is presented annually to high schools that demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to international understanding and global awareness. SVHS was one of a select group of high schools/districts recognized across the United States for the 2016-17 school year.

Capitol City Corvette Club Supports SVHS Automotive Technology Program


The Capitol City Corvette Club is organized as a 501 ( c ) 3 charitable organization under IRS rules. They have held car shows for each of the last 9 years at Spring Valley High School in support of the Automotive Technology Program. To date, they have presented the school with checks totaling $ 35,000. CCCC members also are a part of the Automotive Technology Advisory Board, assisting the program and Mr. Guthrie in a number of ways. The Club was organized in 2001 to support Corvette inspired ideals and events and as a charitable organization primarily concentrating on helping needy women and children and our military veterans. Thank you to the Capitol City Corvette Club for it's support of Automotive Technology Program at Spring Valley. 

Detention Hours

Students may serve detention on:
June 1st from 12:30pm-3:30pm and receive credit for 12 hours
June 2nd from 8am-12:30pm and receive credit for 18 hours
June 3rd from 8am-12:30pm and receive credit for 18 hours

Detention hours that are not completed by the end of detention on June 3rd, will be carried over to next school year. Take advantage of these opportunities to clear your hours and start off the 2017-2018 school year with a clean slate. 

Proof of Residence 2017-2018

It is time to verify and update student information for the 2017–2018 school year. Parents must provide proof of residence documentation each year. If you have not already provided this information please do so as soon as possible. Parents/legal guardians should visit the Enrollment and Annual Registration page on the Richland Two website. Documents may be uploaded via the web or physical copies can be turned in to the Guidance Office. Please refer to the district's FAQ for questions. Your timely assistance in this matter will ensure a smooth opening of school for your student. Thank you.

REMINDER: You should not have to enter a Snapcode in order to complete registration. If you are prompted to enter a Snapcode, you will need to contact your school’s registrar so your account can be checked. Once a small change is made, you will be able to access your account without a Snapcode.

Spring Valley Hosts Summer College Workshop

College Workshop June 7: http://tinyurl.com/yd3q5zeg

SAT and ACT College Workshop


 ACT/SAT June 13-14 : http://tinyurl.com/ycnvtfop

Vinita Cheepurupalli Earns Perfect Score on SAT Math & Reading

Congratulations to junior Vinita Cheepurupalli who earned the highest possible score of 800 on the SAT Math and SAT Reading. Way to go Vinita!

Isaac Lee Aces ACT

Spring Valley Junior Isaac Lee, earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT. Nationally, while the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, on average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn the top score. The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science. Each test is scored on a scale of 1–36, and a student's composite score is the average of the four test scores. Congratulations Isaac !

Congratulations, MiKayla Turner!

MiKayla Turner, a ninth grade student at Spring Valley, has been selected to participate in the 2017 Serious Young Writers Workshop Series at Columbia College. Now in its fourth year, the program designed for high school girls, has grown to include six sessions spanning three genres:  short fiction, poetry, and children’s literature.  MiKayla will participate in The Power of Me: Memoir Writing during the week of June 26-30, 2017. She had to submit a writing sample and teacher recommendation to be considered.

Columbia College offers these workshops to take talented young writers to the next level. Through personalized writing instruction, collaborative revision, and time to write each day, students will polish their creative work and learn tricks of the writer’s trade. In addition to working closely with seasoned writers, they will meet other published writers during each workshop and hear stories of their writers’ journeys. At the conclusion of the workshop, participants will receive a professionally printed paperback book containing their work.



Participation in the program was made possible by a scholarship provided through the Gear Up program.

Half Day Tomorrow

Thursday, June 1st is a half-day for high school students. Please check the schedules below. 

Thursday June 1, 2017

No Early Bird 
1st Period 8:40-9:06
2nd Period 9:11-9:37
3rd Period 9:42-10:08
4th Period 10:13-10:39
5th Period 10:44-11:11
6th Period 11:16-11:43


7th Period 11:48-12:15

Make-up Exams: 1:00-4:00

*Bag lunches are available for students in the Commons after dismissal



All Textbooks Due by June 1 (Thursday)!

All textbooks must be turned in by June 1st (that's Thursday). Students who turn in textbooks after June 1st will be fined.  Books should be turned in at the book-room on the 1st floor.

YEARBOOKS SOLD OUT !


Yearbooks are officially sold out.  Please make sure to pre-order a copy next year to ensure you receive one.

News from the Health Room


From the Nurse:

Attention all parents:
Medications are not kept in the health room over the summer.  Please pick up all over-the-counter and prescription medications (inhalers, 
Epi-pens, other prescription medications) from the health room by Friday June 2nd at 12 noon. Any medications left after 12 noon will be destroyed.

Registered for AP Calculus AB


Students registered to take AP Calculus AB in the Fall:

Around mid-July, you will be receiving a summer packet for AP Calculus AB via email. Although this is not a required assignment, it is recommended that you complete the packet prior to the first day of class in order to position yourself for success in the course. You will be given an opportunity to ask questions about the content of this packet on the first day of class. Since many of the pre-requisite topics will not be reviewed in this course, it is your responsibility to know and understand most of the material presented in the packet. If you have any questions or concerns, you may email Mrs. Fowler at: sfowler@richland2.org

If you know that you are (or will be) enrolled in the course and you have not received the summer packet by mid-July, send Mrs. Fowler an email to make her aware that you need a packet.

SAT and ACT College Workshop


 ACT/SAT June 13-14 : http://tinyurl.com/ycnvtfop

Spring Valley hosts Summer College Workshop

College Workshop June 7: http://tinyurl.com/yd3q5zeg

Proof of Residence 2017-2018

It is time to verify and update student information for the 2017–2018 school year. Parents must provide proof of residence documentation each year. If you have not already provided this information please do so as soon as possible. Parents/legal guardians should visit the Enrollment and Annual Registration page on the Richland Two website. Documents may be uploaded via the web or physical copies can be turned in to the Guidance Office. Please refer to the district's FAQ for questions. Your timely assistance in this matter will ensure a smooth opening of school for your student. Thank you.

REMINDER: You should not have to enter a Snapcode in order to complete registration. If you are prompted to enter a Snapcode, you will need to contact your school’s registrar so your account can be checked. Once a small change is made, you will be able to access your account without a Snapcode.

News from the Health Room


From the Nurse:

Attention all parents:
Medications are not kept in the health room over the summer.  Please pick up all over-the-counter and prescription medications (inhalers, 
Epi-pens, other prescription medications) from the health room by Friday June 2nd at 12 noon. Any medications left after 12 noon will be destroyed.

Edlyan Rodriquez Signs with Columbia College


Edlyan Rodriquez signed with Columbia College to play volleyball. Congratulations to Edlyan and her family!

Are You Leaving Richland Two?


If you are leaving the school district, you can copy the contents of your Google Drive and transfer it to a personal Google account. Because files are copied, they will NOT be deleted from your school Google account, so it’s safe to do this process anytime.

Google Takeout Service

All Textbooks Due by June 1 (Thursday)!

All textbooks must be turned in by June 1st (that's Thursday). Students who turn in textbooks after June 1st will be fined.  Books should be turned in at the book-room on the 1st floor.

UPDATE: Class of 2017 Graduation Information

Half Day Tomorrow & Thursday

Wednesday, May 31st and Thursday, June 1st is a half-day for high school students. Please check the schedules below. 

Wednesday May 31, 2017

NO EARLY BIRD
6th Period EXAM 8:40-10:25
7th Period EXAM 10:30 - 12:15

Make-up Exams: 1:00-4:00

Thursday June 1, 2017

No Early Bird 
1st Period 8:40-9:06
2nd Period 9:11-9:37
3rd Period 9:42-10:08
4th Period 10:13-10:39
5th Period 10:44-11:11
6th Period 11:16-11:43

7th Period 11:48-12:15

Make-up Exams: 1:00-4:00

*Bag lunches are available for students in the Commons after dismissal



Detention Hours

Students may serve detention on May 31st from 12:30pm - 3:30pm and receive 12June 1st from 12:30pm-3:30pm and receive credit for 12 hours; June 2nd from 8am-12:30pm and receive credit for 18 hours; June 3rd from 8am-12:30pm and receive credit for 18 hours

Detention hours that are not completed by the end of detention on June 3rd, will be carried over to next school year. Take advantage of these opportunities to clear your hours and start off the 2017-2018 school year with a clean slate. 

Looking for help for the SAT or ACT ?


Students who are looking to prepare for the SAT or ACT should know that Kaplan Test Prep is offering discounts of up to $350 off Classroom and Online programs, or $500 off Tutoring, through Wednesday, May 31.  Some restrictions apply.  Click here for more details.  

Senior Assembly Photos on Flickr


There are quite a few photos of the 2017 Senior Assembly available on Flickr. Click here to view.

Spring Valley HS Orchestra Four Year Members

Pictured (not in order) :Lauren Conklin, Sifazaeli Masolwa, Cassidy Johnson, Juliette Norwood, Elizabeth Singleton, Jayla Pressley, Jayohndra Price, Aaliyah Sumpter, Destiny Robinson, Eris Taylor, Ja'Von Bryant,Tarrell Muller Not pictured: Malaja Williams

Spring Valley HS Orchestra Four Year Member Awardees- the following students are recognized for their participation in Spring Valley's orchestra program throughout their high school careers. They were awarded Four Year plaques at the Spring Orchestra Concert on May 23, 2017.

Teacher of the Month for March & April


Spring Valley "Teacher of the Month" program is designed to recognize teachers who are making a profound and positive difference in the lives of our students. Each month during the school year Spring Valley students, teachers, parents, and staff are given a chance to vote for a teacher and explain how that teacher has made an impact on them. Congratulations to the "Teacher & Administrative of the Month" for March Ms.Diana Rakes and April Mr. Marion Kelly!

Classified Employee of the Month for March & April


Spring Valley "Classified Employee of the Month" program is designed to recognize a classified employee who has gone beyond the call of duty. The teachers and staff voted and the winner of March is Ms. Susan Beebe  and April is Mrs. Venesia Johnson . Congratulations !

Memorial Day - Student Holiday Monday, May 29th

Richland Two schools, centers and administration offices will be closed on Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day. 

All Students - Important Information

The last day of school is June 1, 2017.  During this last week, most students are taking exams and preparing for the end of school.  As we wrap up this school year, here are some things that must happen in order for us to maintain an environment that is safe and conducive to learning.

Students who are on campus MUST be in their scheduled class, this includes Seniors.  There is not an exception to this requirement.

Students who are on campus MUST wear their ID, even if you are only coming on campus to pay fees, turn in textbooks, etc. This is a safety issue.  We must be able to identify all students on campus by their school issued ID.

Students who are on campus MUST be in dress code. Pajamas, non-dress code length shorts/skirts, exposed undergarments, exposed midriffs, etc. are not acceptable on campus.


Please remember that all school rules remain if effect through the last day of school.  

Proof of Residence 2017-2018

It is time to verify and update student information for the 2017–2018 school year. Parents must provide proof of residence documentation each year. If you have not already provided this information please do so as soon as possible. Parents/legal guardians should visit the Enrollment and Annual Registration page on the Richland Two website. Documents may be uploaded via the web or physical copies can be turned in to the Guidance Office. Please refer to the district's FAQ for questions. Your timely assistance in this matter will ensure a smooth opening of school for your student. Thank you.

REMINDER: You should not have to enter a Snapcode in order to complete registration. If you are prompted to enter a Snapcode, you will need to contact your school’s registrar so your account can be checked. Once a small change is made, you will be able to access your account without a Snapcode.

News from the Health Room


From the Nurse:

Attention all parents:
Medications are not kept in the health room over the summer.  Please pick up all over-the-counter and prescription medications (inhalers, 
Epi-pens, other prescription medications) from the health room by Friday June 2nd at 12 noon. Any medications left after 12 noon will be destroyed.

Vinita Wins First Place in National History Day Competition


Congratulations to Miss Vinita Cheepurupalli for winning first place on her individual website entitled Margaret Sanger, Woman Rebel: Crusading Against the Censorship of Birth Control at this year's National History Day Competition in South Carolina. 

Each fall, over half a million students nationwide begin the year-long National History Day program, competing in a series of history contests in their local schools, regions and affiliates. The top students in each category are selected for participation in the national contest.  Participating students choose their own topics of study and research from original sources based on the theme: Taking a Stand in History. National History Day students research historic documents and artifacts, conduct oral histories, search the Internet for information on their topics and travel to historic sites. They present their work in a variety of ways, by creating exhibits, documentaries, performances, websites or historical research paper.

This is the second year that Vinita won first place at both the state and regional NHD competition and the honor of representing the state of South Carolina at the NHD nationals. The national annual Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest will be held at the University of Maryland from June 11-15. 

Senior Assembly - ALL SENIORS READ THIS INFORMATION!

Please read over the following information carefully.

1. Attendance at the Senior Assembly is mandatory for all seniors who are participating in the Graduation ceremony. This is assembly will serve as the only rehearsal for Graduation and all seniors are REQUIRED to be present.

2. All seniors must be in the Auxiliary Gym by 7:45am on Friday, May 26th. You will be lined up in alphabetical order similar to the way you will be lined up at Graduation.

3. The Senior Assembly will begin at 9:00am.

4. All seniors are to “DRESS TO IMPRESS” Graduation gowns ARE NOT REQUIRED! This will be a nice event designed to honor your accomplishments and you should dress accordingly. Gentlemen should wear shirts and ties and ladies should wear dresses, skirts, and/or suits under your gown. All attire must meet dress code requirements (see page 12 of the linked handbook)!

5. If you are late or not dressed appropriately, you will not be allowed to sit on the floor with the seniors.

6. Any senior who misbehaves during the assembly (yelling, catcalling, boos, etc.) will be escorted from the assembly and will be disciplined.

7. Seniors will not be allowed to sign out after the Assembly ends. You must complete the “Sign out Permission Form” and return it to Mrs. Cermack in Attendance. Forms may be picked up in the Attendance Office. If you fail to do this, a parent will have to be present to physically sign you out. You will not be allowed to call home.

***YOUR PARENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND***

Detention Hours

Students may serve detention on May 31st from 12:30pm - 3:30pm and receive 12June 1st from 12:30pm-3:30pm and receive credit for 12 hours; June 2nd from 8am-12:30pm and receive credit for 18 hours; June 3rd from 8am-12:30pm and receive credit for 18 hours

Detention hours that are not completed by the end of detention on June 3rd, will be carried over to next school year. Take advantage of these opportunities to clear your hours and start off the 2017-2018 school year with a clean slate. 

Tomorrow Schedule


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Early Bird 7:30-8:25
2nd Period EXAM 8:40-10:40
1st Period class 10:45-11:06
4th Period class 11:11-11:33 
LUNCH 11:33-12:08
3rd Period  EXAM  12:13–2:13 
5th Period class 2:18 – 2:40 
6th Period class 2:45 – 3:07 
7th Period class 3:12 – 3:33