Alive @ 25 Class Nov.21, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13


There is an Alive @ 25 class at Spring Valley HS on November 21st, January 9th and February 13th from 4:00 pm -8:30 pm. All students who plan to drive and park at SVHS must take this course. Classes will be held in room C-145. You can register online at SCAlive@25.org or call them at 803-732-6778

Veterans Appreciation Assembly Pictures Needed

We are recognizing our community, staff, and student family members who have or are serving in the military by hosting a Veterans Appreciation Assembly at the beginning of the day. There will be a breakfast in the Media Center from 8:00 am - 8:40 am for the veterans and their families followed by the assembly in the main gym at 9:00 am. It is a tradition during the assembly to show pictures of the staff, parents and immediate family who are serving in the military. We would love to get a picture of this person(s) to share with the student body. We have the pictures from last years' student's families but we need pictures for all the new student's families or those who did not share them last year. Please send one picture of each family member who is or has served in the military along with their rank, a branch of service and years served. Please send the picture(s) to jchilder@richland2.org. I need the pictures by Nov. 3.   

Support Your Vikings at Region 5/A Championship


Congratulations to Vinita Cheepurupalli !



Congratulations to Vinita Cheepurupalli who has been named a Semifinalist in the 2017 Siemens Competition!  The Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier competition in math, science, and technology for high school students.  Every year, students submit innovative research projects to regional and national levels of competition as they vie for college scholarships ranging from $1,000 up to $100,000. The Siemens Competition honors the best and brightest students for their accomplishments in math and science – students who are changing the world for the better.  This year out of the more than 1860 projects submitted, 491 students are being recognized as semi-finalists. 

Congratulations to Vinita and her outstanding accomplishments!

AVID Students Assist with Community Service Project


AVID students gain community service hours while helping out for a good cause. The freshman AVID class work alongside that of Mr. Cross to make beds for the homeless. The process involves folding, cutting and looping bags into a ball that is then crochet into beds for the homeless in our community. A total of 500 bags are required to make one bed.


Powder Puff Announcement


Seniors: There will be a meeting, Monday, October 23rd  for Powder Puff during lunch in Student Activities.s 

Support Your Vikings at Region 5/A Championship


Spring Valley Participates in the R2I2 CATE Festival


Our CATE Department (Career & Technology Education) participated in the district-wide R2I2 CATE Festival for Elementary and Middle school students within the district. Students and staff of each high school CATE Department were able to share their experiences and programs to other students and parents of the community. 

Veterans Appreciation Assembly Pictures Needed

We are recognizing our community, staff, and student family members who have or are serving in the military by hosting a Veterans Appreciation Assembly at the beginning of the day. There will be a breakfast in the Media Center from 8:00 am - 8:40 am for the veterans and their families followed by the assembly in the main gym at 9:00 am. It is a tradition during the assembly to show pictures of the staff, parents and immediate family who are serving in the military. We would love to get a picture of this person(s) to share with the student body. We have the pictures from last years' student's families but we need pictures for all the new student's families or those who did not share them last year. Please send one picture of each family member who is or has served in the military along with their rank, a branch of service and years served. Please send the picture(s) to jchilder@richland2.org. I need the pictures by Nov. 3.   

Attention...Spring Valley Freshmen!

Class of 2021!  Here is your chance to support your B-team football players.  Come out this Thursday night (October 19th) at 6:00 pm to cheer them on at their home game against Dutch Fork.  If you wear your Freshman t-shirt, and arrive before the end of the 1st quarter, you will be admitted into the game for FREE!

Student Bus to Dutch Fork for Friday Night's Football Game!

Good afternoon students!

As you know, we are playing our biggest rival this Friday. We need a strong Viking Student Section for this game as the Varsity Football Team takes on Dutch Fork for the Region 5-5A Title. Any student interested in riding the "GAME BUS" to Dutch Fork should stop by student activities (C127) by 1PM on Thursday, October 18th to sign up and pay the $6 bus fee. Tickets for the game must be purchased at Dutch Fork. The cost for a ticket is $7. Please know that seats are limited to 55 students, and is on a first come, first serve basis. 
****Student ID required to ride.

 

The bus will leave Spring Valley promptly at 6pm!








We appreciate the support, and look forward to bringing home a VICTORY!

Sincerely,
SV Varsity Football Team

Financial Aid 101 Workshop


Girl Powered Event Thursday October 19th


The SVHS Robotics Teams are pleased to partner with Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation and VEX Robotics, Inc. to support Girl Powered, an initiative to engage more young women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) through competitive robotics. Today’s event will feature an array of engaging activities, speakers, giveaways and more to excite and further interest girls in competitive robotics to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child, adopted by the United Nations in 2011 to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

Any young ladies in grades 5-8, please join us at our Girl Powered Event on Thursday, October 19th from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. This event is not just for Spring Valley High School girls but all girls throughout the district. The event includes some fun engineering activities and fun prizes. 

The event is free to young ladies in grades 5 – 8 and the first 20 girls who register will receive Girl Power T-shirts.  Students can register at  Girl Powered - Engineering the Future Registration or contact Tammy Vaught @ tvaught@richland2.org


We are looking forward to seeing you there.


Vikings Support Palmetto Health Breast Foundation

Congratulations to our Spring Valley Team who raised $710.00 and the t-shirt sales made over $3,400 in profit. Our combined total is $4,110.00 for the Palmetto Health Breast Foundation. A big thank you to everyone who donated or purchase a Pink Out t-shirt. Way to go Vikings!

Miss Spring Valley Pageant Information

Attention all Girls interesting in competing in Miss Spring Valley

If you came to the interest meeting and picked up an application, those applications will be due THIS THURSDAY by the end of the day and auditions will take place NEXT TUESDAY at 5:30 in the Multi-Purpose Room. Applications can be turned into Reagan Davis or Max Miller in student activities. For any questions contact Reagan Davis at 10004598@richland2.org 

SIC Meeting Tonight at 5:30 pm in the Media Center!

Our first SIC meeting of the 2017-2018 school year is TONIGHT! Please make plans to join us from 5:30-6:30 pm. Meetings are held in the Spring Valley Media Center. 

Check out the 2016-2017 SIC Informational Brochure for more information about what our SIC does. 

We look forward to seeing you tonight! 

Viking Sports Wrap



Football
10/13
Varsity
Friday Night the Vikings beat River Bluff 44-20. The game was played at Spirit Communications Park. The Vikings were led on offense by Jaylon Morris who had 8 carries for 112 yards for 2 touchdowns, and 1 catch for 24 yards. Quincy Hill had 5 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown he also was 2 for 2 passing for 90 yards and a touchdown. Defensively the Vikings were led by Channing Tindall who had 13 tackles 2 tackles for loss and 1 sack. K'onte Brown had 11 total tackles and a tackle for loss. Max Shropshire had 5 tackles, 1 TFL, and 1 1/2 sacks. John Crim was 5 tackles and a sack. Next Friday the Vikings head across town for an away game against the Dutch Fork Silver Foxes at 7:30 for the Region 5 AAAAA Championship. We need the biggest crowd of the year.

Attention Juniors!


Do you like Chick- Fil-A? Schiano’s Pizza?
Would you like to eat lunch off campus during second semester?

If your answer is YES, you will need need a Junior Privileges ID.

During the second semester, Juniors can apply for Junior Privileges. The JREPP (Junior Responsibilities Earns Privileges Program) application will be available in December. 

In order to be eligible for this special ID,  a student must have:
  • A grade of 70 or higher in every class
  • No suspensions
  • No overdue detention hours 
  • No debts owed to Spring Valley High School

See Mr. Kelly in D 234  for more details.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS


Join us TONIGHT FOR OUR HOME Football game vs River Bluff. This game will be played at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Fireflies, located at 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC. 

Tickets are $7
Parking is $3

Plan to come out an experience our Vikings playing in a professional ballpark. It is an awesome facility.  

GO VIKINGS!

Spring Valley Pink OUT !


Congratulations to our "TAG" Students


Every day, teachers, administrators, and counselors at Spring Valley look for students to "TAG". Students get TAGed by offering assistance to others, helping keep our school safe or clean, turning in lost and found items, good citizenship, being helpful to peers, or simply showing a little Viking pride. Each month, to show that we’re “Thinking of the Good Things You Do,” all TAG students will be recognized and will receive a token of appreciation from the school. Congratulations to the TAG students for the month of September!

College is Calling ... SVHS 2017 Ed-Op College Fair


SV Volleyball Update

Your Lady Vikings played their final game of the season last night against one of the Co-region champions, Blythewood High School. Our JV girls started off the evening with a  HUGE WIN against the Bengals, winning the match 2-0!! Our Varsity girls fell short on a win but played an AMAZING match; 16-25, 21-25, 22-25. Every girl in the program played their hearts out last night and we couldn't be more proud! JV finished the season 8-4, Varsity 5-7. Varsity girls placed 4th in the region and will be headed to the playoffs next Thursday versus James Island High School. 

The end of the evening was an emotional one as we said "see you later" to our 6 seniors who have been faithful members of the program throughout their time at Spring Valley High School! Please give them your love when you see them and wish them luck in the playoffs next week! Thank you to everyone who supported us this season; we appreciate you!!

Pink Out


The Science National Honors Society is sponsoring a Spring Valley "Pink Out" for breast cancer awareness TOMORROW, Friday, October 13th.  We are encouraging ALL students, faculty, and staff to wear pink to school on Friday, Oct. 13th. 

As part of our "Pink Out", we are raising money to donate to the Palmetto Richland Walk for Life.  All the money raised will go to the Spring Valley Walk for Life team.

To help raise money, we are selling new "Pink Out" t-shirts...

Shirts will be on sale ALL DAY tomorrow...at the car rider line before and after school and in the atrium before school and commons at lunch.  The shirts are $15.00 for short sleeve and $20.00 for long sleeve. And, again, all the proceeds will go to the Walk for Life.

2017 SCMEA Region III Honor Orchestra


Congratulations to the following orchestra students!  They successfully auditioned, and were selected for the 2017 SCMEA Region III Honor Orchestra. The Honor Orchestras concert takes place on November 18, 2016, at Irmo High School. The event is free and open to the public.


L-R (Matthew Li, Tyson Ansani, Ronit Pathak and Spandana Anchoori)

9-10 Orchestra
Matthew Li- violin
Tyson Ansani- violin
Ronit Pathak- violin
Spandana Anchoori- violin

L-R (Kayla Hunter, Aaron Pearson and Sylvia Brown)

11-12 Orchestra
Kayla Hunter- violin
Aaron Pearson- viola
Sylvia Brown- cello

Teacher Cadet Club


College Fair Tomorrow !


The Ed-Op College Fair will be here this Friday in the Main Gym from 10:30-11:30. We have The Art Institute of Charleston, Clemson College, UNC, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Georgia State and more coming to provide you with tons of information. 


Friday Night Football SV vs River Bluff


Join us for the Friday Night Football game vs River Bluff. This game will be played at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Fireflies, located at 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC. 

Tickets are $7
Parking is $3

Pre-sale tickets available at SV Main Office starting Tuesday
$4 Student Tickets will be sold Friday during lunch in the Main Gym

Plan to come out an experience our Vikings playing in a professional ballpark. It is an awesome facility.  

GO VIKINGS!

Pink Out Tomorrow


Wear your pink tomorrow to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month !

WIS Guest Speaker visits SV Media Productions Class

Bryan Reeves from WIS shared his knowledge of the changing scope of the news industry with the students in media productions on Tuesday. He shared some interesting technological advances in the industry including how Facebook Live is changing the face of News.

Friday Night Football SV vs River Bluff


Join us for the Friday Night Football game vs River Bluff. This game will be played at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Fireflies, located at 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC. 

Tickets are $7
Parking is $3

Pre-sale tickets available at SV Main Office starting Tuesday
$4 Student Tickets will be sold Friday during lunch in the Main Gym

Plan to come out an experience our Vikings playing in a professional ballpark. It is an awesome facility.  

GO VIKINGS!

ASVAB Testing at Spring Valley

The fall administration of the ASVAB will be held Tuesday, November 14th.  It will take place in the multi-purpose room (MPR) on the 2nd floor.  Testing will begin at 8:40 and should conclude by lunchtime.  Please let Mrs. Wright know if you are interested in taking the ASVAB.  

The ASVAB Prep Session will take place this Tuesday, October 10th.  Are you signed up?  If not, please let stop by the CIC to sign up. The sessions will take approximately 45 minutes and will take place throughout the day.  Our area recruiters will discuss testing strategies, free study resources and more.  

College Fair This Friday !


The Ed-Op College Fair will be here this Friday in the Main Gym from 10:30-11:30. We have The Art Institute of Charleston, Clemson College, UNC, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Georgia State and more coming to provide you with tons of information. 


MEDTwo


Friday Night Football SV vs River Bluff


Join us for the Friday Night Football game vs River Bluff. This game will be played at Spirit Communications Park, home of the Fireflies, located at 1640 Freed Street, Columbia, SC. 

Tickets are $7
Parking is $3

Pre-sale tickets available at SV Main Office starting Tuesday
$4 Student Tickets will be sold Friday during lunch in the Main Gym

Plan to come out an experience our Vikings playing in a professional ballpark. It is an awesome facility.  

GO VIKINGS!

NO LATE START WEDNESDAY OCT. 11th PSAT TESTING



There will be No Late Start on Wednesday, October 11th due to PSAT Testing. Check the Viking Update for Testing Schedule. 

ASVAB Testing at Spring Valley

The fall administration of the ASVAB will be held Tuesday, November 14th.  It will take place in the multi-purpose room (MPR) on the 2nd floor.  Testing will begin at 8:40 and should conclude by lunchtime.  Please let Mrs. Wright know if you are interested in taking the ASVAB.  

The ASVAB Prep Session will take place this Tuesday, October 10th.  Are you signed up?  If not, please let stop by the CIC to sign up. The sessions will take approximately 45 minutes and will take place throughout the day.  Our area recruiters will discuss testing strategies, free study resources and more.  

Wednesday, October 11th - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL STUDENTS!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 11th, 9th, 10th and registered 11th grade students will be taking the PSAT.

If you are a non-testing Junior or Senior who signed up for the ACT Workshop, you will report directly to the Auditorium at 8:40 am.

If you are a non-testing Junior or Senior who DID NOT sign up for the ACT Workshop, you will report directly to the Main Gym at 8:40 am.

If you are a 9th or 10th grade student, OR a Junior who registered to take the PSAT, you will receive an e-mail later today with your testing room assignment.  You will report to your testing room assignment by 8:40 am tomorrow.  Students CANNOT be admitted to testing once testing begins.  Please continue to read the information below about calculator availability for the PSAT.

Testing students may check out an Nspire CX calculator from a math teacher to be picked up after school TODAY, Tuesday, October 10th. If the calculator is lost or damaged, students will be charged a $140 fee. Calculators need to be returned immediately after the PSAT to the teacher it was checked out from.  If students are not currently in a math course, below is a table of math teachers and their classrooms where students can check-out a calculator.  

Students may also choose to bring their own calculator.  Below is the PSAT acceptable calculator list.  Please be aware of a few things:

  1.  There are a limited number of calculators that can be checked out. Don't wait until the last minute.There will not be any calculators available to check out on test day. They will have all been issued to other students who have checked them out by then.
  2.  Make sure your calculator is charged and/or you have extra batteries. We do not have chargers that fit every model of calculator and we do not have replacement batteries.

   Check out calculators from:

1st FloorBelcherC147
 BrownC141
FowlerC138
 HedgecockD118
HuttoC146
 LasseterC139
 McKelveyD131
 MillerD120
 ShillinglawD135
StifflerD127
 TorbettC145
VaughtE120
 YaegerD136
2nd FloorSimsD226
3rd FloorBartlebaughC349
 CoulterD338
 LongC324
 RootC327
 SmoakC325
 Suss/KarnsD339
 WilsonC348

Make-Up Day for Yearbook Pictures...

Yearbook Picture Make-up Day will be Tuesday, October 24 in the Multi-Purpose for all 9th, 10th, and 11th graders (NOT 12th graders) from 8:30-4:00.  Individual passes will be sent out to those students that did not have a yearbook picture taken during Orientation.  Students wishing to retake a picture may come in during lunch or after school.   

For seniors, if you have not taken your senior portrait with Lifetouch, you need to call 788-1605 ASAP and set up a date in the studio. The deadline for studio dates is October 14.

Please email Lisa Brindel at lbrindel@richland2.org with any questions. 

Looking for a Job ?


Are you an enthusiastic, highly motivated person that would love to start your career in the restaurant industry with Panera Bread? If you are looking for an excellent opportunity that will allow you to grow in an exciting workplace; look no further and join the Panera Bread Team!

Panera Bread will set up a table in the Commons lobby at lunch for job applications on Wed. Oct. 18  or apply online @ www.panerabread.jobs; @covellijobs on Twitter

Financial Aid 101 Workshop


College Fair This Friday !


The Ed-Op College Fair will be here this Friday in the Main Gym from 10:30-11:30. We have The Art Institute of Charleston, Clemson College, UNC, Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology, Georgia State and more coming to provide you with tons of information. 

Teacher Cadet Club


SVEF Open Board Meeting & Annual Auction Kick Off Meeting TODAY

Please join us Today in the SVHS Media Center. 

SV Education Foundation (SVEF) Open Board of Directors Meeting at 6:00 p.m. Learn about how the SVEF operates and meet Board members. Hear how SVEF grants make a difference at SVHS from some people who recently received a grant.

32nd Annual Auction Kick-Off meeting at 6:30 p.m. This is our primary fundraiser and big community event. This is a fun and very rewarding project. Lots of help is needed and there are many committees to choose from - whether you have lots of time or very little.