2017-2018 FBLA Induction Ceremony


Spring Valley's Chapter of FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) had their 2017-2018 Induction Ceremony on Tuesday, December 5th in the Multipurpose Room.


Off-Campus Lunch Pass: Junior Privilege Application

A second semester junior is eligible for off-campus lunch provided that he/she meets specific qualifications and does not violate school policies pertaining to the Responsibilities Earns Privileges Program. Click here to download the Junior Privilege Application. Applications Due by January 24th to Mr. Kelly, D234.

Winter Days 2017 Dress Days


Job Opportunities: Plex Hi Wire Commons Dec.8th

Plex HiWire in Sandhills will be in the Commons atrium area at lunchtime on Friday, December 8th, taking job applications.  Stop by their table to talk with them about a job with Plex HiWire.

Students having a job can enroll in Work Based Learning and receive elective credit.  See Mrs. Morgan in E330 for more details.

Don't Miss the Deadline!



Tomorrow (Dec. 8th) is the deadline for all 3rd year students to make their test selection for either the ACT on Feb. 27th or the SAT on Mar. 21st.  There is also the option to take neither test, but it must be submitted.  Students who do not submit a selection will take the ACT on Feb. 27th.

Frequently Asked Questions...


Q:  Can I just email my selection?
A:  No, an email will not work.  Either complete the form, sign it, and turn it in at the Main Office OR your parents can make the selection through their Parent Portal account.

Q:  Can I choose both tests for my student?
A:  No, you can only select one...EITHER the ACT or the SAT, but not both.  

Q:  If I don't want to test, I don't have to do anything, right?
A:  Wrong... all 3rd year students MUST turn in a form or a parent must make the selection in Parent Portal.  Students who do not turn in a form or do not have a selection through Parent Portal will take the ACT test.

Q:  When is this due?
A:  Selections must be made by December 8th.

Parents of all 3rd Year Students:

Your student should have received a letter about College Readiness Assessments.  This year, your 3rd year student can choose to take EITHER the ACT, the SAT, or not to test.  On the back of the letter, you will need to indicate the selection for your student, sign it, and return it to the main office at Spring Valley NO LATER THAN December 8th!  There is a collection box in the main office for the returned letters.  You can click the link above to print off a copy of the letter if your student does not have one.

Alternately, you can choose to log-in to your Parent Portal account to indicate your preference.  If you choose to make your selection in Parent Portal, do not return the letter.  If you make a selection in Parent Portal, and also return a letter, the selection in Parent Portal will be used for test selection purposes.

If no selection is made (and returned) by December 8th, your student will be assigned to take the ACT.

Things to consider:

Test Date:
     ACT:  February 27th
     SAT:  March 21st

Test Duration:
     ACT:  2 hours 55 minutes + 40 minute essay
     SAT:   3 hours + 50 minute essay

Test Components:
     ACT:  215 questions; Reading, English, Math, Science + essay
     SAT:   154 questions; Reading, Writing & Language, Math + essay

Off-Campus Lunch Pass: Junior Privilege Application

A second semester junior is eligible for off-campus lunch provided that he/she meets specific qualifications and does not violate school policies pertaining to the Responsibilities Earns Privileges Program. Click here to download the Junior Privilege Application. Applications Due by January 24th to Mr. Kelly, D234.

Job Opportunities: Plex Hi Wire Commons Dec.8th

Plex HiWire in Sandhills will be in the Commons atrium area at lunchtime on Friday, December 8th, taking job applications.  Stop by their table to talk with them about a job with Plex HiWire.

Students having a job can enroll in Work Based Learning and receive elective credit.  See Mrs. Morgan in E330 for more details.

Wrestling Match TONIGHT @ 6:00 pm

SVHS Wrestling team has their HOME opening match on Wednesday vs. Ridge View, Columbia, and RNE High Schools starting at 6:00 in the Main Gym.

SVHS Students with ID will be able to come to this match for free.

Come out and support your Vikings !

Groucho's Deli Percent TONIGHT

Attention Spring Valley Students! There will be a percent night at Groucho's Deli next Wednesday, December 6th. Please go there at any time of the day and mention "Spring Valley" or "Winter Days". A percentage of all profit will be going to the Make-A-Wish fundraiser that is trying to grant the wish of at least one South Carolina child with a terminal illness. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a meal for a good cause! Groucho's Address: 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd #8, Columbia, SC 29229

Sadie Hawkins


The countdown to Sadies: 2 DAYS! The dance will be on December 8th from 8 - 11 PM in the Aux Gym. Tickets will be on sale at lunch ALL week- Single: $10 and Couples: $15. The prices will be raised on Friday, so get them now!

Blood Drive a Success!


Our Red Cross blood drive last Friday was a great success! The Science National Honors Society held a blood drive in collaboration with Red Cross. Students, faculty, staff, and members of our community came together to support this great cause. With their help, we raised 111 pints, surpassing our goal.

Thank you to everyone who came to support us!

Williams Repeats as Poetry Out Loud Winner!

For the second year in a row, Sophomore Alyssa Williams has won the Spring Valley Poetry Out Loud Contest!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation have partnered with U.S. state arts agencies to support Poetry Out Loud, a contest that encourages the nation's youth to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation. Our state program partners with the SC Arts Commision. This program helps students master public speaking skills, build self-confidence, and learn about their literary heritage.

The SVHS Poetry Out Loud Competition was on Thursday, November 28th. This year's contest had six contestants:

Ariel Capers, runner-up
Ridha Fatima
Jasmine Hughley
Sharice Long
Dasia Owens
Alyssa Williams

Alyssa will represent the Vikings in the region contest, which will be January 20th, 2018.

Congratulations to Alyssa and all the contestants!

Isaac Sum-Hin Lee Earns Perfect Score on ACT Reading, Math & Science

Congratulations to Spring Valley senior Isaac Sum-Hin Lee who earned perfect scores on the ACT reading, math and science test. Way to go Isaac!

Viking Sports Wrap

GoFlashWin
Girls Basketball
11/30
The JV Lady Vikings basketball team lost its season opener to a very good Ridge View team 54-20. Scoring for the Lady Vikings was Maryah Lance with 7 pts, Zaliya Anthony 6pts, Jaslynn Lyles 4pts, Malaysia Irby 2pts and Brilyn Davis with 1 pt. Record 0-1.

Boys Basketball
11/30
The Vikings B-Team started off the season with a hard-earned WIN yesterday vs the Ridgeview Blazers. The Team was led in scoring by Cobi Cornelius and Jordan Smith with 7 points apiece. Devin Drayton and his LOCKDOWN defense turned into 4 steals and 5 points to help in the victory. Akram Hulwe (5 points), Robert Reed (3 points), Daniel Smith (3 points) and Terrance Williamson (3 points) were also great scoring contributors.

The start of the season didn't go as planned as we were defeated by a good Ridge View team 41-27.  I was proud of our effort and how hard we played and competed.  This game is one that we will build off of and get better and more prepared for our next contest.  Our scorers of the game were Cortland Shell 8pts., Hy-Kein Nhan 7pts., Christian Grant 4pts., Sayvon Jackson 3pts. and Hassan Washington 3pts.

Wrestling Match Wednesday @ 6:00 pm

SVHS Wrestling team has their HOME opening match on Wednesday vs. Ridge View, Columbia, and RNE High Schools starting at 6:00 in the Main Gym.

SVHS Students with ID will be able to come to this match for free.

Come out and support your Vikings !

Sadie Hawkins


The countdown to Sadies: 3 DAYS! The dance will be on December 8th from 8 - 11 PM in the Aux Gym. Tickets will be on sale at lunch ALL week- Single: $10 and Couples: $15. The prices will be raised on Friday, so get them now!

Groucho's Deli Percent Night

Attention Spring Valley Students! There will be a percent night at Groucho's Deli next Wednesday, December 6th. Please go there at any time of the day and mention "Spring Valley" or "Winter Days". A percentage of all profit will be going to the Make-A-Wish fundraiser that is trying to grant the wish of at least one South Carolina child with a terminal illness. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a meal for a good cause! Groucho's Address: 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd #8, Columbia, SC 29229

Congratulations to our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year


Mr. Stephen Cross has been named our 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations, we know you will make us proud and represent Spring Valley well.

Wrestling Match Wednesday @ 6:00 pm

SVHS Wrestling team has their HOME opening match on Wednesday vs. Ridge View, Columbia, and RNE High Schools starting at 6:00 in the Main Gym.

SVHS Students with ID will be able to come to this match for free.

Come out and support your Vikings !

Groucho's Deli Percent Night

Attention Spring Valley Students! There will be a percent night at Groucho's Deli next Wednesday, December 6th. Please go there at any time of the day and mention "Spring Valley" or "Winter Days". A percentage of all profit will be going to the Make-A-Wish fundraiser that is trying to grant the wish of at least one South Carolina child with a terminal illness. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a meal for a good cause! Groucho's Address: 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd #8, Columbia, SC 29229

Sadie Hawkins


The countdown to Sadies: 4 DAYS! The dance will be on December 8th from 8 - 11 PM in the Aux Gym. Tickets will be on sale at lunch ALL week- Single: $10 and Couples: $15. The prices will be raised on Friday, so get them now!

MAKE-A-WISH SELLING CHICKEN BISCUITS TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS



Do you want a hot, chicken biscuit for breakfast? Make-A-Wish is selling Chick-Fil-A biscuits for $4.00 in front of the main office window every Tuesday and Friday until Winter break! All proceeds will support the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Winter Days. Donations are welcome. Come buy a biscuit!

FBLA Induction Ceremony Dec. 5th


Thanksgiving Thanks


Greetings Viking Family! I would like to send a HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who made it possible to serve 15 families for Thanksgiving! The generosity of our Viking Community has shown true compassion during these Holiday Season! This would not have been possible without the following individuals!

Jane Massey
Lisa Bishton
Spring Valley Key Club
Mary Kearse
Spring Valley Beta Club(Donation to BackPack Program)
Latin Dance Club
Karina Williams
Sima Pitala
Dr. Naarah Bryant and Students
Rhonda Hicks/Jade Nickles
Melba Hendricks
Lynn Quattro
School Counseling Departments
Tommy Fowler(Peake and Fowler Law Firm)

Thanks for all you Do!!!

Venesia Johnson, School Social Worker

Don't Miss the Deadline to Choose!



Parents of all 3rd Year Students:

Your student received a letter about College Readiness Assessments.  This year, your 3rd year student can choose to take EITHER the ACT, the SAT, or not to test.  On the back of the letter, you will need to indicate the selection for your student, sign it, and return it to the main office at Spring Valley NO LATER THAN December 8th!  There will be a collection box in the main office for the returned letters.

Alternately, you can choose to log-in to your Parent Portal account to indicate your preference.  If you choose to make your selection in Parent Portal, do not return the letter.  If you make a selection in Parent Portal, and also return a letter, the selection in Parent Portal will be used for test selection purposes.

If no selection is made (and returned) by December 8th (Friday), your student will be assigned to take the ACT.

Things to consider:

Test Date:
     ACT:  February 27th
     SAT:  March 21st

Test Duration:
     ACT:  2 hours 55 minutes + 40 minute essay
     SAT:   3 hours + 50 minute essay

Test Components:
     ACT:  215 questions; Reading, English, Math, Science + essay
     SAT:   154 questions; Reading, Writing & Language, Math + essay

Frequently Asked Questions...

Q:  Can I just email my selection?
A:  No, an email will not work.  Either complete the form, sign it, and turn it in at the Main Office OR your parents can make the selection through their Parent Portal account.

Q:  Can I choose both tests for my student?
A:  No, you can only select one...EITHER the ACT or the SAT, but not both.  

Q:  If I don't want to test, I don't have to do anything, right?
A:  Wrong... all 3rd year students MUST turn in a form or a parent must make the selection in Parent Portal.  Students who do not turn in a form or do not have a selection through Parent Portal will take the ACT test.

Q:  When is this due?
A:  Selections must be made by December 8th.

First Semester Exam Schedule

Guidelines

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 of 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 senior exams.


FBLA Induction Ceremony Dec. 5th


Gear Up SVHS ACT Parent Workshop


Blood Drive TOMORROW


The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive at Spring Valley on Friday, December 1st. 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. 

MAKE-A-WISH SELLING CHICKEN BISCUITS TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS



Do you want a hot, chicken biscuit for breakfast? Make-A-Wish is selling Chick-Fil-A biscuits for $4.00 in front of the main office window every Tuesday and Friday until Winter break! All proceeds will support the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Winter Days. Donations are welcome. Come buy a biscuit!

MAKE-A-WISH SELLING CHICKEN BISCUITS TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS



Do you want a hot, chicken biscuit for breakfast? Make-A-Wish is selling Chick-Fil-A biscuits for $4.00 in front of the main office window every Tuesday and Friday until Winter break! All proceeds will support the Make-A-Wish Foundation for Winter Days. Donations are welcome. Come buy a biscuit!

Richland 2 Film Festival

Each year, Richland Two provides a unique opportunity for students and district staff to share their story through video creation. We are excited to be in our 5th year and know this will be a bigger event this year. 
Complete the interest form and turn in permission slips. Click here to visit our timeline of events page to get the important dates. 

Blood Drive December 1st


The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive at Spring Valley on Friday, December 1st. 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. 

Girls Track Interest Meeting

Any young ladies interested in participating in Track & Field this year please plan on attending our 2nd Interest meeting Thursday, November 30th at 4:00 pm in the Cafeteria. If you are interested in joining the team, please bring a completed physical (located on the Spring Valley Website under Athletics) and a copy of your birth certificate. 

SCEA Recognizes Ms.Regina Dilley



Congratulations to Ms. Regina Dilley ! Today she was recognized by the SCEA (South Carolina Education Association) for being the Richland Two Teacher of the Year. We are so Proud of her and all the things she does for the Spring Valley and the District. Congrats!

Viking Sports Wrap

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Boy's Cross Country


Each year, the game ball that is used in the Shrine Bowl football game, is run to the stadium by the top senior cross country runners in the state. This relay covers over 33 miles and is run down the highways with a State Police escort. Only the top 15 senior runners from all classifications are selected. This is a big honor for these athletes. Spring Valley has 2 Shrine Bowl runners: Steven Andreen and Amir McCall. Congratulations for this crowning achievement for two great careers.

Gear Up SVHS ACT Parent Workshop


Job Opportunities for Students


McDonald's Restaurant at 100 Clemson Road is hiring.
Maurice's BBQ at 107 Clemson Road is hiring.
Fazoli's Restaurant at 7621 Two Notch Road is hiring, apply at www.Fazolis.com

These jobs would qualify you to be in Work Based Learning.  See Mrs. Morgan in E330 for more details about Work Based Learning.

Winter Wonderland Teacher Pageant


Attention Spring Valley Students and Faculty Members! Come out and support your Teachers and Fellow Colleagues at this year's Walking into a Winter Wonderland Teacher and Faculty Pageant this Friday, December 1st! Tickets are being sold by any Sophomore Student Council Member for $3, and they will be $5 at the door. It will be held in the Spring Valley Auditorium, 7-9 p.m. Bring your friends and family members. We hope to see you there!

Groucho's Deli Percent Night

Attention Spring Valley Students! There will be a percent night at Groucho's Deli next Wednesday, December 6th. Please go there at any time of the day and mention "Spring Valley" or "Winter Days". A percentage of all profit will be going to the Make-A-Wish fundraiser that is trying to grant the wish of at least one South Carolina child with a terminal illness. Grab your friends and family and enjoy a meal for a good cause! Groucho's Address: 111 Sparkleberry Crossing Rd #8, Columbia, SC 29229

End of Course Exam Schedule: First Semester

Students who are taking Algebra 1, Intermediate Algebra, English 1, Biology 1, and/or US History (semester classes) will take the EOC exam in January.  EOC exams will follow the published First Semester Exam Schedule.


Please note:  Students taking Algebra 1 or Intermediate Algebra may only use the in-class calculators or the computer provided calculator for the EOC. No personal calculators will be permitted.  This is due to new software requirements for the EOC.

Students taking year-long courses will take the EOC in Second Semester. The EOC counts for 20% of the overall grade for the course.

Students can access the online tools training for the EOC here. It is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the online test tools prior to your EOC.

Algebra 1 Sample Questions

English 1 Sample Questions
English 1 Writing (TDA) Scoring Guidelines

Biology 1 Sample Questions

US History Sample Questions

More information about the EOC can be found here.

Lady Vikings Basketball Game for Wed. 29th Rescheduled


Due to a scheduling issue with AC Flora, the Girls Basketball Game scheduled for Wednesday has been rescheduled for Jan. 10th 6pm. We will still offer free admission to SVHS Students with ID on this date.  

Thanks 

UPDATE: Parents of all 3rd Year Students!


Frequently Asked Questions...

Q:  Can I just email my selection?
A:  No, an email will not work.  Either complete the form, sign it, and turn it in at the Main Office OR your parents can make the selection through their Parent Portal account.

Q:  Can I choose both tests for my student?
A:  No, you can only select one...EITHER the ACT or the SAT, but not both.  

Q:  If I don't want to test, I don't have to do anything, right?
A:  Wrong... all 3rd year students MUST turn in a form or a parent must make the selection in Parent Portal.  Students who do not turn in a form or do not have a selection through Parent Portal will take the ACT test.

Q:  When is this due?
A:  Selections must be made by December 8th.

Parents of all 3rd Year Students:

Tomorrow, in 3rd period, your student will receive a letter about College Readiness Assessments.  This year, your 3rd year student can choose to take EITHER the ACT, the SAT, or not to test.  On the back of the letter, you will need to indicate the selection for your student, sign it, and return it to the main office at Spring Valley NO LATER THAN December 8th!  There will be a collection box in the main office for the returned letters.

Alternately, you can choose to log-in to your Parent Portal account to indicate your preference.  If you choose to make your selection in Parent Portal, do not return the letter.  If you make a selection in Parent Portal, and also return a letter, the selection in Parent Portal will be used for test selection purposes.

If no selection is made (and returned) by December 8th, your student will be assigned to take the ACT.

Things to consider:

Test Date:
     ACT:  February 27th
     SAT:  March 21st

Test Duration:
     ACT:  2 hours 55 minutes + 40 minute essay
     SAT:   3 hours + 50 minute essay

Test Components:
     ACT:  215 questions; Reading, English, Math, Science + essay
     SAT:   154 questions; Reading, Writing & Language, Math + essay

Blood Drive December 1st


The Science National Honor Society (SNHS) is sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive at Spring Valley on Friday, December 1st. 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. 

Donate Cans for Hours

Winter Days Event - Can Those Hours!


If you have hours you can turn in 6 cans for 4 hours. Please drop off your cans in C-148 ONLY! *One-time Deal per Student 

Event Ends 12/14/17



Thx/Mrs.Ashford

Winter Guard Try-Outs

Spring Valley High School band program is holding tryouts for a competitive dance/flag sport called Winter Guard!  Winter Guard is performed indoors, separate from the band. 

Tryouts will be held Tuesday (28th-30th) in the cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. Come prepared with comfortable dark colored athletic clothes, hair up, jewelry off, tennis shoes, and a great attitude. If you would like to find out more about what winter guard is visit:  https://www.springvalleybands.org/color-guardwinter-guard.html¨