Culinary Arts Students Made Strawberry Jam

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Jeremiah Narciso, Gena Clark, Tyler Ulness, Fidel Manglona, and Kenny Perry display jars of jam and equipment they used to make the Strawberry Jam.
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Mayanna Settles is placing lids and rings on jars
before putting them in the canner to seal the lids.  
Students in Theresa Formyduval’s Culinary Arts classes are learning about sustainability and “farm to plate” food production. The classes received a $1000 grant from the Sparkleberry Country Fair this year to purchase dehydraters, canners, recipe books, canning tools, and other supplies.  All Culinary Arts students took a jar of strawberry jam home that they made in class to treat their families. Pictured are some of the students who processed strawberries fresh from the farm to make Strawberry Jam.
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Destiny Lloyd is ladling jam into sterilized jars assisted by Aneil Tripathi
 

The Sparkleberry Country Fair which uses their profits for Teacher Grants and Student Scholarships is Friday, April 28-Sunday, April 30 at Clemson Sandhills Research and Education Center on Clemson Road. More information can be found at sparkleberrycountryfair.org online.

Man-Up Field Experience and Basketball Game



On March 31st Spring Valley's Man-Up Mentoring program visited the Charlotte Hornets arena in Charlotte, NC for career in sports day. During our visit many individuals that work in various areas of the Charlotte Hornets organization discussed their role within the organization and the path they took to get there.

After the presentation Man-Up mentors and mentees toured downtown Charlotte and discussed the infrastructure of the buildings. After returning to Spectrum Arena we enjoyed watching The Charlotte Hornets defeat the Denver Nuggets 122-114.


Man-Up members were so excited to the point that they wanted to showcase their basketball skills against their mentors. On yesterday, 4.26.17 they got the opportunity to do so. Unfortunately, for them, they fell short as Principal, Mr. Temoney and Counselor's Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Ross handed them a loss. It was great fellowship and we look forward to many more outings in the future. If your male student is interested in being a part of Man-Up next school year please have them contact Mr. Kelly, Mr. Hawkins, or Mr. Ross #ManUp #MentoringWorks

Job Opportunity for Students

Tiffany's Bakery at 8502 Two Notch Road is in need of employees.  Early dismiss students this is a perfect opportunity for you.  Contact Jamie McMillan at 736-2253.

Work Based Learning is an opportunity for students to earn elective credit while working.  If you have a job or are have been hired for a summer job this is a great time to sign up for Work Based Learning.  Pick up the application from Mrs. Morgan in E330.

SV Visual Art Showcase 2017 Awards


Congratulations to the following students on a job well done in the 2017 SV Art Showcase. 

Awards:

SV Art Show's Best In Show: Austen Money (Blue Portrait With Goldfish)

AP One-Person-Show:
1st: Madeleine Parker
2nd: Ethan Drake
3rd: Jenning Chen
HM: Jala Coleman
HM: Samantha Goodman

Media Arts:
1st: Briana Weston (Stained Glass)
2nd: Sreya Varanasi (Stained Glass)
3rd: Kanyah Stevenson (Roy Lichtenstein)
HM: Sandra Baca (Digital Self Portrait)
HM: Joshua Kendrick-Johnson (Stained Glass)

Art 1:
1st: Serenity Wyckoff (Pattern Portrait)
2nd: Kathy Do (Texture Drawing)
3rd: Jayra Penaloza (Wallpaper Design)
HM: Santora Byrd (Portrait Painting)
HM: Eric Whitlow (Scratchboard)

Art 2:
1st: Hannah Huntley (Reduction Print)
2nd: Andrew Vereen (Reduction Print)
3rd: Sreya Varanasi (Ceramics)
HM: Chritian Esquivel (Color Theory Painting)
HM: Kathryn Miles (Color Theory Painting)

Art 3:
1st: Olivia Cruz (Mixed Media Collage)
2nd: Alekhya Mitta (Surrealist Animal)
3rd: Royce Frye (Surrealist Animal)
HM: Olivia Cruz (Surrealist Animal)
HM: Cherish Cardell (Mixed Media Collage)

Six Discovery Students Nominated to Attend the 2018 AJAS Conference

L-R (Elizabeth Dillon, Casey Carter, Elaine Patterson, Ishita Kapoor and Aman Pitalia)
Not Pictured Elizabeth Bickel

Discovery students Elizabeth "Evie" Bickel (10), Casey Carter (10), Elizabeth Dillon (10), Ishita Kapoor (10), Elaine Patterson (12), and Aman Pitalia (11) have been selected as South Carolina delegates to attend and present at the American Junior Academy of Science (AJAS) meeting held in conjunction with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) national meeting in Austin, Texas in February 2018. The nominees this year were selected based on having achieved high distinction in both their oral presentations and written research papers.  

Congratulations to these outstanding young scientists and their research teachers, Dr. Joanne Bedlek-Anslow, Dale Soblo and Michelle Spigner!

Update: ACT Scores

Below is the latest information, provided to schools by the SC Department of Education on April 26, regarding ACT scores for students who took the ACT on February 28th:


"Students that tested on paper on February 28 should be able to see their scores in their online student accounts beginning on/about Friday, April 28. ACT expects their score posting process will continue into next week. ACT tentatively expects paper score reports will start arriving in student homes late this week or next week. ACT does not yet have a timeline available for other paper scores, e.g., students tested on other dates."



This is all of the information currently available regarding scores.  Students should try to access their online ACT student account on Friday.  Students can access their ACT student account here.  If you have questions about logging-in, there are some answers here.  All other questions should be directed to ACT as the school does not have access to individual student ACT accounts.  Students can call ACT at (319) 337-1270, Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.

US History Review Sessions


Save the Date!
US History teachers will be hosting two review sessions in preparation for the End of Course exam. The reviews will both take place on May 22nd. The first will be held at lunch (bring your lunch) in room D321. The second will take place after school from 3:45-5:45 in room E315 and pizza will be served. Current US History students must sign up in advance with their US History teacher. 

Decision Day Friday, May 5th

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Join us to celebrate YOUR day! Seniors, on Friday, May 5th from 12pm to 1pm we will be celebrating Decision Day. Come down to the main gym and join us! There will be food, events, and much more!

Be Our Guest SVHS and Buy T-Shirts!

The Spring Valley Drama Department is selling t-shirts for Beauty and the Beast! T-shirts are $15.  Please click here for the online form. Once you have filled out the form bring your payment to the Drama Department. 


Also join the drama department on May 3, 4 and 5th for their production of Beauty and the Beast. 

Reminder: EOC Testing Schedule

Students who are currently taking English 1, Intermediate Algebra, Algebra 1, Biology 1, and/or US History will take their End-of-Course (EOC) exam in May.  Students will be testing on the following days:

May 8-10    English 1 Writing Field Test
May 17-19  English 1 EOC
May 22       Algebra 1 EOC
May 23       US History EOC

The EOC counts 20% of the final grade for the course.  There will be opportunities for review sessions which will posted in the coming weeks.  Test locations will be communicated by teachers to their students closer to the exam date.

Reminder: ACT WorkKeys Make-Up Testing is Tomorrow!

Third-year students who did not take the WorkKeys Assessment in March will take it TOMORROW, April 26th.  This is the ONLY make-up day. Students should report to the Multi-Purpose Room by 9:30 am tomorrow. Students cannot be admitted to testing once testing begins.

Update: ACT Score Release

Just as reminder about ACT Scores:

Third-year students took the ACT at Spring Valley on February 28th and were told scores would be reported in 6-8 weeks (which would have been around mid-April to the end of April).
On April 5th, SV received a notification from ACT that the score release was being delayed:

"Due to online testing issues on the ACT® test this year, ACT will be delaying the original score reporting dates that were published in the ACT Schedule of Events. The updated schedule will allow South Carolina students impacted by online testing issues to have an opportunity to retest, or to have their scores cancelled, if needed. Please watch for communications from ACT or the South Carolina Department of Education regarding retesting and/or score cancellations. ACT will announce the new reporting dates as soon as possible, in addition to updating the Schedule of Events."

As soon as SV receives notification of a score release date, that information will be made available.

Viking Sports Wrap

Girls Track & Field
I am extremely proud of our 7th, 8th and 9th grade athletes who were the Overall Team winner in the Next Generation Meet held at T.L. Hanna this past weekend.  Several highlights of the meet include:  1st place Pole Vault (Elizabeth Ream), 1st, 2nd, 3rd in the High Jump (Nyla Keough, Summer Gayles, Anaya Keough respectively), 2nd and 3rd in the Triple Jump (Anaya Keough and Nyla Keough), 1st and 3rd in the Long Jump (Anaya Keough and Nyla Keough), 4x100 1st place (Morgan Shadd, Anaya Keough, Summer Gayles, Jonnica Fuller), 1st 100 hurdles (Zhaire Casteal), 1st and 3rd in the 100m dash (Jonnica Fuller and Summer Gayles), 2nd place 1 Mile (Citlaly Rojo), 1st and 5th in the 400m dash (Jasmine Hughley and Zhaire Casteal), 2nd and 3rd in 400 hurdles (Kaylyn Franklin and Gracie Lewis), 1st and 3rd in the 200m dash (Jonnica Fuller and Summer Gayles) and closing out the meet a 1st place finish in the 4x400 (Jonnica Fuller, Morgan Shadd, Kaylyn Franklin, Jonnica Fuller).  Please join me in congratulating these young ladies who are the future of Spring Valley Track & Field.

Pictures for Senior Slide Show

Submissions for the senior slide show are now being accepted. This is one
of the highlights of the Senior Assembly. The cost for submission is $3 for one photo and $5 for three photos. Payment can be made to Ms. Bouchey in C-222.Please use this link to submit your photos:



In the past seniors have turned in a series of pictures - baby, middle years, and a current picture - or some friend pics. No selfies! The deadline for submission is May 17th but the sooner they are submitted, the better!

Guest Pianist from Spain visits Spring Valley

L-R Dr. Hawkins and Marina Rodriguez-Bria
Marina Rodriguez-Bria, an Internationally acclaimed pianist from Barcelona, performed 4 lecture/recitals on Spanish piano music to our students at Spring Valley. Thanks again Marina for visiting our Vikings. 

Marina Rodríguez Brià was born in Sant Vicenç de Castellet (Barcelona) and studied at the Conservatori Superior Municipal de Música of Barcelona, at the Conservatoire National de Musique, Danse et Art Dramatique of Perpignan (France) and also at the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona and she has a degree in Music and French Philology. She has continued her studies with different international courses and she has been awarded many prizes in piano, chamber music and poetry contests.

She has performed at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden (Berlin State Opera), the concert hall Laeiszhalleof Hamburg, The Sage auditorium of Gateshead, L’Auditori of Barcelona, the Opera of Stuttgart, Teatros del Canal of Madrid, Palau de la Música of Barcelona and Valencia, the Aalto Opera of Essen, Casa da Musica of Oporto, Gran Rex Theatre of Buenos Aires, Teatro Colón of Bogotá and at the international festivals of Grafenegg (Austria) and Ludwigsburg (Germany), among others.Thanks again Marina for visiting our Vikings. 

Congratulations Victoria Jackman

On Saturday, April 8th, students from across Columbia gathered at South Carolina Science Academy to compete in the annual NAACP ACT-SO Columbia Competition. Students competed in academic disciplines including Humanities, Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Sciences and Business. On Sunday, April 9th, the top students in each category were announced at an awards ceremony held at GMG Music Center.  Among those students who received medals, was Victoria Jackman, a senior here at Spring Valley High School. Victoria received three medals. She received a bronze medal in Drawing and a sliver medal in short story and poetry. Congratulations Victoria Jackman !

Donate to the KeyClub Relay for Life 2017

Help the Spring Valley High School Key Club reach their goal of $1,000 for the Relay for Life. Click here to donate and learn more about why they Relay. 

Saturday Detention

Saturday Detention will be extended to give you an opportunity to make up additional hours. It will run from 8-11 am on Saturdays to give you an opportunity to serve 12 hours beginning this Saturday, April 22nd. We will operate under these hours April 22, April 29, and May 6th.  

SV Volleyball Camp


The Spring Valley Volleyball Program will be hosting two camps this Summer for beginners and advanced players! 

Beginners Camp: June 19-21st 9-1 pm (2nd- 8th grade)
Advanced Camp: June 26-28th 5-9 pm (9th-12th grade)
**Boys and girls are invited to join us!!!**

Take advantage of this great opportunity with 4 hours of jam-packed volleyball and other fun activities for only $75!!

Go to the link below to register online!!

Career Clusters Empowering All to Shape Our Future


What are Career Clusters?
Career Clusters organize occupations and industries into 16 groups, or clusters, according to related skills and knowledge needed. The career clusters curriculum is designed to increase students' exposure to career information.

For more resources on Careers, please check out the following link:http://recs.sc.gov/careerclusters/Pages/default.aspx

Join Us Tomorrow for Our Multi Cultural Food & Arts Festival



Viking Sports Wrap

Boys Golf
We are 6-3, Junior Fulton Jones shot the lowest round of the season vs Westwood on Thursday. His 2 under par score of 34 is the lowest 9 hole match score the team has seen all season. The Vikings finished the week with back to back victories.

Girls Track & Field
Congratulations to the Lady Vikings Track & Field team for winning the Region Championship last night.  Highlights from the meet include: Pole Vault 1st place (Morgan McLeod), 3rd(Yvonne Thomas), 4th (Melissa Smith) and 5th (Elizabeth Ream), 100m Hurdles 1st place finish (Courtney Pratt), 3rd (Chalayna Scott), 8th (Morgan Roberts), 100m dash 4th(Amaryah White), 1600m 5th (Danielle Murrin), 400m 4th (Mikayla Turner), 7th (Ahja Amos), 800m 2nd (Gabrielle McGee), Shot Put 4th (Breha Fulford), 6th (Jordyn Martin), 400 hurdles 2nd (Jasmine Hughley), 3rd (Chalayna Scott), 4th (Raechal Sampson), 6th (Zharia Casteal), 200m dash 4th (Amaryah White), 7th (Mikayla Turner), 2 Mile 5th (Danielle Murrin), Discus 2nd (Breha Fulford), 8th (Caira Wilson), High Jump Tie for 6th (Ikia Morgan, Nyla Keough), 7th (Raechal Sampson) and Triple Jump 4th (Chyna Thompson), 6th(Danielle Miller), 8th (Kanyah Stevenson).  In the relays 4x800 3rd (Khasmine Harris, Paige Waters, Jasmine Hughley, Gabrielle McGee), 4x100 4th (Kori Addison, Chyna Thompson, Mikayla Turner, Amaryah White) and 4x400 3rd (Mikayla Turner, Ahja Amos, Gabrielle McGee, Amaryah White).

Next up is the Region Qualifier hosted by Dutch Fork on Thursday April 27th.

Senior Meeting - Monday, April 24th

Seniors will have a mandatory Senior meeting Monday, April 24 after 2nd period. Report to your 3rd period class for attendance first.  After attendance has been taken, Seniors will be released to report to the main gym. At the meeting, you will receive important graduation information and updates. Move quickly to the gym as we will have lots of information to cover.

Saturday Detention

Saturday Detention will be extended to give you an opportunity to make up additional hours. It will run from 8-11 am on Saturdays to give you an opportunity to serve 12 hours beginning this Saturday, April 22nd. We will operate under these hours April 22, April 29, and May 6th.  

Be Our Guest SVHS and Buy T-Shirts!

The Spring Valley Drama Department is selling t-shirts for Beauty and the Beast! T-shirts are $15.  Please click here for the online form. Once you have filled out the form bring your payment to the Drama Department. 


Also join the drama department on May 3, 4 and 5th for their production of Beauty and the Beast. 

Senior Cap and Gown Pictures


Attention Seniors - Cap and Gown Pictures will be taken at school on Wednesday, April 26 throughout the day in the lobby area of the Auditorium.  See the below flyer for more information, but here are some key facts:
  • Seniors don't have to have their own cap and gown - there will be ones available for seniors to wear temporarily during the picture.
  • Seniors need to sign up for an appointment slot outside Mrs. Brindel's Classroom - D221 no later than Tuesday, April 25.
  • Seniors need to prepay (online using form) or bring payment with them before pictures will be taken. 
  • Male students should wear a shirt and tie (or bowtie) for the pictures.  Female students should not wear a high neck shirt that would be seen under the gown. Please note that pants and shoes will not appear in the pictures. 
  • Pictures will arrive back in three weeks from the picture date.
If you have additional questions, please email Mrs. Brindel at lbrindel@richland2.org.

SV Soccer Camp



Soccer Camps at Spring Valley High School!

Session I - June 12-15, 9a.m. to Noon
Session II - July 10-13, 9a.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
*Info: www.SpringValleySportsAcademy.com to pre-register

Summer Engineering and Robotics Camp


WorkKeys Make-Up Testing

Third-year students who did not take the WorkKeys Assessment in March will take it on Wednesday, April 26th.  This is the ONLY make-up day. Students should report to the Multi-Purpose Room by 9:30 am on April 26th. Students cannot be admitted to testing once testing begins.

EOC Test Dates

Students who are currently taking English 1, Intermediate Algebra, Algebra 1, Biology 1, and/or US History will take their End-of-Course (EOC) exam in May.  Students will be testing on the following days:

May 8-10    (English 1 Writing Field Test)
May 17-19  English 1 EOC
May 22       Algebra 1 EOC
May 23       US History EOC

The EOC counts 20% of the final grade for the course.  There will be opportunities for review sessions which will posted in the coming weeks.  Test locations will be communicated by teachers to their students closer to the exam date.

Multicultural Festival


Saturday Detention

Saturday Detention will be extended to give you an opportunity to make up additional hours. It will run from 8-11 am on Saturdays to give you an opportunity to serve 12 hours beginning this Saturday, April 22nd. We will operate under these hours April 22, April 29, and May 6th.  

Tomorrow Schedule - Fine Arts Assembly

1st:   8:40-11:15 (155)    
2nd:  11:20-11:52 (32 min)
3rd:  11:57-12:29 (32 min)
Lunch:  12:29-1:04 (35 min)
4th:  1:09-1:41 (32 min)
5th:  1:46-2:18 (32 min)
6th   2:23-2:55 (32 min)
7th:  3:00-3:33 (33 min)

National Signing Day


Congratulations to the following student-athletes and their families who are seeing a dream become reality. Four young men seized the opportunity to continue their academic and athletic careers on the collegiate level. Fellow classmates, teachers, coaches, staff and family members filled the main gym at Spring Valley for their signing ceremony. We wish you continued success during your collegiate careers.

Baseball
Chase Hayes - USC Sumter
Ronald Hollins - USC Lancaster

Soccer
Adam Duckett - USC Aiken 

Football
LaDarius Jefferson - Concordia University

Spring Valley's Shalyn Jacobs is the WLTX Player of the Week


Drill Team Excels in State Championship


On Saturday, 8 April, the Spring Valley Drill Team competed in their last meet of the year in the Top Gun Drill Competition at McEntire Joint National Guard Base. The team competing against 17 schools, earned 8 trophies and finished 4th place overall. This first year team has exceeded all expectations by earning 53 total trophies in just 8 competitions. The team will host tryouts 25 - 27 April as they retool for another winning season. Congratulations on a great year!

Donate to the KeyClub Relay for Life 2017

Help the Spring Valley High School Key Club reach their goal of $1,000 for the Relay for Life. Click here to donate and learn more about why they Relay. 

National Council for Geographic Education 2017 Winner

Congratulations to Ms. MaryAnn Sansonetti-Wood ! She is the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Award K-12 from the National Council for Geographic Education. This award honors those who have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and learning of geography in the classroom. She will be formally recognized by the NCGE community at an awards ceremony 6:00 pm on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM. 

Pictures for Senior Slide Show

Submissions for the senior slide show are now being accepted. This is one
of the highlights of the Senior Assembly. The cost for submission is $3 for one photo and $5 for three photos. Payment can be made to Ms. Bouchey in C-222.Please use this link to submit your photos:



In the past seniors have turned in a series of pictures - baby, middle years, and a current picture - or some friend pics. No selfies! The deadline for submission is May 17th but the sooner they are submitted, the better!

2016-2017 Second 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.

Seniors - Jostens Friday, April 21st

Seniors: Caps, Gowns, and Announcement products will be delivered in the Auxiliary Gym, Friday, April 21st from 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. 

Multicultural Festival


Saturday Detention

Saturday Detention will be extended to give you an opportunity to make up additional hours. It will run from 8-11 am on Saturdays to give you an opportunity to serve 12 hours beginning this Saturday, April 22nd. We will operate under these hours April 22, April 29, and May 6th.  

2016-2017 Second 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.