Alive at 25: Upcoming Dates

In order to park at SVHS, a student must take the Alive @ 25 class sponsored by the SC Chapter of the National Safety Council. To sign up for the class you must sign-up online at the scalive@25 website. The cost of the class is $35 (there is an additional $3.00 charge for debit or credit transactions). Each class lasts 4 1/2 hours. These classes fill up quickly so please sign up ASAP. 

You may attend classes at any location offered on the website, you do not have to attend classes offered at Spring Valley.
We are offering two upcoming classes at SVHS for your convenience on the following dates and times:
Wednesday, July 12   8:00 am - 12:30 pm  **only 3 seats available**
Tuesday, Aug. 8         8:00 am - 12:30 pm

Summer Reading Assignments

Students may acquire their summer reading text in a variety of ways. Students are not required to purchase a text for summer reading. Students may elect to buy their text, borrow it from the library, download it legally onto an electronic reader (Kindle, Nook, etc.), or read it online if it is legally available. If you have trouble locating or acquiring a copy of your summer reading text choices, you may contact Ms. Kim Bouchey for options and details at Assignments are strongly suggested but not required. These assignments will allow the students to be fully prepared for their course work. Click the link below to access your reading assignments.

Textbook Update!

All textbooks that have been returned have been scanned in. If you have not turned in your textbooks, the replacement cost of each book is being added to your account.  You may continue to return your textbooks Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm in the Main Office (you will have to physically walk in to the main office and turn them in, the carts have been removed).  The Main Office will be closed July 4th. Textbooks that are turned in will have the replacement cost removed, but you will still be responsible for a $20 late fee per textbook that is turned in.

American Red Cross Scholarship Awards

Michelle Spigner
Lisa Qu, Priyanka Rao, Wenxin Fan (L-R)
Lisa Qu, Priyanka Rao and Wenxin Fan have each been chosen to receive a $750.00 American Red Cross scholarship award. Lisa, Priyanka and Wenxin were instrumental in helping to organize, recruit for, and run the two blood drives that Spring Valley held this school year in December and April.  Combined, the Spring Valley blood drives collected a total of 214 pints of blood which ultimately could have helped to save 642 people's lives.  Congratulations to Lisa, Priyanka and Wenxin and the school blood drive sponsor, Michelle Spigner!

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


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  

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  

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:

SAT and ACT College Workshop

 ACT/SAT June 13-14 :

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.