Congratulations Chris Juhn

Congratulations to Chris Juhn the winner of the Outstanding Bandsman Award, presented by the National Bandmasters Fraternity, Phi Beta Mu. This is a huge honor that is recognized internationally. We are proud of you Chris. 

Richland Two Recruitment Fair


Congratulations to Cassidy Johnson

Congratulations to Cassidy Johnson who participated in the 2017 SCMEA All-State Orchestra event. 

R2i2 Summer Camps



Do You Need a Car ? Visit the SVEF Auction March 4th


This year the Spring Valley Auction is auctioning off two vehicles. A 1997 white Mercedes Benz E320 sedan and a 1999 pearl green plymouth voyager minivan. The white mercedes benz is fully-loaded and has a clean, luxurious interior. It has approximately 250,000 miles but its timeless style makes it a classic model and a sweet ride for school commuting. The pearl green plymouth voyager minivan has approximately 120,000 miles,. It has been well-maintained and is in great shape inside and out. It's a perfect vehicle for around town or school commuting.
Ethan O'Sullivan adds a few finishing touches to a
Mercedes Benz donated to The Education Foundation.

Thank you to the Spring Valley Automotive class and Skills USA club for their great work on these vehicles

It is still not to late to purchase your SVEF Auction tickets. Tickets are $25 in advance. You can purchase your tickets online or by visiting our SVEF office. Click here to visit our SVEF website to purchase tickets. Please come join us for a wonderful night out supporting Spring Valley High.

The Spring Valley Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Questions? Please contact SVEF Director Dusty Broadway-Amick at 803.699.3500 x. 69061.

Club Pictures Wednesday & Thursday


Get Your SVEF Auction Tickets !

Please support our school by coming out to our Education Foundation’s 31st Annual Auction on Saturday, March 4th, beginning at 6:00 PM at Richland Two Institute of Innovation(R2i2).

Tickets are $25 in advance. You can purchase your tickets online or by visiting our SVEF office. Click here to visit our SVEF website to purchase tickets. Click here to check out our facebook page with pictures of auction items. Please come join us for a wonderful night out supporting Spring Valley High.

The Spring Valley Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Questions? Please contact SVEF Director Dusty Broadway-Amick at 803.699.3500 x. 69061.

Key Club Raises Money for Salvation


On Thursday, February 23rd, members of Spring Valley's Key Club were presented with a plaque recognizing their contribution to Salvation Army through participation in "Battle of the Bells 2016." Key Club raised $913.37. Monies raised through the bell ringing efforts  support the work that The Salvation Army does throughout the year.  To give you a better idea of the Salvation Army's work during Christmas, here are a few statistics. The Salvation Army’s Christmas Assistance program helped 1,332 families and 3,145 children in the Christmas 2016 season. ​

Schedule for Tuesday, February 28th

8:40 - 12: 45     ACT Testing (3rd year students)
                         Non-Testing students will report to the Main Gym                                  for their activity rotation schedule
12:45 - 1:25      Non-Testing student lunch
1:30 - 2:07        5th Period; ACT Testing student lunch
2:12 - 2:50        6th Period
2:55 - 3:33        7th Period






ACT Testing Student Information:
All third year students will take the ACT.  Report to your assigned testing room no later than 8:40 am. Testing will begin promptly after the bell rings.
Testing room assignments were sent to students at their school Gmail address.  All ACT testing will take place on the 3rd floor.
Students who are testing should eat a good breakfast Tuesday morning.  There will be a snack provided during the first testing break only.  Students also need to bring two #2 pencils, their plastic student ID or driver's license (paper ID's cannot be accepted by ACT), and their own calculator or a calculator they checked out from a math teacher today.  Off campus Juniors will not have time to leave campus for lunch after testing.

Non-Testing Student Information:
All non-testing students will report directly to the Main Gym Tuesday morning.  Non-testing students need to bring fully charged Chromebooks and ear buds necessary for the Virtual Shadowing activity. Non-testing students will hear from speaker Brooks Harper, then participate in a rotation of activities that include a Virtual Shadow, a College and Career Fair, and Fitness/Competition activities in the Main Gym.


Three Trophies at One Tournament for the VEX Robotics Teams


On Saturday, Spring Valley Computer Science teacher and VEX Robotics Teams Coach Mrs. Tammy Vaught ran another outstanding VEX Starstruck tournament, and her VEX Robotics Teams brought home not one, not two, but three trophies!  R2i2 served as the venue for the state-qualifying tournament, and 27 teams from around the state competed. 

Spring Valley's team 120V Viking Logic finished 15th in match play, scored 8th in robot skills, advanced to the semifinals, and won the Sportsmanship Award.  Spring Valley's team 120E Green & Gold Robotics finished 3rd in match play, scored 3rd in robot skills, and won both a Tournament Champion Award and the Excellence Award.  Next up for both Spring Valley teams is the SC Palmetto Partners VRC State Championship on March 11 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. It has been a fantastic season for Spring Valley's VEX Robotics Teams, and we wish them both great success at the state championship tournament!

Allstar Auto Skills Competition

Congratulations to Frederick Drescher for winning second place in the state finals of the Allstar Auto Skills Competition. The Spring Valley Automotive School received the second place prize of $3,000. Drescher too home $4,000 worth of tools. 

Alive @ 25 Class Wednesday, March 15


There is an Alive @ 25 class at Spring Valley HS on Wednesday, March 15 from 4:00 pm -8:30 pm in room C-145. All students who plan to drive and park at SVHS must take this course. You can register online at SCAlive@25.org or call them at 803-732-6778

Teacher Cadets at Spring Valley




Exactly what is Teacher Cadets?
Teacher Cadet is a class for juniors & seniors who are interested in exploring the various careers in education.or in any profession that works with kids. You will learn valuable information and gain the skills to work with children and youth. More detailed information can be found at this link: https://www.teachercadets.com/teacher-cadets-overview.html


What kind of credit do students earn?
The class is a dual enrollment class, so students are receiving college credit (EDU101) while at the same time receiving an elective high school credit. Because of its dual enrollment status, S.C. awards Advanced Placement weighting to this course. 

Who can sign up for the class?
Students must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA and an excellent disciplinary record. You MUST complete an application to be admitted into the class. 

What about the college credit?
  The credit will transfer to any college or university in the United States. The receiving college will determine how the credit will be applied to the student’s course of study dependent on their major , but no college has refused to accept it. 

Can juniors take the class?
YES!

What if I am not sure I want to be a teacher?
This class will still be of great benefit to you! See Mrs. Dilley in 329D for more information. Applications are available from Mrs. Dilley, outside of 329D in the folder, and online.

ACT Workshop March 18

We will be hosting a spring ACT Workshop March 18th from 8:30- 12:30 in the Spring Valley High School MPR. Carolina College Prep will host a fun and informative workshop. Take advantage of this free  workshop. Space is limited. 


You can sign up for the ACT online at ACT.org. If you have questions about registration or waivers please see your school counselor.

ACT Test Dates for Spring 2017:
February 11
April 8
June 10
*Check registration deadlines online

Prom Information

Seniors and Juniors who will like to attend prom must NOT have any outstanding school fees. The fee’s office will be open Monday-Friday before school, at lunch and after school. WE DO NOT PRODUCE PAPER TICKETS FOR PROM. Students who will be attending prom your name will be given to Mrs. Hill. All fees will have to be paid in order for your name to be added to the “Prom Check-In List”. Seniors receive one free admission until April 21st after that date seniors will have to pay an admission fee. If your prom date is from another school, make sure you pick up a form from room C331 to have them approved and purchase them an admission entry to prom. 

There are two ticket prices - a single ticket and a couple ticket. The couple tickets are $10 more. Get your tickets early because the prices will go up!

Prom April 29, 2017

Ticket Dates
February 27th - March 10th (Single $45, Couple $55):

March 13th - 24 (Single $55, Couple $65):

March 27th - April 7th (Single $65, Couple $75):

April 17th - 21st (Single $65, Couple $75):

April 24th - 28th (Single $75, Couple $85)
(Seniors will NOT receive a free ticket this week)

$100 each at the door (no couple’s tickets)

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 $500 off Classroom and Tutoring programs through Tuesday, February 28. Some restrictions apply.  Click here for more details.  


The Spring Valley Viking Cup, Presented by South Carolina United FC

For the 25th consecutive year, the Spring Valley Girls Soccer Program will host The Viking Cup, South Carolina's most prestigious girls high school soccer invitational. As always, Spring Valley will host the top 32 girls soccer teams from all classifications in SC for the four-day event, which begins this Thursday at 5pm. Seven games will be played on campus on Thursday, nine on Friday, and 32 games will be played on campus and on the SCUFC fields across the street on Saturday. On Sunday, the semi-finals and finals (on campus) will conclude the event. One team will earn the coveted Viking Cup, which, according to one past champion, "is much harder to win than a state championship."

Spring Valley's matches will be at 5pm Thursday, 9:30am and 2pm Saturday, and TBD by victories for Sunday. Match locations are determined by wins and losses, following the bracket. If you want more tournament information, including viewing brackets, visit:

SAT Workshop Feb 25

Join Carolina College Prep for this 1 day SAT preparation workshop for high school students. The workshop is entertaining and generates results. This will not be a simple survey of the SAT with general strategies. It will be an engaged and informative workshop.

Register for the SAT Workshop today! 

Sign up for the SAT online at SAT.org. If you have questions about registration or waivers please see your school counselor.

SAT Test Dates for 2017:
March 11
May 6
June 3
*Check registration deadlines online

NO Early Bird Classes Feb.28th

There will be no Early Bird on February 28th due to ACT testing.

Register for SAT and ACT


The deadline to register for the March 11th SAT is February 28th. If you need help registering please stop by the Counseling Office. Don't forget about the free ACT Workshop coming up on March 18th. Register online today! 

We Are One !


Spring Valley High School celebrated Black History Month by holding a special assembly on February 24th. Special thanks go to our guest speaker, Mr.Andrew Thomas , for sharing his words of inspiration with our students. Click here for more photos.

Tomorrow's Schedule

Black History Assembly 
Friday, Feb. 24 
Students will report to 1st --- 
from 8:40-9:00, 
Assembly: 9:00 – 10:00 
1st:   10:10-10:46 
2nd   10:51-11:27 
3rd  11:32-12:12
4th   12:17-12:53 
Lunch 12:53-1:30
5th   1:35-2:11
6th   2:16-2:52
7th   2:57-3:33

NO Early Bird Classes Feb.28th

There will be no Early Bird on February 28th due to ACT testing.

Prom Information

Seniors and Juniors who will like to attend prom must NOT have any outstanding school fees. The fee’s office will be open Monday-Friday before school, at lunch and after school. WE DO NOT PRODUCE PAPER TICKETS FOR PROM. Students who will be attending prom your name will be given to Mrs. Hill. All fees will have to be paid in order for your name to be added to the “Prom Check-In List”. Seniors receive one free admission until April 21st after that date seniors will have to pay an admission fee. If your prom date is from another school, make sure you pick up a form from room C331 to have them approved and purchase them an admission entry to prom. 

There are two ticket prices - a single ticket and a couple ticket. The couple tickets are $10 more. Get your tickets early because the prices will go up!

Prom April 29, 2017

Ticket Dates

February 13th - 24th  (Single $25, Couple $35):

February 27th - March 10th (Single $45, Couple $55):

March 13th - 24 (Single $55, Couple $65):

March 27th - April 7th (Single $65, Couple $75):

April 17th - 21st (Single $65, Couple $75):

April 24th - 28th (Single $75, Couple $85)
(Seniors will NOT receive a free ticket this week)

$100 each at the door (no couple’s tickets)

Get Your SVEF Auction Tickets !


Please support our school by coming out to our Education Foundation’s 31st Annual Auction on Saturday, March 4th, beginning at 6:00 PM at Richland Two Institute of Innovation(R2i2).

Tickets are $25 in advance. You can purchase your tickets online or by visiting our SVEF office. Click here to visit our SVEF website to purchase tickets. Click here to check out our facebook page with pictures of auction items. Please come join us for a wonderful night out supporting Spring Valley High.

The Spring Valley Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Questions? Please contact SVEF Director Dusty Broadway-Amick at 803.699.3500 x. 69061.

Alive @ 25 Class Wednesday, March 15


There is an Alive @ 25 class at Spring Valley HS on Wednesday, March 15 from 4:00 pm -8:30 pm in room C-145. All students who plan to drive and park at SVHS must take this course. You can register online at SCAlive@25.org or call them at 803-732-6778

SAT Workshop Feb 25

Join Carolina College Prep for this 1 day SAT preparation workshop for high school students. The workshop is entertaining and generates results. This will not be a simple survey of the SAT with general strategies. It will be an engaged and informative workshop.

Register for the SAT Workshop today! 

Sign up for the SAT online at SAT.org. If you have questions about registration or waivers please see your school counselor.

SAT Test Dates for 2017:
March 11
May 6
June 3
*Check registration deadlines online

Senior Superlatives

Seniors! 

Check your email for the Senior Superlative Nomination form. Please fill out the nomination form by Friday, February 24, 2017. 

R2i2 Recruitment Fair


Flu Season Reminder

Flu season is here and Spring Valley wants to keep our students and the adults who care for them healthy. Richland County is experiencing a rise in seasonal influenza (flu) cases. Flu is different from the common cold. Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever. Early symptoms of the flu include a cough or sore throat with a fever greater than 100 degrees F. Students need to remain at home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours without the benefit of fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Other ways to prevent spreading the flu:
  • Wash hands often for at least 20 seconds with soap and water and dry hands with a paper towel.
  • Place paper towels for use next to all sinks instead of cloth hand towels.
  • Keep your children home from school if they have a cough or sore throat and a temperature greater than 100 degrees F.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue, or into your upper sleeve or elbow, rather than your hands
  • Try to avoid close contact with sick people.


If you develop symptoms of the flu, seek medical care. 

Spring Valley's Jordan Stiffler is the WLTX Player of the Week


Get Your SVEF Auction Tickets !


Please support our school by coming out to our Education Foundation’s 31st Annual Auction on Saturday, March 4th, beginning at 6:00 PM at Richland Two Institute of Innovation(R2i2).

Tickets are $25 in advance. You can purchase your tickets online or by visiting our SVEF office. Click here to visit our SVEF website to purchase tickets. Click here to check out our facebook page with pictures of auction items. Please come join us for a wonderful night out supporting Spring Valley High.

The Spring Valley Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Questions? Please contact SVEF Director Dusty Broadway-Amick at 803.699.3500 x. 69061.

Valley's Got Talent


Get Your SVEF Auction Tickets !


Please support our school by coming out to our Education Foundation’s 31st Annual Auction on Saturday, March 4th, beginning at 6:00 PM at Richland Two Institute of Innovation(R2i2).

Tickets are $30 in advance. You can purchase your tickets online or by visiting our SVEF office. Click here to visit our SVEF website to purchase tickets. Click here to check out our facebook page with pictures of auction items. Please come join us for a wonderful night out supporting Spring Valley High.

The Spring Valley Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.

Questions? Please contact SVEF Director Dusty Broadway-Amick at 803.699.3500 x. 69061.

Spring Valley competed in the Lowcountry VEX Winter Challenge

Pictured above (L-R):  VEX Robotics Teams Coach Mrs. Tammy Vaught, Hoyoung Song, Paul Dubberly, Zephaniah Spring, Ryan Harrelson, Nithin Saravanapandian, Murray McDaniel, Jay Patel, Tyson Ansani, and Naveen Chithan. 

Spring Valley's VEX Robotics Teams, 120E Green & Gold Robotics and 120V Viking Logic, competed this past Saturday in the Lowcountry VEX Winter Challenge at Palmetto Scholars Academy (PSA) in Charleston. 

Pictured: One of the qualification matches: 120E (Paul Dubberly, Murray McDaniel, and Nithin Saravanapandian) to the far left as part of the red alliance and 120V (Tyson Ansani, Hoyoung Song, and Naveen Chithan) to the far right as part of the blue alliance. 

Team 120E finished 7th in match play, scored 5th in robot skills, and won the Judges Award. Team 120V finished 15th in both match play and robot skills. PSA's 9447A Team Toss Up invited both Spring Valley teams to join the 3rd alliance, and together the three teams made it to the semifinals. Overall it was a good day for both Spring Valley teams, and they are looking forward to the last regular season tournament, The Final Countdown VEX HS & MS Qualifier, which Mrs. Vaught and the teams will be hosting on Saturday February 25th at R2i2.   

ACCESS Testing Make-Up Date


Students who are classified as English Language Learners (ELLs) participated in the ACCESS for ELLs Assessment this month.  This assessment is given each year to certain levels of English Language Learners.

If your student missed the ACCESS for ELLs Assessment in February, the make-up date is Thursday, March 2nd.  Students will receive their make-up testing schedule in 1st period on March 1st. All make-up testing will take place in the Multi-Purpose Room on the second floor in Computer Lab A.

The Spring Valley Viking Cup, Presented by South Carolina United FC

For the 25th consecutive year, the Spring Valley Girls Soccer Program will host The Viking Cup, South Carolina's most prestigious girls high school soccer invitational. As always, Spring Valley will host the top 32 girls soccer teams from all classifications in SC for the four-day event, which begins this Thursday at 5pm. Seven games will be played on campus on Thursday, nine on Friday, and 32 games will be played on campus and on the SCUFC fields across the street on Saturday. On Sunday, the semi-finals and finals (on campus) will conclude the event. One team will earn the coveted Viking Cup, which, according to one past champion, "is much harder to win than a state championship."

Spring Valley's matches will be at 5pm Thursday, 9:30am and 2pm Saturday, and TBD by victories for Sunday. Match locations are determined by wins and losses, following the bracket. If you want more tournament information, including viewing brackets, visit:

$1000 Scholarship for Males Graduating


Palmetto Health Junior Volunteer Program

Interested in serving as a Junior Volunteer this summer?

As part of the nearly 700 volunteers at Palmetto Health, our Junior Volunteers help us meet the needs of those we serve. Students considering a health care profession who would like to volunteer with Palmetto Health should apply for our summer program. Junior Volunteers support our team members, patients and visitors, and we offer a wide variety of places and ways to serve and opportunities to match your interests and talents.

Applicants must be between the ages of 14-17 in Columbia and 14-18 in Sumter. References are required.

Palmetto Health is offering this opportunity in the summer. Attached is the application.  If you have any questions contact Mrs. Morgan in room E 330.


Celebrating Black History in Our AVID Class

Friday, February 17, 2017, Mr. Mitchell Wright (business owner of State Farm Insurance) and Jillian Schneider (assistant) visited the AVID classes to discuss finances and setting goals for the future. He discussed financial aid, working while in college, dangers of credit card debt and learning basic work skills that will transfer over to future careers.

Creative Writing Class

Do you have writing ideas? Do you rap or have tons of stories to tell? It's time to make those "stories" from Snapchat & Instagram come to life!

If you have stories, poems, plays, the Creative Writing class is for you. If you want to creatively express your self, the Creative Writing class is for you. 

Explore the writing and creative processes and learn how to perform/read your work to an audience. Sign up for the Creative Writing Class when you choose your courses for next school year. 

See Ms. Bartell in C236 for details. 

SAT Workshop Feb 25

Join Carolina College Prep for this 1 day SAT preparation workshop for high school students. The workshop is entertaining and generates results. This will not be a simple survey of the SAT with general strategies. It will be an engaged and informative workshop.

Register for the SAT Workshop today! 

Sign up for the SAT online at SAT.org. If you have questions about registration or waivers please see your school counselor.

SAT Test Dates for 2017:
March 11
May 6
June 3
*Check registration deadlines online

Volleyball Interest Meeting

There will be a volleyball interest meeting Wednesday, February 22nd during lunch in the Multipurpose room. Spring conditioning starts March 7th! You must have a current physical to participate!

Senior Superlatives

Seniors! 

Check your email for the Senior Superlative Nomination form. Please fill out the nomination form by Friday, February 24, 2017. 

ACT Pre-Code Make-Up Session

If you are a third year student and you were absent on Friday, February 17th when we conducted the ACT Pre-Code session, you will need to report to the Auditorium on Thursday, February 23rd at 8:40 am for the Pre-Code make-up session.

Third year students started high school in August 2014.

Students cannot take the ACT on February 28th if they have not completed the Pre-Code session.

Kaplan’s SAT Prepathon

Taking the SAT on March 11th? Join Kaplan’s FREE SAT Prepathon online Sunday, March 5th from 12PM - 6PM Eastern to help you get ready for test day. 

Register today at www.kaptest.com/prepathon.

Free Practice Tools for the SAT and ACT

Students: Take a free SAT or ACT pop quiz, 20-minute practice, or full proctored practice test online, and Kaplan will donate Kaplan course scholarships to students through The Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Sign up now at ktp.events/carolinas!

Johnson and Wales Speaker Talks Majoring in Business


Spring Valley students in Mrs. Shelia Jones Fundamentals of Web Page Design welcomed guest speaker Ms. Melisa Bates of Johnson & Wales to their class yesterday. Mr. Bates shared with the students information on the different opportunities JWU offers business students.