Viking Update Post

September 17th Viking Update Post

Spring Valley National Merit Semi-Finalists

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) has announced the names of six Richland Two seniors who are Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Sparsho De, Madeline N. Dissinger, Andrew J. Juhn, Parth A. Patel, Ella M. Rescigno and Sirawit Shimpalee of Spring Valley High School are among 16,000 Semifinalists. They will have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, and write an essay. Students advancing to the Finalist level will be notified in February.

Over 1.5 million juniors in about 21,000 high schools entered the 2021 National Merit
Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Did You Miss The Jostens Senior Meeting ?

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Orders must be placed by September 21st to receive early items at the Celebration!

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American Red Cross Interest Meeting

Register for the PSAT

If you want to take the PSAT we need you to do 2 things:
1. Register! Go to PSAT Sign Up Form
2. Pay! Log on to your parent portal and pay for your test
Both are required. Reach out with questions and be on the lookout for some PSAT prep/study skill sessions.

Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society Interest Information

Mu Alpha Theta is currently accepting applications for membership.  Applications may be found at the link below. Mu Alpha Theta is the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society. 

Video of the application process:


Teacher Recommendation Form:

SV Players Interest Meeting

Come see what SV Players is all about! Interest Meeting details are below- for more information please email Mrs. Curtis

Have You Purchased The Technology Insurance?

Parents, please make sure you take advantage of the district’s Technology Insurance.  This is a $20.00 fee available on parent portal that will assist in covering repairs that may occur to your child’s Chromebook.  You have until September 30, 2020 to purchase this insurance.  You will not be able to purchase the technology insurance after September 30, 2020.  We encourage all parents to log on to your child’s parent portal account and pay this important fee. 

If you are having Chromebook issues, here is a Chromebook Troubleshooting sheet. For technology support during Phase 1, you can take your Chromebook to Longleaf Middle School, Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 4 pm for assistance from district technology staff.

ACT Virtual Information Session

School Improvement Council (SIC) Self-Nomination Form 2020-2021

The SVHS School Improvement Council (SIC) is made up of an elected and appointed membership that includes students, parents, teachers, administrators and community representatives. This is mandated by state law and written in our bylaws which are available upon request. Each year, two parent/guardian representatives from each grade level serve on SIC.

For the 2020-2021 school year Parents/Guardians of FreshmanSophomoreJunior, and Senior students are invited to submit their name(s) for election. In effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are requesting that

NOMINATIONS be submitted ONLINE or by completing the Self-Nomination Form IN PERSON and dropping it in the SIC BALLOT BOX in the atrium area.

The safety of our families/students/faculty & staff is our top priority.

ELECTIONS will take place on September 23, 2020. Parents will have the option to vote by submitting an ONLINE Election Form or by completing the Election Form IN PERSON and dropping it in the SIC BALLOT BOX in the atrium area on September 23, 2020, between the hours of 8:00am – 4:00pm. The parents receiving the highest number of votes will become our newly elected SIC representatives. Announcement of the final membership of the 2020-2021 SIC will be published in the Viking Update and on the school website. All regular SIC meetings will be virtual until notified otherwise and are open to all parents/guardians, students and community members. Meeting dates and times are published at the start of the school year. For more information contact the front office at 803-699-3500.

SIC Self-Nomination Form