Viking Update Post

December 3rd Viking Update Post

Are You Playing A Spring Sport ?

Spring Sport Athletes and Parents:

The Athletic Department at Spring Valley High School now hosts their Pre-Participation Athletic Forms online with PlanetHS. This digital platform will allow you, and your student(s), to complete and access athletic forms via computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Click here to read the information document. Please read carefully and fully (Page 3 states who needs to do what for the spring–Please READ BEFORE creating an account) for instructions on creating an account and submitting forms.

When taking pictures of or scanning forms make sure they are on a flat surface before taking the picture and that the whole form is in the frame. If not your form may not be approved and will be sent back.  If you have any questions please contact our athletic trainer Julie Sandy at

Spring Valley Scarf Sale

With the weather turning cold and the holiday season upon us, what a great time for a nice warm scarf. The Viking Girls Soccer Booster Club is selling Soccer Scarves for $20 each. This is a double sided scarf with Spring Valley on one side and Vikings on the other. It is not sport specific so you can wear it to support all of the Spring Valley teams. They can also be purchased at Spring Valley in Mrs. Brindel’s room, D221. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Brindel at

Register for the USA Bio Olympiad Competition

Challenge yourself beyond the classroom and learn advanced biology concepts by registering for the USA Biology Olympiad Competition! Take a free test to see where you rank next to students like you around the country! The Science Olympiad Club has sponsored Spring Valley to partake in this nationwide competition. The registration deadline is 12/11/2020. The test will be administered on 2/11/21 at 4 pm. Registration link:

Welcome to the Kick off of the 2021 SV Lacrosse Season!

Conditioning is scheduled to begin on December 7th at 4:30pm At SV High School! Any interested student is welcome to come and work out for 1 hour each day Monday through Wednesday.  This conditioning is NOT a mandatory requirement, however, in order to be in shape for the coming season…it will be important. This is also time for our Coach, Joey Thompson, to have some time to get to know our boys and assess their strengths! 
There is a Parent/Student Informational Meeting next Wednesday (December 9th) at 7:30 pm.  We will meet at St David’s Episcopal Church at 605 Polo Road. Please be sure to wear a mask to the meeting, and the Sanctuary is sectioned to allow for social distancing. 
Please be sure to follow us on Facebook (SV Boys Lacrosse).

Partners Connect:

Michelin’s Tech Scholar recruiter, Robin Blackburn, will provide educators, students and parents with an overview of the Michelin Scholars program to include application requirements, expectations of program, college requirements, career progression and more.  This webinar will benefit students with career interests in advanced manufacturing, engineering and other STEM related careers.Join Virtually:

Career Connections Coffee Talk: 

Guest speaker, Dan Eassa, will speak on the topic of NCAA/NAIA Eligibility.  Covid-19 continues to provide for an uncertain future. The issue of NCAA and NAIA initial eligibility remains. Learn how to empower the parent and student athlete to manage their NCAA core course and NAIA academic process starting in the freshman year of high school.  NCAA rules concerning Covid-19 and higher academic standards (for D1, D2) as well as online curriculum/credit recovery make early education on this subject matter for our student athletes critically important.  Join Virtually:

Focus on Your Future Friday:

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC. and MEBA Board of Director, will share her experience as a business owner and entrepreneur.  Ms. Lewis-Ellis will talk about her extensive background and share with students how they can turn their passions into business.  Join Virtually:

Bank of America Student Leaders

Are you, or someone you know, an outstanding high school junior or senior student and active community member? If so, apply today to be a 2021 Bank of America Student Leader! Applications are now live and are due no later than January 29, 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a nonprofit in Columbia and gain skills for a brighter future.

The Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Student Poetry Contest 

he Young Minds Dreaming Poetry Student Poetry Contest is now open for all South Carolina students in grades 3 through 12.This year’s theme is “What Inspires You?”

We are thrilled that award-winning author Pat Mora is our featured poet this year and will join us for a ceremony in late spring 2021 to celebrate the 2020 and 2021 winners.

Students can submit poems in English, bilingual Spanish-English, or transcribed from those who have a visual disability.

The deadline for all student submissions is Monday, February 15, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

First, second and third place winners are determined by judges for Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, and Grades 9-12. Winners will be invited to the awards ceremony to share their poem and receive prizes including books and gift cards.

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