Viking Update Post

December 7th Viking Update Post

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:

Boys Soccer Virtual Interest Meeting

The boys soccer team will have a virtual interest meeting on Tuesday 12.15.2020 at 6:30pm. 
Boys Soccer Virtual Interesting Meeting Link 

Scholarship Information Workshop

The Scholarship Money for College Workshop will take place on December 16th at 6:00 p.m. virtually. The meeting access link will be emailed the day before. Pace Scholarship Academy is facilitating. You can register here. Please see the attached flyer for more information. If you have any questions please contact Ms. Blassingame or Mrs. Bishton, thank you. 

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

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.

For more information: