Viking Update Post

January 15th Viking Update Post

2020-2021 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

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Please visit Spring Valley’s Semester 1 Exam Information web page for complete details related to exams and EOC’s.

Students currently enrolled in a End-of-Course (EOC) class (Algebra 1- semester block classes only (including Intermediate Algebra), Biology 1, English 2- semester block classes only, and U.S. History and Constitution) will participate in the state mandated EOC exam at the conclusion of the semester.  This year the EOC exams will count 20% of the final semester grade only if the exam score helps to improve the students’ overall grade. If the EOC exam does not improve a student’s grade then it will not be included in the calculation of the final grade.  

Spring Valley will be hosting EOC preparation events, more information about those events will be sent out in January. For more information about EOCs and Semester 1 exams, please visit our Semester 1 Exam Information website. We encourage all of our students Show Us What You Know on your EOC exams!

Any EOC exam questions can be directed to Assistant Principal Paul Dobyns at

To assist with explanation of semester 1 exams and EOCs, we have made informational videos for our families click below to watch. SVHS Semester 1 Exam Information SVHS Semester 1 EOC Exam Information


Register for Chemistry Olympiad – FREE!

Participate in the free US National Chemistry Olympiad brought to you by the Science Olympiad Club! This is a great opportunity to test and showcase your understanding of advanced chemistry concepts. Email us at by 1/27/21 to register for the first round, with a chance to advance to the national and international levels. The online local exam is scheduled for 3/27/21 from 3:00 to 4:45 pm. There are practice exams available at



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Apply to Girls Who Code’s Virtual Summer Immersion Program (SIP) for an unforgettable summer experience! During this FREE 2-week virtual program, you’ll learn the computer science skills you need to make an impact, get an inside look into the tech field, and join a supportive lifelong sisterhood — all while being virtually hosted by influential companies, like Twitter, AT&T, Bank of America, Walmart, and more.

Current 9th -11th-grade girls and non-binary students are eligible to apply. SIP is 100% free and need-based stipends of up to $300 are available for those who qualify. Low tech? No tech? No problem! Girls Who Code is there to support you!

Apply here before the early acceptance deadline in mid-February and remember to affiliate with us, South Carolina Department of Education, as your Community Partner on your application to receive priority consideration.

Join the Girls Who Code Application Party! Sign up to attend the SIP Application Party with Nakisa from GWC on February 8th at 5 pm EST. Join a Girls Who Code staff member and other students to help start your application and ask any questions!

Focus on Your Future: Careers at Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC

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Stephanie Pfeiffer, Director of Talent Acquisition, Human Resources with Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina will present to students, parents and educators about career opportunities in the organization. Ms. Pfeiffer will speak about the hiring process, career pathways, employer expectations, education and skill requirements and how students can begin preparing and planning for these careers in demand. Join Virtually:

Career Connections Coffee Talk: Midlands Moving Forward in 2021

Panel discussion with economic development officials from around the Midlands region will provide an update on industries in their region, discuss current and future plans for industry and how this will affect their workforce needs and career opportunities.   This webinar will provide educators, students, and parents with an overview of skills in demand and prove helpful to students planning for college and career. Join Virtually:

Focus on Your Future Friday: Consumer Affairs and Protecting Yourself

The SC Department of Consumer Affairs will present to students on how to be more aware and knowledgeable on topics such as fraud, using credit, social media, applying for loans, etc. THE SCDCA is the state consumer protection agency. The SCDCA helps to formulate and modify consumer laws, policies, and regulations; regulates the consumer credit marketplace; resolves complaints arising out of the production, promotion or sale of consumer goods or services in South Carolina, whether or not credit is involved; and promotes a healthy competitive business climate with mutual confidence between buyers and sellers.

 Join Virtually:

College Funding Coach Workshop

Richland School District Two will be co-hosting a free webinar with The
College Funding Coach® on January 21st at 6:30 pm. This virtual event is for any family wanting to learn how to pay for college (Preschool – High School).

The College Funding Coach® was founded in 2002 to help families better understand the complexities of paying for college and how to make higher education more affordable. Since that time, The College Funding Coach® team has been on a mission to help families save on the high cost of higher education. They have established an approach that helps parents understand the college funding process, reduce their out-of-pocket expenses, and balance the challenge of saving for college and retirement simultaneously. This is a free educational event.  Please register by clicking HERE, or you can use the links found in the flyer attached to this email.

Scholarship Information Workshop