Viking Update Post

January 19th 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



Attention: All Girls interested in joining the Track and Field team, please contact Coach Williams at We are currently in the conditioning/try-out phase and would love to have you join us. See the Spring Valley website (under Athletics) for instructions on all required forms and how to submit them to PlanetHS. Time is running out,  the season opener is weeks away.


Friday, February 12th

9am-11am (ELA)


12pm- 1pm (Math)

You will not want to miss this PREP SESSION !

Please use the following link to attend– use the code below to access the session

Zoom Meeting Code: 847 0432 8546
Password: 1600

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




Tryouts for the 2021 Spring Valley girls soccer team will begin Monday, February 1. For information, please email Coach Brindel 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!

Career Connections Coffee Talk: Midlands Moving Forward in 2021

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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

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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


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Million Women Mentors is excited to announce their search for the 2021-2022 Student Leader for Million Women Mentors of South Carolina.  The application process is open now through February 12, 2021.    Click Here to Access the Application Information

Mission for Million Women Mentors – South Carolina (MWM-SC) is a movement connecting STEM stakeholders with girls and young women, through mentoring and collaboration with business, education, industry, military, and non-profit organizations, to increase interest and confidence of young women to pursue and succeed in STEM education and careers.