Viking Update Post

March 3rd Viking Update Post

R2 Ready to Read Book Donations

Richland Two has sponsored R2 Ready-to-Read, which is aimed at providing books for K-2nd grade students to take home and keep for their personal book collections. Schools were asked to donate books to support this great initiative. Spring Valley has collected and donated 1,403 books. We will continue to collect books through the end of the year. 
Please drop off any children’s books you may have in the R2 Ready to Read bin located at the main entrance of the school. 

Yearbook Senior Tributes

Senior Tributes for 2021 Yearbook – As everybody knows, the Class of 2021 has not had the senior year they all imagined. From online learning to virtual pep rallies, students have certainly not experienced the senior year they expected. However, there is still one tradition enduring the unknown circumstances of this school year. Senior tributes are one part of senior year that you can count on through photos and written sentiments. In these unpredictable times, make sure to remember and encapsulate this time in your senior’s life. Take this opportunity to recognize his or her accomplishments with a personal tribute in the 2021 edition of the Spring Valley yearbook, Saga. This yearbook is one of the few celebrations of the Class of 2021, let your student remember all the special people and happenings from high school. Personal tributes are available in a variety of sizes and prices.

WORD February Newsletter


ACT Workshop

The workshop will be from 9:00- 2:00 with a lunch break.

Zoom meeting code: 862 7494 8795 Password: 1600

Zoom link:

Heart Health Month Continues with Key Club!

Be heart healthy with Key Club. Each week in March we will focus on ways to be heart healthy! You can join us in our efforts and make a donation to Spring Valley’s Heart Healthy Team by clicking here.


We want to celebrate the Class of 2021!  Come by on Friday, March 5th to pick up your celebration bag filled with lots of goodies.  If you have not gotten your Senior ID yet, you can pick that up too!

Pick up times:  Last names A-L – 12:00 – 1:30 pm     Last names M-Z – 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Students will park in the main front parking lot (the senior lot) when picking up your celebration bag and ID.  You will enter through the atrium to come pick up your items.  
See you Friday, March 5th!!


South Carolina high school juniors and seniors are invited to honor outstanding South Carolina African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the South Carolina Department of Education’s Strong Men & Women in South Carolina History student writing contest. Five (5) winning essays will be chosen. Submit your 500-word essay below by April 23, 2021 for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for your school!


  • Winning students will receive an Apple MacBook Air.
  • Winning students’ schools will receive an award of $1,000.
  • Winning students and their school representatives MUST attend the ceremony to receive their awards.

Click here for more information.

Palmetto Girls State

Attention Junior girls, 

American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is coming this summer! ALA PGS is a weeklong summer program designed to immerse you in a real, functioning government, in the mythical State of Palmetto. You’ll meet lots of new friends from across the state, and you may even be eligible for some college scholarships! 

The 74th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is now accepting applications for delegate selection. Each year, ALA PGS is held to provide a unique forum for the state’s rising high school senior girls to learn about government and the political process. This year’s PGS will be held virtually from Sunday, June 13, to Friday, June 18. ALA PGS allows young women to expand their leadership skills and meet other outstanding young women from across the state. Some delegates even form lifelong bonds from their time at ALA PGS. 

It is an honor to be selected as a delegate to American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State. The American Legion and its Auxiliary sponsor Boys and Girls State to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. State programs are held nationally, and alumni of these programs are known and recognized nationwide for their academic achievement and civic leadership. Many alumni of Palmetto Boys and Girls State have gone on to successfully run for local and state office in South Carolina. Colleges and universities also offer scholarships to Boys and Girls State alumni. 

If you’re interested in this awesome opportunity, please click here and complete the application for consideration. Applications are due by March 12. All applications must be completed on the online application form and submitted to Mrs. Olisa Ashford, Student Activities Director via email at NOTE: You may print and complete the application and scan it to me at the email address provided above. If you have any questions about PGS or the application process, please Olisa Ashford at 803-699-3500 ext.69253 or by email at


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On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.