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March 5th Viking Update Post

Twenty-Fifth Annual Discovery Research Virtual Symposium

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Discovery Research Symposium is this Saturday (3/6) from 8:00 am-11:00 am and will be in a completely virtual format. Please find information here; make sure you scroll to the bottom of the website to see the Program Booklet. Independent student research is an integral part of the curriculum for the Discovery Program. Sophomores and juniors conduct their research under the direction of their Research instructors, Ms. Lindsey Rega, Mrs. Michelle Spigner, and Dr. Michelle Wyatt, or they work with a mentor in an outside research facility. The sophomore students presenting today will either continue research in these areas or will select a new project for their junior year research. Junior Discovery students complete their requirements for research with these presentations. Please join us to celebrate their amazing accomplishments, particularly given the challenges they have faced this year!!

Summer Employment & Work-Based Learning

MEBA has compiled a listing of business and community partners offering summer employment opportunities, internships and other work-based learning opportunities.  For students needing assistance with resume writing and interview preparation, visit MEBA’s Building Your Career resource guide on the our website at https://www.mebasc.com/build-your-career/.

Harrison Huntley Gives Back

Spring Valley student Harrison Huntley has decided to give back to the Spring Valley Athletic Department for his Eagle Scout project. The Eagle Scout project consisted of creating 5 ice cooler stands for the sports teams and a cubby Storage for our athletic trainer Julie Sandy to keep athletes backpacks in while they are being seen by her. Harrison we appreciate your contribution to our SV Athletic Department. Go Viking!

Join the Teacher Cadet Class of 2021/2022!

Interested in a career in the education field? Consider Teacher Cadets!

The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically talented, high-achieving, high school students with exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the Program is to develop future community leaders who will become civic advocates for public education.

This dual enrollment course is open to juniors and seniors by application only. To learn more, email Mrs. Dilley at rdilley@richland2.org and/or students may join the Google Classroom at this link


Focus on Your Future Friday



We’ve heard requests for an EPIC Class of 2021 t-shirt, and we thought it would be fun to let you, our senior class, come up with your class shirt. So, we are excited to be launching our first ever t-shirt design competition!

There will be three finalists chosen from the submissions, and YOU, the Class of 2021, will get to vote on your favorite of the three designs. The name, username and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

Submission Rules Eligibility:
This contest is open to all Spring Valley Seniors qualifying to graduate during the 2020-2021 school year.


Please upload your design in one or more of the following formats: PSD, Adobe Illustrator, jpeg, or PDF. Please submit a high resolution image to ensure the highest quality of printing.

The top three designs will be selected by Seniors and finalists will be voted on during the second round of voting.

The winning design will be on the official Spring Valley Class of 2021 t-shirts and the shirt will be made available for all graduates to order beginning in April of 2021.

Please make sure that your design is appropriate for a school t-shirt.

Deadline for submission: Thursday, March 11th (midnight)

Selection of the top three submissions: Friday, March 12th

The top three designs will be voted on by their peers (Seniors) Monday, March 15th

The winning design will be announced: Tuesday, March 16th

Good luck to everyone, we can’t wait to see your creative designs!

Senior T-Shirt Pre-Order Form

Seniors!! Please click here to complete the following form to pre-order your senior t-shirt. Remember, there is NO charge to you for your shirt. We are in the process of selecting a design that will be selected by the senior class, so there is no design to show at this time. ALL SENIORS will have an opportunity to submit a design that will be voted on by your peers in the coming week.

To speed up the process, we are asking each senior to provide their t-shirt size. If you DO NOT pre-order, there is a possibility that you will not receive a shirt.

All pre-orders must be submitted by Friday, March 12th. NO EXCEPTIONS!

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.

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.


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

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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 oashford@richland2.org. 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 oashford@richland2.org.


Join us this week for lively bidding at: https://www.32auctions.com/SVEF2021


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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.




Community Career Connections

The Community Career Connections Parent and Student Information Night will take place Tuesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm virtually.  The meeting access link will be emailed to all registered parents the morning of the event.  Spring Valley Career Specialist, Mrs. Wright, has partnered with Gear UP and the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) which will facilitate a panel discussion of various community career industry representatives featuring jobs that are in high demand. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Please use this link to register for the meeting:  https://tinyurl.com/CCCParentWorkshop If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Wright, vawright@richland2.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the virtual session March 16th at 6:00 pm.