Viking Update Post

April 20th Viking Update Post

Dilley-Wilson Changemaker Scholarship

Dilley – Wilson Changemaker Scholarship 

Scholarship Excerpt

This scholarship was created by a 2016 graduate, Taylor Ramsue, to honor two teachers that changed her life during her time at Spring Valley High School. 

Mrs. Regina Dilley and Mr. Rodney Wilson are true examples of leaders who are passionate about teaching the next generation. They have both dedicated their lives to helping in and outside of the classroom, extending a helping hand without ever receiving recognition or expecting a thank you. Mrs. Dilley and Mr. Wilson helped to change the trajectory of Taylor’s life through their knowledge, kindness, and compassion. Every student should be able to experience teachers such as Mrs. Dilley and Mr. Wilson because they are the change that we all want to see. They continue to sow into the lives of their students daily while cultivating new ways to show their passion for teaching. 

This scholarship is Taylor’s way of honoring two teachers that aided immensely in her growth and success. More importantly, to honor Mrs. Dilley and Mr. Wilson while they are still serving at Spring Valley. They both deserve their flowers while they can still smell them. 

Detailed Scholarship Description  

The Dilley Wilson ChangeMaker scholarship is a minority-based, one-time gift for high school seniors pursuing higher education. Applicants must be graduating high school seniors who enroll at an accredited college or university as a full-time freshman in the summer or fall semester. 

Qualifying Criteria 

  • Graduating Senior 
  • Commit to an accredited college or university (this includes technical colleges)
  • Must be a minority/person of color 
  • Must possess an overall minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Submit a 1-2 page essay ( no word requirement) about someone who has changed your life via academics and how that person has helped to fulfill your dream of going to college
  • Financial need will be taken into consideration

Two Candidates will be chosen each year, receiving a scholarship of $1,000 each starting 2021-2022 school year


Dear Parents of Richland Two Seniors,

Richland Two has important changes to share about graduations for the Class of 2021. District leadership has made the decision to move the graduations to Harry Parone Stadium and students will receive tickets for four guests.

Click here to print graduation announcement change of venue cards to insert into your graduation announcements.

Due to the change in venue, the dates and times of graduations have changed to the following:

June 8:

8 a.m. Spring Valley High
7 p.m. Ridge View High

June 9

8 a.m. Richland Northeast High

7 p.m. Blythewood High

June 10

8 a.m. Westwood High

The district is taking steps to ensure that these celebrations of student achievement are memorable and most importantly, safe. Please review the information below carefully. 


Masks are required for admission. Guests are asked to bring their own masks to the ceremony.


Inside the stadium, guests and students will be required to maintain social-distancing. 


Ceremonies will be streamed live online at

Please be on the lookout for more information from your schools and the district’s Communications Office as we continue to finalize the plans for these special ceremonies for our students. Thank you for your support, understanding and patience.


Libby Roof
Chief Communications Officer


FCA is hosting this Wednesday (4/21) Mrs. Kay Wigley, a licensed financial coach, to come to speak to students who wish to have guidance on how to avoid debt and organize their financial affairs after graduation. Please join us during lunch Wednesday using this Google Meet link: Any questions, please contact Mrs. Wargel at




2021 SCMEA ALL-STATE Orchestra

Congratulations to the following Spring Valley HS Orchestra members. They were selected, by virtual audition, for the 2021 SCMEA All-State Orchestra. This year’s All-State Orchestra event is a one-day event, to be held on May 1, 2021, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Thanks, as always, for your support of the Spring Valley HS Orchestra program!

9-10 Orchestra

Justin Kong-  Cello (1st Alternate)

11-12 Orchestra

Eileen Chen, 1st violin

Christopher Li, 1st violin

Erik Daquilanea, Viola

SVHS CPA Festival Orchestra

Congratulations to the SVHS CPA Festival Orchestra! This special chamber orchestra received a Superior rating at the SCMEA Virtual Concert Performance Assessment (CPA)! The students in this chamber orchestra sacrificed Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in March; endured (at every rehearsal and the performance) temperature checks/the answering of all the Covid-19 safety protocol questions; and the socially distanced rehearsal and performance space. Their sacrifice and endurance paid off! Thanks for your support of the SVHS Orchestra program!

The member of the orchestra are as follows:
Eileen Chen

Christopher Lee

Nadira McFadden

Ava Phelps

Abbey Lee

Hanaa Jatoi

Lauren Epps

Abby Greer

Shreya Kumar

Sophia Myrick

Salyia Salters

Robert McCreary

Pedro Robertson


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STEP Science Technology Enrichment Program

The Homeless Period Project Drive

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The donation box is located outside the Guidance Office. Please contact Mrs. Draft at if you have any questions.

Dual Enrollment

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50th Reunion for SVHS Class of 71

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Yearbook Senior Tributes

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Viking Sports Update



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On April 22nd we conclude our session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College. This final session will cover how the pandemic has created a new financial aid formula for students graduating in 2021-2024 and how colleges are pivoting. 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 attached flyer.

How to Verify Your Child’s Address for P-EBT

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Click here for FAQ

The Spring Valley attendance office and our school social worker Mrs. Johnson have been working to help with issues concerning P-EBT. They are reviewing attendance and making changes as they are brought to their attention. Currently, the next distribution days are:

April 20th-30th, 2021

May 20th-30th, 2021

July 20th-30th, 2021

Below are some additional links and an email address that I hope will help to answer some of your questions/concerns.

Free & Reduced Meal Status (PIP) – Parents can check F/R meal status & access the Certification Letter

DSS P-EBT Search Portal – Direct parents to the portal to check status & to validate their address

Parents will need the student’s PowerSchool ID number, date of birth, district & school name

P-EBT Frequently Asked Questions

Parents can ask questions or get more information by emailing the SCDE at

Thanks for your patience

Any Questions Please Contact Spring Valley Social Worker Venesia Johnson at