Viking Update Post

April 22nd Viking Update

Friday’s Schedule

Virtual CodeLM 2021 Coding Competition

Last Saturday, Spring Valley High School students Zachary Huang, Christopher Li, and Sparsho De competed in the virtual CodeLM 2021 coding competition held by Lower Merion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. They competed in the top division (out of intermediate, advanced, and expert) and were given two hours to complete 12 programming problems of varying point values. With a total of 9 correct submissions and 19 points, the team won first place! Congratulations to them on this great achievement!

2021 Congressional Art Competition

The competition is open to high school students. Members may choose whether to include 7th and 8th-grade students in the art competition if schools located in their districts house 7th through 12th grades on one campus. Teachers and/or students should verify their eligibility with the office of the Member of Congress. Artwork must be the creation of a single student. Students may not collaborate on an entry.

The artwork must be two-dimensional. Each framed artwork can be no larger than 26 inches high, 26 inches wide, and 4 inches deep. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive in Washington, DC, framed. Even when framed, it must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. No framed piece should weigh more than 15 pounds.

Accepted mediums for the two-dimensional artwork are as follows:
• Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.
• Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that
charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)
• Collages: must be two dimensional
• Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints
• Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.
• Computer-generated art
• Photographs

Click here for the RULES & Student Release Form

UofSC Summer Seniors

Summer Seniors is a recruitment program designed for African Americans who are rising high school seniors in South Carolina. Students selected to attend will learn about all the opportunities on campus, and what it’s like to be a student at UofSC.

Summer Seniors will offer both virtual and in-person programming this year. The program is only available to rising high school seniors in South Carolina.

Event Dates
Summer Seniors (on campus): June 19
Summer Seniors (on campus): July 17
Summer Seniors (virtual): Aug. 3 – Aug. 5

To be considered for the program, complete the Summer Seniors application by Monday, May 10.

Questions? Call the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 803-777-7700 or
800-868-5872, or send us an email.



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


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STEP Science Technology Enrichment Program

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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.

50th Reunion for SVHS Class of 71

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Yearbook Senior Tributes

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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