Virtual Open House
Thank you to the SV Counseling Department for our Senior Drop-In today. Class of 2022 is ready to create their blueprint for their upcoming future.
DRESS CODE FORUM September 29th
Spread The Word….
Calling All Vikings! Help us spread the word on all the great things happening at the Valley from Academics, Arts, Athletics, Student Activities and more. Click here and fill out this review survey on the Niche Website. Help us Spread The Word because everyone should know that the Valley is where EXCELLENCE resides.
VIKING TEACHER/STAFF OF THE MONTH
Who is your favorite Teacher & Support Staff Employee of The Month? Please take a moment to fill out the September nomination form that was emailed to students and parents. This September we are voting for your favorite CTE teacher and Support Staff (Media Center, Tutoring and Testing, Attendance and the Health Room). Voting will end on September 27th at 4:00 pm. The winner for each month will be selected and announced at the designated time. Please note that your nomination letter will be shared with the teacher and classified employee selected.
PSAT Testing – October 13, 2021
On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, we are hosting the PSAT/NMSQT college readiness assessment. ALL Spring Valley Freshmen and Sophomores are scheduled to take the PSAT/NMSQT free of charge (provided by Richland Two and the SCDE). All Juniors have the option to take the PSAT/NMSQT as well but they must sign up to take the assessment.
Juniors (Class of 2023) who wish to take the PSAT/NMSQT must register using the PSAT Registration Form. Only PSAT/NMSQT scores from a student’s Junior year, will make him or her eligible for the National Merit Scholarship Program. The deadline to register for Juniors is Wednesday, October 6, 2021.
This year’s administration of the PSAT/NMSQT will also be FREE for any junior who signs up to take the assessment. The Spring Valley Education Foundation (SVEF) is covering the $17.00 cost of the PSAT/NMSQT for any junior wishing to take the assessment. Thank you SVEF for your continued support of our students’ academic success!
ONLY Juniors need to complete the PSAT Registration Form. The form must be filled out by the student, while signed in to your Richland 2 account.
If you are planning to take the ACT we encourage you to check out a variety of FREE resources offers by ACT. Stop by the College/Career Center if you have any questions!
SC Student Website for all things ACT: http://www.act.org/southcarolina
Tuesday, September 21 @7pm: SC ACT Student Overview Session: This is a free, virtual event to provide students and families with general information about the ACT, how scores are used, and test taking tips and strategies. https://www.act.org/content/act/en/students-and-parents/act-webinars-for-students-and-parents.html
Saturday, October 30 – SAVE THE DATE: My Journey: High School to College and Career – Get notified when registration opens. Join us for this free, virtual event to learn from experts how to prepare for college and career—from finding scholarships to transitioning to life on campus and more!
WORD POETRY INTEREST CLUB MEETING
Science National Honor Society now accepting applicants
Are you a junior or a senior? Have you maintained a B+ in ALL of your science courses? Have you taken at least one honors science class during or prior to your junior year? If you are a junior, do you plan on taking at least one AP science course before graduating? If you are a senior, have you taken or are you currently enrolled in AP Biology, Biology II Honors, AP Chemistry, Chemistry II Honors, AP Physics, and/or AP Environmental Science?
If so, then you may be eligible for membership in the Science National Honors Society. If you are interested in becoming a member of the SNHS, please fill out the application found here: https://forms.gle/qtjsFBqHFND8zgK97. Applications are due no later than September 17th, 2021
QUESTIONS? Email M. Spigner at firstname.lastname@example.org
RHO KAPPA MEMBERSHIP
Are you interested in joining the social studies National Honor Society? If so, please join the Rho Kappa google classroom using code: mz2jr5l; Once you join the classroom, you will see the membership guidelines and be able to fill out the application. Applications for 21-22 school year are due to Mrs. Shelton by September 30th, 2021. The fee is $25 to join, and $20 for a cord at graduation (seniors only). Feel free to email: email@example.com with any questions or concerns
Join SVHS Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society
If you would like to join the Spring Valley High School Chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, applications are being accepted now. Please read through the entire application for important information concerning qualifications, deadlines, responsibilities, etc. Questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Thomas (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Stiffler (email@example.com).
Focus on Your Future Friday
Focus on Your Future Friday: Finish Strong by the Board of Directors
September 24, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Virtual event for students featuring “The Board of Directors” who will help students kick off the school year ready to set goals and dream big! The Board of Directors will highlight life skills such as perseverance, responsibility, goal setting and other good habits students need to succeed in and out of the classroom, providing them with a framework and guidance to finish the school year strong when they cross the finish line in June.
Please register in advance for this webinar: Register in Advance for Focus on Your Future Friday
After registering, you will receive an email with virtual ZOOM link and additional details to join the webinar.
STUDENT JOBS: HELP WANTED
After School Tutoring
We will offer both on campus and virtual tutoring options this year. Offering both platforms allows us to provide more options for students to get academic assistance after school. Please visit the SVHS Tutoring website for a complete schedule of the tutoring opportunities.
A special thank you goes out to the Spring Valley Education Foundation for funding this important initiative.