Viking Update Post

September 24th Viking Update

Parent University Virtual Session for Seniors

Mark your calendars and plan to attend one of the Parent University Virtual Sessions for Seniors on Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  For your convenience, two identical sessions are being offered.  The first hour-long session will be offered from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, the second will take place from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. 

The senior conferences with school counselors are underway. In addition to learning more about your child’s graduation status and discussing their future plans, take advantage of this virtual session which is being offered by the College and Career Center (CCC). We will introduce the importance and timing of the FAFSA, review the criteria for state subsidized scholarships, present useful tips on developing winning essays, provide best practices for writing attention grabbing resumes, and identify key sources regarding recommendation letters. We will also share our expertise on ACT/SAT and ASVAB testing along with optimizing the Naviance college and career platform.  

To access the Parent University Virtual Session for Seniors, please use the following link or phone number: 

Google Meet Link:, to Join by Phone:  ‪(US) +1 956-261-4600‬ PIN: ‪504 233 582‬#

We look forward to seeing you during the Parent University Virtual Sessions for Seniors Tuesday, September 28, 2021.  

SV Career Specialists: Mrs. Wright, and Mrs. Dickerson, SV College Specialist: Mrs. Bishton, 

Homecoming #ValleyPalooza September 27th – October 1st

Homecoming T-Shirts will be available for purchase Wednesday – Friday in the atrium in the morning and during lunch for $10 (all sizes).

DRESS CODE FORUM September 29th



Repair and Replacement Cost Schedule

To reduce the potential burden to students and parents, and to simplify the assessment of costs for schools, the cost schedule is generalized into major, minor, and cosmetic charges. Costs are based on our current models. It is possible that lower-cost options are available through third parties in some cases, but we can not accept substitutes or alternative repair proposals. Loss is not covered by insurance.

Full Replacement CostFor loss, theft or in cases where damage is so severe that repair is not cost effective.$350
Major RepairFor damage to the screen, system board and/or multiple damages reported in the same instance.$150
Minor RepairFor damage to all other components.$75
CosmeticFor minor cosmetic damage which in no way affects the operation of the device, and will not be repaired.$25
Swappable Items (Loss not covered by insurance)Power Adapter and CableProtective Carry Case$25
Replacement TagsRemoval or damage of asset or other informational tags or markings. Not covered by protection plan.$5

College Fair


College Application Day

College Application Day Friday, October 1st. We will have college reps available to assist you with your college applications, essay writing tips and resume writing. If you do not have an English, Econ, or Govt class this semester you can stop by the College and Career Center located in the guidance office and pick up the application waiver information.

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.


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.

ACT Resources

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:

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!


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: 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 ( or Mrs. Stiffler (

Mu Alpha Theta Application


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.