Viking Update Post

October 4th Viking Update

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Drone Unit Visits Spring Valley

In an effort to expand the students understanding of IT and IT careers, Fundametals of Computing teacher Kevin Rasberry reached out to several companies in the area to model the jobs for them. On Friday, October 1st, his students got a chance to learn from one of these companies, The Richland County Sheriff’s Department Drone Unit. Captain Kim the leader of the drone unit visited the Spring Valley campus and had a chance to show the students the many advantages of using a drone in law enforcement. The students learned the capabilities of the drone and how it helps for identifying criminals, finding lost children and the elderly, assisting the bomb squad and assisting the fire department in major fires. Thank you to Captain Kim and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department.

Senior Item Pick-Up Tomorrow

Seniors: Jostens will be here Tuesday, October 5th. They will be here from 11:00 am-2:00 pm in the atrium.

National English Honor Society Application


Virtual Student Summit

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National Honor Society Applications

Applications for the National Honor Society have been sent to all eligible juniors and seniors.  Please check your email if you have a weighted GPA of 4.00 or higher and you’ve completed an honors or advanced placement course.  If you feel you qualify and did not receive an application, please contact Mr. Robertson at   Applications are due Friday, October 8th. 

Key Club Anti-Bullying Month Activities!

Throughout October, Key Club will be hosting many activities to encourage students of Spring Valley to stand up against bullying and promote kindness! From October fourth through the eighth, we will have “Take What You Need” Sheets posted around the school for students and staff to take what they need! Join Key Club by being kind for Anti-Bullying Month!

The 2021 Yearbooks are Here!!!

The yearbooks are finally here! Extra copies are on sale through Parent Portal. Simply pay online and bring an electronic or paper copy of your receipt by D221 to pick up your book. Students who have preordered a copy have been sent an email and don’t need a receipt. Books are available before and after school each day. Help us spread the word to last year’s seniors…we need your help letting members of the Class of 2021 know that their senior book is finally back from the publishers. Please email with any questions.

College Fair


Boo at 2

Get ConnectED! Richland Library

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.


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!

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.