Viking Teacher & Classified Employee of the Month of October
Spring Valley “Teacher of the Month” program is designed to recognize teachers who are making a profound and positive difference in the lives of our students. Each month during the school year Spring Valley students, teachers, parents, and staff are given a chance to vote for a teacher and explain how that teacher has made an impact on them. Congratulations to the “Teacher of the Month” for October Ms. Monique Brown.
Spring Valley “Classified Employee of the Month” program is designed to recognize a classified employee who has gone beyond the call of duty. The teachers and staff voted and the winner of October Mrs. Lisa Bishton.
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 November nomination form that was emailed to students and parents. This November we are voting for your favorite Math Teacher and Support Staff (Main Office). Voting will end on November 19th 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.
Congratulations DeQuandre Smith!
Congratulations to Spring Valley HS QB DeQuandre Smith on being selected the WLTX Player of the Week! Extremely proud of DQ!
Congratulations Ky Tayo!
Congratulations to Spring Valley football player Ky Tayo on being selected for the Touchstone Energy North South All Star football game! Thanks Fairfield Electric Coop for their support!
CAREER CONVERSATION “COMPUTER PROGRAMMER”
Are you interested in or considering a career as a computer programmer?
Are you willing to consider a non-traditional college pathway?
If you answered yes to both of those questions, please come to an information meeting on Wednesday, November 17 at lunch to learn more about CREATE OPPORTUNITY COLUMBIA! The goal of Create Opportunity Columbia (CO Cola) is to “Find, train, and employ quality computer programmers to meet the growing needs of the industry in the Midlands. You MUST be 18 by Summer 2022 to participate.
Create Opportunity Columbia Overview
“Talent is equally distributed. Opportunity is not.”
Quick Program Information and what to expect:
Screening/Virtual Assessment–-90-minute aptitude test will be taken at SV. The assessment focuses on innate thinking patterns and not on exposure to programming or coding experience. (14-18% of people are “wired” this way, are you?)
Interview–-Those who pass will be interviewed by CO Cola to assess the desire to be part of this industry. This will be a real interview, so preparation is key!
Training–Six-month program at MTC, with cohorts beginning in July/August with a self-paced module to finish in the spring.**What you can expect in the program: M-Th: 9:00-4:30; F-9:00-1:30**
Apprenticeship–Two-year paid apprenticeship (starting at $40,000 with retirement and benefits) along with a personal mentor to work with you throughout your apprenticeship.
The outcome–-Placed as Middle-Level Programmer and salary is increased to current market salary (Currently the salary ranges from $60-80K)
Email Mrs. Dickerson to reserve your spot to the CO Cola lunch and learn! Or if you already know you’re interested you can register to take the assessment here.
Parent University Virtual Session for Juniors
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Parent University Virtual Session for Juniors on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.
The junior conferences with the school counselors will begin December 6, 2021. 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 of the college search and college visitation process, review the criteria for state subsidized scholarships, present useful tips on developing winning essays, and provide best practices for writing attention grabbing resumes. 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 Juniors, please use the following link or phone number:
Google Meet Link: meet.google.com/owj-ihry-iyt, or to Join by Phone: (US) +1 515-218-2584, PIN: 918 365 658#
We look forward to seeing you during the Parent University Virtual Session for Juniors Tuesday, November 16, 2021.
SV Career Specialists: Mrs. Wright, firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs. Dickerson, email@example.com
SV College Specialist: Mrs. Bishton, firstname.lastname@example.org
The SAT/ ACT preparation course through Attest Test Prep is being offered this school year. It takes place on November 16th, 2021 in person. The session is from 8:45 a.m.- 1:26 p.m. The concepts covered are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus Grammatical Writing, Evidence-Based Reading & Writing. Students will have breaks throughout and a half-hour lunch break. Students can bring a lunch or bagged lunch will be provided. Students attending the session will receive an excused absence for their participation. There are 75 slots available social distancing guidelines will be followed. FIRST COME FIRST SERVE!
HoneyBaked Ham Gift Cards
There is nothing more delicious than a HoneyBaked Ham during the holidays. The Spring Valley Women’s Soccer program is raising money to help pay for equipment and new gear for the upcoming soccer season. A portion of each sale goes directly to the Varsity and JV Women’s Soccer Team. Please consider buying a HoneyBaked gift card. You can use your HoneyBaked Gift Card to shop online or in-store at any HoneyBaked location nationwide.
College Funding Series
Green & Gold Literary Magazine
The Green & Gold, Spring Valley’s Literary Magazine, is accepting submissions of writing (poetry and prose) and art for its Fall 2021 edition. We are moving to a digital format for the first time this year! The Green & Gold staff is my Advanced Writer’s Workshop (The Sequel to Creative Writing) class.
Students can submit via the Google Form link on the flyer.
Virtual Student Summit
Register at www.clemson.edu/virtualsummit
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.
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.