Viking Update Post

November 9th Viking Update

Two Spring Valley Seniors Named Presidential Scholar Candidates

Eileen Chen and Parth Desai have been selected as candidates for the 2022 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students.

These students will learn in mid-April if they are among the 800 students who will be named semifinalists. In early May, the U.S. Presidential Scholars will be announced, and winners will be honored in Washington, D.C. Application to the program is by invitation only. Students are selected based on broad academic achievement; academic and artistic scholarship in the visual arts, the performing arts or creative writing; or outstanding scholarship and accomplishment in career and technical education fields.

The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program was established in 1964, by executive order of the President, to recognize and honor some of our nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors.

Snow Queen and King Interest Meeting

BOA STUDENT LEADERS PROGRAM

2021-2022 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Circle of Friends

Circle of Friends will have their next meeting on Monday, November 15th in the teacher’s dining area during Lunch.  We will be setting up a schedule for students who want to be a buddy and eat lunch with their peers with special needs.  If you are interested, please make sure you’ve filled out the form here: https://forms.gle/Vp8K8iB3iaaDSJScA

2021 Prom Theme Voting

Vote for your 2021 Prom Theme; Polls will close at Noon on November 30th.

2021 PROM THEME

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.

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.

Mrs. Dickerson

hdickerson@richland2.org

803-699-3500, 69005

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, vawright@richland2.org and Mrs. Dickerson, hdickerson@richland2.org
SV College Specialist: Mrs. Bishton, lbishton@richland2.org

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.

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.

Jobs for Students