NEXT WEEK IS AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
CONGRATULATIONS SV CHEER
Congratulations to Spring Valley’s Competitive Cheer program who qualified for State for the 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR!!!! They came in 5th out of 32 teams across the state. This is an amazing accomplishment. Go Vikings!
Discovery and Explorations Students Adopt-a-Highway
On Saturday, November 6th, twenty-seven Discovery and Explorations students along with nine parents braved the cold and wind to clean up litter from Two Notch Road between Sparkleberry Lane and Clemson Road. The magnet programs recently adopted this stretch of road in an effort to help beautify our community. Students and parents collected 32 bags of litter and returned 5 grocery carts to their appropriate location. Students who participated included Max Berg, Ayana Canty, Srihith Chada, Evelyn Contreras Tovar, Troy Evans, Mary Ann Gardiner, Anagha Gowda, Madison Han, Hamilton Howard, Arnav Jani, Abbey Lee, Cyndy Martinez-Garcia, Jake McGee, Trisha Nambiar, Satvik Nelakuditi, Fionn O’Connor, Stephen O’Connor, Michael Papaletsos, Caleb Phillips, Leilani Thomas, Libby Thompson, Simran Tippabhatla, Victoria-Grace Tuten, Nathaniel Uhrig, James Washington, Tyler Wilson, and Lucas Wyatt. A huge thank you to all who volunteered!!
2021-2022 Semester 1 Exam Schedule
2021 Prom Theme Voting
Vote for your 2021 Prom Theme; Polls will close at Noon on November 30th.
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.
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 on 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
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 Informative Session
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.