NEXT WEEK IS AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK
Viking Sports Update 11/8-11/14
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!
IMPORTANT SENIOR INFO
Congratulations to John Thompson !
Congratulations to Spring Valley Freshman, John Thompson who punched his ticket for the Southeastern Cup in Myrtle Beach, SC. John finished first in the U.S. Kids Fall Tour. We are so proud of your accomplishment and can’t wait to see what you do in Myrtle Beach.
Stop by the Appreciation Station to help Key Club show appreciation to Spring Valley teachers and staff by writing a card in the morning or during lunch on Wednesday, November 17th! All cards will get delivered before Thanksgiving Break!
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.
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.