WINTER DAYS – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS RECAP
Winter Days is a Spring Valley tradition dating back to 1984 and is the largest annual school-wide community outreach project at Spring Valley High School. The project consists of various charitable drives that benefit a number of local community agencies. Committee chairs survey agency needs, set collection goals, and begins the challenge of coordinating this large effort.
”Home for the Holiday’s” as Spring Valley celebrates our 37th Winter Days and 37 years of giving back to our community. The theme represents us coming back together collectively after going through a national pandemic. Although we may collect physical items to donate, what we really hope to give to others through Winter Days is the knowledge that they are recognized and remembered during the holiday season.
Congratulations to Ky Tayo!
Congratulations to Ky Tayo and his family who are seeing a dream become a reality. Ky seized the opportunity to continue his academic and athletic career on the collegiate level. He will be joining Spring Valley Alumni Anthony Wilson on the campus of Georgia Southern. Fellow classmates, teachers, coaches, staff, and family members filled the auditorium at Spring Valley for his signing ceremony. We wish him continued success during his collegiate career.
Academically Talented Youth Receive Special UofSC Recognition
Congratulations to Payton Davis who received the recognition of Carolina Master Scholar. The University of South Carolina conferred the designation of Carolina Master Scholar to students December 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. at University Conference Center. During the ceremony scholars were presented with a special certificate from the university.
These students constitute the 18th graduating class earning the designation of Carolina Master Scholar for their successful completion of a at least three Adventure Series courses. Carolina Master Scholar Adventure Series is a summer academic program for academically talented rising 6-12 grade students. Adventure Series was chosen “best program” by the University Continuing Education Association and “best program” by SC Association for High Continuing Education.
These outstanding young students completed courses ranging from Aerospace, Creative Writing, Computer Gaming, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Extraordinary Chemistry for Extraordinary Lives, Filmmaking, Forensic Science, Law and Crime, Medicine-Ultrasound, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, 3D Printing, and Vex Robotics. Continuing Education and Conferences extends its appreciation to the university faculty and field experts who coordinate and provide instruction for the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series.
The program will offer a variety of weeklong academic courses again in summer 2022 and online registration will open in January.
UPDATED: SEMESTER 1 EXAM SCHEDULE
There has been a slight change to our Semester 1 Exam Schedule. On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, we will be having a regular late start schedule (classes begin at 9:30 am that day). On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, there is no late start and no early bird, classes begin at 8:40 am that day. Please review the below Semester 1 Exam schedule for more information.
Semester 1 Exams will begin on Tuesday January 4, 2022. Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes. We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022. Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams.
MATH EOC & FINAL EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS
College Board Recognition
We are pleased to announce that several Spring Valley High School students have been designated as College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholars, based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP. A
Aniya Johnson, Bethany Benjamin, Chinira Godfrey, Gregory Bailey, Kaelyn Felix, Lauryn Keels, Paige Bervine-Burke, Paige Turner, Sarah Hedley and Zarah Burleson.
VIKING SPORTS UPDATE
Teacher Recruitment Fair
SAT BOOT CAMP
We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th. This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.
Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp
Friday, February 11th 4:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, February 12th 9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)
Sunday, February 13th 9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)
The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend. This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!
Regular Cost of Camp: $299
Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.
Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.
The camp includes two practice exams. (actual past exams)
Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons
Achieved a perfect score on the SAT
Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)
Member of Mensa High IQ Society
Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years
One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement
His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year
How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp
1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com
2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.
3. Enroll as directed.
4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)
100% free scholarships are available. See your counselor for details.
Spread The Word….
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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.