Viking Update Post

December 2nd Viking Update

Spring Valley Students Support Tree-Planting Efforts

Students in Spring Valley High School’s Adopt-a-Stream Club recently completed a litter cleanup in cooperation with the Congaree Riverkeeper. With support from a Conservation Education Mini-Grant, students’ next efforts will include planting trees to protect and improve water, air and soil quality on Spring Valley’s campus.

This winter Spring Valley students plant trees thanks to Conservation Education Mini-Grants from Richland Soil and Water Conservation District. The students’ efforts come as South Carolina prepares to observe Arbor Day on Friday, Dec. 3. Founded in 1872, Arbor Day encourages individuals and groups to plant trees, which benefit air, water and wildlife and provide natural beauty. While the holiday is celebrated nationally in April, South Carolina observes the holiday in December, as it is a better time for planting trees in the state’s climate.

By planting trees on campus, students in Spring Valley High’s Adopt-a-Stream club aim to benefit the Earth and its inhabitants.

“Planting trees helps our ecosystem,” said Ian Saracila, Adopt-a-Stream club student president. “Trees reduce the amount of stormwater runoff, which may reduce erosion. They are also beautiful, and they offer us their shade.”

The club’s efforts will be supported by a $250 Conservation Education Mini-Grant.

About the Program

Conservation Education Mini-Grants are offered to Richland County K-12 educational institutions twice each school year in amounts of up to $1,000. The next application deadline is Feb. 4, 2022.

For more information and application details, visit or email Chanda Cooper at

Congratulations Angelina Cain!

Congratulations to Spring Valley student Angelina Cain on being designated as a College Board National Hispanic Recognition Program Scholar. Based on her remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP.

The College Board, which administers the PSAT and SAT among its activities, recognizes academic excellence through its National Recognition Programs. Students selected for this prestigious honor can cite it on their college and scholarship applications. In turn, colleges use the listing of this honor as a way of identifying students from underrepresented groups—i.e., ethnic minorities and/or those who attend school in rural areas or small towns—who have excelled on their PSAT/NMSQT, PSAT 10, or AP Exams and in their classwork. We encourage you to share this accomplishment by using the press release template, sample tweets, and sample newsletter content (.docx). Please feel free to contact the College Board for support with distribution at

Parent University Virtual Session for Freshmen 

Mark your calendars and plan to attend the Parent University Virtual Session for Freshmen Thursday, December 2, 2021, from 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

The freshmen classroom registration sessions with Mrs. Spain 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 10 ten-point grading scale and how every point matters, review a sample high school transcript, provide tutorial resources for our students, and discuss the credits needed for continued promotion. 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 Freshman, please use the following link or phone number:
Google Meet Link:, or to Join by Phone: ‪(US) +1 937-551-7980‬ PIN: ‪910 040 044‬#

We look forward to seeing you during the Parent University Virtual Session for Freshmen Thursday, December 2, 2021.

SV Career Specialists: Mrs. Wright, and Mrs. Dickerson,
SV College Specialist: Mrs. Bishton,

Virtual SC Exams

Attention Students and Parents:

Virtual SC Exams will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 through Thursday, December 9, 2021 in the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Students must arrive promptly at 4:00 pm before testing begins. Please review the information below to determine your exam schedule:

Tuesday, December 7th 4:00- 6:00 in the MPR
Students enrolled in : Algebra 2, Probability and Statistics, Economics and Personal Finance Honors, Government, Sociology Honors, Psychology, English 1, English 3, English 4, Forensic Science, Human Geography

Wednesday: December 8th 4:00- 6:00 in the MPR
Students enrolled in : Child Development, Family Life Education, Fundamentals of Computing, Fundamentals of Webpage Design, Health Science1, Health Science 3, Integrated Business, IT Fundamentals, Media Arts, Medical Terminology, Music Appreciation, Parent Education, Personal Finance, Personal Health, Physical Education

Thursday, December 9th 4:00-6:00 in the MPR
MAKE- UP Exams- Please Contact Mrs. Spain or Mr. DuRant in the school counseling office to schedule make-up exams if you are unable to test on the scheduled date.

REMINDERS:#1 Please arrive on time! Testing will begin promptly at 4:00 pm and there will be no late entrance.#1 Please bring a fully charged chrome book and your charger.#1 Please bring your school i.d.#1 No Food or Drinks during the exam, Please!

Thank you for your cooperation, and Good Luck!

Social Action Summit

Ultimate Frisbee Club

5 Days of Giving


2021-2022 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

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Spread The Word….

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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.

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After School Tutoring

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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.