Viking Update Post

February 1st Viking Update

Spring Valley High School is recognized as Red Cross Pump It Up challenge winner  for outstanding community blood drive support

Spring Valley High School was named as a winner in the American Red Cross Pump It Up  Challenge, which recognizes high-achieving blood drive sponsors that have grown the number of blood donations  collected in their community to help hospital patients in need.  

Committed to helping save lives, Spring Valley has helped collect 156 Red Cross blood donations for patients in need  over the past 6 months. Spring Valley has already achieved the honored distinction of the Premier Blood Partner with  the Red Cross.  

“Giving blood is a simple act of generosity that can truly make a lifesaving difference. Last year, we received an  outpouring of support from the community at our blood drives, and our goal is to make it a success again this year for  patients who are counting on us,” said Andrea Clutts, Spring Valley’s blood drive coordinator. “We are proud to  partner with the Red Cross as a Premier Blood Partner and help it fulfill its critical mission.”  

The need for blood is constant. In fact, every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion, according to  the Red Cross. 

Spring Valley’s next blood drive will be on April 22, 2022.  

Members of the the Spring Valley community are invited to make a difference with by donating blood at an upcoming  American Red Cross drive. The Spring Valley blood drive will be held April 22nd from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm in the Aux  Gym.  

Please look for more information about the drive and info on how to sign up as the date gets closer.

Key Club Carnation Sale!

Want to warm a friend or teacher’s heart on Valentine’s Day? From February 1st-9th, Spring Valley Key Club members will be selling carnations for $2! Key Club will also be selling them in the mornings and at lunch on February 2nd and 9th in the atrium! Make sure you know the name of the recipient’s third-period teacher if you buy one! All carnations will be delivered on Valentine’s Day (Monday, February 14th) during third period! If you have any questions, please reach out to Mrs. Reeves ( or Jillian McNally (

HOSA Valentine’s Day Candy Grams

Green and Gold Magazine is HERE !

The Green and Gold Literary Magazine is here! Read Valley’s best poems and stories, and look at some great artwork!



Any Girls Interested in Track & Field ?

Any Girls interested in participating in Track & Field for the upcoming season, please contact Coach Williams at You must have a Physical to begin try-outs and additional information will be sent to those looking to join us once you make contact with the coach. We’re looking forward to another exciting season. Go Vikings!!

Girls Lacrosse Team Tryouts!

Interested in playing lacrosse for Spring Valley? Tryouts for the 2022 Spring Valley Girls Lacrosse team will be Monday, January 31st through Wednesday, February 2nd! Email Coach Buchanan ( for more details!


Our Sideline Store is FINALLY here! Please use the link below to purchase all of your Viking Gear! This store is 24/7, 365 for all Viking Gear! Be sure to really explore the site as you can customize some of the merchandise based on teams. We are a Nike school, but the store offers different brands for different price points for all budgets! There is a 25% off discount for the first 30 days! 
Spring Valley Sideline Fan Store

SAT/ACT Prep Classes

Financial Aid 101 Tools to Pay for Your College Education

Financial Aid 101

Tools to Pay for Your College Education

( Spanish Presentation-Virtual)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022


Presenter: Ms. Alba Cobos, Office of Admissions | Georgia Southern University 

Sponsor: Richland Northeast High School (RNE) College Center

Open to all Richland School District 2 high school students, parents and guardians

Questions: Email Mrs. Cynthia James, RNE College Specialist,


Presentation will cover:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-What is FAFSA and Why Completed FAFSA?




Student Employment


Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship

South Carolina Federal Credit Union is awarding a total of $45,000 to nine deserving students. We are looking for hardworking and dedicated students in South Carolina planning to pursue a post-secondary degree in fall 2022. More details, including the application and eligibility requirements, can be found here: South Carolina Federal Credit Union Scholarship.

Voorhees College High School Visitation Day

HBCU Virtual College Fair


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  GOVIKINGS 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  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOVIKINGS 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.

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.