FEBRUARY ROOKIE TEACHER OF THE BLOCK AWARD GOES TO VICTOR COLLINS AT SPRING VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
First year teacher Victor Collins is cooking his way into the hearts of many at Spring Valley High School
First-year teacher @Vic Collins is cooking his way into the hearts of many at Spring Valley High School. Since coming on board last summer, Collins has already received two award recognitions. Faculty, staff, students and parents at Spring Valley named him the Teacher of the Month for September 2021. Now he has been named the Rookie Teacher of the Block (RTOB) for February 2022. The RTOB award is sponsored by H&R Block, a dedicated partner of Richland School District Two.
Spring Valley principal Jeff Temoney nominated Collins, who is a culinary arts instructor. “He is consistently providing innovative instruction that engages students. He does this by effectively balancing theory and practice. Students are learning concepts of the culinary industry such as food safety, standard sanitation and preparation procedures, teamwork and professional ethics. These students will also receive industry certifications upon completion of the Culinary Arts program,” stated Temoney.
Collins says from day one, Spring Valley and Richland Two have felt like home. “I am extremely humbled to win the Rookie on the Block award for February. I credit my early success to the wonderful staff and students here at Spring Valley. I have been welcomed and supported from the start and all of my students have been very respectful.”
Collins, a Black male teacher, is a part of the district’s Premier 100 initiative which was created to broaden the diversity of male teachers of color in the classroom. RTOB winners receive a plaque to hang outside their door, a nameplate for the door, discounted tax preparation from H&R Block, a unique trophy designed by the 3D printing class at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) Student Center, and a bag of Richland Two goodies from Human Resources. Each month a RTOB is chosen and then an overall winner, Rookie Teacher of the Year, is selected.
CLICK HERE FOR PRESENTATION OF FEBRUARY 2022 RTOB AWARD
SV 1st ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP KICK-OFF
Our Viking seniors are preparing for the next step after high school and our Spring Valley Counseling Department is making sure they are ready. Today the Counseling Department hosted their first annual scholarship kick-off event. This event provided our seniors with information on applying for scholarships, filling out FAFSA and much more. Also discussed where the many scholarships the Spring Valley Education Foundation has to offer. Click below to watch the event and to view our scholarship information presentation.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION PRESENTION
Greenwood Genetic Mobile Lab Introduces Students to Genetics Testing
Today, the Greenwood Genetic Center Mobile Genetics Laboratory, the Gene Machine, visited Spring Valley High School! The Gene Machine allows the technology and expertise of the Greenwood Genetic Center to come directly to the classroom. It allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis, as well as consider the ethical implications of testing.
SVEF Annual Auction
Tickets can be purchased online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-annual-auction-under-the-big-top-tickets-258205498597
American Heart Associations Principals with Heart Campaign & Heart Walk
ATTENTION! Junior girls, American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is coming soon! ALA PGS is a weeklong program this summer designed to immerse you in a real, functioning government, in the mythical State of Palmetto! Who knows, maybe you’ll be the next delegate selected to attend ALA Palmetto Girls State. Applications are due February 25, 2022.
Please complete the online application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 25, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.
VIRTUAL SPING OPEN HOUSE
Yearbook Senior Ad Sales
Attention Senior Parents, It is time to buy a senior ad for your graduating son or daughter. Ad sales start today and run for about a month. Ad space is limited and are sold on a first come, first serve basis. Please email Lisa Brindel at email@example.com with any questions.
PROM TICKETS ON SALE!
Buy your Prom Tickets starting Tuesday February 22nd! Tickets are $25 for the first week(February 22nd- 27th) and then are $40 until April 8th. No Couples tickets this year! Reserve your ticket on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Atrium during lunch and pay for them at the fee window before school or during lunch. More Prom Info can be found at bit.ly/svhsprom22
MED TWO SEMINAR
2022 SC STEM Signing Day
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL
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!
SAVE THE DATE: RING CEREMONY
SPRING VALLEY SIDELINE FAN STORE
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092
Sparkleberry Lane Construction
We wanted to let all of our families know that we will be experiencing some traffic issues on Sparkleberry Lane in front of the school over the next 2-3 months. Richland County will be making updates to the gas lines, storm drains, and adding sidewalks. Work crews will do their best to minimize the impact to arrival and departure times at school. If you are a car rider or student driver, we strongly encourage you to arrive early to school to make sure you are on time for class.
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.