Students Compete at the National JSHS Research Competition
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) is the premier showcase for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) research by high school students. The Tri-Service – the Departments of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored event took place last week and was hosted by the Kirtland Air Force Base and administered by the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA). The first in-person national event since 2019 brought together 224 high school students and approximately 130 teachers, mentors, university faculty, military personnel, and more to compete and celebrate student achievement in the sciences. In addition to presenting their original research, students participated in lab tours, social events, and a career and reverse science fair.
Three Spring Valley Discovery students, Shriya Kapoor, Eileen Chen and Cathy Tang, competed at the National JSHS and were accompanied by Michelle Spigner. All three students did a fantastic job with their research presentations and represented Discovery, Spring Valley and the state of SC well! Eileen won 3rd place in the Medicine and Health oral competition and a $4,000 tuition scholarship. Cathy won 1st place in the Chemistry poster presentation competition and a $500 award. Please congratulate these students on a job well done!
Congratulations to Jisoo Lee!
Congratulations to Spring Valley sophomore Jisoo Lee! Jisoo is a finalist in the high school category for the MUSC Septima P. Clark Poetry Contest. She will attend an awards ceremony in Charleston on May 6, where she will read her poem. Jisoo is an officer in W.O.R.D., SVHS’s Poetry Club. Please read Jisoo’s poem below:
by Jisoo Lee
A princess is not born dreaming she will
Become a princess but queens always are and so we
dream our way to the throne. So we are told to shoot for the moon
And taught to look up at dark clouds praying
For the shimmering curtains that part before those who fought
Their way through the tempest. So I walk as if my path is strewn
With diamonds and red velvet, as if
is waiting at the end of the aisle. So I breathe as if
My breaths are made of dandelion seeds, carrying
My visions into the world. So they plant themselves into
The ground, maybe not as dandelions, but as roses and pine
Trees and poison ivy that likes to grow on castle walls, breathing
Hope of their own, waiting
Congratulations to Mrs. Carmen Nazario!
On Sunday, April 24, 2022, Carmen Nazario was inducted into the Puerto Rico Volleyball Hall of Fame. A total of 29 persons were inducted that day: 11 ladies, 11 gentlemen, 2 coaches, 2 referees, and 3 gentlemen that all through their lives have worked with volleyball in different capacities facilitating and promoting the sport.
Nazario played in the decade of the 80’s and was a member of the PR National Team. During that time she received many awards, college scholarships, and travel many countries in different competitions. Click here to read a article on the Puerto Rico Volleyball Hall of Fame.
Viking Teacher & Classified Employee of the Month of March
Spring Valley “Teacher of the Month” program is designed to recognize teachers who are making a profound and positive difference in the lives of our students. Each month during the school year Spring Valley students, teachers, parents, and staff are given a chance to vote for a teacher and explain how that teacher has made an impact on them. Congratulations to the “Teacher of the Month” for March Mr. Frank Keller.
Spring Valley “Classified Employee of the Month” program is designed to recognize a classified employee who has gone beyond the call of duty. The teachers and staff voted and the winner of March Mrs. Susan Arling.
Semester 2 Exam Schedule
Annual Registration is Open
Annual Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is open.
Each year all families must complete the Annual Registration process. Please visit the Richland 2 website to see step-by-step instructions for completing your registration in PowerSchool. Please complete your registration as soon as possible to prevent schedule delays next school year for your student(s).
You will need to access your Parent Portal and click Annual Registration. You will be able to verify all the student information and upload proof of residency required to complete the process. Below are details related to the information you will need for Annual Registration.
If you will be living at the same address, we require one proof of residency from this list (Current bills):
- Landline phone
If you have an Address Change, we require a total of 3 Proofs of residency:
*One from this list:*
- Mortgage Bill(current bill)
- Lease Agreement
- HUD – 1 Settlement Statement(Only if closed within the last 30 days)
*Two from this list:(Current bills)*
- Water / Sewer
- Landline Phone
If you are Families Living with Families, please complete these forms and provide the needed information. Contact Vanessa DeLeon (email@example.com) in the Counseling Department if you have any questions.
Into the Woods, JR
Come see SV Players’ Spring Production “Into the Woods, Jr” Friday April 29th at 7pm. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for students k-12, 5 and under are free!! The show is an hour long and kid appropriate! Tickets can be purchased at springvalleyplayers.com
Kiss A Senior Goodbye
Show your favorite seniors how much you’ll miss them by purchasing a gift of Hershey’s Kisses and a personal note! Buy a $1 candy bag from any Key Club member from Tuesday, April 26th, through Friday, May 6th! All proceeds will contribute to Key Club service projects!
Due to a glitch in the original application and the lack of responses, we have extended the application deadline for STUCO officer positions. The new application deadline is May 3rd. The new campaign week will be May 9-12th with Elections taking place on Friday; May 13th. Please fill out this application if you have interest in running for a class officer position for the 2022-2023 school year. Remember that if you are a current class officer and plan to run for an officer position next year, you do need your advisor to sign off. For Freshman and Sophomores, that would be Ryan Shelton and for Juniors that would be Victoria Curtis.
Seniors, it is that time!!! You can begin making your nominations for this year’s senior superlatives. First and Last names must be included on the form. The deadline for this is May 6th, so the results can be tallied. The top 2/3 will be added to a final voting form. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
SVHS Mediation for Students
Do you and your friend have a difference of opinion or maybe find it hard to get along?
If you would like to seek a resolution, fill out the SVHS Mediation Form to receive an appointment.
Remember all parties must agree to come.
SVHS School Counseling Department
SENIOR UPDATE 2022
Congratulations!! Graduation day is almost here and we are excited to begin the celebration! Please review the below information and links for details on your big day. We look forward seeing everyone on Thursday, June 2nd at 8:00 am!
SAVE THE DATE : 2022 GRADUATION
All Star Code
Who we are:
All Star Code is a non profit computer science education organization serving high school-aged young men of color. Few organizations prepare this underserved group for careers in the innovation economy. Our ultimate goal is to close the wealth, income, and opportunity gaps. Our mission is to create economic opportunity by developing a new generation of boys and young men of color with an entrepreneurial mindset who have the tools they need to succeed in a technological world. Our vision: All Star Code envisions a country where all young men of color have access to the tools of success, and where the ability to thrive is available to all who are willing to dare greatly.
Summer Intensive Overview:
Virtual Summer Intensive Program: Lead Instructors (seasonal, full-time)
All Star Code is seeking high school young men of color to participate in our flagship Virtual Summer Intensive Program. Our 6-week Virtual Summer Intensive Program (July 11 – Aug 19, 2022) offers a uniquely transformative experience for our students and instructional staff, sponsored by top tech, finance, and media companies. Our curriculum is designed to inspire, educate, and equip high school-aged young men of color with the skills, entrepreneurial mindset, and networks to pursue academics and careers in a technological world. Students learn in ASC’s curriculum in one, 3-hour virtual classrooms of 20 high school students (for a total of 20 students).
For Students To Apply, check out the link here:
SPRING & SUMMER ’22 Internship Opportunities
Full Time Career Opportunities
Elective Changes for 2022-2023
The 4-H Pinckney Leadership Conference
HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER SCHOOL
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.