NO LATE START FOR TESTING – October 12, 2022
PSAT TESTING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12TH
This information is related to PSAT NMSQT testing that will occur for ALL 9th and 10th graders, as well as 11th graders who have registered for the test. The PSAT NMSQT is a college readiness preparation assessment and will be administered tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12, 2022.
- ALL FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE THE PSAT NMSQT ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12th, NO SIGN UP NEEDED!
- There is NO Early Bird classes and there is NO Late Start, testing will begin at 8:50 am (buses will pick up students at there normal Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri time).
Freshman and Sophomores: All students will be testing in standard time rooms, this includes students with an IEP or 504.
Juniors: Students who registered for the PSAT NMSQT will be testing in standard time rooms, unless they have been approved for accommodations from the College Board. Only those Juniors who registered by September 30th will be testing tomorrow.
Non-testing Juniors and Seniors: Non-testing Juniors and Seniors will report to the main gym and commons area during testing. Those students will participate in a variety of activities/presentations on college and career readiness. Students will be in the non-tester area until they are dismissed for lunch.
2022 National Advocacy Summit
The 2022 Save the Children Action Network(SCAN) National Advocacy Summit was held on September 18th-20th. Representatives from the Spring Valley Chapter of SCAN joined others in Washington, DC to learn about advocating. Specifically, the Summit focused on the Farm Bill and the MIECHV(Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting program) Program. Gabrielle Dissinger (President), Beverly Holton(Vice President) and Mrs .Angel Coleman(Club Advisor) attended the Advocacy Summit. The SCAN Chapter representatives went to Capital Hill and on that Monday to meet with staffers from Senator Lindsay Graham, Senator Tim Scott and Representative Joe Wilson’s office.
HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME
Senior Shirt Voting
SENIORS Vote for your favorite Senior Shirt! Voting is open until October 14th.
POWDERPUFF INTEREST MEETING
Interested in a career in teaching? This scholarship might be for YOU!
The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program is entering its 24th year of offering the state’s brightest and best students up to $24,000 over four years to become South Carolina educators.
Here’s what you need to know about the Teaching Fellows Program.
Includes enrichment programs, professional development, and leadership opportunities Supplies up to a $6,000 fellowship annually for four years (as long as the student is in the process of completing a degree leading to initial teacher certification and meets the criteria to continue in the Program) Requires participants to agree to teach/serve in an approved educational capacity in a South Carolina public school one year for each year funding is received and sign a Promissory Note along with a surety.
Teaching Fellows must attend one of the eleven Teaching Fellows Institutions. These include Anderson University, Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, Coastal Carolina University, College of Charleston, Francis Marion University, Lander University, USC Aiken, USC Columbia, USC Upstate, and Winthrop University.
The Teaching Fellows application is available at https://www.cerra.org/teaching-fellows-application.html
Bank of America Teacher of the Year
NEWS19 Teacher of the Week
Women’s Soccer HoneyBaked Ham Fundraiser
As you begin to make plans for your family gatherings during the holiday season, please consider purchasing a gift card to use towards your purchase of a HoneyBaked Ham or some of their other fabulous sides. Funds raised by the soccer program will go towards the purchase of equipment, uniforms, and apparel for both the JV and Varsity programs.
**POSTPONED** Storage Clean Out Day
Due to the incoming weather, set storage clean out day has been postponed until October 15th. Anybody interested should come to behind the auditorium/ side of the school close to the senior lot near the tennis courts at 10am on Saturday, October 15th. Service Hours will still be given!!!
SAT BOOT CAMP
We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of October 14th-16th. This camp will help students to prepare for the SAT exams.
Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp
Friday, October 14th 4:00pm-8:30pm
Saturday, October 15th 9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)
Sunday, October 16th 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: $399
Discounted Cost: $199 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 www.tutorsacrossamerica.com
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.
SAT/ACT PREP WORKSHOP
Spring Valley High School will be offering a Prep workshop on Tuesday, October 25th.
The SAT/ACT preparation course through ATTEST LLC will take place in person. The session is from 8:45 a.m -1:30pm. The concepts covered are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre- Calculus, Grammatical Writing, Evidence Based Reading & Writing. Students will have breaks throughout and a lunch break. Students attending the session will receive an excused absence for their participation. The deadline to sign up is October 18th. Class is limited to the first (75) to sign up.For 11th and 12th Graders Only.
Green and Gold Magazine
COLLEGE APPLICATION DAY
ParentSquare for Parents
StudentSquare for Students
Girls Lacrosse Interest Meeting
SVEF Golf Tournament
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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.