Viking Update Post

January 5th Viking Update

Exams Start Tomorrow

Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Bartell Boykin!

Photo by Lester Boykin

Jennifer Bartell Boykin, an English teacher at Spring Valley High, has been named Poet Laureate of the City of Columbia. The role of a poet laureate is to promote poetry throughout the city. Her four-year term began on January 1, 2023. Click the links below to read two articles below on this great achievement:

The Post and Courier: Columbia’s First Poet Laureate Passes the Torch

SC Now: Johnsonville Native’s Life Entwined with Poetry

Congratulations Mrs. Boykin your Viking family is so proud of you !

Off-Campus Lunch Pass: Junior Privilege Application

A second-semester junior is eligible for off-campus lunch provided that he/she meets specific qualifications and does not violate school policies pertaining to the Responsibilities Earns Privileges Program. Once earning the privilege to leave campus at lunch, the student will forfeit it for the remainder of the year if she/he is suspended for any reason or earns a D or F at the end of the grading period. “Junior Privilege” does not entitle student-parking privileges. Any student leaving campus is expected to represent Spring Valley High School in an exemplary manner characteristic of Viking behavior and academics.

Junior Privilege Application

Applications are Due by January 20th to Ms. Blue, in the Library.

Class of 2024 Pinning & Ring Ceremony

Auditions for Mamma Mia

SV Players will be holding Auditions for Mamma Mia, our spring musical on January 18th and 19th. You can choose which day to come! You must be prepared with about 30 seconds of a song in the vocal range of the gender you want a role for(meaning if you are wanting one of the female roles, do not come in and try to sing a song that is meant for a guy to perform). Sign up for a time to audition on that Wednesday or Thursday outside of Mrs. Curtis’ door- Room A-119 and pick up a Parent/ Student Signature Sheet. You will need this sheet signed by a parent or guardian in order to audition. You will also need to attend the Dance Audition on Friday, January 20th if you have questions please email Mrs. Curtis or stop by her room and ask her!


Who is your favorite Teacher & Support Staff Employee of The Month? Please take a moment to fill out the November nomination form that was emailed to students and parents. This January we are voting for your favorite PE, JROTC, Counseling, Career Prep Teacher and Support Staff (Custodial and Maintenance Staff). Voting will end on January 27th at 4:00 pm. The winner for each month will be selected and announced at the designated time. Please note that your nomination letter will be shared with the teacher and classified employee selected.

Spring ESPORTS @ R2I2

Women’s Basketball Schedule

Boy’s Basketball Schedule

Boys Lacrosse Schedule



Job Postings for Students

ParentSquare for Parents

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StudentSquare for Students

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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.

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