Viking Update Post

February 14th Viking Update

Hearts Day at the Valley

Hearts Day at Spring Valley is a long standing tradition. Every staff member and student has a labeled heart placed on the wall the evening before Valentine’s Day. When everyone arrives at school on Valentine’s Day, they walk into a school covered with hearts. The seniors receive pink hearts that are placed on the first floor. Juniors get red hearts, placed on the second floor. Sophomores and Freshmen have red hearts placed on the third floor. The idea is for students to walk around during the week to write nice messages on their friends’ hearts. At the end of the week, students are encouraged to take their hearts home. The hearts are cut and labeled by the Freshmen STUCO, who begin the work in September. The Freshmen work very hard, before school, during lunch, after school, and even taking work home over the weekend or breaks. Throughout the years, we try new things to keep this tradition fresh. As a former student of Spring Valley, who still has all their hearts, it is one of my favorite traditions. 

Spring Valley High School Named 2023 National Magnet School of Excellence

Spring Valley High School, home of the Discovery and Explorations magnet programs, has been named a 2023 National Magnet School of Excellence by Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools. The excellence demonstrated by Discovery and Explorations has earned the magnet programs a merit award every year since 2017.

The Discovery and Explorations magnet programs seek to provide our students with an
innovative, academically challenging experience centered on rigorous mathematics and science education through unique, student-centered research and internship opportunities. Our educators strive to establish meaningful relationships with each student and family, set consistently high expectations for all learners, empower each student with the tools to reach his/her full potential, and continuously inspire exploration, discovery, and creativity in our students. Our vision is to
develop a well-rounded scholar who has the ability to use scientific inquiry, mathematical tools, and twenty-first-century technology skills to succeed and solve problems in our rapidly changing world. Discovery and Explorations challenge students to embrace diversity and become culturally responsible, caring citizens in the global community.

Ms. Kim Bouchey, Mr. Jeff Temoney, and Dr. Michelle Wyatt will be recognized and
receive a National Magnet School of Excellence Merit Award on behalf of the school during an awards ceremony held at Magnet Schools of America’s 40th National Conference hosted by Dallas Independent School District, April 18-22, 2023.

Magnet School of Excellence Awards are only given to a select group of magnet schools. Schools of Excellence are eligible to receive monetary awards and are eligible to be named the nation’s top Elementary, Secondary, or New & Emerging Magnet School. One of the Schools of Excellence will also be selected to win $5,000 and the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award, which is considered the most prestigious magnet school award in the nation.

To receive a national merit award, members of Magnet Schools of America must submit a detailed application that is scored by a panel of educators. These schools are judged and scored on their demonstrated ability to raise student academic achievement, promote racial and socioeconomic diversity, provide integrated curricula and instruction, and create strong family and community partnerships that enhance the school’s magnet theme. To learn more about the national merit awards program, please visit

4th Quarter Junior Privilege

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 March 24th to Ms. Blue, in the Library.

Moe’s Taco Kit Fundraiser

Welcome to Moe’s- Fundraiser! Order your premade Taco Kits at the link below-the Taco Kits (feeds 4-6) for $39.99, ​with ground beef, chicken and our FAMOUS QUESO! For each kit sold $5 will be donated back to our Women’s Soccer Team! If we get over 51 kits sold then, $10 will be given back to Spring Valley High Women’s Soccer. ORDER TODAY!

Senior Tributes for the 2023 Yearbook

Palmetto Girls State


SVHS Volleyball Interest Meeting

SVEF Auction : Back to 80s Party

Miss Spring Valley Pageant

Class of 2023 Graduation


Save the Date! : PROM 2023

Spring Valley’s Got Talent

Attendance Matters


The annual Richland 2 Hackathon is scheduled to be March 3rd at R2i1. Nate O’Neill has sent out this script to announce it to students:

Students! Friday, March 3, you can participate in an all-day event at R2i2!

You will work through the design thinking process to hack a problem in your school or community! You are in charge of making a real CHANGE!

This is open to all high school students, and we’d love to see you there.

Transportation, Lunch, and Dinner are provided! For more information, check out a flyer around campus! Come see Mrs. Zweimiller in D204 for permission forms. These are due back no later than February 24th!





Spring College Fair

Boys Lacrosse Schedule



ParentSquare for Parents

StudentSquare for Students


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.