Viking Update Post

February 15th Viking Update

Discovery Student Wins 2023 Junior Science & Humanities Symposium

Thirteen Spring Valley Discovery students submitted research papers to the 2023 Department of Defense-sponsored Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), which took place on January 27, 2023. Based on their written research papers, nine students were chosen as Semifinalists (marked with asterisks). Semifinalists presented in Sessions I, II, and III for the opportunity to move on to the Finalist round of presentations. Based on their outstanding oral presentations, Madison Han and Meghan Pasala were chosen as Finalists.

After a second round of presentations by the six finalists, Madison Han was chosen as the overall winner and earned a $2000 scholarship and the opportunity to compete in the oral presentation session at the National JSHS being held on April 12-15, 2023 in Virginia Beach, VA (all expenses paid). Meghan Pasala will also be attending this national symposium and competing in the poster session. Jisoo Lee is the alternate to attend the national symposium. In the non-Semifinalist presentation sessions, Kartik Valluri and Hunarmeet Gill earned second and third place, respectively in Session IV,
Robert Swick earned second place in Session VI, and Joseph Ravindran earned second place in Session VII. Congratulations to these students and their research teachers—Ms. Heather Alexander, Ms. Lindsey Rega, Mrs. Michelle Spigner, and Dr. Michelle Wyatt.

Richland School District 2 Black History Month Honoree Recognition Program

JOIN US: Help celebrate our Black History Month honorees at this year’s Honoree Program! February 27th at 6PM. This event is FREE. Held at R2i2, 763 Fashion Drive. Register for tix:

Spring Valley High School Mrs. Bartell Boykin will be honored. Mrs. Boykin promotes the appreciation and knowledge of poetry in youth in Columbia, SC. We are grateful for her contributions to Black history and culture.

Spring Valley Opens the Season with Two Wins in the Midlands Collaboration Academic Quiz Competition

Spring Valley’s Quiz Bowl team won the first two matches of the 2022-23 Midlands
Collaboration season at Camden High School on January 31st, 2023 by defeating North Central and Camden High Schools with scores of 48-20 and 44-20, respectively. Team members included Max Berg (10), Chelsea McFadden (11), Fionn O’Connor (10), Michael Papaletsos (11), Hunter Shissias (11), and Arijith Venkat (9). The team is coached by Dr. Michelle Wyatt. The team will be back in action on February 7th at Lugoff Elgin High School. Congratulations to these students!

Congratulations to Eamon Wood!

Eamon Wood has been selected as the winner of a $1000 SCASL Collegiate Scholarship. SCASL Collegiate Scholarship provides a scholarship to a graduating media center volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution to South Carolina school librarianship, school library services, and SCASL. SCASL Honor Roll nominees are recognized in the SCASL Messenger and the conference program. They will receive a certificate of merit, a monetary award, and a letter of commendation will be sent to their supervisor, superintendent or school board. Eamon has been an integral part of the Spring Valley Library for four solid years and his service to the Spring Valley library has been invaluable. Congratulations Eamon!

Welcome Nygel Pearson!

Welcome to the Viking Family new Head Football Coach, Nygel Pearson!!

College Board Recognition

Congratulations to the following students Gregory Bailey II, Ashlyn Blackburn, Heaven Franklin, and Anna Gibson who completed steps on their BigFuture dashboard and were entered into scholarship drawings. They earned $500 scholarships for two or four year institutions.

BigFuture from College Board is a free online planning guide that helps all students take the right first step after high school. Every month, BigFuture awards $500 and $40,000 scholarships to students who take steps toward their career and the education they need to reach it.

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.