Viking Update Post

October 17th Viking Update


Congratulations SVHS Cheer!

Congratulations to Spring Valley cheer who hosted the Viking Invitational last Wednesday, October 11th. Varsity earned 2nd place and JV earned 1ST PLACE keeping the trophy home! 

Spirit Bus To Ridge View

Wednesday, 10/18 Spring Valley cheer will take the mat at Ridge View’s Blazer Batter. There will be a Spirit Bus open to all students/teachers/staff interested in attending and rooting on SV Cheer! Bus leaves at 5:30pm. Students must have their school ID. All tickets are sold online.

Congratulations Dr. Wendy Harriford-Platt !

Congratulations to Spring Valley English teacher Dr. Wendy Harriford-Platt for being chosen as a TED Talk Speaker. Ticket reservations for the event are available on Eventbrite.

Meet Dr. Wendy Harriford-Platt: From Dropout to Inspirational Educator!

Get ready to be inspired by the incredible journey of Dr. Wendy Harriford-Platt, a remarkable member of the Board of Directors for Palmetto Pride Sports and a dedicated educator at Spring Valley High School!

Join Dr. Wendy’s TEDx talk: “Generations of Learning: A Lifelong Journey from College Dropout to Inspiring Educator.”

In this captivating presentation, Dr. Wendy takes us on a transformative odyssey, highlighting the power of resilience, family support, and personal determination. From facing early challenges and being a college dropout due to family responsibilities to earning not one, but three degrees, Dr. Wendy’s story is a testament to the unstoppable spirit of lifelong learning and the pursuit of dreams.

Key Takeaways:
1️⃣ Family as the Pillar: Discover how Dr. Wendy’s unwavering family support became the driving force behind her academic journey, propelling her to overcome obstacles and embrace education as a lifeline.
2️⃣ The Evolution of a Passionate Educator: Explore Dr. Wendy’s transformation from a nontraditional student to an inspirational educator. Witness her dedication to instilling the love of learning in her students and bridging diverse ideas in the classroom.
3️⃣ Legacy of Perseverance: Learn about Dr. Wendy’s father, Willie Lloyd Harriford, Jr., a key figure in Columbia’s civil rights movement, whose legacy continues through her commitment to education and empowerment.

Dr. Wendy Harriford-Platt’s story is a beacon of hope, reminding us that obstacles are stepping stones to greatness. Join us at TEDx to witness her inspiring journey and celebrate the enduring power of education! #GenerationsOfLearning#EducationalEmpowerment#TEDxTalk#ResilienceInEducation

Miss Spring Valley

Richland Two 2023 CTE EXPO

Halloween Trashion Fashion – Sign Up!

If you are in a student group making a costume for Trashion Fashion, please make sure you have filled out the Google Form! Mrs. Zweimiller has tickets for you to sell and needs to confirm participants for T-Shirts.

Trashion Fashion – Order Your Shirts Today!

Check out the merchandise available for sale to support Maui’s recovery efforts! Items range in price from $1 to $20. We have stickers, keychains, mugs, tumblers, and shirts to choose from. Orders will be printed by our Entrepreneurship students as they come in. Payment can be taken as cash, check, or credit card to our Fees office with Mrs. Sebastian. Fill out the Google Form and let her know what it’s for! Fundraising will continue throughout this week in the atrium before school! Reminder: The Trashion Fashion Halloween Show is next Monday at 6:30 in the auditorium! Tickets are still available ($5/ea) and all proceeds go to the Maui Strong Fund!

Key Club’s Be the “I” in Kind

During the first week of Anti-Bullying Month, Key Club hosted a “Be the ‘I’ in Kind” event where students pledged to be kind.

NEWS19 Teacher of the Week




Save the Date

Key Club’s Anti-Bullying Month

October is Key Club’s Anti-Bullying Month. Keep an eye out for more information regarding events each week.


Gear Up News

Gamecocks Esports Event

Gamecocks Esports Show match

  • When: November 10th, 2023 at 5:30pm
  • Where: Close-Hipp Building, 1705 College St, Columbia, SC 29208
  • Game: Rocket League
  • What: Watch a competitive esports match between the USC Gamecocks Esports team and another team TBA, participate in 1-on-1 and group coaching sessions from USC Esport athletes, learn about potential Esport careers and academic offerings here at USC, meet collegiate esport coaches to expand your network, and more!
  • Cost: FREE (food and drinks will be provided – tbd on type of food) 
  • Additional information: please reply to this email to confirm your school’s interest, further information and registration details will be provided in the coming weeks. Please also ensure that there is at least 1 adult chaperone from your school attending the event with students. 



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