Viking Update Post

November 21st Viking Update

Thanksgiving Break November 22nd – 24th

Viking Teacher & Classified Employee of the Month of October

Spring Valley “Teacher of the Month” program is designed to recognize teachers who are making a profound and positive difference in the lives of our students. Each month during the school year Spring Valley students, teachers, parents, and staff are given a chance to vote for a teacher and explain how that teacher has made an impact on them. Congratulations to the “Teacher of the Month” for October Mr. Andrew Bozard, Mr. Joshua Drews, and Mrs. Cori Zimmerman.

Spring Valley “Classified Employee of the Month” program is designed to recognize a classified employee who has gone beyond the call of duty. The teachers and staff voted and the winner for October is Mrs. Wendy Dubberly and Mrs. Darlene Porter.

Thank You to our Sponsors Jostens for providing gift cards to our recognize Teachers and Classified Employees of the Month.

Congratulations Mr. Lyles!

Congratulations to Spring Valley’s maintenance employee Micheal Lyles! Mr. Lyles has worked for Richland School District 2 for 40 years. He started working at Richland 2 at the age of 14 working 3 hours after-school at Dent Middle School. A Spring Valley graduate of the class of 1980, his work ethic and dedication show how much of a true Viking he is. Congratulations on reaching this milestone!

Congratulations to Mrs. Boykin!

SVHS English teacher Jennifer Bartell Boykin was one of six honorees at the Recognition of Excellence Awards on November 9, 2023 at the Boyd Horticulture Center at the Hampton-Preston Mansion and Gardens. This annual celebration by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina honors distinguished alumni and friends who have demonstrated outstanding achievement and service to their profession or society.

Jennifer Bartell Boykin is the Poet Laureate of the City of Columbia. She teaches at Spring Valley High School, where she was named the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year. She was born and raised in Bluefield, a community of Johnsonville, SC. She received the MFA in Poetry from the University of South Carolina. Her debut book of poetry, Traveling Mercy, will be released in November 2023 under the name Jennifer Bartell. Her second book of poetry Only Believe is forthcoming from The Word Works. Her poetry has been published in ObsidianCallaloopluck!, The Raleigh Review, kinfolks, Jasper Magazine, the museum americanaScalawag, and Kakalak, among others. She is a 2023 Academy of American Poets Poet Laureate Fellow. An alumna of Agnes Scott College, Jennifer has fellowships from Callaloo and The Watering Hole. She is pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science at USC to become a school librarian.

MAT Review Nights for Alg 2, Geometry, and Alg 1!

Scan the following QR code to sign up for our MAT Review Nights! Students who sign up will receive review materials, tutoring on specific review topics from Spring Valley’s math honor society students, and pizza provided following the tutoring sessions. Please make sure you are on time and ready to learn! Sessions will last from 4:30-6:30 pm. Dec 6 – Algebra 2 Dec 7 – Geometry Dec 8 – Algebra 1

Winter Days: Families Helping Families

2023 Midlands All-Area

Congratulations to our Senior Setter/OPP Remi Stripling for making the 2023 Midlands All-Area Second Team!

Poetry Workshops for Teens


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