Viking Update Post

January 13th Viking Update

No School Tomorrow

No School Monday, January 17th

Monday, January 18th schools will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. Enjoy your break!

SAT/ACT Workshop

The SAT/ ACT preparation course through Attest Test Prep is being offered this school year. It takes place on February 4th, 2021 in person. The session is from 8:45 a.m.- 1:26 p.m. The concepts covered are Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Pre Calculus Grammatical Writing, Evidence Based Reading & Writing. Students will have breaks throughout and a half hour lunch break. Students can bring a lunch or bagged lunch will provided. Students attending the session will receive an excused absence for their participation.

SAT/ACT WORKSHOP SIGN UP FORM

Financial Aid 101 Tools to Pay for Your College Education

Financial Aid 101

Tools to Pay for Your College Education

( Spanish Presentation-Virtual)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

6:30pm-7:30pm

Presenter: Ms. Alba Cobos, Office of Admissions | Georgia Southern University 

Sponsor: Richland Northeast High School (RNE) College Center

Open to all Richland School District 2 high school students, parents and guardians

Questions: Email Mrs. Cynthia James, RNE College Specialist, cjames@richland2.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Presentation will cover:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-What is FAFSA and Why Completed FAFSA?

Grants

Scholarships

Loans

Student Employment

Schedule Change Request

SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST FORM

COVID UPDATE

Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at ewalter@richland2.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Spring Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held January 18th/19th in the Auditorium after school. Please pick up an audition sheet and sign up for an audition time outside of Mrs. Curtis’ room- Room A119 You must have a signed audition sheet to Audition. Sheet may be turned in at your Audition or before to Mrs. Curtis. More information is in the SV Players Google Classroom- code gp6insc

Key Club’s Just Socks January!

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. Other Spring Valley students, employees, and staff are welcome to join by donating or participating in our Sock Spirit Week, which will be from January 24th-28th (more information to come)! Drop off donations inside the box in the atrium or with Mrs. Reeves in room E303! All forms of participation are greatly appreciated!

Run with Rotary

The Blythewood Rotary Club is hosting the first annual half marathon and fun run in Blythewood on Saturday, January 22nd.We would love your students to be part of this race.

Here are the links to register for the race.

https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=3840
strictlyrunning.com – click on the Run with Rotary tile to get more information and     register.

Allen University Juniors and Seniors Day: Link-Up with AU

REGISTER HERE

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOVIKINGS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

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.

Viking Update Post

January 12th Viking Update

Congratulations to SV Alumni Channing Tindall !

Congratulations to Spring Valley Alumni Channing Tindall for winning the 2022 College Football National Championship with his team the Georgia Bulldogs. Spring Valley was glad to have Channing stop by the school today and visit his old stomping grounds. #ForeverViking

TOMORROW’S SCHEDULE

Viking Sports Update 1/3-1/9

VIKING SPORTS UPDATE

Financial Aid 101 Tools to Pay for Your College Education

Financial Aid 101

Tools to Pay for Your College Education

( Spanish Presentation-Virtual)

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

6:30pm-7:30pm

Presenter: Ms. Alba Cobos, Office of Admissions | Georgia Southern University 

Sponsor: Richland Northeast High School (RNE) College Center

Open to all Richland School District 2 high school students, parents and guardians

Questions: Email Mrs. Cynthia James, RNE College Specialist, cjames@richland2.org

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Presentation will cover:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-What is FAFSA and Why Completed FAFSA?

Grants

Scholarships

Loans

Student Employment

Schedule Change Request

SCHEDULE CHANGE REQUEST FORM

COVID UPDATE

Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at ewalter@richland2.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Spring Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held January 18th/19th in the Auditorium after school. Please pick up an audition sheet and sign up for an audition time outside of Mrs. Curtis’ room- Room A119 You must have a signed audition sheet to Audition. Sheet may be turned in at your Audition or before to Mrs. Curtis. More information is in the SV Players Google Classroom- code gp6insc

Key Club’s Just Socks January!

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. Other Spring Valley students, employees, and staff are welcome to join by donating or participating in our Sock Spirit Week, which will be from January 24th-28th (more information to come)! Drop off donations inside the box in the atrium or with Mrs. Reeves in room E303! All forms of participation are greatly appreciated!

College Board Recognition

We are pleased to announce that several Spring Valley High School students have been designated as College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholars, based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP. A

Aaliya Wiggs

Congratulations Vikings!

Run with Rotary

The Blythewood Rotary Club is hosting the first annual half marathon and fun run in Blythewood on Saturday, January 22nd.We would love your students to be part of this race.

Here are the links to register for the race.

https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=3840
strictlyrunning.com – click on the Run with Rotary tile to get more information and     register.

Allen University Juniors and Seniors Day: Link-Up with AU

REGISTER HERE

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOVIKINGS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

After School Tutoring

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Copy-of-Yellow-Bold-Text-Tutor-Flyer.png

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.

Viking Update Post

January 7th Viking Update


Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes.  We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.  

Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams.  This includes help sessions for End of Course (EOC) exams for Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 2, and U.S. History courses.

COVID UPDATE

Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at ewalter@richland2.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Spring Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held January 18th/19th in the Auditorium after school. Please pick up an audition sheet and sign up for an audition time outside of Mrs. Curtis’ room- Room A119 You must have a signed audition sheet to Audition. Sheet may be turned in at your Audition or before to Mrs. Curtis. More information is in the SV Players Google Classroom- code gp6insc

Key Club’s Just Socks January!

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. Other Spring Valley students, employees, and staff are welcome to join by donating or participating in our Sock Spirit Week, which will be from January 24th-28th (more information to come)! Drop off donations inside the box in the atrium or with Mrs. Reeves in room E303! All forms of participation are greatly appreciated!

Upcoming Daily Schedule Changes

Over the next few weeks we will be following a few different bell schedules.  School start and end times will not change but our bell schedules will be different.  Please make sure you review this information and are prepared for classes each day.  This information will be posted around the school to assist our students in making sure they know the correct schedule.

Our regular Green and Gold bell schedules will resume on Monday January 24th.

Run with Rotary

The Blythewood Rotary Club is hosting the first annual half marathon and fun run in Blythewood on Saturday, January 22nd.We would love your students to be part of this race.

Here are the links to register for the race.

https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=3840
strictlyrunning.com – click on the Run with Rotary tile to get more information and     register.

Teacher Recruitment Fair

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

After School Tutoring

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Copy-of-Yellow-Bold-Text-Tutor-Flyer.png

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.

Viking Update Post

January 6th Viking Update

Spring Valley Senior Named Nations Top Scientists in Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022

 Spring Valley Discovery seniors, Eileen Chen and Shyam Ganesh Babu, have been named Regeneron Science Talent Search 2022 Scholars. The Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS), a program of Society for Science & the Public, is the nation’s most prestigious pre-college science and math competition. Alumni of STS have made extraordinary contributions to science and hold more than 100 of the world’s most distinguished science and math honors, including the Nobel Prize and the National Medal of Science.

Each year, 300 Regeneron STS scholars and their schools are recognized. Scholars were selected based on the scientific rigor and world-changing potential of their research projects. Each scholar, selected from 1,818 entrants, receives a $2,000 award with an additional $2,000 going to his or her respective school. From that select pool of scholars, 40 student finalists (announced January 20) will be invited to Washington, D.C. in March to participate in final judging, display their work to the public, meet with notable scientists, and compete for awards, including the top award of $250,000.

The Regeneron Science Talent Search provides students with a national stage to present original research and celebrates the hard work and novel discoveries of young scientists who are bringing a fresh perspective to significant global challenges. This year, research projects cover topics from tracking countries’ progress on Sustainable Development Goals to the impact of states’ individual COVID-19 responses, and improving the tools used to diagnose Alzheimer’s to analyzing the effects of virtual learning on education.  

“Amid an unprecedented and ongoing global health crisis, we are incredibly inspired to see such an extraordinary group of young leaders who are using the power of STEM to solve the world’s most intractable challenges,” said Maya Ajmera, President and CEO of Society for Science, Publisher of Science News and 1985 Science Talent Search alum. “The ingenuity and creativity that each one of these scholars possesses has shown just how much intellectual curiosity and passion can thrive, even in difficult times.” 

“Congratulations to this year’s 300 Regeneron Science Talent Search scholars for their remarkable contributions and discoveries in the STEM field,” said Christina Chan, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications & Citizenship at Regeneron. “We are honored to celebrate this new generation of problem solvers who have demonstrated the depth of their innovative thinking, commitment to continuous learning, and ability to tackle global challenges in creative ways.” 

On January 20, 40 of the 300 scholars will be named Regeneron Science Talent Search finalists. The finalists will then compete for more than $1.8 million in awards during a week-long competition taking place March 10-16.  

About the Regeneron Science Talent Search 

The Regeneron Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science since 1942, is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. Each year, nearly 2,000 student entrants submit original research in critically important scientific fields of study and are judged by leading experts in their fields. Unique among high school competitions in the U.S. and around the world, the Regeneron Science Talent Search focuses on identifying, inspiring and engaging the nation’s most promising young scientists who are creating the ideas that could solve society’s most urgent challenges. 

In 2017, Regeneron became only the third sponsor of the Science Talent Search as a way to help reward and celebrate the best and brightest young minds and encourage them to pursue careers in STEM as a way to positively impact the world. Through its 10-year, $100 million commitment, Regeneron nearly doubled the overall award distribution to $3.1 million annually, increasing the top award to $250,000 and doubling the awards for the top 300 scholars and their schools to $2,000 each to inspire more young people to engage in science. 

Program alumni include recipients of the world’s most coveted science and math honors, including 13 Nobel Prizes, 11 National Medals of Science, six Breakthrough Prizes, 22 MacArthur Foundation Fellowships and two Fields Medals. 

Learn more at https://www.societyforscience.org/regeneron-sts/.  

About Society for Science 

Society for Science is dedicated to the achievement of young scientists in independent research and to public engagement in science. Established in 1921, the Society is a nonprofit whose vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement. Through its world-class competitions, including the Regeneron Science Talent Search, the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair, the Broadcom MASTERS, and its award-winning magazine, Science News and Science News for Students, Society for Science is committed to inform, educate, and inspire. Learn more at www.societyforscience.org and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (Society4Science).


Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes.  We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.  

Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams.  This includes help sessions for End of Course (EOC) exams for Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 2, and U.S. History courses.

COVID UPDATE

Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at ewalter@richland2.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Spring Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held January 18th/19th in the Auditorium after school. Please pick up an audition sheet and sign up for an audition time outside of Mrs. Curtis’ room- Room A119 You must have a signed audition sheet to Audition. Sheet may be turned in at your Audition or before to Mrs. Curtis. More information is in the SV Players Google Classroom- code gp6insc

Key Club’s Just Socks January!

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. Other Spring Valley students, employees, and staff are welcome to join by donating or participating in our Sock Spirit Week, which will be from January 24th-28th (more information to come)! Drop off donations inside the box in the atrium or with Mrs. Reeves in room E303! All forms of participation are greatly appreciated!

Upcoming Daily Schedule Changes

Over the next few weeks we will be following a few different bell schedules.  School start and end times will not change but our bell schedules will be different.  Please make sure you review this information and are prepared for classes each day.  This information will be posted around the school to assist our students in making sure they know the correct schedule.

Our regular Green and Gold bell schedules will resume on Monday January 24th.

Run with Rotary

The Blythewood Rotary Club is hosting the first annual half marathon and fun run in Blythewood on Saturday, January 22nd.We would love your students to be part of this race.

Here are the links to register for the race.

https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=3840
strictlyrunning.com – click on the Run with Rotary tile to get more information and     register.

Teacher Recruitment Fair

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

After School Tutoring

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Copy-of-Yellow-Bold-Text-Tutor-Flyer.png

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.

Viking Update Post

January 5th Viking Update


Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes.  We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.  

Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams.  This includes help sessions for End of Course (EOC) exams for Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 2, and U.S. History courses.

COVID UPDATE

Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at ewalter@richland2.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Spring Musical Auditions

Auditions for the Spring Musical will be held January 18th/19th in the Auditorium after school. Please pick up an audition sheet and sign up for an audition time outside of Mrs. Curtis’ room- Room A119 You must have a signed audition sheet to Audition. Sheet may be turned in at your Audition or before to Mrs. Curtis. More information is in the SV Players Google Classroom- code gp6insc

Key Club’s Just Socks January!

Throughout January, Spring Valley Key Club will be hosting a sock drive to provide the homeless in our community with a warm pair of socks throughout the cold winter months. Other Spring Valley students, employees, and staff are welcome to join by donating or participating in our Sock Spirit Week, which will be from January 24th-28th (more information to come)! Drop off donations inside the box in the atrium or with Mrs. Reeves in room E303! All forms of participation are greatly appreciated!

Upcoming Daily Schedule Changes

Over the next few weeks we will be following a few different bell schedules.  School start and end times will not change but our bell schedules will be different.  Please make sure you review this information and are prepared for classes each day.  This information will be posted around the school to assist our students in making sure they know the correct schedule.

Our regular Green and Gold bell schedules will resume on Monday January 24th.

Run with Rotary

The Blythewood Rotary Club is hosting the first annual half marathon and fun run in Blythewood on Saturday, January 22nd.We would love your students to be part of this race.

Here are the links to register for the race.

https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=3840
strictlyrunning.com – click on the Run with Rotary tile to get more information and     register.

MATH EOC & FINAL EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS

Teacher Recruitment Fair

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

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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January 4th Viking Update

Semester 1 Exam Schedule

Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes.  We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.  

Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams.  This includes help sessions for End of Course (EOC) exams for Algebra 1, Biology 1, English 2, and U.S. History courses.

COVID UPDATE

Richland Two sent out an update for employees and parents with information on the district’s updated isolation and quarantine procedures for schools released by S.C. DHEC on December 31, 2021.  We encourage you to thoroughly review this information by looking at the Covid-19 Update Newsletter. One important point to note in this update is related to students having to quarantine if they are identified as a close contact.  The below statement from this update outlines that if you are 16 years of age or older, you must have the initial vaccination series and the booster to avoid having to quarantine if considered a close contact.  Please review the Covid-19 Update Newsletter for complete details about this and other changes.

  • To avoid quarantine when identified as a close contact you must have received the vaccine doses you’re eligible for (completed initial vaccination series and booster for ages 16 and up, or completed initial vaccination series for ages 5-15).

Questions about your child being Covid-19 positive or is a close contact of someone who is Covid-19 positive, please contact our school nurse Elisabeth Walter at ewalter@richland2.org or by calling the Health Room at ext. 69092

Upcoming Daily Schedule Changes

Over the next few weeks we will be following a few different bell schedules.  School start and end times will not change but our bell schedules will be different.  Please make sure you review this information and are prepared for classes each day.  This information will be posted around the school to assist our students in making sure they know the correct schedule.

Our regular Green and Gold bell schedules will resume on Monday January 24th.

Run with Rotary

The Blythewood Rotary Club is hosting the first annual half marathon and fun run in Blythewood on Saturday, January 22nd.We would love your students to be part of this race.

Here are the links to register for the race.

https://www.strictlyrunning.com/gpuilreg-8l.asp?uRaceId=3840
strictlyrunning.com – click on the Run with Rotary tile to get more information and     register.

MATH EOC & FINAL EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS

Teacher Recruitment Fair

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

Spread The Word….

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Calling All Vikings! Help us spread the word on all the great things happening at the Valley from Academics, Arts, Athletics, Student Activities and more. Click here and fill out this review survey on the Niche Website. Help us Spread The Word because everyone should know that the Valley is where EXCELLENCE resides.

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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.

Viking Update Post

January 3rd Viking Update

Semester 1 Exam Schedule

On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, we will be having a regular late start schedule (classes begin at 9:30 am that day).  On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, there is no late start and no early bird, classes begin at 8:40 am that day.  Please review the below Semester 1 Exam schedule for more information. 

​Semester 1 Exams will begin on Tuesday January 4, 2022.  Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes.  We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.   Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams. 

MATH EOC & FINAL EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS

Teacher Recruitment Fair

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

Spread The Word….

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Calling All Vikings! Help us spread the word on all the great things happening at the Valley from Academics, Arts, Athletics, Student Activities and more. Click here and fill out this review survey on the Niche Website. Help us Spread The Word because everyone should know that the Valley is where EXCELLENCE resides.

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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.

Viking Update Post

January 1st Viking Update

WINTER BREAK

WINTER DAYS – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS RECAP

Winter Days is a Spring Valley tradition dating back to 1984 and is the largest annual school-wide community outreach project at Spring Valley High School. The project consists of various charitable drives that benefit a number of local community agencies. Committee chairs survey agency needs, set collection goals, and begins the challenge of coordinating this large effort.

”Home for the Holiday’s” as Spring Valley celebrates our 37th Winter Days and 37 years of giving back to our community.  The theme represents us coming back together collectively after going through a national pandemic. Although we may collect physical items to donate, what we really hope to give to others through Winter Days is the knowledge that they are recognized and remembered during the holiday season. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR WINTER DAYS 2021 ASSEMBLY.

UPDATED: SEMESTER 1 EXAM SCHEDULE

There has been a slight change to our Semester 1 Exam Schedule.  On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, we will be having a regular late start schedule (classes begin at 9:30 am that day).  On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, there is no late start and no early bird, classes begin at 8:40 am that day.  Please review the below Semester 1 Exam schedule for more information. 

Viking Update Post

December 17th Viking Update

WINTER BREAK

WINTER DAYS – HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS RECAP

Winter Days is a Spring Valley tradition dating back to 1984 and is the largest annual school-wide community outreach project at Spring Valley High School. The project consists of various charitable drives that benefit a number of local community agencies. Committee chairs survey agency needs, set collection goals, and begins the challenge of coordinating this large effort.

”Home for the Holiday’s” as Spring Valley celebrates our 37th Winter Days and 37 years of giving back to our community.  The theme represents us coming back together collectively after going through a national pandemic. Although we may collect physical items to donate, what we really hope to give to others through Winter Days is the knowledge that they are recognized and remembered during the holiday season. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR WINTER DAYS 2021 ASSEMBLY.

Congratulations to Ky Tayo!

Congratulations to Ky Tayo and his family who are seeing a dream become a reality. Ky seized the opportunity to continue his academic and athletic career on the collegiate level. He will be joining Spring Valley Alumni Anthony Wilson on the campus of Georgia Southern. Fellow classmates, teachers, coaches, staff, and family members filled the auditorium at Spring Valley for his signing ceremony. We wish him continued success during his collegiate career.

Academically Talented Youth Receive Special UofSC Recognition

Congratulations to Payton Davis who received the recognition of Carolina Master Scholar. The University of South Carolina conferred the designation of Carolina Master Scholar to students December 3, 2021, at 5 p.m. at University Conference Center. During the ceremony scholars were presented with a special certificate from the university.

These students constitute the 18th graduating class earning the designation of Carolina Master Scholar for their successful completion of a at least three Adventure Series courses. Carolina Master Scholar Adventure Series is a summer academic program for academically talented rising 6-12 grade students. Adventure Series was chosen “best program” by the University Continuing Education Association and “best program” by SC Association for High Continuing Education.

These outstanding young students completed courses ranging from Aerospace, Creative Writing, Computer Gaming, Culinary Arts, Engineering, Entrepreneurship, Extraordinary Chemistry for Extraordinary Lives, Filmmaking, Forensic Science, Law and Crime, Medicine-Ultrasound, Mechanical Engineering, Pharmacy, 3D Printing, and Vex Robotics. Continuing Education and Conferences extends its appreciation to the university faculty and field experts who coordinate and provide instruction for the Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series.

The program will offer a variety of weeklong academic courses again in summer 2022 and online registration will open in January.

UPDATED: SEMESTER 1 EXAM SCHEDULE

There has been a slight change to our Semester 1 Exam Schedule.  On Wednesday, January 5, 2022, we will be having a regular late start schedule (classes begin at 9:30 am that day).  On Wednesday, January 12, 2022, there is no late start and no early bird, classes begin at 8:40 am that day.  Please review the below Semester 1 Exam schedule for more information. 

​Semester 1 Exams will begin on Tuesday January 4, 2022.  Semester exams occur for all classes, including semester blocks (2 period classes that meet for one semester), semester skinny’s (1 period class that meets for one semester), and year-long skinny (1 period that meets all year) classes.  We will follow a modified schedule for exams beginning Friday, January 7, 2022.   Students should be on the lookout for review opportunities that will help prepare them for semester exams. 

MATH EOC & FINAL EXAM REVIEW SESSIONS

College Board Recognition

We are pleased to announce that several Spring Valley High School students have been designated as College Board National African American Recognition Program Scholars, based on their remarkable academic achievements and outstanding performance on the PSAT and/or AP. A

Aniya Johnson, Bethany Benjamin, Chinira Godfrey, Gregory Bailey, Kaelyn Felix, Lauryn Keels, Paige Bervine-Burke, Paige Turner, Sarah Hedley and Zarah Burleson.

Congratulations Vikings!

VIKING SPORTS UPDATE

VIKING SPORTS UPDATE

Teacher Recruitment Fair

SAT BOOT CAMP

We will once again be partnering with Tutors Across America to provide a discounted SAT Boot Camp over the dates of February 11th – 13th.   This camp will help students to prepare for the Spring SAT exams.

Schedule for the 3-Day (20-hour) SAT Weekend Boot Camp

Friday, February 11th              4:00pm-8:30pm 

Saturday, February 12th          9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

Sunday, February 13th            9:00am-6:00pm (lunch break from 1:00-2:00)

The boot camps are averaging 150-200 point improvements, which represents a 20-40 percentile point increase in just one weekend.  This is a game-changer for your college admissions, as well as scholarships!

Regular Cost of Camp: $299

Discounted Cost: $149 for Spring Valley students.

Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout.

The camp includes two practice exams.  (actual past exams)

Tutors Across America’s Founder, Ryan Fitzgibbons

Achieved a perfect score on the SAT

Scored in the 99th percentile on the ACT (the highest you can get)

Member of Mensa High IQ Society

Completed Bachelors Degree in just 2 years

One of Kaplan’s highest rated teachers in the nation for student score improvement

His students earned over $25 Million in scholarships last year

How To Enroll in the SAT Boot Camp

1. Go to www.tutorsacrossamerica.com  

2. Scroll down through SAT COURSES to find your camp listing.

3. Enroll as directed.

4. Use coupon code GOLIONS at checkout. (you may use your code for any camp that works for you, including ACT and online camps)

100% free scholarships are available.  See your counselor for details.

Spread The Word….

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Calling All Vikings! Help us spread the word on all the great things happening at the Valley from Academics, Arts, Athletics, Student Activities and more. Click here and fill out this review survey on the Niche Website. Help us Spread The Word because everyone should know that the Valley is where EXCELLENCE resides.

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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.

Viking Update Post

December 13th Viking Update

WINTER DAYS SPIRIT WEEK DEC. 13TH – DEC. 17TH

GET YOUR SWEATSHIRT !

Winter Days sweatshirts will be on sale during lunch for $15. Don’t forget to purchase your sweatshirt to wear on Wednesday for WINTER DAYS SPIRIT WEEK.

Congratulations to Our AP Students

Attention all students. If you took any AP Math, Science, English Language, or Literature courses last year and made a score of 3 or better, you have money waiting for you from NMSI! Please stop by the fees office from 8am -4pm until Friday, December 17th to pick up your check! If you have any questions please contact Mr. Glover. Thank you. 

VIKING TEACHER/STAFF OF THE MONTH

Who is your favorite Teacher & Support Staff Employee of The Month? Please take a moment to fill out the December nomination form that was emailed to students and parents. This December we are voting for your favorite Fine Arts & World Language Teachers and Support Staff (Special Service TA’s). Voting will end on December 13th 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.

2021-2022 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

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Teacher Recruitment Fair

Spread The Word….

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Calling All Vikings! Help us spread the word on all the great things happening at the Valley from Academics, Arts, Athletics, Student Activities and more. Click here and fill out this review survey on the Niche Website. Help us Spread The Word because everyone should know that the Valley is where EXCELLENCE resides.

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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.