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April 16th Viking Update

CLASS OF 2021 UPDATED SENIOR INFORMATION

Dear Parents of Richland Two Seniors,

Richland Two has important changes to share about graduations for the Class of 2021. District leadership has made the decision to move the graduations to Harry Parone Stadium and students will receive tickets for four guests.

Click here to print graduation announcement change of venue cards to insert into your graduation announcements.

Due to the change in venue, the dates and times of graduations have changed to the following:

June 8:

8 a.m. Spring Valley High
7 p.m. Ridge View High

June 9

8 a.m. Richland Northeast High

7 p.m. Blythewood High

June 10

8 a.m. Westwood High

The district is taking steps to ensure that these celebrations of student achievement are memorable and most importantly, safe. Please review the information below carefully. 

MASKS

Masks are required for admission. Guests are asked to bring their own masks to the ceremony.

SEATING

Inside the stadium, guests and students will be required to maintain social-distancing. 

STREAMING

Ceremonies will be streamed live online at www.richland2.org/livestream

Please be on the lookout for more information from your schools and the district’s Communications Office as we continue to finalize the plans for these special ceremonies for our students. Thank you for your support, understanding and patience.

Sincerely,

Libby Roof
Chief Communications Officer

FRENCH WEEK APRIL 19TH -23RD

2021 Color Guard Training & Auditions

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SPRING VALLEY WORD POETRY CLUB NEWSLETTER

WORD POETRY CLUB MARCH NEWSLETTER

STUDENT JOBS: HELP WANTED – URGENTLY HIRING!

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The Homeless Period Project Drive

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The donation box is located outside the Guidance Office. Please contact Mrs. Draft at cdraft@richland2.org if you have any questions.

Clemson Student Summit

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Dual Enrollment

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50th Reunion for SVHS Class of 71

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Yearbook Senior Tributes

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

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As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

How to Verify Your Child’s Address for P-EBT

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Click here for FAQ

Any Questions Please Contact Spring Valley Social Worker Venesia Johnson at vejohnson@richland2.org

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April 1st Viking Update

Teacher Workday Tomorrow

Spring Break April 5th – April 9th

The Homeless Period Project Drive

The donation box is located outside the Guidance Office. Please contact Mrs. Draft at cdraft@richland2.org if you have any questions.

Second Semester Exam Schedule

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Clemson Student Summit

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Class of 2021 Graduation Info

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CLICK HERE

Dual Enrollment

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SAVE THE DATE PROM 2021

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50th Reunion for SVHS Class of 71

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Yearbook Senior Tributes

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

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As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

How to Verify Your Child’s Address for P-EBT

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Click here for FAQ

Any Questions Please Contact Spring Valley Social Worker Venesia Johnson at vejohnson@richland2.org

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March 29th Viking Update Post

Jostens Senior Delivery

SOAR

Richland Two is planning to offer SOAR (Summer Opportunity for Academic Readiness), a FREE, in-person extended learning camp.

The program is open to all students currently enrolled in pre-kindergarten through eleventh grade.

Why: 1. Elementary students will be previewing ELA and math standards, content, and skills for the upcoming school year.

2. Middle school students will focus on math and ELA.

3. High School students will be previewing content for the upcoming school year. Example: If your student is enrolled in English 2 for 21-22, the student will preview the course to have a strong foundation for the new school year.

Click here for more information.

Palmetto Boys State

We are please that Palmetto Boys State has received permission to hold its program live, in the strictest compliance with CDC, DHEC and Anderson University COVID-19 policies from Sunday, June 13, 2021 – Saturday, June 19, 2021. Young men who are nominated MUST be rising high school seniors, and have demonstrated leadership in some area of school activities.

For more information, please look at Boys State website at shorturl.at/bcvwO

BOYS STATE APPLICATION

The Library @ Lunch

Scholarship Informational Workshop

Clemson Student Summit

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Lifeguard Training Courses

Class of 2021 Graduation Info

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CLICK HERE

Dual Enrollment

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SAVE THE DATE PROM 2021

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50th Reunion for SVHS Class of 71

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MARCH MADNESS: BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

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Click HERE for more information

Yearbook Senior Tributes

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

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As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

How to Verify Your Child’s Address for P-EBT

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Click here for FAQ

Any Questions Please Contact Spring Valley Social Worker Venesia Johnson at vejohnson@richland2.org

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March 10th Viking Update Post

Social Worker Appreciation Week

Happy Social Work Appreciation week to Mrs. Veneisa Johnson! In her role as school social worker Veneisa is able to light the way, emphasizing the whole child, collaborating with other professionals, linking students and families with needed services, and advocating for all school social workers.  

Celebrated each March, National Professional Social Work Month is an opportunity for social workers across the country to turn the spotlight on the profession and highlight the important contributions they make to society. Our nation’s almost 700,000 social workers have amazing tenacity and talent.

They confront some of the most challenging issues facing individuals, families, communities, and society and forge solutions that help people reach their full potential and make our nation a better place to live.

SAVE THE DATE PROM 2021

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB ….

Tri-M Music Honors Society

We are excited to announce that the Tri-M Music Honors Society will be coming back to Spring Valley this year! Although we have limited time, we hope to still meet and brainstorm plans for a service project before this school year ends. If you are interested in participating in this honors society, please fill out this interest form by 7 PM on Tuesday, March 16th. Thank you! Interest form: https://forms.gle/S88yJRg27JaS1Axa9

50th Reunion for SVHS Class of 71

MARCH MADNESS: BATTLE OF THE BOOKS

Click HERE for more information.

You and Two Parent Newsletter

RICHLAND TWO PARENTS NEWSLETTERS

Midlands Youth Apprenticeship

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Welcome to Moe’s Girls Soccer Fundraiser

Welcome to Moe’s- School Fundraiser! Order your premade Taco Kits at the link below-the Taco Kits (feeds 4-6) for $29.99, with ground beef, chicken and our FAMOUS QUESO!

You have until Tuesday, March 16 to order, with pickup after practice at Spring Valley on Wednesday, March 17. And pick up is just as easy. The kits are premade, so you just pull up and they hand you the kit. Take it home and dinner is ready.

Feed the family and help fund our school! Click HERE to pre order your kit.

Summer Employment & Work-Based Learning

MEBA has compiled a listing of business and community partners offering summer employment opportunities, internships and other work-based learning opportunities.  For students needing assistance with resume writing and interview preparation, visit MEBA’s Building Your Career resource guide on the our website at https://www.mebasc.com/build-your-career/.

Join the Teacher Cadet Class of 2021/2022!

Interested in a career in the education field? Consider Teacher Cadets!

The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically talented, high-achieving, high school students with exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the Program is to develop future community leaders who will become civic advocates for public education.

This dual enrollment course is open to juniors and seniors by application only. To learn more, email Mrs. Dilley at rdilley@richland2.org and/or students may join the Google Classroom at this link

ONLINE ACT/SAT BOOTCAMP WEEKEND

Focus on Your Future Friday

The Community Response Team at City of Columbia Police Department will present the Explorer Program for Youth, ages 14 -20 years of age, as well as career pathways.  This program is for students in middle and high school who are interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement, as well as parents and educators. Join Virtually:https://zoom.us/j/97504645057

SENIOR T-SHIRT DESIGN SUBMISSION

Seniors,

We’ve heard requests for an EPIC Class of 2021 t-shirt, and we thought it would be fun to let you, our senior class, come up with your class shirt. So, we are excited to be launching our first ever t-shirt design competition!

There will be three finalists chosen from the submissions, and YOU, the Class of 2021, will get to vote on your favorite of the three designs. The name, username and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

Submission Rules Eligibility:
This contest is open to all Spring Valley Seniors qualifying to graduate during the 2020-2021 school year.

SENIOR T-SHIRT DESIGN FORM

Design:
Please upload your design in one or more of the following formats: PSD, Adobe Illustrator, jpeg, or PDF. Please submit a high resolution image to ensure the highest quality of printing.

The top three designs will be selected by Seniors and finalists will be voted on during the second round of voting.

The winning design will be on the official Spring Valley Class of 2021 t-shirts and the shirt will be made available for all graduates to order beginning in April of 2021.

Please make sure that your design is appropriate for a school t-shirt.

Process/Timeline:
Deadline for submission: Thursday, March 11th (midnight)

Selection of the top three submissions: Friday, March 12th

The top three designs will be voted on by their peers (Seniors) Monday, March 15th

The winning design will be announced: Tuesday, March 16th

Good luck to everyone, we can’t wait to see your creative designs!

Senior T-Shirt Pre-Order Form

Seniors!! Please click here to complete the following form to pre-order your senior t-shirt. Remember, there is NO charge to you for your shirt. We are in the process of selecting a design that will be selected by the senior class, so there is no design to show at this time. ALL SENIORS will have an opportunity to submit a design that will be voted on by your peers in the coming week.

To speed up the process, we are asking each senior to provide their t-shirt size. If you DO NOT pre-order, there is a possibility that you will not receive a shirt.

All pre-orders must be submitted by Friday, March 12th. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Yearbook Senior Tributes

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Senior Tributes for 2021 Yearbook – As everybody knows, the Class of 2021 has not had the senior year they all imagined. From online learning to virtual pep rallies, students have certainly not experienced the senior year they expected. However, there is still one tradition enduring the unknown circumstances of this school year. Senior tributes are one part of senior year that you can count on through photos and written sentiments. In these unpredictable times, make sure to remember and encapsulate this time in your senior’s life. Take this opportunity to recognize his or her accomplishments with a personal tribute in the 2021 edition of the Spring Valley yearbook, Saga. This yearbook is one of the few celebrations of the Class of 2021, let your student remember all the special people and happenings from high school. Personal tributes are available in a variety of sizes and prices.

Heart Health Month Continues with Key Club!

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Be heart healthy with Key Club. Each week in March we will focus on ways to be heart healthy! You can join us in our efforts and make a donation to Spring Valley’s Heart Healthy Team by clicking here.

2021 STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

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South Carolina high school juniors and seniors are invited to honor outstanding South Carolina African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the South Carolina Department of Education’s Strong Men & Women in South Carolina History student writing contest. Five (5) winning essays will be chosen. Submit your 500-word essay below by April 23, 2021 for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for your school!

Winners

  • Winning students will receive an Apple MacBook Air.
  • Winning students’ schools will receive an award of $1,000.
  • Winning students and their school representatives MUST attend the ceremony to receive their awards.

Click here for more information.

Palmetto Girls State

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Attention Junior girls, 

American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is coming this summer! ALA PGS is a weeklong summer program designed to immerse you in a real, functioning government, in the mythical State of Palmetto. You’ll meet lots of new friends from across the state, and you may even be eligible for some college scholarships! 

The 74th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is now accepting applications for delegate selection. Each year, ALA PGS is held to provide a unique forum for the state’s rising high school senior girls to learn about government and the political process. This year’s PGS will be held virtually from Sunday, June 13, to Friday, June 18. ALA PGS allows young women to expand their leadership skills and meet other outstanding young women from across the state. Some delegates even form lifelong bonds from their time at ALA PGS. 

It is an honor to be selected as a delegate to American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State. The American Legion and its Auxiliary sponsor Boys and Girls State to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. State programs are held nationally, and alumni of these programs are known and recognized nationwide for their academic achievement and civic leadership. Many alumni of Palmetto Boys and Girls State have gone on to successfully run for local and state office in South Carolina. Colleges and universities also offer scholarships to Boys and Girls State alumni. 

If you’re interested in this awesome opportunity, please click here and complete the application for consideration. Applications are due by March 12. All applications must be completed on the online application form and submitted to Mrs. Olisa Ashford, Student Activities Director via email at oashford@richland2.org. NOTE: You may print and complete the application and scan it to me at the email address provided above. If you have any questions about PGS or the application process, please Olisa Ashford at 803-699-3500 ext.69253 or by email at oashford@richland2.org.

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

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On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

GIRLS IN STEM

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

QUICK JOBS AT MTC

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Community Career Connections

The Community Career Connections Parent and Student Information Night will take place Tuesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm virtually.  The meeting access link will be emailed to all registered parents the morning of the event.  Spring Valley Career Specialist, Mrs. Wright, has partnered with Gear UP and the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) which will facilitate a panel discussion of various community career industry representatives featuring jobs that are in high demand. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Please use this link to register for the meeting:  https://tinyurl.com/CCCParentWorkshop If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Wright, vawright@richland2.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the virtual session March 16th at 6:00 pm. 

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March 5th Viking Update Post

Twenty-Fifth Annual Discovery Research Virtual Symposium

The Twenty-Fifth Annual Discovery Research Symposium is this Saturday (3/6) from 8:00 am-11:00 am and will be in a completely virtual format. Please find information here; make sure you scroll to the bottom of the website to see the Program Booklet. Independent student research is an integral part of the curriculum for the Discovery Program. Sophomores and juniors conduct their research under the direction of their Research instructors, Ms. Lindsey Rega, Mrs. Michelle Spigner, and Dr. Michelle Wyatt, or they work with a mentor in an outside research facility. The sophomore students presenting today will either continue research in these areas or will select a new project for their junior year research. Junior Discovery students complete their requirements for research with these presentations. Please join us to celebrate their amazing accomplishments, particularly given the challenges they have faced this year!!

Summer Employment & Work-Based Learning

MEBA has compiled a listing of business and community partners offering summer employment opportunities, internships and other work-based learning opportunities.  For students needing assistance with resume writing and interview preparation, visit MEBA’s Building Your Career resource guide on the our website at https://www.mebasc.com/build-your-career/.

Harrison Huntley Gives Back

Spring Valley student Harrison Huntley has decided to give back to the Spring Valley Athletic Department for his Eagle Scout project. The Eagle Scout project consisted of creating 5 ice cooler stands for the sports teams and a cubby Storage for our athletic trainer Julie Sandy to keep athletes backpacks in while they are being seen by her. Harrison we appreciate your contribution to our SV Athletic Department. Go Viking!

Join the Teacher Cadet Class of 2021/2022!

Interested in a career in the education field? Consider Teacher Cadets!

The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet Program is to encourage academically talented, high-achieving, high school students with exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the Program is to develop future community leaders who will become civic advocates for public education.

This dual enrollment course is open to juniors and seniors by application only. To learn more, email Mrs. Dilley at rdilley@richland2.org and/or students may join the Google Classroom at this link

ONLINE ACT/SAT BOOTCAMP WEEKEND

Focus on Your Future Friday

SENIOR T-SHIRT DESIGN SUBMISSION

Seniors,

We’ve heard requests for an EPIC Class of 2021 t-shirt, and we thought it would be fun to let you, our senior class, come up with your class shirt. So, we are excited to be launching our first ever t-shirt design competition!

There will be three finalists chosen from the submissions, and YOU, the Class of 2021, will get to vote on your favorite of the three designs. The name, username and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.

Submission Rules Eligibility:
This contest is open to all Spring Valley Seniors qualifying to graduate during the 2020-2021 school year.

SENIOR T-SHIRT DESIGN FORM

Design:
Please upload your design in one or more of the following formats: PSD, Adobe Illustrator, jpeg, or PDF. Please submit a high resolution image to ensure the highest quality of printing.

The top three designs will be selected by Seniors and finalists will be voted on during the second round of voting.

The winning design will be on the official Spring Valley Class of 2021 t-shirts and the shirt will be made available for all graduates to order beginning in April of 2021.

Please make sure that your design is appropriate for a school t-shirt.

Process/Timeline:
Deadline for submission: Thursday, March 11th (midnight)

Selection of the top three submissions: Friday, March 12th

The top three designs will be voted on by their peers (Seniors) Monday, March 15th

The winning design will be announced: Tuesday, March 16th

Good luck to everyone, we can’t wait to see your creative designs!

Senior T-Shirt Pre-Order Form

Seniors!! Please click here to complete the following form to pre-order your senior t-shirt. Remember, there is NO charge to you for your shirt. We are in the process of selecting a design that will be selected by the senior class, so there is no design to show at this time. ALL SENIORS will have an opportunity to submit a design that will be voted on by your peers in the coming week.

To speed up the process, we are asking each senior to provide their t-shirt size. If you DO NOT pre-order, there is a possibility that you will not receive a shirt.

All pre-orders must be submitted by Friday, March 12th. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Yearbook Senior Tributes

Senior Tributes for 2021 Yearbook – As everybody knows, the Class of 2021 has not had the senior year they all imagined. From online learning to virtual pep rallies, students have certainly not experienced the senior year they expected. However, there is still one tradition enduring the unknown circumstances of this school year. Senior tributes are one part of senior year that you can count on through photos and written sentiments. In these unpredictable times, make sure to remember and encapsulate this time in your senior’s life. Take this opportunity to recognize his or her accomplishments with a personal tribute in the 2021 edition of the Spring Valley yearbook, Saga. This yearbook is one of the few celebrations of the Class of 2021, let your student remember all the special people and happenings from high school. Personal tributes are available in a variety of sizes and prices.

Heart Health Month Continues with Key Club!

Be heart healthy with Key Club. Each week in March we will focus on ways to be heart healthy! You can join us in our efforts and make a donation to Spring Valley’s Heart Healthy Team by clicking here.

2021 STUDENT WRITING CONTEST

South Carolina high school juniors and seniors are invited to honor outstanding South Carolina African Americans by participating in Dominion Energy and the South Carolina Department of Education’s Strong Men & Women in South Carolina History student writing contest. Five (5) winning essays will be chosen. Submit your 500-word essay below by April 23, 2021 for a chance to win an Apple MacBook Air and $1,000 for your school!

Winners

  • Winning students will receive an Apple MacBook Air.
  • Winning students’ schools will receive an award of $1,000.
  • Winning students and their school representatives MUST attend the ceremony to receive their awards.

Click here for more information.

Palmetto Girls State

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Attention Junior girls, 

American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is coming this summer! ALA PGS is a weeklong summer program designed to immerse you in a real, functioning government, in the mythical State of Palmetto. You’ll meet lots of new friends from across the state, and you may even be eligible for some college scholarships! 

The 74th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is now accepting applications for delegate selection. Each year, ALA PGS is held to provide a unique forum for the state’s rising high school senior girls to learn about government and the political process. This year’s PGS will be held virtually from Sunday, June 13, to Friday, June 18. ALA PGS allows young women to expand their leadership skills and meet other outstanding young women from across the state. Some delegates even form lifelong bonds from their time at ALA PGS. 

It is an honor to be selected as a delegate to American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State. The American Legion and its Auxiliary sponsor Boys and Girls State to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. State programs are held nationally, and alumni of these programs are known and recognized nationwide for their academic achievement and civic leadership. Many alumni of Palmetto Boys and Girls State have gone on to successfully run for local and state office in South Carolina. Colleges and universities also offer scholarships to Boys and Girls State alumni. 

If you’re interested in this awesome opportunity, please click here and complete the application for consideration. Applications are due by March 12. All applications must be completed on the online application form and submitted to Mrs. Olisa Ashford, Student Activities Director via email at oashford@richland2.org. NOTE: You may print and complete the application and scan it to me at the email address provided above. If you have any questions about PGS or the application process, please Olisa Ashford at 803-699-3500 ext.69253 or by email at oashford@richland2.org.

SVHS ANNUAL AUCTION ONLINE MARCH 1-MARCH 6

Join us this week for lively bidding at: https://www.32auctions.com/SVEF2021

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

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On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

GIRLS IN STEM

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

QUICK JOBS AT MTC

Community Career Connections


The Community Career Connections Parent and Student Information Night will take place Tuesday, March 16th at 6:00 pm virtually.  The meeting access link will be emailed to all registered parents the morning of the event.  Spring Valley Career Specialist, Mrs. Wright, has partnered with Gear UP and the Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA) which will facilitate a panel discussion of various community career industry representatives featuring jobs that are in high demand. 

Please see the attached flyer for more information.  Please use this link to register for the meeting:  https://tinyurl.com/CCCParentWorkshop If you have any questions, contact Mrs. Wright, vawright@richland2.org.  We look forward to seeing you at the virtual session March 16th at 6:00 pm.   

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March 1st Viking Update Post

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Spring Valley JROTC Continues its Winning Ways!

The Spring Valley JROTC continued its streak of winning competitions statewide. Albeit, known for its prowess in drill competitions, the Vikings showed their class in a new area for them–academics! The four-person team (Jacob Stoll, Stephanie Babinec, Sarah Hedley, Rachel Canizares) competed against three other schools virtually in the Ashley Ridge Fierce Fox Combined Meet on Friday, 12 Feb. Spring Valley bested the other schools in a range of questions from ACT/SAT, JROTC drill and customs, and current events. They are still awaiting the results of their bid for the finals of the National JROTC Academic Bowl competition. 
Congratulations to the Spring Valley JROTC Academic Bowl Team!

SVHS Black History Program

Spring Valley Alumni Spotlight

Spring Valley High School alumni spotlight is shining on Reagan Davis. Whether she’s volunteering with doctors in Costa Rica, giving back with her sorority or mentoring Honors freshmen, Reagan Davis is motivated by her passion for helping others in nearly everything she does. An Honors junior she hopes to use her biology major and public health minor to become a women’s health physician and fight the disproportionately high maternal mortality rates for Black women. Click here to read more about the great things Reagan is doing at University of South Carolina Honors Program.  

WORD February Newsletter

WORD POETRY FEBRUARY NEWSLETTER

ACT Workshop

The workshop will be from 9:00- 2:00 with a lunch break.

Zoom meeting code: 862 7494 8795 Password: 1600

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86274948795?pwd=c2hjOUNleGRjbkYrT0dhOGJWY2NXQT09

Heart Health Month Continues with Key Club!

Be heart healthy with Key Club. Each week in March we will focus on ways to be heart healthy! You can join us in our efforts and make a donation to Spring Valley’s Heart Healthy Team by clicking here.

SENIOR CELEBRATION KICKOFF!

We want to celebrate the Class of 2021!  Come by on Friday, March 5th to pick up your celebration bag filled with lots of goodies.  If you have not gotten your Senior ID yet, you can pick that up too!

Pick up times:  Last names A-L – 12:00 – 1:30 pm     Last names M-Z – 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Students will park in the main front parking lot (the senior lot) when picking up your celebration bag and ID.  You will enter through the atrium to come pick up your items.  
See you Friday, March 5th!!

Palmetto Girls State

Attention Junior girls, 

American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is coming this summer! ALA PGS is a weeklong summer program designed to immerse you in a real, functioning government, in the mythical State of Palmetto. You’ll meet lots of new friends from across the state, and you may even be eligible for some college scholarships! 

The 74th annual session of the American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State is now accepting applications for delegate selection. Each year, ALA PGS is held to provide a unique forum for the state’s rising high school senior girls to learn about government and the political process. This year’s PGS will be held virtually from Sunday, June 13, to Friday, June 18. ALA PGS allows young women to expand their leadership skills and meet other outstanding young women from across the state. Some delegates even form lifelong bonds from their time at ALA PGS. 

It is an honor to be selected as a delegate to American Legion Auxiliary Palmetto Girls State. The American Legion and its Auxiliary sponsor Boys and Girls State to educate our youth in the duties, privileges, rights, and responsibilities of American citizenship. State programs are held nationally, and alumni of these programs are known and recognized nationwide for their academic achievement and civic leadership. Many alumni of Palmetto Boys and Girls State have gone on to successfully run for local and state office in South Carolina. Colleges and universities also offer scholarships to Boys and Girls State alumni. 

If you’re interested in this awesome opportunity, please click here and complete the application for consideration. Applications are due by March 12. All applications must be completed on the online application form and submitted to Mrs. Olisa Ashford, Student Activities Director via email at oashford@richland2.org. NOTE: You may print and complete the application and scan it to me at the email address provided above. If you have any questions about PGS or the application process, please Olisa Ashford at 803-699-3500 ext.69253 or by email at oashford@richland2.org.

SVHS ANNUAL AUCTION ONLINE MARCH 1-MARCH 6

Join us this week for lively bidding at: https://www.32auctions.com/SVEF2021

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Principals With Heart Campaign

2021 MIDLANDS HEART WALK –

TEAM SPRING VALLEY

THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

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February 22nd Viking Update Post

SVHS ANNUAL AUCTION ONLINE MARCH 1-MARCH 6

You and Two Parent Newsletter

RICHLAND TWO PARENTS NEWSLETTERS

The Library @ Lunch

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FINAL Make-up Day for Yearbook Pictures

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FINAL MAKE-UP YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY FOR 9TH, 10TH, & 11TH GRADERS – Friday, February 26 from 9 am – 12 pm in the Front Lobby of SVHS (Please see attached flyer for more details)

SVHS HOSTING THE RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE ON FEBRUARY 26th.

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If you are 18 and older you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card for your successful donation. You also help our students earn a scholarship for college with your donation!
Here is the link to sign up to donate. We appreciate all your support! 
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=SpringValleyHS

Principals With Heart Campaign

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2021 MIDLANDS HEART WALK –

TEAM SPRING VALLEY

College Prep Palooza

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

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On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the flyer above.

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February 17th Viking Update Blog Post

CLASS OF 2022 RING CEREMONY AND DEDICATION

Congratulations to the Spring Valley Class of 2022! Yesterday, Tuesday, February 16th, Spring Valley High School junior students who purchased a class ring participated in the ring ceremony and dedication. These students are preparing for the next chapter which, will be their senior year. Spring Valley couldn’t be prouder of all the things these students have accomplished so far. Go Vikings!

Spring Virtual Open House

Greetings Spring Valley Families! Welcome to our Virtual Spring Open House. Although different than our annual face-to-face Open House, we still wanted to provide all of you with the opportunity to meet your child’s teachers and learn more about all of the wonderful things that are happening here at Spring Valley High School.

Please use the link below to access the Virtual Spring Open House presentation:https://tinyurl.com/SVSpringOpenHouse2021  

The presentation will be accessible starting at 9:00 A.M. today through 8:00 P.M. Friday, February 27.

Thank you all for your continued support of Spring Valley High School!

Go Vikings!!  #StrongerTogether

FINAL Make-up Day for Yearbook Pictures

FINAL MAKE-UP YEARBOOK PICTURE DAY FOR 9TH, 10TH, & 11TH GRADERS – Friday, February 26 from 9 am – 12 pm in the Front Lobby of SVHS (Please see attached flyer for more details)

Talented and Gifted Theater Honors Class Auditions

SVHS HOSTING THE RED CROSS BLOOD MOBILE ON FEBRUARY 26th.

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If you are 18 and older you will receive a $5 Amazon gift card for your successful donation. You also help our students earn a scholarship for college with your donation!
Here is the link to sign up to donate. We appreciate all your support! 
https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?zipSponsor=SpringValleyHS

Principals With Heart Campaign

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2021 MIDLANDS HEART WALK –

TEAM SPRING VALLEY

FCA MEETING

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College Prep Palooza

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STATE SCHOLARSHIPS INFO NIGHT

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Silicon Valley tech company Service Now wants to break down barriers to entry for students of color interested in pursuing a career in S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Join their virtual roundtable: Courageous Conversations on 2/18 to hear from representatives from the nations top HBCUs for S.T.E.A.M about career readiness for black students and solutions for engaging more HBCU students in tech careers. 

The discussion will cover topics such as encouraging black students to pursue careers in STEAM, innovative strategies for connecting with HBCU students and the importance of diversity in the tech field. Upon registration there will be an ‘opt-in’ link for interested parties to apply for open positions at Service Now. If you are a student interested in S.T.E.A.M this is the perfect opportunity for you to expand your network and make yourself visible.

Courageous Conversations: Black History Month Edition will feature 2x Grammy winner/actor Common, Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Artis, Miles College President Bobbie Knight, SVP Global Head of Design Service Now Amy Lokey, Sr. Director, Strategy & Operations Service Now Cheick Camara and Sr. Program Manager Diversity & Inclusion Chris Rogers. 
Tune in February 18th at 12:00 p.m. PT/ 3:00 p.m. ET on Zoom To register visit: https://bhmatservicenow.splashthat.com/

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A JOB ?

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THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY’S

On February 25th we begin our first session of a 5-part virtual series Money Now for College.  As a parent, the reality of paying for college becomes more and more real each year. Currently, the College Board reports that a “moderate” college budget for an in-state public college averaged $24,061 per year. A moderate budget at a private college averaged $47,831 per year. Yikes! We hope you will join us for our 30-minute sessions from 6-6:30 p.m. Here’s the registration link please see the attached flyer.Lisa Bishton

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December 2nd Viking Update Post

2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Semifinalist

Congratulations to Ronit Pathak, a senior at Spring Valley High School, on being selected as a Semifinalist in the prestigious 2021 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. Only 1,609 Semifinalists were chosen among nearly 100,000 applicants this year because of their outstanding leadership, academic vitality, and deep dedication to their community. Ronit will be moving to the next round of the selection process to become a Coca-Cola Scholar and receive a $20,000 merit scholarship. 

Are You Playing A Spring Sport ?

Spring Sport Athletes and Parents:


The Athletic Department at Spring Valley High School now hosts their Pre-Participation Athletic Forms online with PlanetHS. This digital platform will allow you, and your student(s), to complete and access athletic forms via computer, tablet, or mobile phone. Click here to read the information document. Please read carefully and fully (Page 3 states who needs to do what for the spring–Please READ BEFORE creating an account) for instructions on creating an account and submitting forms.


When taking pictures of or scanning forms make sure they are on a flat surface before taking the picture and that the whole form is in the frame. If not your form may not be approved and will be sent back.  If you have any questions please contact our athletic trainer Julie Sandy at jsandy@richland2.org.

Spring Valley Scarf Sale

With the weather turning cold and the holiday season upon us, what a great time for a nice warm scarf. The Viking Girls Soccer Booster Club is selling Soccer Scarves for $20 each. This is a double sided scarf with Spring Valley on one side and Vikings on the other. It is not sport specific so you can wear it to support all of the Spring Valley teams. They can also be purchased at Spring Valley in Mrs. Brindel’s room, D221. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Brindel at jbrindel@richland2.org

Register for the USA Bio Olympiad Competition

Challenge yourself beyond the classroom and learn advanced biology concepts by registering for the USA Biology Olympiad Competition! Take a free test to see where you rank next to students like you around the country! The Science Olympiad Club has sponsored Spring Valley to partake in this nationwide competition. The registration deadline is 12/11/2020. The test will be administered on 2/11/21 at 4 pm. Registration link: https://www.usabo-trc.org/student/register.

Welcome to the Kick off of the 2021 SV Lacrosse Season!

Conditioning is scheduled to begin on December 7th at 430pm At SV High School! Any interested student is welcome to come and work out for 1 hour each day Monday through Wednesday.  This conditioning is NOT a mandatory requirement, however, in order to be in shape for the coming season…it will be important. This is also time for our Coach, Joey Thompson, to have some time to get to know our boys and assess their strengths! 
There is a Parent/Student Informational Meeting next Wednesday (December 9th)  at 730 pm.  We will meet at St David’s Episcopal Church at 605 Polo Road. Please be sure to wear a mask to the meeting, and the Sanctuary is sectioned to allow for social distancing. 
Please be sure to follow us on Facebook (SV Boys Lacrosse).

Partners Connect:

Michelin’s Tech Scholar recruiter, Robin Blackburn, will provide educators, students and parents with an overview of the Michelin Scholars program to include application requirements, expectations of program, college requirements, career progression and more.  This webinar will benefit students with career interests in advanced manufacturing, engineering and other STEM related careers.Join Virtually: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-vYcKNm7R1-XX5cAhk0lLg

Career Connections Coffee Talk: 

Guest speaker, Dan Eassa, will speak on the topic of NCAA/NAIA Eligibility.  Covid-19 continues to provide for an uncertain future. The issue of NCAA and NAIA initial eligibility remains. Learn how to empower the parent and student athlete to manage their NCAA core course and NAIA academic process starting in the freshman year of high school.  NCAA rules concerning Covid-19 and higher academic standards (for D1, D2) as well as online curriculum/credit recovery make early education on this subject matter for our student athletes critically important.  Join Virtually:https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CLUdjsrwTW-HPa5uI-3rzA

Focus on Your Future Friday:

Lasenta Lewis-Ellis, owner of LLE Construction Group, LLC. and MEBA Board of Director, will share her experience as a business owner and entrepreneur.  Ms. Lewis-Ellis will talk about her extensive background and share with students how they can turn their passions into business.  Join Virtually: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nUg4qUm7RXymgRwirc-11Q

Bank of America Student Leaders

Are you, or someone you know, an outstanding high school junior or senior student and active community member? If so, apply today to be a 2021 Bank of America Student Leader! Applications are now live and are due no later than January 29, 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a nonprofit in Columbia and gain skills for a brighter future.