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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.

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October 28th Viking Update Post

Richland Two Hybrid Schedule

Congratulations to Our AP Students

THANKS to our partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative, (189) of our students are receiving at least $100 for scoring a 3 or better on their AP Exams. The courses include AP English Language, AP Calculus AB/BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, and AP Physics. In all, students were awarded a total of $35,600 for their hard work. Thank you to our amazing teachers for all of their efforts to ensure that our students did well. If you are one of those students who are in this group, please stop by the main office to pick up your checks from Mrs. Watts.   

Student Medication Drop-Off

If your child is on a medication that MUST be given during school hours or has Emergency Meds such as EpiPens, Auvi-Q, Diastat, Seizure, ADHD meds, or Inhalers (including self-carry) please read the following carefully:

Medications may be brought to the front atrium of the school as follows:

Tuesday, October 27th  thru Friday, October 30th from  8:00 AM – 1:30 PM

Remember, all meds must have a Medication Form signed by the MD and Parent, and must be in the original containers.  All controlled substances will need to be counted.  Please allow additional time as may be necessary.

The Medication Forms can be found online at this link.

We kindly ask that you avoid bringing in supplemental meds such as Tylenol, Advil, etc…  to avoid unnecessary trips to the nurse. Remember, if your child is feeling sick, they must stay home.    

FRESH START: NOVEMBER 2ND

We are excited to host Fresh Start on Monday, November 2, 2020 for our Freshman.  This opportunity will allow students to experience a “trial run” prior to their official return beginning on Wednesday, November 4th.  Students will be able to meet their teachers and classmates in person on this day.  Social distancing practices will be in place to ensure student safety while on campus.  Breakfast and lunch will be served free of charge to all students attending Fresh Start. 

For those who signed up to come to Fresh Start received an email confirmation today.  Please contact Paul Dobyns at pdobyns@richland2.org for additional information or questions.

Students will be able to “attend” virtually through Google Meet as well.  

Fresh Start Schedule (11/2/20)
  
Arrival8:10-9:00
1st Period9:10- 9:40
2nd Period9:45- 9:55
3rd Period10:00-10:10
4th Period10:15-10:25
Lunch10:25- 10:40
5th Period10:45- 10:55
6th Period11:00- 11:10
7th Period11:15- 11:25
8th Period11:30- 11:40
Student Release11:40- 12:00

More information regarding drop-off/pick up times, bus transportation, and meals will be sent out on Friday, October 30, 2020.

Senior Parking Lottery

There are a limited number of senior reserved parking spaces in the Atrium and Tennis lots and they will be assigned randomly on Friday morning, Oct. 30th. You have until 5:00 pm on Thursday, Oct. 29th to enter the lottery. You must be signed into your Richland Two email account to enter the lottery. Please note, entering the lottery is not a guarantee that you will receive a reserved parking space. Students who do not receive a reserved space will be issued a parking tag for the upper lot.  If you have any further questions please contact Assistant Principal Joe Paschal at jpaschal@richland2.org.  Please fill out the below form.

Senior Parking Lottery Form

Underclassman Parking Passes

We will begin distributing Underclassman Parking Passes starting Thursday, October 15th.  The times for this distribution are 7:00 am till 8:30 am, 12 noon till 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm till 6:00 pm.  We will continue each week on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday until October 30, 2020.  If you have any further questions please contact Assistant Principal Joe Paschal at jpaschal@richland2.org.  Here is a link to the Spring Valley Parking Agreement.

Final Make-Up Days for Senior Pictures

Seniors, this is the final make-up days for senior pictures that will appear in the 2021 Yearbook. If you have not been photographed, you will need to make sure you come up to Spring Valley on either October 29 or 30 between 10 am and 4 pm in the Auditorium to have your picture taken. Please email lbrindel@richland2.org with any questions.

Breast Cancer T-Shirt Fundraiser

Order Breast Cancer Awareness T-Shirts by November 4th, 2020. Proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Pickup date will be November 21st at Spring Valley. Email Jillian McNally (00075968@richland2.org) for questions. 

The Coalition of Involved Families

Richland Two Now Hiring Substitute Teachers

Did You Miss the Jostens Class Ring Meeting?

Watch Jostens Class Ring Meeting Video
 
Orders must be placed by October 29th, 2020

Ring Ceremony – February 2nd, 2021
 
Order Steps:
Visit www.RhodesGraduation.com/jewelry
Sign Up for Updates HERE
PLACE YOUR ORDER with your $75 deposit

Piano Keyboard Donations

BASKETBALL TRYOUTS (Updated)

Focus on Your Future Friday

October 30, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Career Specialist Kymmie Cartledge in Lexington School District One will teach students how to create a vision board to capture their goals, dreams and aspirations.  This is a great opportunity for students at any age, especially students in middle and high school who are thinking about their future and planning for college and career goals.  

Join Virtually:  https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sgs26D9EQ4q9jrDjeuvszw

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October 13th Viking Update Post

Attention Class of 2021

URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED!

SENIORS AND PARENTS

It is time to order your graduation supplies! The deadline has been extended.

-Order Deadline: October 27th

-Pick up early celebration items on Oct. 29th @ 3:00-4:00 pm

Watch Jostens Senior Meeting Video

Order Steps:

  1. Visit www.RhodesGraduation.com/senior
  2. Sign Up for Updates HERE
  3. PLACE YOUR ORDER with your $60 deposit

HOMECOMING 2020

DRESS DAYS

Girl’s Soccer Interest Meeting

There will be an online interest meeting for any girls interested in playing soccer in the spring on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30 pm. If you cannot attend, please email Coach Brindel at jbrindel@richland2.org.

Virtual Pink Out 5K

Click this link to see the event –https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-pink-out-5k-spring-valley-girls-cross-country-tickets-124641346623

PURCHASE YOUR HOMECOMING TICKETS NOW

SCAN AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

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October 12th Viking Update Post

HOMECOMING 2020

DRESS DAYS

Girl’s Soccer Interest Meeting

There will be an online interest meeting for any girls interested in playing soccer in the spring on Wednesday, October 21 at 3:30 pm. If you cannot attend, please email Coach Brindel at jbrindel@richland2.org.

Viking Sports Update 10/5-10/11 

SPRING VALLEY SPORT UPDATE

Virtual Pink Out 5K

Click this link to see the event –https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-pink-out-5k-spring-valley-girls-cross-country-tickets-124641346623

Class of 2024 Viking Visionaries Parent Meeting

If you missed our Class of 2024 Viking Visionaries Parent Meeting click the video above to get all the information you need. Also click here to visit our Viking Visionaries Website for all the information our freshman students need.

This Week In Viking Athletics

PURCHASE YOUR HOMECOMING TICKETS NOW

SCAN AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

POSTPONED/RESCHEDULED FOOTBALL GAME

The Varsity Football Game, SV @ Northwestern, that was postponed on Friday has been rescheduled for Friday, October 30th at Northwestern. Tickets that were purchased through the NW website are still good for that game. Kickoff remains at 7:30PM.

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October 7th Viking Update Post

2020 Homecoming Court

2020 HOMECOMING COURT APPLICATION

2020- 2021 Semester 1 Exam Schedule

FINAL Senior Pictures for Yearbook

Seniors, this is the final make-up days for senior pictures that will appear in the 2021 Yearbook. If you have not been photographed, you will need to make sure you come up to Spring Valley on either October 29 or 30 between 10 am and 4 pm in the Auditorium to have your picture taken. Please email lbrindel@richland2.org with any questions.

Viking Sports Update 9/28-10/4

SPRING VALLEY SPORT UPDATE

National Honor Society Applications

Invitations to apply for the National Honor Society have been sent to candidates who qualify. To qualify, a candidate must have a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher and have passed at least 1 Honors level or 1 AP Course and currently be a Junior or a Senior. If you feel you should have received an invitation, but didn’t, please contact Mr. Robertson at jrobertson@richland2.org. Applications are due by Monday, October 12 at 8:00 am.

Viking Strong Podcast Episode 13

What’s going on Viking Universe!! Welcome back to another episode of the Viking Strong Podcast!! Had on two very good interviews today. We had on football coach/director of guidance Mr. Shaquain Durant and cross-country/track and field athlete, Andrew Polson. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE, follow us, email us, and enjoy!!

Science National Honor Society New Member Recruitment

Are you a junior or a senior?
Have you maintained a B+ in ALL of your science courses?
Have you taken at least one HONORS science class during or prior to your junior year?
If you are a junior, do you plan on taking at least one AP science course before graduating?
If you are a senior, have you taken or are you currently enrolled in AP Biology, Biology II Honors, AP Chemistry, Chemistry II Honors, AP Physics, and/or AP Environmental Science?

If so, then you may be eligible for membership in the Science National Honors Society. If you are interested in applying please complete this google Application form:

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY APPLICATION

The application is due NO LATER THAN October 14th, 2020.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org

PARENT WORKSHOP / COLLEGE FUNDING COACH

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

No School For Students October 9th

Friday, October 9th is a School Holiday. Richland Two schools, centers, and administration offices will be closed. Enjoy your break!  

SIC Parent Nominees

SIC Parent nominees are in need…….please consider representing the School Improvement Council at Spring Valley High School. We still need Parents/Guardians of FreshmanSophomore, and Senior students to serve for a 2 year term. If you are interested in serving, please make sure to submit the Self-Nomination Form by clicking the link below. We encourage our Spring Valley parents/guardians to serve on this committee. Go VIKINGS!!!!

SELF-NOMINATION FORM


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October 5th Viking Update Post

This Week In Viking Athletics

Purchase Your Tickets Online NOW

CofC Virtual Hispanic Family Night

Congratulations Ava Phelps!

Congratulations to Spring Valley freshman Ava Phelps who is among four young midlands women to be first in the nation to be granted the rank of Eagle Scouts by the Midlands chapter of the Boy Scouts of America.

The Indian Waters Council of the Midlands awarded the honor on Thursday to Ava after she completed her final Eagle Scout requirement. Click here to read more about this great achievement in the The State newspaper.

National Honor Society Applications

Invitations to apply for the National Honor Society have been sent to candidates who qualify. To qualify, a candidate must have a weighted GPA of 4.0 or higher and have passed at least 1 Honors level or 1 AP Course and currently be a Junior or a Senior. If you feel you should have received an invitation, but didn’t, please contact Mr. Robertson at jrobertson@richland2.org. Applications are due by Monday, October 12 at 8:00 am.

Congratulations to our new 2020-2021 SIC Parent Members

Pictured from L-R Dionne Fleshman, Aisha Moorer and William Wallace Sr.
Not Pictured Terri Armstrong

Congratulations to our four (4) new 2020-2021 SIC Parent Members (Terri Armstrong, Dionne Fleshman, Aisha Moorer, and William Wallace Smith Sr.) 

SIC Parent nominees are in need…….please consider representing the School Improvement Council at Spring Valley High School. We still need Parents/Guardians of Freshman, Sophomore, and Senior students to serve for a 2 year term. If you are interested in serving, please make sure to submit the Self-Nomination Form by clicking the link below. We encourage our Spring Valley parents/guardians to serve on this committee. Go VIKINGS!!!!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1x62grz_fjJiDTGRyskKI3RdN3suUXugIywfdh9t1zC4/edit?usp=sharing

PARENT WORKSHOP / COLLEGE FUNDING COACH

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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October 2nd Viking Update Post

Congratulations to our new 2020-2021 SIC Parent Members

Congratulations to our newly voted 2020-2021 Parent SIC Members:

Pictured from L-R Dionne Fleshman, Aisha Moorer and William Wallace Sr. Not Pictured Terri Armstrong
  • Terri Armstrong 
  • Dionne Fleshman            
  • Aisha Moorer
  • William Wallace Smith Sr.

For more information about SVH SIC, please visit our School Improvement Council page.

FRESHMAN VIKING VISIONARIES INFO NIGHT

FRESHMAN INFO NIGHT REGISTRATION FORM

GAME TIME: WATCH THE GAME TONIGHT ON WATCH FOX 57

Viking Strong Podcast Episode 11 & 12

What’s going on Viking Universe!! Welcome back to another episode of the Viking Strong Podcast. We had a TON of fun with this one. Today, we had on Head Softball Coach, Ricardo Thomas. We also had on Boy’s Lacrosse player and GUITARIST, Andrew Rurey. Make sure you guys SUBSCRIBE, follow us, email us any suggestions, comments, etc. and enjoy!!
What’s going on Viking Universe!! Welcome back to another episode of the Viking Strong Podcast!! Had a great time with this one. Today, we had on Student-Activities Coordinator Olisa Ashford and senior linebacker, Paul Davis. It’s Ridge View week so we had to bring a banger. Make sure to SUBSCRIBE, follow us, email us, and enjoy!!

Science National Honor Society New Member Recruitment

Are you a junior or a senior?
Have you maintained a B+ in ALL of your science courses?
Have you taken at least one HONORS science class during or prior to your junior year?
If you are a junior, do you plan on taking at least one AP science course before graduating?
If you are a senior, have you taken or are you currently enrolled in AP Biology, Biology II Honors, AP Chemistry, Chemistry II Honors, AP Physics, and/or AP Environmental Science?

If so, then you may be eligible for membership in the Science National Honors Society. If you are interested in applying please complete this google Application form:

SCIENCE NATIONAL HONORS SOCIETY APPLICATION

The application is due NO LATER THAN October 14th, 2020.
Questions? Please contact Mrs. Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org

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September 23rd Viking Update Post

SAT Testing at the Valley

Spring Valley was in full swing today as some of our seniors came to take the SAT’s during our 1st face-to-face activity inside the building . Thank you to our students, faculty and staff that help this testing day run smoothly.

PSAT PARENT & STUDENT INFORMATION NIGHT

HOSA INTEREST MEETING

Have You Purchased The Technology Insurance?

Parents, please make sure you take advantage of the district’s Technology Insurance.  This is a $20.00 fee available on parent portal that will assist in covering repairs that may occur to your child’s Chromebook.  You have until September 30, 2020 to purchase this insurance.  You will not be able to purchase the technology insurance after September 30, 2020.  We encourage all parents to log on to your child’s parent portal account and pay this important fee. 

If you are having Chromebook issues, here is a Chromebook Troubleshooting sheet. For technology support during Phase 1, you can take your Chromebook to Longleaf Middle School, Monday – Thursday from 8 am – 4 pm for assistance from district technology staff.

SV Players Interest Meeting

SAVE THE DATE VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE