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October 12th Viking Update

NO LATE START FOR TESTING – October 13, 2021

There will be no Late Start on Wednesday, October 13th due to testing. Please make a note of it. Testing beings at 8:40 am. Late Start will resume on Wednesday, October 20th.

PSAT TESTING TOMORROW

We hope that everyone is having a great start to your week!!  This email will review information related to PSAT NMSQT testing that will occur for ALL 9th and 10th graders, as well as 11th graders who have registered for the test.  The PSAT NMSQT is a college readiness preparation assessment and will be administered tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  If you have any questions that we did not answer in this email, please feel free to reach out to let us know how we can help.

  • ALL FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS ARE SCHEDULED TO TAKE THE PSAT NMSQT ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th, NO SIGN UP NEEDED! 
  • Tomorrow there is NO Early Bird classes and there is NO Late Start, testing will begin at 8:40 am (buses will pick up students at there normal Mon/Tue/Thu/Fri time).

PSAT NMSQT Testing

We will be hosting PSAT NMSQT testing for ALL 9th and 10th graders, as well as 11th graders who have registered (confirmation email has been sent to those students) tomorrow, Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  Please read over the test day logistics below.  If you have any questions related to PSAT testing, please contact Dr. Paul Dobyns at pdobyns@richland2.org.

Freshman and Sophomores:  All students will be testing in standard time rooms, this includes students with an IEP or 504.  If you have any questions about this, please contact Paul Dobyns. 

Juniors: Students who registered for the PSAT NMSQT will be testing in standard time rooms, unless they have been approved for accommodations from the College Board. Only those Juniors who registered by October 6th will be testing tomorrow.

Non-testing Juniors and Seniors: Non-testing Juniors and Seniors will report to the main gym and commons area during testing.  Those students will participate in a variety of activities/presentations on college and career readiness.  Students will be in the non-tester area until they are dismissed for lunch.

PSAT Test Day Logistics:

Arrival:

  • Students will follow normal arrival procedures tomorrow, any student arriving prior to 8:20 am will report to the commons and main gym.
  • Students will be dismissed to testing rooms at 8:20 am.
  • Students arriving after 8:20 am will enter through the main atrium entrance.
  • Breakfast is available to all students free of charge, breakfast will be served in the commons.

Testing Information:

  • PLEASE BRING YOUR STUDENT ID!
  • Calculators will be provided for all students testing!
  • Students need to be in their assigned classroom no later than 8:40 am (assignments will be emailed this afternoon (October 12th) by 4:00 pm).

After Testing:

  • Once testing is complete, 9th and 10th grade students will be completing the Richland 2 Whole Child Survey- students please bring your CHROMEBOOK tomorrow!
  • Our goal is that testing and the survey will conclude no later than 1:00 pm, students will be dismissed to lunch once all testing is complete (free of charge to students).
  • After lunch, students will go to their afternoon classes, 5th – 8th periods, on a time modified schedule.  Exact class times will be emailed out once testing is complete.

PSAT NMSQT Student Study Guide We are excited to offer this opportunity for our students to participate in a college readiness preparation assessment.  Scores from the PSAT NMSQT will be returned to students digitally by January 2022, we will send information on how to access those scores at a later time. Thank you and good luck to all of our students tomorrow! Have a great day and remember, we are… 

PINK OUT 2021 is THIS FRIDAY!

The Science National Honors Society is sponsoring a PINK OUT Friday, October 15th with all proceeds going to the Prisma Health Walk for Life. You can support this cause by purchasing a shirt and by wearing your pink on Friday! If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Spigner at mspigner@richland2.org.

Student Council and Winter Days

Scan the QR Code to Access Application to Student Council Elections:

Student Council Elections: Application Link:  https://bit.ly/3iXj2GxStuCoApplication

Winter Days Information and Application Links:Application: https://forms.gle/FdW9asuG4zRn3nnC6


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 October nomination form that was emailed to students and parents. This October we are voting for your favorite English Teacher and Support Staff (Guidance). Voting will end on October 22nd 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.

Interested In Joining Student Council?

SV RISEZ MOE’S PERCENT NIGHT

National English Honor Society Application

APPLICATION

Virtual Student Summit

 Register at  www.clemson.edu/virtualsummit

Key Club Anti-Bullying Month Activities!

Throughout October, Key Club will be hosting several activities to encourage students of Spring Valley to stand up against bullying and promote kindness! This week, we will be posting uplifting post-it notes on lockers before the PSAT this Wednesday! Join Key Club by encouraging your peers to help us stand against bullying by being kind!

The 2021 Yearbooks are Here!!!

The yearbooks are finally here! Extra copies are on sale through Parent Portal. Simply pay online and bring an electronic or paper copy of your receipt by D221 to pick up your book. Students who have preordered a copy have been sent an email and don’t need a receipt. Books are available before and after school each day. Help us spread the word to last year’s seniors…we need your help letting members of the Class of 2021 know that their senior book is finally back from the publishers. Please email lbrindel@richland2.org with any questions.

COVID VACCINE CLINICS

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Boo at 2

Spread The Word….

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.

MTC QUICK JOBS

Focus on Your Future Friday

During this webinar, guest presenters will share their backgrounds and career pathways as lawyers with students, parents and educators.   Topics of discussion will include required skills, level of education, earning potential, workforce needs, career progression, types of lawyers and more.  This webinar will provide participants with greater knowledge of the law profession and how students can prepare for college and career as a lawyer.   Registration:Register for Focus on Your Future Friday, October 15, 2021

ACT Resources

If you are planning to take the ACT we encourage you to check out a variety of FREE resources offers by ACT. Stop by the College/Career Center if you have any questions!

SC Student Website for all things ACT: http://www.act.org/southcarolina

Saturday, October 30 – SAVE THE DATE: My Journey: High School to College and Career – Get notified when registration opens. Join us for this free, virtual event to learn from experts how to prepare for college and career—from finding scholarships to transitioning to life on campus and more!

After School Tutoring

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.

STUDENT JOBS: HELP WANTED

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August 20th Viking Update

Tomorrow Schedule

As a reminder, students will report directly to their homeroom classroom. 

Thank you again for your support and we hope your child has a fantastic start to the school year!

Schedule Change

Schedule Change

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS : PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

PURCHASE TICKETS

*Tickets for all sporting events can ONLY be purchased online at Home Town Ticketing. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Thanks

Hawaiian Night

SV Players Meeting!

Come out to the first meeting of SV Players- Spring Valley’s Theatre Club! If you are unable to attend this meeting but still want to be a part of us fill out the form using the link on the flyer!

TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE

SAT/ACT WORKSHOP

Join SVHS Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society

If you would like to join the Spring Valley High School Chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, applications are being accepted now. Please read through the entire application for important information concerning qualifications, deadlines, responsibilities, etc. Questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Thomas (stthomas@richland2.org) or Mrs. Stiffler (dstiffler@richland2.org).

Mu Alpha Theta Application

Focus on Your Future Friday

Focus on Your Future Friday: Finish Strong by the Board of Directors

September 24, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Virtual event for students featuring “The Board of Directors” who will help students kick off the school year ready to set goals and dream big!  The Board of Directors will highlight life skills such as perseverance, responsibility, goal setting and other good habits students need to succeed in and out of the classroom, providing them with a framework and guidance to finish the school year strong when they cross the finish line in June. 

Please register in advance for this webinar: Register in Advance for Focus on Your Future Friday

After registering, you will receive an email with virtual ZOOM link and additional details to join the webinar.

STUDENT JOBS: HELP WANTED

Help Wanted: Tutors @ Polo Road Elementary

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August 18th Viking Update

WELCOME BACK VIKINGS

Welcome, back-to-school Vikings! Today, was the first day back to school for our Vikings. This is an exciting time for our students as they look forward to new classes, new teachers, new friends, new experiences and being back in person. The Spring Valley faculty and staff welcome our student’s back-to-school for the 2021-2022 school year and have planned an exciting year filled with new educational experiences. We are looking forward to a wonderful school year! Let’s Go Vikings!

Tomorrow Schedule

As a reminder, students will report directly to their homeroom classroom. 

Thank you again for your support and we hope your child has a fantastic start to the school year!

Schedule Change

Schedule Change

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS : PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS TODAY

PURCHASE TICKETS

*Tickets for all sporting events can ONLY be purchased online at Home Town Ticketing. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Thanks

SV Players Meeting!

Come out to the first meeting of SV Players- Spring Valley’s Theatre Club! If you are unable to attend this meeting but still want to be a part of us fill out the form using the link on the flyer!

TECHNOLOGY INSURANCE

SAT/ACT WORKSHOP

Join SVHS Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society

If you would like to join the Spring Valley High School Chapter of the Mu Alpha Theta National Mathematics Honor Society, applications are being accepted now. Please read through the entire application for important information concerning qualifications, deadlines, responsibilities, etc. Questions or concerns should be directed to Mrs. Thomas (stthomas@richland2.org) or Mrs. Stiffler (dstiffler@richland2.org).

Mu Alpha Theta Application

Focus on Your Future Friday

Focus on Your Future Friday: Finish Strong by the Board of Directors

September 24, 2021, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. 

Virtual event for students featuring “The Board of Directors” who will help students kick off the school year ready to set goals and dream big!  The Board of Directors will highlight life skills such as perseverance, responsibility, goal setting and other good habits students need to succeed in and out of the classroom, providing them with a framework and guidance to finish the school year strong when they cross the finish line in June. 

Please register in advance for this webinar: Register in Advance for Focus on Your Future Friday

After registering, you will receive an email with virtual ZOOM link and additional details to join the webinar.

STUDENT JOBS: HELP WANTED

Help Wanted: Tutors @ Polo Road Elementary

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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

READ ACROSS RICHLAND TWO

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

#JoinTheVikingFamily

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

#JoinTheVikingFamily

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.