Softball pink out game April 24th

The SVHS softball team is hosting a pink out on April 24th to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. They are selling t-shirts with the design below with the home plate on the front and “before it hits home” on the back.  Shirts will be $15 and the orders will be due on Monday 4/11/16.  There will be several guests of honor from the SVHS faculty, parents, and community. Proceeds collected at the gates and concessions will go toward a donation to the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Good Samaritan Fund.

This is a great opportunity to get out and not only support our excellent softball team, but also to support a great cause!  See you on Thursday April 21st!

 

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Ms. Wolfe Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Ms. Amy Wolfe, she has been voted the SVHS March Teacher of the Month!  She teaches English 11 and English 12.

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Ms. Wolfe graciously answered a few questions about her passion for teaching and instructional methods.

What made you want to become a teacher?
“Even though I had earned a degree in psychology, I realized that I wanted to be an English teacher when my children were young. It was exciting and intriguing to see them learn to read and then to discuss what they were reading. I knew that I wanted to share my enthusiasm for literature and the English language beyond my own family, so I went back to school myself to make that happen.”
What are your favorite teaching methods?
“My instructive pedagogy revolves around discussion and writing- lots of discussion and writing, on everything from the literature that we read and analyze, to the grammar and mechanics we use to write, to what is happening in the community and world around us. I want to hear what my students think!”
Ms. Wolfe has been married to her fantastic husband Jamie for twenty-five years and they have five great kids. Amy is a leader for her church’s youth group. She enjoys gardening and, not surprisingly, reading.
She is currently reading The Giver by Lois Lowry.

Mr. Bledsoe Teacher of the Month

Congratulations to Mr. Ben Bledsoe, he was voted  February Teacher of the Month by the SVHS Faculty Senate.

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Mr. Bledsoe, the February 2016 Teacher of the Month

Mr. Bledsoe teaches 9th and 10th grade English/Language Arts and 10th grade honors English/Language Arts. He graciously answered some questions regarding his passion for teaching.

What made you want to become a teacher?

Mr. Paul Martin was the biggest influence on my journey toward becoming an English teacher.  He was my favorite English teacher in high school and most definitely inspired me to become the teacher I am today. The main reason I teach is to help students become better human beings.  

Describe a memorable teaching experience. 

I have so many experiences that it’s difficult to choose one in particular that is more memorable than the next, but everyday brings something new.  That’s one of the best parts of teaching… you never know what’s going to happen that day!

What is your philosophy of teaching?

I believe that in order to be able to teach someone, you have to get to know them.  I respect all students as much as they respect me.  I tell that to every class on the first day and I always mean it.  It makes it easy to teach when you have the trust and respect of students, so that has always been something that has made teaching a lot easier for me. I also have biblical patience which helps immensely. 

How  do you do to improve yourself as teacher?

 I read lots of books to strengthen my mind and keep my grammar skills sharp, watch tons of stand up comedy to keep my wry wit, and I keep up to date on the most popular and unique teaching methods through the miracle of the internet.

Mr. Bledsoe lives in Huntington with his beautiful wife Rachel, his energetic son Sebastian, and two crazy cats.  He enjoys reading, watching movies, and practicing the lost art of the Ninjutsu.

Newspaper staff Honored at MU United HS Media Competition

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Newspaper students from Spring Valley competed in the United High School Media competition on Friday, March 18, 2016 at Marshall University.  The competition includes several high schools from around the state who compete in categories from newspaper, year book, and broadcasting.  Newspaper won the following awards:

1st Place – Independent Online Student Publication

3rd Place – Affiliate Website (Blog)

1st Place – Best Editorial Writing, Eddie Stamper

1st Place – Best News Writing, Eddie Stamper

2nd Place – Best News Writing, Callie Linville

2nd Place – Best Editorial Writing, Karrissa Gorecki

Yearbook staff honored at MU United HS Media Competition

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We want to give a huge congratulations to the SVHS Yearbook staff!!!

The 2014-2015 Yearbook Staff received very high honors at this year’s Marshall University United HS Media competition.

The students’ work consistently beat out other schools in their categories and won the following awards:

2nd Place Graphics
2nd Place Cover
2nd Place Overall Design
2nd Place Advertisements
2nd Place Theme
2nd Place Photography
1st Place Division Pages

Great work yearbook staff, you make us proud!