JROTC Drill Team wins 1st Place!

Congratulations to the SVHS JROTC Drill Team for their 1st place overall victory at the Huntington High School Drill Competition held this past weekend. The team placed 1st in regulation platoon and 2nd place in regulation squad and Advanced Color Guard. Individual honors go to Alexis Nelson (2nd), Samantha Sparks (3rd), Brettina Jeffers (4th), Ariel Jeffers (8th), Sunnie Hensley (19th) and Abby Ross (20th) for individual knockout.

Cybersafety Presentation Evening 12/5/17

Spring Valley High School presents a great workshop for parents, teachers and community members on Cyber/Internet safety for children and teens on TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5 at 6:30 pm in the school library. The presenter is West Virginia State Trooper Rachel Grose, who has been on the frontline for investigation and prosecution of internet crimes against minors. The presentation is approximately an hour long and is open to the pubic. For more information you may contact Joyce Clark, Parent, Community Liaison at 304-429-4032 or Joyceclarkwva@aim.com.

Skills USA is hosting a Canned Food Drive

SkillsUSA, a CTE student organization, is hosting  a canned food drive until December 22nd. Items accepted will included cannedSVHS_food_drive food, cereal, pasta, and any other prepackaged, nonperishable food items. We will also be accepting papers goods, such as toilet paper, paper towels, and tissues, as well as cleaning supplies. Items can be taken to any CTE teacher or the CTE office. Students needing community service hours can receive one hour of community service credit for every three items donated.

PLTW Attends National Summit

Students from Spring Valley High School’s Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Pathway to Engineering (PTE) program were invited to be part of the 20th Annual PLTW National Summit in Orlando, Florida October 22nd -25th.  Hunter Donahoe, Nancie Harmon, Freja Karlander, and Diana Kim were made part of the Engage Expo which featured 18 high schools from about the nation selected for their accomplishments.  These four students presented on behalf of Spring Valley High School, Wayne County, and West Virginia focusing on the Simulated Workplace Initiative.  The students shared details about last year’s Big Hearts Give Tiny Homes Project and how the project ties in to Simulated Workplace with the over 2,000 summit participants at the Orlando World Center Marriott, which included fellow students, teachers, administrators, entrepreneurs, and decision makers from all over the country who came to share their success and ideas.
These students participated in various workshops and exciting sessions that helped them to connect with other students who are committed to their studies within STEM related fields. This was an engaging an unparalleled learning opportunity for these four students who were exposed to best practices from those dedicated to preparing students with the in-demand knowledge and transportable skills they will need to succeed in college and their careers.
In the workshops, students were asked to provide input about the classes that they are involved with, in order to institute meaningful change in how PLTW is run and how students receive information.  Their insight will be considered and utilized to better grow the effectiveness of the PLTW courses. Every second was exciting and engaging.  Each course had something to offer the student, teacher, administrator, and investor.  We are all a little better for having attended this summit.    Hunter, Nancie, Freja and Diana have returned to their school with a rejuvenated view of PLTW and STEM education.  They have a new perspective of a farther reaching goal meant for them and their peers.  They have been given the power to inspire and seek more from their education.
Student were accompanied by PLTW Teacher James Coble, Assistant Principal Hugh Roberts, and CTE Director Velvet Kelly.
Special thanks to sponsor Braskem, Project Lead the Way, Wayne County Board of Education, and Dr. Kathy D’Antoni’s office at the West Virginia Department of Education for making this experience possible.

Teaching Timberwolves Attend Minority Business Expo

Spring High School’s Teaching Timberwolves Simulated Workplace participated in the West Virginia Minority Business Expo in Charleston on October 25th.   Teaching Timberwolves is the company name for the Careers in Education program, taught by Ms. Sherri Ross.
Students did informational presentations on how Simulated Workplace is structured in their classroom, including the leadership roles held by students.  In additional to sharing their story with business leaders from around the state, students also heard presentations from local and national business leaders.
Students attending the event included Beth Perry, Shannon Coleman, Erica Ramsey, Destiny Shultz, Kayla Stephens, Brooke Smith, Caitlin Null, Haleigh Kuhn, Jennah Smith, and Taylor Ruark.

Boys State

The American Legion Mountaineer Boys State is an honors, leadership and citizenship academy which has existed since 1936. If you are a junior male interested in attending this conference, please see your counselor for more information. This is great opportunity for students to gain important knowledge and have the chance to earn scholarships towards post-secondary education.