Category Archives: Announcements

Cybersafety Presentation and Resources

West Virginia State Trooper Grose delivered an informative and engaging presentation on online safety to middle and high school parents on Tuesday evening 2/21/2017. The presentation covered  the potential dangers of popular apps with teens including “dating” apps, crime statistics, relevant laws, sexting, cyberbullying, and ended with a discussion of apps parents can download to help ensure their children’s safety online.

The talk was held in the SVHS auditorium and was arranged by teachers from the Freshman Academy. Trooper Grose presented to the 9th grade students in the academy earlier this month on  2/9/17. Last year, the presentation was given to all Spring Valley students.

Spring Valley teachers regularly embed cybersafety as part of the curriculum from sites such as Common Sense  Media. Freshman Academy teachers focused on online safety during the “suspended curriculum” in the first week of school this year.

Trooper Grose has graciously let us share her resources on the SVHS website. Below you will find a copy of her presentation as well as handouts she brought. There is a wealth of great information located in these two files.

Trooper Grose handouts

Grose Parent Presentation

SVHS hosts Parent Cybertalk with WV State Police

Trooper Grose from the WV State Police will present “Spying on Your Kid’s Electronic Devices 101.”  All parents and students of Spring Valley High School and our three feeder middle schools are invited to attend this presentation on Tuesday 2/21/17 at 6:00 pm.

Topics on the presentation will include cybersafety, sexting, cyberbullying, apps parents should look for on mobile devices that are potentially dangerous, and a discussion of relevant laws.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free. This presentation will be held in the auditorium and is hosted by the Spring Valley High School Freshman Academy.

Spring Valley Honor Roll students awarded for academic excellence

Spring Valley High School students making the honor roll were recently awarded for their commitment to academic success. Honor roll students were dismissed from class ten minutes early on January 18th and awarded with movie theater popcorn from a local theater. Volunteerer parents with the Local School Improvement Committee (LSIC) passed out the popcorn to these high achieving students.

Spring Valley had the incredible number of 624 students make the honor roll for the third six weeks grading period which represents 59% of the school. To make the honor roll, students must have a 3.0 Grade Point Average.

The popcorn was donated by Marquee Cinema at Pullman Square.

The following table breaks down the number of students in each class qualifying for the honor roll:

Class Total Students making honor Roll Percentage of Class
9th  163  54%
10th  128  52%
11th  161 63%
12th  172  66%

Winter Informal Dance held 2/4/17

Spring Valley High School is holding a winter informal dance on Saturday February 4th from 8pm to 11pm.

Tickets for the dance will be sold all this week during both lunches and the cost is $10 per person. The tickets may also be purchased at the dance.

The ticket price  includes entrance into the dance and a photograph at the Professional Photo Booth. Extra photos and concessions will be available. Music will be provided by Mixing Mayhem.

We hope to see everyone there!

All ticket sale proceeds will go to the Local School Improvement Council (LSIC) to fund academic achievement incentives for our students.