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Important Dates and Announcements Prior to School

Freshman Academy Orientation–Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm

Meet the Timberwolves–Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm

Lockers/Parking Permits go on sale– Seniors 8/13, Juniors  8/14, Sophomores 8/15, Freshmen 8/16. Permits will be on sale from 9:00-3:00. SVHS calendar link

Current Schedule Questions/Guidance Office Questions–Call or stop by the Guidance Office after 8/14 for an appointment.

New Enrollees/Shot Records/Wellness Exam Records– Available immediately. See main office.

Graduation Cap Embellishments information

After a request by a dedicated group of seniors, and much thought, consideration and research, the decision has been made to allow embellishment of caps for graduation.
You are a trial group, so please do not spoil this for following classes! Please note that these are RULES, not suggestions. Violation may result in requiring purchase of a new
cap at student expense in order to participate in the ceremony.
The following rules apply to all decorations:

1) All decorations must be pre-approved by administration or designee.
2) Decorations must lay flat and be on top of cap only. Nothing hanging down or
over the edges at all.
3) No offensive language, sayings, nicknames, pictures or lyrics. Administration has
final say.
4) No 3D objects placed on the hat, such as flowers, bells, mascots, signs, etc.
5) No noisemakers or lights permitted.
6) Must be attached with velcro or otherwise removable. It is best not to attach
directly to the hat in case removal or adjustment is required.
7) SVHS administration reserves the right to remove any decorations that are not
deemed appropriate.

Unacceptable decorations that cannot be removed will result in student removal from lineup at any point. No one will be allowed to walk without a cap.

Thank you,
Tammy Forbush, Principal

Final Exam Schedule and End of the Year Notes

Exam Dates
Seniors May 23rd – 25th
Underclassmen June 13th – 19th

Additional Notes

  • Seniors are expected to be in school through May 25th
  • Graduation – May 29th
  • No School – June 20th (WV day)
  • Last day of instruction for students June 21st
  • Finals will be given early to those students who have an attendance waiver that goes through June 21st. If the wavier does not go through the 21st, the student will take the finals upon their return to school.
  • Finals will not be given early without an official attendance waiver.
  • Attendance will be taken until June 21stSVHS calendar link

School Calendar for the remainder of the year

Wayne County Schools’ announces plan for make-up days:

Wayne County Schools has lost a total of seventeen (17) days of instruction for students during the 2017-2018 school year. Seven (7) of those days were missed due to inclement weather, and ten (10) were missed due to a work stoppage.SVHS calendar link
To make up the lost instructional days, the following adjustments to the calendar will occur:

Student Calendar
Due to Accrued Instructional Time, it is only necessary for students to make-up twelve (12) of the seventeen (17) lost instructional days.
Students’ will attend school on the following days:
May 7th (OSE Day)
June 11th (OSE Day)
June 12th (OSE Day)
June 13th – June 19th (out of calendar days)
June 20th Schools will be closed for WV Day (Holiday)
June 21st (out of calendar day)
Students’ last day of instruction is set for June 21, 2018.
* Please note that any additional inclement weather closures will result in additional days being added to the calendar.
* Graduation Dates will not change. Graduations will occur as originally scheduled.

*Please note: Attendance waivers for make-up days will be made available for students. Absences for prescheduled vacations, etc. will not count against students. Waivers will be made available to the
schools in the coming weeks.

Social Media Threat 2/21/18

Update (2/21/18, 9:30AM)


State Police are at the school updating administration on the investigation. The State Police began an investigation yesterday evening and have continued to investigate overnight. The threat is not deemed credible and school will continue on a regular schedule. There has been a rash of similar social media posts at various high schools around the state. We will continue to post updates if new information becomes available. State Police investigators are presently at the school as well as other law enforcement personnel undergoing regularly scheduled training.

There was a Snapchat threat turned over to State Police. On Tuesday evening they indicated that it was
not credible. Investigation continues in order to hold perpetrators accountable. If further information is
released, we will share that as soon as possible. If you have any information about this, or any other
threat, please inform law enforcement, the Wayne County Schools Board Office, or the school. We will
have law enforcement presence and board personnel present this morning.

Work Stoppage Feb 22nd, 23rd

From Superintendent Alexander,

Wayne County Schools is scheduled to be closed due to a statewide work stoppage on Thursday, February 22, 2018 and Friday, February 23, 2018.  We are hopeful that the issues leading to the work stoppage are addressed and that the cancellation of school will not be necessary.  We will make an immediate announcement if the statewide work stoppage is cancelled or delayed.  We want to emphasize that school will be open on a regular schedule on Monday, February 26, 2018.  Please continue to monitor local news sources and the district’s website for the latest updates in regards to the school schedule.

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.