SVHS JROTC awarded Honor Unit with Distinction

Congratulations to our JROTC program.  The Spring Valley Timberwolf Battalion was recognized as a Honor Unit with Distinction on 5/3/18 as part of their Program of Accreditation Inspection.  Individual honors were presented by the 4th Brigade inspection team for excellence during the inspection.  These honors went to Sunnie Hensley, Alexis Nelson, and Brettina Jeffers.

The Spring Valley staff would like to thank LTC Damron and SFC Layne for all of their hard work and dedication to the program.


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

SOAR students visit MU anatomy lab

Spring Valley SOAR students recently visited the Marshall University gross anatomy lab (also known as the cadaver lab) at the VA hospital. Students received hands-on learning experiences delivered by medical experts.

The SOAR (Science Occupations Academic Research) club seeks to expose students from the southern WV coal fields to science-related jobs. Many Spring Valley SOAR students aspire to go to medical school.

SVHS SOAR club visits the MU anatomy lab at the Huntington VA.

Ms. Eastham and Ms. Fischer, both science teachers at Spring Valley High School, sponsor the SVHS SOAR club.

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.