College Day Sign-up

On Monday, October 6th the junior and senior class will be taking a field trip to Marshall University to attend College Day. Students must see their counselor to register for the trip and pick up a permission slip. Registration will close on Thursday, October 2nd.

2014-2015 Yearbooks go on sale with early-bird pricing!

The 2014-2015 “Howler,” Spring Valley’s Yearbook, is now on sale. This year all orders will be taken online. Those interested in purchasing a book can visit www.jostensyearbooks.com. Once on that site, patrons will be asked to search for their school and then can purchase from the school’s page within the Josten’s website.

Books are currently $60. This is an early bird price and will go up soon. Be sure to order now.

In addition to book sales, the yearbook class is working on selling ads to raise the extra money needed to produce the book. Ads can be purchased for businesses and organizations. The yearbook also offers recognition ads for senior students. Parents, if you’d like to recognize your senior in a tangible way that will be forever, think about purchasing one of these. Prices vary by size. All ads are full color.

For any questions about book sales, or to purchase an ad, please contact yearbook adviser, Holly Litteral at hlitteral@k12.wv.us or by calling the school at 304-429-1699.

Tablet Troubleshooting Frequently Asked Questions

Students,

First, we want to express how happy we are with how well the new 1:1 tablet program is going! Teachers routinely express their pleasure with the possibilities the tablets have allowed to enhance their lessons.

We also are aware that some of you are experiencing problems from time to time with your tablets. Here are the more frequent problems that we have seen along with their solutions. The best part is you can fix most of these issues yourself!

Q: My tablet will not turn on or shut down properly.

Solution: 99% of the time this can be fixed by holding in the power button for up to 15 seconds. This will force the tablet to power off. Press the power button again and the tablet should boot right up!

Q: My tablet will not charge

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CyberSafety Contest Announced

Students and Parents,

The WV State Department of Education has announced a “poster” contest to raise awareness for cybersafety.  Your poster can focus on any topic of cybersafety including

  • Cyber Bullying
  • Privacy
  • Identity Theft
  • Computer viruses and other malware
  • Strong Passwords
  • Social Media Safety

We highly encourage all students to participate.  Remember the target audience is your peers, so make sure whatever you create will be well liked other students.

Show off your creative talent and help others to stay safe on the internet.

The deadline is Dec. 1, 2014.

See attachment for full details

CyberSafety Contest

PSAT Online Registration Available

This information for this new’s item was provided by the counselor Mrs. Wiles

Registration Form:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1vMsDz4HhQ6EecbEAqR7lcdM8Ga6Nw6NmGiwLxmn5K-U/viewform?usp=send_form

PSAT Test Date: Wednesday, October 15 (1st-4th periods)

Juniors & Sophomores Only

Current registration is open only to juniors. Sophomores will be allowed to sign up for remaining spots once the initial registration period ends on September 23.

Deadline for juniors is Tuesday, September 23; sophomore registration period will run from September 24-October 3.

Cost is $15 & must be paid in person to Mrs. Wiles (PSAT Coordinator) in the school counseling office in order to officially complete your registration.

For more information on the PSAT & to see if you are a good candidate for the test, please check out the College Board’s website: https://www.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt/benefits

Students learn graphing through creative, hands-on project

First year Spring Valley Math teacher Jessica Willis wanted to start the year off with a memorable project that would grab her students’ attention while getting them to learn graphing linear equation content. She took a hands-on approach with a unique twist: the students would properly graph themselves onto a giant coordinate plane – taking the place of traditional graph paper – which comprised most of her classroom floor. Students worked in cooperative groups to solve linear equations and graph themselves onto Continue reading Students learn graphing through creative, hands-on project

Student Body/Class Officers Announced!

Congratulations to all of our Student Body and Class Officers who were elected this year! We are so very proud of you and wish you the best of luck in represent Spring Valley High School this school year!

The elected officers are as follows:

Student Body Officers:

President: Sarah Kelley
Vice Presiden: Grayson Tanner
Secretary: Ricky Willis
Treasurer: Jared Lewis

Senior Class:

President: Josh Billups
Vice President: Jamie Horan
Secretary: Makenzie Frazier
Treasurer: Austin Page

Junior Class:

President: Dylan Smith
Vice President: Pax Hutchinson
Secretary: Shelby Wellman
Treasurer: Allison McClure

Sophomore Class:

President: Kane Morrone
Vice President: Kerrigan Phelps
Secretary: Jessica Kilgore
Treasurer: Kaci Moore

Freshmen Class:

President: Giogi Morrone
Vice President: Payton Morrone
Secretary: Brooke Perry
Treasurer: Sunnie Hensley

The new faces on the SVHS staff – Updated

Updated on 8/19/2014 to include our new Spanish teacher

We want to wish a warm welcome to all our new staff this coming school year! Here is the newest list:

  • Tenia Eslick – Special Education aide
  • Jessica Bailey – Health Education
  • Jessica Willis – Special Education
  • Austin Pratt – Option Pathways
  • Holly Litteral – English and Yearbook
  • Abbi Maynard – Science
  • Debbie Brewer – Math
  • Jason Hatfield – Physical Education
  • Greg Burner – Spanish

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Engrade, Our Online GradeBook

Parent and Students,

Did you know that all Wayne County schools are on Engrade?

It’s an online gradebook and communication tool that can be accessed 24/7.

With Engrade both parents and students can:

  • Check current grades
  • Message Teachers
  • Check past grades from previous school year if they were entered in Engrade

Teachers optionally can also do the following:

  • Post Lesson Plans
  • Take Attendance
  • Create assignments dropboxes to digitally submit student work
  • Make tests and quizzes taken on Engrade
  • Have open discussions (forums)
  • Make a seating chart

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