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.

Student Volunteer Oppurtunity

From our Parent Volunteer Coordinator Ms. Joyce Clark,

Volunteers are needed Saturday, Nov. 4, to help plant 300 young trees on city rights-of-way in Huntington.

The project is part of the City of Huntington Urban Forestry Advisory Council’s effort to replenish Huntington’s urban forest.

Seedlings were acquired from the West Virginia Department of Forestry through a Mountaineer Treeways grant. The seedlings were potted three years ago and have been growing at River and Rail nursery under the care of George Kotalic. It is now time to get them in the ground. The holes for the trees were partially dug this past Friday.

Volunteers should meet at 9 a.m. at the 14th Street West gazebo, located across from The Wild Ramp, and are asked to bring a shovel, gloves, gardening snips and scissors if possible. Volunteers will receive instructions at the gazebo and divide into teams. The young trees will be planted in the West End, Highlawn and Fairfield neighborhoods.

Community service hours are available for high school and college students for this project. For more information, contact Courtney Proctor Cross via text at 304-544-5891 or email

Great week to be a Timberwolf!

It’s been a great week to be a Timberwolf!

Early in the week, the UNDEFEATED JV football team defeated Ripley 28-12.

Last night, our #5 Timberwolves defeated #6 Capital 35-28 in a thrilling game with huge playoff implications.

And today, congratulations to our cheerleaders for WINNING THE MSAC Conference championship for the FOURTH YEAR IN A ROW!

Congratulations to all of our amazing, hard-working student athletes for representing SVHS so well around the state!

Student Volunteers needed for BES Halloween Party

Spring Valley student volunteers are needed for Buffalo Elementary’s indoor Halloween party on Monday, October 30 from 5-7 pm. Help is needed for various events such as games, face painting and with the Haunted House. If you would like to volunteer please  email  Joyce Clark, Parent Community Liaison at joyceclarkwva@aim. This should be a fun evening and a great way to get in a few of your required community volunteer hours. Happy Haunting!

Request Proof of Enrollments Online!

Students can now fill out proof of enrollment forms electronically from the Wayne County Board of Education Website!


· Click on Parent and Student Tab, scroll down to Proof of Enrollment, choose your school

· Fill out form completely and submit

· School will verify information and electronically send to WCBOE

· WCBOE will verify attendance and grades, sign and seal

· Proof of Enrollments will then be returned for principal’s signature back to school for distribution

Here is the direct link for Spring Valley students!

Important Homecoming Information

Dear Parents/Guardians and Students,

As we welcome you to Homecoming 2017, please be aware of the following:

  • Tickets are not sold at the door.
  • All school rules apply, the same as in a school day.
  • Guests of students are required to follow the same rules as SVHS students, no matter what their age.
  • Tobacco/nicotine/Vapes are forbidden on school property.
  • Drugs or alcohol will result in law enforcement involvement and safe schools hearing, if appropriate.
  • No refunds for early exit.
  • No lewd or sexually suggestive dancing will be permitted (for example, no front to back dancing)

High school dances involve a wide range of ages and maturity levels. School staff will make every effort to recognize these differences, however, the same rules apply to all ages. In particular, decisions about leaving the dance involve obeying parent instructions and rules as well as school rules and procedures.

Students are strongly encouraged to remain until the end of the dance. There is no re-admittance once you leave. Once you leave the dance, you need to leave school grounds immediately. Anyone leaving before 10:00 pm will have to call home with an administrator for permission. Those who leave early for any reason will also need to sign out at the door.

Thank you for your cooperation,

SVHS Administration Team