Band Receives OPA Recognition

Congratulations to the E.L. Wright band students for being awarded the Outstanding Performance Award (OPA) by the South Carolina Band Directors Association (SCBDA). This award recognizes well-rounded and successful band programs. Our students’ performances at the Region/All-State Band, Concert Performance Assessment, and Solo & Ensemble Performance Assessment were all taken into account by the SCBDA.  In the past few years, only 20-30 middle schools across the state have been awarded the OPA each year.  This is E.L. Wright’s first time receiving the Outstanding Performance Award since 2002!  Once again, congratulations students, and to our Band Director, Mrs. Emily Schweickert, on this well deserved recognition.

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Spring Valley Summer Soccer Academy

Looking for a fun, active, and athletic place for your children this summer? Th e 2019 Spring Valley Summer Soccer Academy is a great answer to kids’ complaints of “I’m bored!” Th is camp is open to boys and girls from rising Kindergarten to Junior Varsity age.

svalleySoccer fundamentals, skills, and tactics will be taught through fun drills and games, small-sided games, and age-appropriate scrimmages. Campers will be divided by age and adjustments will be made for ability level so that all campers are challenged within their personal limits.

Camp is directed by Jamie Brindel (9 years coaching with Spring Valley Girl’s Soccer program) and Stephen McKinney (7 years coaching in the Spring Valley Boys’ Soccer program). Camp counselors are all current or former Spring Valley Soccer Players. We hope to see your kids on the field for a fun and exciting week of soccer!

  • Camp Dates: June 10-13 and/or July 8-11, 2019
  • Camp Time: 9 am-12 pm
  • Camp Location: Early drop off at 8:30 a.m. at the Spring Valley High School
    Soccer Facility.
  • Camp Registration: Register early by visiting Walk-in registration and camp check-in begins at 8:00 am on June 10th and/or July 8th at the soccer field.
  • Camp Cost: $75, includes a camp t-shirt ($80 if registering the day of).

The Great Debate

collage (1)Our Debate Team held a public debate on April 10th from 3-4 pm in our Multi-Purpose Room. The team has been working diligently all school year to prepare for this debate under the tutelage of Mr. Samon and Ms. Reid. Team members include: Faith Jenkins,
Kenya Maloney, De’Andre Harris, Damonte Gunter, Leyla Diaz, Gabrielle Lemons, Delaney Peck, Ava Benson, Reagan Richardson, Shivani Patel, Parize Grant, and Taylor Spears.
The teams broke into teams of three and held spirited debates on topics such as: “Should individuals who vote have to take a class?” and “Should animal testing be banned?”. The teams were judged on their research, organization of argument, reasoning provided, and delivery of content.

Spring Valley Girls Golf Interest Meeting


All girls in the 7th – 12th grades for next school year that are interested in playing golf for the Spring Valley High School Lady Vikings Golf team during the Fall 2019 Season, should plan to attend this interest meeting. You will learn about schedules, necessary paperwork, and ideas for summer golf development. If you are unable to attend, but still have questions, please email Coach Natalie Huff at:


Sports Physicals $10

Want to play sports next year? Then you will need a physical. Attend the Palmetto Orthopedic Physical Day on April 27th at 11:30 am in Lexington for a $10 physical (all proceeds go to E.L. Wright Athletic Department). Parents must be present with their student-athlete in order for the physical to occur.

Payment for the Physicals is submitted to the school (Ms. Willingham). The Clinic will not accept money on that day.

For more information see Ms. Willingham and the flyer below.

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