Alcohol Awareness for Seniors April 21

On April 21, School Resource Officer Andrew Streble, with the help of the Paoli Police Department and Orange County Prosecutor’s Office, will hold a convocation for seniors on alcohol and drug awareness. 

In the past, Springs Valley High School students participated in a similar program, so as a part of Prom preparations for the second year following the COVID-19 outbreak, PHS decided to introduce their own version of the program for students. It will focus on how serious of an offense it is to drive while intoxicated and how it can seriously impair someone’s future. 

“The purpose of the presentation is to show what effects drugs and/or alcohol have on the body with concentration on what happens when someone is driving while impaired,” said Streble, “We felt it would be more beneficial than just hearing us lecture about drugs and alcohol.”

The presentation will be a recreation of an Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) scene. It will also include an officer completing a Standard Field Sobriety Test (SFST).

For more information, email Streble at or find him in his room located in the Main Office. 

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Caps and Gowns Available Now!

As the first semester is coming to an end, seniors graduating early need to be aware of their duties. These seniors are expected to email Senior Class Sponsors Melissa Higgins and Carol Fullington in order to stay updated on  future dates and events, including the senior trip and practicing for graduation. 

Caps and Gowns

Caps and gowns are available for seniors to order. To do so, visit the senior Classroom page and fill out the order form with height and size. After ordering, $30 will be due to Higgins.

Senior Headshots

Senior headshots are also being taken and should be scheduled. Contact seniors Emma McCrary or Tinsley Moffatt, or Headshots can be taken before school, during 1st, 4th and 7th period, homeroom and after school. Headshots should be scheduled before winter break if possible. 

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Senior FASFA Night Dec. 16

On Thursday, December 16, from 4-7 p.m. FAFSA night for seniors will be held in the PHS Computer Lab,. FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Representatives from INvestED and The Commision for Higher Education will be here to help families fill out their application. 

Parents should bring with their 2020 taxes to complete the FAFSA form.

“The student and parent/guardian both need to be present to file their FAFSA. The representatives can help complete all necessary paperwork,” said Guidance Counselor Rachel Robinson. 

For more information, email Rachel Robinson at, or go to PHS Computer Lab on Thursday, December 16 at 4 pm.

College Fair Nov. 30

On Tuesday, November 30, PHS will be hosting a college and career fair for all high school students to attend. The event will take place in the upper gym from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and up to 50 colleges and businesses will be in attendance. More information will be available closer to time.

“It is a really weird time of the year for seniors because most of them have already submitted applications, but this is a chance for them to look and make sure they didn’t miss any colleges. It is also really geared towards juniors who need to start thinking about. It is a really good opportunity for them to learn more not just about college but about entering the workforce as well,” said College Advisor Cody Martin.

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