Good Afternoon SV Community,

I hope that everyone had a good weekend. The weather finally held off last week… for the most part J – and we were able to get in the majority of our games. Was a bit colder and windier than we would have preferred, but we got them in!  We have a very busy week this week- with 22 events on the schedule, including our only “true” home opener this evening, as Boys and Coed Volleyball open their home schedule against Quince Orchard.

Today is the final day of the 3rd quarter- with the final, but just as important, 4th quarter beginning tomorrow, April 10th. Please keep up with how your student athlete is doing by visiting the MYmcps parental portal often and support them as much as possible to help ensure their success.


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Had a very busy week last week- please note results and highlights below.

Track and Field:

The team participated in a tri meet on Wednesday, April 4th and at the Carolyn Legard Relays this past Saturday.

The Girls team defeated Watkins Mill 84-42 and Clarksburg 77-52 to continue their strong start to the season.  The Girls team is hoping to build off a solid finish in indoors and bring home a regional championship.

The boys team fell to Watkins Mill 92-40 and Clarksburg 100-35. Though the team was not successful, several student athletes made improvements and look to continue to build as the season moves forward.

The Seneca Valley Track and Field Team endured the frigid wind and sometimes snowy day to complete in the Carolyn Legard Relays at W.T.Woodson High School in Fairfax, Va. It was not the best day for running but they made the most of the opportunity. In the Girls 100 Hurdles – Deborah Gnoumou place 3rd individually, and teamed up with Alycia Rivera to place 8th as a team. The same 2 young ladies also joined forces to place 7th and 8th individually in high jump with equal jumps of 4’8”. This was good enough for 3rd place as a High Jump team. The Girls 4×100 Relay (La’Nae Wilson, Giselle Badoo, Deborah Gnoumou , Ever Elegon) ran a season best 52.39 seconds for 5th place. Triple Jump pair of Samantha Bailey and Sharon Godonou placed 6th. This was Samantha’s first time jumping in 11 months, returning from injury and Sharon’s first big meet competition. Girls Swedish Relay placed 7th place.

The girls and boys throwers of Emefa Sevon, Stacy Basemara, Lavarie Wilson and Ibrahim Kouyate joined forces to place 7th in the Clydesdale relay (Throwers and 4×100)

On the boys side the High Jump duo of Mohamed Jalloh and Jamal Snowden tied for 8th, The boys 4×400 Relay of (Joseph Kamden, Ryan Padilla, Shy’Yon Frazier, Jeffery Roach) placed 7th to close out the meet.

Boys and Coed Volleyball:

The Boys and Coed Volleyball teams returned to game action after almost two weeks without one. Both teams played well, but came up short. The Boys lost 3-0 to BCC and Coed fell 3-2. The coed team started strong winning the first set handily, however couldn’t maintain that momentum.  The team opens up at home this evening against Quince Orchard.

Boys Lacrosse:

The teams had a very busy week-participating in three games. The Varsity team kicked off their regular season last Tuesday, with a great win over Clarksburg 5-4. This was the first win for our Varsity Boys program in over a year. The team played hard the whole game and won in overtime. It was an exciting game and we are looking forward to seeing the team grown.  The JV team fell to Clarksburg that evening 4-1.

On Friday night, the teams returned to action against a very good Blake Team.

Varsity fell 19-0 and JV, who played very well again lost 5-3.

The team jumped right back into action the next day against Einstein. The JV team played very well for the third straight game, but came up just short losing 6-4. The Varsity team took another tough loss to a solid Einstein team, 18-2

Girls Lacrosse:

The Girls Lacrosse teams finally got their season started last week.  Both JV and Varsity played very hard in both of their games, but ended up falling short.

The Varsity team lost in overtime on Wednesday to Clarksburg 8-7 and the JV team lost 4-3.

A few pictures from the varsity game- please visit our website for a full set of over 100 pictures from this game

The teams returned to action Friday night against Blake- where they came up short once again.

Varsity fell 12-6 and JV lost 14-5

Varsity and JV Softball:

The Varsity and JV Softball season finally got started last week, after several rain outs and snow delays.

The Varsity team opened up the season last Tuesday, with a tough loss to Q.O. 17-4.

The team returned to action the next day and took on Kennedy on a very windy and cold day.  The team picked up their first win of the season winning handily 23-7.

The JV team finally started the season on Thursday as they traveled to Kennedy HS. The team played hard but ultimately fell 19-17.

On Saturday both the Varsity and JV took on Gaithersburg HS. The JV team hosted Kennedy and lost 22-1.

The Varsity team played a great game in an extra inning affair- but fell 2-1 to a solid Gaithersburg team.

Varsity and JV Baseball:

The Varsity baseball team started their season last Tuesday with a great win over a very good Quince Orchard team. Defeating the Cougars 3-1.

The team returned to action Thursday and moved to 2 and 0 with a solid win over Kennedy HS 15-6. The team however, couldn’t overcome a solid start by Gaithersburg on Saturday falling 9-3.  The team is young, but is working hard each game and are looking forward to growing as the season progresses.

The JV team kicked off their season with back to back losses to Kennedy and Gaithersburg. The team played very well and led late but would lose 8-5 on Thursday to Kennedy. On Saturday, though they played hard the whole game, they lost 26-1 to Gaithersburg

Boys Tennis:

The Boys tennis team had their first two matches of the season, unfortunately losing both. They host Clarksburg on Tuesday, losing 6-1 and then lost to a very good Northwest team 7-0 on Friday evening.

A few photos from the Clarksburg match.


The Seneca Valley High School would like to thank all of their sponsors for supporting the Seneca Valley Athletic department and their student athletes.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

  • Adventist Health Care-Urgent Care- located in Germantown and Rockville – adventisturgentcare.com/screamingEagles
  • Paisano’s Pizza- the Official Pizza Sponsor for the Seneca Valley Athletic Department
  • Farmers Insurance- Dewayne Upchurch- 301-500-4208
  • Montgomery College
  • Huntington Learning Center.

The Huntington Learning Center is one of our new and most supportive sponsors. The company will be sponsoring our Scholar Athlete of the Month award in the near future.  They asked us to share


If you or your child have an impression that studying should be intense and time consuming to be effective, guess again. Studies show that the most successful students don’t necessarily study harder, but smarter. How can your child learn to embrace strong study habits? Here are a few tips to make the very most of study sessions:

Plan ahead. Cramming is the enemy of the strong student. Encourage your child to plan ahead so that study sessions are spaced over time. Repeated reviewing of material is more effective at helping students recall and remember information. Your child will be more successful if he or she studies once a day for seven days prior to a test as opposed to just one seven-hour study session the day before.

  1. Read the right way. Most classes involve reading, and some might require a lot. Your child can retain what he or she reads by practicing active reading, or reading with purpose. That means previewing a text for information, writing down any questions or ideas before diving in, identifying key terms or information while reading, recalling information and self-checking at natural stopping points along the way (such as the ends of sections or chapters), and reading summaries carefully at the end of each session. Reading in this way helps children absorb things and it also guides them toward improved comprehension and retention.
  2. Practice self-testing. Taking periodic quizzes and tests while studying new material helps students remember information, and particularly by continuing to test information after it has been learned. Children can jot down questions as they read their text or notes to assemble a self-test to take later. Encourage your child to always draw from information that the teacher has noted as important (rather than random or obscure passages in the textbook).
  3. Don’t waste time on futile practices. Certain popular study techniques have actually been found by researchers to be largely ineffective. Highlighting is a tool that many students rely upon to identify important information, but if a student highlights too much or too little or focuses on the wrong information, it can be counterproductive. The use of keyword mnemonics to memorize information is another study trick that has been proven to be unproductive, especially for the level of effort required. Bottom line: your child should embrace study practices that yield results and do away with those that do not.
  4. When in doubt, turn to the teacher. Memorizing notes or chapter summaries is not the best way to learn information and certainly not the best way to review it either. If the teacher doesn’t initiate such a conversation in class, your child should arrange a time to talk with the teacher about what is most important to focus on while preparing for a test.

Studying does not come naturally to every student, and while your child might have good intentions, these strategies will help him or her prepare for tests more efficiently and more effectively. As your child gets closer to high school, he or she will especially appreciate having reliable techniques for learning. If your child could use assistance improving those study skills, call Huntington. We can customize a program that will improve your child’s methods and approach—and result in academic success.

Please be on the lookout for more tips from the Huntington Learning Center.

If you are interested in being a sponsor please contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin


The Athletic department would like to remind all student athletes and parent/guardians of student athletes that student athletes are required to be in class every day for all 7 periods. A parental note is not an excused absence.

We would also like to remind all student athletes that they are required to change and participate in pe in order to participate in a practice or game that day.

And finally a reminder that all of our student athletes have made a commitment to excellence and therefore should be attending practice every day and failure to do so may lead to dismissal from the their team.


Please note the following information regarding buses.

Track and Field:

Bus 16016- will leave Seneca Valley at 2:50 pm and depart to Watkins Mill

Bus 15061 will return from Watkins Mill at approximately 5:30 pm

Boys Tennis:

Bus 2995 will depart from SVHS by at 2:37 pm and head to Clemente MS

Bus 2995 will arrive back at SVHS at approximately 5:15 pm


Bus 2405 will depart from Seneca Valley at 3:25 and head to Martin Luther King Middle School

***There is no return bus for Softball***


Bus 2506 will depart from Seneca Valley at 2:37 pm and head to South Germantown Recreational Park

Bus 2506 will arrive back at SVHS at approximately 5:20 pm

Please note the Spring Practice Schedule:

2018 Spring Practice Schedule– subject to change due to weather.

Boys Lacrosse

Monday-Friday –McAuliffe ES


JV 4:30-6:30

Saturday-10-12- 1st 3 Saturdays-

Varsity baseball

3-5- South Germantown- Field F

Saturday’s 8-10-S. Germantown- Field F

JV baseball

3-5-South Germantown- Field D


Monday thru Friday @ 3-5 pm- Watkins Mill HS

Saturday (with no meet) 10am-12noon-Watkins Mill HS

Varsity and JV softball

3:45-5:45 weekdays –MLK

10-12 Saturday –MLK

Jv 9-11-Saturday- mlk

Girls’ varsity lacrosse –practice field


Girls JV lacrosse-practice field



3-5 Mon-fri- Roberto clemente


2:45-4:45 main gym

Please note full schedules for games- locations, dates and times are located on our website www.svhsathletics.org


Please note below all rescheduled games and events as of April 3rd– 9 am:

  • Girls Varsity and JV Lacrosse vs. Einstein HS (@ Einstein HS)-originally scheduled for 3/22- will be made up Friday, April 20th– JV 5:30 pm/ V 7 pm
  • Track and Field @ Damascus HS- originally scheduled for 3/22- will be made up Tuesday, May 1st at 3:30 pm
  • Boys Varsity and JV Lacrosse @ Kennedy HS-originally scheduled for 3/23- will be made up Wednesday, April 18th– JV 5:30/ V 7:15 pm
  • Varsity Baseball and Softball vs. Northwest (@Northwest)- originally scheduled for 3/23- will be made up Thursday, April 26th– 3:45 pm
  • JV Baseball and Softball vs. Northwest- originally scheduled for 3/24- will be made up Thursday, April 26th– 3:45 pm. These will be home games for SV-Softball at MLK and Baseball on Field D- South Germantown Recreational park.
  • Girls Varsity and JV Lacrosse vs. Kennedy ( @ Kennedy HS) originally scheduled for 3/24- will be made up Monday, April 16th– JV 5:30 pm/ V 7 pm.

Please make sure to follow us on twitter and visit our website www.svhsathletics.org for all up to date information.

Please note this Week’s Game Schedule- please note that this is all subject to change due to weather. Immediate updates will be placed on twitter and communicated via Eagles bulletin as we make the changes.


  • Boys and Coed Volleyball vs. Quince Orchard Boys 5:30/ Coed 7:15 pm
  • Boys Tennis at Gaithersburg 3:30 pm
  • Boys Lacrosse at Damascus JV 5:30/ V 7:15 pm


  • Varsity softball vs. Damascus 4:45 pm-MLK
  • JV Softball at Damascus 3:45 pm
  • Varsity Baseball vs. Damascus 3:45 pm- South Germantown- Field F
  • JV Baseball at Damascus 3:15 pm
  • Girls Lacrosse vs. Damascus at Damascus JV 5:30/ V 7 pm
  • Track and Field at Northwest 3:30 pm


  • Boys Tennis at Springbrook 3:30 pm
  • Boys Lacrosse vs. Magruder at Magruder JV 5:30/ V 7:15 pm


  • Girls Lacrosse at Magruder JV 5:30/ V 7 pm


  • Boys and Coed Volleyball at Damascus Boys 5:30/ Coed 7:15 pm
  • Boys Tennis- vs. Magruder at Clemente MS 3:30 pm
  • JV Softball vs. Springbrook 3:45 pm- MLK
  • JV Baseball vs. Springbrook 3:45 pm- South Germantown Field F


  • Varsity Softball at Poolesville 2:30 pm
  • JV Softball vs. Poolesville 10 am- MLK
  • Varsity Baseball at Poolesville 2:30 pm
  • JV Baseball vs. Poolesville 10 am- South Germantown Field F
  • Girls Lacrosse vs. Rockville at Rockville JV 1 pm/ V 2:30 pm

As you can tell, we have a lot going on at Seneca Valley High School.


Please contact Athletic Director Jesse Irvin if you have any questions or concerns.