Gator Bites 2018-19

Info from SC's first EL Education High School #WeAreCREW

Gator Bites for the Week of October 21, 2018

What to expect of Gator Bites

We will use this digital platform this year to communicate current and upcoming events and information for all stakeholders interested in River Bluff High School. We will post and send out each week to communicate with you. Go Gators!

River Bluff's Mission (Purpose)

Support students and teachers and all whom they influence collectively in their pursuit of excellence within a collaborative learning culture engaged in graduating citizen scholars committed to“building a better world”.

River Bluff's Vision (Direction)

To create a community of learners where passionate educators and students are collectively challenged within a flexible environment to see personal achievement thrive, through character, leadership and growth mindset while contributing to both a local and global society.

River Bluff's Core Values (HOS): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.

Gators of the Week: Robotics Club in Full Swing

Work hard. Thanks to several grants and donations our Robotics Club is in full swing. Saturday mornings for them are full of developing strategies, improving design, and coding/debugging RobotC. We are so excited to see their progression.

Gators of the Week: Seniors Complete College Applications

Get smart: This past week our Counseling and Advisement Team hosted our annual College Application Day.


We had 248 students sign in and complete at least one college application. We know we missed a few because of scanner issues so that total is probably actually closer to 275. Many students completed more than three applications with the help of college reps and their school counselors!


To date, 1,196 transcripts have been delivered electronically through Parchment. 72% of our senior class has already created their Parchment account!


The tailgate was a huge hit again this year.


The mini-college and business fair drew lots of traffic from seniors and underclassmen alike and we appreciated them coming in and assisting students with applications when the fair was over.


Gators of the Week: Drug Take Back

Do good. In collaboration with LRADAC and LOCC we would like to promote this experience to dispose of any unused prescription drugs. See flyer for details.

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Football Friday Night Themes

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Spirit Week - Rivals Vs. Lexington High

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Student Council Blood Drive

Friday, Oct. 26th, 8:30am-2:30pm

RBHS Auxiliary Gym

College Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 6:30-8:30pm

RBHS Main Street

Dozens of college representatives will be on campus that evening to meet with students and parents.

Make Up Picture Day

Monday, Nov. 5th, 8:15am-2:30pm

RBHS PAC

Linsy Dooley - RBHS Teacher of the Year

Robotics Begin at RBHS

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What was your breakthrough this week?

Get your Yuda Bands

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Great Article on Learning Experiences

Signing Out Procedures

A reminder to parents regarding signing students out during the school day. Someone from the student's sign out sheet must come in and show ID to dismiss a child. We do not accept phone calls or emails for dismissal. You can come in on Monday to sign your child out during the week but only up until Friday of the same week. Also, if you are dismissing your child during ILT, then it is helpful to have made arrangements with the student ahead of time. We appreciate your help to assist in making this process efficient.

Counseling and Advisement Assignments for Students

Counseling and Advisement Team

The Counseling & Advisement team is working towards a more intentionally focused program to provide students with the best support. Rather than counselors having students in all grade levels (9-12), we are realigning to be able to more appropriately serve students’ transitional needs at the different levels. This realignment will also more closely mirror our CREW design allowing students to stay with their school counselor their 9th and 10th grade years and then have another counselor their 11th and 12th grade years.


Traveling students OCP, CC2, & CC3 students (including all students who attend LTC or other high schools)

Marci Newman mnewman2@lexington1.net (803)-821-0718


Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley gharley@lexington1.net (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio cvacchio@lexington1.net (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler astabler@lexington1.net (803)-821-0740


Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson aswilson2@lexington1.net (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate cwingate@lexington1.net (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson jbwatson@lexington1.net (803)-821-0739


Secretary Carole Farrar cfarrar@lexington1.net (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . amyhand@lexington1.net (803) 821-0711



Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett sjbennett@lexington1.net (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Shenita Chapman schapman@lexingon1.net (803) 821-0733

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!