Gator Bites 2016-17

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

Gator Bites Week of September 18, 2016

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!

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

Gators of the Week: Congratulations to Amy Price - Teacher of the Year

Work hard. We were thrilled to recognize Ms. Amy Price as our 2016-17 RBHS Teacher of the Year. Chosen by her peers, she will represent RBHS in the Lexington One competition. She is an amazing example of a teacher who creates a student centered classroom.

Gators of the Week: PreACT to be Administered

Get smart: On Wednesday all 10th graders will take the PreACT assessment. This assessment is designed to prepare students for the ACT to be administered during the junior year.

Gators of the Week: Student Council Leaders work with Chick fil A Leadership to Prepare 900 meals

Do good. Partnering with Chick fil A Leader Academy, our River Bluff Student Council members were able to pack meals for local community members in need. Students worked to help provide roughly 900 meals to hungry community members living in surrounding neighborhoods and communities. Chick fil A Leader Academy is a national high school leadership program that not only teaches students leadership skills, but also empowers students to put their skills into action. Student Council looks forward to amplifying our leadership skills through this new program!

Front Parking Lot Changes Beginning Sept. 12, 2016

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New Counseling and Advisement Assignments for Students

New Counselors for Students

Now that we’ve made it through the first ten days of school, and the majority of our students have learned the best routes to their classes and the most productive ILT areas, we want to communicate a transition in Counseling and Advisement. Since everything has settled down and the schedule change timeframe has ended, we are excited to release the counselor assignments for this school year.

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.

Effective Monday, August 29th, counseling assignments will be as follows:

Traveling students (all students who attend LTC or other high schools)

o Marci Newman (Director)

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

o Last names A-Go Cindy Bartolec

o Last names Gr-Par C. Bryan Vacchio

o Last names Pat-Z Stacy Clarke

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

o Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson

o Last names Han-O Crystal Wingate

o Last names P-Z Joe Ben Watson

Career Specialist for all students

o Shenita Chapman

Upcoming School Events

Pre-ACT Assessment

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 8:15am-12:15pm


The Pre-ACT assessment will be administered on Sept. 21 for all 10th grade students. More information to come.

Teacher Led Collaborative Planning

Wednesday, Sep. 21st, 12:45-3:45pm


Teachers will engage in collaborative planning and students will be dismissed at 12:40 PM.

Underclassmen Picture Day

Tuesday, Sep. 27th, 8:15am-3:45pm


Students will be asked to get their portrait made in the PAC during their ILT.

Swamp Classic - Band Competition

Saturday, Oct. 1st, 8:30am-10pm

RBHS Football Stadium

Come and support our Marching Band as they host over 25 bands competing in the Swamp Classic.

RBHS Fall Sports Calendar 2016

Great Article on Student Engagement

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!

RBHS Graduate wins Live Mas Scholarship

RBHS IMPACT 2016 Video