Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of February 17, 2019

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: Game Day Cheer Team wins first 4A/5A State Championship

Work hard. River Bluff's Game Day Cheer squad won the state's first 4A/5A State Championship at the invitational this weekend. This first competition in school history featured three competitive routines for our girls. Coaches and players stole the competition with first place wins in several categories. We are so proud of our cheerleaders.

Gators of the Week: Junior Expedition Celebration of Learning Selects Film Winners

Get smart: Students in the Junior Learning Expedition over six or eight weeks explored Power and specifically who might have the power to affect change in our society. In small groups students researched and engaged in learning about subjects like water quality, teacher shortages, and human trafficing to create documentaries on their position. The final three were shown to all students during the celebration of learning and the documentary on Domestic Violence was selected as the winner. Congratulations to all students.

Gators of the Week: Art of Healing Contest Winners

Do good.

Congratulations to the following students who won large cash prizes in the Lexington Medical Center’s Art of Healing Contest. Morgan Slice won a Judge’s Choice Award. Grace Carson and Morgan Wooley won Honorable Mention Awards. Josef Ivory won 3rd place and Alyssa Griffin won 1st place. These students’ powerful depictions of healing were selected from schools throughout Lexington County. Their work will be on display at the Columbia Museum of Art until March. We encourage you to visit the museum to check out their work. 27 teachers participated, 9 high school throughout Lexington County, 11 awards were given and RBHS won 5 of them.

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card!

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Regular School Day for Students and Staff

Monday, Feb. 18th, 8:15am-3:45pm



Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 8:30am-12:30pm

RBHS Big Gym

Musical Theater Presents - Chicago

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 7-9pm


Come see Chicago on stage Thursday and Friday nights at 7 PM in the PAC. Tickets can be purchased at the door.

Palmetto's Finest Finalist Visiting Team Window Begins

Monday, Feb. 25th, 8:15am-3:45pm


RBHS Archery Team Shines

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Regional Competition Results

Our RBHS Archery Team can now be called Regional Champions as of this past Friday with two first place wins! First place overall in the bullseye division and first place overall in IBO 3-D division - at the Myrtle Beach Regional Tournament.

We had 3 archers from our RBHS team that won Prize Bows for first place:

Chris Keiffer (sophomore) 1st place overall HS boys IBO 3-D Division.

Mae Kirkbride (freshman) 1st place overall HS girls IBO 3-D Division.

Savana Wolf (sophomore) 1st place overall HS girls Bullseye Division.

Also the following archers placed:

(freshman) Mae Kirkbride 2nd place HS girls Bullseye division.

(freshman) Trey Williams 3rd place Hs boys IBO 3-D division.

(senior) Alexis Lovette 2nd place HS girls IBO 3-D division.

(junior) Bailey Lambert 3rd place HS Bullseye division.

Dr. Clamp Visits Puerto Rico to Serve on a Memory Mission Trip

Dr. Clamp is 2019 NASSP National Principal of the Year

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Linsy Dooley - RBHS Teacher of the Year

Robotics Begin at RBHS

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 (803)-821-0718

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

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler (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 (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson (803)-821-0739

Secretary Carole Farrar (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . (803) 821-0711

Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Shenita Chapman (803) 821-0733

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!