Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of October 7, 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: English 3 Students Have a Breakthrough in Expedition Kickoff

Work hard. In the Junior Expedition Kickoff, English 3 students worked together to solve problems and decipher clues to open breakthrough boxes to unleash the topic for their expedition. Teamwork and joy were the outcomes.

Gators of the Week: American Government Students Learn from Experts

Get smart: In Larger Group this week, American Government students learn from experts Todd Atwater and SC House Member Micah Caskey. Taking a stand and listening to the issues, students were up close and personal with the local leaders. What a fantastic way to bring the community to the classroom.

Gators of the Week: Theater Students Offer Elementary Workshops

Do good. Students in Ms. Parr's Theater Classes take their talents to the elementary level as they conducted workshops for students at Midway Elementary School. Contributing to a better world, these students taught mini lessons to students at Midway.

Upcoming School and Staff Events


Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 8:15am-12pm

RBHS Big Gym

Football Friday Night Themes

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PTSO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, Oct. 19th, 11:15am-12:45pm

RBHS Main Office

Please help feed our teachers and staff!

Sign up here at this link.!/showSignUp/20f044fa9a82cabfd0-river4/11769035

Collaborative Planning

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 12:45-3:45pm


Students will be dismissed at 12:40 PM and teachers will plan together collaboratively.

RBHS College Application Day and Senior Tailgate

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 8:30am-2:30pm

RBHS Learning Commons

All seniors are encouraged to come to the Learning Commons on Thursday to complete their college applications with help from college admissions counselors and their school counselors. Seniors who participate get to enjoy the food and fun at the Senior Tailgate.

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


River Bluff Fall Athletic Calendar

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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 (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!