Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of October 28, 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: Gator Football Defeats Lexington High School - Playoff Berth

Work hard. Thanks to an amazing section of student fans who cheered on the Gator Varsity Football team to a commanding win 35-21 over Lexington High School on Thursday night. This is the first time in school history RB has defeated their cross town rival and now has earned a home Playoff Berth on November 9, 2018. Congratulations to Coach Hardin and staff and the entire team for a fantastic 8-1 season.
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Gators of the Week: Congressional Debate on Tuesday

Get smart: The Center for Law and Global Policy Development will host a US Congressional Debate on Tuesday in the Performing Arts Center. Creating questions and moderating the event between the two candidates, students truly will be a the center of the learning. Become an educated voter by attending.

Gators of the Week: Ms. Price Honored by WLTX

Do good. In a surprise announcements, Ms. Price our Science Teacher, was honored by WLTX as Teacher of the Week. The news media presented her an award and gift basket in a surprise in her classroom this past week. Her contributions were honored by a former student who nominated her for this award. The piece will be aired on Tuesday this week on WLTX.

Upcoming School and Staff Events

College Fair and Financial Aid Night

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 6-8pm

RBHS Main Street

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

Congressional Debate

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 9-10:30am

RBHS PAC

The Center for Law and Global Policy Development will host a US Congressional Debate for our district in the Performing Arts Center.

Graduation Supply Orders

Wednesday, Oct. 31st, 9am-3pm

Main Street

Rhodes Graduation Services will be on campus Wednesday to finish orders for Seniors.

Class Meetings

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 11am to Friday, Nov. 2nd, 1:45pm

RBHS PAC

Class meetings will be held on Thursday and Friday during CREW in the PAC.


Thursday - 9th and 10th

Friday - 11th and 12th

5A State Band Competition

Saturday, Nov. 3rd, 2pm

6671 Saint Andrews Road

Columbia, SC

Our Gator Band will compete in the 5A State Championship on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 2 PM.


The finals will include the top 8 5A bands beginning at 7:45 PM that evening.


All the best to Gator Band as the compete in the 5A contest for the first time in school history.

Make Up Picture Day

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

RBHS PAC

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

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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!