Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of November 25, 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: Varsity Men's Basketball Finish at Tournament Champions

Work hard. River Bluff's Varsity Men's Basketball team went 3-0 in the Tip Off Classic winning the championship on Wednesday defeating Dutch Fork High School. What a great start to this winter season.

Gators of the Week: English 3 and AP Language Students Creating Documentaries

Get smart: Students in English 3 and AP Language and Composition have been working on documentaries within the Junior Expedition on Power. Interviews and fieldwork have connected to allow them resources to produce their films. We are so excited to see their work produced and examine each piece of High Quality Work.

Gators of the Week: Support Literacy at RBHS

Do good. We have an opportunity to raise funds for classrooms libraries through a fund called Titlewish. This is a fundraiser set up by one of our vendors that will give us 100% of funds donated to purchase books for classrooms in our building. We have set a goal of $5,000. The fundraiser started yesterday and will continue through November 30th. Below is a link to our Titlewish page. Please feel free to share this link on your social media. We are hopeful that we can reach our goal and hopefully exceed it. Please let me know if you have any questions.

I hope you will consider donating!

Titlewish Fundraiser

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Winter Dance Performance

Friday, Dec. 7th, 7-9pm


Ring Ceremony

Sunday, Dec. 9th, 4-5:30pm


Winter Piano Recital

Monday, Dec. 10th, 5-7pm


Winter Choral Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 11th, 7-8:30pm


Winter Guitar Recital

Wednesday, Dec. 12th, 7-8pm


Winter Orchestra Concert

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 7-8:30pm


Winter Band Concert

Monday, Dec. 17th, 7-8:30pm


Half Day for Students

Friday, Dec. 21st, 8:15am-12:45pm


Holiday Break

Saturday, Dec. 22nd, 8am to Friday, Jan. 4th 2019 at 4pm


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!