Gator Bites 2015-16

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

Gator Bites - Week of March 20, 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: Varsity Winterguard - State Champs!

Work hard. This Saturday, at Colleton County High School, our Varsity Wintergaurd in Class 1A were crowned State Champions by the SCBDA.


This is such an amazing feat for the ladies and Coach Hilton. The JV team placed 5th and our winter percussion team placed second in the state behind Ninety Six High School.


All three will again be in competition this weekend at Winthrop University.

Gators of the Week: 9th Grade Expedition Celebration of Learning - Thursday night

Get smart: This year marks the launch of our first Learning Expeditions at River Bluff High School. We are excited and pleased to invite all of our students and families of Physical Science/English I and Biology I/English II Honors students to attend the culminating event of this cornerstone of Expeditionary Learning on Thursday, March 24th from 6:00 PM - 7:30 pm.

Beginning in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), a brief presentation on Learning Expeditions to learn about this key component of Expeditionary Learning will be presented by students.


Following that, an opportunity to take a gallery walk to hear students explain their findings and display the products that resulted from their work in the Learning Expeditions will occur on Main Street, A - C wings.

The two Learning Expeditions are:


A) Genethics: Classic genetics with modern day ethcis and

B) What is the "real" cost of energy?


During the day on Thursday, during mods 7-9, 9th graders will be presented their findings as well for our student body.

Gators of the Week: Students attend TransformSC event and student panel

Do good. RB was excited to have three students attend the TransformSC state conference last week. Senior Merrit Jones participated in a four student panel on innovation in education and did a fantastic job describing the learning design at RB and how it has impacted her life as a citizen scholar.


They too were honored to meet the Honorable Molly Spearman, SC State Superintendent.

Upcoming School Events

Gator Forum

Monday, March 21st, 3:45-4:15pm

RBHS Learning Commons

Lexington County School District One - Teacher of the Year Celebration

Tuesday, March 22nd, 7-8:30pm

2463 Augusta Road

Lexington, SC

Meg Huggins, a top five finalist for district teacher of the year will participate in this event at the LOPAC at LHS. All gators are encouraged to attend and support Ms. Huggins.

9th Grade Science Symposium

Thursday, March 24th, 6-7:30pm

RBHS

This year marks the launch of our first Learning Expeditions at River Bluff High School. We are excited and pleased to invite all of our families of Physical Science/English I and Biology I/English II Honors students to attend the culminating event of this cornerstone of Expeditionary Learning on Thursday, March 24th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.

Beginning in the Performing Arts Center (PAC), you will start off with a brief presentation on Learning Expeditions to learn about this key component of Expeditionary Learning. Following that, you will have the opportunity to take a gallery walk to hear students explain their findings and display the products that resulted from their work in the Learning Expeditions.

School in Session - Friday

Friday, March 25th, 8:15am-3:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

Remember that Friday, March 25, 2016, was a scheduled weather day but will be a full day due to making up days due to the flood.

Spring Break

Monday, March 28th, 8:15am to Friday, April 1st, 3:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

ACT

Tuesday, April 19th, 8:15am-12:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

All students in their third year of high school will be offered the exam. Locations for testing will be communicated later this semester.

Spring Sports Schedule

RBHS Student's Senior Expedtition Making a Difference Locally

RBHS Business Partner Shines

Important - CREW Rating and Grading Information Below

Ella Stuff a Stocking 2015

Ella Stuff a Stocking 2014 RBHS

Welcome Home Memories

RBHS Fall Signing Day

Long Beach High School, NY Sends Supplies to RBHS

Nike Work Based Learning Center Serves RBHS and SC Flood Victims

The name of the school is the Nike Work-Based Learning Center, an alternative high school setting within the Long Beach Public School District on Long Island. It will be three years ago this coming Thursday when the town of Long Beach was decimated by Hurricane Sandy. Recently, a fried to our Counselor Dr. Vacchio, had kept an eye on my social media presence and on the news, and he had reached out to RB to see how the Nike Center could help with our local flood relief efforts.


The school's administrator Mr. Howard Fuchs, classmate and teammate to Dr. Vacchio, set a goal twofold: for Nike WBL Center to establish and maintain a lasting relationship with RBHS and to help with fundraising and donation efforts in our area. Pictures below show the fruits of this labor. SC and RBHS is eternally indebted to the service of the students at this high school and look forward to a long term relationship.

Gators Do Good for Flood Victims in the Surrounding Area

Previous Sports Previews - Center for Media Arts, Design and Production

Gator Sports Network Preview vs. Irmo

Great Article on Student Engagement

Previously posted articles.

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!