Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of December 9, 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 Continues to Shine

Work hard. River Bluff's Varsity Men's Basketball continues to have a stellar year with two wins over the weekend vs. Gilbert and Swansea. More non conference action is this week vs. Airport. Great job Coach Lee and staff and the entire team.

Gators of the Week: German Students Create Learning Experience for Deerfield

Get smart: Students from Frau Buckliew's German Classes, visited with German immersion students at Deerfield Elementary this week for a special experience. We had two groups each with a St Nikolaus (celebrated today in Germany December 6). River Bluff Students taught about St. Nikolaus in both German and English, sang a German song, and had a small treat for each student.

Both high school students and elementary students had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to continuing to collaborate with Deerfield Elementary German Immersion Program! Danke to Bitte Wachtel and Deerfield Elementary for this opportunity!

Gators of the Week: Dance Department Shines on Friday

Do good. Our River Bluff Dance Company was on display Friday night at their Winter Performance. To a packed house, each student danced with style and grace. Mr. Hilton has created such a culture of inclusion and love and commented it is this special culture that sets us a part from other companies. Hats off to all the dancers.

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card!

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Ring Ceremony

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


SIC Meeting

Monday, Dec. 10th, 6-7pm

RBHS Counseling Commons

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 Assembly and Ella Stuff a Stocking Send Off

Thursday, Dec. 13th, 11:15am-12:15pm


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!