Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of March 24, 2019

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: River Bluff is Palmetto's Finest!

Work hard. River Bluff watched with excitement and adoration as the South Carolina Association of School Administrators announced that River Bluff is the 2019 Palmetto's Finest High School. This coveted state award is announced annually to the top high school in the state. This is a tribute to all of the students and staff who have worked so diligently to engage in a unique learning experience where character and leadership and priorities. Thank you for your support and continued commitment to our work.

Gators of the Week: Physical Science and English 1 Students are Fuel Throttle in their Expedition

Get smart: Andy Zaengle came from the City of West Columbia to speak about the practical application of Physical Science concepts to building a box car. The kids were so excited to see the actual cars Andy brought and we saw so much engagement from some unexpected faces. The students in Physical Science and English 1 are finishing their Learning Expedition on Moving Change.

Gators of the Week: Inclusion Carnival Was a Hug Sucess

Do good. This past weekend our Student Council hosted the first annual Inclusion Carnival for special education children and their families in the area. With games and food for all ages, they truly displayed an attitude of love and care for our community's families. Hats off to these students for their passion and compassion.

River Bluff is Published!!

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card!

Upcoming School and Staff Events


Wednesday, March 27th, 8:15am-1pm

RBHS Big Gym

WIN Testing

Tuesday, April 2nd, 8:15am-12:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

All third year high school students will test in the Gym.


Saturday, April 6th, 8-11:45pm

900 Senate Street

Columbia, SC

Spring Break

Monday, April 15th, 8:15am to Friday, April 19th, 3:45pm

320 Corley Mill Road

Lexington, SC

RBHS Archery Team Shines

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Dr. Clamp Visits Puerto Rico to Serve on a Memory Mission Trip

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!