Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of November 11, 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 Football Wins First Home Playoff Game in School History

Work hard. River Bluff gave a new meaning to the term "blackout" as the Gators won their first home playoff game in school history after the stadium went completely dark for about 25 minutes. Behind an air attack from Michael Rikard, the Gators now 9-1 will travel to Berekely High School on Friday for round 2.

Gators of the Week: Art on Display in World Languages Department

Get smart: The World Languages Department has placed on display on D wing, images of beauty for students and staff to see. Stop by Lower D to see.

Gators of the Week: Choir Students Make History

Do good. In this year's auditions our RBHS Choir had the most students ever qualify for All State.


Let's congratulate them.


2019 SCMEA All-State Choirs


Harley Boaz

Charlie West

Mattison Bradham

Chase Carter

Madeline Owens

Mason Martin

Kathryn Shepherd

Sarah Peter

Reagan Green

Eliza Grant

Elena Pittman

Andrew Wise

Grant Stillinger


Upcoming School and Staff Events

High in Plain Sight - Tall Cop Event

Monday, Nov. 12th, 6-8pm

RBHS PAC

PTSO is hosting the High in Plain Sight/Tall Cop Event Monday, November 12th @ 6:0pm at the PAC at RBHS. This evening will be extremely informative and a great opportunity to learn about alcohol and drug trends, locally. This nationally recognized expert will provide us information to help keep our students safe and help start conversations about alcohol and drugs with you students. This is a parent/adult event, only. We look forward to seeing you Monday, November 12th @ 6pm.
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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 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!