Gator Bites 2017-18

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

Gator Bites for the Week of March 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.

Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.

Gators of the Week: Senior CREWs Engage in IMPACT Conferene

Work hard. River Bluff's inaugural IMPACT conference was filled with new learning about projects of impact to include: waste in our water systems, anxiety of being a teenager, wearing helmets to protect you and so much more. Beginning with a keynote address from former high school and collegiate all star Jordan Roper, students were challenged to elevate those around them and make an IMPACT. The debrief ended with a heartfelt discussion of what has impacted your life. Resoundingly students commented CREW has made an IMPACT.

Gators of the Week: Bands of River Bluff Perform with Excellence

Get smart: With over a semester of preparation, the Bands of River Bluff performed masterfully at the recent competition. Congratulations to both the RBHS Concert Band, and the RBHS Wind Symphony, who received a rating of "Superior with Distinction" at the SCBDA Concert Performance Assessment. This rating is reserved for only the bands that receive a Superior Rating from all 5 judges.

Gators of the Week: aRBie wins competition

Do good. It was a great honor for our very own aRBie to compete in the Mascot Dance Off at Palmetto's Children Hospital this past weekend. In a close competition, aRBie edged all other mascots to win the title of Best Mascot. #pediatricpancakeparty

Claire Compton - RBHS Teacher of the Year and Top Ten Finalist for District Teacher of the Year

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Senior Nights - Men's and Women's Lacrosse and Baseball

Tuesday, March 27th, 6:30pm to Friday, March 30th, 8:30pm

RBHS Athletic Complex

Men's Lacrosse - Tuesday Night

Women's Lacrosse - Wednesday Night

Baseball - Friday Night

All ceremonies occur prior to the game's beginning. Come and support our Gators.

Lexington One Bond Referendum Meeting

Tuesday, March 27th, 6-8pm

660 Rawl Road

Lexington, SC

Come hear about the district's upcoming Bond Referendum.

Graduation Supplies Delivered

Thursday, March 29th, 9:30am-2:30pm

RBHS Rotunda

Members of the Rhodes Graduation Supplies team will be on campus to deliver Senior Supplies. Payment must be received in full prior to receiving your supplies.

Lexington One Teacher of the Year Celebration

Thursday, March 29th, 7-8:30pm

Lexington High School Performing Arts Center

Come and support Claire Compton, a Math Teacher at RBHS and finalist for Lexington County School District One's District Teacher of the Year.

Regular School Day

Friday, March 30th, 8:15am-3:45pm


While March 30 was scheduled as a Weather Makeup Day, this day will be recovered and serve as a full day for students and staff.

Spring Break

Monday, April 2nd, 8:15am to Friday, April 6th, 4pm


RBHS Spring Athletic Schedules

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Get your Yuda Bands

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Free Peer Math Tutoring

Beginning Monday, October 2, free math peer tutoring will be offered in the Counseling and Advisement Commons at the following times. Again, this is free and no appointment is necessary.

Monday and Wednesday

7:10-8:10 am

Tuesday and Thursday

3:45-4:45 pm

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 (all students who attend LTC or other high schools), OCP, CC2 and CC3

o Marci Newman (Director)

Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

o Last names A-Gar Cindy Bartolec

o Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio

o Last names P-Z Stacy Clarke

Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)

o Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson

o Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate

o Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson

Career Specialist for all students

o Shenita Chapman

o Susan Bennett

Former Gator Natalie Willis Makes Elite National Player to Watch List

River Bluff Alumni Brandon Tillmon ends game vs. Baylor with an INT. Watch here.

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Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!