Gator Bites 2017-18

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

Gator Bites for the Week of April 8, 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: SCBDA State Champions

Work hard. River Bluff's Winter Guard and Percussion Team won the SCBDA state championships this past week. This marks the second consecutive year for this state championship.

RBHS Varsity - 2018 SCBDA National A State Champion

RBHS Percussion - 2018 SCBDA Concert Scholastic A State Champion

RBHS JV - Bronze medalist in Scholastic AAA

RBHS Spin Club - Bronze medalist in Scholastic Regional A

Gators of the Week: Final Quarter Ahead

Get smart: We encourage all students to engage in learning and preparation for the final quarter of school. Students will finalize their semester 2 grades with assessments completed within the final quarter.

Gators of the Week: Gators Serve at Midway Elementary School's Field Day

Do good. It was an honor to have over 30 students volunteer at Midway Elementary School's Field Day just before Spring Break. Students helped support competition and encourage all the students who participated. What a great way to give back.

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

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Spirit Week

Monday, April 9th, 8:15am to Friday, April 13th, 3:45pm


Monday - April 9 - Mismatch Monday

Tuesday - April 10 - Meme/Vine Day

Wednesday - April 11 - Decades Day

Thursday - April 12 - Tacky Tourist Day

Friday - April 13 - Futuristic Day

Spring Sports Pep Rally

Tuesday, April 10th, 12:15-1:15pm

RBHS Competition Gym

Senior CREW Games

Friday, April 13th, 9:30am-3pm

RBHS Stadium

All Senior CREWs will compete in the annual event.

Gator Forum

Monday, April 16th, 3:45-4:45pm

Learning Commons


Saturday, April 21st, 8-11:45pm

USC Alumni Center

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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.

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!