Gator Bites 2017-18

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

Gator Bites for the Week of December 3, 2017

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: Women's Tennis Honored at Recent Town Council Meeting

Work hard. Congratulations to our Women's Varsity Tennis team for being honored at this week's Town Council Meeting. A proclamation was read to honor the team's season and 5A state championship.

Gators of the Week: Anatomy students dissect brains

Get smart: In a recent observation, students in Ms. Klaes's Anatomy and Physiology class dissected sheep brains. Hands on and engaged, groups of students were able to investigate this organ.

Gators of the Week: Gator Students Celebrate Dr. Clamp's Recognition as 2018 SC Secondary Principal of the Year

Do good. Thank you to all CREWs and students who created posters on Main Street to congratulate Dr. Clamp on his recognition as 2018 SC Secondary Principal of the Year.

Claire Compton - RBHS Teacher of the Year

Fall Signing Day at RBHS

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Upcoming School and Staff Events

Gator Forum

Monday, Dec. 4th, 3:45-4:30pm

RBHS Learning Commons

RBHS Steel Drum and Percussion Performance

Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 7-8:30pm

RBHS River Cafe

Teacher Led Collaborative Planning

Wednesday, Dec. 6th, 8:15am-12:45pm


Teachers will engage in collaborative planning and students will be released at 12:45 PM.

Path 4: 8:20-8:45

Path 2: 8:50-9:15

Path 3: 9:20-9:45

Path 5: 9:50-10:15

Path 7: 10:20-10:45

Path 9: 10:50-11:15

Path 6: 11:20-11:45

Power Hour: 11:50-12:40

CREW 4 and Leader in CREW will be meeting together during Power Hour.

CREW 3 will go to the Performing Arts Center during Power Hour and will sit by CREWs. All CREW 3 teachers are expected to attend and take roll. There will be speakers about homelessness.

CREW 2 will work on work during Power Hour.

Dance Showcase

Friday, Dec. 8th, 7-8:30pm


RBHS Band Concert

Monday, Dec. 11th, 7-8:30pm


Orchestra Concert

Wednesday, Dec. 13th, 7-8:30pm


RBHS Choral Concert

Thursday, Dec. 14th, 7-8:30pm


Holiday Break

Thursday, Dec. 21st, 8:15am to Wednesday, Jan. 3rd 2018 at 3:45pm


Holiday break begins Dec. 21 and students return January 4, 2018.

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

Winter Sports Calendar

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

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