Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of February 3, 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: Swamp Bots Win Judges Award

Work hard. River Bluff's inaugural robotics team Swamp Bots win the Judges Award for special accomplishments this past weekend. These students and their coaches have truly made incredible strides this year in our first season.

Gators of the Week: Senior Students in English 4 Present Their Research

Get smart: Students in our English 4 classes have been working on research supporting a claim to an issue they are passionate about. From recycling to deforestation to mental health awareness, students have had the opportunity to learn about a topic they are passionate about and share that insight with others.

Gators of the Week: Gator in Action

Do good. Led by athletes from all over the country our newly displayed panel of Gators in Action gives all a chance to honor the success of our alumni as they compete. If you are in competition or know an alumni who is that does not have his or her picture on the board, please send to us so we can properly display. Go Gators!

River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card!

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Freshman Expedition Kickoff

Monday, Feb. 4th, 8:15am-2:45pm


EL Education Mid Year Review

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 8:15am-3:45pm


Talent Show

Tuesday, Feb. 5th, 7-9pm


Junior Expedition Culminating Learning Celebration

Wednesday, Feb. 6th, 8-10:15am


SIC Meeting

Monday, Feb. 11th, 6-7pm

RBHS Counseling Commons

School Professional Learning Day (No School for Students)

Friday, Feb. 15th, 8:15am-3:45pm


RBHS Archery Team Shines

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Regional Competition Results

Our RBHS Archery Team can now be called Regional Champions as of this past Friday with two first place wins! First place overall in the bullseye division and first place overall in IBO 3-D division - at the Myrtle Beach Regional Tournament.

We had 3 archers from our RBHS team that won Prize Bows for first place:

Chris Keiffer (sophomore) 1st place overall HS boys IBO 3-D Division.

Mae Kirkbride (freshman) 1st place overall HS girls IBO 3-D Division.

Savana Wolf (sophomore) 1st place overall HS girls Bullseye Division.

Also the following archers placed:

(freshman) Mae Kirkbride 2nd place HS girls Bullseye division.

(freshman) Trey Williams 3rd place Hs boys IBO 3-D division.

(senior) Alexis Lovette 2nd place HS girls IBO 3-D division.

(junior) Bailey Lambert 3rd place HS Bullseye division.

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!