Gator Bites 2019-20

SC's first EL Education High School & 2019 Palmetto's Finest

River Bluff High School #Envision2020RB

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Gator Bites for the Week of September 29, 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 (Habits of Success): Personal Responsibility, Growth Mindset, Collaboration and Relationships, Excellence, & Citizenship

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

Gators of the Week: Men's Cross Country Shines

Work hard. Congratulations to our Men's Cross Country team crowned Champions of the Pee Dee Classic in Florence over the weekend. The Varsity Mens finished 1st Place with Jacob Mangione Overall Runner Up and the JV Mens finished in 1st Place with 5 out of the Top 10 runners were Gators.

Gators of the Week: CREW 4 Students Attend 1st Life After RB Session

Get smart: Our seniors were provided practical wisdom and experience from RB Alumni and leaders from local colleges and universities at the first Life After RB session this week.

Gators of the Week: Gator Saves the Day

Do good. Our very on Gavin Wiltkowski saved the day on Friday responding to a car accident at the entrance of Meadow Glen Elementary School. He quickly assisted law enforcement in moving the vehicle out of harms way and disengaged the horn from sounding in the car. What a selfless act of courage. Pictured here he is number 30 on our Varsity Team.

Orchestra Students Give Back

The Presbyterian House of Lexington invited RB orchestra students to play for a dinner event that was held earlier this month for their residents. We had 13 RB orchestra students there to perform (Piper Phipps (10), Brianna Talton (9), Leiney Grace Bryant (10), Karina Kewlani (10), Zulal Cakir (9), Alaina Gindlesperger (11), Emma Beck (12), Gavin Turner (11), Grace Zhou (11), Rachel Loging (10), Tripp Modelewski (12), Jane Taylor (9), & Sara Smith (9)). Mrs. Jo Hanna, orchestra teacher from Meadow Glen MS, was also there to play along with the students. The residents and staff all thoroughly enjoyed it and asked the students to come back and play soon. They did have one special song request for the student's next visit... The Tiger Rag from Clemson. This was a fantastic volunteer musical opportunity for our orchestra students. They are looking forward to playing there again in the near future!
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RBHS Football Themes for 2019!

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River Bluff Receives Excellent on School Report Card 2018

Upcoming School and Staff Events

CREW 3 - Saluda Shoals Team Building

Tuesday, Oct. 1st, 8:15am to Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 12pm

5605 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC

River Bluff is 2019 Palmetto's Finest

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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.


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. Joe Howell jjhowell@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 Julie Rojek jrojek@lexington1.net (803) 821-0733