Gator Bites 2017-18
Info from SC's first EL Education High School #WeAreCREW
Gator Bites for the Week of February 18, 2018
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.
We are CREW!
River Bluff High School's Leadership Team.
Student Council and River Bluff's theme for this year.
Student Council Welcomes Gators Back!
Student Council Leaders welcome back underclassmen in August. #USWERB
Gators of the Week - Work hard. Get smart. Do good.
Gators of the Week: RBDC Dance Company Wins Big at Encore Regional Competition
Diamond; 1st Competitive Contemporary Super Group
1st Overall Senior Super Group
Genocide - Platinum; 4th Elite Contemporary Duet/Trio (12-14)
Tragedy - Diamond; 1st Elite Contemporary Duet/Trio (12-14)
1st Overall Teen Duet/Tiro - Tragedy
Jenna Brunson - 3rd; Platinum Elite Contemporary (14)
Jenaiah Callaham- 1st; Diamond Competitive Contemporary (15-16)
Peyton Fenstermaker - 2nd; Diamond Competitive Contemporary (15-16)
Madison McPherson- 2nd Platinum Competitive Jazz (15-16)
Jayna Carson- 3rd Platinum Elite Contemporary (15-16)
Jayna Carson - 3rd Diamond Elite Tap (15-16)
2nd Overall Competitive Solo - Peyton Fenstermaker
1st Overall Competitive Solo - Jenaiah Callaham
3rd Overall Teen Solo - Jenna Brunson
Discovery Scholarship Spotlight Invitation - Peyton Fenstermaker and Jenna Brunson
Encore Extreme Scholarship - Jenaiah Callaham
High Overall Competitive Senior score of the day- Jenaiah Callaham
Gators of the Week: Students visit China Construction of America
Within 2 hours staying onsite, students had 2 intensive sessions of workshops very well prepared and organized by China Construction staff, with a Chinese Buffet lunch break, Pingpong Ball and Billiards games. The workshops were tailored for students to learn more about Chinese New Year customs; and the company's engineering projects.
Students extremely enjoyed the trip. They also expressed their appreciation to the Manager.
Gators of the Week: Sydney Torbett wins Emerging Leader Award
This award recognizes DECA high school seniors studying marketing, finance, hospitality, and management while also being an academically prepared, community oriented, professionally responsible, experienced leader through their participation in DECA.
To be recognized for this award, the DECA member must participate in various activities such as promoting DECA in the community, participating in a school-based enterprise, and competing at a DECA conference (among other experiences.) These activities fulfill different categories that make up a well-rounded emerging leader.
This emerging leader must have completed a marketing, business management, entrepreneurship, finance or hospitality and tourism course and have a 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher for the academic portion of the award.
Congratulations Sydney for representing River Bluff!
Claire Compton - RBHS Teacher of the Year and Top Ten Finalist for District Teacher of the Year
Upcoming School and Staff Events
CREW Gives Back
Weather Makeup Day
Monday, Feb. 19th, 8:15am-3:45pm
Lexington One School Board Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 7-9pm
100 Tarrar Springs Road
Most Likely to Succeed Film Showing
Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm
Lexington Middle School and White Knoll High School
Many of you participated in or will participate in Lexington County School District One’s adaptive strategic planning process. If you are unfamiliar with the adaptive strategic planning process, you can read about it here in the last Inside Voice.
You may have watched a 12-minute-long clip of a film called “Most Likely To Succeed” and talked about what you believe students need to know and be able to do to thrive in the future.
You may have shared your hopes and fears for students and the education process or worked to define the character, relationships, knowledge and skills that you believe are important.
Thank you for your work on this. As the district continues to involve our Board of Trustees, staff, students, parents, business leaders and community members in these important conversations, we invite you to follow along.
If you’d like, join us when we hold two screenings of the film “Most Likely To Succeed” on Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. in Lexington Middle School’s Theatre and White Knoll High School’s Auditorium.
Dr. Greg Little talks about the district’s adaptive strategic planning process in his latest Little Thoughts Big Dreams.
Chasing the Dragon Film Showing
Monday, Feb. 26th, 5:30-8:30pm
Tuesday, Feb. 27th, 8:15am-12pm
Teacher Led Collaborative Planning
Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 12:45-3:45pm
Technology Survey Letter to Parents
RBHS Spring Athletic Schedules
Letter Regarding the Flu
Get your Yuda Bands
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) firstname.lastname@example.org
Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)
o Last names A-Gar Cindy Bartolec email@example.com
o Last names Gas-O C. Bryan Vacchio firstname.lastname@example.org
o Last names P-Z Stacy Clarke email@example.com
Students in their 3rd and 4th (or greater) year of high school (typically 11th & 12th graders)
o Last names A-Ham Mandy Wilson firstname.lastname@example.org
o Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate email@example.com
o Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson firstname.lastname@example.org
Career Specialist for all students
o Shenita Chapman email@example.com
o Susan Bennett firstname.lastname@example.org