Gator Bites 2017-18

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

Gator Bites for the Week of March 4, 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: Winterguard Wins Big at White Knoll High School

Work hard. All three River Bluff Winterguard teams attended a competition at White Knoll HS on Saturday.

Spin Club won the Novice class, beating 14 other teams.

JV was 4th out of 7 in SAAA, but was only 1.5 from first place.

Varsity won the National A class with their highest score of the season thus far.

Gators of the Week: Students studying Chinese visit sites in Atlanta GA

Get smart: Chinese Classes and the Chinese Club sponsored a culture exploration trip to Atlanta, GA on Feb. 23, 2018. Students went to three places. The first stop was a buddhist temple. Students enjoyed the learning experience and knowledge of how to meditate; how to show respect to Buddha in a buddhist temple. The second stop was to the Tang Dynasty Hot Pot Restaurant. The "HotPot" eating experience was definitely an eye opening eating style for those who never had this type of Chinese cuisine before. In the afternoon students went to Asian History Center. The exhibitions in The Swan House at the Asian History Center were not only elegant, but also rich with stories from China, HongKong, Macao and other asian countries such as Japan, Cambodia, India etc. What an exciting trip for our students.

Gators of the Week: RB Basketball Players Serve the Community at Rotary Fest

Do good. Members of the Men's Basketball team volunteered their time at the annual Rotary Fest Music Festival and Oyster Roast on Saturday. Team members helping with parking cars and serving guests steamed oysters. Sponsored by the Lexington Rotary Club, all proceeds from the event support scholarships awarded to district seniors.

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

Upcoming School and Staff Events

SAT Testing

Wednesday, March 7th, 8:30am-12:15pm


For 11th grade students who have signed up for the test.

PTSO Staff Luncheon

Friday, March 9th, 11:15am-1pm

RBHS Main Office

Please help us honor our teachers by signing up to bring an item to the Fiesta Bar.

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Gator Forum

Monday, March 12th, 3:45-4:45pm

RBHS Learning Commons

Collaborative Planning

Wednesday, March 21st, 12:45-3:45pm


Students will be on abbreviated schedule and dismiss at 12:40 PM.

Technology Survey Letter to Parents

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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!