Gator Bites

Info from SC's first Expeditionary Learning (EL) High School

Gator Bites - Week of May 4, 2015

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!

A Look Back and Ahead at Professional Learning at RBHS

Week 36 - Professional Learning 3Es - Completing our EL IR

This week during every teacher's PL session, we will complete the EL Internal Review (IR) electronically. Please come with your device prepared to complete the online survey. Also each teacher should bring their annotated copy of the "Teacher Indicators" document from EL to assist them in completing the IR. This information is critical to our planning for our goals for next year. The location will be the Learning Commons Classroom.

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

Gators of the Week: Men's Track and Varsity Softball Succeed

Work hard. This past weekend our Women's Softball team advanced to the winner's game in the district championship to be hosted on Wednesday night at River Bluff. They defeated Summerville on the road to advance to the winner's game. The visiting team, to be determined later this week, would have to beat River Bluff twice in the double header to advance.

Congratulations also to our Men's Track team for winning the Region Championship against a strong field of region opponents on Friday afternoon at Lexington High School. Hats off to Coach Reynolds and his entire coaching staff for leading our men's team to their first Region Championship. Best of luck in our state competition.

Gators of the Week: AP Testing Begins

Get Smart: We wish the best to our over 200 students taking over 300 Advanced Placement tests beginning on Monday with AP Chemistry. The preparation all year will be evaluated as each student engages in their test. Passing scores of 3, 4, or 5 will garner college credits at the next level. You are ready.

Gators of the Week: Mr. Barnhart trains future Engineers in OCP

Do good. Thank you to Mr. Barnhart, one of our STEM teachers, for helping our students get smart in Engineering. He volunteered to teach our students in OCP (Occupational Credential Program) an introductory lesson to engineering with his paper airplane project. Over several sessions during his ILT the next few weeks, he will spend it with our students teaching them a scientific approach to creating prototypes. Mr. Barnhart will conclude with a debriefing session with our students.

Great job students and STEM leader.

Excellent example of doing good for all students at RB.

EL Design Principle in Action

The Responsibility for Learning

Learning is both a personal process of discovery and a social activity. Everyone learns both individually and as part of a group. Every aspect of an Expeditionary Learning school encourages both children and adults to become increasingly responsible for directing their own personal and collective learning.

This week will allow for many students the opportunity to show mastery of content in AP courses. We have full confidence that your preparation in class and outside of class studying and honing your skills will translate to passing scores on the exam. Best of luck to you.

Special Events on Campus this Week and Next

National Teacher Appreciation Week and Day (Wednesday)

Monday, May 4th, 8:15am to Friday, May 8th, 3:45pm


This week we honor our teachers for being amazing leaders and facilitators of learning within our classrooms. Wednesday is National Teacher Day and on Friday our PTSO will honor our teachers will an amazing luncheon in the main office.

Student you are encouraged this week to thank a teacher orally or in writing for their amazing work with you this year.

AP Testing

Monday, May 4th, 8am to Friday, May 15th, 4pm

320 Corley Mill Rd

Lexington, SC

Students will be engaged in AP testing in the Gator Commons this week during either AM or PM testing sessions. Students who test will be allowed excused absences from the other session of school. We will refrain from announcements as we test.

River Bluff High School Lip Dub

Lip Dub RBHS 2015

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Momentum Video 2014

Thanks to all the CREWs and Jason Ignet for creating this amazing display of Gator Momentum.
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