Gator Bites 2018-19

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

Gator Bites for the Week of October 14, 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.

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: Gator Band Finishes 7th in Bands of America Competition

Work hard. In the Bands of America Competition this weekend, our Gator Band qualified for the finals and finished in 7th place among 23 bands scoring a school history high 77.4 rating. Congratulations to all students and staff in Gator Band.

Gators of the Week: Law and Global Policy Students Compete in Model UN Competition

Get smart: In Clemson University this weekend, our students in the Law and Global Policy Development Center competed in Model UN events. What a great learning experience for them.

Gators of the Week: Teacher Cadet Students Author Big Books

Do good. Students in Teacher Cadet completed their Big Books and read them aloud to the class. These books will now be artifacts they can take into their practicum placements and read to elementary students. The books were authored and illustrated by RBHS students.

Upcoming School and Staff Events

Club Fair

Monday, Oct. 15th, 11:15am-1:15pm

RBHS Main Street

Football Friday Night Themes

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RBHS College Application Day and Senior Tailgate

Thursday, Oct. 18th, 8:30am-2:30pm

RBHS Learning Commons

All seniors are encouraged to come to the Learning Commons on Thursday to complete their college applications with help from college admissions counselors and their school counselors. Seniors who participate get to enjoy the food and fun at the Senior Tailgate.

PTSO Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Friday, Oct. 19th, 11:15am-12:45pm

RBHS Main Office

Please help feed our teachers and staff!


Sign up here at this link.


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f044fa9a82cabfd0-river4/11769035

Student Council Blood Drive

Friday, Oct. 26th, 8:30am-2:30pm

RBHS Auxiliary Gym

College Fair

Tuesday, Oct. 30th, 6:30-8:30pm

RBHS Main Street

Dozens of college representatives will be on campus that evening to meet with students and parents.

Make Up Picture Day

Monday, Nov. 5th, 8:15am-2:30pm

RBHS PAC

Linsy Dooley - RBHS Teacher of the Year

Robotics Begin at RBHS

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River Bluff Fall Athletic Calendar

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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 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. Bryan Vacchio cvacchio@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 Shenita Chapman schapman@lexingon1.net (803) 821-0733

Great Article on Flex Mod Scheduling - Check List of Schools

Great Article on Culture - Reminds us of RB!