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 October 13, 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: Gator Band Places 3rd at Blythewood Tournament of Champions

Work hard. Congratulations to Gator Band who placed 3rd in division at the Blythewood Tournament of Champions on Saturday. Receiving first in visual ensemble and first in colorguard, the band continues to develop our show in preparation for the 5A state competition later in November.

Gators of the Week: Orchestra Students Shine at State Competition

Get smart: Our students in the orchestra were selected by the SCMEA All-Region Orchestra Clinic to perform in concert to be held on November 22 and 23 at Irmo High School. The students selected for the 11/12 orchestra were Brian Briggs, Zaria Flippin, Andrew Lankes, Margie Grace Tidwell, and Gavin Turner. The students selected for the 9/10 orchestra were Matthew Chong, Wesley Bush, and Milan Dutta. The River Bluff Orchestra program is very proud of these students and their achievement.

Gators of the Week: PTSO Serves RBHS

Do good. RBHS PTSO needs you. The PTSO is hosting a fabulous fall staff appreciation lunch, “Spooky Spuds” on Friday, Oct. 25th.

Please consider donating to this delicious treat for all of the amazing staff at RBHS.

Follow the attached link to sign up:

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


Wednesday, Oct. 16th, 8:15am-12:45pm

RBHS Big Gym

All students who signed up for the PSAT will report directly to the gym on Wednesday for testing.

Welcome Home Spirit Week

Monday, Oct. 21st, 8:15am to Friday, Oct. 25th, 3:45pm


River Bluff Book Drive

Friday, Oct. 25th, 7-8:30pm

RBHS Football Entrance

Gator Book Drive

Oct. 25 at the RBHS/WKHS football game in front of the entrance to The Swamp football stadium.

Why: Because we are filling our teacher’s shelves with BOOKS! If we want our kids to read, we have to make SURE that we have books for them to read!

PLEASE bring a NEW or GENTLY USED teen appropriate book to the RBHS/WKHS football game and help our book drive.

Please refer to the YALSA list of award winning books for teens and/or the CommonSense Media list of books appropriate for teens, if you need inspiration or help.

Every person who brings a book will be entered into a drawing to WIN 4 tickets to the RBHS/LHS football game AND the chance to watch it from Gator Commons Endzone Club.

Welcome Home Dance

Saturday, Oct. 26th, 8-11:45pm

RBHS River Cafe

CREW 3 Saluda Shoals Recap

CREW 3 Team building at Saluda Shoals Park

Leader in CREW Inflatables Experience

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 (803)-821-0718

Students in their 1st or 2nd year of high school (typically 9th & 10th graders)

Last names A-Gar Grayson Harley (803)-821-0738

Last names Gas-O C. Joe Howell (803)-821-0970

Last names P-Z Amanda Stabler (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 (803)-821-0741

Last names Han-Pa Crystal Wingate (803)-821-0737

Last names Pe-Z Joe Ben Watson (803)-821-0739

Secretary Carole Farrar (803) 821-0729

Records Amy Myhand . (803) 821-0711

Career Specialist A-M Susan Bennett (803) 821-5590

Career Specialist N-Z Julie Rojek (803) 821-0733