PTSO and SIC Mtgs Mon, April 9th begins at 6 PM Libraary Commons WIN Career Readiness Test Tue, April 17 Peter and Starcatcher Musical Begins April 20th
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Ridge View Varsity Comes Up Short In First Game

After a hard fought game, the Blazers lost to Lexington 27 to 7.


The varsity football team circled the school today getting students and staff fired up for the start of Blazer varsity football.  They will be going for a sweep of Lexington after the B Team and JV each beat Lexington on Wednesday night.  

Ms. Mack-Foxworth with some of the Blazers

Advancing SC Educational Equity - Video Conference

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Way To Go JV & B-Team!!!

Congrats to our Blazer JV/B-Team football teams for their wins Wednesday, August 28th against Lexington.  JV won 27-24 with only seconds left in the game.  B-Team won 30-14.

Ah, The First Days Of School

Seniors, Order Your T-shirts Early

Senior t-shirts are on pre-order through Friday, September 20th for the low cost of $12.  Order forms may be picked up in Ms. Clary's NEW room, B-41.  A $5 deposit is required at the time of ordering.  The design on the left is on the front of the shirts.  The design on the right is on the back.

Our Principal Is Presented A Symbol of History

On Tuesday, August 27th, our principal Mrs. Brenda Mack-Foxworth was presented with a framed print of the Little Red School House, which is located on the campus of Killian Elementary School.  Interim Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm and Board Chairman Dr. Bill Flemming, Jr. presented the print as a symbol of the history and growth of Richland School District Two.

Want To Qualify for National Merit Scholarship?

Juniors wanting to take the PSAT on October 16, 2013 should see Ms. Michelle Bishop to sign up and pay the $14 registration fee by September 12, 2013.  Her office is next to the College and Career Center.  For more information and PSAT practice tests, click the logo on the right.

Dual Credit Courses Early Registration

Asset Registration is now available in the College and Career Center.  Testing will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2013.  

For more information contact Jacqueline Little at 803.699.2999 ext. 426.

Ridge View Blazer Wins Congressional Art Competition

Yasmeen Zakkary won the 32nd annual Congressional Art Competition for the 2nd District of South Carolina.  Yasmeen traveled to Washington, D.C. last June to meet Joe Wilson and attended the awards ceremony and reception.  Her montyope, titled, "Blue", will be displayed in the hall of the Capital for one year.

Parents' Night Out!!!

Welcoming Mr. Terex Smalls

The Ridge View High School Career and Technology Education Department has a new member.  Mr. Terex Smalls is a master barbering instructor with the responsibility of opening Richland School District Two's first barbering program.  Students, both male and female, are eligible to begin the 3-year program after completing the ninth grade.  Mr. Smalls will be in and out of the classrooms as he works to build the program.  

The Master Hair Care Specialist Program is designed to prepare students to become registered barbers or master hair care specialists.  Students will perform techniques and arts such as hair cutting and styling, facial treatments, trimming and shaving of facial hair, chemical hair relaxing, tinting, coloring, shampooing, and rinsing.  On completion of the 1,500 course hours, students will be eligible to take the state board exam to receive licensure. Barbering/Master Hair Care is in the Human Services Cluster.  To review the South Carolina standards for the program, click Mr. Smalls' picture.

AVID: Advancement Via Individual Determination

AVID is an academic, regularly scheduled elective class, during the school day, based on writing as a tool of learning, the inquiry method, and collaborative grouping.  The three main components of the program are academic instruction, tutorial support, and motivational activities.  AVID students are students in the middle, capable of completing a college preparatory and/or honors path of education with support.  These students often are not realizing their full academic potential.  In the identification process a number of criteria are consider including, but not limited to state, standardized test scores, GPA, citizenship, attendance, desire and determination to learn and succeed, first in the family to attend college, historically underrepresented in 4-year colleges and universities, and economically disadvantaged.  Once accepted into the program, AVID students must maintain at least a C average, satisfactory attendance, and good citizenship across the school.  To hear more about  this program, from Ridge View AVID graduates, click the AVID logo.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Yearbooks Are On Sale!!

Parents, don't miss the 2013-14 Ridge View High School Yearbook Early Bird Special!!!  The price is $35.00 until August 31.  There will be monthly specials throughout the year, but our final cost will be $65 if you wait to order until the March 15 deadline.  To order your Ridge View Blazer a yearbook, click the order form on the left.  You can also order online through Lifetouch Online and use the Yearbook code 10274114.  For further information please contact Leslie High-Washington by email ( or by phone (803.699.2999 ext. 385).

Team Ridge View Tied for 1st

Ridge View is currently tied for 1st for fundraising for the 2013 Walk for Life; and we have another opportunity for you to support our team.  We are selling Team Ridge View t-shirts that will honor those that have battled breast cancer.  For just $2, you can have the names printed on the back of the t-shirt in memory or in honor of those that have battled breast cancer.  T-shirts will also be available for purchase.  Contact Brooke Bedenbaugh by email ( or phone (803.699.2999 ext. 406).  To register for the event or make a donation, click on the logo to the above to go to our team page.

Cuts For Gabbie A Great Success

On Sunday, August 25th, our cafeteria was converted into a 10-chair barber shop.  Our Master Haircare Instructor, Terex Smalls, and 10 talented and professional barbers from Al's Upper Cuts and Celebrity Status donated their time to cut hair for Richland School District Two students, faculty, staff, and the community.  According to  Mr. Smalls, he and Mr. Keith Middleton wanted to do something for the community that would also support the Swainson family.  The cheerleaders, Beta Club, DECA, and FBLA students worked the entire event, including collecting donations on Hard Scrabble and Summit Parkway roads.  While listening to the sweet sounds of DJ Deer (aka Timothy Myers), our volunteers and customers raised $1,758.50 for the Swainson family.  The money will be used to purchase a marker and bench for Gabbiee at Greenlawn Cementary.  Donations are still being accepted by the PTSO until Friday, August 30th.  We want to thank everyone for making Cuts for Gabbiee a great success. Click on the collage above to see more pictures.  Also check out The State Newspapers' pictures.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Join Team Ridge View & Walk for Life

Richland School District One and Richland School District Two are uniting to support the Palmetto Health Walk for Life.  The RVHS team is "Richland Two - Ridge View High School" and we are open to all faculty, staff, students, and community members who want to join as a walker or runner.  Please consider joining us on October 5 as a team member or making a general donation in any amount.

Click here to check out the Ridge View Team Website.  
Join the team (walk or run), click on Register or Join Our Team.
Make a monetary donation, click on Give Now

Registration Fees (before September 25)
5K Walk: Online $25 and Paper $30
5K Run: Online $25
10K Run: Online $30

Got Questions?  
Contact Team Captain Brooke Bedenbaugh
803.699.2999 ext. 406


Thursday, August 22, 2013

Blazer Battalion Rifle Team Tryouts

Date: Monday, August 26th - Friday, August 30th

Time: 7:00 - 8:15 PM

Where: Room B-35 

Who:  1st and 2nd Semester Cadets (male and female)

What is Needed:  Paper and pencil

What to Wear:  Closed toe shoes, shorts or long pants, belt, crew neck t-shirt or button shirt, glasses or contacts (if needed), and NO long or dangling jewelry

New and Current Cadets:  Bring your schedule to verify that you are taking JROTC during the 2013-14 school year.

Former Cadets: Must have passed JROTC with a grade of "B" or better.

You MUST attend all days during the tryout period or you WILL be cut from the tryouts.  

As the LT says in the movie, "Men In Black", "because we are the best of the best!!!"

Ridge View Cheerleaders Win Big at UCA Camp

The Ridge View cheerleaders attended UCA Camp this summer at Lander University.  Both teams' performances were outstanding!! Varsity received 1st place in the Extreme Routine,  Home Dance, and the Cheer Routine and a 2nd place in the Game Day Routine. They were also received the "Cooler Award" and the "Traditions Award".  Junior Varsity received 1st place in the Extreme Routine and Home Dance, and 3rd place in the Game Day Routine.  Our All-Americans were Cierra Bess, Morgan Cross, JenTeal Hampton, Faith McKie, and Laura Montgomery.  Chasity Blume and Jessica Brown received "Pin-It" awards for character.

Varsity Team 
Front Row (l-r): Chelsea Madden, Kiara Daniels, Morgan Cross, Jessica Brown, Bella Grace Daniels, Michaela Nelson, Jory Cornett, Taylor Simmons, JenTeal Hampton.  Back Row (l-r): Niala Bryant, Kiana Nelson, Brianna Nelson, Shikerah Sims, Faith McKie, Brianna Baldwin, Brianna Parson, Olivia Rodengen

JV Team
Front Row (l-r): Ciara Leach, Deanndra Brown, Brianna Gaither, Nealiesa Cook, Emmaia Sims, Marissa McCallum, Chasity Blume, Anye'a Pinnock, Daijha Smith.  Back Row (l-r): Cierra Bess, Danielle Meikle, Kaci Hawkins, Laura Montgomery, Alicia McCorkle, Britney McCants, Janie York, Kayla Robertson, Layla Lyles

A New Season and Cross Country Team

After graduating 10 seniors last year, the Cross Country team is looking to Seniors Paolo Milan, Taylor Simpson, and Benjamin Stogner to provide the necessary leadership to bring along the rest of the young team.  Other runners fighting for varsity spots include Christian Cannon, Jordan Hollis, Carlo Milan, Connor McCloskey, and Justin Ross.

On the girls team, the race for the top spot is between Kelsey Ballou, Jacy Smith, Megan Reardon, Mallory Mhelich, and Toni DeBruce.  Newcomers, Mikayla Thomas, Libby Myers, and Laurel Fite have shown promise as the girls look to defend their region title from the past two seasons.  To learn more about the Cross Country team, click on the collage above.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Cuts for Gabbiee

Ridge View HS will host "Cuts for Gabbiee" on Sunday, August 25, 2013 from 1 PM to 6 PM in the school's cafeteria rotunda.  Cost for haircuts are $2 for RSD2 students, $4 for RSD2 employees, and $5 for community members.  Haircuts will be provided by Terex Smalls, RVHS Master Haircare Instructor, and a team of local barbers.  All proceeds will go to the Swainson family.  Donations are also welcomed.  Please help us in this cause and forward the flyer to your family and friends.

Ridge View HS Welcomes The Class of 2017

Click the picture above to read the WOLO news article about our AWESOME freshmen and Freshmen First.

What Bus Do I Ride?

Need to find out what bus you ride to and from school this year?  Click the picture on the left to find all RSD2 bus routes.  Should you need to reach the transportation office, their phone number is 803-736-3774.


Our first official school day for the 2013-14 school year is Wednesday, August 21, 2013.  There will be no Late Start or Early Bird classes on this day.  Please report to your Advisory class which will begin at 8:40 AM.  We can't wait to see you and hope you have an AWESOME day AT THE VIEW.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Coach Hoppe & Jennings Support Youth Concussion Law

Friday, August 16, 2013 on the WIS 11 o'clock news, Coach Sean Hoppe, our Athletic Trainer, and Coach Raymond Jennings, the head football coach, discussed their support of the Youth Concussion Law.  Click the picture above to watch the interview.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Class of 2013 Earns Millions in Scholarships

Congratulations to the Class of 2013.  They received about $4 million in lottery money and $15.6 million from merit, athletic, and other scholarships.  We are so proud of their hard work and dedication.

Nicole Walker Co-Authors Educational Article

Nicole Walker and Emily Eberlin worked with the University of South Carolina Language and Literacy professor Dr. Mary Styslinger to publish the article "Teaching in 'Third Space': Understanding Pre-Service Teachers' Reading with Incarcerated Teens" in the Journal of Reading Education's Fall 2013 edition.  The article shares the results of a study conducted with pre-service English teachers at the University of South Carolina enrolled in an adolescent literacy course taught in a "third space" in partnership with the Department of Juvenile Justice.  Nicole Walker is Ridge View's Scholars Academy Magnet Director.  Emily Eberlin is the Curriculum Effective Specialist at Mueller Road Middle School.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ridge View HOSA Takes Home National Medal for 6th Year in a Row

Ridge View High School had 14 students qualify and attend the HOSA National Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee June 26-30, 2013.  These 14 students competed in a wide array of areas to include Extemporaneous Speaking, Epidemiology, Medical Assisting, Biotechnology, Human Growth and Development, HOSA Bowl, and Creative Problem Solving.  Ridge View’s students were prepared and represented their school impeccably.  RVHS’s Creative Problem Solving Team of Quentin Bankhead, Imani Belton, Peighton Forbes, and Akire` Hoots placed 3rd in the Nation in Creative Problem Solving with over 35 teams competing in this area.  Ridge View High School is the only high school in South Carolina to have received national medals for 6 years in a row!  Many thanks to Cheramy Reid for attending this year’s conference and assisting with our amazing students! 

...AT THE VIEW Newsletter Receives State Award

Public relations coordinators, Melissa Myers and Carla Norton were recognized at the Richland Two Board Meeting on July 23, 2013.  They received the SCNSPRA (South Carolina Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association) Publications and Electronic Media Award for the Ridge View newsletter "...AT THE VIEW".

Ridge View Graduate & NFL Player Hosts 2nd Annual Football Camp

Darrell Scott, former player of the St. Louis Rams and 2004 Ridge View graduate, hosted his 2nd annual football camp at Ridge View High School on Friday, June 28th.  Approximately 60 youths ranging in age from 6 to 18 attended the free camp.  In addition to Darrell Scott's assistance, participants received instruction from Michael Hamlin, a former Dallas Cowboy, and DeAndre McDaniel, a former San Diego Charger.  With the motto, "Finish Strong" camp attendees practiced offensive and defensive moves and learned the importance of competition and teamwork.  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Congrats Jazmin Goodwin, Teen Diaries Reporter

Let's congratulate Jazmin Goodwin, a Ridge View Senior, in being selected as the Music Teen Reporter for Teen Diaries.  As a teen reporter, she will be responsible for submitting weekly articles focused on the entertainment industry's most celebrated artists.  Jazmin will also have the opportunity to participate on TD Radio both behind the scenes and on-air.  With her first article on Robin Thicke posted August 5, 2013, she is definitely showing everyone that we are AWESOME AT THE VIEW!!!  Click on her picture to access her Teen Diaries articles.