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, November 29, 2013

Athletics Highlight: Cross Country Runners Compete In AAU State Meet

Congratulations to Paolo Milan, Hunter Kane, Cameron Jones, and Kiley Jones.  They placed in the top 15 at the AAU State Meet.  Their performances are as follows:

Paolo Milan - 17:06 and 4th overall in Intermediate Boys
Hunter Kane - 21:07 and 15th overall in Intermediate Boys
Cameron Jones - 17:19 and 11th overall in Youth Boys 

Good luck to those the Ridge View Cross Country Runners who will compete in the Foot Locker South Regional on Saturday, November 30th.

Academics Spotlight: DECA Students Win Virtual Business Challenge

Ridge View DECA students competed in four Virtual Business Challenges that were sponsored through Knowledge Matters, Inc. in the areas of Personal Finance, Restaurant, Retail, and Sports.  Challenge 1 ran from October 21st to November 15th and required students to manage their finances, operate businesses, and make business decisions related to their industry field.  These international competitions allowed students to demonstrate financial savvy as they maximized their net worth.  The following students worked individually or in teams and placed in the following areas:

Personal Finance Challenge (state)
1st Place: Jammie Huynh - also placed 10th (out of 363 teams) in the Southern Region and 20th (out of 900 teams) in the nation
2nd Place: DeCory Ford, Madeline Hahn, & Sydney Swann: #2 in the state
3rd Place: Justin Alewine
4th Place: Aaron Mathew and DeMarki Miller
5th Place: Malek Burgess & Justin Dreher
6th Place: Darrell Goodwin

1st Place Restaurant Challenge (state): Catherine Frain & Christian McKie

2nd Place in State Retail Challenge (state): Madeline Hahn

2nd Place in Sports Challenge (state): Malik Ball, Jude Atkinson, and B'Nard Harkness

Thursday, November 28, 2013

RVHS Course Highlight: Teacher Cadets

Attention Current Juniors and Sophomores: Are you interested in a career in education? Do you want to be a coach? Or are you just interested in working with children? Do you want to earn 3 hours of college credit? Do you want to earn a graduation cord? If you answered "yes" or "maybe" to any of these questions, then the Teacher Cadet class is for you!

The primary goal of the Teacher Cadet program is to encourage academically able students who possess exemplary interpersonal and leadership skills to consider teaching as a career. An important secondary goal of the program is to provide these talented future community leaders with insights about teachers and schools so that they will be civic advocates of education.

So juniors and sophomores, as you're working with your guidance counselor in the upcoming weeks, please consider putting Teacher Cadets down as one of your top-choices for an elective class!

Reardon Recognized as "Outstanding Youth Individual Fundraiser"

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) recognized Ridge View freshman Megan Reardon as an "Outstanding Youth Individual Fundraiser" at a luncheon on November 20th. Megan was nominated by Nalan Miles of the Fort Jackson Red Cross, where Megan has volunteered for four years. Megan is the vice president of VolunTeens, which promotes the Red Cross mission in the military and local communities. Among her many projects, Megan has chaired a health event for influenza prevention, supported a fire prevention event, raised funds through a gift wrap event, and prepared Valentine gift bags for VA Dorn hospital residents. She is trained in CPR and also volunteers with the S.C. Special Olympics, Richland Library, Palmetto Animal Assistance Life Service, and Girl Scouts. Megan is a BioHealth Magnet student, and a member of the Ridge View Cross Country and Track & Field teams.

Megan Reardon and Alicia Barnes, ABC TV Newsperson & Mistress of Ceremonies

Academics Spotlight: Magnet Students Tour Providence Hospital

The freshmen Institute for Health Science students recently toured Providence Hospital. Toni Minter facilitated the opportunity for the students to visit the Emergency Room, Outpatient Surgery, and Intensive Care Units. The students were even able to witness a heart catheterization. Thank you to Providence Hospital and Toni Minter for their continued support for our future health care professionals.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Arts Focus: WIS Reports On Band's Trip To Thanksgiving Day Parade

The following is an excerpt from the WIS story about the Blazer Band's trip to Philadelphia to march in the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Read the whole story by clicking HERE.

"About 200 Ridge View High School students are spending Thanksgiving away from their families.

The Ridge View High School Blazer band is marching in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade Thursday. They are performing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

WIS was a Ridge View High School for their last rehearsal before departing for Philadelphia. Raw video from their rehearsal is attached to this story."

Academics Spotlight: CERRA Facilitator Visits With Teacher Cadets

Arthur Pinckney, Program Facilitator for CERRA - South Carolina, visited the RV Teacher Cadet class on Tuesday, November 26th. CERRA is the Center for Educator Recruitment, Retention and Advancement and is the organization that designed the Teacher Cadet curriculum that is used at Ridge View and in other classrooms around the country. His presentation included valuable information related to grant and scholarship opportunities as well as loans and fellowships that can help students pay for college.

Class of 2014 Earns Over One Million in Scholarships

The Class of 2014 has earned $1,150,000 in scholarships to date! Great job seniors. If you have not notified the College and Career Center of any scholarship awards, please do so as soon as possible. It does not matter how small the award or if you plan on using it or not. This includes all athletic scholarships.

Athletics Highlight: Bojangles Basketball Bash

The first annual Bojangles' Basketball Bash is scheduled for Friday, December 13th and Saturday, December 14th at Ridge View High School. We have some very enthusiastic players and coaches on board for what we know will be an exciting weekend of competition. Our Ridge View girls will be taking on Westwood High while the boys will be playing Westwood and Hammond high schools.

Eleven teams, featuring several elite Division I prospects, will represent some of the top high school basketball programs from across South Carolina and Georgia. Seventh Woods of Hammond, widely regarded as one of the best players in the nation will be playing in the Saturday evening game. Check out his YouTube highlight video which has over 9 million views by clicking HERE.

Visit our website at for more information on tournament events. Please follow our twitter account at and like our facebook page. Our social media following is growing, and we would love to have you on board. PLUS, we are giving away Bojangles' gift cards, tickets and more to our followers.

The Bojangles' Basketball Bash will have a positive impact on the local community. Homeworks of Columbia, a nonprofit created to repair homes of homeowners in need, will host a silent auction both days of the event featuring sports memorabilia and other one-of-a-kind items to raise funds for this worthy cause.

VIP tickets are now available. These tickets include reserved seating, access to the Bojangles' hospitality room and a Bojangles' gift card. General admission tickets are on sale now as well. And for those of you that know of  businesses that would like to advertise with us, more information on being a sponsor can be found here: http//

Academics Spotlight: Thanksgiving in Math Terms

In Mrs. Porter-Nichols math class, student were asked to write 12 things they are thankful for and were required to use five math terms in their writing. The best thank you was turned in by Kiara McVay.  Here are her Kiara's words:

I'm thankful for the numerous people in my life like my family and my friends. The two main factors that make me who I am are my parents and my sister. In addition to friends and family, there are many other things that I'm thankful for. My teachers are also a very important variable in my life. A large fraction of my day is spent at school, so the outcome is that I always form a bond with most of my teachers. As well as teachers I'm thankful for school, it'll prepare me for life so I can get a degree and learn how to do things on my own. I'm also thankful for my classmates and close circle of friends because they have taught me the value of friendship. If I had to evaluate my thanks using an expression,  it would be family + friends + teachers equals thanks.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Academics Spotlight: Flipping the Classroom

Mr. Crowley flipped his classes to conduct a formative assessment on the 50 U.S. States. Students were assessed on identifying the states using's on-line quiz. Students were able to take the quiz multiple times during the class period until they earned a score of 100. Over 90% of the geography students earned a 100 on this assessment.

Monday, November 25, 2013

RV Earns Excellent Ratings on State Report Card

Ridge View earned a rating of "Excellent" on both the Absolute Rating and the Growth Rating on 2013 State of South Carolina Annual School Report Card. To view the full report card click HERE. Way to go Ridge View!

Academics Spotlight: Goodwin Wins Poetry Out Loud

Senior Jazmin Goodwin (middle picture below) was selected as our school-wide winner in the Poetry Out Loud competition held on Tuesday, November 19th. Jazmin's recitations of "Passing" by Toi Derricotte and "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox were outstanding. Jazmin will go on to compete in the regional competition in January, where she will be up against students from schools all around the Midlands.  

Congratulations are also in order for Anel Khasiyetova, who was the runner-up in the competition. The View would also like to thank the efforts of faculty members Mrs. Susanne Liggett and Ms. Robin McCants for sponsoring this competition.

Left: Khasiyetova, Ms. McCants & Goodwin
Center: Jazmin Goodwin
Right: Khasiyetova, Ms. Liggett & Goodwin

Ridge View Holiday Arts Festival

The Ridge View Holiday Arts Festival will be held on December 8th at 4:00 PM in the gym. Admission to this event will be one canned good or $1. All proceeds will support our Winter Wishes School Service Learning Project.

ARTS Spotlight: Blazer Band To March In Philly

Our Blazer Marching Band was invited and will participate in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade. The band members will be leaving on Tuesday, November 26th for this wonderful adventure. On November 28th, the parade will be broadcast starting at 8:30 AM and will end at noon on a local subsidiary of the ABC networks in the northeastern United States. The band will then spend two days in New York City, going on a dinner cruise, touring Manhattan including Little Italy, Broadway, and the National September 11th Memorial.  
Blazer Band in Make-up Session Prior to First Competition

ARTS Spotlight: Crestwood Visits The VIEW To Observe Fine Arts

The Ridge View Fine Arts Department has been an Arts in Basic Curriculum Model Site since 1996. We were the first high school in the state to attain this honor. Last month, our School for the Arts program was visited by Crestwood High School as they took an inside look at The View before implementing a similar program at their school.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Harrison Accepted Into The Foundations of School Leadership Program

Congratulations to Mrs. Ellen Harrison of our Fine Arts Department for being accepted into the Foundations of School Leadership Program offered by the South Carolina State Department of Education. This is a two year program that is designed to provide leadership skills and competencies to teachers. Mrs. Harrison was selected from a pool of applicants from across the state. The program will begin in January.

RV Teachers Receive Training in Fencing Program

Ridge View Fine Arts Teachers Ellen Harrison and Wendi Wimmer attended a Arts in Basic Curriculum Site Meeting on November 14th. While there, they learned about a new fencing program that is being implemented as a collaboration between the Fine Arts and Physical Education.

ATHLETICS Spotlight: Missed NCAA Informational Meeting?

If you missed the NCAA information meeting, please view the presentation by clicking on the image below.

Changes in the Discipline Plan

To better serve the needs of RV Blazers, some adjustments were made to specific discipline and behavioral policies.  These changes will be effective immediately

  1. Restrooms, locker rooms, and changing areas are "No Use Zones" for cellphones and other electronic communication devices (ECDs).  Consequences range from confiscation of device (with return to parent) to a recommendation for expulsion, depending on severity and repetition.
  2. Certain areas of the campus have been designated as off limits at all times for students, unless they are accompanied by a faculty member.  Those areas were listed for the students in an email message from Ms. Ellis, the Student Activities Director, so please refer to your student's email account for a full list.
  3. Only students who have off-campus privilege may exit the building before dismissal, unless written permission from an administrator is granted or they are signed out by a parent.  Consequences range from Saturday Work Detail (3 hours) or a recommendation for expulsion, depending on severity or repetition.
  4. Chromebook (i.e. Thinkpads) devices must be carried in the provided case when moving between rooms in the school.  Additionally, Chromebooks are for educational use ONLY.  Any use that is not specifically related to an assignment from a teacher is inappropriate.  Consequences range from temporary confiscation of the device by faculty member or loss of device and computer network privileges.  Any use of the device or network to create, download, upload, store, or distribute contraband data, programs and apps, or audio, may result in a recommendation for expulsion.
The annual "Cans for Hours" drive, in association with the Winter Wishes service learning project, has begun.  Students who wish to redeem canned goods in exchange for a reduction in After School Detention (ASD) hours may do so by exchanging 3 canned goods for each hour of ASD.  Participation is optional.

ACADEMICS: Master Haircare Program Equipment Arriving

ATHLETICS Spotlight: View To Host Bojangles' Basketball Bash

On Friday December 13th and Saturday, December 14th, we will host the first annual Bojangles' Basketball Bash, a matchup between some of the top high schools in South Carolina and Georgia.  Along with the games, Bojangles will sell its world famous chicken and fixin's to the fans and serve all participating players and coaches breakfast.  Bo Time will also visit participating schools the weeks before the event and feed them after their practice.  Homeworks of Columbia, a nonprofit organization that repairs homes for homeowners in need, will also host a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia to raise funds for their cause. 

Both general admission and VIP tickets can be purchased in advance by calling the Bojangles' Basketball ticket Office at 803.699.2999 ext. 240.  Tickets can also be purchased at the door.  For live updates on the competition, visit Bojangles' Basketball Bash on Facebook and follow @BojanglesBash on Twitter.  Fans can also see the tournament schedule and learn more about the participating teams at  

ARTS Spotlight: PE Students Invited To Dance

Ms. Smith, USC Dance Intern, invited students from the PE class to work with the Dance 1 students on partnering.  This is a skill that takes focus and strength.

ACTIVITIES Spotlight: Come Join The Gospel Choir

The RV Gospel Choir always does a wonderful job at the events they attend.  At the Song Fest! hosted by Christian Faith Fellowship, they represented Ridge View well as they sang their songs of praise.  The gospel choir is always open to any student wanting to share his/her gifts in song and/or dance.  Practice is on Thursdays in the Chorus Room from 3:45 - 4:45 PM.  For more information, contact Ms. Little by email ( or by phone (803.699.2999 ext. 426).

Saturday, November 23, 2013

ACTIVITIES Spotlight: Young Alchemists Create Gold Pennies

On Friday, November 22nd, members of the Science Club led by Michael Brown and Aria Hill participated in an experiment in which they turned pennies into "gold" pennies. Fun times were had by all. Avoid the gold rush and see Ms. Goode to join the Science Club!
Left: Michael Brown & Aria Hill

ACTIVITIES Spotlight: Stacey Hough Visits With SMOOTH

On November 18th, members of SMOOTH (Serious Men Operating On-purpose Through Honor) listened to a presentation from Stacey Hough, co-host for The Zone Sports Talk Show on 1230AM WOIC. Mr. Hough focused his presentation on motivating students to achieve greatness in life. If you are intersted in joining these young men, contact Mr. Bonaparte (nbonaparte@richland2.orgor Mr. Patterson (

ACTIVITIES Spotlight: Chip Jackson Speaks to SMOOTH Members

On November 7th, the Honorable Calvin "Chip" Jackson, a Richland Two School Board member, came to speak to members of SMOOTH (Serious Men Operating On-purpose Through Honor). Mr. Jackson focused his presentation on developing leadership skills and understanding the characteristics of a leaderIf you are intersted in joining these young men, contact Mr. Bonaparte (nbonaparte@richland2.orgor Mr. Patterson (

Friday, November 22, 2013

Have You Changed Your Address or Phone Number

Parents, if you have had a change of address since the beginning of school, please stop by our Guidance Department with an original proof of residency, i.e., utility bill, cable bill, land line phone bill, water bill or sewer bill. Also, if you have changed your phone numbers or e-mail, you can contact our Guidance Department at 6999-2999 ext. 298. Thank you for your assistance.

RCPL To Host Focus Meeting For New Library

Thanks to the passage of the recent bond request, the Richland County Public Library is working toward providing the northeast part of the county with a new Sandhills Library.

On December 5th (at a time to be determined), the library would like to host two focus groups to get users input on what they would like to see in a new library. The architects and builders of the new library will be hosting these sessions and will be trying to determine what the users like and don't like about the present Sandhills Library facility and what they dream about when they think about a new one. Specifically, what types of spaces, technologies and materials do they want to see in a new library.

Please stay tuned for more information on this meeting. Anyone is invited to come to this focus group meeting.

Hussain Earns Service Hours Awards

Sundas Hussain, a senior and RVHS HOSA president, received the President's Volunteer Service Award in recognition for the service hours she performed at Dorn Veterans Hospital and National Healthcare. Sundas recorded 200+ service hours and she was also presented with the Barbara James Silver Service award by HOSA. All in all, Sundas has served over 412 hours since she began attending Ridge View as a freshman. Congratulations Sundas! Way to represent The View and HOSA!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

ACTIVITIES Spotlight: Giving Bowl Thursday Night

The Giving Bowl, a soup kitchen style dinner, will be served on Thursday from 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the Ridge View cafeteria as part of the Winter Wishes community service project benefiting The Family Shelter. Aside from dinner, purchasing a ticket for this event will also allow the ticket holder to choose a "bowl" that has been created by students in our Visual Arts program. There will also be a silent auction for gift baskets that will end at the conclusion of the Giving Bowl.

Upchurch Takes One For The View

At our Pep Rally on Friday, November 8th, Mr. Upchurch was the victor in student voting for the administrator that they most wanted to see get hit with a pie in his face. In staying true to his nature for his willingness to do anything for his school, Mr. Upchurch took the pie like a man! This is another event that proves that The View is a really Cool School!

Winter Wishes Spotlight: Happy Wheels

Happy Wheels gives each child one new book or toy weekly for the duration of his/her visit to Palmetto Children's Hospital. As part of our Winter Wishes community service project, we have set the goal of collecting 200 items for Happy Wheels. You can "Branch Out" by donating the following items for 14-18 year olds.

  • Sports balls: basketball, football, soccer ball, etc.
  • DVD's (Please no rated "R" movies; PG-13 is acceptable)
  • Board Games and/or Card Games
  • Sets for Girls: Lotion, Nail Polish, Makeup, Lip Gloss, Craft Sets, Scrap Booking Sets, etc.
  • Handheld Electronic Games such as Sudoku, Solitaire, etc.
  • Colored Pencils and Sketch Books
  • iTunes Gift Cards ($10 denominations please)
  • Fun Blankets
  • Puzzles (500 pieces or more) 


Guidance needs to order your diplomas, but first must make sure they have the correct spelling of your name.  Please come to Guidance to THIS WEEK to verify the spelling of your name.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ACADEMICS Spotlight: Semester 1 Exam Schedule

The Semester 1 Exam Schedule is now available on the school website.  Click the image on the left to access the schedule or click here.  

Teacher Cadets Present to Rice Creek Elementary Students

The Ridge View Teacher Cadets went to Rice Creek Elementary on Tuesday, Novemeber 19th and presented to the kindergarten and first grade classes.  There were a variety of presentations, from big books to a puppet show, all of which centered around the theme of self esteem.  Our Ridge View students and the Rice Creek students had a wonderful time!

Top Left Photo: Mecca Mason and Sydney Marsh present their big book, Farm Fun, to a first grade class at Rice Creek.

Top Right Photo (left to right): Jamie Garrick, Valerie Hicks, Jordan Wiggins, Tamara Stemmer, Kelsey Ballou, Mecca Mason, Alexis McAllister, Arica Lunnon, Sydney Marsh (kneeling), and Colin English (kneeling)

Bottom Photo: Tamara Stemmer and Kelsey Ballou present their puppet show to all Rice Creek kindergarten classes.

Chris Moody Signs Baseball Scholarship With Erksine

Senior Panoramic Photo

During Advisory on Wednesday, November 20th, the Senior Panoramic Photo will be taken in the large Gym. Order forms are available in Student Activities on M-Hall.

Winter Wishes Meets Goal of Sponsoring 85 Children

The Winter Wishes Committee is proud to announce that The View has met its foster children goal of sponsoring 85 children. These children in DSS care will receive presents valued at $60 plus a teddy bear. The Committee would like to thank everyone for sponsoring these children in the hopes of making their holiday wishes come true. If you planned on sponsoring a child, please consider using that money to help meet our Happy Wheels goal of 200 items for children at Palmetto Children's Hospital.

Silent Auction Basket: Around the World Sampler Basket

The Silent Auction baskets are available for viewing in the main entrance rotunda. The auction will end at the conclusion of the Giving Bowl in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 PM. Money raised in the Silent Auction and at the Giving Bowl will be donated to The Family Shelter.

Here is a list of contents from the Around the World Sampler basket donated by the World Languages and Physical Education Departments: Whole Wheat Toast Crackers, Cheese (Gouda, Tomato Basil, & Garlic), Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spanish Sherry Vinegar, Gnocci Pasta, Patak Jafrzi Sauce, Assorted Meats (Chorizo & Salami), Miso Broth, Cholula Sauce, Panattone, German Chocolates, Assorted Cookies (Dutch Chocolate & Mexican Maria), Maple Syrup, and Moxie Soda.

Silent Auction Basket Preview: The Family Night Together Basket

The Silent Auction baskets are available for viewing in the main entrance rotunda. Here is a list of contents from the Family Night Together basket donated by the Science Department: 4 Soup Bowls, Mesafina Elephant Designed Lunch Napkins, Sparkling Fuji Apple Fruit Juice, Harvest Vegetable Market Soup Mix, Hearty Eleven Bean Soup Mix, Caramel Chessecake Cookies, Jacobs Cream Crackers, Five Guys Gift Card, Marble Slab Gift Card, Carrabba's Gift Card (also good at Outback or Bonefish Grill), Darden Gift Card (good at Red Lobster, Olive Garden & Longhorn), and a Regal Cinemas Gift Card.

The auction will end at the conclusion of the Giving Bowl in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 PM. Money raised in the Silent Auction and at the Giving Bowl will be donated to The Family Shelter.

Silent Auction Basket Preview: The Home and Hearth Basket

The Silent Auction baskets are available for viewing in the main entrance rotunda. Here is a list of contents from the Home and Hearth basket donated by the Fine Arts Department: Handcrafted Quilt, Duraflame Log, a Mug, Green Tea, Tea Cookies, Honey, and Mints.

The auction will end at the conclusion of the Giving Bowl in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 PM. Money raised in the Silent Auction and at the Giving Bowl will be donated to The Family Shelter.

Silent Auction Basket Preview: Mickey's Merry Christmas

The Silent Auction baskets are available for viewing in the main entrance rotunda. Here is a list of contents from the Mickey's Merry Christmas basket donated by the Social Studies Department: Milk and Cookie Plate Set, Mixing Bowl, Spatula, Gingerbread Mix, Cookie Cutter, Apron, and an Ornament.

The auction will end at the conclusion of the Giving Bowl in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 PM. Money raised in the Silent Auction and at the Giving Bowl will be donated to The Family Shelter.

Silent Auction Basket Preview: Holiday Mad Dash Basket

The Silent Auction baskets are available for viewing in the main entrance rotunda. Here is a list of contents from the Holiday Mad Dash basket donated by the Main Office & Annex Staff: Whole Foods Gift Car ($40), Target Gift Car ($25), Grouchos Gift Card ($10), Hand-painted Wine Bottle, Decorated Tree, Wishes Sticky Notes & Pen, Holiday Napkins and Plates, 3 Reusable Shopping Bags, Note Cards and Postage Stamps.

The auction will end at the conclusion of the Giving Bowl in the cafeteria on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 PM. Money raised in the Silent Auction and at the Giving Bowl will be donated to The Family Shelter.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Poetry Out Loud Competition

Brandon Ellison, 2013 Regional Winner
Ridge View's school-wide Poetry Out Loud competition will be held Tuesday, November 19th at 6:30 PM in the Media Center.  The English Department hosted class competitions to determine the participants.  The following students will be competing for the RV title:

Shelby Carmichael
Jazmin Goodwin
Ariel Khasiyetova
Tajah Pinkard
Yasmine Sweazer
Miriam Tisdale
Lacoria Williams

Last year, our Ridge View winner, Brandon Ellison went on to win the regional level of the competition and compete in the state competition.

Moe's Night

On Wednesday, November 20th from 4:00 to 9:00 PM, Ridge View Student Council is hosting a Moe's Night, the Village of Sandhills location, for Winter Wishes.  10% of the proceeds will return to our Winter Wishes community service drive.  Please click on the image on the right to access the flyer you need to hand the cashier.  You can print it our or show it from your phone.  

Congrats to Schyler Horton!

Schyler Horton was selected as a Junior Staff Volunteer for the HOBY. The HOBY program provides students with unique leadership training, service-learning, and motivation-building experiences. In order to motivate and empower selected students to make a positive difference in our global society, they attempt to instill some core values into these students.  These core values include volunteerism, integrity, excellence, diversity, and community partnerships.

For Parents: Want to Learn More About The Core

Parents, if you would like to learn more about the Common Core please click HERE for the first in a series of parent videos. This is an introductory video, which is 2 minutes and 35 seconds in length, has also been posted on the districts Common Core website (click HERE). This series is being shared on Channel 12.

Cross Country Team Award Winners Recognized

The Cross Country team held their season ending banquet last Thursday. Click HERE to view the 2013 season highlight video. Coach Brian Rosefield would like to thank the Booster Club for organizing the banquet, and would also like to send out a huge thank you to Lynn Stogner for her ten years of service as a member of the Booster Club.

The following girls were recognized as award winners:
  • Kelsey Ballou, Most Valuable Runner, Team Captain, Most Team Spirit, All-Region, and Varsity Letter
  • Toni DeBruce: Varsity Letter
  • Laurel Fite, Most Improved, Rookie of the Year, and Varsity Letter
  • Mallory Mihelich: Team Captain and Varsity Letter
  • Megan Reardon, Scholastic Athlete of the Year and Varsity Letter
  • Jacy Smith: Team Captain and Varsity Letter
  • Mikayla Thomas: Varsity Letter

The following boys were recognized as award winners:
  • Marcel Boatwright: Team Captain and Varsity Letter
  • Cristian Cannon: Varsity Letter
  • Austin Elsenheimer: Varsity Letter
  • Justin Dreher: Varsity Letter
  • Jordan Hollis: Most Improved and Varsity Letter
  • Jayson Matthews: Varsity Letter
  • Connor McCloskey: Team Captain and Varsity Letter
  • Chris McIntosh: Varsity Letter
  • Paolo Milan: Most Valuable Runner, All Region, and Varsity Letter
  • Gregory Pilot: Scholastic Athlete of the Year and Varsity Letter
  • Justin Rose: Rookie of the Year and Varsity Letter
  • Taylor Simpson: Varsity Letter
  • Benjamin Stogner: Most Team Spirit and Varsity Letter

Naval Academy Cadet to Visit The View

On Monday, November 25th at 1:00 PM, there will be a United States Naval Academy Cadet here to speak to any students that might be interested in attending a service academy. Please see Ms. Bishop in the College and Career Center for a pass to attend.