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Thursday, July 31, 2014

ATHLETICS Highlight: Cross Country Practice Begins Tomorrow

This is a reminder that mandatory Cross Country practice will begin tomorrow, Friday, August 1st at 6:30 am at Sandhills Research Park across from the Village at Sandhills. Our full calender for Cross Country practices can be found at ridgeviewsports.com by clicking on Cross Country. All participants must have a physical dated after April 1, 2014 on the approved physical form. This form can also be found on the ridgeviewsports.com website. A $25 participation fee is also due. This participation fee is a one time fee covering all athletics for the year. Please contact Coach Brian Rosefield at brosefield@richland2.org if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you on August 1st!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

ACADEMICS Focus: Math Department Calculator Recommendations

Ridge View students who do not already own a graphing calculator may want to take advantage of the tax free weekend in South Carolina this weekend and purchase a Texas Instrument Graphing Calculator to use during class. The Math Department recommends a 1) TI-Nspire CX or CX CAS, or 2) a TI-84 Plus or TI-83 Plus.  AP Statistics students should get a TI-Nspire.



ACADEMICS Focus: S.C. Virtual School Exams Set for Aug. 13th

All Exams for the S.C. Virtual School will be given here at Ridge View High School on Wednesday, August 13th. Students will need to report to Guidance between 8:00 am to 12:30 pm to complete the exams. Please contact the Guidance Department at (803) 699-2999, ext. 298.

It's Orientation Time

Prepare for the coming year by joining us at Orientation on August 11 and 12.  Not only will student course schedules will be available, but you can pay fees, checkout textbooks, order yearbooks, reserve lockers, and get lunch, bus, and parking information.  Students will be able to take their ID pictures.  The schedule is as follows: 
Seniors: August 11 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Juniors: August 11 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM
Sophomores: August 12 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Freshmen: August 12 from 2:00 - 6:00 PM

We ask that you attend orientation based on your student's last name.  The time is as follows: 
If your Orientation Time is 8 AM - 12 PM
8-9 AM: Last names beginning with A-F
9-10 AM: Last names beginning with G-L
10-11 AM: Last names beginning with M-S
11-12 PM: Last names beginning with T-Z

If your Orientation Time is 2 - 6 PM
2-3 PM: Last names beginning with A-F
3-4 PM: Last names beginning with G-L
4-5 PM: Last names beginning with M-S
5-6 PM: Last names beginning with T-Z

For more information, please contact Michelle Goings (mgoings@richland2.org) or the Main Office 803.699.2999 ext. 0

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ACADEMICS Focus: AP Statistics Calculator

Students taking Mr. Chigoba's Advance Placement Statistics class this year are encouraged to have a TI-Nspire or TI-Nspire CAS calculator to use during the course. Mr. Chigoba would like to remind everyone of this weekend's state tax free shopping would be a good time to purchase one in order to save a few dollars.

Monday, July 28, 2014

ATHLETICS Highlight: Cardiac Screening for Young Athletes

Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the leading cause of sudden cardiac arrest in young athletes. HCM is responsible for 36% of deaths in young athletes, and 90% of these deaths occur during athletic events.  Providence Hospital will be offering a quick and noninvasive screening at Westwood H.S. on Saturday, August 9th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Reservations are required and the cost is $50. Call (877) 256-5381 to register.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

ATHLETICS Highlight: Cross Country Practice Begins August 1st

Mandatory Cross Country practice will begin on Friday, August 1st at 6:30 am at Sandhills Research Park across from the Village at Sandhills. Our full calender for Cross Country practices can be found at ridgeviewsports.com by clicking on Cross Country. All participants must have a physical dated after April 1, 2014 on the approved physical form. This form can also be found on the ridgeviewsports.com website. A $25 participation fee is also due. This participation fee is a one time fee covering all athletics for the year. Please contact Coach Brian Rosefield at brosefield@richland2.org if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you on August 1st!

SAVE THE DATE: Cuts for Gabbiee, August 24th

Please bring your family and tell your friends and co-workers.  We would love your support.


Saturday, July 26, 2014

ACADEMICS Focus: Algebra I Camp at The View

Ridge View's Blazer Academy will be offering an Algebra I Camp on August 4-6th for students enrolled in Algebra I. The sessions are from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. Space is limited and students must be able to attend all sessions. If you are interested, please complete the Algebra I Camp Survey that will be sent to your student's e-mail account by August 1, 2014 or click on the image to access the survey directly. All students accepted will be notified via e-mail. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sharon James, Blazer Academy Lead Teacher at sjames@richland2.org.

Friday, July 25, 2014

REMINDER: Summer Reading Books Available

In preparation for our Summer Reading program, our Media Center has books on our summer reading list available for checkout. So stop by before school, during lunch, or after school to check out your selected book. The Media Center also has many of the books available as e-books this year, which can be checked out for a week at a time.  To check out an e-book, complete the following procedures: 
  1. Visit RVHS webpage.
  2. Select AT THE View
  3. Select Online Catalog (Destiny)
  4. Log in with username and password.
  5. Select Follett Shelf.  
To see a complete Summer Reading Book List click on the image.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

ACADEMICS: Black Attends National Youth Leadership Forum

Richard Black, a rising senior in the BioHealth Magnet Program, attended the National Youth Leadership Forum: Advanced Medicine & Health Care at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland.  The forum, held July 19-28, provided Richard an opportunity to experience a wide array of health care careers and develop the skills required to succeed in college and in the 21st century health care environment.

This challenging and rewarding program also included attending a real medical training facility for a simulated patient encounter.  Richard got to diagnose a patient and develop the optimal plan of care as well as participated in the forum's six-phase epidemiology case study, which puts him at the center of managing a serious outbreak.  

We want to say congratulations to Richard and his parents, Willie and Gertrude Black, and can't wait to hear about all of the wonderful educational experiences he received.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

RVHS Needs Your Proof of Residence

Richland School District Two schools are currently conducting the annual proof of residence for all Richland School District Two students. In order to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted transition from the 2013-2014 school year to the 2014-2015 school year, we urge you to bring/send/scan in your proof-of-residence for your RVHS Blazer.  The Guidance Department will accept either an electric, landline phone, cable, or water bill as proof-of-residence.  If you would like more information, click on the image.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

ATHLETICS Focus: Cross Country, More Than Just Running

So just when you thought all the Cross Country team does is run...The team enjoyed a morning workout of Ultimate Frisbee.  Click on the image to check out the video as Hunter Kane lays out to catch the frisbee at the end of the play for the score.  if you are interested in becoming a member of the Cross Country team, please contact Brian Rosefield (brosefield@richland2.org).  

Monday, July 21, 2014

ATHLETICS Highlight: Blazer Volleyball Attends FCA Camp

Recently the Blazer Volleyball team participated in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Volleyball Team Camp.  In a few days, the JV team grew tremendously; and the varsity team was very successful in the tournament.  They went undefeated in the pool play, went on to win the semi-final match, and placed 2nd in the championship.  Congratulations goes to Amarrah Cooks (Varsity) and Imani Johnson (JV), who received the Huddle Award for exhibiting excellence in athleticism, attitude, and leadership. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: Cuts for Gabbiee Approaching

Please bring your family and tell your friends and co-workers.  We would love your support.

REMINDER: Summer Reading Books Available


In preparation for our Summer Reading program, our Media Center has books on our summer reading list available for checkout. So stop by before school, during lunch, or after school to check out your selected book. The Media Center also has many of the books available as e-books this year, which can be checked out for a week at a time.  To check out an e-book, complete the following procedures: 
  1. Visit RVHS webpage.
  2. Select AT THE View
  3. Select Online Catalog (Destiny)
  4. Log in with username and password.
  5. Select Follett Shelf.  
To see a complete Summer Reading Book List click on the image.

Friday, July 18, 2014

ATHLETICS Focus: Interested in Volleyball Camp?

Do you have a rising 4th through 9th grader interested in learning volleyball or increasing their fundamental skills?  Consider sending your young athlete to Blazer Volleyball Skill Camp.  Athletes will be divided by skill level and/or age group, so this is a great way for your child to either learn volleyball or polish their skills prior to their school's tryout.  No volleyball experience is needed, so this is a great way to keep any youth productive and active July 21-24.  Click on the image to review and print the camp's pamphlet and registration form.  Email Coach Amber Haver (ahaver@richland2.org) to register early.  They are looking forward to seeing you!!  If you know anyone that also might be interested, please forward this link to them.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

ATHLETICS Highlight: Football Team Previewed in The State

Our Blazers football team was featured in the article "Blazers will be young, but improved" by Bill Baxter in The State. Click on the link or the image to read the article.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ATHLETICS Focus: Volleyball Camp Next Week

Do you have a rising 4th through 9th grader interested in learning volleyball or increasing their fundamental skills?  Consider sending your young athlete to Blazer Volleyball Skill Camp.  Athletes will be divided by skill level and/or age group, so this is a great way for your child to either learn volleyball or polish their skills prior to their school's tryout.  No volleyball experience is needed, so this is a great way to keep any youth productive and active July 21-24.  Click on the image to review and print the camp's pamphlet and registration form.  Email Coach Amber Haver (ahaver@richland2.org) to register early.  They are looking forward to seeing you!!  If you know anyone that also might be interested, please forward this link to them.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: Cuts For Gabbiee, August 24th

Please help us in this cause and share this flyer (and or link) with your family and friends.



REMINDER: Summer Reading Books Available


In preparation for our Summer Reading program, our Media Center has books on our summer reading list available for checkout.  So stop by before school, during lunch, or after school to check out your selected book.  The Media Center also has many of the books available as e-books this year, which can be checked out for a week at a time.  To check out an e-book, complete the following procedures: 
  1. Visit RVHS webpage.
  2. Select AT THE View
  3. Select Online Catalog (Destiny)
  4. Log in with username and password.
  5. Select Follett Shelf.  
To see a complete Summer Reading Book List click on the image.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

ATHLETICS Focus: Interested in Volleyball Camp?

Do you have a rising 4th through 9th grader interested in learning volleyball or increasing their fundamental skills?  Consider sending your young athlete to Blazer Volleyball Skill Camp.  Athletes will be divided by skill level and/or age group, so this is a great way for your child to either learn volleyball or polish their skills prior to their school's tryout.  No volleyball experience is needed, so this is a great way to keep any youth productive and active July 21-24.  Click on the image to review and print the camp's pamphlet and registration form.  Email Coach Amber Haver (ahaver@richland2.org) to register early.  They are looking forward to seeing you!!  If you know anyone that also might be interested, please forward this link to them.

ACADEMICS: Kaplan's College Admission Series

Kaplan is offering a FREE Live Online opportunity this summer - their College Admissions Series.  These events, conducted in their interactive Live Online meeting rooms, will help students and parents explore their options for college and demystify some of the most puzzling elements of getting into college, from test-taking to essays to financial aid.  During the month of July and August, they are offering the following webinars:
  • July 16: What to Know Before Sophomore Year - 8:00 PM
  • July 23: What to Know Before Junior Year - 8:00 PM
  • July 30: How to Impress a College Admissions Officer - 8:00 PM
  • August 5: What to Know Before Senior Year - 8:30 PM
  • August 12: SAT vs. ACT Workshop - 8:30 PM
  • August 19: How Can I Help My Child Get Into College? - 8:30 PM
  • August 26: How to Lower Your Child's College Tuition - 8:30 PM

Students and parents can sign up for as many of these webinars as they would like.  To find out more about the webinars as well as sign up for one or more of the, please click on the image on the right.  All events are one hour long, and times listed are Eastern Standard times.   

Friday, July 11, 2014

COMMUNITY: RV Graduate Honors Irmo Toddler

Last month we learned about 3-year old Jacoby Latta, who died after a tree limb fell on him during a church picnic at an Irmo park.  To honor his death, Ridge View graduate Corey Hemingway and her dad drew a mural in their driveway before the Independence Day holiday. The mural was of Jacoby's favorite superhero, Captain America.   Corey and her father hope the mural provides a little comfort to the Latta family in knowing that Jacoby is still missed by Hemingway family, their neighbors, and their friends.   If you would like to read the WIS story, please click on the image.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

RV Students & Alumni Excel in the Born in the USA race

Congratulations to Marcel Boatwright, Brandon Jackson, Justin Rose, Hunter Kane, Cameron Jones, and Kiley Jones on their great performances on July 4th at the Born in the USA race.  Kiley was the female winner for ages 2-10.  Hunter, Brandon, and Cameron finished first, second, and third, respectively, in the male ages 14-16.  Justin and Marcel finished 9th in the relay competition.  We also would like to congratulate Ridge View's Cross Country Alumni Nick Gladden and Joe Keitt on winning the 2 Mile Relay race in an impressive fashion.  Thurman Trapp, another RV graduate, also won the male ages 25-29.  

To see the full results of the race, please click the image.

The next race is the Hot Summer's Night race on August 2nd.  We would love to see more RV graduates, students, and faculty participate.  You can sign up at http://www.strictlyrunning.com/Hot5k.htm.

ACADEMICS: Teachers Receive STEM Training

RV teachers Patti Clary, Mike Houck, Agnes Knox, and Teah Smith are currently attending a STEM professional development in collaboration with EdVenture Children's Museum.  This workshop is designed to engage teachers in the maker education movement and STEM initiative.  Teachers will learn about the national maker education initiative through a series of activities designed to stimulate STEM instruction, collaboration, creativity, and foster soft skills development.  In the pictures shown above, our teachers were working on "maker" projects.  We can't wait to see what they have planned for their students this upcoming school year.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Offices Have Returned to Main Building

Yes, we are proud to say that we have now returned to our regular offices in the main building.  As a reminder our Summer Office hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Monday through Thursday.  If you haven't already, please visit the Guidance Department to bring in your Proof of Residence.

Don't Forget To Submit Your Proof of Residence

Richland School District Two schools are currently conducting the annual proof of residence for all Richland School District Two students. In order to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted transition from the 2013-2014 school year to the 2014-2015 school year, we urge you to bring/send/scan in your proof-of-residence for your RVHS Blazer.  The Guidance Department will accept either an electric, landline phone, cable, or water bill as proof-of-residence.  If you would like more information, click on the image.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

REMINDER: Bojangles' Hackers & Smashers Golf

We we will be holding the very first Bojangles' Hackers and Smashers Golf Tournament to benefit the Bojangles' Basketball Bash on Monday, September 8th. We are extremely excited to host this event at Oak Hills Golf Club with a 9:30 am shotgun start. Breakfast and lunch will be provided as well as a chance to win $2,000 with a hole-in-one on #7 (along with other amazing prizes). Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the second edition of the Bojangles' Basketball Bash being held on December 11-13, 2014 at Ridge View High School. We will be announcing our amazing event lineup soon. Golfers can sign up on our website. Click on the image for more information.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

REMINDER: Summer Reading Books Available

In preparation for our Summer Reading program, our Media Center has books on our summer reading list available for checkout, so stop by before school, during lunch or after school to checkout your selected book. The Media Center also has many of the books available as e-books this year, which can be checked out for a week at a time. To check out an e-book: 1. Visit RVHS webpage; 2. Select At the View; 3. Select Online Catalog (Destiny); 4. Log in with username and password; & 5. Select Follett Shelf. Click on the image for our complete book list.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

ACADEMICS Focus: 5 Students Receive AKA Scholarship

Five Ridge View seniors were awarded a college scholarship in the amount of $1,115 from the Gamma Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.  Forty students from the Columbia area were selected based on their applications and essay entries.  We would like to congratulate Tyrone Ellis, William House, Chelsea Madden, Tyler McAllister, and Harrison Terry for representing the students from Ridge View.  On June 22nd, a ceremony was held in their honor and Tyler McAllister, Harrison Terry, and Willaim House (pictured from left to right) were in attendance.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July!

Have a great holiday, and we will see you when we re-open on Monday, July 7th.   

Thursday, July 3, 2014

We Apologize

We would like to apologize to our readers, Romae Atkinson, Jacinda Heo, and Representative Mia McLeod.  Earlier in June we posted an announcement that Jacinda Heo received the Women's Leadership Scholarship.  However, the winner of that scholarship was Romae Atkinson.  The story was modified with the correction, but we wanted to let you know as well.  Again we apologize for this mistake.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ACADEMICS Focus: SAT/ACT Prep Offered At USC

Interested in preparing for the ACT and SAT this summer?  University of South Carolina is offering Test Prep SAT/ACT Summer Institutes for rising 10th - 12th grade students.  Two different sessions are available at the Columbia location: July 21-24 and July 28-31.  For more information and to register, please visit USC's Continuing Education site by clicking on the image to the left or you can call 803.777.9444. 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

HSAP No Longer Required For SC HS Diploma

South Carolina high school students are no longer required to pass HSAP (previously known as the Exit Exam) to receive a high school diploma.  Former Richland School District Two students from 1999-2014 graduating classes who met all other graduation requirements may now petition the Richland Two School Board of Trustees to receive a South Carolina diploma.  Act 155 (H.3919), which provided for the elimination of the Exit Exam (HSAP) as a requirement for a high school diploma, was passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Nikki R. Haley on April 14, 2014.

People eligible to receive a diploma under these conditions must:
For more information about Act 155, visit the SC Department of Education's website.  

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