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Friday, October 31, 2014

ACTIVITIES: Books 2 Bricks Charity Drive

The Interact Club is partnering with the Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity ReStore and is hosting a Books 2 Bricks drive. We are collecting any books in good, sellable condition whether it be fiction, non-fiction, hard cover, paperback, educational or children's - even audio books (tape or CD)! Please bring all donations to Ms. T. Smith's room (A-8). The last day for donations in November 8th. Thank you for your support of Habitat for Humanity.

ACADEMICS: HOSA Students Particpate in Longleaf Career Fair

RVHS HOSA students were on hand at the Longleaf Middle School Career Fair on Friday, October 24th. In the picture, Blazer Tyesha McDaniel explains gloving to 6th grade students. Gloving is the correct medical way to put on gloves to create a barrier when handling a patient and their bodily fluids. Correct hand washing is for 15-20 seconds and involves a very specific procedure. Both these basic practices help to keep infection and the spread of germs under control in hospitals. The middle school students asked our HOSA students about their career aspirations and the direction they were planning on going. All of the students asked several questions regarding the concern over the Ebola virus, and how basic hand washing and gloving can help avoid the spread of this virus.

ATHLETICS: Football Hosts the Valley Tonight

Come on out and support your Blazers in a home football game against the Spring Valley Vikings at 7:30 pm tonight at RCSD2 Stadium on the campus of Blythewood H.S. Go Blazers!


ACTIVITIES: Winter Wishes Community Yard Sale

On Saturday, November 8th, the Winter Wishes committee will be hosting a community wide yard sale in C and D parking lot at Ridge View from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you need to make room for the upcoming holiday season in your house, then come on out and sell your stuff! We will be charging $10 for one space rental or $15 for two. With each space rental, you will receive a table to set your items on as well as a chair. We provide the space that day, but you are responsible for tagging and selling your own items. If you would like to participate, please complete the Google form by clicking on the image. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, November 6th.

REMINDER: Comedy Hypnotist Coming to THE VIEW


The Senior Class is excited to bring comedy hypnotists Gary Conrad to RVHS for one show only on Monday, November 3rd at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Mr. Conrad has performed in 49 states and 4 nations for over 20 years and he often performs in Columbia's Comedy House Theater. He uses audience volunteers and they are hilarious! Tickets are on sale in the RVHS front rotunda, from a senior class officer, or from Ms. Clary in B-41. Ticket prices are as follows: RV Students ($5 in advance, $10 at the door/must show I.D.), and all others ($10 in advance, $15 at the door). You don't want to miss this fantastic show!  Click on the image to check out the advertisement video.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

GRADUATION: Message for Parents of Seniors

Herff Jones will be here on November 5th and 6th from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm in order for Seniors to order graduation supplies. If your child's last name begins with A-M, their order date will be on Wednesday, November 5th. If your child's last name begins with N-Z, their order date will be on Thursday, November 6th. Your child will receive information on graduation supplies during an assembly on Wednesday, October 29th, so you will have time to look over all the information before you place your order. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Goings at (803) 699-2999, ext. 538 or by email at mgoings@richland2.org.

Don't Forget to Download the Shoparoo App

This year the PTSO is excited to announce our new hassle-free fundraiser, SHOPAROO! Nationwide over 10,000 schools are already earning thousands of dollars through Shoparoo; and it is a great opportunity for us to really make a difference.

Shoparoo is fundraising made easy.  Everyone shops; and most people have smartphones. Pictures of your shopping receipts become cash donations for our school with the free Shoparoo app.  The great thing is all shopping receipts count.  Yes, it is that simple.  SHOP! SNAP!  EARN!

To get started today:
  1. Download the free Shoparoo App from the Apple Store or Google Play
  2. Select Ridge View High School from the list.
  3. Start taking pictures of your receipts.  Shop anywhere, buy anything!
  4. Spreading the word and inviting others to join to increase the RVHS Roo points for more cash donations.
There is no limit to how much money we can raise for our school.  The more supporters we have, the more we will raise for our school.  Click on the image to learn more about this hassle-free program.  Thank you for supporting the RVHS Blazers.

ASVAB Registration Deadline on Friday

This is a reminder that all permission forms for taking the ASVAB Test are due to Ms. Barnes in the College and Career Center by the end of the day on Friday, October 31st.

ACADEMICS: ASSET Test for Dual Credit Classes


Students at Ridge View have a unique opportunity to start earning college credit hours during their junior and senior years of high school by taking dual credit classes through Midlands Tech at Ridge View H.S. To be eligible to take these classes, students must earn a qualifying score on the ASSET Test. This test will be administered at Ridge View on November 13th. Students who have already registered do not have to register again. Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking this test need to complete the permission form. In addition, any seniors interested in attending Midlands Tech, may also register to take the ASSET test. If you have any questions, feel free to see Mr. Butler in the College and Career Center or e-mail him at cbutler@richland2.org.

Don't Forget - Trunk-or-Treat TODAY!!!


Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ATHLETICS: Football Players Speak at Lake Carolina

As part of Coach Peter Wittig's unit on football at Lake Carolina Elementary's Upper Campus, student-athletes from Ridge View High School's defensive line came to talk about their roles and responsibilities as football players on their team and at their high school last week. Seniors Malcolm Montgomery (#48), Nick Goff (#86), Zane Smith (#90), and assistant coach Harold Johnson spoke on the school's morning news show and then visited classrooms.

ACADEMICS: HOSA Students Attend Leadership Conference

Blazer students Ryan Earle, Jacinda Heo, Jamila Green, Tori Huey, Savannah Talledo, Angelo Luna and Justin Turrentine attended the 2014 Fall Leadership Conference for SC HOSA at Newberry College this past Thursday. HOSA stands for the Health Occupations Students of America. This conference was a team building experience for our HOSA officers as well as an interactive learning experience. In the afternoon session, the SC Hospital Association discussed their health science careers website, besomethingamazing, for students to delve into the wide variety of career opportunities offered in the health sciences. The website offers virtual job shadowing, post secondary information and video simulations to engage future healthcare workers.

ACADEMICS: Jackson Participates in WISE Program

Kierra Jackson, a senior BioHealth Magnet student, was chosen to participate in Clemson University's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) day. WISE is an organization at Clemson University designed to help and support females in engineering and science majors. As part of the WISE Choice program, Kierra was able to attend a recruitment day where she attended a college class, had lunch and toured the campus with a current Clemson female undergraduate student, and heard presentations from the Admissions and Financial Aid departments.

ARTS: SFA Parent Information Meeting Tomorrow Night


There will be a School for the Arts Parent Informational Meeting and a Fine Arts Steering Committee Meeting on Thursday, October 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the RVHS Chorus Room. Topics covered in the SFA Parent Info Meeting will include: graduation requirements, annual requirements + mandatory activities for SFA students, Senior Exhibition, and fundraising. Topics to be covered in the Steering Committee portion of the meeting will include: Distinguished Arts Program grant, Arts in the Basic Curriculum Grant, fund allocations and grant activities, and upcoming grant proposals.

Trunk-or-Treat Tomorrow!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ATHLETICS: $10,000 Pot of Gold Promotion

Can you use an extra $10,000? Of course you can! All you have to do is make a field goal at halftime of the Ridge View/Blythewood football game next week and you will walk home with the cash! Tickets can by purchased Thursday and Friday at school in the morning and at lunch for $5 to be entered in the drawing. If you buy a ticket this week, then admission to the Ridge View/Spring Valley game this Friday will only be $3, and if your name is drawn this week, you will have a chance at halftime to win a $20 Bojangles' Gift Card for making a field goal! Don't miss your chance on making a field goal for $10,000 in the Pot of Gold promotion!

Candy Donations Needed for Trunk-or-Treat

Attention all Ridge View students, parents and community members. Do you want to play a role in the success of the National Beta Club's Trunk-or-Treat taking place this Thursday? Here is your chance! Parent and community members are free to drop off donations of individually wrapped candy to the main office during school hours through this Thursday. Students can bring candy donations to rooms B-58 or B-44. Please contact Ms. Fennell or Ms. Knox if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support of Ridge View's National Beta Club and this years' Trunk-or-Treat.

ARTS: Band Places 2nd at State Championships

Congratulations to our Blazer Band on being award a silver medal for their second place finish at the South Carolina 4A State Championship finals this past Saturday. This matches the best performance in school history with the 2002 band that finished as state runner ups. Click on the image to view the video of the band's performance at the State Finals. Congratulations to Band Director Vince Clayton, his staff, his students and all of the parents and volunteers who have helped the band throughout this season.

RSD2 School Board Meeting Tonight at RVHS


Ridge View is proud to be hosting the Richland School District Two Board meeting tonight, Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome to come out and hear about all the great things happening in Richland Two.

Feast for Fathers Tomorrow

Ridge View fathers, grandfathers, and father figures are all invited to come out to our annual "Feast for Fathers" on Wednesday, October 29th.  Breakfast will be served in your honor in the Multipurpose Room at 7:30 AM with the event ending at 9:00 AM.  Please come out and have breakfast with your Blazer sons and daughters.

We ask that you enter through the gate near the Auditorium and proceed to Parking Lot-C behind the school.  There will be several JROTC cadets available to escort you to the Multipurpose Room.  We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Monday, October 27, 2014

ATHLETICS: Interested In Playing Blazer Basketball?

2014-2015 Varsity/JV/B-Team Boys Basketball Tryouts

All tryouts will be held in the Large Gym

Monday, November 3, 2014
All Students: 3:45 - 5:45 PM

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 (ELECTION DAY—NO SCHOOL)
10th, 11th, & 12th Grade:  9 - 11 AM
9th & 10th Grade:    10 AM  - 12 PM
          
*First cuts will occur after this 2nd day of try-outs 

Please click on the image, to learn about the requirements and criteria to participate on the the 2014-15 Boys Basketball teams.  Please feel free to contact John Combs (jcombs@richland2.org) at anytime with any questions you may have. 

ATHLETICS: Blazers defeat Lugoff-Elgin in Football

Congratulations to the football team on defeating Lugoff-Elgin 24-16 this past Friday to improve to 3-6 on the season and 1-2 in region play. The offense gained 309 yards with 176 coming on the ground and 133 in the air. QB T. High passed for 133 yards on 7 of 18 passing with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. RB T. Mitchell rushed 10 times for 68 yards, and WR M. Reaster-Glover caught 3 passes for 79 yards and 1 touchdown. On defense, the Blazers gave up only 220 yards with 82 on the ground and 138 passing. The defense was led by Defensive End K. Hopkins who had 14 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 1 sack, 1 pass deflection and 1 interception for a touchdown. Other defensive stars of the game included Defensive Tackle E. Roe who had 8 tackles and 2.5 sacks, and Linebacker M. Montgomery, who registered 10 tackles. Way to go Blazers!

ARTS: Free Chorus Concert Tonight


RSD2 Board Meeting Tomorrow Night at RVHS

Ridge View is proud to be hosting the Richland School District Two Board meeting tomorrow night, Tuesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm in the cafeteria. All are welcome to come out and hear about all the great things happening in Richland Two.

College and Career Center Announcements

Here is what is going on in the College and Career Center this week:
  • Monday, October 27th: College of Charleston visits in D-95 at 10:00 am (permission slips needed); USC Palmetto College visits during lunch in Main Hall; How to Pay for College Night for all students (and their families) interested in attending college in the RV Media Center from 6:30-7:30 pm.
  • Tuesday, October 28th: Columbia College visits during lunch in Main Hall
  • Wednesday, October 29th: University of California at Berkeley visits during lunch in Main Hall
  • Thursday, October 30th: SAT Workshop in the Media Center from 8:40-3:30 am (permission slips needed; this is the last SAT workshop until spring)

REMINDER: Comedy Hypnotist Coming to The View


The Senior Class is excited to bring comedy hypnotists Gary Conrad to RVHS for one show only on Monday, November 3rd at 7 pm in the Auditorium. Mr. Conrad has performed in 49 states and 4 nations for over 20 years and he often performs in Columbia's Comedy House Theater. He uses audience volunteers and they are hilarious! Tickets are on sale in the RVHS front rotunda, from a senior class officer, or from Ms. Clary in B-41. Ticket prices are as follows: RV Students ($5 in advance, $10 at the door/must show I.D.), and all others ($10 in advance, $15 at the door). You don't want to miss this fantastic show!  Click on the image to check out the advertisement video.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

ARTS: Parent Info & Steering Committes Meeting

There will be a School for the Arts Parent Informational Meeting and a Fine Arts Steering Committee Meeting on Thursday, October 30th from 5:30 - 6:30 pm in the RVHS Chorus Room. Topics covered in the SFA Parent Info Meeting will include: graduation requirements, annual requirements + mandatory activities for SFA students, Senior Exhibition, and fundraising. Topics to be covered in the Steering Committee portion of the meeting will include: Distinguished Arts Program grant, Arts in the Basic Curriculum Grant, fund allocations and grant activities, and upcoming grant proposals.

ARTS: Free Fall Chorus Concert


SAVE THE DATE: Trunk-or-Treat


Saturday, October 25, 2014

ACADEMICS: Updated Tutoring Schedule

Our tutoring schedule has been recently updated. Please click on the image to view the new schedule.

ATHLETICS: Bedenbaugh Selected North/South Golf Coach

Congratulations to Coach Brooke Bedenbaugh for being selected to be the head coach for the North team for the 3rd Annual North/South Women's All-Star Golf event. The event will take place on November 7th and 8th at Timberlake Plantation in Chapin, SC. Congratulations Coach Bedenbaugh!

COMMUNITY: Free SAT/ACT Practice Test Day

Kaplan is hosting its FREE National Practice Test Day events to prepare for the SAT/ACT at Gray Collegiate Academy, located at 3833 Leaphart Rd., West Columbia, SC 29169 on Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 1 pm. Students must register at kaptest.com/whichtest.



SAVE THE DATE: Feast for Fathers

Ridge View fathers, grandfathers, and father figures are all invited to come out to our annual "Feast for Fathers" on Wednesday, October 29th.  Breakfast will be served in your honor in the Multipurpose Room at 7:30 AM with the event ending at 9:00 AM.  Please come out and have breakfast with your Blazer sons and daughters.

We ask that you enter through the gate near the Auditorium and proceed to Parking Lot-C behind the school.  There will be several JROTC cadets available to escort you to the Multipurpose Room.  We look forward to seeing you on October 29th.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Junior Parent Information Recap

The Junior Parent Information session held on Wednesday, October 22nd was an overview of what parents can expect for their upcoming individual junior conference with school counselors. School counselors have scheduled individual conferences for every student and parent to discuss high school completion and post secondary plans. Click on the image to see the PowerPoint presentation covered during the session. You will also receive in 2 weeks your appointment date and time via mail for you and your child. If you are unable to keep scheduled appointment, contact a counselor to schedule a time that would best fit your schedule. Should you require additional information, please contact the Guidance Department at 6999-2999, ext. 298.


ATHLETICS: Football at Lugoff-Elgin at 7:30 pm Tonight


ACTIVITIES: Winter Wishes Community Yard Sale

On Saturday, November 8th, the Winter Wishes committee will be hosting a community wide yard sale in C and D parking lot at Ridge View from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm. If you need to make room for the upcoming holiday season in your house, then come on out and sell your stuff! We will be charging $10 for one space rental or $15 for two. With each space rental, you will receive a table to set your items on as well as a chair. We provide the space that day, but you are responsible for tagging and selling your own items. If you would like to participate, please complete the Google form by clicking on the image. The deadline for signing up is Thursday, November 6th.

Administrators Kiss the Blazer for Walk for Life

As a conclusion for our Walk for Life fundraiser and in celebration of Ridge View's 20th Anniversary, many of our administrators kissed a horse. Our faculty, staff and students contributed over $500 just to see the administrators kiss the horse. Overall, Ridge View raised over $2,200 total for Walk for Life!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

ATHLETICS: Volleyball to Play #1 Wando in Playoffs

At the View Daily would like to wish our Blazer Volleyball team the best of luck as it travels today to play the top ranked team in the state, Wando H.S., in Mt. Pleasant, SC for the first round of the state playoffs. Our Lady Blazers are planning for the upset of the year and are excited and ready for the challenge! The ladies are looking to make history as RVHS has never beaten Wando in a volleyball playoff match. Good luck Blazers!

ACADEMICS: CAT Women Meet with R2I2

Several of our young ladies in Ridge View's Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT) program met with a team from the Richland Two Institute for Innovation (R2I2) about how to recruit and maintain women in STEM programs. Important questions such as: Why did you choose a STEM (science, technology, engineering & mathematics) program?, and Would gender specific classes be helpful? Mentoring with other females in the industry and an all women's club were discussed. A BIG shout out as our Ridge View women begin to shape their future!

ARTS: Blazer Band Competes at State Championship Saturday


Congratulations to our Blazer Band for their 2nd Place finish at the Lower State 4A Prelims this past weekend. The Blazer Band advances to the State 4A Finals for the 18th consecutive year, this Saturday, October 25th at Spring Valley High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. The Blazer Ban will be competing at 8:30 pm. For a complete schedule of performances click on the image. Come on out and cheer on our Blazer Band!

ACADEMICS: ASSET Test Rescheduled for November 13th


Students at Ridge View have a unique opportunity to start earning college credit hours during their junior and senior years of high school by taking dual credit classes through Midlands Tech at Ridge View H.S. To be eligible to take these classes, students must earn a qualifying score on the ASSET Test. This test will be administered at Ridge View on November 13th. Students who have already registered do not have to register again. Sophomores and Juniors interested in taking this test need to complete the permission form (click on image). In addition, any seniors interested in attending Midlands Tech, may also register to take the ASSET test. If you have any questions, feel free to see Mr. Butler in the College and Career Center or e-mail him at cbutler@richland2.org.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ACTIVITIES: Student Council Attends District 4 Rally


RVHS Student Council, Student Activities Director Michelle Goings, and class sponsors Patti Clary, Wendi Wimmer, Sonya Hayden and Candace Blakely attended the District 4 Rally on October 16th at Westwood High School participating in workshops, team-building activities, and hearing an amazing motivational speaker, Mr. Brooks Harper, from Lexington, SC.

Office Professionals Career Awareness Week

Last week, October 12-18, was designated as Office Professionals Career Awareness Week.  To show their pride, they wore their "Keep Calm, I'm an Administrative Professional" shirts on Wednesday, October 15th.  We love our office professionals.

ACADEMICS: CAT Students Participate in Nuclear Blitz

On Friday, October 10th, the CAT students participated in the Nuclear Blitz!  Three presenters, Mr. Grega, Mr. Felch, and Ms. Conwell from SCE&G's V.C. Summer Nuclear Power plant gave the students great exposure to the advantages of nuclear, how small a fuel pellet is, and the little waste created by generating nuclear power.  Students were amazed that fuel pellets were as small as a tootsie roll.  They also gave the students insight into the many career fields in nuclear from document control to human resource to operations management.  In discussing various jobs, CAT students looked at whether a 2-year or 4-year degree would be necessary.  They also were asked to draw an atom, which will be displayed in the foyer at V.C. Summer.

ATHLETICS: Cross Country Region Championship Tomorrow


The Cross Country team will be competing in the Region Championship meet tomorrow, Thursday, October 23rd at the Sandhills Research Center across from the Village at Sandhills. Please come on out and support the team. The following is the Region Championship race schedule:
  • Junior Varsity Race: 5 pm
  • Varsity Girls Race: 5:45 pm
  • Varsity Boys Race: 6:15 pm

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Midlands Tech Visit & USC College Lunch Chat

Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22nd, a representative from Midlands Tech will be available to speak with students during lunch in the Main Hall. Also, students can go to room A-13 for a College Lunch Chat with our very own Mr. McMicken about the University of South Carolina. Bring your lunch and talk about life at USC.

ACTIVITIES: Student Council Attends SASC Conference

On October 11-13, Student Council members, the Student Council Director (Ms. Goings), and Class sponsors (Ms. Blakely, Ms. Wimmer, and Ms. Clary) attended the Southern Association of Student Councils (SASC) conference at Mountain View High School in Lawrenceville, GA.  During the SASC conference, the Student Council attended workshops that help them grow and expand their knowledge with others SASC organizations in the south.  They also visited The Civil Rights Museum and The World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.  

Last Week to Register for Wake Forest's VIP Program

Vibrant. Intellectual. Personal.    We Are Wake Forest
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions invites you and your family to a VIP event on Sunday, October 26th.  The purpose of the program is to provide prospective minority seniors and families an opportunity to discover various aspects and perspectives of Wake Forest, from recruitment to graduation.  As their guest, you will explore Wake Forest University from their dynamic cultural community to their diverse academic opportunities, and hear from area alumni and Wake Forest parents regarding the benefits of a Wake Forest education.  Through VIP, you will begin to picture yourself as a Very Important Part of the Wake Forest Community.  For more information about the VIP program, please contact Hattie Mukombe, Associate Dean of Diversity Admissions by phone (33.758.3561) or by email (mukombhl@wfu.edu).  To request an invitation to the VIP program, please go to  http://admissions.wfu.edu/vip.

REMINDER: Junior Parent Breakfast Tomorrow

Please join us for our Junior Parent Information Breakfast which will be held on Wednesday, October 22nd from 8-9 am in the RVHS Auditorium. We plan to share information relevant to preparing your child for life after graduation. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the School Counseling Office at (803) 699-2999, ext. 298 if you have any questions or need additional information.

ACTIVITIES: Cozy Conversations Tomorrow During Lunch


Do you enjoy poetry and mood setting music? Ridge View's HOSA is hosting a Poetry and Jazz event called COZY CONVERSATIONS during lunch tomorrow, Wednesday, October 22nd in the Auditorium. Admission to the event is $1. Coffee and cocoa will be on sale for $1 outside the Auditorium during lunch.