Senior Exams May 15 - 19 End-of-Course Exams May 15 - 24 Senior Week May 22 - 26 Senior Parent Breakfast and Assembly May 26th Underclassmen Final Exams May 24 - 30 Half Days May 31st and June 1st Graduation Ceremony June 3 Colonial Life Arena
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Friday, July 31, 2015

ATHLETICS: New Strength Training Hours

From August 3rd to August 11th, our all sport strength training will take place from 2:00 - 3:00 PM instead of the previous 10:00 AM start time. All student-athletes are encouraged to attend. Each sport is put on a program that is specific to their sport and exercises are used to improve performance in those specific sports. For more information, click on the image.

Orientation Next Week

Orientation to register your child, receive important information, pay fees, etc. will be held as follows:

Thursday, August 6th
Seniors: 8 - 11 AM
Juniors: 1 - 4 PM

Friday, August 7th
Sophomores: 8 - 11 AM
Freshmen: 1 - 4 PM

Proof of residence must be provided before students will be able to participate in Orientation.  Please submit your proof of residence to the Guidance Department on or before your Blazer's Orientation date.  If you have any questions, contact Michelle Goings.

ATHLETICS: $20 Sports Physical

Click on the image to print a voucher to receive the discounted rate of $20 for a sports physical for now through August 31st.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

ATHLETICS: Football Parent Meeting Tonight!

There will be a football parent meeting tonight, Thursday, July 30th from 6:00 - 6:30 PM in the Multi-purpose Room. All parents that are interested in having their son join the football program are invited to attend. The purpose of the meeting is to gather necessary forms such as physical and concussion forms as well as a presentation on our Touchdown Club. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Perry Parks at pparks@richland2.org.

ATHLETICS: Volleyball Tryouts Tomorrow

Interested in playing on the Girls Volleyball team?  

Volleyball Tryouts  
July 31     8 - 11 AM  
August 1     8 - 10 AM
In Large Gymnasium 

If interested, arrived at the gym no later than 7:30 AM.  
Drills will begin promptly at 8:00 AM.  
All sessions will be closed to the public. 

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

FINAL REMINDER: 2016 Senior Portrait Information

Senior Portraits will be taken by Strawbridge Studios at RVHS on August 3rd-5th. The attire for the formal picture will be a company provided tux for male students and a drape for female students. The formal picture will also serve as the picture for your RVHS 2015-2016 senior ID. It is mandatory that every senior take a picture to participate in senior privileges. Only photographs taken by Strawbridge Studios will be included in the 2015-2016 RVHS Yearbook. There is no cost to take this formal picture. Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date and time. Conflicts with times can be resolved by calling Strawbridge Studios at (866) 624-6229. Strawbridge Studios has agreed to take indoor and outdoor casual portraits during the same photo session. The casual portraits are optional, and there is a $20 session fee. There are two payment options: 1) bring cash, check or money order to the session made payable to Strawbridge Studios; or 2) pay online at www.strawbridge.net. Click "Order/Pay," input Ridge View information, and under Program select "senior session." Enter your email address and the code listed to the right of the page. You will receive a confirmation code that should be presented at the appointment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Freshmen First

Freshman First, our freshman walk-through, will take place on Tuesday, August 18th. Bus transportation & lunch will be provided. Additional information will be forthcoming. For questions, contact Sharon James.

New 2 Ridge View Parent & Student Meeting

We will be hosting a parent & student meeting for anyone new to Ridge View this year on Tuesday, August 4th at 6:00 pm in the Small Gymnasium. If you know of anyone who has just moved into our attendance zone, please inform them of this meeting.

Monday, July 27, 2015

REMINDER: Blazer Rangers Recurring Donation

We want to reward our Blazer Ranger shooting teams by asking each of you to become recurring donors. Every gift will add up quickly and offer great opportunities for our shooting team now and well into the future. And as always, Midway Foundation will match every dollar, each month! Just $25 each month from 10 donors will add $6,000 to our account. If we win the monthly incentive only once, our Team Endowment Account will grow by $11,000! The first three teams to commit TEN recurring donors at $25 per month for a year will win $5,000 in endowment funds. We hope that with your support we can be one of those three teams to commit TEN recurring donors. Help us to continue to change the future of youth shooting sports through a recurring tax deductible donation today! Click on the image for more information and to make a donation.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

REMINDER: PTSO Fundraisers

Ridge View's Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is committed to helping improve our school. In order to meet this end, our PTSO has set up several fundraisers such as BiLo & Publix Grocery Cards, Bing Rewards, My Coke Rewards, Shoparoo and Tyson Rewards. Please click on the image for specific information on how you can help.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Proof of Residence Reminder

Information on providing annual proof of residence, verifying student information & reviewing and completing parent/guardian agreements was e-mailed (or a letter was sent in the mail) to parents & guardians on April 14th including a “snapcode” & instructions for creating an online account. If you did not receive an email or letter, please call or email our registrar, Tonda Goines (803-699-2999, ext. 213), or click HERE for more info.  Proof of residence must be submitted to the Guidance Department before your Blazer will be able to participate in Orientation this August.

Friday, July 24, 2015

ATHLETICS: Calling All Volleyball Players

Interested in playing on the Girls Volleyball team?  

Volleyball Tryouts  
July 31     8 - 11 AM 
and
August 1     8 - 10 AM
In Large Gymnasium 

If interested, arrived at the gym no later than 7:30 AM.  
Drills will begin promptly at 8:00 AM.  
All sessions will be closed to the public. 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

SAVE THE DATES: Orientation for All Students

Orientation to register your child, receive important information, pay fees, etc. will be held as follows:

Thursday, August 6th
Seniors: 8 - 11 AM
Juniors: 1 - 4 PM

Friday, August 7th
Sophomores: 8 - 11 AM
Freshmen: 1 - 4 PM


Proof of residence must be provided before students will be able to participate in Orientation.  Please submit your proof of residence to the Guidance Department on or before your Blazer's Orientation date.  If you have any questions, contact Michelle Goings.


Community Festival This Saturday


Wednesday, July 22, 2015

REMINDER: Do You Need to Take Alive at 25

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive@25 training, which will be held in room A-01 on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th from 8 am to 1 pm, and on Tuesday, September 1st from 4:00-8:30 pm. Registration should be completed online at scalive25 by clicking on "classes" from the drop down menu or by calling (803) 732-6778. Additional information about parking on campus can be found on our website.

Facility Upgrades

Our football field was renovated
with artificial turf in the Spring.
 
RVHS has continued to receive facility upgrades over the summer including Auditorium renovations, completely renovating the Media Center, refurbished student lockers, new lockers in the P.E. & team locker rooms, new bleachers in the gym, upgraded outfield fencing on the baseball field, and a storage facility added to the lower practice field. Click on the image to view a report from the June School Board Meeting regarding our renovations.



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

REMINDER: Senior Portrait Information

Senior Portraits will be taken by Strawbridge Studios at RVHS on August 3rd-5th. The attire for the formal picture will be a company provided tux for male students and a drape for female students. The formal picture will also serve as the picture for your RVHS 2015-2016 senior ID. It is mandatory that every senior take a picture to participate in senior privileges. Only photographs taken by Strawbridge Studios will be included in the 2015-2016 RVHS Yearbook. There is no cost to take this formal picture. Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date and time. Conflicts with times can be resolved by calling Strawbridge Studios at (866) 624-6229. Strawbridge Studios has agreed to take indoor and outdoor casual portraits during the same photo session. The casual portraits are optional, and there is a $20 session fee. There are two payment options: 1) bring cash, check or money order to the session made payable to Strawbridge Studios; or 2) pay online at www.strawbridge.net. Click "Order/Pay," input Ridge View information, and under Program select "senior session." Enter your email address and the code listed to the right of the page. You will receive a confirmation code that should be presented at the appointment.

Monday, July 20, 2015

REMINDER: Blazer Rangers Recurring Gift Donation

We want to reward our Blazer Ranger shooting teams by asking each of you to become recurring donors. Every gift will add up quickly and offer great opportunities for our shooting team now and well into the future. And as always, Midway Foundation will match every dollar, each month! Just $25 each month from 10 donors will add $6,000 to our account. If we win the monthly incentive only once, our Team Endowment Account will grow by $11,000! The first three teams to commit TEN recurring donors at $25 per month for a year will win $5,000 in endowment funds. We hope that with your support we can be one of those three teams to commit TEN recurring donors. Help us to continue to change the future of youth shooting sports through a recurring tax deductible donation today! Click on the image for more information and to make a donation.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ALUMNI: Bishop Graduates from Air Force Academy

Chandler Bishop, Class of 2011, recently graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. Bishop will soon be attending Flight School to become an Air Force pilot. Congratulations Chandler!

REMINDER: PTSO Fundraisers

Ridge View's Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is committed to helping improve our school. In order to meet this end, our PTSO has set up several fundraisers such as BiLo & Publix Grocery Cards, Bing Rewards, My Coke Rewards, Shoparoo and Tyson Rewards. Please click on the image for specific information on how you can help.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Rosefield Named Athletic Director

Brian Rosefield has been named Ridge View's new Athletic Director. "I am thrilled to have Brian as the Athletic Director, said Principal Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth. "I am equally excited about seeing his vision of success and the endless possibilities of "what can be" become a realty for the Athletic Department." 

Coach Rosefield became a Blazer in 2006 joining the school as the Career Prep Job Coach assisting students with job placements, job shadowing, internships and community service opportunities. Since that time, he has also served in a variety of capacities in the Athletic Department including head coach of the Boys Cross Country team (9 seasons), Girls Cross Country (4 seasons), JV Boys Basketball (9 seasons), Boys Track & Field (3 seasons), & Boys Golf (3 seasons). Coach Rosefield also served as an assistant coach for the Varsity Boys Basketball (9 seasons), Director of the Bojangles' Bash (2 years), & P.A. Announcer for football games. He came to RVHS after serving 2 years as a graduate assistant under Coach Dave Odom for Mens Basketball at USC when the Gamecocks were NIT Champions in 2005. Prior to his stint at USC, Coach Rosefield was a Social Studies teacher, and coached Basketball, Golf & Volleyball at Calhoun Academy in St. Matthews, SC. Click on the image to read more from Coladaily.com. Please join us in welcoming Coach Rosefield to his new role at The View!

ATHLETICS: Cross Country Mandatory Practices

Mandatory practice for Cross Country begins on Friday, July 31st at Ridge View High School. All participants will need a physical dated after April 1, 2015. Please make sure the parent permission and concussion forms are signed as well. You can click on the image to download the correct physical packet. The $50 District Athletic Participation Fee will also be due the first day of mandatory practice. This is a district-wide fee that is paid one time per year. For example, this fee will not need to be paid again should runners participate in another sport during this school year. Please contact Athletic Director Brian Rosefield if you have any questions.

ACADEMICS: 56 Blazers Recognized by the College Board


The College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) Program enables students to pursue college-level studies while in high school with the opportunity to earn college credit if they score a 3, 4 or 5 on an AP exam. RVHS currently offers twenty AP courses, but also allows for testing in additional courses. 

Based on test scores from this spring, 56 Blazers have been recognized with AP Scholar Awards by the College Board. Awards conferred were 38 AP Scholars, 12 AP Scholars with Honor, 6 AP Scholars with Distinction and 1 National AP Scholar. Please click on the image for the complete press release including the names of our individual award recipients and an explanation for these awards.

Dr. Mack-Foxworth and the entire admin team would like to congratulate all of these exceptional students for their hard work and accomplishments, as well as their teachers for facilitating the learning process. Way to go Blazers!

Friday, July 17, 2015

JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge

Our JROTC cadets attended the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge at Fort Jackson from June 12th through June 18th along with other cadet units from South Carolina. The camp was designed to develop leadership skills and foster team building while improving a cadet's self-esteem and confidence. Some of the events included ACT/SAT prep, canoeing, commando crawling, drownproofing, first aid, map reading, obstacle courses, rapelling, rope bridges, and using a magnetic compass. Cadets attending were Kayla Anstey, Logan Carder, Jared Carter, Grant Eastman, Logan Eastman, Andrew Hedgepath, Justin Jones, Harry King, Ta'Von Richardson, Da'Mardis Smalls, and Mikayla Thomas. These cadets proudly represented Ridge View and the Blazer Battalion. Aaahoooah!!!

Want to Park on Campus?

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive at 25 training, which will be held in room A-1 on Monday, July 27th and Tuesday, July 28th from 8 am to 1 pm, and on Tuesday, September 1st from 4:00-8:30 pm. Registration should be completed online at scalive25 by clicking on "classes" from the drop down menu or by calling (803) 732-6778. Additional information about parking on campus can be found on our website.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Scholars Students Participate in Stinney Ceremony

The family of George Stinney, the youngest person executed in American history at 14 years of age, invited the rising Scholars Academy seniors to participate in the re-dedication of the George Stinney Hope Stone at a cemetery in Alcolu, SC and thanked them for their help in the fight to clear his name. WLTX featured the event and interviewed our own Kiana Sweatt. Click on the image to view this story.

English Honors and AP Summer Reading Reminder

All English Honors and AP students are expected to select a book from our school wide summer reading list in addition to their assigned class reading. Students are encouraged to purchase copies of books and to highlight and/or annotate significant passages as they read. Students will be assessed on their summer reading at the beginning of the Fall Semester. For more information, students should go the the following website, http://goo.gl/jtXq5M, or contact their respective teacher. For the following classes, students are expected to choose one novel to read and take notes on so they are prepared for class discussions and assessments when school begins in August.

Freshmen Honors
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd

Sophomore Honors
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Postoevsky
Master Harold...and the Boys by Athol Fugard
Animal Farm by George Orwell
The Plague by Albert Camus
The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli

Junior Honors
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer (This book is highly suggested)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This I Believe II: More Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women by Jay Allison
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

For the following classes, students are expected to read and take notes on all listed books and essays. Students must also answer all questions at the end of each essay. All reading materials will be discussed and assessed when school begins in August.

AP Language (Junior English)
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
The Great Gasby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
50 Essays (3rd Edition)
"Turkeys in the Kitchen" by Dave Barry
"The Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson
"Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions" by Elizabeth Cady Stanton
"In Search of our Mother's Gardens" by Alice Walker

AP Literature (Senior English)
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant by Anne Tyler
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Murray's National Youth Orchestra Featured on the Today Show

Recent Blazer graduate and Scholars Academy Alum Daniel Murray played as part of the National Youth Orchestra at New York's famed Carnegie Hall. Click on the image to view coverage of the event by the Today Show. Daniel and the rest of the National Youth Orchestra will now travel to China on a performance tour. Safe travels Daniel.

Join Us on Social Media

Aside from AT THE VIEW Daily, Ridge View High utilizes other social media outlets such as Facebook, Flickr, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Our Feed, and the RVHS Website. Click on the icons below to view our other social media sites.

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Share Your Summer Adventures with Yearbook Snap

We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe summer. As you go on your many adventures, please share your photos with the RVHS yearbook staff through Yearbook Snap, which will allow you to upload your photos to the yearbook staff immediately using your mobile device. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to share. Yearbook Snap is available for iPhones and iPads in the App Store, and for Android phones in Google Play. The access code is RVyearbook16.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Important Links

Free Online Summer Math Program

Click on the image for information on a free online math program.


REMINDER: 2016 Senior Portrait Information

Senior Portraits will be taken by Strawbridge Studios at RVHS on August 3rd-5th. The attire for the formal picture will be a company provided tux for male students and a drape for female students. The formal picture will also serve as the picture for your RVHS 2015-2016 senior ID. It is mandatory that every senior take a picture to participate in senior privileges. Only photographs taken by Strawbridge Studios will be included in the 2015-2016 RVHS Yearbook. There is no cost to take this formal picture. Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date and time. Conflicts with times can be resolved by calling Strawbridge Studios at (866) 624-6229. Strawbridge Studios has agreed to take indoor and outdoor casual portraits during the same photo session. The casual portraits are optional, and there is a $20 session fee. There are two payment options: 1) bring cash, check or money order to the session made payable to Strawbridge Studios; or 2) pay online at www.strawbridge.net. Click "Order/Pay," input Ridge View information, and under Program select "senior session." Enter your email address and the code listed to the right of the page. You will receive a confirmation code that should be presented at the appointment.

Monday, July 13, 2015

ATHLETICS: Blazer Rangers Recurring Gift Incentive


We want to reward our Blazer Ranger shooting teams by asking each of you to become recurring donors. Every gift will add up quickly and offer great opportunities for our shooting team now and well into the future. And as always, Midway Foundation will match every dollar, each month! Just $25 each month from 10 donors will add $6,000 to our account. If we win the monthly incentive only once, our Team Endowment Account will grow by $11,000! The first three teams to commit TEN recurring donors at $25 per month for a year will win $5,000 in endowment funds. We hope that with your support we can be one of those three teams to commit TEN recurring donors. Help us to continue to change the future of youth shooting sports through a recurring tax deductible donation today! Click on the image for more information and to make a donation.

ATHLETICS: $20 Sports Physical

Click on the image to print a voucher to receive the discounted rate of $20 for a sports physical for now through August 31st.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

ATHLETICS: Summer Conditioning Practices

The following fall sports are currently holding summer conditioning practices. Cross Country is from 7-9 am on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday's at Sandhills Research Center across from the Village at Sandhills, and on Friday's at RVHS. Volleyball is holding practices Monday through Thursday in the gym from 8-10 am. Strength & conditioning is being held Monday through Thursday in the Weight Room for football from 8-10 am and from 10-11:30 am for all other sports.

REMINDER: Attendance Recovery on Monday & Tuesday

For students needing to make-up seat time to clear a Failure due to Attendance (FA), time can be made up tomorrow, Monday, July 13th and Tuesday, July 14th from 9-4 in room A-1. The cost is $30 per day for a block class & $15 for a skinny class. To attend, students must 1) pay the fees in the Main Office with Ms. Mayes, 2) arrive on time through the Main Entrance, 3) bring your receipt to Ms. Peterson for admittance into the make-up session, & 4) complete the assigned work.

PTSO Fundraisers

Ridge View's Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) is committed to helping improve our school. In order to meet this end, our PTSO has set up several fundraisers such as BiLo & Publix Grocery Cards, Bing Rewards, My Coke Rewards, Shoparoo and Tyson Rewards. Please click on the image for specific information on how you can help.

Summer Reading: The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make

This is the last in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 23rd. Students can choose one of the books from our list for their enjoyment. This does not fulfill ANY school requirements and participation will not be graded. Click on the image for the complete list. 

Today's post is about The 6 Most Important Decisions You'll Ever Make by Sean Covey. This book shows teens how to make smart choices about the six most crucial choices they'll face when dealing with challenges such as academic stress, parent communication, media bombardment, dating drama, abuse, bullying, addictions, depression, and peer pressure, just to name a few. And, like it or not, the choices teens make while navigating these challenges can make or break their futures. Using real stories from teens around the world, the author shows teens how to succeed in school, make good friends, get along with parents, wisely handle dating and sex issues, avoid or overcome addictions, build self-esteem, and much more. Jam-packed with original cartoons, inspiring quotes, and fun quizzes, this innovative book will help teens not only survive but thrive during their teen years and beyond.   This book has 336 pages and contains mature themes.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Summer Reading: Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 23rd. Students can choose one of the books from our list for their enjoyment. This does not fulfill ANY school requirements and participation will not be graded. Click on the image for the complete list. 

Today's post is about Homeroom Diaries by James Patterson. "Cuckoo" Clarke recently had a stay in a mental institution following a breakdown, but she's turning over a new leaf with her "Operational Happiness." She's determined to beat down the bad vibes of the Haters, the Terror Teachers, and all of the trials & tribulations of high school by writing and drawing in her diary. And when life gets really tough, she works through her own moments of uncertainty through imaginary conversations with her favorite literary characters. This book has 272 pages and contains language and mature themes.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Gordon Named Assistant Principal

We are proud to announce that Mr. David Gordon has been named Assistant Principal at Ridge View High School. Mr. Gordon has 30 years of experience in education including most recently serving as the Athletic Director for the last nine years at Ridge View. Prior to this, he served 16 years as an Assistant Principal at E.L. Wright Middle School and Windsor Elementary School. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Gordon to his new position. Congratulations Mr. Gordon!

Summer Reading: Bronxwood by Coe Booth

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 23rd. Students can choose one of the books from our list for their enjoyment. This does not fulfill ANY school requirements and participation will not be graded. Click on the image for the complete list. 

Today's post is about Bronxwood by Coe Booth. This is the anticipated return to Tyrell's story. Tyrell's father is just out of jail, and Tyrell doesn't know how to deal with that. It's bad enough that his brother Troy is in foster care and that his mother is no help whatsoever. Now there's another thing up in his face, just when he's trying to settle down. Tyrell's father has plans of his own, and doesn't seem to care whether or not Tyrell wants to go along with them. Tyrell can see the crash that's coming - with his dad, with the rest of his family, with the girls he's seeing - but he's not sure he can stop it. Or if he event wants to. This book has 336 pages and contains language, mature themes, and violence.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

At The View Summer Newsletter 2015

We hope everyone is having a most enjoyable summer. In anticipation of our first day of school on August 19th, At the View Daily has prepared a summer newsletter to share some important information with you. Click on the image to read the newsletter.

Summer Reading: All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 23rd. Students can choose one of the books from our list for their enjoyment. This does not fulfill ANY school requirements and participation will not be graded. Click on the image for the complete list. 

Today's post is about All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard. On their way to a cheerleading competition, 16-year-old best friends Bridget & Maureen are hit in a collision. The driver dies, but the passenger, thrown 30 feet from the vehicle survives. She is battered beyond recognition, and is in a coma. Family and friends mourn one friend's loss and pray for the other's recovery. When she wakes up with brain damage, the girl can barely talk, but she tries to communicate one thing: I'm not who you think I am. Then the doctors discover they have made a terrible mistake.  The girl who lived is the one who everyone thought had died. This story is based on a true case of mistaken identity. This book has 320 pages and contains mature themes.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Summer Reading: The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 23rd. Students can choose one of the books from our list for their enjoyment. This does not fulfill ANY school requirements and participation will not be graded. Click on the image for the complete list. 

Today's post is about The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman. Because it was to emotional for him to write about his father's experience in the Holocaust, the author wrote this book as a graphic novel with the Nazi's as cats & the Jews as mice. It tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler's Europe. This astonishing retelling our century's grisliest news is a story of survival, not only of Vladek, but of the children who survive even the survivors. This book has 300 pages and contains violence.