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Monday, August 31, 2015

ACADEMICS: CSI in the Classroom

Deputy Kristen Polis from the Criminal Investigation Division of the Richland County Sheriff's Department spoke to the freshmen BioHealth and Allied Health Magnet students on August 26th. Deputy Polis provided the students with a mysterious death case to help solve during the 2015-2016 school year. She explained how to process a crime scene including crime scene sketches, photography and evidence collection. The students will work with various Richland County Sheriff Deputies over the course of the year to create a crime scene evidence board and a case report about the mysterious death. Deputy Polis also provided outstanding career advice to the students and reminded the students that math and science are important in any career of law enforcement.

ATHLETICS: Pressley Named New Boys Track Coach

Kendrick Pressley was recently named Ridge View's head Boys Track & Field Coach. As a student at Sumter High School, Class of 2007, Pressley was a three sport athlete in football, basketball and track. In football, he started three out of four years and appeared in the state championship game once. He ran track for three years and qualified for the state championships every year as he excelled in the 100, 200 and 4x100 relay. In the 4x100, he and his teammates won a state championship, and they also qualified for the national championships during his junior and senior years. This is Coach Pressley's third year coaching football and track. For the past two years, the 2012 Kent State University graduate coached at Lakewood High School in Sumter. Coach Pressley will join Coach Warren Eure, who was recently named the girls head track coach, in leading the Blazer Track & Field programs. Click on the image to check out The State's coverage of our new track coaches here at The View. Congratulations Coach Pressley and welcome to The View!



ATHLETICS: Girls Golf Tees Off Season Tomorrow

The 2015 Ridge View High School girls golf season opens up on Tuesday, September 1st at Golden Hills Country Club with a match against Chapin and River Bluff. The team consists of senior Kayla Robertson, junior Jasmin Cooper, and freshmen Markesa Martin and Arin Robertson. Coach Brooke Bedenbaugh is excited about the upcoming season. Click on the image to visit the RVHS athletics web page to find out more about our girls golf team as well as other sports at The View!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

ATHLETICS: Blazers Fall to Blythewood

The Ridge View Blazers came up short in a their season opening, non-conference loss to Blythewood by a score of 28-14. Ridge View quarterback Jaylen Nelson had 199 yards of total offense and rushed for two TD's. The Blazers will be back in action this Friday at 7:30 pm at Goose Creek while the Junior Varsity will play at Richland Northeast at 6:00 pm. Click on the image for more high school football results from The State.

This Week in the Blazer College Center

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Here is what is going on this week and in the near future in the Blazer College Center. You can follow us on twitter at RVHS2college or stop by room D-95.
  • Wednesday, September 2: Wear your favorite college shirt to support College Awareness at RVHS! Stop by D-95 to get your picture taken!
  • Thursday, September 3Deadline to sign up for the October 3rd SAT.
  • Friday, September 4A representative from Lynn University in Boca Raton Florida will be at the College Center from 11:45-12:45pm. Stop by to talk about Majors, Tuition, Scholarship Opportunities, Campus, Class Ratios, Degree Programs etc. Go to D-95 to get a pass!
  • SENIORS: It is very important that you when you receive an acceptance or scholarship letter (whether or not you will be going to that college or university) that you bring them to D-95. I NEED records of all the scholarships offered to students. As a result, your name will go onto our College  ”Brag” Board for each and every acceptance you get.
  • Tuesday, September 8: A USC Representative will be in College Center from 9-11am. Stop by D-95 to get a pass!
  • Thursday, September 10: A Lehigh University ( Bethlehem, PA) Representative will be in College Center from 9-10am. Stop by D95 to get a pass!
  • Friday, Sept. 11ACT Workshop from 8:30-3:30 pm.  Cost is $40. Sign-Up in D-95.


ATHLETICS: Girls Basketball Interest Meeting Tomorrow

There will be a Girls Basketball interest meeting tomorrow, Monday, August 31st at the beginning of lunch in front of the girls PE Hallway. Any girls interested in playing basketball this year should attend. Please contact Coach Terrence Gibson at tgibson@richland2.org if you have any questions.

STUDENTS: Apply for State Farm Youth Advisory Board

Applications are now available for new board members for the State Farm Youth Advisory Board (YAB), which is one of the nation's most exciting opportunities for youth empowerment and development. YAB board members learn to grow as a leader, help improve communities, and network with a diverse group of 30 youth leaders from throughout the U.S. The board is given responsibility over granting $5 million in service-learning and community impact grants that seek to solve important domestic issues. Students can apply now by clicking on the image. Students must be 17-20 years old. The application deadline is October 2, 2015 at 4 PM. For more information, check out the YAB on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

REMINDER: National Beta Club Applications Due Tuesday

Are you a Senior, Junior or Sophomore, who has a 3.0 GPA? Do you love community service, have leadership experience, and are involved in extracurricular activities? If the answer is yes, you are invited to apply for the National Beta Club! Please visit the website at www.tinyurl.com/rvhsnbc for more information. The application is due on September 1st by 4 PM. Contact Ms. Fennell (pfennell@richland2.org) or Ms. Knox (aknox@richland2.org) if you have any questions.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Help Us Win Crayola School Supplies

Have you entered to win a backpack filled with Crayola school supplies today? Everyday through September 6th is a new chance to win! Simply submit a qualifying receipt to enter for that day - winners are announced daily in the Shoparoo app. Plus, each day you enter is a chance to win $1,000 of Crayola supplies for Ridge View High School! Click on the image for directions on how to use Shoparoo, a Ridge View PTSO fundraiser.

ACADEMICS: Scholars Students Analyzing Bias

Juniors in the Scholars Academy Magnet program are already deep into a book, Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data by Charles Wheelan. These students are learning how to analyze bias in statistics in order to be better consumers of information.

Gilmer Completes Masters Plus 30

Congratulations to Ridge View's Coach Seth Gilmer. This summer Coach Gilmer completed his Master's Plus 30 in Coaching and Physical Education. Coach Gilmer was an NAIA Academic All-American in Basketball at Grace College. He continued his pursuit of academic excellence completing his last degree with at 3.97 GPA. Coach Gilmer is committed to Life-Long Learning and Academic Excellence. Way to go Coach Gilmer!

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.

Friday, August 28, 2015

ATHLETICS: Cola Daily Picks RVHS-BHS as a Game to Watch

Click on the image to check out Cola Daily's story on the Five games to watch for week one of the high school football season. Ridge View's home game vs. Blythewood at Richland 2 District Stadium in Blyethwood is one of the five games to watch this week. Come on out to see a great game. Kickoff is at 7:30 pm.

ATHLETICS: Football's Opening Night

Come on out and cheer on your Ridge View Blazers and new Coach Perry Parks as they embark on a new era of football in their home opener against the Bylthewood Bengals at Richland 2 District Stadium in Blythewood. Tickets are $6 at the door, or $5 during the presale today during lunch in the main hallway.Go BLAZERS!


ACADEMICS: AP Physics Already Hands On

The first week of school was busy....with a variety of learning experiences! Dr. Melissa Bryan's AP Physics students hit the ground running with a lot of hands on activities such as a graph matching lab (pictured left) and a lab using LabQuest (pictured right), which is an interface system that collects sensor data and utilizes built-in graphing and analysis application to assist students to collect, analyze and share data from experiments.

ACADEMICS: Parent Portal

Are you using Parent Portal to access your child's grades and attendance? If not, click on the image for directions on how you can sign up for this most useful tool.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

R2i2 Throwing Out T-Shirts at Tomorrow's Football Game

The R2i2 Student Advisory Panel will be throwing out T-shirts at tomorrow's game against Blythewood! R2i2 is sponsoring a hashtag competition. Take a picture of yourself in the t-shirt and caption it with #r2i2-rv. A winner will be drawn from each school at the end of the semester. Winners will receive prizes such as an IPad Mini.

Marine Corps Recruiter at The View Today

Sgt. James, a recruiter from the United States Marine Corps will be on campus today during lunch to answer any questions that students may have regarding joining the Marine Corps. Sgt. James will be located outside of the small gym.

2015 Male Achievement Conference Saturday


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

3rd Annual Cuts for Gabbiee Is A Success

On Sunday, August 23rd, our Master Haircare Instructor, Terex Smalls, and several talented and professional barbers from the local community donated their time to cut hair for Richland School District Two students, faculty, staff, and the community.  This is third year  for this event, but the 2nd year we have held it in our barbering lab.  With the assistance of cheerleaders collecting donations on the streets of Hard Scrabble and Summit, our volunteers and customers raised $1250.  These funds will used to provide scholarships to Ridge View seniors and additional funds to support the Master Haircare Barbering program. Donations are still being accepted by the PTSO until Friday, August 28th.  Please make all checks out to the Ridge View High School PTSO.  If you would like to see more pictures from Cuts from Gabbiee, click on the image.




Online Free & Reduced Cost Meals Application


This is a reminder for those families who may be eligible for free or reduced cost meals.  You may apply online or return a completed paper application to either Ridge View or the Food Services Office at 124 Risdon Way, Columbia, 29223.  You can click the image above to access the online application.  All fields of the application must be completed for the meal application to be processed in a timely manner.  Paper applications are available in the lunch room as well as in the Main Office. Applications should be completed as soon as possible.

ACADEMICS: ACT Workshop

An ACT Workshop will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. The cost is $40. Please see Mrs. Aldighieri in D-95 to sign up.

Still Need a Parking Permit?

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive@25 training.  The last training for this semester is 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.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

ATHLETICS: Fall Sports Schedule

Believe it or not, Fall Sports at Ridge View have already started! Our Fall Sports Schedule is available to view by clicking on the image. Our first official home contest will be on Friday, August 28th as our Varsity Football team will take on our rival Blythewood High School at Richland Two District Stadium in Blythewood. We are expecting an extremely large crowd for this contest, and it will be an amazing atmosphere. Please plan on attending this game and other athletic contests this fall to support your Blazers!

ALUMNI: Former Blazer Named Softball Coach at SCSU

Congratulations to former Blazer Cheretta Stevenson on being named Head Softball Coach for South Carolina State University. Coach Stevenson began her playing career at Ridge View in the 1990's during seventh grade before finishing her senior year at Lower Richland High School. Click on the image to read more on the story. Congratulations Coach Stevenson!

Alive@25 More Classes Scheduled

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive@25 training.  The September 1st class is closed, but there are 3 more scheduled for this semester - September 15September 29, and October 13.  Classes are 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.  Register early since classes do fill up quickly.  Additional information about parking on campus can be found on our website.

Monday, August 24, 2015

REMINDER: Blazer Rangers Rifle Team Tryouts

For those interested in joining the Blazer Rangers Rifle team this year, tryouts will take place this Saturday, August 29th from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM starting in Room B-35 (JROTC). You do not have to be in JROTC to join the team, however, there must be at least 4 RV (Non-JROTC) students to make up the non-JROTC team. All 2015-2016 (1st and 2nd Semester incoming cadets) are eligible to tryout for the JROTC rifle team. Those interested in participating need to email Major England at gengland@richland2.org as soon as possible.

ATHLETICS: Want a Varsity Jacket

Neff will be at Ridge View during lunch on Thursday, September 10th in the Cafeteria foyer for you to get sized for a Letter Jacket and to order. The basic price is $99 for the jacket including tax and shipping. Click on the image for more information and an order form.

REMINDER: Beta Club Applications

Are you a Senior, Junior or Sophomore, who has a 3.0 GPA? Do you love community service, have leadership experience, and are involved in extracurricular activities? If the answer is yes, you are invited to apply for the National Beta Club! Please visit the website at www.tinyurl.com/rvhsnbc for more information. The application is due on September 1st by 4 PM. Contact Ms. Fennell (pfennell@richland2.org) or Ms. Knox (aknox@richland2.org) if you have any questions.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Again, Welcome Back to The View


Welcome back Blazers! We had a great start to the school year. We finally met the Class of 2019 as they came through our doors for the first time on Tuesday for their Freshmen First Orientation followed by the rest of our student body on Wednesday. Our faculty and staff are excited to cultivate the educational opportunities that our students will experience this year. Once again, welcome back students. We have missed YOU at The View!

ATHLETICS: The Big DM to Announce for Varsity Football Games

The Athletic Department is proud to introduce Lieutenant Curtis Wilson as our Public Address Announcer for Varsity Football Games this year. Wilson is a deputy with the Richland County Sheriff's Department in the Office of Public Information. Lieutenant Wilson is also a radio personality with WWDM, and has been kown as "The Big DM" for the past 23 years. He is also the "Official Voice of the Benedict College Tigers" for their football and basketball programs, and also works with the Gamecocks Baseball team. Please welcome Lieutenant Wilson to our Blazer Family!

REMINDER: Cuts for Gabbiee Today


Saturday, August 22, 2015

ATHLETICS: Eure Named Girls Track Coach

Coach Warren Eure was recently named head coach of Ridge View's Girls Track & Field team. This is Coach Eure's second year at Ridge View. Last year, he was the head coach for the boys team. Coach Eure was a 2001 graduate of Spring Valley H.S., where he played football and was an All-State sprinter in Track & Field. Eure was also a four year varsity sprinter for Clemson University, where he qualified for the NCAA Nationals in the 4x400 Meter Relay. Congratulations Coach Eure! We look forward to your continued commitment to the Ridge View Track & Field program.

ACADEMICS: Building Community in the Classroom

Wondering what are our students are doing during the first week of school? In Ms. Laura Smith's English II classes, the students have been creating All About Me Towers as the students have been working on building a classroom community because relationships matter at The View!

COMMUNITY: Health Care Courses for Community Members


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.

REMINDER: Cuts for Gabbiee Tomorrow


Friday, August 21, 2015

Principal's Message to Parents

Hello Blazer parents,

This is Dr. Mack-Foxworth, Principal of Ridge View H.S. welcoming you to a new school year! We have started this year with great success and are looking forward to working with you and your children to ensure another successful school year!

We are excited to be completing the installment of a new telephone system in our school, however, we would like you to know that we have been experiencing some difficulty in retrieving your voice mail messages. Please understand that communication with our parents is very important to us and we are working very hard to correct this problem. We ask that you bear with us for a few more days until the installation and setup is complete. You are always welcome to send us an email at any time! To find a wealth of information, along with our faculty and staff email addresses, we encourage you to visit our school website at https://www.richland2.org/rvh/Again, welcome to what is sure to be another awesome school year.

ATHLETICS: Meet the New Girls Track Coach at Lunch Today

There will be a quick meeting during lunch today, August 21st in the Multipurpose Room for all returning girls Track & Field members. The meeting will introduce your new coach and you will be provided expectations for the upcoming Spring season.

ACADEMICS: Joy in the Classroom

Wednesday was the first day of school,, but teachers got right to the business at hand such as Career and Technology teacher Naylene Richardson. Her students took part in a community building exercise in which they created a desk nameplate identifying their personal symbols of JOY!

ARTS: Blazer Band Fundshoppe Fundraiser

The Blazer Band has partnered with FundShoppe.com. You can purchase products such as kitchen and home products, LOVE bags, scarves, magazines, Tumblers and more. The Band will receive a percentage of the proceeds from all sales, or you can donate directly to our band from this site. 

2015 Male Achievement Conference


Thursday, August 20, 2015

ATHLETICS: Volleyball Season Preview

Ridge View's Volleyball team will be striving for another successful year in 2015 after going 21-5 overall and making the state playoffs. With Jaylin Lewis, Amarrah Cooks, Maya Troy, Adrianna Young and Teona Willis leading the team, these seniors anticipate breaking school records and bringing the light back to RV Volleyball. Daisa Willis is another player to look for as a young athlete taking control of the back row while she assumes the Libero position. The girls expect to go deeper in the playoffs this year under the leadership of new head coach Lauren Fink, an alumni of the Ridge View Volleyball program herself. Click on the image to follow the team on the Ridge View High Athletics site.

Last Opportunity to Take Alive at 25

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive at 25 training. The last session to be held at RVHS will take place on Tuesday, September 1st in room A-1 on 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.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

REMINDER: Blazer Rangers Rifle Team Tryout

For those interested in joining the Blazer Rangers Rifle team this year, tryouts will take place on Saturday, August 29th from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM starting in Room B-35 (JROTC). You do not have to be in JROTC to join the team, however, there must be at least 4 RV (Non-JROTC) students to make up the non-JROTC team. All 2015-2016 (1st and 2nd Semester incoming cadets) are eligible to tryout for the JROTC rifle team. Those interested in participating need to email Major England at gengland@richland2.org as soon as possible.

Welcome Back Students


Don't remember your Advisory locations, please click on the image.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Questions About Bus Transportation?

Need to know your bus number and the location of the closest bus stop?  If so, click on the image. But are you also wondering what the 1st AM and 2nd PM (and vice versa) means.  Well, this is the same bus but the driver has 2 routes.  In the morning it will pick up all students from the first route and bring them to school.  The driver will go back out to pick up his/her 2nd route.  In the afternoon, it will change.  Students who are on the 2nd route will leave school first. The bus driver will return to the school to pick up the students who rode on the first route.

Also please understand the bus lot is not a student drop off or pick up area.  Students must be dropped off at the entrance near the RV marquee.  We understand that you may be in a rush, but for the safety of our students who walk to school and ride the bus, we ask that you drop off your students in the correct area.  There will be someone at the bus entrance to direct you to the appropriate entrance.

If you have questions about bus transportation, please contact Melissa Myers at mmyers@richland2.org or 803.629.2999 ext 84233.

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.

Alive@25 Last Training Approaching

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive@25 training.  The last training for this semester is 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.

ACADEMICS: Parent Portal

Are you using Parent Portal to access your child's grades and attendance? If not, click on the image for directions on how you can sign up for this most useful tool.