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Saturday, April 30, 2016

New SRO at The View

Please welcome Deputy Thomas Collins from the Richland County Sheriffs Department as our new School Resource Officer.  Deputy Collins will team up with Deputy Greg Chandler serving as Ridge View's SRO's. Deputy Collins comes to Ridge View after Deputy Tim Ford left to serve as the SRO at Blythewood Middle School. Welcome to The View Deputy Collins!

Richland Two's "A Pipeline To Success"

Learn more about Richland Two's "A Pipeline To Success" by clicking on the image.

Sparkleberry Country Fair Today

Blazerfest Community Event

The campus of Ridge View High will soon turn into a playground for children and adults on May 21 for BlazerFest. This community event, packed with fun, food, and games, is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Ridge View’s Parent Teacher Student Organization is hosting BlazerFest and inviting the community. There will be bounce houses, drum lines, a dunking booth, flag football, live entertainment along with D.J. Smooth from KISS 103.1 radio station, step teams, taekwondo and lots of food vendors. Information about sponsorships and vendor displays is available on the school’s website: richland2.org/rvhAdmission is free!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Important End-of-the-Year Senior Dates

Seniors, and parents of seniors, click on the image to view a list of important senior dates for the end of this school year leading up to graduation on Wednesday, June 1st. If you have any questions, click on the provided hyperlink on the list to e-mail the person responsible for a particular event.

JROTC Recognizes Service Solutions Staff

After Spring Break, the Blazer Battalion recognized the TRUE HEROES, who work tirelessly behind the scenes at Ridge View by providing a safe and clean environment for all that walk our hallowed halls. Please thank our Service Solutions employees as you see them working around the school each day.

REMINDER: Sparkleberry Fair Tomorrow

For more information about the Sparkleberry Country Fair, please click on the image. 


SAVE THE DATE: Lacrosse Banquet

The Lacrosse Banquet will be held on Friday, May 13th at 6:30 pm in the Cafeteria Rotunda. Please contact Coach Kathleen Merritt with any questions at kathleenmerritt91@gmail.com.

ARTS: Camp Rock Finale Tomorrow


Thursday, April 28, 2016

ACADEMICS: Honor Roll Celebration Tomorrow

The School Counseling Department will recognize those students who made the Third Quarter A/B Honor Roll tomorrow, Friday, April 29th in the Small Gym at 9:05 am. Students will receive certificates in first period tomorrow. The certificates will serve as the student pass to be admitted into the celebration. Congratulations to all those students who made the A/B Honor Roll.

Michelin Technical Scholars Program

The Michelin Technical Scholars Program Exam will be administered on May 7th at 9 am at the Brookland Banquet and Conference Center in West Columbia for high school juniors, graduating seniors and recent graduates. The selected students will receive hands-on work experience while earning their degree in Electronic Engineering Technology or Mechanic Engineering Technology at a local technical college. Michelin Technical Scholars receive scholarships to cover tuition and books along with competitive pay and part time work with benefits. For more information and to register to attend, please stop by the Career Center to register.

April 12 School Board Highlights

The Richland Two Board of Trustees met on April 12th. Want to know what they discussed? Click here to read highlights or click here to watch the video from the meeting.

ACADEMICS: Scholars Junior Co-host Town Hall

On April 21st, the Junior Class of the Scholars Academy for Business and Law co-hosted a town hall meeting with Representative Mia McLeod focusing on the teen dating violence bills currently in both sides of our state legislature. The event also featured Representative Many Powers Norrell and community agencies including SCCADVASA and the SC Youth Suicide Prevention Coalition.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Military Family Breakfast Today

April is the Month of Military Child, and to celebrate, a breakfast will be held for military students and their families from 8 - 9:30 am today in the Multipurpose Room in honor of your service to our great nation. Attendees should park in C-lot. The Ridge View High School Student 2 Student Program and the entire RVHS Family look forward to seeing you there.

Blazers Receive Sparkleberry Fair Scholarships

Ridge View hosted a dinner for the 2016 Sparkleberry Fair scholarship recipients on April 21st. The following Blazers were awarded scholarships: Kathleen Arevalo, Chandler Bailey, Faith McKie, Oliver Tucker and DeAsia Witherspoon. Congratulations Blazers! Please support the Sparkleberry Fair by attending this Saturday, April 30th. For more information about the fair, please click on the image.

REMINDER: School on Friday

To make up the fourth day missed because of the flood in October, all students will attend school on Friday, April 29th. This is one of the three inclement weather make-up days built into the calendar. Students will not have to make up the fifth day missed. The Richland Two Board of Trustees voted to waive that day at their meeting on April 12th.

The Early Release Day for middle and elementary schools that was scheduled for Thursday, April 28th has been moved to Friday, April 29th. Middle schools will dismiss at 10:45 am. Elementary schools will dismiss at 11:30 am.

ACADEMICS: April Students of the Month

Our April Students of the Month were recognized and treated to a pizza luncheon yesterday. Please congratulate the following Students of the Month: Samira Alvarez (Fine Arts), Aaron Atkins (Blazer Academy), Brett Barnhill (Math), Lynnise Brown (Scholars Academy), JaKayla Cornish (CATE), Laurel Fite (Health), Asha Haggray (School for the Arts), Kelsey Haire (Social Studies), Kiara Hayes (Fine Arts), Ashley Hinsley (Allied Health), Akeiha Hoobs (Science), Naji-Capri Hughes (JROTC), Javion Johnson (English), Jaylin Lewis (Science), Melvin Mitchell (P.E.), Victor Ramos (JROTC), Kaya Sayers (Bio-Health), Gabriel Simion (World Language), Cambry Singleton (Social Studies), Patrick Smith (World Language), Christopher Spence (English), TeNya Thomas (Math), Morghan Tyler (CATE), and Ivory Void (AVID). Congratulations Blazers!



ARTS: Camp Rock Opening Night


Tuesday, April 26, 2016

ATHLETICS: Physical Day on Wednesday

We will be having an on campus Athletic Physical Day on April 27th beginning at 3:40 pm. The physicals are only $10 and will satisfy the athletic physical requirement to participate in athletics for the 2016-2017 school year. Physicals will cost $10. For more information, click on the image.

ARTS: Tomorrow is Opening Night!


ACADEMICS: Swainson Memorial Scholarship

The Ridge View High School Gabrielle “Gabbiee” Swainson Memorial Scholarship is established to honor former student, Gabbiee Swainson. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to two worthy students to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree. The $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to students at Ridge View High School. Applications will be accepted through May 6, 2016. Deadline extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed. Click on the image for more information.

Monday, April 25, 2016

ATHLETICS: Rising Freshman Info Night Tomorrow

The Athletic Department will be hosting a Rising Freshman Information Night in the Main Gym at tomorrow, Tuesday, April 26th at 6:30 pm. The coaching staff and administration will be sharing valuable information about physicals, summer strength & conditioning, sport specific summer schedules, and more. There will also be a chance to personally meet our coaches. For more information about Blazer Athletics, click on the image to view our athletic department webpage, or contact Athletic Director Brian Rosefield.

SAVE THE DATE: Blazerfest


ARTS: National Art Honor Society Induction

The Ridge View Chapter of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) inducted 33 new members on April 14th. The new members include Matt Alder, Jahnna Blyden, Andie Carver, Jessica Cousar, Jykobi Dixon, Emily Duheme, Laurel Fite, Karina Garcia, Ardeja Griffin, Peter Harrison, Raymond Hudson, Tori Huey, Victoria Jackson, Maya Jeffcoat-Troy, Glennis Keels, Tachelle Lawrence, Jillian LeRoux, Anyia Livingston, Ashley Massey, Jasmine Nelson, Megan Perry, Jared Roberson, William Sumter, Benjamin Thompson-King, Tamaia Toliver, Spencer Vasquez, Isabella Walker, Lacey Ward, Jocelyn Williams, Ashlan Woods, Romie Woods, and Keondre Wright. The following seniors also received graduation cords: Matt Alder, Sophie Angela, Andie Carver, Emily Duheme, LaRenzo Edwards, Raven Guerra, Millenia Hairston, Peter Harrison, Erick Hicks, Lydia Hinson, Tori Huey, Maya Jeffcoat-Troy, Anyia Livingston, Brittany Morrison, Jazsmin Smith, Mackenzie Thompson, Benjamin Thompson-King, Tamaia Toliver, Spencer Vasquez, Ahmad Walker and Taya Lee.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Athletics: Rogers-Anderson Likes Tigers & Gamecocks

College football recruiting is in full swing. Junior Latheron Rogers-Anderson is receiving strong interest from both Clemson and South Carolina. Read more about his recent visits by clicking on the image.

ATHLETICS: Physical Day

We will be having an on campus Athletic Physical Day on April 27th beginning at 3:40 pm. The physicals are only $10 and will satisfy the athletic physical requirement to participate in athletics for the 2016-2017 school year. Physicals will cost $10. For more information, click on the image.

This Week at The View

Here is what is going on at The View this week:

Sunday, April 24
  • AP Chemistry Practice Exam in MPR from 1-5 pm
Monday, April 25
  • Boys Soccer vs. Providence Athletic Club @ Home (JV at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7 pm)
Tuesday, April 26
  • Spring Into Action Awareness Walk starting at RVHS Cafeteria & ending at Village at Sandhills from 5:30-7 pm; cost $2
  • Youth Violence Prevention Meeting in G-9 from 6-7:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer vs. Spring Valley @ Home at 6 pm
  • Athletics Rising Freshman Information Night in the Main Gym at 6:30 pm.
  • Basketball Banquet in the Cafeteria Rotunda from 7-8:30 pm
Wednesday, April 27th
  • Military Families Breakfast in MPR at 8 am
  • Administrative Professional Lunch in MPR from 11 am - 12:30 pm
  • Camp Rock Musical in the Auditorium at 7 pm
Thursday, April 28th
  • Freshmen Focus Day at RVHS stadium from 8:40 am - 3:35 pm
  • Girls Soccer vs. Crestwood @ Home at 6 pm
  • Track & Field Region Championship Meet @ Dutch Fork at 6 pm
  • National Spanish Honor Society Induction in the Library Commons at 7 pm
  • Camp Rock Musical in the Auditorium at 7 pm
  • Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Crestwood @ Home at 7:30 pm
Friday, April 29th

  • Inclement Weather Make-up Day - School will be in Session
  • SCMEA Orchestra Solo & Ensemble @ Dreher 
  • Varsity Softball Playoffs @ TBA at 6 pm
  • Camp Rock Musical in the Auditorium at 7 pm

Saturday, April 30th

  • SCMEA Orchestra Solo & Ensemble @ Dreher 
  • AP Physics Practice Exam in D86 from 8 am - 12 pm
  • AP Biology Practice Exam in the MPR from 9 - 12 pm
  • Camp Rock Musical finale in the Auditorium at 2 pm

Cardiac Screening for Young Athletes


ARTS: Camp Rock Opens Wednesday


Saturday, April 23, 2016

ACADEMICS: Underclassmen Final Exam Schedule

Underclassmen Exams will be administered from Wednesday, May 25th through Tuesday, May 31st. There will be NO LATE START on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Students wishing to take exams early must have their parents submit a request to Dr. Ellie Muñiz by Monday, May 2nd. Click on the image to view or download the underclassmen exam schedule as well as the bell schedule for the last seven days of school.

REMINDER: Athletic Physicals on Wednesday

We will be having an on campus Athletic Physical Day on April 27th beginning at 3:40 pm. The physicals are only $10 and will satisfy the athletic physical requirement to participate in athletics for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information, click on the image.

Friday, April 22, 2016

ALUMNI: Meadows Graduates from Boot Camp

Meadowns with School
Counselor Anne Burley
Congratulations to Ridge View alumnus Nathaniel "Nate" Meadows on graduating from Army Basic Training on April 21st. We appreciate your service to our country!

ATHLETICS: ColaDaily Features Wrestling Hire

A recent story here at The View Daily announced that Nick Jones was named as Ridge View's new wrestling coach. Click on the image to learn more about this hire as covered by ColaDaily.

Today's Bell Schedule

We will be on the following PEP Rally schedule for today, Friday, April 22nd, to end our Spring Fling Week. The PEP Rally will include our annual Student-Faculty Basketball Game in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF).

Academic Award Recipients


At The View Daily would like to congratulate all of our students who were recently recognized at our Academic Awards Ceremony for the 2015-2016 school year. For a complete list of award recipients, click on the image.

Stephen W. Hefner Scholarship

Former Superintendent
Dr. Stephen W. Hefner
The Richland Two Education Foundation's Stephen W. Hefner Scholarship was established to honor the legacy of former Richland School District Two Superintendent Dr. Stephen W. Hefner. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to worthy students to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree. The $5,000 scholarship will be awarded annually to a student in the district. Applications will be accepted through May 6, 2016. Deadline extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed. For more information and a scholarship application, please click on the image.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Town Hall Meeting Tonight

Students in Ridge View High School's Scholars Academy for Business and Law Magnet program have taken the lead to help prevent teen dating violence. They are hosting a town hall meeting on relationship violence with State Representative Mia McLeod (Richland). State Representative Many Norrell (Lancaster) will also be in attendance. The event will be held on Thursday, April 21st from 6-8 pm in the Ridge View Auditorium, located at 4801 Hard Scrabble Road. Students attending the Town Hall tonight will receive a free ticket to an RVHS soccer game.

The Scholars Academy students have been in the news lately for their advocacy of "Sierra's Law," which would allow people under the age of 18 to get an order of protection against an abusive partner. The town hall will provide the unique opportunity to discuss what South Carolina can do to end cycles of abuse in our communities and focus on ways we can all be partners in ending violence and ensuring safety for loved ones. WIS-TV weekend anchor Meaghan Norman will moderate the event. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Form more information, please contact Nicole Walker at nwalker@richland2.org.

SIC Officer Nominations

Leadership is an important ingredient for all successful organizations and the School Improvement Council (SIC) is no exception. Ridge View's award winning SIC is a great place to get involved, and if you have experience in SIC leadership or have previously been involved with SIC and wish to become engaged in a leadership capacity, now is the time to act. The offices of SIC Chairperson, SIC Vice Chairperson and SIC Secretary/Recorder will be voted upon at the May 2nd SIC meeting. If you are interested in being considered for any of the three available leadership offices, please submit your name, a brief bio (including a statement as to why you'd like to be considered), and the office for which you wish to be considered, to the principal, Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth at bmack@richland2.org. The deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 27th. For more information about these leadership offices, click on the image.

ATHLETICS: Nick Jones Named Wrestling Coach


Nick Jones has been named as Ridge View's wrestling coach. Coach Jones is currently a physical education teacher at E.L. Wright Middle School. Students interested in the wrestling program can contact him at nijones@richland2.org, and you can follow the program on twitter @RVblazerWRSTL. For more information about Coach Jones, click on the image. Welcome to Ridge View Coach!

Cardiac Screening for Young Athletes


Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gabbie Swainson Scholarship Application Due May 6th

Gabbiee Swainson
The Ridge View High School Gabrielle “Gabbiee” Swainson Memorial Scholarship is established to honor former student, Gabbiee Swainson. The scholarship will provide financial assistance to two worthy students to pursue their dreams of earning a college degree. The $500 scholarships will be awarded annually to students at Ridge View High School. Applications will be accepted through May 6, 2016. Deadline extensions will not be granted, and incomplete applications will not be considered or reviewed. Click on the image for more information.

ATHLETICS: Physical Day

We will be having an on campus Athletic Physical Day on April 27th beginning at 3:40 pm. The physicals are only $10 and will satisfy the athletic physical requirement to participate in athletics for the 2016-2017 school year. For more information, click on the image.

Town Hall Meeting Tomorrow Night


Students in Ridge View High School's Scholars Academy for Business and Law Magnet program have taken the lead to help prevent teen dating violence. They are hosting a town hall meeting on relationship violence with State Representative Mia McLeod (Richland). State Representative Many Norrell (Lancaster) will also be in attendance. The event will be held on Thursday, April 21st from 6-8 pm in the Ridge View Auditorium, located at 4801 Hard Scrabble Road.

The Scholars Academy students have been in the news lately for their advocacy of "Sierra's Law," which would allow people under the age of 18 to get an order of protection against an abusive partner. The town hall will provide the unique opportunity to discuss what South Carolina can do to end cycles of abuse in our communities and focus on ways we can all be partners in ending violence and ensuring safety for loved ones. WIS-TV weekend anchor Meaghan Norman will moderate the event. The public is invited and welcome to attend. Form more information, please contact Nicole Walker at nwalker@richland2.org.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

ATHLETICS: Blazer Rangers Rifle Team Places 3rd in State!

Congratulations to the Blazer Rangers Rifle team for not only hosting the South Carolina Junior Air Rifle State Championships this past Friday, but also placing 3rd overall in the state. Congratulations to Blazers Jared Banks, Logan Eastman, Jacob Newman, Jillian LeRoux, and Phyllip Marbut. The Blazers finished behind State Champion Nation Ford H.S. and runner-up Midland Valley, who are ranked #1 and #3 in the nation, respectively. Also, congratulations to their coach, Major Gene England. Click on the image for official results. Hat's off to the Blazer Rangers!

ACADEMICS: CAT Field Study to Palmetto Health Orthopedics

The freshmen CAT computer science students were able to go on a field study to Palmetto Health Orthopedics and see first hand how information technology is being integrated into the medical field and the many possible careers associated with IT in medicine. They were able to hold and focus an arthroscope as well as use the camera and video, which are all used during an arthroscopic surgery. They also visited the data center for Palmetto Health Orthopedic. However, most of their data is stored on the cloud. It was impressed upon them how IT is able to make the doctors more efficient and give the patients a more pleasant experience. It was another great adventure for the Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT) students to gain exposure to the career pathways associated with computer science.

ACADEMICS: NHS Induction Ceremony Tomorrow Morning

The National Honor Society will be holding its Spring Induction Ceremony in the Library Commons tomorrow, Wednesday, April 20th at 8 am in the morning. Please join us as NHS welcomes the following new members: Jahnna Blyden, Illia Dia, Kamia McDaniels, Anna Grace Peterson, Mya Ray and Justin Rose.

Monday, April 18, 2016

ARTS: Clayton's Retirement Featured in Cola Daily

Vince Clayton and Brindy McNair
Ridge View Alum Brindy McNair recently interviewed retiring Blazer Band Director Vince Clayton. Click on the image to read the article on Cola Daily.


Production Assistant Intern Opportunity

Modos Media is looking for a production assistant intern. Interested high school juniors and seniors should click on the image for more information.

Blazers Named to Student Advisory Council

Congratulations to Laquandra Nance and Megan Reardon on being selected to represent Ridge View High School as members of Richland Two's Student Advisory Council, which will meet at least twice per year with school board members to discuss items of interest and concern.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

This Week at The View

This week is our Spring Fling Spirit Week. Here is what is going on at The View:

Monday, April 18th
  • Spring in Action Kick Off
  • Wrestling Interest Meeting in the Small Gym during lunch
  • Cheerleading Tryouts from 4-6 pm in the Small Gym
Tuesday, 19th
  • ACT Testing for 3rd Year Students on B hall during 1-4th periods
  • Cheerleading Tryouts from 4-6 pm in the Small Gym
  • Baseball @ Lugoff-Elgin (B-team at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Boys Soccer @ Lugoff-Elgin (JV at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Softball @ Lugoff-Elgin (JV at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7:15 pm)
  • Boys Tennis @ Lugoff-Elgin at 5:30 pm
  • CiCi's Pizza Night: A percentage of proceeds help Spring Service Project
  • Youth Violence Prevention Meeting in the Auditorium from 6-7:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer vs. Lugoff-Elgin @ Home at 6 pm
Wednesday, April 20th
  • National Honor Society Spring Induction at 8 am in the Library Commons
  • AP Art History Practice Exam in Art 3 at 3:45 pm
  • Cheerleading Tryouts from 6-8 pm in the Small Gym
  • Track & Field @ Lugoff-Elgin at 5:30 pm
  • B-Team Baseball vs. Sumter @ Home at 6 pm
Thursday, April 21st
  • Band Auditions at 3:30 pm
  • Cheerleading Tryouts from 4-6 pm in the Small Gym
  • Boys Tennis @ Blythewood at 5:30 pm
  • Sparkleberry Fair Scholarship Dinner in the Cafeteria Rotunda at 6 pm
  • Relationship Violence Town Hall in the Auditorium from 6-8 pm
  • B-Team Baseball vs. Blythewood @ Home at 6 pm
  • Varsity Softball @ Rock Hill at 6 pm
Friday, April 22nd
  • Spring Fling Pep Rally at 3 pm
  • Boys Soccer @ Blythewood (B-team at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Softball @ Blythewood (JV at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 8 pm)
  • Varsity Baseball @ Blythewood at 6:30 pm
  • Girls Soccer vs. Blythewood @ Home at 7 pm
Saturday, April 23rd
  • AP Literature Practice Exam in the Multipurpose Room at 9 am