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Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ATHLETICS: Meet Coach Stoneman Tonight

Coach Stoneman
Come on out this evening at 5 pm to meet Coach Stoneman, our new Boys Basketball  Coach in the Main Gym. Learn about his vision for our program. All boys interested in trying out for basketball are encouraged to attend along with your parents. Media members are asked to come at 5;45 pm for interviews with Coach Stoneman and our players. Form more information on Coach Stoneman and his background, please click on the image.

REMINDER: No Late Start Tomorrow

This is a reminder that there will be not be on a Late Start schedule for tomorrow, Wednesday, June 1st. School will begin at 8:40 am.

Today's Bell Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for Tuesday, May 31st, but you can click on the image to see the entire exam schedule.
  • Early Bird 7:35 - 8:30 am
  • 6th Period Exam 8:40-10:10 am
  • Break 10:10-10:20 am
  • 1st Period Exam 10:25-11:55 am
  • Lunch 11:55 am - 12:25 pm
  • 4th Period 12:30-2 pm
  • 7th Period 2:05-3:35 pm

One Final Reminder to Parents of Seniors

Please make note of the following procedures and information for the Graduation Ceremony.
  1. The RVHS Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony is at the Colonial Life Arena on 801 Lincoln Street tomorrow at 12:00 PM.
  2. The doors for the arena will open at 11:30 AM for all family members and their guests.
  3. Balloons, signs, and noise makers are not allowed in the arena during graduation.
  4. Guests who are loud and disruptive during the ceremony will be escorted out by the Richland County Sheriffs Department.  Please educate your guests on appropriate behavior for the graduation ceremony.  
  5. If you have someone with special needs, such as handicapped or in a wheelchair, the arena personnel will assist them when the doors open at 11:30 AM.
  6. Balloons, signs, and noise makers are not allowed in the arena during graduation.
  7. All individuals entering the arena are subject to search.

One Final Graduation Reminder To Seniors


Seniors, this is your last reminder.  Graduation is tomorrow!!  Enjoy your special day.  RIDGE VIEW WILL MISS YOU!!
  1. Participants in the ceremony are required to wear their Ridge View a cap, gown, and tassel.
  2. You must dress appropriately for the graduation ceremony.
    • Females: Dress, skirt, or dress pants in a solid color, dress shoes with a strap around the heel; a hairstyle that allows you to wear the cap.  The ramp is steep, so your heel should be a modest height so that you do not trip or fall on the ramps.
    • Males: Shirt with a collar (preferably white), tie, long dress slacks, and dress shoes with dress socks.
  3. No jewelry is allowed on or outside your graduation gown.  Earrings are permissible but should be modest.
  4. You should carry nothing with you, including phone, purse, stuffed animals, balloons, signs, food, or drink.
  5. Do not embellish or bedazzle your cap and gown.
  6. Only official Ridge View honor cords and stoles may be worn.
  7. Arrive at the Loading Dock entrance of the Colonial Life Arena by 10:45 AM on Wednesday, June 1st.  Allow plenty of time for traffic and parking.  Construction will have some roads closed.
  8. Balloons, signs, and noise makers are not allowed in the arena during graduation.
  9.  Maintain appropriate behavior before, during and after the ceremony.  Inappropriate behavior includes, but are not limited to: calling out, throwing caps in the air, cheering, loud & inappropriate noises, waving to the crowd as you cross the stage, dancing across the stage, ringing cell phones, inappropriate hand signals or gestures
  10. Graduation officials reserve the right to pull from the line any senior dressed, equipped, or behaving inappropriately and run the risk of not receiving your diploma.

Monday, May 30, 2016

ATHLETICS: RV Names New Basketball Coach

Ridge View is proud to announce the hiring of Yerrick Stoneman as the new Boys Head Basketball Coach. Coach Stoneman is from Virginia and comes to RVHS with a wealth of experience including 11 years as an assistant at national powerhouse Oak Hill Academy. Stoneman will be on campus tomorrow to meet players and parents. For more information, click on the image and read the article about Stoneman's hire by Lou Bezjack in The State.

ACADEMICS: CAT Robotics Team Championships


Congratulations on our Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT) Robotics Programming and Design Teams. These teams were dedicated this semester and their hard work paid off in a great in-house competition.  Our 2016 champions were the team of Nashja Henson, Jazzmin Graham and Trinity Yates (pictured with Principal Brenda Mack-Foxworth). Cailon Broaster and Brenden Heo were the First Runner-ups while second place was won by the team of Raymond Hudson, Julian Staley and Aaron Ford. Brice Richardson and Jason Scriven placed third. Next year, these teams and others will be taking their talents on the road to compete against other high schools.

Freshman Orientation Night Tomorrow


Save the Date: Marcus Lattimore Leadership Academy

The Marcus Lattimore Foundation Leadership Academy has announced an upcoming career day event in the Fall of 2016! This expo-style event will cater to the needs of the student-athlete providing each participant a road map from the recruiting process to their first job! It will be held in Columbia on October 5th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. The target audience will include rising 9th and 10th grade male and female student-athletes along with athletic directors, school counselors and career specialists. Click on the image for more information.

Happy Memorial Day

This is a reminder that all Richland Two offices and schools are closed today in observance of Memorial Day. Schools will reopen tomorrow. We hope that you have a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

This Week at The View

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

Monday, May 30th
  • No School in Observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 31st
  • 6th Period Underclassmen Exam from 8:40 - 10:10 am
  • 1st Period Underclassmen Exam from 10:25 - 11:55 am)
  • Soccer Banquet from 4:30-6:30 pm at stadium
  • Rising 9th Grade Orientation at 6 pm
Wednesday, June 1st
  • No Late Start
  • Graduation 12 pm
Thursday, June 2nd
  • Half-day for students
Friday, June 3rd
  • Last day for students
  • Half-day for students

ACADEMICS: Castle Con Recap

On May 19th, RVHS students held their 20 Time Showcase in our auditorium and large gym. This year our students also partnered with students from Sandlapper Elementary to help them collaborate on passion projects in a program called Project CASTLE (Creating Academic Success Through Leading and Entrepreneurship). Read more about this showcase and Project CASTLE by clicking on the image, and click HERE or on Mr. McMicken's twitter page for pictures of the event. Congratulations to RVHS teacher Mr. Jeffrey McMicken and his students on making this a successful event.

REMINDER: RVHS Summer Youth Cheer Camp

The RVHS Cheerleading squad will host the 2016 Summer Youth Cheer Camp from Monday, June 6th through Thursday, June 9th from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the RVHS gym. The cost of the camp is $60 and the deadline to sign up is June 2nd. Click on the image for more information and a camp application. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Jean Porter-Nichols at jporter@richland2.org.

REMINDER: Wrestling Camp Starts Next Week

The RVHS Wrestling team will be hosting a camp for rising 7-12th graders on June 7-9th from 12-3 pm. The cost of the camp is $20. Click on the image or contact Coach Nick Jones at nijones@richland2.org.

REMINDER: Graduation to Stream Live on Wednesday

Our Class of 2016 will be graduating on Wednesday, June 1st from 12 to 1:30 pm. If you cannot attend, you can click on the image to go to the live link to watch the ceremony. At The View will also share this link again on the day of graduation.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

School Board Meeting Highlights

If you were unable to make the May 9th school board meeting and you want to know what was discussed click here to read the highlights or click here to watch a video from the meeting.

ATHLETICS: Soccer Awards Night

The Boys and Girls Soccer Awards Night will be held this Tuesday, May 31st. At 4:30 pm, we will play a soccer game for fun, and parents are invited to play or serve as a referee. At 6 pm, we will give out awards. We will not charge $5 as was stated earlier, and we will not be serving food. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Brian Butler at bbutler@richland2.org.

ATHLETICS: Need an Athletic Physical

Medcare is offering $20 athletic physicals this summer. No appointment is necessary. Click on the image to visit their website and find the closest location near you. 

Share Your Photos with the RVHS Yearbook

Inline image 1You can share your photos for the 2016-2017 RVHS yearbook. Share your photos from your summer vacation, sporting activities, and community events. There are two ways to share:

  • Option 1: Go to the link: https://yearbookforever.com/#cu/3045
  • and click on "Community Upload" and enter our school's access code, 2017.
  • Option 2: Download the Yearbook Snap app on Google Play or the Apple Store. Find Ridge View High School and enter our school's access code, 2017.

For more information on the RVHS yearbook, click here or follow the yearbook staff on Twitter (@Vanguard_Blazer).

"Just Kickin' It" Youth Soccer Camp Deadline Approaching

The inaugural "Just Kickin' It" Blazer soccer camp will be held from June 27 to June 30th from 6-8 pm at RVHS for boys and girls of all skill levels from K-8th grade. This camp will help players improve their soccer skills and develop confidence on the ball. The cost of the camp is $50, and the deadline to register is this Tuesday, May 31st. Sign up for the camp by clicking on the image. If you have questions, please contact Coach Brian Butler at bbutler@richland2.org

Friday, May 27, 2016

ARTS: Final Band Ensembles Concert Tonight

You are invited to the final concert of the year by the Ridge View Band Small Ensembles tonight at 7 pm in the Auditorium.The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will feature the R&B Jazz Band, the Kelly Mill M.S. Jazz Ensemble, the RV Horn Ensemble, the RV Saxophone Ensemble, RV Brass Quintet, and the RV Percussion Ensemble.

Stiglbauer Receives SC Economics Teacher Service Award

Congratulations to Ridge View social studies teacher Kurt Stiglbauer on receiving the SC Economics 2015-2016 Teacher Service Award. Congratulations Mr. Stiglbauer and thank you for everything you do for our students.

No School on Monday

This is a reminder that all Richland Two offices and schools will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of Memorial Day. 

Today's Bell Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for Friday, May 27th, but you can click on the image to see the entire exam schedule.
  • Early Bird 7:35 - 8:30 am
  • Senior Assembly 8:40-10:10 am
  • Break 10:10-10:15 am
  • 4th Period 10:10-11:05
  • 6th Period 11:10-11:55
  • Lunch 11:55 am - 12:25 pm
  • 3rd Period Exam 12:30-2 pm
  • 1st Period 2:05-3:35 pm

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Preparing for Graduation 2016



Seniors, please make note of the following procedures and information for the Graduation Ceremony.
  1. Participants in the ceremony are required to wear their Ridge View a cap, gown, and tassel.
  2. You must dress appropriately for the graduation ceremony.
    • Females: Dress, skirt, or dress pants in a solid color, dress shoes with a strap around the heel; a hairstyle that allows you to wear the cap.  The ramp is steep, so your heel should be a modest height so that you do not trip or fall on the ramps.
    • Males: Shirt with a collar (preferably white), tie, long dress slacks, and dress shoes with dress socks.
  3. No jewelry is allowed on or outside your graduation gown.  Earrings are permissible but should be modest.
  4. You should carry nothing with you, including phone, purse, stuffed animals, balloons, signs, food, or drink.
  5. Do not embellish or bedazzle your cap and gown.
  6. Only official Ridge View honor cords and stoles may be worn.
  7. Arrive at the Loading Dock entrance of the Colonial Life Arena by 10:45 AM on Wednesday, June 1st.  Allow plenty of time for traffic and parking.  Construction will have some roads closed.
  8. Balloons, signs, and noise makers are not allowed in the arena during graduation.
  9. Graduation officials reserve the right to pull from the line any senior dressed, equipped, or behaving inappropriately

REMINDER: Graduation Parking Information

For those attending our Senior Graduation at the Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday, June 1st, please click on the image for some important parking information. You can also click here for a local map of the area.

Today's Schedule

Below you will find the schedule for Thursday, May 26th, but you can click on the image to see the entire exam schedule.
  • Early Bird 7:35 - 8:30 am
  • 5th Period Exam 8:40-10:10 am
  • Break 10:10-10:20 am
  • 2nd Period Exam 10:25-11:55 am
  • Lunch 11:55 am - 12:25 pm
  • 3rd Period 12:30-2 pm
  • 6th Period 2:05-3:35 pm

Graduation Information to Parents & Guests


Please make note of the following procedures and information for the Graduation Ceremony.
  1. The RVHS Class of 2016 Graduation Ceremony is at the Colonial Life Arena on 801 Lincoln Street on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at 12:00 PM.
  2. The doors for the arena will open at 11:30 AM for all family members and their guests.
  3. Balloons, signs, and noise makers are not allowed in the arena during graduation.
  4. Guests who are loud and disruptive during the ceremony will be escorted out by the Richland County Sheriffs Department.  Please educate your guests on appropriate behavior for the graduation ceremony.  
  5. If you have someone with special needs, such as handicapped or in a wheelchair, the arena personnel will assist them when the doors open at 11:30 AM.
  6. Balloons, signs, and noise makers are not allowed in the arena during graduation.
  7. All individuals entering the arena are subject to search.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Class of 2016 AVID Luncheon Tomorrow


Senior Walk Tomorrow

Rice Creek Elementary: Where it all started for
many of our soon to be graduates!
The parents of Ridge View High School seniors will not be the only ones congratulating them on a job well-done. Our soon to be graduates will take their first Senior Walk tomorrow down the halls of Rice Creek Elementary School, where many of them attended elementary school. Faculty members from each school will recognize them for their accomplishments. Rice Creek students will be giving high-fives to congratulate them for completing their requirements for graduation while making graduation a goal of their own.



Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial Comes to Blythewood

The Town of Blythewood is hosting the Mobile Vietnam Veterans Memorial in DOKO Meadow Park at 100 Alvina Hagood Circle in Blythewood from Friday, May 27th through Monday, May 30th. For more information, see the Town of Blythewood's events page here and an news story on The Wall's return by clicking on the image. Visitors are encouraged to bring a photo of anyone you know who is honored on The Wall. Photos can be scanned for inclusion in VVMF's Wall of Faces.

Today's Exam Schedule

Today, we will begin underclassmen exams. Click on the image to see the complete exam schedule. Here is the schedule for the day:
  • Early Bird 7:35 - 8:30 am
  • 7th Period Exam 8:40-10:10 am
  • Break 10:10-10:20 am
  • 4th Period Exam 10:25-11:55 am
  • Lunch 11:55 am - 12:25 pm
  • 5th Period 12:30-2 pm
  • 2nd Period 2:05-3:35 pm

REMINDER: Class of 2016 Invites...

Please come enjoy breakfast on behalf of the Senior Class they are in the Small Gym preparing for the Senior Assembly. Parents will be escorted to their reserved seating in the Large Gym for the Senior Assembly at 9:00 am. Parents should park in C Parking Lot behind the school on this day. JROTC Cadets will be available to escort parents to the Multipurpose Room from the parking lot.  This will also be a great time to purchase Ridge View apparel and the 2016 yearbook.  We hope to see you all there.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

FREE Blazer for a Day Youth Football Camp

Calling all future Blazers! Ridge View will be hosting a free youth football camp at RVHS. If you have questions, please contact Coach Perry Parks at pparks@richland2.org.

REMINDER: No Late Start Tomorrow

Due to underclassmen exams beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, May 25th, we will not be on a Late Start schedule. School will begin at 8:40 am. Click on the image for our exam schedule.

REMINDER: RVHS Wrestling Camp

The RVHS Wrestling team will be hosting a camp for rising 7-12th graders on June 7-9th from 12-3 pm. The cost of the camp is $20. Click on the image or contact Coach Nick Jones at nijones@richland2.org.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Rising Freshman Orientation Night Next Week


Summer Job Opportunities

Summer is almost upon us and jobs are available. Remember to create a resume and cover letter when applying for a job. If you do not know how to create one, you can use Google or SCOIS for help, or stop by and see Ms. Barnes or Mr. Butler in the Career Center or Ms. Harmon in D-95 for help. Click on the links below for information on job openings.


ATHLETICS: Lewis Signs with Life University

Congratulations to Jaylin Lewis on signing a National Letter of Intent to play Volleyball for the Life University Running Eagles in Marietta, Georgia. Lewis, a defensive specialist, helped lead the Lady Blazers to a 12-5 overall record, and 8-2 in region action. Congratulations Jaylin! 

Sanfilippo Clinical Trials Begin

Many of our current and former students have participate in events that have raised funds for Sanfilippo Clinical Trials. The family of Eliza would like you to know that your efforts have made a difference. For more information about Eliza's Story, click on the image.

ATHLETICS: "Just Kickin' It" Youth Soccer Camp

The inaugural "Just Kickin' It" Blazer soccer camp will be held from June 27 to June 30th from 6-8 pm at RVHS for boys and girls of all skill levels from K-8th grade. This camp will help players improve their soccer skills and develop confidence on the ball. The cost of the camp is $50, and the deadline to register is May 31st. Sign up for the camp by clicking on the image. If you have questions, please contact Coach Brian Butler at bbutler@richland2.org

Sunday, May 22, 2016

REMINDER: No More Late Start Wednesday's

Due to underclassmen exams and graduation, there will be no more Late Start Wednesdays for the rest of this school year. Click on the image for our exam schedule.

This Week at The View

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

Monday, May 23rd
  • Senior trip to Riverbanks Zoo from 9 am to 3 pm
  • Senior Bowling Night at Royal Z Lanes from 6-9 pm
Tuesday, May 24th
  • Algebra 1 EOC Make-up in C-70 at 8:40 am
  • Senior trip to Frankie's Fun Park from 10 am to 3 pm
  • U.S. History EOC Make-up in C-70 at 1:00 pm
  • Institute for Health Sciences Graduation Ceremony from 6:30-8 pm at First Northeast Baptist Church
Wednesday, May 25th (No Late Start)
  • Senior Trip to South Carolina Aquarium from 8 am to 3 pm
  • English 1 EOC Make-up in C-70 at 8:40 am
  • 7th Period Exam from 8:40-10:10 am
  • 4th Period Exam from 10:25-11:55 am
  • Biology EOC Make-up in C-70 at 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 26th
  • Senior Walk at Rice Creek Elementary from 8:30-10:10 am
  • EOC Make-up Session in C-70 at 8:40 am
  • 5th Period Exam from 8:40-10:10 am
  • 2nd Period Exam from 10:25-11:55 am
  • Track & Field Banquet in the Cafeteria Rotunda from 6-7:30 pm
Friday, May 27th
  • Senior Parent Breakfast at 7:45-8:45 am in the Multipurpose Room
  • Senior Assembly from 8:40-10:10 am in the Gym
  • 3rd Period Exam from 12:30-2 pm
  • Jazz Ensemble in the Auditorium from 7-9 pm
Saturday, May 29th
  • No events scheduled

ATHLETICS: Interested in Boys Lacrosse?

If you are interested in playing Boys Lacrosse for Ridge View during the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Coach John Powers at jpp6365@yahoo.com for information. Summer practices will begin on June 1st.

ACADEMICS: Underclassmen Final Exams Begin Wednesday

Underclassmen Exams will be administered from Wednesday, May 25th through Tuesday, May 31st. There will be NO LATE START on Wednesday, June 1, 2016. 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.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

REMINDER: BlazerFest Postponed

Due to today's pending inclement weather, BlazerFest has been postponed until September 2016. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Letterman Jackets on Sale


NEFF is having a sale on Lettermen Jacket's. Through July 1st, you can order the base jacket for $79.99! Click on the image to order your jacket.

Graduation Parking Information

For those attending our Senior Graduation at the Colonial Life Arena on Wednesday, June 1st, please click on the image for some important parking information. You can also click here for a local map of the area.

ATHLETICS: RVHS Summer Youth Cheer Camp

The RVHS Cheerleading squad will host the 2016 Summer Youth Cheer Camp from Monday, June 6th through Thursday, June 9th from 8:30 am to 12 pm in the RVHS gym. The cost of the camp is $60 and the deadline to sign up is June 2nd. Click on the image for more information and a camp application. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Jean Porter-Nichols at jporter@richland2.org.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Senior Assembly Next Week!


Friday, May 27, 2016
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Seniors must arrive by 7:30 AM on May 27th to the Small Gym.  Your attendance is mandatory.  Seniors must be dressed appropriately for the Senior Assembly.
  • Females should be in a skirt, dress, or dress pants.
  • Males should wear dress slacks, a button down shirt, tie, and dress shoes.
  • All outfits MUST follow Richland 2 dress code.
  • Females should leave their purses at home, locked in their car, or in their lockers.  NO purses will be allowed to be carried in the Senior Assembly or Graduation Ceremony.
  • Cell phones should be put away so that Ridge View staff and visitors cannot see them during the Senior Assembly or Graduation.
If any senior chooses to dress inappropriately, he/she will NOT participate in the Senior Assembly.  Remember the Senior Assembly is the rehearsal for the Graduation Ceremony.