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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Thursday, June 30, 2016

2 Magnet Students Participate in Palmetto Boys State

Justin Rose and Hezekiah Branch at
 Palmetto Boys State intramurals.
The Palmetto Boys State program selects young males from each state around the nation to participated in a mock governmental system in order to learn about the American government and politics.  For one week, participants have an opportunity to run for and be elected to mock offices at the city, county, and state level.  Out of more than 900 rising seniors, Hezekiah Branch, a Scholars Academy for Business and Law Magnet student, and Justin Rose, a student in the Biohealth Magnet, were nominated, interviewed, and selected to participate in this summer's Palmetto Boys State at Anderson University.  To read about their experience, click on the image.

Reardon's Experience of a Lifetime

Megan Reardon with Representative Tim Scott.
The National Electric Co-op's National Youth Tour group includes students across the United States of America to help make leaders of tomorrow.  Each state nominates a group of talented individuals to go to Washington, DC for a week to meet our nation's leaders, learn our nation's history, learn how electric cooperatives work, and have an amazing experience.  Megan Reardon, a Scholars Academy for Business and Law Magnet and BioHealth Magnet student, was a participant this summer.  She stated, "I has been to Washington, DC many times before; but this time was something special.  As a group we were allowed to participate in many new experiences that I have never done before.' 

REMINDER: Senior Portrait Information

Senior Portraits will be taken at RVHS on July 12-14th. The attire for the formal picture will be provided. This picture will also serve as your senior ID picture. It is mandatory that every senior take a picture to participate in senior privileges. This will be the only picture included in the Yearbook. There is no cost to take this picture. Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date & time. Conflicts with times can be resolved with Strawbridge Studios at 866-624-6229.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ATHLETICS: Still 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. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

RVHS School Offices Closed Next Week

All Ridge View offices will be closed from July 2nd through July 10th. School offices will reopen on Monday, July 11th.

Monday, June 27, 2016

FREE Blazer for a Day Football Camp this Wednesday

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.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Richland Two's Summer Food Program

Our summer meals program has already begun. Students up to age 18 can enjoy a variety of healthy breakfasts and lunches that meet and exceed nutritional standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National School Lunch Program. Meals must be consumed on site. Meals will be served Monday through Friday, except where noted, at the following locations and times. You can find the locations and times by clicking on the image. Please contact site locations for more details.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Friday, June 24, 2016

Lettermen Jackets on Sale Until July 1st

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.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

ATHLETICS: Coach Eure Selected for Elite Coaches Camp

Coach Warren Eure
Ridge View Head Girls Track & Field Coach Warren Eure was selected to attend the U.S. Track & Field Emerging Elite Coaches Camp from June 20-23rd at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, California. Coaches were selected based on their proven abilities to develop athletes in their respective event(s) to State/National levels, and their projected potential to develop future Olympic medalists. Congratulations Coach Eure!

Share Your Photos with the RVHS Yearbook

You 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).

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

ATHLETICS: Blazers Host 7-On-7 Tournament

The Blazer Foootball program is in the news again as they hosted the "Bojangles National Guard Border War 7-On-7 Tournament." The tournament field included teams from Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Spartanburg H.S. of South Carolina won the tournament. View and read more about the tournament by clicking on one of the following links.



ALUMNI: Boatwright in the Army!


Class of 2015 Alum Marcel Boatwright has graduated from Basic Training, AIT, and Airborne School with the U.S. Army. Marcel is currently assigned to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina to the 3rd Special Forces Support Group. Best of luck to you Marcel!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ATHLETICS: Blazer Sponsored Elite Football Camp

Coach Perry Parks
On June 17th, over 200 football players from around the state converged on Ridge View, host of the the South Carolina Elite Prospect Camp. More than 80 college coaches from around the nation were in attendance and helped to put the players through drills. Congratulations to Blazer Head Football Coach Perry Parks on organizing this successful event. Click on the links below for coverage of the event. 

Summer Reading: Reality Reads Category Books


Our school-wide Summer Reading program book selections are divided into five categories. Today, we would like to preview our "Reality Reads" category, which includes non-fiction works such as:
  • Anne Frank: The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson & Ernie Colon
  • Bad Boy: A Memoir by Walter Dean Myers
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell (A free pdf version of this book is available by clicking here)
  • The Terrorist's Son by Zak Ebrahim
Click on the image for more information about these books. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Reading: Teen Issues Books


Our school-wide Summer Reading program book selections are divided into five categories. Today, we would like to preview our "Teen Issues" category. The following books are in this category:
  • Accidental Love by Gary Soto
  • I Swear by Lane Davis
  • Panic by Sharon Draper
  • Reality Check by Peter Abrahams
  • Survive the Night by Daniella Vega
Click on the image for more information about these books.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Class of 2016 Diploma Pick-up

Class of 2016 graduates can begin picking up their diplomas beginning June 21st from 8:30 am through 4:30 pm Monday through Thursday. A picture I.D. is required. Parents/guardians may pick up diplomas with a picture I.D. All school fees must be cleared prior to diploma receipt. There will be no mailing of diplomas. In addition, report cards were mailed on June 20th and final transcripts began to be mailed out on June 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Guidance Secretary Denise Mobley at (803) 6999-2999 ext 84216. Congratulations and best of luck in your future!

REMINDER: At The View Daily Summer Newsletter 2016

In case you missed it, At the View Daily has prepared a summer newsletter to share some important information with you before the first day of school on August 17th. Click on the image to read the newsletter.

REMINDER: Attendance Recovery Dates

For students needing to make-up seat time to clear a Failure due to Attendance (FA), time can be made up in A-22 on the following dates (times): 6/20 (8-12), 6/21 (1-4), 6/22 (8-12), 6/23 (1-4), 6/27 (8-12), 6/28 (1-4), 6/29 (8-12), 6/30 (1-4), 7/11 (8-12), 7/12 (1-4), 7/13 (8-12), 7/14 (1-4), 7/18 (8-12), 7/19 (1-4), 7/20 (8-12), and 7/21 (1-4). 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, 2) arrive on time through the Main Entrance, 3) bring your receipt for admittance into the make-up session, & 4) complete the assigned work. For questions, contact Laura Peterson or Melissa Myers.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

FREE 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: Lettermen 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.

Friday, June 17, 2016

RVHS Wins Safe Sports School Award

Ridge View is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School award. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. Click on the image to read more courtesy of MidlandsBiz. Congratulations to Athletic Trainer Mike Crook, Athletic Director Brian Rosefield and all of our Blazer coaches for this wonderful award.

RVHS & Sandlapper Named District Team of the Year

Mr. Jeffrey McMicken
Ridge View and Sandlapper Elementary were named the Richland School District Two Team of the Year for creating an environment which allowed teachers and students from both schools to learn in a creative, engaging and collaborative environment. Students from Mr. Jeffrey McMicken's English class and the fourth grade team from Sandlapper collaborated on projects throughout the year culminating with the May 19th Castle Con and 20 Time presentations at RVHS. The students' presentations of learning were inspiring and memorable for all involved.

Stiglbauer & RVHS Honored by School Board

Ridge View was honored by the Richland School District Two School Board last night. Ridge View was recognized for receiving double Palmetto Gold Awards for academic achievement and closing the achievement gap. RVHS faculty member, Mr. Kurt Stiglbauer, was also recognized for receiving the SC Economics 2015-2016 Teacher Service Award. Congratulations Blazers!

ATHLETICS: Soccer Camp Rescheduled for July 11-14th


Summer Reading: It's Out of This World Book Category


Our school-wide Summer Reading program book selections are divided into five categories. Today, we would like to preview our "It's Out of This World" category, which includes books for those that like sci-fi, the supernatural, the apocalypse or the bizarre. The following books are in this category:
  • Alas Babylon by Pat Frank (pdf version available free by clicking here)
  • Asylum by Madeleine Roux
  • The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
  • The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
  • Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig
Click on the image for more information about these books.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Summer Reading: The Games We Play Sports Books


Our school-wide Summer Reading program book selections are divided into five categories. Today, we would like to preview our "Games We Play" category, which includes sports books. The following books are in this category:
  • The Contender by Robert Lipsyte
  • The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World by John Carlos, Dave Zirin & Cornel West
  • Shooting Stars by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger
  • True Legend by Mike Lupica
  • Woodlawn: One Hope. One Dream. One Way. by Todd Gerelds
Click on the image for more information about these books.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer Reading: Connections to the Heart Books

Our school-wide Summer Reading program book selections are divided into five categories. Today, we would like to preview our "Connections to the Heart" category, which includes romance and family drama books. The following books are in this category:
  • The Boyfriend by R.L. Stein
  • Something Like Normal by Trish Doller
  • Summer Love: Follow Your Heart by Jill Santapolo
  • The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
  • Wenny Has Wings by Janet Lee Carey
Click on the image for more information about these books. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Congrats to 4th Quarter Honor Roll Students

Everyone AT THE VIEW would like to congratulate all of our 4th Quarter Honor Roll students.  Click on the image to see the complete list.

ACADEMICS: CAT Field Studies Video

Field studies and guest speakers are an integral part of the Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT) program here at Ridge View. Click on the image to view a video of our CAT students and teacher Mr. Chigoba sharing their experiences.

Monday, June 13, 2016

ALUMNI: Khalil Gray to San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Blazer Band Director Vince Clayton
with Khalil Gray
After a year at the Interlochen Academy on the bassoon, Khalil Gray, Class of 2015, has been accepted to the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has received a full 4-year scholarship. Congratulations Khalil!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

ATHLETICS: Alex English Basketball Camp Starts Monday

Our apologies. The dates for the Alex English Basketball Camp that were posted yesterday were incorrect. The camp will begin tomorrow at Ridge View. It will be held from June 13th through June 16th from 8 am to 2 pm. The camp is for players 8 to 18 years old. 

At the View Summer Newsletter 2016

We hope everyone is having a most enjoyable summer. In anticipation of our first day of school on August 17th, At the View Daily has prepared a summer newsletter to share some important information with you. Click on the image to read the newsletter.

Attendance Recovery Dates

For students needing to make-up seat time to clear a Failure due to Attendance (FA), time can be made up in A-22 on the following dates (times): 6/15 (8-12), 6/16 (1-4), 6/20 (8-12), 6/21 (1-4), 6/22 (8-12), 6/23 (1-4), 6/27 (8-12), 6/28 (1-4), 6/29 (8-12), 6/30 (1-4), 7/11 (8-12), 7/12 (1-4), 7/13 (8-12), 7/14 (1-4), 7/18 (8-12), 7/19 (1-4), 7/20 (8-12), and 7/21 (1-4). 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, 2) arrive on time through the Main Entrance, 3) bring your receipt for admittance into the make-up session, & 4) complete the assigned work. For questions, contact Laura Peterson or Melissa Myers.

Blazers Enlisting to Serve Their Country

Ridge View and the Class of 2016 will be well represented in the U.S. military. The following graduates have enlisted to serve their country. 

  • Air Force: Patrict Marbut, Jasmine Roberts and Darius Smith
  • Air National Guard: Dashawn Ashord
  • Army: Devon Clarkson, Diamond Garrett, Jordan Goodwin, Sauntavia Parker, Maxwell Scott, Mia Simpson and Elijah Williams
  • Army National Guard: Delrin Hill
  • Navy: Katherine Carman and Camberlyn Johnson
At the View would like to thank you for your commitment and service.



Saturday, June 11, 2016

ACADEMICS: May Students of the Month

At The View would like to congratulate our May Students of the Month, who were recognized with a Pizza Party and a certificate for their outstanding academic achievement on May 24th.  Our awardees were Makaylah Roberson for AVID; Chandler Bailey for Bio Health; Naliya Cunningham for CAT; Keianna Benson & Amanda Hall for CATE; Emily Duheme for Allied Health; Je'Von Fickling & Myles Taylor for English; Brandon Jackson & Allondra Stroman for Fine Arts; Lianna McCue-Cote for Health; Averiona McDonald & Antonio Neroni for JROTC; Eugene Hamilton & Taniya Winston for Math; Sie-rra Sconzo for P.E.; Mainaiya Myers for the Scholars Academy; Keundra Ballentine for School for the Arts; Elise Lee & Marvin Ramos for Science; Tonni Danzy & Tianna Myers for Social Studies; and Makeenie Robison for World Languages. Congratulations Blazers!  



Senior Portrait Information

Senior Portraits will be taken at RVHS on July 12-14th. The attire for the formal picture will be provided. This picture will also serve as your senior ID picture. It is mandatory that every senior take a picture to participate in senior privileges. This will be the only picture included in the Yearbook. There is no cost to take this picture. Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date & time. Conflicts with times can be resolved with Strawbridge Studios at 866-624-6229.

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.

Friday, June 10, 2016

ACADEMICS: Rising Freshmen Summer Math Program

The purpose of this program is to help prevent the loss of math skills over the summer. Rising freshmen are asked to complete two to five math problems five days per week over the course of the summer. It is expected that all rising freshmen turn these assignments in to their math teacher at the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year. If you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. Sharon James. Click on the image to view this program to help our sutdents retain what they have already learned.

Senior Superlatives

The following is a list of our Class of 2016 Senior Superlatives. Congratulations for being recognized and on your recent graduation.
  • Best All Around: Toney Richbow and Faith McKie
  • Best Dressed: Ryan Miller and Kaci Merriwether-Hawkins
  • Best Hair: Christian Tyler-Galloway and Nicole Tajelle
  • Best Ride: Anthony Sargent and Mary Catherine Pope
  • Best School Spirit: Raoul Jenkins and Amber Baker
  • Best Smile: Shemar Hinson and Chasity Blume
  • Best Voice: Austin Lesesne and Patra Quattlebaum
  • Cutest Couple: Track Fulmore and Brianna Gaither
  • Friendliest: Ke'Shown McCall and Dalecia Nelson
  • Most Funniest: Denzel Rumph and Kyra Bethea
  • Most Artistic: Joshua Wiley-English and Sophie Angela
  • Most Athletic: John Barnett and Amarrah Cooks
  • Most Attractive: Kadeem Thomas-Evans and Olivia Rodengen
  • Most Dependable: Jaquan Harris and Chrystal Cummings
  • Most Melodramatic: Darius Wilson and Allondra Stroman
  • Most Environmentally Conscious: Chandler Bailey and Taya Lee
  • Most Intellectual: Nick Creticos and Tori Huey
  • Most Likely to Become Famous: Maxwell Scott and Brittany Morrison
  • Most Likely to Succeed: Devin Lemon and Jayla Powell
  • Most Likely to Survive a Zombie Attack: Matthew Alder and Nia Brown
  • Most Likely to Win the Nobel Peace Prize: Kiana Sweatt
  • Most Likely to Become President: Mikala Brown
  • Most Musically Inclined: Paul Jones and Whitney Warren
  • Wittiest: Tyler Winters and Ashley Sheppard
  • Most Demanding: D'Marco Zeigler and Kassidy Stuckey

Thursday, June 9, 2016

ACADEMICS: Harrell Receives Women's Caucus Scholarship

Pictured L-R: Representative Mia McLeod, Aaliyah Harrell
and Scholars Director Nicole Walker
On June 2nd, Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law graduate Aaliyah Harrell was recognized on the State House of Representatives floor by Representative Mia McLeod for winning the S.C. Legislature Women's Caucus scholarship. The scholarship, based on academic excellence and need, required an essay addressing how one individual could impact domestic violence in the state, which McLeod read on the floor to enter into record. Congratulations Aaliyah!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

ATHLETICS: Hinson Wins Cornelius Harvin Award


The Cornelius Harvin Memorial Award is awarded to a Ridge View High School student-athlete that displays the qualities of selflessness, leadership, passion, joy and competitiveness. This award is the highest honor a Blazer student-athlete can earn during his or her time at Ridge View. This year's award winner completely embodies the qualities of Cornelius Harvin, one of the greatest student-athletes in Ridge View history. A multi-sport athlete, this young man has shown time and again his passion, joy, competitiveness and a genuine love for teammates. Earning the nickname "Quick Feet" from his time on the track team, this young man also excelled on the football field for four years and has earned a scholarship to play football at Newberry College. Congratulations to recent graduate Shemar Hinson on winning this award.

ACADEMICS: Free Online Tutoring Websites

The Blazer Tutoring Committee would like to remind you about some free online tutoring sites that you can utilize over your summer break in preparation for the upcoming school year. 
  • Government: iCivics.org (government educational games
  • Math: Visit math.com for basic math for K-12 courses.
  • Multiple Subjects: khanacademy.org offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom in art history, biology, computer programming, economics, history, math, physics, science, SAT practice, and more.
  • SAT prep: prepfactory.com offers SAT prep including videos, practice tests, and other features in a fun format.
  • World Geography: Use sheppardsoftware.com for map quiz games. The website offers free, online, educational games for learners all ages in multiple subject areas.
  • World Languages: conjuguemos.com (French, German, Latin & Spanish); deutschdrang.com (German); duolingo.com (French, German & Spanish); en.ver-tall.com (French & Spanish grammar & vocabulary review); and studyspanish.com (Spanish verb conjugations).
  • Writing: Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL) and citationmachine.net, which generates citations in APA, Chicago, & MLA formats.

Summer Reading: Shooting Stars by Lebron James

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 28th. 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 Shooting Stars by Lebron James and Buzz Bissinger. The Shooting Stars were a bunch of kids—LeBron James and his best friends— who first met on a basketball team when they were 10 & 11 years old. In the summer after 7th grade, the Shooting Stars tasted glory when they qualified for a national championship tournament in Memphis, but they lost their focus and had to go home early. They promised one another they would stay together and do whatever it took to win a national title. They had no idea how hard it would be to fulfill that promise. In the years that followed, they would endure jealousy, hostility, exploitation, resentment from the black community (because they went to a “white” high school), and the consequences of their own overconfidence. Together, these five boys became men, and together they claimed the prize they had fought for all those years—a national championship.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

ACADEMICS: Latin 2 Students Pass National Exam

Our Latin 2 students recently took the ALIRA online reading comprehension-based national exam, which measures student ability to understand authentic Latin passages in varying levels of difficulty. Congratulations to the following students on passing the exam: Anonda Ellis, Shawntaja Elmore, Lauryn Gardner, Kiarra Sanders and Queen Trapp. Congratulations are also in order to the following students, who scored about their current grade level: Kaitlyn Jackson, Janaye Ratchford, and Alexis Williams. 

Annual Registration Reminder

If you have not already done so, please login to Parent Portal to complete the annual student information update. It is important to complete this process as soon as possible to prevent delays in your student's registration for the 2016-2017 school year. This process includes providing proof of residence, verifying student information and reviewing and completing parent or guardian agreements. If your student's information has not changed from the previous school year, you still need to log into the system, confirm your information and review agreements that must be completed each year as required by policy or law. If you need help with this process, click on the image for a detailed "how to." If you have any questions about the annual student information update process visit Richland Two's Frequently Asked Questions page on the district website or contact Ridge View's registrar, Tonda Goines at tgoines@richland2.org.

Summer Reading: Star Wars Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

This is one in a series of posts highlighting books for our Summer Reading Celebration Day on September 28th. 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 Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig. The second Death Star has been destroyed, the Emperor killed, and Darth Vader struck down—devastating blows against the Empire, and major victories for the Rebel Alliance. But the battle for freedom is far from over.

Trapped on an isolated world, a disparate group of rebels is all that stands between the galaxy's freedom and the Empire's fury.

Monday, June 6, 2016

ATHLETICS: Iglesias to Lead Baseball Program

Julio Iglesias
Ridge View alumn Julio Iglesias has been named the new baseball coach at the View. Coach Iglesias says he is honored to be named head coach and thankful to Principal Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth and Athletic Director Brian Rosefield for the opportunity. “I will give it my all to make this program successful on and off the field. We have a great staff coming in with a variety of experience. There is a lot of work to do and we look forward to working hard to accomplish our goals,” he added. Rosefield describes Iglesias as an up and coming coach in the baseball world who brings a wealth of knowledge to the program. “Being a Ridge View graduate, Julio bleeds purple and I can't wait to see what he will do with our baseball program as he develops our students-athletes into better men and ball players," said Rosefield. Iglesias holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina.

ATHLETICS: Stoneman Featured in Columbia Star

New Ridge View Head Boys Basketball Coach Yerrick Stoneman was recently featured in an article in the Columbia Star. Click on the image to read the article.