Senior Exams May 15 - 19 End-of-Course Exams May 15 - 24 Senior Week May 22 - 26 Senior Parent Breakfast and Assembly May 26th Underclassmen Final Exams May 24 - 30 Half Days May 31st and June 1st Graduation Ceremony June 3 Colonial Life Arena
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Friday, September 30, 2016

ATHLETICS: Football takes on South Pointe Tonight

Our undefeated Blazers (5-0) will take on South Pointe tonight at South Pointe for the first game of our region schedule. Come on out and cheer on your Blazers.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

ALUMNI: Jackson & Woods Receiving Barbering Licensure

Master Hair Care Instructor Terex Smalls sends
his congratulations to his former students.
The Ridge View Master Hair Care program has its first licensed barbers: Kordell Jackson and Gregory Woods. Gregory is working in a barbershop near Hopkins, SC while Kordell is currently looking for a barbering position. Congratulations Blazers!

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Due Tomorrow

This is a reminder for parents that free and reduced lunch applications must be submitted each year by September 30th. If you have not completed this application already, please complete it by September 30th. After September 30th, your child will not receive a free or reduced status without this application being completed. You can find this application at www.SchoolLunchApp.com or you may pick up a paper copy in the Main Office at Ridge View.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Today's Bell Schedule

Here is the bell schedule for today's Summer Reading Celebration:

9:30 -10:00     Advisory
10:00 - 12:30  Morning Session in Book Group Room
10:55 - 11:25    Josten's Junior Assembly in Auditorium 
                           (Dismissal via P.A.; no bells)
12:30 - 1:07     Lunch
1:12 - 2:15        Afternoon Session in Book Group Room
2:15 - 3:35       Carnival of Success (Dismissal via P.A.)


ATHLETICS: Football Travels to South Pointe Friday

Our undefeated Blazers (5-0) will take on South Pointe on Friday night at South Pointe for the first game of our region schedule. Our student-athletes would love to see the Blazer Nation show up to cheer them on to victory.

ATHLETICS: Blazer Rangers Selected for National Level Status

The Blazer Rangers Rifle Team has been selected to the national level Distinguished Precision Air Rifle Division based on shooting scores from last year when they competed in the Precision Air Rifle Class, which was their first year using precision air rifles. The Distinguished Division is the second highest level of competition in the nation. Click on the image for competition information about our Blazers. Great shooting Blazer Rangers!

ATHLETICS: Cross Country Improving

The Cross Country teams have been running well of late. The boys placed 3rd as a team at the Zaxby's Invitational on September 17th led by Brandon Jackson. The top 5 runners placed in the top 20 out of 126 athletes. The girls have been led by freshman Paola Fernandez at the Zaxby's Invitational and the Body Shop Invitational at Lexington last Wednesday. The boys placed 6th overall at the Body Shop meet and were led by Captain Justin Rose.The teams will be back in action this Saturday at the prestigious Wendy's Invitational in Charlotte, NC. 

"Nothing but Net" Charity Game Next Week

Employees of Richland School District's One and Two are going to rumble again on the hardwood at the 3rd annual "Nothing but Net" charity basketball game.  The game is Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 PM at the Richland Northeast High School, located at 7500 Brookfield Road.  Proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Health Breast Center through the Walk for Life/Race for Life (taking place on Saturday, October 22).  Right now the series is tied at one win for each team.  See which team can make it two wins.

"Nothing but Net" tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the Richland Two District Office at R2i2 in teh Village at Sandhill - 763 Fashion Drive.  Tickets will also be on sale at the game.  Children under age 6 are free.  Check the district's website for more information.  

Employees interested in playing or volunteering should call/email Dr. Theresa Riley Stephens at 803.738.3232; triley@richland2.org.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

ACTIVITIES: Dance Company Interest Meeting Today


There will be an interest meeting for the Ridge View Dance Company today at lunch in the Dance Studio.

Summer Reading Celebration Tomorrow

Our 9th Annual Summer Reading Celebration Day is tomorrow. This event serves as the culmination of our summer reading program, Ridge View ReadsStudents will report to Advisory at 9:30 am before attending their book group meetings for a morning and afternoon sessiona. The day will end with our Carnival of Success in which students can participate in a multitude of activities including dancing, gaming, organized sporting games, and other interesting activities. Ridge View is excited to be offering this program once again. This is a regular school day and attendance will be taken. Our faculty and staff has worked hard to make this a special day for our student body.

ATHLETICS: Girls Tennis Looks to Remain Unbeaten in Region

The girls tennis team is off to a terrific start. They are 4-0 in the region and 9-1 overall. Come on out and cheer on the team as they take on South Pointe today at 5:30 pm at home.

ATHLETICS: Cross Country Fundraiser Tomorrow


Monday, September 26, 2016

COMMUNITY: Camp Hands of Hope


ACADEMICS: P.E. Leadership & Work Ethic Awards

L: Niyah Williams, Nicholas Johnson & Kania Williams;
R: Thomas Bradshaw, Quintin Crawford & Aaron Ashford
Congratulations to the following students for earning the Leadership Award in Coach Gilmer's classes this past week: Jailon Cain, Ikechi Ajukwa, Thomas Bradshaw, Quintin Crawford, Aaron Ashford, and Will Fortune. Niyah Willaims, Nicholas Johnson and Kania Williams were also recognized for receiving the Work Ethic Award. Keep up the good work Blazers!

ALUMNI: Quick Scores 1st LA TD Since 1994

The Los Angeles Rams scored their first touchdown since December 24, 1994 when QB Case Keenum threw a 44 yard strike to Ridge View alum Brian Quick yesterday in their 37-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Rams left LA after the 1994 season for St. Louis, where they played for 21 years before returning to California this season. Quick, a 5th year pro, finished with 2 receptions for 53 yards. Congratulations Brian!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

This Week at The View

Here is what is happening this week at The View:

Monday, September 26th

  • National Honor Society Induction in the Auditorium from 6 - 8 pm

Tuesday, September 27th

  • Dance Company interest meeting during lunch in the Dance Studio
  • Girls Volleyball vs. South Pointe @ home (JV at 5:30 pm & Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Girls Tennis vs. South Pointe @ home at 5:30 pm

Wednesday, September 28th

  • Summer Reading Celebration 9:30 am - 3:35 pm
  • Junior Class Ring Meeting in the Auditorium at 10:55 am

Thursday, September 29th

  • PSAT Practice Test in the Auditorium from 8:30 am to 1 pm
  • JV Girls Golf vs. Blythewood and Lexington at the Windemere Club at 4:30 pm
  • Girls Volleyball vs. Weswood @ home (JV at 5:30 pm & Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Girls Tennis vs. Westwood @ home at 5:30 pm
  • JV Football vs. Richland Northeast @ home at 6 pm

Friday, September 30th

  • Varsity Football @ South Pointe at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 1st

  • SCMEA Midlands Orchestra Auditions @ Crossroads Intermediate School 
  • Region III-AAAA Swimming Meet @ the Rock Hill Aquatic Center
  • Cross Country @ the Wendy's Invitational in Charlotte, NC

ACADEMICS: Upcoming College Visits


Free & Reduced Lunch Applications Due by Friday

This is a reminder for parents that free and reduced lunch applications must be submitted each year by September 30th. If you have not completed this application already, please complete it by September 30th. After September 30th, your child will not receive a free or reduced status without this application being completed. You can find this application at www.SchoolLunchApp.com or you may pick up a paper copy in the Main Office at Ridge View.

REMINDER: Summer Reading Day This Wednesday

RVHS will be hosting its 9th Annual Summer Reading Celebration Day this Wednesday, September 28th. This event serves as the culmination of our summer reading program, Ridge View Reads. The purpose of this program is to motivate non-readers to read and encourage readers to read more over the summer. On average, students lose three months of information retention over the summer, but reading just 15 minutes a day can prevent this loss. Summer reading can also serve as an exciting opportunity for students to read for pleasure while building background knowledge and comprehension skills. Our faculty and staff provide an opportunity for students to have fun, learn and grow from discussions and activities during our celebration day while cultivating an atmosphere promoting dialogue and community. To view our summer reading list, visit the Ridge View High School home page.

Students will begin their day in their Advisory class before attending their book group meetings for a morning and afternoon session. The day will end with our Carnival of Success in which students can participate in a multitude of activities including dancing, gaming, organized sporting games, and other interesting activities. Ridge View is excited to be offering this program once again. This is a regular school day and attendance will be taken. Our faculty and staff has worked hard to make this a special day for our student body.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Summer Reading Motivation Video


Our school wide Summer Reading Celebration Day is set for this Wednesday, September 28th. Click on the image to view a Summer Reading motivation video produced by Student Activities Director Wendi Wimmer.

Scholars Academy Kicks Off Partnership with R2 Ready to Read

Scholars Academy Symposium President Lynnise Brown
and Martha Jones, Richland Two Director of Strategic Partnerships
 
The Scholars Academy for Business and Law is excited to partner with our district office to work towards providing our district's K-2 students eligible for free and reduced lunch. Our gola is to collect 35,000 books in an effort to provide each of these students with ten books to take home for the summer as part of their personal collection of reading material. Picture books, board books, early readers, and age appropriate chapter books both new and gently loved are being accepted. If you would like to make a donation, please bring them to the main office in care of Nicole Walker. For more information or if you would like to sponsor a mini-drive through an organization you are affiliated with, please contact Nicole Walker at nwalker@richland2.org. Thank you!

The Richland Two Mobile App

The Richland Two App is a powerful and easy-to-use tool puts news and information about our district and schools directly in your hands. Using your smart phone or tablet, we hope that you will enjoy exploring the options and customizing the app to fit your needs. The app gives you access to news, meal menus, high school sports scores and information, calendars and more! Our parents will receive additional information about personalizing the app from their child's school when the school begins using it. To set up the app to follow any of our school(s):
  • Go to the Apple App Store or Google Play on your device.
  • Search for RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT 2 and download the RICHLAND SCHOOL DISTRICT TWO app.
  • Open app.
  • Indicate whether you will allow the app to send notifications. This selection can be changed later.
  • Follow the prompts on the Welcome Screen to select your school(s).

Friday, September 23, 2016

ARTS: Band Performance Tomorrow Night

The Ridge View Blazer Band will be performing tomorrow night at 8:05 pm at the Richland Two Showcase at Westwood High School. The band is going to put on a great performance and at the end of the event all five district high school bands will combine for a joint performance of America the Beautiful. It is going to be a really special moment that you do not want to miss. Tickets are $7 at the gate. Come on out and support your Blazers!

Free & Reduced Lunch Application Deadline

This is a reminder for parents and guardians that free and reduced lunch applications must be submitted each year by September 30th.  If you have not completed this application already, please complete it by next Friday.  After this date, the cost your child pays for lunch and breakfast will return to the regular prices.  Please complete the online application by clicking on the image.  Paper copies of the application are also available in the Main Office. 

ACADEMICS: Free Standardized Test Prep


South Carolina Virtual School is offering FREE standardized test prep for ACT, AP, SAT, and more on Shmoop. Click on the image for more information or click on the link to the registration page.

ACTIVITIES: Club B.E.T.A. Dance Tonight!

The Ridge View Chapter of the National Beta Club will be hosting Club B.E.T.A. tonight from 8 PM to 12 AM in the large gym.  Come join us for a dance party with a purpose. Proceeds will support community service projects with a portion benefiting a recent Ridge View graduate, Raoul Jenkins.  All Richland Two high school students are invited, but MUST have their valid 2016-2017 school ID. to be admitted.  Tickets are only $5 in advance and $10 at the door.  You can purchase a ticket from any member of the National Beta Club, Mrs. Knox-Lewis, Ms. Fennell, or at lunch in the Main Hall.

REMINDER: Orchestra Community Yard Sale Tomorrow


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blood Driver for Blazer R'Quan Tyler


ACADEMICS: Hunter Houston Earns Platinum on the ACT WorkKeys

Hunter Houston, a BioHealth Sciences magnet student scored at the platinum level on the ACT WorkKeys assessment. He was one of only four Richland Two students, and one of only 94 students nationwide to score at the platinum level, which certifies that he has the basic skills for 99% of all jobs in the United States. Congratulations Hunter!

ACADEMICS: FitnessGram P.E. Champions

Top Left: Camri Goodwin & Jose Ramos Rivera;
Top Right: Kania Williams & Quintin Crawford;
Bottom Left: Kaliyah Smith & Donovin Gause;
Bottom Right: DaJohn Williamson
Students in Coach Gilmer's Physical Education classes had a busy week of FitnessGram Testing. Testing components include cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, muscular flexibility, and body composition. This week, students were subjected to the Pacer Test measuring cardiovascular endurance. The testing objective was to run as long as possible back and forth across a 20-meter space at a specified pace that gets faster each minute. Congratulations to the following class champions: Camri Goodwin (1-2nd block female), Jose Ramos Rivera (1-2nd block male), Kania Williams (3-4th block female), Quintin Crawford (3-4th block male), Kaliyah Smith (6-7th block female), and Donovin Gause (6-7th block male). Also, congratulations to DaJohn Williamson for receiving the Work Ethic Award.

SAVE THE DATE: "Nothing But Net" In Two Weeks


Wednesday, September 21, 2016

REMINDER: Club B.E.T.A Dance on Friday

It's Backkkk!! The Ridge View Chapter of the National Beta Club will be hosting Club B.E.T.A. this Friday, September 23rd from 8 PM to 12 AM in gymnasium. Come join us for a dance party with a purpose. Proceeds will support community service projects with a portion benefiting a recent Ridge View graduate, Raoul Jenkins. All Richland Two high school students are invited, but MUST have their valid 2016-2017 school I.D. to be admitted. Tickets are only $5 in advance and $10 at the door. You can purchase a ticket from any member of the National Beta Club, Mrs. Knox-Lewis, Ms. Fennell, or at lunch in the Main Hall.

Orchestra Community Yard Sale on Saturday


ATHLETICS: Cross Country Fundraiser

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

ATHLETICS: Lady Blazers Volleyball Hosts York Tonight!!

On Thursday, September 15th, both the JV and Varsity volleyball teams defeated Lancaster.  JV won 2-1 and Varsity won 3-2.  This was both teams' first region win of the season improving their record 1-1.

Today, they will host another region game against York High School.  The JV game will begin at 5:30 PM with Varsity following at 7:00 PM.  Come out and support our Lady Blazers!

ACADEMICS: Upcoming College Visits AT THE VIEW


ACADEMICS: Manikin Anatomy Lab

The Institute for Health Sciences sophomores are making their manikins come to life. They are focusing on the structure of our bones and muscle tissue that make each individual manikin unique, just like the human body. Over the course of the year, the students will continue to build important organs and structures to help understand the interrelating systems of the body.

ATHLETICS: Golf Team Tops LE; Takes on Rivals Today

Congratulations to the Women's Golf team on winning their first match of the season against Lugoff Elgin by a score of 237 to 248. Imani Belton was the low scorer for the Lady Blazers with a 52. Arin Robertson finished right behind her with a 53. The ladies will be back in action today at 4:;30 PM against Blythewood and Spring Valley at Columbia Country Club.

Monday, September 19, 2016

ACADEMICS: Scholars Freshmen Retreat

On September 10th, the freshmen of the Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law participated in a one day retreat that featured both group dynamics and personal reflection exercises designed to build community, self-reliance and assess strengths and weaknesses. In the picture, Taleeyah Covington, Zoey Travis and Ayjah Johnson celebrate their win after designing a functioning tower from noodles, a small length of tape, a bit of twine and a single marshmallow. McGyver would have been proud!

ACTIVITIES: Club B.E.T.A Dance

It's Backkkk!! The Ridge View Chapter of the National Beta Club will be hosting Club B.E.T.A. this Friday from 8 pm to 12 am in Ridge View's large gym. Come join us for a dance party with a purpose. Proceeds will support community service projects with a portion benefiting a recent Ridge View graduate, Raoul Jenkins. All Richland Two high school students are invited, but MUST have their valid 2016-2017 school I.D. to be admitted. Tickets are only $5 in advance and $10 at the door. You can purchase a ticket from any member of the National Beta Club, Mrs. Knox-Lewis, Ms. Fennell, or at lunch in the Main Hall.

Sign Up for FREE PSAT Practice Test

A FREE PSAT Practice Test will be given on Thursday, September 29th.  Interested students must sign up in D-95 by this Friday, September 23rd. Sophomores will be required to take the PSAT on October 19th and Juniors wishing to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship will also have to take this test. This FREE practice test is a great opportunity to prepare for the October test.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

This Week at The View

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

Monday, September 19th
  • No Events Scheduled 
Tuesday, September 20th
  • CAT Symposium in the Multipurpose Room 8 am - 4 pm
  • Girls Golf vs. Blythewood & Sparing Valley @ Columbia Country Club 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Swimming vs. Lancaster @ Lancaster at 5:30 pm
  • Volleyball vs. York @ home (JV at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Grls Tennis vs. York @ home from 5:30-7 pm
  • National Technical Honor Society Induction in the Cafeteria Rotunda at 6 pm
Wednesday, September 21st
  • College Shirt Day: Wear your College Shirt. Stop by D-95 to get your picture taken, so it can be posted on the College Center's twitter account!
  • CATE Advisory Breakfast/Student Internship Showcase in C-66 at 8 am
  • Letter Jacket Fitting in the Cafeteria Foyer at 12:30 pm
  • Presbyterian College: A representative will be in the College Center from 2-3 pm. Stop by D-95 to get a pass.
  • Girls Tennis @ Irmo from 5-7 pm
  • Cross Country @ Lexington H.S. at 5:30 pm
Thursday, September 22nd
  • Winthrop University Campus Tour: This tour is full. Students who are signed up need to meet at the front of the school at 9:15 am. The bus must leave by 9:30 am.
  • Girls Golf vs. Chapin @ Timberlake Country Club from 5:30-7:30 pm
  • Girls Volleyball @ Richland Northeast (JV at 5:30 pm; Varsity at 7 pm)
  • Girls Tennis @ Richland Northeast from 5:30-7 pm
  • Europe Trip Interest Meeting in the Library Commons from 6-7 pm
Friday, September 23rd
  •  A representative of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY will be here from 9:00-10:00 am. Sign-up in the College Center (Room D-95) to get a pass to attend.
  • Club B.E.T.A. Dance in the Large Gym from 7 pm - 12 am
Saturday, September 24th
  • Orchestra Community Yard Sale in Parking Lot A (Bus Lot) from 7 am to 12 pm 
  • Richland Two Band Showcase @ Westwood High School
  • Varsity Volleyball @ Lexington Tournament at Lexington H.S.

ATHLETICS: Football Tops Union to Remain Unbeaten

Picture courtesy of The State newspaper
The Blazers engineered a late 4th Quarter comeback to defeat Union County 33-30 at Union County this past Friday. Click on the image to read more from Jeff Blake of The State newspaper. The Blazers enter a bye week unbeaten at 5-0. The team will travel to South Pointe in Rock Hill on Friday, September 30th to begin Region III-AAAA Conference play. Region III also consists of Lancaster, Richland Northeast, York and Westwood. GO BLAZERS!

College Center Newsletter

Click on the image to see what's new this week in the College Center Newsletter. Please see Ms. Aldighieri in D-95 if you have any questions.

ACADEMICS: Summer Reading Day Draws Near

RVHS will be hosting its 9th Annual Summer Reading Celebration Day next Wednesday, September 28th. This event serves as the culmination of our summer reading program, Ridge View Reads. The purpose of this program is to motivate non-readers to read and encourage readers to read more over the summer. On average, students lose three months of information retention over the summer, but reading just 15 minutes a day can prevent this loss. Summer reading can also serve as an exciting opportunity for students to read for pleasure while building background knowledge and comprehension skills. Our faculty and staff provide an opportunity for students to have fun, learn and grow from discussions and activities during our celebration day while cultivating an atmosphere promoting dialogue and community. To view our summer reading list, visit the Ridge View High School home page.

Students will begin their day in their Advisory class before attending their book group meetings for a morning and afternoon session. The day will end with our Carnival of Success in which students can participate in a multitude of activities including dancing, gaming, organized sporting games, and other interesting activities. Ridge View is excited to be offering this program once again. This is a regular school day and attendance will be taken. Our faculty and staff has worked hard to make this a special day for our student body.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

ATHLETICS: Rose Leads Boys XC to Top 10 Finish

Our Cross Country team competed in the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic last weekend at Sandhills Research Center. This is the largest meet in the state of South Carolina. The boys team placed 7th overall in the Championship Division out of 58 teams. The boys were led by Senior Justin Rose who placed 19th in a time of 17:53 for the 5,000 meter course. He was followed by Junior Brandon Jackson (24th/18:01), Senior Jordan Hollis (84th/18:53), Freshmen Logan Zeis (9th/19:01), and Sophomore Dayton Copeland (15th/19:38).

The girls team placed 45th overall and was led by senior captain Megan Reardon (26:11), who was followed by seniors Mya Ray (26:19), captain Jasmine Sampson (26:36), Laurel Fite (27:01), Ayanna Head (27:33), and Mikayla Thomas (30:24).  Both teams will be back in action today at the Zaxby's Invitational hosted by Southside High School in Greenville.

ACADEMICS: Anna Garcia Crime Scene

Oh No! What happened to Anna Garcia? Freshmen BioHealth and Allied Health Magnet students have started to process the Anna Garcia crime scene as part of their Principles of BioMedical Sciences Course. The students used a systemic search method to obtain a layout of the crime scene, took birds eye view pictures of the scene, and are sketching the crime scene.

ATHLETICS: Soccer Interest Meeting

Anyone interested in playing soccer for either the Men's or Women's Soccer teams is invited to a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, September 20th during lunch in Coach Butler's Room (G-8), which is located next to the Small Gym.

Friday, September 16, 2016

ACADEMICS: IHS Magnet Students Designing an ER

Senior Allied and BioHealth students thank Marilyn Hauser for providing the spark to our Emergency Room redesign. Marilyn Hauser is a Nurse Manager for Palmetto Health Richland's Emergency Department. She provided valuable insight into staffing, room allocation, and wait times to help us design the perfect emergency room.

Important Yearbook Information for the Class of 2017

Seniors, we need your help in making this year's yearbook the best. Click on the links below to help: