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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Monday, October 31, 2016

ATHLETICS: Parks Named 4A Upper State Coach of the Year

Congratulations to Head Blazer Football Coach Perry Parks on being named the 4A Upper State Football Coach of the Year! "This is a huge honor and extraordinarily well-deserved," said Athletic Director Brian Rosefield. "Coach Parks has worked tirelessly to build the Ridge View Football program and to produced young men of character, and this award is a reflection of his commitment and hard work." Parks is in his second season at Ridge View and has guided the team to an 8-1 record after Friday nights 29-24 victory over Lancaster. Coach Parks responded to the news by saying "what a great honor, but all the credit goes to my players and coaches. They have worked extremely hard this season." Principal Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth added "Congrats to Coach Parks and his coaching staff. This honors your collective efforts to build young men of character who "believe." Read more about this award in Lou Bejzak's article in The State newspaper by clicking on the image. Parks and his Blazers will be back in action this Friday vs. York at Richland Two District Stadium at Blythewood at 7:30 pm.

ARTS: Blazer Band Places 5th at State

Our Blazer Band placed 5th overall at the AAA State Championships this past Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville High School. Congratulations to Band Director Dustin King, his staff, and most importantly, our Blazer Band on a great season.

ATHLETICS: Boys Cross Country Qualifies for State

File Photo: Justin Rose
Congratulations to the Boys Cross Country team on qualifying for the South Carolina 4A State Championships which will be held at Sandhills Research Center this Saturday, November 5th. The boys qualified by virtue of their 3rd place finish at the 4A Middle State qualifier this past Saturday out of a field of 14 teams. Senior Justin Rose led the team with a 5th place finish in a time of 17:21. Other varsity runners included Brandon Jackson (14th), Jordan Hollis (18th), Dayton Copeland (22nd), Logan Zeis (27th), Andere Siler (55th), and Xavier Jeter (68th).

The Girls Cross Country team placed 8th at the meet. Though not qualifying as a team, freshmen Paola Fernandez did qualify individually for the state meet after placing 38th overall in a time of 24:36. Joining Fernandez on the varsity squad were Jada Mack (61st), Jasmine Sampson (50th), Megan Reardon (51st), Laurel Fite (52nd), Mya Ray (54th), and Mikayla Thomas (61st).

SAVE THE DATE: Muffins for Moms November 9th

Who: RV Moms, Grandmothers, and Mom Figures

When: Wednesday, November 9th

Time: 7:30 - 9:00 AM

Where: RV Multipurpose Room

Please plan to join us as we honor you for your hard work, dedication, and time you have committed to your Ridge View student and to Ridge View.  Come enjoy all the delicious breakfast items, coffee, and other surprises we are providing for you.  We look forward to seeing you on November 9th.

REMINDER: Halloween Costume Guidelines

Students may dress up for Halloween at school, but please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Follow the dress code
  • No masks or makeup that covers your face
  • No clown costumes
  • No implements that could be considered dangerous or a violation of District Policy such as guns, knives, or sharp objects

Happy Haunting!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

What's on the Cafeteria Menu this Week?

Click on the image to view the menu for Sodexo's Cross Roads Cafe located in the RVHS Cafeteria and satellite stations in the C-hall Foyer & Auditorium Foyer for the first week of November.

ATHLETICS: Winter Sports Tryouts Begin Tomorrow


Winter sports tryouts will begin tomorrow, Monday, October 31st. All student-athletes interested in trying out must have a completed physical consent concussion form dated after April 1, 2016 on file with the Athletic Training Staff. For more information on specific tryout times and dates for Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball and Wrestling, please click on the image.

Blazer College Center Newsletter

Click on the image to read this week's Blazer College Center Newsletter to receive information about college scholarship opportunities, college representative visits, and more. Please see Ms. Aldighieri in the College Center in Room D-95 with questions or for assistance.

This Week At The View

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

Monday, October 31
  • Happy Halloween: Click on the image to see Costume Guidelines
Tuesday, November 1
  • Francis Marion University Interview Day at 9:30 am. Sign-Up in D-95 for an interview slot and a paper application. There are a limited number of appointments available! Application fee will be waived.
  • MED Two Seminar Session #1 from 5-8 pm in the Multipurpose Room
Wednesday, November 2
  • College Shirt Day: Wear your favorite college shirt and stop by D-95 to get your picture taken!
  • A representative from Catawba College (Salisbury, NC) will be in D-95 at 9:30 am. Get a pass from D-95 to attend. Popular Majors are Business, Education and Parks & Recreation. 
Thursday, November 3
  • MED Two Seminar Session #2 from 5-8 pm in the Multipurpose Room
  • Girls Golf Banquet from 6-8:30 pm in the Cafeteria Rotunda
  • JV Football @ York at 6 pm
  • Fall Orchestra Concert in the Auditorium from 6:30-7:30 pm
Friday, November 4
  • Ring and Graduation Orders Make Up Day from 12-1 pm in the Multipurpose Room
  • Senior Night Varsity Football vs. York at Richland Two District Stadium at Blythewood at 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 5
  • Competitive Cheer at Debbie Rogers Cheer Classic at the Colonial Life Arena
  • Boys Cross Country at AAAA State Championship meet @ Sandhills Research Park at 9 am

MED Two: Medical Careers Evening Seminars


Freshmen Parent Night

Blazer Academy will be hosting a "Freshmen Parent Night" on Monday, November 14th from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M. in the Auditorium. Light refreshments will be available. Parents should park in "D" parking lot, which is located next to the auditorium. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Sharon James at 699-2999 ext. 84210. We look forward to seeing you as we continue our work together on behalf of your student!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Halloween Costume Guidelines

Students may dress up for Halloween at school, but please adhere to the following guidelines:
  • Follow the dress code
  • No masks or makeup that covers your face
  • No clown costumes
  • No implements that could be considered dangerous or a violation of District Policy such as guns, knives, or sharp objects

Happy Haunting!

ACADEMICS: FREE Standardized Test Prep

SC 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.

ARTS: Fall Orchestra Concert November 3rd


ARTS: Blazer Band Competing for State Title Tonight


REMINDER: Scholars Academy BBQ Pre-Sale

The Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law is currently running pre-sales for BBQ now through October 31st. The BBQ, which is $9 per pound, can be ordered with vinegar pepper or mustard sauce, and will be delivered on November 12th. Each pound is smoked to perfection and sauced for a flavorful experience. You will not want to miss out! Contact Nicole Walker at nwalker@richland2.org if you have any questions or to place an order. You can also speak to any Scholars Academy student between now and October 31st!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Chromebook Protection Plan


Thanks for Volunteering Ms. Kuriakose


At The View would like to thank Ms. Siji Kuriakose, mother of Christa Joby, who recently volunteered by packing up snack bags for all of our students taking the PSAT last week. 




ATHLETICS: Blazers Football Travels to Lancaster Tonight


Health Science Evening Seminars & Courses Begin Nov. 1

Are you curious about medical careers? Check out Richland Two's new MED Two program! See what it takes to become a pharmacist, phlebotomist, radiologist, dentist and more. Find out how much these jobs pay. The first three-part series focuses on pediatric infectious disease and interdisciplinary collaboration in the pediatric medical field. These events will be held on November 1, November 3 and November 10 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Ridge View High School. For more information, click on the image.

ACADEMICS: IHS DNA Simulation

Blazer Nia Maple
Sophomore Institute for Health Science students are participating in a simulation to determine the identity of discovered bones. The students acted as DNA analysts evaluating DNA samples found in the bones of skeletons and compared each unique DNA fingerprint to the genetic material of people who have gone missing.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

ACADEMICS: Cupcakes for Success

Report cards were issued yesterday to students. Those Freshmen who made the A/B Honor Roll for the 1st Quarter were treated to a cupcake in recognition of their hard work as part of Blazer Academy's "Cupcakes for Success" program. We congratulate all of our A/B Honor Roll students.

ARTS: Band Going For State Title

Our Blazer Band competed in the SCBDA 3A Upper State Championships at Gaffney H.S. last Saturday, and placed 2nd overall, only 1 point out of first place! In so doing, they will advance to the 3A State Championship this Saturday at Batesburg-Leesville H.S. The band will perform at 8:45 pm. This is the 20th consecutive year that the Blazer Marching Band has advanced to the State Championship. Come on out and support our Blazers as they look to bring home the gold!

SAVE THE DATE: NCAA Eligibility Meeting


Deals and Dinner Yard Sale Canceled

The Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law yard sale previously scheduled for November 12th has been canceled.

Teen Summit


Wednesday, October 26, 2016

ACADEMICS: Scholars Learn About Owning a Business

On October 20th, students in the Scholars Academy for Business and Law had the opportunity to learn firsthand what it takes to own your own business from Mike Jones, owner of Jones Sales and Marketing Group. Mr. Jones reminded students, "it's always going to take more than you think - more time, more money, more patience. Don't underestimate that because the other side is worth it." A big thank you to Mr. Jones for giving our students so much to think about.

ACADEMICS: Anna Garcia Simulated Crime Scene Update

What time did Anna pass away? Freshmen Institute for Health Science students are calculating the estimated time of death at Anna's crime scene. Using hot dogs and water at various temperatures including body temperature, room temperature and freezing, the students will be able to estimate the heat lost by a body in determining time of death.

ACTIVITIES: Trunk-or-Treat TOMORROW!!


Monday, October 24, 2016

ARTS: Marvel Comics Artist Speaks to Visual Art Students

Marvel Comics Artist Sanford Greene talked about his career with visual art students on October 21st. He discussed how perseverance and hard work are requirements to excelling to the highest echelons of any career. He also presented on a variety of animation projects that he created with his independent animation studio. Mr. Greene will be organizing a sequential art workshop at Benedict College this March for interested high school juniors and seniors. If you would like more information about the workshop, please email Mr. Nostrant at cnostrant@richland2.org.

Scholars Academy BBQ Pre-Sale

The Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law is currently running pre-sales for BBQ now through October 31st. The BBQ, which is $9 per pound, can be ordered with vinegar pepper or mustard sauce, and will be delivered on November 12th. Each pound is smoked to perfection and sauced for a flavorful experience. You will not want to miss out! Contact Nicole Walker at nwalker@richland2.org if you have any questions or to place an order. You can also speak to any Scholars Academy student between now and October 31st!

ACADEMICS: HOSA Participates in Charity Dance-a-Thon

Student members of Ridge View's HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) program participated in Spring Valley's HOSA Dance-a-Thon for the Children's Miracle Network this past weekend. The students had a great time for a great cause!

Blazer College Center Newsletter

Click on the image to read this week's Blazer College Center Newsletter to receive information about college scholarship opportunities, college representative visits, and more. Please see Ms. Aldighieri in the College Center in Room D-95 with questions or for assistance.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This Week At The View

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

Monday, October 24
  • No events scheduled

Tuesday, October 25
  • ASSET Testing from 8:30 - 12:30
  • Student of the Month Luncheon in the Multipurpose Room at 12:20 pm
  • National Technical Honor Society Induction in the Library Commons from 5:30 - 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 26
  • Wear your favorite college shirt and stop by D-95 to get your picture taken! 
  • College Lunch Chat Stop by D78 to discuss Mars Hill University with Mrs. Bishop. Bring your Lunch! 
  • Girls Tennis vs. Belton-Honea Path in Playoff Game @ Home at 5 pm 
  • Region Cheerleading Championship at South Pointe at 6 pm

Thursday, October 27
  • SAT/ACT Workshop in the Multipurpose Room 
  • Savannah College of Art & Design representative will be in the Collge Center at 10 am. See Ms. Aldighieri in D-95 for a pass.
  • Career Cluster Pathways at R2i2 from 3-7 pm 
  • Trunk or Treat @ 5 pm in front of the school
  • JV Football vs. Lancaster at 6 pm

Friday, October 28
  • Varsity Football @ Lancaster at 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 29
  • Competitive Cheer at Lake Murray Cheer Invitational at Chapin H.S. 
  • Cross Country at AAAA Mid-State Qualifier at 10:00 am at Sandhills Research Park

Last Day for Athletic Wear Sale

Need an awesome Ridge View polo or hoodie? Now is your chance. Click on the image to view a flier containing some amazing Nike items at amazing prices! Act now as today is the last day of this sale. All items will be shipped to Ridge View. Don't miss this chance to get your Ridge View gear!

Health Science Evening Seminars & Courses At The View

Are you curious about medical careers? Check out Richland Two's new MED Two program! See what it takes to become a pharmacist, phlebotomist, radiologist, dentist and more. Find out how much these jobs pay. The first three-part series focuses on pediatric infectious disease and interdisciplinary collaboration in the pediatric medical field. These events will be held on November 1, November 3 and November 10 from 5:30 P.M. to 7:30 P.M. at Ridge View High School. For more information, click on the image.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

ATHLETICS: Boys Cross Country Wins Region Championship

The Ridge View Boys Cross Country team secured the Region III-AAAA title on October 21st for their first region title since 2010. Justin Rose was the individual Region Champion with a time of 17:39. He earned All-Region honors along with Logan Zeis (18:26) and Brandon Jackson (18:29). The Ridge View girls were paced by Paola Fernandez (24:52). The team placed 6th overall. Both teams will be competing on October 28th in the AAAA Mid State Qualifier at Sandhills Research Center. The girls will race at 10:00 am and the boys at 10:30 am in the hope of qualifying for the S.C. State Championships.

ATHLETICS: Blazers Top Westwood to Improve to 7-1

Latheron Rogers-Anderson
The Ridge View Blazers football team improved to 7-1 on the season with a 27-14 victory over district rival Westwood H.S. The Blazers took a 14-0 lead during the first quarter after QB Jalen Smith scored on a 2 yard run and a Cameron Butler 38 yard reception. The Blazers took a 21-7 lead into halftime after Smith connected on a 11 yard TD pass to WR Cam Napper. The Red Hawks close to within 21-14 in the 3rd Quarter, but Kicker Nick Lawyer kicked two field goals in the final 4 minutes of the 4th Quarter to give the Blazers the win. Running Back Latheron Rogers-Anderson led the Blazers with 148 yards rushing on 21 carries. The Blazers will be back in action next Friday as they travel to Lancaster for a 7:30 pm kickoff.

MED Two: Medical Careers Evening Seminars


SCAEOP Marion Garrett College Scholarship

The South Carolina Association of Educational Office Professionals, Inc. presents the Marion Garrett scholarship annually. This year three deserving high school students planning to pursue a college degree in the business field will receive a $1000 scholarship. This year, the SCAEOP will offer three of these scholarships. Click on the image for more information and and application.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Save the Date: Pathways to Careers


ATHLETICS: Blazers Facing Red Hawks Tonight

The Varsity Football team will be squaring off against district rival Westwood tonight at 7:30 PM at Westwood. Come on out and cheer on your Blazers to victory! #Saddle Up

ARTS: Blazer Band Traveling to 3A Upper State Championships

Our Blazer Band will be competing in the SCBDA 3A Upper State Championships tomorrow at 3 PM. The event will be at Gaffney High School in Gaffney, SC. Come on out and support your Blazers!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Ridge View Athletic Gear

Need an awesome Ridge View polo or hoodie? Now is your chance. Click on the image to view a flier containing some amazing Nike items at amazing prices! Act now as these prices are good through this Sunday. All items will be shipped to Ridge View. Don't miss this chance to get your Ridge View gear!

ACTIVITIES: Homecoming King & Queen Crowned

L-R: 2015 Homecoming Queen Faith McKie, 1st Runner-up Mainaya
Myers, 1st Runner-up Nahzeer Pryor, 2016 Homecoming King Lahsen
Grich, 2016 Homecoming Queen Jayla Page, Principal Dr. Brenda
Mack-Foxorth, Homecoming Princess Christine Arbois, and
Homecoming Prince Da'Quan Gibson.
At halftime of last Friday's football game, eight contestants vied for the title of Homecoming King and Queen. Lahsen Grich and Jayla Page were crowned Homecoming King and Queen 2016. Nahzeer Pryor and Mainaya Myers were the 1st Runner-ups. Mayah Tyler received the Spirit of Ridge View Award. Da'Quan Gibson and Christine Arbois were crowned the Homecoming Prince and Princess. We would also like to congratulate Wayne Bellieveau, Jasmine Cooper and Janie York for participating. All of the contestants helped to raise $300 to benefit Ridge View Alum Raoul Jenkins. Our football team capped the evening a great week At The View with their 28-14 victory over Richland Northeast to improve to 6-1 on the season.

ACTIVITIES: Senior Class Wins Homecoming Competition

Though Hurricane Matthew disrupted our original Homecoming Week activities, our Blazer Pride was on display last week. Each of the grade level classes competed throughout the week to earn points in determining the most spirited class by participating in dress days and lunch activities. Each hallway was decorated to reflect different types of Hall of Fames including Hollywood, Music, Sports, and some of our RV alum standouts. However, once the dust settled and the points were counted, it was the Senior Class of 2017 that proved the most spirited. Special thanks goes to Ridge View's Student Council, Faculty and Staff, North Springs Blazers, JROTC, and all of the Ridge View students who planned, facilitated and participated in all of the homecoming events. Saddle up and Go Blazers!