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Saturday, September 23, 2017

ACADEMICS: PSAT/NMSQT Testing on October 11th

The PSAT/NMSQT will be administered on October 11th. All freshmen and sophomores will be tested as well as any juniors who sign up for the test. All juniors who would like to take the test must sign-up with Mrs. Aldighieri in D-95. The cost of the test is $15. However, there are a few fee waivers available for students who qualify for free/reduced lunch.

The National Merit Scholarship program is an annual academic competition among high school students for recognition and college scholarships. The PSAT/NMSQT is the qualifying test for entry to the 2017 National Merit Program. Please contact Ms. Teasha Gibson, Director of the Office of School Counseling, with any questions at 803.699.2999 ext 84221 or teagibson@richland2.org.

Alpha Academy Appliacation Due Tuesday

The Alpha Academy offers enriching experiences for young men to:
  • expand their network of like achievers and mentors, 
  • further develop their skills through a variety of civic, educational, and cultural activities beyond the scope of the normal high school curriculum,
  • celebrate the achievements of young minority males throughout the Midlands, and
  • provide mentorship and character building tools that would assist them in their daily life and as they pursue their post-secondary ambitions. 

Alpha Academy participants will participate in monthly interactive sessions that focus on five key areas of development: Leadership and Mentoring, Professional and Academic Enrichment, Personal Growth, Cultural Awareness, and Community Service.  

If you are a young man in your Junior and Senior year of high school, please click on the image to print, complete, and submit the application to the appropriate address.  Applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2017.  Email any questions you may have to AlphaAcademyOIL@gmail.comLast year they awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to program participants. 

ACADEMICS: Dr. Stephens Assist IHS Students To Identify Skeletal Remains

Dr. Bill Stephens, forensic anthropologist for the Richland County Coroner’s Office spoke to the sophomore Institute for Health Sciences  students about bone collections and determining the age, height, ethnicity, and gender of bones. He also described the precision and detail needed to recognize bone fragments especially of mass graves and the 911 bombing sites. Our students will use this information to help determine the identity of two fictitious skeletal remains.  

Join the RV Blazers Walk for Life Team

Help raise money for Breast Cancer by registering and joining the Ridge View Blazers Walk for Life team.  Click on the image and select Richland School District 2 - Ridge View Blazers to join our team.  We will meet on the steps of Spirit Communications Park stadium on Saturday, October 14th.  The half marathon begins at 7:15 and the 5k and 10k walk begins at 7:45.

ATHLETICS: Cici's Pizza Night Next Week


Friday, September 22, 2017

College Center Financial Aid Night Next Week


October 11th ASVAB Testing - Deadline October 5th

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test will be given at Ridge View on October 11, 2017. You must register by October 5th, but don't wait until the last minute.  We can only test 52 students.  The ASVAB is a test that covers basic knowledge such as math and verbal skills, writing skills, and vocabulary. It is a required test for entrance into the military, but it can also be an indicator for general aptitude skills for other purposes. Permission forms to take this test are available in the Career Center.

Richland County Neighborhood Planing Conference


R2i2 is Now Accepting Sophomors


Become a SC Teaching Fellows

The South Carolina Teaching Fellows Program offers the state's brightest and best students the opportunity to participate in enrichment programs, engage in professional development and leadership opportunities, and receive up to a $6,000 fellowship annually for 4 years as long as they are in the process of completing a degree leading to teacher certification, meet the criteria to continue in the program, and agree to teach in a SC public school. 

Any student who is a legal resident of SC and a current high school senior, or junior graduating early, who will be attending college as a freshmen in the fall of 2018, may apply.  Fellowships are based on academic achievement, references, community and school involvement, an interview, and a writing assessment.  Students must attend Anderson, Charleston Southern, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Columbia College, Francis Marion, Lander, USC-Aiken, USC-Columbia, USC-Upstate, or Winthrop.

The deadline to complete the online application is December 1, 2017.   A completed application includes answering all mandatory questions on the online application, a high school transcript, and 3 references.  Notification to Fellowship participants will be early Spring 2018.  Click on the image, to check out the short video about the Teaching Fellows Program and the application process.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

ATHLETICS: Ridge View Tennis Defeats York

Ridge View defeated York, 6-0.  The stats are as follows:
  • Hope Goodwin 6-1, 6-0
  • Yana Udani: 6-3, 3-6, 10-3
  • Anika Kelley: 6-3, 6-0
  • Ferrin Thompson: 6-4, 6-2
  • Kimari Farr: 6-0, 6-3
  • Doubles: Mykaela Werdenie and Ogechi Nitasgwe: 6-3, 6-4, 6-4 
Next match today at HOME vs Richland Northeast.

ATHLETICS: JV Football Plays Rock Hill

This is a reminder that there will be a B Team Football game is TODAY at HOME vs. Rock Hill.  Kickoff is set for 6:00 PM.

USC Darla Moore School of Business Educational Day

The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina will hold a Day at Moore on Friday, September 29, 2017 for all high school juniors under-represented in business (i.e., Hispanic, African-American, Native American, bi- or multi-racial, etc.) who think they may be interested in studying business at the Moore School at University of South Carolina.

Students will participate in an interactive, fun, and educational day which includes collaboration with university faculty, staff and students as they learn about opportunities in the various fields of business and about the University itself.  Activities include games examining the benefits of diversity & inclusion, finance, and marketing, as well as, conversations with admissions, financial aid, and most importantly, current students.  Parents are encouraged to attend the information session at the end of the day where they will learn about the admissions process and financial aid available.

Pre-registration is required for all attendees.  Students should email their name, school currently attending, their current GPA, and their mailing address to cparker@moore.sc.edu by Friday, September 22, 2017.  They will received complete details of the event when they pre-register.

Canvas Eruption Applications Due Tomorrow

DMR Fashion is sponsoring an Inaugural T-shirt design contest and workshop for students interested in arts, design, retail, and fashion merchandising.  50 students from Richland 2 will be introduce students to the inner workings of the retail industry and provide a realistic view of what it takes to succeed and excel within the various aspects of this competition business. Completed applications must be submitted to the school by Friday, September 22nd.  Contestants can obtain an application from the Art Department, by clicking on the image, or by emailing CanvusEruption@DMRFashion.com.  

PSAT Boot Camp - Have You Registered?


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Ridge View Tutoring Schedule


Teen Talk Through Palmetto Health


COMMUNITY: Come Join Ridge View Workouts

The Ridge View Wellness Council will now be hosting move-to-music workouts on Mondays in the Dance room from 4-5 PM, and walking on the track on Wednesdays from 4 - 5 PM!   Come join us in the Dance Room or on the track.  All are welcome! 

ATHLETICS: Varsity Football Beats Union

The Ridge View Varsity Football team pitched a shutout Friday night in a non-region contest blanking Union County 38-0.  The game was held at Richland Two District Stadium #2.  Jaheem Fordham dazzled defensively with two interceptions.  The shutout was the first under Coach Perry Parks.  Ridge View is idle this week and returns to action in region play next week against South Pointe.  That game will be played on Thursday, September 28 at Richland Two District Stadium #2.

ATHLETICS: Come Out to Support the Lady Blazers


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Clemson University to visit Ridge View

Tuesday, September 26th-   Clemson University A representative from Clemson in Clemson, SC will be in D95 from 9-10am. Get a pass from the College Center to visit! 

Alpha Academy Mentoring & Scholarship Program Due Next Week

The Alpha Academy offers enriching experiences for young men to:
  • expand their network of like achievers and mentors, 
  • further develop their skills through a variety of civic, educational, and cultural activities beyond the scope of the normal high school curriculum,
  • celebrate the achievements of young minority males throughout the Midlands, and
  • provide mentorship and character building tools that would assist them in their daily life and as they pursue their post-secondary ambitions. 

Alpha Academy participants will participate in monthly interactive sessions that focus on five key areas of development: Leadership and Mentoring, Professional and Academic Enrichment, Personal Growth, Cultural Awareness, and Community Service.  

If you are a young man in your Junior and Senior year of high school, please click on the image to print, complete, and submit the application to the appropriate address.  Applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2017.  Email any questions you may have to AlphaAcademyOIL@gmail.comLast year they awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to program participants. 

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications Deadline

This is a reminder that all students are currently receiving lunch status based on last year's qualifications.  On Tuesday, October 3rd any student whose parent has not completed and submitted a 2017-18 Free/Reduced Lunch application will be charged full price for lunch and breakfast.  It is very important that you complete your application before this date so that there is no interruptions in your child's meal costs.  Students will be charge breakfast to their school accounts, but not their lunch.  But after the October 3rd deadline they will be charge $1 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch.  To complete the online Free/Reduced Lunch application, click on the image.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Family Dollar & Food Lion Concerns

The Family Dollar and Food Lion stores, located across the street from Ridge View, have notified us that students are being picked up and dropped off in the shopping center. Students should not to be dropped off or picked up at this location. Student parking at these stores may be towed, and parents waiting in the parking lot to pick up their children may be placed on No Trespassing orders.  

Please be reminded that for the safety of our students, we have asked you to come onto campus, and follow the blue line when turning into Ridge View to pick up and drop off your car-riders.  Parking spaces on campus are available for students to purchase.  

Also remember if you ride the bus, you will be unable to return to school to get on the bus.  Once you walk across the street, you cannot return to school unless you are attending after school practices.

The large number of Blazer parents and students congregating in front of these establishments has become a problem. These are valued business partners and we want to be good neighbors. 

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 699-2999 ext.84206 or email bmack@richland2.org.

Lunch & Learn Tomorrow!!

Blazer Career Center is hosting a Lunch-N-Learn on tomorrow, September 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM in the Career Center.  The topic will be related to the Hospitality Tourism Cluster.  Ms. Betsy Jordan of Prestige Travel will speak to students about the travel industry.  Student may pick up permission form beginning today.  Space is limited.  Lunch will be provided.   See Ms. Barnes (abarnes@richland2.org) in the Career Center for details.

Friday, September 15, 2017

PSAT Boot Camp - Register Today!


2017-2018 Report Card Dates


Ridge View Rocks!!!


Family Dollar and Food Lion Concerns

The Family Dollar and Food Lion stores, located across the street from Ridge View, have notified us that students are being picked up and dropped off in the shopping center. Students should not to be dropped off or picked up at this location. Student parking at these stores may be towed, and parents waiting in the parking lot to pick up their children may be placed on No Trespassing orders.  

Please be reminded that for the safety of our students, we have asked you to come onto campus, and follow the blue line when turning into Ridge View to pick up and drop off your car-riders.  Parking spaces on campus are available for students to purchase.  

Also remember if you ride the bus, you will be unable to return to school to get on the bus.  Once you walk across the street, you cannot return to school unless you are attending after school practices.

The large number of Blazer parents and students congregating in front of these establishments has become a problem. These are valued business partners and we want to be good neighbors. 

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 699-2999 ext.84206 or email bmack@richland2.org.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

SAVE THE DATE: Nothing But Net Charity BBall Game

Richland School District One and Richland School District Two employees are going to rumble again on the hardwood at the third annual “Nothing but Net” charity basketball game. The game is Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m., at Keenan High School, located at 361 Pisgah Church Road. The half-time show will feature a free throw contest with the district superintendents, student dunk contest, and a tribute to breast cancer survivors. Proceeds will benefit the Palmetto Health Breast Cancer Walk for Life/Race for Life (taking place on Saturday, October 14). “Nothing but Net” tickets are $5.00 and can be purchased at Ridge View High School, the Richland Two District Office at R2i2, 763 Fashion Drive in the Village at Sandhill, and at the game. Children under age 6 are free. Check the district’s website for more information or contact triley@richland2.org or 803.738.3232.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Alpha Academy Mentoring & Scholarship Program Application

The Alpha Academy offers enriching experiences for young men to:
  • expand their network of like achievers and mentors, 
  • further develop their skills through a variety of civic, educational, and cultural activities beyond the scope of the normal high school curriculum,
  • celebrate the achievements of young minority males throughout the Midlands, and
  • provide mentorship and character building tools that would assist them in their daily life and as they pursue their post-secondary ambitions. 

Alpha Academy participants will participate in monthly interactive sessions that focus on five key areas of development: Leadership and Mentoring, Professional and Academic Enrichment, Personal Growth, Cultural Awareness, and Community Service.  

If you are a young man in your Junior and Senior year of high school, please click on the image to print, complete, and submit the application to the appropriate address.  Applications must be postmarked by September 26, 2017.  Email any questions you may have to AlphaAcademyOIL@gmail.comLast year they awarded over $20,000 in scholarships to program participants. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Schedule for Today's 2 Hour Delay

Today, Ridge View will operate on a 2 hour delay.  Students who ride the bus should report to their bus stops 2 hours later than on a regular school day.  Car-riders should report to Ridge View 2 hours later than usual.  The schedule for today is as follows:

Early Bird: 9:35 - 10:30 AM
1st Period: 10:40 - 11:25 AM
2nd Period: 11:31 - 12:01 PM
3rd Period: 12:07 - 12:37 PM
4th Period: 12:43 - 1:13 PM
Lunch: 1:13 - 1:47 PM
5th Period: 1:53 - 2:23 PM
6th Period: 2:29 - 2:59 PM
7th Period: 3:05 - 3:35 PM

R2i2 Shuttle will leave at 1:30 PM in the Bus Lot.

Free/Reduced Lunch Application Deadline Oct. 3rd

This is a reminder that all students are currently receiving lunch status based on last year's qualifications.  On Tuesday, October 3rd any student whose parent has not completed and submitted a 2017-18 Free/Reduced Lunch application will be charged full price for lunch and breakfast.  It is very important that you complete your application before this date so that there is no interruptions in your child's meal costs.  Students will be charge breakfast to their school accounts, but not their lunch.  But after the October 3rd deadline they will be charge $1 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch.  To complete the online Free/Reduced Lunch application, click on the image.

Senior Parent Informational Tomorrow

Student Last Name
School Counselor
Calendar Link
A-B
Teasha Gibson
C-Go
Jacqueline Walker
Gr-L
Anne Burley
M-Sc
Trena Mack
Se-Z
Janet Vargas-Riordan
All CAT Students
Zipporah Little

Monday, September 11, 2017

Lunch & Learn: Hospitality & Tourism

Blazer Career Center is hosting a Lunch-N-Learn on September 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM in the Career Center.  The topic will be related to the Hospitality Tourism Cluster.  Ms. Betsy Jordan of Prestige Travel will speak to students about the travel industry.  Student may pick up permission form beginning today.  Space is limited.  Lunch will be provided.   See Ms. Barnes (abarnes@richland2.org) in the Career Center for details.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

National Beta Club Applications Due Date Extended

Eligible students that are interested in applying to join the National Beta Club will be able to submit their application by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, September 13 pending further cancellations.  For more information, please contact Ms. Fennell (pfennell@richland2.org) or Mrs. Knox-Lewis (aknox@richland2.org).

ATHLETICS: Belton Travels to Australia for Golf Conference

Imani Belton was the South Carolina representative on the East Conference Golf Team at the 14th Annual Down Under Sports Cup hosted on the Gold Coast of Australia this past summer.  She was among 40 male and female golfers to compete in the All-American Golf Tournament at the Palmer Gold Coast Golf course in Queensland, Australia. Upon completion of the tournament, Imani received an award for having the longest drive among the female golfers.  On the following day, she was among 64 male and female golfers to participate in the All-International Golf Tournament where she was paired with the top Australian male golfer due to  her “long drive” recognition during the All-American Tournament.  Despite the transfer of the trophy back to the Australians, Imani had an awesome experience golfing with the Australians and fellow Americans and surfing during a 3-day excursion to Honolulu, Hawaii before returning home. 

Check Out Bus Changes

Starting Friday, September 8, 2017, KL# 55 will no longer pick up Fox Run Subdivision. Letters were given to students Wednesday, September 6th notifying students and parents of the changes.  Please review the information below for the changes that will take place.


SAVE THE DATE: Senior Parent Informational

Student Last Name
School Counselor
Calendar Link
A-B
Teasha Gibson
C-Go
Jacqueline Walker
Gr-L
Anne Burley
M-Sc
Trena Mack
Se-Z
Janet Vargas-Riordan
All CAT Students
Zipporah Little

Saturday, September 9, 2017

ACADEMICS: Blazer Academy Tutoring Schedule


ACADEMICS: Scholars Senior Publishes Book to Learn Latin

Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law Senior Queen Trapp has published her first book, a Latin ABC coloring book for pre-K called ABC's in Latin. The book was inspired by her work with RV Latin teacher Dr. Casey Moore and she hopes to bring her love for Latin to children all over. It is currently available on Amazon for $11.99 and includes free shipping! 

REMINDER: Online Fee & Meal Pay



Friday, September 8, 2017

Spirit of Service Awards

The Prudential Spirit of Community Service Awards is seeking young people who have made meaningful contributions to their community through volunteer service.  All students in grades 6-12 are invited to apply online.  One Ridge View applicant will be nominated for the President's Volunteer Service Award.  The top volunteer will also move to the State Competition.  Only one student from each state will receive $1,000, an engraved Silver medallion, and an all expense paid trip with a parent to Washington, DC for several days to attend the national awards ceremony.  The deadline to apply is November 7th.  If you are interested in learning more about this award and/or applying click the image. 

ACADEMIC: Emerging Public Leader, Queen Trapp

Scholars Magnet for Business and Law Senior, Queen Trapp, was one of the 18 high school students from across South Carolina chosen to participate in the Riley Institute's annual Emerging Public Leaders program, which encourages students to develop solutions to urgent problems the community is facing today.

Trapp spent her summer at Furman University analyzing critical issues, practicing ethical leadership, developing communication and presentation skills in order to develop a service project that will address the needs and diversity of her local community.  Throughout the 2017-18 school year, she will continue to work with Riley Institute and the Ridge View staff to implement the initiatives of her community service project.  In the Spring she will return to Furman University to present her project to a panel of judges.  The winning project will receive funds to expand or replicate the program.

ACADEMICS: AHS Sophomore Receives National Honor

Allied Health Science Magnet sophomore, Madison Norton-Flores received a lifetime membership in the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS).  The Society recognizes high-achieving millennials who have demonstrated outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community commitment. NSHSS founder and Chairmen, Claes Nobel, is honored to “recognize the hard work, sacrifice, and commitment Madison has demonstrated to achieve this exceptional level of academic excellence.”  According to NSHSS President James W. Lewis, the Society supports scholars in their growth and development and aim to help students like Norton-Flores “build on their academic success by connecting them with unique learning experiences and resources [such as internships, scholarships, and study abroad opportunities] to help prepare them for college and meaningful careers,” develop their strengths, and pursue their passions.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Bus Route Changes Starting Tomorrow

Starting Friday, September 8, 2017, KL# 55 will no longer pick up Fox Run Subdivision. Letters were given to students Wednesday, September 6th notifying students and parents of the changes.  Please review the information below for the changes that will take place.


SAVE THE DATE:: Senior Parent Informational

Student Last Name
School Counselor
Calendar Link
A-B
Teasha Gibson
C-Go
Jacqueline Walker
Gr-L
Anne Burley
M-Sc
Trena Mack
Se-Z
Janet Vargas-Riordan
All CAT Students
Zipporah Little

Lunch & Learn: Hospitality & Tourism

Blazer Career Center is hosting a Lunch-N-Learn on September 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM in the Career Center.  The topic will be related to the Hospitality Tourism Cluster.  Ms. Betsy Jordan of Prestige Travel will speak to students about the travel industry.  Student may pick up permission form beginning today.  Space is limited.  Lunch will be provided.   See Ms. Barnes (abarnes@richland2.org) in the Career Center for details.

Purchase Nothing But Net Tickets AT THE VIEW


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ATHLETICS: Lady Blazers Golf 2nd in Tri-Match

The Lady Blazer golf team had their first match on Tuesday, August 29 at Woodlands Golf Club against Spring Valley. It was a great first match but fell short by 10 strokes with a score of 242 to Spring Valley's 232.  Imani Belton lead the Lady Blazers with a score of 46.  The following day they played a tri-match with Irmo and River Bluff at Oakhills. The Blazers came in second by beating Irmo with a score of 227-273 and falling short to River Bluff 227-206. The blazers improved their team score by 15 strokes from the previous day. Imani Belton had her lowest high school career  round of 41. The blazers fall to 1-2 on the season. Next match is Lexington today at Lexington Country Club.