Summer Hours 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Senior Portraits July 10, 11, and 12 District Annual Registration Nights June 26, July 6, and July 19
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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Share Your Summer Photos

Taking photos this summer?  Share your summer adventures with the yearbook staff by using Community Upload!.  When you submit your amazing photos via Community Upload, your pictures have a chance to be featured in the yearbook.  Submit your photos now by doing the following:
  1. Go to yearbookforever.com
  2. Under Community Upload, enter access code 2018 and click Enter.
  3. Click Upload Photo to begin uploading your photos.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

FREE Summer Virtual Math Readiness Sessions


Unlatched Educational Solutions, LLC, will be holding a FREE Summer Virtual Math Readiness Sessions primarily focusing on prerequisite skills for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Geometry from July 31st through Aug 10th. There will be morning and afternoon sessions offered for flexible scheduling. Click on the image for more information or to register. Hurry as space is limited! 

Alive at 25 Classes

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive@25 training.  Classes will be offered at Ridge View from 9 am to 1:30 pm on the following dates: August 12th, August 19th, November 11th and January 20th. Registration should be completed online at scalive25 by clicking on "classes" from the drop down menu or by calling (803) 732-6778. Register early since classes do fill up quickly. In addition, to taking this course, students wishing to park on campus must have returned all textbooks from last school year and/or paid all outstanding textbook fees before being eligible to purchase a parking permit for the 2017-2018 school year.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Where Can You Find Your Summer Reading Book?


If you have not read your Summer Reading Book and are looking for a library copy, click on the image to see a spreadsheet of where you can find it at Ridge View or the Public Library.



Sunday, July 23, 2017

ACADEMICS: Scholars Students Place 4th in National Competition

On June 14th, Scholars Academy Magnet for Business and Law Sophomores V'dell Carter, Jakayla Cornish, Portia Daniels, Otiana Thompson and Caitlyn Wilson were awarded the Outstanding Overall Entry for South Carolina as part of the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland sponsored by the History Channel.  The girls participated in a week-long competition representing South Carolina in the performance division, where they placed 4th out of 102 entries for their spoken-word telling of revolution in Zimbabwe.  We congratulate these young women for being our first ever entry into the national competition and bringing home the SC award!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

ATHLETICS: Volleyball Tryouts

Volleyball tryouts will be held on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 from 8-10 am. Anyone wanting to try out must have a current physical dated after April 1, 2017 on file with the Ridge View High School Athletic Trainers, and cannot have any outstanding school fees. All questions can be directed to Coach Fink at lfink@richland2.org.

New to Ridge View Parent & Student Meeting

We will be hosting a parent & student meeting for anyone New to Ridge View this year on Monday, August 7th at 6:00 pm in the Small Gym. There will also be a special meeting for military families New to The View at 5 pm in the Library Commons. If you know of anyone who has just moved into our attendance zone, please inform them of this meeting.

Friday, July 21, 2017

ACADEMICS: What is the CAT Program?

Ridge View's newest academic program is the Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT). CAT is a federal grant designed to help fill the skill gap in high-growth, H-1B computer science and engineering occupations in the available workforce. This program offers 62 freshmen in four S.C. high schools a chance to participate in coursework focusing on the fields of Computer Science and/or Engineering, which are typically filled with state or out of country applicants. The other high schools aside from RVHS with this program are Westwood, Laurens and Clinton. The students will have a chance to participate in coursework that is infused with applications for the Computer Science and Engineering industries. Every year, for the four-year life of the grant, sixty-two freshmen will be invited to participate in the program at each school. These students will remain in the program throughout high school. Summer experiences at Disney and Clemson are available to CAT students who qualify, as well as personalized support of CAT counselors, personnel and faculty. There is a large emphasis on service learning, project-based learning, internships, apprenticeships, and job shadowing.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

REMINDER: School Fees Must be Paid Before Athletic Tryouts

Please be reminded that all outstanding school fees must be paid before any student-athlete will be allowed to try out for a team during the 2017-2018 school year. It is recommended that you check Parent Portal to see if you have any outstanding fees. If you have any questions, please contact either Kristin Kasavicha at 803-699-2999, ext. 84203 or Beth Marsh at 803-699-2999, ext. 84204.

ACADEMICS: What are Advanced Placement Courses?

Offering more than 30 subjects, the College Board's Advanced Placement Program enables students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, while still in high school. Ridge View currently offers twenty AP courses, but can also test for some other courses on an independent study basis. Current course offerings are Art History, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science A, Computer Science Principles, English Language & Composition, English Literature & Composition, Environmental Science, French Language & Culture (testing only), German Language & Culture (testing only), Human Geography, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1-Algebra, Psychology, Spanish Language & Culture, Statistics, Studio Art Drawing, Studio Art 2D, Studio Art 3D, U.S. History, U.S. Government & Politics, and World History. If interested in taking any of these courses, talk to your school counselor.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

COMMUNITY: Free Cola Daily Newsletter Subscription

Never miss a headline or miss out on events in the area! Click on the image to subscribe for Cola Daily's free newsletter. Every morning, the latest headlines will arrive in your inbox. On Thursday afternoons, you'll receive a newsletter filled with events happening in the area. Cola Daily is the only local daily newspaper for Columbia and the Midlands, including Lexington and Richland counties.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

The ARTS Matter

Did you know that students who take the time to master a musical instrument, learn about hard work, practice, and discipline. While performing in a group like an orchestra, band or choir, students learn to work together, appreciate teamwork, strive for a common goal, and develop negotiation skills. For more information about the arts at Ridge View, click on the image.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Music Matters

Schools with music programs have an estimated 90.2% graduation rate and a 93.9% attendance rate compared to schools without music education, which average 72.9% graduation and 84.9% attendance. For more information about the music programs at Ridge View, click on the link for orchestra or our Blazer Bands.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Arts Matter to Your Brain Matter

Did you know that students who had an arts-rich experience in high school were more likely than students without those experiences to complete a calculus course? Also, students who took arts courses in high school achieved a slightly higher grade-point average (GPA) in math than did other students. For more information about the Arts at The View, click on the image.

Friday, July 14, 2017

ACADEMICS: JROTC Program

The Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) is a program offered at Ridge View High School and other high schools that teach students character education, student achievement, wellness, leadership, and diversity. It is a cooperative effort between the Army and the high schools to produce successful students and citizens, while fostering in each school a more constructive and disciplined learning environment. To learn more about this program, click on the image.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Do You Want to Park on Campus?

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must first complete the Alive@25 training.  Classes will be offered at Ridge View from 9 am to 1:30 pm on the following dates: August 12th, August 19th, November 11th and January 20th. Registration should be completed online at scalive25 by clicking on "classes" from the drop down menu or by calling (803) 732-6778. Register early since classes do fill up quickly. In addition, to taking this course, students wishing to park on campus must have returned all textbooks from last school year and/or paid all outstanding textbook fees before being eligible to purchase a parking permit for the 2017-2018 school year.

SAVE THE DATE: Alternative Teaching Info Sessions


Monday, July 10, 2017

Why Reading is Important

We value reading here at Ridge View. Do you? Click on the image to read Kelly Gallagher's ten reasons to read. Summer is a great time to read, so pick up a book today!

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Senior Portraits Start Tomorrow


Senior portraits will be taken by Strawbridge Studios at Ridge View High School in the cafeteria on July 10, July 11, and July 12.  The attire for the formal picture will be provided by Strawbridge and include a tux for male students and a drape for female students.  The formal picture will also serve as the picture for the Ridge View 2017-2018 senior ID card.  It is mandatory that every senior take a picture o participate in senior privileges.  Only photographs taken by Strawbridge Studios will be in the 2017-2018 Ridge View Yearbook.  There is no cost to take the formal picture.  

Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date and time.  Conflicts with times can be resolved by calling Strawbridge Studios at 866.624.6299.  To find out your appointment time and more information about Senior portraits, click on the image to the right.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

ACADEMICS: Ridge View Reads Summer Reading Program

The purpose of our summer reading program is to motivate non-readers to read and encourage readers to read more! 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. There are two components to our summer reading program: school-wide summer reading and an English Department Honors and AP Summer Reading program. Click on the image to read more about our Summer Reading program and to see our book lists.  

Friday, July 7, 2017

ATHLETICS: Wilson's Game Improving

Ridge View's Malcolm Wilson is in the news again courtesy of The State. Click on the image and read more about our 6-foot-11 inch and growing basketball phenom, who is rising up in the recruiting rankings.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

OverDrive for Summer Reading Books

Read, Listen, Watch, Enjoy. Get the OverDrive App for your RVH Summer Reading! This App provides access to ebooks, audiobooks and videos. To access OverDrive, all you need is your R2 User Name and Password. For more information, check out the RVHS Library Commons website. You can also access the Richland Libary's OverDrive using your library card.



Monday, July 3, 2017

Senior Portraits Next Week

Senior portraits will be taken by Strawbridge Studios at Ridge View High School in the cafeteria on July 10, July 11, and July 12.  The attire for the formal picture will be provided by Strawbridge and include a tux for male students and a drape for female students.  The formal picture will also serve as the picture for the Ridge View 2017-2018 senior ID card.  It is mandatory that every senior take a picture o participate in senior privileges.  Only photographs taken by Strawbridge Studios will be in the 2017-2018 Ridge View Yearbook.  There is no cost to take the formal picture.  

Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date and time.  Conflicts with times can be resolved by calling Strawbridge Studios at 866.624.6299.  To find out your appointment time and more information about Senior portraits, click on the image to the right.

REMINDER: Ridge View Closed This Week

This is a reminder that Ridge View High School offices will be closed this week (July 3rd through July 7th). School offices will reopen on Monday, July 10th. We hope everyone has a great week and a safe and enjoyable fourth of July!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Share Your Summer Photos

Taking photos this summer?  Share your summer adventures with the yearbook staff by using Community Upload!.  When you submit your amazing photos via Community Upload, your pictures have a chance to be featured in the yearbook.  Submit your photos now by doing the following:
  1. Go to yearbookforever.com
  2. Under Community Upload, enter access code 2018 and click Enter.
  3. Click Upload Photo to begin uploading your photos.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

We Want to Post YOUR Stories

AT THE VIEW DAILY is always looking for new stories to report to the Ridge View Community. We are looking for anything related to Ridge View's 4 A's - Academics, Arts, Athletics, and Activities. Be sure to tell us the who, what, where, when and why of your story. Please submit at least one photo with your article to rvh-info@richland2.org. Be sure to include in your e-mail your name and association with Ridge View High School.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Richland Two Annual Registration Night


Ridge View Closed Next Week

Ridge View High School offices will be closed on Monday, July 3rd through Friday, July 7th. School offices will reopen on Monday, July 10th. We hope everyone has a great week and a safe and enjoyable fourth of July!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ACADEMICS: Scholars Magnet Students Place at National Competition

Five Scholars Magnet for Business and Law Sophomores were awarded the Outstanding Overall Entry for South Carolina as part of the National History Day competition in College Park, Maryland.  V'dell Carter, Jakayla Cornish, Portia Daniels, Otiana Thompson, and Caitlyn Wilson participated in a week-long competition representing South Carolina in the performance division, where they placed 4th out of 102 entries for their spoken-word telling revolution in Zimbabwe.  We congratulate these young women for being our first every entry into the national competition and bringing home the SC award.

Scholars Capstone Research Spotlight: Fair Care for All

Lahsen Grich, a recent graduate of Ridge View's Scholars Academy for Business and Law, conducted researched based on the question "What effects do clinicians’ implicit biases have on the health care that minority groups, specifically African-Americans, receive in hospital settings?" for his Senior Capstone Research Project. While his primary focus was on implicit biases, attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report, he also researched the historical implications, socioeconomic status, income, education, as well as area of living. The basis of his research was conducting interviews with nurses at local hospitals and asking them to take an implicit bias test in order to compare their opinions and beliefs with their results. The implicit bias test used was designed by Harvard and is accessible for anyone to take by clicking HERE. His findings suggest that nurses downplay the significance of implicit biases in the unequal health for African-Americans and Caucasians despite having a bias towards Caucasians, and the fact that nurses believe that patients have a view of them as different creating a barrier between the patient and the nurse. For more information, you can visit Grich's website by clicking on the image or following him on Twitter at @faircareforall. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

ACADEMICS: CAT/AVID Student Accepted in USC Summer Seniors Program

Rising Senior, Aaron Jevon Walker, CAT (Carolina Alliance for Technology) and AVID student was accepted into the University of South Carolina Summer Seniors Program.  Summer Seniors is a four-day, residential recruitment program designed exclusively for high-achieving African American rising seniors from South Carolina.  Students selected will experience life as a college student, learn how to navigate the college admissions process and what it takes to be a successful student, discover what USC has to offer, as well as connect with USC students, faculty, and staff.  Congratulation Aaron!  What an amazing accomplishment.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

Senior Portraits In Two Weeks



Senior portraits will be taken by Strawbridge Studios at Ridge View High School in the cafeteria on July 10, July 11, and July 12.  The attire for the formal picture will be provided by Strawbridge and include a tux for male students and a drape for female students.  The formal picture will also serve as the picture for the Ridge View 2017-2018 senior ID card.  It is mandatory that every senior take a picture o participate in senior privileges.  Only photographs taken by Strawbridge Studios will be in the 2017-2018 Ridge View Yearbook.  There is no cost to take the formal picture.  

Each senior will receive a postcard with his/her appointment date and time.  Conflicts with times can be resolved by calling Strawbridge Studios at 866.624.6299.  To find out your appointment time and more information about Senior portraits, click on the image to the right.

Share Your Summer Memories

Taking photos this summer?  Share your summer adventures with the yearbook staff by using Community Upload!.  When you submit your amazing photos via Community Upload, your pictures have a chance to be featured in the yearbook.  Submit your photos now by doing the following:

  1. Go to yearbookforever.com
  2. Under Community Upload, enter access code 2018 and click Enter.
  3. Click Upload Photo to begin uploading your photos.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Get the OverDrive App for Your Summer Reading Needs

Read, Listen, Watch, Enjoy. Get the OverDrive App for your RVH Summer Reading! This App provides access to ebooks, audiobooks and videos. To access OverDrive, all you need is your R2 User Name and Password. For more information, check out the RVHS Library Commons website. You can also access the Richland Libary's OverDrive using your library card.

Richland Two Annual Registration Night


Scholars Capstone Spotlight: Divorce Among Christians

Recent Ridge View Scholars Academy for Business and Law graduate Angel Sara George focused on the issue of divorce among Christians for her Senior Capstone Research Project. According to research, there was a rise in divorce rates in the 1980's, and it has been steadily increasing since that time. These rates are actually higher in the Southern region known as the "Bible belt" than in the Northeastern United States. George was particularly interested in looking into why there is a higher rate of divorce among Christians who have Biblical and parental values. Her hypothesis was that it may be caused by the influence of secular culture. Her research question was: Why do Christians in the Bible Belt Choose to Divorce? To answer this question, George surveyed two groups of people, those above the age of 50 and to those between the age of 21-30. Those 50 and older responded to the questions with their strict interpretation of the Bible. They responded that they based their choices on Biblical teachings, whereas those in the 21-30 age group said they were influenced by their family, peers, Bible and even the media. In their responses, they knew the teachings in the Bible, but took on a more personal, holistic view. You can learn more about her research by visiting her website by clicking on the image or following her on Twitter @Christian_Vows. George is planning on attending the University of South Carolina - Columbia to major in Pharmacy.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Richland Two Annual Registration Night


Scholars Capstone Spotlight: Political Brain

Mainaiya Myers, a recent Ridge View Scholars Academy for Business and Law graduate, focused her Senior Capstone Research Project on the question "how can taking a government course make you more politically aware as a citizen? Her interest in this topic was sparked by the recent presidential election when many misunderstandings were expressed on social media regarding the outcome of the election. Myers used a survey sent out via social media platforms Twitter and Facebook. The overall results of the survey were positive and proved my hypothesis that government courses can increase individual political awareness. You can view the results of this study by visiting her website Elect Your Brain by clicking on the image. If you like daily facts about government and want another source to stay up to date with current events, you can follow her on Twitter @brain_politics. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Scholars Capstone Spotlight: End Teen Dating Violence

My name is Micayla Hayden.  Prior to graduating from Ridge View as a member of the Scholars Academy for Business and Law, Micayla Hayden focused her Senior Capstone Research Project on how to end dating violence. Statistics show that 1 in 3 teenagers will experience dating violence between the ages of 13 and 18. This means that 1 out of every 3 teenagers you see sitting in a classroom, bagging groceries at your local grocery store, or roaming the mall with friends will be physically, emotionally, or sexually abused by a dating partner, friend, or acquaintance. Having experienced and witnessed dating violence, Hayden has come to understand the signs, the dangers, and the effects of this unspoken abuse, and furthermore, the importance of educating other teenagers. Her research focused on answering the question “Are Public Schools Effectively Educating Teenagers on Teenage Dating Violence?” by conducting a series of interviews with high school students, hoping to gain some insight on teenager’s perception, understanding, and experience with dating violence. Hayden found a complete absence of formal, preventative education resulting in teenagers experiencing dating violence are left to dissolve their abusive situation themselves, with little to no knowledge and little to no resources. Today’s teenagers have not been properly educated on teenage dating violence, and do not understand the signs, dangers, or effects of dating violence. Teenagers are failing to understand the complexity and severity of dating violence, unable to comprehend the realms that such abuse encompasses. You can follow Hayden on Twitter @EndTRViolence!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

ALUMNI: Cameron Armstrong on ABC's Boy Band

Ridge View graduate Cameron Armstrong will perform on series premiere of Boy Band tonight on ABC at 8:00 PM.  Boy Band is a new series where talented singers battle with each other to become a member of the next great musical band.  Home viewers will get a chance to vote for their favorite five singers in order to create a group that America can truly call its own.  The cast includes Rita Ora, Nick Carter, Emma Bunton, and Timbaland.

Please turn your televisions to ABC tonight and vote for our own Ridge View Blazer, Cameron Armstrong, son of  Coach James Armstrong.  Let's show ABC and the world how much pride and support we give our own.