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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

ATHLETICS: Basketball Teams Featured in The State

Senior guard Erica Tisdale drives to the hoop 
(photo courtesy of Tim Dominick of The State)
Both our Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball teams are off to a great start on the season and are in first place in Region III-AAAA. Lou Bezjak of The State recently recognized our teams with his article Ridge View basketball teams on the rise. You can read his story by clicking on the image. Thanks Lou! Don't just take Lou's word for it. Come on out tonight at home vs. Lancaster or away at Richland Northeast on Friday night to see the varsity teams in action. Girls tip-off at 6 pm followed by the Boys at 7:30 pm on both nights.

Open House Next Week

We invite and encourage parents to join us next Tuesday, February 7th, from 5-7 pm for our 2nd Semester Open House. We will begin distributing schedules in the Center Hallway at 4:45 pm so that you will have ample time to meet with all of your student's teachers. We look forward to seeing you then!

REMINDER: Band Mattress Fundraiser This Saturday


Monday, January 30, 2017

ACTIVITIES: Miss RVH Pageant Needs Contestants


We are still looking for students to participate in the Miss RVH pageant. If interested, please see Student Activities Director Ms. Wendi Wimmer in Student Activities located in M-Hall, or contact a member of our Student Council. 

Prince Named Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year

Blazer Senior Jazmine Prince
Ridge View senior Jazmine Prince has been named the Boys and Girls Clubs Youth of the Year and will be received a $2,500 scholarship from Colonial Life. Read more courtesy of Cola Daily by clicking on the image. Congratulations Jazmine!

REMINDER: Middle School Basketball Night Tomorrow

On Tuesday, January 31st, the Ridge View Basketball teams will be hosting Middle School Night! All Middle School basketball players and cheerleaders in uniform or team gear will get in free. Ridge View will be taking on Lancaster that night with the Varsity Girls playing at 6 pm followed by the Varsity Boys at 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing a large crowd for Ridge View Basketball Middle School Night!

SENIORS: Greenville Tech & Spartanburg Methodist College Tours

The Blazer College Center is hosting a trip to tour the campuses of Greenville Tech and Spartanburg Methodist College on Thursday, February 16th. Interested seniors need to sign-up in the Blazer College Center in Room D-95. The cost of the tour is $20 and includes transportation and an on campus lunch. See Mrs. Aldighieri in D-95 for more information.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

This Week AT THE VIEW

Here is what is going on this week AT THE VIEW:

Monday, January 30
  • JV Basketball @ Lancaster (Girls at 5:30 pm; Boys at 6:45 pm)
Tuesday, January 31
  • Prom Tickets on sale form $45 outside of the Small Gym/Book Room during lunch
  • Black History Month Auditions at lunch and at 3:45 pm in the Auditorium. See Ms. Fennell or Mrs. Knox-Lewis for more information.
  • Middle School Basketball Night: Middle Schoolers in uniform or team gear get in FREE to the games vs. Lancaster.
  • Varsity Basketball vs. Lancaster @ Home (Girls at 6 pm; Boys at 7:30 pm)
Wednesday, January 31
  • National Signing Day in the Cafeteria Rotunda at 8 am
  • Prom Tickets on sale form $45 outside of the Small Gym/Book Room during lunch
Thursday, February 2
  • JV Basketball vs. RNE @ Home (Girls at 5:30 pm; Boys at 6:45 pm)
  • Prom Tickets on sale form $45 outside of the Small Gym/Book Room during lunch
Friday, February 3
  • Junior Movie Night in the Auditorium from 5-8 pm
  • Varsity Basketball @ RNE (Girls at 6 pm; Boys at 7:30 pm)
Saturday, February 4
  • RVHS Band Mattress Fundraising Event in the Cafeteria Rotunda from 10 am - 5 pm

ARTS: Findley & Walker Selected for All-State Orchestra

Pictured (Left - Right): Erin Walker and Fiona Findley
Congratulations to Fiona Findley and Erin Walker on being selected to the 2017 All-State Orchestra! Way to go ladies.

FRESHMEN: GEAR UP Second Semester Reminders

Here are some second semester reminders from GEAR UP coordinator Michelle Bishop for our freshmen:
  1. If you are absent from school, please bring a note from the doctor or your parent/guardian on the day your return. Don't let your absences hurt you!
  2. Go to TUTORING and/or ask for help! We are all here to help you succeed! Algebra 1 & 2 tutoring is held during lunch on Tuesday's and Thursday's in D-78.
  3. Get involved in something at school. It looks great on your resume and you might meet your best friend.
  4. There will be 3 college visits this semester. You will need to come to D-78 to pick up the permission slip once they are announced. Grades, attendance and discipline will be checked!
If you have questions, please see Mrs. Bishop in room D-78. She is available during lunch and you are welcome to hang out there at that time.

ACTIVITIES: BHM Assembly Auditions


Saturday, January 28, 2017

ATHLETICS: Middle School Basketball Night

On Tuesday, January 31st, the Ridge View Basketball teams will be hosting Middle School Night! All Middle School basketball players and cheerleaders in uniform or team gear will get in free. Ridge View will be taking on Lancaster that night with the Varsity Girls playing at 6 pm followed by the Varsity Boys at 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing a large crowd for Ridge View Basketball Middle School Night!

REMINDER: FREE Personalized SAT Prep

Before the holidays, all 9-11th grade students participated in an Advisory lesson that showed them how to create and link their College Board account to a Khan Academy account. This allows students to receive personalized test preparation materials for FREE from Khan Academy based on either their PSAT Scores from the exam they took at RVHS in October or their recent SAT scores. Click on the image to view the lesson in case any student was unable to complete the exercise or for any parent interested in viewing the lesson and informational video. We hope every student will take advantage of this awesome opportunity to prepare for the SAT. Higher SAT scores not only open more doors when choosing a college, it also earns students more scholarship money as well!

REMINDER: Sign Up for the ASVAB Test

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) test will be given at Ridge View on February 10, 2017. 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 Blazer Career Center.

REMINDER: Mattress Fundraiser Next Saturday


REMINDER: Vivint Smart Home Scholarship Contest

The Vivint Smart Home Scholarship Team is offering a $5,000 scholarship contest. Eligible students are asked to make a 1-2 minute video based on one of the following prompts:
  • Tell us of a time when you or someone you know was affected by home invasion, burglary or vandalism or of a time when a security system was a benefit to you or someone you know.
  • Imagine your life without technology. How would you communicate with your friends and family, and what would you do in your spare time to better yourself?
Click on the image to view additional scholarship details. The contest deadline is April 1, 2017.

Friday, January 27, 2017

ATHLETICS: Basketball Teams Having a Great Week

The Blazers Basketball program is heaving a great week. On Tuesday night, all five of the teams defeated South Pointe at home including the B-Team Boys, JV and Varsity squads. The JV Girls ran their record to 10-0 on the season. The Varsity teams not only defeated South Pointe, but came back on Wednesday night for a season sweep of Spring Valley. The Lady Blazers defeated the Vikings 64-46, and the Varsity Boys won 65-64 with the go ahead bucket being scored by D'Markis Neal-Taylor. All five of the Ridge View Basketball teams are on the road tonight as the second-half of the Region schedule cranks up. Both Varsity teams are 5-0 and leading Region III-AAAA.

Spring Open House Scheduled for February 7th

We invite and encourage parents to join us on Tuesday, February 7th from 5-7 pm for our 2nd Semester Open House. We will begin distributing schedules in the Center Hallway at 4:45 pm so that you will have ample time to meet with all of your student's teachers. We look forward to seeing you then!

ACADEMICS: Freshmen Blazer Pride Assembly Recap

Left: Joshua Haskins & Mrs. Osborne
Right (Top Row L-R): Edward Roe, Latheron Rogers-Anderson & Diniche Ashe
Right (Bottom Row L-R): Knique Eichelberger, Brianna Davis & Devin Via
The Class of 2020 met on Wednesday during Advisory for their monthly Freshmen Blazer Pride Assembly. Joshua Haskins was recognized as the Blazer Academy Student of the Month. His math teacher, Mrs. Osborne, nominated him for being a kind, polite, hard working, and always being willing to help his classmates. Members of the Senior Class of 2017 were invited to share some of their high school experiences and offer advice to our freshmen. We would like to thank the following seniors for doing an excellent job of speaking to the Class of 2020: Latheron Rogers-Anderson, Diniche Ashe, Brianna Davis, Knique Eichelberger, Edward Roe and Devin Via.

ATHLETICS: Blazers Wrestling Update

The Blazers completed the team portion of the wrestling season last Saturday at the Greenville High School Red Raider Duals. The team was led by Dejuan Warren, Lorenza Waiters and Jonathan Gabriel in placing 10th overall in the team standings. Next up will be the Region 3-AAAA Individual Tournament tomorrow at Westwood High School. Wrestlers who place in the Top 4 will advance to the Upper State Championship in February.

REMINDER: RVHS Orchestra Pancake Breakfast Tomorrow


Thursday, January 26, 2017

ACTIVITIES: BHM Assembly Tryouts


R2i2 Information Night TONIGHT


ACADEMICS: IHS Magnet Sophomores Dissect Eyes

Communication is vital to the human body. Communication can occur electrically through nerve impulses, chemically by hormone secretion, and visually allowing us to communicate our feelings and emotions. The sophomore Institute for Health Sciences students dissected cow eyes to explore the anatomy of the eye. Students identified the location and function of the lens, cornea, retina and the optic nerve.

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.

COMMUNITY: Subscribe to Cola Daily

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.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Sparkleberry Fair Scholarship

The Sparkleberry Fair is offering $1,000 scholarships to Richland School District Two high school seniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA. To apply, pick up an application in room D-95. The deadline to apply is February 17th.

ACTIVITIES: YLE Feeds the Homeless

On January 14th, the Young Ladies of Elegance (YLE) Girls Mentoring group assisted with feeding the homeless with Resurrections Church for a community service project. The ladies helped to serve over 100 homeless people in the Columbia area.

Junior Lunch Privilege Application Deadline This Friday

Juniors, do you want to go off campus for lunch? If so, please complete the application for the Junior Lunch Privilege by clicking on the image. There are a few conditions, which are explained in simple terms below, and in more detail on the application form.
  1. You must APPLY for this privilege. You can pick up an application in the Book Room or the Main Office, or printing the attached document (click on the image).
  2. Your parent or legal guardian must SIGN the application. We will call the listed parent to verify the approval, so they will hear from us only if the student qualifies.
  3. You must have at least a 2.0 GPA, have no major discipline issues this year (RFE) or unserved hours. You must not have any attendance issues, and have no outstanding school fees. This means that you will need to talk to your School Counselor (Guidance), your Administrator, and the Fees Secretary (Main Office), and take the signed form with you to each location.
Remember, you may not leave campus until you have been notified and received your sticker. This also means that you will need to have a school-issued ID card and a lanyard, or you will not get a sticker



If you and your parent/guardian agree to these conditions, complete the application. The deadline to return the completed form is Friday, January 27th.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

REMINDER: Fight Back with Joy Comedy Night on Saturday


College Lunch Chat Tomorrow

Are you interested in a college in West Virgina? If so, stop by the Library Commons during lunch for a College Lunch Chat with Mrs. Parsons, who will speak about Glenville State College, Marshall University, and West Virginia University. Don't forget to bring your lunch.

ACADEMICS: CAT January Newsletter

The Carolina Alliance for Technology (CAT) program has produced its January newsletter. Click on the image to read more.

REMINDER: Golf Interest Meeting Tomorrow

There will be a mandatory meeting for all boys interested in playing golf this year. The meeting will be in room G-9 during lunch tomorrow, Wednesday, January 25th. You must have a physical dated after April 1, 2015 to be eligible to participate. Golf try-outs will begin on Monday, January 30th at Oak Hills Golf Course at 4:30 pm. Try-outs will continue at The Windemere Club on Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 2nd at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions about the golf team, please see Coach Gilmer in the Large Gym.

RSVP Deadline Today for Military Education


Monday, January 23, 2017

This Weeks Blazer College Center Newsletter

Click on the image to read the Blazer College Center Newsletter for the week of January 23rd to receive information about college scholarship opportunities including the Sparkleberry Fair scholarship, college representative visits, and more. Please see Ms. Aldighieri in the College Center in Room D-95 with questions or for assistance.

Senior Panoramic Picture This Wednesday

Seniors will take their Senior Class Panoramic Picture during Advisory this Wednesday, January 25th in the Large Gym. Order forms were passed out in Advisory last week. The forms are due by this Wednesday. Pictures can also be ordered online by clicking on the image. For online orders, follow the instructions and enter code 103822. The cost is $15. For more information, please contact Mrs. High-Washington in room C-83.

ARTS: Orchestra Pancake Breakfast


ACADEMICS: 9th Grade Algebra 1 Tutoring


ATHLETICS: Basketball vs. South Pointe Tomorrow Evening

The basketball games will be playing South Pointe tomorrow evening in make-up games that were postponed due to winter weather on January 6th. Please come on out tomorrow night, Tuesday, January 24th to cheer on your Blazers. This great night of basketball will begin at 5 pm with the JV Girls in the Large Gym and the Boys B-Team in the Small Gym. The JV Boys will play at 6:15 pm in the Small Gym. The Varsity Girls will tip-off at 6:30 pm in the Large Gym followed by the Varsity Boys at 8 pm. 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

ACADEMICS: Cupcakes for Success Celebrates Honor Roll

Report cards were issued this past week to students. Those students 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.

ATHLETICS: Wrestling Misses Playoffs in Close Match

The Blazers took the mat on Tuesday night against Westwood and Lancaster High Schools. The squad needed to win 1 of the 2 matches to secure a playoff spot, but the team lost to Westwood 60-15 before losing a heart breaker to Lancaster in the nightcap. The Blazers had a 33-32 lead going into the final weight class of the match. Sadly, the Bruins managed to get a pin to prevent the Blazers from wrestling in the state playoffs this season.

This Week At The View

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

Monday, January 23rd
  • No events scheduled
Tuesday, January 24th
  • Ring and Graduation Order Payment Day in the Multipurpose Room from 12-1 pm
  • Basketball vs. South Pointe @ Home (JV Girls in Large Gym at 5 pm; Boys B-Team in Small Gym at 5 pm; JV Boys in Small Gym at 6:15 pm; Varsity Girls at 6:30 pm in Large Gym; & Varsity Boys at 8 pm in Large Gym) 
  • CAT Parent Night for 10th & 11th grades in the Auditorium from 5:30-6:30 pm
  • Europe Trip Information Meeting in the Library Commons from 6-7 pm
Wednesday, January 25th
  • College Shirt Day: Wear a college shirt and come by room D-95 to have your picture taken.
  • Senior Panoramic Picture in the Large Gym during Advisory at 10:55 am
  • Boys Golf Interest Meeting in G-9 during lunch
  • Varsity Girls Basketball @ Spring Valley at 6 pm
  • Varsity Boys Basketball @ Spring Valley at 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 26th
  • Military Education Night from 6-7 pm in the Auditorium for Richland Two Juniors & Seniors (RSVP by January 24th to abarnes@richland2.org )
Friday, January 27th
  • Basketball @ South Pointe (JV Girls at 5 pm; Boys B-Team at 5 pm; JV Boys at 6:15 pm; Varsity Girls at 6:30 pm; & Varsity Boys at 8 pm) 
  • Band Winter Camp in the Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Auditorium and Cafeteria
Saturday, January 28th
  • RVHS Orchestra Pancake Breakfast from 8-10 am in the Cafeteria Rotunda for $5.
  • Band Winter Camp in the Band, Orchestra, Chorus, Auditorium and Cafeteria
  • Wrestling at Region 3-AAAA Tournament at Westwood H.S. from 10 am - 2 pm

ACADEMICS: Blazer Academy RAISE UP Awardees

Thirty-three freshmen were recipients of the Blazer Academy RAISE UP award for maintaining their grades from their last report card and increasing their average by one letter grade. Congratulations to the following students: Joel Abraham, Joy Aiken, Ted Akahori, Jaylan Albany, Shi'Geria Cunningham, Zechariah Fisher-Coleman, Chelsea Ford, Keondrick Foster, Dyshon Gallman, Shaniya Gordon, Kenaia Graham-Wroten, Kavvan Haire, Riona Hall, Jared Howze, Makayla Josiah, Ethan Lewis, Trenton Love, Omar Miller, Destiny Moses, Brianna Reese, Catherine Reschke, Joshua Robinson, Adrian Ross, Jada Senior, Lauryn Shelton, Nia Simpson, Carlos Sutton, LaCoya Trapp, Logan Tyson, John Walker, Sharletta Williams, Warner Williams, and Christian Wilson. Keep up the hard work Blazers!

Military Education Night this Thursday


Saturday, January 21, 2017

ATHLETICS: JV Girls Basketball 9-0

The Blazers JV Girls Basketball team has had a great week and a great season. On Tuesday, they defeated York by a score of 59-4 in a game in which they exhibited great teamwork. They were led by high scorers Hasonti Keller with 18 points and Cierra Goodwin with 13. On Thursday, they defeated Westwood 38-9. They were led by Aliyah Morgan (12 points), Mya Middleton (8 points) and Hasonti Keller (6 points). The girls are undefeated with a 9-0 record. 

ATHLETICS: Golf Interest Meeting

There will be a mandatory meeting for all boys interested in playing golf this year. The meeting will be in room G-9 during lunch on Wednesday, January 25th. You must have a physical dated after April 1, 2015 to be eligible to participate. Golf try-outs will begin on Monday, January 30th at Oak Hills Golf Course at 4:30 pm. Try-outs will continue at The Windemere Club on Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 2nd at 4:30 pm. If you have any questions about the golf team, please see Coach Gilmer in the Large Gym.

Smith Named Top Explorer by RCSD

Blazer Junior Matthew Smith was recently recognized as the 2016 Top Explorer by the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Explorers are fundamentally a Scout group, chartered by the Boy Scouts of America, for young males and females between 14 and 20, who have completed the eighth grade. The explorers program puts young people, who are interested in law enforcement in direct contact with deputies from the Sheriff's Department. Congratulations Matthew!

REMINDER: Mattress Fundraiser in Two Weeks


ACADEMICS: SAT Workshop

There will be an SAT Workshop held on Tuesday, February 21st from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at Ridge View. Interested students need to sign up in the Blazer College Center in room D-95. The cost is $30. A minimum of 25 students are needed for this workshop to take place. Please see Mrs. Aldighieri in D-95 if you have any questions.