Fresh Start Aug 18 8 AM-1 PM Freshmen Parent Breakfast Aug 18 8 AM Library Commons 1st Football Game vs Sumter Aug 18 7:30 PM 1st Day of School Aug 22
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

CAT Junior/Senior Parent & Student Meeting TONIGHT!!

REMINDER


Junior & Senior Parent/Student Meeting

Thursday, August 17th
Library Commons
6:00 - 7:30 PM

No LATE START Next Wednesday

We will not have late start next Wednesday, August 23rd. Ridge View will operate on our Regular Bell Schedule. Our first late start Wednesday will be August 30th.

Lunch Guidelines


For the 2017-2018 school year, subsidized meals application are available online by clicking on the image. The price for a full Lunch is $2.75 in the cafeteria. All seniors may leave campus during lunch, but cannot walk off campus. Students are not permitted to walk off campus during the school day without signing out or receiving parent/guardian approval. Seniors are permitted to drive off campus. Juniors may apply for off-campus lunch privilege during second semester.  Qualifiers for the privilege will be informed after their application is approved.

Looking Forward to Meeting You Tomorrow

Ninth-graders will get a head start on the new school year by participating in Fresh Start on Friday, August 18. The day begins at 8:30 AM and ends 1:00 PM.  This day will help ease your child's transition from middle to high school and provide an opportunity for him/her to become familiar with Ridge View before the other students return. 

Transportation and lunch will be provided. Parents/guardians must complete the annual online registration through parent portal for students to ride the bus. Should you have questions about the online annual registration, please contact Ms. Goines by email (tgoines@richland2.org) or by phone (803.699.2999 ext 84217). 

Information on transportation routes can be viewed by going to www.richland2.org and selecting Transportation under Departments.  

All students should report to the large gym upon their arrival to school.  Our Parent Breakfast will be held in the Library Commons from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

NO LATE START: WEDNESDAY, 8.23.2017

CORRECTION: There will be NO LATE START on Wednesday, August 23, 2017. Buses will run at normally scheduled times. Ridge View will operate on our normal full day bell schedule (see below). The first late start of the year will be on Wednesday, 8.30.2017.

Regular
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7:358:30Early Bird
8:409:461st
Announcements & SSR - 1st 20 min
9:5210:382nd
10:4411:303rd
11:3612:224th
12:2212:55Lunch
1:051:515th
1:572:436th
2:493:357th

Help Ridge View Get Lunch With Mason!


New Faculty Spotlight: Gregory Gyles

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AT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mr. Gregory Gyles. He grew up in Stone Mountain, Georgia, received his Bachelor's degree from Georgia State University in Marketing, and a Master's degree from Webster University in Business Administration. In September he retired United States Army after 23½ years of service.  He is married to Liza R. Gregory (19 years); and they have twin sons Gyles IV and James, both 13 years old.  His hobbies are his family, tennis, golf, and SEC football (Go DAWGS!). Welcome, Mr. Gyles to Ridge View High School.

ATHLETICS: Football Homecoming Game at Spirit Communications Park

Ridge View High School Football returns to Spirit Communications Park on Friday, October 20th for Pigskin in the Park! The Blazers will be taking on Westwood for our HOMECOMING! Spread the word for this special night and let’s put 10,000 Ridge View fans and alums in the stands!  Kickoff is set for 7:30 pm. Click on a link below for some local media coverage for this special event.

COMMUNITY: Total Eclipse Weekend

We hope you enjoy the upcoming Solar Eclipse. Learn more about planned eclipse events in Columbia over the weekend by clicking on the image, and learn more about eclipse viewing glasses.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Alexandria Bolvidge

IMG_0040.JPGAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Ms. Aly Bovidge. She has lived in South Carolina for about 10 years and graduated from the University of South Carolina for both my Bachelor's of Arts in History and my Master's in Teaching in Social Studies. Before coming to South Carolina, she lived near Virginia Beach as both of her parents were stationed at Langley Air Force Base. In her "free" time she struggles to instill manners in her 6 month old puppy, crochets misshapen hats, and avoids doing housework at a near Olympic level. Welcome, Ms. Bovidge to Ridge View High School!!

DISTRICT: Online Fee & Meal Pay



ATHLETICS: Friday's Football Game Televised by WACH Fox 57

Our Blazer Football team will be opening the season against Sumter this Friday, August 18th at Richland 2 District Stadium #2 in Blythewood. This game will be televised live on WACH Fox 57!  Although it is being televised, let's have a great showing in the stands for the game to show everyone our Blazer Pride!

ATHLETICS: Sport Performance Coach Joins Athletic Staff

Dr. Treva Anderson has joined the RVHS Athletic Department as a Sports Performance Coach. She has worked as a full time performance coach at Ft. Jackson. For more information about Dr. Anderson, please click on the image. You can also click HERE to read an article about the role of a Sports Performance Coach. Welcome to Ridge View Dr. Anderson! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Mrs. Odora Coleman

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AT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mrs. Odora Coleman. She graduated from Fairfield Central High School in 2007, received her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Education with an English concentration from the University of South Carolina - Upstate, and her Master's in Administration from Liberty University. Recently her husband and her welcomed their first child, Aceson, into the world. Welcome, Mrs. Coleman!

ATHLETICS: Fall Sports Schedules

Our Fall Sports Season is upon us. Our student-athletes would love for you to come on out and support them. Click on the links below for the schedules for each team.

REMINDER: School Lunch Price Increase

Lunch prices for the 2017-2018 school year in Richland Two will be increased by 10 cents. Elementary lunch meals will cost $2.60 while Secondary lunches will cost $2.75.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Richland Two Back-to--School Night with the Columbia Fireflies


Bus Information

Please click on the image to view Richland School District Two's transportation page for information about bus transportation information and for the registration form. Click HERE for Ridge View's bus routes.

New Faculty Spotlight: Naleesha Brown

20160331_222353.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Naleesha Brown. Ms. Brown has always felt that teaching is a gift and most definitely a passion. Since her childhood, education was always stressed as the most important aspect of life. As such, she is life long learner who believes in never giving up on your dreams. She is an alumni of the University of Phoenix, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Management and a Masters in Secondary Education. She is certified as a Business and Technology teacher. Ms. Brown has been in love with technology since she was the first child on her the block with an Atari game system. She cannot wait to get into the classroom with her students to teach them while also learning from them. Welcome Ms. Brown!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

New 2 Ridge View Presentation



Did you miss the New to Ridge View Parent and Student Meeting on Monday, August 7th?  No problem.  As promised, click on the image to view the presentation. 

Important Chromebook Information

Students who kept their chromebooks over the summer but need them repaired, must bring their device to Room D-93 and complete a work order during the first week of school.  This repair will be covered under the 2016-17 Device Protection Plan.  After the first week of school, the device will be repaired under the 2017-18 insurance plan.  Students who do not need a repair will be issued updated ID stickers for their Chromebook and charging cord.
Students who decided to return their chromebooks to the school, must bring in their charging cord and carrying case to D-93 August 28 - September 8th.  If their devices needed repairs, Mrs. Hunter, our Technology & Learning Coach, will let them know if their devices are ready for pickup. All repaired devices should be available September 8th.  Students can also purchase replacement charging cords ($25) and carrying cases ($30) in D-93.  
1st year and new to Ridge View students will receive their Chromebooks August 28 - September 8th.  Students who attended a Richland Two middle school will be required to bring their R2-issued cases or purchase a new one ($30) in order to receive a chromebook New-to-Richland Two students will be issued a case at no charge. 
If you have any questions related to 1TWO1 at Ridge View, including Chromebooks, please contact our Technology & Learning Coach (TLC), Mrs. Cheryl Hunter

Sign 2017-18 Richland 2 RUP Online

In order for your Ridge View student to receive (or retain) a Chromebook for the 2017-18 school term, parents must do the following:
  1. Sign the Richland Two Responsible Use Procedures (RUP) form
  2. Pay the $20 Richland Two Device Protection Plan
  3. Pay all previous Chromebook debts.  
This year, parents are asked to sign the RUP form online for each child.  To access the online form, log into your Parent Portal account and click on Annual Registration (on the left of the page).  Click on the image on the right, to access detailed instructions on electronically signing the RUP.  

If you have any questions related to 1TWO1 at Ridge View, including Chromebooks, please contact our Technology & Learning Coach (TLC), Mrs. Cheryl Hunter.

New Faculty Spotlight: Brandon Ross

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AT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mr. Brandon Ross. Mr. Ross is a native of Columbia, S.C., and a graduate of Eau Claire High School. He currently lives in Blythewood with his wife Angel, and his daughter Madison. He earned a B.S. from the University of South Carolina, a Masters of Education in Counselor Education from South Carolina State University, and a Master's of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of South Carolina. He has worked as a counselor in the public school system, most recently at Spring Valley High School. He will serve as an Assistant Administrator at Ridge View. His long term goal is to be a school Principal, and his motto is "We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give." Welcome Mr. Ross!





Friday, August 11, 2017

ATHLETICS: Football vs. Sumter to be Televised LIVE

Our Blazer Football team will be opening the season against Sumter next Friday, August 18th at at Richland 2 District Stadium #2 in Blythewood. This game will be televised live on WACH Fox 57!  Although it is being televised, let's have a great showing in the stands for the game to show everyone our Blazer Pride!

New Faculty Spotlight: Melissa Horton

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AT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mrs. Melissa Horton. Mrs. Horton is a resident of Lancaster, S.C., and is a proud wife and mother. She has over thirty years of experience as a registered cosmetologist, and is a registered instructor in S.C. and surrounding states. She will be taking over the Master Hair Care/Barbering program at Ridge View. She knew as a child that she was going to be in the hair industry, and she has also helped her daughter and niece successfully complete their cosmetology programs. Her goal in leading our Master Hair Care program is to empower students by providing education and job skill training to individuals leading to sustainable employment and/or advances in employment in the hair care industry. Welcome Mrs. Horton! 


Fresh Start Next Friday, August 18th

Ninth-graders will get a head start on the new school year by participating in Fresh Start on Friday, August 18th. The day begins at 8:30 AM and ends 1:00 PM.  This day will help ease your child's transition from middle to high school and provide an opportunity for him/her to become familiar with Ridge View before the other students return. 

Transportation and lunch will be provided. Parents/guardians must complete the annual online registration through parent portal for students to ride the bus. Should you have questions about the online annual registration, please contact Ms. Goines by email (tgoines@richland2.org) or by phone (803.699.2999 ext 84217). 

Information on transportation routes can be viewed by going to www.richland2.org and selecting Transportation under Departments.  

All students should report to the large gym upon their arrival to school.  Our Parent Breakfast will be held in the Library Commons from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Craig Nelson

craig picture.pngAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Craig Nelson as a new History teacher. Mr. Nelson is from Prosperity, S.C. He is married with six children from the ages of ten to twenty-four. Mr. Nelson is currently a doctoral candidate in the Ed.D Instruction and Curriculum program at Liberty University. He is a veteran of the United States Army having served as a Combat Engineer, Police Officer, and in the Infantry. He has also worked in Law Enforcement. His Grandfather served on the Richland Two School Board for many years and was blessed with the honor of having a school named after him, Lonnie B. Nelson Elementary. His mother is a first-generation American as her father was born and raised on the Island of Panarea, off the coast of Italy. Welcome Mr. Nelson!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Jibrille Fewell

image1.JPGAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Jibrille Fewell. Mr. Fewell was born and raised in Rock Hill, S.C.  He is 25 years old, and is in his third year in education. He has been coaching football at South Pointe High for the past three years helping the Stallions win three State Championships. Mr. Fewell is a graduate of Liberty University, where he earned All-Conference and All-American honors. He has a 1-year old son named Gabriel Josiah Fewell, who is his heart and joy. He is excited to join the Blazer family as a Career Development Facilitator and Football Coach. Welcome Mr. Fewell!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Kara L'Esperance

12370868_10207138462893281_2434912844577733942_o.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Kara (Care-ah) L’Esperance. Mrs. L'Esperance will be teaching Special Education at The View. She has been married to her husband Adam for twelve and the couple have two children, Travis (10) and Katelyn (7). Because her husband is in the Air Force, they have moved a lot. However, he is near retirement so this is likely to be their final move. Mrs. L'Esperance received her degree from Midwestern State University in Texas for Special Education, and is currently working on a Master's degree as an Educational Diagnostician. She has been described as a very driven and focused individual, who refuses to give up on something once she has set her mind to it. Her goal is to make a difference in Special Education with an emphasis on transition. Welcome Mrs. L'Esperance.




Orientation Tomorrow

Orientation for the 2017-2018 school year will be held tomorrow to register your child for school, receive important information, pay fees, pick up your class schedule, etc. Orientation will be held on the following dates:


Wednesday, August 9th
Seniors: 8 - 11 AM
Juniors: 1 - 4 PM

Thursday, August 10th
Sophomores: 8 - 11 AM
Freshmen: 1 - 4 PM

Proof of residence must be provided before students will be able to participate in Orientation.  Please submit your proof of residence to the Department of School Counseling on or before your Blazer's Orientation date.  If you have any questions about orientation, contact Ms. Wendi Wimmer. Click the image to see the description of all that you can accomplish during orientation.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Need to Purchase a Parking Permit at Orientation?

Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must not only complete the Alive@25 training, but must also complete the Ridge View Parking Agreement for the 2017-18 school year.  If you are interested in purchasing a parking permit for the 2017-18 school year at Orientation, please click the image to the right to print and complete the parking agreement.  You will also need to bring your driver's license, vehicle registration, insurance card, and Alive@25 certificate to Orientation.  

New Faculty Spotlight: Nathan Wright

Nathan.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mr. Nathan Wright. Mr. Wright has been teaching for five years. Prior to teaching, he was employed for seven years as a Lab Tech, Lab Researcher and Lab Manager. He is a native of Canada, and is married to a wonderful wife. The couple has two young girls ages 6 months and 2 years. Mr. Wright has an extreme passion for Science and Technology, and loves to teach. He has the wonderful, corny sense of humor of a chemist......though all the good chemistry jokes Argon. Welcome Mr. Wright!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

New Faculty Spotlight: Kristie Haltiwanger

Bio Pic.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mrs. Kristie Haltiwanger. Mrs. Haltiwanger has been happily married to Mr. Grady Haltiwanger, who works at Kelly Mill Middle School, for 29 years. She has two sons. Hank is a senior at the University of South Carolina, and Adam is a sophomore at the College of Charleston. She also has a precious black lab named Clem. Some of her favorite things to do include gardening, reading, and fishing. Mrs. Haltiwanger will be a Media Specialist at Ridge View. She is looking forward to being a Ridge View Blazer and cannot wait to get to know everyone. Welcome Mrs. Haltiwanger!

Parking 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.

This Week AT THE VIEW

School is Coming!
This is what is going on this week AT THE VIEW:

Monday, August 7th

  • Band Camp at RVHS
  • New to Ridge View Military Families Night from 5-5:45 pm in the Library Commons
  • New to Ridge View Parent Student Meeting from 6-7 pm in the Small Gym

Tuesday, August 8th

  • Band Camp at RVHS
  • JV Girls Volleyball Scrimmage @ Dreher at 5:30 pm
  • Football Scrimmage vs. Crestwood @ RVHS at 6 pm
  • Varsity Girls Volleyball Scrimmage @ Dreher at 7 pm

Wednesday, August 9th


    • Band Camp at RVHS
    • 12th Grade Orientation/Registration from 8:30-11:30 am
    • 11th Grade Orientation/Registration from 1-4 pm

    Thursday, August 10th
    • Band Camp at RVHS
    • 10th Grade Orientation/Registration from 8:30-11:30 am
    • 9th Grade Orientation/Registration from 1-4 pm
    • Varsity Girls Volleyball Scrimmage vs. Irmo @ Home at 5:30 pm
    Friday, August 11th

    • Band Camp at RVHS
    • Varsity Football at the Irmo Jamboree vs. Dutch Fork at 7:30 pm

    Saturday, August 12th

    • Varsity Girls Volleyball at Pelion Invitational

    New to Ridge View Parent Meeting Tomorrow Night

    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.

    Saturday, August 5, 2017

    School Lunch Price Increase

    Lunch prices for the 2017-2018 school year in Richland Two will be increased by 10 cents. Elementary lunch meals will cost $2.60 while Secondary lunches will cost $2.75.



    New Faculty Spotlight: Mallory Mullen

    MalloryMullen.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Ms.  Mallory Mullen, who will be teaching U.S. History and Sociology this year. She is a recent graduate from Clemson University with degrees in History and Secondary Education. She is also a 2013 alumni of Ridge View High School! While at Ridge View, she was a member of the Scholars Academy, Band, and Lacrosse team. She is grateful for the opportunity to come back home and begin her teaching career in the same place where she fell in love with Social Studies. Welcome back Ms. Mullen!




    Richland Two Back-to--School Night with the Columbia Fireflies


    Orientation Approaching

    Orientation for the 2017-2018 school year will be held next week to register your child for school, receive important information, pay fees, pick up your class schedule, etc. Orientation will be held on the following dates:


    Wednesday, August 9th
    Seniors: 8 - 11 AM
    Juniors: 1 - 4 PM

    Thursday, August 10th
    Sophomores: 8 - 11 AM
    Freshmen: 1 - 4 PM

    Proof of residence must be provided before students will be able to participate in Orientation.  Please submit your proof of residence to the Department of School Counseling on or before your Blazer's Orientation date.  If you have any questions about orientation, contact Ms. Wendi Wimmer. Click the image to see the description of all that you can accomplish during orientation.

    Friday, August 4, 2017

    New Faculty Spotlight: Nicole Geva

    files033.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Ms. Nicole Geva. Ms. Geva is 26 years old and has been teaching for five years. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Education with a major in Mathematics from the University of St. La Salle, Bacolod City, Philippines. She loves to travel and meet new people. Welcome Ms. Geva!

    Welcoming All Blazer Freshmen to Fresh Start

    Ninth-graders will get a head start on the new school year by participating in Fresh Start on Friday, August 18. The day begins at 8:30 AM and ends 1:00 PM.  This day will help ease your child's transition from middle to high school and provide an opportunity for him/her to become familiar with Ridge View before the other students return. 

    Transportation and lunch will be provided. Parents/guardians must complete the annual online registration through parent portal for students to ride the bus. Should you have questions about the online annual registration, please contact Ms. Goines by email (tgoines@richland2.org) or by phone (803.699.2999 ext 84217). 

    Information on transportation routes can be viewed by going to www.richland2.org and selecting Transportation under Departments.  

    All students should report to the large gym upon their arrival to school.  Our Parent Breakfast will be held in the Library Commons from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM.

    Military Families: Tutor.com


    Thursday, August 3, 2017

    New Faculty Spotlight: Rachell Green

    FullSizeRender (1).jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Mrs. Rachell Green, who has recently returned to Columbia with her husband and children after living in Charleston, SC.  She is a native of East Saint Louis, IL, and a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in Education Administration. She most recently worked in Dorchester County at Ashley Ridge High where she primarily taught American Literature. She enjoys spending time with her family, especially her four-year-old daughter and two-year-old son. Welcome to Ridge View Mrs. Green!

    Richland 2 Noches para Registro Anual


    Wednesday, August 2, 2017

    Want to Park on Campus?

    Students wishing to park on campus during the school year must not only complete the Alive@25 training, but must also complete the Ridge View Parking Agreement for the 2017-18 school year.  If you are interested in purchasing a parking permit for the 2017-18 school year at Orientation, please click the image to the left to print and complete the parking agreement.  You will also need to bring your driver's license, vehicle registration, insurance card, and Alive@25 certificate to Orientation.  

    New Faculty Spotlight: Janice South-Henderson

    J South-Henderson.jpgAT THE VIEW would like to introduce Ms. Janice South-Henderson as a new member to our faculty. Ms. South-Henderson is a native of the beautiful island of Jamaica. She has been teaching high school mathematics for the past 14 years. She is looking forward to expanding her knowledge, both culturally and pedagogically at Ridge View. Welcome Ms. South-Henderson!

    Orientation Next Week

    Orientation for the 2017-2018 school year will be held next week to register your child for school, receive important information, pay fees, pick up your class schedule, etc. Orientation will be held on the following dates:


    Wednesday, August 9th
    Seniors: 8 - 11 AM
    Juniors: 1 - 4 PM

    Thursday, August 10th
    Sophomores: 8 - 11 AM
    Freshmen: 1 - 4 PM

    Proof of residence must be provided before students will be able to participate in Orientation.  Please submit your proof of residence to the Department of School Counseling on or before your Blazer's Orientation date.  If you have any questions about orientation, contact Ms. Wendi Wimmer. Click the image to see the description of all that you can accomplish during orientation.

    Last Richland Two Annual Registration Night