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9/19/2017 - Ridge View Wins National Public Relations Award

Ridge View High School is the recipent of a 2017 Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association.

9/18/2017 - Pathways 2 Purpose is here

Flip through first issue of Richland Two's new Pathways 2 Purpose magazine!

9/18/2017 - Makeup day set

Students will make up Sept. 11, 2017, missed due to Hurricane Irma, this semester.

9/15/2017 - September 14 School Board Meeting Highlights

The board convened for a regularly scheduled meeting at R2i2.

9/14/2017 - Apply today for Sparkleberry Country Fair Teacher Grants

Application closes Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 5 p.m.

9/14/2017 - Seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Students competing for scholarships worth $32 million. 

9/14/2017 - Military-connected middle schoolers get federal support

Funds support improving student achievement

9/8/2017 - Richland School District Two will operate on a two-hour delay, Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Richland School District Two will operate on a two-hour delay, Tuesday, September 12, 2017. The delay will provide time for district and school administrators to check bus routes and school campuses for any damages caused by severe weather.
 

9/5/2017 - Nothing But Net

Richland One and Richland Two are Holding the Third Annual Employee Charity Basketball Game

9/5/2017 - Three School Board Members Recognized for Training

Three Richland School District Two Board of Trustees Earned Recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association

9/5/2017 - Richland School District Two Hires New Director of Communications

Richland School District Two Hires Ishmael Abdus-Saboor as the New Director of Communications.

9/1/2017 - Richland Two Board Chair selected for congressional policy briefing

Board Chairman Craig Plank talk about school choice

8/28/2017 - August 22 School Board Meeting Highlights

Richland School District Two School Board Meeting Highlights from August 22, 2017.

8/28/2017 - Three schools in first cohort of nationally certified magnet schools

North Springs Elementary School, E. L. Wright Middle School and Richland Northeast High School earn national certification 

8/28/2017 - School districts meet in 3rd Annual Charity Basketball Game

Thursday, Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Keenan High School

8/19/2017 - Richland Two offices and campuses to close at noon for eclipse

Richland Two offices and  campuses will close at noon on Monday, August 21 to avoid any safety or traffic issues related to the solar eclipse.

8/16/2017 - August 15 School Board Meeting Highlights

Richland School District Two School Board Meeting Highlights from August 15, 2017

8/14/2017 - Apply now for Free/Reduced Meals

Apply online or fill out a paper application 

8/9/2017 - August 8th School Board Meeting Highlights

Richland Two August 8, 2017 School Board Meeting Highlights

8/7/2017 - Richland Two Student Wins National Award

Kiara Hayes wins Bronze Medal at NAACP ACT-SO Olympics. 

8/3/2017 - School Board Holds Regularly Scheduled Meeting

The Richland Two School Board will hold a board meeting Tuesday, August 8, 2017. 

8/3/2017 - Do you have an appointment with HR?

Click here for important address information

8/3/2017 - College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winners Announced

Seven Richland School District Two graduates have been named College-Sponsored National Merit Scholarship winners. 

8/3/2017 - Stuff A Truck for Richland Two

Richland School District Two is holding a Stuff A Truck event Saturday, August 5th.

7/20/2017 - Richland Two holding planning workshop

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a board workshop on Friday, July 21, 2017, and Saturday, July 22, 2017

7/20/2017 - Mark Your Calendars For "Step-Up To Sixth" and "Fresh Start"

Sixth- and ninth-graders in Richland Two get a head start on the new school year by participating in either “Step-Up to Sixth” or “Fresh Start” on August 18.

7/12/2017 - July 11, 2017 School Board Meeting Highlights

Click here to view the school board meeting highlights from July 11, 2017.

7/11/2017 - Board Elects New Board Officers for 2017–2018

The board elected board officers for the 2017-2018 school year.

7/10/2017 - Buddy bench dedicated to Dr. Franklin

A "buddy bench" at Polo Road Elementary School has been dedicated to Dr. Franklin.

7/6/2017 - School Board holds regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017.

7/3/2017 - District Closed For Fourth of July Holiday

The district and schools will be closed for the July Fourth holiday. 

7/3/2017 - The Torch Passes in Richland Two — Meet and Greet for New Superintendent on July 11

You're invited to meet Dr. Baron R. Davis, who assummed the post as superintendent of Richland School District Two!

6/29/2017 - June 27 School Board Meeting Highlights

Read the highlights from the June 27, 2917 meeting of the Richland Two Board of Trustees.

6/22/2017 - Interested in teaching and have four year college degree?

Come learn about alternative routes to SC Teacher Certification at one of our information sessions.

6/22/2017 - Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 27.
 

6/21/2017 - Annual Registration Nights Begin Monday

Attend and get help with this online process.

6/19/2017 - Richland Two announces promotions

The Richland Two Board of Trustees approved promotions at the June 13, 2017.

6/15/2017 - Project Care hosts "Healthy Choices, Healthy Families"

Healthy family discussions about youth substance use will be on the menu at the Healthy Choices, Healthy Families forum this month. 

6/14/2017 - School Board Meeting Highlights

Click here to read the board meeting highlights from the June 13, 2017 meeting.

6/14/2017 - CFA is accepting summer applications

Center for Achievement is accepting summer applications for students in grades 2-5 for the 2017-2018 school year.

6/14/2017 - Summer Meal Program provides free meals

Richland Two Food Services, operated by Sodexo, will again serve free, nutritious meals on weekdays this summer. 

6/2/2017 - Graduates Ready for the Big Day!

The joy of receiving a high school diploma is right around the corner for some 1,830 Richland Two seniors.

6/2/2017 - Watch Richland Two graduations live!

Don't miss the big moment! Click here to watch the graduations LIVE!

6/1/2017 - Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

5/31/2017 - Richland Two Summer Hours

Richland Two schools, centers and administrative offices will again operate on a four‐day work week beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, and ending Monday, August 7, 2017.

5/31/2017 - School's almost out for the summer in Richland Two

Richland Two is winding down the school year with only two more days of school!

5/30/2017 - Certification shows students ready for career success

Twelve Richland Two juniors and seniors enrolled at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2) will be the first high school students in the nation to receive the Employers’ Choice EmployABILITY Soft Skills Certification.

5/26/2017 - RVHS Senior to graduate with perfect attendance

Ridge View High School senior Dasya’ Young hasn’t missed a single day of school in 12 years.

5/25/2017 - Memorial Day Holiday is Monday!

Don't forget! The district offices and schools will be closed Monday, May 29 in celebration of Memorial Day.

5/24/2017 - Board Meeting Highlights for May 23

Click here to read the Richland Two Board of Trustees highlights from their meeting on May 23.

5/23/2017 - Learning never stops in Richland Two!

Teachers, keep your skills sharp this summer with the Richland Two Summer Institute. Click here to more information!

5/19/2017 - Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 23.

5/17/2017 - PRES student wins community service award

Polo Road Elementary fifth-grader Harmonie Frederick was named one of America's top 10 youth volunteers of 2017 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.

5/11/2017 - Superintendent-Elect Dr. Davis whips up meal in EdVenture's upcoming 100 Men Who Cook!

Superintendent-Elect Dr. Davis whips up culinary masterpiece in EdVenture's upcoming 100 Men Who Cook! 

5/8/2017 - SVHS senior named Presidential Scholar

Spring Valley High Senior Jenning Chen was announced as one of South Carolina's three Presidential Scholars.

5/8/2017 - Mark your calendars for the WOW (Working on Wellness) Health Festival

Spring Valley Clinical Studies students have partnered with the district to host the WOW (Working on Wellness) Health Festival on Tuesday, May 16.

5/8/2017 - Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 9.
 

5/5/2017 - Richland Two welcomes new principals

Superintendent Debbie Hamm and Superintendent-Elect Baron Davis recommended and the Richland Two Board of Trustees approved new principals for Longleaf and Summit Parkway Middle schools.

5/4/2017 - 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year Banquet

Turn in to the live stream on May 4 at 6 p.m. to find out who will be the next district Teacher of the Year!

5/3/2017 - Board Meeting Highlights for May 2

Read more of the Board Meeting Highlights from the Richland Two Board Meeting on May 2.

5/1/2017 - PREVENTING THE SUMMER SLIDE: R2 Parent Institute for Learning and Engagement

Richland Two is hosting the R2 Parent Institute for Learning and Engagement to offer strategies and tips to help counteract summer learning loss. Join us on Wednesday, May 24, at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2), located at 763 Fashion Drive across from Belk in the Village at Sandhill.
 

5/1/2017 - Draft Day in Richland Two

Richland Two students are preparing to declare for the Draft with Draft Day GPS: Goals, Principles, Service.

4/30/2017 - National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy National Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week! We are thankful for our substitutes here in Richland Two!

4/28/2017 - Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting and Public Input Session on Budget

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 2.
 

4/21/2017 - Choice II Opens May 1

Apply Monday, May 1-31

4/21/2017 - Board to hold Special Called Board Meeting

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

4/20/2017 - 27 students win Sparkleberry Fair Scholarships

The Sparkleberry Country Fair is helping twenty-seven Richland Two students pay their college expenses. 

4/19/2017 - Board Meeting Highlights for April 18

Read more of the Board Meeting Highlights for the April 18 meeting.

4/18/2017 - Annual Registration is here!

Annual Registration for returning students is open for the 2017-2018 school year.

4/17/2017 - Future filmmakers get night on red carpet

See winners from Richland Two 4th Annual Film Festival

4/14/2017 - School board meeting Tuesday

Regular meeting to start at 7 p.m.

4/14/2017 - Classes resume Monday, April 17, 2017

Students attend classes regularly

4/7/2017 - Spring Break — April 10-14, 2017

Schools, centers and administrative offices will be closed April 10-14. 

4/5/2017 - Early dismissal Wednesday, April 5

Based on severe weather reports, schools will dismiss early 

4/3/2017 - Severe weather cancels afterschool activities

Based on severe weather reports, Richland Two will cancel all afterschool activities for Monday, April 3, 2017.

3/31/2017 - Upcoming Richland Two Board Meetings

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will meet for two meetings on Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

3/30/2017 - Richland Two gets nod for re-accreditation

A three-day AdvancED accreditation visit ended with a highly complimentary exit report on Wednesday for Richland Two.
 

3/29/2017 - School Board Meeting Highlights

Read the highlights from the March 28, 2017 meeting of the Richland Two Board of Trustees.

3/29/2017 - Round Top student wins Future Chef

"Cam's Little Bites of Heaven" won over judges.

3/24/2017 - Richland Two School Board to hold meetings

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold two meetings next week.

3/22/2017 - ALERT Students Storm Citadel

Students compete in trebuchet building, launching activity

3/21/2017 - Round Top Named Palmetto's Finest

Award-winning school earns honor

3/15/2017 - 11th-Graders to take WorkKeys®

On March 22, 2017, 11th-grade students in Richland Two will take WorkKeys®.

3/15/2017 - March 14 School Board Highlights

Read more on the highlights of the Richland Two Board of Trustees meeting on March 14, 2017.

3/11/2017 - Fourteen seniors named National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Students continue to next phase of competition

3/10/2017 - Sandlapper achieves Lighthouse School Status

Sandlapper Elementary has been designated a Lighthouse School, by implementing The Leader in Me process.

3/10/2017 - Board Meeting Scheduled

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

3/6/2017 - Special Called Board Meeting

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at 5:30 p.m.

3/6/2017 - Healthy comfort food on the menu for cooking competition

Sodexo will host its Seventh annual Future Chefs cooking competition on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at R2i2 from 4-6:30 p.m.

3/1/2017 - Feb. 28 Board Meeting Highlights

Highlights of the Feburary 28, 2017 Richland Two School Board Meeting

2/27/2017 - 2017 Community Conversations Series

The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion hosts a series of community conversation.

2/24/2017 - Regularly Scheduled Board Meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 28.

2/21/2017 - All Positions Recruitment Fair March 2

The district is searching for applicants in all areas. Join the Richland Two team!

2/15/2017 - Feb. 14 Board Meeting Highlights

Check out the board meeting highlights from Feb. 14.

2/13/2017 - Thank you Bus Drivers and Monitors!

During February 13–17, we honor our Bus Drivers & Monitors for transporting our students to and from our schools and other activities safely each day!

2/10/2017 - First Small and Minority Vendor Showcase a Success

District and school administrators met with local business owners January 10, 2017.

2/3/2017 - Special Called Board Meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at 5:30 p.m. 

1/25/2017 - School Board Meeting Highlights

Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights from the January 24, 2017 meeting.
 

1/24/2017 - Jan. 24 Board Meeting Highlights

Read the highlights from the Jan. 24 School Board Meeting.

1/20/2017 - School Board holds scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 24. 

1/11/2017 - Jan. 10 Board Meeting Highlights

Check out the highlights from the Jan. 10 Board Meeting.

1/11/2017 - Free Tax Prep at W.R. Rogers

W.R. Rogers Adult, Continuing & Technology Education Center partners with SC Thrive to offer free income tax preparation.

1/9/2017 - School Board to hold regular-scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 10, 2016.
 

1/6/2017 - Information on 4K Application Process

Richland Two opens the 4K application process. 

1/3/2017 - RVHS, JKES receive Active Schools Awards

RVHS and JKES receive Let’s Move! Active Schools National Awards from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

1/3/2017 - Special Called Board Meeting scheduled

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, January 3, 2017.

1/3/2017 - Bus Driver Incentive Package

At the meeting, the Richland Two Board of Trustees took steps to improve bustransportation by approving the implementation of an incentive package that awards bonuses to Richland School District Two school bus drivers

12/15/2016 - Four Richland Two school board members recognized for participating in state level training

Four Richland Two school board members earned recognition by the South Carolina School Boards Association (SCSBA) for achievement in the association’s 2015–2016 Boardmanship Institute.
 

12/15/2016 - Dec. 13, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

Review the Board Meeting Highlights from the December 13, 2016 meeting.

12/9/2016 - Denise Barth named Principal of the Year

Catawba Trail Elementary Principal Denise Barth was named the South Carolina Elementary School Principal of the Year by the South Carolina Association of School Administrators.

12/9/2016 - Two Elementary Students Win Conservation Awards

Two environmentally minded Richland Two students are among the state winners of the 2016 Conservation Poster contest.

12/9/2016 - School Board Meeting Tuesday Dec. 13

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at R2i2.

12/9/2016 - Richland Two Choice Application Opens

Parents interested in submitting a choice application for a Richland School District Two magnet program or expanded choice option can access the online application site beginning Monday, Dec. 12 starting at 9 a.m. Applications must be submitted by midnight on January 27, 2017.

11/14/2016 - November 15 Board Meeting Highlights

Click here to view the Board Meeting highlights from the November 15, 2016 Richland Two Board of Trustees.

11/14/2016 - Sparkleberry County Fair donated $23,000 for teacher grants

Thirty-five Richland Two teachers will be able to implement projects on their wish list, thanks to the Sparkleberry Country Fair.  Fair chairman John Monroe presented a $23,000 check to Richland Two Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm to pay for the projects. The money comes from proceeds from the 2016 Sparkleberry Country Fair.

11/11/2016 - Richland Two hosts Girls and Pearls Conference

Just imagine more than 500 girls wearing pearls while chatting about life’s experiences. These young ladies aren’t debutantes and won’t be “coming out.” They are guests of Richland Two’s first annual Girls and Pearls conference, a new mentoring initiative. The girls will learn how much they matter and connect with mentors who can help provide guidance in their lives.

10/21/2016 - Farm2School event at Windsor Elementary School

Windsor Elementary School students will learn how the food they eat in the cafeteria gets there during a Farm2School event on Friday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

10/21/2016 - Richland Two School Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 25, 2016. 

10/18/2016 - Pathways to Career Expo

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question school age children are often asked over, and over again. 

10/18/2016 - Richland Two hosts Small and Minority Vendor Showcase

Richland School District Two is seeking ways to increase the number of small and minority companies doing business with the district.

10/13/2016 - Richland Two receives $1.5 million grant from Department of Defense Education Activity Partnership Grant Program

A five-year $1,500,000 grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Partnership Grant Program will allow Richland School District Two to improve student learning and engagement through research based instructional practices and effective implementation of technological tools.

10/13/2016 - Richland Two announces personnel reorganization

On Tuesday, October 11, 2016, Richland Two Superintendent Debbie Hamm and Superintendent-Elect Baron Davis announced details of the plan to ensure a smooth and seamless transition for when Dr. Hamm retires on June 30, 2017, and Dr. Davis takes over as superintendent. 

10/10/2016 - Richland Two School Board Candidate Forum Scheduled

The Richland Two Teacher Forum and League of Women Voters will host a Candidates Forum on Tuesday, October 18, at 6 p.m., at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation, located at 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, SC 29229.

10/10/2016 - Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

Nancy Gregory, Chief Instructional Officer, shared information on the Math and Science Partnership (MSP) grant

10/9/2016 - Classes to resume Monday, Oct. 10

Richland School District Two will resume a normal operating school schedule beginning tomorrow, Monday, Oct. 10.

10/7/2016 - High school games rescheduled

Several high school games have been rescheduled following S.C. Governor Nikki Haley’s order to close Richland School District Two Schools Wednesday through Friday, Oct. 5-7. Events are organized by school below.

10/6/2016 - Richland Two School Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, October 10, 2016. 

9/29/2016 - Educators to learn about Choice Options for students

Educational opportunities are endless in South Carolina. That’s why the State Department of Education is hosting a series of School Choice Information Sessions across the state to help educators become more familiar with the offerings. 

9/29/2016 - Richland Two has 21 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Twenty-one academically outstanding Richland School District Two students have been named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship (NMSC) program. The students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists across the country selected.

9/29/2016 - MED Two Seminar Series gives insight into medial careers

Jobs in health care are in high demand. As America’s aging population increases, so does the need for trained health care professionals. Richland School District Two is taking another step to address the need with MED Two courses and seminars for high school students.

9/27/2016 - September 27, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

Paula China, principal of L.W. Conder Integrated Arts Elementary School, shared a video demonstrating how the school supports the integrated arts theme and prepares students to be college and career ready.
 

9/23/2016 - Richland Two School Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Richland Two Institute of Innovation, or R2i2, located at 763 Fashion Drive, Columbia, 29229.
 

9/16/2016 - Students earn scholarships from Central Carolina Community Foundation

Two Class of 2016 Richland Northeast High School graduates are getting help achieving their college dreams by earning scholarships from the Central Carolina Community Foundation.

9/16/2016 - School Board to hold facilities study subcommittee meeting and special called meeting Tuesday

The facilities study subcommittee of the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on Tuesday, September 20 at 5:30 p.m. at R2i2 to hear a presentation regarding methods for procuring facility construction services.

9/15/2016 - You're Invited to the Westwood Marching Band Invitational

You're Invited to the Westwood Marching Band Invitational

9/13/2016 - September 13, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

Richland Two Transition Specialist Sarah Park from Blythewood High School, highlighted the work that she and other Transition Specialists are doing to help our students with disabilities be college and/or career-ready. 

9/12/2016 - Richland Two School Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 13, 2016. 

9/9/2016 - Ridge View Football making history two weeks in a row

For the second week in a row, the Ridge View High School football team will be making history when it steps onto the gridiron.  

9/9/2016 - District serves nearly 50,000 meals during summer

Richland School District Two and food services partner Sodexo served nearly 50,000 meals this summer through the Summer Food Service Program. 

9/6/2016 - District Begins Process to Draw Attendance Lines for Jackson Creek Elementary

Richland School District Two is beginning the process of drawing attendance lines for its newest elementary school, Jackson Creek Elementary.

9/1/2016 - RICHLAND TWO ANNOUNCES HALF-DAY SCHEDULE DUE TO THE POTENTIAL FOR SEVERE WEATHER

Richland School District Two will operate on a half-day schedule on Friday, September 2, due to the potential for severe weather that may impact travel conditions in the afternoon.

9/1/2016 - Richland Two announces changes to varsity football schedules

Due to the potential for severe weather that may impact travel conditions Friday, Richland Two Varsity football games originally scheduled for Friday, September 2, will now be held on the following dates and times:

8/30/2016 - Gold Card privileges for senior citizens

Senior citizens in Richland Two are really going places.

8/25/2016 - "Cuts for Gabbiee" Fundraiser taking place on Sunday, August 28

Ridge View High School's Master Haircare Program is hosting the fourth annual "Cuts for Gabbiee" fundraiser this weekend. 

8/23/2016 - August 23, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a technology report with updates on Technology Integration, Innovation and Professional Development, Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.

8/22/2016 - Blythewood High Teacher to help shape National Education Policy

Blythewood High School AP Government teacher Patrick Kelly has been named a 2016–2017 Teaching Ambassador Fellow by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE)

8/19/2016 - Richland Two School Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. 

8/19/2016 - Blythewood High Teacher to help shape National Education Policy

Blythewood High School AP Government teacher Patrick Kelly has been named a 2016–2017 Teaching Ambassador Fellow by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). 

8/17/2016 - District Announces Free and Reduced Meal Policy

Richland School District Two today announced its policy for free and reduced priced meals for children served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program.

8/15/2016 - Richland Two School Board Special Called Board Meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. 

8/9/2016 - August 9, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

The board voted to approve the sale of 2,000 square-feet of land at the intersection of Risdon Way and North Springs for $900.00 to the SCDOT for the purpose of improving the intersection.

8/8/2016 - Richland Two School Board to hold regularly scheduled meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2016.

8/2/2016 - District to train with law enforcement, first responders

On August 3, Richland School District Two will partner with Richland School District One for crisis training with local law enforcement officers and first responders. 

7/25/2016 - Richland Two Board​ selects Superintendent Elect

At a Special Called Board Meeting on July 25, 2016, the Richland Two Board of Trustees voted to authorize Board Chairman James Manning to execute two contracts between the Board of Trustees and Dr. Baron R. Davis. 

7/22/2016 - July 25, 2016 Special Called Richland Two Board​ Meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. at the Richland Two Conference Center located in Columbia Place Mall, 7201 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, 29223.

7/19/2016 - July 19, 2016 Board Meeting Highlights

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a Facilities Update on Elementary 20 and R2i2.
 
 

7/18/2016 - Richland Two School Board to meet July 19, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 19, 2016. 

7/15/2016 - Richland Two Board conducts Superintendent's Evaluation

On Thursday, July 14, 2016, the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees met to conduct Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm’s performance evaluation. 

7/14/2016 - Information on running for Richland Two School Board

Three seats on the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees are up for re-election on November 8, 2016. 

7/12/2016 - July 14, 2016 Special Called Board Meeting

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2016. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Richland Two District Office, located at 6831 Brookfield Road, 29206.

7/11/2016 - Sodexo to host job fair

Sodexo to host job fair

6/30/2016 - June 30, 2016 School Board Meeting Highlights

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a technology report with updates on Technology Integration, Innovation and Professional Development, Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.
 
 

6/29/2016 - District serves more than 13,000 meals in first 10 days of summer meal program

School may be out for the summer, but Richland School District Two is still meeting the needs of community children. 

6/22/2016 - Richland Two high schools accepted to innovative program

All five Richland School District Two high schools — Blythewood, Richland Northeast,  Ridge View, Spring Valley and Westwood  — have been accepted to TransformSC’s network of innovative schools.

6/22/2016 - Richland Two announces new principals

Richland School District Two is proud to announce new principals for three elementary schools in the district.

6/22/2016 - Colorless Teaching

Longleaf Middle School Orchestra teacher Taniesha Hines is breaking cultural barriers in the classroom. She is working with teachers to ensure that orchestra programs become more and more diverse.

6/20/2016 - School Board to meet Thursday, June 30

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 30. The meeting will take place at Polo Road Elementary located at 1250 Polo Road, Columbia, 29223. The public is invited to attend.

6/16/2016 - R2i2 Final Project Presentations Friday afternoon

Members of the media are invited to the final project presentations of Richland Two's Institute of Innovation (R2i2) most recent Business Rotation Course. 

6/14/2016 - School board to meet Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Thursday, June 16.

6/8/2016 - Ridge View High School receives the Safe Sports School Award

Ridge View High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Blazer Athletic program. 

6/3/2016 - Summer meals program provides free meals

Richland School District Two Food Services, operated by Sodexo will again serve free, nutritious meals on weekdays this summer. Students up to age 18 can enjoy a variety of healthy breakfasts and lunches that meet and exceed nutritional standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National School Lunch Program.

6/3/2016 - Richland Two celebrates the Class of 2016

As families celebrate achievements and the promise of bright futures, more than 1,700 seniors from across Richland School District Two have taken their places on stage and received their high school diplomas. 

6/3/2016 - School Board to hold strategic planning work session

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a work session focused on providing input for the district’s strategic planning process.

6/2/2016 - Richland Two Summer Hours

Richland Two schools, centers and administrative offices will again operate on a four‐day work week beginning Monday, June 6, 2016, and ending Monday, August 1, 2016.

5/27/2016 - Richland Two announces new middle school principal and director of assessment and accountability

At the Tuesday, May 24 board meeting, Superintendent Debbie Hamm recommended and the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees approved the promotion of Tamala Ashford to principal of Dent Middle School and Dr. John Arnold to director of Assessment and Accountability for the district effective July 1, 2016.

5/24/2016 - May 24, 2016 Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on R2i2 and a technology report with updates on
Technology Integration, Innovation and Professional Development, Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.

5/23/2016 - Richland Two names Nurse of the Year

Summit Parkway Middle School’s (SPMS) Stacey Harris has been named the Richland Two Nurse of the Year.
 

5/23/2016 - District social worker honored

Richland Two School Social Worker Brenda Creighton received the School Social Worker of the Year Award from the South Carolina Association of School Social Workers (SCASSW).

5/20/2016 - Westwood High student recognzied as computing aspirations leader

Alaina Smith has been selected as an Aspirations in Computing – South Carolina award recipient.

5/20/2016 - School Board to meet May 24, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The meeting will take place at Polo Road Elementary School located at 1250 Polo Road, Columbia, 29223. 

5/18/2016 - District principal, teachers honored for conservation efforts

A Richland Two principal and a teacher are the newest recipients of Conservation Education Awards from the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD). 

5/18/2016 - Students win National Merit Scholarships

Three graduating seniors are the recipients of National Merit Scholarships.  The students are Itai Almor, Richland Northeast High School; and Krishna T. Gorrepati and Samuel H. Bell, Spring Valley High School.
 

5/10/2016 - Westwood High School Names New Head Basketball Coach

The boys basketball program at Westwood High School has a new head coach. Jeffrey DiBattisto comes to Richland Two from Dreher High School in Richland One where he served as Head Boys Basketball Coach and Assistant Athletic Director. His career spans 16 years.

5/9/2016 - Richland Northeast High School student Jekima Hibbert wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

Another exemplary Richland Northeast High School senior has one less worry as she prepares for college this fall. 

5/9/2016 - Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

Special Recognitions
Students and staff were recognized for their achievements. Click here for a complete list of special recognitions.

5/5/2016 - School Board to meet May 9, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016. The meeting will take place at Polo Road Elementary School located at 1250 Polo Road, Columbia, 29223.
 

5/5/2016 - Richland Two names 2016–2017 District Teacher of the Year

Richland Two has named Kaitlin Manchester, seventh-grade and eighth-grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher at Muller Road Middle School, as the district’s 2016–2017 Teacher of the Year.

5/5/2016 - “How To” for the Annual Student Information Update process

The Annual Student Information Update process powered by InfoSnap begins Monday, April 11. 

4/29/2016 - Summit Parkway Middle celebrates 25th Anniversary

Join Summit Parkway Middle on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 6 p.m., as the school celebrates its 25th Anniversary. 

4/29/2016 - Joseph Keels Elementary and Ridge View High earn 2016 Let's Move! Active Schools National Recognition

Joseph Keels Elementary School and Ridge View High School received the 2016 Let’s Move! Active Schools National Recognition Award for their outstanding efforts in creating an active school environment.

4/26/2016 - April 26, 2016 Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

Student Focus: North Springs Elementary
North Springs Elementary School’s Dare to Dream Dance Team performed for the board. The team of third- and fourth-grade students has performed at several school and community events during the school year.

4/21/2016 - Ridge View welcomes community to BlazerFest

The campus of Ridge View High School will soon be converted into a festival for children and adults. 

4/14/2016 - Watch: Invitation for BMS 20th Anniversary

Watch: Invitation for BMS 20th Anniversary

4/14/2016 - Apply for R2 Innovates

R2 Innovates is looking for incredibly smart, passionate and motivated educators with ideas that scale and that impact outcomes for students in the areas of learning, character, community and joy. In the end, we choose educators whom we believe in. 

4/12/2016 - Dating Violence Town Hall at Ridge View High School

Students in Ridge View High School’s Scholars Academy for Business and Law Magnet program have taken the lead to help prevent teen dating violence. 

4/12/2016 - April 12, 2016 Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on Elementary School 20.

4/11/2016 - Richland Two to host student-led leadership conference

Richland Two students will sport their bowties and favorite team ball cap for the district’s “Draft Day: In It To Win It!” on Friday, April 15, 2016, at the International Praise Church of God (5071 Percival Road, Elgin). 

4/8/2016 - School Board to meet April 12, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The meeting will take place at Polo Road Elementary School located at 1250 Polo Road, Columbia, 29223.

4/8/2016 - School Board to meet April 26, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

4/7/2016 - Mills named coach for North/South All-Star Soccer Classic

Richland Northeast High School Girls Soccer Coach John Mills has been selected to coach the 2016 North/South All-Star Soccer Classic.

4/1/2016 - School Board to Hold Board Work Session

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Work Session for the 2016–2017 General Fund Budget on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

3/23/2016 - Westwood High names new football coach

When the Westwood Redhawks take the field this summer, the playbook will be in the hands of new head football coach Dustin Curtis.

3/22/2016 - March 22, 2016 Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on R2i2 and a technology report with updates on Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems

3/21/2016 - Richland Two Players Earn Positions on Elite Travel Basketball Team

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two Richland Two basketball players have been selected for the Upward Stars Southeast Elite Travel Basketball Team.

3/21/2016 - Richland Two names the 2016–2017 Honor Roll Teachers of the Year

Five Richland Two teachers have been selected as the 2016–2017 District Honor Roll Teachers of the Year: Christy Brown, Blythewood Middle; Kristina Dial, North Springs Elementary; Heather Edwards-Bohn, Forest Lake Elementary; Paige Fennell, Ridge View High; Kaitlin Manchester, Muller Road Middle.

3/21/2016 - Early Release Day is Friday, March 25

To make up one of the days missed because of the flood, all students will attend school Friday, March 25. This is one of the three inclement weather make-up days built into thecalendar.

3/18/2016 - School Board to Hold Board Work Session

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a work session on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Cobblestone Park Clubhouse located at 1298 University Parkway. 

3/18/2016 - School Board meeting March 22, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The meeting will take place at Bridge Creek Elementary School located at 121 Bombing Range Road, Elgin, 29045.

3/15/2016 - Districts target underaged drinking

This is an exciting time of year for teens who are preparing for prom and graduation. 

3/14/2016 - Watch as Richland Two Celebrates Literacy Week

Richland Two Celebrates Literacy Week

3/9/2016 - Accept or Decline Choice offers now through 5 p.m. on March 15

Accept or Decline Choice offers now through 5 p.m. on March 15

3/8/2016 - March 8, 2016 Richland Two School Board Meeting Highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facility update on the construction of Elementary School 20.

3/4/2016 - School Board meeting March 8, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold its next regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The meeting will take place at Polo Road Elementary School located at 1250 Polo Road, 29223.
 

2/29/2016 - Annual Realtors Breakfast March 3, 2016

Real estate agents who serve northeast Richland County are invited to learn about Richland School District Two at the annual Realtors Appreciation Breakfast on Thursday, March 3 at 9 a.m. at Ridge View High School, 4801 Hard Scrabble Road, 29229.  

2/25/2016 - District recognized for record fundraising efforts

Richland Two employees were recognized for donating more than $116,000 for the community during the 2015 United Way of the Midlands campaign.

2/23/2016 - February 23, 2016 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda

As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on R2i2 and a technology report with updates on Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Technology for Communications, Student Information Systems, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.
 

2/19/2016 - School board to attend SCSBA Conference

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will participate in a board dinner and work session while attending the S.C. School Boards Association’s Annual Convention this weekend.

2/10/2016 - Retirees come home to Richland Two at Annual Luncheon

More than 250 Richland School District Two retirees will reminisce, catch up with former colleagues and learn what’s new in the district at the annual Retirees Luncheon, to be held Thursday, February 11 at noon at Spring Valley Country Club, 300 Spring Valley Road, 29223.

2/10/2016 - Community Conversations begin February 17, 2016

Community Conversations begin February 17, 2016

2/9/2016 - February 9, 2016 School Board meeting highlights

Faculty Focus: 
AP U.S. Government teacher Patrick Kelly from Blythewood High School shared his experience serving as a Teaching Ambassador Fellow for the U.S. Department of Education.  Patrick shared what he has been doing as a Fellow and how the experience has influenced his instruction and professional development.

2/5/2016 - School Board to hold special called, regularly scheduled meetings next week

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Monday, February 8, 2016. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Richland Two Conference Center located at Columbia Place Mall located at 7201 Two Notch Rd., Columbia, 29223. 

2/2/2016 - Students participate in Youth Leadership Training

The Project CARE Coalition is partnering with Leading To Change to host a two-day Youth Leadership Training. Some 240 middle and high school students will enhance leadership skills and learn how to prevent risky behavior. 

2/2/2016 - Three seniors named candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Three academically and artistically talented high school seniors have been selected as candidates for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. 

1/27/2016 - Free income tax help at the W.R. Rogers Adult Education Center

It’s tax time and everyone could use a break.

1/26/2016 - Board Facilities Committee to meet

The Facilities Committee of the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a meeting on Wednesday, January 27, 2016. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m. at the Richland Two District Office located at 6831 Brookfield Road, Columbia, 29206.

1/26/2016 - January 26, 2016 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update on R2i2 and a technology report with updates on Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.

1/22/2016 - After School Activities canceled for January 22, 2016

Due to the threat of hazardous traveling conditions, Richland Two has canceled all after-school activities for Friday, January 22.

1/22/2016 - School Board meeting January 26, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 26, 2016. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

1/15/2016 - Dent Middle School wins 2016 Quiz Whiz Academic Tournament

After two days of intense competition, Dent Middle School beat out E.L. Wright Middle School to become the Richland Two 2016 Quiz Whiz Academic Tournament champions.

1/12/2016 - January 12, 2016 School Board Meeting Highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities update regarding Elementary School 20.

1/11/2016 - Blythewood Middle School Spark! Club wins Best in State, again

Blythewood Middle School (BMS) is winning again! The SPARK! Club joined schools across the nation in the Verizon Innovative App Challenge

1/8/2016 - School Board meeting January 12, 2016

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

1/8/2016 - Midlands school districts team up to host elected officials on January 11

Teachers in Richland One and Richland Two want their elected officials to know what important issues they are facing in the classroom, before the state legislature begins its 2016 session. 

1/6/2016 - Donate books to the R2 Ready to Read campaign!

Help Richland Two spread the joy of reading by participating in the R2 Ready to Read Campaign. From November 2015 through May 2016, the district hopes to collect 35,000 books to give to students in Pre-K through second grade.

1/6/2016 - Conservation-minded students win poster contest

Two Richland School District Two students have been named state winners in the 2015 Conservation Poster Contest, “Local Heroes: Your Hardworking Pollinators.” 

1/5/2016 - Middle school students to compete in sixth annual Quiz Whiz Academic Tournament

Richland School District Two will hold its sixth annual Quiz Whiz Academic Tournament Friday and Saturday, Jan. 8-9. 

1/5/2016 - School districts meet in 2nd Annual charity basketball game on Thursday

This year, Richland Two’s theme has been Game On! Our players have been perfecting their footwork and practicing three-pointers in anticipation of the Nothing but Net charity basketball game between Richland One and Richland Two employees on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at W.J. Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, 29203.

1/5/2016 - Band directors play on national stage

Five Richland School District Two band directors kicked off their winter vacation as the envy of their peers at the 69th Annual International Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago. 

1/5/2016 - Applications for Choice Program now available

Applications for the Richland Two Choice Program are now available. Through the Choice Program families can apply for magnet programs throughout the district or apply for Expanded Choice, which allows students to attend a school where they are not residentially zoned.
 

12/18/2015 - High schools again give generously to charities

The holidays will be brighter for many in the Midlands thanks to the hard work of Richland Two students.

12/17/2015 - Ridge View High School implements innovative AP Capstone Program

Ridge View High School is one of more than 600 schools worldwide to implement AP Capstone™— an innovative diploma program that allows students to develop the skills that matter most for their future college success: research, collaboration, and communication.

12/8/2015 - December 8, 2015 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a technology report with updates on Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.

12/7/2015 - School Board meeting December 8, 2015

Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

12/3/2015 - Westwood High School to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the abolishment of slavery

Westwood High School students and faculty will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 13th amendment on Friday, December 4 at 10 a.m.

12/2/2015 - Richland Northeast High to hold first evening pep rally with special guest Alana Simmons

Richland Northeast High School will hold their first ever evening pep rally to kick off the new basketball season tonight, December 2, at 7 p.m in the gymnasium. 
 

11/30/2015 - Choice Fair featuring Magnets Tuesday

Richland School District Two will hold its annual Choice Fair featuring Magnet programs on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at Spring Valley High School.

11/23/2015 - State report cards show Richland Two's graduation rates on the rise

As reported on the State Report Cards released on Nov. 18, 2015, Richland School District Two’s graduation rates are rising and exceeding the state average.

11/16/2015 - Special called School Board meeting Monday, November 16

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Monday, Nov. 16, 2015. 

11/13/2015 - Bridge Creek Elementary School receives national recognition for healthy initiatives

Bridge Creek Elementary School received the 2015 National Healthy Schools Bronze Award from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for leading comprehensive health, physical activity and wellness efforts during the 2014-2015 school year. 

11/10/2015 - November 10, 2015 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities report updating the status of Elementary School 20.
 

11/9/2015 - School Board to meet November 10, 2015

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

11/6/2015 - Nothing But Net charity basketball game rescheduled

The Nothing but Net charity basketball game between Richland One and Richland Two employees has been rescheduled. The game will take place on Thursday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. at W.J. Keenan High School, 361 Pisgah Church Road, Columbia, 29203.

11/4/2015 - Kelly Mill Middle School Director of Counseling headed to White House

Kelly Mill Middle School’s Lee York is having a great year. He has been named the South Carolina Middle School and the South Carolina School Counselor of the Year by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA).
 

11/2/2015 - TEDxBlythewood January 19, 2016 at Westwood High School

For the first time ever in Blythewood, SC, TEDxBlythewoodED brings speakers from all over the midlands of South Carolina to talk about learning, and how we can reimagine school to make the world better!

10/31/2015 - District's updated response to Spring Valley High School incident

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Following the Special Called Board Meeting on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015, Board Chairman James Manning stated, “School officials and police officers both have the tough job of making on-the-spot judgment calls during the course of their daily duties.

10/28/2015 - Special Called Board meeting October 29, 2015

The Richland Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting Thursday, October 29. 

10/27/2015 - District's response to the Richland County Sheriff's October 28, 2015 news conference

Today during the Richland County Sheriff’s Department news conference, Richland School District Two learned that Sheriff Leon Lott has terminated school resource officer Ben Fields after his actions inside a Spring Valley High School classroom on Monday. 

10/27/2015 - Richland Two statements regarding incident at Spring Valley High School

Statement from Dr. Debbie Hamm, Richland School District Two Superintendent:
Our District is deeply concerned about an incident that occurred at Spring Valley High School today. The incident took place between a school resource officer employed by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and a student. Video of the incident is circulating on social media. 

10/27/2015 - October 27, 2015 School Board Meeting Highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a facilities report updating the status of the Institute of Innovation and a technology report with updates on R2 Innovates, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Pilot testing and R2i2 registration.

10/27/2015 - School Board meeting Oct. 27 at Muller Road Middle School

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

10/23/2015 - SCPASS, ACT Aspire and ACT results

​On Oct. 23, 2015, the S.C. State Department of Education released results for SCPASS, ACT Aspire and ACT tests. Richland Two scores are comparable with state averages on the new standardized tests that were administered for the first time in the spring of 2015.

10/16/2015 - Schools on one-hour delay beginning October 19

School will start on a one-hour delay on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

10/15/2015 - Sparkleberry Country Fair donates $15,000 for teacher grants

Sparkleberry Country Fair Chairman John Monroe recently presented a $15,000 check to district Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm. 

10/13/2015 - October 13, 2015 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item:Policy Updates
The board voted to approve the recommended changes to the following policies:

10/13/2015 - School Board meeting October 13, 2015

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

10/13/2015 - Recruiting Events

Are you interested in becoming a teacher in Richland Two?

10/11/2015 - Schools on two-hour delay beginning October 12

Beginning, Monday, Oct. 12, school will start on a two-hour delay. This delay will last at least through the week. Three-year old half-day classes are canceled during this two-hour delay.
 

10/8/2015 - Meals served to Richland Two students

Richland School District Two Food Services, operated by Sodexo, will open sites to provide meals to Richland Two students while schools are closed because of the flooding in the Midlands area.

10/8/2015 - Charity basketball game cancelled

The 2nd annual Nothing but Net charity basketball game featuring Richland One and Richland Two employees on Thursday, October 8 has been cancelled.  

10/7/2015 - Update on facilities, property, transportation routes and other issues in Richland School District Two as of Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

Since Monday, Richland Two Operations Department and school custodial staff have been checking buildings and campuses to assess damage from what is being reported as a 1,000-year rain storm. 

10/7/2015 - Richland One & Richland Two cancel school for remainder of the week

In response to the unprecedented natural disaster affecting Richland County, Richland County School District One and Richland School District Two have decided jointly to close schools for the remainder of this week.

10/5/2015 - School canceled October 6 and 7, 2015

Due to hazardous conditions caused by flooding in the Midlands area, all Richland Two schools, centers and facilities will be closed Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7.

10/4/2015 - School canceled Oct. 5, 2015

Due to hazardous conditions caused by the flooding in the midlands, all Richland Two  schools, centers and facilities will be closed Monday, October 5.

10/2/2015 - Students participate in youth leadership training

The Project CARE Coalition is partnering with Leading To Change to host a two-day Youth Leadership Training. Some 240 middle and high school students will enhance leadership skills and learn how to prevent risky behavior.

10/2/2015 - School psychologist receives two awards

Ridge View High School Psychologist Dr. Sandra Manning is receiving two well-deserved state and national awards. 

9/29/2015 - September 29, 2015 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a technology report with updates on Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.
 

9/29/2015 - School board meeting Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

9/23/2015 - More students taking AP exams, SAT and ACT

Conversations about preparing for college start early and often in Richland Two.

9/23/2015 - Students earn career readiness certification

On Sept. 22, 2015, the S.C. State Department of Education released summary scores from the state’s first administration of the ACT WorkKeys skills assessment. 

9/14/2015 - Twelve seniors earn National Merit Scholarship semifinalist status

Twelve high-achieving Richland School District Two students have been named semifinalists in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship (NMSC) program. The students are among the approximately 16,000 semifinalists selected. 

9/8/2015 - September 8, 2015 School Board Meeting Highlights

Faculty Focus: New to Two
Two of the district’s first year teachers and Richland Two graduates, Martin Sims from Spring Valley High School and Kiara Pauling from Catawba Trail Elementary School, spoke about the support they have received from the district as new teachers and their reasons for returning to Richland Two to begin their teaching careers.

9/4/2015 - Richland Two and Richland Library announce partnership

Richland School District Two and Richland Library are teaming up to provide a state of the art library, multimedia center and community space as part of the district’s new student academic center, the Richland Two Institute of Innovation (R2i2). 

9/4/2015 - School Board meeting September 8 at Polo Road Elementary School

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

9/2/2015 - School districts to hold friendly basketball rematch to defeat breast cancer

Two Midlands school districts are lacing up and taking it to the basketball court to see who can score the most points and raise the most money to fight breast cancer. 

9/2/2015 - District garners Victory Initiative Grant for service connected students

Children in military families will have another academic and social safety net thanks to a federal grant.  

9/2/2015 - New mentoring goals taking shape

Enter any Richland Two school and you are sure to find mentoring programs like Mentors Matter, Lunch Buddies and REACH (Readers Enthusiastic About Climbing Higher). 

8/28/2015 - Science teachers gain new skills at science institute

Seven elementary and middle school science teachers attended the Science P.L.U.S. (Participatory Learning, Understanding and Sharing) Institute held at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, S.C. 

8/28/2015 - Partnerships help with back-to-school necessities

The beginning of the school year can be a stressful time, especially when it comes to purchasing school supplies. In an effort to offset back-to-school expenses for families in need, Richland School District Two joined a number of community businesses, organizations and volunteers to sponsor Stuff-The-Bus and Stuff-A-Cruiser donation drives throughout northeast Richland County. 
 

8/26/2015 - August 25, 2015 School Board meeting highlights

Voting Item: Consent Agenda
As part of the consent agenda, the board received a technology report with updates on Instructional Technology and Professional Development, Infrastructure and Support, and Business Systems.

8/26/2015 - School Board conducts Superintendent's evaluation

On Thursday, August 20, and Monday, August 24, 2015, the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees met to conduct Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm’s performance evaluation. This annual evaluation is required by board policy and by the district’s employment agreement with the superintendent.

8/26/2015 - School Board meeting August 25 at Blythewood High School

The Richland Two School Board will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 25. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

8/26/2015 - School Board conducts Superintendent's evaluation

On Thursday, August 20, and Monday, August 24, 2015, the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees met to conduct Superintendent Dr. Debbie Hamm’s performance evaluation. 

8/24/2015 - School Board to hold special called board meeting August 24, 2015

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Monday, August 24, 2015. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Richland Two District Office, located at 6831 Brookfield Road, 29206.

8/24/2015 - School Board meeting August 25 at Blythewood High School

The Richland Two School Board will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 25. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

8/24/2015 - School Board to hold special called board meeting August 24, 2015

The Richland School District Two Board of Trustees will hold a Special Called Board Meeting on Monday, August 24, 2015. The meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Richland Two District Office, located at 6831 Brookfield Road, 29206.

8/13/2015 - Students complete McWaters course with "Shark Tank" presentation

Richland Two students across the district are saying goodbye to the summer and gearing up to return to school. However, for four Spring Valley High School (SVHS) students and one recent graduate, this summer break was more than an opportunity to relax, it was a chance to flex their inner mogul.  
 

8/13/2015 - Content Specialist awarded national fellowship

An award-winning Richland Two educator has won another top honor. Matthew Owens has been named a 2015-2016 Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow. 

8/13/2015 - District hires Diversity Officer

At the Tuesday, August 11, 2015 board meeting, Superintendent Debbie Hamm recommended and the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees approved the hiring of Helen Nelson Grant as Richland Two’s first Chief Diversity and Multicultural Inclusion Officer.

8/11/2015 - Substitute Teacher of the Year named

Richland Two substitute teacher Dorothy Cuttino has been named the district’s 2014-2015 Substitute Teacher of the Year. 

8/11/2015 - August 11, 2015 School Board Meeting Highlights

Voting Item: Contractual Matter
The board voted to authorize MB Kahn to update the 2014 10-year Facility Study at a cost not to exceed $10,000.
 

8/6/2015 - School Board meeting August 11 at Polo Road Elementary School

The Richland Two School Board will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 11. Click here to view the agenda for the meeting.

8/3/2015 - Students complete McWaters course with "Shark Tank" presentation

When: Wednesday, August 5, 4:30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Where: McWaters Columbia located at 1104 Shop Road, Columbia

8/3/2015 - Graduates win college-sponsored Merit Scholarships

Two recent Spring Valley High School graduates were among the South Carolina students awarded College-sponsored Merit Scholarships. Martin Li was awarded the National Merit Emory University Scholarship. 

7/15/2015 - July 15, 2015 School board meeting highlights

Consent Agenda Items
As part of the consent agenda, the board received an update on technology projects throughout the district.

7/9/2015 - School board meeting July 15, 2015 at Polo Road Elementary School

The Richland Two School Board will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 15.

7/6/2015 - Principal appointed to workforce development board

Building a better workforce and improving job placement services have been of interest to Bobby Cunningham for some time. 

7/6/2015 - Marketing Coordinator and Richland Northeast High School win National School Public Relations Award

Richland Two School Marketing Coordinator Dr. Theresa Riley Stephens and Richland Northeast High School have received the 2015 Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The distinction was awarded for the project, Richland Northeast: The Right Direction. 

6/24/2015 - Two new elementary school principals announced

At the Tuesday, June 23, 2015 board meeting, Superintendent Debbie Hamm recommended and the Richland School District Two Board of Trustees approved the promotions of Paula China to principal of L.W. Conder Elementary Arts Integrated Magnet School and Stacey Gadson to principal of Rice Creek Elementary School, both effective July 1, 2015.

6/23/2015 - June 23, 2015 School board meeting highlights

Consent Agenda Items
As part of the consent agenda, the board received an update on technology projects throughout the district.

6/22/2015 - School Board meeting June 23, 2015 at Polo Road Elementary School

The Richland Two School Board will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, June 23. 

6/18/2015 - Summer meals program provides free meals

Richland School District Two Food Services, operated by Sodexo will again serve free, nutritious meals on weekdays this summer. Students up to age 18 can enjoy a variety of healthy breakfasts and lunches that meet and exceed nutritional standards set by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National School Lunch Program.

10/22/0154 - Hollywood actress visits Ridge View High School to raise money for Boston field study

South Carolina native and television actress Jeryl Prescott, best known for her role as Jacqui on the AMC Network’s “The Walking Dead” will visit Ridge View High School on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

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