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Tuesday, September 19 - Ridge View Wins National Public Relations Award

COLUMBIA — Ridge View High School is the recipient of a 2017 Golden Achievement Award from the National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA). The award recognizes the school’s work on the Bojangles’ Bash basketball showcase held in December. Over the past several years, the school has enlisted several public relations strategies to highlight the school’s focus areas, build school spirit and morale, and attract visitors who will become a part of the Ridge View Story.

In 2010, the school developed a communications plan that included monthly action items such as media pitches, outreach activities and marketing tasks to reach and address Ridge View’s many audiences. According to Principal Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth, none of the tasks and strategies generated the kind of excitement about the school that they really desired.

“Then in 2012, as we began our annual update to the communications and marketing plan, the athletics director and basketball staff began imagining the benefits of bringing a high-level, first-class basketball event to the Blazer Gymnasium. We incorporated the idea into the communications plan and set out to get basketball lovers fired up about coming to our campus for an experience unlike any other, anywhere in the country! We envisioned an opportunity to show visitors more than great basketball. We knew if we could get them here we could show them our school, our “View” in a positive way,” said Mack-Foxworth.

With the proper planning and funding, Ridge View has attracted top high school teams from around the country while shining a spotlight of local and national media attention on the school.

School Athletic Director Brian Rosefield attributes the partnership with Bojangles’ for making the showcase so successful. “For the first time, the Bojangles’ Bash made the 2016-2017 MaxPreps list of the big time high school hoops events with national appeal. It took five years of outstanding planning, promoting and great games to make it happen,” said Rosefield. Bojangles puts their full support behind this and we are extremely thankful to be working with such a first-class organization.

This year’s event will be December 7-9, 2017. Tickets go on sale in November. NSPRA’s Golden Achievement award is one of the highest honors in school communications. Ridge View’s winning entry was displayed at the national seminar this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Golden Achievement Awards recognize exemplary work in all aspects of school public relations, communication, marketing, and engagement.

Melissa Myers, Principal Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth, Brian Rosefield, Wendy Wimmer (2).jpg


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Monday, September 18 - ONLINE RUP & Chromebook Questions

Richland Two has required all parents to digitally sign the Responsible Use Procedures (RUP) form online for each child this year. This can be accessed through the Parent Portal link "Annual Registration" on the left of the page. The RUP agreement is the last link from the Annual Registration page. For detailed directions, you can access the Richland Two website:  https://goo.gl/wV43Cm

If you have any difficulty accessing the Parent Portal, please contact our Student Data Coordinator, Mrs. Denise Mobley, at extension 84209. If you are not sure whether or not you have completed your online annual registration and RUP, please contact our registrar, Ms. Tonda Goines, at extension 84217.

​Parent Portal Instructions 

In order to receive/retain a Chromebook, students must have a current signed RUP. You may wish to consider paying the $20 prepaid Device Protection Plan to ensure that your device is protected as soon as you receive it.

If you have any questions related to 1TWO1 at Ridge View, including Chromebooks or BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), please refer to the RV 1TWO1 website​ or contact our Technology & Learning Coach (TLC), Mrs. Cheryl Hunter - chunter@richland2.org

Monday, August 28 - At the View Daily



Saturday, August 12 - New to Ridge View Presentation

We enjoyed seeing everyone at the New to Ridge View Parent/Student meeting on August 7th.  As promised, attached is the presentation for your review. 

As a reminder we have Fresh Start for all incoming freshmen on Friday, August 18th, which includes a Parent Meeting at 8 AM in the Library Commons.  You will receive more information about Fresh Start closer to August 18th.

 

Friday, April 28 - Ridge View Reads: Summer Reading Book List 2017

Our summer reading program requires that all students, including honors and AP students, select and read one book from the list below, and actively participate in discussions and other engaging activities with your book group during  our Summer Reading Celebration Day on Wednesday, September 27, 2017. This does not fulfill any class requirements and participation is not graded. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Nicole Walker (nwalker@richland2.org).  Rising 9th grade students will be asked what book you read after school begins in August.

Ridge View Summer Reading​ has a website; be sure to check it out!

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