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Friday, May 22 - Ridge View's 20th Anniversary Celebration


Wednesday, April 29 - ACT Workkeys® will be administered to all 11th grade students.

There is no cost to students or families to take ACT Workkeys®. This assessment tests real-world skills that employers seek in everyday situations. ACT Workkeys® evaluates students for career readiness. Students who successfully complete the three parts of this assessment may earn an ACT National Career Readiness Certificate™. Based on performance, certification is provided at platinum, gold, silver, and bronze levels. Depending on the student’s score, these levels and the certificate they earn indicate whether they have the foundational readiness to work in up to 99 percent of jobs in the Workkeys® database. Doing well on ACT Workkeys® and earning the highest level certificate possible can help high school students find summer and part-time jobs as well as internships. 

ACT Workkeys® will be administered on  Wednesday, April 29th with a makeup date of Wednesday, May 13th.​
Learn more about the new ACT tests by clicking this link to the South Carolina Department of Education website: HTTP://ED.SC.GOV/AGENCY/PI/ACT/​​

Tuesday, April 28 - The ACT® will be administered to all 11th grade students in South Carolina.

There is no cost to students or families to take this administration of the ACT® (a $54.50 value!). This test evaluates the college readiness of students and enables teachers and parents to better understand how prepared their student is for higher education, with sections in Math, English, Reading, Science, and Writing. ACT scores are valid for five years and are used for admissions by both two-year technical colleges and four-year colleges and universities throughout South Carolina. Free ACT prep is available at ACTSTUDENT.ORG/TESTPREP.

The ACT® will be administered on Tuesday, April 28th with a makeup date of Tuesday, May 12th.​​​

Friday, April 24 - Blazer Foootball Information for Parents and Players

It's time to start preparing for the 2015 RVHS football season.  Coach Parks is very excited to begin his first season as Head Football Coach and is eager to begin working on strengthening the Blazer program's foundation.  Our student athletes are working hard in the weight room, as well as doing a great job with open season workouts.

There will be a mandatory parent meeting to help kick off Spring football practice on May 5th at 7:00 PM in the RVHS gymnasium.  All rising 9th grade students (i.e. current 8th graders) who are interested in playing Blazer football are encouraged to attend this meeting.  All players need to have their parents in attendance to discuss the upcoming season, team rules, and booster club opportunities.  Parents will also be given spring and summer football calendars in this meeting.  If you have any questions about the meeting, please email Coach Parks  Click on the link to access the May Practice Schedule.  May Practice Calendar:

Thursday, April 23 - SIC Officer Nominations Now Being Accepted

Leadership is an important ingredient for all successful organizations and the School Improvement Council (SIC) is no exception. Ridge View High School’s award-winning School Improvement Council is a great place to get involved, and if you have experience in SIC leadership or have previously been involved with SIC and wish to become engaged in a leadership capacity, now is the time to act.  

The offices of SIC Chairperson, SIC Vice Chairperson and SIC Secretary/Recorder will be voted upon at the May 4, 2015, SIC meeting. If you are interested in being considered for any of the three available leadership offices, please submit your name, a brief bio (including a statement as to why you’d like to be considered), and the office for which you wish to be considered, to the principal, Dr. Brenda Mack-Foxworth at The deadline for submissions is MAY 1, 2015. Please refer to the attached document for more information.​ Announcement  2015-16 SIC Office Descriptions.pdfAnnouncement 2015-16 SIC Office Descriptions.pdf

Thursday, April 23 - PTSO Officer Nominations Now Being Accepted

Ridge View Parents, Teachers and Students:  It’s time to elect officers for your Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) for the 2015-16 school year.  You do not have to be a member of PTSO to participate in this process. You just have to be committed to Ridge View success, and know the names of dedicated volunteers.


·         President.  The President shall preside over meetings of the Organization and Executive Board and serve as the primary contact for the principal.

·         1st Vice President.  The 1stVice President shall assist the President and carry out the President’s duties in his or her absence or inability to serve.

·         2nd Vice President.  The 2ndVice President shall assist the 1stVice President and serve as President in the absence of the President and 1st President.

·         Secretary. The Secretary shall keep all records of the Organization, including a membership directory, take and record minutes, prepare meeting agendas, and handle correspondence. The Secretary also keeps a copy of the minute book, rules, Bylaws and any other necessary supplies, and brings them to meetings.

·         Financial Secretary – works closely with the PTSO Treasurer to offer a review of all financial transactions. Authorizes the pay out of funds.

·         Treasurer.   Treasurer keeps check book and is the primary signer on the account.  The Treasurer shall receive all funds of the Organization, keep accurate record of receipts and expenditures, and pay out funds in accordance with the approval of the Executive Board. He or she will present a financial statement at every meeting and at other times of the year when requested by the Executive Board, and make a full report at the end of the year.

·         Parliamentarian.  The Parliamentarian advises presiding officers, committees and Members on matters of parliamentary procedures.  Study PTSO Bylaws and standing rules, Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised and other parliamentary resources.

Remember to email the name and contact info of your nominee(s) to Angela L. Jones, and Dr. Mack-Foxworth, by May 1, 2015.​

Tuesday, April 21 - For Parents: Creating a Personal GMail Account for Use with PowerSchool

Many of yourecently received a letter from the Richland School District Two Planning Department encouraging you to set up a personal GMail account (if you do  not already have one) to use with PowerSchool.

Here are some simple directions for setting up a personal GMail account:

Once you have set up your GMail account, please update this information in PowerSchool. If you have any difficulties with PowerSchool, please contact Ridge View's Student Data Coordinator, Mrs. Patsy Smith at 699-2999 Ext. 209,

Sunday, April 19 - Spring Into Action 2015

Ridge View Student Student Activities has kicked off their spring service project, Spring Into Action!  ​They will be hosting a sock drive, a Sonic Night, a food packaging event, an awareness walk, bag lunches for the homeless, "Spring Cleaning", a Cici's Night, a Global Gourment and Haircuts to Benefit the Homeless.​  All of the proceeds benefit homelessness and hunger awareness so if you can help support this great cause in any way, we would greatly appreciate it!  

For more information:​​

Saturday, April 18 - Underclassmen Final Exam Schedule Announced

Saturday, April 18 - Senior Final Exam Schedule Announced

Saturday, April 18 - ACT® and ACT WorkKeys® Testing Information

The ACT® will be given to all 3rd year students on Tuesday, April 28. The ACT® test subjects are: English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing. 

ACT WorkKeys® will be given on Wednesday, April 29; and its test subjects are Reading for Information, Applied Mathematics, and Locating Information. Make-up testing will take place through May13. 

To find out how many questions will be given on each test and the time students have to complete each section, please visit the home page of the S.C. Department of Education and click the ACT button. You’ll also find test questions and resources on​

Tuesday, March 24 - New SC Testing Laws - Richland Two Assessments Page

New laws passed by the South Carolina General Assembly have resulted in new tests that will be administered during the spring of 2015 throughout our state. The new tests are ACT Aspire™, ACT Workkeys® and The ACT®. These three new tests will help teachers understand where their students are succeeding and where extra help or academic focus is needed. By having a better understanding of a student’s skills, abilities, and knowledge, parents and teachers can determine what students need to know to be successful in school in the future. Click HERE for more information about these new tests.​

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