Sunday, February 14, 2016
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News & Notes

Class Election Signups
are open until March 4. If you would like to campaign for a class office for the 2016-2017 school year, you must fill out this form. Good luck and happy campaigning! Click on the link.

Surprise Visit

Carrie Fussell, teacher at Riverside High School, was delighted to get a surprise visit from one of her former students.  Kevin Dodd, a defensive football player at Clemson University, came by Riverside to chat with his former teachers.  RHS is proud of its alumni.

Kevin Dodd


to Riverside High School for sweeping 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the City of Greer's Black History Month Essay Contest. Students were asked to write a 400-500 word essay on their chosen African-American hero. The following students were honored with a reception and awards presentation at the February 9th meeting of Greer's City Council by the mayor and special events staff. ​

 black history  from Left to right:  Sarah Rzepczynski, Haley Hutchinson, Charles Martin (RHS teacher), Kennedy Bright.


to the Riverside High School Speech and Debate Team for winning the first place sweepstakes award at the Sampson Smith Robertson Invitational at Southside High School on February 6th. Event champions include Sooruj Bhatia and Lucy Wang in Duo Interpretation, Sooruj Bhatia in Program Oral Interpretation, Manu Budidi in Expository Speaking, Michael Gallagher in Declamation, Carol Lee in Humorous Interpretation, Cindy Li in Radio Speaking, Mit Patel in Novice Reading, and Devin Remley in Informative Speaking. Sooruj Bhatia was the tournament’s individual sweepstakes champion. Southside Coach Erickson Bynum also honored Riverside’s students with the Tiger Spirit Award, praising their fortitude and character in the face of recent tragedy. A complete list of winners follows: 

Sooruj Bhatia, Individual Sweepstakes Champion

speech and debate

Senior Smoke Signals (February)
Seniors, click HERE to view the February edition of the Senior Smoke Signals!


to The PRIDE of Riverside Winter Percussion Ensemble!  On Saturday, our Winter Percussion Ensemble competed and qualified for the Regional Championship on the CIPA circuit at Dorman High School.  

After two rounds of SCBDA Region 1 and All-State Honor Band auditions, we are pleased to announce the following SCBDA Region 1 and All-State Honor Band members:


JaJa Tong - 13th chair Clinic Clarinet
Monica Li - 8th chair Senior Clarinet
Sam Johnson - 24th chair Senior Clarinet

Mark Tolchinsky - 12th chair Clinic Flute
Elyse Hartzog - 11th chair Clinic Clarinet
Cora Croxford - 13th chair Clinic Clarinet
JoJo Tong - 2nd chair Clinic Alto Sax
Tyler Gillespie - 1st chair Clinic Horn
Preston Smith - 4th chair Clinic Tuba
Mary Atieh - 5th chair Clinic Battery/Mallets
Alyssa Campanelli - 10th chair Senior Clarinet
Mateo Scott - 1st chair Senior Trumpet

Romane de Montalembert - 6th chair Clinic Flute
Noah Frazier - 4th chair Clinic Horn
Sydney Schmitt - 4th chair Senior Flute
Gabbi DeLuca - 2nd chair Senior Oboe
Eric McGee - 5th chair Senior Trumpet
Matthew Robison - 2nd chair Senior Euphonium 
Nico Alvarez - 2nd chair Senior Battery/Mallets

CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for your hard work in the preparation process and for your hard-earned reward!!!

2016-17 Bonds Career Center Application
The 2016-2017 application to attend Bonds Career Center is now available on the BACKPACK portal for students who wish to apply for enrollment (click on "Programs" once logged into Backpack). The application window will be open through March 24.  Program acceptance decisions will be available on April 21 in the Backpack system. GCS students must use their district username and password to access Backpack.   Grades, discipline, and attendance will be reviewed for each applicant. Acceptance is not based on first come, first served.  However, in the event that a course has more applicants than available seats, the date the student completed the application could be used as a tie breaker.  GCS students may link a personal email account and/or mobile phone number for text messaging by clicking the "gear" near the top right of the Backpack portal, and then click on the corresponding tabs.

2016-17 IGP/Academic Plan Information

Click HERE to view the information concerning the 2016-17 IGP/Academic Plan slide show.

Click HERE to complete the Parent/Student IGP Survery.

Class of 2016 Mid-Year Transcript Request Form
Seniors needing to request a Mid-Year Transcript to be sent to a college, please click HERE.

Congratulations Coach Eric Cummings

Congratulations to Riverside High Track and Cross Country Coach Eric Cummings for being named the United States Track & Field-Cross Country Coaches Association Girls South Carolina Coach of the Year!

 This prestigious award is presented by the National Coaches Association for Track and Cross Country.

Students access to documents at home
Click here for directions on how to upload documents for use at home. 

Class of 2016 Official Transcript Request Form
Seniors needing to request a copy of their high school transcript be sent to a college, should click HERE to access the Official Request Form.

To Order your 2016 Sakamow yearbook:

Peer Tutoring Sign Ups
Click here for peer tutoring sign ups.

Tribal Talks
Tribal TalksRiverside firmly believes in molding well-rounded students, which includes opportunities for activity and personal growth outside the classroom.   We hope all students, parents, faculty, alumni, and friends can use the following information to become involved on The Reservation.  Click here to find a list of activities, groups, and events with brief group information, contacts, and a primary place for you to look for updates

Welcome to the Reservation
"A big WARRIOR WELCOME to Riverside High School on behalf of our students, staff, and parents!  High school can be a large adjustment for all.  We hope this guide helps each family make the transition as smooth as possible.  Never hesitate to contact us with questions.  We hope you have a great year on The Reservation!" Click here to review the Student Survival Guide.

Documents and Forms

Friends of Riverside

"Tablets for classroom campaign"
You may also use this link to print a paper donation form. Thanks in advance for helping the school in this campaign.


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