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ALL PTA Reflections Art Contest submissions are due on Wednesday, Oct. 22. Submissions may be turned in to Mrs. Bianchi, in the art room, or Ms. Bird at the front office. Best of luck to all of our creative Warriors.!

Riverside Speech & Debate Team Wins First Place at Team's First Tournament of the Season

Riverside Speech & Debate team hosted the Carolina Kickoff Tournament, Saturday, September 27th. This marked the first tournament of the season for South Carolina teams. Riverside students did not  compete but served. Teams from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia & even Ohio attended.
Riverside students' turn to compete came the very next Saturday, October 4th at the Twelfth North Mecklenburg Jimmy K. Poole Viking Classic. Riverside's team of 46 students (mostly novices) plus coaches, alumni & judges traveled to North Carolina. The team won first place in Sweepstakes, that's 1st place out of the 38 schools who participated. Individual student results are listed below.

First Place Winners:
Stephanie Hong, 1st  in Dramatic Interpretation
Maggi Whiston, 1st in Radio
Shelby Peek, 1st in Origional Oratory

Second Place Winners:
Kyrah Brown, 2nd in Storytelling
Jordan Childs, 2nd in Novice Extemporaneous
Sooruj Bhatia, 2nd in Novice Reading
Shelby Peek, 2nd in Expository
Allison Watts, 2nd in Novice Dramatic Interpretation

Third Place Winners:
Stephanie Hong and Carol Lee, 3rd in Duo Interpretation
Elizabeth Hall, 3rd in Novice Reading
Unshu Biyani, 3rd in Impromptu
Leo Branciforte, 3rd in Novice Humorous Interpretation

Fourth Place Winners:
Carol Lee, 4th in Humorous Interpretation
Faith Ingle, 4th in Storytelling
Ashley Marler, 4th in Lincoln Douglas
Kelly Wang, 4th in Novice Congress Chamber 2

Fifth Place Winners:
Matt Harrington, 5th in Original Oratory
Devin Remley and Monique Louw, 5th in Duo Interpretation
Addison Cox, 5th in Novice Reading

Sixth Place Winners:
Unshu Biyani, 6th in Extemporaneous
Matt Harrington, 6th in Humorous Interpretation
Cailey Campbell, 6th in Novice Reading
Sarai Dai, 6th in Varsity Congress Chamber 2

Stephen Chen, 10th in Lincoln Douglas

"The world would be a better place if…”
The world needs to know your inner artist! Choreograph a dance, produce a film, write a poem or story, compose a song, take a picture or create a piece of visual art and tell us your interpretation of the theme: “The world would be a better place if...” Print a PTA Reflections Entry Form today and return with your project to Mrs. Bianchi or Mrs. Bird, no later than October 22, 2014. Students with questions should contact Mrs. Sharree Sanders at
  • Follow the link to print and review the information and forms for entry and rules. On the SCPTA site, please read the rules for your category located in Appendix E and submit your project along with a completed student entry form and consent form if applicable

October Senior Smoke Signals

Beginning with Class of 2015 - High School Exit Exam (HSAP) Not Required to Receive Diploma more

Senior Ad Form for the Yearbook (Sample Ad)

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Admission Unveiled Presentation for Students & Families
Admission Unveiled: Understanding Selective College Admission & Scholarship Programs will educate high school students & families on how to be competitive for selective college admission & scholarships, participating in summer enrichment programs, presenting talents & passions during the application process and understanding the importance of academic performance & extracurricular involvement. This workshop will be held on Thursday, November 6th from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Kroc Center (424 Westfield Street, Greenville, SC).

Warriors of the Month (October)

Congratulations to the following Freshman named Warriors of the Month for October. These outstanding students were nominated by their teachers for showing true Warrior Spirit in and outside the classroom. They will be honored with a special lunch and also receive a certificate.

Connor Alexander, Louise Averitt, Grant Bishop, Dawson Brackett, Madeline Bynum, Will Cotterman, Cora Croxford, Lydia Ebel, Meghana Epari, Ashley Flucker, Ja'Tyius Grady, John Harris, Sebastian Hole, Alex Jones, Caleb Leaphart, Robert Mazzitelli, Vivian Medina, Madeline Reilly, Kaleb Small, Tanner Soug, Kyla Wagner, Ethan Waldo, and Ryleigh Watson.

Congratulations to the 2014 Homecoming Court!
Homecoming Court! Freshmen - Sophia Greco, Gabrielle Mylander,MashantaSimmons; Sophomores - Sydney Aardema, Catherine Ambrose, Jo Penninger, Tiffany Simmons; Juniors - Reagan Bell, Abigail Stageberg, Logan Young; Seniors -AnalisBailey,Diamon Geer, Kylie Rock, Erin Rose-Innes, ErinWoods

Sweet Home Carolina
The 2014 Homecoming Dance will be held on Saturday, October 25th from 7:30-11:30pm at Greer City Hall. Tickets are $15 each and will be sold during all lunch shifts Tuesday (10/21) through Friday (10/24). Tickets will NOT be sold at the door. Only currently enrolled Riverside students will be allowed to attend this semiformal dance.

The Cross Country Team
was named the New Balance Disney Classic CC Team of the Meet. The Girls finished 2nd in the Elite Division. The boys varsity finished 2nd, the girls JV finished 2nd and the Boys JV WON! Kyle Mook-3rd (B Var), Will Kennedy-3rd (B JV), Natalie Williams-3rd (G JV) all took home top 3 finishes.

to the Boys and Girls Swim Teams on their REPEAT STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!! The boys had 363 points while the girls had 419 points! GREAT JOB WARRIOR SWIMMERS!

Bonds Career Center Fall Festival and Bonfire
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RHS Ranks #7 in SC for SAT scores, exceeds National Average
Greenville County Schools average score on the Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) increased in 2014 by five points, from 1462 to 1467, and came within four points of the national average of 1471. The Districts average score has increased 12 points over the past three years.

Greenville Countys combined average score includes scores on three sections critical reading (499), mathematics (496), and writing (472).

Greenville County Schools ranks among the highest districts in the state in the percentage of students taking the SAT, with 64% of 12th grade students taking the test in 2014.

The state average composite score for public schools increased by six points from 1423 to 1429, while the national average composite score for public schools fell by three points from 1474 to 1471. The SAT is scored on a 2400-point scale, with a maximum of 800 points for each section.

  • Six GCS schools rank in the top 25% of the state based on SAT average composite scores: Eastside (#30), J.L. Mann (#19), Mauldin (#38), Riverside (#7), Southside (#36), Wade Hampton (#24)
  • Six GCS high schools scored at or above thenational average of 1471 for public schools: Eastside (1500), J.L. Mann (1531), Mauldin (1491), Riverside (1587), Southside (1492), and Wade Hampton (1515)

For every $25 donated in your students name, to the Friends of Riverside campaign through December 5, 2014, your student will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 gift card. The winner can choose from the following retailers: Cabelas, Dicks Sporting Goods, Best Buy, Gamestop, Amazon, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, or Haywood Mall. See form for more details.

2014-15 Tutor Lists are now available
Our Adult and Student Tutor Lists are now available! Use the links below to access either list. They can also be found on the Counseling On-Demand page, with that link being available through the RHS School Counseling web page.

Adult Tutor List Student Tutor List

Greenville Regional Education Center to Host SAT/ACT Test Taking Strategies Workshop
The Greenville Region of Personal Pathways to Success is hosting a FREE SAT/ACT workshop on Saturday, October 25 at the University Center in Greenville from 9 AM until 2 pm. To register contact Elayne Gray at 864-467-3620 or by email at

Fall 2014 National Practice Test Day
Kaplan, the University Center, and Greenville County Schools want to help you decide whether to take the SAT, ACT, or both to help you reach your college goals. With these FREE events, you'll be better informed about the tests and learn such things as:

- How are the SAT and ACT similar or different?
- How many colleges accept either test?
- Are SAT Subject Tests required if I take the ACT?
- With which test would I do better?

On Saturday, November 15, 9AM-1PM, Kaplan will host an SAT/ACT Combo Test. Join thousands of students nationwide to take two tests at once and use the results to compare your performance. This test will occur at the University Center of Greenville, in McAlister Square.

On Monday, November 24, 6PM-7:30PM, Kaplan will return to JL Mann's Media Center for the SAT vs. ACT Workshop. You and your parents will get to see the results of your Combo Test, learn the role of the tests in college admissions, and learn a few simple secrets to Test Day success!

"Sounds great. How do I sign up?"

Space is limited, so please enroll by calling 1-800-KAPTEST or visiting You may register for both events at once.

University Center Address: 225 S. Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607
JL Mann High School Address: 140 Fairforest Way, Greenville, SC 29607

RHS Spirit Week
To learn more about our upcoming SPIRIT WEEK, visit our web site HERE! Also follow RHS Spirit Week on Facebook, click HERE!

RHS named among the top-ranked High Schools in SC and the nation
Riverside High is among the top-ranked high schools in South Carolina and the nation, according to the US News Best High Schools rankings. Riverside High ranks #6 in SC and #1,081 in the nation. The U.S. News rankings include data on more than 19,400 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. To read more, click here

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Alive at 25 Driving Program
Registration for the South Carolina Alive at 25 driving program is now open. Completion of this program is required in order to purchasing a parking pass for the 2013-2014 school year. No parking passes will be sold to students without a valid certificate of completion. If a student completed the Alive at 25 course last year, they do not have to retake the course but should bring their completed certificate to orientation.




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