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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Riverside High School ♦ 794 Hammett Bridge Road ♦ Greer, SC 29650 ♦ (864) 355-7800 ♦ fax (864) 355-7898 ♦ AD Office (864) 355-7870

Warrior Nation


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 High School Speech & Debate Team Places 1st!

More than 600 students from 38 schools participated at the 28th Bob Jones Academy Speech & Debate Invitational on Saturday, October 18, 2014. Congratulations! Way to go, Team!

1st Place
Carol Lee in Children's Literature
Stephanie Hong in Dramatic Interpretation
Stephanie Hong & Carol Lee in Duo Interpretation
Cindy Li in Novice L-D Debate
Matthew Harrington in Oral Interpretation

2nd Place
Gabe Williams in Children's Literature

3rd Place
Sarai Dai in Student Congress
Shelby Peek in Children's Literature
Devin Remley & Monique Louw in Duo Interpretation
Shelby Peek in Expository Speaking
Nicole Patterson in Novice L-D Debate

4th Place
Abigail Holland in Varsity L-D Debate
Devin Remley in Oratorical Declamation
Koueun Pang in Oral Interpretation
Stephanie Gonzalez in Novice Reading

5th Place
Margaret Whiston in Oral Interpretation
Stephanie Hong in Humorous Interpretation

6th Place
Unshu Biyani in Extemporaneous Speaking
Monique Louw in Novice Reading
Manu Budidi in Oratorical Declamation

7th Place
Matthew Harrington in Original Oratory
Elizabeth Hall in Novice Reading
Matthew Harrington in Humorous Interpretation
Devin Remley in Dramatic Interpretation

8th Place
Sooruj Bhatia in Novice Reading
Shelby Peek in Original Oratory

9th Place
Allison Watts in Novice Reading

10th Place
Dylan Faulk in Novice Reading

"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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Spirit Week
Spirit Week at Riverside will be held October 31-November 7.  Money raised will be donated to Camp Courage.

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 Team finished 2nd and the boys Junior Varsity won! Kyle Mook, Will Kennedy and Natalie Williams all took home top 3 finishes.

Speech & Debate
The National Speech & Debate Association, the honor society for middle and high school speech and debate, has named its Top 100 schools in the nation for the 2013-2014 academic year.  Riverside High School ranked 65 out of more than 3,000 schools nationwide.

to the Pride of Riverside Warrior Band and Dr. Wrighten on their outstanding performance at the Upper State Competition on Saturday.  The band will compete in Columbia for the AAAA State Championship.

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.

Bonds Career Center Fall Festival and Bonfire
Click here for more information!

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

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

alive at 25

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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