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    Congratulations to Mrs. Elvionna Belin-White on being selected as the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year!

    Elvionna Belin-White born and raised in Andrews SC. Married to Tyrone White. We have two lovely children. Tyson and Tylia. This is my fourteenth year teaching , but eighth at Lower Richland.  I teach pre-engineering classes through a program called project lead the way. I advise First Robotics, Jr. Robotics, Technology Student Association, National Society of Black Engineer's, and Student Racing Team . I love working with the students and increasing their awareness of STEM  through projects and activities , which will guide their careers and education. So that we can have global and productive citizens
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    Lower Richland High earns AdvancED STEM certification

    Lower Richland High School has earned STEM certification from the AdvancED Accreditation Commission, becoming one of the first high schools in the nation to be awarded that distinction. 

    A team from AdvancED conducted a review of Lower Richland High School’s STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) initiative from November 9-12, 2014. The school was awarded AdvancED STEM Certification as a result of that review.

    According to AdvancED, the purpose of establishing the AdvancED STEM Certification is to provide schools and programs with a research-based framework and criteria for their awareness, continuous improvement and assessment of the quality, rigor and substance of the STEM educational program. AdvancED STEM Certification is a mark of STEM distinction and excellence for those institutions and programs that are granted the certification.

    “The Lower Richland STEM initiative is a direct reflection of the hard work and collaboration of the faculty and staff at Lower Richland High School, especially our STEM coordinators,” said Lower Richland High School Principal Dr. Kelvin Wymbs. “This entire initiative is student-driven with the teachers facilitating problem-based learning activities and Engenuity providing much-needed resources and support,” Wymbs said. “It feels really good to be a part of something excellent that is really not about the principal but a philosophy of learning and teaching across the curriculum and school.”

    Lower Richland’s STEM Certification is valid for a five-year period if the school renews its application each year. At the end of the five-year period, Lower Richland can reapply for a new STEM certification.  (As printed in the RCSD1 This Week Newletter)

    LOWER RICHLAND HIGH SCHOOL CHORUS DEPARTMENT

    Congratulations to Lower Richland High School Senior Diamond Singers, Denijah Henderson and Raven Weston for making the 2015 South Carolina All-State Chorus.  Auditions were held on Thursday, November 6, 2014 at the Cayce United Methodist Church in Cayce, SC.  Membership in the All-State Mixed Chorus is on the basis of total points received in the audition.  Students performed a five part choral song in front of five judges and sight read a short composition.  Approximately 1255 students from the state auditioned and 360 were selected.    Members of the prestigious choir will attend the All-State Chorus Weekend held at Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC March 5-7, 2015.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

    The All-State Chorus program was organized to provide an opportunity for superior choral students in South Carolina to sing together and to represent the state in statewide events. Students who participate in All-State have an opportunity to further utilize the skills obtained and developed in their local school programs.  The South Carolina All-State Chorus program provides an intensive and demanding vocal experience, which fosters self-discipline and personal growth as well as musicianship.



    Yearbook and Prom Information
    The last day to order yearbooks is December 19. Yearbooks cost $60. A non-refundable $30 deposit is required. Order forms are available at the front desk.

    Prom is April 11, 2015

    Prom tickets are on sale:
    December $30
    January $35
    February $40
    March $45
    April $50

    Seniors that attended last year $25 until February 27
    2014 HSAP Free Tickets must RSVP by February 27

    Class of 2015 students and parents:

     

    Senior year has finally arrived for the Class of 2015! There are many special activates associated with the senior year of high school: senior excursion, class t-shirts, and yearbook.   Senior dues cover the cost associated with these items. We are continuing to keep seniors dues as low as possible.
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    LOWER RICHLAND SENIOR DUES INFORMATION SHEET.docx
    Through our partnerships with EngenuitySC, MEBA, Best Carolina, and other industry leaders, Lower Richland High School is able to offer a comprehensive STEM Program that focuses on college and career readiness for our students!

    Click here to learn more!

    All Season Sports Pass

    The All Season Sports Pass is on sale now.  This pass will give you access to all home games for all sports.  Students can purchase their passes from Coach Stroman in the Arena.  Adult passes and Elementary passes can be purchased from Ms. Brown in the Main Office.


    Congratulations LR PTSA!

    Congratulations to the LR PTSA for being nominated as a 2014-2016 National  PTA School of Excellence.

    School Improvement Council Brochure

    Annual Report To Parents Format 2014_2.docx
    Lower Richland Receives
    Palmetto Silver Award

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    Great Happenings at Lower Richland

    Richland One Schools Honored by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for Fighting Childhood Obesity

    Three Schools Received Award for Leading Comprehensive Health, Physical Activity, and Wellness Efforts

    (Washington, DC) September 13, 2014– The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, recognized Crayton Middle School, Eau Claire High School and Lower Richland High School with a 2014 National Healthy Schools Award for transforming its environment into a healthier place. The schools received this award at the Alliance’s 2014 Leaders Summit in Washington, DC on September 13.

    To earn the National Healthy Schools Award these schools improved their nutrition and physical activity programs to meet or exceed stringent standards set by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools Program.



     


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    School Happenings

    PTSA Meeting Dates

    Here are the LRHS PTSA Meeting Dates for the school year.
     There is also an attached flyer available for your use to post and to distribute to parents.  Most of our PTSA meetings start at 6:30pm and will be held in the cafeteria with an exception of the following:


    ·         Monday Sept. 15th 2014: This is the first meeting of the school year. It will start at 6:30pm as usual. Our guest speaker is Mayor Benjamin. This meeting will be held in the Theater

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    Monday Oct. 20th, 2014The PTSA is sponsoring a “Meet the Candidates” Night where invited officials on the Nov. 4th ballot will have an opportunity to present their vision for our community. The start time is 6:30pm. and will be held in the Theatre.


    ·         Tuesday Feb. 24th, 2015: This is the date that the Richland District One School Board is scheduled to come to our school. Normally, these meetings are held in the Theatre. Instead of hosting a separate meeting during February, the PTSA will be asking our members and community for their support of the school board meeting scheduled to begin at 7pm. The PTSA will not expect to present any PTSA business on this evening. We will follow the lead of our administrators on how you all want us to function on that evening.


    ·         Monday May 18th, 2015: This meeting is not listed on the flyer. However, this is the date planned for the annual scholarship banquet.  Our start time will be 7pm in the cafeteria.


    Thank you everyone for your assistance as the PTSA works toward increasing parental involvement during the 2014-2015 school year. We’re looking forward to a great year!


    Sincerely,

    Yolande Roach

    LRHS PTSA President

    www.lrptsa.org

    lrptsa.pdf
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    THE CREEK IS ON THE RISE!

    ATTENTION STUDENT DRIVERS

    All high school students are required to complete Alive at 25 before they are eligible to purchase a campus parking permit for the 2014-2015 school year.  Students who have previously taken Alive at 25 will be exempt.

    To obtain a parking pass for the fall, students must complete the course before August 15, 2014.  (Please note, taking and passing the course will not guarantee students issuance of a parking permit.  Parking permits will be issued according to availability and the policy of the school.)

    To register, contact: SC National Safety Council
    Phone: 800-733-6185 or 803-732-6778
    www.scaliveat25.org

    Great Things Come from LR

    FOUR RICHLAND ONE STUDENTS NAMED 2015 NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT SCHOLARSHIP SEMIFINALISTS

    Richland One high school seniors Savannah Bass of Dreher, Tyler Gray of A.C. Flora, Briana Abraham of W.J. Keenan and Gabrielle Young of Lower Richland are among the 44 South Carolina students named semifinalists in the prestigious and highly competitive 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

    This honor recognizes outstanding African-American high school seniors who are the highest scorers in their state on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

    Richland One’s semifinalists will compete with 1,600 others across the nation for approximately 800 college scholarships worth more than $2.5 million. To advance to the finalist level, semifinalists must have a record of high academic performance in high school, be endorsed and recommended by school officials, earn high SAT scores and be actively involved in their school and community.

    Two types of scholarships will be offered: 700 one-time National Achievement® $2500 Scholarships and 100 Achievement Scholarships underwritten by corporate and business sponsors. Although some corporate-sponsored awards provide a single payment, most are renewable for up to four years of undergraduate study. The names of scholarship winners will be announced in early-April.


    About Our School

    Did you know Lower Richland High School has been identified as a TransformSC school?  Want to know more about what that means? 

    TransformSC Site

    LR - Transforming Education in SC



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    International Baccalaureate Program
     

    Information about the Lower Richland International Baccalaureate (IB) program can be found by clicking on the IB logo.

    Transportation Brochure
    2014-15 Lower Richland High School
    Please click on the link below to determine bus routes and times.

    Lower Richland Route 2014-2015.pdf
    District Mission Statement

    We are Richland One, a leader in transforming lives through education, empowering all students to achieve their potential and dreams.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of Lower Richland High School is to engage students in positive, productive, and innovative learning experiences in order to become successful, responsible, and competitive in a global and technological society.
    We believe that..
    • Each student has the ability to learn and to be successful.
    • Changing cultural diversity is a positive element that teaches respect and enriches society.
    • Students learn in different ways and deserve the opportunity to achieve at their own ability level. 
    • Each student must assume responsibility for his/her own potential.
    • Character matters; honesty, integrity, and mutual respect are vital.
    • Educators will use a variety of effective teaching methods and strategies with high expectations.
    • A safe and supportive environment is essential to the growth and success of all individuals.
    • Learning is a continuous process of integrated experiences that ultimately produce change. 
    • Education is the shared responsibility of the students, school, home, and community.

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    Upcoming Events

    Saturday, March 7
    Diamond Hornets Invitational
    9:00 AM
    Thursday, March 19
    Delayed Start for High School

    From the Principal

    Dear Diamond Hornet Families,

    I want to officially welcome all of you to the 2014-2015 School Year! Summer has come and gone and now it is time to continue with the excellent traditions of Lower Richland, as well as to introduce exciting new programs and personnel. Lower Richland administration and staff has been busy preparing for another amazing year. Over the summer break the school has been cleaned, facilities have been updated, the STEM focus has continued, and the district has moved forth to implement the Digital Learning Environment where incoming freshman will be issued a laptop and protective backpack in September, with sophomores following in January. We are still very excited and proud of our scholarship total, 17.8 million dollars, and the highest in the district. The bar is set high for the class of 2015, but we know they can do it! Our dedicated staff has been working hard to ensure a successful start of school next Monday, August 18, 2014. Read more...