Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Richland Two 4th Annual Film Festival



Students and staff, we encourage you to participate in this event. This is your chance to show off all your creativity!

There will be a red carpet screening night for all entries that make it to the finals. Additionally, winning videos will be announced at the end of this screening event. Prizes will be awarded.

Videos must be a minimum of 1 minute with a maximum of 3 minutes total in length.

Our Night on the Red Carpet event will be held March 23rd, 2017.

Click this link for more info: https://r2filmfestival.blogspot.com/p/welcome.html

Don't delay you have to submit your parent permission and school sponsor by Dec. 16th!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tri-DAC Nominations for Summer 2017 Program

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Tri-District Arts Consortium Summer Program. Middle school students who attend the public schools of Lexington One, Lexington/Richland Five and Richland Two are eligible to participate. This year marks the 32nd year Tri-DAC has provided students an outstanding and concentrated study of the arts through this summer program.

The program is designed for artistically gifted and talented students who are rising sixth through ninth graders in the summer before the 2017-2018 school year. Students may audition in creative writing, dance, music (strings, vocal and wind/percussion), theater or visual art.

The Summer Program will be held on the campus of the Palmetto Center for the Arts (PCA) at Richland Northeast High School June 26 through July 15 from 9:00 am till 3:15 pm each Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and until 4:15 pm on each Wednesday. Monday and Tuesday July 3rd and July 4th will be observed as a holidays. Cost for the three weeks will be $400.00. 

Arts teachers, classroom teachers, administrators or parents may nominate students. Nomination forms may be obtained from the principal’s office at district elementary or middle schools or by contacting the Gifted and Talented Coordinator in one of the three districts: Mrs. Erin
Fitzgerald, Lexington One; Mrs. Tami Richardson, Lexington/Richland Five; or Dr. Maria Kratsios, Richland Two. Nomination forms for all art areas, along with general information about the Tri-District Arts Consortium are also available on our web site at www.tridac.org.

The District Coordinator must receive all nominations by January 16, 2017. Applications will be sent to each student nominated. Spaces for qualified students from each district are limited.

Auditions for Dance, Vocal, Wind/Percussion and Visual Art students will be held on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Richland Northeast High School. Auditions for the areas of Creative Writing, Strings, Theatre and Visual Art students will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Richland Northeast High School. There will be no make-up auditions.

Classroom Interruptions

Upper Campus Parents/Guardians,

It is critical that we maximize instructional moments with our students. Recently, we have noticed an increase in the disruptions of our classrooms. The two things that seem to be causing the biggest distractions are students leaving items at home and the constant changes in afternoon transportation. When parents drop off lunchboxes, coats or other items in the main office, it requires our office staff  to interrupt the classroom and then students miss instruction to go collect the forgotten items. We want to teach our students to be responsible for their learning as well as their materials, so please help us by encouraging your child to be prepared for school each day. Additionally, we are asking families to try very hard to not call during the day to change how their child goes home unless it is absolutely necessary. Last minute changes cause a strain on our staff as we are very careful to make sure each child gets home safely.  If you do need to make a change in transportation, please try to plan ahead and use your child’s agenda book to write a note to the teacher. 

Thank you for your support of our instructional time and dedication to student safety.




Monday, December 5, 2016

Spirit Week

Marvel Monday was a success!

Thank you for support our Spirit Week and starting off our service learning project with lots of donations.

Tomorrow is Top Hat Tuesday....bring in food items and wear your favorite hat!

Reading Logs Due

Calling all last minute Gamecocks reading logs! If you have not already turned your reading logs in, we will accept them first thing Tuesday morning. We must have all numbers faxed in by Wednesday, December 7th! Remember, all participants will receive 2 tickets to a South Carolina men's and women's basketball game.  

Thank you for your participation!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Spirit Week at Upper Campus

Don't forget that Lake Carolina Upper Campus begins Spirit Week tomorrow with Marvel Monday. Students that bring in a canned or non-perishable food item can wear a superhero shirt or cape. All donations will be given to Spring Valley High School’s Winter Days Service Learning Project. 

The Spirit Week theme for each day this week is below. Each student that brings in at least one food item can dress up in that day's theme.

We hope to collect a lot of food items to help those less fortunate. The class that collects the most food items will get to participate in a mannequin challenge at recess. We will film the winning class and share the video on the morning show and the school blog!

Show your school spirit and support of service learning this week. Thank you!

Marvel Monday - Wear a superhero shirt or cape
Top Hat Tuesday - Wear a hat
Wacky Tacky Wednesday - Dress in a tacky way
Throwback Thursday - Dress from a past decade
Freaky Hair Friday - Do something crazy to your hair

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Service Learning @ Upper Campus

Service Learning at Lake Carolina
December 5-9, 2016

Lake Carolina Upper Campus is excited to join Spring Valley High School’s Winter Days Service Learning Project. 

LCEU will be collecting canned goods and nonperishable food items to donate to local food banks. To add excitement to our food drive, we are having Spirit Week. Each day, if a student brings in at least one food item, he or she can dress up in that day's theme.

Marvel Monday - Wear a superhero shirt or cape
Top Hat Tuesday - Wear a hat
Wacky Tacky Wednesday - Dress in a tacky way
Throwback Thursday - Dress from a past decade
Freaky Hair Friday - Do something crazy to your hair

We hope to collect a lot of items to help those less fortunate! The class that collects the most food items will get to participate in a mannequin challenge at recess. We will film the winning class and share the video on the morning show and the school blog!