Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Donation Needed

The RWA cafeteria is in desperate need of a freezer (or two), chest or upright style. If you have one you are willing to donate, please contact the school office and arrangements will be made to transport it (them) to the school ASAP. Donors may receive a tax deductible write-off  for donations of this kind. Thank you!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

V Volleyball Captures WINN #14

The RW Lady Eagles racked up another region victory Tuesday at Newberry Academy, defeating the NA Lady Eagles in three straight games, 25-10, 25-3, and 25-14. The recent WINN boosts the team's undefeated record to 14-0 with only four matches remaining in the regular season.

RW's MS team hit a road block today and suffered a two straight game loss, 21-25 and 18-25, at Newberry.

The Lady Eagle volleyball teams will host King Academy's Lady Knight teams on Thursday (10/1) beginning at 4:00 P.M. Come support our Lady Eagles as the MS team seeks to get back into the WINN column, and the varsity squad works on a finishing out a perfect season!

Food Drive

The Beta Club is sponsoring a food drive to help the less fortunate as the holidays approach.  They will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items from Thursday, October 1 to Friday, October 30. These items will be taken to the Fairfield Community Food Bank.  A collection station will be set up in the main hall of the school for drop-off.  Thank you for your support.

Items Needed:
Any canned goods                         
Corn meal   

Favorite Book Character Day

The RWA Library will be celebrating Favorite Book Character Day with students and teachers in K3 - 4th grades on Friday, October 30th. We're asking these students and their teachers to come to school that morning dressed as their favorite book character for a fun parade around the school and celebration in the Library. Be sure to bring your book along for the costume judging and parade and also a change of clothes for when the event ends.

A snack will be served and costumes will be judged to award prizes to the top three costumes in each of the three age categories: K3 - K5, 1st -2nd, 3rd - 4th, as well as recognition of the best dressed teacher character award. Start planning your favorite book character costume now. We anticipate this will be a fun event for all!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Volleyball Teams Hit the Road

Both the MS and varsity volleyball teams will head west across the Broad River Tuesday to match up against the other Eagle team in the region - the Newberry Eagles. The MS match begins at 4:00 P.M., and the varsity match will follow at approximately 5:00 P.M.

Then on Thursday, Oct. 1, both teams will host another region contest against the Lady Knights of King Academy. Come to the RWA "Nest" to cheer on our volleyball girls as they bump, set, and spike their way to WINNing seasons. As usual, the MS contest starts at 4:00 P.M., and the varsity match will follow. 

MS Eagles Capture Road WINN

The MS Eagle football team  made the road trip Monday to the upstate to play the Laurens Crusaders and came back to the 'boro with one more "W" added to their overall record. Coach Johnson's guys defeated the opponents 22-8 in an unusual Monday evening contest. (The original playing date had to be rescheduled due to last Thursday's rainy weather conditions.)

Brandon Miller scored both the first TD and the 2 pt. conversion points to put RWA up 8-0 in the first quarter. Before the night was over, QB Zack Taylor tacked on two more touchdowns and a 2 pt. conversion to help put the game out of reach and lock up the victory.

The MS Eagles will play again this week on Thursday (10/1) at home against the Newberry Eagles. That contest will kick off at 6 P.M.


Dear RWA Family,

On behalf of the PTO board, thank you so much for turning in Box Tops for our school. We would like to announce an additional incentive for the upper school students to turn in as many Box Tops as possible. We will be providing a fast food lunch for the top three collectors of Box Tops from the upper school. The winners will be able to choose a lunch meal from a Winnsboro restaurant such as Sonic, McDonalds, or Roadrunner. Specifics will be provided to the winners at the close of the contest on October 23, 2015.

As a reminder, we are offering a pizza party for the lower school class that collects the most Box Tops by October 23, 2015. The jeans pass incentive will continue throughout the year. For every 50 Box Tops turned in, the student will receive a jeans pass.

Please continue to turn in your Box Tops!  You are welcome to contact the PTO board if you have questions.
  Kathy Dean
Box Tops Coordinator

Friday, September 25, 2015

Eagles WINN on the Road

Friday's road trip to Blackville to play football against the Jefferson Davis Raiders took longer that the actual game itself. The Eagles, as usual, dominated their opponent in the first half of play which caused the officials to run the clock throughout the entire second half. Coach Dan Dickerson's varsity team picked up win #6 with this recent 50-0 victory. 

Congratulations, players and coaches! We are so proud of you! #winn

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Calling Aspiring Actors & Actresses

Ms. Jeffcoat, RWA's MS ELA instructor, has summoned students in grades 6-12 interested in participating in a drama program to an organizational meeting. That inaugural meeting will take place Friday at lunch in her classroom.

New Online System in Place Soon

We are in the final stages of importing data into RenWeb. Teachers have been using it to take attendance and record grades for almost two weeks. Right now, we will only use some of the features that RenWeb offers, but as time progresses, we will expand our use (for lunch orders, etc.).

You will receive an e-mail on October 1 with information on how to sign-up and log-in to RenWeb. 

Eagle Sports Update

Congratulations to the varsity volleyball team on their region victory Thursday at Cambridge Academy, 25-22, 25-8, and 25-15. The road win boosts their overall record to 13-0 and 6-0 region.

RWA's MS team, however, dropped a loss to the Lady Cougars, 19-25 and 20-25.

Due to rainy weather conditions, the MS football game at Laurens scheduled for Thursday afternoon was rescheduled for Monday, Sept. 28th at 5:30 P.M.

The varsity Eagle football team will be on the road the next three weeks. This Friday's contest will be against the Jefferson Davis Raiders in Blackville. Good luck, guys, and safe travels!

Weekly Chapel

Wednesday morning's 1st -12th grade chapel service featured Noah Ward as the senior speaker. His advice was to not live life on the "what if's."  He related his advice to his personal life when he was diagnosed with a muscle disease and how he determined not to let that be an obstacle for him. His main point was to remind everyone to live life to the fullest.

SGA secretary Rob O'Connor led the service, and later vice president Mitchell Gibbons played his guitar and led the group in singing some contemporary Christian music.

Sixth grader Juliet Pineda was the only birthday girl to be honored by the group.

Dr. Selby closed the service in prayer, then students and teachers went about the start of the normal school day.  

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SGA Leaders Visit State House

RWA SGA Officers: (seated L-R) Megan Simpson - historian, Chloe Dawkins - treasurer, Perry Anne Robinson - president. (standing) Mitchell Gibbons - vice president, Rob O'Connor - secretary.
RWA Student Government officers, along with sponsors Kerri Martin and Callie Sims, attended the annual SCISSA Fall Convention at the State House on Wednesday. The group met with other SCISSA participants from all around the state to discuss policies relating to SCISA students and schools. 

Golf Tourney Is a Swinging Success

The Collin Truesdale Memorial Golf Tournament held in Chester on Friday, Sept. 11, was another successful event. The tournament hosted 120 golfers (30 teams) and about 15 volunteers helped with the tournament.

The Richard Winn community really stepped up this year with around 8-10 RWA related teams participating.

According to Bruce Truesdale, Collin's dad, the event brought in almost $11,000 for a Class of 2016 scholarship and the RWA Spirit Fund in Collin's memory.
RWA alumni golfers: (L-R): Stephen Raines, Matt McLaughlin, William Ladd, Patrick Pope, Ryan Davis, Taylor Ingle, Joseph Talbert, Brandon Truesdale, Caleb Chapman, Douglas Peake, Tripp Cameron, Bryson Pope, Adam Truesdale, Addison Cudd

Seniors Attend Business and Student Engagement Luncheon

Many of Richard Winn's seniors were fortunate to attend the 2015 Business and Student Engagement Luncheon held in Rock Hill on September 17. The event was sponsored by Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas and SC Department of Commerce and presented by Williams & Fudge Accounts Receivable Management. 

Brooks Harper, author of 7 $kills to Make Mill$, was the keynote speaker and focused his talk on seven key words: diligence, organization, leadership, learning, accountability, relationships, and speaking. 

The program and luncheon were also jointly sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, Chester Healthcare Foundation, Giti, Duke Energy, Hutchison Group Inc, CardinalHealth, Lineberger Construction Inc, York Technical College, Wells Fargo, and Comporium. 

Little Chapel

RWA pre-schoolers and kindergartners enjoyed their second Tuesday morning "little" chapel time with Dr. Selby. In addition to praying for and with them, Dr. Selby led the group in singing several Christian children's songs.

Hope for Jenni T-Shirt Orders

Order a "Hope for Jenni" t-shirt by next Friday (Oct. 2) for $12! Use the link below to order! All profits will be given to Jenni to help offset medical costs.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Volleyball Teams WINN Again!

 Both the MS and varsity teams notched region victories Tuesday over the visiting Lady Lions of Anderson Christian in a match that was dedicated to honor Class of 2001 alumna Jenni Caldwell Sharpe. The Battle for Jenni event gave the team members and the RWA family a chance to show love and support to Jenni as she fights cervical cancer.
Alum Jenni Caldwell Sharpe and son John Ryan are surrounded by R-dub love and support.

 Coach Peake's MS girls defeated their opponents in two straight games, and Coach Sims's varsity squad wrapped up the Lady Lions in three straight games to claim another W in the WINN column. The varsity victory boosted the team's undefeated record to 12-0 overall and 5-0 region.
McKenzie Wilson focuses on her serve delivery.

Riley Simpson gets low to dig the ball.

Emma Castles delivers an overhead set to a teammate on the front row. 

Jaycie Johnson soars to score the KILL!

Madison Wade delivers a powerful spike to the opponent's court.

Setter Alyssa Atkerson drops a dink into the Lady Lions court.
 Congratulations, girls of volleyball and coaches!

Both teams travel to Greenwood on Thursday (9/24) to re-match against region foe Cambridge Academy. #winn

School Picture Deadline

The deadline for returning payment and/or unwanted picture sheets to your child's teacher is this Friday, Sept. 25th. If you have any questions, please send Mrs. Ladd an email ( or call 803-635-5494, ext. 207.

Thank you for participating in this yearbook fundraising event!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Home Volleyball & Battle for Jenni Day

RWA's Lady Eagle volleyball teams will host Anderson Christian on Tuesday in a region contest beginning at 4:30 P.M. The middle school teams will start the action, and the varsity contest will follow at approximately 5:30 P.M.

Additionally this is a Battle for Jenni event, so be sure to wear teal and/or white and make your Point$Pay pledge in support of Jenni Caldwell Sharpe's (Class of 2001) battle with cervical cancer.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Homecoming 2015

Football wasn't the only event on the agenda at Ruff Field this past Friday night. It was Homecoming 2015 for Eagle alumni and fans - or you might also say, Family Night at R-dub. With a theme of Capture Clarendon, the Eagles didn't any waste time making it happen!
Senior John Coleman runs long yardage for 1st TD of the game.

The football team took care of business on the field and dominated the Clarendon Hall Saints, 52-2, to notch win number 5 of the season.
Senior Nic Stillwell crosses goal line to score 2 pt. conversion.
Queen Megan Simpson with a proud papa looking on.
Football Sweetheart Grace Wilder

The highlight of the evening was the halftime crowning of junior Grace Wilder as Football Sweetheart and senior Megan Simpson as 2015 Homecoming Queen. Senior Addie Bostrom, 2014 Queen, crowned the new winners, and first graders Sarah Hughes and Dylan Albert acted as crown bearers.
King Gunnar Hensley

During the Homecoming pep rally, senior Gunnar Hensley was crowned as the new Homecoming King. Students participated in class tug-o-war, chalk painting, and class yell competitions as well as the annual Spirit Link contest. Of course, following the game SGA sponsored a Homecoming Dance for grades 8-12.

Homecoming Week 2015 goes down in the record books as one of the best, thanks to the hard work and planning of the SGA officers, class reps, and sponsors! Congratulations to the players, coaches, girls of Homecoming Court, and SGA for a job well done! Not only did RWA "Capture Clarendon," but we also captured some lasting memories!

Friday, September 18, 2015

Eagle Teams Split with Wardlaw

The Lady Eagles dominated on the volleyball court Thursday afternoon against the visiting Lady Patriots, taking them down in three straight games, 25-12, 25-21, and 25-20. The victory boosts their undefeated record to 11-0. Congratulations, Lady Eagles!
Senior outside hitter Marion Walker Coleman is back in the starting rotation following a concussion injury!

Senior Jaycie Johnson shows focus and good form in back row action.
RWA MS and varsity volleyball will host Anderson Christian on Tuesday, Sept. 22, for a region contest. This event has also been designated as Battle for Jenni day. Be sure to register for this Point$ Pay fundraiser and wear Teal or White in support. The MS match starts at 4:30 with the varsity match following at approximately 5:30 P.M.

The MS football team suffered a 30-14 loss to the visiting Patriots Thursday evening to go 1-1 on the young season. Jimmy McKeown and Brandon Miller scored the 2 TD's for RWA. Miller also got the 2 point conversion after his touchdown on a pitch from QB Zack Taylor.
Brandon Miller breaks through the tackle to pick up Eagle yardage.

Jimmy McKeown speeds around the right end toward the goal line.
The MS football team travels to Laurens next Thursday, Sept. 24, for their next game against the Crusaders at 6:00 P.M.