Thursday, March 24, 2016

Thank You to Wayne Edwards

Thank you to Wayne Edwards for donating two vacuums to our school!  The pollen has been awful and the old vacuum was not getting the work done!  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Beta Club Inductees

Congratulations to all students inducted into the Junior and Senior Beta Clubs today!  You are an exemplar for academic success.  May you continue to grow and flourish in your academic studies.

 6th Grade Inductees                                                      7th Grade Inductees

 Sr. Beta Inductees

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Forces and Motion Lesson

Mrs. Chaisson's fifth grade class has been learning about forces and motion and participated in an egg drop experiment today to apply their knowledge. The students thoroughly enjoyed the outdoor classroom setting and applying their studies to a hands on learning experiment.

Peter Rabbit

The Pre-K and Kindergarten classes had a surprise guest during their Easter egg hunt this morning - THE EASTER BUNNY!  All the children were thrilled to see him and the sweet treats he brought for everyone. Before the hunt, the students had classroom parties with Easter snacks and songs!

Reminder to Betas

Beta Club lunch and induction ceremony tomorrow.


The spring music program presented by first through third graders this morning was marvelous.  All of the spring creatures sang their hearts out and were so animated in their choreography.  Great job students, teachers, and Mrs. Nicholson.

Mobile Lab on Campus

The Greenwood Genetics Center brought their mobile lab to campus today and four classes participated in lab exercises. Mrs. Martin's anatomy class learned more about Mad Cow disease and tested samples of cattle feed for presence of prions.Mrs. Bailey's science students worked with DNA and blood typing.

This experience was phenomenal and the professional and knowledgable genetic center staff were amazing!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Square Dance

This annual event was moved to spring this year to celebrate the 50th anniversary of RWA!  Please invite former alumni and friends of Richard Winn.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Beta Club Honors

Congratulations to the following students for their academic success and invitation to join the Beta Club.

Junior Beta Club

6th Grade:

Walter B Baker

Berry Bonds

Elena Frick

Autumn Keys

Mikaela Miller

Samantha Rabon

William Spang

Matt Tate


7th  Grade:

Sammy Bannister

Sydney Boulware

Dru Caldwell

Emma Castles

Gavin Douglas

Marshall Gibbons

Ainsley Martin

Meredith Pope

Austin Robinson

John Russell

Taylor Spires

Mary Stegall Smith

Zack Taylor

Rayne Williams


Senior  Beta Club

9th  Grade:

Gracie Atkerson

Caleigh Caldwell

Will Carvalho

Jennifer Haney

Grier Hensley

Alex McDonald

Greer McKeown

Bryan O’Connor

Emy Russell

Hannah Smith

Bradden Steele


Sunday, March 20, 2016

Spring Music Program

Reminder: Grades 1-3 will present a spring music program on Wednesday at 9:00 in the Fine Arts Room. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Billy Ladd Field

The Richard Winn baseball field will forever be known as the Billy Ladd Field.  The field was dedicated today in honor of Coach Ladd's faithfulness and commitment to the baseball program at Richard Winn.  What an astonishing posthumous honor that has been bestowed upon this coach's great name.


Thank You Mr. Smith!

A big shout out to Mr. Chris Smith for his expertise and labor today.  Mr. Chris made several repairs around the school on his day off and for that we are thankful!  Thank you!!

Greenwood Genetic Lab

Coming to RW 7th grade, Biology, and Anatomy Students Tuesday

The Gene Machine Mobile Science Laboratory allows the technology and expertise of the Greenwood Genetic Center to come directly to the classroom. With the support of a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute, GGC acquired the Gene Machine, a 41 foot custom coach equipped as a mobile science laboratory. The mobile laboratory allows students to engage in fun, entertaining and educational scenarios where they have the opportunity to learn about genetic traits and disorders, understand the lab techniques used in making a diagnosis as well as consider the ethical implications of testing. Teachers can select from multiple lab activities including basic lab skills and genetic modules. Each of the modules addresses STEM initiatives and Next-Generation Science Standards. (

Students must have a signed permission slip!  Please check with your student or print from RenWeb resources tab or one HERE!

Support Pitt Hopkins

Pitt Hopkin's is a rare disorder that touches home to many of us.  Jonathan Ackerman was diagnosed at a younger age with Pitt Hopkins and so many of his family and friends have given to different causes to help further research for this disease.

Such an event to raise awareness is Jonathan's 5K.  Annie Grace Whitfield is a senior at Blythewood High School, and she has chosen this disease to focus her senior project.  Thus, she has organized a 5K to fulfill the requirements of her assignment.

Our Richard Winn student government is encouraging anyone interested in supporting Jonathan and his family to join in the walk on April 9th.  More info about registering for the event can be found by clicking the link above.  The registration deadline is April 1, 2016.

A Winnsboro Pitt Crew tee shirt has been designed and is available for purchased at Custom Ink.
(  The tee shirt order deadline is March 22, 2016. There will not be any extra tee shirts and the deadline will not be extended.

Join us for a 5K Race/Walk in honor of Jonathan Ackerman and to benefit the Pitt Hopkins Research Foundation.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Report Cards Tomorrow

image in honor of Mrs. M. Ladd

Pageant Practice

The Miss RWA pageant will take place on April 9th.  Contestants are reminded of upcoming practice times.

The Best of the West

Mrs. Poland's and Mrs. Taylor's kindergarten classes were visited today by professional IPRA cowboy Coy Wilson. The students' curriculum was teaching them about the wild west, and he taught them how cowboys rope calves. 
Each student took a few swings and tried to catch the bale of hay that they were pretending was a calf that needed saving on the open prairie. After using his lariat, the kindergartners showed him the ones that they had made in class out of string and paper plates!

Monday, March 14, 2016

State Champs Recognized

The RWA 2016 Girls Basketball Team was recognized at the Fairfield County Council meeting this evening for their recent championship title. Congratulations Lady Eagles and coaches! 

Pi Day

Today is March 14th which is officially known as Pi day to math experts. Mrs. Gibbons treated her geometry class to pie in honor of the special day.

No MIDDLE SCHOOL Softball vs Laurens

The only girls softball team competing tomorrow is VARSITY @ 5:00!

Baseball Field Dedication TIME CHANGE

The baseball field dedication ceremony will take place at 5:45 pm on Friday!  The game time has been moved to 6:00 pm.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Baseball Field Dedication

The Richard Winn baseball field will be dedicated and officially named the Billy Ladd Field prior to the RW vs Fairfield Central baseball game on Friday, March 18th.

All former players (RWA, Legion, Recreation, etc) family, and friends are invited to attend and commemorate the time, hardwork, and unselfish sacrifices that Coach Ladd reserved for the game of baseball at Richard Winn.

Mr. Ladd is a humble example of why we can celebrate 50 years of Family-Faith-Friendship.

Come celebrate the golden years and its wonderful memories of a faithful alumni, coach, and friend of Richard Winn.

Long live our Academy…Once an Eagle… Always an Eagle!

Booster Spring Season Athletic Pass Info

If you would like to order a Spring Sports Pass, please download the form using this link.  Forms can also be printed from the school website or they are also available from the main office.  Passes to be purchased by Wed, 3-16-16.

Adults $60.00         Based on  10 games- Can come to any spring sports.
Senior Cit $40.00    MS/V softball and baseball.

Gate prices are $7.00 for all adults.  

If you have questions, please contact Jena Johnson for more information.
Thank you.

Go Eagles!!!

Softball Team Wins

Congratulations to the varsity softball team on their win.  The Eagles defeated Great Falls 13-1.  Alyssa Atkerson had an out of the park homerun!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

March Newsletter Published

Keeping parents, students, teachers, and the community informed is key!  The blog and social media are great outlets, but the Office of Academics also publishes a monthly newsletter.  Remember to subscribe to the blog for daily digest emails and also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  Widgets with direct links can be found on the school website ( or links are provided in the newsletter.

 March Newsletter

Board Nominations

It is once again time to nominate new members to the RWA Board of Directors. There are three positions to be filled (for three year terms). The nomination process is as follows:

1. The nomination process opens April 1st and closes April 21st. All nominations must be received by the Board with a postmark date of no later than April 21st . Nominations should be mailed to the Board at the following address: RWA Board, P.O. Box 538, Winnsboro, SC 29180. (Please do not send nominations through the school office or the school address. The school administration is not responsible for handling official Board business.).... see for more information or use this link Board Nomination Information

Baseball Game Friday **** NOTE LOCATION ******


The varsity baseball team will compete against York Prep on Friday at 5:00 pm.  The ball field is at Doby Bridge Park, Fort Mill not the school!

Basketball Seniors and State Champions Honored

Senior basketball players, Gunnar Hensley, John Coleman, Marion Walker Coleman, and Jaycie Johnson, were honored today for their committment and hard work on the basketball court this season.

The varsity girls basketball team also received recognition and participated in thenpep rally activities.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Jeans Day

Wednesday is like a Friday this week; thus, students may wear jeans.

Enjoy your long weekend! 

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

All four ball teams travelled to Johnston today to play against the Patriots of Wardlaw Academy.  The middle school teams came up short, but the varsity teams had the sweet taste of victory as they played their first road games.

The softball team won 14-7 thanks to a seventh inning batting streak.  The Eagles led most of the game but found themselves trailing 6-7 in the bottom of the fifth.  A. Atkerson hit a single in the top of the sixth and added two RBI's to make the score 8-7. G. Atkerson answered with a single and brought in sibling RBI making the score 9-7.  Russell continued the streak and added two more RBI's.  Other hitter information was not available but after six innings of play, the score was 13-7, Richard Winn.  A final run was scored in the top of the seventh with a game final score of 14-7, Eagles.  The winning pitcher was B. Taylor.

Action on the baseball diamond was a bit closer throughout the evening with a couple of steals by Lewis and Hensley to keep the score tight. C. Gilbert pitched a complete game, and the Eagles won with a final score of 6-5.  Wardlaw threatened late in the seventh inning with bases loaded and two outs, but the Eagles' defense was able to leave the Patriots stranded on bases.

Congratulations to the varsity teams! Thank you Allison Spires and Michelle Christianson for updates and pictures.

B. Taylor gives R. Simpson a pep talk before her first at bat as a varsity Lady Eagle.

Sacrifice bunt from S. Costenbader

At the mound in the seventh inning with bases loaded and two outs.