Monday, October 31, 2016

Student Holiday - Nov. 4

Friday is a scheduled student holiday/teacher workday.

Enjoy an extra long weekend, and don't forget to set your clocks back an hour next Saturday night/Sunday morning.

Honoring the Fall Senior Athletes

Senior cheerleaders and football players and their family members

Fall sports' (Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Football) athletes were presented a poster banner from Mrs. Mullennax.

Friday Night Lights

Under the final Friday night lights of the regular season, the Eagles hosted King Academy in a scheduled region contest in which the outcome would determine the region winner.
Prior to the game, seven seniors (4 football and 3 cheerleaders) and their family members were recognized during a Senior Night ceremony. Additionally, the ten senior fall athletes were presented with personal poster banners from Mrs. Mullennax, Head of School.

The game began with the Knights scoring first, and unfortunately, by the time the Eagle offense got on the scoreboard, the Knights had stretched their lead and never relinquished it. The Knights remain undefeated and hung the 52-22 loss on the Eagles' record (7-3) as they played the role of "spoiler" for RWA's Senior Night.

However, the Eagles will continue their season in post season action next Friday night (Nov. 4) as they will host the Saints of Clarendon Hall in round 1 of playoffs. Kickoff for that game will be at 7:30 P.M.

Look for photos from the Senior Night ceremony in a later post.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Pumpkins and Fun Galore!

On Friday, Mrs. Poland's K3 and K4 students joined Mrs. Sherwood's K5 / 1st grade class on a classic fall field trip to visit Lever's Pumpkin Patch in Newberry County.

The smiles on the students' faces in these photos speak volumes about the fun, engaging activities in which they took part. A good time was had by ALL!


Senior STARS Shine!

Having already earned All Region honors, senior volleyball standouts Alyssa Atkerson and Madison Wade have also been selected by SCISA region coaches to represent RWA and Region 1A in the Saturday's (10/29) SCISA A All Star game.

The All Star game will be played at Wilson Hall School in Sumter at 11 A.M.

Congratulations, Alyssa and Madison, and good luck!

Pink Out & Saluting the Senior Seven

Four senior football players, three senior cheerleaders, and their family members will be honored Friday during the final regular season home game on the Ruff Field gridiron. In addition, the game has been designated as Pink Out Night in conjunction with October's Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The Class of 2017 football players include Parker Amick, Christian Christianson, Tyler Douglas, and Mitchell Gibbons. Seniors Emily Keys, Cali Swearingen, and Grace Wilder will be sharing the home sidelines as they cheer for the Eagles and are recognized along with the football players.

Early in Friday's school day there will be a senior recognition ceremony as well as a pep rally.

Everyone planning to attend the game
is reminded to support the Pink Out event by wearing pink. Hope to see you there! Go, Eagles!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Got Yearbook?

Check out two more staff Blitz Week videos:

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Upcoming Events

Please see the following upcoming events and attached flyers:
Powder Puff Football - Thursday, Oct. 27 4:30
Square Dance Thursday, Oct. 27 from 6 - 8
Pink Out/Football and Cheer Senior Night - Friday, Oct. 28
Eagle Council helps Pee Dee Academy - ends Nov. 3
ELC 5K for PreK Nov. 5 (sign up at
Oyster Roast November 19 at 7:00
Pennies for Patients - Nov. 7 - 24
Beta Club Food Drive - Donate now!

Lending a Helping Hand

On Tuesday, forty RWA students participated in a community service project at Lake Wateree. They gave three hours of their time to pick up trash at the campground, decorate the park with "spooky" decorations, and paint hay bales. All of this was done in preparation for the "Creepy Campout" that will be held this Saturday at the Lake Wateree State Park. The students did a fantastic job and had lots of fun while giving back to their community!

Math Meet Medals

Congratulations to the Middle School Math Meet team on their successes as individuals and as a team.

More than 180 students and 36 teams gathered at the Sumter Civic Center on Wednesday to compete and apply their wealth of math knowledge.  Students completed an individual written test and a speed round challenge as part of the competition.

Two teams represented Richard Winn and Team 1 finished with a total of 103 points qualifying them as the seventh place top finisher out of the 36 teams.

Dru Caldwell and Gavin Douglas were the top scorers on their respective teams.  The most impressive highlight of the event was Gavin Douglas's second place overall finish amongst the 187 participants.

Great job and congratulations to all participants.



Monday, October 24, 2016

You're Invited...

The 2017 Aerie staff cordially invites...
Who: YOU
What: Yearbook Purchase
Where: RWA Office or Library
When: NOW!
Why: Because Memories Are Priceless (and the price increases after Dec. 31)

Cost: $74.90  (It lasts a Lifetime!)

*This yearbook is guaranteed to bring smiles and laughs for years to come! Don't miss out!

Fun in Store...Stay Tuned!

Thursday's after school events promise to provide fun and entertainment for all ages!

The fun begins at 4:30 P.M. when the junior and senior girls and their underclass teammates kickoff in the annual Powder Puff football game on the Ruff Field gridiron. Highlighting the football game will be the half time crowning of Miss Homelycoming 2016 and Miss Heartbreaker, definitely an event you don't want to miss! An Aerie staff fundraiser, gate admission will be $1.00 per person.

Yee Haw! Following the outdoor fun will be the ever popular annual Square Dance event in the RWA gym from 6-8 P.M. Admission is $5.00 per family. The PTO and Junior Class are working in conjunction to provide a Country Store of homemade treats and desserts and a concession stand where hot dogs, barbeque, and other goodies will be sold. And don't forget the popular cake walks and all the promenading and dosey doe-ing that make this dance such a fun and memorable family event! A special thank you to Mrs. Ellen Nicholson for her expertise in calling the dances and instructing the students!

Come one, come all! Hope to see you there!

Volleyball Season Comes to an End

The Lady Eagles' varsity volleyball season came to a close in round 4 of the SCISA 1A state playoffs this past Saturday. Although the Lady Eagles fought hard, Wardlaw's Lady Patriots came out on top (2-0) , eliminating the RWA team from advancing any further in state tournament action.

The playing experience, skill, and leadership of the three seniors - Alyssa Atkerson, Madison Wade, and Bailey Taylor - will certainly be missed next season. Congratulations to all the players and Coaches Sims and Peake on another successful volleyball season. You represented our RWA family well!

It's BLITZ WEEK Again!

This is our annual yearbook Blitz Week at RWA!
Yearbook reminders and candy rewards will be given out each day this week!
All students who pre-ordered  the 2017 Aerie and those who order this week will receive a candy reward as the staff's way of saying "Thank You"! 
Watch and be "entertained" by this YouTube video commercial that was prepared by four of our 2017 staff members, and don't forget to place your order this week! Thank you!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Itsy Bitsy Spiders...

During this past week's library story visit, the pre-schoolers listened to the Itsy Bitsy Spider rhyming story book and then crafted their own spider hats.

Friday Sports Update

After a disappointing first round loss (1-2)  to Patrick Henry Academy, the Lady Eagles volleyball team got back on track to stay alive in the SCISA 1A state playoffs in Myrtle Beach. In rounds 2 and 3, RWA defeated North Myrtle Beach (2-0) and Cambridge (2-0) to qualify for round 4 against Wardlaw on Saturday morning at 11:30 A.M. Good luck, girls!

The varsity football team racked up win number seven of the season in a hard fought battle against the Raiders of Jefferson Davis. At the end of the first quarter, the score was tied at 14 all, but the Eagle defense stepped it up a few notches to hold the Raiders scoreless for the rest of the game while RWA's offense found the end zone three more times. The final score was 36-14. The win boosts the Eagles' overall record to 7-2 with one regular season game remaining. Congratulations, players and coaching staff!

#winnvb and #winnfb

Friday, October 21, 2016

A Fun Af-Fair!

This past week RWA junior and senior physics students and pre-school/K5 - 1st grade students spent some time learning and having fun outside of the normal classroom setting while attending the SC State Fair. 

On Tuesday Ms. Britney Poland's physics class headed off to the State Fair for Physics Day that was sponsored by USC. RWA students participated in demonstrations about wavelength, momentum, and acceleration. Students were able to watch demonstrations using liquid air - freezing soft objects and watching inflated objects change size. Then they were able to apply the physics demonstrations to the rides they rode - drop zone, spaceship, and crazy mouse. In addition, they learned about how drones are used in agriculture and were able to do a demonstration on how drones are used to fertilize fields.

Mrs. Deborah Poland's pre-school class and Mrs. Sherwood's K-5/1st grade students set out Wednesday morning to enjoy a day at the State Fair. Rides, animals, and fair food made it a very special, memorable day for these youngsters.