Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Exams for Grades 7 - 12

Students in grades 7 - 12 will take semester exams on December 13, 14, 15, and 16. December 13 will be a full school day, but Dec. 14- 16 will be half days. Please see the schedule below for details on what exams will be held each day.

Exam Information:
  • Seniors may exempt exams in semester courses (Government and Psychology) with an A or B average providing there are no circumstances with attendance or discipline. The office will approve exemptions.
  • Students who do not have an exam during a scheduled period may bring a note from home and will be excused from class that day. For example, Algebra 1 is scheduled for 3B and 3A- students will take their exam during the scheduled 3B period and may bring parental permission to be excused from class during the 3A exam period the next day. Please discuss with your teacher before assuming you don't need to be present for an exam.
  • If students do not bring a note excusing them, they should be at school and will receive an unexcused absence if they do not attend. Students need to have notes to be excused turned into Le Ann by Friday, December 9. They may turn in one note for all periods to be excused from.

PTO's Santa Shoppe for Grades K - 6

Families will not want to miss this fun event! Santa Shoppe is a fun way for your child to take part in the spirit of giving as they shop for Christmas gifts for family and friends!  The selections are great and the gift recipients will love that the child chose it themselves!       
  • All gift items priced at $2.00. 
  • You and your child will decide what is appropriate to spend. 
  • Please print, complete, and return the provided shopping list to your teacher by Friday.
Help Wanted
In order for these days (December 5th, 6th, and 7th) to be successful, we also need lots of helpers, so won’t you please consider joining us and being part of the fun? Contact Tammy Ramsey (803.917.9292) if you can help.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Reaping Big Time Encouragement

Just prior to the opening of the 2016-2017 basketball season, the Lady Eagles received a surprise, encouraging note from NBA superstar LeBron James, along with gifts of free Nike shoes and shirts.

Thank you, Nike and LeBron James, for this fabulous encouragement and basketball gear!


Christmas Creations

A few of the high school art students pose with Christmas cards they created to donate to the Council on Aging.

With Grateful Hearts and Voices...

Mrs. Nicholson once again worked her music "magic" to produce another wonderful Thanksgiving program last Tuesday, Nov. 23rd.

Students in pre-school through sixth grade gathered on the Fine Arts stage to perform before a packed audience.

To view more photos of this event, follow this link:

Basketball Update

The Eagle basketball teams opened up their season this past week. The varsity teams played at Calhoun last Monday, and then all four teams hosted Curtis Baptist last Tuesday. The MS girls and the varsity boys' teams scored the home victories, the second win in as many outings for Coach Pitt's varsity boys.

The varsity teams travel Monday to Whitmire, and all four teams will be in action again on Wednesday at home against Wardlaw. Then on Friday, both MS and varsity girls' teams travel to Greenwood to compete against Cambridge.

Click on the following link for future scheduled basketball events and times:

Some highlights of last Tuesday's home varsity contests are included.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Holidays Ahead

RWA will observe Wednesday - Friday as Thanksgiving holidays. Enjoy time to gather with your family and other loved ones, and thank God for His bounteous blessings.

School will resume as usual on Monday, November 28.

1 Thessalonians 5:12-18 


With Hearts and Hands and Voices

Mrs. Nicholson will be directing another Thanksgiving music program this morning at 9:00 A.M. in the Fine Arts Room. You won't want to miss it!

Also, mark your calendar now and make plans to attend the annual RWA Christmas Program on Thursday, December 8, at 7:00 P.M. in the gym. The theme is "Home for the Holidays" in celebration of RWA's 50th year.

Hope to see you at both events!

Eagles Split with Cavaliers

The varsity Eagle teams opened the 2016-2017 basketball season on the road in St. Matthews Monday night against Calhoun Academy.

The Lady Cavaliers bested the Lady Eagles in a close 33-28 contest. Sr. Alyssa Atkerson led the charge for RWA with 13 points.

In the boys' contest, the Eagles defeated the Cavaliers, 54-35, behind the 30 points contributed by senior Mitchell Gibbons.

All four teams play at home Tuesday against Curtis Baptist with the MS girls' tipping off first at 4 P.M. Come cheer on our Eagle teams as they host their first home competition.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Basketball Season Tips Off Next Week

The varsity basketball teams will make a road trip to St. Matthews next Monday (11/21) for their season opener against the Calhoun Cavaliers. The varsity girls' game will tip off at 6 P.M., and the varsity boys' game will follow.

All four teams (MS and varsity) will play at home Tuesday (11/22) with the middle school girls starting the action at 3:30 P.M.

Good luck to our Eagle basketball teams and coaches!

Saturday's Agenda

Don't forget these upcoming events! 
Hope to see you there!

T-shirts for a Cause

Thanks to all those purchased a pink RWA t-shirt during October, Breast Cancer Awareness month. The t-shirt profits totaled $850 for the Susan G. Komen foundation. Coordinated by Coach Eric Johnson, the varsity football team sponsored this special fundraiser.

Sharing Is Caring

RWA students and families annually give back to the community by donating canned goods to the Fairfield County Food Bank, and this year was no exception.

This event is sponsored by the school's Beta Club. Mrs. Lorena Gibbons, Beta sponsor, stated that eight boxes were  filled and contributed to the local food bank this past Tuesday.

Thank you for helping RWA make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.

DARE Graduation

We're proud of our 6th graders for completing the DARE program! Thank you to Officer Steve McDonald for hosting the program for us each week!

Toys for Tots

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Football Season Comes to an End

Congratulations to the varsity football team on closing out the 2016 season with a winning record. Head Coach Robert O'Connell and his staff of assistants - Paul Brigman, Rick Davis, Eric Johnson, Brent Silvia, and Douglas Peake ably guided the group to an impressive overall record of 8-4, in spite of the many injuries that plagued the team throughout the season. The Eagles returned to post season action once again
and advanced to the semi-final round before losing to power house Andrew Jackson in Ehrhardt last Friday night.

Seniors Parker Amick, Christian Christianson, Tyler Douglas, and Mitchell Gibbons all played key roles in the Eagles' success and will be missed!

Taylor Signs with Troy

Bailey with her family, her travel ball coach - John Corn, and RWA coach Millie Lambert.
Senior softball standout Bailey Taylor has tossed around a softball, pounded out countless hits, and stolen many a base over her softball career. Now all the hard work is paying off. To say she has worked hard to achieve this goal is an understatement!

On Monday morning, Bailey signed to continue her softball career at the next level with Troy University. The RWA family is excited for her to get this opportunity and congratulate her and her family on this achievement!

Bailey signs with brother Zack, parents Rod and Retta, and grandfather Gary Taylor witnessing.

Bailey and RWA teammates

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Eagles Hit the Road to Ehrhardt

Today the varsity Eagles will make the long road trip back to the Low Country to take on Andrew Jackson's Confederates again in round 2 of the SCISA A state playoffs. Kickoff is set for 7:30 P.M.

Good luck to our players and coaches and safe travels to all attending.

Dress Code Changes and Important Reminders

The student dress code has been amended. Changes include:
  • Students may wear official collegiate t-shirts and sweatshirts in addition to the current provision for RWA apparel.
  • Males are not required to tuck in their t-shirts. All polo/collared shirts must be tucked. Males must wear a belt.
  • The student handbook includes information related to the length of a male's hair.  A male's hair should be neatly groomed and not below the collar. Facial hair is not permitted.  Students are kindly reminded of this policy, and parents are asked to be proactive with helping their student meet the requirements of this policy. (handbook is available online:
  • For females, shirts worn with leggings must come to the fingertips, and the length of the shirt must be long enough to cover the buttocks.

Important Dates and Reminders:
  • Beta Club Food Drive ends tomorrow, November 11th!  Please consider helping those who are less fortunate this holiday season.
  • Interims will be issued tomorrow, November 11th.
  • Varsity Football plays at Andrew Jackson Academy on Friday in the second round of playoffs.
  • Oyster Roast and Kids Glow Party are scheduled for Saturday, November 19th.  Please call the office or ask your student's teacher about purchasing tickets.
  • PTO World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser continues through November 22nd.  Your participation is greatly appreciated. We can reach our goal quickly if each student sells one box of chocolate.  Participation slips were sent home with students. Boxes of chocolate can be picked up in the office.
  • Pennies for Patients: the Early Learning Center is sponsoring this annual drive. Please consider collecting your loose change and donating to a special cause to fight childhood cancer/leukemia.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Donate Canned Goods and Non-Perishables

The deadline for collection of items to be donated to Fairfield County's Food Bank has been extended to Friday, Nov. 11. This is an annual Beta Club sponsored event, and your contributions are much needed and appreciated!

Thank you for helping us help others less fortunate!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Running for a Reason

Winners and Runners Up of the various age categories.
The results of the first annual 5K for PreK this past Saturday, Nov. 5, are in the books. Runners/walkers of all ages enjoyed the event put on to benefit RWA's ELC program.

Thanks to all who planned and all who participated!

Overall Winner - Justin Blackwelder
For lots more event photos, check out the Richard Winn Academy Facebook page.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Eagles Advance to Round 2

Congratulations to Coach O'Connell, his staff, and the Eagle players on their 34-6 victory over the Saints of Clarendon Hall Friday night on the Ruff Field gridiron.

The round 1 playoff win means that the Eagles will travel back to Ehrhardt to face the Andrew Jackson Confederates again next Friday, Nov. 11.