Monday, December 11, 2017

Oyster Roast

The RWA Oyster Roast was a wonderful evening of food and fellowship.   Thanks to everyone who cooked, set up the tarps to keep the wind out and the much needed heaters to keep everyone warm!


Congratulations to the Middle School Boys and the Varsity Girls for their wins on Friday against Greenwood Christian!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Mrs. Nick's Christmas Program 2017

A wonderful time was had by all at the this year's Christmas program!  There was singing, acting, and dancing!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Make a Joyful Noise

Mrs. Lambert and Mrs. Nick combined P.E. and practicing for tonight's Christmas program with a few of the lower school classes today!  Singing "Jingle Bells" has never been more fun than under a parachute!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Mrs. Nick's Christmas Program

Mrs. Nick's Christmas Program is this Thursday, December 7 at 7:00 P.M. Please join us for a wonderful night of singing to celebrate the Christmas Season!

Friday, May 19, 2017

A Salute to RWA's Newest Alums

Congratulations to the fourteen newest members of the RWA alumni family! 

For more photos of the graduation ceremony, visit this link:

Monday, May 15, 2017

Recent Photo Postings

Below are links for your browsing of the following recent photo postings on

Look for upcoming K3-1st grade program, Class of 2017 graduation, and End-of-Year Awards to be posted soon. 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

In the Homestretch NOW

With this being the last week of the 2016-2017 school year, there are a few important reminders to pass along.

  • Monday - Wednesday are final exam days with noon dismissal.
  • Tuesday - ALL Spring Portrait packages (K3-6th gr.) or payments are DUE! Please return package or payment to your child's teacher.
  • K3 - 1st graders (Mrs. Poland's and Mrs. Sherwood's students) will be finishing up their school year on Wednesday morning with their end-of-the-year music program that begins at 8:30 A.M. in the Ellen Nicholson Fine Arts Room. 
  • Thursday is a student holiday.
  • Thursday is GRADUATION DAY for the 14 members of the Class of 2017. That ceremony begins at 7 P.M. in the gymnasium.
  • Friday - the LAST DAY of school - is a time for awards, promotions, and report cards for all students. The ceremony for the elementary students will begin at 8:30 A.M. and will be followed by the middle and high school awards presented at approximately 9:30 A.M.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Winding Up 2016-2017 with a Busy Week Ahead

At 8:30 A.M. today (Thursday, May 11), the third and fourth graders will present a music program featuring songs about South Carolina  in the Ellen Nicholson Fine Arts Room. These popular and familiar tunes were written and composed by Mrs. Nicholson's aunt, Mrs. Nelle McMaster Sprott.

At 6:00 P.M. Thursday, the annual Athletic Awards presentations will take place in the gymnasium. This event includes all fall, winter, and spring middle school and varsity athletes and coaches as well as parents and friends of these athletes.

Friday's activities feature a day long Field Day sponsored by the PTO for grades K3 - 6, while grades 7-11 will begin the final exam schedule with 1st and 2nd block "B" day exams in the morning hours. (Check with the office for more exam schedule details.)

On Sunday evening, the senior class will take part in their Baccalaureate worship service held at Bethel ARP Church at 7 P.M.

The final exam schedule will resume for grades 7-11 on Monday - Wednesday (May 15-17) with noon dismissal on those days.

Thursday (May 18) is a student holiday and teacher work day. The Class of 2017 graduation ceremony will take place at 7 P.M. that evening in the gym.

Friday, May 19th is the LAST DAY of the 2016-2017 school year. In addition to report cards, academic and special awards will be presented to all grade levels. First through sixth grade awards will be presented first, beginning at 8:30 A.M., and the seventh through eleventh grades' awards ceremony will follow at approximately 9:30 A.M.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dancing the Night Away

RWA Class of 2017
The RWA Class of 2018 hosted the annual Jr-Sr Prom this past Friday night, April 28th, at The Farm in Ridgeway.  Prior to the Prom, students gathered on the grounds of The Farm for pre-Prom photo sessions with family and friends there to view and participate in the photo shoots. RWA alum Damon Ammons provided the classic pickup truck as a photo prop on the scene.

The juniors selected the theme "Let Your Heart Be Your Compass" as their theme for the dance. In addition to the festive decorations and tasty hors d'oeuvres, there was also a candy bar filled with a variety of sweet treats. DJ Douglas Pauley provided the dance music to get the crowd moving on the dance floor. There was also a photo booth for those who wanted to get a little more "festive" with photos. Sophomores Grier Hensley and Caleigh Caldwell attended as serving girls.

Prom King and Queen - Bryant & Alyssa

As tradition would have it, the juniors and seniors voted for the Cutest Couple - Kimmy Albert and her date, Gavin Burroughs, the Prom King - Bryant Carvalho, and Prom Queen - Alyssa Atkerson. Additionally, the seniors were "introduced" to the crowd as each one danced to one of their favorite songs while the juniors and others cheered them on. Finally, both the juniors and seniors took one last group photo before the evening concluded.

Cutest Couple - Kimmy & Gavin
Junior class sponsor, Mrs. Rachel Peake, planned and organized the prom event with help from Mrs. Mullennax, parents, and junior students.
RWA Class of 2018

Class of 2018 and Prom dates

Class of 2017 and Prom dates

Class of 2017

Class of 2018
To view more pre-Prom and Prom photos, click on the following link:

Friday, April 28, 2017

Spring Sports Senior Salute

Bailey Taylor,  Cali Swearingen, Alyssa Atkerson
Both softball and baseball teams finished up their home season action on Thursday, April 27, with a celebration and recognition of the six senior athletes. Congratulations to these outstanding young men and women on their athletic careers as Eagles! They will be missed!
Bryant Carvalho, Tyler Douglas, Christian Christianson

Monday, April 3, 2017

Improving Lives, One Smile at a Time

The pre-school and K5/1st graders enjoyed a dental hygiene presentation from Dr. Reid Patrick Warren on February 16.

Dr. Warren, an alumna and mother of K-4 student Avery, brought an oversized model of a set of teeth for the students to practice correct brushing and flossing methods. Additionally, Dr. Warren showed and talked about some of the dental instruments she uses in performing an exam and even demonstrated a typical checkup using Donovan Cassellas as her volunteer patient.

Thank you to Dr. Warren for sharing this important lesson with our students!  

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Spring, Cap & Gown, and Class Group Photos Upcoming

Friday, April 7th is PICTURE DAY at RWA!

Grades K-3/4 through sixth grade students will have individual spring pictures taken by a Strawbridge photographer. You are under no obligation to purchase these pictures and no payment is needed in advance, but please be prompt in paying or returning them if you choose to buy or not buy any after they are processed and distributed.

ALL grades (K3/4 through 12th) will have a class group photo taken on this date also. However, unlike the individual spring picture, these group photos must be pre-ordered/pre-paid. $12 for an 8 x 10 color class photo. Order/Payment envelopes have been given to the students already, but extras are available in the school office if needed.

Senior CAP & GOWN photos will be taken at some point on this same date as well. Seniors, please iron both your graduation gown and stole PRIOR to picture day. Guys need to wear a white button down shirt and neck/bow tie underneath their gowns for the picture. Girls should have the white collar sewn or tacked around the neckline of the gown and wear a scoop neck blouse or dress underneath the gown. All seniors should write their names underneath their hat. These pictures must be pre-ordered and pre-paid. Order forms will go out to the seniors this week.

Contact Martha Ladd if you should have any questions. ( Thank you.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Eagle Teams Sweep the Knights

In all four of last Friday's (3/24) baseball and softball contests, the Eagle teams came soaring out on top and sent the King Knights' teams back to Batesburg win-less. Congratulations to all the MS and varsity baseball and softball players and their coaches!

The Lady Eagles' varsity team travels just across I-77 to match up against Great Falls  today at 5:30 P.M. The MS boys will host Westwood today at 6:00 P.M. Good luck, teams!

Eagle Classic XIV

The weather was perfect for a morning of sporting clay fun at the Rocky Creek facility in Richburg on Sat., March 25. The 14th annual Billy Ladd Memorial Eagle Classic sporting clay shoot was a repeat success in raising funds for Richard Winn Academy. Organized once again by Tony Pope and the Eagle Classic committee, a number of high school students, alumni, staff, and parent volunteers assisted in carrying out the duties of the event. Much gratitude is expressed to all those volunteers, to those who bought and sold raffle tickets, and to those who participated and/or sponsored stations.  A special thank you to AgSouth of Lugoff for a corporate sponsorship.

A grand total of the funds raised is incomplete at this time until all the fees associated with this event have been both collected and paid out. Thank you for your interest and support.

Winners of the day's events included:

  • First Place Team - Gold Division: South Winns Ranch -  James Sims, Weston Newton,  William Ladd, and Legare Jones

  • First Place Team - Silver Division: Fairfield Farms - Roe Coleman, Buchanan Coleman, Ben Porter, and McNair Coleman 
  • First Place Team - Bronze Division: CCRS - Paul Caldwell, Heath Caldwell, Cal Caldwell, and Scott Boulware
  • Top Gun - Tied with 94/100 points each: William Ladd and James Sims
  • Beretta shotgun raffle winner: Casey Moseley of North, SC (ticket sold by Kaitlyn Thoma)
  • .22 Ruger rifle raffle winner: Brock Williams
  • Yeti cooler raffle winner: Harmon Patrick
  • Top raffle ticket seller (winner of $50) - Ella Grace Harrison
  • Overall Winner: Richard Winn Academy

The registration crew
Joe Pitt and Tony Pope

Senior Tyler Douglas takes aims and fires at the swiftly moving clay target.

For a complete photo library of the 2017 Eagle Classic, visit the Billy Ladd Memorial Eagle Classic Facebook page;

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Raffle Tickets

Billy Ladd Memorial Eagle Classic raffle tickets are due today! Please be sure to turn in unsold tickets, stubs, and payments collected to the school office for the drawing on Saturday.

Thank you for your support of this RWA scholarship fundraiser!

Wake Up 2 Chicken

Don't forget to purchase a yummy Chick-fil-A biscuit from the PTO members set up in the RWA parking lots this morning from 7:30-8:00 or until they sell out! $3.00 each.

Eagles Take on Knights

All four spring sports' teams will be in action today on their home diamonds against region rival King Academy.

 The MS baseball game begins at 4:00 (*Note change in time from original schedule.) The varsity game will follow.

The MS Lady Eagles will compete at 4, and the varsity squad will take the field at 5:30.

Come support our Eagle teams! Hope to see you at the ball fields!

Monday, March 20, 2017

Jenni Sharpe Memorial 5K

There was a very good turnout of Richard Winn students, staff, and parents who took part in the 1st annual Jenni Sharpe Memorial 5K this past Saturday, March 18. Although the dreary weather was less than favorable, rain gear was donned, spirits were lifted in Jenni's memory, and the event went on as planned.

The fundraising run/walk idea was conceived and coordinated by Demetrius Davis and Ryan Sharpe of the Fairfield Central HS staff and Callie Sims of RWA's staff. They were assisted by a number of Jenni's closest friends and family members who served as helpers prior to and during the event.

The event started off with a welcome by Coach Davis; a thank you from Ryan, Jenni's husband; a prayer by Rev. Julie Belman; and a tribute to Jenni by Callie Sims. Music and PA system were provided by Douglas Pauley. BiLo, Rose's, and KJ's donated fruit and water, and Palmetto Health USC Orthopaedic Center helped sponsor the event.

Just before the run/walk began, the crowd released white and teal helium balloons in Jenni's memory. Next the runners and walkers made their way to their respective starting lines and awaited the signal for the main event to begin.

At the conclusion of the 5K, everyone was invited to have a cupcake in Jenni's memory as a special way to also remember her birthday that day. The event was a huge success in raising scholarship funds for both a Fairfield Central student and a Richard Winn student.

Jenni Caldwell Sharpe was a Richard Winn graduate and the mother of RWA pre-schooler John Ryan Sharpe. She was struck with cervical cancer at a very young age and passed away in January 2016 after a valiant battle. She touched many lives with her contagious smile, bubbly personality, and godly encouragement.

Ryan and John Ryan Sharpe

To view more photos of this event, click on this Facebook link:

Thank you to all who planned and took part in this tribute to Jenni's life.