Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Journey Packages

The Aerie staff is currently sponsoring the following fundraising events:

RWA's Mug Shots coffee shop recently re-opened to offer hot chocolate, coffee, and iced coffee during break on "B" scheduled days. Small cups are $1 and large cups are $2.

RWA's portrait photographer, Strawbridge Studios, put together a Journey package of your student's school photos over the past six years. Look for these "time capsule" photo sheets to come home with your student in the next day or two. You are not under any obligation to purchase, but we ask that you please be prompt in returning any unwanted photo sheets, package, and/or payment. Instructions for payment are included inside the package. Contact Mrs. Martha Ladd if you have any questions or problems.

Candy Grams are back by popular demand! Order forms have been distributed, and orders are already being collected for the tasty gourmet lollipops. Candy gram lollipops sell for $1 each and come in a wide variety of gourmet flavors as listed on the order form. Delivery will begin on Wednesday, Feb. 8, and will go through Tuesday, February 14. Extra order forms are available in the school office. Again, contact Mrs. Martha Ladd, ext. 207, or if you have questions.

Mr. RWA to Be Crowned

RWA is looking to crown our next "Superhero." Mr. RWA will be held on March 11, 2017. Mark your calendars now. You do not want to miss this!

Upcoming Miss RWA Pageants

Little Miss and Miss RWA will be held on March 4, 2017. Please contact to sign up! More information, along with the theme for this year's pageant, will follow next week!

Basketball Update

All four Eagle basketball teams traveled to Johnston on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to match up again against the Wardlaw Patriots.

Unfortunately, the varsity Lady Eagles were the only team to return with a victory, 46-27. Junior Lydia Wilder led the scoring, and Alyssa Atkerson followed with 10 points.

The MS and varsity boys' teams will see action at home Friday, Jan. 27, beginning at 5:30 P.M.

Spelling S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

Congratulations to Bennett Nicholson (finalist) and everyone who participated in the SCISA Regional Spelling Bee on Wednesday, January 25. 

Students in grades 3-8 took part in this event held at Heathwood Hall Episcopal School.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Eagles Past and Present SOAR

It was a BIG night of celebrations at the Eagle Nest on Friday, Jan. 20, as four former Eagles were inducted as the newest members of
RWA's Athletic Hall of Fame. Additionally, senior Eagle basketball standout Alyssa Atkerson was honored prior to the varsity girls' game for scoring her 1000th career point in last Tuesday's game at King Academy.

Both middle school teams as well as the varsity boys were victorious over the visiting Laurens Crusaders.

The varsity girls fought a good battle throughout the four quarters but fell short at the final buzzer, 32-42. Alyssa Atkerson led the Lady Eagles scoring with 12 points, and teammate Calee Thigpen added 8.

The varsity boys jumped out to a commanding lead in the first quarter, but the Crusaders made some adjustments at half time and brought the score within 3 points in the last two minutes. Clutch free throw shooting in the final minute by Darius Boyd and Noah Edwards sealed the win for RWA, 46-41. Seniors Mitchell Gibbons and Todd Johnson led the Eagles with 13 and 9 points, respectively.

Alyssa Atkerson

Lydia Wilder

Calee Thigpen

Todd Johnson

Mitchell Gibbons
Darius Boyd
Noah Edwards

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Eagles Take 3 from Knights

RWA's MS boys and both varsity teams defeated the King Knights on Jan. 15 on the road to bring home 3 of 4 region victories. Congratulations, players and coaches!

On Friday, Jan. 20, all four teams will host the Laurens Crusaders. The MS girls will tip off at 4:00 P.M.

Prior to the varsity girls' contest (approximately 6:30 P.M.), four nominees will be inducted into the Richard Winn Athletic Hall of Fame. Those four include Coach David Porter, Kim Douglas Bone, Joe Renwick, and Robert Stidham. 

Come cheer on our Eagle teams and support our new Hall of Fame inductees. Hope to see you there!

Spirit Wear ORDER NOW!!

Interest Request: ALUMNI BASEBALL

If you are interested in participating, please email  The event will be planned if there is enough interest.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Summer Camps

Basketball Update

In last Friday night's region match up against rival Newberry Academy, the MS boys and both varsity teams recorded victories, 
Prior to the varsity boys' game, senior standout Mitchell Gibbons was recognized by Coach Joe Pitt for scoring his 1000th career point vs. Laurens Academy. Mitchell is the son of Lore and Brian Gibbons of Chester.

Congratulations, Eagle teams and Mitchell! Good luck and safe travels Tuesday as all four teams make the road trip to Batesburg to take on King Academy. 

All teams will play at home on Friday, Jan. 20, as they host the Laurens Crusaders. It will also be Hall of Fame Night as the third class is inducted. Come support the Eagle teams and the new inductees. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

St. Jude Math-a-thon

The St. Jude Math-a-thon began Thursday, January 12, 2017 at RWA for students in grades 2-6. Students will be taking pledges and donations until the January 31st. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is a hospital for children who are battling childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Families never have to pay for treatment, travel, housing, or food. Please consider donating. Even the smallest amount can make a difference in a child's life. Send donations via your student to Mrs. Atkerson and make checks payable to St. Jude Children's Hospital. This is a tax deductible giving opportunity.

Upcoming School Holiday

Monday, January 15 is a school holiday. Enjoy the extra long weekend!

Region Basketball on Tap

Basketball will be the name of the game on Friday afternoon/evening. All four Eagle teams will host region foe Newberry Academy with the MS girls tipping off first at 4 P.M.

Congratulations to senior Mitchell Gibbons on scoring his 1000th career point in Tuesday's game at Laurens. Mitchell will be recognized for this milestone achievement at Friday night's home contest.

Come support our Eagle teams!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Basketball Update

Three of the four RWA teams made the road trip back from Laurens last night with victories,

Unfortunately, the varsity girls fell short, 33-40. The Lady Eagles were led by Alyssa Atkerson with 15 points and Lydia Wilder with 8.

RWA's MS girls defeated their Laurens counterparts 14-6, and the MS boys beat the young Crusaders 29-16.

In the nightcap game, seniors Mitchell Gibbons and Todd Johnson led the Eagles to victory, 57-48, over the Crusaders with 27 and 19 points, respectively.

Congratulations, Eagle teams! All four teams will be hosting the Newberry Academy Eagles in hoop action Friday night beginning at 4 P.M. Come support our RWA basketball teams!

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Hoop Action in 2017

Gracie Atkerson
All four Eagle basketball teams tipped off the new year Tuesday, Jan. 3, with competition at home.

The girls' teams hosted the Lady Cougars of Cambridge Academy while the boys' teams entertained the Panthers of PAC.

The MS boys and varsity girls claimed big wins over their opponents, but unfortunately, the middle school girls' team lost by a narrow margin, and the varsity boys were defeated 66-60 in the final minute of action.
Todd Johnson
In varsity action, Alyssa Atkerson led the girls' team with 19 points followed by Lydia Wilder and Meredith Pope with 9 apiece. Seniors Mitchell Gibbons had 25, and Bryant Carvalho added 17 to lead the RWA boys' scoring.
Taylor Spires

Bryant Carvalho
The MS boys and both varsity teams will travel to Anderson on Friday to take on region foe Anderson Christian. Good luck, Eagle teams!