8th Grade Award Ceremony

Parents and Students,

Here are links to our virtual Award Ceremony. We wish you the best of luck next year and hope you have a good summer. (There are two links available in the event one does not work.)

YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/MgLEEA5T9lE

Google Drive Link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_D9Xfu7Jjv-mtdMMV3Qi7AU-pMRNS3-v

Remember: Once a Warrior, Always a Warrior

Honoring our 8th Grade Students

Student End of Year Item Pick Up and Drop Off Procedures

We hope all of our students and families are staying safe during this time. With the end of the year fast approaching, we want to provide important information about our end of the year procedures including picking up personal items, dropping off school owned items, Chromebooks, and paying school fees.

Item Pick Up and Drop Off

Parents and students will visit campus to pick up their bag of personal items such as lockers contents, athletic certificates, yearbooks (if ordered) and medicine (nurse will contact parents regarding a separate pick up time for controlled substances), and to drop-off items such as library books, textbooks, instruments, assignments and athletic uniforms.

When you come to school, have your student ID or place a paper with the student’s name in the front windshield to help expedite this process. The Pick Up/Drop Off location will be in the car loop behind the school, which can be entered off of Alpine Road. We will be using both lanes behind the school. You must stay in your car during this time. No one will be allowed to park or enter the building.

Please follow these procedures and the directions of the staff directing traffic in order to expedite this process and to ensure the health and safety of our staff, students and families.

If you are picking up items for your children in multiple grade levels, please contact an administrator (refer to the last section) so we can make arrangements.

Pick Up and Drop Off times
Table displaying the pick up times for all students by alphabetical order.


Students who will remain in Richland Two for the 2020-2021 school year will keep their Chromebooks and chargers over the summer.  Students who are not returning to Richland Two for the 2020-2021 school year will need to return their Chromebooks to the Technology Service Center at Longleaf Middle School (1160 Longreen Pkwy, Columbia, SC 29229).

Student Fees

ALL student fees need to be paid prior to the end of the school year. This can be done through Parent Portal. If you have questions about student fees, you can contact Lisa Morris at (803) 736-8740, ext. 78032 or at lmorris@richland2.org. 


If you need any other assistance, please contact your child’s grade level administrator:

Mrs. Young (6th Grade) at latyoung@richland2.org

Mrs. Evans (7th Grade) at jaevans@richland2.org

Mr. Crowley (8th Grade) at bcrowley@richland2.org

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities with Youth Volunteer Corp

Youth Volunteer Corp will be offering two virtual volunteer opportunities this summer for students to participate in.

The following projects are open for sign ups at yvccolumbiasc.org. Please make sure to have a submitted waiver before signing up and read our COVID-19 safety measures. 

July 6-8 Mental Health Virtual Project

July 13-15 Crisis Simulation Virtual Project

Our summer volunteer camps typically last 3-4 days and are between 2 and 4 hours in length. 

Feel free to visit  yvccolumbiasc.org for more information.

Athletics: Boys Basketball Recap

The boys Basketball team finished 9-3 and won Richland Two’s first Basketball Championship this year under veteran Head Coach Vincent Gay. The team began the season with a 6-0 start defeating all of the other district teams in the process. After the Winter Holidays, the team struggled to a 3-3 finish.

The team lost its final game against Summit Parkway Middle School. It was a close game, and the Warriors were without the services of one of its best players, Joshua Nelson. However, the two teams were tied in the league standings, and despite losing the game, E.L. Wright was awarded the Richland Two Championship by virtue of the margin of victory tie breaker in its two games against Summit Parkway.

The team was led by Most Valuable Player Trevon Williams (8). Other award recepients were Siah Mack (8) for the Hustle Award, Maurkevis Leverette (8) Most Improved, and Joshua Nelson (8) for the Coaches Award. Other team members were T.J. Bell (8), Jordan Burgess (8), Broedy Godfrey, Christian Martin (7), Jack O’Cain (7), Bryeson Smith (8), Aiden Walker (8) & Douglas Woldorf (8). Congratulations on a great season Warriors!






Summer Reading Assignment for E. L. Wright Middle School

The 2020 Summer Reading assignment for E. L. Wright Middle School can be found at the following link: 2020 E. L. Wright Summer Reading Assignment. Students will be asked to complete choice assignments based off of two themes: Courage (Theme 1) and Good vs Evil (Theme 2). Follow the directions on the document to submit your work.

Summer Reading provides students the opportunity to enjoy literature while improving their reading skills. The Themes of Courage and Good vs. Evil are the focus of Summer Reading this summer. There are district and school selected texts related to these two themes.

There is also a Choice Board of activities to complete after reading texts related to the Themes of Courage and Good vs. Evil.                      

 *Please also visit our Media Center for additional Summer Reading information.*

For any questions please contact Dr. Terra Wright at twright@richland2.org

Manuel Places 3rd in RSWCD Contest

Congratulations to Alex Manuel, a 6th grade E.L. Wright student who placed 3rd in the 4th – 6th grade division of the 2020 Youth Conservation Poster Contest sponsored by the Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (RSWCD). Posters addressed the topic of “Where Would We BEE without Pollinators,” which challenged students to imagine a world without pollinators and to raise awareness about ways that we can help conserve and protect these essential creatures. Alex will receive a cash prize as part of her 3rd place finish.

The RSWCD is seeking the public’s input to help them make a Pollinator’s Choice Award. All winning entries have been added to a Facebook gallery on the RSWCD Facebook page and the public is invited to “like” and “share” your favorite posters by 11:59 pm on Sunday, June 7. Check out Alex’s submission (pictured below) and like it on the RSWCD Facebook page.

Again, congratulations Alex!