RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Friday, 11/3/17
ASVAB being given at RHHS - 11/15
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB will be given Wednesday, November 15th in the West Cafeteria beginning promptly at 8:00 am. It is open to juniors and seniors who are interested in the military as a career. No fee is required to take this test.
Students should plan to arrive at the testing site by 7:45. Students who arrive after 8:15 am will have to take the test on a later date. So plan to arrive early! The test lasts approximately 3 hours, so make sure your students eat breakfast on the day of the test.
Students can register (by November 10th) to take the ASVAB by clicking on the following link: https://goo.gl/mKaj3G
If you have any questions regarding the ASVAB, please contact Mrs. Lynch at 912-459-6403.
Yearbook orders & Senior Ads
The deadline to purchase a senior ad is 11/7/17. If you'd like to order online, click on the Yearbook Order link on the RHHS home page. Submit photos and a message by either emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or delivering items to the school.
Reminders - dress code and cell phones
For many students, this will mean the "sofee" or "wind" shorts will not be acceptable. Thank you in advance for helping your child choose appropriate attire each day.
As the temperature changes and it begins to get colder, please also remember that blankets are not allowed at school. Students are certainly welcome (and encouraged) to wear appropriate sweatshirts, sweaters, and jackets.
We will also begin to limit access to cell phones during classes. Students may have their cell phone before and after school, at class change, and at lunch. During class, cell phones may NOT be accessible to students. Cell phone access and use during instruction poses a noticeable distraction. This expectation is being enforced in every class, every block.
AP Test Registration Opens Soon
Advanced Placement Exam Registration will open November 1, 2017.
Students may register for exams and begin making full or partial payments toward the cost of their AP exams beginning November 1, 2017.
Please visit the following link to register for 2018 AP exams:
Taking care of our students
Yes, there is something known as "good" stress.
Research reveals that stress can actually enhance performance and well-being.
Let’s shift our goal from asking students to stress less toward helping them stress better. Here are a few ideas to do just that.
Stop Highlighting Negative Consequences
Focusing solely on the harm caused by stress indicates to students that stress is bad in an absolute sense, which is simply untrue. Thoughts like "Oh no, I'm stressed, and stress is bad" will only exacerbate the child's worries. The research confirms that stress itself is stressful.
Stress can help the immune system.
Stress can improve memory and learning.
Stress can improve decision making.
Cultivate a Positive Stress Mindset
For example, during test time, a pounding heart can be reframed by saying, "Hey, a little stress is actually helping me on this test -- my body's giving me a little burst of energy and extra focus to get through this."
Encourage Contingency Planning
The goal of stressing better is not for students to live in a fantasyland where they never encounter issues that cause real distress. Challenges will arise, and distress may follow. A backup plan can get students through it. So how is this done? Let's borrow a technique from goal-setting researchers.
Using if . . . then statements, create a plan to overcome the obstacles before they even happen:
“If I miss study group this week, then I'll ask the teacher for private tutoring. If I feel nervous on test day, then I'll do a breathing exercise to calm myself down.”
Strategies such as these help us make the best of stress. Helping our high school students learn these strategies could prove very beneficial.