RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Friday, 3/30/18

Athletic Physicals - mark your calendar!

Optim Health has partnered with RHHS to provide physicals for our student athletes for the coming year.

Physicals will take place on Tuesday, April 17, 2pm-5pm, in the RHHS east gym. Cost is $10. Our athletic trainer, Eli Bray, will collect vitals from students the week of April 9-13. This will take place in room 702 during 3rd block lunches, and in the athletic training room after school.

Payment should be made through MyPaymentsPlus prior to the physical date, and all of the necessary forms are linked in MyPaymentsPlus as well.

RHHS Spring Art Show

Our Spring Art Show is planned for Saturday, April 21st, 4-6pm. We will host our Art Show in the East Campus Cafeteria. This is a well attended and favored event each year, and we look forward to sharing the many great pieces of art work created by our talented students.
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Student parking: presale permits, 2018-19

Parents of student drivers - please carefully review the following information...

We will soon begin to presale parking permits for next school year. Presale permits are made available to students who have no discipline referrals for the year, are passing 75% of their classes, and who have 5 or fewer absences and 3 or fewer tardies. Presale permits will be $50. Presale begins in April and will continue through mid-June. Regular parking permits will go on sale Monday, July 16th, for $65.

On the first day of school, August 6th, all vehicles parked on campus must have the required parking permit displayed.

Rising seniors will be invited to make application for presale permits for the senior lot. The senior lot will be strictly for seniors, but we will not have assigned spaces. We will open up applications to rising seniors in the following manner:

  • April 16-20: No discipline referrals all year, passing all classes, no more than 3 absences and/or no tardies for second semester

  • April 23- April 27: No discipline referrals all year, passing 75% of classes, 3 or fewer absences and/or 3 tardies for second semester

  • April 30-May 4: No discipline referrals all year, passing 75% of classes, 5 or fewer absences and/or 3 or fewer tardies second semester

*Rising seniors who do not meet the above presale qualifications will be able to purchase a parking permit beginning July16th.

Additional information regarding presale parking permits for juniors and sophomores will be shared soon.

Math Team competes at Middle Georgia State University's Math Olympics

On March 23rd, eight RHHS students traveled with Mrs. Lemmons to Macon to compete in Middle Georgia State University’s Math Olympics. These students were up bright and early to catch the bus to Macon for the all day competition. Over 20 different teams from around the state made the Friday trip to begin competition at 8:30 AM. The morning consisted of an individual test challenging the students over mathematics including statistics, probability and calculus. The afternoon round was a spirited team ciphering match composed of timed questions requiring the students to quickly decipher complex mathematical content.

Alex Littlefield placed 3rd in the individual competition. The Wildcat Math Team members were Vicky Yang, Anna Vu, Alexander Littlefield, Pratik Deolasi, Michelle Jung, David London, Oluwaseun Oguntumibi, and Garrett Stigall. The trip was made possible through the extraordinary efforts of Ms. McNeal, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Lemmons, Vicky Yang, and Anna Vu, and the cooperation of Dr. Yang at Middle Georgia College who coordinates the competition.

Topping off the days adventure was the return trip so that this young math whizzes could get ready to attend Richmond Hill High School’s Prom.

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Wildcat Tennis

RHHS Boys won 4-1 over Wayne County on Tuesday, bringing their season record to 9-3 while the RHHS Girls won 5-0, bringing their season record to 9-3. A Girls 5-0 victory over St. Vincent’s and the Boys fought to a close 3- 2 loss to Benedictine brings our regular season to a close. The Girls ended the season with a 10-3(3-1) record and the Boys had a 9-4(3-1) record with freshman Jackson Martin going undefeated at 12-0! Our Region 2-AAAAAA tournament will be held on Tuesday, April 10th, at Duval Henderson Tennis courts. RHHS plays Effingham at 9:00 AM followed by Glynn Academy vs. Bradwell or Brunswick. The championship match will be at 2:00 PM. Best wishes to our Wildcat Tennis Teams as they move into their region matches!

RHHS Talent show - a big hit!

Congratulations to all the students who performed Thursday in our annual talent show.

The winners are:

Dance – Ronnie Robertson

Singing with recorded accompaniment – Samantha Bertagnolli

Singing a capella or with live accompaniment – Male quartet – Thomas Folkerts, Tairyn Saffer, Timothy Renfrow, CJ Feaster

Seniors - graduation field trip form

Seniors will be given the required permission forms for Senior Walk and Graduation in advisement on April 12th. These must be signed and returned to advisement teachers on the following Thursday, April 17th. We must have these in order for each student to ride a bus to Senior Walk and to Graduation practice and the ceremony.

Spring Break

Spring Break is next week, April 2nd - 6th. RHHS will be closed for that week.

Enjoy the time with your family and friends. All students return on Monday, April 9th.

SAT and ACT test dates and registration information

The SAT and ACT are given several times throughout each school year. Please click the links below for additional information about test dates, registration deadlines, and information about how to register.

Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.

SAT information

ACT information

Taking care of our students

It is often said that youth/millennials/kids these days are “addicted” to social media and that social media “causes” anxiety or depression. Since social media is a relatively new phenomenon that is continually changing, there isn’t much research on the link between social media or technology and mental health. However, some studies have found that interactions on social media have positive and negative impacts on anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, and life satisfaction. On the one hand, social media can exacerbate feelings of envy, loneliness, and inadequacy. On the other hand, social media and technology can actually boost well-being, prevent depression, and foster connection. The main takeaway from this is that effects of social media are not universal or causal; the effects depend on one’s biological background and upbringing.

Ninety-two percent of parents believe that quality conversations with their kids are compromised because of distracting devices. It’s never too late to teach your kids about healthy technology or social media usage. One way of doing this is modeling healthy use. In this video, Will Ferrell shows what not to do at the dinner table. There is no “right” amount of technology that should be allowed at the dinner table. The Family Dinner Project provides great resources on ways to determine if technology has a place at your family’s table. Common Sense Media is running a #DeviceFreeDinner campaign to not only promote family connection and healthy conversations, but also happiness and a balanced digital life. Interested in taking on the #DeviceFreeDinner challenge? Here are some conversation starters and dinner games divided by age group that you can try with your family tonight!

Conversation starters - for more questions for ages 14-100 click here!

  • What was the best year of your life so far? Explain.

  • At what age do you think you first understood the true meaning of empathy? Why--what happened?

  • Actor Javier Bardem said, “I think we are living in selfish times…we live in the so-called ‘first world,’ and we may be first in a lot of things like technology, but we are behind in empathy.” Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Explain.

  • Finish this sentence: “Everyone knows that my worst habit is…”

  • The actor Christopher Reeve, who played Superman and later suffered from a spinal cord injury, once said, “Either we let self-doubt and feelings of inadequacy prevent us from realizing our potential, or embrace the fact that when we turn our attention away from ourselves, our potential is limitless.” What do you think he meant?

  • What is one thing you can do for yourself in the next week that would help you take care of yourself?

  • What does it mean to be successful?

  • In the year 2030, what do you hope we will have discovered that will change the world for the better?

Dinner game - for more dinner games designed for ages 14-100 click here!

“Story Starters”

Write several words on slips of paper and put them in a box. Have each person at the table choose a word from the box. These words are now your “Story Starters”- Everyone at the table has to help make up a story using all the words that were chosen!

We hope you and your family have a wonderful spring break together!

Email information for each counselor can be found on the RHHS website (http://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/o/rhhs/page/school-counseling--7 )

Rhashida Bunyan: last names A-Davidson

Emily Neff: Davis - Hobby

Wallace Ingram: Hod-Miller

Laine Lynch: Milton-Sa

Saraswati Hendrix: Sc-Z

Jennifer Blanton: Graduation Coach

Jonna Vaughn: Military Family Life Counselor