RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Friday, 3/2/18
Instructional time is protected time
RHHS to host JROTC Regional Drill
Richmond Hill High School is hosting the JROTC Regional Drill competition on Saturday, 10 March from 9:00am – 3:00pm for the local Area 1 JROTC high schools. Qualifying drill teams will compete at the Georgia State Drill competition to be held in Griffin, GA on Saturday, 17 March. Local high schools competing include Beach, Groves, Benedictine, Windsor Forest, Liberty County, Ware County, and Bradwell Institute.
Please join us at RHHS on Saturday, 10 March, and show your support for our JROTC cadets.
Senior Cap and Gown pictures - Wednesday, March 7th
To register/sign up senior to be photographed: http://bit.ly/2HWwcQe
To purchase picture package: www.mylifetouch.com
Picture Day ID: FT707194Q0
Prom ticket distribution
Prom tickets will be distributed March 5th – March 9th in the east cafeteria during lunch and/or after school in room 705. Students should consult the letter they received last week for procedure to purchase a guest ticket.
Blood Drive - Tuesday, March 13th
"HOPE begins with you"
Richmond Hill High School
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
8 am to 2 pm
Come to donate and receive a FREE American Red Cross t-shirt
Students can sign up using the QR code on the posters around the school, by visiting redcrossblood.org and using the sponsor code: rhhs or by coming to Ms. Fina's Room, 706, before or after school to sign up.
Rising Senior Night - Tuesday, March 13th
New Wildcat Gear is HERE!
Parent conferences for 9th and 11th graders
Advisors of 9th and 11th grade students have started contacting parents to set up these conferences. All conferences should be scheduled and completed by March 23rd.
Perfect attendance and PROM DAY!
SAT and ACT test dates and registration information
Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.
Taking care of our students
Teens and Self-Injury: What Parents Need to Know
Self-Injury Awareness Day (SIAD) is a global event held annually on March 1. Its purpose is to remove the stigma attached to self-injury and to encourage parents, family members, educators, and healthcare professionals to recognize the signs of self-harm.
Realizing that your child or one of their friends may be self-harming can come as a shock. It can help to start with learning what self-harm is and the common reasons for it. Then, you can consider practical first steps and understand what you can do to support your child or another young person who is self-harming.
This can help if you:
know your child is self-harming or you suspect they may be
want to learn more about self-harm
want to find out about the signs of self-harm
need more information about what to do
What is self-harm or self-injury?
Self-harm (or self-injury) is deliberately hurting your body but usually without suicidal intent. It can be cutting or another type of deliberate physical harm.The most common forms of self-harm are cutting, burning, or scratching the skin and bruising the body tissue. It is a compulsive behavior. You may not understand it or know why your child may be doing it, and it will probably be very difficult to address. It’s really important for you to learn more about it and be there to support your child to find both the cause behind the behavior and more effective coping skills. For most young people who self-harm, it is a way to cope with painful emotions, thoughts or memories and not an attempt to end their life. They need to learn - and then practice - better coping strategies for dealing with difficult or painful feelings. The physical pain of self-harm can provide a relief from difficult emotions, but there are healthier and safer ways of coping. Talking with a trusted adult is the first step. That can be a parent, teacher, school counselor, coach, trusted relative, or family physician.
“Teens and Self Injury - How to Talk With My Kids” will be addressed in the March 8th community newsletter.
Please remember: Parents should always contact their licensed healthcare professional if they suspect their child is self-injuring or self-harming.
Additional Parenting Resources For Self-Injury:
At Richmond Hill High School, we want to work with parents/guardians to make sure that our kids are aware of the dangers of self-harm and know to talk with a trusted adult when they notice this behavior in themselves or others. Counselor information is included below - please never hesitate to let us know if we can be of better support. 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