RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - November 9, 2018

The season of giving thanks

Thanksgiving holidays are just a week away. Thank you for sharing your children with us each day, and thank you for your support of and involvement in all of our RHHS Wildcat programs. I am very thankful to be part of such a wonderful school and community. I hope you and your family enjoy Thanksgiving.

All schools are closed for Thanksgiving holidays Monday, 11/19-Friday, 11/23.

Livestream tonight for Wildcat football and band!

Tonight the Richmond Hill Wildcats will take on the Greenbrier Wolfpack in the first round of state playoffs. Because it is a state playoff, the Georgia High School Association requires live streamed events to be pay-per-view to offset the cost of lost ticket sales. Tickets purchased on Friday, November 9th by 3pm are $12; after 3:00 PM on Friday the prices increase to $15.

To order a live stream ticket, simply go to bit.ly/RHHSLIVE and click on “Order”. This will take you to the ESE Networks page to login or create an account. All that is needed to create an account is a valid email address. Once you sign up and login, you will be taken to the payment page. To view the stream Friday night, all that you will have to do is click “Order” again and sign in.

So join in on the Wildcat spirit: catch all of the action of our Wildcat Football team, and enjoy the award-winning Wildcat Band "A Night In The Tropics" halftime show!

RHHS Swim Team competes in Pumpkin Plunge tomorrow

The RHHS Swim Team competes tomorrow in the Pumpkin Plunge at the Chatham County Aquatic Center. The meet begins at 9am. Come out and support your Wildcat swimmers!

Volleyball pulls in region recognition

Volleyball Head Coach Valeri Orloff has just been named Region Head Coach of the Year! Coach Orloff and the RHHS Volleyball Team made state playoffs and advanced to the Elite Eight. This is Coach Orloff's first year as Volleyball Head Coach at RHHS. Congratulations Valeri!

Kudos to Junior Mackenzie Petermann, too. Mackenzie was named Region Volleyball Player of the Year! What an honor and accomplishment! We are proud of you, Mackenzie!

RHHS Cross Country finishes the season in Top 10!

Wildcat XC teams both finished in the top ten at State. RHHS Boys XC finished number 6 while our Girls XC finished number 8.

We had two Wildcat runners with top ten individual performances: Kayla Gholer came in 8th, and Jalen Murray came in FIRST PLACE. Congratulations to both of these student athletes on their top 10 performances, and congratulations, Jalen, on being the Cross Country STATE CHAMP! We are proud of you!

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RHHS Beta Club sponsoring Food Drive

RHHS Beta Club is sponsoring a food drive for Richmond Hill United Methodist Church’s Ways Station Food Bank from Monday, November 5th, to Thursday, November 15th.

The first block that collects the most non-perishable items will win a hot, home-cooked breakfast made by our very own Mrs. Krull! Please encourage your children to clean out the pantry and donate during this season of Thanksgiving. I can’t wait to see the Wildcat competitive spirit for the next two weeks!

This is a list of the items most needed:

Canned Veggies

Canned Fruit

Canned beans



Canned meat

Pasta sauce




Dry beans

Instant potatoes

Desserts (brownie mix, cake mix, frosting, etc)

Thank you!

Suicide prevention and awareness - student assembly

On Thursday, 11/15, all 11th and 12th grade students will attend an assembly. The assembly will focus on suicide prevention/awareness, social media, and resiliency. Below I've included some details of the assembly. If you do NOT want your child to participate in the assembly, please email and/or call your child's counselor by Tuesday, 11/13.

Session #1 – Impact of Social Media (Legal Consequences)

John Barry, GBI Forensic Investigator

Session #2- Self Harm (Suicide Talk)

Maureen McFadden, Gateway Behavioral Health

Laura Morgan, Medbank

Vira Salzburn, Chatham County Safety Net

Session #3 – Coping, Resiliency and Resources

Laura Lane Maia – personal story of resiliency and natural supports

Randy Frost, Paul Anderson Youth Home

Terri Liles, Helen’s Haven/Fraser Counseling Center

Herff Jones here Thursday, 11/15

Senior parents - Herff Jones will be here during all lunches on Thursday, 11/15. This is their 3rd lunch visit. They are here to help students and parents order and purchase caps/gowns and associated items (announcements, etc). If you need the cap/gown order packet, we have extras in the East Campus front office.

Reminder about safe schools

Throughout the year, RHHS conducts safe school searches. Areas of the school are chosen at random during these searches. Deer hunting season has arrived, and now is a good time to remind your children to be very careful about what is in their trucks and cars on campus.

With that reminder, please let your children know that if they realize they have brought anything on campus that they shouldn't have, that they need to self-report immediately to an administrator or teacher to avoid disciplinary consequences.

Scholarships available for RHHS students

RHHS has a webpage that is devoted exclusively to scholarship opportunities. We strongly encourage students to visit this page regularly. Ms. Jenny Kea, one of our Social Studies teachers, serves as our Honor Committee chair and coordinates scholarships and maintains this webpage. If you have questions, please email her directly at jkea@bryan.k12.ga.us .



AP Exam registration has begun

Taking the Advanced Placement exams is an important part of all AP courses. Richmond Hill High School expects that all students take AP exams for the AP classes in which they are enrolled. Scoring well on an AP exam can often earn students college credit for their high school class, saving a significant amount on tuition.

For the May-2019 AP exams, students at Richmond Hill High School will be registering online. This registration will take a few minutes and can be completed from any computer with internet access.

This year each AP exam costs $100.00 with the exception of AP Seminar which is $142. Richmond Hill High School expects that every student will take their AP exams. Students requiring financial assistance should contact Ms Merry Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us, in the East Campus 400 Hall to learn more about financial assistance that is available.

Online Exam registration began on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM and will end on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provide on the school website or visit www.TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525 to register .To complete registration, students must answer all of the required questions. Registration is not complete until students have printed the pdf of the confirmation page that is provided at the end. We know that parents may desire to register their students for exams. We strongly recommend that parents and students are both present while registering to ensure that the correct exams are ordered.

Richmond Hill High School is excited to offer families the convenience of paying exam fees online at the time of registration. Please be sure to have a credit card or debit card available before beginning registration. Paying online is a great way to make sure that payment has been made while avoiding mailing payment.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 7:30 AM - Registration Begins
  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
  • Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered.
  • Thu, Feb 28, 2019 - Last day to cancel an exam and receive a full refund.

Please contact Ms Merry Tanner, mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us , RHHS AP Coordinator, if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.

Yearbook - Senior Ads

Let your child know how proud you are of his/her accomplishments by purchasing a SENIOR AD in the RHHS yearbook. To purchase an ad, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902) and select “Buy a Yearbook Ad”.

Class Dues

RHHS student dues were uploaded to students’ MyPayments+ account on Tuesday, September 4, 2018. Dues are $30 per year. Students only pay for the years he/she attends RHHS. The deadline for paying dues without incurring a late fee is December 1, 2018. When paying on MyPayments+, you will see a payment of $45. Please do not be alarmed by this. In an effort to streamline our payment process and make bookkeeping easier and more accurate, we have already included late fees into the total amount. To avoid paying late fees, please use the discount code "December1" - this will reset the cost to $30.

February 22, 2019 is the final date to pay dues in order to get a prom ticket covered by payment of dues. Any junior or senior student who wishes to go to prom and does not pay dues before February 22, 2019, will have to purchase a prom ticket for $125. Students who have not paid dues in past years must pay those dues as well as dues for this year by the due date in order to receive prom ticket or to be able to participate in graduation week events and graduation ceremony.

College Field Trips

At RHHS, many of our juniors and seniors are well into their college preparation. Most are in the process of taking the ASVAB, ACT, and SAT - and others are already visiting colleges independently and filling out applications.

RHHS is excited to be offering monthly college field trip opportunities this year to eligible juniors and seniors on a first come/first serve basis for the first 35 students to register.

RHHS junior and senior applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. Passing all classes with a 70 or higher

2. No more than 3 tardies *

3. No more than 3 excused absences *

Upcoming field trips planned for 2nd semester include:

· 1/18/19 - East Georgia State College (Statesboro Campus)

· 2/20/19 - Savannah Technical College

· March 2019 - Savannah State University

· April 2019 - Ogeechee Technical College (Statesboro, GA)

Eligible 11th and 12th grade students may register through this link

*Parents of the first 35 applicants each month are welcome and encouraged to volunteer as chaperones. Contact Jennifer Blanton, school counselor, at jblanton@bryan.k12.ga.us, with any questions about eligibility criteria.