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#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - January 24, 2020

RHHS Academics Night - Monday, Jan 27th

Monday, January 27, 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Richmond Hill High School will host an Academics and Pathways Night. This will be an opportunity for all students attending RHHS next year to get information about a variety of courses including CTAE, Fine Arts, JROTC, Foreign Language, and Advanced Placement courses.


Please plan to join us on EAST campus Monday evening for this event.

Georgia Music Educators Association's All State groups named

The following band students made the Georgia Music Educators Association’s All State Band and Orchestra. The students competed with over 1000 students from around the southeastern part of the state at the district level at South Effingham High School to have the privilege to audition at a second round in Atlanta against over 2000 of the best band students in the state for the coveted placement in the Georgia All State band. Additionally, the bands only take a certain number of each instrument, so they were competing for sections with as few as four students from the entire state selected. I am proud to present James Shin- clarinet, Jonatan Gonzalez- Trombone, Jacob Mugavero- bassoon, and Brian Yang- alto saxophone. Additionally, the Wildcat Band produced 34 members for this years GMEA district 1 Honor Band, a band made up of the top band students from Bryan, Effingham, Chatham, Bulloch and other surrounding counties.

Several RHHS students competed for a seat in the All-State Reading Chorus. The students had to sing five examples of collegiate level music in order to pass the audition and only 100 students are selected throughout the state. The event will take place January 23-25, in Athens, GA. Congratulations to Lexi Schieler, Chad Feaster, Jenna Pierre-Louis, Maddux Kilmede, Savannah Legg and Meghan Krull.

Finally, we had a great group compete for All-State Chorus. The students passed two rounds of auditions consisting of scales, sight reading examples and solo performances. The event will take place in Athens, February 27-29. Join me in congratulating Lexi Schieler, Chad Feaster, Jenna Pierre-Louis, Maddux Kilmede, Savannah Legg, Meghan Krull, Emma Schieler, Jolie Claudio, Sophia Zambrano, Joseph Kim, Hannah Dixon, Keely Agee, Ryan Frutchl, Zach Andersen, Kylie Deverick, Grace Dell, Rachel Ainsworth and Micah Mondt.

Student Parking: attendance and being on time matters!

In order to be eligible to obtain a parking permit, students must have 6 or fewer absences and 6 or fewer tardies to school the semester prior to applying for the permit. This is important for students who will want to apply for a parking permit for next school year.


In addition to having good attendance and on-time arrival, students must pass 75% of their classes and be free of the Obligations List.


If you have questions about student parking, let me know.

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Valentine's Day Cookie Grams

Parents, SEND YOUR CHILD a Valentine’s Day Chick-fil-A Cookie Gram for $2!


The RHHS Beta Club will be selling Chick-fil-A Cookie Grams for $2 NOW through February 6 to raise money for Make-A-Wish and meet their goal of $10,000 to grant the wish of a child with a critical illness. Support the RHHS Beta Club AND Make-A-Wish by ordering the famous Chick-fil-A chocolate chunk cookie for your child or your child’s teachers or your nieces and nephews or your child’s coaches or ANYONE at RHHS.


You can order by logging into MyPaymentsPlus and entering each recipient’s name and a message. Deadline to order is February 6th. Cookie Grams will be delivered to students and staff on Friday, February 14th. For more information contact: ehturner@bryan.k12.ga.us

Prom 2020 Information

Prom is quickly approaching and will be held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center on March 28, 2020.

The final date for a RHHS junior or senior to pay dues and get a prom ticket is Friday, February 28, 2020.

For Students who have PAID their dues:

  • Paid dues covers only that student’s ticket.
  • A guest ticket for an approved guest will be $50
  • Students will pick up the ticket(s) in the east cafeteria during lunch from March 2, 2020 – March 6, 2020.

For Students who have not paid their dues by February 14, 2020 (any dues paid between 1/15 – 2/14/2020 will be given a $5.00 late fee):

  • That student can buy a ticket on MPP for $125
  • A guest ticket for a student that has not paid their dues is also $125
  • Students will pick up the ticket (s) in the east cafeteria during lunch from March 2, 2020 – March 6, 2020.

For any student who is registering a guest that does not attend RHHS:

  • Prom guest registration form that was given out in December, must be completed and given to Mr. Harmon before 2/14/2020. This form is also on the school website -> STUDENTS AND PARENTS -> PROM INFORMATION

The link for additional information about prom can be found on the link below:

https://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/o/rhhs/page/prom-information--2

Course registration for next year!

It is almost time to begin the course registration process for the 2020-2021 school year! All parents should have received an email this week with detailed information. Here is a brief timeline of upcoming events:

Monday, January 27, 5:30 – 7:00 PM – Richmond Hill High School will host an Academics and Pathways Night. This will be an opportunity for all students attending RHHS next year to get information about a variety of courses including CTAE, Fine Arts, JROTC, Foreign Language, and Advanced Placement courses.

January 30 – Registration forms will be distributed to RHMS and RHHS students.

Monday, February 3 5:00 – 6:30 PM – Richmond Hill High School will host Rising 9th Grade Night. This will be an opportunity for rising 9th grade students and parents to better understand course options and student experiences at Richmond Hill High School. Club sponsors will be available to provide information about RHHS extracurriculars as well.

Tuesday, February 4 – RHMS registration forms due to middle school teachers.

Thursday, February 6 – RHHS registration forms due to high school teachers.

RHHS Student Dues being collected

RHHS student dues continue to be collected for the 2019-20 school year.


Dues will now incur a $5 later fee, since it is after January 15th. Dues must be paid no later than February 28th in order to receive a prom ticket as part of paid student dues. Dues are paid through MyPaymentsPlus.


If you have questions about student dues or need additional information, please email or call Mr. Matthew Landolt, assistant principal, at mlandolt@bryan.k12.ga.us or 912-459-2099.

We need your feedback

Each year, stakeholders are surveyed in an effort to collect information about our school from varied perspectives. These survey results are used to help compile our CCRPI Climate Star Rating. For the 2018-19 school year, RHHS earned a 4 star rating (out of 5 stars).


Please click this link to take the Georgia Parent Survey. The survey is administered online. Your participation and feedback is important and will be reviewed and used as we continuously plan for improvement.

Students in AP Courses

Registration for second semester AP exams is now under way. Students who have not already signed up and paid for their second semester exams should visit TotalRegistration.net/AP/112525 to complete the first part of the registration process.


Students will also be required to join their teacher’s College Board Online Classroom. AP teachers will share this information with students this week. All payments are due no later than February 28, 2020. Please email Mrs. Tanner (mtanner@bryan.k12.ga.us) if you have any questions about AP exams.

RHHS Beta Club Membership Drive Begins

RHHS Beta Club just kicked off their annual membership drive! 9th—11th graders are eligible to apply. All applicants to the Richmond Hill High School Chapter of the National Beta Club must have a semester average of 80 or above in each individual class and an overall cumulative average of 85 or above for all high school classes. Current seniors who graduate in May 2020 are NOT eligible to apply.


Each year, members must:

  1. maintain the grade requirements listed above
  2. participate in service projects [a minimum of 20 hours per year*, 15 of those hours must be Beta-sponsored, ie. posted on Beta Google Classroom, documented on the Service Log form with adult signatures (*During the induction year, students will need to document and earn 10 service hours prior to the end of the school year.)]
  3. attend regular meetings (at least 1 meeting per month)
  4. pay annual dues ($35 per year, includes National Beta membership and dues, RHHS Beta Club t-shirt, and annual induction breakfast)


Additional information and faculty contacts are available in the Beta Club Membership Application.

Yearbooks on sale

ORDER A YEARBOOK TODAY!

Yearbooks are ON SALE for $80 until March 31. To purchase both a senior ad and/or a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902).

Class of 2020!

Attention Class of 2020 graduates and parents, due to changes in Remind, senior information will not be shared using the Senior Remind. Please visit the Senior Web Page for senior information.

Is your child looking for a job?

The Ga. Ports Authority is looking for high school students who will graduate in May 2020, who want to start a career soon after graduation. They have developed the Y.E.S. Program, Youth learning Equipment and Safety, in hopes of finding students who are not on the traditional four-year college/university track. A representative from the program will be speaking at RHHS on January 10th, at 1 pm. If your child is interested in learning more about the program, please have him/her sign up with Mrs. Sack in Room 602 or email jsack@bryan.k12.ga.us.

Overdrive E-library Update

RHHS has just joined the district-wide Overdrive collection, so we now have access to even more e-books & audiobooks! Students and staff can go to https://soraapp.com/library/resaga, choose Bryan County School District from the drop-down, & login using your school Google Account. Login is the same now for both faculty AND students. Our old Overdrive page is no longer active, so please update your bookmarks to include the new RESA collection!

After school tutorials and detention

Tutorial/detention runs from 2:40 – 4:15 every Monday through Thursday. Students who are on the obligations list for owing detention should plan to stay after school to meet their obligation as soon as possible. Students may also come to this program for extra help from content area teachers. On Mondays, students can receive help in math. An English/Language Arts teacher will be available on Tuesdays. On Wednesday, students can have tutoring in science and Thursdays are Social Studies tutoring.

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

Counselors

RHHS has a strong team of school counselors to support our students. Students are assigned a counselor based on their last name.


Rhashida Bunyan

A-De Cesari


Emily Neff

De La Cruz-Hicks


Tam Daniels

Hickson-Medrano


Debbie Kilpatrick

Medsker-Sams


Saraswati Hendrix

Sanchez-Z


Deanna Appleton

College and Career


Dawn Imler

Military and Family Life

*RHHS Essential information*

School times-

7:30am-2:30pm/Buildings open at 7am

Daily Bell Schedule


Car-rider/parent drop-off information-

http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/traffic-pattern


Bus rider information-

https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/405755/SB_-_HS_-_7-16-19.pdf


School nutrition information-

Breakfast is not served; Lunch is $2.85

MySchoolBucks - Online Payment Portal

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - English

BCS Free or Reduced Price Meals Application - Spanish


Clinic information-

Nurses: Taryn Parker and Denell Foster

If you should need to discuss health information at length, please call to schedule a meeting. All clinic forms are available on the high school website. Inhalers and epi pens that are carried by the student must have forms completed by their physician.

Clinic form - http://www.bryancountyschools.org/o/rhhs/browse/17573