RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - February 15, 2019
Final week to pay class dues!!!
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.
Dues paid now are $45 ($30 plus $15 late fee) and are paid through MyPaymentsPlus.
Student holidays Monday and Tuesday
We welcome students back bright and early on Wednesday, February 20th!
Guests must be either enrolled in high school or out of school. No one enrolled in middle school (no matter the age) is allowed to attend. If the RHHS student's date does not attend RHHS, a Ticket Upload Request AND Prom Guest Registration form must be completed and returned to Mr. Harman in the 600 hall administration office before February 22nd.
Dual Enrollment classes at RHHS
ESPN offers a monthly SAT/ACT workshop for students called “Books and Balls”. Coordinators are considering offering this program at RHHS. Parents: would you be interested in your child taking advantage of this opportunity? Please click the link below and let us know if you are interested:
Senior Cap & Gown Picture Day
Parents of Seniors--CAP & GOWN PICTURE DAY is scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 at RHHS. Lifetouch Photography will here on campus during 1st block to take photos. Order forms have been distributed by senior advisors and extra order forms are available in room 710. If you'd like to pre-order online you may do so at www.mylifetouch.com or bring the completed order form with payment on that day.
February is CTAE Month
February has been designated as CTAE Month to focus on the benefits of Career and Technical Student Organizations and CTAE programs in schools throughout the nation. We would like to highlight some of the great things that are going on here at RHHS!
We have multiple CTSO’s (Student Organizations) that serve the local community while also competing in respective events across the state and nation.
FBLA-Future Business Leaders of America
FCCLA-Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America
Skills USA-Graphic Design and Audio/Video Productions
TSA-Technology Student Association
HOSA-Future Healthcare Professionals
Pathways offered at RHHS
Business, Audio/Video, Healthcare Science, Engineering, Graphic Design, Early Childhood Education, and JROTC
Work Based Learning
Career Related Education (CRE) is a structured age appropriate experience which prepares students for the school-to-career transition. The range of CRE experiences begins with Career Awareness and Exploration in middle school and culminates with work-based learning during the eleventh and twelfth grade. Work-Based learning provides students the opportunity to be enrolled in an internship, cooperative education or youth apprenticeship.
JROTC has multiple State and National Championships with their Raider team.
Wildcat News is a daily and weekly news report completed and produced by students.
RH School Store is run and operated by students in the Entrepreneurship Class.
FBLA has sent multiple students to compete at the state and national level.
FCCLA is involved in many community service projects locally, offering scholarships to financially challenged families in need of Before Care, sponsoring children placed in Greenbriar Children’s Center and Gabriel’s House, as well as supporting residents at Magnolia Manor.
Check out the article in Coastal Electric Cooperative’s February magazine - it features our very own RHHS Emergency Medical Responder students and how they performed at this year’s electrical emergency disaster drill! The pathway conducts a county-wide disaster simulation each semester.
In recognition of CTE Month, the Richmond Hill City Council acknowledged the importance of Career Tech Education in our school system and how the RHHS CTAE programs and student organizations develop employability skills, explore career possibilities, and improves academic performance through meaningful experiences during the February 5, 2019 council meeting. CTAE student members from FBLA, HOSA and SkillsUSA were present to accept the proclamation.
RHHS Model United Nations Team has successful first year
RHHS Black History Month Observation
For Black History Month, the RHHS Diversity Club is piecing together an immersive experience as Richmond Hill High School's first Black History Month celebration. This celebration will teach the school community how black history started not with slavery, but with Africa. The Black History Month celebration will include all people connected to the African diaspora, to show the vastness that is the black community. This celebration will include many elements that will demonstrate the assembly’s theme. This includes a performance by the school’s dance team as a traditional African dance and step which is a dance traditional to African American history. There will also be a performance by the Richmond Hill Chorus including “The Black National Anthem” and a musical number written by Nina Simone, “To Be Young, Gifted, and Black”. And as an added bonus, numerous students are putting together an African Diaspora Fashion Show that will include numerous pieces from various African cultures around the world. The celebration will take place in room 517 after school on February 28. All are welcome to attend.
Along the hallways will be an introduction to the concept of the African Diaspora and Pan Africanism. These cultural concepts will be explored in word and pictures. Additionally, we will have a tribute to the historic culture and families of Richmond Hill, when it was known as Ways Station. Other things we have planned include a scavenger hunt and focus on other cultures connected to the African Diaspora.
Scholarships available for RHHS students
Lost and Found
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 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:
· 2/20/19 - Savannah Technical College
· 3/20/19 - University of South Carolina Beaufort (Bluffton Campus)
· 4/10/19 - 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions about eligibility criteria.
AP Exam registration continues
Online Exam registration will end on Thu, Feb 28, 2019 at 11:59 PM. In order to register, students should click on the link provided 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, 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, email@example.com , RHHS AP Coordinator, if you would like to register for an exam not listed or have any questions.
Yearbooks and Senior Ads
Yearbooks are ON SALE for $80 until March 31. Also, SENIOR AD sales will end on February 15. To purchase both a senior ad and/or a yearbook, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902). Once you’ve purchased an ad space, please email all text/copy and images to firstname.lastname@example.org.