RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - November 2, 2018

Suicide Prevention and Awareness on Tuesday evening

Suicide Prevention & Mental Health Awareness Night: Tuesday, 11/6/18 East Cafeteria, 6PM

According to a study by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in 2016, adolescents and young adults aged 15 to 24 had a suicide rate of 13.15 per 100,000; however, many of us still don't know how to talk about suicide or talk to someone who is considering suicide.

Richmond Hill High School is taking a proactive approach in our efforts to prevent suicide by hosting a Suicide Prevention & Awareness Night. Our goal is to educate students and their families about mental health, suicide warning signs, and the influence/impact of social media, provide resources in our community, and remove the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health conditions related to suicide.

Beginning at 6pm, you will be able to visit with representatives from more than 20 agencies and community resources. At 6:30, we will transition to hearing from a few presenters who will share information on safe talk, resiliency, and what parents need to know about social media. Our presenters include Vira Salzburn, Randy Frost, Terri Liles and John Barry. Following the presentation, attendees will be able to again speak with representatives and get information about resources available to us in our area.

On Thursday, 11/15, we will have a student assembly during the school day for 11th and 12th graders that will focus on similar topics.

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ASVAB being given on November 7th

The ASVAB, Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, is a career exploration series of tests that assists students in clarifying career goals.

• It is a cost-free and comprehensive program for high school students.

• Students explore occupations in line with interests and skills, and develop strategies to realize career goals.

• The Program presents a full-spectrum of career opportunities to students.

• It offers a Career planning tool regardless of post-secondary intentions.

The ASVAB will be offered at RHHS, November 7th…please sign up!!!

Be sure to come prepared to do your best!

Questions about ASVAB Testing?

Please see Ms. Bunyan, Rm 516

RHHS student completes Girl Scout Gold Award project

The highest rank a Girl Scout can achieve is when she gets her Gold Award pin. This can only happen through hard work and dedication. Aneesah Dalal has been a Girl Scout for almost 15 years and just completed her Gold Award with Mr. Bianchi in the Fine Arts Department. The Gold Award is one of the three pins a girl can earn, the others being bronze and silver, which are earned at younger ages. To receive the Gold Award, she had to put in at least 80 hours of her time, lead and manage a team to assist her, as well as raise the money to fund the project. Aneesah decided to work with Mr. Bianchi on her project because she wanted to give something to the Visual Arts Program. As a student in Mr. Bianchi’s Ceramics classes, she asked if there was anything he would like for the classroom and he suggested a display case.

Completing her Gold Award project was very important to Aneesah because she had put a lot of time into Girl Scouts and she wanted a way to set herself apart from others. It was also a way for her to show what she has learned throughout her years and to expand upon her leadership skills. Throughout the project, Aneesah established meaningful connections with people while collecting materials and funds for her ambitious project. Savannah Millwork generously donated the wood for the display case, and also provided the assistance and tools to construct it. This was a meaningful learning experience for Aneesah, who now has a new-found appreciation for furniture building. Without their help, she would not have been able to complete this project as fast as she did. Aneesah wrote letters to her friends and family talking about the project, and received donations from them to fund the expenses of her project. She also collected donations at the Spring Art Show the school holds every year.

Aneesah’s finished project is indeed as much a work of art as the sculptures that now fill it. Made of solid oak wood, which she stained and polyurethaned, it is an impressive five feet by five feet wide. The interior is complete with adjustable shelves, and lights that run around the doors and inside to illuminate the sculptures within. Besides the display case itself, the lights are Mr. Bianchi’s favorite component, as they have dynamic color changing options and a remote with multiple functions. The display case has beautiful molding adorning its top and bottom, and all artwork within is secured by a lock. Aneesah learned way more during the process than she had imagined. She learned how to fail and work harder, she learned how to raise money, how to approach businesses and strangers, and she learned a bunch about designing furniture and how to build it. Mr. Bianchi is deeply moved and impressed with the quality of the finished product; he stated that he has never been more appreciative of a student as he has been throughout this experience with Aneesah. Thanks to the efforts of Aneesah, the labors of artists will be showcased for generations.

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.

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!

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 *

Remaining field trips for 1st semester include:

11/06/18 - Georgia Southern University (Armstrong Campus)

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.