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#LND - LeaveNoDoubt - October 19, 2018

Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival this weekend

The Seafood Festival is a time-honored event each fall here in Richmond Hill and Bryan County. People come from all over southeast Georgia to enjoy the Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival.

This year, there are two ways for you to save on admission ticket costs:

  • On Friday night, you can get into the Seafood Festival FREE with your RHHS stamped football ticket from Friday night's game (10/19) - this is only valid only Friday night
  • Use the discount code Bryan County Schools when purchasing your ticket online - this will save $5 off tickets (http://www.goseafoodfestival.com/admission/)

Herff Jones here Monday, 10/22

Herff Jones was scheduled to be here to take Senior Cap/Gown/Announcement orders on this past Thursday, but school was cancelled due to weather.

Herff Jones has rescheduled and will be here on Monday, 10/22, during all lunches.

Red Ribbon Week activities

RHHS' Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Club sponsors our Red Ribbon Week. Information about the theme days and planned activities is below.

Red Ribbon Week is next week, 10/22-10/26/18.

Suicide Prevention and Awareness - save the date!

Save the Date! Suicide Prevention & 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. The Night will educate students and their families about mental health, suicide warning signs, and social media, provide resources in our community, and remove the stigma surrounding depression and other mental health conditions related to suicide. Having a conversation about mental health is a significant way to prevent suicide. Each and every student, caregiver, and community member plays a role in promoting the well-being of our community.

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

Progress Reports

Progress Reports were distributed through advisement on Thursday, 10/18.

October: College Knowledge Month!

October is College Knowledge Month at Richmond Hill High School - and many of our students have already started the process of visiting schools, completing applications, and preparing to take the PSAT, ACT, and SAT. Even more of our students will begin this process in the coming months. Exposing students to colleges and other post-secondary options is really a yearlong process...for all four years of high school!

New this year, RHHS is offering College Readiness Tours to our juniors and seniors. College Readiness Tours will continue through April 2019. Eligible juniors and seniors will have the opportunity in October and November to visit Coastal College of Georgia in Brunswick, GA, (on October 24th) and Georgia Southern University/Armstrong campus (on November 6th). Stay tuned and look for more information to come on 2nd semester College Readiness Tours for January, February, March, and April 2019.

Next week, October 22-28th, RHHS staff and students celebrate College Knowledge Month by wearing jeans with their favorite college/military shirts and jerseys each day. RHHS loves our military students, families, and recruiters - and we recognize this as a post-secondary opportunity as well - so military shirts and jerseys are certainly included in this.

We hope College Knowledge Month has been both informative and engaging for our students and their families.

Wednesday, Oct. 24- College Visit-College of Coastal Ga

Thursday, Oct. 25-Advisement College Knowledge Game

Tuesday, Nov. 6- College Visit - Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus

Advisement conferences - 10th and 12th grade students

Advisors of 10th and 12th grade students will be scheduling conferences over the next few weeks. Our goal is for each advisor to have at least one face-to-face meeting each year with each of his/her advisement students.

Fall conferences target 10th and 12th grade advisement students, and in the spring 9th and 11th grade advisors meet with their students.

If you have a child in 10th or 12th grade, please be on the look out for an invitation from your child's advisor to come in for this conference. If you don't get this invitation by mid-October, please let me know.

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.