RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use

#WEareRH - Weekly Newsletter - November 15, 2019

Livestream the RHHS Football State Playoff Game!

If you can't make it to the game, check out our playoff game on live stream with @NFHSNetwork through our link below.

Hit the "subscribe" button and the monthly cost is $10.99 to subscribe-part of the subscription costs go directly to support our broadcasting program! With your monthly subscription, you will have access to all RHHS live streams for the month.

(Subscription auto-renews, but you can cancel without penalty at any time).

Link to live stream: bit.ly/liveRHsports

Winter Formal 2019

Where: Winter Formal, Richmond Hill City Center

When: Friday, December 6, 7-10 p.m.

Tickets: Sold on MPP for $25. Limited quantity - only 425 tickets sold! Tickets will be sold on MPP until December 4th at 11:59 p.m. or until the max 425 is reached.

· Guest tickets can be added to your MPP by completing the Google Form on the RHHS website.

Winter Formal Add a Guest ticket to MPP

· Guests from other schools must be approved by RHHS admin. Guest approval form is available in room 402 or can be printed from the RHHS website. Students will turn in guest approval forms to Mr. Harmon, in the 600 hall administrator office, by November 15.

Guest Approval Form (Guests that do not attend RHHS) (PDF)

· Must be free from the obligations list to attend.

RHHS Student Dues being collected

RHHS student dues continue to be collected for the 2019-20 school year. Dues are $30.00 if paid by January 15th. After January 15th, there will be a $5.00 late fee added. Dues must be paid no later than February 28th in order to receive a prom ticket as part of paid student dues.

State-mandated testing begins next week

Next week, we begin administering state-mandated assessments. As a reminder, we are not permitted to interrupt testing sessions once they begin. If your child has an appointment scheduled during one of these mandated assessments, please consider rescheduling it. Additionally, we will not be able to call into classes once testing begins. Sometimes parents come to the school to check-out their child for an appointment and ask us to call into the classroom - we will not be able to do this beginning next week. Please help us best support you and your child by sending a note with your child stating his/her need to be released from class and we will gladly accommodate you (and hopefully minimize your wait).


End of Pathway Assessments (EOPAs) take place next week. This tests are given in the third course of each CTAE pathway. This is the schedule for our EOPAs next week:

Tuesday, November 19th

Emergency Medical Responder (NREMT)

Engineering Applications

Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 20th

Early Childhood Education

Audio, Video, and Broadcast

Thursday, November 21st

Emergency Medical Responder (FEMA)

Allied Health


The Monday we return from Thanksgiving break, our End of Course (EOCs) assessments are scheduled to begin. This is the schedule for these tests:


EOC Schedule

Monday-Wednesday, Dec 2 - Dec 4: American Lit

Thursday and Friday, Dec 5-6: Geometry

Monday and Tuesday, Dec 9-10: Social Studies (U.S. History ad Economics)

Wednesday and Thursday, Dec 11-12: Science (Biology and Physical Science)

Friday, Dec 13 and Monday-Wednesday, Dec 16-18: Make-ups

Yearbook Holiday Sale and Senior Ads

During the holiday season, yearbooks are ON SALE for $65. To purchase both a yearbook and/or a senior ad, go to www.yearbookordercenter.com and key in our school’s order number (902).

Thanksgiving treat for teachers-calling all bakers

On November 21st, all faculty and staff are treated to a Thanksgiving meal. This is a tradition our Wildcat faculty and staff family have shared for many years.


This year, I'd like to add a sweet touch to this - and have homemade desserts available for teachers. I am looking for bakers who would be willing to make and bring in a pie or dessert to add to our Thanksgiving table. If you bake and would be willing to do this, please click below and let me know of your willingness. Shhhhhh...don't tell the teachers - I want them to be surprised, if possible. Thank you for all you do to support our school and show your care, kindness and love to the faculty and staff!


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeFdtXFL0VgL2dHpoIqKfpIYNdDqPS8T2SsqR6h_1dSnvfvWA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Is your child looking for a job?

Our RHHS Work-Based Learning Program is currently looking for students who are interested in job opportunities!


Participation requirements recently changed, increasing the number of students who are eligible. In order to meet eligibility requirements, students must be at least 16-years-old, listed as a junior or senior, and have passed one CTAE course or at least be registered for a CTAE class, preferably in the career pathway for the position they are seeking. Interested students should see Mrs. Jennifer Sack in Room 602-she can give more information and answer any questions.


To complete an application or find additional information, please visit http://bryancoga.apptegy.us/o/rhhs/page/wbl.

Mental Health Workshop planned

Mental Health Workshop

November 18th, 2019

5:30-7:30pm

East Cafeteria

We’ll kick off the event with a resource fair, showcasing several local mental health agencies and their support services. After that, school counselors and agencies will facilitate breakout sessions in an effort to educate parents/guardians on stress management, mindfulness, self-compassion, and resiliency including interactive activities that can be practiced at home. Light refreshments and a self-care toolkit will be provided!

SAT prep class/Books and Ball-Nov 20th

Our monthly SAT Prep class, Books and Ball, sponsored by ESPN and Vaden Chevrolet, will be held on November 20th, 6:30-8pm. All students, not just athletes, are encouraged to take advantage of these as they are able. Books and Ball is held in our east cafeteria.

Semester exams

Final exams will be administered during 1st and 3rd blocks on Tuesday, December 17 and 2nd and 4th blocks on Wednesday, December 18. All students will be released after their second exam at 10:40am.


Students who are eligible to exempt one or more exams will receive an exam exemption form during their 4th block class on Tuesday, December 10. This form must be signed by a parent or guardian and is due back to the 4th block teacher by Monday, December 16. In order to exempt, students must have at least a 90 average, 86 or higher on the associated EOC/pass the associated EOPA, no more than 6 absences, no more than 6 tardies to school or 3 tardies to other classes, no OSS or ISS and be clear of the Obligations List. Freshmen may exempt no more than one exam, sophomores two exams, juniors three exams and seniors may exempt all exams. Students may check in late or leave early if they are exempt from an exam. Please contact your child’s grade level administrator if you have questions about exam exemptions.

Student Parking, spring semester

Administrators have reviewed the attendance and tardy records for students who were required to sign a parking contract in order to receive a parking decal for the 19-20 school year. Students who are in jeopardy of losing their parking decal for 2nd semester of this school year received a warning letter and conferenced with an administrator when they reached 5 tardies to school. Students who have since broken the contract will be notified prior to the end of first semester about the status of their parking privileges. Please contact Mrs. Tanner if you have questions about student parking.

Grad Bash - register now

Seniors interested in going on the April 3rd Universal Orlando Grad Bash trip need to pay their $75 non-refundable deposit on MPP by 11/21. Registration is open until then OR until we fill 120 spots - whichever comes first. We will open a wait list after that time. For the latest news on the Grad Bash trip, please see our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RHHSGradBash) or follow our Twitter (https://twitter.com/RHGradBash).

Beta Club partners with Make-A-Wish

This year, Richmond Hill High School Beta Club has decided to devote their time to one single service project – adopting a single wish through Make-A-Wish Georgia, granting a wish to one local child with a life-threatening illness. We want to make our Make-A-Wish fundraising efforts for Richmond Hill High School Beta Club a lot easier by using a service called FlipGive - https://www.flipgive.com/teams/214752

Very simply, you join our team on FlipGive (directions below) and then start all your online shopping through our team page. With FlipGive, our team raises money every time you shop with hundreds of popular brands like Walmart, Starbucks, Dick's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Sams, Boxed, Gap, Old Navy, and Mobil.

I'm including a handout that explains FlipGive in more detail. To read it, click here: https://www.flipgive.com/flipgive-getting-started.pdf?campaign_id=214752
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Join our team now using our invite code 2CRQJC in one of 2 ways:

1. Download the FlipGive app at https://www.flipgive.com/app?joincode=2CRQJC

2. Join online at https://www.flipgive.com/teams/join?fundraiser_name=Erin%20Turner&joincode=2CRQJC

Remember to use FlipGive before you shop online, so we'll earn cash back. And, if you join and make a purchase within the first 14 days we'll receive a $5 bonus!

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.

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!

100% Accountable

During weekly advisement the next two weeks, we will be studying the fourth mindset: "100% Accountable".


Below is a copy of the parent newsletter for this unit. Please read this and follow along each week with the planned advisement lesson.

After school tutorials and detention

The After School Detention/Tutorial program started Monday, August 12th in room 411. 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