RHHS Wildcats: News You Can Use
#WEareRH - Friday, 5/4/18
Senior Honors Night
Senior Honors Night is Monday, May 7th. This will be held in the East Cafeteria at 6:30pm. Students being recognized receive invitations through the school.
Congratulations to all of our seniors being recognized.
Senior chromebooks return process
Seniors are expected to turn in their school-issued chromebooks next week.
All seniors who were issued a chromebook must return these next week, May 7-11th. Chromebooks should be returned to the east Media Center during any lunch block, Monday-Friday. Chromebooks must
Be charged, powered up, and logged on
Have the issued charger attached
Students who elect not to return the chromebook will be required to pay the $169 non-return fee through MyPaymentsPlus.
Seniors must be cleared, either by returning their device or paying the fee, no later than Friday, May 11th, in order to have early release on May 15th. Seniors who have not met this expectation will be held in 2nd block on Tuesday, May 15th, until an administrator comes to them and clears them.
If you have a senior, please help him/her remember to take care of this responsibility next week during ANY lunch in EAST campus media center.
Detentions end next week
Students are strongly encouraged to take care of their obligations so that they can be removed from our Obligations List. For underclassmen, obligations not met by the end of this school year are rolled over to the next school year; for seniors, obligations must be met prior to graduation week. All teachers have access to the Obligations List daily, and any teacher can give students information about their obligations.
Detention is held daily, Monday-Thursday, 2:45pm-4:30pm, in room 520, through Thursday, May 10th.
BYOD for 18-19 School Year
For the 2018-2019 school year, all students will be using a laptop as a primary learning device in all of their classes. Students will either be issued a school laptop (Chromebook) or can opt to use an approved laptop that they already own (BYOD, Bring Your Own Device) in lieu of receiving a school issued Chromebook. To get a head start for those students who will be planning on using their own approved laptop instead of receiving a school issued Chromebook, RHHS will start verifying and enrolling student devices during all lunch periods May 15th through May 18th in the Media Center.
If your child is interested in choosing this device path for the 2018-2019 school year, then please read through the Student Acceptable Use Guidelines and bring in page 4 signed by a parent and student to the Media Center during any lunch period May 15-18. More information about this can be found in the following resources.
Student Acceptable Use Guidelines (Page 4 Sign-Off)
Testing is upon us
End of Course (EOC) tests will be administered 4/30 - 5/11.
*Algebra, Geometry, 9th grade English, and American Literature will be tested the weeks of 4/30-5/4.
Advanced Placement (AP) exams will be administered 5/7-5/18.
Senior final exams will be given on Monday, 5/14 (3rd and 4th blocks), and Tuesday, 5/15 (1st and 2nd blocks).
Underclassmen final exams will be given Tuesday, 5/22 (1st and 3rd blocks), and Wednesday, 5/23 (2nd and 4th blocks).
If your child has an appointment that requires him/her to be checked out early from school, please make sure that you schedule that check-out to occur between classes. Thank you for understanding and supporting this need.
Have you seen your child's draft schedule?
If you have specific questions about your child's schedule, please contact your child's advisor or your child's counselor.
Are you moving over the summer?
If your family is moving over the summer, we need this information. Please click the link below, complete this short form, and let us help you with the transition from RHHS to your child's new school.
All Sports Pass is on sale now
The ALL SPORTS PASS is being sold to students for $65. Rising seniors, as a senior privilege, may purchase this pass for $50. These passes are sold individually and not transferable to another person. The card-holder's name will be printed on the card.
We will only make these available until July 20th. After this date, no more All Sports Passes will be sold.
The All Sports Pass is purchased through MyPaymentsPlus - click the link below or the MyPaymentsPlus link on the RHHS website.
Basketball Camp for K-8th graders
The RHHS Basketball program will be holding our annual summer basketball camp on Wednesday and Thursday, May 30th and May 31st . The camp will be for children who will be entering K-8th grades next school year. Please click the link below for more information and to complete the registration process.
RHHS is collecting pop-tops
Justin has been involved in this since his elementary school days. Justin has a family member in Alabama who is disabled, and the immediate family member stays at the Ronald McDonald House in Birmingham, Alabama. So Justin knows well the positive and significant impact of the Ronald McDonald House. Justin and his father first teamed up in 2011 and enlisted help from Justin's 4H Club members and his dad's 3rd Infantry Division peers. Since then, the two have helped to collect hundreds of thousands of soda can tabs.
Please help us support Justin and his continued community service by sending in your pop-tops.
Student parking: presale permit applications being accepted
Presale permits are made available to students who have no ISS or OSS for the year, are passing 75% of their classes, are clear of the Obligations List and who have 5 or fewer absences and 3 or fewer tardies for this semester. Presale permits will be $50. Presale begins in April and will continue through mid-June.
Regular parking permits will go on sale Monday, July 16th, for $65.
On the first day of school, August 6th, all vehicles parked on campus must have the required parking permit displayed.
April 16-May 4, 2018: presale open for rising seniors
May 29-June 14, 2018: presale open for rising juniors and sophomores
Rising juniors and sophomores will make application for $50 presale parking permits
SAT and ACT test dates and registration information
Fee waivers are available for students on free/reduced lunch. Students should talk to their counselor for more information.
Taking care of our students
Final Exams are Coming…
Five Ways to Help Your Student Conquer Tests and Learn from Them
In a perfect world, schools, parents, and students would consciously treat tests as occasions for learning and growth, focusing less on the result and more on the powerful benefits of simply taking the test in the first place. But no matter how the school approaches testing, parents can help children at all ages use the experiences to learn about the material, about the process of being tested, and about themselves. Here are some strategies for getting the most out of the testing process.
Self-Testing: When students test themselves — using flashcards, a practice test, or just putting down their notes and testing their memory — they employ the psychological principle of retrieval. Retrieval means producing information from one’s own memory, as opposed to passively taking it in. Retrieval fosters learning, bolsters retention, and improves performance. Decades of research have shown that retrieval has many advantages over re-reading (students’ most common study strategy).
Spacing Study Time: Many students cram for hours the night before a test. They would do better if they spent a little time studying the subject every few days. Spacing self-tests every few days or once each week allows the student’s brain to partly forget, and then re-learn the tested information. This technique has particularly powerful effects on memory.
Changing Things Up: Students often study in predictable ways, reading history or learning math problems in an orderly fashion that builds on the last item studied. But shuffling different types of practice problems into an unpredictable order — a technique called interleaving — means students don’t know in advance the sort of question they will encounter at each turn. Interleaving problems on self-tests gives students practice at a crucial skill: figuring out what kind of problem they are facing.
Study the Test: When graded tests and exams are handed back, most students glance at their scores and stuff them away — missing an ideal moment of metacognition, which involves learning about oneself and one’s own thought process. Instead look over the graded test, read over the problems missed, and focus on re-learning the correct answers. This technique strengthens memory in an important way.
Calming Test Anxiety: Before a test, students often experience a quickened heartbeat, sweaty palms, and butterflies in the stomach. They interpret these physical cues as meaning, “I’m nervous,” a message from their bodies that causes them to become even more anxious. Instead students can take stock of their physical state and deliberately choose to think about it in a different way. Reinterpreting “I’m so nervous” as “I’m so excited” can allow students to turn their state of nervous worry to their advantage. An expressive writing exercise can also help. Studies show that students who spend 10 minutes before a test writing about whatever is on their mind have less anxiety and perform better on tests.
At Richmond Hill High School, we want to work with our parents to make sure that our kids feel more comfortable - and less anxious - about taking tests and final exams. Counselor information is included below - please never hesitate to let us know if we can be of better support. Email information for each counselor can be found on the RHHS website (http://www.bryan.k12.ga.us/o/rhhs/page/school-counseling--7 )
Rhashida Bunyan: last names A-Davidson
Emily Neff: Davis - Hobby
Wallace Ingram: Hod-Miller
Laine Lynch: Milton-Sa
Saraswati Hendrix: Sc-Z
Jennifer Blanton: Graduation Coach
Jonna Vaughn: Military Family Life Counselor